John Kimbley Smith was the youngest child of John Everett Vaught Smith. His place of birth was
, and date of birth was McLean County,
Kentucky November 20, 1856. He remained at home on the farm until 1882,
when he went to Morganfield, , and
became a salesman in a dry goods store.
Two years later he went to Union
County, Kentucky and opened a
general store in Centertown, in company with S. W. Jones. On Ohio
County November 1, 1882, he was
married to Miss George Annie Caldwell, a native of . He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South and she of the Union County .
He was a Republican. United
Before 1899 they went to Marion, Crittenden County, to live. John Kimbley Smith died there some years later. Reference is made to his "year of dying" in Dr. Allan Foster's letter to Mrs. Ada Brown, quoted in the next section.
Some years after his death, Mrs. Annie Smith married Mr. George Boston, and both lived to an advanced age. Both died in
I did not know "Uncle Johnny,” as he was called, but “Aunt Annie" always made Edgar Smith's family welcome in her home. She had no children of her own, but she and Mr. Smith adopted a boy whose given name was Laster. Mr. Boston had three children by a previous marriage: Nell Boston, Anis Boston, and Ezra Boston.