Captain Thomas Leslie Smith

Captain Thomas Leslie Smith

Male 1834 - 1894  (60 years)

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  • Name Thomas Leslie Smith  [1
    Title Captain 
    Born 1 May 1834  Bedford County, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1850  Pettis (District 68), Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 13y 
    Census 14 Jun 1860  Clay, Lafayette, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 24y 
    Occupation 14 Jun 1860  Clay, Lafayette, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Teamster 
    Military End 9 Jun 1865  [6
    • Parole card at conclusion of Civil War. Copy in personal files. Signed by Alvale Bishop, Cpt. and Provost Marshall. Lists Cpt. Smith's residence as Lexington MO.
    Web http://www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Dec 1894  [2
    Cause: Septic poisoning following tumor removal procedure (2nd) 
    Notes 
    • Military Service Notes
      Served in 13th Missouri "Wood's" Cavalry CSA
      See: http://missouridivision-scv.org/mounits/woodregcav.htm

      13th Missouri "Wood's" Cavalry CSA
      Commonly nicknamed, "Wood's Regiment", this unit was originally designated the 14th Mo Cavalry Battalion. Later as the unit was increased to regimental size, it was re-designated as the 13th Mo Cavalry Regiment. It is also known as "Wood's Partisan Rangers", and was commanded by Col. Robert C. Wood. It served primarily as an "unattached" or independent unit, although it was assigned to Marmaduke's Cavalry Division. It saw action in the following battles: Pine Bluff, Ark. (Oct. 25, 1863), Jenkins' Ferry (April 30, 1864) and in the numerous engagements of Price's 1864 Missouri raid. The Regiment surrendered at Shreveport, LA and was paroled in June 1865. At the time of its surrender it was part of the 1st Missouri Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Trans-Mississippi Department.
    • Notes from D. Haley Gomez:
      Capt. L. Smigh was an officer in the 13th Missouri Cavalry, Company I, Confederate Army. He served under Col. Robert C. Wood, in Wood's Regiment or Wood's Partisan Rangers, as they were known. His unit served as the personal guard fo General Sterling Price and saw action at Pine Bluff, Ark., Jenkins' Ferry and numerous engagements under Gen. Price in MO. The regiment surrendered at the end of the war at Shreveport, Louisiana and was paroled in June, 1865.
      Famliy history says that Gen. Price and his soldiers came to Rankin's Mill during the civil War and ordered William Rankin to grind flour for his troops. They paid with Confederate dollars. I can't help wondering if Capt. Leslie Smith was in that party. If so, his son was later to marry Mr. Rankin's granddaughter and live in the Rankin house on the farm. His portrait now hangs over a roll-top desk in that house.
      Capt. Smith married first, Mary Davis and had eight children: four boys and four girls. She died in January 1886 and he then married Fannie Pope Thompson in 1887. He was appointed sheriff of Cooper County in 1878 and served a second elected term in 1884.
      He and is young family lived in the family quarters of the old jail-house.
      (see http://www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org).
      Family history tells of the day a prisoner escaped and Fannie chased him down the alley with a broom. She used to cook meals for the prisoners.
    Person ID I641  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father John Wesley Smith,   b. 8 Jan 1807, Bedford County, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1844, Rockingham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Sally Saunders Claytor Leftwich,   b. 28 Sep 1807, Bedford County, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1881, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 May 1827  Bedford County, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • Virginia Marriage file suggests Mar. 5, same year.
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Jane Davis,   b. 14 Feb 1847,   d. 22 Jan 1886  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1868  [9
    Children 
     1. Leslie G. Smith,   d. 1936, Kansas City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles R. Smith
     3. Laura Smith
     4. Ruth Smith
     5. Shirley Smith
     6. Ferdinand Smith
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fannie Pope Thompson,   b. 13 Oct 1859,   d. 12 Dec 1936, Kansas City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1887  [9
    Children 
     1. Richard Thompson Smith,   b. 3 Jul 1888, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kansas City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Edwin Kelly Smith,   b. 24 Dec 1890, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1976, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Elizabetn Yeatman Smith,   b. 6 Mar 1894, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1968, Kansas City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1834 - Bedford County, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 13y - 1 Jun 1850 - Pettis (District 68), Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Smith Family T. Leslie Smith
    Smith Family T. Leslie Smith
    Smith Family T. Leslie Smith.jpg
    Smith Family T. Leslie Smith.jpg

    Documents
    Smith, Cpt Thomas Leslie Obituary
    Smith, Cpt Thomas Leslie Obituary

    Histories
    Leftwich, Sally Saunders Claytor -- Biography
    Leftwich, Sally Saunders Claytor -- Biography
    A biography of Sally Saunders Claytor Leftwich, written by Dianne Gomez

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Leftwich histories, Walter Lee Hopkins, (J. W. Fergusson & Sons (reprint by Higgings Books), 1941), P 70.

    2. [S25] Leftwich histories, Walter Lee Hopkins, (J. W. Fergusson & Sons (reprint by Higgings Books), 1941).

    3. [S51] haley-smith-narrative, Dianne Haley Gomez.

    4. [S247] Leftwich, Sally Saunders Claytor, 1850, Census, USA, District 68, Pettis, Missouri, USA, (Year: 1850; Census Place: District 68, Pettis, Missouri; Roll: M432_409; Page: 129A; Image: 262).

    5. [S246] Leftwich, Sally Saunders Claytor, 1860, Census, USA, Clay, Lafayette, Missouri, (Year: 1860; Census Place: Clay, Lafayette, Missouri; Roll: M653_628; Page: 699; Image: 349; Family History Library Film: 803628).

    6. [S49] Thos. L. Smith, Parole Card.

    7. [S20] SMITH2.ged.
      Date of Import: Mar 14, 2003

    8. [S21] TANDEY.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 14, 2003

    9. [S47] thos. leslie smith group sheet, Dianne Hailey Gomez.