Sidney Welch Smith was a resident of Powhatan. The Powhatan SP archive has a partial typescript which claims to feature a transcribed obituary from an unnamed newspaper in 1907, and oral history collected from her descendants. According to the fragment, she was born in Louisiana before moving to South Carolina, where she met and married her husband, James R. Normant. From there, the family moved to Arkansas in 1901 and lived there until 1906. She moved to Batesville in 1908, where she died after a battle with pneumonia. Her children were J.W. Martin and Wingate C. Normant.