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Newton Jasper Smith

Newton Jasper Smith

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  • Name Newton Jasper Smith 
    Born 10 Jan 1844  Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1923  Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Carson Cemetery  Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I11279  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-90 Smith Branch: Patrick Smith b c 1787 TN m Mary A Lindsey(Tree Only), Smith Branch: Patrick Smith b c 1787 TN m Mary Ann Lindsey (Kit# b144****/FF/Aut)
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    Father Elijah Smith,   b. ca 1806, TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 25 May 1846, Coosa Co,AL,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Nancy Cornett,   b. 1805, ,Grayson,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, ,Coosa,AL,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Census (Family) 1830  Jackson Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jan 1830  Winchester, Franklin Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cannot now locate the source for this specific date and especially location, but I have seen it in official records somewhere in Franklin Co, TN records. A descendant (not necessarily a researcher) in an old letter claims they married in Hamilton Co, TN (Chattanooga).

      One interesting note re the legality* of his marriage though was found in his
      probate records. (See full probate records in note on his death date):

      Elijah Smith’s death date is unknown, but he was certainly dead by 25 May 1846 due to his probate records:

      From The David Lindsey Family of Alabama (1953):
      Coosa County--Oprhans Court Minutes, O.S, 1846-1855

      May 25, 1846:

      Guy Smith applies for Letters of Admr. on Estate of Elijah Smith, deceased.

      Widow and next of kin and creditors refuse to administer. Granted.

      . . . .

      November 16, 1846:
      Guy Smith petitions sale real estate of Elijah Smith, deceased . . . .

      States he cannot set forth the heirs of Elijah Smith, the legality of his marriage being questioned.

      Names of heirs by reputed wife or widow are:
      James, Mary, Elijah, Newton, and Benjamin, --all under 14.

      Alfred G Hallmark, Appt Guardian.

      ------BSF 7/8/2001

      Re: The Legality of his marriage to Nancy: One descendant (Mrs. Ottava Ivey, wife of Robert Ivey, then of Taft, TN) stated in an old letter that Nancy Cornett was married in VA to a Chitty and had 2 children by him, but she left her husband & brought the children by horse from VA to Chattanooga, TN where she met and married Elijah Smith.

      She also stated that William was a Chitty by birth, but in at least the 1850 Coosa Co, AL census, he was listed as William Smith, though his age (22, so b/ ca 1828) would seem to predate their alleged marriage date.

      Thus, it is at least probable that Nancy Cornett Chitty did not legally divorce her Chitty husband, making the legality of her marriage to Elijah in question.

      ---BSF 7/25/14
    Census (Family) 1840  Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1850  Hatchet Creek, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1860  Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is no known source(s) for sons John 1821-1848 and
      Hastings John Smith 1821 TN-1898 Carroll Co, AR. In fact, since both are
      named John b/ ca 1821, likely it is that these are the same individual and / or
      another line has been crossed with this Elijah Smith.

      Furthermore, Nancy Cornutt was known married first to a Chitty and
      did not even marry Elijah Smith until 22 Jan 1830 and that was in Winchester, Franklin Co, TN, so these children would predate her marriage to Elijah Smith.

      She allegedly (per 2 descendants and their letters) left her Chitty husband and married Elijah Smith, so it is possibly they were Chitty sons and he adopted the Chitty children or they informally took his surname.

      At least one alleged Chitty son, William, was listed in the 1850 and / or 1860 census with the Smith surname, so it is possible this / these John(s) were biological Chitty descendants.

      If anyone has a source for these linking them to Elijah Smith or his wife, Nancy Cornutt Smith, specifically, please contact the group contact.
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cynthia Ann Yarbrough,   b. 9 Mar 1849, Talladega Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1931, Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1865  Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1870  Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1880  Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1900  Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1920  Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F24032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1844 - Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1865 - Coosa Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - HH 1635 / 1544: Newton Smith 26, m, Farmer, AL, citizen Cyntha Smith 21, f, KH, AL Sheridon Smith 4, m, AL - 1870 - Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - HH 1 / 1: Newton Smith 36, m, Farmer, AL TN VA Cintha Smith, 30, f, KH, AL AL GA Grant Smith, 13, m, working farm, can’t write, AL AL AL Nancy Smith, 12, f, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL Laura Smith, 10, f, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL William Smith, 8, m, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL James Smith, 6, m, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL Elijah Smith, 3, m, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL Mary Smith, 2 / 12, Apr, f, at home, can’t read / write, AL AL AL **BSF Note: No other Smiths (but Newton) on the transcription, but the wife and several children were on the original handwritten page. They are the only family on the page. - 1880 - Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - HH 55 / 55: Nuton (Newton) J. Smith 56, m, head, Jan 1844, m35, AL VA VA, Farmer, Own Cintha A Smith 51, f, wife, Mar 1849, m35, 12 / 9, AL GA GA John Q Smith 17, m, son, Apr 1883, TN AL AL, Farm laborer Lucy A Smith 14, f, dau, Aug 1885, AL AL AL, at school, 7 Charles F Smith 12, m, son, Feb 1888, AL AL AL, at school, 2 Lillie B Smith 10, f, dau, Aug 1889, AL AL AL, at school, 2 HH 56 / 56: Whitten Smith, 36, m, head, July 1863, m1, TN NC TN, Teamster, Rent Mary E. Smith, 29, f, wife, Apr 1871, m1, 0 / 0, TN TN TN Sidney J. Smith, 13, m, son, Jun 1886, TN TN TN, at school Robert L. Smith, 12, m, son, Jan 1888, TN TN TN, teamster Linnie E. Smith, 10, f, dau, Jan 1890, TN TN TN, at school **This may be son Elijah Smith (Elijah Whitten Smith?). HH 61 / 61: James B. Smith, 25, m, Dec 1874, m3, TN AL AL, Railway Tie Maker, Own Laura Z. Smith, 18, f, Jul 1881, m3, 3 / 2, AL AL AL Mary E. Smith, 2, f, Dec 1897, AL AL AL Henry O. Smith, 1, m, Feb 1899, AL AL AL *Newton's son James Bennet Smith. HH 53 / 53: Dave Smith, 44, m, head, wJun 1855, m14, AL NC AL, Farmer, Rent Laura Smith, 29, f, wife, Jan 1871, m14, 6 / 6, TN TN TN Lillie T. Smith, 13, f, dau, May 1887, TN AL TN, at school, 2 Henry H. Smith, 10, m, son, Aug 1889, TN AL TN, at school, 1 1/2 Luthor A. Smith, 8, m, son, Oct 1891, TN AL TN, at school, 2 Malissie L. Smith, 6, f, dau, Mar 1894, TN AL TN Barney Smith, 3, m, son, Feb 1897, AL AL TN Ruth Smith, 1/12, f, dau, Apr 1800, AL AL TN *Unknown who this Dave Smith is, but suspected this could be Newton's daughter, Laura (he had a daughter Laura), and perhaps she married a different (unrelated) Smith. - 1900 - Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Newton Jasper Smith 66, m, head, AL TN VA, b/ ca 1844 Cynthia Ann Smith 62, f, wife, AL GA GA, b/ ca 1848 Charley Smith 22, m, son, AL AL AL b/ ca 1888 Lillie Belle Smith 20, f, AL AL AL, b/ ca 1890 - 1910 - Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - HH 63 / 65: Newton J Smith 75, m, head, Own, AL AL AL, Farmer, gen farm Cintha Smith 70, f, wife, AL AL AL, none Next HH: 64 / 69*: Charles F. Smith, 31, m, head, Rent, AL AL AL, Laborer, home farm Viola Smith, 28, f, wife, TN TN TN, none Sarah Smith, 7, f, daughter, AL AL TN, none George M. Smith, 4, m, son, AL AL TN, none Nancy Smith, 2/12?, f, daughter, AL AL TN, none **Son Charles F. Smith. Next HH: 65 / 70: Grant S. Smith, 53, m, head, Own, AL AL AL, farmer, ? farm Margaret Smith, 43, f, wife, AL TN TN, none, Nora Smith, 14, f, daughter, AL AL AL, none Vada Smith, 9, f, daughter, AL AL AL, none Minnie Smith, 5, f, daughter, AL AL AL, none Deler? May Smith, 2 5 / 12, f, daughter, AL AL AL, none **Son Grant Sheridan Smith. HH 69 / 74: James B. Smith, 45, head, m, AL AL AL, none Laura Smith, 35, wife, f, AL AL AL, farmer, gen farm Henry Smith, 20, son, m, AL AL AL, laborer, home farm Jasper Smith, 16, son, m, AL AL AL, Audra Smith, 14, f, dau, AL AL AL Presley Smith, 10, m, son, AL AL AL Dee Smith, 7, m, son, AL AL AL Warren Smith, 4, m, son, AL AL AL Gracie Smith, 2 6/12, f, dau, AL AL AL Icie Carson, 72, f, MIL, widowed, AL AL AL **Son James Bennett Smith. HH 61 / 66: Eliga M Smith, 42, m, head, Own, AL AL AL, farmer general farm Esther? Smith, 36, f, wife, AL AL TN, none George Smith, 17, m, son, TN AL TN, none Ruth Smith, 13?, f, dau, AL AL TN, none Russell Smith, 12, m, son, AL AL TN, none Albert Smith, 9, m, son, AL AL TN William Smith, 6, m, son, AL AL TN Clarence Smith, 4, m, son, AL AL TN Leon Smith, 5/12?, m, son, AL AL TN *Son Elijah Smith. - 1920 - Spains, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1923 - Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Carson Cemetery - Waterloo, Lauderdale Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
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