I have Minerva Jane Smith born about 1830 (1880 Arkansas Census shows at 49 years old born in Franklin county Alabama) she died June 15, 1924 at Scott County Parks Ark but I have been unable to locate her grave even though Scott County cemeteries are quite searchable.
Married to William Carroll Franklin born about 1834 Pope County Arkansas and died Scott County Parks Ark also unable to locate his grave
Their child was Francis Gaines "Buck" Franklin my great grandfather.
Minerva's parents were Levi Smith born 1799 Amherst County Virginia he died 1844 Franklin County Alabama and Minerva Bell Born Aug 2, 1803 Madison County Alabama and diedMay 27, 1877 Alcorn Tippah County MississippiThey had 6 children.
Minerva's 1st husband was Alexander Calvin Nichols born 1825 alabama and died before 1860 killed in Civil war they were married Dec 12, 1844 Alcorn County MississippiThey had 7 children.
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