Person:George Smith (349)

m. 11 Dec 1845
  1. George Reuben "Rube" Smith1847 - 1907
  2. Isabell Smith1848 - 1850
  3. John Smith1851 - 1918
  4. Mary Patton Smith1854 - 1854
  5. George Washington Smith, Jr.1855 - 1937
  6. Andrew Jackson Smith1857 - 1881
  7. William H. Smith1859 - 1876
  8. Jane Smith1862 - 1864
  9. Amanda E. Smith1864 - 1935
  10. Joseph "Joe" Ernest Smith1866 - 1928
  11. Robert E. Smith1868 - 1881
  12. Dixie Smith1870 - 1890
m. 10 Jan 1867
  1. Ella Jane Smith1867 - 1869
  2. Emma Morris Smith1870 - 1927
  3. George Ernest Smith1873 - 1938
  4. Carrie Mae Smith1875 - 1967
  5. Charles "Charlie" Alston Smith1877 - 1949
  6. Reuben P. Smith1883 - 1885
  • HGeorge Reuben "Rube" Smith1847 - 1907
  • WFlora M Jones1866 - 1899
m. 4 Feb 1885
  1. Horace Ray Smith1888 - 1890
  2. Ruben Nathan Smith1890 - 1937
  3. Nettie Zana Smith1893 - 1914
  • HGeorge Reuben "Rube" Smith1847 - 1907
  • WEmma Whitaker1870 - 1958
m. 1 Aug 1900
  1. Willie Sue Smith1902 - 1976
Facts and Events
Name George Reuben "Rube" Smith
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Feb 1847 Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Marriage 10 Jan 1867 Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United Statesto Penelope "Neppie" Elizabeth Yarbro
Marriage 4 Feb 1885 Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United Statesto Flora M Jones
Marriage 1 Aug 1900 Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United Statesto Emma Whitaker
Occupation? Merchant
Death? 15 May 1907 Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Burial? Decaturville City Cemetery, Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
DNA? Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M269

Excerpt from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee County Histories:

Reuben Smith, merchant, is a native of Decatur County, born February 10, 1847, and the son of George W. and Jane (White) Smith, both natives of Decatur County. The father resided on the old home place settled by his father, until about 1850, when he removed to Lexington and began merchandising. In 1860 he returned to the old farm and lived there three years. He removed to Decaturville in 1865, and entered into a partnership with Young & Storm, in the general merchandise business. He remained with this firm until 1874,when he began business with his son Reuben under the firm name of G.. W. Smith & Son. He remained in business until his death in December, 1883. The mother yet resides on the old home place. Her family consisted of twelve children, six of whom are now living. John Smith, our subjects' grandfather, came from South Carolina at an early day, and settled on Panther Creek, six miles southwest of Decaturville, where he reared a large family. Reuben White, the maternal grandfather of our subject, came from North Carolina about the time of the settlement of John Smith, and located on Rushing Creek, four miles south of Decaturville. Our subject is the eldest child born to his parenots. He was reared on the farm, and at the time of the breaking out of the war was attending the Decaturville Academy; but at this time all the schools were closed, consequently his education was not completed. Soon after the conclusion of the war he began clerking in the dry good store of Young, Storm & Smith, and in 1874 became a partner, with his father in a general mercantile business, which he has continued up to the present. In 1887 he wedded Miss Penelope Yarbro, daughter of Dr. A. M. Yarbro. She died May 8, 1883, leaving, a family of six children: Emma (Mrs. William Brasher), Ernest, May and Charlie; Ella and Reuben are deceased. February, 1884, Mr. Smith married Miss Flora Jones, daughter of Dr. T. W. Jones of Decaturville. For a number of years our subject has been one of the leading merchants of Decaturville. He is a Democrat, and has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for the past twenty-one years. He is a prominent Mason [a Master Mason and Royal Arch Mason of the York Rite], Lodge No. 218, and also a K of H [Knights of Honor, a fraternal order and secret society in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century].

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