Mystery O Day- John L Smith b 1817 Georgia m Mary Ann Holmes-Need DNA testers John L Smith
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John L Smith was born in 1817 GA and died 1865 in Rabun County, Georgia. He married Mary Ann Holmes, daughter of Gideon V Holmes and Rachel Camp (also found in 1840 Rays District, Habersham County, Georgia). on Oct 24, 1839 in Habersham County, Georgia. He and children Rebecca, James K P, George D, Catherine, Richard C, Sarah E, Rachel J, Lewis W and Elizabeth are in the 1850 Habersham County GA census, 1860 Tiger, Rabun County Georgia census and then 1870 Mill Springs, Wayne County, Kentucky. It appears that because Mary Holmes Smith died before 1870, the children may have been given court-assigned guardians, need to check records.
Mary Ann Holmes Smith sister Rhoda Sophia Holmes married Jesse Smith b 1815 Rabun County GA d 1890 Clarksville, Rabun County, GA, son of Joshua Ambrose Smith b 1774 Chatham County, NC d 1845 Rabun County GA. Looking for male Smith descendants of Joshua Ambrose Smith who have done or are considering doing YDNA tests and also autosomal testers who have a known proven tree to either John L Smith or Jesse Smith.
Some others, including descendants of Joshua Ambrose Smith m Anne Glazener, also went to Wayne County KY by 1870. That includes John Bunyan Smith b 1836 GA d 1925 Searcy Co ARkansas, son of Christopher R Smith b 1804 NC m Hannah Watkins (and grandson of Joshua Ambrose Smith m Anne Glazner).
Also of interest is that in 1840 Habersham County Georgia, there is a Joseph J Smith in the same neighborhood as G V (Gideon) Holmes). In 1830, there is a Henderson Smith in the same relative area. Might be entirely coincidental, but if you have knowledge of either of these two people would like to place them.
Ultimately, would like to find out if either of these two lines fits in with an existing Smith line. For example, the fact that Ambrose Joshua Smith named a child Christopher Smith seems significant.