Earnest Lee Smith & Martha Lelia Waff

Line of Lillie Waff Smith [Mrs. T. Beaurie Parker]

Earnest Lee Smith 1863 – 1931 | his parents
& 1885 [Lillie] Martha Lelia Waff 1865 – 1949 | her parents
Of Hertford County and Gates County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Ernest Lee Smith, son of Joseph Smith and Eva J. Smith his wife, was born October 3rd in the year of our Lord 1863. Earnest Lee Smith departed this life in Gates, 26 October 1931.
Lillie Waff Smith wife of Ernest Lee Smith departed this life 11 Feb 1949.

Children of Earnest Lee Smith & Lillie Waff:
1. Lonnie K Smith 8 March 1887 –
2. Clyde Smith 8 Jan 1889 – 2 March 1964 Greensboro NC
3. Stanley Smith 4 Jan 1890 – 28 Dec 1981
— my grandfather Stanley Smith was born on the Smith family farm in Gates County on Jan. 4, 1890.
He was living on the family farm when he died on Dec. 28, 1981. In between he graduated from NC State with a degree in Animal Husbandry, served in WWI, married Mattie Register (1894-1988) and had two children, Martha and Stanley Jr. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Asheboro, NC . and retired at age 65 back to the family farm in Gates County. He was the finest man I ever knew. Larry
married Mattie Register 1894 – 1988
a. Martha Smith
b. Stanley Smith Jr
4. Eva Elizabeth [Lizzie] Smith 21 April 1892 – 30 March 1928
married Carter
5. Earnest Lee Smith 11 May 1894 –
6. Lillie Waff Smith 7 March 1896 – 20 July 1976
married 5 Jan 1921 Timothy Beaurie Parker 18 June 1896 – 2 Oct 1984
7. Winifred [Peggy] Benbury Smith 29 Dec 1900 – 20 Dec 1998 dsp
buried Reynoldson Baptist Church Cemetery
8. Alice Ferrell Smith 29 Sept 1902 – 17 Dec 1999 Gates Co
buried Reynoldson Baptist Church Cemetery
Married Alvin Earnest Parker 20 Dec 1902 – 11 May 1973 Gates Co

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Earnest Parker family 1950:
Emily, Earnest, Alice and Ronnie [in front]

  1. Carrie Glenn Smith 14 Mar 1904 – 23 June 1992 Hertford Co NC
    married Tommie Benthall
    10. Margaret Edna Smith 4 Nov 1906 – 30 Dec 1998 Norfolk VA
    buried Rosewood Cemetery in Virginia Beach BA
    married Gray

Ref: Earnest Smith family Bible, Gates Co Bible Records



Joseph Smith 1817 – 1873 | his parents
& 1837 Martha P Leary 1822 – 1857 | her parents
& 1858 Evelina [Eva J] Riddick 1828 – ? | her parents
Of Mill Neck, Hertford County & Gates County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Joseph Smith and Martha P Leary was Married December the 24th 1837.
Jos. Smith and Eva J. Riddick was married March the 10th in the year of our Lord 1858.

Joseph Smith, son of Sipha Smith and Margaret, his wife, was born 16 January 1817.
Martha P Smith daughter of Charlton Leary and Rachel, his wife was born 18 July 1822.

Will of Rachel Leary, 15 Dec 1838 – proved Aug Ct 1839 – Bertie Co NC
Edward Hardy, Ex. Daughters Sally Ann Northcott and Priscilla Smith, grandson Joseph A Northcott, daughter Martha P Smith. Test: Michael J Wilder, Ann Davidson.

Martha P. Smith departed this life 26 April 1857.
Joseph Smith departed this life 30 December 1873.

Evalina Riddick daughter of Henry and Lydia Ann Riddick was born 22 Dec 1828.

Children of Joseph Smith and Martha P Leary:
1. Mary An Margaret Smith 10 July 1840 Bertie Co NC –
2. William Jethro Smith 22 April 1842 Bertie Co NC – 18 Jan 1872
3. Martha Elinore Smith 12 March 1844 Bertie Co NC –
4. George Washington Smith 3 Oct 1846 Gates Co NC – d. Carteret Co NC
5. Roswell Putnam Smith 18 Sept 1849 – 9 Oct 1855
6. M. Edgar Smith 9 April 1851 Hertford Co NC – 24 Aug 1873
7. Nancy Virginia [Jennie] Smith 3 Sept 1853 Hertford Co NC –
8. Joseph Henderson Smith 1 Nov 1855 – 16 May 1858

Children of Joseph Smith and wife Evelina [Eva J] Riddick:
1. Irene C Smith 17 March 1859 Hertford Co NC – 1 Dec 1861
2. Charles A Smith 22 Jan 1861 – 30 Mar 1916 Timmonsville SC
3. Earnest Lee Smith 3 Oct 1863 – 26 Oct 1931 Gates NC
married 22 Nov 1885 Lillie Waff 22 April 1865 – 11 Feb 1849
4. Joseph Henry Smith 1 Oct 1867 – 31 Mar 1941 Timmonsville SC
married 21 Dec 1898 Ethel M Morris
5. Lucian H Smith 24 Mar 1870 – Sept 1887 Timmonsville SC

Ref: Joseph Smith family Bible, Gates Co Bible Records

1860 Census Hertford County NC
1870 Census Gates County NC


Sipha Smith 1775/80 – 1847 | his parents
& ca 1815 Margaret unknown – 18xx | her parents
& 1820 Anna Eure ca 1790 – aft 1859 | her parents
Of Hertford County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Sipha Smith represents Hertford County in the legislature in 1833 and 1834 with Isaac Carter Jr and John Vann as Senator.
He was one of the old county justices and lived in the Mill Neck section of Hertford County.
He also was the county’s surveyor.
Ann Smith was appointed to administer Sipha Smith’s estate.

Annis/Anna Eure was born abt 17 June 1790 in Eure Bible dau of Mills Eure, Esq., and wife Mary Harrell. Annis Eure married 4 April 1820 in Gates County NC Cyprian Smith.
Cyprian is thought to be identical with Sipha Smith of Hertford County. [per David Powell]

Children of Sipha Smith
1. Joseph Smith 16 Jan 1817 Hertford Co NC – 1873 Gates Co
married 24 Dec 1837 Martha P Leary 1822 – 1857
married 1858 Evelina [Eva J] Riddick 1828 –
Children of Sipha Smith and wife Anna Eure:
2. Washington Smith
3. Mills E Smith

1810 US Census Hertford Co NC p402 image 14/21
1 0/10, 1 26/45, 3 females 0/10, 1 26/45
1820 US Census Hertford Co NC
2 males under 10, 1 10 to 16, 0 16-18, 1 16-26, 1 26/45, 1 f 10/16, 1 16/26, 1 26/45 total 8
1830 US Census Hertford Co NC
1 male <5, 1 5/10, 1 10/15, 1 15/20, 2 20/30, 1 50/60, 1 f 20/30, 1 f 30/40
1840 US Census Hertford Co NC
1 10/15, 1 15/20, 1 20/30, 1 60/70, 1 female 20/30, 1 60/70


Henry Riddick 1788 – ? | his parents
& 1812 Lydia Ann Cunningham 1796 – 18xx | her parents
Of Gates County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


From the Henry Riddick Bible [pub 1848]:
Henry Riddick and Lydia Ann was married 22 December 1812.
Henry Riddick was Born 26 September 1788, son of Christopher and Sally Riddick.
Lydia Ann Cunningham was Born 12 October 1796 daughter of John and Peggy Cunningham.

Children of Henry Riddick and Lydia Ann Cunningham:
1. John Augustus Cunningham Riddick 16 Dec 1813 –
2. Henry Augustus Riddick 3 Aug 1815 –
3. Cassandra Riddick 4 Nov 1817 –
4. Richard Edgar Riddick 25 July 1820 –
5. Charles Cunningham Riddick 3 March 1823 –
6. Margaret Amalia Riddick 31 Jan 1826 – 2 Aug 1890
7. Evalina Riddick 22 Dec 1828 –
married as 2nd wife 10 Mar 1858 Joseph Smith 16 Jan 1817 – 30 Dec 1873
8. Angelina Virginia Riddick 27 Dec 1831 – 15 March 1853 Norfolk VA 21 yrs two mo 16 days
married 1 Jan 1851 William Johnson Jr of Norfolk VA 17 June 1826 –
a. William Henry Johnson 9 Oct 1851 Norfolk VA – 10 July 1852 9 mo one day Norfolk VA
b. Irene Virginia Johnson 11 March 1853 Norfolk VA –
9. William Aurelious Riddick 5 July 1834 –

? deaths:
Leonidas Riddick 6 Dec 1854


Christopher Riddick est 1750 – 1798 | his parents
& Sarah [Sally Riddick] ca 1753 – 18xx | her parents.
of Gates County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Christopher Riddick married Sally Riddick, a daughter of Joseph Riddick and his first wife, not Hannah Hunter, who was his last wife.

Christopher Riddick possibly is a son of Josiah Riddick of Suffolk Town.

Christopher Riddick – 1798 will probate May Ct Gates Co

Children of Christopher Riddick & Sally Riddick:
1. Miles Riddick
2. Henry Riddick 26 Sept 1788 –
Married Gates 22 Dec 1812 Lydia Ann Cunningham 12 Oct 1796-
daughter of John and Peggy Cunningham
3. Lemuel Riddick
married Ruth Riddick widow of Edward and Reuben
4. James Riddick
5. William Wright Riddick
married 21 Mar 1798 Ann Roberts
6. Mary Riddick
married James Gatling
7. Ann Riddick
married Miles Gatling
8. Penelope Riddick
married 2 Mar 1801 John Roberts – 1846 Gates Co will
9. Zilla Riddick

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