They settled into the Kentucky counties of Clay, Laurel, and Knox
after following the Wilderness Road - shortly after Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap. Our Smith family
history extends back over 600 years. Here are listed those Smith family ancestors who lived through the bubonic plague in
England, the cholera, typhus, crossed the ocean in wooden ships, survived the American Revolutionary War, Native American
attacks, the War of 1812, the War Between the States, World War I, and World War II. They are pioneers, patriots, and adventurers
with a deep sense of self sufficiency and craftsmanship. They carved out the wilderness with their bare hands, simple tools,
and raised children to have confidence, respect for others, and faith in God. Proceeds will support Smith Family Cemetery
in Blackwater, Kentucky.