James A. and Martha Francis (Morton) Smith


His Parents: Samuel Smith and Elizabeth J. Morton

Her parents: William C. Morton and Mary Shackleford

James Arnold was born Jan 1854 (1900 census). He died between 1920 and 1930.

Martha Francis was born Oct 1861 (1900 census) and died between 1920 and 1930. Her parents were William C. Morton and Mary Shackleford. William was brother to James Arnold's mother Elizabeth, making James Arnold and Martha first cousins.

James and Martha married 11 March 1883 in Henry County, TN.

There were other children, who died young and whose names I don't know. I believe that Ester never married.

1900HnTNp224a 198/198: Martha's sister Ellen Morton, 24, lived with them.

1910HnTNp27XB CD-13, Sarah Morton, 52, in family. In 1910, Ellen lived with Lillie Todd (Mariah Adaline's daughter) as Lillie's aunt. In 1910, Sarah stated that she had 10 children, 2 living.

1920HnTNp261a: CD-13. Sarah E. Morton still lived with them.