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Peter Kerce Smith son of George Rudolphus Smith (1771-184) and Lydia Tate (1761-1810)

The information regarding Peter and Matilda’s children, as listed below, is derived from the 1850 Census document .

Peter K. Smith was born in 1803 at Round Hill in Caswell County, NC. He married [1] Sally Davis (1803-1823) and [2] Matilda B. Montgomery (1808-1874). Peter died December 15, 1870. Peter and Matilda moved in 1858 in the vicinity of Benton, Illinois with several of their adult children, including our James Monroe Smith. Peter and Sally had three children:

  • Peter Smith (1820-)
  • John McFarland Smith

Peter Smith and Matilda B. Montgomery (1808-1874) had the following children:

  • America Smith (1830-1874)
  • Martha Patsey Smith (1835-) She married George Washington Finch and is said to have become the mother of 15 children; died February 1, 1910. This was an early attempt to field an entire football team.
  • Gilbert LaFayette Smith (1836-1880)
  • Louisa Smith (1837-)
  • Thomas J. (1839-)
  • Mary (1841-)
  • George F. Smith (1843-)
  • Lucinda Smith (1846-1866)
  • James Monroe Smith (1846-1910)
  • John M. (1848-)
  • Garrett S. Smith (1850-)