Received your info and photos. What beautiful people!
I became so happy and emotional to see a photo of Oliver
Thompson Smith. I noticed the "big hands" just like my dad and the Smiths! Since he died in 1904, the photo was made turn of the century, probably long before since he has born in 1857.
On one of the photo you asked "who is Josie?"
Oliver Thompson, just Thompson on the 1860 Jefferson, White Sulphur Springs, Arkansas census, had 3 children:
Emma Josephine,(married an Eby) Martha Jane, and Oliver Edmund or "Eddie" (never married).
Oliver Edmund died at age 31 I believe of Brights disease.
He was un married.
There is too much to tell, can you call me on weekends? If you will call, I will then call you back. 662-256-2316
I am sorting through your material, have lots of questions. Maybe we can come up with time lines.
I have a lapse in where Josephine,and Thompson, son, were between 1862 and 1867 where she rejoined her people that had arrived in Salt Lake UT.
Thank you a million, will contact you again soon.