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Re: Charles Smith Liberia >TX>FL
In Response To: Charles Smith Liberia >TX>FL ()
I am also interested in any info on Charlie Smith. Charlie was born Mitchel Watkins and was born in Liberia in 1842. He was 12 years old when he arrived in La, and was bought by Carlie Smith from Galveston Tx, who name him Charlie Smith. He Claims to have lived to 137 years old, however after contacting Mr Young who does research on supercenterians, he advised me this is a false claim, no one has ever lived that long, and he believes Charlie lived to approx 105 years, based apon the 1910 census/marriage records that show I believe he was around 37 years old. His story is told on the Library of Congress, Interviews with Slaves, and also a movied was made called Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree.