Melinda (Goatcher) Smith
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Melinda Minerva (Goatcher) Smith (abt. 1859 - abt. 1923)

Melinda Minerva Smith formerly Goatcher
Born about in Viola, Fulton, Arkansas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Walnut Ridge, Lawrence, Arkansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Sep 2015
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Biography

Melinda was born in 1859. She was the only child of Nicholas Goatcher and Lydia (Hardin) Goatcher. Lydia passed away shortly after giving birth to Melinda. Melinda was effectively raised by her paternal grandmother, Alice (Woodrome) Sexton, since Nicholas was also apparently out of the picture relatively soon after her birth.

Melinda became the main caregiver for her own granddaughter, Ruby (Smith) Duckworth, since Ruby's mother, Thalia (Keel) Smith, had died when Ruby was about only 10 months old. Melinda passed away in 1923 in Lawrence County, Arkansas, having had eight children with her husband, George Smith.

Sources

Name: Melinda Goacher; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 1860; Event Place: Union Township, Fulton, Arkansas, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 1; Race: White; Birth Year (Estimated): 1859; Page: 21.

Edney Smithey F 38 Illinois; Ann Smithey F 12 Arkansas; Sidney Smithey M 10; Alice E Sexton F 48 Tennessee; N E Goacher M 25 Arkansas; Melinda Goacher F 1; Jacob Roper M 14 Illinois.

Household ID: 20; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: M653; Affiliate Film Number: 41; GS Film Number: 803041; Digital Folder Number: 005165612; Image Number: 00431.

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8W9-9VD : 13 December 2017), Jacob Roper in entry for Edney Smithey, 1860.


Name: Melinda Smith; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 1880 Event Place: Fulton, Fulton, Arkansas, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 21; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Occupation: Keeps House; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1859; Birthplace: Arkansas, United States; Father's Birthplace: ---; Mother's Birthplace: ---; Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 53; Person Number: 1; Volume: 1.

George Smith Self M 24 Tennessee, United States; Melinda Smith Wife F 21 Arkansas, United States; Alfred Smith Son M 1 Arkansas, United States; Alicy Saxton Mother-in-law F 72 Arkansas, United States;

District: ED 69; Sheet Number and Letter: 53A; Household ID: 11612574; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: T9; Affiliate Film Number: 0045; GS Film Number: 1254045; Digital Folder Number: 005157263; Image Number: 00110.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNW7-N17 : 24 August 2017), Alicy Saxton in entry for George Smith, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 69, sheet 53A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0045; FHL microfilm 1,254,045.


Name: Melinda Smith; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 1910; Event Place: Campbell, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 51; Marital Status: Widowed; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household: Mother; Birth Year (Estimated): 1859; Birthplace: Arkansas; Father's Birthplace: Tennessee; Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas; Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 29.

Alfred Smith Head M 31 Arkansas; Melinda M Smith Mother F 51 Arkansas; John Smith Brother M 22 Arkansas; Jesse Smith Brother M 16 Arkansas; Owen Smith Brother M 14 Arkansas; Ruby Smith Daughter F 3 Arkansas.

District: ED 80; Sheet Number and Letter: 29A; Household ID: 15; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: T624; Affiliate Film Number: 55; GS Film Number: 1374068; Digital Folder Number: 004970233; Image Number: 00221.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKV4-B51 : accessed 10 July 2019), Ruby Smith in household of Alfred Smith, Campbell, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 29A, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 55; FHL microfilm 1,374,068.



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