Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jeremiah & Joanna (Dillon) Smith: My Double 4th Great Grandparents

Jeremiah Smith, b. 23 Dec 1773 in SC – d. 1843 in MS, and his wife, Joanna (Dillon) Smith, b. 22 Aug 1778 in NC – d. after 1821 in MS, are my double 4th great grandparents. When I print out a chart of my ancestors they, and their parents, appear twice.

Jeremiah and Joanna had 13 children. Two of those children were Martha P. (Smith) Alford, b. 25 March 1802, and Wyatt Smith b. 31 August 1809. Both of these children became my 3rd great grandparents. 

 In 1818 Martha married Edwin Barksdale Alford. They had 13 children, one of whom was Martha Elizabeth Alford, b. 8 August 1846 in MS. She married Jessie Alexander Brumfield. They had 8 children, one of whom was Rose Ella Brumfield, b. 18 July 1867 in MS.

Wyatt Smith (Martha’s brother) married Euseba Fortenberry. They had 9 children, one of whom was Emmaline Smith, b. 13 September 1831 in MS. Emmaline married Allan Moses Brown, b. 26 January 1836 in MS. They had 3 children, one of whom was Jasper Pascal Brown, b. 15 May 1865 in MS.

These branches reconnected when Rose Ella Brumfield and Jasper Pascal Brown, both great grandchildren of Jeremiah & Joanna (Dillon) Smith, and second cousins, married. They married 21 December 1887 in Pike, MS. Of their 10 children, Roy Jesse Brown, b. 8 March 1902 in MS, was my paternal grandfather. Therefore, Jeremiah and Joanna get double billing in my family trees.


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