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Josiah Gilford Smith (1871 - 1959)

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Josiah Gilford "Cotton Eye Joe" Smith
Born in Arkansas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Boone County, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cherokee, Oklahoma, United Statesmap
Profile manager: Sara Manes private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2018
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Categories: Boone County, Arkansas | Cherokee County, Oklahoma.


Josiah was born in 1871. He passed away in 1959.

"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," J G Smith and Mollie Able, 03 Aug 1890 Boone County, Arkansas[1]

"United States Census, 1940," Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, [2]

Joe G Smith Head Male 68 Arkansas
Mary A Smith Wife Female 67 Arkansas



  1. FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), J G Smith and Mollie Able, 03 Aug 1890; citing , Boone, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,035,450.
  2. FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 August 2018), Joe G Smith, Tahlequah, Tahlequah City, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 11-16B, sheet 1B, line 49, family 13, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3282.
  3. Unsourced family tree handed down to Sara Manes.

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