NOTE: Smith researchers have agreed that, although the Jessi Smith on the 1850 GA Census MAY be Jesse Kirby Smith (who appears as Jesse Smith) on the 1870 and 1880 AL Censuses, we have no confirming proof as yet. We are chosing to leave this Wikitree connection with John P Smith and A.J. Smith "as is" for research purposes. More research is needed to confirm this relationship.
Note: BIRTH-POB: 1870 U.S. Census, Bibb County, AL; 1870; Beat 6, Six Mile; House# 17; Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham AL; NOTE: Personal Estate valued at $100 and lists family as follows: (wife) Francis, (children) Dock age 9, Joel age 8, John age 7, Mary age 4, and William age 9/12 as of June 3rd, 1870.
BIRTH: Alabama Death Record for his daughter, Lillie Viola Smith, lists her parents as "Jessie Smith" and "Fanne Fulman."
CONFLICT: 1880 U.S. Census, Bibb County, AL; 1880; Beat 6, Six Mile; House# 13; Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham AL; NOTE: census lists family as follows: Husband Jessie, Wife Fannie, Sons: Dock, Grat B., John, William, Joel B. and Vardie; and Daughters: Mollie, Jessie, Coot, and Babie.
CONFLICT: Paper from Willie Findley Jackson, Pleasant Grove, Alabama; ; Paper in poss of Sandra Jackson, Graysville, Alabama; ; copied 1 April 1996 by Ronald Eugene Vincent, Woodstock, Alabama; NOTE: information on this paper has birth order given as; "Jessie Kirby Smith married Fannie Elizabeth Fullman, grandma Findley's brothers and sisters Smith: Dock Green (oldest), John Wesley, Jole Bolegard, William Edward, Joseph Leroy, Frank, Mary Almeda (married Jap Kirby),
Jessie Lee (married Will Hudson), Lillie Viola (married Joe Blake), Ellen Cleveland (married Jim Findley), Fannie Elizabeth (married Jeff Hopper)".
BURIAL: Interview with Joseph Merrell Blake; 1908- ; conducted by Ronald Eugene Vincent, about 1980, in Hueytown AL; ; Record in poss of Ronald Eugene Vincent, Woodstock AL, 1996.
Per 1972 interview with Lillie Blake Warren, gdaughter, Jessie Kirby Smith is said to have been an officer of the Confederacy during the Civil War. No record of his service has been found. He is said to have died from an old war
wound of the knee which never completely healed.
Per "The Thornhill / Smith Legacy" by Jerry Cleveland Smith pub. 1995 copy in possession of Ronald E. Vincent (1947 - ) Jessie Kirby Smith was a carpenter.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYF-KJ3 : accessed 27 February 2016), Jessi Smith in household of E Smith, Bibb county, Bibb, Georgia, United States; citing family 130, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHKZ-QQY : accessed 4 July 2015), Jessie Smith, Alabama, United States; citing p. 17, family 123, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,501.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4N1-GGV : accessed 27 February 2016), Jessie Smith, Six Mile, Bibb, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district ED 3, sheet 299B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0001; FHL microfilm 1,254,001.
"Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDP6-82H : accessed 4 July 2015), Dock G. Smith, 08 Jun 1933; citing reference cn 10968, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,908,509.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jesse by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jesse: