Monday, August 31, 2015

On This Day - August 31, 1893

On This Day, August 31, 1893

My great grandparents, Joseph Clinton Smith and Josephine Evaline Payton were married in Ashgrove, Iroquois, Illinois.
Mr. Joseph Clinton (Clint) Smith, age 18, of Stockland, Illinois,  was joined in matrimony on August 31, 1893 to Miss Josephine Evaline (Josie) Payton, age 20. The ceremony took place in Ashgrove, Iroquois county, Illinois. The groom was the son of Francis (Frank) Marion Smith and Mary A. Hobson. The bride was the daughter of Henry Payton and Sarah Smith. The marriage solemnized by F. W. Collins, Minister and witnessed by Alice M. Simmons and Minnie Payton.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Census Sunday - 1880 Maroa,Macon, Illinois - Francis Marion Smith

Year: 1880; Census Place: Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Page: 502C; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 0470

In 1880, Francis Marion Smith,26, was living in Maroa Township, Macon county, Illinois, with his wife, Mary A.,25. They had two sons, Joseph Clinton age 5 and Robert Francis age 3. Francis,  born in Indiana, was a farmer. Mary, born in Illinois, was keeping house.

Francis "Frank" Marion Smith was my great great grandfather.