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SMITH is derived from the Anglo-Saxon "smitan," meaning to smite or strike.  
This surname derives from men who were blacksmiths, one of the 
earliest occupations for which specialty skills were required.
William Henry SMITH, Sr.
b. 1847 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
d. December 24, 1905 Bulloch County, Georgia (Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery)
m.
 

Janie B. RUSHING

b. July 28, 1855 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. October 9, 1927 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
Children:
M. James Morgan SMITH b. 1871
M. Shepard A. SMITH b. December 8, 1871
M. William Henry SMITH, Jr. b. December 15, 1875
F.  Susan Florence SMITH b. February 28, 1878
F.  Amelia Lillie SMITH b. June 11, 1879 
M. Raymond Dwight SMITH, Sr. b. February 28, 1881 
F.  Sarah Ellen SMITH b. 1882 
M. John B. SMITH b. March 24, 1885
M. Charlie Lee SMITH b. August 27, 1886
F.  Faethy Ann Eugenia SMITH b. December 30, 1889 
M. Lonnie Nicholas SMITH b. April 19, 1892
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Mathew BOWEN (Math BOWEN)
b. February 5, 1857 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. January 10, 1921 Madray Springs, Wayne County, Georgia (Piney Grove Cemetery)
m. August 16, 1909 Wayne County, Georgia

 

Janie B. RUSHING

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**2nd Generation**

James Morgan SMITH
b. 1871 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. 1940 George County, Mississippi (Rocky Creek Cemetery)
m.
 

Lannie V.

b. 1890 
d. 1958 George County, Mississippi (Rocky Creek Cemetery)
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Shepard A. SMITH
b. December 8, 1871 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. May 2, 1949 Spring Hill, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
m.
 

Hattie Viola

b. May 13, 1884 Mississippi
d. May 29, 1979 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
Children:
M. Raymond D. SMITH b. December 13, 1907
F.  Florine SMITH b. 1910
F.  Videy SMITH b. October 23, 1911
F.  Vernie SMITH b. October 5, 1913
F.  Adele SMITH b. November 30, 1917
M. Lonnie SMITH b. 1922
M. Rufus N. SMITH
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William Henry SMITH, Jr.
b. December 15, 1875 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. August 17, 1962 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
m.
 

Lula Aldora STRINGFELLOW

b. June 22, 1894 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
d. January 2, 1951 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
Children:
M. Ivie SMITH b. July 19, 1910
M. William Percy SMITH b. June 7, 1911
M. Julius Rushing SMITH b. January 7, 1913
F.  Mae Lee SMITH b. April 30, 1915
M. Jefferson Davis SMITH b. July 6, 1923
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Robert Clayton DAVIS
b. September 29, 1875 Georgia
d. June 30, 1952 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
m. 
 

Susan Florence SMITH (Florence SMITH)

b. February 28, 1878 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. January 21, 1964 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
Children:
F.  Pearl Amelia DAVIS b. March 13, 1896
M. Earl Nathaniel DAVIS b. January 5, 1898
F.  Bertha DAVIS b. 1900
M. Clayton DAVIS b. 1902
M. Palmer Dwight DAVIS, Sr. b. July 12, 1906
M. Mooney DAVIS b. 1908
M. Claude B. DAVIS b. July 18, 1914
F.  Robbie Lee DAVIS
M. Raymond Troy DAVIS b. August 20, 1918
M. Cletus W. DAVIS
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STRICKLAND
b.
d.
m.
 

Susan Florence SMITH (Florence SMITH)

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George Franklin SUTTON (Frank SUTTON)
b. July 28, 1875 Dismal, Sampson County, North Carolina
d. August 7, 1940 Johnson Corner, Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
m. January 13, 1898 Bulloch County, Georgia
 

Amelia Lillie SMITH (Lillie SMITH)

b. June 11, 1879 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. October 16, 1965 Johnson Corner, Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
Children:
M. Dewey Franklin SUTTON b. March 11, 1899
F.  Bertie Lee SUTTON
F.  Jennie Mae SUTTON b. 1903
F.  Maggie Jane SUTTON b. July 24, 1904
F.  Neva Odella SUTTON b. November 2, 1907 
F.  Nettie Victoria SUTTON b. July 18, 1909
M. George Toliver SUTTON b. November 6, 1914
F.  Amelia Lillian SUTTON b. August 15, 1916
F.  Sarah Myrtle SUTTON b. Abt. 1919
M. Gaston Melvin SUTTON b. May 14, 1922
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George Franklin Sutton was a first cousin of William Angus Jordan and Samuel Troy Jordan.  
The three of them married sisters in Georgia.
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Raymond Dwight SMITH, Sr.
b. February 28, 1881 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. April 10, 1958 Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
m.
 

Sarah Jane NEVILL

b. August 27, 1887 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. December 18, 1952 Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
Children:
F.  Almertia SMITH b. Abt. 1904
M. Raymond Dwight SMITH, Jr. b. September 18, 1906
M. Wallon Walstein SMITH b. August 6, 1908
M. John Burt SMITH b. September 14, 1910
F.  Sallie Kate SMITH b. March 15, 1913
F.  Bertie Mae SMITH b. March 18, 1915
F.  Mary Alice SMITH 
F.  Pauline SMITH b. September 14, 1920
F.  Helen Lawana SMITH b. December 26, 1924
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Samuel Troy JORDAN (Troy JORDAN)
b. October 1878 Cedar Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina
d. December 25, 1956 Tift County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
m. December 24, 1903 Bulloch County, Georgia
 

Sarah Ellen SMITH

b. 1882 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. December 5, 1954 Tift County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
Children:
M. William Pierce JORDAN, Sr. b. April 3, 1905
M. Velton Ester JORDAN b. March 1, 1907
M. Bernice Langford JORDAN b. February 8, 1909
M. Major L. JORDAN b. 1912
M. Lloyd Nathaniel JORDAN b. March 18, 1914
M. Samuel Troy JORDAN, Jr. b. 1917
F.  Willie Grace JORDAN b. March 19, 1919
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Samuel Troy Jordan and his brother William Angus Jordan walked from North
Carolina to Georgia in the early 1900's.  They went to Statesboro, Bulloch 
County, Georgia first before moving on to Toombs County, Georgia.
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John B. SMITH
b. March 24, 1885 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. October 9, 1885 Bulloch County, Georgia (Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery)
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Charlie Lee SMITH
b. August 27, 1886 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. July 9, 1976 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Providence Baptist Church Cemetery)
m. 1911 Toombs County, Georgia
 

Cora Leigh SMITH

b. August 5, 1893 Georgia
d. April 30, 1982 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Providence Baptist Church Cemetery)
Children:
M. Henry B. SMITH b. November 18, 1911
F.  Lorna SMITH
F.  Mary Honor SMITH b. October 5, 1915
M. Milton Daniel SMITH b. June 9, 1918
M. Charlie Lee SMITH, Jr. b. February 24, 1925
F.  Loretta SMITH
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William Angus JORDAN
b. October 17, 1881 Cedar Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina
d. October 15, 1969 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
Obituary
m. October 14, 1906 Bulloch County, Georgia
 

Faethy Ann Eugenia SMITH (Sissie SMITH)

b. December 30, 1889 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. July 6, 1952 Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
Children:
F.  Ruby JORDAN b. May 30, 1907
F.  Janie Lee JORDAN b. April 10, 1908
M. James Wesley JORDAN b. January 6, 1910
F.  Katie America JORDAN b. July 4, 1911
M. William Earlie JORDAN b. April 12, 1913
M. Henry Dorsey JORDAN b. April 17, 1916
F.  Reba Essie JORDAN b. May 10, 1920
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Lonnie Nicholas SMITH
b. April 19, 1892 Sinkhole, Bulloch County, Georgia
d. February 9, 1923 Lancaster County, South Carolina
m. Abt. 1910 Toombs County, Georgia
 

Mary Katie CURRIE

b. Abt. 1895
d. January 27, 1981 Chatham County, Georgia
Children:
F.  Frances SMITH b. April 14, 1917
F.  Lucille SMITH
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**3rd Generation**

Raymond D. SMITH
b. December 13, 1907 Mississippi
d. December 4, 1998 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
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Paul Winston BOTTER
b. July 28, 1904
d. September 5, 1988 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
m.

Florine SMITH
b. 1910 Mississippi
d. July 31, 2003 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
Children:
F.  Reba F. BOTTER
F.  Viola BOTTER
F.  Ethel BOTTER
F.  Paulette BOTTER
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Albert Clayton HILL, Jr.
b. July 3, 1911 Alabama
d. December 23, 1992 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
m.
 

Videy SMITH

b. October 23, 1911 Mississippi
d. June 2, 2004 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Pine Crest Cemetery)
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LOWERY
m.

Vernie SMITH
b. October 5, 1913 Mississippi
d. June 24, 2000 Prairieville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile County, Alabama)
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Edwin L. DOLBY
m.

Adele SMITH
b. November 30, 1917 Mobile County, Alabama
d. October 22, 1998 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Children:
M. Ronnie E. DOLBY
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Ivie SMITH
b. July 19, 1910 George County, Mississippi
d. January 1981 Richton, Perry County, Mississippi (Sunset Cemetery)
m.
 

Lucille VAUGHAN

b. August 19, 1911
d. August 22, 2006 Richton, Perry County, Mississippi (Sunset Cemetery)
Children:
M. William H. SMITH b. November 7, 1931
M. Charles Edward SMITH b. 1934
M. Harold Eugene SMITH
M. Ivie Leon SMITH b. November 24, 1932
M. Stanley SMITH
F.  Shirley SMITH
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William Percy SMITH
b. June 7, 1911 Mobile County, Alabama
d. March 3, 1978 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Indian Springs Cemetery)
m. October 1937 Mobile County, Alabama
 

Charlotte Dolores CORLEY

b. February 18, 1921 Mobile County, Alabama
d. May 17, 1999 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama (Indian Springs Cemetery)
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Julius Rushing SMITH
b. January 7, 1913 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
d. October 26, 1989 Freeport, Brazoria, Texas
m. 
 

Anella HENRY

b. February 25, 1914 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
d. May 17, 1989 Labelle, Hendry County, Florida
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Jefferson Davis SMITH
b. July 6, 1923 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
d. January 17, 1993 Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama
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Earl Nathaniel DAVIS, Sr.
b. January 5, 1898 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. December 1958 Broward County, Florida
m. 1924 Georgia

Thelma Sarah ZEIGLER
b. 1904 Georgia
d. 1988 Sebring, Highlands County, Florida
Children:
F.  Jewell DAVIS
F.  Jeanette DAVIS
M. Earl Nathaniel DAVIS, Jr.
F.  Edwina DAVIS
F.  Billie DAVIS
F.  Nellie DAVIS
F.  Sarah DAVIS
F.  Mary DAVIS
M. Robert DAVIS
F.  Sandra DAVIS
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Jesse Howel POMEROY
b. June 5, 1874 Guyton, Effingham County, Georgia
d. November 7, 1918 Tusculum, Effingham County, Georgia
m.
 

Pearl Amelia DAVIS

b. March 13, 1896 Groveland, Bryan County, Georgia
d. August 6, 1989 Chatham County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
Children:
M. Weyman Howel POMEROY b. July 17, 1915
M. Robert Dwight POMEROY b. March 15, 1917
M. Jesse Wilton POMEROY b. July 2, 1919
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K. H. THOMAS
b.
d.
m. Abt. 1921

Pearl Amelia DAVIS
Children:
M. Leo Kendred THOMAS b. February 26, 1922
F.  Jewell Tolida THOMAS b. October 15, 1923
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Charles Warren CULPEPPER, Sr.
b. January 17, 1872 Georgia
d. January 30, 1940 Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
m. Abt. 1925 Toombs County, Georgia

Pearl Amelia DAVIS
Children:
M. Charles Warren CULPEPPER, Jr. b. February 11, 1927
F.  Elizabeth CULPEPPER
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Palmer Dwight DAVIS, Sr.
b. July 12, 1906 Georgia
d. January 4, 1927 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
m. Bef. 1926

Hazel Hanes GLOVER
b. 1905 South Carolina
d. 1971 South Carolina
Children:
M. Palmer Dwight DAVIS, Jr. b. April 18, 1926
F.  Sara DAVIS b. 1927
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Claude B. DAVIS
b. July 18, 1914 Georgia
d. October 4, 1966 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
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Raymond Troy DAVIS
b. August 20, 1918 Georgia
d. December 23, 1935 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
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Dewey Franklin SUTTON
b. March 11, 1899 Georgia
d. May 17, 1975 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
m.
 

Loree STANLEY

b. January 5, 1906 Tattnall County, Georgia
d. October 23, 1988 Toombs County, Georgia
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Maggie Jane SUTTON
b. July 24, 1904 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. September 30, 1905 Bulloch County, Georgia (Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery)
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Orville Jones STANLEY
b. April 13, 1911 Georgia
d. August 31, 2000 Johnson Corner Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
m.
 

Neva SUTTON

b. November 2, 1907 Toombs County, Georgia
d. April 13, 1992 Johnson Corner, Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
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Orville Jones Stanley was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.  He was 
a supply sergeant in England.
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W. James BOWEN
b. June 22, 1911 Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia
d. September 12, 2001 Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia (Jesup City Cemetery)
m. Aft. 1930
 

Nettie Victoria SUTTON

b. July 18, 1909 Toombs County, Georgia
d. January 15, 1996 Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia (Jesup City Cemetery)
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George T. SUTTON
b. November 6, 1914 Toombs County, Georgia
d. July 20, 1933 Johnson Corner, Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
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Curtis W. PYE
b. September 24, 1913 Toombs County, Georgia
d. July 24, 1967 Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia (Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery)
m. Aft. 1930
 

Amelia Lillian SUTTON

b. August 15, 1916 Toombs County, Georgia
d. February 2, 2002 Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama (Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery, Jesup)
Children:
F.  Penelope PYE
F.  Suzanne PYE
F.  Patti PYE
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Gaston Melvin SUTTON
b. May 14, 1922 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. February 14, 2011 Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia (Parkhill Cemetery)
m.
 

Dorothy M. WESTER

b. September 3, 1924 Franklin, Virginia
d. August 30, 2008 Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia (Parkhill Cemetery)
Children:
M. Frank SUTTON
F.  Judy SUTTON
F.  Cathy SUTTON
M. Mike SUTTON
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Gaston Melvin Sutton served in the United States Navy during World War II.
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Raymond Dwight SMITH, Jr.
b. September 18, 1906 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. February 28, 1992 Orlando, Orange County, Florida
m.
 

Ruby THOMPSON

b. November 24, 1909 Emanuel County, Georgia
d. February 16, 2005 Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Children:
M. William Roger SMITH b. November 17, 1929
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Raymond Dwight SMITH, Jr.
m.
 

Mary Eloise BRADY

b. May 13, 1923 Bartow, Georgia
d. May 15, 2000 Orlando, Orange County, Florida (Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery)
Children:
M. Raymond SMITH
M. Robert SMITH
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Wallon Walstein SMITH
b. August 6, 1908 Bulloch County, Georgia
d. May 30, 1990 DeLand, Volusia County, Florida
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John Burt SMITH (Johnny Burt SMITH)
b. September 14, 1910 Toombs County, Georgia
d. December 18, 1994 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia (Centerville Methodist Church Cemetery, Early County)
m.
 

Hilda E. JOHNSON

b. March 17, 1912 Georgia
d. June 13, 2005 Georgia (Centerville Methodist Church Cemetery)
Children:
M. Jonathan B. SMITH
F.  Hilda A. SMITH
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Sallie Kate SMITH
b. March 15, 1913 Toombs County, Georgia
d. November 27, 1994 Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida
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O'DELL
m.
 

Mary Alice SMITH

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BROTHER
m.
 

Pauline SMITH

b. September 14, 1920 Toombs County, Georgia
d. May 14, 2002 Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida (Daytona Memorial Park)
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DAVIS
m.
 

Helen Lawana SMITH

b. December 26, 1924 Toombs County, Georgia
d. March 11, 2010 Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida
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William Pierce JORDAN, Sr.
b. April 3, 1905 Toombs County, Georgia
d. April 25, 1958 Chatham County, Georgia
m. August 17, 1929 Tattnall County, Georgia
 

Donnie Belle COLLINS

b. 1908 Toombs County, Georgia
d. January 9, 1971 Chatham County, Georgia
Children:
M. William Pierce JORDAN, Jr. b. August 19, 1936
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Velton Ester JORDAN
b. March 1, 1907 Toombs County, Georgia
d. September 28, 1973 Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Lloyd Nathaniel JORDAN
b. March 18, 1914 Toombs County, Georgia
d. January 4, 1999 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida (Riverside Memorial Park)
m. 
 

Hilda CLARK

b.
d. Abt. 1970 Florida
Children:
F.  Sharon JORDAN
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Lloyd Nathaniel JORDAN
m.
 

Connie

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Samuel Troy JORDAN, Jr.
b. Abt. 1917 Toombs County, Georgia
d. November 1952 Washington, D.C.
m.
 

Frances B. CLARK

Children:
M. Walter Keith JORDAN
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Samuel Troy Jordan, Jr., served during World War II. 
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Fred Eugene BARTLETT, Sr.
b. July 11, 1909 Dougherty County, Georgia
d. March 25, 1986 Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia
m.
 

Willie Grace JORDAN (Grace JORDAN)

b. March 19, 1919 Toombs County, Georgia
d. October 20, 2001 Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia
Children:
F.  Freida BARTLETT
F.  Patricia Annell BARTLETT
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Henry B. SMITH
b. November 18, 1911 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. October 25, 2000 Orlando, Orange County, Florida
m.

Children:
F.  Barbara SMITH
F.  Gloria SMITH
F.  Marchia SMITH
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Herman Eugene COLLINS
b. February 1, 1910 Toombs County, Georgia
d. March 1973 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
m.
 

Mary Honor SMITH

b. October 5, 1915 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. January 1, 2004 Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia (Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Toombs County)
Obituary
Children:
F.  Jewell COLLINS b. February 27, 1934
F.  Roslyn COLLINS
F.  Bobbie COLLINS
F.  Stephanie COLLINS
F.  Dianne COLLINS
M. Glynn Eugene COLLINS b. February 1, 1943
M. Ronald COLLINS
M. Dale COLLINS
M. Frederick COLLINS
M. Terry COLLINS
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William Leonard JAMES, Jr.
b. March 7, 1917 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. August 15, 1999 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
Obituary
m.
 

Mary Honor SMITH

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Milton Daniel SMITH
b. June 9, 1918 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. November 19, 2001 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon (Willamette National Cemetery)
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Milton Daniel Smith served in the United States Army during World War II.
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Charlie Lee SMITH, Jr.
b. February 24, 1925 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. August 16, 2000 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia (Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery)
m.
 

Bobbie MCALUM

Children:
M. Charles Michael SMITH b. March 10, 1951
F.  Hilda SMITH
F.  Suzanne SMITH
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Ruby JORDAN
b. May 30, 1907 Toombs County, Georgia
d. June 9, 1907 Toombs County, Georgia (Harden's Chapel Cemetery)
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Lannie Lee JAMES
b. May 2, 1908 Toombs County, Georgia
d. March 12, 1973 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Lakeview Memorial Gardens)
m. 1927
 

Janie Lee JORDAN

b. April 10, 1908 Toombs County, Georgia
d. August 9, 1991 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia (Lakeview Memorial Gardens)
Children:
M. William Randall JAMES 
F.  Faye JAMES
M. Thurman Delmas JAMES b. December 20, 1933
F.  Mary Frances JAMES
M. Hiram Thatcher JAMES b. March 26, 1931
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James Wesley JORDAN (Wesley JORDAN)
b. January 6, 1910 Toombs County, Georgia
d. September 23, 1963 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, 
Toombs County)
m.

 

Matilda Inez JAMES (Inez JAMES)

b. October 13, 1913 Toombs County, Georgia
d. July 2, 1993 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs
County)
Children:
F.  Bonnie JORDAN
M. James Edwin JORDAN
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Mahue Ingram ROCKETT
b. December 19, 1913 Toombs County, Georgia
d. July 29, 1955 Montgomery County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs)
m. 1932
 

Katie America JORDAN

b. July 4, 1911 Toombs County, Georgia
d. July 14, 1981 Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
Children:
M. Samuel Jackson ROCKETT
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William Earlie JORDAN (Earlie JORDAN)
b. April 12, 1913 Toombs County, Georgia
d. June 22, 2007 Albuquerque, Bernallio County, New Mexico (Las Crusces Masonic Cemetery, Las Cruces)
Obituary
m. November 25, 1933 Toombs County, Georgia
 

Alma Cleatus NEESMITH (Cleatus NEESMITH)

b. April 15, 1914 Toombs County, Georgia
d. February 16, 2005 Albuquerque, New Mexico (Las Cruces Masonic Cemetery,
Las Cruces)
Children:
F.  Betty Carolyn JORDAN
M. William Marion JORDAN
M. Hurdrey Angus JORDAN
F.  Peggy Earlene JORDAN
F.  Wanda JORDAN
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In the late 1940's, Earlie Jordan introduced a special hybrid onion from Texas, 
which became known as the Vidalia OnionVidalia Onions were first shipped under 
the Brand Brothers label, TROPHY.  Earlie Jordan and his wife, Cleatus, headed the
Toombs County Plant Corporation, which bought onions in Texas to plant in
Toombs County.  At harvest time, the Toombs County Plant Corporation teamed up
with Brand Brothers of Atlanta, GA, as shippers of the harvested onions.  Earlie Jordan 
rented the majority of the old Vidalia State Farmers Market and packed the onions 
there.  He personally went to the "Winter Garden" of Texas and brought back loads of 
onion plants, not seeds, for farmers to plant.  The weeds were too bad in Georgia for seeds 
to survive, and there was no herbicide then, so bringing back onion plants was the way  
to ensure their survival. 
Earlie Jordan kept the onion business going in Toombs County for years, before the huge
marketing today of the name "Vidalia Onion."
Read a bit about Earlie Jordan and the history of Vidalia Onions here.  
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Henry Dorsey JORDAN (Dorsey JORDAN)
b. April 17, 1916 Toombs County, Georgia
d. December 22, 1989 Dublin, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
m. July 5, 1942 Rentz, Laurens County, Georgia (Edith Woodard's house)
 

Tommie Edith WOODARD (Edith WOODARD)

Children:
M. Tommy Henry JORDAN
F.  Carol Jane JORDAN
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In Toombs County, Georgia, the road in front of Dorsey Jordan's farm has been named Dorsey Jordan Road 
in his honor.  He was Superintendent of Toombs County, Georgia Schools for sixteen years.
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Hughie Partin JAMES, Jr. (H.P. JAMES, Jr.)
b. August 17, 1916 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. December 29, 2002 (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
m.
 

Reba Essie JORDAN

b. May 10, 1920 Toombs County, Georgia
d. February 1, 2003 Savannah, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery, Toombs County)
Children:
F.  Aurilla Ann JAMES
M. Charles H. JAMES
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FREEMAN
b.
d.
m.
 

Frances SMITH

b. April 14, 1917 Toombs County, Georgia
d. September 15, 1999 Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
Children:
M. James R. FREEMAN
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Robert L. FARMER
m.
 

Frances SMITH

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ETHEREDGE
b.
d.
m.
 

Lucille SMITH

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**4th Generation**

Ivie Leon SMITH
b. November 24, 1932 Mobile County, Alabama
d. August 17, 2008 Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Sunset Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi)
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Leo Kendred THOMAS
b. February 16, 1922 Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina
d. January 6, 1999 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia (Mendes Baptist Church Cemetery, Tattnall County)
m.
 

Betty June PURVIS

Children:
F.  Deborah THOMAS
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Leo Kendred Thomas served in the United States Army Air Corps, 33rd Fighter Control Squadron, during 
World War II.
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Jewell Tolida THOMAS
b. October 15, 1923 Toombs County, Georgia
d. October 15, 1923 Toombs County, Georgia (Lyons City Cemetery)
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Palmer Dwight DAVIS, Jr. (Rocky DAVIS)
b. April 18, 1926 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. April 20, 2011 Temple, Bell County, Texas (Hext Cemetery, Menard County)
m. December 21, 1947 Camp Hood, Texas
 

Mary Gene BRALEY

b. January 18, 1927 Hext, Menard County, Texas
d. December 21, 2009 Temple, Bell County, Texas (Hext Cemetery)
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William Roger SMITH
b. November 17, 1929 Toombs County, Georgia
d. March 30, 2007 Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
m.
 

Vita

b. September 16, 1933
d. January 20, 2005 Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Children:
F.  Lauren SMITH
M. Roger SMITH
M. Michael SMITH
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PARKER
m.
 

Jewell COLLINS

b. February 27, 1934 Toombs County, Georgia
d. March 21, 2006 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
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WIGGINS
m.
 

Roslyn COLLINS

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Russ MCCOY
m.
 

Bobbie COLLINS

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Ken TALLEY
m.
 

Stephanie COLLINS

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Rodney Taylor STANLEY, Jr. (R.T. STANLEY, Jr.)
m.
 

Dianne COLLINS

Children:
M. Brian STANLEY
M. Tracy STANLEY
M. Vince STANLEY
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Glynn Eugene COLLINS
b. February 1, 1943 Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
d. May 13, 2003 Townsend, Georgia (Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County)
m. 
 

Jerri GUTHRIE

Children:
M. Lee Sanford COLLINS
M. Kipp Harris COLLINS
F.  Julie Ann COLLINS
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Ronald COLLINS
m.
 

Gaynelle

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Dale COLLINS
m.
 

Marjie

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Frederick COLLINS
m.
 

Joyce

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Terry COLLINS
m.
 

DeLainie

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Charles Michael SMITH
b. March 10, 1951 Toombs County, Georgia
d. October 6, 1998 Raleigh, North Carolina (Hillcrest West Abbey Cem., Savannah)
m.
 

Jennifer HINTON

Children:
F.  Emma McAlum SMITH
F.  Jennifer SMITH
F.  Barbara Ellen SMITH
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HUDAK
m.
 

Hilda SMITH

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NOLAND
m.
 

Suzanne SMITH

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**5th Generation**

Lee Sanford COLLINS
m.
 

Renee

Children:
M. Brandon COLLINS
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