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INDEX

FLESHMAN, John Gilmore & Family
OSBORN, Susan Margaret (m. FLESHMAN, John Gilmore)
FLESHMAN, Rhoda Frances (m. SMITH, William Clark "Willie")
SMITH, Willard C., and Mother Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN
BROWN, Jenny and Her Female Relatives (except for male children.



John Gilmore FLESHMAN and Family

John Gilmore FLESHMAN & Family

This photo was provided by Joanne L. SMITH WATSON, great-great-granddaughter of John G. FLESHMAN.  Below is the text she sent with the photo.

"The man with the white beard is the John G. (I think that stands for Gilmore) FLESHMAN family of Dennis, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.  John was my great-great-grandfather (son of Henry “Hy” Fleshman and Mary Elizabeth Thompson) husband of Susan M. OSBORN, standing directly behind him.  Beside Susan is my great-grandmother Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN SMITH, wife of the gentleman standing against the tree, William “Willie” Clarke SMITH, son of James Willard SMITH and Martha Ann BROWN.  At Willie’s feet, holding his own leg, is my late grandfather, Willard “AL” Clinton SMITH, who passed away in March 2000.

The oldest lady in black is also my great-great-great-grandmother (AND my great-great-great-grandaunt) Virginia Jane “Jenny” OSBORN FOX BROWN, daughter of Leonard OSBORN & Betsy MELONE, this was Willie’s maternal grandmother and also an aunt of Susan’s.

I was sent this photo by a Fleshman cousin whose parents still reside outside of Rainelle, West Virginia, on Fleshman land.  He said that this was taken on top of Fleshman Mountain in the summer of 1925.  I wish that my grandfather had been alive when I received this photo; at least he would have been able to tell me who most of these people are."

John Gilmore FLESHMAN's Ancestry:
Zacharias Jacob FLEISCHMANN, b.1675
  Hans Peter FLEISCHMANN, b.1708
    Robert FLESHMAN, b.1735
      Moses FLESHMAN, b.1761
        Henry "Hy" FLESHMAN, b.1814
            John Gilmore FLESHMAN, b.1854


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Willard Clinton "Al" SMITH, His Parents and Siblings

Willard Clington

(continued from above)
"The second photo is of my grandfather’s (grandfather Willard Clinton "Al" SMITH's) family when he was a child; he is the second oldest child (the boy on the right).  He kept that “look” on his face his entire life!  [And it looks like Al's father, "Willie", kept the same “look” on his face all his life too!  Compare both with the picture above.  GWD]

Al's mother was Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN as noted above.  The location was “Uncle Tuck” John Smith’s farm near Sam Black Church, Clintonville, Greenbrier Co., WV.  My father said that the farm was replaced by Highway 64."

Joanne L. Watson (nee Smith)

Willard Clinton "Al" SMITH's Ancestry:
Zacharias Jacob FLEISCHMANN, b.1675
  Hans Peter FLEISCHMANN, b.1708
    Robert FLESHMAN, b.1735
      Moses FLESHMAN, b.1761
        Henry "Hy" FLESHMAN, b.1814
          John Gilmore FLESHMAN, b.1854
            Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN, b.1891
              Willard Clinton "Al" SMITH, b.1915


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Rhoda Osborn FLESHMAN and Rhoda Frances Fleshman SMITH

Rhoda Osborn FLESHMAN and Rhoda Frances Fleshman SMITH


(Continuing with photos and comments by Joann L. SMITH WATSON:)

On the left is Susan Osborn FLESHMAN.
On the right is her daughter, Rhoda Frances Fleshman SMITH.


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Willard C. SMITH and His Mother Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN

Willard C. SMITH and His Mother Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN


(Continuing with photos and comments by Joann L. SMITH WATSON:)

Rhoda Frances FLESHMAN with son Willard C. SMITH.


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Jenny BROWN and Female Relatives (except for male children)

Jenny BROWN and Descendants


(Continuing with photos and comments by Joann L. SMITH WATSON:)

Jenny BROWN and her descendants.

This is a photo taken by my grandfather’s cousin, Mae, daughter of Nora Jane Smith Samples (d/o James Willard & Martha “Mattie” Brown).

Jenny Brown is the old lady in black (in the middle of the picture), the tall dark-haired woman behind her is Mattie Brown Smith; the lady behind Mattie is Susan Osborn Fleshman.  I could not understand why Susan was there at that picnic at Grandmother Brown's farm, until I found out that she might be an Osborn & Jenny was her AUNT.  The smiling young girl is Nora Jane Smith Samples, whom I met as a teenager.  I think that the little baby in the girl's lap is my Papaw and the woman behind the girl is Rhoda F. Smith, and the other little boy is Uncle Sam (John Elves Smith, Papaw’s brother).


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