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  • Name Nathan Smith 
    • Website: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ja7smith/Genealogy_of_Nathan_Smith_2.html#BenjaminThomasSmithSr.1871_ofIsham

      Nathan Smith1 (Born abt. 1731 in North Carolina / Died in GA around 1810, most likely Franklin Co.). He married Ann Smith (b. abt. 1733) abt. 1750 in North Carolina.

      More about Nathan Smith:

      Nathan was found in the 1790 Federal Census of Moore Co. NC on page 4.
      Cumberland NC Deed Book 4-435, 20 Jul 1771 NATHAN SMITH, and ANN SMITH his wife, planter of Cumberland co. to Levi Pennington, Sr of Cumberland co., 45pds, land in Cumberland co. on Richland Creek branch of McClendon's Creek. s/ NATHAN SMITH, ANN SMITH w/ John Stephens, Isaac Pennington.

      Cumberland NC Deed Book 4-428, 29 Jan 1772 Deed: Daniel Munroe and John Clark to Malcolm Smith proved by Thomas Dobbins. Sander McKay appointed road overseer from Little River Bridge to his house at the ______ road. To work road, Robert Smith. NATHAN SMITH and wife ANN SMITH to Levi Pennington, Sr. - proved by John Stephens

      Cumberland NC Deed Book 6-279, 25 Oct 1774. Deed: Jesse Ritter to NATHAN SMITH proved by William Manes. Deed: ??????? Sanders to Richard Smith proved by John Smith.
      This is a web site that has a record of Nathan Smith paying his land taxes to King George in VA - 1792: http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.com/~vataxlists/KingGeorge/1792Personal/05.jpg
      The following is a History of the Smith Family written by Sharon Smith Logan. Her mother's maiden name was Wofford.



      NATHAN SMITH SETTLEMENT


      Stephen Smith was in all probability the son of Isham Smith who was born about 1760, North Carolina. In the 1790 Census of North Carolina, an Isham Smith appears in Montgomery County and an Everitt (Averitt) Smith appears in Moore County (Moore and Montgomery are adjoining counties), North Carolina. Smiths with the Christian names of Everitt, Stephen, and Isham appear early in Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Mississippi. The Smiths migrated from North Carolina to the Nathan Smith Settlement prior to 1800 to what they thought was Franklin County, Georgia but later was deemed to be Cherokee lands. The Cherokees complained that the Nathan Smith Settlement was on their land. An Indian agent by the name of Benjamin Hawkins from Washington D. C. was sent to Georgia to determine who was right, the settlement or the Indians; he decided in favor of the Indians. The land dispute went on for many years and the settlers became discouraged and sold their lands "warranted against all but the Indian Claims". The Smiths migrated in the early 1800's, to Fair River, Bahala, Bogue Chitto, and McCall creek areas of old Lawrence and Franklin counties, Mississippi.

      In "The First Settlers" in what is now Habersham County, taken from the Lavonia Times and Gauge, February 23, 1934, the following excerpt is cited:
      "The first settlers of what is now Habersham County were those settlers of Franklin County, whose lands were granted by the State of Georgia between 1783 and 1788, lay north of the Indian Boundary fixed by the treaty of 1785. These lands were granted under the impression that they lay south of the agreed boundary line. When this line was surveyed, it was found that these lands lay north of the boundary line and in the Cherokee Nation, the Indians demanded their immediate removal. In 1798, these settlers petitioned Governor James Jackson to have the line re-run or to take such other action that would protect them in the possession of their homes. This resulted in the "Four Mile Purchase" of 1804, when the Indians ceded a strip of land four miles wide and twenty miles long which included these lands. This strip of land was then added to Franklin County, but now lies in Banks and Habersham Counties. Those who signed the petition were: Phillip Thomas, John Thomas, William Thomas, Phillip Thomas, Jr., Abednego Downing, George Waters, Levi Taylor, James Huitt, Joseph Dunnegame, E. Dunnegame, Moses Terel (probably Terrell), John Little, William Alexander Ramsey, Jesse Austin, Thomas Ketrim, Thomas Lean, Equila McCrackin, (torn) McCrackin (probably James), (torn) Halcom (probably Moses), George Hopper, William Weatherspoons, Hugh Hartgrove, Benjamin Wofford,* Nathaniel Wofford, Richard Burkes, Richard Lay, Nicolas Smith, Nathan Smith, Oen Carpenter (probably Owen), James Minnerd (probably Minyard), Nicholas Nuton (probably Newton), Stephen Smith, Lewis Dickerson, Joseph Halcom, John Parker, John Ratley, Thomas Warren, Robert Shipley, John Shipley, Nathaniel Shipley, William Little." In the Georgia Genealogist, under Franklin County, Wofford Settlement appears the following: ". . . Col. Meigs further reported settlers left outside the Hawkins line around other forts:

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

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


      Owen Carpenter married Sarah Smith, daughter of Nathan. Temple Carpenter is Owen’s father. Jacob Hollingsworth marries into our family later on.

      Rass Wicker, in a footnote in one of his abstact publications of old records of Moore Co. NC, mentions that Nathan Smith lived up on Cabin Creek while Nicholas and Stephen lived south of the Lower Little River near the Old Yadkin Road. He believed, as I do, that NATHAN was Stephen's father and NICHOLAS was his grandfather.


      A. Children of Nathan Smith and Ann Smith
      + 2. i. Everett Smith (b. 1751 in Moore Co., NC
      + 3. ii. Nicholas Smith (b. 1758 in Moore Co., NC)
      + 4. iii. Isham Smith (b. 1760 in Cumberland Co., NC) (d. 1840 in MS)
      + 5. iv. Stephen Smith (b. 1762 in NC) (d. 1846 in Lawrence Co., MS)
      + 6. v. William Smith (b. 26 Feb 1763 in NC)
      + 7. vi. Sarah Rachel Smith (b. 1765 in NC) (d. in MS)
    Born c 1731  NC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List/Entry 1767  Cumberland Co. NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 12 Dec 1768  Cumberland Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant #851, Cumberland County, NC Nathan Smith received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Rocky Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining Campbell. 
    Jury 1784  Cumberland Co. NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1784 Cumberland Co NC Grand Jury: Nathan Smith 
    Census 1790  Moore Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 13 Sep 1798  Franklin Co GA USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    13th September 1798
His Excellence James Jackson, Gov. of Georgia.

We are induced from the peculiarity of our situations as Frontier citizens of Jackson & Franklin Counties to address your Excellency and implore your interposition in our favor. - We beg leave to represent that we hold titles derived from Grants issued by the State of Georgia for Lands which have proven to lie beyond the temporary boundary line, lately extended under the Superintendence of Colo. Hawkins, Agent of Indian affairs for the United States; that these lands, which we have honestly paid for, which we have been at great Labour and expence to improve and on which (exposed to savage depredations for Several years) we have hazarded the lives of ourselves and our families, we are now forbidden to occupy. - Thus after exhausting all our resources in the purchase & improvement of Lands, we are now told that we must abandon these homes, destitute (as we are) of the means of providing others for our families.

The lands we hold were granted between the years 1783 & 1788 which we need not remark to your excellency was anterior to the Treaty concluded to New York.- We think it proper also to observe that evident inaccuracies have been commited in running of the line from the Currawhee Mountain to the source of the Appalachee, by which that line has been thrown much further in upon the inhabitants than it would have gone if it had been carried direct from one of these points to the other.

We pray that your excellency will have the goodness to signify to us by letter addressed to Capt. John Little to the care of Daniel Beall Esq. At Franklin Court House, or in any other way that your Excellency may deem proper and expedient, your opinion.

If your excellency has the power of affording us relief we count with great confidence on receiving it. If your Excellency has not that power, we beg that you will represent our situation to the next Ligislature and implore for us that redress which your excellency may think our cases entitled to.

We have the honor to be with profound respect,

Your Excellencies Most Obedt Servts, (Signed)

Philip Thomas, John Thomas, Wm. Thomas, Philip Thomas Jr., Abednego Downing, Geo. Waters, Levi Taylor, James Huit, Solomon Huitt, Wm. Alexander Tansey, Jesse Austin, Tho. Barnard, Lucas LeCroy, Thomas Lean, Equila McKrakin, James McKrakin, Holcom, Geo. Hopper, Wm. Weatherspoons, Hugh Hartgrove, Nathaniel Wofford, Richard Burkes, Benjamin Wofford, Richard Lay, Nicholas Smith, Nathan Smith, O(w)en Carpenter, James Minnerd, Nicholas Nuton, Stephen Smith, (an illegible signature of the original document), Lewes Dickeson, Joseph Halcom, Jno. Parker, John Ratley, Thomas Warren, Robert Shipley, John Shipley, Nathaniel Shipley, William Little, Joseph Dunnegame, Ande Dunnegane, E. Dunnegame, Moses Terell, Jno. Little. 
    Tax List/Entry 1800  Franklin Co GA USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1800 Franklin Co GA Tax List: Nathan Smith 300 a. Hudson River 
    Died ca 1811  Franklin Co,GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is no evidence that Nathan Smith died in Franklin Co.,Miss. If he left Moore Co., NC in the late 1790's with the rest of the Smith's then he would have died in Franklin Co., Ga.
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    Person ID I14953  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-I-M253-3 Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC (2 Stephen 3 James A 4 Rowan M)((YDNA-Kit*486)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Everett 3 William 3 Stephen J)(FF/Aut-Kit*888), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Everett 3 William 3 Stephen J)(FF/Aut-Kit*400), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b 1731 NC m Ann (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley)(FF/Aut-Kit*151), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1730 NC m Ann (2. Isham 3 John)(FF/Aut-Kit*509), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1730 NC m Ann (2. Nicholas 3 Henry)(FF/Aut-Kit*585), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann (2 Isham 3 Stephen 4 Isham)((YDNA-Kit*611)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley)((YDNA-Kit*558)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann ? (2 Isham 3. John W 4 Jeremiah)((YDNA-Kit*215)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann ? (2 Isham 3 Stephen 4 Isham)(FF/Aut-Kit*263), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC m Ann? (2 Everett 3 William 4. Isaac D)((YDNA-Kit*387)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b c 1731 NC(2.Everett 3. Isaac 4 Lott)((YDNA-Kit*814)), Smith Branch: Nathan Smith b. 1731 NC m Ann? (2 Stephen 3 Nathan 4 Brantley)((YDNA-Kit*237))
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    Family Ann,   b. c 1733 
    Married c 1750  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Everett Smith,   b. 1751,   d. 21 Apr 1822, Lincoln,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Nicholas Smith,   b. 1758, Moore Co,NC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Isham Smith,   b. 1760, Moore Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Lawrence,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Stephen Smith,   b. 1769, Cumberland Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Lawrence Co.,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     5. William Smith,   b. 26 Feb 1763, NC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Gabriel Smith,   b. 12 Dec 1765, North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Sarah Rachel Smith,   b. 1765, NC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Smith,   b. Abt 1768, Moore Co NC USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
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    Last Modified 9 Feb 2015 11:01:41 
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  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c 1731 - NC,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - c 1750 - NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List/Entry - 1767 - Cumberland Co. NC USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Land Grant #851, Cumberland County, NC Nathan Smith received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Rocky Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining Campbell. - 12 Dec 1768 - Cumberland Co. NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury - 1784 Cumberland Co NC Grand Jury: Nathan Smith - 1784 - Cumberland Co. NC USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 Moore Co NC Census 
Nathan Smith
 1 male over 16, 1 female over 16 - 1790 - Moore Co NC USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - 13th September 1798
His Excellence James Jackson, Gov. of Georgia.

We are induced from the peculiarity of our situations as Frontier citizens of Jackson & Franklin Counties to address your Excellency and implore your interposition in our favor. - We beg leave to represent that we hold titles derived from Grants issued by the State of Georgia for Lands which have proven to lie beyond the temporary boundary line, lately extended under the Superintendence of Colo. Hawkins, Agent of Indian affairs for the United States; that these lands, which we have honestly paid for, which we have been at great Labour and expence to improve and on which (exposed to savage depredations for Several years) we have hazarded the lives of ourselves and our families, we are now forbidden to occupy. - Thus after exhausting all our resources in the purchase & improvement of Lands, we are now told that we must abandon these homes, destitute (as we are) of the means of providing others for our families.

The lands we hold were granted between the years 1783 & 1788 which we need not remark to your excellency was anterior to the Treaty concluded to New York.- We think it proper also to observe that evident inaccuracies have been commited in running of the line from the Currawhee Mountain to the source of the Appalachee, by which that line has been thrown much further in upon the inhabitants than it would have gone if it had been carried direct from one of these points to the other.

We pray that your excellency will have the goodness to signify to us by letter addressed to Capt. John Little to the care of Daniel Beall Esq. At Franklin Court House, or in any other way that your Excellency may deem proper and expedient, your opinion.

If your excellency has the power of affording us relief we count with great confidence on receiving it. If your Excellency has not that power, we beg that you will represent our situation to the next Ligislature and implore for us that redress which your excellency may think our cases entitled to.

We have the honor to be with profound respect,

Your Excellencies Most Obedt Servts, (Signed)

Philip Thomas, John Thomas, Wm. Thomas, Philip Thomas Jr., Abednego Downing, Geo. Waters, Levi Taylor, James Huit, Solomon Huitt, Wm. Alexander Tansey, Jesse Austin, Tho. Barnard, Lucas LeCroy, Thomas Lean, Equila McKrakin, James McKrakin, Holcom, Geo. Hopper, Wm. Weatherspoons, Hugh Hartgrove, Nathaniel Wofford, Richard Burkes, Benjamin Wofford, Richard Lay, Nicholas Smith, Nathan Smith, O(w)en Carpenter, James Minnerd, Nicholas Nuton, Stephen Smith, (an illegible signature of the original document), Lewes Dickeson, Joseph Halcom, Jno. Parker, John Ratley, Thomas Warren, Robert Shipley, John Shipley, Nathaniel Shipley, William Little, Joseph Dunnegame, Ande Dunnegane, E. Dunnegame, Moses Terell, Jno. Little. - 13 Sep 1798 - Franklin Co GA USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List/Entry - 1800 Franklin Co GA Tax List: Nathan Smith 300 a. Hudson River - 1800 - Franklin Co GA USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ca 1811 - Franklin Co,GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1768 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #851 - Nathan Smith
    1768 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #851 - Nathan Smith

  • Notes 
    • One of the things about our Smith's is that they have been marrying cousins for 200 plus years !! They not only inter marry among all the Smith's in Lincoln, Franklin, Copiah, Lawrence and other adjoining counties in South Miss., they also have been marrying Case's, Lofton's, Minyard's, Hollingsworth's, Carpenter's, Newton's and others there just as long !!!
      They all went from Moore Co., N.C. in the mid 1790's to Franklin Co., Ga. They were run out of the Nathan Smith Settlement in Franklin Co., Ga. with other associated Families as the State of Ga. messed up and let them settle on Cherokee land. This Settlement is well documented and was founded by Nathan Smith. Those there were : Nathan Smith, Stephen Smith, Nicholas Smith, Isham Smith, John Smith, William Smith, Averitt/ Everett Smith. Also : James Keys/Kees, Jacob Hollingsworth, Temple Carpenter, Asa Walker, William Newton, James Minyard and others.

      The ones that showed up in Miss. were : Nathan Smith - Franklin Co. , not the one born 1731, N.C. this one was b. ca. 1777. Nicholas Smith - Franklin Co., Isham Smith - Lawrence Co., Everett/ Averitt Smith - Lawrence Co., Stephen Smith - Marion and Lawrence Co. There were several William Smith's in the same area at the same time. Asa Walker - Lawrence Co. Temple Carpenter - Lawrence Co., William Newton - Lawrence Co., James Minyard - ,Copiah Co., etc. and etc. !!!-Dewey James Smith


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