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SMITH LINE

Smith Coat of Arms


Name: Probably a trade/occupation name for a blacksmith

History: The story begins with Isaac Smith , and Frankie Sprowls (or perhaps "Childers"), in Virginia. They had several children. Isaac died and Frankie remarried John Kelly. One child, Nancy Branham Smith married Jesse H. Cornett b abt 1795. At least two other children, Rachel and her sister, were using the name Kelly at the time of their marriages. The marriage ban of John Cornett and Rachel Kelly is in the Clay County, KY records.

After the death of John Cornett, Rachel is listed in the 1860 census as the head of the household under the name of Rachel Cornett at age 60. Also in her household is a John Kelly age 80, probably a son or nephew of John Kelly (as her stepfather, John Kelly, was 76 when he filed for his Revolutionary War pension in 1822.)

My great aunt was named after Rachel (Rachel Cornett), and my great uncle after John Kelly (Benjamin 'John Kelly' Cornett.)

In J. D. Cornett's book "Genealogy of William Cornett ", he lists Rachel as a "Smith". In the genealogical works of James Bowman, recorded in the Owsley County library, he lists Rachel as a Kelly with her father as "John Kelly".

The Letcher County Historical Family book says that Rachel was the step daughter of John Kelly. Her brother was William Branham Smith, son of Isaac and Frankie Branham Smith. William was born in 1792 and died in 1870. His sons were in the 13th Ky. Cav. One son, Andrew, died at Camp Douglas. There is aslo information on this family in Knott County Historical Society Library


Some Direct Descendants of Isaac Smith

Direct Descendants of Isaac Smith
      
  1    [1] Isaac Smith  
..    +Polly Ison  
.  2    Polly Smith  
.  2    Thomas Smith  
.  2    Elizabeth Smith  1780 - 1844
.  2    John Smith  
.  2    Margaret Smith  
    *2nd Wife of [1] Isaac Smith:  
..    +Frankie Sprowls  Abt. 1770 -
.  2    Rachel Branham Smith  1800 -
.....    +John Cornett  1794 -
....  3    Archibald Cornett  1819 -
....  3    Frances Cornett  1824 -
....  3    Harlarn Cornett  Aft. 1825 - Abt. 1843
....  3    Robert S. Cornett  1825 - 1914
....  3    John Cornett  1828 - 1904
....  3    Mary Cornett  1832 -
....  3    Nancy Cornett  1835 -
....  3    Elizabeth Cornett  1837 -
....  3    Harden Cornett  1837 - 1855
....  3    Russell Cornett  1840 - 1890-1900
........    +Ailey Amburgey  1841 - 1902
.......  4    Ambrose E. Cornett  1863 - 1914
.......  4    William Cornett  1866 - Bef. 1868
.......  4    Rachel Cornett  - Bef. 1876
.......  4    Benjamin John Kelley Cornett  1868 - 1890-1891
.......  4    Winfield Noah Scott Cornett  1871 -
.......  4    Sarah Elizabeth Cornett  1876 - 1966
...........    +Noah May  1876 - 1944
..........  5    Anna Elizabeth May  1910 -
..........  5    Earl Campbell May  1906 - 1989
..........  5    Edith Rebecca May  1914 - 1982
..............    +James Sutherd Carroll  1913 - 1989
.............  6    Judith Ann Carroll  1945 - 1988
.............  6    Mark Carroll  1949 -
.................    +Zetta Lyons  1948 -
.............  6    Susan Lynne Carroll  1952 -
....  3    Henry Cornett  1841 -
....  3    Rhoda Cornett  1830 -
....  3    Martha Cornett  1844 -
....  3    Ezichial Cornett  1846 -
....  3    Alfred Cornett  1849 -
.  2    Nancy Branham Smith  1795 -
.  2    Melvina Branham Smith  1822 -
.  2    William Branham Smith  1788 


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Updated 8:53 PM 1/28/2013
Mark S. Carroll