SMITH Family Tree for Aubrey Dewitt Smith

(This is research for a law school paper – not my family line)

I said on my post about Aubrey Dewitt Smith that I would write about his wife, Dorothy, next.  I decided instead to post Aubrey’s SMITH family tree.  I have most of this sourced, but some questions remain.  If anyone has further information or corrections to what I have posted here, please let me know.


Whether or not Katie Piatt was the wife of Dewitt E SMITH is not really a question for me.  There is much evidence to support this.  On the transcription of the Pilot Grove Cemetery, available on the USGenWeb site for Cooper County, MO, there is a tombstone for a De Loss SMITH, with the correct birth and death dates for Dewitt E Smith. The transcription states he is the husband of Kathryn, nee PIATT. I believe this is either a transcription error, or an engraving error that no one bothered to have fixed.  There is also a spot in his plot for Kathryn “Kate” nee PIATT; his wife; born 1876; daughter of James M and Nannie B nee Lloyd PIATT.  There is no evidence that she is buried here.  Perhaps her name was carved on the stone when it was made.  According to the Social Security Death Index, she died in PA.  We know she was alive in 1952 as she is listed in a newspaper article as a survivor of Aubrey Dewitt Smith.  The article gives her name as Mrs. Kathryn Smith of Boonville.  I have not been able to find burial information for her.

I am SEARCHING for her obituary and have looked everywhere I can think to look.  If anyone has her obituary or any other information on her death and burial, please share.

SMITH Family Report

First Generation


1. Rebecca. Born in 1803 in Virginia, United States.

Rebecca first married John A SMITH. John A died in 1860; he was 63. Born in 1797.

They had one child:

2            i.            Dewit (1832-1900)

In 1834 when Rebecca was 31, she second married John  A SMITH, son of Philemon SMITH & Nancy ABSHIRE. John  A died in Virginia, United States, on 6 Dec 1857; he was 60. Born on 6 Jul 1797 in Mundlesville, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children:

2            i.            Dewit (1832-1900)

ii.            Abraham J. Abraham J died in Egypt, Page, Virginia, United States, on 14 Nov 1903; he was 69. Born in 1834 in Virginia, United States.

iii.            Elijah S. Born in 1836 in Virginia, United States.

iv.            Mary. Born in 1838 in Virginia, United States.

v.            Daniel C. Born in 1840 in Virginia, United States.

vi.            Samuel G. Born in 1842 in Virginia, United States.

vii.            Rebecca Ann. Rebecca Ann died in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States, on 8 Dec 1907; she was 62. Born in 1845 in Virginia, United States.

viii.            Pamily A. Born in 1849 in Virginia, United States.

Second Generation


2. Dewit SMITH. Dewit died in Mendota, Washington, Virginia, United States, in 1900; he was 67. Born in Jan 1832 in Virginia, United States.

On 30 Sep 1857 when Dewit was 25, he married Elizabeth A ROTHGEB, daughter of Daniel David ROTHGEB & Sarah KEMP, in Page, VA. Elizabeth A died aft 1872. Born in 1838 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

i.            John. John died on 21 Aug 1936; he was 74.  Born abt 1862 in Missouri.

3            ii.            Dewitt E (1863-1930)

iii.            Joseph. Born abt 1865 in Missouri.

iv.            Mary. Born abt 1868 in Missouri.

v.            Charles. Born abt 1872 in Missouri.

Third Generation


3. Dewitt E SMITH. Born on 12 Apr 1863 in Kelly, Cooper, Missouri, United States.  in 1900  Clear Creek, Cooper, Missouri.  in 1920  Boonville, Cooper, Missouri. Dewitt E died in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States, on 3 May 1930; he was 67. Buried on 4 May 1930 in Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States.

On 16 Sep 1894 when Dewitt E was 31, he married Katie PIATT, daughter of James Madison PIATT & Nancy Belle LLOYD, in Cooper, Missouri. Katie died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. Born in Jul 1876 in Missouri.

They had the following children:

i.            Dewey J. Born abt 1899 in Missouri.

ii.            Max Deloss. Max Deloss died on 31 Mar 1977; he was 72. Born on 1 Feb 1905 in Missouri.

Max Deloss married Elizabeth Epping SMITH. Elizabeth Epping died on 25 Jan 1999; she was 89. Born on 13 Mar 1909.

4            iii.            Aubrey Dewitt (1907-1952)

iv.            Duane C. Born abt 1910 in Missouri.

v.            Martha Belle. Born in 1912 in Boonville, Cooper, MO. Martha Belle died in 1916; she was 4.

Fourth Generation


4. Aubrey Dewitt SMITH.  in 1930  United States Military Academy. Aubrey Dewitt died in Tokyo, Japan, on 4 Oct 1952; he was 45. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Born on 14 Mar 1907 in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States.

In 1934 when Aubrey Dewitt was 26, he married Dorothy Jane KRUEGER, daughter of Walter KRUEGER & Grace Aileen NORVELL, in Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. Born on 24 Jan 1913 in 1913. Dorothy Jane died in Peru, Clinton, New York, United States of America, on 21 Nov 1996; she was 83.

They had the following children:

i.            Daughter. Born abt 1936.

ii.            Son. Born abt 1936.


One thought on “SMITH Family Tree for Aubrey Dewitt Smith

  1. Not sure if this is relevent to your work on Aubrey but Max Deloss (Aubrey’s brother) was first married to a woman named Georgia (my Grandma Smith) and they had one son named Max Duane (my dad) born in Booneville. After they were divorced, Max married Elizabeth (my Grandma Liz) and moved to Moberly. My dad and his mom (Georgia) lived with his Grandmother Smith (the woman in the obit above) much of my dad’s childhood. Let me know if any additional info along these lines would be helpful. Thank you for the research and info on our family lineage!

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