Ransford Smith

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Ransford Smith

Birthplace: Bethel Windsor County Vermont
Death: 1868 (74-75)
Lamasco Lyon County Kentucky
Place of Burial: Parker Cemetery Lamasco Lyon County Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt. Benjamin Smith and Lois Smith
Husband of Catherine Graves Smith and Sarah Smith
Father of John Parker Smith; Tryon Yancy Smith; James Early Smith and Firman Ransford Smith
Brother of Addison Smith; Asa Smith; Narcissa Lee; Jehosaba Smith; Marcia (Martha) Pratt and 5 others

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About Ransford Smith


Ransford was born in Bethel, VT to Benjamin Smith and Lois Chase. He was the 8th of 12 children.

After serving in the War of 1812, Ransford and his older brother Addison headed to Kentucky in 1815. They met and married sisters in Christian Co, near Hopkinsville. Addison married Nancy Fitzgerald Hicks in 1821 and Ransford married Sallie Hicks in 1823. They had two children together before Sallie died.

On 27 Aug 1829 in Caldwell Co, KY, Ransford married Catherine Graves Howard, the widow of John S. Parker, who had 3 children of her own. Together they had 10 children: Dudley Chase (1830-1832), Addison (1832-1833), Nancy H (1834-1860) who married her first cousin Franklin Iverson Howard, John Parker (1836-1911) who mar 1) Philadelphia Parker (a cousin?) and 2)Nancy Bond Kevil, Tryon Yancy (1837-1905) who mar 1) Lucy Garnett and 2)Frances Ann Conway, Mildred Catherine b.1839, John B (1840-1854), James Early (1843-1933) who mar Mary Elspa McConnell, Firman Ransford (1845-1914) who mar. Alva Ella Jackson, and Frances Elizabeth (1848-1933) who mar James Madison Early.

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Ransford Smith's Timeline

Bethel Windsor County Vermont
December 24, 1837
Caldwell, KY, United States
February 27, 1843
Caldwell, KY, United States
June 21, 1845
Caldwell, KY, United States
Age 75
Lamasco Lyon County Kentucky
Parker Cemetery Lamasco Lyon County Kentucky