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Thomas Adams Smith

Thomas Adams Smith

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  • Name Thomas Adams Smith 
    Born 12 Aug 1781  Essex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1844  Experiment Farm, Saline, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I34609  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-E-M2_-3 Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1697 Gloucester VA (2 Nicholas 3 Francis m Anne Adams (Kit# 1391****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1697 Gloucester VA (2 Nicholas 3 Francis m Anne Adams (Kit# 1473****/YDNA))
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    Father Francis Smith,   b. 1749, Essex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Wilkes Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Lucy Wilkinson,   b. 1750,   d. 1822, ,Wilkes,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F12212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cynthia Berry White,   b. 7 Apr 1786, Knox Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1855, Aldie,Loudoun Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1807  Knox Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1840  Arrow Rock, Saline, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1850  District 90, Saline, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • St Louis Genealogical Society Vol X #1, March 1977
    Children 
    +1. Lucy Ann Smith,   b. 11 Nov 1812, Knoxville,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1867, Williamsburg,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. James White Smith,   b. 5 Sep 1815,   d. 14 Jan 1851  (Age 35 years)
     3. Mary Lawson Smith,   b. 18 Nov 1817,   d. 11 Aug 1818  (Age 0 years)
     4. Hugh Lawson Smith,   b. 2 Dec 1818,   d. 18 Jan 1819  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Crawford Early Smith,   b. 6 Aug 1825, Franklin, Cooper, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1886, Saline,MO,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Troup Smith,   b. 20 Jul 1827,   d. 18 Nov 1850  (Age 23 years)
    +7. Cynthia White Smith,   b. 26 Sep 1829,   d. 13 Mar 1869, Loudoun,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
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    T S Smith Family
    T S Smith Family
    c 1887
    Last Modified 3 May 2018 
    Family ID F12227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1781 - Essex Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1807 - Knox Co,TN,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 3 m 10-014 2 m 15-19 1 m 20-29 1 m 50-59 1 f 10-14 1 f 50-59 - 1840 - Arrow Rock, Saline, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1844 - Experiment Farm, Saline, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Cynthia B Smith 64 TN James W 34 TN Crawford E 24 MO Troop 22 MO Cynthia W 20 Mo - 1850 - District 90, Saline, MO Link to Google Earth
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    Thomas Adams smith 1781-1844
Brigadier General US Army 1811
    Thomas Adams smith 1781-1844 Brigadier General US Army 1811

  • Notes 
    • The site of Fort Smith became part of the United States in the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Soon after, the Pike Expedition (1806) explored the Arkansas River. Fort Smith was founded in 1817 as a military post. Around the fort a small settlement began forming, but the Army abandoned the first Fort Smith in 1824 and moved 80 miles further west to Fort Gibson. Army sutler and land speculator John Rogers (who some genealogists claim to be an ancestor to 20th-century Oklahoma comedian Will Rogers) bought up former government-owned lands and promoted growth of the new civilian town of Fort Smith, eventually influencing the federal government to re-establish a strong military presence at Fort Smith during the era of Indian Removal and the Mexican War.

      Fort Smith's name comes from General Thomas Adams Smith (1781–1844), who commanded the United States Army Rifle Regiment in 1817, headquartered near St. Louis. General Smith had ordered Army topographical engineer Stephen H. Long (1784–1864) to find a suitable site on the Arkansas River for a fort. General Smith never visited the town or forts that bore his name.