Mary Ann & Leonard Joseph wrote:
Anyone know Robert Lee Smallwood born in IL in 1864? Married Martha
Julia Dansby on May 4, 1887. He died in Stephenville June 13, 1938.
Eight children: Thomas Green, Sibyl Ann, Ruth Leola, Talmage Dewitt,
Grace Annette, Lafe, Carey and Virginia.
Robert came to Texas with is father when he was a young man of twenty
(1884). He went back north and stayed a year or two, only to return to
Texas to spend the remainder of his life.
After marriage, they went to Dublin, where he worked as a carpenter,
returning later to Hickey Community where they made their home except
for one year when they were located at Hasse.
In 1893 he became a member of the Baptist Church and soon afterwards
starting preaching for the Oak Grove Baptist Church on Alarm Creek. He
was a minister there for many years and was serving as minister of
Washington Street Baptist Church in Stephenville, TX at the time of his
All information from sources and resources welcome.
Mary Ann (Smallwood) Bolton