From: JAKNPAT (Pat Bell)
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 12:38 PM
received from Kathy Stafford Baird on July 31, 2001
My great-grandfather was Armstead King, the older brother of John and my Great-grandmother, his wife, was Charity Venable, sister of Louisa Venable King. I wondered what happened to John & Louisa after 1870. I thought maybe the had followed Charity to Indiana where their twin brothers, Jesse & Augustus had gone. charity went there sometime after 1864 following the death of Armstead in the Civil War. she remarried in 1867. I have a lot of information the the Venable family. Do you know what may have become of Squire Venable, younger brother of Louisa and Charity? The last anyone can seem to find is when he was living in Carroll County with his mother and step-father. The Stafford line enters in when Laura, my grandmother and daughter of Armstead and Charity married my grandfather, Olive Stafford in Indiana Oliver's father was Levi Stafford, son of Robertson & Hannah Johnson Stafford from Kernersville, Forsythe County North Carolina. I live in Jackson Michigan. Kathy Stafford Baird.
Children of LOUISA VENABLE and JOHN KING are:
2. i. JAMES F.3 KING, b. Bet. 1856 - 1858.
3. ii. OCTAVIA V. KING, b. September 17, 1857, Virginia; d. March 1884, Carroll county Virginia.
4. iii. LEVA ANN KING, b. March 1861, Carroll County Virginia.
iv. SQUIRE GIDEON KING, b. 1864.
v. SARAH J. KING, b. 1866.
5. vi. SUSAN EMILY KING, b. 1869, Carroll County Virginia; d. 1937, Mercer Co. Missouri.
6. vii. ORILLA A. KING, b. 1871, Virginia; d. September 11, 1949, Keystone, West Virginia, McDowell county WV.
7. viii. NEBRASKA FLORENCE KING, b. 1875, Carroll County Virginia.
4. LEVA ANN3 KING (LOUISA JANE2 VENABLE, WILLIAM1) was born March 1861 in Carroll County Virginia. She married SYLVATUS SMITH, son of GABRIEL SMITH and ELSY DICKENS. He was born May 1854 in Carroll County Virginia.
Notes for SYLVATUS SMITH:
1900 Carroll county VA.
Sylvatus Smith May 1854 46
Levy A. March 1861 39
Charles M March 1880 20
Wade H January 1882 18
Anna Me. E. September 1884 15
Pearlie J January 1887 13
Mintie B. June 1889 10
Sylvatus November 1891 8
goldie M June 1898 1
Children of LEVA KING and SYLVATUS SMITH are:
i. ROSETTA F.4 SMITH, b. 1879.
ii. CHARLEY M SMITH, b. March 1880.
iii. WADE HAMPTON SMITH, b. January 1882, Carroll County Virginia; d. November 21, 1957, Carroll County Virginia; m. AUGUSTA MABEL LIDSEY, August 26, 1916, Carroll County Virginia; b. October 25, 1887; d. 1937, Carroll County Virginia.
iv. ANNA M E. SMITH, b. September 1884.
v. PEARLIE J SMITH, b. January 1887.
vi. MINTIE B. SMITH, b. June 1889.
vii. SYLVATUS SMITH, b. November 1891.
viii. GOLDIE M. SMITH, b. June 1898.