NameJohn Jackson Smedley, Half 1C5R
Birthabt 1868, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage31 Jan 1904, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthMay 1886, Kentucky
Birth21 Sep 1912, Bath Co., Kentucky
Birth4 Oct 1916, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Census Notes for John Jackson Smedley
1900 census of Rowan Co., Morehead precinct, p. 202a, lists as family #392:
Smedley, Jack, day laborer, 30, b. Oct 1869; Fairline, wife, 40, b. Apr 1860; married 6 years, mother of 4 children, 3 living; James W., son, 23, b. Mar 1877; Sarah, dau, 19, b. Jan 1881; Emmily, dau, 17, b. Mar 1883.
Although the young people are listed as Smedleys, Jack is not their father. James W. and Sarah are children of Farlina and her first husband, Frank Gregory. Emily is a daughter of Farlina and her second husband, James Ferrand.
Jack’s birthdate is probably incorrect in this census. He was listed as 2 in 1870 and 11 in 1880.
Notes for John Jackson & Effie (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 5, p. 1, records the marriage of J. J. Smedley and Effie Traylor on 31 Jan 1904.