Matilda Caroline SMITHSON, dau. of Joseph Bonaparte SMITHSON and Sarah THOMAS, was born 14 April 1841 in Graves Co., Kentucky. She married Joseph Dennis RIDDLE in October of 1857 in Barry Co., Missouri. They had at least 17 children, mostly all born in Barry Co., Missouri. Children: James Andrew; Amanda C.; William Robert; Nancy E.; Joseph T.; Susan E.; Tempa (Temperance?) Louise; Samuel N.; Dora Virginia "Rebecca"; George L.or A.; Martha Tennessee; Rozella and John Henry. Joseph D. RIDDLE served in the Missouri Militia during the Civil War. Would like to correspond with descendants of Joseph and Matilda Caroline RIDDLE.
We are looking for history on a Bedford F. Smiley 1907 - 1985 he passed away in Morrill Nebraska, Bedford married a Jessie Decker and had two daughters Sally and Janet, also looking for any history on Denzil V. Smiley 1904 - ?, this familey is related to a Riley M. Smiley from Indiana,
also looking for history on a George E. Michael he passed away in 1900 from a fall, his daughter Laura M. Michael married my grandfather Chester G. Smiley, Laura's mother was Ada E. Cole, Georges parents were Thaddeus D. Michael and Mary J. Mills