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Josiah Smith

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  • Name Josiah Smith 
    Born 1728  Sussex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # m 1 Elizabeth Collier

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    Josiah Smith

    b c 1729 Sussex Co VA

    d bef Oct 14 1818 York Dist SC

    VA Patriotic Service

    DAR A106352  
    Land Deed 13 Oct 1764  Sussex Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Josiah Smith and Elizabeth his wife and Ann Smith his mother of the County of Brunswick to William Parham of Sussex for L 350, 767 acres on north side of Nottoway River adjacent to Harrison, Isham Smith, John Wilkerson, Mark Harwell, Lawrence Gibbons. Witnesses: Isham smith, John Wilkerson, Burrell Banks. Signed by Josiah and Elizabeth, Ann Smith makes her mark "A"
    Sussex Co VA Deed Book C 126  
    Inventory 17 Feb 1777  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Book 1, Henry Co VA Abstracts: 1779-1799 p 1 Zebulon Shelton
    Inventory. Feb. 17, 1777; appraised by Josiah Smith, Joseph Sowal and Hugh Armstrong.
    Total value 75.12.6; Returned Feb. 17,1777. 
    Land Deed 3 Mar 1779  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deverix Gilliam and Edy his wife of the county of Henry to Samuel Street for the sum of two hundred fifty pounds convey a parcel of land lying on Homes Creek being by estimate 400 acres.
    Deverix Gilliam Ede Gilliam
    Wit: James East
    Josiah Smith
    Thomas Hamilton 
    Surveys 10 Jun 1779  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A list of surveys made of Henry County from 10 June 1779 to 10 June 1780 by John Dickenson and his associates …
    For:
    Location
    Acreage
    James East
    Horsepasture
    286
    same
    Horsepasture
    178
    John Watson
    Horsepasture
    440
    Josiah Smith
    Horsepasture Crk
    189
    Dutton Layne
    same
    642
    James East
    same
    670
    William Taylor
    same
    85
    John Richardson
    same
    259
    John Blevins
    Horsepasture Crk
    277 
    Inventory 25 Jul 1780  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Book 1 Henry Co VA
    Inventory for Joseph Cameron

    P. 33-34 - JOSEPH CAMMERON, (inventory)

    Appraised by William Taylor, John Marr, Josiah smith, all sworn before John Dillard July
    25, 1780; returned July 27, 1780 
    Land Grant 1781  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Josiah Smith - 302 acres - Examined. Thomas Jefferson Esquire: Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that in Consideration of the Ancient Composition of Thirty Shillings Sterling paid into the Treasury of this Commonwealth by Josiah Smith there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Josiah Smith a certain tract or parcel of Land Containing by Survey bearing date the fifteenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty, Three hundred and two Acres lying and being in the County of Henry on the Branches of Stones Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit).......to the first station, with its Appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land, with its Appurtenances, to the said Josiah Smith.........on the first day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty one and of the Commonwealth the fifth - Thomas Jefferson
    -Virginia Land Grants Book C 260-261 
    Tax List/Entry 1782  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Smith, Josiah 1 8 8 34

    http://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_henry_enumerations_1782_personalpropertytax.htm 
    Land Deed Sep 1784  Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Josiah Smith of Henry Co VA to John Staples of the same for the sum of five hundred pounds, sells and conveys three tracts, to wit: 1. containing 216 acres on the branches of Horsepaster Creek aj the land of James Shelton decd., it being the place Josiah Smith now lives. 2 by patent 189 acres on the branchs of Horsepasture Creek 3, containing by estimate 150 acres on he south side of the North Mayo River aj the lands of Hamon Critz., it being part of a tract purchased by William French of Thomas M Randolph and conveyed to said Smith. It joins Mill Creek and this tract is now in the possession of said John Staples Sg. Josiah Smith. Wit: Samuel Crutcher -John Dillard and John Hunter. Jamima Smith wife of Josiah Smith relinquishes her right of dower prov 23 Sept 1784 Henry Co VA Deed Bk 4 p 36-38. 
    WILL 9 Oct 1815  York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Book D p 225 York District SC
    Children: Rhoda, Myhill, William, Isaac, Susannah Norwood, Juda French, Elizabeth Hampton, Lucy Howell; grandchildren Isaac Summerford, Jeremiah Smith, Jacob Stallings.
    ****
    Will 9 Oct 1818 prov 14 Oct 1818 in York District SC. Weak in body etc. My plantation on which I now live to my two sons Miles and Rhoda Smith. Wife whole of profits of the plantation I now attend etc during her lifetime- Some negroes to be set free. Daughter-in-law Jane (Jean) Smith negro then free at 21. Remainder of estate divided between William Smith - Isaac Smith- Susanna Norwood-Judey Stallings--Isaac Summerford and Jemima Smith my grandchildren. Exors sons Miles and Rhoda Smith Sg Josiah Smith Wit James Plaxco-Abram Summerford- Samuel Burns. York Co SC Will Book 1 p 591 
    Died After 14 Oct 1818  York District Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I24755 
    American Revolutionary WarDAR Ancestor #: A106352
    Smith American Revolutionary War Patriot Report
    Branches/DNA
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-32 Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b before 1656 VA m Elizabeth Flood (Surry Co VA) (Kit# 6485****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1657 m E Flood 2. William 3 Josiah 4, Miles(Tree Only-No DNA), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1657 VA m E Flood (Kit# 1456****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b before 1656 VA m Elizabeth Flood (Kit# 8514****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1657 m E Flood 2. William 3 Josiah 4, Isaac (Kit# 2358****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b c 1657 VA m Elizabeth Flood (Kit# 3061****/mtDNA), Smith Branch: Nicholas Smith b 1657 m E Flood 2. William 3 Josiah 4, Isaac (Kit# B175****/YDNA))
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    Last Modified 20 May 2014 

    Father William Smith,   b. 1695, Surry Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Surry Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Ann Isham,   b. 1700,   d. 1771  (Age 71 years) 
    Documents
    Smiths - NC- from Southside Virginia Families Vol 1
    Smiths - NC- from Southside Virginia Families Vol 1
    Family ID F8998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Collier,   b. 19 Dec 1728, York Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt1771  (Age 42 years)  [1
    Married 1748  VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Smith,   b. 20 Sep 1752, Sussex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William Smith,   b. 22 Apr 1754, Sussex, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1836, Clarke, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Isaac Smith,   b. 12 Jun 1756, Albemarle Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1831, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Sarah Ann Smith,   b. 14 Nov 1760, Sussex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucinda Smith,   b. 1762, Sussex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1819, York Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +6. Judah Smith,   b. c 1766, Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1844, Fentress Co,TN,UsA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +7. Miles Smith,   b. c 1769, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1847, York Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     8. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1770, Brunswick,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lawrence, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Susannah Smith,   b. 1774, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, AL,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     10. Josiah Smith,   b. c 1750, Sussex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2014 
    Family ID F8999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jemima Dorcas 
    Children 
    +1. Rhoda Smith,   b. 1775, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, York District Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +2. John Smith,   b. c 1776, Henry Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1860, York Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     3. Martha Smith
     4. Wallace Smith
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F9009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1728 - Sussex Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1748 - VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Josiah Smith and Elizabeth his wife and Ann Smith his mother of the County of Brunswick to William Parham of Sussex for L 350, 767 acres on north side of Nottoway River adjacent to Harrison, Isham Smith, John Wilkerson, Mark Harwell, Lawrence Gibbons. Witnesses: Isham smith, John Wilkerson, Burrell Banks. Signed by Josiah and Elizabeth, Ann Smith makes her mark "A" Sussex Co VA Deed Book C 126 - 13 Oct 1764 - Sussex Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - Will Book 1, Henry Co VA Abstracts: 1779-1799 p 1 Zebulon Shelton Inventory. Feb. 17, 1777; appraised by Josiah Smith, Joseph Sowal and Hugh Armstrong. Total value 75.12.6; Returned Feb. 17,1777. - 17 Feb 1777 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Deverix Gilliam and Edy his wife of the county of Henry to Samuel Street for the sum of two hundred fifty pounds convey a parcel of land lying on Homes Creek being by estimate 400 acres. Deverix Gilliam Ede Gilliam Wit: James East Josiah Smith Thomas Hamilton - 3 Mar 1779 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSurveys - A list of surveys made of Henry County from 10 June 1779 to 10 June 1780 by John Dickenson and his associates … For: Location Acreage James East Horsepasture 286 same Horsepasture 178 John Watson Horsepasture 440 Josiah Smith Horsepasture Crk 189 Dutton Layne same 642 James East same 670 William Taylor same 85 John Richardson same 259 John Blevins Horsepasture Crk 277 - 10 Jun 1779 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - Will Book 1 Henry Co VA Inventory for Joseph Cameron P. 33-34 - JOSEPH CAMMERON, (inventory) Appraised by William Taylor, John Marr, Josiah smith, all sworn before John Dillard July 25, 1780; returned July 27, 1780 - 25 Jul 1780 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Josiah Smith - 302 acres - Examined. Thomas Jefferson Esquire: Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that in Consideration of the Ancient Composition of Thirty Shillings Sterling paid into the Treasury of this Commonwealth by Josiah Smith there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Josiah Smith a certain tract or parcel of Land Containing by Survey bearing date the fifteenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty, Three hundred and two Acres lying and being in the County of Henry on the Branches of Stones Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit).......to the first station, with its Appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land, with its Appurtenances, to the said Josiah Smith.........on the first day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty one and of the Commonwealth the fifth - Thomas Jefferson -Virginia Land Grants Book C 260-261 - 1781 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List/Entry - Smith, Josiah 1 8 8 34 http://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_henry_enumerations_1782_personalpropertytax.htm - 1782 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Josiah Smith of Henry Co VA to John Staples of the same for the sum of five hundred pounds, sells and conveys three tracts, to wit: 1. containing 216 acres on the branches of Horsepaster Creek aj the land of James Shelton decd., it being the place Josiah Smith now lives. 2 by patent 189 acres on the branchs of Horsepasture Creek 3, containing by estimate 150 acres on he south side of the North Mayo River aj the lands of Hamon Critz., it being part of a tract purchased by William French of Thomas M Randolph and conveyed to said Smith. It joins Mill Creek and this tract is now in the possession of said John Staples Sg. Josiah Smith. Wit: Samuel Crutcher -John Dillard and John Hunter. Jamima Smith wife of Josiah Smith relinquishes her right of dower prov 23 Sept 1784 Henry Co VA Deed Bk 4 p 36-38. - Sep 1784 - Henry Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - Will Book D p 225 York District SC Children: Rhoda, Myhill, William, Isaac, Susannah Norwood, Juda French, Elizabeth Hampton, Lucy Howell; grandchildren Isaac Summerford, Jeremiah Smith, Jacob Stallings. **** Will 9 Oct 1818 prov 14 Oct 1818 in York District SC. Weak in body etc. My plantation on which I now live to my two sons Miles and Rhoda Smith. Wife whole of profits of the plantation I now attend etc during her lifetime- Some negroes to be set free. Daughter-in-law Jane (Jean) Smith negro then free at 21. Remainder of estate divided between William Smith - Isaac Smith- Susanna Norwood-Judey Stallings--Isaac Summerford and Jemima Smith my grandchildren. Exors sons Miles and Rhoda Smith Sg Josiah Smith Wit James Plaxco-Abram Summerford- Samuel Burns. York Co SC Will Book 1 p 591 - 9 Oct 1815 - York District, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - After 14 Oct 1818 - York District Co,SC,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Josiah Smith May 1782 Rev War reference-Henry Co VA
    Josiah Smith May 1782 Rev War reference-Henry Co VA

    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography p 73, Vol 10


    Josiah Smith-Revolutionary War Reference- 1781
    Josiah Smith-Revolutionary War Reference- 1781

    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol 10 p 358



  • Notes 
    • [Some show Elizabeth COLLIER, Josiah's first wife, as mother of Rodah.
      Nobody I've found has been able to absolutely prove it either way -- Jemima seems more likely to Hubert Armstrong & Bill Pittman who have worked on the SMITH genealogy for over 25 years and I've deferred to their judgment on it.]
      -nokomts@ktc.com
    • DAR records says birth Sussex Co VA have also seen this as Surry Co VA

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Josiah Smith and Elizabeth Collier.