FIRMAN ALEXANDER & PERNICIA ALLEN SMITH
Original Photos are posession of Eura Oakley
Pernicia Eura Allen was born January 16, 1840, in Caldwell County, Kentucky, youngest child of English immigrant Charles Allen & Georgia native Elizabeth Russell. They came to Trigg circa 1850, with widowed mother Elizabeth and siblings Mary, (James H. McConnell) John, (Rebecca McWaters) Elizabeth, (Perry Peal) William (Iowa Peal) & James. Sometime before March 1864, she married Firman Alexander Smith. A mild assumption based on birth of their eldest child in Dec of 1864. (Note: there is a Firman A. Smith marriage record in Trigg Co, and some assume this to be them, but there are problems from the abstract. It gives a marriage date of 1869, AND shows the bride to be a Sarah F. Peal. I've not yet checked the actual record at CH)
Initially they settled in Rockcastle Precinct, moved in the LBR before 1880, & went on to have a family of nine known children. Their homestead was at the NW corner of Energy Lake. Firman Alexander Smith b. 13 June 1834, the youngest of 8 known children of Hardy Smith & Eleanor Treadway. Pernicia passed on March 18 1908 and Firman on February 16, 1918. Both are at rest at Oakley Cemetery near Ferguson Springs in the LBR.
Photo and Information sent to us by Mike Finley
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