My name is Brenda J. (Bridges) Crane. I am looking for my Smith Ancestors. I am a Smith descendant througth my grandmother Gloria (Smith) Hicks. We were told that we are of French-Canadian-Indian blood. I have not found any proof of this as yet but our line came from Tennessee and North Carolina to Indiana about the early 1800's and I do know we are of Scotch and German extraction. This is my grandmothers line as far as I have been able to find out.
Charles Smith b:abt. 1804 TN, m: Nov 29, 1824 Wayne Co., Indiana to Nancy Langley b: April 1, 1804 Randolph Co., North Carolina d:June 20, 1867 Howard Co., Indiana. I do not know when they came to Indiana or if they came as children with their parents. Nancy Langley's parents are Jonathan Langley b:abt.1787 Chatham Co., North Carolina d:abt. April 11, 1856 Howard Co. Indiana m: Jan 2, 1804 Randolph Co., North Carolina to Hannah Smith b:1787 in Virginia d:abt. 1868. Jonathan Langley's father was Allen Langley b:abt. 1737 Christianna Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware.
Children of Charles Smith & Nancy Langley are:
1). Possibly James? Smith b:unk
2). John Smith b;May 9, 1827 Wayne Co., Ind. d:abt. 1914 Indiana m: abt.Jan or March 13, 1851 Delaware Co. Indiana? to Lydia Ellen West,daughter of Jonathon West, TN & Sara Brock Ky., b:abt. Dec 1834 Delaware, Indiana d: abt. 1915 Greenwood, Johnston, Indiana (my line 3x great grandparents)
3). Calvin Smith b: 1831 in Indiana
4). Reuben Smith b: 1833/4 in Indiana m: Possibly to Matilda (unk)
5). Mary Smith b: 1835 in Indiana
6). Allen Smith b: 1837 in Indiana
... +Elizabeth b: 1844 in Virginia m: Abt. 1860 in Howard County, Indiana
7). Martha Smith b: 1840 in Indiana
8). Sally Smith b: 1841 in Indiana
9). Peter H. Smith b: 1842 in Indiana
10). Charles H. Smith b: 1843/4 in Indiana m: Possibly to Mary J. (unk)
11). Hannah E. Smith b: 1844 in Indiana m: abt. June 5, 1862/5, Howard, Indiana to James W. Tyler
12). Miles C. Smith b: 1846 in Indiana
13). Henry L. Smith b: 1848 in Indiana
... +? Matilda
..... 5 Amanda ? Smith b: 1872
..... 5 Valena ? Smith b: 1877
..... 5 Sarah E. ? Smith b: 1879
I beleive after the death of Nancy (Langley) Smith, Charles Smith remarried to a Mrs. Matilda Tyre with a daughter Sussifine Tyre Between 1867 & 1871. That is between the death of his 1st wife Nancy Langley and the birth of his son Oliver Smith in 1871 with 2nd wife, then came a daughter (Nellie) Smith in 1880. When Charles first wife, Nancy died, Charles was abt. 62 years old. When his last child was born with 2nd wife Matilda he was 75 yrs. Matilda was 37yrs.
Children Of John Smith & Lydia Ellen West (my line)
1). George W.(ashington?) Smith b: May 1852 Indiana d: Oct 7, 1925 Franklin Johnson Co., Indiana m: Frances E. Haggard, daughter of John Haggard, b: May 9, 1846, Indiana d: Dec 15, 1918 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.
2). Charles C. Smith b:abt. 1853 Indiana d:abt. 1953 Indiana? m: Elizabeth (Dine/Dyne?)
Children: (Elizabeth?) Lizzy Smith
remarried to sister Rebecca (Becky) (Dine/Dyne?)
Chrildren: Pearl & Chester (Chess) Smith b:abt. 1892
Susan Angleline Smith b:abt.1856 Indiana d:abt. 1956 Ark. m:Dec 14, 1876 Bartholomew Co., Brown Co., Indiana to David Amos Pence b:1845 Bartholomew Co., Indiana d: Dec 1912 or 1914 Boydsville, Clay Co., Ark.
4). Joseph Ruben Smith b: 1857 Wayne Co., Indiana d: 1937 New Castle,Ind, buried South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Indiana. m: Mary Sickels b:abt. 1860 Darke Co., Ohio d: Feb 7, 1896/7 Indiana, buried Nettle Creek Cemetery near Franklin, Indiana. Joseph remarried to Alice (Dine/Dyne?). A sister to brother Charles's wife's. (Joseph & Mary are my line)
5). Elizabeth Jane Smith b:abt. 1858/9 Indiana m:(Jack Fitcher or Pitcher?)
6). Jeremiah (Jerry) Smith b:abt. 1860/3 Indiana d: Possibly Abt. 1963
7). Mary S. Smith b:abt. 1864/5 Indiana m: (Ditch?)
8). Julia A. Smith b:abt. 1867 Indiana m: (Will?) Prosser
9). Sarah Alice (Allie) Smith b:abt. 1869 Indiana m: Bill Prosser
10). Rebecca Smith b: Abt. 1871 Indiana
11). Elanoria (Norah) S. Smith. b: Feb 5, 1874 deceased by 1880.
Children of Joseph and Mary Sickels
1). Armeda Smith b:abt. 1888 New Castle, Henry Co., Indiana d: Jan 13, 1970 New Castle,Henry Co., Indiana m. Martin Pegg son of Jesse Pegg
2). Letha Smith b:unk Indiana m: Pairs Clark m:Chas Terrell or Ferrell, was a building contracter m:Bill Pruett
3). Effie Smith b: unk m:Arlie Lockridge
4). Oral Everett Smith b:Oct 11, 1890 Dalton, Wayne Co. Indiana d: April 27, 1963 Webb City, Jasper Co., Mo. m: Aug 24, 1912 Webb City, Jasper Co., Mo. to Pauline Moore Woodrum b:Aug 26, 1897 Webb City, Jasper Co., MO.
d: April 10, 1965 Webb City, Jasper Co., Mo (This is my Great Grandparents.)
If anyone has any info on the parents of Charles Smith from Tn or any of his descendants, I would be ever so greatful, some of his children and Charles himself has been my brick wall for to long. My email is BIRDLADYCJMO@aol.com
Also I hope this info will help others. Sincerely, Brenda J. (Bridges) Crane