Benton Smith
and Bethany Smith

Benton Smith b 25 Mar 1877 Letcher Co KY d 21 Nov 1966 Prestonsburg, Floyd Co KY; s/o Jordan Smith and Mary Ann Combs. Benton Smith married 30 August 1895 Troublesome Creek Knott Co KY to Bethany Lauranie Smith b 28 Aug 1880 Knott Co KY d 16 Feb 1954 Floyd Co KY; d/o Hilliard J Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs. Children of Benton Smith and Bethany Lauranie Smith;

1. Bessy Smith b 26 Dec 1899 Knott Co KY d 30 Nov 1982; m. 3 Aug 1915 to James "Jim Buck" Wicker b 19 Apr 1888 d 30 May 1934 Floyd Co KY. Bessy Smith m. James C Cooley b 1882 d 14 Apr 1960 Floyd Co KY. Children of James C Cooley and and Bessy Smith;

i. Moody Cooley (f) b about 1916.

Children of James Jim Buck Wicker and Bessy Smith;

i. Virginia Wicker 9 May 1916

ii. Rudell Wicker (m) 29 Oct 1917

iii. Burtis Wicker (m) 14 Oct 1919

iv. Garland Wicker (m) 19 Dec 1921

v. Mary Lucille Wicker 23 Sept 1923

vi. James Buck Wicker 29 Jun 1925

vii. Mildred Louise Wicker 24 Jun 1927

viii. Garnet Lee Wicker (m) 5 Feb 1928

ix. Melvin Vincel Wicker

2. Dora Belle Smith b 13 Dec 1902 Emma, Floyd Co KY d 1 Feb 1988 Dwale Floyd Co KY; m. 1918 KY to George Jones b 3 Oct 1900 d 28 Oct 1937 Floyd Co KY; s/o Robert "Bobby" Jones and Rebecca Estep. Dora Belle Smith m. after 1937 to John J Nelson b 2 Jan 1912 d 16 Sept 1975 Dwale, Floyd Co, KY. Children of George Jones and Dora Belle Smith;

i. Bessie Marie Jones 18 Feb 1920 Wayland, Floyd Co KY d 31 Aug 1999 South Rockwood, Monroe Co, Michigan; m. Wilbur Sy Reynolds b 17 Jan 1918 d Jan 1980. No children. Bessie Marie Jones m. (2) Arthur "Op" Branham b 6 Feb 1916 d 15 May 1956; s/o John Branham. Children of Arthur Op Branham and Bessie Marie Jones; I. Harry Branham II. George Branham III. Danny Branham IV. Brenda Sue Branham V. Ella Faye Branham VI. Linda Margaret Branham VII. Vivian Lynn Branham.

ii. Ursula Sue Jones (living) Wayland, Floyd Co KY; m. Obie Crisp b 2 May 1922 d 21 Feb 1988 Floyd Co KY; s/o Feliz Crisp and Etta Ruth Boyd. Children of Obie Crisp and Ursula Sue JOnes; I. Betty Lou Crisp II. Patty Ann Crisp.

iii. Rebecca Elizabeth "Beckie" Jones (living) Allen, Floyd Co KY; m. Floyd Co KY to Olvie Crisp b 7 Aug 1913 Allen, Floyd Co KY d 21 Apr 1978 Fayette Co KY; s/o Sol Crisp and Dora Stumbo. Children of Olvie Crisp and Rebecca Elizabeth Beckie Jones; I. Olvie Crisp Jr II. Leida Frances Crisp III. William Edward Crisp IV. Patricia Ann Crisp V. Larry Douglas Crisp

Rebecca Elizabeth Beckie Jones m. William Janz d 7 Sept 1995.

iv. Vivian "Jack" Jones (female) b 29 Aug 1925 d 29 May 1988 Floyd Co KY; m. William Allen d 1994. Vivian Jack Jones m. 1942 Floyd Co KY to Louis Palmer Lafferty b 29 Jun 1925 (still living as of 1999); s/o Ralph Steele Fisher Lafferty and Sarah Ann Lafferty. Children of Louis Palmer Lafferty and Vivian Jack Jones; I. Woodrow "Woody" Lafferty II. Robert "Bobby" Leslie Lafferty III. James Rogers "Jim" Lafferty IV. Ralph Fletcher "Dusty" Lafferty V. Pamela Sue Lafferty.

v. Evelyn Marie Jones b 25 Jan 1928 Kenova WV d 11 Jun 1986 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH; m. 3 Feb 1946 Hamilton Co OH to Ralph Paul Metzger Sr; s/o Charles Metzger and Elizabeth Huellmeyer. Ralph Paul Metzger Sr b 11 Jul 1922 Columbus OH d 17 Jul 1993 Aurora, Dearborn Co, IN. Children of Ralph Paul Metzger Sr and Evelyn Marie Jones; I. Ralph Paul Jr Metzger II. Caroline Sue Metzger III. Doris Ann Metzger IV. Joyce Marie Metzger V. Deborah Lynn Metzger VI. Theresa Regina Metzger VII. Loraine Antoinette Metzger VIII. Michael David Metzger.

vi. Vivian Lee "Gin" Jones (living) West Prestonsburg, Floyd Co KY; m. Floyd Co Ky to Charles O Turner b 6 Apr 1927 d 19 Aug 1997 Hamilton, Butler Co, OH. Children of Charles Turner and Vivian Lee Gin Jones; I. Brenda Joyce Turner II. Barbara Sue Turner III. Charles Mitchell "Chuck" Turner IV. John David Turner.

vii. Robert Eugene Jones b 4 Apr 1931 d 27 Oct 1983; m. 7 Jun 1952 to Frances Tempie Hanlon b 22 Nov 1935 Hamilton Co OH; d/o Homer Folk Hanlon and Irabelle Kiser. Children of Robert Eugene Jones and Frances Tempie Hanlon; I. Diana Lee Jones II. David Benton Jones III. Robert E Jr IV. Douglas Alan Jones.

viii. Ida Maxine Jones b 19 Nov 1933 Prestonburg, Floyd Co KY d 10 Jan 2003 Floyd Co KY; m. Apr 1951 Lawrenceburg, IN to Vernon Bazil Oliver b 13 Jun 1933 Harlan Co KY d 15 Oct 1955 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH; s/o Jasper Oliver and Vista Louvini. Children of Vernon Bazil Oliver and Ida Maxine Jones; I. Vernon Bazil Jr Oliver II. Evelyn Darlene Oliver III. John Wayne "Johnnie" Oliver b 25 Oct 1955 Cincinnati OH d Aug 1956.

Ida Maxine Jones m. 28 Jul 1957 Banner KY to (2) Wallace Estep b 21 Mar 1923 Paintsville, KY d 1999 KY. Child of Wallace Estep and Ida Maxine Jones; I. Dora Mea Estep.

ix. Barbara Jean Jones (living) b Prestonsburg, Floyd Co KY; m. Lawrenceberg, Dearborn Co IN to George Edgar "Pete" Faulkner b 6 Jan 1935 Sunman, IN d 26 Jul 2001 Zepherhills, FL; s/o George Edgar Faulkner and Nancy Solomon. Children of George Edgar Faulkner and Barbara Jean Jones; I. George Edgar "Butch" Jr Faulkner II. Gary Lee Faulkner III. Ricky Eugene Faulkner IV. Vicky Lynn Faulkner V. Barbara Darlene "Sandra" Faulkner VI. Norita Kay Faulkner.

3. Vivian Smith b 27 Aug 1913 Knott Co KY d 1949 Floyd Co KY; m. James Lewis Harrold (Hearld) b 12 Apr 1898 d 14 Nov 1979 Carey, OH. Children of James Lewis Harrold Hearld and Vivian Smith;

i. Shirley Harrold (Hearld / Herald) b 13 Mar 1930 Floyd Co KY; m. Norbert Lang. Children of Norbert Lang and Shirley Harrold; I. Michael Land II. David Lang III. Frederick Land Timothy Lang.

ii. Everett Eugene Harrold (Herald or Hearld) m. Goldia Priddy b Missouri. Children of Evertt Eugene Harrold and Goldia Priddy; I. Patrick Harrold II. Brian Harrold III. Kevin Harrold IV. Danny Harrold (Herald).

4. Henry Garner Smith b 7 Sept 1915 Knott Co KY d 1998 Desert Springs, CA; m. Emma Mae Young b 16 Feb 1916; d/o John Henry and Johnny Young (f). Children of Henry Garner Smith and Emma Mae Young;

i. Henry Garner Smith Jr; m. Lynn Delancy; d/o Robert Delancy and Dorothy Dix.

ii. Jennia Ann Smith; m. Richard Jensen. Child of Richard Jensen and Jennia Ann Smith; I. Michael Scott Jensen.


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