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  • Name Isham Smith 
    Born 1760  Moore Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Montgomery Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1835  Lawrence,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I14957  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-I-M253-3 Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC (2 Stephen 3 James A 4 Rowan M) (Kit# 3648****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann (2 Isham 3 Stephen 4 Isham) (Kit# 3556****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley) (Kit# 3635****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann ? (2 Isham 3. John W 4 Jeremiah) (Kit# 3672****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann ? (2 Isham 3 Stephen 4 Isham) (Kit# 3422****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann? (2 Everett 3 William 4. Isaac D) (Kit# 3673****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC(2.Everett 3. Isaac 4 Lott) (Kit# 3768****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b. 1731 NC m Ann? (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley) (Kit# 3542****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley) (Kit# b131****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Everett 3 William 3 Stephen J) (Kit# B168****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Everett 3 William 3 Stephen J) (Kit# B214****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1730 NC m Ann (2. Isham 3 John) (Kit# 6075****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1730 NC m Ann (2. Nicholas 3 Henry) (Kit# B260****/ ), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1730 NC m Ann (2. Everett 3 Everett) (Kit# MK53****/ )
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    Father Nathan Smith,   b. c 1731, NC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1811, Franklin Co,GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Ann,   b. c 1733 
    Married c 1750  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Descendant of Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC d Franklin Co GA m Ann?
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    Family ID F5750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Harbin 
    Married 1789  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isham Anderson Smith,   b. Abt 1789, Moore Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Winn Co,Louisiana,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Harbin Smith,   b. Abt 1791, NC, Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Pleasant Smith,   b. Abt 1793, NC, Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Melinda Smith,   b. Abt 1795, NC, Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Henderson Smith,   b. Abt 1796, NC or GA, Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +6. John William Smith,   b. 1797, Franklin Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Newton Co,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Jemima Smith,   b. 1798, Franklin Co,Georgia, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Lawrence County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     8. Elizabeth Dunn Smith,   b. Abt 1799, GA or NC, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Amite County, Missisppi Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +9. Stephen J Smith,   b. 22 Dec 1802, Creek Lands,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1867, Monticello,Lawrence,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F5753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1760 - Moore Co NC USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1789 - NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - page 416 line 11 Isham Smith i male 16 and up, 2 males under 16, 6 females Line 9 same page Nathan Smith 2 males 16 and up, 3 males under 16, 6 females. Line 15 same page John Smith 1 male 16 and up 2 females - 1790 - Montgomery Co NC USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1790- Census - Isham Smith listed in Montgomery Co., NC, page 416 - 1 male 16+, 2 males 0-16, and 6 females.

      Stephen Smith was in all probability the son of Isham Smith who was born about 1760, North Carolina. In the 1790 Census of North Carolina, an Isham Smith appears in Montgomery County and an Everitt (Averitt) Smith appears in Moore County (Moore and Montgomery are adjoining counties), North Carolina. Smiths with the Christian names of Everitt, Stephen, and Isham appear early in Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Mississippi. The Smiths migrated from North Carolina to the Nathan Smith Settlement prior to 1800 to what they thought was Franklin County, Georgia but later was deemed to be Cherokee lands. The Cherokees complained that the Nathan Smith Settlement was on their land. An Indian agent by the name of Benjamin Hawkins from Washington D. C. was sent to Georgia to determine who was right, the settlement or the Indians; he decided in favor of the Indians. The land dispute went on for many years and the settlers became discouraged and sold their lands "warranted against all but the Indian Claims". The Smiths migrated in the early 1800's, to Fair River, Bahala, Bogue Chitto, and McCall creek areas of old Lawrence and Franklin counties, Mississippi.
      In The First Settlers in what is now Habersham County, taken from the Lavonia Times and Gauge, February 23, 1934, the following excerpt is cited:
      "The first settlers of what is now Habersham County were those settlers of Franklin County, whose lands were granted by the State of Georgia between 1783 and 1788, lay north of the Indian Boundary fixed by the treaty of 1785. These lands were granted under the impression that they lay south of the agreed boundary line. When this line was surveyed, it was found that these lands lay north of the boundary line and in the Cherokee Nation, the Indians demanded their immediate removal. In 1798, these settlers petitioned Governor James Jackson to have the line re-run or to take such other action that would protect them in the possession of their homes. This resulted in the "Four Mile Purchase" of 1804, when the Indians ceded a strip of land four miles wide and twenty miles long which included these lands. This strip of land was then added to Franklin County, but now lies in Banks and Habersham Counties. Those who signed the petition were: Phillip Thomas, John Thomas, William Thomas, Phillip Thomas, Jr., Abednego Downing, George Waters, Levi Taylor, James Huitt, Joseph Dunnegame, E. Dunnegame, Moses Terel (probably Terrell), John Little, William Alexander Ramsey, Jesse Austin, Thomas Ketrim, Thomas Lean, Equila McCrackin, (torn) McCrackin (probably James), (torn) Halcom (probably Moses), George Hopper, William Weatherspoons, Hugh Hartgrove, Benjamin Wofford,* Nathaniel Wofford, Richard Burkes, Richard Lay, Nicolas Smith, Nathan Smith, Oen Carpenter (probably Owen), James Minnerd (probably Minyard), Nicholas Nuton (probably Newton), Stephen Smith, Lewis Dickerson, Joseph Halcom, John Parker, John Ratley, Thomas Warren, Robert Shipley, John Shipley, Nathaniel Shipley, William Little." In the Georgia Genealogist, under Franklin County, Wofford Settlement, appears the following: ". . . Col. Meigs further reported settlers left outside the Hawkins line around other forts:

      Isham Smith John Smith Adam Sheffield
      James Keys Joseph Shelton Samuel Spencer
      William Spencer Richard Jacks John Huitt
      Jacob Hollingsworth Moses Alred William Smith
      Averitt Smith James Brown Temple Carpenter
      John Warren James Hamilton Nimrod House
      James Alred Thomas Bullen ` William Newton
      ____ Snow Asa Walker Morgan Guest
      George Morgan Reuben Warren".

      Of the above names found in Nathan Smith's Settlement, the following relocated to Mississippi: Nathan Smith - Franklin County, Nicholas Smith - Franklin County, Owen Carpenter,* Lawrence County, Isham Smith - Lawrence County, Asa Walker - Lawrence County, Temple Carpenter - Lawrence County, William Newton - Lawrence County, Morgan Guest - Lawrence County, and Averitt/Everitt Smith - Lawrence County.
      It appears from the above transcripts that the Smith land was reclaimed by the Cherokee Nation and that the Smiths then migrated to Lawrence Mississippi prior to 1813. In the 1813 Tax Roll of Marion County (note: Lawrence County was formed from Marion in 1814), Isham Smith, Sr. is shown with a lot in Monticello with no poll taken. Persons exempt from poll taxes were over 50 years of age, thus the estimate that Isham Smith, Sr. was born about 1760.

      *Owen Carpenter married Sarah Smith, sister of Nathan.

      Early Census Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi

      In the 1816 Census of Lawrence County the following Smith heads of household appear: Ezekiel, Francis, Henry, Levi, Nathan, Philip, Stephen, Stephen W., and William. In the 1820 Census for Mississippi taken from 1820 Census of Mississippi, by McElliney and Thomas, published 1964 by Willie Publishing Co., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the following Smiths appear in Lawrence County:

      Page 97
      1. Stephen Smith over age 45, 4 children over 10, 6 children under 10. Situated between Wm. Palmer & Thomas Jones. Others: John Hart, Ann Sellers, John F. Moore, Simon Burney.

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      2. Andrew Smith age 16 to 26, 1 child over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Aaron Savel & Greenberry Cook. Others: James Savel, Joel Harvey, Sr., Solomon Carpenter.
      3. Isham Smith, Jr. age 16 to 26, 1 child over 10, 5 children under 10. Situated between Greenberry Cook & Solomon Carpenter. Others: Levy Banks, William Varnell, Elijah Sullivan.

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      4. Isaac Smith over age 45, 8 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Nathan Canada & Lot Smith. Others: John Owen, Sr. & Jr., William Carpenter, William Jenkins.
      5. Lott Smith age 16 to 26, no children. Situated betweeen Isaac Smith & Jacob Kees. Others: Solomon & Ezekiel Budwell, Asa Cothern, Dempsey White.

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      6. Eli Smith age 16 to 26, 2 children over 10, 4 children under 10. Situated between Henry Furr & John Cagle. Others: Jeremiah Walker, John Pierce, Jacob Furr, William Carpenter.
      7. Robert Smith age 16 to 26, no wife or children. Situated between Thomas Miles & W. D. Hathorn. Others: David Hubert & Jesse Winborn.

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      8. Francis Smith age 16 to 26, 2 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Francis Tillman & Wm. Eakins. Others: Joseph Night, Wm. Beard, Joseph McCuller.
      9. John Smith age 26 to 45, 1 child over 10, 1 child under 10. Situated between Reuben Leach & Christopher Dyess. Others: Joshua Mullen, John Douglass Sr. & Jr.

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      10. Nathan Smith age 26 to 45, 3 children under 10. Situated between James Bullin & Randolph Price. Others: Wm., John Sr., & Jr. Steward, Wiley Miles, Isaac Ingram.

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      11. Reuben Smith age 16 to 26, no wife or children. Situated between James Gideon & Baker Larkin. Others: M. D. Kennon, Joseph Caldwell, Harmon Runnels.

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      12. Isaiah Smith* over age 45, 2 children over 10, 4 children under 10. Situated between Abraham Perkins & Page 106
      13. Joseph C. Smith age 26 to 45, 1 child over 10, 3 children under 10. Situated between David Cook & James Minegord (Minyard?). Others: John Sutton, John Gill, William Morris.
      Bartholomew Longino. Others: John Ferril, John J. Mickel, James Stingler, Nath'l Steen.
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      *"October 4, 1843, died in Lawrence co., the 8th, Wm. Mallett, Sen. & Isaiah Smith, Sen., two of the oldest & most respected citizens of the county. They were both Revolutionary Soldiers." [Reference: Marriage and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers, Vol. 2, 1801 - 1850, complied by Betty Cook Wiltshire, page 68]

      14. Wilmot Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between Arthur Tomlinson & Wm. Tolar. Others: George Stigler, Frederick Holt, Wm. Mallett, Jesse Wilson.


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      15. Levi Smith over age 45, 4 children over 10, 3 children under 10. Situated between Wm. Jenkins & Levi Glawlock. Others: Greenberry Jordon, Jeremiah? (Jedediah) Chandler, Anthony Hutchens.

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      16. James Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between Luke Butler & Phillip Smith. Others: David Slaughter, William Lewis, Christian Furr.
      17. Phillip Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between James Smith & Richard Slaughter. Others: Walter, William, John, & Robert Slaughter.
      18. William Smith age 26 to 45, 3 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Matthew Trayler & Wiley Ledbetter. Others: Henry Taylor, Merrit Flippen, Alexander Stringer.


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      19. John Smith over age 45, 2 or 3 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Robert Rody & Williams Pickens. Others: Zedd Pepper, David Lankford, William Anderson, James Bullock.

      Oddly enough, Old Isham Smith does not appear in any of the State and Federal Censuses but does appear in the Lawrence County Tax Lists. In 1821, Isham Smith, Sr. is listed next to Stephen Smith, Sr. and in 1822, William "One Hand" Smith is listed next to Isham, Sr. (refer to lawsuit "William Wooten, Complainant vs. Stephen Smith, Defendant", William "One Hand" Smith where William "One Hand" refers to Isham, Sr. as his uncle). In 1831, both Stephen and Isham, Sr. are living in Bahala. In the 1833 and 1834 Lawrence County Tax Lists, Isham is living in Bogue Chitto. On an interesting note, Isham Smith is never listed as a head of household in the federal censuses for Lawrence County, Mississippi. Most Smith researchers believe that Isham lived with one of his children and never owned land in Mississippi.

      Smith Pioneers of Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Mississippi

      It appears that after researching the Smith families of Lawrence and Franklin Counties, that there may have been four Smith brothers, Isham, Everitt, Stephen, and Nicholas who all migrated to Mississippi prior to 1820. There was also an old Isaiah Smith, a revolutionary soldier who is thought to be closely related to the four Smiths mentioned abov
      Old Everitt/Averitt was born 1750 to 1751. He died 21 April 1822, at the Fair River Community (buried at Smith Cemetery, Lincoln County). Everitt
      Smith was listed in the 1790 Census in Fayette District, Moore County, North
      Carolina. He married Eliza Furr, daughter of Henry and Rachel Furr. Eliza Furr Smith was born 1758; she died in 1827. Everitt/Averitt Smith left at least two sons Isaac Smith and William "One Hand" Smith and a daughter that married a Sheffield. Isaac Smith was born about 1772. He married his cousin Eliza Furr, daughter of Leonard Furr and Elizabeth Statts. Leonard Furr was the brother of Eliza Furr, Isaac's mother, both children of Henry Furr born about 1717 in Germany. Isaac and Eliza's sons were named Isham, Everett, William, Lot, Martin, and Leonard.
      William "One Hand" Smith, another son of old Everitt, was born 30 April 1775; he died 14 April 1866. William "One Hand married Amanda _____. Amanda was born 16 April 1777, Moore County, North Carolina; she died 24 July 1853, Lawrence County, Mississippi. They had sons named Hamilton, William M., Stephen J., and Isaac. [Reference: Smith Cemetery, Mississippi Cemetery Bible Records, Volume IV, page 158, Mississippi Genealogical Society].

      In the Bogue Chitto community, Lawrence County, old Stephen Smith died about 1846. He married first Jemima ____, and second Elizabeth _____. Stephen Smith, Sr. left slave deed records that identified his sons as Nathan, Nicholas, Isham, and James A. Smith Old Stephen had two daughters that have been identified as Jemima who married Thomas C. Smith (a distant cousin?) 2 November 1837, Lawrence County, and Nancy who married Perry Kees. Stephen's son Isham married Sarah Holcomb, a daughter of Archibald Holcombe. It is interesting to note that Nicholas Smith's (possible brother of Stephen and old Isham) son Stephen married Nancy Holcomb, another daughter of Archibald Holcomb.
      In Rankin County, Volumes 6 (1840-1842) and 7, (1842-1844), the following records can be found concerning Archibald Holcomb and his daughters Sarah and Nancy:

      Volume 6, page 344 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 18 May 1841.

      Volume 6, page 451 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 8 March 1842.

      Volume 7, page 382 - Archibald Holcomb to Sarah Smith, all in Rankin, in love and affection to daughter Sarah Smith, wife of Isham Smith, gave her a negro named Simon, called Si. November 1843.

      Volume 7, page 410 - Archibald Holcomb to Nancy Smith, natural love and affection to daughter Nancy Smith, wife of Stephen Smith, all of Rankin, gave a female Negro named Pherely 15 November 1843."

      Page 410 - Isaiah and Elizabeth Holcomb to Stephen Smith, land.

      Old Isham Smith and his Possible Children

      Family tradition states that old Isham Smith married Sarah Harbin and, to support this theory, the descendants of Isham Anderson Smith who married Elizabeth Kees and thought to be a child of old Isham named his first child Harbin. Isham Smith, Sr. died after 1840 as he is listed in the 1840 Lawrence County Tax List. In 1787, Isham Smith is listed in the State Census of Montgomery County, North Carolina, and in 1790, he is listed in the Federal Census of Montgomery County with one male over age 16, two males under age 16, and six females. He is located near Nathan Smith who, in his household, had two males over age 16, three males under age 16, and six females. In 1800, only one Isham Smith is listed in North Carolina in Chatham County which adjoins Montgomery County. Soon after the turn of the century, Isham is found in Franklin County, Georgia. Isham can be found in the following Franklin County, Georgia land and tax records that Dr. Harold Graham of Belle Chasse, Louisiana was kind enough to share with me as shown below:

      Deed Book RR, page 38, deed dated 18 April 1804, rec. 7 June 1808, from Lewis Dickerson (x) of Franklin Co. to Isham Smith of same. In consideration of $1,065, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell, and by him conveyed to Thomas Warren, who conveyed it to John Parker, and conveyed by Parker to said Dickerson, adj. Hableton. Wit: John Duglas (x), Caleb Griffith. Sworn to Duglas before Jno. Collins, J. P. 21 May 1808.


      Deed Book T, page 94, Tax Collector's Deed dated Franklin County 30 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Zebediah Payne, Tax Collector of Franklin County to Lewis Moulder. In consideration of $6.00, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on the Indian boundary and Hudson River, adj. Thomas Warren, granted to Thomas Warren. Said land was found in arrears for taxes up to 1804, as returned by Isham Smith, and was sold at auction to said Moulder 4 May 1805. Wit: M. H. Payne, Nath'l Payne. Sworn to be Macksfield Henslee Payne before W. F. Bagwell, J. P. 17 October 1810.

      Deed Book T, page 95, Deed dated Franklin County 31 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Lewis Moulder of Franklin County to John C. Aberhold of Pendleton District, South Carolina. In consideration of $775.75, conveys a tract in Franklin Co. on Hudson River and the Indian Boundary, granted to Thomas Warren, and sold for taxes as the property of Isham Smith. Wit: Robert Mitchell, Jesse Thrasher (x). Sworn to by Thrasher before W. F. Bagwell, J. P.
      9 October 1810.

      Deed Book HH, page 154-155, Deed dated 21 July 1810, recorded 10 October 1817, from Isom Smith (x) of Franklin County to Isaac Smith of same. in consideration of $1,100, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell and conveyed to John Parker, who conveyed it to Lewis Dickerson, and conveyed by him to said Isom Smith, adj. Hambleton. Wit: Starling Strange, Adam Shefield (x). Sworn to by Strange before John Mayes, J. P. 30 August 1817.

      Children of Old Isham Smith were thought to have been Isham Anderson Smith born about 1794, married Elizabeth Kees; John Smith born about 1797, married 1) Frances Maxwell, 2) Jemima Hollingsworth, and 3) Eliza Jane Graves; Elizabeth Smith married Levi Netherland 3 August 1811, Franklin County, Mississippi (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Jemima Smith married Henry Maxwell 17 May 1819, Lawrence County, Mississippi; and our Stepehn Smith born about 1803, married Mary Newton 8 Mary 1822, Lawrence County (Levi Netherland was the bondsman). Another possible child or brother to old Isham Smith was Captain William Smith who married Delilah Kees. The information provided below was supplied Dr. Harold Graham, Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
      Isham Anderson Smith married Elizabeth Kees 24 June 1812, Marion County, Mississippi. Isham Jr. was born about 1794 in North Carolina. He moved to Copiah County, Mississippi, later to Smith County, and finally settled in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Isham Smith, Jr.'s children's names were Harbin born about 1813, who married Mary Ann Corley; Mary Ann "Polly" born 13 August 1816, who married Samuel Beckton Mullin; William Henderson born 1 November 1823, who married Mary Cook; Belinda born about 1825, married William Columbus Merchant; Isham Anderson born 2 August 1826, who married Lucy Stubbs; Isaac Addison; Elizabeth born about 1830, married Columbus Dunn; Hiram married Martha Copeland; Sarah who may have married a Bass; Stephen N. Smith born 1832, married Celia Smith, daughter of Willis Smith and Pinkey Foster; and Maranda born 14 February 1834, married Pleasant Smith. Another link connecting Isham Anderson Smith and Stephen Smiht is that Benjamin Wade Smith, oldest son of Stephen Smith and Mary Newton, named one of his sons Stephen Henderson Smith.
      John Smith born about 1797, in North Carolina, died 1881, Macedonia community in Newton County, Mississippi. John married three times and had children with each wife. John married first in 1816, Frances Maxwell who was the daughter of Thomas Maxwell, Jr. and Adulla Henry and, sister of Henry Maxwell who married John's sister Jemima Smith. Their known children were: Lina Carolina who married Samuel H. Hollingsworth; Jemima married Robert S. Hollingsworth; Benton; Cinderella married first Owen Pinson, second Robert S. Hollingsworth; Jeremiah married Sarah ___; Joshua born about 1834; Reuben Anderson born 15 March 1835, married 1) Narcissa Ann Stephens and 2) Lillie Carey; Isham born about 1838; and Mary born about 1840. Isaac born about 1842, could have been the child of either Frances Maxwell or John's second wife Jemima Hollingsworth. John and Jemima's children included: Bailey born about 1844, married Rachel Bounds; Huldy E. born 24 August 1846, married Thomas Everett; Jane born about 1848; and James born about 1849. John Smith's third wife was Eliza Jane Graves who in the 1860 Newton County Census is listed as being 28 years old (John is 63 years of age). Their known children were Sarah Cecelia born about 1853; Andrew Jackson born about 1857, married Amanda Sue Fields; and Elizabeth born about 1858.
      Other possible children of old Isham were: Jemima Smith who married Henry Maxwell 27 May 1819 (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Elizabeth Smith who married Levi Netherland, Sr.; and my Stephen Smith who married Mary Newton. The probability that Stephen Smith was the son of Old Isham is further strengthened by the transcript of the court case of "William WOOTEN, Complainant, vs. Stephen SMITH, Defendant". Two of Stephen Smith's son-in-laws, G. W. Phillips and Thomas D. Black, are both questioned during the case. The case involves a slave named Buck who was able to save enough money to buy his freedom from Stephen Smith in about 1841. He had originally been owned by old Isham Smith. Isham, Sr. sold Buck to Stephen Smith in about 1835. Buck had attempted to buy a mulatto slave girl named Rachel from James Case. Rachel and Buck were trying to leave the south when Rachel was arrested and held in a Vicksburg jail. Buck had his freedom papers which saved him from going to jail with Rachel. Buck returned to Bahala and contacted James Case in an effort to get Rachel out of jail. James Case informed Buck that when he had sold Rachel to Buck that Rachel had then become the property of Stephen Smith and that Buck needed to enlist Stephen Smith's help. Buck told Case that under no circumstances would he go to Stephen Smith. Smith learned of Rachel's arraignment, and with his son-in-law, George Washington Phillips, had her released. Case determined that Buck had disappeared and that the girl Rachel was his property if Buck could not take care of her. Case then sold Rachel to William Wooten. Jeptha Furr interceded and stated that if Rachel were turned over to Wooten, something terrible would happen to her. Smith hid the girl from Wooten and Wooten then brought a law suit against Smith. William "One Hand" Smith (son of old Everitt Smith) and William's son Hamilton testified for Stephen Smith. During the interrogation, William "One Hand" Smith stated that his Uncle Isham had originally owned Buck and had sold Buck to Stephen.
    • 1790- Census - Isham Smith listed in Montgomery Co., NC, page 416 - 1 male 16+, 2 males 0-16, and 6 females.

      Stephen Smith was in all probability the son of Isham Smith who was born about 1760, North Carolina. In the 1790 Census of North Carolina, an Isham Smith appears in Montgomery County and an Everitt (Averitt) Smith appears in Moore County (Moore and Montgomery are adjoining counties), North Carolina. Smiths with the Christian names of Everitt, Stephen, and Isham appear early in Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Mississippi. The Smiths migrated from North Carolina to the Nathan Smith Settlement prior to 1800 to what they thought was Franklin County, Georgia but later was deemed to be Cherokee lands. The Cherokees complained that the Nathan Smith Settlement was on their land. An Indian agent by the name of Benjamin Hawkins from Washington D. C. was sent to Georgia to determine who was right, the settlement or the Indians; he decided in favor of the Indians. The land dispute went on for many years and the settlers became discouraged and sold their lands "warranted against all but the Indian Claims". The Smiths migrated in the early 1800's, to Fair River, Bahala, Bogue Chitto, and McCall creek areas of old Lawrence and Franklin counties, Mississippi.
      In The First Settlers in what is now Habersham County, taken from the Lavonia Times and Gauge, February 23, 1934, the following excerpt is cited:
      "The first settlers of what is now Habersham County were those settlers of Franklin County, whose lands were granted by the State of Georgia between 1783 and 1788, lay north of the Indian Boundary fixed by the treaty of 1785. These lands were granted under the impression that they lay south of the agreed boundary line. When this line was surveyed, it was found that these lands lay north of the boundary line and in the Cherokee Nation, the Indians demanded their immediate removal. In 1798, these settlers petitioned Governor James Jackson to have the line re-run or to take such other action that would protect them in the possession of their homes. This resulted in the "Four Mile Purchase" of 1804, when the Indians ceded a strip of land four miles wide and twenty miles long which included these lands. This strip of land was then added to Franklin County, but now lies in Banks and Habersham Counties. Those who signed the petition were: Phillip Thomas, John Thomas, William Thomas, Phillip Thomas, Jr., Abednego Downing, George Waters, Levi Taylor, James Huitt, Joseph Dunnegame, E. Dunnegame, Moses Terel (probably Terrell), John Little, William Alexander Ramsey, Jesse Austin, Thomas Ketrim, Thomas Lean, Equila McCrackin, (torn) McCrackin (probably James), (torn) Halcom (probably Moses), George Hopper, William Weatherspoons, Hugh Hartgrove, Benjamin Wofford,* Nathaniel Wofford, Richard Burkes, Richard Lay, Nicolas Smith, Nathan Smith, Oen Carpenter (probably Owen), James Minnerd (probably Minyard), Nicholas Nuton (probably Newton), Stephen Smith, Lewis Dickerson, Joseph Halcom, John Parker, John Ratley, Thomas Warren, Robert Shipley, John Shipley, Nathaniel Shipley, William Little." In the Georgia Genealogist, under Franklin County, Wofford Settlement, appears the following: ". . . Col. Meigs further reported settlers left outside the Hawkins line around other forts:

      Isham Smith John Smith Adam Sheffield
      James Keys Joseph Shelton Samuel Spencer
      William Spencer Richard Jacks John Huitt
      Jacob Hollingsworth Moses Alred William Smith
      Averitt Smith James Brown Temple Carpenter
      John Warren James Hamilton Nimrod House
      James Alred Thomas Bullen ` William Newton
      ____ Snow Asa Walker Morgan Guest
      George Morgan Reuben Warren".

      Of the above names found in Nathan Smith's Settlement, the following relocated to Mississippi: Nathan Smith - Franklin County, Nicholas Smith - Franklin County, Owen Carpenter,* Lawrence County, Isham Smith - Lawrence County, Asa Walker - Lawrence County, Temple Carpenter - Lawrence County, William Newton - Lawrence County, Morgan Guest - Lawrence County, and Averitt/Everitt Smith - Lawrence County.
      It appears from the above transcripts that the Smith land was reclaimed by the Cherokee Nation and that the Smiths then migrated to Lawrence Mississippi prior to 1813. In the 1813 Tax Roll of Marion County (note: Lawrence County was formed from Marion in 1814), Isham Smith, Sr. is shown with a lot in Monticello with no poll taken. Persons exempt from poll taxes were over 50 years of age, thus the estimate that Isham Smith, Sr. was born about 1760.

      *Owen Carpenter married Sarah Smith, sister of Nathan.

      Early Census Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi

      In the 1816 Census of Lawrence County the following Smith heads of household appear: Ezekiel, Francis, Henry, Levi, Nathan, Philip, Stephen, Stephen W., and William. In the 1820 Census for Mississippi taken from 1820 Census of Mississippi, by McElliney and Thomas, published 1964 by Willie Publishing Co., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the following Smiths appear in Lawrence County:

      Page 97
      1. Stephen Smith over age 45, 4 children over 10, 6 children under 10. Situated between Wm. Palmer & Thomas Jones. Others: John Hart, Ann Sellers, John F. Moore, Simon Burney.

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      2. Andrew Smith age 16 to 26, 1 child over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Aaron Savel & Greenberry Cook. Others: James Savel, Joel Harvey, Sr., Solomon Carpenter.
      3. Isham Smith, Jr. age 16 to 26, 1 child over 10, 5 children under 10. Situated between Greenberry Cook & Solomon Carpenter. Others: Levy Banks, William Varnell, Elijah Sullivan.

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      4. Isaac Smith over age 45, 8 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Nathan Canada & Lot Smith. Others: John Owen, Sr. & Jr., William Carpenter, William Jenkins.
      5. Lott Smith age 16 to 26, no children. Situated betweeen Isaac Smith & Jacob Kees. Others: Solomon & Ezekiel Budwell, Asa Cothern, Dempsey White.

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      6. Eli Smith age 16 to 26, 2 children over 10, 4 children under 10. Situated between Henry Furr & John Cagle. Others: Jeremiah Walker, John Pierce, Jacob Furr, William Carpenter.
      7. Robert Smith age 16 to 26, no wife or children. Situated between Thomas Miles & W. D. Hathorn. Others: David Hubert & Jesse Winborn.

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      8. Francis Smith age 16 to 26, 2 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Francis Tillman & Wm. Eakins. Others: Joseph Night, Wm. Beard, Joseph McCuller.
      9. John Smith age 26 to 45, 1 child over 10, 1 child under 10. Situated between Reuben Leach & Christopher Dyess. Others: Joshua Mullen, John Douglass Sr. & Jr.

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      10. Nathan Smith age 26 to 45, 3 children under 10. Situated between James Bullin & Randolph Price. Others: Wm., John Sr., & Jr. Steward, Wiley Miles, Isaac Ingram.

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      11. Reuben Smith age 16 to 26, no wife or children. Situated between James Gideon & Baker Larkin. Others: M. D. Kennon, Joseph Caldwell, Harmon Runnels.

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      12. Isaiah Smith* over age 45, 2 children over 10, 4 children under 10. Situated between Abraham Perkins & Page 106
      13. Joseph C. Smith age 26 to 45, 1 child over 10, 3 children under 10. Situated between David Cook & James Minegord (Minyard?). Others: John Sutton, John Gill, William Morris.
      Bartholomew Longino. Others: John Ferril, John J. Mickel, James Stingler, Nath'l Steen.
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      *"October 4, 1843, died in Lawrence co., the 8th, Wm. Mallett, Sen. & Isaiah Smith, Sen., two of the oldest & most respected citizens of the county. They were both Revolutionary Soldiers." [Reference: Marriage and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers, Vol. 2, 1801 - 1850, complied by Betty Cook Wiltshire, page 68]

      14. Wilmot Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between Arthur Tomlinson & Wm. Tolar. Others: George Stigler, Frederick Holt, Wm. Mallett, Jesse Wilson.


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      15. Levi Smith over age 45, 4 children over 10, 3 children under 10. Situated between Wm. Jenkins & Levi Glawlock. Others: Greenberry Jordon, Jeremiah? (Jedediah) Chandler, Anthony Hutchens.

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      16. James Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between Luke Butler & Phillip Smith. Others: David Slaughter, William Lewis, Christian Furr.
      17. Phillip Smith age 26 to 45, 2 children under 10. Situated between James Smith & Richard Slaughter. Others: Walter, William, John, & Robert Slaughter.
      18. William Smith age 26 to 45, 3 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Matthew Trayler & Wiley Ledbetter. Others: Henry Taylor, Merrit Flippen, Alexander Stringer.


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      19. John Smith over age 45, 2 or 3 children over 10, 2 children under 10. Situated between Robert Rody & Williams Pickens. Others: Zedd Pepper, David Lankford, William Anderson, James Bullock.

      Oddly enough, Old Isham Smith does not appear in any of the State and Federal Censuses but does appear in the Lawrence County Tax Lists. In 1821, Isham Smith, Sr. is listed next to Stephen Smith, Sr. and in 1822, William "One Hand" Smith is listed next to Isham, Sr. (refer to lawsuit "William Wooten, Complainant vs. Stephen Smith, Defendant", William "One Hand" Smith where William "One Hand" refers to Isham, Sr. as his uncle). In 1831, both Stephen and Isham, Sr. are living in Bahala. In the 1833 and 1834 Lawrence County Tax Lists, Isham is living in Bogue Chitto. On an interesting note, Isham Smith is never listed as a head of household in the federal censuses for Lawrence County, Mississippi. Most Smith researchers believe that Isham lived with one of his children and never owned land in Mississippi.

      Smith Pioneers of Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Mississippi

      It appears that after researching the Smith families of Lawrence and Franklin Counties, that there may have been four Smith brothers, Isham, Everitt, Stephen, and Nicholas who all migrated to Mississippi prior to 1820. There was also an old Isaiah Smith, a revolutionary soldier who is thought to be closely related to the four Smiths mentioned abov
      Old Everitt/Averitt was born 1750 to 1751. He died 21 April 1822, at the Fair River Community (buried at Smith Cemetery, Lincoln County). Everitt
      Smith was listed in the 1790 Census in Fayette District, Moore County, North
      Carolina. He married Eliza Furr, daughter of Henry and Rachel Furr. Eliza Furr Smith was born 1758; she died in 1827. Everitt/Averitt Smith left at least two sons Isaac Smith and William "One Hand" Smith and a daughter that married a Sheffield. Isaac Smith was born about 1772. He married his cousin Eliza Furr, daughter of Leonard Furr and Elizabeth Statts. Leonard Furr was the brother of Eliza Furr, Isaac's mother, both children of Henry Furr born about 1717 in Germany. Isaac and Eliza's sons were named Isham, Everett, William, Lot, Martin, and Leonard.
      William "One Hand" Smith, another son of old Everitt, was born 30 April 1775; he died 14 April 1866. William "One Hand married Amanda _____. Amanda was born 16 April 1777, Moore County, North Carolina; she died 24 July 1853, Lawrence County, Mississippi. They had sons named Hamilton, William M., Stephen J., and Isaac. [Reference: Smith Cemetery, Mississippi Cemetery Bible Records, Volume IV, page 158, Mississippi Genealogical Society].

      In the Bogue Chitto community, Lawrence County, old Stephen Smith died about 1846. He married first Jemima ____, and second Elizabeth _____. Stephen Smith, Sr. left slave deed records that identified his sons as Nathan, Nicholas, Isham, and James A. Smith Old Stephen had two daughters that have been identified as Jemima who married Thomas C. Smith (a distant cousin?) 2 November 1837, Lawrence County, and Nancy who married Perry Kees. Stephen's son Isham married Sarah Holcomb, a daughter of Archibald Holcombe. It is interesting to note that Nicholas Smith's (possible brother of Stephen and old Isham) son Stephen married Nancy Holcomb, another daughter of Archibald Holcomb.
      In Rankin County, Volumes 6 (1840-1842) and 7, (1842-1844), the following records can be found concerning Archibald Holcomb and his daughters Sarah and Nancy:

      Volume 6, page 344 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 18 May 1841.

      Volume 6, page 451 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 8 March 1842.

      Volume 7, page 382 - Archibald Holcomb to Sarah Smith, all in Rankin, in love and affection to daughter Sarah Smith, wife of Isham Smith, gave her a negro named Simon, called Si. November 1843.

      Volume 7, page 410 - Archibald Holcomb to Nancy Smith, natural love and affection to daughter Nancy Smith, wife of Stephen Smith, all of Rankin, gave a female Negro named Pherely 15 November 1843."

      Page 410 - Isaiah and Elizabeth Holcomb to Stephen Smith, land.

      Old Isham Smith and his Possible Children

      Family tradition states that old Isham Smith married Sarah Harbin and, to support this theory, the descendants of Isham Anderson Smith who married Elizabeth Kees and thought to be a child of old Isham named his first child Harbin. Isham Smith, Sr. died after 1840 as he is listed in the 1840 Lawrence County Tax List. In 1787, Isham Smith is listed in the State Census of Montgomery County, North Carolina, and in 1790, he is listed in the Federal Census of Montgomery County with one male over age 16, two males under age 16, and six females. He is located near Nathan Smith who, in his household, had two males over age 16, three males under age 16, and six females. In 1800, only one Isham Smith is listed in North Carolina in Chatham County which adjoins Montgomery County. Soon after the turn of the century, Isham is found in Franklin County, Georgia. Isham can be found in the following Franklin County, Georgia land and tax records that Dr. Harold Graham of Belle Chasse, Louisiana was kind enough to share with me as shown below:

      Deed Book RR, page 38, deed dated 18 April 1804, rec. 7 June 1808, from Lewis Dickerson (x) of Franklin Co. to Isham Smith of same. In consideration of $1,065, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell, and by him conveyed to Thomas Warren, who conveyed it to John Parker, and conveyed by Parker to said Dickerson, adj. Hableton. Wit: John Duglas (x), Caleb Griffith. Sworn to Duglas before Jno. Collins, J. P. 21 May 1808.


      Deed Book T, page 94, Tax Collector's Deed dated Franklin County 30 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Zebediah Payne, Tax Collector of Franklin County to Lewis Moulder. In consideration of $6.00, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on the Indian boundary and Hudson River, adj. Thomas Warren, granted to Thomas Warren. Said land was found in arrears for taxes up to 1804, as returned by Isham Smith, and was sold at auction to said Moulder 4 May 1805. Wit: M. H. Payne, Nath'l Payne. Sworn to be Macksfield Henslee Payne before W. F. Bagwell, J. P. 17 October 1810.

      Deed Book T, page 95, Deed dated Franklin County 31 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Lewis Moulder of Franklin County to John C. Aberhold of Pendleton District, South Carolina. In consideration of $775.75, conveys a tract in Franklin Co. on Hudson River and the Indian Boundary, granted to Thomas Warren, and sold for taxes as the property of Isham Smith. Wit: Robert Mitchell, Jesse Thrasher (x). Sworn to by Thrasher before W. F. Bagwell, J. P.
      9 October 1810.

      Deed Book HH, page 154-155, Deed dated 21 July 1810, recorded 10 October 1817, from Isom Smith (x) of Franklin County to Isaac Smith of same. in consideration of $1,100, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell and conveyed to John Parker, who conveyed it to Lewis Dickerson, and conveyed by him to said Isom Smith, adj. Hambleton. Wit: Starling Strange, Adam Shefield (x). Sworn to by Strange before John Mayes, J. P. 30 August 1817.

      Children of Old Isham Smith were thought to have been Isham Anderson Smith born about 1794, married Elizabeth Kees; John Smith born about 1797, married 1) Frances Maxwell, 2) Jemima Hollingsworth, and 3) Eliza Jane Graves; Elizabeth Smith married Levi Netherland 3 August 1811, Franklin County, Mississippi (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Jemima Smith married Henry Maxwell 17 May 1819, Lawrence County, Mississippi; and our Stepehn Smith born about 1803, married Mary Newton 8 Mary 1822, Lawrence County (Levi Netherland was the bondsman). Another possible child or brother to old Isham Smith was Captain William Smith who married Delilah Kees. The information provided below was supplied Dr. Harold Graham, Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
      Isham Anderson Smith married Elizabeth Kees 24 June 1812, Marion County, Mississippi. Isham Jr. was born about 1794 in North Carolina. He moved to Copiah County, Mississippi, later to Smith County, and finally settled in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Isham Smith, Jr.'s children's names were Harbin born about 1813, who married Mary Ann Corley; Mary Ann "Polly" born 13 August 1816, who married Samuel Beckton Mullin; William Henderson born 1 November 1823, who married Mary Cook; Belinda born about 1825, married William Columbus Merchant; Isham Anderson born 2 August 1826, who married Lucy Stubbs; Isaac Addison; Elizabeth born about 1830, married Columbus Dunn; Hiram married Martha Copeland; Sarah who may have married a Bass; Stephen N. Smith born 1832, married Celia Smith, daughter of Willis Smith and Pinkey Foster; and Maranda born 14 February 1834, married Pleasant Smith. Another link connecting Isham Anderson Smith and Stephen Smiht is that Benjamin Wade Smith, oldest son of Stephen Smith and Mary Newton, named one of his sons Stephen Henderson Smith.
      John Smith born about 1797, in North Carolina, died 1881, Macedonia community in Newton County, Mississippi. John married three times and had children with each wife. John married first in 1816, Frances Maxwell who was the daughter of Thomas Maxwell, Jr. and Adulla Henry and, sister of Henry Maxwell who married John's sister Jemima Smith. Their known children were: Lina Carolina who married Samuel H. Hollingsworth; Jemima married Robert S. Hollingsworth; Benton; Cinderella married first Owen Pinson, second Robert S. Hollingsworth; Jeremiah married Sarah ___; Joshua born about 1834; Reuben Anderson born 15 March 1835, married 1) Narcissa Ann Stephens and 2) Lillie Carey; Isham born about 1838; and Mary born about 1840. Isaac born about 1842, could have been the child of either Frances Maxwell or John's second wife Jemima Hollingsworth. John and Jemima's children included: Bailey born about 1844, married Rachel Bounds; Huldy E. born 24 August 1846, married Thomas Everett; Jane born about 1848; and James born about 1849. John Smith's third wife was Eliza Jane Graves who in the 1860 Newton County Census is listed as being 28 years old (John is 63 years of age). Their known children were Sarah Cecelia born about 1853; Andrew Jackson born about 1857, married Amanda Sue Fields; and Elizabeth born about 1858.
      Other possible children of old Isham were: Jemima Smith who married Henry Maxwell 27 May 1819 (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Elizabeth Smith who married Levi Netherland, Sr.; and my Stephen Smith who married Mary Newton. The probability that Stephen Smith was the son of Old Isham is further strengthened by the transcript of the court case of "William WOOTEN, Complainant, vs. Stephen SMITH, Defendant". Two of Stephen Smith's son-in-laws, G. W. Phillips and Thomas D. Black, are both questioned during the case. The case involves a slave named Buck who was able to save enough money to buy his freedom from Stephen Smith in about 1841. He had originally been owned by old Isham Smith. Isham, Sr. sold Buck to Stephen Smith in about 1835. Buck had attempted to buy a mulatto slave girl named Rachel from James Case. Rachel and Buck were trying to leave the south when Rachel was arrested and held in a Vicksburg jail. Buck had his freedom papers which saved him from going to jail with Rachel. Buck returned to Bahala and contacted James Case in an effort to get Rachel out of jail. James Case informed Buck that when he had sold Rachel to Buck that Rachel had then become the property of Stephen Smith and that Buck needed to enlist Stephen Smith's help. Buck told Case that under no circumstances would he go to Stephen Smith. Smith learned of Rachel's arraignment, and with his son-in-law, George Washington Phillips, had her released. Case determined that Buck had disappeared and that the girl Rachel was his property if Buck could not take care of her. Case then sold Rachel to William Wooten. Jeptha Furr interceded and stated that if Rachel were turned over to Wooten, something terrible would happen to her. Smith hid the girl from Wooten and Wooten then brought a law suit against Smith. William "One Hand" Smith (son of old Everitt Smith) and William's son Hamilton testified for Stephen Smith. During the interrogation, William "One Hand" Smith stated that his Uncle Isham had originally owned Buck and had sold Buck to Stephen.

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