Howdy! My GG-Aunt was Susan Frances [Smith], d/o James Davenport Smith & Mary Elizabeth [Shaw] who married 17 Nov 1850 in Elbert Co Ga. Aunt Susan was the 4th of 11 chn and born 03 Feb 1860 in Oglethorpe Co Ga. (1) Her birthdate is from her father's Bible. (2) The following is a quote from a letter written by her nephew, Myles Fredrick Smith born 15 Dec 1890 Polk Co Ga - died 08 Nov 1986 Okla City, Ok: "Susan Frances Smith married a Markin and moved to Arkansas.I don’t remember ever seeing her but once when she came back for a visit and brought two little children along with her." (3) Polk Co Ga marriage records: "Susie F. Smith md Washington W. Markin on 17 August 1882 Polk Co Mg Bk B, pg 326" (4) Arkansas census records *1900 Greene Co Ar/ED 35/SpringGrove Two/HH 54-58/pg 52b: Markin, Warren/Head/wm age 44 born Apr 1856 Oh/Va/Oh/ married 18yrs MARKIN, Susan F/wife/wf age 39 born Feb 1861 Ga/Ga/Ga/ 5 of 5 chn lvg Markin, James T/son/wm age 16 born May 1884 Ga/Oh/Ga/single Markin, Nettie S/dtr/wf age 14 born Nov 1885 Ga/Oh/Ga/ single Markin, William/son/wm age 12 born Jul 1887 Ga/Oh/Ga Markin, George W/son/wm age 10 born Sep 1889 Al/Oh/Ga Markin, JohnC/son/wm age 08 born Jan 1892 Al/Oh/Ga *1910 Craighead Co Ar/ED 15/Buffalo/HH 302-302/pg 76b: MARKINS, Suzie/HH/wf age 50Ga/Ga/Ga/widow Markins, Thomas J/son/wm age 25 Ga/Oh/Ga/single Markins, Johnie/son/wm age 18 Ga/Oh/Ga/single *1920 Craighead Co Ar/ED 30/Buffalo/Dw 17/pg 211b-ac 32: Markins, John C/HH/wm age 28 Ga/Oh/Ga Markins, Gracie P/wife/wf age 19 Ar/Ar/Ar Markins, Charley H/son/wm age 7mos Ar/Ga/Ar MARKINS, Susan F/mother/wf age 60 Ga/Ga/Ga /widow (5) GG-Aunt Susan's death? I cannot find her anywhere under the surname Markin/s in 1930, however, her brother James Henry Smith died 12 Oct 1928 in Polk Co Ga and she was not listed as a surviving sister but ALL of his other 8 living siblings were..... ? Does anyone know when she died? Where? Buried ?
*** ALL I know about her chn & g/chn is from the Arkansas censuses 1900-1930 so it's just bare bones information & probably not too accurate. My last record of her son George W is 1900 I have her dtr Nettie 1900-1930 I have her son John 1900-1920 I have her son James T 1900-1920 I have her son William J 1900-1930
*** I will happily share GG-Aunt Susan's Smith kin with any of her descendants!!! And, I would deeply appreciate any information you might share about her descendants!!! Please know that since we are dealing with persons living in the 1900's, I will respect the privacy of all living descendants. Kathye