Joseph Wilburn Smith (1844-1925) and Martha Ann Magee (1844-1924)
with their five children who survived to adulthood: Robert Clifton Smith (1872-1942),
Minnie Ava Smith Cardwell (1882-1977), Samuel Wilburn Smith (1875-1956),
Edna Lena Smith Pledger (1877-1966), and John Stanley Smith (1887-1957).
Photo taken in Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas.
Joseph Wilburn Smith was born December 21, 1844 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina and died February 3, 1925 in Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas. He was the son of John Smith and Mary Ellen Shinn. He married Martha Ann "Mattie" Magee March 18, 1869 in Panola County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of James Magee and Edna Ann Dawson. They are both buried in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Caldwell County, Texas.
The following sources were useful in providing valuable information for Joseph Wilburn Smith and his wife, Martha Ann Magee:
Page 146 lists Joseph W. Smith at age 5 with his parents, six siblings, and his presumed grandmother, Margaret Shinn.
Lists Martha A. McGee (sic) at age 5 with her parents and eleven siblings.
Page 139 lists Joseph W. Smith at age 16 with his parents and eight of his siblings.
Lists Martha A. McGee (sic) at age 15 with her parents and six siblings.
Page 152 lists Joseph Smith as age 27 with his wife, Martha (Magee), and his yet unnamed six month old daughter (Lenora).
Page 44 lists J. W. Smith as age 34 with his wife, M. A. (Magee), and four children: R. C., S. W., E. L., and Babe (Martha). Note that their first daughter, Lenora, died in 1871.
Page 70A lists Joseph W. Smith at age 55 with his wife, Martha (Magee), three children: Clifton R., Minnie A. and Stanley J., and his mother-in-law, Edna Magee, at the ripe age of 95.
Page 23A lists J. W. Smith at age 65 with his wife, M. A. (Magee), and two of their children: Minnie and Stanley.
Page 28A lists Joseph W. Smith at age 75 with his wife, Martha A. (Magee). Note that their daughter, Edna, is listed five households earlier on this same census page with her husband, James A. Pledger, and two children.
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