James Franklin Smathers Born: May 22, 1872 in Ringgold, Jefferson County, Pa. Died: March 4, 1940 Married to: Nancy L.Belle Rishhell Born: March 11,1878 in Trade City, Indiana County, Pa. Looking for Henry Smathers father of James Franklin Smathers. Mother of James Franklin Smathers was Annie (Abigail-Abby)Shaffer. Born: 1847 in Jefferson County. Died: Sept. 8, 1895 in North Mahoning Twp. Parents of Annie Shaffer was Benjamin and Catherine Shaffer.