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Descendants of Sol Smelser
formerly of Green Co., TN. Moved to Paint Rock, Jackson Co., Alabama

WB00699_1.gif (2084 bytes)Contact and submitter is Marie Waters


Generation No. 1

1. SOL SMELSER was born Abt. 1815 in Tennessee, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH (SMELSER). She was
born Abt. 1814 in Tennessee, and died Unknown.

Notes for SOL SMELSER:
Census record taken 19 June 1860, Jackson County, Alabama - Paint Rock Community shows Sol Smelsor as a carpenter. The
value of real estate owned is $252 and the value of personal estate owned is $300. The son James is listed as a farm laborer.
Family members ages 20 and over unable to read or write are wife Elizabeth, daughters Elizabeth and Margaret.

Children of SOL SMELSER and ELIZABETH (SMELSER) are:
i. ELIZABETH2 SMELSER, b. Abt. 1838, Tennessee; d. Unknown; m. ROLIN WOOD, 03 Jul 1873, Jackson Co., Alabama
(Bk-B page 228); b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About ROLIN WOOD and ELIZABETH SMELSER:
Marriage: 03 Jul 1873, Jackson Co., Alabama (Bk-B page 228)

ii. MARGARET SMELSER, b. Abt. 1839, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
iii. CATHERINE SMELSER, b. Abt. 1841, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
iv. JAMES SMELSER, b. Abt. 1842, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
v. ADAM SMELSER, b. Abt. 1845, Tennessee; d. Unknown; m. (1) ELIZABETH JANE SISK, 14 Dec 1875, Jackson Co.,
Alabama (BK-B pg 533); b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) M. E. HARGISS, 10 Jun 1883, Jackson Co,, Alabama by a Minister
of the Gospel1.

More About ADAM SMELSER:
Military: 48th Ala Inf CSA Pvt. Co E

More About ADAM SMELSER and ELIZABETH SISK:
Marriage: 14 Dec 1875, Jackson Co., Alabama (BK-B pg 533)

More About ADAM SMELSER and M. HARGISS:
Marriage: 10 Jun 1883, Jackson Co,, Alabama by a Minister of the Gospel1

2. vi. LEAH SMELSER, b. 10 Jun 1846, Greene Co., Tennessee; d. 16 Dec 1919, Dekalb Co., Alabama.
vii. REBECCA SMELSER, b. Abt. 1849, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
viii. G S SMELSER, b. Abt. 1851, Alabama; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 2

2. LEAH2 SMELSER (SOL1) was born 10 Jun 1846 in Greene Co., Tennessee, and died 16 Dec 1919 in Dekalb Co., Alabama.
She married (1) DAVID K PINKSTON 19 Mar 1866 in Jackson Co, Alabama, by Roland Wood, MG2. He was born Unknown,
and died Unknown. She married (2) JOHN MARSHALL KEITH 14 Mar 1869 in Jackson Co., Alabama by Noah Shelton, Justice
of the Peace3, son of WILLIAM KEITH and NANCY VENEABLE. He was born 06 Jun 1848 in Alabama, and died 04 Feb
1935 in Ft. Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama4.

More About LEAH SMELSER:
Burial: Lower Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Dekalb County
Fact 1: Jun 1844, Date of birth in 1900 census
Fact 2: 10 Jun 1846, Date of birth on gravestone

More About DAVID PINKSTON and LEAH SMELSER:
Marriage: 19 Mar 1866, Jackson Co, Alabama, by Roland Wood, MG5

Notes for JOHN MARSHALL KEITH:
CENSUS: 1900 Alabama, DeKalb County, Rock Collins Beat - Precinct No. 10, District 70. Sheet #10. Census taken 27 JUN
1900 by Robert R Connell. Dwelling #186, family #186. John, head of household, b. Jun 1849, age 50, birthplace Alabama. Leah,
wife, b. Jan 1844, age 56, birthplace Tennessee. John and Leah married 30 years. Children 12, living 7. Children in household:
Willie, daughter, b. Apr 1875, age 25; Ranzy, daughter, b. Aug. 1878, age 21. John M and girls listed as being able to read and
write. Leah listed as not being able to read or write. John listed as a farmer, rents his home. Farm schedule #43. 

CENSUS; 1910 Alabama, DeKalb County, Valley Head Precinct No. 10, District #73, Dwelling #43, Family #44. JOHN KEITH,
age 67, widowed, listed in household of grandson Erskine Maxwell.

More About JOHN MARSHALL KEITH:
Burial: Lower Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Dekalb County
Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia
Fact 1: Age at death: 86 years 8 months
Fact 2: Residence at death: Mentone, DeKalb Co., AL
Fact 3: Jun 1849, Date of birth on 1900 Census
Fact 4: 08 Jun 1851, Date of birth on gravestone
Fact 5: 06 Jun 1848, Date of birth on death certificate
Fact 7: Length of residence Alabama: 10 years 2 months
Fact 8: Marital Status at death: Widowed
Fact 9: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 10: Source: Death certificate #3011 pg. 7
Medical Information: Contributory cause: Influenza, attending physician: M. T. Floyd

More About JOHN KEITH and LEAH SMELSER:
Marriage: 14 Mar 1869, Jackson Co., Alabama by Noah Shelton, Justice of the Peace6

Children of LEAH SMELSER and JOHN KEITH are:
i. JULIA3 PINKSTON, b. Abt. 1867; d. Unknown.
ii. REBECCA MELISSA KEITH, b. 27 Jan 1870, Jackson Co., Alabama; d. 25 Jun 1963, Mentone, Dekalb Co., Alabama; m.
HENRY FRANK SHIGLEY7, 14 Oct 1888, Jackson Co., Alabama8; b. 15 Apr 1865, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana; d. 08 Jan 1954,
Mentone, Dekalb Co., Alabama.


More About HENRY FRANK SHIGLEY:
Burial: Bankhead Cemetery, Mentone, AL
Fact 1: 1885, Moved from Olmsted, Minnesota to DeKalb Co., AL
Fact 2: 1887, His move was two years before his father and the rest of the family came south.

More About HENRY SHIGLEY and REBECCA KEITH:
Marriage: 14 Oct 1888, Jackson Co., Alabama8

iii. ANNIE ELIZABETH (BETTY) KEITH9, b. 07 Jan 1871, Alabama; d. 26 Nov 1943, Dekalb Co., Alabama10; m. WILLIAM
G MAXWELL11, 05 Jul 1889, DeKalb Co, Alabama, by a Minister of the Gospel12; b. 02 Mar 1869, Tennessee; d. 04 Apr 1918,
Dekalb Co., Alabama13.

More About ANNIE ELIZABETH (BETTY) KEITH:
Burial: Lower Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Dekalb County

More About WILLIAM G MAXWELL:
Burial: Lower Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Dekalb County

More About WILLIAM MAXWELL and ANNIE KEITH:
Marriage: 05 Jul 1889, DeKalb Co, Alabama, by a Minister of the Gospel14

iv. RHODA J KEITH, b. Abt. 1873, Alabama; d. Unknown, Alabama; m. WILLIAM BOHANNON, 30 Dec 1891, DeKalb Co,
Alabama, by a Minister of the Gospel15; b. Abt. 1871, Alabama; d. Unknown, Alabama.

More About WILLIAM BOHANNON and RHODA KEITH:
Marriage: 30 Dec 1891, DeKalb Co, Alabama, by a Minister of the Gospel15

v. WILLIE KEITH, b. Apr 1875, Alabama; d. 1950, Dekalb Co, Alabama; m. JOHN T BOHANNON; b. 1860, Alabama; d.
1946, Dekalb Co, Alabama.

More About WILLIE KEITH:
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery

More About JOHN T BOHANNON:
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery

vi. RHASE KEITH, b. Aug 1878; d. Unknown, Dekalb Co., Alabama (bur. at Little Sulphur Springs Cemetery).
vii. JOHN KEITH, b. Abt. 1880, Alabama; d. Bef. 1900, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN KEITH:
John died as a teenager from an accidental gunshot to himself while cleaning his gun. He was never married.


Endnotes

1. Alabama Marriages 1800-1920, OSPage 252.
2. Jackson Co., AL. marriages pg. 375
3. Marriages of Jackson Co., AL. (1859-1871) Book A page 730, L 1232.
4. Death Certification #13011, Volume 7, Office of Official Records, AL..
5. Jackson Co., AL. marriages pg. 375
6. Marriages of Jackson Co., AL. (1859-1871) Book A page 730, L 1232.
7. Personal family info from family members - This is the author's maternal grandfather.
8. Alabama Marriages 1800-1920, OSPage 338.
9. Notes from Sadie Blevins Crowe granddaughter of William Maxwell.
10. Obituary files Dekalb Co Library, Ft. Payne, AL. Sulphus Springs Cemetery
11. Notes from Sadie Blevins Crowe granddaughter of William Maxwell.
12. DeKalb Bk of Marriages - Book D, Page 340.
13. Obituary files Dekalb Co Library, Ft. Payne, AL. Sulphus Springs Cemetery
14. DeKalb Bk of Marriages - Book D, Page 340.
15. DeKalb Bk of Marriages - Book E, Page 52.

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