Joseph Smothers (Claiborne County)


Joseph Smothers

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.


Signature of Joseph Smothers from an 1874 petition to Governor Ames