Generation No. 5
51. William5 Smithson (Marson Cox4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born March 17, 1788 in Greenville Dist. So. Carolina, and died 1844 in Bastrop, Texas. He married Sarah Worthington March 26, 1820 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She was born 1802, and died 1858 in Bastrop, Texas.
More About William Smithson and Sarah Worthington:
Marriage: March 26, 1820, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Children of William Smithson and Sarah Worthington are:
+ 80 i. Benjamin Franklin6 Smithson, born March 19, 1825 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died February 03, 1904 in Comal Co., Texas.
81 ii. Sarah Jane Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married James Madison Patton; born Unknown; died Unknown.
52. Nancy5 Smithson (Marson Cox4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born Abt. 1790 in Greenville Co., So. Carolina, and died Unknown. She married James Jolly. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Child of Nancy Smithson and James Jolly is:
82 i. Wesley6 Jolly, born Unknown; died Unknown.
54. Anson Anderson5 Smithson (Marson Cox4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born April 07, 1794 in Greenville So., Carolina, and died February 28, 1867 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. He married (1) Rhoda Worthington July 08, 1819 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She was born February 12, 1803, and died October 11, 1848 in Jonesboro, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He married (2) Ann Eliza Harmon Bef. 1856. She was born March 25, 1831 in Shelby Co., Alabama, and died March 1866.
More About Anson Smithson and Rhoda Worthington:
Marriage: July 08, 1819, Jefferson Co., Alabama
More About Anson Smithson and Ann Harmon:
Marriage: Bef. 1856
Children of Anson Smithson and Rhoda Worthington are:
83 i. Benjamin Worthington6 Smithson, born August 23, 1820 in Alabama; died October 15, 1897. He married Mary J. Massey April 01, 1846 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Unknown.
More About Benjamin Smithson and Mary Massey:
Marriage: April 01, 1846, Jefferson Co., Alabama
84 ii. Julia Andelila Smithson, born Abt. 1824 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Aft. 1898. She married John Alexander Hall March 31, 1857 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; born Unknown; died Unknown.
More About John Hall and Julia Smithson:
Marriage: March 31, 1857, Jefferson Co., Alabama
85 iii. Francis Marion Smithson, born Abt. 1828 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Bef. 1866 in Corinth, Alcorn Co., Mississippi. He married Martha Bef. 1853; died Unknown.
More About Francis Smithson and Martha:
Marriage: Bef. 1853
86 iv. Margaret Smithson, born Abt. 1830 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Unknown in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She married William Geney January 08, 1853; born Unknown in Unknown; died Unknown.
More About William Geney and Margaret Smithson:
Marriage: January 08, 1853
87 v. Telitha Josephine Smithson, born September 13, 1832 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died May 22, 1900. She married James Pinckney Massey February 16, 1853 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Unknown.
More About James Massey and Telitha Smithson:
Marriage: February 16, 1853, Jefferson Co., Alabama
88 vi. Jasper William Smithson, born February 03, 1835 in Alabama; died March 03, 1906. He married Sarah E. Cardwell October 09, 1861 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; born Unknown; died Unknown.
More About Jasper Smithson and Sarah Cardwell:
Marriage: October 09, 1861, Jefferson Co., Alabama
89 vii. John W. Smithson, born Abt. 1838 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Bef. 1865 in Jonesboro, Clayton Co., Ga..
90 viii. Isaac N. Smithson, born 1840 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died January 06, 1862 in Jonesboro, Clayton Co., Ga..
91 ix. Marsin Anson Smithson, born Abt. 1842 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Bef. 1865.
Children of Anson Smithson and Ann Harmon are:
92 i. Andrew Jackson6 Smithson, born Aft. 1845; died Unknown.
93 ii. Drucilla Smithson, born Abt. 1850; died Unknown.
94 iii. Rebecca Smithson, born Abt. 1856; died Unknown.
95 iv. James Smithson, born 1857; died Unknown.
96 v. George Washington Smithson, born April 1865 in Jefferson Co., Alabama; died Unknown. He married Annie Alexander; born Unknown; died Unknown.
55. John Big John5 Smithson (Albert Francis4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) died Unknown in Short Mountain, Cannon, Tennessee. He married Margaret Hudgins. She died Unknown.
Children of John Smithson and Margaret Hudgins are:
97 i. James6 Smithson, born Abt. 1818; died Unknown.
98 ii. David Smithson, born May 28, 1827; died Unknown.
99 iii. Calvin William Smithson, born 1830; died Unknown.
100 iv. John Coleman Smithson, born February 22, 1822; died Unknown.
101 v. Hulda Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
56. Albert Francis5 Smithson II (Albert Francis4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born November 26, 1826, and died August 12, 1863. He married Polly Lance August 13, 1843 in Warren, Tenessee. She was born Abt. 1827, and died 1906.
More About Albert Smithson and Polly Lance:
Marriage: August 13, 1843, Warren, Tenessee
Children of Albert Smithson and Polly Lance are:
102 i. James Knox Polk6 Smithson, born November 22, 1844; died Unknown.
103 ii. Secant Smithson, born November 08, 1846; died Unknown.
104 iii. Leander Smithson, born January 11, 1848; died Unknown.
105 iv. Joseph Lucian Smithson, born April 24, 1850; died Unknown.
106 v. John Franklin Smithson, born July 18, 1852; died Unknown.
107 vi. Matilda Sarah Ellen Smithson, born November 11, 1854; died Unknown.
108 vii. Harvey McDonald Smithson, born June 22, 1857; died Unknown.
109 viii. William Alexander Smithson, born March 27, 1859; died Unknown.
110 ix. Fleming Dudley Smithson, born August 28, 1860; died Unknown.
111 x. Albert Francis Smithson III, born September 24, 1863; died Unknown.
58. William Cox5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born March 30, 1804 in Pendleton, So. Carolina, and died March 02, 1899 in Washington, Utah. He married Lucinda Wilson February 16, 1841. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Notes for William Cox Smithson:
William Cox Smithson did original LDS Temple work for his grandfather Micajah, grandmother Mary Cox, his father Bartley, his mother, Sarah, and his father's siblings in 1877, naming them and giving their dates of birth. Since he was an adult (43 years) when he left them, it is assumed he knew who they were.
When William C. Smithson was making preparations to join the Mormon's on their trek to Salt Lake city he sold his land holdings to William L. Neeley, or Luke W. Neeley, his brother-in-law, husband to Permellia Carolyn Smithson Below, from Deed Book 13, Monroe County, Mississippi, Page 713, is the conveyance. Note, the Parmellia Carolyn is his sister, born 1820, not his daughter, Parmellia Carolyn, born 1848.
This indenture made and entered into this 14th dy of March, AD 1846 between William C. Smithson and Luke W. Neeley of the second part - Witnesseth - That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have this day granted bargained sold and conveyed, and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns the following described tracts or parcels of land lying and being in Monroe County, State of Mississippi to wit the North East qtr. of the South West qtr. and the North West qtr. of the North East quarter of Section Thirty Six and the South West qtr. of the South East qtr. of Section Twenty five, all in Township fourteen of Range Seventeen West, containing by estimation one hundred and twenty acres more or less, together with the tenements hereditaments and appertenances to the said premesis belonging - To have and to hold the said premises with their appurtenances unto the said Party of the second Part his heirs and assigns in fee simple forever.
And the said party of the first part for themselves and their heirs - the title to said premises with their appurtenances unto the said part of the second part his heirs and assigns will warrant and by these presents forever defend against the claim of all claimants whomsoever.
In Witness Whereof the Party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year.
W. C. Smithson (seal)
Lucinda (x) her mark Smithson (seal)
The State of Mississippi, Monroe County, Personally appeared before me I. W. Cook an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County Lucinda Smithson wife of the within named W. C. Smithson whose names are assigned to the within and foregoing Deed who acknowleged that she signed sealed and delivered the within and foregoing Deed on the day and year therein mentioned for the purposed therein mentioned and she being separate and apart from the said husband further acknowledged that she relinquishes all her right of Dower in and to the within described land and bargained premises to Luke W. Neeley, freely of her own accord without any fear threats or compulsion from her said husband.
Given under my hand and seal this 16th March, 1846, I.W. Cook, (seal) Justice of the Peace.
The foregoing is a true Record of the Orginal Deed and the Certificates therein, filed in my office and Recorded this 16th April, 1849. T. W. Williams, Clk.
More About William Smithson and Lucinda Wilson:
Marriage: February 16, 1841
Children of William Smithson and Lucinda Wilson are:
112 i. Parmelia Carolina6 Smithson, born August 04, 1848; died Unknown. She married Hyrum Miller; born Unknown; died Unknown.
+ 113 ii. John L. Smithson, born Abt. 1852 in California; died June 26, 1917 in Ely, White Pine, Nevada.
114 iii. Sarah Elizabeth Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married Carlos Shepherd; born Unknown; died Unknown.
115 iv. Susan Elzira Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married Frank Dewey; born Unknown; died Unknown.
116 v. Martha Surelda Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married John R. Summers; died Unknown.
117 vi. William Bartley Smithson, born May 09, 1835 in Monroe Co., MS; died Unknown.
118 vii. Elmira Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married Kenneth Young; born Unknown; died Unknown.
119 viii. Elvira Fisby Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown. She married Charles Roland; born Unknown; died Unknown.
120 ix. Charles Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
60. Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born December 25, 1808 in Pendleton, So. Carolina, and died January 25, 1897 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. She married James Harman December 25, 1828 in Pendleton, Anderson, So. Carolina, son of Stephen Harman and Lucinda Joslin. He was born September 29, 1801 in Boonsborough, Ky, and died September 14, 1851 in Auburn, Ca..
Notes for Mary Ann Blanks Smithson:
A great deal has already been written about Mary Ann Smithson Harman. Mary Ann, her husband James Harman, and four of her five children left Aberdeen, Monroe County Mississippi with a group of about 150 other individuals for the LDS emigration in 1846. They wintered in Fort Pueblo, Colorado where Mary Ann gave birth to her youngest son, John Taylor Harman in Spring of 1847. They arrived in Salt Lake City in July, 1847, a few days after Brigham Young and the main contingent of emigres. Her youngest son was not more that three months old. She and her husband, James Harman, along with Dimick Huntington, set up a blacksmith shop near what is now Temple Square in Salt Lake City. According to Kenneth Davies, in his book, Mormon Gold, Mary Ann and her family left for the California gold fields in 1849. They settled in Long Valley just inside what is now the city limits of Auburn California. Mary Ann opened a Hotel called Homestead House or Harman House near other Mormon Argonauts, the Matthews, Threllkills and Crows. The area also was sometimes called Crooks Ravine. James mined for gold. James returned to Mississippi, in 1851, to fetch his oldest daughter, Mary Eliza, who had remained there when the family left in 1846, and to help settle the estate of his father, Stephen Harman, who had died in February, 1850. He returned to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama, where he became ill. He survived until September 8th. He was buried in Auburn. Ca.
Three months later, on December 11, 1851, Mary Ann's daughter, Paralee America Harman, born 1835 in Monroe County, Mississippi, was married to one Samuel Garn, who signed the below pre-emptive Homestead Claim on the 320 acres near Auburn. It is probable that Paralee America stayed with her mother and siblings until a later date, as her first child was born in Utah, in 1860.
On February 26, 1852, there was recorded a premptive homestead claim for Harman and Garn, on 320 acres located near the Sacramento City Road. The record for the claim is listed in Book A., page 45, for Land Claims, Placer County, 1852. It is on page 143 of the index. The Deed Book A., is missing from the Placer County Archives.
In Book C. pps 345, 346, for September 16, 1857, Mary A. Harman Widow of the late James Harman, deceased, grantor, transfers her 320 acres recorded above, to Perry Kelly and William Duncan for the sum of $1500.00. The description of the property refers to the pre-emptive claim above, and includes mention of a boundary stake for a pre-emptive claim of Robert Crow and George Thrailkill. (Thus, they were neighbors). This second, Grantor deed, states that the pre-emptive claim of 1852 was in the names of Mary A. Harman and Samuel Garn, surveyed February 25, 1852 by James Stratton. The land was sold together with all hereditaments, apppurtenances, rents, issue and profits, estate right, title, interest claim, and demand whatsoever. The sale was made without the signature of Samuel Garn, so it might be assumed that Mary Ann and her son-in-law Samuel Garn settled their mutual interests before 1857, although such a record cannot be found. The original document of this transaction may be in a manner of a marriage contract as was customary in both Harman and Smithson families.
Mary Ann Harman was assessed as follows:
1853 - $2,000 House and Stock
1854 - $2500, state tax $15.00, county tax, $20.00.
April 3, 1955 - assessment $1000, Homestead, Old Sac City Road.
1857 - Mrs. Mary Harman - near Auburn, Homestead, $790 total value of property, $1,000 exempt. Total $2790 = exempted by statute $2,000.
Entry below Mary Ann was Mary Eliza Harman - near Auburn $590.00, stock.
The above exemption was most likely the Statutory allowance for the first five years of homesteading, as she filed in 1852.
Mary Ann remained at Homestead House until September, 1857, when she went to Genoa, Nevada, (Carson Valley). There she raised cattle, as well as various vegetables, and made butter and cheese which were sold to those who were passing across the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the Emigrant Trail into California. According to the article about her grandson, Ira Winters, she occupied the home and lands being vacated by "Jim Garns" who being one of the original settlers of the valley, was returning to Utah at the call of Brigham Young. Possible relationship between Samuel Garns, whose name appears on the original homestead claim, along with Mary Ann, and Jim Garns, whose home she occupied later in Carson Valley, Nevada, and who married her daughter, Paralee America Harman may be that of father and son or it may be the same individual.
Thompson and West in their History of Nevada, 1881, list Mrs. Harmon, her sons, John and James, and her daughters Sarah, Eliza and Josephine as some of the first permanent settlers in Ormsby County, 1857. See page 531
Additional information to ponder: Other "first settlers" at Mormon Station, renamed Genoa, later Franktown, and surrounding area, Eagle Valley, Washoe Valley, Carson Valley, came mostly from Davis County, in Utah, under the leadership of Orson Hyde, were Aaron Cherry (from Centerville), Chester Loveland (who later became first mayor of Brigham City), Christopher Laton (later Layton, Utah), William Jennings (Mormon Battalion, later Bishop of Kaysville, director of Z.C.M.I.) This is significant only inasmuch as it explains why both the Harmans and the Evanses, when they reached Utah, settled in Davis County. It is possible that Jonathan Benner Evans met Josephine Smithson Harman in Carson Valley when Zacharias Cheney (another Mormon Battalion member) and Amanda Miller Evans Cheney with her mother and siblings, left San Francisco for Utah in 1857. They left Carson Valley in the company of families who had already established homes in Davis County.
In 1859, after the marriages of her three oldest daughters, she returned to Utah, where she bought land in Centerville, Davis County, and homesteaded until her death in 1897. She made several trips to Nevada and California to visit her daughters there. On one occasion she visited the Winters family at Knights Landing, California, where she arranged to have fruit and nut trees, grapes, and a variety of other plants shipped from the Winters farm to her home in Centerville.
She appears in the Census for June, 1880, Centerville Precinct, Davis County, Utah, living in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Jonathan Benner Evans. She is 71 years old. She is listed as a weaver.
She died in 1897 a few weeks short of age 90. Two of her daughters, Paralee and Sarah Elizabeth preceeded her.
Petition filed in Administration of her estate, April 16, 1901
Notes for James Harman:
BLM records, document Nos. 31290, 88, 28025. James Harman purchased 40 acres sole owner, and 80 acres in common with Jonathan T. (Taylor) Harman, next to Stephen Harman's property in Monroe Co., Mississippi on February 27, 1841. He purchased an additional 80 acres there on September 10, 1844. His brothers-in-law John Smithson and William C. Smithson purchased as neighbors to James as well. The Harman property in Aberdeen, Mississippi was on near Chicasaw lands, and about 25 miles from Sulligent, Alabama where the Smithson family apparently lived.
James Harman appears in the 1840 Census for Monroe County. Total 4 persons,(1 in agriculture). Two females under the age of 10.
James joined the Mormon Church, probably in 184l. In the years between 1843 and 1846 he made several trips to Nauvoo, Illinois, to work on the building of the Mormon temple there. He was "Washed and Annointed" December 16, 1845. Some of this time verified (by John Brown's diary) from March 14, 1845, returned to Mississippi, June 3, 1845. An account with Nauvoo House for 63 days work between July 1st and September 16, verifies additional time there. He purchased shirting, India Rubbers, melons, shoes, molasses, satinette and thread, buttons and lining, for $6.32 between August 12 and October 9th 1845. The Journal of Louisa Barnes Pratt, wife of Addison Pratt, (Vol. 8, pg 233) states that when Addison Pratt had been sent from Nauvoo on a mission, leaving Louisa and her four children destitute, James Harmon, a southern brother, in passing by her door, gave her a silver dollar, saying "I am going across the river to be gone several days; something may prevent my return. Keep that in remembrance of me.....I went to the store and purchased the articles I very much needed."
On April 8, 1846 he left Mississippi, with his wife and four of his five children, along with others of the same faith, including three Smithson brothers-in-law and under the leadership of another brother-in-law, William Crosby married to his sister Sarah), to join the larger contingent of Mormons gathering to move west . Still other members of that group were four sisters of William Crosby, married to John Brown, (the missionary who converted them to Mormonism), William Harvey Lay, Daniel Porter and John Bankhead.
He arrived in Fort Pueblo, Colorado on August 7, 1846 with the other "Mississippi Saints." Not more than two weeks later word came from Bent's Fort, 80 miles below Pueblo on the Arkansas River, that Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearney's army, who were en route to New Mexico to wrest that area from Mexican forces, were in need of a blacksmith. William Kartchner and James Harmon were sent. It is not known how long James stayed at Fort Bent before returning to Pueblo. He was a gunsmith as well as a blacksmith, and was particularly known for his hunting skills. He must have been a man of unusually large stature, because he was known as 'long legs' in recogntion of his appearance on horseback. He was known as a 'superb' horseman.
A sixth child, John Taylor Harman, was born in Pueblo on April 6, 1847 Less than two months later the family began the walk to Salt Lake City, arriving on July 29, 1847.
It is possible that at this time he became acquainted with Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacajawea, and Toussaint Charbonneau, guide to Lewis and Clark, who had been hired as a guide for the forces under General Kearney, and was at Bent's Fort at that time. Later, when James Harman and his wife established their gold claim and Homestead House in Auburn, California, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau lived at an Inn at Murder's Bar, some five miles from the Harman home, which was owned (see Kenneth Davies, Mormon Gold pps. 115 - 120) by Orrin Porter Rockwell, sometimes reputed to be bodyguard to Brigham Young. Charbonneau served as deputy surveyor for Placer County in 1851,52, and later was Manager of several hotels in and around Auburn, finally leaving the area in 1866.
Upon arrival in Utah the Harmans stayed at Pioneer Square (present-day Temple Square, Salt Lake City) where James set up a blacksmith shop with Dimick Huntington.
If the testimony of Ira Winters, son of James's daughter, Sarah, is accepted, after a little more than a year, in 1849, (James left Utah), and traversed the Mojave Desert with a group of Mississippi Saints who were settled in Cottonwood (later Holladay) comprised of the Smithsons and Holladays and their families, those who were part of the "Mississippi Saints". They had been been sent to San Bernardino, to establish a colony there. See article by Mrs. Thurlow Douglas for Nevada State Journal, December 28, 1941. From San Bernardino, the Harmans left the Smithsons and traveled up the Central Valley of California to Auburn, California, where he mined a gold claim and his wife ran a hotel, known as Homestead House or Harman House on Harman Hill also known as Crooks Ravine. Or: (another version) somewhere in California they met with Jean Baptist Charbonneau, whom James had met in Fort Bent, and he traveled to Auburn in the company of this man, (see above). There the Threlkills and Crows and Matthews, also Mississippi Saints from Monroe County, Mississippi, were their neighbors at a nearby hotel and mining claim in Long Valley. This residence is presently (1999) owned and occupied by a Rhodes family. The cemetery there was the burial place for Threlkills, Crows, Van Ripers (Mormon Battalion) and Levi Runyan (Mormon Battalion), and nine infants.
Descendants of Allen Freeman Smithson have written that Allen did not leave Salt Lake City for San Bernardino settlement until March 11, 1851, with Jefferson Hunt as leader. If this date is correct then James Harman left well before the San Berdardino settlement and against the orders of Brigham Young, with the purpose of of mining for gold, not settling a Mormon community in California. The date 1849, as stated by Ira Winters, is probably correct, but James must have left Utah with the Threlkills and Crows, and not with the Smithsons, as the Smithsons left in March, 1851.
There is no verified evidence that James brought slaves with him to Utah or to California, but in the 1850 Census of miners in the Auburn California area, there is a 19-year old black man called 'Harman' (no other name) who had a mining claim near James' claim. According to Joannette Black, great great grand
daughter of James Harman, letters and reports of Mormon missionaries, now in the church archives, mention that the Harman household at Auburn included two negroes, a man who was called Harman and a small boy. These two individuals were not the two who were bequeathed to James by his father's estate, as his father died in February, 1850, and James would not have had them until a later date. They may have belonged to Mary Ann Smithson Harman.
In 1851, following the death of his father Stephen, he returned to Mississippi to settle business affairs and to fetch his oldest daughter, who had been left there with relatives since 1846. He signed receipt for his share of partial distribution of his father's estate in April 15th, 1851. The receipt was for two negro slaves: l boy, Sam, valued at $500.00 and 1 boy, Nathan, valued at $1000.00. Since the total for these two individuals was $1500.00 and couldn't be divided, and was $52.51 more than the total valuation of one ninth of all 22 slaves ( in the estate of his father, Stephen) he paid in cash $52.75 to the Administrator, his brother, Stephen A. Harman. These two men had been sold, along with Stephen Harman's other slaves, at public auction authorized by the court, on January 30, 1851, at the home of the former owner. See Probate Packet 431, Aberdeen Court House, Monroe Co., Mississippi.
Another note here may be of interest: When James' mother, Lucy Joslin Harman died in 1866, after the Civil War, inventory of her estate showed $70.00 in gold as a part of her personal estate.
On his return trip, he crossed the Isthmus of Panama, where he contracted a fever, possibly Yellow Fever, which was particularly severe that year. He returned to California in August of 1851. On September 8, 1851, he died of that fever. He was buried on his home property. There is a photograph of his tombstone in the Archives Collection at the Placer County Museum, in Auburn California. The photograph was taken in 1962. At that time some remnants of Harman House were still visible at Harman Hill. The notation with the photograph indicates that there were three additional graves; two unmarked, and one for John Smith, died Aug 4, 1851. The graves were destroyed and the markers removed before 1998 by which time a subdivision called Vintage Oaks was built at that site.
This has nothing to do with genealogy - When I visited the area during the Winter of 1999, in order to get a picture of the place where James Harman's home was built, I was informed that a small park recently had been built in the area where there earlier had been a pear orchard planted. I took a picture of the English Walnut, the Fig Tree, and the Lilacs which had been there since it was homesteaded, then headed toward the pear orchard - park. A few yards down the rather overgrown trail I encountered a sign saying "Warning! Mountain Lion Habitat - Proceed at your own risk". I had only a camera which doesn't make much noise, and since I remembered that it was very close to there that a runner recently met her demise, when she was attacked and chewed by a Mountain Lion, I decided to explore the old pear orchard another time.
More About James Harman and Mary Smithson:
Marriage: December 25, 1828, Pendleton, Anderson, So. Carolina
Children of Mary Smithson and James Harman are:
+ 121 i. Mary Eliza6 Harman, born April 03, 1830 in Pendleton, Anderson, So. Carolina; died March 09, 1913 in Carson City, Nevada.
+ 122 ii. Paralee America Harman, born July 14, 1835 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi; died July 18, 1875 in Richville, Morgan Co., Utah.
+ 123 iii. James Bartley Harman, born 1840 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi; died 1913.
+ 124 iv. Sarah Elizabeth Harman, born August 18, 1841 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi; died October 15, 1888 in Fresno, California.
+ 125 v. Josephine Smithson Harman, born March 16, 1845 in Monroe Co., Mississippi USA; died October 13, 1927 in Centerville, Utah, USA.
126 vi. John Taylor Harman, born April 06, 1847 in Pueblo Colorado; died March 01, 1926. He married Susan Chesley White December 04, 1882 in Centerville, Davis Co.,Utah; born Unknown in Clympine, Sussex, England; died Unknown.
Notes for Susan Chesley White:
Biographical information on her brother, Charles shows spelling of Chessell, not Chesley. See Centerville, City in Between, Pub. 1989. Biographical information on her brother-in-law, Isaac Mills shows her sister as Charlotte Chessell White. pg. 325. Biography of Henry Isaac Mills states she came as an orphan with Isaac, sisters Charlotte Mills, and another sister, to United States aboard the Nevada, from Liverpool, on July 26, 1871, as part of a group of 93 Mormon converts under the direction of Lot Smith. Arrived in Salt Lake City August 16, 1871. Isaac's brother Richard and sister Frances had preceded them to Centerville, where they ended their voyage.
More About John Harman and Susan White:
Marriage: December 04, 1882, Centerville, Davis Co.,Utah
61. Martha5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born May 01, 1811 in Pendleton, So. Carolina, and died January 10, 1881 in Sulligent, Lamar co., Alabama. She married Daniel Holladay October 18, 1835 in Lowndes Co., Mississippi. He was born August 03, 1811 in Richmond Co. SC, and died November 13, 1866 in Sulligent, Lamar Co., AL.
More About Daniel Holladay and Martha Smithson:
Marriage: October 18, 1835, Lowndes Co., Mississippi
Child of Martha Smithson and Daniel Holladay is:
+ 127 i. John6 Holladay, born March 14, 1836 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama; died May 17, 1902 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama.
62. Elizabeth Harrison5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born November 05, 1813 in Pendleton, So. Carolina, and died September 17, 1898 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama. She married (1) Albert Barton Abt. 1843. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown. She married (2) Joseph Holladay Abt. 1844. He was born July 08, 1816 in Richland Co., SC, and died April 21, 1885 in Sulligent, Lamar, Alabama.
More About Albert Barton and Elizabeth Smithson:
Marriage: Abt. 1843
More About Joseph Holladay and Elizabeth Smithson:
Marriage: Abt. 1844
Children of Elizabeth Smithson and Joseph Holladay are:
128 i. Martha Susanna6 Holladay, born March 22, 1845; died Unknown.
129 ii. Mary Eliza Holladay, born September 06, 1846; died Unknown.
130 iii. Margaret Ann Holladay, born January 22, 1849; died Unknown.
131 iv. Elizabeth Parly Holladay, born January 27, 1850; died Unknown.
63. Allen Freeman5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born February 11, 1816 in Pendleton,Anderson Co., So. Carolina, and died September 27, 1877 in Pahreah, Kane, Utah. He married (1) Luticia Hollis Holladay April 09, 1840 in Marion Co., Alabama, daughter of John Holladay and Catherine Higgins. She was born November 28, 1824 in Marion, Alabama, and died August 16, 1849 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married (2) Jeannette Burton Taylor December 16, 1849 in Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter of Kenyon Taylor and Esther Traywick. She was born May 02, 1826 in Darlington, So. Carolina, and died May 29, 1912 in Layton, Utah.
Notes for Allen Freeman Smithson:
This notation appears in almost all records for Allen Freeman Smithson. I have been unable to find the original source- who has actually seen the note, or has possession of it. It is said that Allen Freeman Smithson carried this note in his wallet during his life time.
"My grate grand Mother Amy Freeman, My grate grand Mother was Amy Blanks, My grand Mother Mary Wetherford, Mother was Sarah Wetherford
More About Allen Smithson and Luticia Holladay:
Marriage: April 09, 1840, Marion Co., Alabama
More About Allen Smithson and Jeannette Taylor:
Marriage: December 16, 1849, Salt Lake City, Utah
Children of Allen Smithson and Luticia Holladay are:
132 i. John Bartley6 Smithson, born October 06, 1841 in Fayette, Alabama; died Unknown in San Bernardino, California.
133 ii. Sarah Catherine Smithson, born February 19, 1843 in Fayette, Alabama; died Unknown in Muskegee Indian Territory. She married FNU Couch; died Unknown.
134 iii. James David Smithson, born September 19, 1844 in Fayette, Alabama; died January 01, 1892 in Woodruff, Navajo Co., Arizona.
135 iv. Mary Emma Smithson, born March 01, 1846 in Marion, Alabama; died Unknown.
136 v. Lehi Smithson, born March 20, 1848 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died Unknown.
Children of Allen Smithson and Jeannette Taylor are:
137 i. Nephi6 Smithson, born September 16, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died Unknown.
138 ii. Moroni Smithson, born December 02, 1851 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
139 iii. Alma Smithson, born December 10, 1852 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
140 iv. Joseph Smithson, born February 18, 1854 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
141 v. Hyrum Smithson, born April 1855 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
+ 142 vi. Charles William Smithson, born April 1856 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
143 vii. Allen Smithson, born November 10, 1857 in San Bernardino, California; died Unknown.
144 viii. Marian Smithson, born July 26, 1859 in Washington, Utah; died October 04, 1859 in Washington, Utah.
145 ix. Elizabeth Jennett Smithson, born April 02, 1861 in Washington, Utah; died February 21, 1949 in Henriville, Utah. She married James Edward Smith March 20, 1878 in St. George, Utah; died 1908.
Notes for Elizabeth Jennett Smithson:
Was the second wife of polygamist James Edward Smith, he having a wife, Mary Susan Stephens at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth. During the first two years of their marriage they lived in Paria, then they moved to Arizona where they stayed for two years. In 1889 they moved to Henrieville. In 1890, under Federal law they were not legally married and they spent several years moving between Arizona and Henrieville to avoid Federal prosecution for illegal cohabitation. James E. Smith was arrested on March 15, 1894 and was sentenced to sixty days in the State Penitentiary in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth was the mother of 15 children.
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Marriage: March 20, 1878, St. George, Utah
146 x. George Albert Smithson, born June 02, 1862 in Washington, Utah; died November 01, 1862 in Washington, Utah.
147 xi. David Robert Smithson, born September 19, 1863 in Washington, Utah; died Unknown.
148 xii. Henry Smithson, born November 20, 1864 in Washington, Utah; died Unknown.
149 xiii. Margaret Lucinda Smithson, born May 20, 1866 in Washington, Utah; died May 05, 1883 in Paria, Kane Co., Utah.
150 xiv. Martha Caroline Smithson, born October 26, 1867 in Washington, Utah; died September 12, 1868 in Washington, Utah.
66. Marion Pinkney5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born December 25, 1822 in Monroe, Miss., and died March 15, 1912 in Milford, Beaver, Utah. He married Olivia Holliday Abt. 1844. She was born June 05, 1828 in Marion, Alabama, and died May 16, 1893 in Milford, Beaver, Utah.
Notes for Marion Pinkney Smithson:
He was just 15 years old when his father died. Married Olivia Holliday and lived in Alabama until about 2 years after his mother Sarah Weatherford Smithson died. According to family records his first 9 children were born in Alabama. In 1869, following the end of the Civil War in which he served, and following the freeing of slaves, essential to his cotton growing operation, he moved to Utah, settling at Centerville, Davis County, where his older sister, Mary Ann Harman and many cousins lived. Later - date unknown, he moved again to Santaquin, Utah where he following stock raising and mining. A copper strike at Eureka, Utah took him there. He established the Smithson Hotel at Milford. See A History of Beaver County, Martha Sonntag Bradley, 1999, pg. 162. He died at age 93
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Marriage: Abt. 1844
Children of Marion Smithson and Olivia Holliday are:
151 i. Frances6 Smithson, born Abt. 1845; died Unknown.
152 ii. Sarah Elizabeth Smithson, born February 20, 1849 in Marion Co., Alabama; died August 30, 1888 in Marion Co., Alabama. She married Ezekiel Cunningham Matthews Abt. 1870; died Unknown.
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Marriage: Abt. 1870
153 iii. Harriet F. Smithson, born July 20, 1850; died Unknown.
154 iv. Mary Ann Smithson, born May 08, 1852 in Marion Co., Alabama; died May 1929 in Riverside, Riverside Co., CA. She married Patrick Bernard McKeon Abt. 1879; died Unknown.
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Marriage: Abt. 1879
155 v. Susanah Smithson, born Abt. 1857; died Unknown.
156 vi. Martha Catherine Smithson, born July 11, 1861 in Marion Co., Alabama; died July 11, 1930 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.
157 vii. John Bartley Smithson, born September 1862 in Marion Co., Alabama; died August 07, 1910. He married Marentha Huntington February 13, 1891 in Beaver, Beaver Co., Utah; died Unknown.
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Marriage: February 13, 1891, Beaver, Beaver Co., Utah
+ 158 viii. Daniel William Smithson, born January 10, 1866 in Marion Co., Alabama; died December 26, 1930.
159 ix. Charles Smithson, born Abt. 1875 in Tintic, Juab Co., Utah; died Unknown.
+ 160 x. Minnie Smithson, born June 1873 in Tintic, Utah; died Abt. 1959 in Los Angeles, California.
161 xi. Allie Lola Aljean Smithson, born September 06, 1870 in Marion Co., Alabama; died November 11, 1935. She married James Samuel Acker Abt. 1895; died Unknown.
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Marriage: Abt. 1895
162 xii. Josephine C. Smithson, born Abt. 1868 in Marion Co., Alabama; died July 28, 1937 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.. She married James F. Muldoon Bef. 1880; died Unknown.
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Marriage: Bef. 1880
67. James Albert5 Smithson (Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born June 10, 1825 in Monroe, Miss., and died March 11, 1892. He married Mary Adeline Tomerson. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Notes for James Albert Smithson:
From: Our Pioneer Heritage, DUP, Mississippi Saints, Volume No 2, pp. 454-455. James Albert Smithson went to Pueblo with the Mormons, spent the winter of 46-47 in Pueblo, but never went to Utah.
A Deed recorded in the Monroe County Deed Book, record 23, dated March 14, 1864, describes the transfer of a parcel of 200 acres in Monroe County to J.M. Sims. His wife signed away her dower rights. Her signature reads L.F. or S.F. Smithson. It can in no way be interpreted as Mary Adeline (Tomerson)
Children of James Smithson and Mary Tomerson are:
163 i. John Marion6 Smithson, born May 02, 1852; died Unknown.
164 ii. James Dee Smithson, born 1855; died Unknown.