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Descendants of Elias Smith

Generation No. 1


 


1. ELIAS1 SMITH was born in North Carolina. He married KEZIAH BROWN.

Children of ELIAS SMITH and KEZIAH BROWN are:

i. ELI2 SMITH, m. MARY ELIZABETH BILES.
 

More About ELI SMITH:
Census 1: 1850, Louisiana
Census 2: 1860, Louisiana
Census Detail 1: 1850, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, 607-610
Census Detail 2: 1860, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, 315-315
 

ii. CHARITY SMITH, m. UNKNOWN JUSTICE.

2. iii. KEZIAH SMITH, b. Abt. 1816, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1880.
 
 

Generation No. 2


 


2. KEZIAH2 SMITH (ELIAS1) was born Abt. 1816 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1880. She married (1) ALEXANDER BILES, son of BENJAMIN BILES and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She married (2) R.A. FORBIS 1859, son of JOHN FORBIS and MARY DILL.
 

More About KEZIAH SMITH:

Alt. Spelling/Name: Biles, Cuzzy
Burial: Old Blackwell Hill
Census: 1880, Louisiana
Census Detail: 1880, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward 4, Page ?, 139/139
 

More About ALEXANDER BILES:

Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Sabine Parish, LA (unmarked)
Census: 1850, Louisiana
Census Detail: 1850, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, 609-613
 

More About R.A. FORBIS:

Add'l Notes: Yes
Census: 1860, Louisiana
Census Detail: 1860, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, 316-316
Elected 1: Magistrate
Elected 2: Constable
Elected 3: Parish Treasurer
Elected 4: Police Jury
Elected 5: President Police Jury
Memberships: November 1857, Masonic Lodge #75, Sabine Parish, LA
Military service: April 1862, Civil War
Occupation: farmer
 

Marriage Notes for KEZIAH SMITH and R.A. FORBIS:

Family story states that Keziah left Mr. Forbis when he mistreated his slaves. The 1880 Sabine Parish, LA census show her living with her daughter & son-in-law, Lucy & Thomas Small. Unknown if Keziah formally divorced R.A. or not.
 

12/21/1998

1870 Census transcript shows Keziah not living with Robert.

1880 Census transcript shows that Robert's marital status is Divorced.

Children of KEZIAH SMITH and ALEXANDER BILES are:

i. LUCY3 BILES, b. August 31, 1835, Many, Sabine Parish, LA; d. July 5, 1928; m. THOMAS T. SMALL, October 8, 1867, Sabine Parish, LA.
 

More About LUCY BILES:

Alt. Spelling/Name: Byles, Lucy
Burial: Jeruselem Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA
Census: 1880, Louisiana
Census Detail: 1880, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward 4, Page ?, 139/139
Mother: Smith, Keziah
Spouse: Small, Thomas T.
 

More About THOMAS T. SMALL:

Burial: Jeruselem Cemetery, Sabine Parish, LA
Census 1: 1880, Louisiana
Census 2: 1860, Louisiana
Census Detail 1: 1880, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward 4, Page ?, 139/139
Census Detail 2: 1860, Louisiana, Sabine Parish 685-685
Father: Small, George Washington Sr.
Military service: Civil War
Mother: Raines, Elizabeth
Occupation: 1860, Tax Collector
Spouse: Biles, Lucy
 

ii. ELIZABETH MADORA BILES, b. October 28, 1845; d. June 18, 1923; m. JAMES A. SMALL.
 

More About ELIZABETH MADORA BILES:

Alt. Spelling/Name 1: Byles, Elizabeth
Alt. Spelling/Name 2: Biles, Eliza Madora
Alt. Spelling/Name 3: Byles, Eliza Madora
Burial: Jeruselem Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA
Census: 1880, Louisiana
Census Detail: 1880
 

More About JAMES A. SMALL:

Burial: Jeruselem Cemetery, Sabine Parish, LA
Census: 1880, Louisiana
Census Detail 1: 1880, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward 4, Page ?, 146/146
Census Detail 2: 1860, Louisiana, Sabine Parish 685-685
Spouse: Biles, Elizabeth Madora