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  • Name Alexander Smith 
    Born 1722  Henrico Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # died after 1783 in Amherst VA on tax list

    DAR A104635

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    Person ID I1884  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-4 Smith Branch: Alexander Smith b c 1735 Henrico VA m Diana Phelps (2 Jacob 3 Benjamin)((YDNA-Kit*622))
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    Family Diana Phelps 
    Children 
    +1. Jacob Smith,   b. 1765, Buckingham Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. George Lumpkin Smith,   b. c 1764, Buckingham Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Isaac Smith
     4. Unknown Smith
     5. Matilda Smith
     6. Drucilla Smith
     7. Shadrack Smith
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    Smith DNA Kit 232622
    Family ID F805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • died after 1783 in Amherst VA on tax list

      DAR A104635

      VA Patriotic Service

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      County records place Alexander Smith in Buckingham County Virginia as early as 1765. Despite the fact that Buckingham is a "burned county" (i.e. records and courthouse destroyed by fire) the Primary and Secondary sources listed above provide evidence of the existence of Alexander, his wife Diana and a household of children. In 1782 Alexander is listed on the personal property tax lists. In 1783 he is not on the list; we surmise that he is dead. But Diana is of record, and she reports four slaves by name that were on Alexander's lists by name the year before. We believe Alexander and Diana were husband and wife and had extensive household. However, the most helpful genealogical document was turned up by David Temple of Texas in 1997. He discovered in Campbell County Virginia records, (Campbell is adjacent to Buckingham and Appomattox Counties), the Estate Settlement papers for Diana Smith, deceased. The documents had been filed in 1825 by Jacob Smith, who was serving as Administrator of the Estate. They included inventory, appraisal, and distribution of Diana's possessions. Specifically identified as heirs in the records are seven children: Isaac, Jacob, George L., Shadrack, Drucilla, a daughter who married William Flowers, and Matilda. By this time George L., Shadrack, and Drucilla had moved to Tennessee, along with their families; abundant records from Wilson, Smith and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee bear witness to their life there. And the evidence in Virginia records leads us to believe that Diana and Alexander had another son, Obediah. The fact that Diana's estate did not include him may indicate that he was already deceased and without issue. Nevertheless, we believe the evidence is strong enough to list him in the family record.
    • County records place Alexander Smith in Buckingham County Virginia as early as 1765. Despite the fact that Buckingham is a "burned county" (i.e. records and courthouse destroyed by fire) the Primary and Secondary sources listed above provide evidence of the existence of Alexander, his wife Diana and a household of children. In 1782 Alexander is listed on the personal property tax lists. In 1783 he is not on the list; we surmise that he is dead. But Diana is of record, and she reports four slaves by name that were on Alexander's lists by name the year before. We believe Alexander and Diana were husband and wife and had extensive household. However, the most helpful genealogical document was turned up by David Temple of Texas in 1997. He discovered in Campbell County Virginia records, (Campbell is adjacent to Buckingham and Appomattox Counties), the Estate Settlement papers for Diana Smith, deceased. The documents had been filed in 1825 by Jacob Smith, who was serving as Administrator of the Estate. They included inventory, appraisal, and distribution of Diana's possessions. Specifically identified as heirs in the records are seven children: Isaac, Jacob, George L., Shadrack, Drucilla, a daughter who married William Flowers, and Matilda. By this time George L., Shadrack, and Drucilla had moved to Tennessee, along with their families; abundant records from Wilson, Smith and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee bear witness to their life there. And the evidence in Virginia records leads us to believe that Diana and Alexander had another son, Obediah. The fact that Diana's estate did not include him may indicate that he was already deceased and without issue. Nevertheless, we believe the evidence is strong enough to list him in the family record.


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