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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] 1870 Bernie *Samuel Smith*
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:54:57 -0600
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It sure is worth exploring because as it has been, my Thomas Smith has been
around the Marion or Baxter Co. areas in all my research until 1900. Makes
me even wonder if I might find a marriage record for him and Nannie Sinor in
one of those counties.
But, what is the connection, if this is him? Why these Missouri counties?
I thought the same as you - that Lewis is the father of the two
grandchildren and that he is a step-son to Malinda and a son of Samuel's
from a prior marriage? I also see that Preston is the last child born to
Malinda and in 1871. Maybe Samuel died from wounds from the War and lived
for a few years? Dying shortly after the 1870 census?
I went online the other night for a quick second and saw a Lewis A. Smith
that was buried in a cemetery there in Saline Co. Now, would probably need
to find him in a later census or maybe one of his children to see if they
are buried in the same cemetery - in an attempt to see if this is the same
This may be really off the beaten path for me - but, with that sibling named
Lewis.............I sure have to explore the possibility. Don't you think,
"Swaying palms in paradise........"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 11:26 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] 1870 Bernie *Samuel Smith*
> Bernie, Lewis may have been a step-son to Malinda, where the grandchildren
> in the 1880 his children ? was he married in 1870 ? looks like one of
> gr kids was born about 1871 ???
> If you found a marriage record for this Sam & Malinda in Mercer County it
> might help to say why she moved father south to Salina County. Who were
> folks and where were they when she lost her husband ???
> Guessing - Guessing or muddying the water.
> > This is real puzzling to me. Only thing that I can think of is that
> > in the 1880 census is a step-son and not a birth son to Malinda Smith?
> > about you? And these Missouri counties are so foreign to me - I don't
> > a clue at this point why someone from Mercer would migrate (boundary
> > change?) to Saline Co. and then on to Baxter Co., Arkansas.
> > Will have to do some more research on this when time permits.
> > I know that there has to be a zillion Thomas J. Smiths born in the
> > century - but, what I found real interesting was the Lewis Smith that
> > included in the 1880 household. As I mentioned, my Thomas Smith named
> > of his sons Lewis. That really caught my eye and when Howard mentioned
> > census record and included the name of Lewis Smith in the text - well,
> > can imagine?
> > It could be that Samuel Smith in the 1870 census was a sibling to some
> > the area Smiths from Marion and Baxter Cos?
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