Judith, I was so glad to be notified that I had a reply to my query about my great-great grandfather, Lyman P. Smith. I found Barbara Howard this past January, infact, my Aunt Mary Smith Young and myself met Barbara and her daughter Kristen and granddaughter in New Branufels, Texas for lunch. (Barbara's daughter lives in Austin) I live in San Antonio and have been doing research for our family tree now for about two years.
When we met with Barbara I took with me a copy of all that I have on the Smith's. I forgot to take the Tatum's. I have nine generations on the Tatum's and eight on the Smith's. Of course there are a lot of birthdates, deaths and other important dates I am misssing and would love to find out if you have any that I do not.
Besides Barbara I met Shannon who lives in Washington state and has a lot of the info on the Tatums. I have Mary Matilda's father and mother's name, date of marriage and place of burial. I have the marriage date and place of marriage for Lyman and Mary Matilda. They had twelve children. I
I guess maybe that I am making this too long for a query board response so maybe you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can talk more.
So glad that you found my query. Your grandmother Laura was my grandfather's Aunt. My great grandfather was Jefferson D. Smith. Hoping to hear from you soon.