- [S1373850408] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
- [S1772915682] Cemeteries of Swain County, Peggy R. Lambert, (Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society), 150 (Reliability: 2), 1995.
Name Bessie Smiley Lovingood
Birth Date Feb. 21, 1892
Death Date July 21, 1997
Comments d/o James Merrit & Mary Breedlove Smiley, parents of Maude Lovingwood Reeves Other children of M. W. & Susan Reeves
- [S1772915680] Swain County Marriages 1871 - 1905, Elsie Jones Bryson, (Swain County Genealogical Society), 156 (Reliability: 2), Mar 2002.
Smiley, J.R., 30, son of J.M. and Matilda Smiley, to Mary E. Breedlove, 22, daughter of J.W. and Marnerva Breedlove, on March 18, 1891. Performed by J.S. Woodard. J.E. Marr and S.B. Smiley, wit.
- [S1772915681] Swain County Marriages 1906-1916, Elsie Jones Bryson, (Swain County Genealogical Society), 96 (Reliability: 2), Nov 2003.
Lovingood, Joseph, 22, of Swain, son of Phillip (dead) and Josephine (living) Lovingood of Cuba, to Bessie Smiley, 20, daughter of J.R. and Mary Smiley (both living), on December 31, 1911. Performed by J.S. Woodard, Minister of the Gospel, at J.R. Smiley's. J.W. Breedlove and Harve Simonds, wit.