The Story of Will Smith

The Smith family history as descended through Narcissus “Narcis” Simmons Lang, daughter of Robert “Reuben” Simmons and Frances Smith, and Narcissus’ son Seldon Albert Lang. Related by Bob Ann Breland. “Seldon Lang remembers that he was told by his mother that Ward Smith’s father (Will Smith) was an Indian fighter. He had been reared by […]

Photo of Frances Smith Simmons

Frances Smith Simmons 1820 to 18 Oct 1898 Greatgrandmother of Ethel Simmons Hennesy, wife of Robert Reuben Simmons. Frances’ father, Ward Smith, was 1/2 Cherokee through his mother. It’s believed by some that she may have been also Chatha (Choctaw) through her mother’s mother’s side of the family. So many early photos were portraits made […]

James Daniel Welch and Nancy Caroline Bullock

James Daniel WELCH is generally given as born 30 Sept 1811 in either the “Mississippi Territory” or Georgia. He was a son of John Edward WELCH and Betsey E. MOORE. I don’t know the ultimate source for the Betsey E. Moore, but I think John Welch is certain as an elder John Welch resided in […]

The Hennesy Line

For convenience of seeing where people fit into family lines, I suppose I ought to put some ancestry information here, and not just depend on the online database. The names below are Clower, Breland, Bullock, Calhoun, Dillon, Everidge, Folsom, Hennesy, Kennedy, Knight, Lott, Miller, Mizell, Moore, Myles, Nobles, Pleasant, Richardson, Rodgers, Simmons, Smith, Thigpen, Welch, […]