Joseph Smothers

Joseph Smothers (Claiborne County)

State House: 1872-1876

Born: c. 1830 in Kentucky

Baptist Minister. Vice president of the Colored Baptist Missionary Convention. Listed on the 1880 census in Claiborne County with wife Milly and several children. By 1900, Milly had remarried a William Booze.

Vicksburg Evening Post, July 21, 1885
Vicksburg Herald, July 29, 1886