|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1870|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1957|
Smyrna (Cobb County)
Jacob Breckinridge "Jake" Smith was born on July 31, 1870 to Abraham Smith and Lizzie Snider Smith in Roanoke, Alabama.
In about 1890, he married Josephine Ann "Josie" Brooks, and they had four children....James Smith, Jacob W. Smith, Mary Smith, and Jessie Jackson "J.J." Smith. Josie passed away sometime between 1901 and 1908.
In 1908, Jake married Eliza Ellen Crawford. Eliza had had very difficult times after her first husband, Levi Brookshire, died which had forced her to put her three children into an orphanage. Their names were Jessie W. Brookshire, Milton M. Brookshire, and Lydia Marian Brookshire. After Jake married Eliza, they went to the orphanage and brought her three children home to live with them. By all accounts, Jake treated Eliza's children as if they were his own. Together, Jake and Eliza had three more children named Ruby C. Smith, Lillie Ann Smith, and Rosie Irene Smith.
Jake resided in Haralson County, Georgia from about 1910 until the time of his death. Jake had various jobs over the years. Just to name a few, he acted as a dentist, postal carrier, owner of a butcher shop, and was elected County Coroner in Haralson County, Georgia in 1932.
Jake lost an eye in an accident, and he had a glass eye which he wore in it's place. My mother told me that Jake had been milking a cow when the cow swished it's tail and put out Jake's eye. After Jake received treatment for the injury, he went home, cut the tail off the cow, and threw it on top of his house.
He suffered from senility in his final days and had been a patient at Brawners Sanitorium in Atlanta for the final three weeks of his life. According to his death certificate, his death was caused by Cerebral Arterio Sclerosis and Senility. He passed away on March 4, 1957 and was 86 at the time of his death.
~Biography Written by Sabrina King Combs (Great-Granddaughter)
Eliza Ellen Crawford Smith (1879 - 1946)*
James T Smith (1891 - 1982)*
Mary Smith (1899 - ____)*
Jessie Jackson Smith (1901 - 1924)*
Ruby C. Smith Davis (1907 - 1996)*
Lillie Ann Smith Bolden (1909 - 1993)*
Rosie Irene Smith Munroe (1912 - 2001)*
Jake B. Smith
1870 - 1957
Bremen City Cemetery
Maintained by: Sabrina K. Combs
Originally Created by: Lin
Record added: Jan 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33387945