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  • Name William Smith 
    Born 1 Mar 1765  Georgia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # Note that this person, William Smith, was originally listed as DAR Ancestor A106077, but is now listed as requires proof of lineage "SERVICE IS BASED ON A LAND GRANT THAT WAS NOT FOR MILITARY SERVICE"https://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A106077 
    Died 16 Jul 1841  Ware,Bacon County,Georgia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Arabia Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I477  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith Branch: William Smith b 1765 GA m Mary Platt 2 John 3 David (Kit# 6818****/ ), Smith Branch: William Smith Sr b c 1760 GA? NC? m Mary Townsend 2 William 3 James M (Kit# 1866****/ ), Smith Branch: William Smith b 1765 GA m Mary Platt 2 William S Smith m Mary Baxter 3 William A Mobley (Kit# 9542****/ ), Smith Branch: William Smith b 1765 m Mary T Platt 2. Wiliam S 3. Eleanor Smith Hodges (Kit# 3417****/ )
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    Father James Madison Smith 
    Mother Sarah Hicks 
    Family ID F834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Townsend Platt,   b. 1766,   d. 1807, Ludowici,Long County,Georgia,USA` Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Census (Family) 1830  Ware County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1840  District 586, Ware, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William S Smith,   b. 1789, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Long County,Georgia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Martha Smith,   b. 1793, Liberty County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Sanderson,Baker County,Florida,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Eleonor Smith
    +4. Nancy Smith,   b. 1798
    +5. John M Smith,   b. 22 Dec 1802,   d. 8 Jun 1867, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
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    Descendant of William Smith b 1765 GA m Mary Platt
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 Help 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Benita Stephens,   b. 1776, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Census (Family) 1850  Division 89, Ware, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Smith,   b. 14 Dec 1809,   d. 6 Sep 1878, Lakeland,Lanier County,Georgia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Rebecca Smith,   b. Nov 1811,   d. 20 Dec 1852  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +3. Manning Smith,   b. Aug 1815, Liberty County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Hernando County,Florida,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +4. Jesse Smith,   b. 25 Aug 1820,   d. 1884, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1823, Ware County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1866, Coffee County,Georgia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Fannie Smith,   b. 1815,   d. 1840  (Age 25 years)
     7. James Madison Smith,   b. 1830,   d. 1880  (Age 50 years)
     8. Naomi Smith,   b. 1832
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2022 Help 
    Family ID F17341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1765 - Georgia,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m under 5 1 m 5-10 1 m 10-15 1 m 60-70 1 f 5-10 2 f 15-20 1 f 40-50 - 1830 - Ware County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m 10-15 1 m 15-20 1 m 60-70 1 f 5-10 1 f 10-15 1 f 15-20 1 f 50-60 - 1840 - District 586, Ware, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 1841 - Ware,Bacon County,Georgia,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arabia Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Benita Smith 74 James 21 Sytha 12 ************* Next door ********* William Smith 52 Elizabeth 40 Isaac 18 Jane 15 Jackson 11 Mitchell 11 Martha 8 Saciety 6 Rowan 3 - 1850 - Division 89, Ware, GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith
    History of Clinch County Georgia-Old Families of Clinch County

  • Notes 
    • b March 16, 1764 d July 16 1841 Ware, GA m

      1. Mary Townsend Platt b Jan 2 1766

      Children:

      Sarah

      William b 1789 Homerville GA m Mary Ann Baxter

      Martha Smith m Henry Dias

      Israel Smith

      Nancy SMith m John Williams

      Eleonor Smith m James Jones

      John M Smith b Dec 22 1802 m Cassie Sirmans

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      2nd wife Benita Stephens m William Smith 1806 Tattnall, GA

      James Madison Smith

      Naomi Smith m Thaddeus SEARS

      Plllie Mary Smith m Newson Corbitt

      Rebecca Smith m Joseph SIRMANS

      Fannie Smith m Martin Corbitt

      Manning Smith m Elizabeth Tomlinson

      Jesse Smith Aug 25 1820 m Nancy Tomlinson

      Elizabeth Smith m Rowan Pafford

      From History of Clinch County, GA The first settlers in what is now Clinch County, that any authenticity can be vouched for, settled in the Mud Creek district, then a part of Irwin County, in December 1822. They were John, William and Moses Tomlinson, brothers: Josiah Sirmans, Sr and his sons and David Johnson. William Smith, a pioneer minister of the Primitive Baptist Church, also settled here about the same time, settling on Red Bluff Creek, then in Appling County. Very soon the Newberns, O'Streens and Paffords settled here. Within a few years came John Bennett, Benjamin Cornelius, Jeremiah Chancy, Lawrence Smith and Samuel Register.
      ....About the next settler to come here was William Smith. He was born about 1763 and was a minister of the Primitive Baptist Church. He came here about 1823 and settled on Red Bluff Creek, where S A Lastinger now lives in this county. He lived here until his death, about 1845. He was buried at Arabia Church. He was married twice, and among his wons were John, Jesse, James M and Manning Smith.

      *****Just to keep these other smiths separate

      Another old settler was Lawrence Smith who came from South Carolina and settled in this section about 1825. He was married twice and among his sons were John, James C, David D,Wiliam E, Elbert M T and Frank Smith, the latter being a half brother to the others. Lawrence Smith died in this county in 1859 and is buried on his old home place near Antioch Church.

      Abraham E Smith, a native of Barnwell District, South Carolina, came here and settled on the adjoining lot of land to Homerville in 1848. He sold it in 1866 and moved to a place about three miles from town, where he lived until his death in 1898. He was acompanied here by his brothers John, Kit and Christopher J Smith, the latter being known as Jackson Smith

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      Another branch of the SMith family in Clinch County is that of the descendants of William Smith, who settled on Red Bluff Creek in 1822. He brought with him a big stock of cattle and began farming. He was born about 1765 and his first wife was a Miss Platt. Their children were William S Smith, who lived in Liberty County; Martha, who married Henry Dias, Elinor who married James Jones, Nancy who married John Williams SR and John Smith who married Cassie Sirmans. After his first wife's death, Mr Smith married Miss Neter Stephens, and by this marriage were born Manning, Jesse, James M, Rebecca, who married Joseph Sirmans, Pollie who married Newsom Corbitt, Elizabeth who married Rowan Pafford, Naomi who married Thaddeus Sears and Fannie who married Martin Corbitt, Sr.

      William Smith was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a minister of that faith. He was elected justice of the peace of the 586th district in 1830 and in 1833. He died about 1845 and was buried at Arabia Church, which he helped to esablish.....

      John SMith, son of William Smith was born December 22d 1802. He married Cassie, daughter of Hon Benjamin Sirmans and by her had eleven children: Martha, who married J W Swain, William S, Lavinia who married James Lee, Rachael, who married John C Sirmans, John W Smith, Sirmans S Smith, Charlton H Smith, Nancy who married S G Saunders, General J Smith, Herschel B Smith and David J Smith . John Smith lived in the Mud Creek district and died June 8th 1867. He is buried at Arabia Church.

      Jesse Smith, another son of William Smith wsa born August 25, 1820 on Red Bluff creek. He was in the Indian war of 1836-38 and soon afterwards married Miss Nancy Tomlinson, daughter of Moses TomlinsonSr by whom he had five children: Sherod Smith, Cicero, John L, Fannie C who married Henry C Moore, first, later John C Jones, Matilda Smith and Nancy who marreid J S Mattox. Mr Smith served as representative and as sheiff of Clinch County. He died in 1880 and is buried at the old Red Bluff Church in Clinch County.

      James Madison Smith, another son of William Smith, was born about 1830 in what is now Clinch County. He lived here all his life. He lived to be about 60 years of age.

      Rebecca, daughter of William Smith, married Hon Joseph Sirmans. ...

      Manning Smith was another son of William Smith and was born about 1815. He was commissioned a justice of the Inferior Court of Ware County in 1845 and held the same position in Cloinch. He married Miss Elizabeth Tomlinson, daughter of Moses Tomlinson Sr and had several children, amongh whom were Moses, Lewis, Elijah, Neter and Sarah Smith


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