Zemma J Smith1,2

#12989, (March 1868 - 25 June 1946)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of William David Lewis
Step-father*Nathaniel Smith1 (1835 - 1918)
Mother*Ruth E. Johnson1 (1850 - 1901)
Birth*March 1868He was born in March 1868 at IllinoisG.3 
6 June 1870He appeared on the census of 6 June 1870 in the household of Martha Peale Duckworth and Demetrius Johnson at Franklin Co., IllinoisG, age 2, b. IL; neis. John and Jane Reed fam 91; also Zem, age 2, poss. ch. of Ruth.4
23 June 1880He appeared on the census of 23 June 1880 in the household of Ruth E. Johnson and Nathaniel Smith at Flannigan Prec., Hamilton Co., IllinoisG, son, age 12, b. IL; neis. Daniel and Eliza. Reed, fam. 128; Adam and Ida May Reed, fam. 129.5 
15 June 1900He appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 in the household of Ruth E. Johnson and Nathaniel Smith at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG, as Zem J, stepson, age 32, b. IL Mar 1868, farm laborer; neis. George and Marinda Brady, fam. 179; John and Jane Reed; Marquise Reed; John K and Mary Johnson.6 
20 January 1920He appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 in the household of Tennyson Smith, as Hemme, brother, age 50.7 
Death*25 June 1946He died on 25 June 1946 at Cave Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG, at age 78.2 


  1. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. age 12, b. IL.
  2. [S196] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, online FamilySearch.org. Zemma J Smith, age 78, son of Nathaniel Smith and Ruth Johnson, d. 25 Jun 1946.
  3. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. b. IL Mar 1868.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (63), farmer, b. NY; Martha P (59), b. KY.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Nathaniel (44), farmer, b. IL, parents b. GA; Ruth A (30), keeping house, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY.
  6. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Nathaniel (64), b. IL Oct 1835, parents b. NC, farmer; Ruth E (50), b. IN Apr 1850, father b. NY, mother b. KY, 7 children, 5 living; marr. 27 yrs.
  7. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Tenny (33), b. and parents b. IL, wid., coal mine pump man.