Posted by: Beth | May 28, 2012

MRIN-8 Richard Smith and Elitia Combs

Richard Smith and Elitia Combs

My paternal 5th great grandparents

MRIN-8

Richard Smith

  • Also known as Reverend/Elder Richard Smith
  • Born: 15 Mar 1771 in Virginia
  • Married: Elitia Combs about 1794 in Kentucky
  • Died: 28 Nov 1836 in Ary, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Buried: The Smith Cemetery in Ary, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Cause of Death: unknown
  • Parents: William Smith and Elizabeth “Betty” Eunice Richie

Elitia Combs

  • Born: 20 Jun 1772 in Kentucky
  • Married: Richard Smith about 1794 in Kentucky
  • Died: 11 Mar 1858 in Ary, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Buried: The Smith Family Cemetery in Ary, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Cause of Death: unknown
  • Parents: “Danger” Nick Combs and Nancy Grigsby

Their Children

  1. William Medford Smith (1795-1875)
  2. Thomas Smith (1798-1881) – verified with AncestryDNA test results
  3. Patsy Martha Smith (1800-1886)
  4. Nancy Smith (1802-????)
  5. James Smith (1805-????)
  6. Nicholas Smith (1805-1879) – verified with AncestryDNA test results
  7. Samuel Smith Sr. (1808-1863)
  8. Kizzie Smith (1812-1892)
  9. Mary “Polly” Smith (1814-1900)
  10. Lorenzo Dow Smith (1816-1903)
  11. Joshua Smith (1818-1889)
  12. Isaac Smith (1820-1878)
  13. Elizabeth Smith (1822-????)
  14. Cynthia Smith (1825-1892)

Sources:

    1. 1820 Population Schedule, Kentucky, Clay County, Page 102
    2. 1830 U.S. Population Schedule, Kentucky, Perry County, Page 357
    3. Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924 – Richard Smith
    4. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963 – Elethia Smith
    5. Find A Grave Memorial# 5125003 – Rev. Richard Smith
    6. Find A Grave Memorial# 5125004 – Elitia (Combs) Smith
    7. Find A Grave Memorial# 129234320 – William Smith
    8. Find A Grave Memorial# 29546028 – Samuel “Sam” Smith
    9. Find A Grave Memorial# 74635372 – Kizzie (Smith) Richie
    10. Find A Grave Memorial# 105658045 – Mary “Polly” (Smith) Fugate
    11. Find A Grave Memorial# 37251494 – Pvt. Lorenzo Smith
    12. Find A Grave Memorial# 65583750 – Joshua Smith
    13. Find A Grave Memorial# 54917550 – Isaac Smith
    14. Find A Grave Memorial# 5125009 – Cynthia (Smith) Stacy
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Responses

  1. Beth, your research is so amazing. I started to research the Chaffins family history a few years ago but the information was quite overwhelming. This year I decided to pick up where I left off and continue. I found your blog and have been able to fill in many gaps. Richard Smith and Elitia Combs are my paternal 4th great grandparents. My father, Clayton Chaffins, was the son of Kelse and Ollie Chaffins. My paternal great grandfather, David Chaffins, was brothers with Jasper Bird Chaffins. I only hope I can manage to gather 10% of the detail you have related to our family. Thank you again for all the wonderful detail. If you ever have question on any detail I am gathering, please let me know.

    • Thank you so much, Joanne. I’m always happy to meet a new cousin and love when I am actually able to help someone with their research. It makes this all worthwhile. Someday I hope that I can learn more about our Chaffins family and go back at least a few more generations. I’d love to verify where we actually come from and when our first Chaffins ancestors came here.

  2. My Grandfather was Rufus Chaffins, from Rockfork he lived on Chaffins Br. and married Elizabeth Tuttle Chaffins I am so glad to get more information on my family. Thanks again


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