Sophronia Ann (McLemore) James married 1st to Dr John Porter Smith. He was born 1833-1834 according to Census records 1850, 1860 & 1870. Tombstone says b. 1829 in Alabama and died possibly in Delhi, Richland, Louisiana? They married 15 Oct 1867 in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. They had three children; Thomas (1869); Ann Eugenia (Anniee) (1870 ~ 1949; and John W (1873). I MAY have found a death and burial for Dr John Porter Smith?
There is a memorial for a John 'H' Smith who died in Dec 1879 in Delhi, Richland Parish, Louisiana but no stone is shown. I'm really pretty sure that this is John P Smith.
After MUCH review on this family line, I am looking at this John H Smith to BE John Porter Smith. There is no photo of the Tombstone, so wondering if it's a mis-transcription? I have requested a photo of his tombstone.
There are other family connections with Sophronia McLemore's family to the McCorkle's. Her sister, Eugenia (Jennie) McLemore married John David McCorkle who was the s/o Thomas and Louvicy (Smith) McCorkle. Louvicy is a sister to Dr John Porter Smith.
Initially I thought that Thomas was Thomas Porter Smith who married Elizabeth Arnsparger, and several on ancestry.com make this connection, however, she and Thomas were both born in Kentucky. THIS Thomas was born in Louisiana as was his wife, Elizabeth according to the 1900 Census, so not the same person. This couple, Thomas and Elizabeth Smith were still in Richland, Louisiana in 1900. He was b. Dec 1870, Louisiana and she was b. Oct 1877 Louisiana.
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