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Milton G. Smith
Posted: 02/22/2016 - 7:34 pm
Milton G. Smith - my maternal great-great-grandfather, father to Mary Josephine Smith, my maternal great-grandmother is somewhat of a "mystery" because I cannot confirm what name goes with his middle initial of "G".
Some sources have his middle name as "Greenberry" and in the Mexican War records he is listed as "Milton G. Smith" with an "alias" of "Greenberry Smith" who served with the "148th Illinois Infantry" and the " 'E'(?) 4th Tennessee Volunteers".
His father is Thomas Jefferson Smith - a name that seems to have been popular at the time.  I have come across a Thomas Jefferson Smith who was an attorney and a judge in New York City, but if he is related I cannot find any records to substantiate that.
The Thomas Jefferson Smith I have listed in my tree was supposedly murdered and his son kidnapped, who was later found after the Civil War.  So far, I'm not having any luck tracking down Thomas Jefferson Smith in Illinois as a murder victim.
The surname "Smith", as you know, is a very common surname but I'm confident I have the correct Milton G. Smith who is my maternal g-g-grandfather.
So... If anyone out there is doing research on the surname "Smith" and these two names pop up - Thomas Jefferson Smith and Milton G. Smith I would appreciate - as would a cousin I am working with on this - any info you can provide.
Milton was also a sheriff in either "the Ozarks" or Ozark County and he had deserted from the army because he couldn't get leave to go home.
I thank you in advance.
Dennis Smith
Edmonds, WA

Milton G. Smith
Posted: 02/23/2016 - 8:57 am
Hi Dennis,
I may have found an obituary for your Milton. If you would like to email me I can send you the obituary. My email is
Christine Smith