Kentucky Family Group Sheet for the William Wesley SMITHHART, Sr. Family #2

Husband: William Wesley SMITHHART Sr.
Birthdate: ca 1830
Birthplace: Knox Co, KY
Death date: ca 6 January 1891
Place of death: Bluff City, Henderson Co, KY
Burial: Bluff City, Henderson Co, KY
Father: Darby SMITHHART
Mother: Martha POLLY

Marriage date: 12 Feb 1864
Marriage place: Madison Co, KY

Wife: Martha Ann TURNER
Birthdate: ca 1830
Birthplace: Madison Co, KY
Death date: before 1870
Place of death: Madison Co, KY
Burial: Madison Co, KY
Father: Reuben TURNER
Mother: Martha BYRUM

CHILDREN [None together]
1. 1840 Washington Co KY Census
2. 1850 Madison Co KY Census
3. 1860 Madison Co KY Census
4. 1880 Henderson Co KY Census
5. Madison Co KY Tax Lists 1846-1866
6. American Civil War Soldier
7. Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-1865
8. Henderson Co KY Taxation Books 1873, 1874
9. Uncle Doc's Diary, The Daily Journal of Dr. Thomas Clayton McCarty Spottsville Henderson Co KY 1 January 1871 thru 29 November 1915 by Janis Edwards Knox
10. Madison Co KY Marriages 1852-1876

Notes for William Wesley SMITHHART, Sr.
NAME note: William Wesley Smithhart must have preferred to go by WESLEY because 1) he is listed as Wesley on the birth record for Reuben, 2) 1860 Madison Co KY Census says Wesley, 3) Madison Co KY Tax Lists says Wesley.
BIRTH note: for William Wesley Smithhart - so far, I have found him listed as being born in: Madison Co KY, Knox Co KY, Henderson Co KY, Knox Co IN
CONVERSATION: 7 September 1983 with Gladys (Smithhart) Beals - she said William's middle name was Wesley. Also, Gladys said that William Wesley was on his way to play his fiddle and he had a stroke and died on the Bluff City Road.
1840 Washington Co KY Census: Darby Smithhart has 2 males under 5 yrs of age (Lewis & Pleasant), 2 males 5 to 10 yrs of age (Unnamed male & William), 2 males 10 to 15 yrs of age (John & Zachariah), Darby is in the 30 to 40 age group, his wife (Martha) is in the 40 to 50 age group
Madison Co KY Tax Lists 1846-1866, Reel #259, 1853 page 58 Wesley Smithhart - horses & mares (1); value of horses & mares (50); Total value @ .17/$100 (50); - 1855 page 60 Wesley Smithhart - white male over 21 years of age (1); - 1861 page 59 Wesley Smithhart -white male over 21 years of age (1); horses & mares (2); Total value of horses & mares (40); children between 6 & 18 years (2); enrolled militia (1); bushels of corn (150); total value @ .20/$100 (40) - 1864 page 54 Wesley Smithhart - white male over 21 years of age (1); horses & mares (1); value of horses & mares (100); total value @ .30/$100 (100); enrolled militia (1); bushels of corn (500).
1860 Madison Co KY Census, Kirksville P.O., the Western Subdivision No. 2 taken 5 July 1860, Page 104/240, lines 15 thru 19, dwelling 743, family 727, SMITHHART, Wesley 28y male farmer 50 value personal estate born Madison Co KY; Mary Jane female 33y born Madison Co KY can't read or write; Reuben N. male 8y born Madison Co KY; William W male 6y born Madison Co KY; John 3y male born Madison Co KY.
Military Service Record: Wesley Smithheart enlisted as a Private in Richmond, KY, in Company B, 11th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on 10 September 1862. He deserted on 30 December 1862 in Columbia, KY. (Source: Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65. (KYRosterC) Published in 1915.) (Information located in American Civil War Soldiers at
List of Battles Fought by his Regiment from the time he enlisted until he deserted:
Fought at Cave City, TN Fought on 15 October 1862. Fought on 15 November 1862. Fought on 16 November 1862 at Kentucky. Fought on 17 November 1862. Fought on 17 November 1862 at Tennessee. Fought on 20 November 1862 at Post Oak, TN. Fought on 9 December 1862 at Hartsville, TN. Fought on 15 December 1862. Fought on 20 December 1862 at Springfield, KY. Fought on 24 December 1862. Fought on 30 December 1862 at Springfield, KY. American Civil War Battle Summary: Springfield, KY 30 December 1862 Detachment of the 6th Kentucky Cavalry. During Morgan's second Kentucky raid Maj. W. H. Fidler was sent out with his battalion to reconnoiter in the direction of Barber's mill, with instructions that, if Morgan had not passed that point, to take the Springfield road and reconnoiter in the rear of the enemy. He entered the town of Springfield and captured one of the Confederate pickets without creating alarm, after which he and his men advanced to within a short distance of a battery planted in the streets, fired a volley into the midst of the Confederates, killing 2 of them, then wheeled and retreated to camp, bringing the captured picket as a prisoner. (Source: The Union Army, Vol. 6, page 835)
Henderson Co KY Taxation Book, 1873 Smithhart, Wm W. - horses & mares (1); value of horses & mares (70); total value of horses & mares (70); white male over 21 years (1); qualified voter (1); enrolled militia (1); children between 6 and 20 years of age (3);
1874 Smithhart, W.W. - 8 # of election precinct situated
1875 NO Smithhart listed.
1880 Census Place: Hebbardsville, Henderson Co, Kentucky E.D. 213 taken 16 June 1880, Page 26, Roll #419 Micrcopy T-9 Source: FHL Film 1254419 National Archives Film T9-0419 Page 376C lines 9-16 dwelling 172 family 173: Smithart, William N. head m w married 50 farmer In In In; Mary wife f w married 28 keeping house In In In; John son m w single 23 farmer Ky In Ky; Charles C. son w m 6 Ky In In; Annie dau w f 5 Ky In In; Mary dau w f 3 Ky In In; Louis A. son w m 2 Ky In In; John Mcormic other w m single 19 farm laborer Ky Ireland Ireland

Notes for Martha Ann TURNER:
1850 Madison Co KY Census taken 11 Nov lines 39 thru 42 and 1 thru 10: Dwelling 366, Family 369: Reubin Turner 50 male farmer 1160 value of R/E owned born VA; Martha Turner 45 female Madison can't read or write; Plesant Turner 24 male Madison; Reubin Turner 22 male Madison can't read or write; Mary Turner 20 female Madison can't read or write; Martha Turner 18 female Madison; Louisa Turner 17 female Madison; Elzira Turner 15 female Madison; Minnie Turner 13 female Madison; Elizabeth Turner 11 female Madison; James Turner 9 male Madison; Sarah Turner 7 female Madison; William Turner 5 male Madison; Eliza Turner 3 female Madison
1860 Madison Co KY Census taken 5 July 1860 Kirksville P.O. The Western Subdivision #2 Dwelling 744, Family 728 - Reuben Turner Sr 59 m farmer 1200 V R/E 400 V P/E VA; Patsy 56 f Madison Co KY can't read or write; Martha 30 f Madison Co KY can't read or write; Elizabeth 25 f Madison Co KY can't read or write; James 19 m farm laborer Madison Co KY; William 15 m farm laborer Madison Co KY; Eliza 14 f Madison Co KY attends school

Marriage Note:
After the death of his first wife, Mary Jane Turner, William Wesley Smithhart, married Martha Ann Turner, sister of his deceased wife. Source: Madison Co KY Marriages 1852-1876, Wesley Smithheart, age 29, born IN, 2nd marriage to Martha A. Turner 12 Feb 1864; Richard N. Whitlock, bondsman.

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