Smith Genealogy

   My direct Line for now, more to come. 

Samuel Smith (**See notes at bottom of Page** or click on name for more information)

    Born: unknown - location unknown
    Died: 1820 - Bledsoe County, Tennessee
    Buried: unknown - assumed somewhere in Bledsoe County, Tennessee

       Married: Unknown

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Evander McKeever Smith (*See notes at bottom of Page*)

    Born: May 24, 1814/1819/1821Tennessee
    Died: November 4, 1878Overton County, Tennessee
    Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County Tennessee


See Pic of graves of Evander and Sarah
                                                                                                        
        Married: Sarah Easter Wallace (3rd wife) - cerca 1855
            Born: April 12, 1835Fentress County, Tennessee
            Died: November 16, 1878Overton County, Tennessee
            Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee



 John Walter Smith

    Born: February 8, 1858Overton County, Tennessee
    Died: June 5, 1947Overton County, Tennessee
    Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
John Walter Smith and Martha Bilbrey
        Married: Martha M. BilbreyApril 12, 1881
            Born: May 6, 1863Overton County, Tennessee
            Died: September 13, 1952Overton County, Tennessee
            Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee


 Albert Curtis Smith

    Born: November 5, 1889Overton County, Tennessee
    Died: January 23, 1977 - Davidson County, Tennessee
    Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
Albert Curtis Smith and Sallie Mae Boswell
        Married: Sallie Mae BoswellOctober 5, 1913
            Born: June 22, 1893Overton County, Tennessee
            Died: December 28, 1970Overton County, Tennessee
            Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee



 Cloe Tenson Smith

    Born: July 22, 1917Overton County, Tennessee
    Died: August 23, 1983Overton County, Tennessee
    Buried: Falling Springs Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee


See pic of Cloe's grave
                                                                                                                
        Married: Earlene Cara Arline (later divorced)
             Born: August 12, 1933 - Putnam County, Tennessee
             Died: April 22, 2005 - Dayton, Ohio
             Buried: Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Montgomery County, Ohio

 (Living) Smith

 (Living) Smith



Notes:

** In a power of attorney document found in the Bledsoe County, TN archives, Evander M. Smith grants an Alexander Montgomery power of attorney to act on his behalf relating to the land his father, Samuel Smith, who died in 1820,  left him.  This was a great find that lists the father of Evander, Samuel Smith as well as his death in Bledsoe County in 1820 in the document.

** In the Tennessee Supreme Court case 'Smith vs. Evans' it lists Samuel Smith, as well as his three sons: John, William, and Evander.  Samuel Smith owned 323 acres of land in Bledsoe County, and died in 1820. (See Google Books:  Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee During the Years 1844-5)

* Evander McKeever Smith has numerous land and property deals in Bledsoe County, TN which I will list here soon. 

Evander McKeever Smith – appears on the 1860 Overton County, TN Census (21st of July, 1860), page 275 – Shows up as E. M. Smith, age 39 – Cabinet Maker, Place of Birth: Tennessee.  This Census shows him living with: Sarah A. – 26 F, Benjamin J. - 18 M, Samuel L. or S. – 15 M, Millie – 12 F, John W. – 3 M, and Mary 6 months F.

Evander also shows up on the 1850 Clinton County, KY Census as Evander M. Smith – 31 M – cabinetmaker, TN.  Also showing up in this census are Abigal, 27 F - KY, Virginia T. 9 F – KY, Benjamin J. 7 M – KY, Samuel S. 5 M – KY, Milly C. 1 F – KY.

Evander Also shows up on the 1840 Clinton County, KY Census as E. M. Smith.  Also on this census is shown the members of the family by age and gender, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 15-20. 

A note of interest: Benjamin and Isaac Story also appear on the 1840 & 1850 Clinton County, KY Census.  Prior to being married to Sarah Wallace, Evander was married to Abigal Story.  It appears that he followed the Story family from Bledsoe County, TN to Clinton County, KY where Evander must have lived for over a decade, before showing up in Overton County, TN with a new wife.   

Obvious discrepancies: The age of Evander varies from Census to census, which is why there are three years listed for his birth year. 

There are many Evander McKeevers listed during this timeframe in the South.  It is sometimes spelled McKever, or McIver, although I understand even with this spelling it is pronounced McKeever.  Some of the Others found are Evander McKever Raulston, Evander McIver Betts, Evander McKeever Kilgore, Evander McIver Law, a General Evander Roderick McIver, and even a few plain Evander McIvers.  While I find it interesting that there are so many, I have yet to find a solid connection to my Evander.

Smith family legend says that these Smiths are Scots-Irish. 

 
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