|1830 U.S. Census|
|1840 U.S. Census|
Martha's siblings included the following:
Alexander H (b. abt 1825 SC)Martha Elizabeth Atkins married Dr. William H. Harris circa 1845. William was born in Tennessee on July 14, 1819. The location of their marriage is unknown at this time.
Burket (b. abt 1827 SC)
Caroline (1831-1915) m. Thomas M. Barbour (1830-1897)
William David (1833-aft 1907) m. Elizabeth J. (1846-1903)
The 1850 U.S. Census shows Martha and William living in Smith Township, Bradley County, Arkansas as possible boarders in the Belcher household. Their one year old son, Alphonso, is also listed.
|1850 U.S. Census|
|Willis S. Smith Family Bible Record Transcription|
Children born to the marriage of Martha Elizabeth Atkins and Dr. William H. Harris were:
Sucins E (1846-1849)
Alphonso (1848-1914) m. Sallie Arnold (1868-1940)
William Alonzo (1851-1859)
Mary Elizabeth Cora (1854-1879) m. William Janes (1850-1898)
Dr. William H. Harris died circa 1855. The location of his burial is unknown at this time.
On July 1, 1855 Martha Atkins Harris married a second time to Dr. Willis S. Smith in Clark County, Arkansas. Dr. Smith was a recent widower whose first wife, Margaret A. Janes, had died on February 19, 1855.
The 1860 U.S. Census record shows the combined families living in Beech Creek, Clark County, Arkansas.
|1860 U.S. Census|
|1870 U.S. Census|
|1880 U.S. Census|
Dr. Willis S. Smith died on May 20, 1891 in Clark County, Arkansas. He is buried on his home place, Rawls Hill Plantation.
The 1900 U.S. Census record shows Martha as a widow and head of household.
|1900 U.S. Census|
Children born to the marriage of Martha and Willis were:
Millington (1860-1940) m. Donie (1866-?)
Martha Elizabeth (1862-1954) m. Elias S. Sullivan (1849-1943)
Laura (1864-1943) m. William Newell Edmonds (1850-1930)
Henry Clay (1866-1952) m. 1. F. McBride (1849-1921) 2. Z. Sparkman (1869-1946)
Daniel Webster (1868-aft 1880)
Adonis "Don" (1871-1959) m. Loena N. Janes (1882-1971)
Fannie (1873-1946) m. Dr. John W. Green (1871-1941)
Family Bible records show three other children were born to this marriage. No other documentation has been found on the following children:
Tuly/Turly - b. 11 Apr 1856
Thomas - b. 3 Jan 1858
Melissa - b. 30 Nov 1859
|Willis S Smith Family Bible Record Transcription|
Laura Smith Edmonds was my paternal great grandmother through her son, Bruce.