Smith Family

This information concerns two generations of the Smith family.
1800-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                   * Generation I *
   Henry Marion born: (May 26, 1812) in Pittsburg, Allegheny County, PA
married: (a) Frances Short (September 15, 1839) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
                (b) Harriet E. Savery Nicholson (November 8, 1869) in Kendall County, TX
children: (a) Mary Jane, Martha Anne Elizabeth, Caroline Manley, William Henry, Alphonso, Amanda Matilda, Jacob Linn, Mary (Polly), Clinton Lafayette, Jefferson Davis (◊) and
Nancy Lee V.(◊)
                (b) none, except Lawrence, Walter, Preston F., Matthew H., and Absalom H. (children of Harriet E. Savery and Matthew H. Nicholson)
died: (June 8, 1885) in Comal County, TX
buried: Camp Bullis, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 40) with his first wife in Bexar County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was (age ) with his first wife in Bexar County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was age (56) with his second wife in Comal County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 66) with his second wife in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, his widow was (age 75) with her son Absalom Nicholson in Victoria County, TX.
note: His second wife was the daughter of Sarah Ann _?_ and Asahel Savery and the widow of Matthew H. Nicholson. Additional information about the grave site at Camp Bullis can be found here.

* Generation II *
   Mary Jane
(children of Henry Marion Smith and Frances Short)
born: (October 12, 1841) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
married: no
children: no
died: (September 29, 1842) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
buried:
census:
note:
   Martha Ann
   Elizabeth
born: (January 27, 1843) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
married: William Peter Gerfers (July 23, 1862) in Bexar County, TX
children: Caroline Sophenia [Emil Kuebel], Fanny June [Richard A. Mecke], Mandy, Mollie, Margaret (Maggie) [George H. Bacon]
died: (August 18, 1878) in Kendall County, TX
buried: Gerfers Cemetery (row 4 stone 3), Timberwood Park (near Camp Bullis), Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 7) with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1860 census, she was (age ) with __ in __; on the 1870 census, she was (age ) with her husband in ; on the 1880 census, her husband was (age 43) with his second wife in Bexar County, TX
note: Her husband arrived from Prussia in Galveston, TX, on May 30, 1848. After Martha's death, he married Augusta Leistikow Gerfers (April 20, 1880) in TX, and had four more children: John W., Elizabeth, William P., and Max H. Augusta Leistikow had four children by her first marriage to Johann Peter Gerfers: Anna [Edmond L. Bacon], Helena, Bertha, and Joseph Peter.
   Caroline Manley born: (August 14, 1845) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
married: William Leonard Tarrant Coker (August 14, 1867) in Bexar County, TX
children: Fannie D. and Clinton
died: (December 3, 1933) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried: Coker Cemetery (section 4 marker 7), San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 6) with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 37) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was (age 52) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 64) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1920 census, she was (age 74) with her husband in Bexar County, TX
note: Her husband was the son of Malinda Brown and Joseph Coker; on the 1850 census, the Joseph Coker family was in Cherokee County, TX. An alternate Coker Cemetery site is located here.
   William Henry born: (November 29, 1847) in Bergheim, Kendall County, TX
married: Eudora Olive Davis (July 15, 1867) in Kendall County, TX
children: Lillie [William Henry Schuchardt], Aremia, Emory [Johana Wegenroth], Tom [Leila Cook], Fort [Ella Mildred Davis], Lynn [Mary Steward], Fannie [Walter Herrin], John Zedock [Ella Mildred Davis Smith]
died: (December 19, 1928) in Kendall County, TX
buried: Smith Cemetery on Highway 3160 east of Bergheim, Kendall County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 3) with his parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was (age ) with his parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was (age 21) with his wife in Kendall County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 32) with his wife in Kendall County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 52) with his wife in Kendall County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 63) with his wife in Kendall County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 73) with his wife in Kendall County, TX.
note:
   Alphonso born: (December 26, 1849) in TX
married: no
children: none
died: (October 26, 1850) in TX
buried:
census:
note:
   Amanda Matilda born: (October 23, 1852) in Bexar County, TX
married: Samuel Ramon Lane, Jr (June 3, 1869) in Kendall County, TX
children: James Calvin [Helen Alexander Patton], Maude Violet, Mary Frances [Lawrence A. Leonard], Matilda P. [Edwin Pearl Langford], Elizabeth [Ed Schuchardt], Laura Lee [Edgar Posey], Henry T. [Lucy H. Herrera], Gideon S. [Katie Tower], Dovie Irene [Sam Clark]
died: (February 12, 1939) in Bandera, Bandera County, TX
buried: Bandera Cemetery, Bandera County, TX
census: On the 1860 census she was with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 17) with her husband in Kerr County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 27) with her husband in Kerr County, TX; on the 1900 census, in Bandera County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was with her son Henry T. Lane in Bexar County, TX
note:
   Jacob Linn
(Doc)
born: (March 1, 1855) in Bexar County, TX
married: Harriet Ellender Thompson (October 2, 1881) in Kendall County, TX
children: Hallie Florence [Moore], Nettie Laura, Arthur Lynn, Frances Marion, Lottie Mae [George Sherman Lapham], Robert Henry, Margaret Matilda, George Richard
died: (January 2, 1932) in TX
buried: Coker Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexasr County, TX
census: On the 1870 census, he was (age 14) with his father in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 45) with his wife in Sutton County, TX
note:
   Mary
(Polly)
born: (September 26, 1857) in Bexar County, TX
married: John (Jack) Cravey (December 17, 1876) in Kendall County, TX
children: Henry Marion [Lillian Vane Duke], Ellen [James R. Asher], Martha Elizabeth [Sam Hand] [Charlie Ague], Jack Jr., Lee [Clara McCracken] [Margaret Gretchen Dedecker] [Delany Hand], Myrtle, John [Georgia Burris] [Kathryn Moos] [Ida Moss]
died: (November 15, 1918) in Boerne, Kendall County, TX
buried: Boerne Cemetery, Boerne, Kendall County, TX (without a marker in the pauper section)
census: On the 1870 census, she was (age 12) with her father in Comal County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 20) with her husband John in the Henry Cravey household in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was (age ) a widow in TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 54) in Kendall County, TX
note:
   Clinton Lafayette born: (August 3, 1860) in Bexar County, TX
married: Dixie Alamo Dyche (August 29, 1889) in TX
children: Clinton Virgil [Robbie Ella Hext], Byrtle Lee [Annabel B. Colwell], Virgil Allen [Robbie E.], Viola, Zona Mae [William Floyd Benskin], Leona Martha [Chester A. Simon] [John Cleveland Cory], Marion Jonathan [Lillian L. George], Milton Otis [Verda Dell MacDonald]
died: (September 10, 1932) in Edwards County, TX
buried: Rocksprings Cemetery, Rocksprings, Edwards County, TX
census: On the 1870 census, he was (age 9) with his father in Comal County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 19) with his father in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 39) with his wife in Uvalde County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 49) with his wife in Edwards County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 60) in a separate household from his wife (age 43) in Edwards County, TX; on the 1930 census, his wife Dixie was (age 52) with their son Virgil Allen in Edwards County, TX; on the 1940 census, his wife was (age 63) a widow in Edwards County, TX
note: His wife was the daughter of Mary Wallace and George Dyke.
   Jefferson Davis born: (August 31, 1862) in Kendalia, Kendall County, TX; twin to Nancy Lee V. Smith
married: Julia Harriet Reed (November 15, 1892) in Hondo, Medina County, TX
children: Raymond Glen [Amalia (Mollie) Nehr], Rollie Aaron [Rosalie Croom], Elvin Rue [Mary Amanda Smith], Elbert Ode [Hilda Ella Erler], Albert Frank (Chico) [Hazel Mae Lee], Oda Irene [Marvin LeRoy Kelley]
died: (April 21, 1940) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried: Coker Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1870 census, he was (age 7) with his father in Comal County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 17) with his father in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was in County, TX; on the 1930 census, in Bexar County, TX
note:
   Nancy Lee V. born: (August 31, 1862) in Kendalia, Kendall County, TX; twin to Jefferson Davis Smith
married: Benjamin Franklin Cravey (March 31, 1880) in Bexar County, TX
children: Laura Nancy, Simon (Bud), Pearl Maggie,
Clara, Dovie, Pinkie
died: (February 10, 1893) in Bexar County, TX
buried: Ingenhutte Ranch (7 miles south of Center Point on Elm Pass Road), Kerr County, Texas
census: On the 1870 census, she was (age 7) with her father in Comal County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 17) with her father in Comal County, TX; on the 1900 census, her husband was widowed in Bandera County, TX
note:

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