|Patty Wilson (#46809539)|
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My daughter, Tina, started our family research in 1998. She did a fantastic job of getting it going. She transferred the lot to me in 2002. Crowned me 'Family Genealogist'... My husband has been tremendous help to me, too. I have spent many years researching huge amounts of records, census data, birth & death certificates, obituaries, immigrant ship manuscripts, naturalization records, etc... lots of travel... toured many cemeteries... met some great people along the way. :) Glad to share my findings.|
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|DJ||story about George|
Try this for the story!
Added by DJ on Sep 20, 2015 8:23 PM
|DJ||RE: George W 'Red' Smith|
Oh My Gosh, Patty! This is so great! The amount of time you put into your reply was amazing. Thank you so much!
Background: George W Smith is my Great Grandma Weed's dad. (She was Cynthia Brat Smith Kidwell Weed...whew!)
I found out what happened to the young man who committed the murder. He confessed to killing George for the money because he wanted to run away with his girlfriend and they needed the cash.
He was convicted of 2nd degree murder, sentenced to life in prison at the Missouri Peniteniary. After 9 years he was paroled by the governor.
How are we related? These relatives are on my mom's side.
I live in WA state and just began doing geneology in the last few years.
Added by DJ on Sep 20, 2015 8:04 PM
|DJ||George W "Red" Smith|
I, too, am a great-great granddaughter of George, according to my Grandmother.
Can you point me to more information about his death? I know he had just sold a matched set of mules and was coming home with the money when he was fatally attacked and robbed.
Added by DJ on Sep 20, 2015 3:32 PM