Richard A'Dialdon Smith and Lou Simmons Family Bible
Bible of Richard A'Dialdon Smith and Lou Simmons
Richard A'Dialdon (Aldon) Smith born Dec 11, 1859 in Wayne Co., son of Matthew
Smith and Zilphia Uzzell.
Married Jan. 13, 1886 to Lou Simmons in the home of her father Amos W. Simmons and
Exerline Garner, at Albertson, N.C. (the house is still standing and is for sail).
By LouGene S. Hemphill.
Note: This Bible is in very poor condition. In 1910 their daughter, Zilphia A. Smith
copied the family information.
(I have printed a book on this line of Smiths, "Benjamin Taylor Smith" of Wayne &
Duplin co., N.C.)
Loula (Lou) Simmons was the 5th child of Amos Simmons and Exerlin
Ann Garner. They lived at Albertson, Duplin Co.,N. C. Lou had sandy brown hair
and blue eyes, a sweet smile and a gentle nature.
The biggest snow in 1886 came on their wedding day. Despite this
"Aldon" rode his horse and buggy from his home in Indian Springs in Wayne
County to the home of his bride in Albertson Township, in Duplin Co. Upon arriving,
he was asked why he braved such a storm instead of waiting until later? His reply
was "Lou, I would have come if I'd had to crawl" This was a favorite family story and
one he was teased about many times through the years. After mariage, they lived
near his Grandfather John M. Uzzell on a farm given to him by his mother, Zilphia
Uzzell which she inherited. It is located on Highway 70, betwen La Grange and
Walnut Creek, in Wayne co. Their first 4 children were born there.
When J.B. Whifield died in Jan 18, 1894 his land was sold and they
bought it and they relocated in Duplin Co. on Highway 111 north of Outlaws
Bridge Church, 3 miles South of Wayne Co., line. Richard A'Dialdon's youngest
son, Faison Smigh inherited the home on July 1, 1936, which was 32+ acres.
At Faison's death Oct 5, 1984 his daughter, LouGene Smith Hemphill, inherited it.
"Amendment to Wayne County Heritage Book"
Page 442 Col. No. 869
In The year of 1900 a sad occasion in the lives of my grandparents
Richard A'Dialdon and Lou Simmons Smith, has been remembered through
several generations. Richard A'Dialdon and his brother James, married sisters.
James and his wife Sarah died of typhoid fever, 1 month apart leaving six small children.
After the funeral, the children were divided between their Aunt Tirzah
Grant and Uncle Richard A. Smith. Eula, Sannie and Richard Aldon (called Dunn)
approximately same age, as Lola, Zilphia and Ed, were taken home on horse and
buggy with Richard A. and Lou Smith, to grow up with their own eight children,
making a total of thirteen in the family.
Tirzah Ann (R. A'Dialdon's sister, and wife of Ben Franklin Grant) took
the remaining three, Coy, Maude and Arnold to live in their home. The children
grew up as brothers and sisters in their respective homes, but actually were
double first cousins.
Eula married Sam Patterson
Sannie married John Westbrook
Dunn married Gerty Grady
Coy married Gladys Benton
Maud married Resprice Herring
Arnold married Sadie Ellis
By Geneva Smith Griffin Dawson, June 1984
Lou cooked on a big wood burning "Home Comfort" stove that had a big
oven. She had a baking pan the size of the oven and would make this pan full of
biscuits each morning with a big pot of rice and hog meat for her big family. She
would cook for herself a little pone of corn bread. She spun thread and wove cloth
to make clothes & other items for all.
One cold morning in 1936, Lou was playing and dancing in her bedroom
in front of the fire place with her grand son, Douglas. She had on a new flannel
dress, she backed up to the open fire to get warm, and got too close when her
dress caught fire. She ran screaming out on to the breezeway fom the house to
the kitchen. Mae was washing dishes in the kitchen when she heard her and saw
Lou with the flames leaping above her head. Mae Smith picked up the dish pan of
water and threw it on her putting the fire out.
Fiason and Susie lived across the road, Faison burst the block in his car
getting Lou to the hospital. The blisters on her back were very big, a frame was made
to hold the sheet up off her body so the blisters could heal. She lived six weeks in
Sources: Wayne Co. deeds, Duplin Co. marriage bonds, the 1880 census
Wayne Co. and 1920 census Duplin Co., Zilphia U. Smith's will, family Bible and
personal estate, records resurched, By: Kathleen Griffin Wilson and LouGene Smith
Matha Smith died May 28, 1893, being Sunday
Audry Smith died July 1, 1893, being Saturday
The little boy died October, 1894
Richard A. Smith and Lou Simmons
was married January 13, 1886.
Lou Smith was borned on Sunday
July 1, 1867.
R. A. Smith was borned Dec. 11, 1859.
Lola Smith was born Nov 21, 1886 being
Zilphia Ann Smith, was born July 1 1888
being Sunday morning,
Martha Smith was born July 15, 1890,
being Thursday morning,
Audry Smith was born, Jan 17 1893,
being Thursday morning,
The little boy baby was orn September 18,
Edward Smith was borned Nov 8, 1895,
being Friday evening,
Lou Allie Smith was borned Nov 18, 1897,
being Thursday morning.
James Arthur Smith was borned Aug
29, 1899, being Tuesday morning.
Wright Smith was borned January 9, 1902
being Thursday evening.
Nick Aaron Smith was borned May 15,
1904, being Sun. morning.
Faison Smith was borned May 25, 1906,
Zilphia A. Smith
Nov 2, 1910
Richard A. Smith &
Loula Simmons were
married January the 13, 1886
Loler Bell (Bell crossed out) A daughter
of Richard A. Smith and wife Loula was
born November 21 1886, being Sunday
Zilpha Ann A daughter of Richard A. Smith
and wife Loula was born July 1, 1888.
Martha A daughter of Richard A. Smith and
wife Loula was born Tuesday morning,
July 15, 1890.
Audry, A daughter of Richard A. Smith and
wife Loula was born January the 19, 1893
being Thursday morning.
The little baby boy was borned
Edward D. Smith was borned
November the 8, 1995 being
Lou A. Smith was borned November
the 18, 1897 being Thursday morning.
James Arthur Smith was borned August
29, 1899 being Thuesday morning.
Wright Smith was borned January the
9, 1902, being a Thursday evening.
The Children of Ald (Ald crossed out)
Richard A Smith and Wife Loula
Martha Smith died May 28th being
Sunday morning, 1893.
Audry Smith died July the 1, 1893,
being Saturday evening.
The little boy died Oct 1894
R. A. Smith died Nov 3, 1930
Nick Aaron Smith died Jan 12 1931
Lou Simmons Smith died last day of Feb
Aaron Smith was born May the 15, 1904,
being Sunday morning
Faison Smith was born May the 15, 1906,
being Friday morning.
Family Group Sheet
Husband: Richard A'Dialdon Smith
Born: 11 Dec 1859 in: Wayne County, N. C.
Burial: 05 Nov 1930 in: Seven Springs, Wayne Co., N.C.
Died: 03 Nov 1930 in: Wayne County, N. C.
Marriage: 13 Jan 1886 in: The home of Amos W. Simmons, Duplin Co., N. C.
Father: Matthew Smith
Mother: Zilphia Uzzell
Wife: Loula (Lou) Simmons
Born: 01 Jul 1867 in: Albertson Twnshp, Duplin C. N. C.
Burial: 03 Mar 1936 in: United Methodist Church Cemtry, Seven Springs, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 01 Mar 1936 in: Goldsboro, Wayne County, N. C.
Father: Amos Williams Simmons
Mother: Exerline Ann Garner
1 Name: Lola Ann Smith
Born: 21 Nov 1886 in: Wayne Co., N. C.
Burial: 15 Oct 1965 in: Alumn Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Duplin Co., N. C.
Died: 13 Oct 1965 in: Kinston, Lenoir Co., N. C.
Married: 12 Dec 1907 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Spouse: Daniel Stephen Waller
2 Name: Zilphia Ann Smith
Born: 01 Jul 1888 in: Wayne Co., N. C.
Burial: 20 Jul 1962 in: United Methodist Church Cemtry, Seven Springs, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 14 Jul 1962 in: Duplin General Hospital, N. C.
Married: 03 Jun 1915 in: home of her parents, N. C.
Spouse: Ralph Grady
3 Name: Martha Smith
Born: 15 Jul 1890 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Died: 28 May 1893 in: Wayne County, N. C.
4 Name: Audry Smith
Born: 19 Jan 1893 in: Wayne County, N. C.
Died: 01 Jul 1893 in: Wayne County, N. C.
5 Name: Baby Boy Smith
Born: 18 Sep 1894 in: Wayne County, N. C.
Died: Oct 1894 in: Wayne County, N. C.
6 Name: Edward Daniel Smith
Born: 08 Nov 1895 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Burial: 15 Nov 1984 in: United Methodist Church Cemtry, Seven Springs, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 13 Nov 1984 in: Sumter, S. C.
7 Name: Lou Allie Smith
Born: 19 Nov 1898 in: Wayne Co., N. C.
Burial: 18 May 1953 in: Pineview Cemetery, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 16 May 1953 in: Wayne Co., N. C.
Married: 13 May 1922 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Spouse: William McKinley (Willie) Griffin
8 Name: James Arthur Smith
Born: 29 Aug 1899 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Burial: Pineview Cemetery, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 16 Nov 1959 in: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Wayne Co., N. C.
Spouse: Annie Mae Holmes
9 Name: Wright Smith
Born: 09 Jan 1902 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Burial: 30 Jun 1968 in: Pineview Cemetery, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: 28 Jun 1968 in: Wayne Co., N. C.
Family Group Sheet
9 Spouse: Sallie Mae Parks
10 Name: Nick Aaron Smith
Born: 15 May 1904 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Burial: 14 Jan 1931 in: United Methodist Church Cemtry, Seven Springs, Wayne Co., N. C.
Died: Dec 1931 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
11 Name: Faison Smith
Born: 25 May 1906 in: Duplin Co., N. C.
Burial: 07 Oct 1984 in: Oak Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Pink Hill, N. C.
Died: 05 Oct 1984 in: Wayne County, N. C.
Married: 19 Dec 1931 in: Dillon, S. C.
Spouse: Katie Susan (Susie) Grady
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