The David Paul Davis Family Tree

A representation of the residences and major events of James Smith and descendants.

Military Conflicts, Socio-economic conditions, and Weather events

American Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

American Revolutionary War

Apr 1772 - 3 Sep 1783

War of 1812

1 June 1812 - 24 May 1815

Depression

Mar 1815 - 1821

Includes the Panic of 1819

Severe winter

1816

Severe winter

1823

Floods

1833

Mexican-American War

13 May 1846 - 26 May 1848

American Civil War

12 Apr 1861 - 23 Jun 1865

Second American Industrial Revolution

1867 - 1914

The Guilded Age

1870 - 1900

A rapid expansion of the number of farms during this period but a depressed foreign market. Europe has bumper crop years.

The Long Depression

Oct 1873 - Mar 1879

Includes the Panic of 1873

Severe winters

1884 - 1887

Floods

1886

Severe winters

1898 - 1899

Houston County, AL is created

9 Feb 1903

Houston County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1903 Feb. 9, from parts of Dale, Geneva, and Henry counties.

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 Nov 1918

Floods

1916

Floods

1929

Great Depression

Aug 1929 - Mar 1933

James Smith

Mystery years

1805 - 1840

James Smith

1805 - 1881

Born 1805 in SC
Died 1881 in Gordon, Henry County, AL

1840 residence Randolph Co, GA

1840

1840 Federal Census, residence Randolph Co, GA

Mystery years

1848 - 1859

1848 residence Randolph Co, GA

1848

1848 Georgia Property Tax Digest

Marriage to Susan Holt

3 Nov 1859 - 1881

Married Susan Holt in Cuthbert, Randolph County, GA

James Smith family moved from GA to AL

3 Nov 1859 - 20 June 1860

Probable period during which James Smith and family moved from Randolph CO, GA to Henry Co, AL
3 Nov 1859 married Susan Holt in GA;
Residence on the 1860 Federal census taken in Henry Co, AL on 20 June 1860

1860 residence Woodville, Henry Co, AL

1860

1860 Federal Census

1866 residence Henry Co, AL

1866

1866 Alabama State Census

1870 residence Henry Co, AL

1870

1870 Federal Census

1880 residence Henry Co, AL

1880

1880 Agricultural Census

Henry David Smith

Son of James Smith
Born 1838
Died 1894

Henry David Smith

1838 - 1894

Son of James Smith
Born 1838 in Randolph County, GA
Died 1894 in Henry County, AL

1840 residence Randolph Co, GA

1840

1840 Federal Census

1860 residence Henry County, AL

1860

1860 Federal Census

Military service, CSA

April 1862 - Oct 1863

Military service for the CSA

Military service, Union Army

Oct 1863 - Jan 1864

Marriage to Elizabeth Alie Shinholster

19 Dec 1867 - 1878

Married Elizabeth Alie Shinholster in Jackson Co, FL

Marriage to Nancy Pitman

19 June 1879 - 1894

Married Nancy Pitman in Henry Co, AL

1880 residence CR55, Cottonwood, Henry Co, AL

1880

1880 Federal Census

John Lewis Smith

Son of Henry David Smith
Born 7 Mar 1869 in Randolph Co, GA
Died 9 Dec 1958 in Houston Co, AL

John Lewis Smith

7 Mar 1869 - 9 Dec 1958

Son of Henry David Smith
Born 7 Mar 1869 in Randolph Co, GA
Died 9 Dec 1958 in Houston Co, AL

1880 residence Gordon, Henry Co, AL

1880

1880 Federal Census