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John Edwin Smith and His Two Wives

John Edwin Smith is my gr-gr-grandfather.  He was the son of Samuel E. Smith and Nancy Cusick, born March 30, 1830, in Marion County, Kentucky.

He first married Ellen Lyons, daughter of Augustine Lyons.  The marriage probably took place in Marion County, before December of 1850, when their first child, Melvina Ann Smith, my great-grandmother, was born.  The Marion County Courthouse was burned in 1863 when John Hunt Morgan came through the area.  All records before that date were destroyed.

John and Ellen had four more children, Mary Isabella, Thomas Henry, John Richard and Mary Ellen Smith.  Baby Mary Ellen was born in 1859, Ellen died September 5, 1859, possibly due to childbirth or complications thereof.  Ellen Lyons Smith was buried in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Marion County.  Unfortunately her stone was destroyed during a storm when trees fell and crushed it.

Harriet, wife of John E. Smith, born August 7, 1840, died October 20, 1898.  St Rose Catholic Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky.

John Smith married Frances Harriett Carrico October 2, 1860, in Washington County, Kentucky.  She was a daughter of Pius M. Carrico and Mary Magdalene Spalding.  The couple had seven children:  James, Mary Catherine, Ann Elizabeth, George Robert, Cecilia Jane, George Washington and Victoria Mary Jane Smith.  Harriet Carrico Smith died October 20, 1898.

John E. Smith, born March 10, 1830, died February 17, 1907.

After burying two wives John Smith lived another nine years, dying February 17, 1907.  His obituary in The Springfield Sun, Washington County, names him as one of the ‘county’s best known citizens.’  It also said he was ‘born in Marion County March 10, 1830, and at one time owned a distillery in that county, and made considerable money while engaged in that business. In this connection it might be well to say that Mr. Smith was a remarkably temperate man. At the age of seventeen he signed a pledge to never again touch intoxicating beverages of any kind, and we are informed that this pledge was never broken.’  And finally the obituary ended with, ‘The deceased at one time was an extensive land owner in this county, owning 500 or 600 acres of good land, but this he divided among his children when he became incapacitated for business.  Mr. Smith was a liberal and kind-hearted man; he was a good neighbor and a kind and considerate father.’

The children surviving their father were Mrs. J. B. Carrico (my great-grandmother), J. Richard Smith, Mrs. F. M. Carrico, James E. Smith, Mrs. Barton Mattingly and G W. Smith.  Besides his children he left sixty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  What a legacy!

 

 

Today In Genealogy History – October 2, 2012

Frances Harriet Carrico and John E. Smith were married 152 years ago – October 2, 1860 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Harriet was the daughter of Pius M. Carrico and Mary Magdalene Spalding.  John was the son of Samuel E. Smith and Nancy Cusick.  Harriet and John had 7 children:  James, Mary Catherine, Ann Elizabeth, George Robert, Cecilia Jane, George Washington and Victoria Mary Jane Smith.

Today In Genealogy History – September 19, 2012

Samuel E. Smith was born 222 years ago –  September 19, 1790 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Samuel was the son of Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Bending, Kentucky pioneers from Maryland.  Samuel married Nancy Cusick in 1823.  They had at least 4 sons:  John E., Edward, James M. and Samuel Smith.

Today In Genealogy History – August 5, 2012

Frances Harriet Carrico was born 175 years ago – August 5, 1837 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Harriet was the daughter of Pius M. Carrico and Mary Magdalene Spalding.  She married John E. Smith, son of Samuel E. Smith and Nancy Cusick.  Harriet and John had 7 children:  James, Mary Catherine, Ann Elizabeth, George Robert, Cecilia Jane, George Washington and Victoria Mary Jane Smith.

Today In Genealogy History – July 31, 2012

Nancy Cusick and Samuel E. Smith were married 189 years ago – July 31, 1823 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Samuel was the son of Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Bending.  Nancy and Samuel were the parents of at least 4 sons:  John E., Edward, James M. and Samuel Smith.

Today In Genealogy History – March 10, 2012

John E. Smith was born 182 years ago – March 10, 1830 – in Marion County, Kentucky.  John was the son of Samuel E. Smith and Nancy Cusick.  John married Ellen Lyons about 1849.  They had 5 children:  Melvina Ann, Mary Isabella, Thomas Henry, John Richard and Mary Ellen Smith.  Ellen died in 1859.  For his second wife John married  France Harriet Carrico.  They had 7 children:  James, Mary Catherine, Ann Elizabeth, George Robert, Cecilia Jane, George Washington and Victoria Mary Jane Smith.  Although born in Marion County, John lived most of his life in Washington County, Kentucky.

John Edward Smith, Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for John E. Smith

Husband: John E. Smith
Birth: 10 Mar 1830 in Marion County, KY
Death: 17 Feb 1907 in Washington County, KY
Burial: 18 Feb 1907 in St. Rose, Washington County, KY
Mother: Nancy Cusick
Father: Samuel E. Smith
Other Spouses: Frances Harriet A. Carrico (02 Oct 1860 in Washington County, Kentucky)

Wife: Ellen Lyons
Birth: 16 Feb 1820 in KY
Death: 05 Sep 1859 in Marion County, KY
Father: Augustine Lyons

Children:

Name: Melvina Ann Smith
Birth: Dec 1850
Death: 10 Jun 1931 in Washington County, KY
Burial: 12 Jun 1931 in St. Rose Cemetery, Washington Co., KY
Marriage: 05 Jan 1875 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Benedict Joseph Napoleon Carrico

Name: Mary Isabella Smith
Birth: 1851
Death: 24 Jan 1852 in Marion County, KY

Name: Thomas Henry (Harry) Smith
Birth: Jul 1854
Marriage: 15 Feb 1876 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Sallie V. Riney

Name: John Richard Smith
Birth: 1857
Spouse: Elizabeth ?

Name: Mary Ellen Smith
Birth: 1859
Death: 16 Mar 1932 in Washington County, KY
Burial: 18 Mar 1932 in St. Rose Cemetery