272. George Washington READING (William "Billie"6, Margaret Bell SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). George Washington was born on August 16, 1863. George Washington died on December 14, 1941; he was 78. George Washington was buried in Mt. Ayre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Near Curryville, Pike County, Missouri.
Research: Information on children taken from obituary of George Reading in Hannibal Courier Post, Hannibal, Mo. ("Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 51)
On August 8, 1893 George Washington married Arbie (or Abbie) SUTTON, daughter of Nathaniel SUTTON & Dazarine GRAFFORD, in Curryville, Missouri. Arbie (or Abbie) was born on June 17, 1875. Arbie (or Abbie) died on October 13, 1952; she was 77. Arbie (or Abbie) was buried in Mt. Ayre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Near Curryville, Pike County, Missouri.
Research: See p. 626, Marion, Ralls, Pike Cos. Biog. for Abbie Sutton Reading, the daugther of Nathaniel B. Sutton; also p. 1165 of Vol. 2, N.E. Mo. Hist. by Walter Williams. ("Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 51)
They had the following children:
i. Nancy. Occupation: Teacher in St. Louis schools.
525 ii. Nathaniel “Nat” (1905-)
526 iii. William Beaman (1907-)
527 iv. Victoria Elizabeth (1911-)
273. Mary Elizabeth READING (William "Billie"6, Margaret Bell SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Mary Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1866. Mary Elizabeth died in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, on July 6, 1910; she was 44. Mary Elizabeth was buried in Mt. Ayre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Near Curryville, Pike County, Missouri.
On October 7, 1890 Mary Elizabeth married Rev. S. G. DECKARD. S. G. was born in 1856.
They had one child:
i. Margaret B.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 111: Mrs. Margaret B. Decherd White. DAR ID Number: 110935 Born in Curryville, Mo. Wife of J. H. White. Descendant of George Reading, as follows: 1. S. G. Decherd (b. 1856) m. 1890 Mary Elizabeth Reading (1866-1910). 2. William Reading, Jr. (b. 1829), m. 1850 Martha S. Conn (b. 1830). 3. William Reading (1792-1868) m. 1816 Margaret Shawhan (1797-1860). See No. 110934.
Margaret B. first married John H. WHITE.
Margaret B. second married Ralph GENTRY. Resided in Milburn, Kansas, in 1972.
Family of Lafayette READING (109) & Medora SMITH
274. William McCune READING (Lafayette6, Margaret Bell SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). William McCune was born in Pike County, Missouri, on January 16, 1867. William McCune died in Florida on February 16, 1963; he was 96.
William McCune first married Cora Belle SMITH, daughter of Robert K. SMITH & Elizabeth ALLISON.
William McCune second married Sadie VASCONCELLES. Sadie was born in Missouri on October 6, 1882. Sadie died in Florida on July 4, 1961; she was 78.
They had one child:
i. Sadie Ethel. Sadie Ethel was born on December 16, 1915.
275. Pattie “Hattie” READING (Lafayette6, Margaret Bell SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Pattie “Hattie” married Thomas McMILLAN.
They had the following children:
Ida married Stevens OLIVER.
In 1931 Leonard married HAWKINS.
276. Charles L. READING (Lafayette6, Margaret Bell SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Charles L. married Jane "Jennie" RULE (512) , daughter of Dr. Edward Byrum RULE (August 2, 1848-January 31, 1893) & Narcissus Tippett READING (260) (January 13, 1855-November 11, 1935). Jane "Jennie" was born in Louisiana, Missouri.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 97
Mrs. Jennie Rule Reading.
DAR ID Number: 96570
Born in Louisiana, Mo.
Wife of Charles L. Reading.
Descendant of George Reading, as follows:
1. Dr. E. B. Rule (1848-93) m. 1873 Narcissa T. Reading (b. 1855).
2. John S. Reading (1821-99) m. Mahala Nalley (1820-1903).
3. William Reading (b. 1792) m. 1816 Margaret Shawhan (b. 1797).
4. George Reading m. Nancy McCune (1771-1842).
George Reading (1761-1846) was placed on the pension roll, 1833, of Pike County, N. Y., for service, 1777, in Captain Knox's company, Pennsylvania Line. He was born in New Jersey; died in Missouri.
They had one child:
i. Medora. Medora was born in 1900. Medora died in August 1931; she was 31.
Family of Katharine “Kittie Ann” SMITH (110) & Elias BATTERTON
277. Wallace BATTERTON (Katharine “Kittie Ann” SMITH6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).147 On April 12, 1866 Wallace married Elsie DAVID, daughter of Jacob DAVID (April 25, 1809-December 7, 1866) & Lucretia SMITH (1818-).
They had one child:
Family of John Shawhan SMITH (111) & Melvina HINKSON
278. Nancy Shawhan SMITH (John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Nancy Shawhan was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on August 24, 1851. Nancy Shawhan died in Pike County, Missouri, on September 11, 1931; she was 80. Nancy Shawhan was buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri.
"Nancy Shawhan Smith (called by us "Aunt Sis" all her lifetime that we knew her) married her first cousin, Humphrey Hinkston, Dec. 8, 1867. Three children were born to them; Henry Hinkston, Melvina Hinkston, [and] John Hinkston (this was the John Hinkson who now lives in Warren, Ohio, with surviving members of his own family). After the death of Humphrey Hinkston, Nancy Shawhan Smith Hinkston married a second time, William T. Vanarsdale, a native of Pike County (known to us as Uncle Billie, a scholarly old man with a flair for inventing contraptions to make work easy around his farm near New Hartford, Mo., helped in his work by Uncle Nick, who was Nancy's bachelor brother, the one who was said to be "lazy as a nigger" because he was breast-fed by a colored woman as a baby). To William T. Vanarsdale and Nancy Shawhan Smith Hinkston Vanarsdale, was born one son, "Willie" Vanarsdale, who still lives on the old farm. Willie has been twice married, and by his first wife, Stella, had two golden-haired daughters with whom we played as children. They grew up and married, and after Stella died, we lost track of them. Uncle Willie preceded his wife in death, Nancy died August 11, 1929. She was said to have resembled her grandmother, the first Nancy Shawhan, all her life, even into old age. The protrait of her, as a little girl in hoop skirts, previously mentioned, is now in possession of Willie T. Vanarsdale, and his second wife, on the farm near New Hartford, Mo. It is likely to be handed on to one of the granddaughters.”
On December 8, 1867 Nancy Shawhan first married Humphrey HINKSON, son of John HINKSON (April 12, 1804-October 26, 1872) & Margaret EWALT (June 26, 1813-March 5, 1873). Humphrey was born in Lewis County, Missouri, on August 18, 1846. Humphrey died in Labelle, Missouri, on October 27, 1882; he was 36. Humphrey was buried in Sharpe-Hinkson Cemetery, Lewis County, Missouri.
They had the following children:
i. Margaret Melvina. Margaret Melvina was born in Pike County, Missouri, in 1869.
ii. Henry. Henry was born in Pike County, Missouri, in 1871.
Circa 1887 Nancy Shawhan second married William M. VANARSDEL148, son of Ambrose Jefferson VANARSDEL & Phoebe BURTON, in Pike County, Missouri. William M. was born in Pike County, Missouri, on May 26, 1842. William M. died in Smyrna Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri, on January 15, 1912; he was 69.
Research: A native of Pike County (known as "Uncle Billie" to relatives), he was "a scholarly old man with a flair for inventing contraptions to make work easy around the farm near Hartford, Mo."149 They had one child:
528 i. William M. "Willie" (1891-)
279. John Thomas “Squire” SMITH (John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). John Thomas “Squire” was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on January 30, 1854. John Thomas “Squire” died in Pike Co. Missouri, on April 8, 1916; he was 62. John Thomas “Squire” was buried in Old Smyrna Graveyard, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.
"After Julia's death, John Thomas Smith raised his five children with the help of his sisters and relatives, who lived nearby. Nancy Shawhan Smith Vanarsdale took the baby John Frances Smith for a while until he was old enough to be cared for by the girls at home. This family of children lived on the road between Gazette, Mo. and Vandalia, Mo. in a house which was then next door to the old Clithero place, not far up the road from the Chandler place, both places still known by those names even now in 1951. When his family were growing up up, many incidents of interest happened to them which have been told in 'Meet My Association' by Isobel Chandler Madsen, a manuscript in preparation to preserve the tales of interest and general knowledge about the years gone by. The house where they lived has long since been moved to another location." 150
"He studied law and practiced it, along with farming, and running horses at the County Fairs, raising his own tobacco, and making most of his own liquor using malt that he made himself from his own barley shoots. He was a gregarious and vocal character, known as "Squire" and "Judge" in the county where he was widely acquainted. He sang well, and often led the singing at revivals and in the church. He was the Superintendent of the church at Estes, but would never join it because he did not want to pin his religious convictions to any creed that was not flexible. What the denomination of the church at Estes was, I have not learned, but I doubt that it made much difference to grandfather. He was a fun-loving man, and liked to hear himself talk, and he liked people. His funeral in Pike County was almost as big an affair in the county as was that of Adolph Busch in St. Louis, which he and a trainload of politicians attended, staying for three days and having the time of their lives."151
1900 Soundex: MO S530 Pike County, ED 90 S17 L61, Hartford Township, Pike County, MO
John T. Smith b. Jan 1854 (46) b. KY
Smith, Edith Mae (D) Nov 1886 (13) b. MO
John F. (s) Aug 1889 (10) b. MO
Original letter owned by Bettye Warner (granddaughter of Edith Smith)
Letter written on lined note paper:
My Dear Children,
I am well. Mama is poorly, has a bad cough. It is cold and wet this morning. Had a heavy rain last night. I have my coal for the winter hauled. Have made four trips to Vandalia within thelast week. Have not gathered any corn yet, it is hardly dry enough.
My hogs are doing nicely.
Old ma___(letter torn in half at this point, leaving several words missing)___the winter
NOTE: Nothing more after this entry.--REF
From hand-written letter in possession of Bettye Warner (granddaughter of Edith Smith)
On Iowa State Insurance Company letterhead:
J. T. Smith, Agent
May 23, 1915
We are all well, getting along all right. Hope you are all well.
Everything looks nice. Looks we will raise something, when you come out this fall. We can give you plenty of pumpkin pie.
I was at the old Smyrna cemetery the other day. Am sending you a little Rose off your Mama’s grave. Thought it would please you.
Aunt Sis is here, will spend the weekend with us.
Your same old Dad,
J. T. Smith
Subject: Re: [MOPIKE-L] McDonalds of Hartford Township
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 00:51:55 -0500
Bob Francis wrote:
Does anyone have information on the McDonalds of Hartford township? Thanks to Kevin Williams for posting the 1900 Gazette area Plat! The McDonalds on this plat, Gertie and C. M., are of particular interest to me.
I ran across the name McDonald on the 1900 census. It is part of Ancestrys images and some is hard to make out. Here is what I think it says:
Number of dwelling: 77
Jesse McDonald- Head of H./ W/M born May, 1879; age 21; married 4 years; born in MO; both parents born in MO; Occup. Farmer; can read/write/speak english; owns property/no mortgage; Farm (not house)
Gertie - Wife W/F; born Nov, 1878; age 21; m'd 4 years, mother of 3 children; 2 living; born in MO; both parents b. MO; can read/write/sp. eng.
Bessie - daughter w/f born Dec, 1897; age 3, single; b. MO
Jesse - son w/m born May, 1900; age ? months; single; b. MO
William - nephew w/m born Sept. 1887; age 12; single, b. MO; at school
This is taken from Hartford Township. Supervisors Dist. 9, Enumeration Dist 90, Sheet 4. Dated June 8th and 9th, 1900 by John T. Smith, Enumerator.
Hope this helps someone.
SMITH SQUIRE Pike County MO 050 Buffalo Twp Federal Population Schedule MO 1870 Federal Census Index MO301166063
On December 19, 1875 John Thomas “Squire” first married Julia Frances “Fannie” TROWER, daughter of Andrew Jackson TROWER (October 10, 1828-October 30, 1896) & Sarah Ann (Sally) BUTLER (September 28, 1827-October 20, 1914), in Pike County, Missouri. Julia Frances “Fannie” was born in Missouri on May 28, 1854. Julia Frances “Fannie” died in Pike County, Missouri, on February 9, 1890; she was 35. Julia Frances “Fannie” was buried in Old Smyrna Church Graveyard, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.
"After the birth of her last baby, John Frances, Julia Frances Trower Smith died on the day of February 9, 1890,152 and is buried with many friends and relatives in the Old Smyrna Church Graveyard, Pike County, Mo. She had auburn red hair, and was greatly mourned by her many brothers and sisters, as well as by her father, Andrew J. Trower, and her mother, Sarah A. Butler Trower."100 They had the following children:
529 i. Archie Pearl (1877-1927)
530 ii. Sallie Jackson (1879->1955)
531 iii. Margaret Melvina (1881->1935)
532 iv. Edith Mae (1886-1933)
533 v. John Francis (1889-1962)
In October 1904 John Thomas “Squire” second married Ella KILBY, daughter of John W. KILBY (October 16, 1823-December 10, 1900) & Ellen REED (March 16, 1828-). Ella was born in Pike County, Missouri, on September 5, 1860. Ella died in Kansas on December 5, 1942; she was 82. Ella was buried in Kilby Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri. Resided in Estes, Missouri.150 An article in the Saturday Evening Post, June 2, 1951, was written by “Link” Kilby about his trip to England to study socialism, to report back to his friends in Vandalia, Mo., about his impressions of what he observed. This is the same Kilby family of Ella Kilby who was the second wife of grandfather John Thomas Smith. There was a “Link” Kilby at some of the Old Settlers reunions held in LeMaster’s Grove on the Middletown-Gazette Road, and it was “Grandma” Kilby who for a time was the oldest Old Settler at the reunions, who finally got too old to attend and so the reunion had to move, in part, over to her farm, for her to take part in it. “Grandma” Kilby was the first woman I ever saw smoking. She smoked a pipe and no one diapproved because she was very much respected and cherished by all her neighbors and family. She said herself that she was “tough as a hickory knot” and therefore not likely to be “hurt by a little smoke.”153 Research: An article in the Saturday Evening Post, June 2, 1951, was written by “Link” Kilby about his trip to England to study socialism, to report back to his friends in Vandalia, Mo., about his impressions of what he observed. This is the same Kilby family of Ella Kilby who was the second wife of grandfather John Thomas Smith. There was a “Link” Kilby at some of the Old Settlers reunions held in LeMaster’s Grove on the Middletown-Gazette Road, and it was “Grandma” Kilby who for a time was the oldest Old Settler at the reunions, who finally got too old to attend and so the reunion had to move, in part, over to her farm, for her to take part in it. “Grandma” Kilby was the first woman I ever saw smoking. She smoked a pipe and no one diapproved because she was very much respected and cherished by all her neighbors and family. She said herself that she was “tough as a hickory knot” and therefore not likely to be “hurt by a little smoke.”153 280. Margaret M. SMITH (John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Margaret M. was born on October 7, 1857.
On February 24, 1875 Margaret M. married Wesley B. TROWER, son of Andrew Jackson TROWER (October 10, 1828-October 30, 1896) & Sarah Ann (Sally) BUTLER (September 28, 1827-October 20, 1914). Wesley B. was born on February 13, 1853. Wesley B. died on January 29, 1919; he was 65.
They had the following children:
281. Emma K. SMITH (John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Emma K. was born on June 3, 1861.
“…they had a large farm and a large family in Pike County. There used to be a number of Wrights visit us when they came into Bowling Green, Missouri, where we lived, the county seat. They were a hearty, healthy family.”100 On September 3, 1878 Emma K. married Charles WRIGHT, in First Christian Church.
They had the following children:
534 iv. Zora (1890-ca1958)
Family of Nicholas SMITH III (112) & Amanda M. ALLISON (128)
282. John Oscar SMITH (Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). John Oscar was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on October 7, 1845. John Oscar died in Clay County, Missouri, on December 6, 1897; he was 52. John Oscar was buried in Faubion Chapel Graveyard.
JOHN OSCAR SMITH154 John Oscar Smith was born October 7, 1845 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He was the eldest of three children born to Nicholas III and Amanda M. Allison Smith. John O. lost his father in 1855 when he was just ten years old. It must have been a struggle for Amanda, the 29 year old widow, to provide for her two remaining children. The 1860 census shows that John O. was by then a ward of Willis P. Collins, an officer of the court. Perhaps this 15-year old was apprenticed to Collins to learn skills of farming, although John later became a carpenter like his father.
On July 5, 1866, John Oscar married Elizabeth A. Smith (see Smith line "A"), in Clay County, Missouri. Why John O. Smith went to Missouri from Kentucky is unclear, perhaps there was a connection between the two lines of Smith families, or because of mutual familiarity with the Duncans of Paris, Kentucky who had relocated from Bourbon County. There may have been a connection with the Civil War as there was much action along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A marriage certificate was filed for record on July 16, 1866. Whereby, 'William Warren, a minister of the gospel, solemnizes the rites of matrimony between John O. and Bettie A. Smith, both of this county." This marriage brought together the two Smith lines.
This union produced eight children: Edward (1868), John Oscar Jr.(1871), Mary Margaret (1873), Claude E. (1876, author's grandfather, see separate section ), William D. (1877), Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1881), Eleven T. "tow" (1884), and Ephraim "Ephie" (1889).
On November 7, 1868, John Oscar and 'Elizabeth A. Smith,' his wife, sold a 98 acre plot of land in Bourbon County, Kentucky to his mother Amanda Allison Smith for $625. This property was the allotment of "Dower" from John's grandmother Nancy Shawhan Smith, the widow of Nicholas II. John O. was obviously severing ties with Bourbon County, Kentucky as he had moved on to Missouri.
The 1870 census verifies that John O. and Bettie A. were living in Liberty Township, Clay County, Missouri with a two year old son, Eddie. The 1880 census (see Exhibit "8b" in Appendix "A") shows John and Bettie A. and five children living in Platte Township next to her widower brother Ephraim Jr. and his three year old daughter Lola. Living in an adjacent house was their 68 year old widowed mother Elizabeth Duncan Smith. Bettie Al's brother Bazil (29) and sister Sallie (24) had never married and were still living with their mother. Ephraim Smith Sr. had just died and was enumerated on the mortality schedule of 1880.
Throughout John Oscar's lifetime, he attempted several different occupations. Besides farming and the carpentry of his youth, records show that in the 1870s he ran a restaurant. In 1891, he was appointed Postmaster at Linden, a small town north of Kansas City. This was where several Smith family members moved after leaving their farms.
Clay County Cemetery records show that John Oscar Smith, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky on October 7, 1845, died in Clay County, Missouri, December 6, 1897 at age 52. He was buried in the Faubion Chapel Graveyard located in Gallatin Township, eight miles southwest of Liberty. A gravestone, barely readable, still stands. Bettie A. was buried beside her husband but has no grave marker.
Edward Bazil ("Strawberry") Smith, eldest son of John O. and Bettie A., married Anna Kimbrell, a milliner or trimmer of hats, on August 13, 1891. He got the nickname "Strawberry" because he grew them in Kansas in his later years. They had four children. Eddie's younger brother Levy (Eleven T.) lived with them until his premature death in 1906. The 1910 census indicates that Edward and Anna had divorced. Edward died at Bethany Hospital at Wyandotte County, Kansas on January 26, 1953 at the age of 85.
John Oscar Smith Jr. married Vida C. Breckenridge, a girl from a neighboring farm, on February 18, 1894, in Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri. They rented their house and took in a boarder named Charles Russell, who was possibly a relative of the John B. Russell who married John Oscar's sister Mary Margaret. John O. Jr. and Vida had one child named Edith.
Mary Margaret Smith married John Benjamin Russell on January 28, 1890 at Smithville. They had three children: Ethyl, Ellis (Mike), and Iola, who died young. Mary Margaret died April 26, 1907 at only 34 years of age. Mary Ann Meares of Smithville (see acknowledgments) is the daughter of Ellis Russell.
Claude E. Smith ( was the author's grandfather, see separate page.)
William D. Smith married Etta Elizabeth Mosby on August 15, 1900 and had two daughters, Jessie Mardell and Wiletta E. He died in 1965 in Linden, Missouri at 88 years of age.
Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith married Arva Hudson, a mechanic and blacksmith. They lost several children but two survived, Elmo and Mary. They took in brother Claude's middle daughter Ruth (author's mother) when his wife Ella May died in 1912. Lizzie's 75 year old mother Bettie also lived with them until her death in 1934. At some point she was widowed or divorced and remarried a man named O'Dell. The Death Certificate shows Julia O'Dell had been a housewife and clerk. She died at Osawatomie, Kansas on March 23, 1963 at 1:50 PM of multiple pulmonary emboli.
Eleven T. Smith died on January 6, 1906 at the age of 22. He was single.
Ephraim Smith died on March 21, 1906 at the age of seventeen, just two months after his brother Levy. The gravestone at Barry Cemetery near Gladstone bears the inscription: "Eleven T. and Ephie -- Children of J.O. and Bettie A. Smith."
Deed Bk. 56, 492-493
Nov. 7th, 1868
John O. Smith to Amanda M. Smith
Know all men by these presents that I John O. Smith, of the County of Clay in the State of Missouri have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and twenty five dollars to me in hand paid by Amanda M. Smith of the same County and State (the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged) bargained and sold, remised, quit claimed and conveyed and do by these presents, bargain and sell remise, release quit--claim and convey unto said Amanda M. Smith, her heirs and assigns forever all my right, (illegible) interest and estate whether legal or equitable, present, future, contingent, provisionary or in remainder of in or to following tract, piece or parcel of land, situate in the county of Bourbon in the State of Kentucky, towit; Beginning at the ash tree, thence S3 1/2 W32 poles to (2) the stake; thence S37 E23 poles S44 E13.50 poles to 3. S39 E 23.44 poles to 4. South 40 3/4 E 55.80 poles to 5., Trabue’s Corner, thence S30 1/2 W 17.12 to 6. thence S32 1/2 W 22.24 poles to (66), thence S 89 1/2 E 57 poles to 7. the two box elder stumps, Dan’l Shawhan’s corner, thence north 39.47 (?) 93.76 poles to a stake. Thence north 39 1/2 W 99 poles to the middle of the Licking at (6). thence down the said stream South 50 W 17 poles, South 63 1/2 W 16 poles to the north bank of Licking at M. thence South 24 W 19.50 poles to the beginning. Containing 98 acres 2 roods (?) and 10 poles. The said tract piece or parcel of land so bounded and described being the allotment of dower to Nancy Smith, widow of Nicholas Smith, late of said County of Bourbon deceased, which Nicholas Smith deceased was the grant father of me, the said John O. Smith. To have and to hold the premises hereby conveyed, together with all and singular tenements, hereditaments thereunto belonging to in any wise appertaining to unto the only proper use, benefit and behalf of said Amanda M. Smith her heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof, I the said John O. Smith, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventh day of November A. D. 1868.
John O. Smith, seal
Memorandum--The words & figures “North 39.47. 93.76 poles to a stake thence after the 4th word of the 27trh line of the 1st page of this died, intermined before the signing and sealing of this deed.
John O. Smith, seal
State of Missouri, County of Clay, City of Liberty
I D.C. Allen, Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kentucky, duly appointed and Commissioned by the Governor thereof for the State of Missouri, and authorized to take acknowledgements of Deeds and other writings, do certify that this deed from John O. Smith to Amanda M. Smith was this day produced to me in my office in the City of Liberty aforesaid, by the said Grantee, and by him then and there acknowledged before me to be his act and deed, for the purposes thereon mentioned. Given under my hand and seal of office this seventh day of November A. D. 1868.
D. C. Allen, Commissioner
State of Kentucky
County of Bourbon
I Jas. M. Hughes Clerk of the County Court of said County, do certify that on the 1st day of February 1869 the foregoing deed was produced to me in my office for record. Whereupon said deed which is duly stamped legally with the certificates therein endorsed hath been duly admitted to record in said office. Given under my hand the day and year aforesaid.
J. M. Hughes, clk.
On July 16, 1866 John Oscar married Elizabeth Ann SMITH, daughter of Ephraim SMITH & Elizabeth DUNCAN (after 1810-), in Missouri. Elizabeth Ann was born in Clay County, Missouri, on January 8, 1845. Elizabeth Ann died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, on December 27, 1934; she was 89.
They had the following children:
i. Edward. Edward was born in September 1868. Edward died in Bonners Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas, on January 25, 1953; he was 84.
On August 13, 1891 Edward married Anna KIMBRELL, in Clay County, Missouri. They were divorced.
ii. John Oscar. John Oscar was born in Clay County, Missouri, in January 1871.
On February 18, 1894 John Oscar married Vida C. BRECKENRIDGE, in Clay County, Missouri. Vida C. was born in Clay County, Missouri.
iii. Mary Margaret. Mary Margaret was born in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, on September 16, 1873. Mary Margaret died in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, on April 26, 1907; she was 33.
On January 28, 1890 Mary Margaret married John Benjamin RUSSELL, in Clay County, Missouri.
535 iv. Claude E. (1876-1953)
536 v. William D. (1877-1965)
537 vi. Julia Elizabeth “Lizzie” (1881-1963)
vii. Eleven T. Eleven T. was born on May 23, 1884. Eleven T. died on January 6, 1906; he was 21.
viii. Ephraim. Ephraim was born in Missouri on March 13, 1889. Ephraim died in Clay County, Missouri, on March 21, 1906; he was 17.