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  • Name Eli D Smith 
    Nickname Eli (Ali or Aly) 
    Born 1761  Russell Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # Eli Smith

    b c 1760 VA

    d Apr 19 1836 Campbell TN

    Pension R9751V

    VA Private Spy

    DAR A105175

    Daughters of the American Revolution - Revolutionary War Patriot  
    Pension Application Pension application of Eli Smith 
    Died 19 Apr 1836  Campbell Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Fincastle, Campbell, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones  Submit headstone photo 
    Person ID I39592 
    American Revolutionary WarDAR Ancestor #: A105175
    Smith American Revolutionary War Patriot Report |Pension: R9751V
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-I-P37-1 Smith Branch: William W Smith b Unk VA m Margaret ? > Scott Co TN((YDNA-Kit*294)), Smith Branch: Hans Jurgen Smith b Sweden>DE(Tree Only-No DNA), Smith Branch: Peter Smidt b 1667 SWe m Magdalena Hindrichdotter Huwalt((YDNA-Kit*789)), Smith Branch: Elias (Ale) Smith b c 1812 TN m Sarah Jane Taylor((YDNA-Kit*992)), Smith Branch: Aly Smith b 1812 TN m Sarah Jane Taylor((YDNA-Kit*249))
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    Father Ericus Smith, Sr,   b. 31 Mar 1734, New Castle Co,DE,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1797, Russell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Brigitta Anderson 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 22 Nov 1783  Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane/Jean Denny,   b. 7 Jul 1765, Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1852, Campbell County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1783  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1830  Campbell Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Smith,   b. Nov 1799, VA:Russell Co. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1881, MISSISSIPPI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Jane Smith,   b. 15 Dec 1802, Russell, Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, TN:Campbell Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Ericus Smith,   b. 11 Oct 1783, Washington Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Campbell Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Patrick Smith,   b. 4 Oct 1786, Russell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Campbell Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     5. Eli Smith, III,   b. 27 Jan 1791, Russell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1872  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     6. James Smith,   b. 9 Feb 1793, Russell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     7. Elizabeth H. Smith,   b. 23 Sept. 1796, Russell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850  (Age 53 years)
     8. Mary Smith,   b. 1802, Russell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Galena, Stone Co., MIssouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     9. Alexander Denny Smith,   b. 1809,   d. 1839  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
    +10. William W Smith,   b. 24 Oct 1788, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, ,Scott,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 01:05:04 
    Family ID F14193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1761 - Russell Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1783 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1836 - Campbell Co,TN,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smith Cemetery, Fincastle, Campbell, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ali Smith tombstone
    Ali Smith tombstone
    Bible page of the Eli (Ali) Smith family
    Bible page of the Eli (Ali) Smith family
    Presented to verify a DAR line
    Smith Cemetery
    Smith Cemetery
    6 miles NE of LaFollette Tennessee

  • Notes 
    • From my sources there are seven children (see attached family group sheet.) A son of Ericus is listed as Alexander D. Smith (ID#139592). When you click on his name the next screen says Eli Smith. I believe that this is the correct name for this individual - not Alexander. Definite proof would be a birth record but I don't know of anyone who has found one. The family had left their land and church in New Castle and were in Virginia when he was born. He is listed in all court records and land transactions (Russell Co., Va and Campbell Co. Tenn) as Eli or Ali. In his service records in the Revolutionary War he is listed as Eli. In the family Bible that was used to verify his ancestor to join the DAR ( DAR#511452) his name is listed as Eli. He is also listed as Eli on his widow, Jane's, request for his pension (DAR#9751). That name is also the name on his tombstone in LaFollette Tennessee. The name Ali (or Eli) - not Alexander - was given to children born into his family. The youngest son of Eli (Ali) and Jane Denny Smith is named Alexander D (Denny) Smith born in 1809.-Pat Dickinson
    • Is the name Ali or Eli?

      The name "Ale" is an old Swedish name. It comes
      from Swedish mythology. It celebrates an early King Ale of Sweden(actually now part of Norway) whose exploits on the battlefield werelegendary (very similar to England's King Arthur or Beowulf). [See origin of the name in A HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS; Gwyn Jones (Oxford
      University Press; New York), 1968, pp.38.]

      George Hanson, Swedish genealogy expert, says that the Swedish pronunciation of "Ericus" & "Eli" is with a rolling, long /a/ sound. That could explain why their names appear with both spellings, as do court records written by various court clerks. Pronunciation: "Air-eek'-us" (note the accent is on the middle syllable).


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