Re: Garson Mendel Smith
Would he have been the father of Mendel Lafayette Smith? I was in Camden last week and went to the RMC office. I found many old deeds relating to this Smith family. I am researching a Henry Smith who would have been closely related to Mendel L. Smith and possibly Garson Mendel Smith.
I did notice deeds with the name Bouvette Smith in the records. I made a mental note of it as Bouvette was a surmname of friends of mine in Charleston. You don't see the name very often, so it resonated with me.
There seems to be a link between these Smiths: Mendel L. Smith, Napoleon B. Smith, Benjamin M. Smith, Harrison Smith (possibly David Harrison Smith), Medora S. Sowell and Bertha Smith. There also may be a connection to Sidney Smith who became a well-known Baseball player from Camden.
THey all at one time or another had an interest in lot 1196 in Camden which appears to be 1040 Broad Street by the current street numbering system. It is a small commercial building with a metal victorian facade.
Please let me know if you have any knowledge of these peole or their connection to Henry Smith.