William Medford Smith
and Martha Ashley

Martha Ashley
L-R: Cousins, Ray Combs, JB Francis and Elijah Smith Jr - Photo Submitted By JB Francis
William Medford "Med" Smith b 23 Sept 1825 d 9 Jan 1891 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY; s/o William Smith 1795 and Millie Combs 1795. William Med Smith m. 21 Feb 1850 to Martha Ashley b 19 Mar 1831 d 16 Jun 1918; d/o Rev Jordan Ashley and Barbara Francis; (d/o Charles Francis; s/o Henry Francis). (1860 Letcher Co KY Census). (Great Great Grandparents of Annette Potter, Yvette Blair and JB Francis. Great Grandparents of Ray Combs and Elijah Smith Jr.) Children of William "Med" Smith and Martha Ashley;

1. Mary Ann Smith b 9 Dec, 1852 in KY d 11 Jun, 1928 in Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY; m. James Madison Combs b 9 Nov 1847 Perry Co KY d 9 Nov 1902, Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY; s/o Jeremiah L Combs and Sarah Sally Kelly. (Grand parents of Ray Combs).

2. John Ashley Smith b 1853 d 2 Dec 1900; m. 7 May 1873 Knott Co KY to Elizabeth Jane Hagen, b 1856 d 21 Nov 1935 Knott Co KY; d/o John Vintson Hagen and Jane Amburgey.

3. Hilliard Jackson Smith b 13 Apr 1855 d 19 Apr 1915; m. 24 Sept 1879 Perry Co KY to Armelda Melda Combs b 28 Aug 1862 d 15 Mar 1953, d/o Jackson Combs and Mary Ann Young. (Great Grandparents of Annette Potter and Grandparents of Elijah Smith Jr).

4. Millie Smith b 1861; m. 5 Sept 1881 in Perry Co KY to Hilliard Smith s/o Alexander Smith and Mary Ashley.

5. Barbara Alice Smith b 1862; m. 1910 Samuel "Red" Francis Jr b 1850 d 28 Aug 1918; s/o Samuel B "Red Sam" Francis and Leodicea Hogg. Child; Mallie Francis b 1888. Samuel "Red" Francis Jr m. 1870 to Jane Kelly b Nov 1859 (or 12 Mar 1852) KY d Oct 1908; d/o George Washington Kelly and Sarah Smith.

6. Nancy Jane Smith b 1865 d 1924 Knott Co KY; m. 27 July 1883 to John J "Hoppy" Amburgey, b 1861 d 15 Apr 1942 Knott Co KY; s/o William H "Limpy Bill" Amburgey and Mary Ann "Polly" Scalf.

7. Grandville C Smith b 1868 d 12 Feb 1919 KY; m. 24 Jan 1890 Knott Co KY to Dicy Francis b 1873 d 11 Feb 1895 KY; d/o Samuel Francis and Jane Kelly. Grandville C Smith m. 7 May 1896 to Alice Branham Smith b 1872 d 2 Jun 1950 Knott Co KY; d/o William B Smith and Susannah Hamilton.

8. Melvina Smith b 3 Apr 1869 d 14 Jun 1956; m. 15 May 1890 Knott Co KY to George Washington Francis b 27 Dec 1869 d 9 Jun 1914; s/o Samuel "Red" Francis Jr and Jane Kelly. (Great Grandparents of Yvette Blair and JB Francis).

9. Lucinda Smith b 1875 d 9 Feb 1960 Letcher Co KY; m. Sylvester Jent b 1869 d 18 Apr 1965 in Letcher Co KY; s/o William M Jent and Nancy Watts. Sylvester Jent was a teacher and ran a grocery store in Letcher Co KY.

10. Lourania Smith b on 25 Jul 1876 d 10 Mar 1949 Hindman, Knott Co KY; m. 21 Feb 1895 Knott Co KY to David Floyd Day b 31 Mar 1875 d 2 Jul 1906 Hindman, Knott Co KY; s/o William Henry Day and Marinda Francis.


1880 Letcher Co KY Census Carrs Fork
408 408 Smith William W M 54 M Farmer Can't Read Can't Write KY VA KY
408 408 Smith Martha W F 49 Wife M Keeping house Can't Read Can't Write NC SC SC
408 408 Smith Barbara W F 22 Daughter S Disabled Can't Read Can't Write KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Millie W F 19 Daughter S Can't Read Can't Write KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Lourania W F 16 Daughter S Can't Read Can't Write KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Nancy J W F 14 Daughter S Attends School Can't Read Can't Write KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Granville W M 12 Son S Attends School Can't Write KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Melvina W F 8 Daughter S Attends School KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Lucinda W F 5 Daughter S KY KY NC
408 408 Smith Jackson W M 21 Servant S Servant Can't Read Can't Write KY KY NC


William Medford Med Smith Tombstone Carr Fork Mem Cem, Carr Fork, Knott Co KY
Martha Ashley Smith Tombstone Carr Fork Mem Cem, Carr Fork, Knott Co KY - Traced Over Dates and Name To See Better


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