|Full Name:|| Jake Meredith Smith
Ace in the Hole Jones
|Family/Relatives:||Jake Smith - (Uncle)|
|Romances/Domestic Partners:||Betsy Hackenbush aka Cally|
|First Episode:||The Meredith Smith|
|Last Episode:||The Meredith Smith|
Personal Information Edit
He was named as Jake Meredith Smith, and was named after his Uncle, when Meredith Smith was a young boy he used to ride on his freight line.
Meredith kept in contact with his Uncle and knew his latest ventures. He has come to Virginia City to claim his Uncle's inheritance, but has stiff competition from other people who have arrived in town claiming to be Meredith Smith.
Through a process of elimination Ben is able to whittle down the imposters. The real Meredith Smith is verified as Ace in the Hole Jones by a witness who has traveled all the way from Abilene and has seen both Cally and Jones there, Ben has no reason to believe he is the real Meredith Smith. Meredith Smith tells Ben he is the real Meredith Smith and proceeds to tell Ben things that only Ben and his lawyer Ida would know.
This results in Ben congratulating him on his inheritance, who has an ulterior motive to obtain cheaper water rights from him.