WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 29 Apr 2017
                                                                           William T. Ward + Emily S. Dawson
  [Unknown] Prince        +?           Sarah Ward
                                                                                  1868 - after 1919
Jackson Co NC?  Haywood Co NC?

Note: Listing of the marriage to Prince is based on a single fact: NC Births lists Grover Decatur Smith,
born 27 February 1902, Swain County, NC, as the son of John Henry Smith and Sarah
Prince. If
anyone can provide more information, please
contact us.

 William T. Ward + Emily S. Dawson
John Henry Smith    +     Sarah Ward (Prince?)
 1851 - after 1930?                     1868     -     1931
 Swain Co NC    Burke Co NC
                                         Grover Decatur Smith, 1902 - 10 Feb 1952
                                         Frank Henry Smith, 24 May 1904 - 28 May 1992

Sources: US Census for Haywood Co, NC, 1920;
     NC Death Certificate, Sarah Smith, 1931 (NC State Hospital, Morganton, NC);
     US Census for US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Lake County, IL, 1920 (Grover Smith);
     Statement of Roy Childers about Grover and Frank as sons of John Smith and Sarah         
             Ward Smith.
     Virginia Death Records, Grover Decatur Smith, via Ancestry.com;
     Florida Death Index, Frank Henry Smith, Hillsborough County, FL, 1992, via Ancestry.com