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William Smith

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  • Name William Smith 
    Nickname Goldmine Billy 
    Born 1740  Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # father may be John Smith

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    William Smith

    b c 1741 VA

    d After June 1822 Fayette KY

    VA Lieutenant Patriotic Service

    DAR A106144 
    Died c 1822  Fayette Co,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I19674 
    American Revolutionary WarDAR Ancestor #: A106144
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-30 Smith Branch: John Smith d c 1784 VA m Frances Barnett (Kit# 2721****/YDNA))
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    Father John Smith,   b. c 1725, Hanover Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Frances Barnett 
    Family ID F7355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Rodes,   b. 1740, New Kent Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Lexington,Fayette Co,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William Smith
    +2. Rodes Smith,   b. 29 Mar 1766, Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1845, Scott Co,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Garland Smith,   b. c 1770, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nelson Smith,   b. c 1781, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Clifton Rodes Smith,   b. 1784, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Smith,   b. c 1768, Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1800, Bourbon, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     7. Nancy Smith,   b. 9 Jan 1764, Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1837, Fayette Co,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F7362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1740 - Louisa Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - c 1822 - Fayette Co,KY,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Will proved May 1822
    • We do not know who/which John Smith this was. Hoping to find a reference somewhere.
      Our John Smith died BEFORE his wife, therefore "antes 1783", since she died in December 1783. We have a copy of Frances' will listing living children in 1783 [one daughter deceased].
      1784 is date of presentation of Will in court. [Because Frances (Anderson?) Smith's will is so specific, could it be her husband John died without a will?].

      It is known that her sons [brothers] William ["Goldmine Billy"] and John Smith were connected to land in the Granviille District of northern North Carolina. [see Samuel Smith and his lineage--that family still owns land there. Was old Samuel an uncle or a cousin?].

      My family's story is that one of the Smiths fought in the battle of Plains of Abraham [at Quebec] 1760's? and was awarded land in the Granville District of North Carolina. [I find a William and a John on the tax rolls in the District, but I can make no direct connection].

      At the end of the Revolution there was a big controversy over land "belonging to loyalists of the King". The state of North Carolina tried to seize the "Granville District" and a court case ensued. I have indications Our William and John were contestants [loyal Americans]--but by appeals the State of North Carolina took the land. [It appears Willliam "Goldmine Billy" and brother John Smith had hired a lawyer but were on the losing end]. Brother John died circa 1790. "Goldmine Billy" appears to have left VA for Kentucky before mother Frances died. He was one of 7 William Smiths in early tax records of Fayette County KY.
    • emigrated to Fayette Co KY c 1783 near Bryant Station (Genealogies of Kentucky families 1981)


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