Frances “Fanny” Smith was born in 1803 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Her parent are currently unknown.
Fanny married Absolum Simpkins in Montgomery County, Virginia on December 21, 1824. The had nine children with the oldest child Katherine “Kate” Simpkins who was born about 1826.
She died in March 1880 in Hiwassee, Pulaski County, Virginia, having lived a long life of 77 years.