Joanna Smith Gibson was killed Christmas 1917. Eva Brown, a relative of Joanna, has asked the following on 4/17/2006 and hopefully, we can find some answers and post them here. If you have any information to add, please do so by clicking on "Comments".
Email to Jim Winsness 4/17/2006:
Jim, I wonder if you can help me. I was given this information by
another relative that is also working on our family genealogy and she
said that my great grandparents Cal and Nancy Catherine Broome Smith
(parents of Joanna Smith) were living on Kelly Mountain . . . an Indian
reservation above Mount Grove in Stephens County when Nancy Catherine
passed away. Have you ever heard of Kelly Mountain and was there an
Indian reservation there at one time? This couldn't possibly be the same
area where Joanna was killed, could it? If not, can you tell me where
it is located.
Also, since Joanna and her half sister were both living with her father,
did it ever come out during the trail where Cal was on that early
Christmas morning when his daughter was killed? Your help would be
greatly appreciated. I am still trying to find out what happened to the
children of Joanna, but haven't had any luck, but I do know what happened to her mother after she died. If you want that information, let me know
and I will send it to you.