Her Parents: Henry and Susanna Smith
His Parents: Benjamin and Elizabeth Housden
Martha was born 1827/1829 in Henry County, TN.
Martha married William P. Housden 12 November 1851 in Henry County, TN. William was born about 1831, probably in Henry County. He served in the Confederate forces in the Civil War and died of a wound 8 April 1862.
Except for looking at marriage records and censuses, I have not attempted to follow this family branch.
Information about Children Mary Ellen married John B. Hobbs 28 February 1879 in Carter County, MO, and had several offspring. William P.. Jr, married Martha Hawkins 18 August 1879 in Carter County, MO, and had several offspring.
1860CaMOp942: Martha with mother Susannah Smith. Martha Housden, 31, and Martha's children Mary, 8, and William P., 2, also in family. Ca = Carter County
1870CaMO: Patsy Housden
1880RiMOp544: near Richard Smith and John W. Smith, listed as P. Housen Ri = Ripley County