Amy T. Smith

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Amy T. Smith, daughter of William James Smith and Sarah T. Hall, was born at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, 9 September 1846.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 She died at Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, 11 December 1926, and was buried at Sand Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, 13 December 1926.7,8

Amy married David A. Smith, son of William D. Smith and Lavina (Levina) Shidler, at Bridgeport, Lawrence Co., Illinois, 27 November 1867.9

On the 1900 census, she was noted as the mother of 12 children with 5 still living.10

Her obituary reads:
Amy T. Smith was born at Louisville, Kentucky, September 9, 1846 and departed this life at Mt. Carmel, Illinois at the home of her daughter, Emma Blair, December 11, 1926, aged 80 years, 2 months and 2 days.

She leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters, Mrs. Emma Blair, of this city, and Mrs. Molly Wise, of East St. Louis, Illinois; two sons, Fred Smith of St. Francisville, Illi. and Henry of Bridgeport, Ill; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother George W. Smith, a minister of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Curry [Corrie], of Paris, Illinois; a number of nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.

She was united in marriage to David Smith at Bridgeport, Ill., April 27, 1869 [1867]. To this union were born 12 children of whom eight preceded her in death.

Her husband died in 1915. After coming to this state with her parents in early childhood she resided near Sumner a number of years, later moving to this city with her husband and family, where she lived until death.

She confessed her faith in Christ about twenty five years ago at the Bethlehem Church in Lawrence County. Altho uinable to take an active part in church work owing to her affliction, she remained faithful to her belief in Christ until death, often espressing her desire to join her loved ones in a better land, and as the close ofthe day would bring the shadows of night, she would say, "This may be the great day for me, when I shall cross over the Great Divide."

Characteristic of the early poneer, Mother Smith's early life was frought with hardships and struggles and many were the sacrifices she made to make the home comfortable and happy. No night was ever too dark or cold that she would not go to the aid of a friend in need and "Grandmother Smith" as she was called by her friends will be missed by many.

She often spoke of the devotion shown to her by Emma, who was her constant caretaker during the eight years of affliction and would admonish her other children in the words of the poet who said----
Live for those who love you
for those whose lives are true
For the heaven, that smiles above you
And the good that you may do

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the residence on Oak street, Rev. Charles Russel of the Baptist church officiating.

The pall-bearers were Dewey Manion, David Huges, Cecil Smith, Clyde Smith, John Sperry, and Lawson Sperry. The flower-bearers were Ada Hornback, Edith Banks, Maggie Rose, Ethel Blair and Florice Fields.

A quartet from the Baptist church consisting of Eloise Hornbeck, Mabel Myers, Helen Norsworthy and Thelma Morgan sang.

Interment was made in the Sand Hill Cemetery.11

Family

David A. Smith b. 30 Apr 1842, d. 12 Jan 1916
Children
  • Henry T. Smith12,13,14 b. Sep 1867
  • Fred Theadore Smith+15,13,12,16 b. 17 Sep 1869, d. 26 Sep 1942
  • Ira Smith12 b. abt. 1871, d. 11 May 1894
  • Mary Florence Smith17,12 b. 9 Aug 1873, d. 30 Jun 1969
  • (---) Smith18 b. say 1877, d. bef. 1900
  • Charles Smith12 b. abt. 1879, d. 18 Feb 1891
  • Mina Smith19 b. 12 Oct 1881, d. 10 Apr 1922
  • Laura Smith18 b. say 1883, d. bef. 1900
  • Ella Smith18 b. say 1885, d. bef. 1900
  • Lydia Smith18 b. say 1887, d. bef. 1900
  • (---) Smith18 b. say 1889, d. bef. 1900
  • Emma Rosella Smith20,21 b. 5 Jul 1891, d. 30 May 1954

Citations

  1. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Christy Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 102, dwelling 700, family 678, William Smith household, age 14, born in Kentucky, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #198.
  2. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) , sheet 25, dwelling 164, family 164, David Smith household, age 23, born in Illinois, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #245.
  3. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Claremont Township, Richland County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 9A/19, dwelling 78, family 78, David Smith household, age 32, born in Kentucky, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #245.
  4. [S461] United States Census for 1900 [Twelfth Census of the United States], Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 88, sheet 11B, dwelling 209, family 223, David Smith household, age 52, born in Kentucky, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T623, 1854 rolls, roll #349.
  5. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Mt Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 180, sheet 6B, dwelling 132, family 132, David Smith household, age 62, born in Kentucky, mother of 12 children, 5 still living., digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #331.
  6. [S463] United States Census for 1920 [Fourteenth Census of the United States], Mt Carmel, Ward 5, Wabash County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 224, sheet 12B, dwelling 266, family 278, John Blair household, age 73, born in Kentucky, a widow, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T625, 2076 rolls, roll #410.
  7. [S1024] Amy T. Smith, Death Certificates, File No. 48797 (1926), Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
  8. [S1967] Graves of Wabash County, Illinois, online http://wabashgraves.com, accessed Apr 2014, further cited as Graves of Wabash Co., IL.
  9. [S1672] Illinois, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archives, (online: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html), viewed May 2011), marriage record of David Smith and Amy Smith, citing Lawrence Co. marriage book F:216.
  10. [S461] US Census for 1900, Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 88, sheet 11B, dwelling 209, family 223, David Smith hshld.
  11. [S1106] Jean Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Photocopy of Unpublished Research Notes & Letters, Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona, Obituary, citing Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register, Mt Carmel, Illinois, Mon 19 Dec 1926.
  12. [S460] US Census for 1880, Claremont Township, Richland County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 169, sheet 9A/19, dwelling 78, family 78, David Smith hshld.
  13. [S459] US Census for 1870, Christy Township, Sumner Post Office, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 25, dwelling 164, family 164, David Smith hshld.
  14. [S1640] Lawrence County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, Illinois, Vital Records, 1877-1934, Marriages Bk 2:21, FHL microfilm 1311872, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Lawrence Co. Vital Records.
  15. [S1024] Fred Theadore Smith, Death Certificates.
  16. [S1641] Wabash Co. Courthouse, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Marriages 1857-1930, 1:239, FHL microfilm 1416803, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Wabash Co. Marriages.
  17. [S1641] Wabash Co. Marriages, 1:198; FHL #1416803.
  18. [S1092] Wabash County Historical Society, Wabash County Illinois: Volume 1: History and Families 1824-1993 (Marion, Kentucky: Riverbend Publishing, 1993), 285, further cited as Wabash Historical Society, Wabash Co. Families.
  19. [S1640] Lawrence Co. Vital Records, Marriages Bk 2:94; FHL #1311872.
  20. [S1641] Wabash Co. Marriages, 2:122; FHL #1416803.
  21. [S462] US Census for 1910, Mt Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 180, sheet 6B, dwelling 132, family 132, David Smith hshld.