Wyatt Smith, my 3rd great grandfather, [1809 LA – 1894 MS] married Euseba Fortenberry [1809 SC – 1878 MS]. Wyatt & Euseba “blazed the trail, built the stockade a quarter mile east of the present Silver Springs Church. Besides rearing eight children of their own, they proved their love for children by bringing up several orphan children, and counted them their own." They are buried in the Wyatt smith Cemetery in Pike Co., MS.
Sometimes a search comes together easily, perhaps to compensate us for all the other times when every avenue turns into a muddy path. I have been able to find Wyatt in several US Census reports.
1840 Pike, MS Wyatt Smith; 2 adults; 4 children; 25 slaves
1850 Pike, MS Wyatt Smith, 41, farmer; Sibby; 7 children, all b in MS
1860 Pike, MS Wyatt Smith, Holmesville, 50; Euseba; 5 children; a son next door
1860 Pike, MS Slave Schedule, p 51. Wyatt Smith with 10 slaves & 2 slave houses
1870 Pike, MS Wyatt Smith, Osyka, 61, Euseba; 2 children, Adolphus & Walter
1880 Pike, MS Wyatt Smith, 69, living with his son, Adolphus & family.
1900 Pike, MS Adolphus Smith, dentist, in Magnolia with wife & 6 children
|1860 Us Census, MS, Pike; Wyatt Smith family|
May all your census searches be successful.