How much do you have on Smith Trent b. ca 1828, son of Humphrey Trent?
In particular, I'm wondering what became of his second wife Phebe Evans, and his daughter Clarissa born 1870. Did Smith marry third the Rebecca Lambert who was living with the household of Smith and Phebe in 1870, and if so, when and where did the marriage take place? Had Phebe died, or did Smith just leave her? Rebecca was a dau of Phillip Lambert & Rebecca Morgan, and thus a sister of the three Lambert siblings (Rena, Nicatie and Wyatt) who married three children (Harvey, Lorenzo and Mary Ann) of Smith Trent and his first wife Mary Cline.
1850 census of Logan Co., Virginia, western district, lists as family #341:
Smith Trent, 22; Mary, 22. Both born in Virgina.
1860 census of McDowell Co., Virginia, 13th district, Tug River P.O., lists as family #114:
Smith Trent, 32; Phebe, 29; Harvey, 9; Lorenzo, 7; Mary, 6; James, 4; Leander, 3. All born in Va.
1870 census of McDowell Co., WV, Sandy River twp (enumerated 5 Aug), lists as family #21:
Smith Trent, 42, farmer; Phebe, 39; Harvey, 19; Lorenzo, 17; Mary Jane, 16; James Foley, 14; Leander, 13; Clarissa, 5/12; Rebecca Lambert, 24, helps keep house. Phebe born in Ky, Clarissa born in WV, all others born in Va.
1880 census of Lawrence Co., KY, district 7, Patrick Gap, sheet 30, line 43, lists:
Smith Trent, 51, farmer; Rebecca, 34, wife; Josaphine, 4, daughter; Masourie B. , 1, daughter. All born in West Virginia. (There is no other Smith Trent household anywhere in KY, VA or WV in 1860 or 1870 except the Smith Trent married to Phebe, so if this isn't the same one, then he appeared out of nowhere. Also, the age for Rebecca here matches that of Rebecca Lambert in the Smith Trent household in 1870. From the birthplaces, they had very recently moved from WV, but McDowell Co. WV marriage records show no marriage for Smith Trent in 1870-1880.) http://www.best.com/~tpettit/family/pettit/FG19/FG19_343.htm