Sam Rufus Smith Hello I posted some information about my relation to the Smith family I think on Sam's memorial page. I recently came across this information while looking for information on the war service of my ggg Lorenzo Dow McCormick. The following information refers to Samuel Rufus Grandfather John Thomas Smith who was the Step Dad of my gg grandfather Tinch (Frank) McCormick. It appears to be information gathered when he applied for a pension for his service during the Civil War. Source:CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS FROM PUTNAM CO. TN; compiled by Maurine Ensor Patton & Christen Spivey Jones; Stray Leaves from Putnam County History compiled by Mary Hopson Pioneer Families
John Smith-28th Infantry CSA Personal information; Born Nov. 18, 1839 in Barren KY Died Feb. 1, 1915 in White County Buried Smith Chapel Cemetery, White County TN (Ravens Croft) Parents David and unknown Smith 1st Married Martha A. McCormack (McCormick) Born about 1835 in Virginia Died between 1880-1889 Buried; Parents: Children; Frank Smith( this is Tench McCormick) John Smith (this is John C. McCormick) George Smith (this is George P. McCormick) Rufus P. Smith (this is first child born to John and Martha McCormick Smith) Ardella Smith L.T. Smith (this is Lorenzo Thomas Smith refered to most as Thomas) Lue Smith 2nd Married Amanda Hamilton in Aug. or Sept. or Oct. 1889 Putnam County TN Born 8 Sept in White County TN Died after 1915 Buried Parents Childeren Casto Smith Sarah Ann "Sallie" Smith Samuel Smith
Military Information 28th TN Infantry Reg Company B Abstract: enlisted as a Private and left as a Private Age 34 (10 Sept. 1861) Enlisted 10 Sept. 1861 at Camp Zollicoffer (Putnam County TN. Discharged 19 Aug 1862 on surgeon's certificate Discharge Papers: Born in Jackson Count age 35 Height 6' 0" Complextion Dark Eyes Blue Hair Dark Pension Application Abstract Filed 8 Oct. 1891 Accepted Residence Dug Hill Putnam County Member Company B 28th TN Inf. Reg Wounded Dallas Georgia near New Hope Church; ball passes through both legs; prostated unable to help himself for 7 months; unable to walk with out cructches for one year born Barren County KY on 18 Nov 1839 Enlisted April 1862 in Major Crook's Co. B; Captain J.B. Holeman 28th TN Regimen Married twice; Wife is 35 years old Has 8 Children Resident of TN for at least 25 years or since war Attest Charles Smith and W.G.Smith Supportin Documents T.R. Keathley (25 May 1891) Saw JS get wounded J.A.Beam (25 May 1891) Saw JS get wounded Jackson McDowell (Oct. 5 1891-White County) Supports Claim S.B. Jackson (16 Nov. 1895) Fixed problem with the Physician's certificate J.K. P. Scarbrough (29 Jul 1899) Supports Claim Dr. E.G. Sullivan (29 Jul 1889) Physical Exam Thos. A. Head (Nov.20 1899) Not satified with JS physician cerificate and told him to get one with a clearer description of his disabilities Emory Daniels (10 Jan 1903) -JS surrendered with Company at Greensboro NC James Scarbrough (10 Jul 1899)-Supports claim Callie Johnson (1 Mar. 1915 White County) -Amanda Hamilton lived with her during the birth of her first child (b. July 9, 1889) Amanda married JS in October of that year W.O. Watson (Mar. 4. 1915) No marriage records for 1889 in Putnam County Narcis Johnson (24 Mar. 1915) Acquainted with Amanda Smith whose maiden name was Hamilton. Amanda is her sister in law.. Amanda married JS about Aug. or Sep 1889 G.M. Johnson (24, Mar. 1915) Amanda waited on his wife during birth of first child. amanda got married in the fall. Amanda is now a widow W.J. Breeding (3 May 1915) list of men who served
Census Data 1850 ? White County page 105 1860 1870 Putnam County TN page 135 1880 Putnam County TN page 120A 1900 Putnam County TN page 36A 1910 White County TN page 151B Additional Data ; Death Certificate: White County TN 1915-#28 John Smith
Rufus and Lillie Smith Hi Ginger, I believe you are the daughter of my ex brother in law, Ronald and his then wife Bonnie. I do remember you as a little girl. Wow, seems like a long time ago! I think Ronald and Bonnie had a mobile home just past the home of Rufus and Lilly. At the time I was married to Doug Smith, brother to Ronald. We lived there in Tn. Later Doug and I divorced and I stayed in Tx and he then moved back to Tn and lived in Rufus's home. We had 4 children, Charles, Lisa, Kristi and Justin. Rufus was a wonderful guy despite all the hardships in his life....he had a great sense of humor. Lilly was a little harder for me to get closer with but considering she also had a hard life and loved her children and grandchildren very much she was also a wonderful lady.