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;
1. William 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 John Zachariah Campbell and Mary "Polly" Couch. John Jackson Campbell m. 29 NOV 1854 Perry Co KY to
Priscilla Stidham b 1824 Perry Co KY. John Jackson Campbell m. (1) to
Cassie Joseph b 1800
4. Nancy 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.
8. Kesiah 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.
9. Mary "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
12. Isaac 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.
14. 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 Malissie Combs."
The Following Information Comes From (Darrell Smith's Website is no longer working) 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.