Rev Richard Smith
and Aletia Combs
Reverend Richard Smith b 5 Mar 1771 VA d
28 Nov, 1836, s/o William Smith and Elizabeth Betty Eunice Ritchie. Rev Richard Smith m.
about 1794 to Elitia Combs (aka Nancy) b 20 Jun 1772 VA d 11 Mar 1858 Ary, Perry, KY buried
Old Smith Graveyard, Troublesome Creek, Ary, Perry Co KY d/o
Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs
and Nancy Grigsby. (Quoting The Combs Family Website) "His birth and death dates
are taken from his cemetery marker and his nuncupative will confirms his date of
death". Children of Rev Richard Smith and Eletia Combs;
Tombstone of Rev Richard Smith, Old Smith
Graveyard, Troublesome Creek, Ary, Perry Co KY
Tombstone of Elitia Combs Smith, Wife of
Rev Richard Smith, Old Smith Graveyard, Troublesome Creek, Ary, Perry Co KY
Smith b about 1795 Sullivan Co TN d 15 Feb, 1875 Floyd Co KY m. 20 Apr 1816
Floyd Co KY to Millie "Nellie" Combs b 20 Apr 1802 d 21 May 1876 d/o
John "Soldier John" Combs and
Margaret "Biddy" Nantz.
Smith b 4 Aug 1804 Sullivan, TN d 28 Feb 1881 Breathitt Co KY m. 25 Jul 1826
Perry Co KY to Sarah Clemmons b 1804 d after 1834 Breathitt Co KY d/o Francis
William Clemmons and Rebecca Fleming.
Patsy "Dinah" Smith b 17 Jun 1798 Lotts Creek, Knott Co KY d after 1886
Perry Co KY m. 10 Nov 1817 Clay Co KY to
John C "Jackson" Campbell b 20
Aug 1795 Buncombe Co NC d 10 May 1883 Breathitt Co KY s/o
Campbell and Mary "Polly" Couch. John Jackson Campbell m. 29 NOV
1854 Perry Co KY to
b 1824 Perry Co KY. John Jackson Campbell m. (1) to
Cassie Joseph b 1800
Julia Smith b about 1802 KY m. (1st) John P Martin; Nancy Julia Smith m. 25 Dec 1821 Perry Co
Kentucky to (2nd) George Combs b about 1798 TN s/o
Henry Harrison Combs
and Rachel Clemmons or Clements.
Smith b 1805 TN m. 25 Nov 1822 Perry Co KY to Rhoda Owens b 1804 VA d/o
Reece Owens and Virginia Lee.
Smith b 1803 Clay Co KY d 1870 m. 3 Aug 1830 Perry Co. KY to
Nancy Arta Johnson
d/o Thomas Johnson Jr and
Delphia Carter b about 1817 d before 1870.
Smith b 5 Jan 1809 Clay Co KY d 2 Apr 1863 Perry Co KY m. 6 Nov 1832 Perry
Co KY to Nancy Jones b about 1812.
"Kizzie" Smith b 1812 Clay Co KY d 1892 m. 8 Aug 1830 Perry Co KY to Thomas
Grigsby Ritchie b 1805 Russell Co VA d 1879 Clear Creek, Perry Co KY s/o
Alexander Crockett Ritchie
and Susan Elizabeth "Betsy" Grigsby.
"Polly" Smith b 13 Feb 1814 Clay Co KY d 28 Jun 1900 m. 1832 to Zachariah
"Ball Creek Zack" Fugate b 1817 d 1864 s/o Martin Fugate and Mary Ritchie.
Dow "Anze" Smith b 16 Nov 1816 Clay Co KY d 8 Dec 1903 Knott Co KY m. 12 Jul
1838 Knott Co KY to 1st Sarah Fugate d/o Jonathon Fugate. Lorenzo Dow "Anse"
Smith m. 7 Oct 1881 to (2nd) Frankie Stacy.
Smith b 24 Oct 1818 Clay Co. KY d 11 Aug 1889 Ary, Perry Co. KY buried Old
Smith Graveyard Ary KY, m. 24 Oct 1850 Perry Co KY to Jemima Amy Holliday b 14
Feb 1830 VA d 12 Jul 1874 Perry Co KY buried Old Smith Graveyard Ary KY d/o
John H D Holliday and Allie
Smith b 18 Dec 1820 d 21 May 1878 m. 12 Jan 1843 Perry Co KY to Cynthia "Sithy"
Stacy b 1825 KY d 1878.
Smith b 1826 KY d 3 Feb 1892 Perry Co KY m. 7 Mar 1844 Perry Co KY to John
Stacy b 1824 KY d 12 Mar 1912 Perry Co KY, s/o James Downey Stacy and Mary
Polly (Combs) Owens.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith
b 1 Apr 1822 m. 8 Oct 1840 Perry Co KY to Martin Fugate b 1820 TN d 1880 s/o
Levi Fugate and Haney Noble.
Excerpted from Andrew Combs, John S. Combs, and William M. Combs' entries in
Dr. J.J. Dickey's Diary. Roll3, pg. 2264, 2269-70, 2405 "Richard Smith.
Great grandfather of "Bad" Tom
Smith. Came to Kentucky with "my uncles" and settled on Troublesome.
Richard married Nancy Combs, my aunt. He is a Baptist preacher. He would
drink liquor and fight. He whipped a bully and got his nose and ear bit off.
He was a blacksmith. He could not be whipped." "Rev" Richard Smith married
The Following Information Comes
From Darrell Smith's
Website Regarding the early life of Rev Richard Smith and his wife, Aletia
Combs. Rev. Richard Smith b Mar 6, 1771 died Nov 28, 1836. He was a primitive
Baptist Preacher for 45 years.
Sam Smith family has his bible with Smith Births and Death records dating back
to 1816. He (Rev Richard Smith) was said to have delivered hell fire sermons and after the service
was over would be seen sneaking out back and taking a swig of his whiskey.
According to County Court Records of Owsley Co. Ky. His brother John was
appointed guardianship of him there early. He is believed to have first lived in
Owsley Co. before going to Perry Co. An estate auction in Owsley shows that
Richard Smith purchased the Family Bible of John's.
Richard was married to Nancy Alicia Combs, daughter of Nicholas "Danger Nick"
Combs. Nancy Aletia Combs b Jun 20,1772 d Mar 11,1858 Ary, Kentucky.
Rev. Richard Smith was the Great Grandfather of
Bad Tom Smith who terrorized
Breathitt and Letcher Co.'s. Richard and Alicia had 14 children. Richard Smith
and his brother John Smith were the only surviving children of William Smith and
Betty "Eunice" Ritchie.
After the death of their father, William Smith, Richard Smith and John Smith
moved to the unsettled land of Kentucky. They left their mother, Betty "Eunice"
Ritchie, VA to handle the plantations which were left by their father. Some say
Richard Smith came to Perry Co. Ky by way of Pound Gap, about 1792.
Richard Smith first settled Lotts Creek (Kentucky) area before moving to Pigeon
Roost on Troublesome Creek at Ary (Kentucky). According to Henry P. Scalf in his
book, "Kentucky, Last Frontier," Richard Smith owned 38.577 acres of land in
1796 through Eastern Land Titles.