When James Edward Smyth or Smith was born on 31 March 1885, in Furnace, Estill, Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry Preston Smyth, was 29 and his mother, Julia Ann Abney, was 26. He married Mary Ellen Ginter on 22 May 1907, in Estill, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1950. He died on 1 December 1971, in Ravenna, Estill, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Ronan, Aidan, Brigid, Conor, Eoin, Malachy, Paddy.
English: variant of Smith . This form of the surname is particularly common Ireland.