Picture Friday. Come post a pic of yourself, an ancestor, etc. Let me know if you want this to be posted with your info and put enough information to be able to tie it to your line. Starting with me. I'm from Alexander Smith b 1790 SC m Martha ? from SC>Morgan County Alabama> Texas. The group that represents these Smiths is GRP-R-M269-77 and it appears to have Irish origins. https://www.smithsworldwide.org/tng/smtrees.php?grouping=GRP-R-M269-77
N24267 I was around 40 when this photograph was taken. Old man now. I'm 70 and only exploring
From left to right: Paul L Smith, Carl L Smith, Michael P Smith, Baby - Brian M Smith, taken 27 Nov 1969.
Probably Brinkley, AR 1909 aftermath of devastating tornado. Smith family and neighbors. Credit to Sherri Swain.
Credit to Sherri Swain. Photo of John M. Smith (1860-1941) and his believed to be brother (or cousin), James Pleasant Smith (1858-1933.) Both worked as blacksmiths or farmers at one time or another. We have successfully tracked their descendants but can not reliably locate their other half-siblings, father's or mother's family.
This is believed to be the blacksmith shop belonging to my 2nd gf, James M. Smith(b.1816) or a brother. We know from census and family stories that our Smiths lived in Henry County, TN and then moved to Brinkley, AR and French Camp, MS. On 1860 census, adult female is Mary(b. 1833?) with my great-grandfather, John M. Smith(1860-1941) and brother, James Pleasant Smith(1858-1933.) In the household are: Malissa H. (18) KY; William L. (17) KY; Robert(16)TN and Thomas (16) TN. James Hastings(26) is also listed and may be a relative. We believe that it is James M. Smith listed on an 1850 Henry Co, TN census. There are listed here the three boys: William, Robert and Thomas.
For those looking for info on my grandmother who is the child listed on a lot of trees having a unknown mother , her mother name is Louisa Belser ( Postell ) she would of been considered a house negro during that time. My grandmother name is Lois Smith who lived to be 88yrs old and she was the last living child that the us senator Ellison Durant Smith had up til his death; this her picture and I’m here for any of those who want more info about her.
These are the Y-DNA ancestors of 2 men in Group GRP-I-M253-9, or I1-M253 Group 9. On the left, Jason Andrew Cole (1893-1948). On the right, Silas S. Smith (1794-1878). Silas is not necessarily Jason's direct-line Y-DNA ancestor; he might be Jason's distant Y-DNA uncle or distant Y-DNA cousin. Whatever their relationship (I would love to know!), I can clearly see the Y-DNA resemblance between the 2 men. (Both pictures were originally posted on Ancestry)
Silas S. Smith b. 1794 in Vermont, USA or Massachusetts, USA (picture originally posted on Ancestry)
This man is one of the Y-DNA ancestors of the men in this project in Group GRP-I-M253-9, or I-M253 Group 9.
To go along with my post below, this is James Henry Smith, my g'g'grandpa, with his wife, Eliza (Gump) Smith. I always want to scooch those two together. I don't have a pic of James's dad, William C. Smith. I wish I did!