It took a pandemic lockdown, but I finally tackled my dad's Smith line a couple of weeks ago. I had traced it back his second great-grandfather a few years ago, but stopped there when confronted by an entire county full of Smiths—who all share about five given names! I knew that George Washington Smith, my … Continue reading Finally Sorting Out Smiths
For Valentine's Day, four photos of couples from my family tree.
Jewell Smith was the second daughter of Bertus "Bert" Monroe Smith and Mollie Irene Sumner. She was born 25 September 1910 in Florida. As far as I know, Jewell was the first person in our line to have a high school diploma. She was certainly the first woman to have one. Because the Smith name is … Continue reading Lucy Jewell Smith
Edgar "Sonny" Bembry, born 14 June 1906, was the oldest of Hiram and Palma Lashley Bembry's seven sons. As such, he was unable to attend school past the third grade because he was needed on the farm. While he stated on the 1930 census that he could read and write, he was never fully literate. He … Continue reading Edgar Bembry