Not only is the notebook in the book but I have mentioned it numerous times on this forum. Just because you personally did not know I already talked about it does not mean that I did not do so.
I also never said Soapy "manipulated the gunfight at the OK Corral" The original hint of Soapy in Tombstone at the time of the fight came from Kenny Vail. Bad writing and placement caused some confusion and when asked to clarify his remarks and time-line he outright refused. I posted the "possibility," not the definitive account of Soapy in Tombstone. The details have been slow in coming, but VERY exciting. The new information indicates Soapy was at the Hotel Cosmopolitan when the Earp's were fortified there. Is that just a coincidence? Time will tell. I figure this was likely the time "Texas-Jack" Vermillion, and possibly "Big Ed" burns met.
Cathy, you wrote, "Or is this something along the line of the mythical letters said to have been written by Si Tanner and in Jeff Smith's possession which, apparently, never existed" Never did I say I had Tanner's letters. I said Tanner wrote two letters to Steel of the NWMP. Are you implying that Tanner DID NOT write the letters that state Jesse Murphy was the man who actually killed Soapy? I know from your website that you often switch from one belief to the next so that it is not possible to figure out who YOU think killed my great-grandfather.
Then you wrote, "...because I think most folks tend to be a bit cautious about Jeff's "proof" when it isn't in a public archive." People here will recall the numerous times I have posted scans of letters and documents for help with deciphering, and name affiliation. I have invited everyone over to my BLOG where I am slowly posting everything I have on my great grandfather. On the far right you will find a box of "categories." Click "artifacts" and you will see the many I have already posted. This is more than most people do and you want to criticize me for it? Again, just because you personally did not know about it does not mean it did not happen.
p.s. For those who recall the last time Cathy and I argued here about her stealing my information. For my personal vindication I thought everyone should know that Cathy Spude admitted her guilt and apologized for posting my information as her own, over on my discussion board HERE.
Thank you Gay Mathis and Chris Penn for emailing me the information regarding my great-grandfather's (Soapy Smith) time in Tombstone. The Daily Epitaph for January 26 and 31, 1882 as well as February ... more
So this proves that "Soapy" Smith was in Tombstone for the infamous gunfight? Do you know how many Jeff Smith's there were in the country in 1882? The 1880 census lists 184 Jeff Smiths, with 25 of... more
Yeah, perhaps you're right. I bet Soapy also lied about being there in his own handwriting in his notebook. Boy that Soapy sure wanted us to think he was everywhere and knew everyone...what a crook... more
...if I missed something, but is this the first we've heard that Soapy made a note in a notebook somewhere, now in family possession, that he'd been in Tombstone? And that he manipulated the gunfight ... more
It's in the book! I thought you read it? Jeff Smith,Wed Nov 18 18:09
Your track record of accurate historical research is not trustworthy due to the occasional, intentional false input, therefore it would always be smart to bet against you, which simply means that... more
.. of plagiarism on this stuff if I decide to use it. Just about like you did to Peter Brand on J.W. Vermillion. Hundreds of board readers from the last ten years know the truth on that crap. You got ... more
IF this Gay Mathias Jeff is speaking of is the one originally from here in my hometown of Samburg TN, she's an A-#1 genealogist and researcher, and her information is always spot on! Gay located my... more
You've missed the point by a mile. All they did was confirm what Peter Brand and I have had for years. I am happy to know about Gay Mathias; thanks. Chris P. and I have corresponded for a few years,... more
Especially since I don't come to the boards very often any longer....Just hit or miss because every time I open either this one or James's from Texas, someone is tearing another person a new one.... more
... like Peter Brand get slandered by chicken-scratch researchers of Jeff Smith's low standard. In case you didn't notice, when I get my teeth into sumpthin' I like to chew it awaile. And this one... more
" ...he and I don't see eye to eye very often and we have clashed in the past on some internet discussion boards. I have to say though, he has produced an important book, not only for the general... more
Anonymous, Jeff Smith's book is a serious and significant contribution to Old West history. Agree or disagree with his conclusions, he deserves major credit for his dedicated efforts. Any future work ... more
It was/is very important to me that everyone here knew the truth when Cathy Spude came here on this board claiming that she had performed the research that netted my conclusions. Yes, I called her a... more
Greg, I have only recently learned about you and your collection. What do you mean "years!" I have never said one word about your family, nor did I even know you had one until just now, nor do I... more
Anonymous, We all should afford the same respect to others we would like accorded to ourselves. And, when other's foul themselves by rude or bellicose conduct, it is best to ignore such nonsense.... more
What about the time we drove 320 miles from Lamar, Mo., to Lincoln, Neb., only to find the place was closed on Saturdays. Then anonther 350 back to Dodge City to get my truck. Was that your fault... more