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From: Geneva McKinney <>
Subject: [KYPERRY-L] RICHARD SMITH FAMILY of Perry County,Kentucky
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 14:21:44 -0500

Compiled by
Eunice Tolbert Johnson
RECENTLY Reprinted
And is Available
Chapter x1
page 229,230,231
Excerpt By Permission

1790 Richard Smith a Baptist Minister came to what is now Perry
County,Kentucky from Virginia. Richard Smith preached in Perry and what
is now known as Breathitt County.
Richard Smith was the son of William Smith of Eastern Virginia.

Richard Smith came to what is now Perry county,Kentucky by way of Pound
Gap around 1792.
He married Alicia Combs, daughter of Danger Nick Combs in 1794.
They settled on Lotts Creek, just above what is now the Perry County,Ky
line(now being Knott County,Kentucky).
It is known as the "Old John Smith Place;"
when John Smith moved there it was know as "Richard Smith's Place."

Born to Richard Smith and Alicia Combs Smith at their home on Lotts
Creek 14 children.
William,Thomas,Samuel,Nicholas,James, Lorenzo Dow, Joshua,
Isaac, Patsy,
Polly,Elizabeth, Cynthia, Nancy and Kizzie.

William born 1795, Married Millie Combs, daughter of Soldier John
Combs,Jr., of the Revolution. William and Millie lived on Irishman Creek
off Carr's Fork.

Children of William Smith and Millie Combs:
Alex who married Mary Ashley
William (Med) who married Martha Ashley(twin to Mary)
John who married Willie Combs,daughter of Long Jerry,
Thomas who married Lourania, daughter of Thomas Francis,
Richard(Union Soldier) who md. Polly Kelly
While home on furlough, he was slain by mistake by his own men.
Jeremiah (Jake) married Elizabeth Stacy.
Sarah married G. W. Kelly.
Matilda married Jehu Cody.

Thomas married a Clemons, of the Quicksand and Knott county families,
and had these children:
Richard, William, Lute, Aggie and Matilda.
His son Richard was a country doctor who lived on the Middle Fork of

Samuel married a Jones of Troublesome Creek-Lotts Creek Families
Their children were
Bill, Dan, Ike, Sam Jr.,John, Newt, Minerva, Emmaline, Arminda, and
Bill,Dan,Ike and John were Confederate Soldiers, the latter 2 being
killed in the Civil War.

Nicholas married Artie Johnson, daughter of Thomas Johnson.They lived
on Ball's Fork and later moved to Carter County. They had one son,Sim.

James married Rhoda Owens, and they moved to Lee County.
Their children:
Frankie, Louise, Rebecca, Bill, Elhaney, Ike, and Nicholas. Bill, a
Confederate soldier, was killed at the mouth of Ball Creek by guerillas
while home on furlough.

Lorenzo Dow, called Anse, (he was named for a popular Methodist
Circuit rider touring the mountains at that time) first married a
daughter of Jonathan Fugate, and his second wife was Frankie Stacy.
His children:
Zachariah and Pollie.

Joshua married Amy Holliday of Troublesome Creek and their children
were John, Richard, Larkin, Hay, Allie,Jermima,Prudence and Emmaline.

Isaac married Cynthia Stacy, sister to "Smoker Bill"-they had 11
Catherine, Eliza, Sam, Rachel, Sally, Polly, Tolbert, Jim, Felix,
Elizabeth,and Shade who married Polly Ann, Daughter of Tolbert Holliday,
the Primitive Baptist Preacher.

The daughters of Richard married the following:
Patsy (Dinah) married J. C. (Jack) Campbell, of Troublesome Creek,
Polly(Mary) married Zachariah Fugate, of Troublesome and Ball Creek
Elizabeth(Betsy) married Martin Fugate,
Cynthia married John Stacy, brother to "Smoker Bill"
Nancy first married J. P. Artin and then George Combs.
Kizzie married Thomas Ritchie of Clear Creek and Ball Creek Families.

Richard Smith was buried in the Smith Family graveyard at Ary in 1835.
He was a Primitive Baptist Minister for 45 years.
Sam Smith of Ary , has his old Bible, which is still in good condition.
It has entries of Smith births and deaths dating back to 1816.(The late
H.H. Smith, Sam Smith, and Judge J. A. Smith)
I realize this is not original source material
but I thought it might help some.

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