I would appreciate that. At one time the family did live in Cottonwood and as I have been told that both Shasta and Tehama Counties were fighting over who will claim Cottonwood as their own? So was Cottonwood at one time part of Tehama County and then Shasta? Or is this story even true?
As far as the Smith name goes I have no ideal? Thomas Burton Smith does not ring a bell. What was your GLEASON relatives name? I could see if they run into my family for you and thats about all I could do.