Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 5th ed., 1887, Franklin Co.
MRS. SOPHRONIA (HOCKERSMITH) SOUTH, a native of Franklin County, Ky., is a daughter of Henry and Polly (Cox) Hockersmith, also natives of Franklin County. Miss Sophronia Hockersmith was married to Martin South, of Breathitt County, Ky., December 10, 1869, and was blessed with four children: John and Samuel (twins), Thomas L. and Eudora M. (A sketch of Col. Jerry W. South, father-in-law of Mrs. Sophronia South, will be found in the notice of L. C. South, and that of Mrs. Mary E. (South) Trimble.) Martin South served during the late war under Gen. Morgan, and died April 1, 1876, a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. South is a Baptist, and she and her children reside upon her farm of 205 acres near Switzer, in Franklin County.