Photo of Sarah Jane Elizabeth Witherspoon in her old age. She was one of 10 children born to Joseph H. Witherspoon and Rebecca A. Bell. She was born on 18 Nov 1863 in Ellis Co., Tx. She married Robert Tomlinson Smith from Illinois on 12 Oct 1881. Together they had 11 children. She is descended from Scotish royalty and is 1st cousin 5 times removed to John Witherspoon, the signer of the Declaration of Independence. She died on 17 Aug 1951 in Dallas co., Tx.