I am looking for information about Benjamin Franklin Smithson b. 19 MAR 1825 in JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA d.03 FEB 1904 in Comal, Texas. This is probably who Smithson Valley is named after, but I believe he may be confused with his son Benjamin Charles Smithson b. 1861 d. 1936.
Although any info is appreciated, I am specifically interested in any information about his participation in Frontier and/or Indian wars after the Mexican American War.
I have information about him prior to 1842, but little afterwards. I'm willing to share the info I already have.