William and Ellen Hollingshead Smith, submitted by Diane Smith Battershell

Thanks to Vicki Hart, a great granddaughter of of this couple, the couple have been identified through Ms. Hart's photo of them below.  The couple was related to Smiths who came to Rice Co, KS in the late 1870s and 1880 from Madison Co, Iowa and Harrison Co, Missouri, and before that they were in Morgan and Cass Counties, Illinois.  Smiths from these family lines lived in Chase, Lyons, Mitchell, Galt and Little River areas.  Family of John L. Miller also related to this line.