Nancy Ann (Bailey) Smith
~ A DEATH DATE MISTAKE ~
A photograph like this:
was once MISTAKENLY thought to be that of Pierce and Nannie.
Rather, it is the photo of
Abe &Parlie(Hacker) Hopkins
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The following story was told to the grandchildren of
General Jack Smith (Pig's uncle), by General's step-son,
Evlan Bright. The story is said to be
a true story per any number of family relations.
~ written by George Smith
Evie told wonderful stories of growing up in Fount, Knox Co, Kentucky.
His coffee-stained upper lip held a cigarette, his eyes filled with
excitement as he would slowly articulate the story of Cousin Pig Smith.
Pig had seen a man on the railroad tracks that looked to him like the
famous criminal, "Pretty Boy Floyd." Pig, thinking that there must be
a reward for ridding the earth of this scrounge, shot and killed
"Pretty Boy," and was right proud of himself. That is, until they found
out it was a case of mistaken identity. Apparently someone brought the
body in for all to see, and the poor fellow was indeed NOT...
Pretty Boy Floyd! No one ever did say who he was, but the excitement
of seeing the body of a man that they thought was a famous gangster,
brought firey enthusiasm to Evie's tired old voice, so many years later.
"Pig" was Uncle John-D's boy. His real name was Loyd Smith.
George Smith is grandson of General &Laura(Swafford)Smith.
Above photo is a depiction, is not actually the famous gangster.
Per Pig's 1st cousin, Archie Smith:
"Loyd was supposed to get 21 years for killing the man,
however, a man by the name of Doc Rowland, got him off."
Archie and Pierce Smith are sons of Floyd &Rose(Gibson)Smith.
The brother of Pierce's wife [Lucy (Rowland) Smith} is Doc Rowland.
Doc Rowland was some kind of Law Man.
"The Corbin Times-Tribune"
KNOX MAN, 70, IS FREED IN SLAYING
Barbourville, Ky- Nov. 18, 1930
William Bailey, 70-year-old retired farmer, and large landholder
of Knox County, was acquitted today on a charge of killing Ramsey Smith,
20, a tenant on one of Bailey's farms. Bailey's plea of self-defense.
Testimony showed Smith to have been the aggressor in a quarrel
growing out of the division of crops. The two men were related.
At a previous trial of Bailey, a jury was unable to agree.
Floyd "Ramsey" Smith was murdered by Willian on 03 Oct 1928.
The murder was actually over a black man, but "Old Bill" was found
not guilty because people were afraid to convict him.
Pierce Joe Smith
On his left his grandmother
Nannie (Bailey) Smith,
on his right a schoolteacher, name unknown,
who boarded at his grandparents' home.
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Fran (Smith) Robinson.
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this "Theophilous/Susan" page
was provided to us by
William Edward "Bill" Smith, Sr.
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