Robert Smith

Robert Lee Smith (1879 - 1931)

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Robert Lee "Bob" Smith
Born in Lee County, Mississippi, United Statesmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Lee County, Mississippi, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 14 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 10 Sep 2019
17:03: Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for Robert Lee Smith (1879-1931). (5 star profile improvement - cleaned profile, added Find A Grave updated link) [Thank Carolyn for this]
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Bob was the second son of Mileage Obadiah ( Obe )Smith and Anna Mansell. He was the maternal grandfather of Elvis Presley.

In 1880 he was living east of Saltillo, Mississippi with his parents. In 1900, Robert was living at Fawn Grove with his mother. In 1910, the Smith`s lived in Beat 4, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

`Bob` married his first cousin, `Doll` Mansell.

On September 10, 1918, he registered for the WW1 draft and was living at Mooreville, Lee County, Mississippi and working as a carpenter in Muscle Shoals Alabama. He was described as tall and stout with blue eyes and dark hair.

By 1920, his family was living in Beat 3 District 3 Lee County, Mississippi, Main Tupelo Road 4 miles east of Tupelo. In 1930, they were living on the Tupelo Eggville Road in Lee County, Mississippi.

He passed away about 1931. [1] `Bob` died a little over 2 years before Elvis was born. (bio by: Gerald Fox)

Burial: Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery Tremont Itawamba County Mississippi, USA Plot: Unmarked Grave[2]


  1. Entered by Linda McClain, Aug 14, 2011
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 10 September 2019), memorial page for Robert Lee “Bob” Smith (24 Mar 1879–Oct 1931), Find A Grave: Memorial #44026439, citing Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Tremont, Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Larsson (contributor 47201108) .

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