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Smither (Smathers) Family Collection

Identifier: SM 80-43

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials on the history of the Smither (or Smathers) family of Jackson, Haywood, and Buncombe counties, NC, as compiled by the Smither Genealogy Archives. The documentation largely consists of photocopies of census records, legal records, and pages from books that mention the Smither or Smathers name.

The census records, which include the Smathers and Fulbright families, are from Habersham County, GA; Red River County, TX; and Buncombe, Haywood, and Jackson counties in North Carolina.

Also included are a published memoir by William T. Smither of Nathaniel B. Smither (1818-1896), a lawyer and congressman from Dover, DE, and an obituary and brief biography of James F. Smathers, reputed to be the inventor of the electric typewriter.


  • 1800 - 1970

Conditions Governing Use

No publication fee is made for use of Western Carolina University Library special collections material in scholarly publications. The Library retains sole right to judge what constitutes a non-scholarly or commercial publication. Permission to publish commercially, in circumstances where the Library is qualified to grant it, requires proper authorization. Please contact Special Collections at for more information.


5 Files ( Five items (one folder))

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States