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Subject: [SMITH] Indian
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 01:10:31 EDT
My James M. Smith 1857 was ether Cherokee or Choctaw ,or the mother may have
been indian, moved to a town about 100 miles up 72 highway from Alabama in
1870-1880. He came with his unknown brother and unknown father. The mother
was from Alabama and was probley dead. Mt Pleasant Mississippi was its name.
They, got about 40 acres, for a farm. The unknown brother fell in love with
a young lady, and followed her to St. Frances Arkansas with a wagon train.
The brother went through Memphis, to get to the mountains. The father died
and was buried on kings mountain on 72 highway a hill that the kings family
is owned and buried on. (the family had said)An express way is beside it now.
James married Evey Livonia Armor in 1881 and had 3 children
By his 2 ND wife Maggi Gardner, he had Jimmy Smith
James Died in 1923 and buried in Mt Pleasant ,marshall county Mississippi.
In later life the unknown brother (he had sandy hair) came back to Mt
Pleasant for a visit, on his way back to Alabama