Laura Elizabeth " Aury" SMITH ATWOOD daughter of Elizabeth Levingston and William Booker Smith 1852-1917
By Madge Mitchell
(Partial reading From The History Of Pott Co., Ok)
Eli Atwood from TN and Katy from MO had moved to Texas in 1860 and had two sons, Will and Chess. Chess married half-Choctaw, Patsy Ann Burns, and had 7 children. The town of Atwood is named after him.
Will married Aury Smith and had two children, Mattie and Eli Atwood. They left Texas for Oklahoma in late 1880's. Will buried at Talihini, 1899. Mattie married Clarence Ayers who was Pott. Co. Commissioner (1927-35) and their children were: Roy, Ova, Ottie (m. Ira Bugg), Elza and Odys.
Aury's parents, W. B. "Booker" Smith who was 1/4 Indian and Elizabeth (Levingston) had six children, Andy, Aury, Minnie, Tobitha, Will and Rube. "Booker" and Elizabeth are buried at Wynnewood. Aury had blue-grey eyes and reddish brown hair and was 1/8 Indian. She was one of the first school teachers in the Choctaw Nation and taught the children of Chess and Patsy Atwood. After Will died she lived in Pott. Co. with her son Eli, then later with daughter Mattie (Atwood) and Clarence Ayers until she died in 1917, b. at Red Oak.
Eli Atwood married Pearl Giddens abt. 1897 and farmed and took photos in Pott. Co. in the Council Creek area and had three children, Lois, Mabel and Doyle. When it was about time for Lois to be born, Pearl went to the homestead of her parents, John and Kizzie Ann (Camp) Giddens, west of Tribbey near Cattail Springs, on Council Creek. Kizzie became ill and died the day Lois was born in 1898. [Edit Bio]
Red Oak Cemetery
Created by: Linda Hamner
Record added: Mar 14, 2005
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