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                              EDWARD SMITH (d.1772) OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY,

                                           VIRGINIA: AND SOME DESCENDANTS

                                                    By Nadia Rae Venable Calvert

 

3/25/05

 

            The probable mother of Edward2 Smith who died between 28 March and 27 April 1772 in Brunswick County, VA, was Elizabeth Smith Blayton, who died on 5 June 1766 in Brunswick County, VA, and who mentioned her sons, William and Edward Smith in her Will recorded on 26 January 1767 in Brunswick County.  The Will reads as follows:

           

            "In the name of God, Amen, the 5 day of June 1766

Being sick in body but of good and sound memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this Transitory life and that all Flesh must yield to Death -- when it shall be pleased God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and disannulling by these presents all and every testament or testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this is to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other and first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desire forgiveness for the same.  I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my Body at a general day of the Resurrection shall live again with joy and through the merits of Christ['s] death and passion possess and inherrit [sic] the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen and my Body to be Buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors herein after named to appoint and now for the settling of my Temporary Estate and such goods, chattels and debts as it hath pleased God far above my desserts to bestow upon me I order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say, first, I will that all these & Dues as I own[owe] in Right and Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter named.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, William Smith, one mare and colt, one feather bed and bedstead.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Edward Smith, all the remaining part of my estate, real and personal, and I do hereby appoint my son, Edward Smith, my whole Executor of my whole estate.

Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of June 1766.

                                                                                                                           her

Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of:                                                    Elizabeth X Blayton

William Vaughan                                                                                                    mark

            her

Sarah    X Smith

            mark

                 her

Elizabeth X Smith

                mark

 

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th day of January 1767, this Will was presented in Court, sworn to by Edward Smith, the Executor therein named and was proved by the oaths of William Vaughan, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Smith, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of the said Executor certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, he having with Henry Cook and Richard Smith, his securities, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds with condition according to law.

                                                            Teste:        N. Edwards J. D.L.S”.[1]

Edward Smith of Sussex County, VA, bought land from Thomas Harrison of Brunswick County, Parish of St. Andrews, on 25 February 1765 for 150 pounds, located on the south side of Three Creeks and adjoining William Adams' line, John Maclin, and John Willis.[2] 

 

Probably William Smith was the elder son and had been left property in his father's Will.  His mother, Elizabeth, had married a Blayton after her first husband's death, and left most of her property to her second son, Edward, making him the Executor of her Will.

 

Children of Elizabeth (Blayton) and her first husband, Edward1 Smith:

   2 i     William2 Smith

+ 3 ii    Edward2 Smith

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EDWARD2 SMITH (d.1772)

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            2.  Edward2 Smith, son of Elizabeth (Blayton) and Edward1 Smith married (1) wife's name unknown; and married (2) Tabitha (last name unknown).  Edward Smith and wife deeded land to Henry Cocke in Surry County between 1769 and 1772.[3] 

 

Edward2 Smith died between 28 March 1772 when he executed his Will and 27 April 1772 when his Will was probated in Brunswick County court.  [Underlining added]

 

            "IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.  I, Edward Smith, of the County of Brunswick, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to-wit:

            I desire that my body may be decently buried.

            IMPRIMIS.  I lend unto my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, during her natural life the following Negroes viz.:  one wench, Sarah, one named Calo, one named Buck, one girl named Nan, one girl named Amy, one boy named Simon, six cows and the best steer, three sows and fifteen best shoats, likewise, my corn, wheat, four feather beds with furniture with all my household furniture whatsoever with my plow and other utensils for husbandry, also my horse, mare, new colt and, after her death, to be equally divided between my children:  Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah.

            ITEM, I give to my daughter, Mary Moore, five shillings to be paid immediately after my death.

            ITEM, I leave to my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, the plantation whereon I now live and, after her death, to be divided between my three sons, Richard, Benjamin, and Edward, equally.  I desire that Frank, Lewis, Peter, and Phil and all my other Estate not heretofore disposed of may immediately be sold at publick sale and the money rising therefrom after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, to be equally divided among my aforesaid children, Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah.

            I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving wife, Tabitha Smith, and my sons, Richard and Benjamin Smith, executors of this, my last Will and Testament.

            IN WITNESS whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty-eighth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.

            Signed, sealed and

            Delivered in presence of                            Edward Smith (LS)

            William Price

            William Harrison

            John Maclin, Junior

            Joseph [his X] Tompkins

             mark]

 

            At a Court held for Brunswick County the 27th day of April 1772

            This Will was presented in Court by Tabitha Smith and Benjamin Smith, two of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of William Price, William Harrison, and John Maclin, Jnr., three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said Executors who together with William Harrison and Nathaniel Malone, their sureties, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand pounds with condition as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, and liberty is extended the other Executor therein named to join in the probate thereof when he shall think proper.

                                                                                                Test.

                                                                                                            P. Pelham, Jr., Clk.

(Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA, Brunswick County Will Book, pp. 115-116)

 

On the Greensville County, VA, census for 1782, were the following SMITHS:

            Tabitha Smith    7 whites, 10 blacks

            David     "                     7   "          10  "

            Joel         "                    5   "           7     "

            William  "                      3   "          10   "

            Aaron    "                       7   "           1   "

 

The following Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith was filed with the Court on 29 March 1786:

                                                                                                [pounds-shillings-pence]

1 Colt & Sorrel horse                                                      13         10         0

1 bay mare & Cow & Calf                                                            4         -          -

2 Steers & 7 Cows                                                                     13         5         -

5 Yearlings & 4 Sows & 3 Pigs                                       6         10         -

1 Sow & piggs & 4 Barrows                                                        2         10         -

22 Shoats @ 3/6                                                                        3         17         -

2 Sheep & 4 ewes                                                                      1         2         6

1 old Ax, 1 grubbing hoe & 1 pr wedges                             -         6         2

1 Adds & handsaw, 2 augers & Drawing knife                     -         6         -

a parcel of old Lumber                                                      -         2         6

a parcel of old hoes                                                                     -         11         3

1 Pot rack                                                                                   -           7        6

1 spit & pestle & old pan                                                             -           4        9

1 hammer & old Stulyards                                                           -           2        6

1 grindstone, 3 Potts, 1 pr tongs & 1 Skillet & pan                        18         6

Some Barrels                                                                              -           8        -

some meal [?meat?]                                                                  3           -         -

To 2 punch bowls & 1 Tumbler, 5 Coffee cups &

            Salt Seller                                                                     -          8         3

To 6 chairs, box iron & heaters, one Desk                                    1          6         6

To 2 old Chests 6/3, 1 table 2/6, some pots

            with hogs lard and butter 14/4                            1          3         1

To some knives & forks 3/, some old books

            3/6, 1 old Safe 3/9                                                          -          10         3

1 Old gun 10/1, 2 old Candle sticks & Slate 1/3                -          11         3

1 Saddle and bridle 17/6, 1 womans Saddle

            30/ some cotton 16/                                                       3         3         6

some old lumber 2/6, some warming Cloaths

            20/, some Pewter & Spice morter 22/6                 2          5         -

some old sifters 1/8, 2 Spinning wheels &

            Cards 15/, old wheel 2/6                                     -          19         2

1 old tub & old baskets 2/, water pails &

            tub 6/, 1 loom 12/6                                                         1         -          6

2 plow hoes & plows 6/, some corn  Ł5/,

            1 bed & furniture Ł8                                                        13         6         -

1 bed Ł6, 1 ditto Ł4, 1 ditto Ł5                                         15         -          -

1 wench Sarah Ł30, 1 ditto Kate Ł80,

            1 ditto Ł70                                                                     180       -          -

1 boy Frank Ł55, 1 ditto Peter Ł45,

            1 ditto Lewis Ł42 - 10                                         142       10         -

1 girl named Nan Ł45, 1 ditto named Phil

             Ł25, 1 ditto Amey Ł20                                       90        -          -

26 geese 32/6, some leather 22/6                                                  2  -     15                                                                                                                            Ł 505  -       5 -       2

 

Benjamin Smith, Executor

 

Brunswick County Court the 27th of March 1786.

This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith dec'd was returned by Benjamin Smith, his Executor, and Ordered to be Recorded.

Exor.Teste.

(Brunswick County Will Book (for 1786) ,  pp. 167-168)

 

Children of Edward2 Smith and first wife (name unknown):

   4   i     Mary3 Smith married a Moore

   5   ii    Richard3 Smith

 

Children of Tabitha and Edward2 Smith:

   6  iii    Benjamin3 Smith

   7  iv    Elizabeth3 Smith married (1) Thomas Denton; (2) James Baker

   8  v     Sarah3 Smith

   9  vi    Rebecca3 Smith

  10 vii    Lucy3 Smith b.ca.1766 married John Maholland (b.10 Apr.1752 in Elizabeth City,                          VA)[4] Dec. 1785

  11 viii Tabitha3 Smith

+12 ix   Edward3 Smith (ca.1758-1808)

+13 x    Hannah3 Smith (1760-1838).[5]

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EDWARD3 SMITH (ca. 1755-1808)

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            12.  Edward3 Smith, son of Tabitha and Edward2 Smith (Edward1), died in 1808 in Greensville County, VA.  

 

On 24 May 1773, Edward Smith was one of the parishioners of St. Andrews Parish who signed a document regarding the duties of the vestry, constituting a record of the heads of households in Brunswick County, Virginia.[6]

           

Edward Smith was listed as Head of Family in the Sussex County census in 1782 with 5 whites including one white male over 21, one slave over 16, total 3 slaves, 3 horses and 2 head of cattle.[7]

 

Edward married Nancy Clark about 1785.  On the 1800 Greensville County, VA, tax list was:

                        Smith, Edward, 3 whites and 1 slave over 16.[8]

 

Greensville County, where Edward Smith died in 1808, was organized in 1780 from part of Sussex and Brunswick counties.

 

Edward Smith witnessed the Will of Henry Wyche on 20 July 1803 in Greensville County, along with William Walker and Foster Cook,[9] who four years later witnessed Edward's Will.  Henry Wyche's Will was probated in April Court, 1806.[10]  Edward Smith received a patent for four acres adjoining John Robinson and Charles Dillihay on 9 October 1805.[11]

 

Last Will and Testament of Edward Smith

 

"In the name of God, amen.  I, Edward Smith, of Greensville County and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to-wit:  I desire that my body may be decently buried but very plain.

 

Item.  I desire that all the land that came by my beloved wife lying in the County of Northampton, North Carolina, should be sold and all  my just debts paid out of the same.

Item.  I lend unto my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, during her widowhood the following Negroes, viz:  Molly, Ellie, Violet, Esther, and Clairy, also all my stock of cattle, one mare named Doll, one colt named Babreeze, all my hogs, also all my crop of corn, wheat, oats, and tobacco; also all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils; also I lend to my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, the plantation whereon I now live during her natural life and after her death, I desire the said plantation be sold and equally divided between all my children.

 

Item.  I give unto my son, Byrd C. Smith, one sorrel filly, to him, and his heirs forever.

 

Item.  I give to my daughter, Angelina Smith, one bay filly, to her and her heirs forever.

 

Item.  It is further my will and desire that Patsy, Edwin, James, Edward Watkins, Benjamin, Hartwell,  and Sary Ann Smith should have a horse or money equal to Byrd and Angelina when they arrive to lawful age or marry.  And it is further my desire that if my beloved wife marrys [sic] that all my Estate of Negroes, stock, household and kitchen furniture be equally divided between all my children, Byrd, Angelina, Patsy, Edwin, James, Edward, Benjamin, Hartwell, and Sary Ann Smith, to them, their heirs and assigns forever.

 

And, lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, executrix and my son, Byrd Smith, and my friend, James C. Fonnell, executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all others.

 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of December 1800 & Seven.

                                                                                                              Edward Smith

Signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of

us,

Foster Cook

James C. Fennell

E. H. Wyche

Thomas Dillehay

 

Greensville County, December Court 1808.  This Will was proved according to law by the oaths of James C. Fennell, Henry Wyche, and Thomas Dillehay, witnesses thereto as the law directs and Nancy Smith, together with Foster Cook and Henry Wyche, her securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate was granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

                                                            Teste:       E. Mason, C.G.C.[12]

 

An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith, deceased, was filed with the Greensville County Clerk in March, 1809, and ordered to be recorded. 

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith, Deceased,

Taken on the 7th day of March 1809:

                                                                                                                 Pounds  Shillings Pence

Molly Ł70 - Alex Ł90 - Vilet Ł80 - Esther Ł60                                            300       -           -

Clary Ł30 - 5 Beds and furniture Ł45 - 1 bay mare Ł21                               96         -           -

1 sorrel colt Ł21 - Bay Filly         Ł9 - 2 sows and 10 Shoats  Ł8                38         -           -

1 sow nine pigs and 14 shoats Ł9-8  - 4 cows and calves  Ł12       21         -           -

1 cow and yearling Ł3-15   - 1 heifer Ł2-10  - 1 Bull Ł2-2                  8        7          -

3 grubbing hoes 12/, 7 weeding hoes & 3 hilbing [?] hoes Ł1-1                     1      13           -

3 plowing hoes & 1 half shear 15/   - 1 cutter 3/ - 2 scythe 6/                       1        4         -

1 pr .iron wedges 5/ - 2 augers 3 chisels and 1 gauge 7/                   -        12         -

1 hammer 1 handsaw cross howell jointer and drawing                                 -        19         6

2 bells 4/ - 7 cart wheel boxes 3/ - 1 saddle and 2 bridles Ł1-10        1       17         -

2 pr. hames and 2 collars 4/1 - Pr.traces 9/1 - 7 cider casks  Ł1-1    1       14         -

1 grind stone - 5/ - 5 old barrels and 2 rundlets 9/                             -        14         -

3 potts and hooks 19/ - 1 D oven 7/6 - Knives and forks 3/                1         9        6

1 sifter search and tray 6/9 - 1 frying pan and hoe 3/                                     -         9        9

2 butter potts 6/ and 2 jugs 4/6 - 1 skillet and tea kettle 9/                 -       16         6

5 axes 15/ - 1 pair of stealyards Ł1-7-6                                                        2        2        6

3 spinning wheels and 3 p cards Ł1-16  -- 1 loom & gear Ł2-8                        4        4        -

1 tub 2 pails and 1 pine table 6/  -- 1 rawhide 6/                                            -       12         -

1 pr cart wheels 48/ -- 2 piggins and noggin 3/                                             2       11         -

parcel of pewter and earthen ware 24/ -- 2 tables 36/ --1 buffet 60/     6          -        -

3 chests 42/ -  a parcel books 52/6 -- 2 coffee mills 6/ -- 2 guns 42/               7          2       6

3 Reep hooks 4/6 -  1 slate 1/6 -- 1 pr flat irons 6/ -- 10 chairs 20/     1       12        -

1 candle stick /9 -- 2 dozen silver spoons 27/                                              1          7       9

a parcel of corn p barrel 7/6 -- parcel of fodder pc 3/ -- parcel oats

            1/6 -- parcel bacon pc/6 -- 1 Flax wheel 6/6 -- 1 side of                 

            leather 15/  -- 1 skin 12/                                                                 1       13        -

1 Riding Chair                                                                                           1       10         -

 

Agreeable to an Order of the Worshipful Court                    Nancy Smith, Executrix

of Greensville County, we have proceeded to                      Foster Cook, Senr

appraise the Estate of Edward Smith, Dec'd                       Foster Cook, Jr.

as above.                                                                                    Henry Wyche.

 

Returned into Greensville County Court, March, 1809, and ordered to be Recorded.

                                                            Teste:      E. Maxon, C. Cy C.[13]

 

The 1830 Greensville County, VA, census lists:

            Nancy Smith

                        Free white males 16 or under:   one

                            "                          18-28         two

                            "                          under 45    two

                        Free white females 11 or under one

                          "                            11-16           one

                          "                              16-25      two

                          "                          under 45     two

                          "                          45 & over    one

 

Nancy Smith died in Greensville County, VA, between 12 June 1832 when she executed her Will and 3 September 1832, the date her Will was probated in Greensville County.  It was subsequently recorded in Lowndes County, AL, and reads:

 

            "In the name of God, Amen.  I, Nancy Smith of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to-wit:

 

I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin J. Smith, to him, his heirs, and assigns forever, one Negro man named Jack and one half of all my land lying and being situated in the County of Lowndes and State of Alabama to include the improvements, also all the crops that may be made thereon the present year and one Feather bed and furniture as compensation for the services rendered me.

 

I give and bequeath to each of my Daughters, namely, Angelina Smith, Martha C. Smith, and Sarah A. Smith, Three hundred Dollars and also the other half of my Tract of land lying and being in the County of Lowndes and State of Alabama, to be equally divided between them, to them, their heirs and assigns forever.

 

I give to my son, Hartwell V. Smith, the money he owes me supposed to be Seventy or Eighty Dollars, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

 

I give and bequeath to my Son, Byrd C. Smith, the money he owes me supposed to be four or five hundred Dollars, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

 

It is my will and desire that all the balance of my Estate not heretofore given away be equally Divided among my Children named as follows: (viz):  Angelina Smith, Martha C. Smith, Edwin P. Smith, James H. Smith, Benjamin J. Smith, Hartwell V. Smith, and Sarah A. Smith, to them, their heirs and assigns forever.  I hereby appoint my Sons, Edwin P. and Benjamin J. Smith, Ex[ecutors] of this my last will.

 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June, One Thousand Eight hundred Thirty-Two.

 

Signed, Sealed and published as and for                          Nancy Smith.

the last Will of Nancy Smith in presence

of Henry Wyche, James W. Cook,

William D. Epps.                                                                        [underlining added]

 

 

At a Court held for Greensville County the 3rd day of September 1832, the last will and Testament of Nancy Smith, deceased, was proven according to law by the oath of Henry Wyche,  James W. Cook, and William D. Epps, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be Recorded on the Motion of Benjamin J. Smith, one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with James W. Cook and Richard R. Moss, his Security entered into and acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of Thirty Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the law directs.  Certificate is Granted the said Benjamin J. Smith for obtaining probate of said Will in due form.

                                                                                    Teste:     E. Mason, Clk

 

STATE OF VIRGINIA           }      TO WIT.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY    }     I, Edmunds Mason, Clerk of the County Court of Greensville County, in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and Testament of Nancy Smith, Dec'd , taken from the original filed in my office duly Recorded.

 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the County Seal of my office this Thirteenth day of November One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty two and in the 57th year of the Commonwealth.

                                                                                                E. Mason, Clk    (SEAL)

 

 

STATE OF VIRGINIA        }

GREENSVILLE COUNTY }    To wit.

                        I, John Robinson, presiding Justice of the County Court of Greensville County, the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Edmunds Mason is Clerk of the said Court and that his attestation [is] in due form.  Given under my hand and seal this 24th of November One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Two and in the 57th year of the Commonwealth.

                                                                                    John Robinson, P. J. (SEAL)

 

The foregoing instrument purported to be the last will and Testament of Nancy Smith is a true copy of the original copy registered the 22nd day of April A.D. 1833.

                                                                                                John Varner, Clk Co. Ct."[14]

 

Children of Nancy Clark and Edward3 Smith:

+20 i     Byrd Clark4 Smith (1786-1833)

+21 ii    Angelina Watkins4 Smith (1788-1850)

+22 iii   Martha (Patsey) Clark4 Smith (ca.1790-1870)

+23 iv   Edwin Peete4 Smith(1792-1834)

+24 v    James Henry4 Smith (1798-1867)

+25 vi   Edward Watkins4 Smith (1801-Sept.1826)

+26 vii  Benjamin James4 Smith (1805-1867)

+27 viii  Hartwell V.4 Smith (1806-1878)

+28 ix   Sarah Ann4 Smith (1807-aft.1867)

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HANNAH3  SMITH TARVER (1760-1821)

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            12.  Hannah3 Smith, daughter of Tabitha and Edward2 Smith (Edward1), born in 1760,  married in 1784 Benjamin E. Tarver (1760-1821) of Northampton Co., N.C.(son of Martha and Benjamin Tarver).  They died in Wilson CO TN.[15]   Children:

    31  i    Mary J.4 Tarver b. ca.1786 in Northampton CO NC

    32  ii   Edmund D.4 Tarver b. 12 Sep. 1788  Northampton CO NC

+  33 iii   Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver (1792-1848).[16]

    34  iv  Silas4 Tarver b. 10 Nov. 1795 in Northampton CO NC

    35  v   Benjamin E.4 Tarver b. 1 March 1802 in Northampton CO NC

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DR. BYRD CLARK4 SMITH (1786-1833)

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            20.  Byrd Clark4 Smith, son of Nancy and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born 5 January 1786 in Greensville Co, VA; died 13 JAN 1833 in Lowndes Co, AL.  He became the first Lowndes County Treasurer when he took his oath of office on 17 July 1830.[17]  The 1830 Lowndes County census, page 24, shows:

            B. C. Smith

            2 males 20-30

            1 male 30-40

 

On 23 MAR 1831, Byrd C. and his brother, Hartwell V., of Lowndes CO, AL, bought Lot No.2 on the East side of Broad Street and North side of Water Street, and Lot No.15 on the west side of Academy Street and North side of Water Street, each containing ½ in the town of McGills Hill, for $97 from Nathan Fields.[18]

 

Byrd C. Smith also purchased interests in §29 on 30 DEC 1833 and §20 on 31 DEC 1833, in Township 15, Range 16.[19]

 

Dr. Byrd C. Smith's Will is dated 8 JAN 1838 was probated 5 FEB 1838 and reads as follows:

 

“The State of Alabama  }

Lowndes County          }                               

            I, Byrd C. Smith, considering my mortality, do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament.

I wish and direct that my Estate be kept together for the space of two years using the profit of the crops with the present be[ing] applied to payment of my lawful debts.  Should the above-named crops  be insufficient to pay my debts, then I direct that my Executors, hereinafter named, sell so much of my land as will be necessary to pay the balance of my debts.

I will and direct Sarah A. Mason shall have Jack and his wife, Mill, which I appraise and value at twelve hundred dollars, and that the said S. A. Mason shall take Milly into her immediate possession after my death, and that Jack shall remain on the plantation for the above specified time of two years after all my lawful debts are paid, I will and direct that my Estate shall be equally divided between all of my living brothers and sisters (viz) James H. Smith, Benjamin Smith, Hartwell V. Smith, Angelina Smith, Martha C. Smith, and Sarah A. Mason, Jack and Milly to be considered a portion of Sarah A. Mason’s share.

And I will and direct that James H. Smith and Hartwell V. Smith be my Executors.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the Eighth day of February, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Eight.

 

                                                                                                B. J. Smith [ Seal]

Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence

of M. L. Gilmer,

Amos B. Barton

Owen Singletary.”

Lowndes CO Will Book B, page 66.

           

Dr. Byrd C. Smith's tombstone in the Smith Family ("Oak Grove") Cemetery in Lowndes County, reads:

 

"Sacred to the memory of

Dr. Byrd C. Smith

who was born in

Greensville County, Virginia

on January 15, 1786, and

departed this life

on January 13, 1838."[20]

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ANGELINA WATKINS4 SMITH (1788-1850)

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            21.  Angelina Watkins4 Smith, daughter of Nancy and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born  20 MAR 1788 in Greensville County, VA; died 9 APR 1850 in Lowndes CO, AL, and is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery near the site of "Oak Grove," home of Dr. P. H. and Mary Watkins5 Smith Owen given to her by her father, James Henry4 Smith. 

 

On 21 FEB 1850, Angelina W. Smith executed her Will, which was probated on 8 JUL 1850.  After specific bequests to her niece, Sarah Angeline Mason, her brother, Benjamin J. Smith, $500 to the American Bible Society, and $500 to the Missionary Society of the Alabama Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, she left the balance of her estate to be divided between brothers, James H. and Hartwell V, and sisters, Martha C. McGehee and Sarah Ann (Mason) Menifee.  She named as executors her brothers, Benjamin J. and Hartwell V. Smith.  Witnesses to the Will were E. H. Pritchett and Jane Dailey.[21]

 

The Will of Angelina W. Smith,  reads as follows:

 

 “I, Angelina W. Smith, of Lowndes County and the state of Alabama, being of sane mind and disposing memory do make and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking al others whatsoever.

1st. I give and bequeath to my brother, Benjamin J. Smith, the following ten Negro slaves viz.: Lona, Edaline and three children, (Hamilton, Bob and Ellen), Ann and four children (Benson, Peyton, Ira and Josephine) along with their increase. I also give to my said brother Benjamin J. Smith my carriage and harness and all my household furniture.

2nd. I give my niece, Sarah Angelina Mason, the sum of one thousand dollars.

3rd. It is my request that my executor pay over to the American Bible Society, out of my estate, the sum of five hundred dollars.

4th. I also give to the missionary society of Alabama Conference of the Methodist-Episcopal Church S. the sum of five hundred dollars.

5th. It is further my request that the balance of my estate not herein before dispensed of be equally divided between James H. Smith, Hartwell V. Smith, Martha C. McGehee and Sarah Ann Menifee, to them and their individual use forever.

I hereby name and appoint B. J. Smith and H. V. Smith my Executors. Given under my hand and seal this 21st day of February 1850.

                                                Angelina W. Smith (seal)

Witnesses

 E. H. Pritchett

Jane Daily” [22]

 

Angelina W. Smith's tombstone inscription in the Smith Family Cemetery reads:

"Sacred to the Memory of

Angelina W. Smith, who was

Born in Greensville County,

Virginia, on March 20th 1788

And departed this life on

April 9th 1850

Aged 62 years 19 days.[23]

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MARTHA CLARK4 SMITH McGEHEE (ca.1790-1870)

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            22.  Martha Clark4 Smith, daughter of Nancy and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born about 1790 in Greensville CO, VA: married  Abraham McGehee (born 1 JAN 1791 in Oglethorpe CO, GA; died 25 JUL 1859 in Pass Christian, MS).  A notice in the 27 NOV 1839 Alabama Journal reported the marriage at the home of her brother, Benjamin Smith:

           

            "Married on Wednesday, November 20th, at the residence of Benjamin Smith of        Lowndes County, Mr. Abraham McGehee of Louisiana, to Miss Martha C. Smith,             of Lowndes County."[24]

 

Martha C. Smith was Abraham McGehee's third wife.  Abraham McGehee  had married (1) 27 JUN 1817 Harriet A. Hill and they had 2 children; he married (2) 28 DEC 1826, Catherine Penniston of Richmond, VA; they had 3 children and were divorced.

 

Martha C. McGehee returned to AL after her husband died, and the 1860 census for Lowndes County showed Martha C. McGehee, age 65, living with her brother, Benjamin J. Smith, age 55.

           

Benjamin J. Smith, who died in 1867, provided for his widowed sister in his Will as follows:

 

            " I leave to my sister, Martha C. McGehee, the room (at her death to be returned to             J. B. and B. W. Mason) she now occupies with such other comfort in and about the house and yard as may be comfortable and agreeable and also a comfortable support from Jos. B. and B. W. Mason, should she request or need it."

 

On 17 March 1870, Martha C. McGehee executed a Deed to her niece, Mary W. Smith Owen and her husband, Dr. P. H. Owen, reading:

 

"The State of Alabama

Lowndes County:

Being one of the creditors of the estate of James H. Smith, my deceased brother, and P. H. Owen and Mary Owen, his wife, claiming and being in possession of the following lands in said county, which were once the property of said James H. Smith -- that is to say -- all in Township fifteen (15) Range sixteen (16) - a small part of said lands being in Montgomery County; East half of SouthEast quarter of Sections twenty seven (27) and thirty four (34) the East half of SouthEast quarter of Section twenty two (22) - except Eleven (11) acres off the NorthEast corner of said SouthEast quarter section; the North half of the NorthWest quarter of Section twenty six (26) and fifteen (15) acres of the SouthWest quarter of Section twenty three (23);

 

Now, I hereby give and grant and convey to said P. H. and Mary Owen, all of my said claim against the estate of James H. Smith which is made or which may be attempted to be made out of said lands above described -- the object of this conveyance, which is made on love and affection, being to retain for myself all of said claim and the proceeds thereof, which has been, or is made or realized out of the estate of said James H. Smith, other than the lands above described; and to give to said  P. H. and Mary Owen, all that may be realized on said claim from the lands above described.

 

Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of March A.D.1867.

Witnesses:

J. B. Mason                                                       Martha C. McGehee (Seal)

D. O. Lockhart.[25]

 

The Will of Martha C. Smith McGehee, probated on 10 October 1870 reads:

 

" I, Martha C. McGehee of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and of a disposing memory, do make, constitute this as my last will and testament.

1st: It is my wish that a suitable tomb be placed over my grave.

2nd: It is my will that my executor pay to the Secretary of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Five Hundred Dollars.

3rd: I give and bequeath to Jos. B. Mason, B. W. Mason and Martha McGehee Mason, daughter of Jos. B. Mason, five hundred dollars each out of my Estate.

4th: I hereby authorize and instruct my Executor to deduct 25 percent from the gross amount due me from my brothers, James H. and H. V. Smith, if not settled before my death.

5th: It is my wish and desire that the rest and residue of my Estate not heretofore disposed of, be equally disposed of between my brothers, B. J. and H. V. Smith and my sister Sarah A. Menefee, with the exception of my household furniture, which I give to my brother, B. J. Smith.

6th: I give my Executor full power to dispose with all the forms of a regular administration, if they chose to do so, dispensing with an inventory and appraisement. 7th: I hereby constitute and name my brother, B. J. Smith, and Jos. B. Mason, Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness of all which, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of March, 1867.                                                                                                                         Martha C. McGehee

Witnesses: R. W. Walker

                    D. O. Lockhart

                    W. E. McGehee

 

State of Alabama Lowndes County Probate Court of said County In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Martha C. McGehee, deceased. Before me, J. V. McDuffie, Judge of the said Court, personally appeared ...... in open Court, David O. Lockhart and R. W. Walker who having been by me first duly sworn and examined, disposes and says on oath, that he is a subscribing witness to the instrument of writing now shown to him, and which purports to be the last will and testament of Martha McGehee, deceased, late an inhabitant of this County, that said Martha C. McGehee, since deceased, signed and executed said instrument on the day the same bears date in the presence of Affiant and B. W. Walker and W. E. McGehee, and declared the same to be her last will and testament, and that affiant together with the other subscribing witnesses set their signatures thereto on the day the same bears date as subscribing witnesses to the same in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other. That said testatrix was of sound mind and disposing memory, and in the opinion of the deponents, fully capable of making her will, at the time the same was so made, as aforesaid. Affiant further states that said testator was on the day of the date of the said Will of the full age of twenty-one years and upwards.

                                                                                    D. W. Lockhart

                                                                                    B. W. Walker

Subscribed and sworn to before me This 10th day of Oct. 1870 J. V. McDuffie Judge of Probate

 

In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament. The application of Joseph B. Mason for the Probate of said Will having been set for hearing on the 12th day of September, A.D. 1870, and the said applicant having been duly continued to this day, now comes the said applicant and also comes H. D. Rugeby who was heretofore duly appointed by the orders of this Court and who now consents to act as Guardian ad litem for Sallie H. Smith, who is a minor, a niece and heir of said Deceased, and it appearing to satisfaction of the Court that the notice of the said application and of the time appointed for the hearing the same, has been given in pursuance of law and in strict accordance with the former order of this Court made and entered into the premises on the .... day of ...., 18.. by publication continued for three successive weeks in the Hayneville Examiner, a newspaper published in said County, and by citations served personally upon the heirs at law, and next of kin of said decedent as divided ...... is said former order, and Now, on motion of the said Joseph B. Mason, the Court proceeds to hear said application, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, the testimony of D. O. Lockhart and D. W. Walker, that they respectively signed the said instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of the said decedent, and which writing is now shown him, on the day of the date thereof, in the presence of said testator, and at her request as subscribing witnesses to the same, the said testator then declaring that said instrument constituted her last will, and it being also shown by proof which is satisfactory to the Court, that said testator was of the full age of twenty-one years of age and upwards at the time of making said will; and that she was of sound mind and was full capable of making her said will. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said Will of Martha C. McGehee, deceased, be received and the same is here by declared to be duly proven as the last will and testament of the said decedent, and as such admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded together with the proof thereof, and all other papers on file relating to the proceeding. It is further ordered that said applicant pay the cost of said proceedings.

 

The State of Alabama

Lowndes County Probate Court, October 10th 1870

The will of Martha C. McGehee of said County, having been duly admitted to record, Letters Testamentary are hereby granted to Joseph B. Mason, the Executor named in said Will, who has complied with the requisitions of the law, and is authorized to take upon himself the Executorship of said Will.

Witness: J. V. McDuffie, Judge of Probate at office this 10th day of October, A. D., 1870                                                                             J. V. McDuffie Judge of Probate."[26]

 

Martha C. Smith McGehee's obituary notice in the 30 September 1870 Southern Christian Advocate says:

            "Martha C. McGehee, widow of Abraham McGehee, Esq., died at the residence of Joseph B.          Mason, Lowndes County, Alabama, 7 July 1870, in her 80th year.  Her  maiden name was Smith.       She was a native of Granville [Greensville] County, Virginia.  Her family moved to Alabama in            1833."[27]

Martha C. McGehee is buried in the Abner McGehee Cemetery with her husband, Abraham McGehee  (reported in Cemetery listing in Pintlala Historical Assn. Newsletter).

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EDWIN PEETE4 SMITH (1792-1834)

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            23. Edwin Peete4 Smith, son of Nancy Clark and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born 25 May 1792 in Greensville County, VA, died between 25 June 1833, when he executed his Will, and 6 October 1834, when his Will was probated in Lowndes CO, AL.

 

            Edwin P. Smith purchased land in §29, Township 15, Range 16, Lowndes County, AL, on 7 February 1821, and his brother, Byrd C. Smith, purchased land in the same section on 30 December 1833.  Edwin P. also purchased tracts in §32, T15, R16 on 7 February 1821 and again on 17 February 1830.  On 13 February 1832, he and his brother, James H., purchased  tracts in §33, T15, R16, the same section in which his brother, James H., had previously purchased land on 20 October 1831

                                   

            On the Lowndes County 1830 census were::

 

Edwin P. Smith                        Slaves:

1 male 30-40                             1 male under 10 1 female un. 10

                                                2 males 10-24    1 female 10-24              

                                                1 male 24-36                 1 female 24-36  

Total persons: 8

 

The Will of Edwin Peete Smith was executed on 25 June 1833 and probated 6 October 1834 in Lowndes County, AL.  He appointed his brothers, Benjamin J. and Hartwell V. Smith, as his executors and mentioned a minor daughter, Mary Jane Smith.  No wife is mentioned.

 

Edwin P. Smith's tombstone inscription in the Smith Family Cemetery, Hope Hull, Lowndes County, AL, reads:

 

"Sacred to the Memory of

Edwin P. Smith

who was born in Greensville

County, Virginia, May 25th

1792, and departed this

life August 19th 1834."[28]

 

One daughter:

   50 i   Mary Jane5 Smith married 28 April 1843 James Watkins Cook, Jr.[29]

                        Mary Jane Smith Cook predeceased James W. Cook, and he married (2) Sally Graves (1783-1861).  A notice in the 1 April 1861 Montgomery Advertiser reported:

                        "Died in Midfield, her residence in Greensville County, Virginia, on the 15th instant (ultimo) [15 March 1861] Mrs. Sally Graves Cook, widow of James W. Cook, deceased.  She lived to the ripe age of 78 years, and died in great peace.  She leaves an only child, her son, James W. Cook, a gentleman well known in this city and in the county of Lowndes."[30]

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JAMES HENRY4 SMITH (1798-1867)

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            24. James Henry4 Smith, son of Nancy and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born in 1798 in Greensville County, VA. married (1) on 5 July 1819, Rebecca M. Rives (with consent of John Rives, indicating she was under 18) in Greensville County, VA.[31]

 

            The Lowndes County, AL, tract book and Dallas County deed records indicate that James H. Smith was in AL as early as 1820 (Lowndes County was formed out of Dallas and Montgomery counties in 1830).  He purchased land in Section 22 and in Section 27, Township 15, Range 16, Lowndes Co., AL, on 8 October 1820.

 

In the Dallas County Deed Book A, page 343, is the following record:

 

            "John Rives of the Town of Hicksford, Greensville County, Virginia, appointed James H. Smith of Montgomery County, AL, his attorney.  1 December 1820.  Witness:  John M. Rives."[32]

 

No record has been found of the death of first wife, Rebecca M. Rives Smith.

 

His second marriage was on 1 July 1822, also in Greensville County, VA, to Martha Ann Hayley (born 19 August 1806 in N.C.; died 23 February 1854), daughter of Elizabeth Epps and James Haley III.  In their Bible, published in 1828, the first notation is:

 

            "James H. Smith and Martha Ann, his wife, was married July 3rd 1822."

 

James H. Smith continued buying land in Lowndes County in Sections 23, 26, 27, 28, 33 & 34, Township 15, Range 16, and Section 4, Township 14, Range 16.

 

He acted as agent for his mother, Nancy Smith, in buying land in both Section 27 and Section 21, Lowndes County.  Deed Record Book No. 1 (1830-1834) has the following record at page 32: 

 

"ALABAMA                           }           This indenture made this the fourth day of March,

  MONTGOMERY COUNTY}          A.D. Eighteen hundred thirty between Elias Goodson

of Butler County and State aforesaid of the 2nd part and James H. Smith of Montgomery County as agent for Nancy Smith of the other part,

Witnesseth that the said Elias Goodson for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars to him in hand paid at and before the selling and delivering of these presence [presents] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and do by these presents grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said James H. Smith as agent for said Nancy Smith, her heirs and assigns all that tract or Section No. 21 parcel of land situated lying E1/2 S.E.1/4 Township No. 15, Range No. 16, containing 80-35/100 acres in the county aforesaid, to have and to hold said tract or parcel of land unto her the said Nancy Smith, her heirs, and assigns together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereof to the same in any maner [manner] beloning [belonging] to her and their own proper use, benefit and behoof forever.  This the 4th March A.D. 1830.

Signed Sealed and delivered                                                            his

in the presence of                                                                         Elias       X    Goodson

             his                                                                                               mark

John    X    Petty   }                                Sworn to and subscribed before me

          mark                                           4th March A.D. 1830

Ephraim Daniel      }                                                                   Etheldred Bozeman, J.P. (L.S.)

 

Know all persons by these presents that Nancy Goodson, the wife of Elias Goodson, has for and in the consideration of the sum of one dollar relinquished, signed, and sealed all her right, title and claim of dower to the within mentioned land unto the within mentioned James H. Smith as agent for the within mentioned Nancy Smith, her heirs and assigns forever the same day and date aforesaid.

                                                                                                                  her

                                                                                                     Nancy        X    Goodson

                                                                                                                  mark

Acknowledged before us the 4 March A.D. 1830.

                                                                                                Etheldred Bozeman J.P. (L.S.)

                                                                                                Fr Spivey    J.P.  (L.S.)

The above and foregoing instrument is a true [copy] of the original regersted [registered] the 20th day May 1831.

                                                                                                John Varner, Clk.

 

Additional tracts were secured in Nancy Smith's name on 14 June 1831 and 13 February 1832 in Section 21, T15, R16.

 

On the 1830 census for Lowndes County, AL, were:

            James H. Smith

                        2 males under 5 (William Watkins b.1827 & James Edward b.1824)

                        1 male 10-15 [?]

                        1 male 30-40 (James H. b.1798)

                        1 female 5-10 (Elizabeth A., b.1823)

                        1 female 20-30 (Martha A., b.1806)

It is possible that the male 10-15 listed was a son from James H. Smith's first marriage to Rebecca M. Rives.  However, he is not listed on the 1840 census.

 

James H. Smith, along with Joseph R. Browning and B. F. Tarver, witnessed the Will of Elizabeth Joiner probated 7 April 1838; executor: William D. Atkins.[33]  On 23 July 1840, James H. Smith, William R. Powell, and W. W. Durst witnessed the Will of Mary Walton.[34] 

 

The 1840 Lowndes County census showed for James H. Smith at 0188:

                        1 male 10-15 (James Edward b.1824)

                        1 male 40-50 (James H. b.1798)

                        1 female 30-40 (Martha Ann, b.1806) and 34 slaves

Slaves:

            7 males under 10

            5 males 10-24

            4 males 24-36

            4 males 36-55

            1 female under 10

            4 females 10-24

            2 females 24-36

            3 females 36-55

            1 female 55-100

            Total 34;  24 employed in agriculture

 

The 1850 Lowndes County census showed at House #377-Family #377  - p. 127:

            James H. Smith 52 male planter, $18,662 b. in Va.

                        Martha A. 44 female, b. in N.C.

                        Mary W. 7 female, b. in Ala.

                        Martha 3 female,    "

            Jane Daily, 35 female, b. in Georgia

 

After Martha Ann Haley and James Henry Smith's oldest daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Francis Abner McGehee, died, James H. Smith was appointed guardian of their son, William Edward McGehee, which was reported in the Montgomery Mail.[35]

 

Martha Ann Haley Smith died on 23 February 1854, and was buried in the Smith Family Cemetery .  Her tombstone reads:

 

"Sacred to the Memory of

M. A. Smith,

Wife of James H. Smith

Who was born

August 19th 1806;

And who died

February 23rd 1854."[36]

 

The 1855 AL State Census for Lowndes County shows James H. Smith as a  non-resident  with  63 slaves (p.34).

 

On 15 April 1857, James H. Smith married his third wife, Eliza A. Stark (born in MS), in Montgomery, AL, in a ceremony by O. H. Shaver, M.G.[37]  The marriage was noted in the 20 APR 1857 Montgomery Daily Messenger:

 

            "Married on the 15th, by Reverend O. H. Shaver, Mr. James H. Smith to Miss Eliza Stark."[38]

 

Also, it was noted in the Montgomery Advertiser & State Gazette:

 

            "Married at the residence of Willie B. Calloway in this city, on the 15th instant, by Reverend Shaver,              James H. Smith and Miss Eliza A. Stark, all of Montgomery."[39]

 

Their daughter, Sally Hart Smith, was born 7 AUG 1859.[40]

 

On the 1860 Census for Montgomery County, AL - First District at House #9, Family #9, p. 130, were:

 

 SMITH, James H., 58, male, planter; r.e. $35,300;  pers.prop. $10,550; born in Virginia;

                Eliza H., 28, female, born in MS;

                Mary, 16, female, born in AL;

                Martha, 12, female, born in AL.;

                Sarah H., 8/12, female, born in AL.

Sarah A. Wilson, 52, female, born in S.C.;

William E. McGehee, 15, male, born in GA. [James H. Smith's grandson]

 

On 25 June 1861, Eliza A. Stark and James H. Smith's daughter, Ada Smith, was born.[41] However, Ada apparently died before 16 August 1866 when her father executed his Will because she is not mentioned therein.

 

James H. Smith received on 12 SEP 1865 a pardon from the President under the Amnesty Proclamation under Exception 13.[42]

 

James H. Smith executed his Will on 16 August 1866 and died on Wednesday, 22 May 1867.  His Will reads as follows:

 

"STATE OF ALABAMA 

"LOWNDES COUNTY

 

            "I, James H. Smith, of the County of Lowndes in the State of Alabama, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, ordain, and declare this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all others heretofore made.

 

Item first - I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter, Martha J. Smith, this tract of about five hundred acres of land, situate[d] on the west side of my plantation in Township fifteen, Range sixteen, viz:  The northeast qtr and East half of the northwest qtr of section thirty three, the south qtr and East half of the south qtr of section twenty eight and that part of the west half of the northeast qtr of section twenty eight and near the gate of Benj. J. Smith not heretofore sold, and shall constitute & is herein called Lot Number One.  All the residue of the land forming my plantation in said township fifteen, Range sixteen being about one thousand acres, shall constitute and is herein called Lot Number Two.  All the land mentioned or referred to in these said two lots Number One and Two and all my stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and sheep, gin, wagon, carriage, farming utensils, tools, furniture, plate, provisions, food, and all things on and belonging to my plantation & necessary or properly for its management & cultivation, shall be kept together, used, worked and employed under the direction of my executors or if they shall refuse to accept, die or resign, then of my administrators for the common use and benefit of my beloved wife, Eliza A. Smith, and my two daughters, Martha J. Smith & Sally Hart Smith, for their common support and the education of my youngest daughter, Sally Hart Smith.  My executors or administrators, as the case may be, are authorized and directed to sell at such time and in such manner as they may deem best, the crop grown upon the plantation and such other things as may well be spared, always retaining an ample supply for the family.  The proceeds of my said plantation after deducting the expenses of administrators, managing and carrying on the same & the provisions for the support, education of my youngest daughter, Sally Hart Smith, and comfort of my said wife and two daughters, Martha J. and Sally Hart, is to be considered net profit in which for the purpose of division my wife and two children are to have equal shares so long as all the property is kept together and when the share of one is taken off, the share of the others are also equal, but if only part of a share is taken off, the other part remaining, the share of the one for whom it remains to be increased in that proportion.

 

Item Second - I will, devise and direct that if my wife shall again marry, that at the time she so marries, one half of the land mentioned in Lot Number Two and one share in the net profits of the plantation and one third part of the stock -- stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and sheep and furniture, provisions, feed, and other things on and belonging to the said plantation, shall be assigned and set off to her, my said wife, as her full share and interest in my estate to be held by her to her sole and separate use and benefit during her natural life only, and at her death, the said land and other property so assigned to her to return and become part of my estate for distribution among my children.  After the property and shares as hereinafter directed shall have been assigned and set off to my children and their issue, the residue of the property directed to be kept together shall remain and be in the possession of my said wife if then living and unmarried and under her management and control if she shall remain unmarried during her natural life only and at her death, to return and become part of my estate for distribution among my children. On the death of my said wife, the property allotted and set off to her or if before the property has been set off to her, then same as directed to be assigned to her in case of her marriage, shall be equally divided among all my children, Mary R., Martha J., and Sally Hart, if living and the living issue of the deceased, the issue of a deceased child, in all cases to take the part to which its parent would have been entitled to if living, provided, always, that the property of every description and character willed, bequeathed, or devised in this will and for my said beloved wife is to [be] received by her at her own election in lieu of the provisions of ten thousand dollars secured to her out of my estate by marriage contract executed by us previous to our intermarriage and in lieu of all other interest and rights of her whatever in or to my Estate.  But should she elect not so to receive the legacies and bequests herein given to and for her in lieu of all other interest and rights, the legacies and bequests herein given to and for her are to be null and void and all the property herein willed, bequeathed, or devised to or for her is to be divided and assigned as in case of her death.

 

Item Third - I will, bequeath and direct that when my daughter, Martha J. Smith, shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry, the land in Lot Number One mentioned or referred to, together with the share in the net profits of the plantation or property directed to be kept together, shall be assigned and delivered to her at the same [time she] shall be paid Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars in cash to compensate for the inferiority in the value of the land to be held to her sole and separate use.  But if she should die before she arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries, then on her death, the land and shares in profits in this item and mentioned shall be allotted to my other living children or their issue living at the time, the share to one twenty one years or married to be delivered, that for one under that age and unmarried to remain with the property kept together for her. 

 

Item Fourth - I will, bequeath and direct that when my daughter, Sally Hart Smith, shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or marries, one half of the land in Lot Number Two mentioned or referred to, together with the share in the net profits of the plantation or property directed to be kept together, shall be assigned and delivered to her to be held to her sole and separate use.  but should she die before she arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries, then on her death, the land and shares in profits in this item and mentioned shall be allotted to may other living children or their issue living at the time the share to one twenty one years or married [is] to be delivered and the share of one under twenty one and unmarried to remain with the property directed to be kept together for her.

 

Item Fifth - I further will and direct my executors and administrators as the case may be, to sell all the residue of my property of every character and description, real, personal, or mixed not hereinbefore devised, which can be fairly sold at such times and p laces at public or private sale, on such terms for cash or on credit as they may deem best and no order or proceeding in court for that purpose shall be necessary and that they are authorized to make and deliver all deeds of conveyance and other instruments which may be necessary and proper for the sale or conveyance of property and shall collect all monies due me or to which I may be entitled or have a right, and after the payment of all my just debts and the expenses of administration, divide the proceeds of such sales, the property unsold, if any, and all monies and other things that may be received or come to their possession or power among my three children, Mary R. Owen, Martha J. Smith, and Sally Hart Smith, if then living, and if one or more shall have died, then to the survivors and the then living issue of the deceased, the issue of a deceased child taking the part of which its deceased parent would have been entitled if living.  This item shall include for distribution as herein directed all property of every description and shade of title or claim not hereinbefore devised which I now have or may have at the time of my death.  All property herein devised shall be held by each as her sole and separate estate and to her sole and separate use.

 

Thus I have endeavored to make a fair and just disposition of my whole estate, to provide for the support and comfort of my beloved wife, and after that to divide all my property equally between my three children, Mary R. Owen, Martha J. and Sally Hart Smith, and their use.  And when I have herein mentioned, or spoken of child or children, daughter or daughters, or issue, it was intended for one of these three and their issue.  To my grandson, William E. McGehee, son of my deceased daughter, I have given no legacy, made no provision, and have not hereinbefore mentioned or referred to him in any way.  The reason is that before the death of his mother, I gave to her an equal share of my Estate, which he has inherited as well as a good Estate from his deceased father, making his property ample for all useful and reasonable purposes, and I do hereby nominate and appoint my Brother, Benj. J. Smith of Lowndes County and my nephew, J. B. Mason, and my son in law, Dr. P. H. Owen[43] of Montgomery County, executors of this, my last Will and testament.

 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six."

Witnesses:                                                                                Jas. H. Smith[44]

S. W. Davis

B. W. Mason

           

In probating the Will, on 19 February 1868, B. W. Mason appeared before the Lowndes County Court (Judge James Mahan) and under oath stated that he and S. W. Davis were each subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of James H. Smith, deceased, late an inhabitant of said county, that said James H. Smith had signed and executed the instrument on the date it bears as subscribing witnesses to the same in the presence of the Testator, that he was of sound mind and disposing memory and, in the opinion of the deponent, fully capable of making his Will at the time the same was so made, that he was of the full age of twenty one years and upwards on that date, etc..

 

The Montgomery Advertiser of Saturday, May 25, 1867, carried the following obituary notice for James H. Smith, who died on 22 May 1867:

 

            "Death of JAS H. SMITH, ESQ.-- This gentleman for many years a highly esteemed citizen of Montgomery, died at his residence twelve miles from Montgomery on Wednesday last."[45]

 

Children of Martha Ann Haley and James H.4 Smith:

+  51  i    Elizabeth Ann5 Smith (1823-1850)

    52  ii   James Edward5 Smith, born 25 October 1824; died 20 September 1848

    53  iii  William Watkins5 Smith, born 8 January 1827; died 13 July 1833

    54  iv  Joseph M.5 Smith, d. about 1841[46]

+  55  iv  Mary (Mollie) R. Watkins5 Smith (1843-1921)

+  56  v   Martha James5 Smith (1848-1880)

    57  vi  Joseph H.5 Smith, born between 1850 census and 1854 (his mother's death); died 22 Feb. 1856.[47]

 

Children of Eliza A. Stark and James H. Smith:

 + 58 vii  Sally Hart5 Smith (b.1859)[48]

    59 viii Ada5 Smith (b.25 June 1861; d. before 16 Aug.1866 when James H. executed his                        Will)

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EDWARD WATKINS4 SMITH (1801-1826)

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             25.  Edward Watkins4 Smith, son of Nancy P. and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born in 1801 in Greensville County, VA, died in September, 1826, in Montgomery County, AL.  His obituary notice reads:

 

"Death of Edward W. Smith at the residence of John Rives.

  Of the firm of Livingston & Smith in the 25th

 year of his age.  Native of Greensville County,

Virginia.  Came here early."[49]

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BENJAMIN JAMES4 SMITH (1805-1867)

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            26. Benjamin James4 Smith, son of Nancy P. and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born in 1805, came to Lowndes County from Greensville County, VA, about 1828.  No record has been found of any marriage of Benjamin.

 

At the next house after James H. Smith's on 1830 Lowndes Co. census was

 

Benjamin J. Smith

1 male 20-30

Total persons:  1

           

In Nancy Smith's 1832 Will probated in Greensville County, VA, she specified ½ of her land in Lowndes County, AL, to go to her son, Benjamin, as "compensation for the services rendered me" as follows:

           

            "I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin J. Smith, to him, his heirs, and assigns forever one Negro man named Jack and one half of all my land lying and being situated in the County of Lowndes and State of Alabama to include the improvements, also all the crops that may be made thereon the present year and one Feather bed and furniture as compensation for the services rendered me."

 

On the 1840 Lowndes County Census --

            Benjamin J. Smith - 1 male 30-40                       

                        Slaves:  5 males under 10                  7 females under 10

                                     6   "       10-24                       8   "           10-24

                                    11 "       24-36                        2   "                24-36

                                                                                1   "               36-55

                        Total persons:  41; 20 engaged in agriculture

                       

On the 1860 Lowndes County Census for House #403; Family #345:

            SMITH, Benjamin J., 55, male, farmer, r.e. $73,590; pers.prop.$115,080, born in                                                     Virginia;

            Martha C. McGehee, 65, female, pers.prop.$12,000; born in Virginia [This is his                                                      widowed sister].

 

            Benjamin J. Smith died on 31 October 1867 and left the following Will:

 

STATE OF ALABAMA   )

LOWNDES COUNTY    )

In the name of God, amen.  I, Benjamin J. Smith, being of sound mind and disposing member, do make and ordain this, my last will and testament.

1.  It is my wish that a tomb to mark my place be put over my grave and for that purpose I appropriate five hundred dollars if needed.

2.  I leave to my sister, Martha C. McGehee, the room (at her death to be returned to J. B. and B. W. Mason) she now occupies with such other comfort in and about the house and yard as may be comfortable and agreeable and also a comfortable support from Jos. B. and B. W. Mason, should she request or need it.

3.  I give and bequeath to Jos. B. and B. W. Mason the tract of land on which I reside, containing 2.169 acres, more or less, in T 15 R 16, with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging, all the plantation and farming utensils, the shop tools, wagons, and harness.  Also my household furniture and kitchen utensils &c.  My books of all kinds,  my part of corn and fodder and potatoes now on the place, four head of mules, 2 yoke oxen, 20 head of cattle, 5000 lbs. pork, all the stock, hogs &c, and for and in consideration of the above the said Jos. B. and B. W. Mason will see that Sarah A. Menefee, my sister, will be amply provided for should she ever be so unfortunate as to have any cause for such protection and to Sallie A. Boyd they, Jos. B. and B. W. Mason, will pay (4,000) four thousand dollars one half at the settlement of the estate, and the other half 12 months thereafter.

4.  It [is] my request that the rest and residue of my estate be equally divided between my brothers, Jas. H. Smith and H. V. Smith, if alive -- if dead, to their children.

5.  I hereby constitute and name Jos. B. Mason and B. W. Mason Executors of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others.

 

In witness I hereunto set my hand and affect my seal this 26th day of November 1866.

Attest:  B. W. Walker                                                                 B. J. Smith

             D. O. Lockhart

            W. E. McGehee

 

STATE OF ALABAMA    )

LOWNDES COUNTY     )           CODICIL TO MY WILL

 

I hereby revoke the donation in the body of my will to Sarah A. Boyd and give her a proportionate share with the rest of my nieces.

 

I give to sister Sarah A. Menefee one thousand dollars; at her death, to her children.

 

I hereby quitclaim to all moneys due me from Jos. B. and B. W. Mason and all other claims and demands whatever they be.  I give to Jos. B. Mason my filly and to B. Ward Mason my colt; May 29th, 1867.

Attest:  D. O. Lockhart                                       B. J. Smith

            S. A. Johnston

 

Before me, James W. Maham, Judge of the Probate Court in and for the County of Lowndes and State of Alabama, came B. W. Walker and D. O. Lochart, two of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of B. J. Smith and after being duly sworn, on oath stated that the said B. j. Smith signed said instrument as his last will and testament in their presence and that they signed the same at the request of the said B. J. Smith at the time it bears date; sworn to and subscribed before me December 9, 1867.

B. W. Walker                                                                James W. Mahan

D. O. Lockhart                                                                Judge of Probate.[50]

 

            Benjamin J. Smith's tombstone in the Smith Cemetery (at "Oak Grove") on the Mason Road, Hope Hull, Lowndes County, AL, reads:

 

Sacred to the Memory of

Benjamin J. Smith

who was born in

Greensville County, Virginia,

on [illegible] 1805 and

departed this life in

Lowndes County, Alabama,

on October 31, 1867.

Mark the perfect man &

behold the upright,

For the end of that

man is peace.

 

            Benjamin J. Smith's obituary notice in the Southern Christian Advocate issue of 17 April 1868 read:

 

            "Benjamin J. Smith was born in Greensville County, Virginia, and died in Lowndes County, Alabama, aged about 64 years.  He settled in Alabama near the line of Montgomery County in 1828 and pursued the life of an active, intelligent and successful planter for a score of years.[51]

 

             Benjamin J. Smith was never married and had no children.

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            HARTWELL VICK4 SMITH , M.D. (1806-1878)

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            27.  Hartwell Vick4 Smith, son of Nancy P. and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), born 3 August 1806 in Greensville County, VA; died 21 October 1878; buried in the Francis Lewis Cemetery, Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, AL (behind and to the left of the Ray Randolph home); married 2 May 1828 in VA, Caroline Eliza Lewis. They are not listed on the 1830 Lowndes County census

 

On the 1840 Lowndes Co. census:  H. V. Smith

                                                                        1 male under 5

                                                                        1 male 30-40

                                                                        1 female under 5

                                                                        1 female 5-10

                                                                        1 female 20-30

 

            Slaves:  7 males under 10           8 females under 10

                        10 "   10-24                   6      "        24-36

                        8  "   24-36                    1      "        36-55

                        1 male 55-100

                        8 females under 10            Total persons:  57

                        30 engaged in agriculture

                        1 in learned professions and engineers

 

On 23 March 1831, Hartwell V. Smith and his brother, Byrd C. Smith, of Lowndes County, AL, bought Lot No.2 on the East side of Broad Street and North side of Water Street, and Lot No.15 on the west side of Academy Street and North side of Water Street, each containing ½ acre,  in the town of McGills Hill, for $97 from Nathan Fields.[52]

 

Hartwell V. Smith witnessed a Will on 10 October 1834 of a Bartholomew Smith (probated 4 November 1834) of the “Village of Lowndesboro”).[53]

 

Listed in the 1840 Lowndes County census:

 

            Hartwell V. Smith

    1 male under 5 [son Edward W. b.30 March 1837; d.11 Apr.1845]

    1 male 30-40 [Hartwell V. b.3 Aug.1806]

    1 female under 5 [daughter Eugenia H., b.1836 per 1850 census]

    1 female 5-10 [dau.b. before 1835; died before 1850 census]

    1 female 20-30  [wife, Caroline E. Lewis]

            Slaves:  7 males under 10; 10 males 10-24; 8 males 24-36; 1 male 55-100; 8 females under 10; 8 females 10-24; 6 females 24-36; 1 female 35-55; total: 57

30 engaged in agriculture; one in learned professions and engineers [Dr. Hartwell V. Smith].

 

The 23 April 1841 Montgomery Advertiser listed Hartwell as the President of the Lowndesboro Academy.[54]

 

On 1 October 1849 in the Lowndes County Minutes of the Orphans Court was recorded the petition of Hartwell V. Smith and Hamlin F. Lewis, administrators of the Estate of Henry D. Lewis, deceased, to sell 1,024.5 acres of land in Township 15, Range 12.[55] Henry Dudley Lewis, born in October 1806 in GA, son of Francis and Mary Dixon Hall Lewis, was the brother of Caroline E. Lewis, Hartwell’s wife.[56]

 

The 1850 Lowndes County census shows at House No. 1076:

 

            Smith, H. V., 43, born in VA; planter

                        Caroline, 32, female, born in VA

                        Eugenia H., 14, female, born in AL

                        H. V., 5, male, born in AL

                        Henry L., 3, male, born in AL

            Rambo, J. A., 33, male, born in S.C.; planter

 

Hartwell Vick Smith received on 15 AUG 1865 a pardon from the President under Exception 13 of the Amnesty Proclamation after the War Between the States.[57]

 

Hartwell V. Smith executed a Will on 18 May 1872, witnessed by Shemie Gresham and Stephen A. Pilley, naming his wife, Caroline E., daughters, Eugenia H. Douglas and Adelia Gunter, and sons, Henry Lane and Edwin P. Smith. 

 

Then on 30 July 1873, he executed a Codicil, witnessed by E. A. Smith and S. H. Smith, naming son Edwin P. and friend, I. H. Hall, as co-executors.

 

A second Codicil was executed on 30 April 1875, witnessed by H. H. Whetstone and F. L. Lamkin, revoking “that part of my Will which gives my daughter, Eugenia H. Douglas an equal interest with the rest of the Heirs to share and share alike…” 

Then on 12 May 1875 a third Codicil, witnessed by H. H. Whetstone and F. L. Lamkin, naming as his heirs his wife, Caroline E., and son, Edwin P. Smith.  Hartwell V. died on 21 October 1878 and his Will and Codicils were probated on 12 December 1878.[58]

 

NEWSPAPER NOTICES FROM HAYNEVILLE EXAMINER - February 20, 1879:

 

State of Alabama, Lowndes County, Probate Court, December 10, 1878

Notice is hereby given that H.L. SMITH, E. P. SMITH and Caroline E. SMITH qualified as executors of the estate of H.V. SMITH on the 10th day of December 1878.  Notice is hereby given to all parties indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same to present them within the time prescribed by law, or they will be barred.  J.V. McDUFFIE, Judge of Probate

 

Children of Hartwell V. Smith and Caroline E. Lewis (daughter of Francis and Mary Dixon Hall Lewis):

    61  i     Daughter born before 1835; died before 1850 census

+  62  ii    Eugenia Hartwell5 Smith (1835-1914)

    63  iii   Edward W[atkins]5 Smith, born 30 March 1837; died 11 April 1845

    64  iv   Francis H.5 Smith, born 8 Nov.1840; died 9 May 1845

    65  v    Hartwell V.5 Smith (Jr.), C.S.A., born 4 July 1844; enlisted 28 June 1862; killed                             in Battle of Chickamauga 20 Sep.1863;

    66  vi   Henry Lane5 Smith born in 1846 [1850 census]; married Ellna Cook (b.26 June                            1845; d.14 Sep 1869)[59]

    67  vii  Byrd Clark5 Smith born 11 July 1848; died 19 September 1849

    68  viii Edwin Peete5 Smith born 2 March 1850; died 25 June 1850

    69 ix    Lewis5 Smith born 1 December 1851; died 20 August 1855

    70 x     Carrie Byrd5 Smith born 11 January 1858; died 11 July 1859.[60]

+ 71 xi   Adella5 Smith, married 29 May 1862 George Thomas Gunter; son, Hartwell V.        Gunter, born 26 February 1863 & died 16 October 1863

    72 xii Edwin Peete5 Smith (2nd) named as heir with his mother in his father's 21   October 1878 Codicil to his Will (probated 12 December 1878)

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                        SARAH ANN4 SMITH MASON MENIFEE (b.1807-d.after 1867)

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            28.  Sarah (Sally) Ann4 Smith, the youngest child of Nancy Clark and Edward3 Smith (Edward2, Edward1), was  born before 30 December 1807 since she was mentioned in her father's (Edward's) Will executed on that day.  She married Joseph Crump Mason on 23 April 1835 as his second wife.  The Lowndes County Chronicle carried a notice on 15 DEC 1841 of the death of Joseph C. Mason reading:

 

            "Died at his residence near Graves' Landing, Mr. Joseph C. Mason, aged 45; native of Halifax County, North Carolina, who came south as a youth, lived a number of years in Georgia, and came to Alabama in 1819; he married Sarah A. Smith, daughter of Bird Smith."[61]

 

The newspaper notice is in error as to Sarah's father since Edward A. Smith's Will probated in Greensville County, VA, names Sally as his youngest child.  Nancy Smith, whose Will was probated in Greensville County, VA, in 1832 (and filed in Lowndes County, AL) also names Sarah A. as her daughter.

 

Joseph C. Mason's 25 NOV 1841 Will was probated 7 DEC 1841 with the following property disposition:

            "To wife Sarah A.... property I have received from the estate of Byrd C. Smith, deceased;... property to be divided between my wife and Martha Ann Mason, William T. Mason, Lard G. Mason, Joseph B. Mason, Benjamin W. Mason, Sarah Angeline Mason, my children."

 

Witnesses were J. J. Mickle, John McQueen, and James J. McQueen.[62]

 

Joseph Crump Mason had married on 4 MAY 1825 Louisa Graves[63] (b.29 NOV 1808; d. 8 NOV 1828), daughter of  Mary (Polly) Young and William Graves (1788 GA; d. 11 NOV 1854 AL).  Joseph Mason was a widower with three children when he married (2) Sarah Ann Smith in 1835. A notice in the Alabama Journal 8 November 1828 reported:

 

            "Died on Saturday evening last, at the residence of her father, Mr. William Graves, in this county,     Mrs. Louisa Mason, consort of Mr. Joseph Mason, of Autauga County, in the 20th year of her age,          leaving an affectionate husband and two small children."[64]

 

Only the youngest three children named in Joseph C. Mason's Will, Joseph B., Benjamin W., and Sarah Angeline Mason, are Sarah's children because Sarah's brother, Benjamin Smith (who had no children of his own), in his Will probated in 1867, named his two nephews, Joseph B. Mason and Benjamin W. Mason, executors and as beneficiaries along with Sarah Angeline Boyd, his niece.  Benjamin's Codicil to his Will also left $1,000 to his sister, Sarah Ann Menifee.

 

After the death of her husband, Joseph C. Mason, Sarah Ann married (2) on 17 June 1847 William Menifee  in a ceremony performed by E. W. Story.[65]

Children of Joseph C. Mason and Sarah Ann Smith Mason:

    74  i    Joseph Byrd5 Mason  (ca.1837) had dau. named Martha McGehee Mason named in                             Will of Martha Smith McGehee in 1867 as “son of Joseph B. Mason.”

 + 75  ii    Benjamin Watkins5 Mason (ca.1839)

 + 76  iii   Sarah Angeline5 Mason (1841-1879)

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ELIZABETH ASBURY4 TARVER POWELL (1792-1848)

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            33.  Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver, daughter of Benjamin Tarver and Hannah3 Smith Tarver (Edward2 Smith, Edward1), born  21 May 1792 in Northampton Co NC; died 22 June 1848 in Wilson Co, TN; married John Powell (b.21 Nov.1782 NC), son of Ruth Ann Taylor and William Powell; children:

+  81  i    Nancy C.5 Powell (b.1810)

+  82  ii   William Taylor5 Powell b. 2 February 1814 in Wilson Co, TN; d. 21 August 1887                            in Wilson Co, TN.

    83 iii   Mary Hannah5 Powell, born about 1815 in Wilson Co, TN

+  84 iv   John G.5 Powell (1816-1888)

    85 v    Edward S.5 Powell, born 10 January 1818

    86 vi   Samuel L.5 Powell, born ca. 1820 in TN

    87 vii  Benjamin D.5 Powell, born ca. 1822 in Wilson Co, TN

    88 viii  Henry B.5 Powell, born ca.1823 in Wilson Co, TN

    89 ix   German Silas5 Powell, born ca. 1826 in Wilson Co, TN

    90 x    Elizabeth C.5 Powell, born in 1827 in Wilson Co, TN

+  91 xi   Alexander Holland5 Powell (b.1830)

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ELIZABETH ANN5 SMITH McGEHEE (1823-1850)

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            51.  Elizabeth Ann5 Smith, daughter of Martha Ann Hayley and James Henry4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 29 May 1823; died in child birth 16 January 1850 (aged 20 years, 7 months & 12 days); married 18 September 1839 Francis Abner McGehee (b.9 January 1818; d. 8 April 1849 Hope Hull, AL), son of Charlotte Spencer and Abner McGehee; both are buried in McGehee Family Cemetery, Hope Hull, AL, along with three of their children who died young.  Four children:

   158 i   James Abram6 McGehee (b.& d.young)

   159 ii   Samuel S[pencer]6 McGehee (1843-16 Sep.1847)

+ 160 iii  William Edward6 McGehee (1844-1904)

   161.iv  Abner Francis6 McGehee (Feb.1849 -16 Jan.1850)

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MARY (MOLLY) R. WATKINS5 SMITH OWEN (1843-1921)

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            55. Mary (Molly) R. Watkins5 Smith, daughter of Martha Ann Hayley and James Henry4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1),  born 25 October 1843; died 4 March 1921 in Hope Hull, Lowndes CO,  AL; married 2 April 1861 in Montgomery, AL,  Dr. Pascal Harrison Owen, son of Jane Phillips Harrison and Col. Lewis Owen (b. 3 October 1837; died 4 October 1912);  physician and surgeon, planter, graduate of Medical College of New York, practiced in Montgomery, AL; surgeon in C.S.A.; Senator from Lowndes County in general assembly.  Of eight children, only three survived childhood and one of those three died at age 24.[66]

    162  i     Lewis Harrison6 Owen, born 9 January 1862; died on 17 July 27 1886, age 24 years, 6 months, 18 days[67]

    163  ii    James Edward6 Owen was born December 24, 1863; died before April, 1865

    164  iii   Joseph Edward6 Owen was born 1 February 1865; died at birth or shortly thereafter[68]

    165  iv   James Edward6 Owen (2nd) was born about April, 1867.    In April, 1869, he                               died of meningitis, according to the 1870 Lowndes County Mortality                                        Schedule, which listed his age as 2, making his birth date about April,                               1867[69]

+ 166  v     George Henry6 Owen (1869-1950)

   167  vi    Child born between 1870-1874

   168  vii   Child born between 1875-1880

   169  viii  Frederick William8 Owen (b.10 June 1881; d.1929 unmarried)

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MARTHA JAMES5 SMITH BOYD (1848-1880)

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            56.   Martha James5 Smith, daughter of Martha Ann Hayley and James Henry4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 20 March 1848;  married 16 December 1879 John Job Boyd of Macon Co, AL,  son of James Cloud Boyd and Adeline Meek Johnston. He was born OCT 1843 in Alabama, and died 7 AUG 1921 in Macon County, La Place, Alabama; she died 19 September 1880 after her only son was born:
    170  i    James Smith6 Boyd born 18 September 1880.
[70]

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SALLY HART4 SMITH BOYD (1859-   )

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            58.  Sally Hart4 Smith, daughter of Eliza Stark and James Henry4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born in 1859, married before 1883 John Job Boyd of Macon Co, AL,  son of Adeline Meek Johnston and James Cloud Boyd (b. OCT 1843 in AL; d. 7 AUG 1921 in LaPlace, Macon CO, AL), the widower of her half-sister, Martha James Smith Boyd; daughter:

    + 171  i   Sally Hart5 Boyd (1883-1964).[71]

 

 

 

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EUGENIA HARTWELL5 SMITH DOUGLAS (1835-1914)

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            62.  Eugenia Hartwell5 Smith, daughter of Caroline E. Lewis and Hartwell Vick4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 18 JUL 1835; died 7 APR 1914; married James Douglas; children:

    172 i   Howard6 Douglas (1857-1912) married Elizabeth Milner

    173 ii  Carrie6 Douglas (b.ca.1860)

    174 iii Franklin6 Douglas (b.17 MAR 1859; d.8 OCT 1870; buried in Oakview Cemetery

                        Lowndesboro, AL)                           

 +175 iv  Hartwell6 Douglas (1865-1934) married Adeline Johnston McGehee (1869-1940).[72]

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ADELLA5 SMITH GUNTER (b.ca.1841)

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            72.  Adella5 Smith, daughter of Caroline Lewis and Hartwell V.4 Smith (Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born about 1841, married 29 MAY 1862 George Thomas Gunter; children:

  176   i   Hartwell V.6 Gunter (b.16 FEB 1863; d.16 OCT 1863)

  177   ii  Anna6 Gunter (b.ca.1866) married J. Watkins Cook

  178   iii Carrie Byrd6 Gunter (b.ca.1869)

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BENJAMIN WATKINS5 MASON (1839-1921)

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            75. Benjamin Watkins5 Mason, son of  Joseph Crump Mason and Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason (Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born in 1839; died in 1921; married  Artemissa Wynn (1843-1909).  Children:

    182 i     Mary W.6 Mason (1861-1926)  ??  buried in Smith-Mason Cemetery

    183 ii    Emma6 Mason (1869-1928)    ??   buried in Smith-Mason Cemetery

  +184 iii   Hartwell ("Hart") Smith Mason (1878-1953) [We called him Cousin Hart]

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SARAH ANGELINE MASON BOYD (1841-1879)

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        76.  Sarah Angeline5 Mason, daughter of  Joseph Crump Mason and Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason (Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born 20 MAR 1841 in Lowndes CO, AL; died 7 AUG 1879 in LaPlace, Macon CO,  AL; married 27 MAY 1858 in Pine Grove Church, Cotton Valley, AL, Charles LeRoy Boyd (b. 1 MAR 1829 in Edgefield CO SC; d. 9 APR 1904 in Pike CO AL; buried in Calabee Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Shorter, AL).  Children:                                                                                                                                        

    185 i    Lawton6 Boyd

 + 186 ii   LeRoy6 Boyd (1863-1934)

 + 187 iii  Benjamin Hartwell6 Boyd (1864-1959) 

 

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NANCY C.5 POWELL HODGES (b.1810)

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            81.  Nancy C.5 Powell, daughter of  John Powell and Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell (Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1),  born in 1810 Wilson Co, TN; died in MS; married Richard C. Hodges (b.ca.1809 TN); children:

   191  i    May A.6 Hodges, born ca. 1849 in MS

   192  ii   John6 Hodges, born ca. 1851 in MS

   193  iii  Nancy6 Hodges, born ca. 1853 in MS

   194  iv  Benjamin S.6 Hodges, born ca. 1857 in MS

   195  v   Fanny G.6 Hodges born ca. 1860 in MS

   196  vi  Cordelia6 Hodges born ca.1862 in MS.

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WILLIAM TAYLOR5 POWELL (1814-1887)

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            82.  William Taylor5 Powell, son of John Powell and Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell (Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1), born 2 February 1814 in Wilson Co, TN; died 21 August 1887 in Wilson Co, TN; married (1) on 23 March 1837 Rachel Elizabeth Cartmell  and (2) on 23 December 1851, Sarah Jane Duncan.  Children of Rachel Elizabeth Cartmell and William Taylor5 Powell:

 + 198  i    John Michael6 Powell (b.1841)

    199  ii   James H. M.6 Powell born 28 February 1841 in Wilson Co, TN

    200  iii  Martha E.6 Powell born 15 July 1845 in TN.

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JOHN G.5 POWELL (1816-1888)

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             84.   John G.5 Powell, son of John Powell and Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell (Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1), born 25 April 1816 in NC; d. 15 Feb.1888 in Wilson Co, TN; married in 1855 in Wilson Co, TN, Sara (Sallie) M. Blair (b.4 April 1833 Davidson Co, TN; d.21 July 1896 Wilson Co, TN), daughter of Anna S. McWhirter and James B. Blair.  Children:

   201  i     John Silas6 Powell, born 17 December 1855 in Davidson Co, TN

+ 202  ii    James Benjamin6 Powell (1857-1893)

   203  iii   Joseph William6 Powell, born 6 May 1860 in Davidson Co, TN

   204  iv   George F.6 Powell, born 11 January 1864 in Davidson Co, TN

   205  v    Bettie6 Powell, born 14 November 1870 in Wilson Co, TN

   206  vi   Hattie Watson6 Powell, born 30 December 1873 in Wilson Co, TN

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ALEXANDER HOLLAND5 POWELL (b.1830)

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            91.  Alexander Holland5 Powell, son of John Powell and Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell (Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1), born 1830 in Wilson Co, TN; one daughter:

+ 208 i   (Female) Powell married a Carver; son: Robert Powell7 Carver.[73] 

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WILLIAM EDWARD6 McGEHEE (1844-1904)

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            160.  William Edward6 McGehee, son of Francis Abner and Elizabeth Ann5 Smith  McGehee (James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 25 August 1844; d. 12 August 1904 in Montgomery County, AL; buried in Oakwood Cemetery with wife; married 23 May 1867 (the day after his grandfather, James H. Smith's death) Mary Elizabeth Cloud Boyd of Shorter, Macon Co., AL (b.24 Dec.1845; d. 10 May 1918), daughter of Adeline Meek Johnston and James Cloud Boyd.[74]  Children:

    211  i    Elizabeth Boyd (Lizzie)7 McGehee, b.2 March 1866; d. 7 Aug. 1945; buried                                  Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL; single.

+ 212  ii    Adeline (Addie) Johnston 7 McGehee (1869-1940) mar. Hartwell Douglas

   213  iii   Willie Cloud7 McGehee (23 Aug.-13 Sep.1870)

   214  iv   Martha James (Mattie)7 McGehee (b.23 Apr.1872; d.14 Feb.1917) single

   215  v    Abner7 McGehee (25 Aug.1873-28 Mar.1874)

   216  vi   Mildred Spencer7 McGehee (b.13 Nov.1874; d. 13 Feb.1964)  m. 22 Apr. 1896                           George Adams Thomas (b.30 Dec.1871)

+ 217  vii  Tallulah Hart7 McGehee (1876-1949)

   218  viii James Hardie7 McGehee b.3 Sep.1877 d. 4 Apr.1949; m. Georgia McDonald

+ 219  ix   William Boyd7 McGehee b. 27 Aug.1879; d. 23 Jan.1957; m. 5 Oct.1921 Ola                               Juanita Stokes.  3 children

   220   x   Edward Stokes7 McGehee, Jr. (29 Sep.-23 Dec 1881)

   221  xi   Abner Charles7 McGehee (1883-1945)

   222  xii  Mary Petrie7 McGehee (1886-1887)

   223  xiii Gordon Oliver7 McGehee (3 Nov.1889; d. 26 Nov.1961) attorney; m. Marjorie                               Danforth of Austin, TX; d. 8 May 1959, Houston; no children

   224  xiv  Alice T.7 McGehee (b.1891)  m. Joseph Ledbetter (1887-1958) no children.[75]

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GEORGE HENRY6 OWEN (1869-1950)

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            170.  George Henry6 Owen, son of Dr. Pascal Harrison Owen and Mary R. Watkins5 Smith Owen (James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 10 November 1869; died 4 March 1950; married on 19 February 1903 Pauline Murrell Sanderson (b.8 January 1878; d. 7 June 1960); graduate of Barnes School in Montgomery, AL; excellent amateur baseball player; farmer on property that belonged to his Harrison and Smith ancestors in Lowndes County, AL; took his bride on a Honeymoon train trip to New Orleans; children:

    226  i    Lewis Harrison7 Owen (1904-1983)

    227  ii   Mary Alice7 Owen (1905-1996)

+  228  iii  Clara Gerald7 Owen (1906-1997)

+  229  iv  Pascal Henry7 Owen (1912-1987)

+  230  v   Hardie McGehee7 Owen (1916-1981)

+  231  vi  Jane Phillips7 Owen (1921-1994)

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SALLY HART6 BOYD LETCHER (1883-1964)

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            171.  Sally Hart6 Boyd, daughter of John Job Boyd and Sally Hart5 Smith Boyd (James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born in 1883; died in 1964; married Metcalf Howard Letcher,  son of Claudia and Francis Marion Letcher (b. 4 JUL 1879 in Macon CO, AL, d. 12 SEP 1960).  Children:

   240  i    (Son) Letcher

   241  ii   Evelyn Hart6 Letcher b. ca. 1907

   242  iii  John Talbert6 Letcher, b. 10 MAY 1909; d. JAN 1972 in Shorter, Macon CO, AL.[76]

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HARTWELL6 DOUGLAS (1865-1934)

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            175.  Hartwell6 Douglas, son of James Douglas and Eugenia Hartwell5 Smith Douglas (Hartwell Vick 4 Smith. Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 20 JAN 1865; died 23 May 1934 married 15 NOV 1892 Adeline (Addie) Johnston McGehee; children:

  232   i    Hartwell7 Douglas (b.11 NOV 1893; d. young)

  233   ii   Adeline J. 7 Douglas  (b.15 AUG 1899)

  234   iii  Hartwell7 Douglas   (b.14 SEP 1900; d. 8 MAY 1902)

  235   iv  William Edward7 Douglas  (b.14 OCT 1905; d. 4 APR 1907)

+236  v   Elizabeth7 Douglas (b.29 NOV 1910) married 1 FEB 1939 Walter Ogilby Foote                           (b.24 JUL 1903)

  237   vi  Willie Cloud7 Douglas  (b.23 AUG 1870; d. 13 SEP 1870)

  238   vii  Martha (Mattie) James7 Douglas  (b.23 APR 1872; d.14 FEB 1917; buried in                           Oakwood Cemetery

  239   viii Abner7 Douglas  (b.25 AUG 1873; d. 28 MAR 1874).[77]

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 HARTWELL SMITH6 MASON (1878-1953)

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            184.   Hartwell ("Hart") Smith6 Mason, son of Artemissa W. and Benjamin Watkins5 Mason (Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born 7 SEP 1878 in Hope Hull, AL; died 21 JUL 1953; buried in Smith-Mason Cemetery, Hope Hull, AL; married Frances ("Fannie") Venable (b.25 NOV 1890; d. 5 JUN 1974) daughter of Harriet Jane Lamar and Thomas McGehee Venable; children:

  + 247 i    Harriet Emogene4 Mason (b.1908)

  + 248 ii   Frances4 Mason (1911-1998)

  + 249 iii  Gertrude Venable4 Mason (1922-2001)

 

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LeROY6 BOYD (1863-1934)

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         186.  LeRoy6 Boyd, son of Charles LeRoy Boyd and Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd (Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born 29 JUL 1863; died 2 FEB 1934 in Birmingham, AL; married Annie Graham (b. ca.1874 in Orion, AL) daughter of Matilda Bond and Duncan Graham. Children:

    250 i    Sally Lee7 Boyd married John Rankin McClure (b.17 OCT 1892; d. MAR 1967 in                                     Troy, AL)

    251 ii   Annie Charles7 Boyd married Sam Cothran Smith (2 children)

    252 iii  Bessie Matilda7 Boyd b.ca.1892

    253 iv  Helen Graham7 Boyd b.ca.1900

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BENJAMIN HARTWELL7 BOYD (1864-1959)

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          187.  Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd, son of Charles LeRoy Boyd and Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd (Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born 9 DEC 1864 in Macon CO, AL; died 14 JAN 1959 in Hartford, AL; married 23 JUN 1886 in China Grove, Pike CO, AL, Maude Cottrell Townsend, daughter of Laura L. Freeman and Andrew Creswell Townsend (b.18 AUG 1868 China Grove, AL; d. 16 JUN 1928); he married after 1930 (2) Bertie Campbell (b.23 MAY 1883 in Geneva, AL; d. DEC 1975).

Children of Maude Cottrell Townsend and Benjamin Hartwell Boyd:

   254 i   Charles Andrew7 Boyd, b. 22 JUN 1889 in Pike CO; d. 24 SEP 1893

+ 255 ii   James LeRoy7 Boyd (1892-1964)

+ 256 iii  Laura Lucille7 Boyd (b. 1894-1975)

   257 iv  Minnie Clare7 Boyd, b.25 JUL 1898 in Ramer, AL; d.NOV 1983 in Atlanta, GA

+ 258 v   Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd (1901-1975)            

   259 vi  Maude Townsend7 Boyd (1903-1979)

+ 260 vii Miriam Annie7 Boyd (1909-1995)

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JOHN MICHAEL6 POWELL (b.1841)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     198.  John Michael6 Powell, son of Rachel Elizabeth Carmell and William Taylor5 Powell (Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell, Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1) born 28 February 1841 in Wilson Co, TN, married in 1865 Nancy Emmaline Winford, daughter of Harriet Henry Harris and Benjamin Washington Grenade Winford.  Daughter:

 + 261  i  Tabitha Green7 Powell

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JAMES BENJAMIN6 POWELL (1857-1893)

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            202.  James Benjamin6 Powell, son of Sara M. Blair and John G.5 Powell (Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell, Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1), born 7 Dec. 1857 in Davidson Co, TN; died 8 June 1893 in Lebanon,  TN;  married 14 July 1886 in Wilson Co, TN, Annie Laura Neal (b.1868); children:

   266  i  Benjamin Thomas7 Powell, born before 1893; d. ca. 1983

+ 267  ii Neal7 Powell (1893-1978)

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TALLULAH HART7 McGEHEE WILLIAMS (1876-1949)

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            217. Tallulah Hart7 McGehee, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Cloud Boyd and William Edward6 McGehee (Elizabeth Ann5 Smith McGehee, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 10 APR 1876; died 14 OCT 1949; married Clanton Ware Williams; son:

 + 271   i  Dr. Clanton Ware8 Williams, Jr.(1904-1975)

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CLARA GERALD7 OWEN VENABLE (1906-1997)

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            228.  Clara Gerald7 Owen, daughter of Pauline Murrell Sanderson and George Henry6 Owen (Mary R. Watkins5 Smith Owen, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1),  born 16 September 1906 in Montgomery Co, AL; died 10 February 1997 in Houston, Tx:; married 18 March 1928 Nathaniel Julian Venable (b. 31 December 1899; d. 12 September 1956), son of Sarah Russell Julian and Nathaniel Abram Venable; both are buried in the McQueen-Julian Cemetery, Juliantown, near Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, AL; children:

+ 276 i   Nadia Rae8 Venable

+ 277 ii  Nathaniel Owen8 Venable (1933-1986)

   278 iii Infant son8 Venable, b.& d.24 May 1937; buried in Tabernacle Cemetery, Pintlala, AL

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                                            PASCAL HENRY7 OWEN (1912-1987)

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            229. Pascal Henry7 Owen, son of Pauline Murrell Sanderson and George Henry6 Owen (Mary R. Watkins5 Smith Owen, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born 21 November 1912; married on 5 December 1953 Ferris Louise DeLoit; he died 14 January 1987; buried in Tabernacle Cemetery, Pintlala, AL; children:

   279 i   Catherine Louise8 Owen (1954-2002)

   280 ii  Lewis Harrison8 Owen (twin)

   281 iii Pascal Henry8 Owen, Jr. (twin)

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                                          HARDIE McGEHEE7 OWEN (1916-1981)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       230.  Hardie McGehee7 Owen, son of Pauline Murrell Sanderson and George Henry6 Owen (Mary R. Watkins5 Smith Owen, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1),  born 17 June 1916, died 21 March 1981; married 21 December 1936 Mary Alice Mims (b. 18 Dec. 1919; d. 26 Feb. 2001); both are buried in Letohatchie Cemetery; one son:

+ 282 i  Hardie McGehee (Buddy)8 Owen

 

 

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                                JANE PHILLIPS7 OWEN WILLIAMSON (1921-1994)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     231.  Jane Phillips7 Owen, daughter of Pauline Murrell Sanderson and George Henry6 Owen (Mary R. Watkins5 Smith Owen, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1),  born 1 May 1921, died 17 July 1994; married 24 June 1939 Walter Cecil Williamson (b.12 December 1915; d. 26 September 1972); both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL; children:

   283 i   Walter Cecil8 Williamson, Jr

   284 ii  Barbara Lynn8 Williamson           

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JAMES LeROY7 BOYD (1892-1964)

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            255.    James LeRoy7 Boyd, son of Maude Cottrell Townsend and Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd (Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd, Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1), born 15 APR 1892 in Ramer, Montgomery CO, AL; died 8 DEC 1964 in Atlanta, Fulton CO, GA; buried in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, GA; married 5 MAY 1932 Helen Meador (b.15 DEC 1902 in Covington, Newton CO, GA; d. 21 NOV 2000), daughter of Ida May Bush and Albert D. Meador; 2 children.

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LAURA LUCILLE7 BOYD OKEL (1894-1975)

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          256.  Laura Lucille7 Boyd, daughter of Maude Cottrell Townsend and Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd (Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd, Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1),  born 13 DEC 1894 in Ramer, AL; died 8 JAN 1975; married 20 DEC 1924 Edward Okel (b.ca.1876 in MO; d. 18 DEC 1935 in Montgomery, AL; children:

    285 i   James LeRoy8 Okel

    286 ii  __________ Okel  married a Westcott (one child).

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BENJAMIN HARTWELL7 BOYD (1901-1975)

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            258.  Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd, son of  Maude Cottrell Townsend and Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd (Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd, Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1),  born 20 MAR 1901 in Ramer, AL; died 29 SEP 1975 in St. Simons Island, Glynn CO, GA; married Ida G. Lowery (d.bef.1939 in Atlanta), daughter of John R. Lowery; he married (2) a McCarty; children of second marriage:

    287 i   (Daughter)___ Boyd; married a Barton;

    288 ii  ____________  Boyd

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MIRIAM ANNIE7 BOYD (1909-1975)

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         260.  Miriam Annie7 Boyd, daughter of Maude Cottrell Townsend and Benjamin Hartwell7 Boyd (Sarah Angeline5 Mason Boyd, Sarah Ann4 Smith Mason, Edward3 Smith, Edward2, Edward1),  born 14 MAR 1909 in Brundidge, AL; died OCT 1995 in Atlanta, GA; married 20 OCT 1933 Rayburn Jerome Fisher (b.14 AUG 1907; d. 6 MAR 1994 Atlanta); children:  3 of whom one son married (2) a Bridges

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NEAL7  POWELL (1893-aft.1978)

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             267.   Neal7 Powell, son of Annie Laura Neal and James Benjamin6 Powell (John G.5 Powell,  Elizabeth Asbury4 Tarver Powell, Hannah3 Smith Tarver, Edward2 Smith, Edward1),  born 16 January 1893 in Rutherford Co, TN; died after 1978 in Knox Co, TN; buried in Wilson Co, TN; married 5 March 1913 in Wilson Co, TN, Nelle Pearl Carson (b.6 Feb.1895; d. 1 July 1970), daughter of Willie Burr Belcher and John Walter Carson; children:

  291 i   Virginia Anne8 Powell; married William Waters

  292 ii  Clyde8 Powell

  293 iii  Fred8 Powell

  294 iv  W.8 Powell; married Pauline Ruth Bottoms (b.1917; d. Nov.1983 in Nashville,                                 TN), daughter of Madge Odella Franks and Thomas Benjamin Bottoms.[78]

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CLANTON WARE8 WILLIAMS, JR., PhD. (1904-1975)

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            271.  Clanton W.8 Williams, Jr., PhD, son of Clanton Ware Williams, Sr., and Tallulah Hart7 McGehee Williams (William Edward6 McGehee, Elizabeth Ann5 Smith McGehee, James H.4 Smith, Edward3, Edward2, Edward1), born in 1904; died in 1975; historian married ___

two daughters:

    295 i    Pamela McGehee8 Williams [2553 Whitewood, Dallas 75200] b.4 DEC 1938                              married 28 July 1960 Donald Richard Beeth (b.17 Nov.,1934); one son.

    296 ii  Eleanor Hart8 Williams (b.15 Nov.1939); m. 26 Mar.1955 James Thomas                                      Densford (b.12 Mar.1936); 3 children


 

  [1]Brunswick County Will Book 3, p. 464.
  [2]Brunswick County Deed Book ___, p. 17-18.
  [3]Surry County Deeds, Book 10, p. 424; Emily J. Salmon, "Index to Book 10, Surry County Deeds, 1769-1778, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 25,  No. 3 (aug.1987), p. 46.
    [4]Melissa (ldsrn@yahoo.com) in RootsWeb WorldConnect has descendants listed.
     [5]Ingrid Koehler (ikoehler@bun.com), "My Ancestors and Some Associated Families,"  on RootsWeb.com 3/24/01.
     [6]Lloyd Bockstruck, "Inhabitants of Brunswick County in 1773," The Virginia Genealogist, v. 26 (1982), p. 247.  The original is in Brunswick County Deed Book 11, 1773-1775, pp.138-44.
    [7]Pollyanna Creekmore (comp.), "A List of the Taxable Articles taken by George Rives for 1782, Sussex County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists," The Southside Virginian, Vol.VI, No. 2 (April, 1988), p. 53; Dorothy Wulfeck, Smiths of Virginia, Vol. I (1966), p. 86.

    [8]The Virginia Genealogist, v. 26, p. 192.  Other Smiths were: Benjamin, 1 horse; Frederick, 3 horses, and 2 slaves; Hartwell, 0; Lewis, 1 horse and 1 slave over 16; and William, 0.

    [9]Foster Cook patented 50 acres of land in Meherrin Parish 21 Sept.1796; Sketches of Greensville County, Virginia, 1650-1967, p.310; ref. to Book 35, p.715.
   [10]Recorded in Will Book 1, p.557; Sketches of Greensville County, Virginia, 1650-1967, p. 374.
   [11]"Commonwealth Land Grants of Patents in Greensville County, 1786-1834," Index of Grants & Patents, Archives Department, Virginia State Library, ref. to Book No. 54, p. 338; also Sketches of Greensville County, Virginia, supra, p. 311.
  [12] Greensville County Circuit Court Record, December Court 1808, pp. 107-108.  The writer has a copy of the Will secured from the Greensville County Clerk.
  [13] Greensville County Circuit Court Record Book for March, 1809, p. 118.
  [14] Lowndes County Will Book B, p. 27.
  [15]Robert Patrick Carver (brobpat@aol.com) reports that one other daughter married a Harrison.
    [16]Information on this line from Ingrid Koehler, "My Ancestors and some Associated Families," on RootsWeb.com (ikoehler@bun.com). 

     [17]Mildred Brewer Russell, Lowndes Court House  (Montgomery:  Paragon Press, 1950), p. 17.  Securities were W. P. Fisher, W. H. Gibbes, and J. L. F. Cottrell.                                                                                             

   [18]Witnesses to the deed recorded 24 JAN 1832 by John Varner, Clerk County Court were William E. Roper and E. Harrison, Lowndes County Deed Record Book No. 1, p.72.
   [19]Other purchasers in §20, T15, R16, were John Scott (14 Nov.1827) and Samuel McQueen (25 July 1831), and in §29, T15, R16, Edwin P.Smith (Byrd's brother) on 7 February 1821, John Griffin (25 July 1826), John Scott (14 No.1827), Bryant Adams (31 Jan.1832).
  [20]Copied in 1990 by Winter Owen Calvert, Allyson Venable, and Rae Venable Calvert.  The slabs covering the old Smith graves had been turned over from the graves by vandals, and some slabs were cracked.  Winter Owen Calvert and Allyson Venable succeeded in placing them back on top of the graves, at which time most of the writing became legible.
  [21] Jane Dailey was on the 1850 census living with the family of James H. Smith.
   [22] Book B, p. 231
  [23] Copied in 1990 by Winter O. Calvert, Allyson Venable, and Rae Venable Calvert.
  [24] Noted in Larry E. Caver, Jr. (comp.), Death, Marriage, and Probate Notices from Montgomery, Alabama, Newspapers, Vol. I: 1821-1865 (Prattville:  Larry Caver, Jr.), p. 182.
  [25] The original handwritten Deed was preserved by Mary Watkins Smith Owen and is in the writer's possession.
  [26] Lowndes County Will Book C, pp.113-114.
  [27] Brent H. Holcomb, Deaths and Obituary Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878 (Columbia, S.C.: 1993), p. 114.
   [28] Copied in 1990 by Winter O. Calvert, Allyson Venable, and Rae Venable Calvert

   [29]Ceremony by Rev.William Rice; Russell, "Marriage Records of Lowndes County," Lowndes Court House, p. 199.

   [30]Noted in Larry E. Caver, Jr. (comp.), Death, Marriage, and Probate Notices from Montgomery, Alabama, Newspapers, Vol. I: 1821-1865 (Prattville: Larry Caver, Jr.), p. 41.

 

  [31]Knorr (comp.), Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Greensville County, Virginia, 1781-1825, supra, p. 66; surety was Edmunds Mason, and Rev. James Morris officiated.  .

   [32] Alabama Genealogical Register, Vol. V (March 1963), p.79.

    [33]Pauline Gandrud (comp.), Alabama Records, Vol. 240: Lowndes County, p. 25.

    [34]Gandrud, Alabama Records, vol.240, p. 48.

     [35] Pauline Gandrud (comp.), Alabama Records, Vol. 62:  Montgomery County, Extracts from Newspaper, Montgomery Mail, 1860-61, p. 15.
     [36] Inscription copied in 1990 by Winter Owen Calvert, Allyson Venable, and Rae V. Calvert 
     [37] Montgomery County Marriage Book No. 2, p.341, indexed in Montgomery County, Alabama, White Marriage License Index, 1817-1919, Book 7-S.
     [38]Caver, Larry E., Jr. (comp.), Death, Marriage, and Probate Notices from Montgomery, Alabama Newspapers, Vol. I: 1821-1865 (Prattville: Larry Caver, Jr., 2001), p. 203.
     [39]Caver, supra, p. 194.
     [40] Bible of James H. Smith (published in 1828), given to Mary (Mollie) W. Smith Owen.
     [41] Bible of James H. Smith.
    [42] Pardons Granted under Amnesty Proclamation of the President under Exception 13.
     [43] Dr. P. H. Owen stated in a deposition after his father-in-law's death in 1867 that James H. Smith had three plantations and owned stock in a gold mine in South Africa and was worth about $500,000.
     [44] From Lowndes County Will Book C, pages 128-132
     [45] Alabama State Archives newspaper on microfilm.
     [46] Lowndes CO Old Fee Book for Probate Courts [with no cover] in Probate Office records; No. 33:  Orphans Court vs. James Smith, Adm, Joseph M. Smith, Deceased - assessed 17 MAR 1841.

     [47]Martha Ann and James H. Smith's Family Bible does not have a listing for the birth of Joseph H., suggesting that he was possibly born on the date his mother died, 23 February 1854; his death date is recorded in the Bible.  There were probably other children born between William Watkins Smith in 1827 and  Mary R. W. Smith in 1843, who possibly died at or shortly after birth. 

 [48] 1860 census shows age as 8/12.
 [49]"Montgomery County Obituaries," in Alabama Genealogical Register, Vol. II, No. 4 (Dec.1960).
    [50] Lowndes County Will Book C, page 124.
    [51]Brent Holcomb, Death and Obituary Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878 (Columbia, S.C.: 1993), p. 33.
     [52]Witnesses to the deed, recorded 24 January 1832 by John Varner, Clerk, County Court,  were William E. Roper and E. Harrison; Lowndes County Deed Record Book No. 1, p. 72.
    [53] Book E, page 39, Lowndes County Wills, Alabama State Archives, listed in Gandrud, Alabama Records: Lowndes County, Vol. 214.
    [54] Montgomery Advertiser, April 23, 1841, p. 3.
    [55] Flora D. England (comp.), Alabama Notes, Vol. 3 & 4 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978), p. 16.
   [56] “Francis Lewis Burying Ground,” Lowndes County Historical Society Publications, Vol.15, No. 3 (July 1982), pages 1-3.
   [57] Pardons Granted under the Amnesty Proclamation of the President under Exception 13.
   [58] Lowndes County Will Book “C,” pages 235-238, abstracted in Lowndes County Historical Society Publications, Vol.19, No. 3 (July 1986), p. 45. 
   [59] Sarah Sharpless (sks6@earthlink.net) 4/29/01
   [60] "Francis Lewis Family Burying Ground," Lowndes County Historical Society Publications, Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 1982), pp. 1-3.

   [61]Mildred B. Russell, Lowndes Court House: A Chronicle of a Black Belt Village (Montgomery: Paragron Press, 1951), page 81.

    [62]Gandrud, Alabama Records, Lowndes County, Vol. 240, p. 101.

    [63]"Montgomery County Marriages, 1818 to 1838," Alabama Genealogical Register, Vol. II, No. 2 (June 1960), p. 80.

    [64]Caver, Larry E., Jr. (comp.) Death, Marriage, and Probate Notices from Montgomery, Alabama, Newspapers,  Vol. I: 1821-1865 (Prattville: Larry Caver, Jr.: 2001), p.18.

    [65]Russell, "Marriage Records of Lowndes County," Lowndes Court House, p. 243; Alabama Genealogical Register, Vol. V (March 1963), p.79.  Knorr (comp.), Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Greensville County, Virginia, 1781-1825, supra, p. 66; surety was Edmunds Mason, and Rev. James Morris performed the ceremony.

 

  

    [66] The birth dates are from the Smith/Owen Bible which belonged to James H. and wife, Martha Ann Smith, and is now in possession of their great-great grandson, Hardie McG. Owen, Jr., Hope Hull, Alabama.

    [67] Obituary notice in 4 August 1886 newspaper reported in Marilyn D. Barefield, Butler County, Alabama, Obituaries (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985), page 72, as follows:  "Lewis Owen, Jr., 24, died at home in Pintlala of congestion.  He was the son of Dr. P. H. Owen."

    [68]Dr. Owen said in his deposition given in Col. Owen's Court of Claims case that the only persons present in their home when Wilson' raiders came through was his wife, himself, and their oldest son.

   [69] 1870 Mortality Schedule, Lowndes County, Alabama.

    [70]Martha Ann Hayley and James H. Smith Bible.
   [71]Charlene Boyd (CharleneBo@aol.com), “My Roots Grow Strong and Deep,” Rootsweb Worldconnect.
  [72] Ann Douglas (Ann@Brantley.com) supplied information on this line.

 

    [73]Source of information on this branch:  Robert Powell Carver (brobpat@aol.com).

   [74] Charlene Boyd, “My Roots Grow Deep and Strong,” at RootsWeb WorldConnect; charlenebo@aol.com

            The Grider book lists William Boyd as father of Mary Elizabeth Cloud Boyd.

   [75]Jane and Ethel C. Woodall Grider, McGehee Descendants , Vol. III (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1991), pp. 229-231.
   [76]Charlene Boyd (CharleneBo@aol.com), “My Roots Grow Strong and Deep,” Rootsweb Worldconnect.
[77] Jane & Ethel Grider, McGehee Descendants, Vol.III, p.229.
   [78]Ingrid Koehler (ikoehler@bun.com), "My Ancestors and Some Associated Families," RootsWeb.com.

 

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