Susan Smith and Alfred Oliver


Her parents: Henry and Susanna (Bradshaw) Smith
His parents: uncertain

Susan was born about 1819, probably in Montgomery County, TN, or Stewart County, TN. I know little about her family other than census records and marriage records. She was probably dead by 1880 since the youngest child Sarah was in the home of her sister Elizabeth, who was then married to L. K. Richardson.

Federal Census: 1850HnTNp379b: Alfred and Susan with children from oldest Francis Marion through Levi. Twins Narcissa and Elizabeth.

Federal Census: 1860MississippiMOp597: Alfred and Susan with children Francis Marion (incorrectly listed as Maria, a girl) through Tennessee and Valentine, 2-y-o twins.

Federal Census: 1870MississippiMOp792: Susan was a widow and with her were children Levi (listed as Levy), Mariah, Thomas, and Sarah, the youngest at age 7. Thomas from age given (13) appears to be Valentine since Tennessee was female. Tennessee must have died since 1860.

Federal Census: 1880MississippiMOp347a: Sarah, age given as 16, was present as sister-in-law in the household of L. K. Richardson.

Marriage: A. G. Oliver to Susan Smith, 23 July 1840, performed by J. H. Williams, JP. Henry County, Tennessee Marriages, Volume One, 1838-1852, Compiled by W. O. Inman. Published by Friends of the Library, Paris-Henry County Public Library. Printed by Winchester Printing Company, Murray, Kentucky

Marriage: Lorenzo D. Richardson to Elizabeth Oliver, 18 Feb 1869, Mississippi Co., MO. Missouri Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 [datebase on-line] Original data from Missouri Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, compiled by Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research