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51 Land purchases:

"20 Jan 1680-1. Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac above the ffalls of Dellaware [later the location of Hopewell Twp], and along Dellaware R., adjoining Peter Fretwell."

"1684 5th m.[July]. Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac, adjoining Wm Wood, per Daniel Leeds. Also of 50 ac adjoining the first, 'formerly surveyed by S. Charles, since by Jno Meredith.' " --- source: NJCD: WJ Records, Liber B, part 1.

"1688 May 21. [Deed?] Cornelius Empson of Brandy Wyne Cr, Penna [now Wilmington, Delaware], yeoman, to Andrew Smith of Hopewell [Farm], Burlington Co, yeoman, for 200 ac in sd Co, at Hopewell [Farm], part of 1/24 share, bought of Benj Padley of North Cave, Co of Yorke, England, baker, 21 Aug 1684." Note: Cornelius Empson (1660-1710)

"1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smith, of 100 ac, next to Roger Park's 400 ac." Note: Dr. Roger Parke, (1648-c.1737)

"1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smith, of 200 ac on the Northside of Stony Brook, betw. Joshua Ward & John Houghton." Note: John Houghton (1655-1710)

Circa 1692 Andrew added to his family the newly-orphaned eight-year old John Fidler, whom he brought from Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. to Chesterfield Twp, near, Burlington (Burlington Co. in 1694). John's mother died the year he was born (1684) and his father died a short time before 1692. (Had Andrew & Olive lived there, with she possibly dying there in 1692?) --- John Fidler grew up in the Smith family, perhaps in indenture or apprenticeship, and became well-educated, such that he was later able to work as a scrivener and take an active part in civic affairs. And, he was included in immigrant Andrew's Will.

In 1701, the Kingdoms of England & Scotland united, producing new laws tending to lay restrictions on non-Anglican religious groups, (especially the feared Catholics), and in 1707 formed 'The Kingdom of Great Britain' under one crown. In 1702 Anne ascended the throne (reigned 1702-1714); her abiding fear of Catholics gaining control of Britain and suspicion directed toward any group outside of Anglican led to caution among non-Anglicans, such as the Quakers.

On 28 Feb 1701 in Burlington, West New Jersey, immigrant Andrew responded to the handwriting on the wall under Queen Anne and was baptized (per the Register) by the Rev. Mr. John Talbot (first Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church) as were his already-adult offspring, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah and Andrew, to protect their inheritance rights. Immigrant daughter Sarah had been baptized earlier, 12 Dec 1675, at St. John The Baptist church, Royston, West Riding, Yorkshire, a two years before the family's immigration to the Colonies.


Andrew was a Freeholder [owning land free and clear] and therefore entitled to serve on juries and hold office:

In 1702 Anne ascended the throne of Great Britain (ruling until 1714).

Andrew served on a Grand Jury 3 Nov 1702.

Andrew signed a Will, unrecorded, on 16 Jan 1704.

Andrew's estate was probated on 7 Mar 1704.

The family's 1608 Geneva Bible is now with the New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS) for mending and conservation work.

A member-site accessible by subscribers is at: 
Smith, Andrew 'immigrant' the 1st (I17869)
52 Lester Smith was born 18 Jul 1913 in Knox, KY. He married Ethel Broughton, and had 10 children. Ethel Broughton was born 6 Jan 1918 and died 24 Jul 2001 in Knox, KY. She was the daughter of John Henry Broughton and Ellen Doan, and was a sister to Charlie Broughton who married her husband Lester's sister Hazel Smith.

I don't currently know the date of death for Lester. His wife's obituary listed him as being deceased. So, he died sometime prior to her death (Jul 2001).

Lester's original Kentucky birth record from 1913 may have listed him as Leonard McVey. His father William McVey Smith was using his mothers McVey surname when he and his wife Amelia got married, so their oldest children were probably born as McVey's. Sometime between 1910 and 1920 William quit using the McVey name and started to use his father's surname of Smith. So, I'm pretty sure the Leonard McVey birth record belongs to Lester Smith. 30 years later, in 1943 a new Kentucky birth record was issued for Lester Smith with the same 18 Jul 1913 date of birth as Leonard McVey. Both birth records also listed the mother as Amelia Gambrel, and were both in Knox, KY.  
Smith, Lester (I52680)

ANTON CORNELIUS HANS1 SMITH was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Christiana, Norway. He died on 20
May 1925 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA. He married (2) ANNA MARIE JELMELAND,
daughter of Arne Arnesen Jelmeland and Gertrude B Slettobo on 13 Jun 1896 in Minneapolis,
Hennepin, Minnesota, USA. She was born on 25 Sep 1870 in Norway. She died on 12 Mar 1949 in
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA. 
Smith, Anton Cornelius Hans (I21986)
54 My farthest back Smith ancestor that is provable is Joseph and Elisabeth Hallum Smith. Joseph was born ca 1745 probably in York Pa. Elizabeth Hallum was the daughter of William and Martha (?) Hallum.

Joseph died in what is now Pickens County SC in the year 1814. Based on a disposition by Mary Porter, oldest child of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith, for a Rev. War pension for Job Smith, died 1837 Pickens County SC, Joseph and Job were probably brothers. Strong conjecture is that they were the sons of Job Smith Sr and Hannah Smith. There is conjecture of a couple of lines back, that look good, but I have seen no proof. ...I know Joseph received two land grants totaling 550 acres on upper waters of Big Beaverdam Creek in present day Anderson Co. SC. Around 1800 he moved to the intersection of 18 mile Creek and Golden creek in present day Norris, Pickens Co SC where he died in 1814. I THINK he received a grant of 100 acres near present day Donalds SC in Abbeville Co 2 Dec 1766. A Joseph Smith did, and Mary Smith Porter was born 8 Feb 1768. A Job Smith, probably Senior and father of Joseph, received a 250 acre land grant 6 Nov 1765 in present day Abbeville Co SC close to where Joseph received his. I THINK they moved to Columbia County Georgia around 1769 and back to Abbeville Co SC around 1780.

My Basil Smith was born 1772 in Georgia. 
Smith, Basil (I467)
55 North Carolina Marriage Bonds

Charles Matthews Smith bond date May 14 1787 Pleasant Duke

Bondsman: Jonathan Smith, Witness James Rice 
Family F7073
56 Our DNA has 300+ 12 marker matches, however the number of 24 and 37 marker matches goes down drastically. Of the 300+, 21 are Smiths and 17 are Clouds. The Clouds are prevelant in the 24 matches as well, but the Smiths are not. I understand the genetic differences that can exist in 12 marker matches, however the 21 Smiths had me thinking. A few can trace themselves back to a Smith (Joseph? I can?t remember) who immigrated to America as a Puritan and also move to the Hartford, CT area soon after. This mirrors my earliest known ancestor Matthew Grant. I immediately became concerned that there may have been some interesting things going on in the new world. Luckily, the Clouds helped me find a different explanation (although they didn?t know it). The Clouds came over a tiny bit later than the Puritans, but for similar reasons as Quakers settling in PA. These Clouds came from Wiltshire, however the earliest known Cloud, a Simon de la Cloude, lived in the 13th century in the Warwickshire area. There was also a well known Smith family in the same area although I believe they show up in the histories a bit later than Simon. Another family nearby was the Shakespeares (I love that part). And then there was a family that shows up in the same area early in the 15th century when Walter le Graunt of Snitterfield receives land as a gift from the King (I think it was Richard II). They became well known when Walter?s great-great grandson John is hung for his role in the Gunpowder Plot. The family disappears soon after, with John?s sons removing to London and working in the soap industry after regaining and then selling the family estate Norbrook Manor to Thomas Pickering. I plan to go to Warwickshire in 2013, find any remaining Grants, and corner them until they have told me everything they know.

I believe John to be Matthew?s uncle or possibly his grandfather. The problem is Matthew shows up out of nowhere with enough money to transport his entire family to American as freemen. The Puritans were a respectable group of immigrants, not exiles or debters like the future settles of Georgia and other areas in the next hundred years of New World settlement. Matthew had to come from a decent family. His wife Priscilla Grey, who appears to be of the famous Grey family the became Earls of Kent. Her father inherited the Earlship while he was very old because of a strange circumstance involving a cousin twice removed dying without issue and he being the next in line (I doubt he even knew). The Earlship was a bit of a mess in the 100 years leading to this inheritance, as the Earls even choose to live as private citizens as the title carried with it no land or power because of a gambling problem with a previous Earl. I?m getting off-tangent so I will swing back, but there?s a lot more info I can give you on all of this.

Anyway, there is no known history of Matthew?s ancestry. There?s a lot of info that became assumed during a family reunion celebrating the 300th anniversary of his birth in 1901 in NYC but it isn?t accurate. The DNA is pointing towards a strange connection that goes way back with a Smith family as well as a more recent connection with a Cloud family ? both originating in the Warwickshire area. I think it makes sense for my Grants and the relevant Smiths to be connected hypothetically starting now while we wait for science to answer these questions in the next 20 years. It is my guess that these Smiths, Clouds & Grants (as well as a Crenshaw, Riseley & Burns family) all descend from an Anglo Saxon nobleman that lived during the Norman Conquest (before surnames) and was probably a member of the Kingdom of Wessex or Mercia. This nobleman will be a member of the family that all L-47* members descend from which I expect to be of Frisian or Belgian origins. They hit England either as Celtic members of the Roman XX Legion or as Anglo-Saxon Lords c.600 AD.

Sound crazy?? My lineage starting with Matthew and ending with my great-grandfather is below. I am anxious to hear what you think!!


Matthew Grant (Oct. 27, 1601 in England-Dec. 16, 1681 Windsor, CT) married first , Priscilla Grey (1601-Apr. 27, 1644 Windsor, CT) on Nov. 16, 1625 in England. Married secondly Susanna (Capen or Chapin) Rockwell (Apr. 5, 1602-Nov. 14, 1666 Windsor, CT) in Windsor, CT, on May 29, 1645. She was the widow of Deacon William Rockwell and probably the daughter of Bernard Capen. They did not have any children, allow Susanna did have children from her previous marriage. On Mch. 20, 1630, he embarked with his family on the " Mary and John " at Plymouth, Eng. , and reached Boston harbor May 30, 1630. He settled at Dorchester, Mass., and was admitted a freeman May 18, 1631 ; but, with many others, he disliked the close union of church and state that characterized the colony of Massachusetts Bay, as well as the growing tendency to establish the government in the hands of a privi- leged class and to minimize the voice of the people in the conduct of their own affairs. Accordingly, in Oct. 1635, he went overland to the Connecticut River, with the party that prepared for the settlement of Windsor, although his family probably did not remove to Windsor until the following April. There, freed from the trammels of a royal charter, he assisted in forming a true democracy, the germ from which American political institutions have grown. His lot was in the Palisado, next the town lot. This he gave to his son John, with whom he spent his declining years. It is said that he was a carpenter. He was the first, and for many years the principal, surveyor; deacon of the first church; recorder (town clerk) 1652-77; townsman (selectman) many years, frequently receiving the highest number of votes; on the committees to lay out the bounds between Windsor and Hartford in 165 1 and 1660, and to view the state of the town in 1651 and 1654. The absence of records makes it impossible to give a complete list of the offices he held, but he was one of the important men of the town. Of him Dr. Stiles says, in his History of Ancient Windsor: " Few men, indeed, filled so large a place in the early history of Windsor, or filled it so well, as honest Matthew Grant ; his name figures in almost every place of trust, and the early records of the town show that his duties were always conscientiously performed." In 1654 he compiled "A Book of Records of Town Ways in Windsor." He was also the compiler of the " Old Church Record," which has furnished the basis for the histories of most of the families of ancient Windsor. He was a type of the best settlers of New England, and left to his descendants an untarnished name and the example of an unswerving fidelity to the public trusts com- mitted to him, for he quaintly comments on his own work: " I have been careful to do nothing on one man's desire."

John Grant (Sep. 30, 1642 in Windsor, CT-July 22, 1684 Windsor, CT) married first Mary Hull (Oct, 8, 1648 Windsor, CT-June 29, 1720) dau. of Josiah Hull and Elizabeth Loomis, on Aug. 2, 1666. Married secondly ?? Lived in the family homestead, which he enlarged; perambulator, fence viewer, lister, constable, collector; in King Philip's War he was ordered, Sep. 6, 1676, to take 20 men, and march to the relief of Westfield and Springfield, thus becoming the first military member of the family; they owned cov. in the church.

Josiah Grant (Jan. 28, 1682 Windsor, CT-Feb. 26, 1762 Litchfield, CT) married Sarah Cooke (?-July 30, 1713 Windsor, CT) daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Fiske, in Windsor on March. 30, 1710. Married secondly Sarah Cook (Feb. 10, 1690/1 Windsor, CT-Feb. 28, 1777 Litchfield, CT) daughter of Nathaniel Cook and Lydia on Aug. 4, 1714 in Windsor, CT(??). Resided in Windsor until 1726, then moved to Litchfield, CT. In Windsor he was hayward, surveyor, grand juror, fence viewer, and tythingman; in Litchfield he was tythingman, lister, sergt., surveyor, grand juror, and selectman.

Increase Grant (Feb 13, 1716/7 Windsor, CT-1793 (will proved Nov. 11, 1801)) married Ann Hosford, daughter of Deacon Nathaniel Hosford and Mary Phelps, in Litchfield on Feb. 19, 1745/6.. Married secondly Mindwell (Lyman) Strong (July 13, 1714 Northampton, MA-1791) in 1786. She was the widow of Jacob Strong, Jr.

Ambrose Grant (Sep, 14, 1747 Litchfield, CT-Dec. 7, 1816 Litchfield, CT) married Hannah Mason (Feb, 12, 1745/6 Litchfield, CT-July 3, 1832 Litchfield, CT) daughter of John Mason and Lydia Cook, in Litchfield, CT, on Nov. 20, 1771. Resided in Lithchfield and worked as a tythingman, surveyor, lister, fence viewer. Served in the Revolution (his musket being in the possession of the author Arthur Hastings Grant c. 1900) but was taken ill about the time the British took N. Y. C. and went home. He had prisoners stationed at his house until the close of the war.

David Grant (Feb. 25, 1778 Litchfield, CT-July 25, 1849(1850) Smithville Flats, NY) married Jemima Bancroft (May 30, 1781 Torrington, CT-July 22 (23, 25), 1863 Smithville Flats, NY); daughter of Ephraim Bancroft and Jemima Loomis in Litchfield, CT (Torrington), 1805. Resided in Litchfield until 1808, then moved to Smithville Flats, NY. Was a farmer and the US marshal at the ovation given to editor Selleck Osborn, confined in jail in Litchfield in Aug. 1806. (

Theron Grant (Jan. 28, 1815 Smithville Flats, NY-Apr. 3, 1871 Greene, N. Y) married Jane Harrison (1821 Belfast, Ireland-Nov. 7, 1877 Greene, NY), daughter of James. Harrison and Elizabeth Kinnier, in Smithville Flats on Dec. 1, 1842. Resided in Smithville Flats til 1869 when he moved to Greene, NY. Was a farmer.

Dr. James George Grant (May 9, 1861 Smithville Flats, NY-1929 Akron, OH) married Maria Bush Curtis (Nov 1 1860 Danby, NY-June 12 1933 Akron, OH) on April 27, 1887 in Waverly, NY. Physician.

Dr. Levi Harrison Grant (Jan 19, 1889 Minneapolis, MN-July 21, 1968 Akron, OH) married Helen Gertrude Pepper (June 14, 1891 Boston, MA-Oct. 22, 1979 Akron, OH) on July 12. 1919 in Boston, MA. Occulist. 
Grant, Matthew (I22905)
57 Paternal grandfather was adopted, his biological father was a Smith.

His birth certificate says Ardonia, NY -- that's in Ulster County. He lived mostly in Kingston, NY and he also spent time in Eddyville and Connelly (both near Kingston). 
Smith, Unknown (I34745)
58 RANSOM D. SMITH was born April 11, 1761 in Hanover Co, VA, and died August 12, 1855 in Marion Co, TN (now Sequatchie Co, TN). He married ELIZABETH 'BETSEY' MORSE/MOSS August 26, 1783 in Granville Co, NC, daughter of REUBIN MORSE/MOSS and MARTHA JORDAN. She was born November 1763 in Nutbush Creek, Granville Co, NC, and died Bef. August 12, 1855 in Sequatchie Valley, Marion Co, TN.

BENJAMIN SMITH, b. November 20, 1791, Granville/Warren Co, NC; d. September 11, 1866, Campbell Co, TN. 
Smith, Ransom D (I24058)
59 Samuel 'Admiral' DENTON 1631-1713 was the son of Rev. Richard DENTON, III (1586-1662).

A graduate of Cambridge in 1623, and acknowledged by many as the founder of Presbyterianism in America, Rev. Richard Denton came to New England in 1635. Before immigrating he was a preacher in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Rev. Richard worked first with the famous preacher, Cotton Mather. Rev. Mather speaks of Rev. Denton in his early memoirs: "Rev. Denton was a highly religious man with strong Presbyterian beliefs. He was a small man with only one eye, but in the pulpit he could sway a congregation like he was nine feet tall."

He is acknowledged by many as the founder of Presbyterianism in America, 
Denton, Admiral Samuel Sr (I38206)
60 Samuel Sheldon Smith Sr b c 1775 VT d 14 Sep 1863 Delaware, NY


Lucy Greenslit

***father may have been a Samuel since Samuel listed as a jR in the 1800 Bennington VT census 
Smith, Samuel Sheldon Sr (I25256)
61 This is probably a bit of information overload, but here is most all that I know about Jonathan Smith b 1789:

Jonathan Smith b 12 April1789 at Deerfield, Massachusetts d 1 Feb 1860 Arkona, Ontario, Canada

1st Wife Rhole Barrett b 28 Feb 1793 d Jan 1832 m 1811

2nd Wife Thirza Tilton Eastman b 29 Apr 1800 d 28 Aug 1878 m 1832

Jonathan Smith fought fifteen days in the War of 1812

At 23 years old, Lieutenant and later Captain of the Fourth New York Infantry for America. Captured at Black Rock near Buffalo NY by General Proctor?s Brigade. John Proctor helped him escape. Later, John Proctor?s son Alexander married Jonathan?s daughter Thirzah.

He was a sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain Jirah Rowley, in the Regiment of Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Blakesley in the war with Great Britain (war of 1812)

He volunteered at the Town of Victor in the County of Ontario State of New York on or about the first day of December AD 1813 for an unlimited time to guard the lines at Buffalo and Black Rock and continued in actual service in said war over fourteen days that he was taken Prisoner at Black Rock, on the 13th December A.D. 1813

On 18 April 1855, Jonathan Smith applied for his award. He was granted 160 acres based on the ?Act of 3 March 1855?

He was a captain in the New York Militia commissioned by Gov. De Witt Clinton

Jonathan?s business partner, Joseph Stryker, married Thirzah Eastman. They had 5 children (one died young). Jonathan later married Thirzah Eastman.

Jonathan Smith was one of the first graduates of Oberlin College and its president, Charles Finney, was his good friend. Jonathan named one of his sons Charles Finney Smith.

He was one of the contractors on the Welland and Erie Canals.

Jonathan Smith's Aunt Chloe was the grandmother of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Jonathan Smith moved from NY to Canada shortly after 1832. 
Smith, Jonathan (I18609)
62 Timeline notes about immigrant Andrew in New Jersey (updated 6/25):

Family researcher and State archivist Mark Valsame has this remark:
"Perhaps the earliest definitive reference to Andrew Smith in New Jersey can be found in a petition of Quakers dated December 5, 1678 [5th d, 10 mo, 1678] supporting Henry Jacobsen?s claim to Manticone Island in the Delaware River. Smith was one of 29 signers of the petition [Gehring, Charles T., ed., New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Delaware Papers, 1664-1682, 1977, p. 231]."
--- The Burlington court book; a record of Quaker jurisprudence in West New Jersey, 1680-1709:

Residence: 5 Dec 1678
Prob. Crosswicks Monthly Meeting (MM). "Petition of Quakers", Burlington, West New Jersey Province

Residence: 11 Apr 1680
Daughter Elizabeth's birth, 11 Apr 1680, was recorded in the Burlington MM.

NOTE: Chesterfield MM was organized in 1684 from Crosswicks MM by Burlington Quarterly Meeting (QM).

Residence: 3 Jun 1686
[Chesterfield MM] "At the monthly meeting of 3rd da, 4th mo*, 1686 there was a report on the request of Andrew Smith"[In general, non-members are not mentioned in the minutes, even when they attended meeting for worship on a regular basis].
Note: Chesterfield MM is now known as Cropwell MM.
* (The Quaker calendar year commenced in March)

Residence: 6 Nov 1688
Chesterfield Twp formed

Residence: 8 Feb 1689
Last child, son Andrew, Jr., was born in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province. Mother Olive was circa age 34; not mentioned in spouse's 1704 Will. (Was her demise childbirth-related?)

Residence: 1692
Brought home to Chesterfield Twp. from Woodbridge Twp*, Middlesex Co., 8-year old, newly-orphaned John FIDLER (1684-1759). *(Estab. 1 June 1669)
For data about neighbors in general:

Residence: 1693
[1693 Census] Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co., West New Jersey Province.

Residence: 1694
Chesterfield Twp., Overseer for Highways.

Residence: 1698
Elected Chesterfield Twp. Constable.

Residence: 1700
He was in Burlington Co. when Hopewell Twp. was created 20 Feb 1700.

Andrew signed a Will, unrecorded, on 16 Jan 1704; spouse Olive was not listed, so, must have died before that date, and after birth of son Andrew, Jr. 8 Feb 1689.

To see Quaker Meetings records Index 1682-1977:
Smith, Andrew 'immigrant' the 1st (I17869)
63 Vard Smith b. 10 May 1885 Butler, MO, d. 20 Oct. 1971 Livingston, MT

Carolyn (AKA Carrie) Louise Davis Smith b. 26 Aug. 1894 on ranch near Elton, MT d. xx XX 1959 Livingston, MT. (Married Vard Smith 20 Dec. 1916). Father: William E. Davis b. Alleghany, PA. b. 05 Jan. 1852, d. 28 Nov. 1919 Livingston. Mother: Martha Mae Valentine b. 04 Aug. 1864 Davenport, Iowa d. 11 Feb. 1946 Livingston, MT. Married: 15 Feb. 1888, Davenport, Iowa. Sister Marian Snow Davis (AKA ?Auntie Ming?). b. 18 Sep. 1890 Bozeman, MT d. 25 Aug. 1955

Uncle Leon Valentine Davis, Martha?s brother, b. 06 Dec. 1888 Bozeman, MT. d. 01 Feb. 1926 Butte, MT. Married Helen Magson 12 Jul. 1924, in Butte, MT. Pharmacist, murdered in his store hold-up. No children.

Children: John Davis Smith and Virginia Jane Smith Gaab b. 03 Aug. 1921 Livingston, MT d. 03 Aug 2002. Married Joseph Edward Gaab 30 Nov. 1949 Livingston, MT. Children Carolyn Lee Gaab b. 03 Sep. 1950 and Shelly Ann Gaab b. 02 Sep. 1953 (married/divorced Blake Blatter. Son: Travis Blatter, daughter Kelsey Blatter and Shelly live in Helena MT) 
Smith, Vard (I23888)
64 Will of Thomas Smith.

To eldest son George, 2 acres where house stands and 2 negroes Phill and Silas.
To son George S. Smith, 2 negroes Terry and Will
To son James, all my land on lower Manakin Creek and Michaux branch at his mother's death, and 3 negroes: Charles, Sam and Ned.
To daughter Elizabeth Gatch, negroes: deaf Jenny and her children Milly, John and David; also 100 acres I purchased of Benjamin Weaver, with all I purchased of Pemberton's children, and all money due me. To daughter Martha Sublett, 200 acres I purchased of my brother James Smith; also negro Jenny and her children Bette, Moses and Suckey.
I lend to my wife Magdalen the plantation I live on and plantation on Chastains branch adjoining William Martin's line, with all negroes not mentioned, and the land on Chastains branch equally to sons George and George S.
To grandson Thomas Smith, son of George S., and grandson Thomas Smith, son of James, all my land in Kentucky County, equally.
Dated 14 June 1786. Recorded 16 Nov. 1786.  
Smith, Thomas Stokes (I23441)
65 William Sterling Smith married 1st to Martha E. McKinney 8 Sep 1858 at the age of 22 at Hamilton County, TN. They had 5 children, Franklin I. born abt 1860 GA, William S. born abt 1862 TN, Martha Elizabeth born Feb 1864 TN, Thomas L. born Sep 1870, TN, Robert Benjamin 28 Mar 1872 St. Francis Co. AR. Wife Martha died bet. 1874-1876, St. Francis County, AR.

William then married Lavina Isabell Brim on 11 Sep 1876 St. Francis Co. AR. (Lavina was born abt 1857 Sequatchie Co. TN. She had resided in St. Francis County since 1872). They had 2 children. James Albert, born 17 Jun 1878 and Henry, born Jan 1880 St. Francis Co. AR. Lavina died Apr 1880 at age 23 of pnumonia.

Wm's dau. Martha E. married Samuel Howell 1889 AR and they are buried at Peebles Cemetery, Providence, Polk County, TX. He married Nannie Hodges 1892 St. Francis County, AR. Thomas L. died 1926 at Cherokee, Rusk County, TX. He is buried at Shiloh Cemetery,, Brachfield, Rusk County, TX. Robt Benjamin married Emma Duvall 1891 in AR. He died 1915 Memphis Hospital, TN. R.B. is buried at Union Grove Cemetery, Cross County, AR. James died 1919 Memphis Hospital, TN, and is buried at Wyld's Cemetery in St. Francis County, AR.

Wm had a younger brother that we know of. Robt Layfette Smith, born 1848 TN. He married Mollie Sharp, then Mary L. Robertson in 1875. He died 1908 Cross County, AR, and is buried at Union Grove Cemetery, Wynne, Cross County, AR. 
Smith, William Sterling (I22818)
(1790 Census, Cheshire, New Haven County, CT page 131: John Miles, 2 males over 16 [John, son Russell?] 2 males under 16 [sons John?, Simeon--see his notes?], 6 females [wife Abigail?, Patty?, Sally?, Abigail?, Roxy? and__?__. Note: In the 1790 Census, Wallingford, CT there was also a John Miles 1 male and 1 female over 16. Eunice's brother Burrage Miles was born in Wallingford.]

(1800 Census, Guilford, New Haven County, CT): John Miles, 1male and 1 female over 45.

(1800 Census, Oxford, Chenango County, NY ): John MIles, 1 male over 45 [John], 2 females 10-16 [Patty,Sally,Abigail,Roxy?], 1 female over 45 [wife Abigail]

(Will #A2084,Oxford,Chenango County, NY,USA 1818): Soldier? Rev War, John Miles; Spouse Miles, Abigail, Executor; Sons: MIles, Burrage; Miles, Russell; Miles, John; Miles, Simeon; daughters: Ives, Patty Miles; Jones, Sally Miles; Badger - Executor, Abigail Miles; Wright, Eunice Miles; Waters, Roxy Miles; Appraisers: Parker, Oliver and Cornell, Edward, Oxford; Executors: [son] Miles, Moses, Oxford; Petitioner; Witnesses: Miles, Ira P; Yale, Philo; Marshall, Roxwell, all of Oxford.

("Mrs. Eliza Wright Scott", Author: The Rev Augustine Caldwell, 1890, 19 pages, excerpted here): "These grandparents [who had welcomed the Wright family to Coventry, New York] were John and Abigail (Perkins) Miles. They came to Coventry in middle life, and built a house on the site of the present residence of Mr. Southworth. John and Abigail Miles had six sons and five daughters [see appendix], and seven of them came to this new settlement and formed a conspicuous part of it. Indeed, their daughter, Sally Miles, was the wife of Gen. Benjamin Jones, a Revolutionary soldier, who was the first Member of the Assembly from coventry, and it was through his efforts our town was incorporated with its present name." 
MILES, John (I07510)

MRS. JANE SMITH EVLETH. 16003 Bom in Needham, Massachusetts. Widow of Asa Whitcomb Evleth. Descendant of Benjamin Smith, of Massachusetts. Daughter of Benjamin Smith and Mary Elizabeth Graves, his wife. Benjamin Smith, (1765-1863), served as a musician at the age of sixteen. He was born in Needham and was a pen- sioner in Hopkinton, where he died, when he was one of the only four surviving soldiers of the State.  
Smith, Benjamin (I40658)
Info from Arthur Mergy, a grandson. 
Wass, Barbara Alice (I00718)
[Abstracted by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey in the book "Will Boiok I, Amelia County, Virginia, Wills 1735-1761, Bonds 1735-1754" pages 20, 30(sic), 58, 62 and 63.] Amelia County Will book 1/61: William Thornton Smith's estate. Bonds: page 31, 1500 pounds. Ann Smith, Adm for William Thornton Smith, deceased, with Henry Farley and William Forster; securities. Sept. 15, 1749.
Inv. and Appr. Oct 21, 1749, returned November 17, 1749. Apprs. William Baldwin, Hance Hendrick, Joseph Motley, John Baldwin. Adm. Ann Smith. Slaves: Negro women Dinah and Sarah, new Negro girls Moll and Rachel, Negro men Hall, Barnaby and George. Negro children Judith, Jane and Will. Value 630/9/7.
Further inv. returned and recorded April 19, 1751. Appr. William Baldwin, John Baldwin, Hance Hendrick, Adm. Ann Smith. Value 79/12/8.
Note: W.B. 1, page 205, Sept. 24, 1756. Ann, relict of William Thornton Smith, now wife of George Smith, receives her dower right in land where she and husband George Smith now live, beginning at Flatt Creek....thence along Mitchell's line to the creek, down the creek to beginning. Also 5 Negroes and certain livestock. Wit: Edmund Booker, Jr. Joseph Tanner. Slaves: Barnaby, George, Will, Harry, and Dick.
Also WB 1 page 205, Oct. 28, 1756, settlement of acct. of George Smith against estate of William Thornton 
Smith, William Thornton (I21019)

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Schmidt, Johannes Georg (I62629)


Deacon John Smith
BIRTH 1 Feb 1697
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
DEATH 1784 (aged 86–87)
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
BURIAL Unknown
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Chloe Smith Hayes, a granddaughter of Deacon John and Elizabeth Smith, left a diary, the original of which is in the Rutherford B. Hayes Library, Fremont, Ohio. Under date "Brattleboro, Oct. 3, 1840", she wrote:

"My grandfather by my father's side was Deacon John Smith. His native place was Hadley. When Deerfield was destroyed by the Indians, he (Deacon John) was seven years old. In the morning saw the smoke of the buildings that they had left burning....when he was married he went to South Hadley (later Granby) when it was a wilderness. He was an eminent Christian, and sustained that character, to the day of his death. I have heard him say, when he was converted it was a very dull time...After this was Whitefield's time. He used to speak of the great stir there was through New England - the first and second stir (it was not then called a revival, but a stir).
...My grandfather did not marry 'till after he was thirty years old. He said his Uncle from Wethersfield in CT (Benjamin Smith) visited him at his Father's, and slept with him. In the night he told him he had a daughter that would make him a good wife, and so it proved; he married his cousin Elizabeth Smith."
Deacon John Smith owned land in Hadley and was living there in 1731. He was Townsman, Deacon in various churches as they were constructed, and an active citizen in every way. He moved to Brattleboro with his son Israel in 1774, as recorded by Chloe in her Diary:
"My Father moved here from South Hadley when I was in my twelfth year. My grandfather and grandmother belonged to the family."
On 6 Feb. 1778 Deacon John Smith was in Granby and while there he signed his will. It was accepted for probate in Brattleboro in Nov. 1784. It mentioned his seven children and his son-in-law, John Ayre to whom he gave "the Right of Land in the 2000 acre Division", presumably in Granby. Four days later he executed a deed, conveying certain Granby lands to four of his children (Timothy, Ruth Ayres, son-in-law Phineahs Smith, husband of Elizabeth who "belong to Granby", and Seth and Israel "belonging to Brattleboro"). Sons Benjamin and Titus, who had remained loyal to the Crown and lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, were not named in the deed and only in a token way in the will.
Both Deacon John Smith and Elizabeth were buried near the Hayes Mansion in West Brattleboro
Source: Findagrave  
Smith, John (I1013)

Research of Linda Smith Cheek--Drury has ydna
Will of Drury Smith of Laurens District, SC
Will signed 12 Aug 1797 Laurens Co., SC
Being sick and weak of body etc.
Beloved wife Sarah all that parcel of land where on I now live during her life or widowhood, 150 acres after her decease the said land deal premises to be the right of my son George Smith. Son James Smith tract of land where on he now lives.
Son John Smith has received his legacy to his satisfaction in land. Remainder sold and an equal division made among the rest of my children after my wife taking her thirds to wit; Elliott Smith, Elizabeth Cheek, Mary Ford, William Smith, Sarah Smith, Phebe Ford. Exor wife Sarah Smith and son John Smith. Wit Daniel Ford, Henry Vaughn Sg. Drury smith
Recorded Laurns Co SC Will Bk A pg 182 no proven date

Drury Smith is listed as a Quaker in Hindshaw's Book of Mormons 
Smith, Drury (a Quaker) (I77816)
"One of the tragic incidents connected with the early settlement and history of the Boone's Lick country was the killing by the Indians of Jonathan Todd and Thomas Smith, two settlers from Fort Hempstead, in Howard county, in the year 1813. Todd and Smith had gone out from the fort to hunt for some horses, which, they thought, had strayed away. The country was alive with Iowa Indians, also Sacs and Foxes, very hostile and very smart. --- These settlers wandered away in search of their animals (which had really been stolen by the Indians) until they were beyond the reach of aid from their comrades in the fort. --- One account says that they were decoyed away by the Indians.--- When the settlers had reached a point in this township on section 27, township 49, range 14, now on the farm of Sampson S. Wilhite, Esq., they were fired on by the Indians, and after a hard fight both were killed. --- After they were killed the Indians cut off their heads and cut out their hearts and stuck them up on poles near the path. --- Todd and Smith were the first whites killed in the Boone's Lick country." 
Smith, Thomas Jr. (I36287)
Migrated in early July 1735 with his family and that of his brother-in-law John Parke, to Orange Dist. (now Hampshire Co) Virginia Colony. (In 1738 Frederick Co. was formed from Orange Dist. and in 1754 Hampshire County was created by the Virginia General Assembly from parts of Frederick and Augusta counties)  
Smith, Thomas (I17871)
75 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I12534)
In the circuit court of said Harrison county - petition of James M Smith concerning the estate of Andrew J Smith deceased for administration.

To said court:

Your petitioner James M Smith fully shows that Andrew J Smith late of the said county now deceased died at St John Township in Harrison county on or about the 17th day of January 1881, leaving no last will and testament so far as known and believed by this petition.

That said deceased left surviving heir Lucinda Smith as widow and also the following heirs in law to wit your petition:

James M Smith aged 54 years
Martha Hoy aged 47
Albert M Smith aged 43
Wm M Smith aged 38
Sarah Mains aged 36 
Smith, Andrew J (I74820)
The Following Names Will Be Those That Have Been Excommunicated: Males
February 1839, Lewis Smith

The Following Names Will Be Those Excommunicated: Females

Sept. 20th 1845, Elizabeth Smith 
Smith, Lewis (I26095)

Nimrod Smith told the story in the book Pioneer Families of Callaway Co MO by Bryan and Rose in 1837 when he was 73 years of age. 
Smith, Nimrod (I87341)

Thomas Smith enlisted in Co. C 43rd Reg. of Mo. Inf. Vol. [Union] and enrolled August 29, 1864. He was discharged June 30, 1865 at Benton Barracks, Missouri. He had previously been a captain in the Home Guard. Robert enlisted in 1863 in Company K of the State Militia, in which he had a commission as first lieutenant.  
Smith, Lt. Thomas A. III (I36298)
From Research of Linda Smith Cheek and Guy Smith

William WYATT Jr. was born on 22 Jan 1742 in Prince William Co VA. He died on 28 Feb 1815 in Fairfax Co VA. He was buried in Fairfax Co VA. He was a Rev. War Soldier

Deed to son-in-law Noah English 1792 Prince Wm Co VA, in which William Wyatt with dower by his wife Elizabeth Wyatt (Elizabeth Snoe) for a plantation of land on Hogskin Creek, Abbeville of 96 District in the state of SC, which I bought in 1787 from my son-in-law Nimrod Smith. William Wyatt was in Pendleton District SC by 1790.

Dates on William Wyatt and his 2 wives Taken from tombstone at Greenville Presbyterian Church, Donalds SC.

He was married to Frances NEWTON on 25 Dec 1766 in Prince William Co VA. Frances NEWTON was born on 2 Nov 1747 in Prince William Co VA. She died on 15 Jun 1783 in Prince William Co VA. She was buried in Prince William Co VA. William WYATT Jr. and Frances NEWTON had the following children:

+2 i. Frances Newton WYATT.
+3 ii. Nancy WYATT.
+4 iii. Lettice Nicoll WYATT.
+5 iv. Elijah WYATT.
+6 v. Daughter WYATT.

He was married to Elizabeth SNOW on 25 Dec 1788 in Prince William Co VA. Elizabeth SNOW was born on 18 Feb 1754 in Prince William Co VA. She died on 21 May 1842 in Davies Co MO.
Family F33838
Research of Linda Smith Cheek
John's first wife Elizabeth died in 1659 Charles Co MD. He married 2nd an Elizabeth Unknown

Elizabeth Belayne (2nd wife) relict of John Belayne swore 3 Nov 1663 that she was a wit to her husbands will Charles Co MD Settlers by Marlene S. Bates and F. Edward Wright pg 21

John Belain...Charles Co MD early settlers pg 21...deed of gift dated 30 Sept 1662 to son Nicholas Belayne a cow.

Belaine, John (I93145)
82  Browning, P (I27333)
83  Smith, Andrew 'immigrant' the 1st (I17869)
84  Smith, Thomas (I17871)
85 (Percy Hamilton Smith was born Percy Hamilton Smith and took his mother's (Margaret Isabella Mallett, Fayetteville, NC name)  Mallett, Percy Hamilton (I23218)
86 Benjamin worked as a blacksmith in Sparta, Tennessee. His shop was on the banks of the Calfkiller River, very near the present day downtown bridge. Between the two marriages Benjamin fathered eighteen children. Benjamin died 27 April 1905 from a gangrenous wound received while shoeing a horse Smith, Benjamin David (I37797)
87 FRANK SEGEL SMITH, M. D. Among the able physicians of Johnson county, Illinois, whose lives are devoted to the benevolent work of alleviating the sufferings of humanity, none stands more prominent than Frank Segel Smith, M. D., the pioneer physician and surgeon of the Cypress neighborhood, and a member of an old and honored Johnson county family which has been well known here for nearly a century. p. 699

Dr. Smith was born October 24, 1866, on a farm in West Vienna, Illinois, and is a son of Millington S. and Mary (Davis) Smith.

William Smith, the grandfather of Dr. Smith, was born in Tennessee, and settled on a farm in Johnson county in 1820 or earlier. He reared a large family, and two of his sons, John E. and Barney S., served in the Union army during the Civil war. Millington S. Smith was born on the homestead farm in Johnson county in 1827, and was first married to Miss Mary Davis, who died in 1870, leaving four children, namely: Professor W. Y., graduate of the Southern Illinois Normal University, and now a well-known educator of Delhi, Ohio; Mrs. Viola Brown, who died in 1900; Millington J., now residing in Texas; and Dr. Frank Segel. Millington S. Smith married for his second wife Rebecca J. Ring, and to this union there were also born four children, as follows: Charles H., a railroad engineer; Walter A., also a railroad engineer, running out of Carbondale, Illinois; Paul, who resides in Marion, Illinois; and Pearl, twin of Paul, who lives in Harrisburg.

Frank Segal Smith received his preliminary educational training in the public schools in the vicinity of the home farm, later entering the Southern Illinois State Normal University, at Carbondale, from which he was graduated in the fall of 1884. At that time he began teaching, and continued to follow that profession in Illinois and Missouri for eight years, in the meantime pursuing his medical studies assiduously. In June, 1892, Dr. Smith entered the Kentucky School of Medicine, at Louisville, Kentucky, and after graduating therefrom with the degree of M. D. began the practice of his profession in the country three miles northwest of Cypress. In 1899 he went to Buncombe, Illinois, where he continued to practice until 1906, and in that year returned to Cypress, and now has a practice covering a five-mile radius. Possessed of a fine medical library, he is a close student, continually reading up in his profession, and since commencing practice has taken a number of medical journals and magazines, thus keeping thoroughly in pace with the times, and is well posted on all new discoveries and methods in medicine and surgery. Deeply sympathetic by nature, and possessed of the broadest gauge of humanity, Dr. Smith has surrounded himself with many sincere friends, by whom he is worthily esteemed and respected. He is examiner for eight insurance companies and surgeon for the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, and belongs to the American Railway Surgeons Association and the Johnson County Medical Society. Fraternally he belongs to the A. F. & A. M.; the M. W. of A., of which he has served twice as state delegate and once as national delegate; and the Illinois Brotherhood, of which he was a delegate to the national convention held at Denver, Colorado, in 1911. He comes of a deeply religious family, and is a consistent member of the Baptist church at Cypress.

On October 10, 1889, Dr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Arrah M. Shaddrick, daughter of Linnfield and Julia (Hawk) Shaddrick, the former of whom still survives, while the latter passed away in 1880. Four children have been born to Dr. and Mrs. Smith, of whom two survive: Mary Hazel, who is seventeen years old; and Gladys Afton, fourteen years of age.  
Smith, Dr Frank Segel (I48513)
88 Gordon Hicks Smith, son of Benjamin D. Smith, was born on 22 April 1902. Gordon, like his brothers, was a railroad worker. The Smith brothers were employed by the historic Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway (NC & St. L) that ran through White County. He married Edna Marie Myers on May 02, 1925 and had two children: Helen Marie (born 27 April 1927) and Benny Joe Smith (born 09 August 1929). Gordon died on 27 February 1978 of cancer. Smith, Gordon Hicks (I37799)
89 Smith, George William, lieutenant and acting governor, was born at "Bathurst," Essex county, Virginia, in 1762, son of Meriwether and Elizabeth (Daingerfield) Smith. He was a lawyer, and was member of the house of delegates for Essex, 1791-1794. He removed to Richmond City, where he was one of the leading lawyers, and a representative in the house of delegates in 1802-1808. In 1805 he was captain of the Richmond Republican Blues. He entered the privy council in 1807, and as lieutenant-governor became the acting governor by reason of the resignation of James Monroe, December 5, 1811. On the 26th of the same month he lost his life in the fire that consumed the Richmond theatre. He married (first) February 7, 1793, Sarah, fourth daughter of Colonel Richard Adams, and (second) Jane, widow of Meriwether Jones, editor of the Richmond "Examiner," and daughter of Dr. Read, of Hanover county. He left issue by the first marriage.-
Smith, George William (I34625)
90 On the 1810 Tax Roll of Franklin Co., Ga. were: Everett Smith, Henry Smith, Isaac Smith, John Smith, Levi Smith, Nicholas Smith, William Smith, Sr. and William Smith, Jr. On the 1811 Franklin Co., Ga. Tax List were: Henry Smith, Henry Smith, Jr., Isaac Smith, John Smith and William Smith. I found no Tax Roll from 1812-1818. On the 1813 Tax Roll of Marion Co., Ms. ( From where Franklin Co. came) were: Isham Smith, Sr. , he paid no poll tax, thus was over 50. No other's. In 1813 in Franklin Co., Ga. Nicholas and Henry Smith witnessed the sale of Stephen Smith's land. On the 1816 Census of Franklin Co., Ms. were: Stephen Smith, age over 45 (All of his known children have been traced) The 1818 Tax Roll for Franklin Co. , McCall's Creek has William Smith, William Smith, Sr. and Nicholas Smith. This is the first time I have ever found Nicholas Smith in Miss. In 1820 living close to each other on Homochitto Creek are Nicholas Smith, Henry Smith and Everett Smith. At Middle Fork are William Smith, Nathan Smith, and another Henry Smith.-Dewey James Smith, Everett (I14955)
91 a) The middle name is speculative. He had grandsons (by two different fathers) named Alfred Moore Smith and Albert Smith,
so the A. initial (for the James A. in the 1830 & 1850 Jackson Co, AL census) could stand for either name or something different.

b) That it was the "James A. Smith" was the one that married Nancy Mulkey is also speculative.
No marriage or other original record linking the two, including middle initial, has been located.
c) An older Brooks Smith b/ 1766, formerly of Washington Co, TN was living in Knox Co, KY ca 1809 as alleged was the James m/ Nancy Mulkey. But Brooks’ brother, James, m/ 1791 Washington Co, TN to Esther McDonalds. No evidence of either James m/ Mulkey or James m/ McDonalds having a second wife.

d) The alleged daughter of James m/ Nancy Mulkey, Mary (Polly), married James Bradford WRIGHT
in Knox Co, KY in 1809 and the younger ALA Brooks b/ 1796 married Tabitha WRIGHT, presumably in Alabama ca 1820, so the thought is that Smith siblings married Wright siblings. Wright is a common surname.

-Briana Felch 
Smith, James Alfred (I53161)
92 Marriage record 18 Dec 1794 in Fauquier County, Virginia witnesses Jane
SMITH, Augustine SMITH, bondsman Y(ellis) JOHNSON Caleb SMITH  
Family F27909
93 My grandfather John Walker Smith left Chester Co., hurriedly I was told, as a teenager in the 1880s under some kind of Reconstruction cloud and went to Rapides Parish LA where his brother Will was already living. He maried

11 Sept 1904 , Natchitoches Parish, LA, Dora Wallace, b.13 Mar 1883, Natchitoches Parish LA, d. 31 Aug 1959, Lecompte, Rapides Parish LA. John Walker Smith d. 7 May 1930, Lecompte, Rapides Parish, LA. 
Smith, John Walker (I25990)
94 Oliver *was born 20 Feb 12716/17 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island Colony. and died in North Providence (as did Naomi) 13 Apr 1799. He was the great grandson of immigrant Thomas Angell, born 1 May 1616 in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England, dying in Providence 2 Sep 1694. *Oliver was my "4th cousin 7x removed" (read 'shirttail'). For more, Ancestry subscribers may see my site at:

Naomi and Oliver were married 30 Jun 1740 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island Colony. Their firstborn was Israel Angell, Col. (1740-1832), named for Naomi's father, their second, another boy, was named for Oliver's father, and their sixth (of seven) was named for Naomi herself. 
Angell, Oliver (I47804)
95 p. 60 My daughter, Catherine and James O. Slighton My daughter, Jane Mable To the heirs of my daughters: Elizabeth Smoot, Vina Wright, and Nancy Lock To my great grandchild, Daniel McNulty To my daughter, Mary Abbott Written: 10 Sept. 1869 Witnesses: John Salyer, A. H. Rhodes, and William Salyer

Macon County, Missouri. will Records 1838-1880, copied by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry and Marriage Records copied by Mrs. W. E 
Smith, Blanderman Lewis (I64344)
96 The area was first settled in 1677, when a group consisting primarily of Quakers settled in the area of Crosswicks, the oldest of the Chesterfield's three "villages". They sheltered in tents made from the ship KENT's sails. Smith, Thomas (I17871)
97 "In 1809, Andrew and his family went up the Missouri River with all of their possessions on a poleboat that Daniel Boone had used when sending salt, peltries, etc. to St. Louis.
[The propelling power of this water-craft consisted of a very simple piece of machinery, to-wit: near the prow of the boat a long pole, made generally of some light, tough wood, with an iron hook fixed at the lower end, was thrust down into the water, angled slightly astern until it rested on the bottom, and the other end was adjusted to the arm. Against this the party or parties in the boat would push, walking toward the stern the length of the boat and then returning quickly forward and repeating the process.
[See picture of a replica vessel under Photos].

"The family reached Franklin township in Howard County on the morning of July 3, 1809, landing near [where a cabin would be erected later by] Amos BARNES [a shirttail relative]*.
"That portion of Howard County, which is now embraced in Franklin and Boone's Lick townships, was the first area settled by Europeans thereabouts.
"After their arrival and settlement, they found that they were truly in a wild country, and that their neighbors were very few. The family built a cabin and cleared a piece of ground, where they raised three small crops."

(* Amos BARNES [1790-1834]; his mother was Hannah TURNER, sister of the Thomas TURNER who married Catherine SMITH, daughter of JOHN SMITH and Rebeccah 'Annah' ANDERSON.
Amos married Dorcas KINCAID, daughter of Capt. David Greer KINCAID [1765-1831], after whom Fort Kincaid was named, one of the main three main forts in the area for protective shelter during the War of 1812; the others were Fort Cooper, and, the one in which our Andrew SMITH served, Fort Hempstead.)

In February 1813, as the War of 1812 impacted their region, Andrew and family had to chose to take refuge in either Fort Hempstead, in the Boones Lick Settlement, or on Loutre Island. The Indian war had commenced the spring before, and all the settlers were compelled to enter one of the forts or seek another location where they would be out of danger. Sixteen persons left the fort for St. Charles Co., but Andrew and Sarah determined to remain, and he was made first corporal in Captain Sarshall Cooper's* company. Among his kin in the fort were Reuben Smith, Thomas Smith Jr., Davis Todd, Elisha Todd, Jonathan Todd, and Levi Todd. Thomas SMITH, Jr. and Jonathan TODD would soon fall victims to Native unrest.  
Smith, Cpl. Andrew (I17880)
98 "William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. IV, pg. 185" indicates two sons, Philip and Burgess, orphans of Baldwin Matthews Smith. Smith, Baldwin Matthews (I7275)
99 (According to the deed of purchase of land in Ashford,
Windham, Connecticut, in 1713--his first purchase recorded--James was an husbandman of Attleborough, Bristol Co.,Massachusetts, carven out of the northwest portion of older REHOBOTH, circum stances thus suggesting that he would have to have been born by the late 1680s or no later than the early 1690s; d. Jan. 29, 1749-- Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut 
Fuller, James (I67809)
100 (also Mary Smythe m William Brewster -Mayflower)  Smith, Chester Foote (I21741)

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