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Bennett Smith

Bennett Smith

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  • Name Bennett Smith 
    Born c 1822  Cherokee Co, NC,USA (previously Haywood) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1899  Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I25120  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-137 Smith Branch: Bennett Smith b 1820 NC m Linna England (Kit# B376****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Bennett Smith b 1823 NC m Linnie England (Kit# 6434****/YDNA))
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    Mother Sarah 
    Family ID F28814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Linna England,   b. Oct 1820, Habersham Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1889, Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1845  Cherokee Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1850  District 85, Union, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1860  Blairsville, Union, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1870  Union, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1880  Union, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Elizabeth Smith,   b. 4 Mar 1844, Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Knoxville, Knox, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Perry Francis Smith,   b. 19 Nov 1846, Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1908, Sparks,Lincoln Co,OK,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Joseph E Smith,   b. 1850, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     4. Micca R Smith,   b. c 1851, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Gordon Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +5. Andrew Calvin Smith,   b. 1857, Union, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Carter Co,OK,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. James Martin Smith,   b. c 1854, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Cherokee Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     7. Julius M Smith,   b. Oct 1860, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Erastus Smith,   b. 1 Sep 1863, Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1887, Union Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     9. Harvey F Smith,   b. c 1864, Union Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Descendant of Bennett Smith b 1822 NC d 1899 GA m Linna England
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    Descendant of Bennett Smith b 1822 Cherokee Co NC d 1899 Union Co GA m Linna England
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F9093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1845 - Cherokee Co, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - B Smith 38 Lina 38 Sarah E 15 Perry F 15 Wm J 11 Micco R 9 James M 5 Andrew C 5 Francis 2 - 1860 - Blairsville, Union, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Bennet SMith 50 Linda 50 Julius W 20 Mitchell R 17 James M 15 Andrew C 13 Francisco 11 Harvey F 9 Erastus 7 - 1870 - Union, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1880 Census GA:Union Co., Coosa Dist., #57: Bennett Smith hh 60 farmer bNC, pVA Lenina Smith wf 60 bGA, pGA Francis Smith son 19 bGA, fNC, mGA Harvey F. Smith son 16 bGA, fNC, mGA Erastus Smith son 15 bGA, fNC, mGA Martha Atkins 16 boarder bGA, pSC #58: Stephen Atkins 67 & family #60 & 61: Tanner families - 1880 - Union, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1899 - Union Co,GA,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • I am not sure if Wm B and Bennett were brothers or 1st cousins. I tend to go with brothers. The reason Jim Smith and I think that Joseph and Sarah are Wm B's parents is that a young Wm B. Smith and his wife are living right beside Jos and Sarah in the 1850 Cherokee Co NC census. And in the Joseph Smith HH are some Smith children (grandchildren?). There's also a young Smith girl in Wm B Smith's 1850 HH next door, probably helping with their new first baby.

      Name: Joseph Smith
      Age: 65
      Birth Year: abt 1785
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1850: Cherokee, North Carolina, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 622
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Joseph Smith 65
      Sarah Smith 67
      Digy Smith 30
      Barbary Smith 14
      Mary Smith ***17
      Albert Smith 6

      Name: William Smith
      Age: 28
      Birth Year: abt 1822
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1850: Cherokee, North Carolina, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 623
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Smith 28
      Elizabeth F Smith 19
      Lomie B Smith 0
      Delia R Smith ***12

      Further research revealed that Mary in Jos Smith's HH in 1850 and Delia Rebecca Smith in Wm B Smith's HH were sisters. I contacted descendants of both these Smith girls and we are matching their DNA. So there is definitely a kinship. I haven't declared Joseph Smith as the father of Bennett as I'm just not sure enough, but I really do think he is. Both Bennett and William B. Smith named sons Joseph and daughters Sarah. Also one of the young Smith girls in the 1850 census named a son Bennett Smith.

      The story goes that these two Smith sisters were bound out, ran away and ended up married and in Red River County, Texas. Jim Smith and my John Calvin Smith both match DNA to their Texas descendants. For instance, one of the Texas Smith descendants is Donald McFall and my great aunt Ruby Smith (granddau of Bennett Smith) matches him for a total of 47 cMs. There's a large document on the internet called the Swaim document and it tells the story of these Smith girls. That's where I got a lot of the information about them. I've gathered so many gedmatch kit #s from these Smiths and they all do match each other and my John Calvin Smith and Jim Smith and other Jos Smith descendants.

      All the trees on Ancestry have Indian names for Joseph and Sarah's children and none are English names like William or Bennett. I'm not sure where they got these Indian names as there is no documentation in their trees. I've read that Joseph Smith was a white man and Sarah Watie's father was also white. But Sarah's mother was 1/2 N.A. and the daughter of the Indian chief David Ooltewah.

      Ancestry trees also have Joseph Smith dying in 1869 in Indiana but I doubt that's correct as I found the widowed Joseph Smith in the 1870 Cherokee Co census living with his married daughter Esther Smith McLemore. And Esther is on the Indian rolls so that adds credence to Sarah Watie being N.A. They are living in Murphy, Cherokee, NC and an older Smith family member wrote a note a long time ago which said that Bennett's family was from "around Murphy NC."

      A 92 year old gr granddaughter of William B. Smith matched my 92 y.o. Ruby Smith, granddaughter or Bennett Smith, for 203 cMs. So there's that too.

      Hope this made sense and isn't TMI...but I do believe that Joseph Smith was Wm B Smith's father and Bennett Smith's as well. In the 1880 census, Wm B says his father was born in VA and his mother in NC which would be correct. Bennett says that both his parents were born in VA. The VA birthplace for their father would be correct as that is also where Joseph Smith says he was born in all the census records. Delia Smith's Texas death certificate says her father was a R. William Smith, who was probably a son of Joseph Smith. I can't find this R. William Smith so the water is never clear. I just paid FTDNA to expand Jim Smith's markers to 67 and when my pocketbook recovers, I'm going to expand Ronald Lee Smith's as well.

      Rambling Rose will close...

      Pat Adkison