Was my grandmother's father Leander Smith?

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My grandmother, Mary Katherine Smith (married names: Flowers and Minnich), we think was born in Big Stone Gap, VA. She first married William Gerald Flowers in Talladega, ALA. When he died, she married A.M. Minnich. Family sources say  A.M. Minnich was the maternal uncle of William Gerald Flowers. My grandmother had 3 brothers: Wayne, Dwight and Ulyess and 1 sister, Gladys Ruth.I know almost nothing about this side of my family. I think the name Leander Smith comes into this somewhere. Sure hope someone can help me.

Sincerely,

Ann Brown Hicks
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I appears she may be the dau of a Lee W and Rosa C Smith.  This woman has brothers Dwight and Eulices (Ulysses), Wayne, sister Gladys and was born in TN, as indicated on her marriage records to WG Flowers and Albert Mortimer Minnich.  Many more records at: https://familysearch.org/search

US Census, 1900 ED 59 Civil District 7, Hamblen, TN

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Head  Lee W Smith M 49 Aug 1851 TN married 21 yrs

Wife Rosa C Smith F 42 Mar 1858 TN 9 children 8 living

Dau Myrtle B Smith F 19 Tennessee

Dau Jessie E Smith F 17 Tennessee

Son Eulice E Smith M 15 Tennessee

Dau Mary K Smith F 12 June 1888 TN

Dau Mida E Smith F 10 Tennessee

Son Barney C Smith M 7 Tennessee

Son Herbert W Smith M 5 Tennessee

Son Dwight W Smith M 2 Tennessee

US Census, 1910 Civil District 2, Hamblen, TN

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Head Lee W Smith M 56 TN

Dau Kate M Smith F 20 TN

Dau Meda E Smith F 18 TN

Son Barnie Smith M 16 TN

Son Wain Smith M 14 TN

Son Dwight Smith M 12 TN

Dau Gladys Smith F 8 TN

Father Samuel W Smith M 83 TN

Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955

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L. W. Smith

Death 26 Sep 1916 2nd Civil Dist., Hamblin, TN

Male Widowed White

Age: 65 Birth 23 Aug 1851 Tenn.

Father Sam Smith Birthplace: Tenn.

Mother Mary Madson Birthplace: Tenn.

Occupation: Carpenter Address: Residence Place: Cemetery: Walkins Chapel

Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950

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Albert M Minnich Age: 42 Birth (Est) 1873

Marriage 05 Nov 1915 Knox, TN

Spouse

Katie Flowers Age: 28 Birth (Est) 1887

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W G Flowers

Marriage : 03 Dec 1912 Hamblen,

Spouse Mary Kate Smith

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US Census, 1940 Ward 25, Knoxville, Civil District 3, Knox, TN

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Head Albert M Minnich M 66 Tennessee

Wife Mary K Minnich F 52 Tennessee

Son Wayne Minnich M 19 Tennessee

Lodger Frank Smith M 23 Tennessee

Tennessee, Death Records -

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Albert Mortimer Minnich

Death 16 May 1947 Knoxville, Knox, TN

Male Married White

Age: 73 Birth 03 Sep 1873 Whitesburg, Tenn.

Spouse Mary K. Minnich

Father unk Minnich Mother Unk

Occupation: Car Inspector So. Rr. Co.

Address: 310 Moody Ave. Knoxville, Knox, Tenn.

Cemetery: Woodlawn

Burial Knoxville Date: 18 May 1947

US Census, 1930 Knoxville, Knox, TN

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Head Albert Minnich M 54 TN

Wife Mary K Minnich F 39 TN

Son Wayne Minnich M 9 TN

Stepdau Millicent Flowers F 16 AL

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