Julia Ann Smithers
b. 22 July 1843, Madison County, Indiana, to Daniel and Minerva (Kinnaman) Smithers
d. 27 March 1890, Texas
Levi Franklin Kidwell
The Smithers family came to Indiana between 1830 and 1840. Although born in Madison County, Indiana, Julia Ann was taken to live in Parker County, Texas, by an uncle in the late 1850’s. She and her three brothers had been orphaned. In the 1860 U.S. census, she is found living with the J. Kidwell family and she later married a Kidwell. She and her husband were farmers and teachers.