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Samantha Jane Smith Wright

  • Birth 12 Nov 1861 White County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 9 Dec 1944 Pineland, Sabine County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 93830501

Samantha Jane was the daughter of James A. and Frances Ann Hargate Smith and was raised with her brother, James, by her uncle, Wiley W. Smith (my maternal great-grandfather) and aunt, Emily Ann Austin Smith after her parents' death (dates unknown).

Her paternal grandparents were Alexander Smith and Lourena Emory Smith Austin.

Samantha married George W. Wright circa 1880 and had 11 children: Alexander (b. July 1881), Anna (b. 1883), John R. (b. April, 1886), Rice R. (b. Mar., 1888), Jessie (b. Feb. 1892); Bessie (b. Aug. 1893), Daisy (b. Feb. 1896), Guy (b. Sept. 1897), George (b. 1902), and twins Rudie and Raney (b. 1904). She was widowed by the 1910 census, but continued living with her children until her death.

According to her Texas death certificate, she died in Pineland, Sabine, TX, however her body was brought to Pine Bluff, AR for burial.

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  • Created by: Kathie AAH
  • Added: 18 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93830501
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samantha Jane Smith Wright (12 Nov 1861–9 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93830501, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Kathie AAH (contributor 47801696) .