James Lee Weaver's Family Tree


George W. Lindsey [Parents] was born on 12 Nov 1876 in , Ga. He died on 21 Nov 1892 in Marcoot, Chambers, AL. He was buried in Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He married Mattie Louisa Sands.

Mattie Louisa Sands [Parents] was born on 8 Feb 1876 in , Harris, Ga. She died on 18 Feb 1943 in Randolph, Al. She was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph, Al . She married George W. Lindsey.

Other marriages:
East, Wilson W.

NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, July 20, 1904
VIOLA Community News
July 11th

Misses Ophelia and Daisy Sands of Five Points are visiting their sister Mrs.
W.W. East.


Wilson W. East [Parents] was born on 25 Oct 1880 in , Ga. He died on 8 Jan 1930 in Randolph, Al. He was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph, Al . He married Mattie Louisa Sands on 28 Dec 1899.

Mattie Louisa Sands [Parents] was born on 8 Feb 1876 in , Harris, Ga. She died on 18 Feb 1943 in Randolph, Al. She was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph, Al . She married Wilson W. East on 28 Dec 1899.

Other marriages:
Lindsey, George W.

NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, July 20, 1904
VIOLA Community News
July 11th

Misses Ophelia and Daisy Sands of Five Points are visiting their sister Mrs.
W.W. East.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Lou East
  F ii Daisey East

William Joseph Billy Sands [Parents] was born on 4 Oct 1869 in , Harris, Ga. He died on 5 Feb 1903 in Harris, Ga. He married Annie Lou Smith on 20 Dec 1887 in , Chambers, Al.

William Joseph Sands married Annie Lou Smith on Dec 20, 1887. William's occupation is listed as farmer and the census indicates that he is renting his property. William Joseph died Feb 5, 1903. and he is buried in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery located on highway 103 from West Point Georgia. New Hope Cemetery Row 7 36' from fence, Grave 1 Born Oct 4, 1869 Died Feb 5, 1903 He was ever kind and loving husband and father Sleep on dear one, we are left to mourn But we will meet again in that bright home

Annie Lou Smith [Parents] was born on 24 Sep 1873 in Harris, Ga. She died on 19 Mar 1951 in Pheonix City, Russell, AL. She married William Joseph Billy Sands on 20 Dec 1887 in , Chambers, Al.

Other marriages:
Avery, Green Berry

They had the following children:

  F i Lilla Anne Sands
  F ii Nannelle Sands
  F iii Eunice Sands
  F iv Clara F. Sands was born on 2 Aug 1895 in Harris, Ga. She died in Feb 1896 in Harris, Ga.
  M v William Allen Sands
  M vi Caudler Heyward Sands was born on 30 Dec 1902 in Harris, Ga. He died on 7 Aug 1903 in Harris, Ga.
  M vii Hilliard Raymond Sands

John William Pledger was born on 20 Oct 1860 in Fayette, GA. He died on 5 Jul 1934 in Chambers, AL. He married Winnifred Elizabeth Betty Sands on 9 Dec 1888 in , Chambers, Al.

Winnifred Elizabeth Betty Sands [Parents] was born on 16 Sep 1867 in , Harris, Ga. She died on 22 Sep 1946 in Buffalo, Chambers, AL. She married John William Pledger on 9 Dec 1888 in , Chambers, Al.

They had the following children:

  F i Lelia Estelle Pledger was born on 16 Oct 1889 in Chambers, Al. She died on 8 Dec 1911.
  F ii Minnie Claude Pledger was born on 19 Oct 1891 in Chapel HIll, Chambers, AL. She died on 27 Dec 1935.
  F iii Johnnie Mae Pledger
  F iv Fannie Pearl Pledger was born on 4 May 1895 in Chapel HIll, Chambers, AL. She died on 17 Aug 1974.
  M v William Bryan Pledger was born on 19 Dec 1897 in Chambers, Al. He died on 7 Jan 1975.
  M vi Bryant Carl Pledger was born in Dec 1898.
  F vii Laura Pledger
  M viii Charlie Pledger was born on 31 Jan 1908 in Chambers, Al. He died on 2 Apr 1986.

Idas B. Sands [Parents] was born on 1 Apr 1873 in , Harris, Ga. He died on 26 Jul 1938 in Five Points, Chambers, Al. He married Carrie Lee Grady about 1905 in , Chambers, Al.

Carrie Lee Grady was born on 20 Sep 1886. She died on 12 Dec 1960 in Five Points, Chambers, Al. She married Idas B. Sands about 1905 in , Chambers, Al.


Thomas Barham Sands [Parents] was born in 1798 in , Halifax, Nc. He died after 1870 in , Harris, Ga. He was buried after 1870 in Sardis Church Cemetery, Harris, Ga. He married Penelope Hadaway on 10 May 1821 in , Jones, Ga.

Other marriages:
Smith, Winnefred E.

Sardis Cemetery
J. P. Harris, GA 21 Mar 1832 til 10 Jan 1833 Dist. 781

According to Elizabeth's will Thomas B. Sands was to receive $700.00 and a horse when he came of age. Apparently he received this money and headed south to Jones County Georgia. Although he is not found on the 1820 census for anywhere in Georgia there is a male that would be his age residing with a Wiley Moye. He and Wiley are also listed in some land discussions in that county. The History of Jones county Georgia indicates that Thomas B. Sands was a successful winner in the 1821 land lottery which means that Thomas had been a resident of Georgia for three years prior in order to be eligible for the drawing. Records indicate the land that he won was located in Houston County and the records in the Georgia Archives indicate that this land was reverted to the state and resold. Thomas married Penelope Hadaway on May 10, 1821. Although there is no record found yet it is assumed that Penelope died. Thomas and Penelope had a son by the name of David. No information is known about him. Thomas then married Winnifred Smith on March 19, 1823. Winnifred is the daughter of John and Mary Smith of Jones Co. Ga. Documents indicate that Thomas received from Mary Smith (Winifred's mother) slaves by a bill of sale on July 21, 1826. Thomas served as a Lt. with the Militia in Jones Co. I was able to locate Thomas and Winnifred in Harris County for the first time on the 1830 census, indicating they moved to Harris County sometime between 1826 and 1829. Thomas served as a Justice of the Peace in Harris County between Mar 21 1832 and Jan 10, 1833. Thomas and Winnifred had the following children. Talbot B. 1824, Martha 1825, Mary 1829, Elizabeth 1831, Anderson 1834, Missouri 1837, Charles 1840, John 1842, James 1844, and Warren 1848. Thomas' occupation is listed as agriculture. In the 1850 census all of the children listed above have been born with Warren the youngest being listed as 2 years of age. By the time of the 1860 census Anderson, Martha, Elizabeth and Missouri are married and they are living apart from the family. The value of Thomas' real estate is listed as $500 and the value of his estate is listed at $5600.00. The 1870 census indicates that Mary is still living at home as is Warren. The value of the estate is now listed as only $175.00. This could be due in part to the Civil War (or as it is referred to in the History of Harris county, the war of the sixties), or because each of the male children received part of the estate when they married. In the 1880 census only Winnifred and Mary are listed to this household. Winifred's age is listed at 76. I have been unable to locate burial records on Thomas, Winnifred, or Mary but information and family lore have them buried in unmarked graves at old Sardis cemetery in Harris county Georgia. Norman Sands was involved in research and in a letter that he had it was indicated that a search of this cemetery in the 1930's did not reveal any marked graves for Thomas or Winnifred.

From the 1860 Slave schedule on Ancestry.com.
T B Sands District 781, Harris, Georgia
Slave Information
Age Gender Race
33 Female Black
19 Male Black
15 Female Black
13 Male Black
10 Male Black
7 Male Black
3 Male Black

Penelope Hadaway was born in 1805 in , Ga. She died about 1822 in Jones, Ga. She married Thomas Barham Sands on 10 May 1821 in , Jones, Ga.

They had the following children:

  M i David A. Sands was born on 19 Feb 1822 in , Jones, Ga.

Barham Sands [Parents] was born about 1755 in Halifax, Nc. He died about 1815 in , Halifax, Nc. He married Elizabeth Moye about 1785 in , Halifax, Nc.

Barham Sands is found in Halifax County North Carolina in 1788 mentioned in a transaction of land that lists him as having property that adjoins that which was sold. His name shows as Barrum Sands on the 1786 census of Halifax county NC pg 002, twsp #11 Barham Sands shows on the 1790 Census of Halifax county, Edgecombe township NC with 2, 2, 2, 12, 10 Barham Sands is found on tax rolls in Halifax North Carolina until his Death in 1798. Samuel W. Sands and a Daughter Peggy Whitaker are mentioned in his will along with Elizabeth. WILL OF BARHAM SANDS (Transcribed by Jane Sands) Index to North Carolina Wills 1665-1900 WB-3 pg 316 In the name of God Amen. I Barham Sands being weak in body but of perfect sound mind & memory & calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is to all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following Viz First I give & bequeath unto my son Samuel W. Sands & his heirs forever all that tract & parcel of land that I purchased of Mr. Lovall Burgess & have his due for Secondly my will is that my still that I have planted on the plantation I now live on be sold as part of my perishable estate will be for the use of my estate Thirdly my will further that my lawful debts be paid & the residue of my estate after my debts are paid be equally divided between my beloved wife Elizabeth & the children she now has (viz. Samuel & Peggy) & them she may have from this time to the end of nine months after my decease & further my will is that after my estate is settled my beloved wife Elizabeth draw her part of my estate as before mentioned & the part alotted to my children as above mentioned remain together in one general stock & each child to draw his or her part when they come to age or marry. Lastly I nominate my friend Matt C Whitaker whole & sole executor of this my last will & testament revoking & disannulling all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & affixed my seal this 16th day of December 1795. Signed sealed & acknowledged in presence of Rebecca Gunter, Mary Sands, her Polly X Cotton, Elisha Pitman mark This codicil is my former will but with this addition that is, I give & bequeath unto my son Sam'l Sands all that tract of land I purchased of John Wootten to him & his heirs forever in witness whereof I here unto set my hand & seal the 31st day of January 1798 Signed & acknowledged & sealed in presence of W W Carter W Elbak (sp) Halifax Co. November Sessions 1798 then this will was exhibitted in open court & duly proved by the oath of Elisha Pitman one of the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Wilson W. Carter one of the subscribing witnesses to the codicil thereto annexed came in open court & made oath that he saw the Testator sign seal & heard him publish & declare the said codicil as a confirmation and in a publication to his said last will & testament & on motion ordered that the same together with the codicil thereto annexed be recorded.

Elizabeth Moye was born about 1755. She died in 1811 in Halifax, Nc. She married Barham Sands about 1785 in , Halifax, Nc.

Other marriages:
Pulley, Unknown

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel Wright Sands
  F ii Margaret Elizabeth Peggy Sands
  M iii Thomas Barham Sands
  M iv Old John Sands

William Bolen Cox was born about 1824. He married Martha P. Sands on 4 Jan 1844 in , Harris, Ga.

Martha P. Sands [Parents] was born on 24 Dec 1825 in , Jones, Ga. She died on 4 May 1906 in Stroud, Chambers, Al. She was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. She married William Bolen Cox on 4 Jan 1844 in , Harris, Ga.

Other marriages:
Satterwhite, James Madison Mattie


James Madison Mattie Satterwhite [Parents] was born on 20 Feb 1830 in Jones, Ga. He died on 6 Jan 1920 in Stroud, Chambers, Al. He was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He married Martha P. Sands on 17 Mar 1852 in Harris, Ga.

James and family appear in the 1860 census of Harris Co., GA. He
also appears in the 1870 and 1880 census of Harris Co., GA. James served
in the CSA as a private in the 46th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He
enlisted 6-18-1862 and surrendered at Greensboro, NC, 4-1865. After the
Civil War he returned to Harris Co., and lived there until 1880, when he
moved his family to Randolph Co., near Roanoke. In 1860, James and
family are living in HH 943. He owns real estate valued at $750 and
personal property valued at $1200. In 1870 he is living in HH 670, is
farming, and owns real estate valued at $1040 and personal property
valued at $475. It would appear the Civil War did not devastate his
family as much as it did most southern families.

James M. Satterwhite was born Harris Co. Died Chambers Co. Married Martha Sands. He served in Co E. 46th Ga Inf Regiment, Brigade of General States Rights Gist, Army of Tn.

J. M, Satterwhite My father, James Madison Satterwhite, died at his home near Roanoke, Ala., last Friday January 2d, at 5 p. m. and was near 91 years old. He was taken sick on the Tuesday before but was not thought to be in a serious condition until Friday morning. He was buried at the Mount Pisgah church, laid by the side of mother who preceded him to the grave fourteen years. Elder B. F. House conducted the funeral services. preaching a Brief and comforting sermon and some remarks were made by other friends, Though it was a cold, windy day the congregation was large, friends coming a distance of fifty miles in autos. He leaves four children - Mrs. M.E. Whitten of near Roanoke (with whom father lived for many years, and whose faithfulness to him is sure of great reward) B. F. Satterwhite of Roanoke; F. P. Satterwhite, of Memphis, Tenn., and myself. Also ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He had for a long time been a faithful member of Mount Pisgah Church. He served most of four years in the civil war and, to be Brief, he was true and faithful in every relation of life, and many pages could be written to his memory, but, for tbe time being, let this suffice. His son, J. T. Satterwhite James M. Satterwhite was enlisted in Co E. 46th Ga Regiment during the war and participated in many of the battles. He along with the rest of his unit surrendered at Greensboro, NC, 4-1865. . According to the history of Eufula, AL James was wounded in an arm and lost use of it. Source: "The Gospel Messenger", June 1920 Mrs. J. E. NELSON writes... In less than eight months seven of our best members have gone to their eternal home. I say the "best", they were all so good. Surely none better ever lived than Deacon LEE JOHNSON, Sister EMILY STEPHENS, Sisters OLLIE SATTERWHITE, SUSIE MOBLEY, CRECY MEADORS, Brethren GREEN FREEMAN, and J. M. SATTERWHITE, Elder SATTERWHITE'S father... James and family appear in the 1860 census of Harris Co., GA. He also appears in the 1870 and 1880 census of Harris Co., GA. and After the Civil War he returned to Harris Co., and lived there until 1880, when he moved his family to Randolph Co. AL, near Roanoke. In 1860, James and family are living in HH 943. He owns real estate valued at $750 and personal property valued at $1200. In 1870 he is living in HH 670, is farming, and owns real estate valued at $1040 and personal property valued at $475. It would appear the Civil War did not devastate his family as much as it did most southern families. J. M. SATTERWHITE DIED ON FRIDAY ------------------------- Mr. J. M. [James Madison] SATTERWHITE, familiarly known as "Uncle Mat," died at five o'clock last Friday [2 Jan 1920] afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. E. WHITTEN, several miles southeast of Roanoke. He had been ill several days, though apparently not seriously until about 24 hours before he quietly slipped away to be with loved ones who had gone before. Mr. SATTERWHITE came to this section from Georgia about 36 years ago. His record among this people has been such as to endear him to all who knew him. He was a gentleman of fine type of character. He fought through the Civil War [46th GA Volunteer Infantry]. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. At Mt. Pisgah [Stroud, Chambers county] at 11 o'clock Sunday [4 Jan 1920] morning a large gathering of friends met to pay the last tribute to his memory. The services were conducted by Elder Frank HOUZE. The oldest son of the deceased, Elder John T. SATTERWHITE [11 May 1856--15 Oct 1937], took occasion to pay loving tribute to the memory of his honored father. An old negro [sic] servant who came up last to view the remains, remarked: "He was the best man I ever knew." Mr. SATTERWHITE, had he lived till next April, would have been 91 years of age. His companion [Martha Sands COX, 17 Mar 1852--24 Dec 1905?] preceded him to the grave by some fourteen years. [From The Roanoke Leader (Randolph County, Alabama), 7 Jan 1920, p.1]

CELEBRATES 88TH BIRTHDAY ---------------------------- Mr. J. M. SATTERWHITE, father of Mr. B. E. SATTERWHITE, of this place [Roanoke], celebrated the 20th [of February] his 88th birthday at his home several miles southeast of town [in Chambers County]. Mr. SATTERWHITE, who is held in high esteem by all who know him, is still in the enjoyment of good health. There are many friends of this splendid gentleman that read The Leader who will be interested in seeing this notice. [From The Roanoke Leader (Randolph County, Alabama), 27 Feb 1918, p.1] ---------- James Madison SATTERWHITE is interred in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery; a photograph of his tombstone is in the ALGenWeb Chambers County Photo Archives.

Martha P. Sands [Parents] was born on 24 Dec 1825 in , Jones, Ga. She died on 4 May 1906 in Stroud, Chambers, Al. She was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. She married James Madison Mattie Satterwhite on 17 Mar 1852 in Harris, Ga.

Other marriages:
Cox, William Bolen

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Elizabeth Mollie Satterwhite
  M ii Elder John Thomas Satterwhite
  M iii Franklin Pierce Satterwhite
  M iv James M. Satterwhite was born on 5 Dec 1862 in Harris, Ga. He died on 11 Nov 1868 in Harris, Ga. He was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Harris, Ga.
  M v Benjamin Elijah Satterwhite

John Smith [Parents] was born about 1769 in NC. He died before 1825 in Jones, Ga. He married Mary Jane Dickson about 1800.

THE DESCENDANTS OF
JOHN AND MARY SMITH OF GEORGIA
The following what I believe to be my paternal genealogy. You who may read this paper please feel free to correct me if I am wrong for there is little proof for the earliest years in this account.
The first Smith that I feel could be my ancestor is one Abraham Smith who is first found in Georgia records about 1778 in Wilkes County, Georgia. That year, Abraham Smith served in the Wilkes County Militia. Abraham died in Putnam County, Georgia in 1809, leaving a wife, Winney (Winnefred); Daughters, Charlotte and Nancy, both single, but probably grown; Deceased married Daughter Patcy who left children; Sons, Isham and John. By the wording on the will, it appears that there may have been other younger children. I do not know when or where Abraham Smith was born or when he married, but I think it safe to assume that he was probably in his 50’s or older when he died.
There is no proof that my John Smith was the son of Abraham, but it would be an amazing coincidence is such were not so as John named two of his daughters Winnefred and Charlotte.
When and where John Smith was born is not known. There is some belief that he was born in North Carolina, But if so, he arrived in Georgia as an infant. When and where John Smith married is also not known, but as his oldest child was born in 1800, one might assume he married shortly before that date. Abraham Smith appears to have been living in Hancock County, Georgia during the 1770’s so it is likely that John Smith married there. Unfortunately, marriage records for Hancock County date back no further than 1805.
John Smith married Mary (Dixon) Dickson. Nothing is known of her parents. It is likely that, early on, after their marriage, John and Mary moved to Jones County, Georgia settling near the community of Round Oak, in the northern part of the county. There John Smith lived out his life, dying there in 1825. Place of burial unknown. May Smith received land in Harris County, Georgia in the 1827/1829 Georgia Land Lottery and moved there a few years later. Her last years were spent with her daughter, Elizabeth, Mrs. Joseph Johnston, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The author of the Sands Paper states that she lived to be 94, dying in 1874. Place of burial unknown.
John and Mary Smith had six children. Where possible I will, in this pager, give their children, grandchildren and number of great-grandchildren.
Anderson C. Smith, born 11 October, 1800
(It is on limited evidence, believed that his middle name was
Comer.) Nothing is known of his youthful years until 1821, when he was appointed clerk for the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church near Round Oak, Harris County, Georgia.
On 27, September, 1821, in Jones County, Georgia, Smith married Evaline Brantley McDaniel, born 1805, probably in Chatham County, North Carolina. Evaline was one of the nine children of Benjamin W. McDaniel, parents unknown, and Nancy (Brantley) McDaniel, born circa 1780, Chatham County, North Carolina, to John Brantley and Sarah (Minter) Brantley. (See “Brooks and Kildred Families” by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1950, for more information on the Brantley Family.)
When Anderson Smith left Jones County, Georgia, is not known, but on Wednesday, November 5, 1828, he was ordained to the ministry at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Upson County, Georgia. (See “History of Upson County” by Nottingham and Hanna, 1930) Shortly after his ordination, 1829, Smith was living in Harris County, Georgia, where he resided until his death.
It appears that Smith was the founder of the Bethesda Baptist Church near Ellerslie in 1829. The church records show him to be the first pastor. He served in that position until his death.
The Columbus Baptist Association was formed November 21, 1829, at the Mulberry Meeting House in Harris County. Smith was one of the organizers of the association and served as moderator that year. In the ensuing eight to ten years he assisted the association in the formation of some dozen new Baptist churches in west central Georgia.
Anderson died on March 21, 1841, at his home in Harris County. Although there is no stone to mark his grave, it must be believed that he is buried in the cemetery that stood beside the church he served for the last twelve years of his life.
Unfortunately, in 1875 a tornado hit the Bethesda Baptist Church completely destroying it with all the church records. Today a new church of the same name is located in Ellerslie.
At the time of his death Anderson and his wife were the parents of six children; three boys and three girls (there may have been another daughter who preceded her father in death.)
Of these six children only the two oldest sons are known to this writer. The youngest son, name unknown, died in childhood.
None of the three daughters are known. (In 1849, in Macon County, Alabama one Thomas W. Britton married on Martha Smith. The minister who married Britton had, two years, previously married Evaline Smith to Hezekiah Harmon. Those are two of only six recorded marriages for the minister. Britton was a widower whose wife had died shortly before his marriage to Martha Smith. In the 1850 census for Macon County, Britton is found with wife, Susan and three children, ages 2, 4 and 6. Was her name Martha Susan Smith, and was she the oldest daughter of Anderson Smith? No further record of Thomas Britton has been discovered.)
In 1847, Evaline Brantley (McDaniel) Smith married Hezekiah M. Harmon. Harmon had been born in Chatham County, North Carolina, son of Zachariah Harmon. Evaline was his third wife. Harmon had fathered a number of children by his first two wives, but he and Evaline had none. Harmon had been an elder in the Bethesda Baptist Church and it appears he and Anderson Smith had been friends for many years going back to Jones County. It is most likely that the Harmons and Brantleys families were well known to each other in Chatham County, North Carolina.
The Harmons left Macon County, Alabama shortly after 1850, for he is shown in the 1844 Alabama census to be in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The 1860 census shows him to be a Hotel Keeper in Dadeville. There he died about 1866 and the following year, Evaline, with her widowed daughter-in-law, Bettie, came to Tyler, Texas to be with her son, Benjamin. Benjamin moved his family to Longview, Texas in the 1870’s. Evaline, age 75, is found with him there in the 1880 census. There is no record of her death, but, it is believed she is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Tyler in an unmarked grave beside her son.
The oldest son of Anderson Smith was John G. Smith. John was born 12 April, 1823, in Jones County, Georgia. By 1850, John is found living along in Tallapoosa County, Alabama; occupation, lawyer. Smith family l ore tell that he was a farmer and worked with leather making shoes and saddles and owned a shoe store. On 25 January, 1857, John married Elizabeth S.J. Clements in Chambers County, Alabama. She was the daughter of David and Nancy (Hunt) Clements of Chambers County, Alabama.
John G. Smith served as a soldier from Alabama in the Confederate Army. He was wounded in action and died 28 June, 1865 while a captive in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Place of burial is unknown. In 1867, his widow, Bettie, with her mother-in-law, Evaline Harmon, and her children, came to Tyler, Texas. There Bettie Smith died 19 May, 1880. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Tyler.
John G. and Bettie Smith had five children; three girls and two boys.
As stated previously Anderson and Evaline Smith had two or three daughters after John G. Smith of which nothing is known.
Benjamin King Smith was born 21 July, 1833 in Harris County, GA. In 1850, he is shown as a farmer living next door to his mother and step-father, H. M. Harmon. Living with Benjamin is one Ann Smith, age 35 Who she is and her relationship to Benjamin, has never been discovered.
In 1859, Benjamin and a friend, Marcus Leopold Fleishel left Dadeville and came to Tyler, Texas where they opened a general merchandise store on the town square. There in Tyler, on 24 April, 1861, Benjamin married Mary Josephine Smith, daughter of John Black and Mary Caroline (Dean) Smith of McNairy County, Tennessee. After the war, Fleishel and Smith closed their store and Smith moved to Longview, Texas where he ran a lumber mill. There he died on 6 June, 1881. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. His widow died in Fort Worth, Texas in 1926 and is buried beside her husband in Tyler.
Benjamin and Jo Smith had five sons.
B. Loulalou Smith
The second child on John and Mary Smith, born 15 January, 1902.
Nothing is known about Loulalou. Was her name something like Lou or Lula? Loulalou sounds like a nickname. She is the only child of John and Mary Smith that the author of the Sands Paper shows no spouse. No marriage record for her as been found. It may be reasonable to believe that she died young.
Winnefred Smith
The third child of John and Mary Smith was born in 1803 in Jones
County, Georgia. She married Thomas Barham Sands on 19 March, 1823 in Jones County, Georgia. Jones County marriage records show a marriage of Thomas B. Sands and Penelope Hadaway as of 10 May, 1821 In Jones County, GA. The Sands Paper states that Penelope could have been his second wife. If so, the name of the first wife is unknown. By one of these wives, he had a son, David. Nothing more is known of David Sands other than he is reported to have grown to manhood.
Thomas Sands and Winnifred Smith Sands had ten children. All were born in Harris County, Georgia where the Sands lived out their lives. Both are believed to be buried in the Sardis Church Cemetery in Harris County. No stone marks the gravesite.
1. Tolbert B. Sands, born 1 March, 1824. No further information.
Martha P. Sands, born 24 December, 1825; died 13 May, 1906 in
Chambers County, Alabama; married 2 January, 1844 in Harris County, Georgia to (1) William Bolen Cox. No issue.

Mary Jane Dickson [Parents] was born in 1769 in NC. She died in 1874 in Harris, Ga. She married John Smith about 1800.

They had the following children:

  M i Anderson Comer Smith
  F ii Loulalou Smith was born on 15 Jan 1802.
  F iii Winnefred E. Smith
  F iv Charity Smith
  F v Charlotte Smith
  F vi Elizabeth Wallace Smith

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