Alexander Smith
and Mary Ashley

Alexander Smith b about 1828 d before 1890 KY; s/o William Smith 1795 and Millie Combs. Alexander Smith m. about 1850 to Mary Ashley b 1834 NC d after 1859 Letcher Co KY, d/o Jordan Ashley and Barbara Francis. Mary Ashley m. (2) William Bill (Combs) Martin. Children of Alexander Smith and Mary Ashley;

1. Jordan Smith b 19 Mar 1850 KY d 5 Mar 1928 Knott Co KY; m. 14 Sept 1876 Letcher Co KY to Mary Ann Combs b 12 Jul 1858 Smoot Creek, Letcher Co KY d 8 Apr 1933 Knott Co KY; d/o John Wesley Combs and Mary Polly Hogg.

2. Martha Jane Smith b 1853 Perry Co KY; m. William Shepherd b 5 Aug 1856 Perry Co KY. Children of William Shepherd and Martha Jane Smith;

i. John Lee Shepherd b 6 Feb 1881 Perry Co KY d 8 May 1968 Sullivan Co TN; m. 28 Feb 1900 to Martha Alice Napier b 5 Jul 1883 Perry Co KY d 18 Feb 1978 Sullivan Co TN; d/o Ashford Charles Napier and Elizabeth Combs. Children of John Lee Shepherd and Martha Alice Napier; 1. Flora Shepherd b 11 Dec 1902 Perry Co KY d 7 Jul 1995 Harlan Co KY of cardiovascular disease; buried Harlan Co KY; m. 16 Sept 1919 Wise Co VA to James Earnest Grogan b 2 Jul 1898 Scott Co VA d 3 Oct 1947 Harlan Co KY of coronary thrombosis; s/o Charles Grogan and Mary Margaret Florence Glover. 2. Florence Shepherd 3. Gertrude Shepherd 4. Elizabeth Shepherd 5. Maudie Jeanette Shepherd 6. Modrie Jean Shepherd 7. Hazel Shepherd 8. Daniel Carroll Astor Shepherd 9. John Carroll Shepherd 10. Estil Shepherd 11. Montana Shepherd

ii. Elizabeth Shepherd b 1877

iii. Susan Shepherd b 1878

iv. Lias Shepherd (male) b 1883

v. Bob Shepherd b 1886

vi. Harrison Shepherd b 1888

vii. Mary A Shepherd b 1891

viii. Elexander Shepherd b 1893

ix. Lee Roy Shepherd b 1898

3. Matilda Smith b 1855 d 1941; m. (1) to Thomas Hale b 1853; s/o James Dickenson Hale and Mary Jane Grizzle. Matilda Smith m. 1902 in Knott Co KY to (2) Kelly Franklin b 1844 d 27 Jan 1921 Knott Co KY; s/o James W Franklin Jr and Eliza Cornett.

4. Shepard Smith b Mar 1857 (or 1875?) d 12 Mar 1928 Laurel Co KY, m. 25 Mar 1887 to Marinda Francis b 17 Feb 1872; d/o Samuel Francis Jr and Jane Kelly Francis. Children of Shepard Smith and Marinda Francis;

i. Mary Jane Smith b Jul 1888

ii. James Monroe Smith b Aug 1890

iii. Elijah Smith b Oct 1892

iv. Boyd Smith b Jul 1894

v. Ollie Smith b Feb 1898

vi. Hattie Smith b Mar 1900

5. Hilliard Smith b 1859; m. 5 Sept 1881 in Perry Co KY to Millie Smith b 1861; d/o William Med Smith and Martha Ashley.

6. Thomas Smith was killed by gunshot in a scuffle with his brother. May have died in his teens.

Thanks to JB Francis for updates, additions and corrections to this family.


William Bill Martin
and Mary Ashley

Mary Ashley b 1834 NC d after 1859 Letcher Vo KY; d/o Jordan Ashley and Barbara Francis.  Mary Ashley m. (2) to William Bill Martin. Children of William Bill Martin and Mary Ashley;

1. Jesse Martin b 17 Apr 1864 Floyd Co KY d 25 Aug 1947 Sarah Ann, Logan Co WV; buried Sloane Cemetery, West Hamlin, Lincoln Co WV; m. 26 Jun 1893 Wayne Co WV to Temperance "Tempy" Slone b JUL 1875 Floyd Co KY; d/o James Monroe Slone and Susan Vance. Jesse Martin m. Sarah Francis; d/o Samuel Francis Jr and Jane Kelly.

2. Franklin Pierce "Frank" Combs - Martin d 26 Apr 1945; m. Flora Combs b 1875 d 1953; d/o John J "Limpy John" Combs (aka Hoppy) and Polly Ann Purline Combs.

3. Nancy Martin m. Dixon "Dick" Combs, s/o Enoch Combs and Nancy Smith. (Source).


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