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  • Name Thomas Smith 
    Born c 1705  Westmoreland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1778  Prince William, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I21262  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-J-M172-1 Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland Co VA (2 Thomas 3 Daniel 4 James) (Kit# B782****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland Co VA (2 James 3 Peter 4 George R ) (Kit# 3472****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b 1685 VA (Kit# 2618****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b c 1738 Westmoreland VA (Kit# 9932****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland Co VA (2 Thomas 3 Charles) (Kit# 1365****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland Co, VA (2 Thomas 3 Fleming 4James 5 Daniel) (Kit# 3562****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland VA (2 Thomas 3 Peter) (Kit# 2996****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Spencer Smith b 1770 Spartanburg SC m Mary Wilson (2 Peter 3 Andrew) (Kit# 1005****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d Westmoreland PA (Kit# 2790****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b bef 1685 Wales d 1741 VA (2 Thomas 3 Daniel) ) (Kit# ****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b bef 1685 Wales 2 Peter 3 Thomas 4 Daniel 5 James (Kit# B157****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b bef 1685 Wales d 1741 VA 2 Thomas 3 Fleming 4 James 5 John (Kit# 4450****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith d 1741 Westmoreland Co VA (2 Thomas 3 Daniel 4 James) (Kit# 8459****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Peter Smith b bef 1685 Wales d 1741 VA (Kit# 1320****/FF/Aut)
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    Father Peter Smith,   b. Bef 1685, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Westmoreland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Notes 
    • Richard Abell | Block address
      Subject: Peter Smith

      Notes:
      Premise #1. Some think Peter's wife is Margaret....because of this deed
      15 May 1706 Hannah Breel spouse to Henry Breel of Northumberland
      County, only daughter and child of the deceased James Smith of
      Westmoreland County with the consent of Henry Breel, to Peter Smith
      our interest in the land. Witnesses: John Davidson and Margrett Smith.
      I believe Margaret to be the wife of brother James Smith.
      *****
      *****
      Peter, (b abt 1670 d 1740) wife: Mary BAYLEY?

      If your Peter is this last one, here are 2 versions of the will I
      found: Names daughter, Martha McClanahan. (My ancestor)
      the actual year of death was known to be "before May 1741", but 1740
      came from a book of Peter Smith of Westmoreland, Virginia? (probably the same
      one cited above)

      From Wills of Westmoreland county, VA 1654-1800 by Augusta B. Fothergill
      "10 Jan 1738; 12 May 1741, 48 acres to my dau. Mary Fleming; son Peter, land in Westmoreland; son
      James the land in Prince William on Bull Run where he now lives which is 325
      acres; sons Thomas and William land in Prince William which is 325
      acres; dau Abigail Fleming land in Prince Wiliam; granddau., Ann Bailey land
      in Prince William; heirs of dau Anne Thomas one shillng; dau Mary Fleming
      one shilling; dau Hannah Ware 1 shilling; dau. Martha McCLANAHAN 1 feather
      bed; son Peter exr; heirs of son John Smith 1 shilling."

      =================
      LDS microfilm 873,918 Page 45. SMITH, Peter. 10 Jan 1738; 12 May
      1741. My dau Mary FLEMING; son Peter; son James the land in Prince William
      where he now lives; sons Thomas and William; dau Abigail FLEMING; granddau
      Ann BAILEY; dau Anne THOMAS; dau Mary FLEMING; dau Hannah WARE; dau Martha
      McCLANAHAN; son Peter exor.
      ===========
      Where did your cousins get the name of Mary Bailey?
      I believe the info originally came from one of Wilmer Smith's books
      (Wilmer and Richard. Abell--SMITH cousins, desc of Peter)

      I have "guessed" that Martha's mother was Mary Bayley, daughter of
      Stephen Bayley but I have no proof other than Mary married a Mr.
      Smith! I've never had any luck finding a record where the first name
      of Mary's husband is given. However, I do note that Mary Bayley was
      probably born in 1668 so she would be quiet a bit older than Peter, not too uncommon, I guess.
      I think "Ann Bayley" might be a better guess? see following:

      Fairfax Deed Book O, pg. 36. 29 Apr 1783. John Baley of Westmoreland County sold to Alexander Henderson for 60 pounds the rights to Ann Bayleys share of land patented by Peter Smith 13
      June 1712. By his will Peter Smith devised 325 acres to each of his sons,
      James, Thomas, and William. The remaining part was devised to his daughter
      Abigail Flemming and his granddaughter Ann Baley who were to have first choice
      of land.

      25 Nov 1997:
      Peter's will at http://users.deltanet.com/~rfsmith/wills/peter.htm
      The witnesses were Hugh Thomas (son-in-law), James Walker, and STEPHEN BAILEY, JUNIOR. Stephen is probably the brother of Mary/Ann and son of Stephen and Ann (Jeffers) WALKER Bailey. Which brings me to James Walker--there could be the relation between him, Ann Jeffers, and her first husband William Walker, or there could be the relation with Mary/Ann's brother, John who married Elizabeth Walker. Did I mention Stephen Bailey had a daughter named Ann Bailey(Baley)?? Could this be the Female Smith who married ??? Bailey????? I am going to order from Donna Beers the Stephen Bailey descendant book she compiled. It could help. Let me know what you think!! Jen
      http://www.geocities.com/smith73114/HTM/Tmg27smi.htm Peter Smith website

      Wilmer Smith's answer to some of the above questions.

      Ann - This responds to some of the notes in you last msg.
      1. The first note about Margaret Smith. You will note in the book that Margaret Smith was a witness. Logic would lead one to believe that if Margaret was the wife of Peter's brother James, she would have been the principle in the transaction rather than James daughter - not a witness. That is the reason we state in the book that she "might be Peter's wife."
      2, ?The second note mentions Peters' death being in 1740. No where in the book does it cite the year 1740. The title says 1741, the face page says 1741, Part 1 says 1741. You will note that his hand written will is shown on pages 17 and 18. On page 18 it says that the will was presented to the court on 28 April 1741. That is almost 4 months into the year 1741. Logic would again indicate that he died in 1741.
      2. Smith/Fleming - There were several marriages between the Smiths and Flemings. Peter' daughter Abigail married William Fleming, daugher Mary Smith married John Fleming and son Thomas Smith married Elizabeth Fleming.
      3, With respect to the Fairfax Deed Book - The hand written will of Peter Smith, as mentioned above cites the distribution of the land.
      4. Martha Smith (Peter's daughter) who married William McClanahan.
      Well, I hope this is of some help - not making it more confusing. Ha. Wilmer

      Unfortunately, the Robert/Nicholas Smith connection is not correct. Westmoreland County records show that Peter Smith of Nicholas/Robert issue was a minor in 1741; and unless an 18 year old can have a granddaughter named Anne Bayley, he must be a different Peter Smith. :-) Richard Smith on Genforum post #7346 corrected me. If my memory serves me right, he is the author of the Peter Smith book of Westmoreland Co. and again if memory is right, he had this info in his book and found it to be wrong later. :-(

      More from Richard...
      "I went through the Westmoreland County, VA, records and discovered that the Peter Smith whose parents and grandparents were Nicolas and Robert Smith was a minor in 1741, the year that our Peter Smith died. So far, no record I have seen names the father of our Peter Smith (died 1741).

      There were so many Peter Smiths in the Westmoreland County records that
      it is difficult to determine if any of them is our Peter Smith. So
      far, no record I have seen names the father of our Peter Smith (died 1741)."

      More from Richard...my memory was correct...found this in my notes. "In researching the VA Smiths I found records on a Peter Smith, son of Nicholas Smith and grandson of
      Robert Smith, all living in the southern part of Westmoreland or northern part
      of Northumberland County. The info fit so well and a distant cousin, who
      lived in Alexandria, Va talked me into making that connection in the first book (A
      Smith Family - Pioneers of the South). Well, later a noted Certified
      Genealogist of Northern Virginia rapped my nuckles about it (Ha). He had a record
      where, about 1756, a Peter Smith sold some land that had belonged to Nicholas
      Smith so he was the son of Nicholas, not the proven Peter Smith who died in 1741.
      He thought the Proven Peter Smith was the son of an earlier Peter Smith who
      died in the 1690's - no proof tho but probably true. So, this was corrected in
      the second book."
      Smith6558@aol.com

      I went through the Westmoreland County, VA, records and discovered
      that the Peter Smith whose parent and grandparent were Nicolas and
      Robert Smith was a minor in 1741, the year that our Peter Smith died.
      There were so many Peter Smiths in the Westmoreland County records that
      it is difficult to determine if any of them is our Peter Smith. So
      far, no record I have seen names the father of our Peter Smith (died 1741).

      Richard Smith
      rfsmith@deltanet.com
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    Descendant of Peter Smith bef 1685 Wales d 1741 Westmoreland Co VA
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    Smith Family from History of Spartanburg
    Family ID F7885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Fleming,   b. 18 Feb 1710, Richmond Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780, Prince William VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Smith,   b. 1742, Prince William, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1824, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Thomas Smith,   b. 1744, Fairfax, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +3. Fleming Smith,   b. 5 Dec 1745, Fairfax Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1847, Monroe Co KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
    +4. John Smith,   b. 1747, Fairfax, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +5. James Smith,   b. 09 Jun 1750, Prince William VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1840, Union Co SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Daniel Smith,   b. 1748, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1811, Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +7. Peter Smith,   b. 1754, Prince William VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1816, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Hannah Smith,   b. c 1755, Prince William, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1778  (Age ~ 22 years)
     9. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1757, Prince William, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778  (Age > 22 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F7886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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