John Thomas Smith & Emily Pearalee (Keen) Smith
of Navarro County, Texas


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John Thomas and Emily Pearalee (Keen) Smith
of Purdon, Navarro Co., TX.
This photo was made in 1927


John Thomas Smith was born on Sept 16, 1857 in Weir Co., MS.  He married Emily Pearlee Keen, daughter of Jacob B. Keen and Catharine S. (Lever) Keen.  John and Emily had 11 children.  They migrated to Navarro County Texas from Weir Mississippi in the late 1800's  (approx. 1867).  They lived just east of Purdon in Navarro County Texas until his death on Feb 8, 1930. Their oldest daughter and her husband, Creola and Jim Miller farmed the land until the 1940's.  Another of their daughters, Kathryn (a Smith who married a Smith) and Charles Smith bought the land and kept it until the early 1950's

Dresden Cemetery
Dresden, Navarro County, Texas

Obituary of John Thomas Smith
Obituary of Emily Pearalee (Keen) Smith

 

Family Photos

 
Oral Vernon Smith Youngest son of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith.

 

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Oral Vernon Smith, Clara Pearl Woods Smith (Vernon's second wife), and granddaughter, Glenda Ann Whittenburg, Thanksgiving Day 1953 in Levelland Texas. Oral Vernon is the son of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee (Keen) Smith.

 

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Gravesite of Oral Vernon Smith and his 2nd wife, Clara Pearl Woods. It is in the City of Levelland Cemetery, Levelland, Hockley County, Texas. Vernon is the youngest son of John Thomas and Emily P. Keen Smith.

 

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Charles Smith And Harriet Katherine Smith Smith (Katherine Married a Smith) Katherine is the Daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee (Keen) Smith

 

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J. Charles Smith son of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith

 

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Effie Smith Stamps daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith, Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Creola Smith Miller oldest daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen.  Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Maymie Smith Daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith. Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Thomas J. Smith Son of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith.  Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Odessa Miller Daughter of James Alexander Miller and Creola Smith Miller, Died from Scarlett Fever.  Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Jennie Smith Daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen Smith.  Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
 

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Alva Smith Daughter of John Thomas Smith & Emily Paralee Keen Smith. Buried at the Dresden Cemetery at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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M.(Maymee) Kathleen Miller Harris is the daughter of James Alexander Miller and Creola Smith Miller.  She is buried at the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Navarro Co.,  TX

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Harriet Katherine Smith Smith was the daughter of John Thomas Smith and Emily Paralee Keen. She is buried in Longview Texas.

 

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Therrell Keen Miller son of James Alexander Miller and Creola Smith Miller. "Keen" died in Germany from a heart attack.  He is buried at the Dresden Cemetery, at Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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Eloise Simonds is the daughter of James Alexander Miller and Creola Smith Miller. She is buried in Burleson Texas

 

 

Descendants of John Thomas Smith

1 John Thomas Smith b: 16 September 1857 in Weir Co., MS d: 8 February 1930 in Purdon, Navarro Co., TX Burial: February 1930 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

. +Emily Pearalee Keen b: 3 January 1860 in Weir Co., MS d: 29 November 1939 in Longview, Rusk Co., TX Burial: December 1939 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Creola Smith b: 3 October 1880 in Weir Co., MS d: 13 June 1963 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 15 June 1963 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

............ +James Alexander Miller b: 21 November 1878 in AL d: 10 March 1943 in near Purdon, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 14 March 1943 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX m: 23 August 1908 in Navarro Co., TX (5 children)

........ 2 George Hulan Smith b: 23 December 1881 in Navarro Co., TX d: 19 November 1951 in Tipton, Tillman Co., OK Burial: 21 November 1951 Tipton, Tillman Co., OK

............ +Myrtle Ethel Carlile m: 1907 in Frederick, Tillman Co., OK

........ 2 Jennie A. Smith b: 27 August 1883 d: 25 June 1896 Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Maymee L. Smith b: 24 September 1885 d: 26 September 1909 Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Thomas J. Smith b: 26 February 1887 d: 22 August 1906 Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Alva M. Smith b: 12 February 1889 d: 5 April 1889 Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Harriett Kathryn Smith b: May 1890 Burial: Lufkin, TX

............ +Charles R. Smith m: in (no children)

........ 2 James Charles Smith b: 14 May 1892 in Purdon, Navarro Co., TX d: 3 April 1951 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., OK Burial: 6 April 1951 Memorial Park, Edmund, Okmulgee Co., OK

............ +Ethel Mae Jones

........ 2 Effie Smith b: 20 December 1894 d: 14 April 1985 Burial: April 1985 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

............ +Ben Stamps

........ 2 Robert Odin Smith b: 8 January 1898 in Navarro Co., TX d: 31 August 1947

............ +Lucy M. Bryant m: 1924 in Davenport, Lincoln Co., OK

........ 2 Oral Vernon Smith b: 31 January 1900 in Navarro Co., TX d: 1 June 1979 in Lubbock Co., TX Burial: June 1979 City of Levelland Cemetery, Levelland, Hockley Co., TX

............ +Barbara Elba Adkins b: 7 May 1904 in Purdon, Navarro Co., TX d: 20 September 1928 in Purdon, Navarro Co., TX Burial: September 1928 Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX m: 28 October 1919 in Navarro Co., TX

........ *2nd Wife of Oral Vernon Smith:

............ +Clara Pearl Woods - 9 children

 

Notes:

  • Submitted by Glenda Bowling
  • John Thomas Smith Husband of Emily Paralee Keen Migrated from Choctaw Mississippi with McGovern and Keen Families

     


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