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John Smith

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  • Name John Smith 
    Born c 1725  Hanover Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1784  VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I19672  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-30 Smith Branch: John Smith d c 1784 VA m Frances Barnett (Kit# 2721****/YDNA))
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    Family Frances Barnett 
    Children 
    +1. William Smith,   b. 1740, Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1822, Fayette Co,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Barnett Smith,   b. 1747, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Louisa Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Bartlett Smith
     4. John Smith
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F7355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - c 1725 - Hanover Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1784 - VA,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • We do not know who/which John Smith this was. Hoping to find a reference somewhere.
      Our John Smith died BEFORE his wife, therefore "antes 1783", since she died in December 1783. We have a copy of Frances' will listing living children in 1783 [one daughter deceased].
      1784 is date of presentation of Will in court. [Because Frances (Anderson?) Smith's will is so specific, could it be her husband John died without a will?].

      It is known that her sons [brothers] William ["Goldmine Billy"] and John Smith were connected to land in the Granviille District of northern North Carolina. [see Samuel Smith and his lineage--that family still owns land there. Was old Samuel an uncle or a cousin?].

      My family's story is that one of the Smiths fought in the battle of Plains of Abraham [at Quebec] 1760's? and was awarded land in the Granville District of North Carolina. [I find a William and a John on the tax rolls in the District, but I can make no direct connection].

      At the end of the Revolution there was a big controversy over land "belonging to loyalists of the King". The state of North Carolina tried to seize the "Granville District" and a court case ensued. I have indications Our William and John were contestants [loyal Americans]--but by appeals the State of North Carolina took the land. [It appears Willliam "Goldmine Billy" and brother John Smith had hired a lawyer but were on the losing end]. Brother John died circa 1790. "Goldmine Billy" appears to have left VA for Kentucky before mother Frances died. He was one of 7 William Smiths in early tax records of Fayette County KY.


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