Yeah, I'm probably crazy. I'd almost have to be to trace Smiths. But how
many Smiths named Basil can there be? One of them is my ggg grandfather
born about 1799 in perhaps Mecklinburg NC. He married Catherine
Byrum,presumeably the daughter of James Byram, 3 March 1820 in Mecklenburg
County North Carolina. They had 6 sons.
Barton Dison Smith 1821-1882, Howard Clay Smith 1823-1864, William Turner Smith 1825-1898, Thomas C. Smith 1827-1920, Jerimiah P.T. Smith 1829-?, James Henry Smith 1831-1893
Married Margaret Amanda Atchison, 13 November 1838 in Coweta County Georgia. They had 6 children.
Julia Ann Smith born 1841, Martha Elizabeth Smith born 1842, Basil Andrew Jackson Smith born 1843 Dicy Jane Smith born 1844, Susan Smith born 1848, Malinda Smith born 1850
Basil died 10 October 1851 at Coweta County Georgia and is buried at Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery
The US Census 1820 North Carolina shows in Mecklinburg County Bazzell Smith 18 to 26 and 1 female 16 to 26.
The US Census Jasper County Georgia 1830 shows on page 272 Bazel Smith, 3, males under 5 , two males 20 to 30 , one male 30 to 40 and 1 female 20 to 30. This is a different family.
Bassell Smith witnessed Deed Sept. 8, 1836 Campbell County Georgia John Stephens to Robert C. Mellon Land Lot 78 District 8 Coweta now Campbell County .
The US Census Coweta County Georgia 1840 shows Baswell Smith and one male 5 to 10, 2 males 10 to 15, 3 males 15 to 20 one male 30 to 40 and one female 15 to 20.
The Tax list for Coweta County Georgia 1845 lists Bassil Smith in the second or Captain Benton's district paid tax on district 11 lot 4 in Carroll County.(Not our Bassil)
Same list for 1845 shows in the Cedar Creek or Captain Smith's district another Bassil Smith. No estate was shown. James and Upton Byram, R. N. Cook, Barton Smith, James Hogan and Henry McBride were in the Cedar Creek district also. This one is ours.
The US Census Coweta County Georgia 1850 shows Basil Smith with wife Margaret A. 26 and Julia A, 9, Martha E. 8, Basil A. J. 7, Dicy J. 6, Susan 2 in the 19th district.
I have much information on decendants of Barton Dison Smith. I am seeking
information on the other children of Basil and their decendants.Basil seems
to have moved from NC to Coweta County Georgia between 1829 and 1841.I
would like to hear from anyone with connections to this family. Older
family members say Basil Smith was Irish.
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