- b March 16, 1764 d July 16 1841 Ware, GA m
1. Mary Townsend Platt b Jan 2 1766
William b 1789 Homerville GA m Mary Ann Baxter
Martha Smith m Henry Dias
Nancy SMith m John Williams
Eleonor Smith m James Jones
John M Smith b Dec 22 1802 m Cassie Sirmans
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.
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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
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