hi tara-joesph smoot was born in missouri--1879-moved to laverne, oklahoma in 1903-homesteaded 640 acres -married minnie minor (my grandmother)-had 13 children--he is my granfather. roy e. smoot (my father) was born in 1909 at laverne,ok. he was raised on the homestead until he was 18 years old. he left home and finally ended up living in boise city, ok. he was a mechanic and he pasted away in 2002 at the age of 92.this is a little info if it helps let me know. have a good one. later, larry s.