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Cpl. Andrew Smith

Cpl. Andrew Smith

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  • Name Andrew Smith 
    Title Cpl. 
    Born 31 Jul 1779  Jersey Settlement, Rowan Co., North Carolina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Oct 1840  New Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Oct 1840  New Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I17880  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-Q-M242-1 Smith Branch: Andrew Smith b 1643/4 ENG; res Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ((YDNA-Kit*633)), Smith Branch: Andrew SMITH b. c.1650, d. 1704((YDNA-Kit*482)), Smith Branch: Andrew Smith, b 1649 ENG((YDNA-Kit*352)), , Smith Branch: Unknown Willows HOme KCMO((YDNA-Kit*153)), Smith Branch: Cornelius Smith b 1783 NC m Elizabeth Roberts(Tree Only-No DNA)
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    Father Thomas B. Smith,   b. 15 Oct 1752, on Swearing Creek, Jersey Settlement, Anson Co. (Rowan Co. in 1753), North Carolina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, poss. Somerset, Pulaski Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary MacKie,   b. 14 Jul 1752, Jersey Settlement, Anson Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1805, Somerset, Pulaski Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1775 21 Jan 1775 
    Family ID F6772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Scrivner,   b. 20 Oct 1780, Rowan Co., North Carolina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1855, New Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1801  Pulaski Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Church 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Smith,   b. 1802,   d. 1902  (Age 100 years)
    +2. Obediah Smith, Capt.,   b. 12 Oct 1806, near Somerset, Pulaski Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1863, assassinated near Cedar Springs, Cedar Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Thomas W Smith, III,   b. c 1808,   d. 1857  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Ann Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1809
     5. Lucretia Smith,   b. 1812,   d. 1840  (Age 28 years)
    +6. John Mackie Smith,   b. 1813,   d. 1901  (Age 88 years)
    +7. Andrew Smith,   b. 1819,   d. 1860  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2012 22:09:43 
    Family ID F6773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Church - 25 Oct 1801 - Pulaski Co., Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1840 - New Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1840 - New Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "In 1809, Andrew and his family went up the Missouri River with all of their possessions on a poleboat that Daniel Boone had used when sending salt, peltries, etc. to St. Louis.
      [The propelling power of this water-craft consisted of a very simple piece of machinery, to-wit: near the prow of the boat a long pole, made generally of some light, tough wood, with an iron hook fixed at the lower end, was thrust down into the water, angled slightly astern until it rested on the bottom, and the other end was adjusted to the arm. Against this the party or parties in the boat would push, walking toward the stern the length of the boat and then returning quickly forward and repeating the process.
      [See picture of a replica vessel under Photos].

      "The family reached Franklin township in Howard County on the morning of July 3, 1809, landing near [where a cabin would be erected later by] Amos BARNES [a shirttail relative]*.
      "That portion of Howard County, which is now embraced in Franklin and Boone's Lick townships, was the first area settled by Europeans thereabouts.
      "After their arrival and settlement, they found that they were truly in a wild country, and that their neighbors were very few. The family built a cabin and cleared a piece of ground, where they raised three small crops."



      (* Amos BARNES [1790-1834]; his mother was Hannah TURNER, sister of the Thomas TURNER who married Catherine SMITH, daughter of JOHN SMITH and Rebeccah 'Annah' ANDERSON.
      Amos married Dorcas KINCAID, daughter of Capt. David Greer KINCAID [1765-1831], after whom Fort Kincaid was named, one of the main three main forts in the area for protective shelter during the War of 1812; the others were Fort Cooper, and, the one in which our Andrew SMITH served, Fort Hempstead.)

      In February 1813, as the War of 1812 impacted their region, Andrew and family had to chose to take refuge in either Fort Hempstead, in the Boones Lick Settlement, or on Loutre Island. The Indian war had commenced the spring before, and all the settlers were compelled to enter one of the forts or seek another location where they would be out of danger. Sixteen persons left the fort for St. Charles Co., but Andrew and Sarah determined to remain, and he was made first corporal in Captain Sarshall Cooper's* company. Among his kin in the fort were Reuben Smith, Thomas Smith Jr., Davis Todd, Elisha Todd, Jonathan Todd, and Levi Todd. Thomas SMITH, Jr. and Jonathan TODD would soon fall victims to Native unrest.


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