Artemus Joel Smith1

b. 5 September 1850, d. 11 April 1912
Last Edited=22 Apr 2012
Great-grandfather of Joan Elizabeth Coffman
Pedigree for Joan Elizabeth Coffman
     Artemus Joel Smith was born on 5 September 1850 at Fort Edward, Washington County, New York.2 He was the son of Melancton Smith and Lucy E Smith.3 Artemus Joel Smith was born in 1856 at Ft. Edward, New York.1

On 20 July 1860 Artemus Joel Smith was enumerated in the household of Melancton Smith on the 1860 U. S. census for Fort Edward, Washington County, New York as Artimas Smith, 10 years old, birthplace of New York Also enumerated in the household were Lucy E Smith, Augustus Smith, Alice Smith, Herman Smith, Amarilla Smith and George Pearce.3

Artemus Joel Smith married Melissa Kingsley, daughter of George Kingsley and Elizabeth Kingsley, on 18 October 1871 at White Hall, Washington County, New York.1,2 Artemus Joel Smith and Melissa Kingsley were divorced on 5 June 1884.2

Artemus Joel Smith married Lelia Harris, daughter of James L Harris and Mary T Chowning, on 26 July 1890 at Port Royal, Henry County, Kentucky.1,4,2

Artemus Joel Smith died on 11 April 1912 at Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at age 61.1,2

Children of Artemus Joel Smith and Melissa Kingsley

Children of Artemus Joel Smith and Lelia Harris


  1. Herbert August Potratz, A Family Tree of the Miller-Smith Family, supplied by unknown 14 supplier; A family tree in a non standard form, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint.
  2. Smith Family Bible, Photocopies made by Toni Mathis and George Potratz from a Bible in the pocession of Toni Mathis, Christmas 2001, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint, Seattle, WA.
  3. Melancton Smith household, 1860 U.S. census, Washington County, New York, population schedule, Fort Edward, Fort Edward post office, page 143 (written), dwelling 464, family 480; Images Online: 1860 U.S. Census / New York / Washington / Fort Edward / Image 63 of 89, transcribed 8 Jul 2003.
  4. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900 (Henry county), Located at: Transcribed by Jordan Dodd, Email [database online] Provo, UT:, 2001. Original data: Henry County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99. County court records located at New Castle, Kentucky. (1851-59 extracted at County Courthouse) Family History Library film numbers (0829280 - 0829286, 1843844 & 1843847).