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Descendants of Henry and Elisabeth Jackson Smith

1.  Henry SMITH was born on 15 May 1806 in North Carolina.  He died on 23 Aug 1886 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.

He was married to Elisabeth JACKSON on 22 Sep 1830 in Randolph Co., North Carolina.  Henry and his wife Elisabeth were both born in North Carolina, but at some point prior to the birth of their first child, Nancy, in 1832, they relocated to Tennessee.
They remained in Tennessee, until at least 1839, as the first four of their children, Nancy,  William, George W., and Charlotte were all born there. The fifth child, Jacob was the first to be born in Missouri, in 1840.

This second move, from Tennessee to Missouri, was made at a time when new lands were opened up in Southwestern Missouri. By the year 1900, the descendants of Henry and Elisabeth had, in their possession, at least 329 acres of land in and around the Chesapeake area of Lawrence County. Elisabeth JACKSON was born on 2 Jan 1815 in North Carolina.  She died on 11 Jan 1904 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.  Henry SMITH and Elisabeth JACKSON had the following children:

 2 i. Nancy J. SMITH was born in 1832 in Tennessee.
 3 ii. William A. SMITH was born in 1835 in Tennessee.  He died in 1904 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  On the 1900 Census for Turnback Township, Lawrence County, it is shown that Elisabeth "Betsy", was living with William. His brother Tom, and Tom's son Loy, were also living in the household.
 +4 iii. George W. SMITH.
 5 iv. Charlotte SMITH was born in 1838 in Tennessee.
 6 v. Jacob C. SMITH was born in 1840 in Missouri.
 7 vi. Henry SMITH Jr. was born in 1842 in Missouri.
 8 vii. Mary E. SMITH was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Missouri.  She died on 19 Jun 1917 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.
 +9 viii. Thomas SMITH.
 +10 ix. Isaac S\L SMITH.
 +11 x. Martha Louise SMITH.

 

SECOND GENERATION

4.  George W. SMITH was born about 1836 in Perry County, Tennessee.  He was described as 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. about 1863.6  He died in 1906 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  George is buried at the Campground Cemetery near Chesapeake, Lawrence Co., Mo.  He served in the military Nov 1863 to Jun 30 1865 in Missouri Cavalry.  George W. Smith served under Captain Samuel R. Roberts in Co. B, 15th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry volunteers. He was enrolled on Nov 1st, 1863 to serve 20 months or for the duration of the Civil War, and was honorably discharged from the service on Jun 30th, 1865 at Springfield, MO.  George served in the Civil War, enlisting in Lawrence County, Missouri.

He was married to Sarah PARSONS on 12 Jun 1867 in Cumberland Pres. Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  Sarah PARSONS was born in 1848.  She died in Mar 1929 in Springfield, Greene Co., MO.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.  Parents have not yet been documented.  George W. SMITH and Sarah PARSONS had the following children:

 +12 i. Iva SMITH.
 13 ii. Alla G. SMITH was born in Aug 1871.
 14 iii. Leanda SMITH was born in 1873.
 +15 iv. Barney C. SMITH.
 +16 v. Walter S. SMITH.
 17 vi. Biron SMITH. 
 +18 vii. Lyda M. SMITH.
 +19 viii. Lee SMITH.
 +20 ix. Clara Alice SMITH.

9.  Thomas SMITH was born in 1849 in Missouri.

He was married to Altamira 'Alta' COLLEY on 5 Oct 1871 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  Altamira 'Alta' COLLEY was born about 1852 in Missouri.  Parents were from Tennessee.  Thomas SMITH and Altamira 'Alta' COLLEY had the following children:

 21 i. William SMITH was born about 1875 in Missouri.
 22 ii. Loid SMITH was born about 1876 in Missouri.
 23 iii. Lonnie SMITH. 
 +24 iv. James Earnest SMITH.
 25 v. David H. SMITH was born about 1880 in Missouri.

10.  Isaac S\L SMITH was born on 18 Jun 1851 in Missouri.  He died on 18 May 1929.  He was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.

He was married to Mary E. WILLIAMS on 15 Nov 1874 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  Mary E. WILLIAMS was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Missouri.  She died on 19 Jun 1917 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.  Isaac S\L SMITH and Mary E. WILLIAMS had the following children:

 26 i. Elmer A. SMITH was born about 1876 in Missouri.
 27 ii. Houser F.? SMITH was born about 1877 in Missouri.
 28 iii. James E. SMITH was born about 1879 in Missouri.

11.  Martha Louise SMITH was born on 12 Mar 1856 in Lawrence Co., Missouri. She was baptized on 20 Jan 1907 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  She died on 14 Jul 1929 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.13

She was married to Ambrose Jackson DOSS (son of William DOSS and MCBRIDE) on 10 Nov 1883 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.14  Martha was married to Ambrose J. Doss, the son of William Doss, at the home of Robert Thompson, by Joel Martin, a minister of the gospel.  Ambrose Jackson DOSS was born on 27 Mar 1836 in Arkansas.  He was baptized on 4 May 1903 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo. He died on 12 May 1913 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.20  The cause of death is listed as apoplexy, according to J.W. Smith, who signed the medical certificate of death.  He was buried on 13 May 1913 in Spring River Cemetery, Verona, Mo.  His grave is unmarked and the records for this cemetery include only the names of plot owners, and not who is buried there. 

Ambrose's father passed away when he was just three years old, and his mother remarried.  Ambrose did not get along with his step father, so at the approximate age of 10, he left Missouri for a trip to California with his uncle Will. He and his brother Hugh Franklin are shown on the 1860 census for California as living in Yuba County, California, and Ambrose's occupation at that time is listed as Miner.

In a letter from Ambrose's granddaughter Shirley, dated March 29, 1996, she writes: "It seems as though Ambrose and his brother Frank took the first herd of horses from Missouri to California (Dad was not sure on the exact date). They settled in Orange County (which is now Disneyland). They had bought quite a bit of land there. Then Ambrose returned to Missouri. He later received word that Frank was very ill. Ambrose returned to California to be at his side, but Frank passed over before Ambrose could get there. Ambrose claimed a Mormon preacher bilked Frank out of their land as Frank deeded it over to Preacher on his death bed."  Shirley

Apparently Ambrose was in Lawrence County, Missouri in 1856, because Shirley told me that Ambrose held Martha in his arms when she was a baby, and he told her that he would come back one day and marry her - which he did! When Ambrose and Martha married, he worked for the Browning family of Verona as a farm laborer. That farm is now owned by Bill Davis.Ambrose's father passed away when he was just three years old, and his mother remarried.  Ambrose did not get along with his step father, so at the approximate age of 10, he left Missouri for a trip to California with his uncle Will. He and his brother Hugh Franklin are shown on the 1860 census for California as living in Yuba County, California, and Ambrose's occupation at that time is listed as Miner.

  Martha Louise SMITH and Ambrose Jackson DOSS had the following children:

 +29 i. William Henry DOSS.
 +30 ii. Hugh Franklin (Frank) DOSS.
 +31 iii. George Washington DOSS.
 +32 iv. Carl Jackson DOSS.
 +33 v. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DOSS.
 +34 vi. Ida Sarah A. DOSS.
 +35 vii. Mattie Alberta DOSS.

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THIRD GENERATION

12.  Iva SMITH was born on 3 Apr 1869 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was baptized on 7 Jan 1911 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  She died on 24 Oct 1948 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in IOOF Cem., Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo.

Eugene Clifford PIERCE was born on 9 Mar 1867.  He died on 3 Jan 1943.  He was buried in IOOF Cem., Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo.  He was a Builder in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He built the Carnation Milk plant in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo  Iva SMITH and Eugene Clifford PIERCE had the following children:

 +36 i. Verna Belle PIERCE.
 +37 ii. Georgia Olive PIERCE.
 +38 iii. Eugene Clifford PIERCE Jr..
 +39 iv. Ethel Allie PIERCE.
 +40 v. Nellie May PIERCE.
 +41 vi. Harry Ellsworth PIERCE.
 +42 vii. Percy Leon PIERCE.
 +43 viii. Barney PIERCE.
 +44 ix. Leslie PIERCE.

15.  Barney C. SMITH was born in 1875.

Addie SMITH was born in Jan 1876 in Missouri.  Barney C. SMITH and Addie SMITH had the following children:

 +45 i. Lynie SMITH.

16.  Walter S. SMITH was born on 6 Apr 1878 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He died on 27 Jun 1954 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.

Dollie SMITH was born about 1880 in Missouri.  d/o Sarah. Sarah living in household on 1920 census, Mo.  Ind.  Ind.  Walter S. SMITH and Dollie SMITH had the following children:

 +46 i. Wilbert SMITH.
 47 ii. Laura N. SMITH was born about 1905.
 48 iii. Thelma I. SMITH was born about 1907.
 49 iv. Hazel A. SMITH was born about 1909.
 50 v. Lyria B. SMITH was born about 1911.
 51 vi. Harmon C. SMITH was born about 1914.
 +52 vii. Pauline SMITH.

18.  Lyda M. SMITH was born in Oct 1884 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She died on 30 Oct 1917 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was a Telephone operator in Greenfield, Lawrence Co., Mo.  Lyda ran the switchboard for telephone service in Greenfield from her
home.

She was married to Lonnie Edward MCGEHEE (son of William Texas MCGEHEE and Arlenia C. 'Lena' HELM) on 31 Jan 1906 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo.  Marriage ceremony performed by a Justice of the Peace.  Lonnie Edward MCGEHEE was born on 16 Aug 1877.  He died on 6 Dec 1946 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  Lyda M. SMITH and Lonnie Edward MCGEHEE had the following children:

 53 i. Myrtle M. MCGEHEE was born about 1907.
 54 ii. Gladys M. MCGEHEE was born about 1909.
 55 iii. Marvin E. MCGEHEE was born about 1912.
 56 iv. George A. MCGEHEE was born about 1915.
 57 v. Gertie M. MCGEHEE was born about 1916.

19.  Lee SMITH.  Lee lived at Diamond, Missouri.

Lee SMITH had the following children:

 58 i. Violet SMITH. 
 59 ii. George 2 SMITH. 

20.  Clara Alice SMITH was born on 17 Oct 1889 in Chesapeake, Lawrence Co., Mo.

Charles Hickman CARSON was born on 15 Feb 1880.  He was a Blacksmith.  Clara Alice SMITH and Charles Hickman CARSON had the following children:

 60 i. Marvin Ray CARSON was born on 29 Jun 1908 in Chesapeake, Lawrence Co., Mo.
 61 ii. Charlene Myrtle CARSON was born on 24 Dec 1909 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo.  She died on 21 Feb 1911.  She was buried in Chesapeake Campground Cemetery.
 +62 iii. Dora Lee CARSON.
 +63 iv. Wade Thomas CARSON.
 +64 v. Joe CARSON.
 65 vi. Jolene CARSON was born on 28 Mar 1918 in Ft. Smith, Ar.  She died in Jun 1919.  She was buried in Chesapeake Campground Cemetery.

24.  James Earnest SMITH was born in 1879 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He died in 1952 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.

Lily DUNCAN was born in 1879.  She died in 1965.

29.  William Henry DOSS was born on 10 Sep 1884 in Verona, Mo..  This is the only birth in this family to be recorded.  He was baptized on 20 Jan 1907 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  He died in Apr 1963 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.25  'Uncle Henry' was the only one of Ambrose and Martha's sons to make
his home in Lawrence Co., where he was born.

Bonnie Beatrice JARETT was born on 17 Mar 1895.  She was baptized in 1928 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  She died on 4 Dec 1957 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.  William Henry DOSS and Bonnie Beatrice JARETT had the following children:

 +66 i. Mildred DOSS.
 67 ii. William James Ambros DOSS was born on 12 Oct 1919.
 +68 iii. Rocksie Charline DOSS.
 +69 iv. Mary Louise DOSS.
 +70 v. Wilma Lee DOSS.

30.  Hugh Franklin (Frank) DOSS was born on 2 Jun 1886 in Verona, Mo..  He was baptized on 20 Jan 1907 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  He died on 7 May 1940.  Hugh and his wife Illa made their home in San Diego Co., Ca.

Ila TOOMBS was born on 26 Jul 1900.  She died on 15 Aug 1982.  Hugh Franklin (Frank) DOSS and Ila TOOMBS had the following children:

 +71 i. Hugh Madison DOSS.

31.  George Washington DOSS was born on 3 Sep 1887 in Verona, Mo..  He was baptized on 20 Jan 1907 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo. Uncle George' and his family made their home for years in Santa Rosa,
Ca. He died on 2 Aug 1970 in Phoenix, Az. 
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He was married to Laura Bird WILSON on 7 Sep 1912.  Laura Bird WILSON was born on 6 Mar 1890 in Watersend, Rice Co., Mn.  She died on 8 May 1965 in Fullerton, Ca.  Laura Bird Wilson was a cousin to the president, Woodrow Wilson.  George Washington DOSS and Laura Bird WILSON had the following children:

 +72 i. Carl Marvin DOSS.
 +73 ii. Edna Madalyon 'Madeline' DOSS.
 74 iii. Alice M. DOSS was born on 30 Mar 1914.  She died on 1 Apr 1914.
 75 iv. Alice Marjorie DOSS was born on 17 Nov 1916.  She died on 25 Mar 1923.
 76 v. George Junior DOSS was born on 2 Jun 1919.
 77 vi. Harold Adelbert DOSS was born on 9 May 1925 in Pacific Beach, San Diego Co., Ca.
 78 vii. Duane Arthur DOSS was born on 5 Nov 1929.

32.  Carl Jackson DOSS was born on 18 Jun 1890 in Verona, Mo..  "At the time of Ambrose's death, Carl was living in Anaheim, working there. He had married an English woman by the name of Alice Young. She became pregnant but died in childbirth with uremic poisoning - a baby boy died also. My dad returned to Missouri to take care of his Mom when his Dad died."  Shirley

Shirley also told me that 'Jack' was, when he lived in Verona, Missouri, in the cattle and hog business with Art Browning.

He was married to Carrie Bell RICE on 13 Mar 1923 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  Carl Jackson DOSS and Carrie Bell RICE had the following children:

 79 i. Louis VELTON-DOSS. 
 80 ii. Noble DOSS was born on 23 Sep 1923.  He died on 20 Apr 1984.
 +81 iii. Carl Edward DOSS.
 82 iv. Doris Eileen DOSS was born about 1929.  Doris was a twin to Dorothea. Both died in infancy.
 83 v. Dorothea Elizabeth DOSS was born about 1929.  Dorothea was a twin to Doris. Both died in infancy.
 84 vi. Bobby Gene DOSS was born about 1931.  Bobby Gene was a twin to Betty Jane. Both died in infancy.
 85 vii. Betty Jane DOSS was born about 1931.  Betty Jane was a twin to Bobby Gene. Both died in infancy.
 +86 viii. Shirley Ann DOSS.

33.  Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DOSS was born on 15 Jun 1892 in Lawrence Co., Mo..  She was baptized on 20 Jan 1907 in Chesapeake Baptist Church, Lawrence Co., Mo.  She died in 1914 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  Mary Elizabeth died at the age of 22 from Creek Consumption.  She was buried in Campground Cemetery, Chesapeake, Mo.  Mary Elizabeth is buried next to her mother at Campground Cemetery.

  Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DOSS and Clyde BROCK had the following children:

 87 i. Gilberta BROCK was born on 12 Jan 1914.  She died on 12 Jan 1914.

34.  Ida Sarah A. DOSSwas born on 10 Feb 1896 in Verona, Mo..  She died in 1918 in Lawrence Co., Missouri. Ida Sarah died at the age of 22 from Creek Consumption.  She was buried in Spring River Cemetery, Verona, Mo.  Ida Sarah is buried next to her father at Spring River Cemetery, next
to her father. Her grave is not marked.  Ida Sarah and her husband had one child before her death, a son.

  Ida Sarah A. DOSS and Mason COMBS had the following children:

 88 i. William Hiram COMBS was born on 16 Apr 1914.

35.  Mattie Alberta DOSS was born on 27 Sep 1898 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was baptized in 1914 in Verona Baptist Church.  She died on 19 Jan 1953 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  She was buried in Summit Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO.

She was married to Elmer Elwood BROWN (son of Frederick Elsworth BROWN and Lucy VANDERGRIFT) on 23 Dec 1915 in Springfield, Greene Co., MO.  Elmer Elwood BROWN was born on 22 Aug 1891 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He died on 21 Nov 1981 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.  He was buried in Summit Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO.