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Mary Elizabeth Jones
  (Family Record)
John Abraham Smith
William Thomas Smith
Sarah Ellen Smith
Etta Cordina Smith

Event Date Details
Birth 19 MAY 1836 Place: , Franklin, Tennessee
Death 8 SEP 1909 Place: Indianola, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
Burial SEP 1909 Place: Indianola, Pittsburg, Oklahoma - Choate Prairie Cemetery
Source:
Ancestral File (TM)
Notes:
!NAME: Thomas M. Smith

!NAME: Thomas M. Smith - (AFN: HS6W-31) - Source L.D.S., Ancestral File.

!CENSUS: 1850 Johnson County, Arkansas census. Spadra Township. Free Inhabitants. Stamped Pag e Number, 157-B. October 10, 1850.
Elizabeth Smith Age, 33. (f) Born Alabama.
Louisa [Smith] Age, 16. (f) Born Tennessee.
Thomas [Smith] Age, 14. (m) Born Tennessee.
Catherine [Smith] Age, 13. (f) Born Tennessee.
Cymantha [Smith] Age, 11. (f) Born Tennessee.
Zilpha [Smith] Age, 8. (f) Born Tennessee.
William [Smith] Age, 6. (m) Born Tennessee.
John [Smith] Age, 5. (m) Born Tennessee.
James [Smith] Age, 3. (m) Born Tennessee.
Edmond [Smith] Age, 2. (m) Born Arkansas.
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!MARRIAGE: Johnson County, Arkansas Marriages. Volume, "N," Page, 10; Smith, Thomas M. 20 yr s & 6 mos to Mary E. Jones 18 yrs, both of Spadra, 4 Sep 1856.
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!NOTE: In the following 1860 Sebastian County, Arkansas census Thomas M. Smith was living tw o families away from his Uncle, John Miller Martin. The area that they were living in is kno wn as Black Fork, Soctt County, Arkansas today.

!CENSUS: 1860 Sebastian County, Arkansas census. Mountain Township. Page Number, 7. Stamped N umber Page, 965. June 12, 1860. [Sebastian County, Mountain Township is Blackfork, Scott Coun ty]
Thomas M. Smith Age, 24. (m) Born Tennessee.
Mary E. [Smith] Age, 22. (f) Born Arkansas.
John A. [Smith] Age, 2. (m) Born Arkansas.
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!NOTE: Thomas M. Smith's Uncle, John Miller Martin, obtains an Arkansas Homestead in 1860 i n the Black Fork, Soctt County, Arkansas area. There was a Thomas Smith which also obtaine d an Arkansas Homestead in the Black Fork, Scott County, Arkansas area in 1860. The Scott Co unty Courthouse, Waldron, Arkansas burns down in 1882 and all of these Scott County, Arkansa s Homesteads are refiled, and have a new date of 1909. The following is assumed to be Thoma s M. Smith obtaining a Scott County, Arkansas Homestead.

!DEED: The State of Arkansas} To all to whom these presents shall come - Greeting: Know ye th at whereas by and Act of Congress of the United States of America, entitled "An Act to enabl e the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the Swamp and Overflowed Lands within the ir Limits" approved 28th of September 1850 and whereas under the provisions of the Act of th e General Assembly of the State of Arkansas regulating the price and sale of lands so grante d the Commissioner of State Lands for the State of Arkansas did grant his Duplicate Certifica te dated the second day of October 1909 and numbered 1719 to and in favor of Thomas Smith fo r the following described lands to wit: South half of the South West Quarter of Section Nin e (9) in Township One (1) North of the base line in Range Thirty - Two (32) West of the Fift h Principal Meridian, containing Eight Acres. And said lands having been patented by the Uni ted States to the State of Arkansas as a portion of the Swamp and Over Flowed Lands granted t o said State by the Act of Congress aforesaid, and the purchase money for said lands amountin g to forty dollars ___ cents, having been fully paid therefore the said Thomas Smith is entit led to a Deed from the State of Arkansas for said land. Now Therefore I Lafayette L. Coffma n Commissioner of State Lands for the State of Arkansas for and in behalf of said State, an d in consideration of the premises have granted, bargained, sold, confirmed and conveyed, t o the said Thomas Smith and to his heirs and assigns the tract of land hereinbefore designate d. To have and to hold the said trails or parcels of land herein before described with the a ppurtenance thereto belonging to the said Thomas Smith and to his heirs and assigns, forever . In Testimony Where of I Lafayette L. Coffman Commissioner of State Lands for the State o f Arkansas, have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of my said office to be affixed a t the City of Little Rock, on this second day of October 1909 and of the Independence of th e United States of America, the One Hundred and Thirty Third year. Commissioner of State Lan d for the State of Arkansas. Filed in my office for Record 4th day of October 1909. S.K, Dunc an Clerk and Records Rec. 10-4 -97. By Frank Bates D.C.- Source Information found in the Sco tt County Courthouse, Waldron, Arkansas. Deed and Mortgage Records. Book, 22. Page, 632.
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!NOTE: Note in the above deed that Thomas Smith's Arkansas Homestead deed was numbered #1719 . William L. Smith's Arkansas Homestead deed was numbered $1718; Township No. 3 North, Rang e No. 30 West. 1870 March 5. No. 353, William L. Smith. E 1/2 NW, Section 25. 80 Acres. Dup[l icate] Cert[ificate] #1718 issued 9/4/09. - Source Information found in the State Capitol a t Little Rock, Arkansas - Original Land Tract Books. (See notes under William Smith, son of A braham and Elisabeth (Martin) Smith.)

!NOTE: The following talks about what happened to Thomas M. Smith' s, Black Fork, Arkansas St ate Homestead. Again it is assumed that this homestead was Thomas M. Smith's because it wa s obtained in the general locatiion, and same year that Thomas M. Smith's Uncle, John Mille r Martin, obtained his homestead.

!DEED: [...] That the S. 1/2 of S.W 1/4 of said section 9 was swamp land belonging to the Sta te of Arkansas under grant from the United States when on the 8th day of Oct 1860 the State s old it to Thomas Smith and issued to him its swamp land certificate for the same but said cer tificate was lost or destroyed and the State through its Commissioner of State Lands on the 2 nd day of Oct. 1909 issued a duplicate certificate as ot that date in the name of said Thoma s Smith reciting in said duplicate the date of & particulars of said sale and thereupon issue d a patent purporting to convey said S. 1/2 of S.W. 1/4 to Thomas Smith, although he was lon g since dead and had ceased many years to be the owner of said land and through mistake of th e clerk who wrote said patent is recorded in Book, 22 at page, 632. That said S. 1/2 of S.W . 1/4 section 9 was subject to taxes for the year of 1871 and neither the said Thomas Smith n or any one else paid the State and County taxes thereon for said year and said land was forfe ited to the State for taxes aforesaid and afterwards, to Wit:[...]
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!NOTE: Because Thomas M. Smith was a sergeant in the "Union" army during the Civil war, it i s assumed Thomas M. Smith abandoned his Black Fork, Scott County, Arkansas Homestead becaus e of the areas strong "Confederate" sympathies. Again John Miller Martin is Thomas M. Smith' s Uncle. John Miller Martin's sons fought in the Confederate army during the civil war. I a m sure Thomas M. Smith took his family back to Johnson County, Arkansas thinking that he woul d get away from Confederate sympathies, only to find Confederate sympathies in Johnson County , Arkansas. Thomas M. Smith's wife, Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Smith, had a sister by the name o f Melinda Jane "Jane" "Janie" (Jones) Sanders. Thomas M. Smith and his brother-in-law, Franci s Marion Sanders or Saunders, show that they enlisted in Company "C" 16 Arkansas Infantry, Co nfederate Regiment, on October 7, 1861 in Clarksville, Arkansas.

!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington D .C. 20409. Civil war pension of widow, Melinda Jane “Jane” “Janie” ( Jones) Sanders Sou thers Rains, for service of Veteran, Francis M. Saunders. Civil war Pension Number #123,38 8. Widows Pension Number #83,193. (In/Part)
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DEPOSITION A.
Case of Melinda J. Rains, No. 83,193.
On this 8 day of July, 1912, at Deponents home, County of Marion, State of Illinois, before m e, Frank W. Peterson, a special examiner of the Bureau of pensions, personally appeared Me linda J. Rains, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propou nded to her during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says : I am 71 years of age; my post office address is R.T.D., No. 1, Alma, Marion Co. ILL. Occupa tion noting.
I am the widow of William Rains but am applicant for pension as the remarried widow of Fran cis M. Sanders. I was first married to Francis M. Sanders. I married him on Nov. 12, 185 7 in Johnson Co, Ark[ansas]. Neither of us had ever been previously married. My maiden nam e was Malinda Jane Jones & I was brought up in Johnson County, Arkansas. My husband had be en there something like two years when I married him. I believe he came there from Missouri . He and I lived together in Johnson Co[unty], Ark[ansas] until he went into the confederat e service. I don’t know in what Company] & Regiment in the Confederate Service he served bu t he was living in Johnson Co[unty], Ark[ansas] when he was forced into the Confederate servi ce. He got out of the confederate service in some way and enlisted in the U.S. service in Co [mpany] A, 2", Ark[ansas] Inf[antry] right away. He served in that Co[mpany] & Regiment unti l he was killed. I drew pension as his widow for a while, but did not get it until after I r emarried. I drew to cover the period of time up to my remarriage. After his death I came t o Mr. Sanders people in this part of the country. When I first came here to this state whic h was in March 1865, I came to near Mt. Vernon, and was down there in Jefferson Co[unty] unti l the fall of 1865 when I came up to Salem in this county. My next marriage after Mr. Sander s death was to Ephraim Southers. The war records seem to have his name Southard but we a lways pronounced it Southers. As I remember it now he was in the 58", Ill[inois] Inf[antry] . I married him in the summer of 1866 at Salem Ill. We moved right up in this neighborhoo d and my home has been right around here every since although I have been around with my chil dren some. [...]
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!MILITARY: Compiled Service Records Of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizatons From T he State Of Arkansas - Sixteenth Infantry,; SMITH, Thomas M. Co. C, 16 Arkansas Infantry. (Co nfederate) Private|Private Card Numbers. 1.,44929566. 2.,____9641. 3.,____9716. 4.,____9783 . 5.,____9867.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. T.M. Smith Pvt. Co., C, 16 Reg't Ark. Inf. Appears on a Receipt Rol l for clothing, for 3 Q[uarte]r, 1862.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Capt. Hill's Co., Arkansas Infantry. Age, 25 yea rs. Appears on Company Muster - in Roll of the organization named above, Roll dated Fayettevi lle, Ark. Oct 29, 1861. Muster- in to date Oct 29, 1861. Joined for duty and enrolled: When , Oct 7, 1861. Where, Clarksville, Ark. By whom, __. Period, 12 mos. __ Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. C, Hill's Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears o n Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Oct 29, 1861 to Dec. 31, 1861. Enl isted: When, Oct 29, 1861. Where, Fayetteville. By whom, M.M. ____. Period, 1 year. Present o r absent, Absent. Remaks: Absent sick. ___Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt. Co., C, 16 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on C ompany Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Dec. 31, 1861 to Feb. 28, 1862. Enlis ted: When, Oct 29, 1861. Where, Fayetteville. By whom M.M _____. Period, 1 year. Last paid: B y Whom, Capt. Ward. To what time, Oct. 31, 1861 Present or absent, Present. ___ Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt Co. C, 16 Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company M uster Roll of the organization named above, for Apr. 30, 1862 to June 30, 1862. Enlisted: Whe n, Oct. 29, 1861. Where, Fayetteville. By whom, M.M. _____. Period, 1 year. Last paid: By who m, Capt. Ward. To what time, Oct. 31, 1861. Present or Absent, Present. Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|16|Ark. Thomas Smith Pvt, Co. C, 16 Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Mus ter Roll of the organization named above, for June 30, 1862 to Aug. 31, 1862. Enlisted: When , Oct 29, 1861. Where, Fayetteville. By whom, M.M. ___. Period, 12 mo. Last paid: By whom, Ca pt. Ward. To what time, Oct 31, 1861. Present or Abesnt, Present. Remarks: Bounty due $50. __ __ Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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(Confederate) S|__|__. Thomas Smith Pvt, C. C, 16th Ark Reg't. Appears on a Report of Killed , wounded and missing of the 1st Division Army of the West, in the battle of Corinth, Miss. O ct. 3 to 5, 1862. Report dated, Oct 13, 1862. Remarks: Missing. Series I. Vol., 17. Part, I . Page, 382. S.E. Aronstein, Copyist.
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!MILITARY: Compiled Service Records Of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations F rom The State Of Arkansas. Second Infantry.; Smith Thomas M. Co. A, 2 Arkansas Inf. Private|S ergeant. Card Numbers. 1., 10939904. 2., 10939998 3., 10940094. 4., 10940186. 5., 10940267. 6 ., 10940360. 7., 10940420. 8., 10940488. 9., 10940509. 10., 10940576. 11., 10939557. 12., 109 40649. 13., Da-569-1866. 14., 31841144. 15., 34712198. Numbers of personal papers herein 0. B ook Mark: Da 569-1866.
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for Dated Dec. 31, 1863. Joined for duty and enrolled: When, Sept 2, 1863. Where, Warren, A rk. Period 3 years. Present or Absent, Absent. Remarks: Absent ___ left while on Scout Dec. 1 5/63 at Clarksville, Ark. ___ Copyiest.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for Jan. & Feb, 1864. Present or Absent, Present. Geo J. Drew Copyiest.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for Feb 29 to June 30, 1864. Present or Absent, Present. W. N. Sayre Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for July & Aug, 1864. Present or Absent, Present. W.N. Sayre Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for Sept & Oct, 1864. Present or Absent, ___. Stoppage, $22.89 for ____ ____. Remarks: Dese rted at Lewisburg, Ark. Sept 27/64. W.N. Sayre Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec , 1864. Present or Absent, Present. Remarks: Returned from Desertion Dec. 1"/64 with gun cart ridge box and waist belt. __Copyist
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Pvt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Rol l for Jan & Feb, 1865. Present or Absent, Present. Remarks: Returned from desertion Dec. 1/6 4 with gun cartridge and waist belt. ___Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Srgt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Ro ll for Mar & Apr, 1865. Present or Absent, present. Remarks: Paid June 30/64 Deserted Sept 28 , 64 returned from desertion Dec 1/64. Paid by Maj. Emerson From Dec 1/64 to Feb 28/65. Due s oldier back pay from June 30/64 to Nov 31/64. ___ Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Srgt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Company Muster Ro ll for May & June, 1865. Present or Absent, Present. Remarks: Paid from 30/64 deserted Sept 2 7/64 returned from desertion Dec 1/64. Paid by Maj. Emerson from Dec 1/64 to Feb 28/65 Due so ldier back pay from June 30/64 to Dec 1/64. ___ Copyist.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Swift Pvt, Co A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Appears on Returns as follows : Dec. 1864. Joined from desertion Dec. 1' 64. Johnson Co. Ark. Feb 65 Absent without leave s ince Dec. 24'64.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Srgt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Arkansas Infantry. Age ___ years. Appears on Co . Muster-out Roll, dated Clarksville, Ark Aug 8, 1865. Muster-out to date, Aug 8, 1865. Las t paid to, Feb 28, 1865. Clothing account: Last settled Nov 30, 1864; drawn since $5.99. Rema rks: Pvt. from enrollment to Jan 1/65 Deserted Sep 27/64 returned Dec 1/64 restored to duty w ith loss of all pay & allowance during time of unauthorized absence by S.O. 31 of 1865 (over ) from __ 3rd Dec 7" __ Soldiers pay from June 30.64 to Sept 27/64. Book Mark: Charge of dese rtion will (over) be removed he will be considered absence without leave from Sep 27/64 to De c 1"/1864 with loss of pay & allowance for such absence ___ Da 569-1899 AGO Sep 6/66.
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[Ibid:]
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S|2|Ark. Thomas M. Smith Srgt, Co. A, 2 Reg't Ark. Inf. NOTATION. Book Mark: Da-569-1866. Wa r Department. Adjutant General's Office, Washington Sept. 6, 1866. The charge of desertion ag ainst this man will be removed but he will be considered absent without leave from Sept 27, 1 864 to Dec 1, 1864, with loss of pay and allowance for such absence. A.H. Fiegonbaum Copyist.
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!CENSUS: 1865 ILLINOIS STATE CENSUS: Information found in the State Capitol, Springfield Illi nois, 1865 Illinois State Census, Page, 1.
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To the secretary of the State of Illinois
I Durham Tracy Commissioner appointed to take the census in the county of Marion and Stat e of Illinois for the year A D 1865 do hereby certify that the above report is _____ & full a nd true report so far as I have been able to ascertain ____ even under my hand and sea l this 23rd day of November A D 1865. Durham Tracy
Commissioner for taking the census of Marion County, Illinois
State of Illinois}
Marion County} I Dwyer Tracy, Clerk of the county court in and for the county and state afo resaid do hereby certify that Durham Tracy was duly appointed by the County court of Mario n County to take the census of the County of Marion and state aforesaid to take the census fo r the year 1865 appointed on the 7th day of June A D 1865 A. _________ Given under my ha nd and seal of office at Salem this 23 November A D 1865. Dwyer Tracy Co Clerk
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[Ibid:] Page, 88.
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HEAD OF FAMILY,
Joseph Lynch
White person 10 years old and under, Male -(1) - Joseph W. Lynch.
White person 10 years old and under, Female -(1) - Sarah Ann Lynch.
White person over 10 and not over 20, Male -(2) - Henry D. Lynch & Charles W. Lynch.
White person over 10 and not over 20, female -(2) - Mary Jane Lynch & Martha L. Lynch.
White person over 20 and not over 30, Male -(3) - John M. Lynch; William R. Lynch; James T. L ynch.
White person over 40 and not over 50, Female -(1) - Sarah Ann (Martin) Lynch
White person over 50 and not over 60, Male -(1) - Joseph W. Lynch
Total white Males, (7). Total white Females, (4). Total, (11). Value of Live Stock. Dollars , 337.
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[Ibid:] [Same Page Following The Above]
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HEAD OF FAMILY,
Thomas M. Smith
White person 10 years old and under, Male - (2) - William T. Smith & John A. Smith.
White person over 20 and not over 30, Male - (1) - Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Smith
White person over 20 and not over 30, Female - (1) - Thomas M. Smith
Total white Males, (3). Total white Females, (1). Total, (4). Value of Live Stock. Dollars, 2 5.
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington D .C. 20409. Civil war pension of widow, Melinda Jane “Jane” “Janie” ( Jones) Sanders Southe rs Rains, for service of Veteran, Francis M. Saunders Civil war Pension Number #123,388. W idows Pension Number #83,193.
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State of Illinois}
Marion county} On this 9th day of March AD 1866 personally appeared before me the clerk of t he county of Marion and state aforesaid, Malinda J. Saunders a resident of Marion County, I llinois, aged 23 years, who being by me first duly sworn doth on her oath make the followin g declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress off ered July 14th 1862. That she is the widow of Francis M. Saunders who was a sergeant of Comp any “A” of the 2d regiment of Arkansas Vol, in the war of 1861. That while in the line of hi s duty and in the service of the United States and on detached service he was shot and kille d by the rebels, in Johnson County, Arkansas on the 31st day of December A D 1864. She furthe r declares the she was married to the said Francis M. Saunders on the 12th day of Novembe r A D 1857, as will more fully appear by the marriage record herewith filed that her husban d the aforesaid Francis M. Saunders was killed on the day above mentioned and she has remain ed a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the proof heret o annexed. She declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted th e rebellion in the United States, that at the time of the death of her said husband Franci s M. Saunders, he left two children surviving him that said children are now living with th e declarant, and are the only child or children left surviving him the and ages as follows J ohn M. Sanders born on the 4th of November A D 1858 and is seven years old, and James W. Sa nders born on the 24 of November AD 1860, and is 5 years old. And I hereby appoint Thomas E . Merritt of Salem Marion County, Illinois my Attorney to prosecute this claim and authoriz e him to receive and receipt for the certificate if one is allowed Malinda J. X Saunder s {seal} Sworn to and subscribed before me the clerk of the county court aforesaid, and o n the same day personally appeared Thomas M. Smith and Mary E. Smith residents of Marion C ounty, Illinois who being duly sworn declare that they are personally acquainted with Malind a J. Saunders the widow of Francis M. Saunders. They saw her make her mark to the foregoin g declaration and know her to be the person she represents herself to be that she is the wido w of Francis M. Saunders who was a sergeant in Company “A” of the 2d Regiment of Arkansas Vo l. That she has remained since the death of her said husband Francis M. Saunders and is stil l a widow that we reside as above stated and have on interest nor indirect in the prosecutio n of this clai m Thomas M. Smith - Mary E. Smith
State of Illinois}
Marion County} Sworn to and subscribed before me and the contents made known of this declarat ion to her before signing and I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the pro secution of this claim. That I know the affiants to be credible persons and the affiant the p erson she represents herself to be. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and official sea l on this 9th day of March A D 1866.
J.S. Jackson County Clerk. My post office address is Salem Marion County, Illinoi s Malinda J. X Saunders
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!DEED: Arkansas State Capitol Building, Little Rock, AR, Tract Books, Original Entry. S2NW4 S ection 20, Twp 6 North, Range 31 West, 80 acres, Thomas M. SMITH. Date of sale 27 Feb. 1868 . Number #685. Canceled Jan. 23/
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!LETTER: Information from The National Archives and Records Administration. NNRR, Washington , D.C., 20409. Letter written to Don Martin Thomas and reads as follows:
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National Archives...................................Washington, DC 20409
October 28, 1992...................................NNRR 93-CL-494
Mr. Don Martin Thomas
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Dear Mr. Thomas:
This is in reply to your letter of October 10, 1992, asking about land records pertaining t o Thomas M. Smith in Arkansas. We received your letter on October 27, 1992. I am unable t o answer a number of your specific questions pertaining to pending land claims of Mary E. Sm ith, widow of Thomas M. Smith. The land entry records in our custody do not appear to docum ent certain of these transactions.
A check of canceled homestead application number 685 for Thomas M. Smith, Clarksville, Arkan sas, land office (Section 20, Township 6N, Range 31W), revealed no file but instead a cross r eference to serial application number 04295, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, land office, where the s erial index cards show that land rights were transferred by Mary E. Smith on August 4, 1911 , to John W. Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson, however, never proved up on this land so we do not ha ve a serial patent file for this land transaction. Serial application number 04295 for Bato n Rouge, Louisiana, is still in the custody of the Bureau of Land Management. It may contai n some information about Mary E. Smith, possible even some information about Thomas M. Smi th. For access to this file you should write to: Division of Information Resources, Bureau o f Land Management, 18th & C Street, N W, Washington DC 20240.
I have referred a copy of your letter and its enclosure to our General Reference Branch for p ossible reply concerning a pension record for Thomas M. Smith, and to our Civil Reference Br anch for similar reply concerning Register & Receiver letter of January 23, 1872(?). If thes e branches have documentation pertaining to Thomas M. Smith, they will reply directly to you . Sincerely, John P. Butler
Chief, Suitland Reference Branch. Textual Reference Division. [I Don Martin Thomas have writt en to the above address two times without any response.]
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!CENSUS: 1870 Sebastian County, Arkansas census. Center Township. Page Number, 37. Stamped Pa ge Number, 118-A. August 23, 1870.
Smith Tho M. Age, 34. (m)(w) Farmer. 300/275 Born Tennessee.
[Smith] Mary E. Age, 31. (f)(w) Keep House. Born Arkansas.
[Smith] John A. Age, 12. (m)(w) At Home. Born Arkansas.
[Smith] William Age, 8. (m)(w) Born Arkansas.
[Smith] Sarah E. 3/12 (f)(w) Born Arkansas. Mch.
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!CENSUS: 1880 Sebastian County, Arkansas census. Sulphur Township. E.D., Number, 186. Page Nu mber, 3. Stamped Page Number, 709. June 2, 1880.
Smith Thomas (w)(m) Age, 44. Married. Farmer. Born Tennessee. Father born North Carolina. M other born Alabama.
[Smith] Mary (w)(f) Age, 41. Wife. Married. Keeping House. "Agur"[?] Born Arkansas. Father bo rn Tennessee. Mother born Tennessee.
[Smith] William (w)(m) Age, 17. Son. Single. At Home. Born Arkansas. Father born Tennessee. M other born Arkansas.
[Smith] Sarah (w)(f) Age, 10. Daughter. Single. Born Arkansas. Father born Tennessee. Mothe r born Arkansas.
[Smith] Etta C. (w)(f) Age, 6. Daughter. Single. Born Missouri. Father born Tennessee. Mothe r born Arkansas.
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!REGISTER BOOK: Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, Permit Record, Vol. 259, p .116, Nov. 1, 1886 - Sep. 5, 1898.
REGISTER BOOK. No. 76. Names of Non-Citizen's Employed, Thomas M. SMITH. By Whom Employed, J. J. McALESTER. Occupation, Renter. When Permits Granted, Mar. 6, 1893. When Permits Expire, De c. 31, 1893. When Paid, May 1893.Amount Paid, 5.00. Sheriff's Fees, 1.00. Clerk's Fees, .50Ct s. Bal Due Treasury 3.50.
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!COURT: Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. County and Probate Court Records , p. 98. Choctaw Vol. 257, Oct. 3, 1887 - Oct. 28, 1898. No. 224 J.J. McALESTER VS Objection s Thos. M. SMITH, this petition granted 2nd Jan. 1894.
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!PENSION: Information found in The National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. Civil war pension file of Veteran, Thomas M. Smith, pension number #690,402. Compan y A., 2 Reg’t., Ark., Vol., Inf. (Sergeant in the Union Army) Also pensioner, Mary E. Smith , widow of Veteran, Thomas M. Smith.
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No.690402
Thomas M. Smith.............................DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Co. A, 2 Reg't Ark Vol Inf............................Bureau of Pensions
................................................................Washington, D.C., May 28, 189 8
Sir:
Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The in formation is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family. Very Res pectfully, Thomas M. Smith ___________ Evans
Thurman - Commissioner.
Choctaw Nation
Ind.[Indian] Terr [Territory]
No. 1. Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife’s full name, and her maiden name .
Answer: Mary E. Smith maiden name Jones
No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer: Aug 28th 1856 Johnson Co Ark __________ Joe Steward
No. 3. What record of marriage exists?
Answer: None no license required at time of my marriage
No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and th e date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: Never married before
No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their b irth.
Answer: Four living
John A. Smith Born April 7th 1858
William T. Born Oct 8th 1863
Sarah Ellen Born March 25th 1868
Etta Cordina Born March 16th 1872
Date of reply, June 6th, 1898. Thomas M. Smith - Signature
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington D .C. 20409. Elisabeth Smith, Mother and Pension Claimant of Sons’, Edmund S. Smith’s Civi l war service. Number #124,518. (In/Part). This Civil war pension was rejected by the U.S. , government because Edmund S. Smith was never mustered into the United States Army.
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AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMANT
State of Arkansas}
County of Sebastian}ss.
In the matter of the Pension Claim of Elizabeth Smith, mother of Edmund S. Smith, late of Co . A. Reg’t 4 Ark, Infantry Vols., personally came before me, Circuit Clerk, in and for the af oresaid County and State, Elizabeth Smith, who, being duly sworn, declares that she is the c laimant in the above-described claim, and her Post office address is Excelsior, County of Seb astian State of Arkansas; that My residence and P.O. address at the time of my son’s death wa s Clarksville Johnson Co. Ark. I lived at Clarksville until the year 1870 when I moved to Seb astian Co. Ark making Greenwood my P.O. until four or five years ago when my present P.O. wa s established (Excelsior) At the time of the soldiers death I was a widow. I had three child ren living: Thomas M. Smith aged 28 years Sarah Catherine Bates aged about 26 years, an d Zelphia Hale age about 22 years. This was all the members of my family at that time. I ha ve supported myself ever since the soldiers death without any legal support or help.
When the affiant signs by mark two persons must attest by writing their names on the lin es below . Elizabeth X Smith
1 Thomas M. Smith
2 J.B. Hadley .
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day, by the above-named affiant; and I certify that th e foregoing affidavit was read over to said affiant, and its contents fully explained befor e execution. I am in no wise interested in this claim nor I concerned in its prosecution. I f urther certify that I carefully explained the affidavit to witness before execution and am sa tisfied that the witness fully understood the same, Witness my hand and official seal, this 2 2nd day of June, 1887.
W.K. Statcup Dep. Clerk Circuit Court
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!NOTE: The following Pension Document gives the location of Thomas M. Smith & Mary Elizabet h (Jones) Smith in the year of 1890.

!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. 20409. Civil war pension papers of Thomas M. Smith, number #690,402. Company A, 2 R eg't., Ark., Vol., Inf. (Sergeant in Union Army) (in/part).
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DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL DISABILITY PENSION.
Under Act of Congress Approved June 27, 1890.
Indian Territory, Creek Nation,ss.
On this 19" Day of August, A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety personally appeared bef ore me a United States Court Commissioner of the West Dist of Arkansas a Court of Record with in and for the County and Territory aforesaid, Thomas M. Smith aged 54 years, who being dul y sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Thomas M. Smith who was enrolle d as a private on the second day of September 1863, in company A of the Second Regiment of Ar kansas Infty Vols commanded by Captain C.C. Casey and was honorably discharged at Clarksvil le Ark, on the Eight day of August, 1865, as a Sergeant of Co. A, Second Regiment Arkansas Vo l, Infty; that his personal description is as follows: age 54 years; height 5 feet eight inch es; complexion fair; hair black; eyes dark ____ . That he is suffering from the following dis abilities which are of a permanent character, viz/ Bleeding Piles, Blind Piles and Scurvy, al so from Mumps contracted while in the service of The United States during the war. That th e disabilities are not the result of any vicious habits of the claimant, and they incapacitat e - him from the performance of manual labor in such a degree as to render him unable to ea rn support.
That he is not receiving an invalid pension of $ ______ per month under certificate No._ ________ for________________________ and that he hereby renounces said pension to date from t he allowance of a higher rate if granted under this application. That he has not been in th e military or naval service of The United States since the eight day of August, 1865, and tha t his occupation has been that of a Farmer. That he is now wholly disabled from obtaining hi s subsistence by manual labor by reason of the disabilities above described, and he therefor e makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining a disability invalid pension under th e Act of Congress of June 27, 1890. He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution an d revocation W.H. Ward of Topeka Kansas, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his clai m. That he has not heretofore applied for a pension, but his claim has not been allowed, th e No. of the claim being No._____; that his residence is Eufaula District Creek Nation I.T. [ Indian Territory] and that his post office address is Eufaula Ind[ian] Ter[ritory]
J.R. Henry......................Thomas M. Smith
W.M. Montgomery (Signature of Claimant.) [...]
[...] Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 19 day of August A.D. 1890 and I hereby certif y that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the appli cant and witness before swearing including the words Territory of Oklahoma county of x hereb y ______ x erased and the words Indian Territory Creek Nation added; and that I have no inter est, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Kiny R. Cutler.
United States Commissioner for West Dist of Arkansas.
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!REGISTER BOOK: Indian Archives Division. Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation. Permit Records Cho ctaw Volume/s -262-. Year/s January 6, 1896 - October 8, 1901. Page, 7.; REGISTER BOOK., No . 217. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., J.S. Slover. By Whom Employed., D.J. Byington. Occupa tion., Renter. When Permits Granted., 3-2-96. When Permits Expire., 12-31-96. When Paid., Jul y 6 [96]. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50 Cts. Bal. Due Treasury ., 3.50
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[Ibid:] [Page, 7 - Following The Above]
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REGISTER BOOK, No. 218. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Mc Moody. By Whom Employed., D.J. By ington. Occupation., Renter. When Permits Granted., 3-2-96. When Permits Expire., 12-31-96. W hen Paid., July 6, [96]. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50 Cts. Ba l. Due Treasury., 3.50.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 35]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 233. Name of Non-Citizens Employed., Mack Moody. By Whom Employed., D.J. B yington. Occupation., Renter. When Permits Granted., 3-2-97. When Permits Expire., 12-31-97 . When Paid.., 12-22-97. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00. Clerk's Fees., .50.Bal. D ue Treasury., 4.00.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 80]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 429. Name of Non-Citizens Employed., Sam Slover. By Whom Employed., Dave B yington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., [____]. When Permits Expire., 31 Dec 98 . When Paid., 9-20-98. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50 Bal. Du e Treasury., 4.00.
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[Ibid:] Page, 81]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 430. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Mack Moody. By Whom Employed., Dav e Byington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., 6 June 98. When Permits Expire., 31 D ec 98. When Paid., 9-20-98. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50 Bal . Due Treasury., 4.00.
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[Ibid:] [Same Page but not following the above]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 432. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Wm Monroe. By Whom Employed., Dave B yington. Occupaion., Farmer. When Permits Granted., 6 June 98. When Permits Expire., 31 Dec 9 8. When Paid., 9-20-98. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50. Bal. Du e Treasury., 4.00.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 98] [All four related men listed in a row on page, 98., - M.C. "Mack" Moody, W illiam P. "Will" Munrow, Thomas M. Smith and William T. Smith. All four related men are work ing for David J. Byington.]
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REGISTER BOOK., No. 259. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Mack Moody. By Whom Employed., D.J . Byington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., Apr 3, 1899. When Permits Expire., De c 31 99. When Paid., April 3. Amount Paid., 5.00 Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50 Bal . Due Treasury., 3.50.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 98 following the above]
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REGISTER BOOK., No. 260. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Will Monroe. By Whom Employed., D.J . Byington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., Apr 3, 1899. When Permits Expire., De c 31 99. When Paid., April 3. Amount Paid., 5.00 Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .50. Ba l. Due Treasury., 3.50.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 98 following the above]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 261. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., T.M. Smith. By Whom Employed., D.J . Byington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., Apr 3 1899. When Permits Expire., De c 31 1899. When Paid., April 3. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00. Clerk's Fees., .5 0 Cts. Bal. Due Tresury., 3.50.
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[Ibid:] [Page, 98 following the above]
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REGISTER BOOK. No. 262. Names of Non-Citizens Employed., Will Smith. By Whom Employed., D.J . Byington. Occupation., Farmer. When Permits Granted., Apr 3 1899. When Permits Expire., De c 31 1899. When Paid., April 3. Amount Paid., 5.00. Sheriff's Fees., 1.00 Clerk's Fees., .5 0 Cts. Bal Due Treasury., 3.50.
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!CENSUS: 1900 Douglas County, Oregon census. Riddle Precinct. E.D., Number, 60. Sheet Number , 1-B. June 1, 1900.
Smith Thomas Head. (w)(m) May 1836. Age, 64. Married. married-40-years. Born Tennessee. Fat her born Tennessee. Mother born Tennessee. Day Laborer. Can read, yes. Can write, yes. Englis h. Owned. Free. House.
[Smith] Mary E. Wife. (w)(f) Feb 1839. Age, 61. Married. married-40-years. Mother of 4 childr en, 4 children now living. Born Arkansas. Father born North Carolina. Mother born North Carol ina.
Lick Vera D. Grand-Daughter. (w)(f) May 1893. Age, 7. Single. Born Indian Territory. Father b orn Missouri. Mother born Missouri. Attended School, yes.
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. Pension file number, 704,878, of Mary E. Smith, Widow of Civil war Veteran, Thoma s M. Smith. Thomas M. Smith’s Civil war pension file Number #690,402.
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DECLARATION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION
Under the Acts of June 27, 1890, and May 9, 1900
State of Oregon, County of Douglas, ss:
On this 19 day of June A.D. nineteen hundred and one (1901) personally appeared before me , a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Thomas M. Smith aged 66 yea rs, late a member of Co “A,” 2" Regiment, Arkansas Vols, Infantry, a resident of the Town o f Riddles County of Douglas State of Oregon who, being duly sworn according to law, declare s that he is a pensioner of the United States under the Act of June 27, 1890, enrolled at th e Topeka, Kansas Pension Agency, at the rate of Six dollars per month, by reason of partial i nability to earn a support by manual labor, his Pension Certificate being numbered 690,402 . That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of his disabi lities heretofore alleged, namely: “Piles, Scurvy and Mumps,” Scurvy Piles, and Mumps, and Rh eumatism Also on account of Increase of the disabilities above named. Also on account loss o f teeth and Rheumatism, together with infirmities of old age. Incurred Scurvy originated i n Ark in time of war. Piles originated 1870. Sebastian County Ark. Mumps in Ark, 1872. Rheuma tism in Indian Ter, in 1900. That none of said disabilities are due to vicious habits, and t hat they are, to the best of his knowledge and belief, of a permanent character, That he app oints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Lorenzo D. Wilgus of Sacramento Coun ty of Sacramento, State of California his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim.
His post-office address is Riddles County of Douglas State of Oregon.
Claimant’s signature Thomas M. Smith
Attest J.B. Riddle H.T. Summer
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!NOTE: The following document is from the Pension Records of Joseph W. "Joel" Hale, who i s a brother-in-law to Thomas M. Smith.

!PENSION: Information found in the Confederate Pension Records, ca. 1901 - 1929. Little Rock , Arkansas - Arkansas History Commission. Name of Veteran, “ Joel Hale.”
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PROOF OF SERVICE
State of Indian Territory
County of Choctaw Nation
On this day personally came before the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the Count y of Choctaw Nation ___ ___ Indian Territory T.M. Smith citizens of Indian Territory whom I c ertify to be creditable persons and worthy of confidence, who being duly sworn, states that h e was personally, well acquainted with applicant J.W. Hale and have known him 50 years resp ectively. That he was a confederate soldier. Belonging to company Regiment of A Ark. Inf . That as such soldier he served from June 1861 to April 1863. That he was honorable discha rged, I don’t know which, (Paroled or released) from such service, and did not desert the sam e. That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas . That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of old age unsound mind and that suc h incapacity (or disability) is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in . That to the best of our knowledge, all property now owned by him or his wife, together, i s not exceeding $400.oo (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel). That either he n or his wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension, of wages for any services, or th e emoluments of an office, in the excess of $150.oo per year. That we have no interest in th is claim. T.M. Smith
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30 day of June 1903. T.J. Rice
My commission expires Aug 1st 190_. Notary Public
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. 20409. Civil war pension papers of Veteran, Thomas M. Smith, pension file number #69 0,402. (Sergeant in Union Army) (In/Part)
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DECLARATION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION.
Under Act of June 27, 1890 as amended by Acts of May 9, 1900 and July 1, 1902. Execute this b efore some officer having a seal.
State of Indian Territory County of Choctaw Nation ss:
On this 22 day of Feb[ruary] A.D. 1904, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public withi n and for the County and State aforesaid, Thomas M. Smith aged 68 years, a resident of India nola I.T. Choctaw Nation Ind[ian] Terr[itory] who, being duly sworn according to law, declare s that he is the identical Thomas M. Smith who was enrolled on the 2 day of September, 1863 , Co. A 2" Ark Inf. in the War of the Rebellion and served at least Ninety Days, and was Hono rably Discharged at Clarksville, Ark., on the 8 day of August, 1865. That he has not served i n the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, otherwise than as above stated, excep t ___________. That he is Now unable to earn a support by manual labor. That he is a pensio ner under Certificate No. 690,402 at 8 dollars per month. That he believes, himself to be ent itled to an increase of pension on account of the disabilities heretofore alleged, namel y Ulcers, rheumatism, Scurvy and general debility and mumps loss of hearing Also on accou nt of total disability[...]
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. 20409. Civil war pension papers of Thomas M. Smith, Number #690,402. Company A, 2 Reg ’t., Ark., Vol., Inf. (Sergeant in Union Army)
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Declaration for increase of pension, under Act of June 27, 1890 and amendments thereto.
State of California}
County of Orange,}ss.
On this 27th day of May, 1905, personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for t he County and State aforesaid, Thomas M. Smith, aged 69 years old, late a member of Co. A, 2 nd Reg. Arkansas Vol. Inf., a resident of the County of Orange, State of California, who bein g duly sworn according to law declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, under Ac t of June 27, 1890, enrolled at the Topeka Kansas Pension Agency, at the rate of $10.00 a mon th, by reason of partial inability to earn a support by manual labor, his pension Certificat e being No. 690402. That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on acc ount of the following named disabilities to wit: piles, scurvy, rheumatism, partial deafness , heart trouble, and general debility, occasioned by all of the above named diseases and by a dvancing old age. That none of said disabilities have been brought on by his own vicious hab its, and that they are to the best of his knowledge and belief of a permanent character. Tha t he was never employed in the military or naval service of the United States, prior to Septe mber 2, 1863, and that he has not been employed in the military or naval service since Augus t 8, 1865. That his present post office address is Santa Ana, Orange County, California, Gen eral Delivery, without any street or number. That I hereby appoint E.T. Langley of Santa A na, Orange County, California, my true and lawful attorney to prosecute this my claim for pen sion. Thomas M. Smith
Also personally appeared James H. Belt, residing at Santa Ana, California, and S.W. Sutto n, residing at Santa Ana, California, persons whom I certify to be reputable and entitled t o credit and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Thomas M. Smith, sig n his name to the foregoing declaration, that they have every reason to believe from their ac quaintance with him and from his appearance that he is the identical person he represents him self to be, and that they have no interest neither direct nor indirect in the prosecution o f this claim for pension. James H. Belt - S.W. Sutton.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of May, 1905, and I hereby certify that the c ontents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant and wit nesses, before swearing to the same and that all blanks were filled, all erasures and interli ne action were made before the same was signed or sworn to, and that I have no interest neith er direct nor indirect in the prosecution of this claim for pension. J.G. Quick
Notary Public in and for Orange County, Cal.
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!DEED: Information found in the U.S., Bureau of Land Management. Tract Books, New Mexico. Pag e, 204. Volume Number #69.
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Description Of The Tract, HE SW4SE4 SE4 NW4NE4&E1/2NE4. Section, 35. Township, 17. Range, 9 [ East]. Acres, 160 -. Dollars, $16.00. Name Of The Purchaser, Thomas M. Smith. Date Of Sale , Feby 4, 1907. Number Of Receipt And Certificate Of Purchase, 5136. By Whom Patented, Las C. S. Rel,g Mar 31/08 (88938-08)
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!NOTE: William Riley Lynch is a first cousin to Thomas M. Smith.

!HOMESTEAD: Information found in the National Archives and records Administration. Washington , D.C. Record Group: 049 Land Management. Serial patent #460507 for William R. Lynch whic h was filed under Las Cruces Land Office. Homestead Entry Number #5388.
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William R. Lynch being first duly sworn, upon his oath, deposes and says; that he is the sam e and identical person who made the Homestead Entry No. 4710, April 11, 1907 for the NE1/4 o f SE1/4 Section 29, Township 16 S. Range 10 East [New Mexico] Containing 40 acres; that sinc e making said entry, he has resided upon and made his home upon said Homestead; That he has b uilt himself a house upon his said homestead, cleared and fenced about 10 acres of said lan d and has the same ready for planting. That he has not disposed of any part of his said Home stead No. 4710 but is the sole owner of all of the land embraced in his said original Entry a nd that himself and his family are now living on the land embraced in his said Original Entr y aforesaid. WILLIAM R. LYNCH
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 14 day of May, 1907.
________________ U S Commiss
Thomas M. Smith and Geo A. Byers being first duly sworn depose and say that we have read th e foregoing affidavit of William R. Lynch and know the contents of the same and do know o f our own personal knowledge that the statements set forth therein are true as stated.
Thomas M. Smith - George A. Byers.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before this 14 day of May, 1907. _____ U S Commiss
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!DEED:Information found in the U.S., Bureau of Land Management. Tract Books, New Mexico. Page , 190. Volume Number, 72.
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Description Of The Tract, NE4SE4. Section, 29. Township, 16 S. Range, 10 E. Acres, 40 -. Doll ars, $5.00. Name Of The Purchaser, William R. Lynch. Date Of Sale, April 11, 1906. Number O f Receipt And Certificate Of Purchase, 4710. By Whom Patented, Las C.S. Addl H.E. No. 5388, s ec See above. F C No 1968 June 7, 1907.
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[Ibid:] [Same Page, 190]
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Description Of The Tract, HE. W2SW4 AND SE4SW4. Section, 28. Township, 16 S. Range, 10 E. Acr es, 120 -. Dollars, $14.50. Name Of The Purchaser, William R. Lynch. Date Of Sale, May 31, 1 907. Number Of Receipt And Certificate Of Purchase, 5388. By Whom Patented, Las C.S. Addl t o H.E. No. 4710 sec. See below. 02225 F.C. Dec. 21, 1914.
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. Civil war pension papers of Veteran, Thomas M. Smith, pension number #690,402, Serge ant in Company A, 2 Reg’t., of Arkansas Vols., Inf. (Union Army)
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DECLARATION FOR PENSION
Ter [Territory] of New Mexico}
County of Otero}ss.
On this 9th day of March, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and Seven, personally appeared befor e me, a Probate Clerk within and for the county and Ter [Territory] aforesaid, Thomas M. Sm ith, who, being dully sworn according to law, declares that he is 71 years of age, and a resi dent of Alamogordo county of Otero Ter [Territory], of New Mexico; and that he is the identic al person who was enrolled at Clarksville Ark[ansas] under the name of Thomas M. Smith, on t he 2 day of September, 1863, as a Private, in Co. A 2nd Arkansas Inf[antry], in the service o f the United States, in the Civil war, and was honorably discharged at Clarksville, Ark[ansas ], on the 8[th] day of August, 1865. That he was not employed in the military or naval servic e of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enli stment was as follows: Height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, fair; color of eyes, black; colo r of hair, dark; that his occupation was Farmer; that he was born May 19, 1836, at Franklin C o[unty] Tenn[essee] That his several places of residence since leaving the service have bee n as follows: Arkansas several yrs [years] Missouri 1 year Texas 3 years Oregon 1 year Cal if[ornia] 1 year Ind[ian] Terr[itory] 20 New Mexico 1 Mo[nth]
That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension Cer[tificate] 690,402
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the Uni ted States under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.
That his post-office address is Alamogordo, county of Otero
State of _________________ Thomas M. Smith
..............................................Claimant’s signature in full
Attest: (1) Edwin Watters
(2) Wm. Lynch
Also personally appeared Edwin Watters, residing in Alamogordo N M [New Mexico] and Wm R . Lynch, residing in Alamogordo N M, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled t o credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Thomas M. Smi th, the claimant, sign his name (or make his Mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they ha ve every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with h im of 2 months and 45 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents hims elf to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Edwin Watters
Wm R. Lynch
(Signatures of witnesses.)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of March, A.D. 1907, and I hereby certify tha t the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made know and explained to the appl icant and witnesses before swearing, including the words _____________, erased, and the word s __________________________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in th e prosecution of this claim. __________ Major. (Signature) Probate Clerk. (Official charac ter.)
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!NOTE: Edmond T. Martin is an Uncle to Thomas M. Smith.

PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D .C. 20409. Record group: 049 Land Management. Serial patent case file 109405 for John Osbor ne, assignee of W.T. Martin, sole heir of Edmon T. Martin. Includes Clarksville, Arkansas , canceled homestead entry 693 for Edmon T. Martin.
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Territory of New Mexico}
County of Otero}ss:
I, Thomas M. Smith, being first duly sworn depose and say that I am now 70 years of age: th at I have resided in Sebastian County, Arkansas until the year 1875, and was well acquainte d with Edmon T. Martin who was a soldier in Company “I” Second Arkansas Infantry in the Civ il War, and I know of my own personal knowledge that said soldier was the same person as Edm on T. Martin who made homestead entry for the North Half ? of the North East Quarter 1/4 of S ection 19, Township 6 North, Range 31 West, containing 80 acres, in Sebastian County, Arkansa s, in 1868, and which entry was afterwards canceled for abandonment.
My residence and post office address is Alamogordo New Mexico . Thomas M. Smith
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23 day of March, 1907. H.H. Major Notary Public.
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[Ibid:]
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“R” file 408
l Inc.
“R”...........................................DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
.............................................................General Land Office.
..................................................Washington, D.C. February 10, 1909
:Requesting information.
Mr. Thomas M. Smith
Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Sir:
Please state whether or not you have any knowledge of Edmund T. Martin making a homestead e ntry many years ago. If in fact he did make such an entry give as near as you can the State , county, section, township and range in which the land homesteaded is situated. If he serve d in the army during the Civil War give the company and regiment.
Write your answer on the back of this letter and return it in the inclosed envelope, which do es not need postage. Very respectfully, _____________________ Assistant Commissioner.
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[Ibid:]
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S H H of Edmund T. Martin
(R-.....................................................................Indianola Okla
R..........................................................................2/26/09
Commissioner of Genl Land Office
.......................Washington D.C.
Dear Sir
In answer to your letter or recent date in regard to Edmund T. Martin making homestead man y years ago I know that he made homestead in Sebastian County Ark over 30 years ago, west o f Greenwood about 5 miles
I don’t remember Township section or Range I know that he was a Federal soldier, and that h e belonged to the second Arkansas Inft, I think he belonged to Co. I. Respectfully Thoma s M. Smith
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!DEED: Otero County Courthouse, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Book Number, 23. Page, 312. Wm Macona ghy sells to Thomas M. Smith and Mary E. Smith East one half of lot Nos. Eleven and Twelve (1 1 & 12) in Block No., Ten (10) Alamogordo, N.M. as shown on the map of said town on file in t he office of Probate Clerk...
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!DEED: Otero County Courthouse, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Book Number, 32. Page, 524. Thoma s M Smith and Mary E. Smith does hereby sell, grant, bargain, and convy unto Richard W. Coope r of Otero, County, State of New Mexico: East one half of Lot Nos. Eleven and Twelve (11 & 12 ) in Block No. Ten (10) Alamogordo New Mexico as shown on the map of the said Town on file i n the office of the Probate Clerk. Filed for record this 24th day of November A.D. 1909.
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Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C. 20409 . Civil war pension papers of Thomas M. Smith, Number #690,402., & Widow, Mary E. Smith, Nu mber #704878. (In/Part)
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MEDICAL AFFIDAVIT
[...]
State of Oklahoma, County of Pittsburg ss: In the Pension Claim No. ________ of Mary E. wido w of Thomas M. Smith late a Sgt in Co. A of the 2 Reg’t of Ark. Vols.
Personally came before me a Notary public in and for the aforesaid County and State, P.S. J ohnston M.D. a citizen of Indianola Okla, whose post office address is Indianola County of Pi ttsburg, State of Okla. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, bei ng duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That he is a practicing phy sician, and that he has been acquainted with said soldier for about 19 years, and that
I have bin [been] his family physician since I have been acquainted with him and said soldier s was taken ill on the 15th day of August 1909 and I was called to attend him as his physicia n and waited on him until he died, he died on the 8th day of September 1909 he died with Typh oid fever on Sept 8th 1909.
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!PENSION: Information found in the National Archives and Records Administration. Washington , D.C. 20409. Civil war pension papers of Thomas M. Smith, Number #690,402., & Widow, Mar y E. Smith, Number #704878.
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CLAIMANT’ AFFIDAVIT
In the matter of Mary E., WIDOW OF Thomas M. Smith late a Sgt. in Co. A of the 2 Reg’t of A rk Vols.
On this 23rd day of October, A.D. 1909, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in an d for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Mary E. Smith, aged 70 year s, a resident of Indianola in the County of Pittsburg and State of Oklahoma whose Post offic e address is Indianola, Oklahoma and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit , and who, being duly sworn, declares as follows:
That she Mary E. Smith is the claimant in the above mentioned cause, and that she was marrie d to Thomas M. Smith on the 28th day of August 1857, and at that time there was no license r equired of marriage, we was joined in marriage by Joseph A. Steward at Hagerville Post offi ce in Johnson County, Ark. We were married by a Justice of the Peace, and if there was any r ecord kept of marriages at that time and in that county they were burned up in time of the Ci vil War, and the Justice of the Peace that preformed the ceremony is dead, and I am unable t o furnish evidence of any persons that were present, only, those that are mentioned in affida vit already filed, to wit, J.M. Stewart and Sallie A. Stewart There was others at the mar riage but so far as I know they have left to parts unknown to me and Died, and I further stat e that my husband and my self has lived together from our union together until his death an d that I have not remarried since his death. Mary E. Smith. Signature of Claimant
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[Ibid:]
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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
State of Arkansas. County of Johnson ss
In the matter of Mary E. widow of Thomas M. Smith late a Sergeant in Co. A of the 2" Reg’ t of Ark Inf Vols. On this 8th day of October, A.D. 1909, personally appeared before me, a J ustice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, J. M. Stewart, aged 82 years, a resident of _____________ in the County of Johnson and State o f Arkansas whose Post Office address is Hagarville and Sallie A. Stewart aged 76 years a res ident of _____________ in the County of Johnson and State of Arkansas, whose Post Office addr ess is Hagarville and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, bein g duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That we have been well an d personally acquainted with Mary E. Smith for 57 years, and 57 years, respectively and tha t to the best of our knowledge Mary E. Smith was married to Thomas M. Smith in Perry Townsh ip Johnson County, Arkansas in the year of 1857 and can say positively that we both knew the m before they were marriageable age and that they lived together as man and wife from the dat e of their marriage until the date of his death. and that neither of them had been previousl y married. Further declare that we have no interest in said case are not concerned in its pr osecution. J.M. Stewar t - Sallie A. Stewart
State of Arkansas County of Johnson, ss:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of October, A.D. 1909., by the above-named aff iants and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, including all the words tha t were not erased, and all the words that were added, and acquainted them with its contents b efore they executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case , nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are personally known to me, a nd that they are credible persons. W.F. Deevers J.P.
Filed to______ Feby 1, 1913.
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[Ibid:] [Note: Accept Surname of J.P. as “Deevers” S W W Law]
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M. Law Division - 10/25/09
WO. No. 927,880 - DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR.
Margaret Wid..................Bureau of Pensions,
Thomas M. Smith..........Washington, D.C.,
Co.A,2 Reg’t Ark. V.I. - Oct 25 1909
J.B. Cralle & Co.
___________ City.
Sirs
In the above entitled claim for pension, there is required a certificate as to the genuinenes s of the signature of W.F. Deeven and showing his official character on Oct 8, 1909, as a J ustice of Peace, in and for the county of Johnson, State of Ark. The certificate must be atte sted by the clerk of the county, or a court of record, or by the officer whose duty it is t o keep the records, and must bear the impress of the seal of the attesting officer. If the d ates of commencement and expiration of the term of office of the above-named officer are give n in the certificate, it will be placed on file for future reference, and papers executed bef ore him during the term of office indicated therein may then be accepted without the filing o f a certificate in each case. If, for any reason, a complete certificate can not be made, yo u should so state, returning this circular. Very respectfully, J.L. Davenport - Actg. Com missioner
Accept Surname of J.P. as “Deevers” S.W.W. Law
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!TOMBSTONE & CEMETERY: Information found in the book, CEMETERY RECORDS PITTSBURG COUNTY, OKLA HOMA, Northwest Section, Volume I. Page, 12. Published by Pittsburg County Genealogical & His torical Society, 113 East Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester, Oklahoma 74501-5039. Also taken fro m actual pictures of tombstones.
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CHOATE PRAIRIE CEMETERY
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Luther Son of W.T. & Alice Smith. Born Jan. 12. 1888 Died Mar. 15. 1912. SMITH
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[Ibid:]
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Little Tommie Son of W.T. & Alice Smith. Born Dec. 9. 1898. Died Jan. 23. 1901.
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[Ibid:] [And also taken from actual pictures of the tombstones]
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T.M. Smith. Born May, 19. 1836 Died Sep. 8. 1909. SMITH.
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3 [UNMARKED] GRAVES
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[Ibid:]
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M.C. Husband of Mary Moody - Born Feb. 3. 1861 Died Apr. 24. 1917. MOODY
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[Ibid:]
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Mary Moody July 29, 1861 - Dec. 31, 1943 MOODY
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!ORDINANCE: (L.D.S., Ordinance Addendum) Thomas M. Smith born 19 Mar 1836 Franklin, Tennessee ., Father: Abraham Smith, Mother: Elisabeth S. Martin. Baptism: 9 Sep 1995 SLAKE., Endowment : In Process., Sealed to Parents: In Process.
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!ORDINANCE: (L.D.S., Ordinance Addendum) Thomas Milhouse Smith born 19 May 1836 Atkins, Pope , Arkansas. Father: Smith., Mother: Unknown. Baptism: 19 Jan 1994 LVEGA., Endowment: 5 Nov 19 94 LVEGA.
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!ORDINANCE: (L.D.S., Ordinance Addendum) Father: Smith., Mother: Unknown., Thomas Milhouse Sm ith born 19 May 1836 Atkins, Pope, Arkansas., Baptism 19 Jan 1994 LVEGA., Endowment, 5 Nov 19 94 LVEGA; Sarah Ellen Smith born about 1838 Of Atkins, Pope, Arkansas., Baptism: 6 May 1994 L VEGA., Endowment 6 Sep 1994 LVEGA; Etta Cordialia Smith born about 1840 Of Atkins, Pope, Arka nsas., Baptism: 6 May 1994 LVEGA., Endowment: 6 Sep 1994 LVEGA; John Abraham Smith born abou t 1842 Of Atkins, Pope, Arkansas., Baptism: 19 Jan 1994 LVEGA., Endowment: 5 Nov 1994 LVEGA ; - (The above SMITH/UNKNOWN - Smith Father and Unknown Mother with children: Thomas Milhous e Smith; Sarah Ellen Smith; Etta Cordialia Smith and John Abraham Smith is found in the I.G.I ., Ordinance Index L.D.S., Addendum - Thomas M. Smith is listed with his three children as si blings to an SMITH and UNKNOWN mother.)
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