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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Wayland/Smith-Beth and all
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 22:21:54 -1000
Based on what Betty Mc posted..............the Sarah J. Smith that was
married to Lincoln Moser - Lydia Moser Rider's father - had these dates and
is buried at Reeeves Cemetery:
March 24, 1876 - July 27, 1931
I have that she married Moser in 1920? And that she is buried as a Moser?
But, I noticed something in that 1910 census for Wash Wayland that you
posted? If it was enumerated correctly, this was his second marriage (First
to Leora Lane, right?) AND Sarah J. had been married twice? And had one
child? I suppose she considered Odell her child, though?
But, I wonder if Sarah hadn't had a previous marriage before Wayland? Was
she even a Smith by birth?
I looked in my Smiths and no Sarah J., with an 1876 birthdate or even near
it. And you would think that with all the Smiths that I collect? LOL Oh!
Betty Mc's interview said that "Grandpa Smith lived near Elizabeth? So,
maybe we could find her in the 1880 Fulton County census? See if she was a
Smith for real? Sounds that way, on second thought - since, Lydia in her
interview referred to Grandpa Smith!
Sounds like we might look in 1880 Fulton Co. census near Elizabeth?
Oh and...........the census record that you posted was for James Larkin
Smith and his Sarah was married to a Woodley - as far as I know.
Sure is a sad story, isn't it? And the poor woman? Like so many in that
era - she kept marrying to put a roof over her head. Sad, just too sad.
Well folks, that's my "one-two" for now. It has been a LONG weekend and I
am hitting the hay.
Don't let the bed bugs bite..............or you might get sued! LOL (Did
anyone else read that story in the newpaper?)
"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Wayland/Smith-Don,Vera,BettyMac,Fern
> Guys, Do you all think that this is the right Sarah Smith?
> 1900 U.S. Fed Census AR, Izard Co., Union Twp., EnDist 159
> SMITH, James head wm Oct 1852 47 m 19 TN Unknown Unknown
> " , ?? E. wife wf Aug 1864 35 m 19 9/9 TN TN TN
> " .Leander C. son wm Jul 1882 17s AR TN TN
> " ,Minnie B. dau wf Sep 1884 15s AR TN TN
> " ,Sarah E. dau wf Sep 1885 14s AR TN TN
> " .Theodore J. son wm Jun 1887 12s AR TN TN
> " ,James A. son wm May 1890 10s AR TN TN
> " ,William son wm May 1891 9s AR TN TN
> " ,Joseph son wm Aug 1892 7s AR TN TN
> " ,Leonard son wm Nov 1894 5s AR TN TN
> " ,Reefer son wm Feb 1897 3s AR TN TN
> You think this is her?
> In a message dated 3/12/2006 6:35:36 PM Central Standard Time,
> In Down Memory Lane #III, in Lydia Moser Rider's story, it says:
> "My step-mother was Sarah Smith. I remember her teaching us right
> wrong, and manners, and etiquette at the table. She was related to us
> someway. She was Grandma (Joanna) Billin's niece. She lived in Enid,
> Oklahoma with her husband, Jim Wayland. My stepmother didn't have no
> children. Her husband, Mr. Jim Wayland had a little girl by another woman
> that he'd been married to, that had died. She was a nurse I think, she
> always going off a'doctoring somebody, delivering a baby or something, and
> the little girl was about twelve years old. Kids that age, at that time,
> did a lot around the house, cooking and working and everthing. Her daddy
> had come home and went to bed, and he had slept all morning. And it was
> about noon, and she was gonna build up the fire in the stove, and fix
> something for him to eat when he woke up, and got up. But she poured
> kerosene in the stove and there was coals in there, and when she lit a
> match, it blew up and got her on fire, and got the whole house on fire.
> he was in bed asleep and it burned him up, and burned her up. Mama had
> heard the explosion from where she was at, and they all looked out and
> could see her daughter a'running toward her, a'screaming. She had been
> a little girl when mama had married Mr. Wayland. Her clothes had all
> off of her. Mama said she caught her in her arms, and her clothes was all
> burned off of her, and her socks and shoes was still burning. She got
> off of her feet, and she said flesh was just coming off of her. And when
> she got her in the house, shje died. And then she (Sarah Smith Wayland)
> just left, and come back to Arkansas, and that's what she was doing down
> Grandma's. Grandpa Smith lived way up in the northern part of Arkansas at
> Elizabeth, Arkansas. But mama had moved back home with Grandpa Smith, and
> she was just so depressed, and so upset. Then she come down to see
> Billins and them, and to see if she could find a husband. She was a niece
> of Grandma Billins. Then she come on down and started taking care of us."
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