Surnames and Family Research Forum
Smoot, Nelson, Christian Cnty, KY 1883
I am looking for Nelson Smoot. His parents were Moses Smoot and Mary Jane Bell Green Smoot. I have found Nelson Smoot only on one (1) census record and that is the 1900 census at age 16. Nelson is living with his mother and father.
The next record for Nelson is his marriage license, certificate and marriage bond to Evalena Higgs in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky on December 23, 1903. The marriage bond indicates that Nelson Smoot's occupation was coal mining and he was 22 years old and he lived in Crabtree, Kentucky. The bond shows that Evalena Higgs lived in Ilsley, Kentucky. Evalena Higgs was original from Christian County, Kentucky according to the 1900 census.
The next record for Nelson Smoot is his registration card for World War 1, dated September 12, 1918, in Detroit Michigan. This registration card shows his date of birth as October 2, 1880, which is different from the 1900 census. But, this is the same person because he listed his mother as next of kin. His mother has remarried and her name is Mary Jane Allison. The card shows the surname as "Ellis."
I cannot find anything else on Nelson Smoot after this date.