David Carline Smith, a native of Allen County, Kentucky, is the son of Roy B. and Amanda Devine Smith. Mr. Smith is married to Nancy Lou Roper. The Smiths have one daughter, Cathrine Smith Gordon, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Smith attended Western Kentucky University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics in 1963. He completed the M.A. in Education at Austin Peay State University in 1966, and then completed his post-graduate work (thirty hours beyond Masters) at Western Kentucky University in 1970. He is a retired teacher, having taught American History for over thirty-three years in the Christian County, Kentucky Public Schools. Mr. Smith has been an adjunct faculty member of Hopkinsville Community College since 1988. He and his wife reside in Pembroke, KY.


  • National Gavel Society

  • Order of the Crown in America

  • Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192

  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America

  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (President General; Genealogist General)

  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta

  • General Society of Colonial Wars

  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States

  • General Society of the War of 1812 (former President of the Kentucky Society)

  • General Society Sons of Revolution (former Secretary and Registrar of the Kentucky Society)

  • National Society Sons of American Revolution (former State President of the Kentucky Society)

  • Presidential Families of America

  • Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (former National President; Honorary National President)

  • National Huguenot Society (Third National Vice President General; former President of Kentucky Branch)

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Governor General; former Branch Governor of Kentucky)

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861 (Genealogist General)

  • National Society of Sons of American Colonists

  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 (Genealogist General)

  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution

  • National Society Early Descendants of Quakers (National Recording Clerk)

  • Somerset Chapter of Magna Charta Barons

Other Notes

Mr. Smith is a member of Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club; former member and former Board President of Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Board of Trustees; former member of Pennyrile Area Museum Board. He is also a current member of Christian County Cemetery Board, and served as historian and genealogist abstracted the funeral home records in Christian County, Kentucky. In addition, Mr. Smith recorded Afro-American cemeteries in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties, Kentucky for future publication. Mr. Smith is a Communicant of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.