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Smith family of Opelika, Alabama

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  David Dickson (1750-1830) — of Greene County, Ga.; Hancock County, Ga.; Jackson County, Ga. Born in Pendleton, Anderson County, S.C., July 23, 1750. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; justice of the peace; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1789, 1796-99; member of Georgia state senate, 1802-06. Died in Clayton County, Ga., May 23, 1830 (age 79 years, 304 days). Interment somewhere in Clayton County, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of William Dickson and Elizabeth Dickson; married to Anna Allen Smith (1772-1840); grandfather of William Hugh Smith and Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); great-grandfather of Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936).
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Hugh Smith (1826-1899) — also known as William H. Smith — of Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Fayette County, Ga., April 26, 1826. Republican. Governor of Alabama, 1868-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1876, 1880, 1892; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1880-85; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1880-85. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 1, 1899 (age 72 years, 250 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Jeptha Vinen Smith and Nancy Campbell (Dickson) Smith (1802-1894); brother of Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); married to Lucy Wortham (1826-1908); uncle of Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936); grandson of David Dickson.
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913) — also known as Dallas B. Smith — of Opelika, Lee County, Ala. Born near Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala., October 19, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; postmaster at Opelika, Ala., 1889-93, 1897-1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1896 (alternate), 1908. Member, Elks; Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion. Died, from locomotor ataxia, in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., January 25, 1913 (age 68 years, 98 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Campbell (Dickson) Smith (1802-1894) and Jeptha Vinen Smith; brother of William Hugh Smith (1826-1899); married, November 8, 1866, to Mary Josephine Bingham (1844-1905); father of Dallas Burton Smith; grandson of David Dickson.
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936) — also known as Dallas B. Smith — of Opelika, Lee County, Ala. Born in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., March 9, 1883. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1918; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1920. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died, in the Veterans Hospital, Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss., August 1, 1936 (age 53 years, 145 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Josephine (Bingham) Smith (1844-1905) and Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); married to Allie Mitchell (1886-1971); nephew of William Hugh Smith; great-grandson of David Dickson.
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  The Dallas B. Smith Armory (now the Dallas B. Smith Building), in Opelika, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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