This is NOT the Mattie SMITH we were looking for.....
Our Mattie's parents PROVEN by her MARRIAGE record !!!!
Copy of original marriage record (page 570) recvd29 Apr 2005 Etowah County Clerk 800 Forrest Avenue Gadsden, AL 35901-3641 (256) 546-2821
State of Alabama, County of Etowah "Manson Numelly and Mattie V Smith, married at the residence of Rev James P SMITH , 12 Oct 1884, by W.P. Cobb, a Minister of the Gospel"(handwritten note used) State of Alabama, County of Etowah " $200.00 Surety Bond posted 04 Oct 1884 before Probate Judge L.E. Hamlin by Manson Nunnelly and M.G. Mahaffey"
1880 Etowah Co Al/ED 72/Twp 12 Rng 7/HH 55-55/pg 399b Smith, James P /HH/wm age 59 Tn/VA/NC/ minister of the Gospel Smith, A E/wife/wf age 41 Al/NC/VA Smith, Mary/dtr/wf age 20 Al/Tn/Al/single SMITH, Mattie/dtr/wf age 18 Al/Tn/Al/single Smith, Anna/dtr/wf age 16 Al/Tn/Alsingle Smith, Cannie?/dtr/wf age 09 Al/Tn/Al Smith, Cora/wf age 07 Al/Tn/Al
1870 DeKalb Co Al/Ft Payne/Twp 7 Rng 9/HH 52-52/pg 885a Smith, J P/HH/wm age 49 Tnminister Smith, Elizabeth/wf age 31 Al Smith, Mary L/wf age 11 Al SMITH, Martha V/wf age 09 Al Smith, Eliza E/wf age 07 Al