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Edward Smith

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  • Name Edward Smith 
    Born 1745  VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Land Deed 25 Feb 1765  Brunswick Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EDWARD SMITH of Sussex County, VA, bought a tract of land from THOMAS
    HARRISON of Brunswick County and parish of St. Andrew, February 25, 1765, for
    150 pounds, on the south side of Three Creeks, adjoining Mr. WILLIAM ADAM's
    line, JOHN MACLIN and JOHN WILLIS. [On line Deed BK, p. 17-18] 
    Died 28 Mar 1772  Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WILL 27 Apr 1772  Brunswick Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Edward Smith, of the County of Brunswick, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to-wit:

    I desire that my body may be decently buried.

    IMPRIMIS. I lend unto my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, during her natural life the following Negroes viz.: one wench, Sarah, one named Calo, one named Buck, one girl named Nan, one girl named Amy, one boy named Simon, six cows and the best steer, three sows and fifteen best shoats, likewise, my corn, wheat, four feather beds with furniture with all my household furniture whatsoever with my plow and other utensils for husbandry, also my horse, mare, new colt and, after her death, to be equally divided between my children: Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah.

    ITEM, I give to my daughter, Mary Moore, five shillings to be paid immediately after my death.

    ITEM, I leave to my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, the plantation whereon I now live and, after her death, to be divided between my three sons, Richard, Benjamin, and Edward, equally. I desire that Frank, Lewis, Peter, and Phil and all my other Estate not heretofore disposed of may immediately be sold at publick sale and the money rising therefrom after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, to be equally divided among my aforesaid children, Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah.

    I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving wife, Tabitha Smith, and my sons, Richard and Benjamin Smith, executors of this, my last Will and Testament.

    IN WITNESS whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty-eighth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.

    Signed, sealed and

    Delivered in presence of Edward Smith (LS)

    William Price

    William Harrison

    John Maclin, Junior

    Joseph [his X] Tompkins

    mark]

    *****************
    At a Court held for Brunswick County the 27th day of April 1772

    This Will was presented in Court by Tabitha Smith and Benjamin Smith, two of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of William Price, William Harrison, and John Maclin, Jnr., three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said Executors who together with William Harrison and Nathaniel Malone, their sureties, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand pounds with condition as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, and liberty is extended the other Executor therein named to join in the probate thereof when he shall think proper.

    Test.

    P. Pelham, Jr., Clk.

    (Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA, Brunswick County Will Book, pp. 115-116) 
    Inventory 29 Mar 1786  Brunswick, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The following Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith was filed with the Court on 29 March 1786:

    [pounds-shillings-pence]

    1 Colt & Sorrel horse 13 10 0

    1 bay mare & Cow & Calf 4 - -

    2 Steers & 7 Cows 13 5 -

    5 Yearlings & 4 Sows & 3 Pigs 6 10 -

    1 Sow & piggs & 4 Barrows 2 10 -

    22 Shoats @ 3/6 3 17 -

    2 Sheep & 4 ewes 1 2 6

    1 old Ax, 1 grubbing hoe & 1 pr wedges - 6 2

    1 Adds & handsaw, 2 augers & Drawing knife - 6 -

    a parcel of old Lumber - 2 6

    a parcel of old hoes - 11 3

    1 Pot rack - 7 6

    1 spit & pestle & old pan - 4 9

    1 hammer & old Stulyards - 2 6

    1 grindstone, 3 Potts, 1 pr tongs & 1 Skillet & pan 18 6

    Some Barrels - 8 -

    some meal [?meat?] 3 - -

    To 2 punch bowls & 1 Tumbler, 5 Coffee cups &

    Salt Seller - 8 3

    To 6 chairs, box iron & heaters, one Desk 1 6 6

    To 2 old Chests 6/3, 1 table 2/6, some pots

    with hogs lard and butter 14/4 1 3 1

    To some knives & forks 3/, some old books

    3/6, 1 old Safe 3/9 - 10 3

    1 Old gun 10/1, 2 old Candle sticks & Slate 1/3 - 11 3

    1 Saddle and bridle 17/6, 1 womans Saddle

    30/ some cotton 16/ 3 3 6

    some old lumber 2/6, some warming Cloaths

    20/, some Pewter & Spice morter 22/6 2 5 -

    some old sifters 1/8, 2 Spinning wheels &

    Cards 15/, old wheel 2/6 - 19 2

    1 old tub & old baskets 2/, water pails &

    tub 6/, 1 loom 12/6 1 - 6

    2 plow hoes & plows 6/, some corn Ł5/,

    1 bed & furniture Ł8 13 6 -

    1 bed Ł6, 1 ditto Ł4, 1 ditto Ł5 15 - -

    1 wench Sarah Ł30, 1 ditto Kate Ł80,

    1 ditto Ł70 180 - -

    1 boy Frank Ł55, 1 ditto Peter Ł45,

    1 ditto Lewis Ł42 - 10 142 10 -

    1 girl named Nan Ł45, 1 ditto named Phil

    Ł25, 1 ditto Amey Ł20 90 - -

    26 geese 32/6, some leather 22/6 2 - 15 Ł 505 - 5 - 2

    ********
    Brunswick County Court the 27th of March 1786.

    This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith dec'd was returned by Benjamin Smith, his Executor, and Ordered to be Recorded.

    Exor.Teste.

    (Brunswick County Will Book (for 1786) , pp. 167-168) 
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    Person ID I30150  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith Branch: Edward Smith b 1745 VA m Tabitha Jones(mtDNA)
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    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 

    Children 
     1. Richard Smith
     2. Mary Smith
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F10217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Tabitha Jones,   b. 1740,   d. 5 Jun 1766, Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Census (Family) 1782  Greenville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The probable mother of Edward2 Smith who died between 28 March and 27 April 1772 in Brunswick County, VA, was Elizabeth Smith Blayton, who died on 5 June 1766 in Brunswick County, VA, and who mentioned her sons, William and Edward Smith in her Will recorded on 26 January 1767 in Brunswick County. The Will reads as follows:



      "In the name of God, Amen, the 5 day of June 1766

      Being sick in body but of good and sound memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this Transitory life and that all Flesh must yield to Death -- when it shall be pleased God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and disannulling by these presents all and every testament or testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this is to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other and first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desire forgiveness for the same. I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my Body at a general day of the Resurrection shall live again with joy and through the merits of Christ['s] death and passion possess and inherrit [sic] the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen and my Body to be Buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors herein after named to appoint and now for the settling of my Temporary Estate and such goods, chattels and debts as it hath pleased God far above my desserts to bestow upon me I order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say, first, I will that all these & Dues as I own[owe] in Right and Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter named.

      Item, I give and bequeath to my son, William Smith, one mare and colt, one feather bed and bedstead.

      Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Edward Smith, all the remaining part of my estate, real and personal, and I do hereby appoint my son, Edward Smith, my whole Executor of my whole estate.

      Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of June 1766.

      her

      Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of: Elizabeth X Blayton

      William Vaughan mark

      her

      Sarah X Smith

      mark

      her

      Elizabeth X Smith

      mark



      At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th day of January 1767, this Will was presented in Court, sworn to by Edward Smith, the Executor therein named and was proved by the oaths of William Vaughan, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Smith, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of the said Executor certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, he having with Henry Cook and Richard Smith, his securities, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds with condition according to law.

      Teste: N. Edwards J. D.L.S”.[1]

      Edward Smith of Sussex County, VA, bought land from Thomas Harrison of Brunswick County, Parish of St. Andrews, on 25 February 1765 for 150 pounds, located on the south side of Three Creeks and adjoining William Adams' line, John Maclin, and John Willis.[2]



      Probably William Smith was the elder son and had been left property in his father's Will. His mother, Elizabeth, had married a Blayton after her first husband's death, and left most of her property to her second son, Edward, making him the Executor of her Will.



      Children of Elizabeth (Blayton) and her first husband, Edward1 Smith:

      2 i William2 Smith

      + 3 ii Edward2 Smith

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    Children 
    +1. Hannah Smith,   b. 6 Oct 1763, Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1838, Wilson Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Benjamin Smith
    +3. Edward Smith,   d. 1808, Greensville Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Smith
     5. Sarah Smith
     6. Rebecca Smith
     7. Lucy Smith,   b. c 1766, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Lebanon,Wilson Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     8. Tabitha Smith
    Documents
    Edward Smith c 1772 Brunswick Co VA Will part 1
    Edward Smith c 1772 Brunswick Co VA Will part 1
    Brunswick Co, VA
    Edward Smith c 1772 Brunswick Co VA Will part 2
    Edward Smith c 1772 Brunswick Co VA Will part 2
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F6366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1745 - VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - EDWARD SMITH of Sussex County, VA, bought a tract of land from THOMAS HARRISON of Brunswick County and parish of St. Andrew, February 25, 1765, for 150 pounds, on the south side of Three Creeks, adjoining Mr. WILLIAM ADAM's line, JOHN MACLIN and JOHN WILLIS. [On line Deed BK, p. 17-18] - 25 Feb 1765 - Brunswick Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1772 - Brunswick Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - "IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Edward Smith, of the County of Brunswick, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to-wit: I desire that my body may be decently buried. IMPRIMIS. I lend unto my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, during her natural life the following Negroes viz.: one wench, Sarah, one named Calo, one named Buck, one girl named Nan, one girl named Amy, one boy named Simon, six cows and the best steer, three sows and fifteen best shoats, likewise, my corn, wheat, four feather beds with furniture with all my household furniture whatsoever with my plow and other utensils for husbandry, also my horse, mare, new colt and, after her death, to be equally divided between my children: Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah. ITEM, I give to my daughter, Mary Moore, five shillings to be paid immediately after my death. ITEM, I leave to my beloved wife, Tabitha Smith, the plantation whereon I now live and, after her death, to be divided between my three sons, Richard, Benjamin, and Edward, equally. I desire that Frank, Lewis, Peter, and Phil and all my other Estate not heretofore disposed of may immediately be sold at publick sale and the money rising therefrom after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, to be equally divided among my aforesaid children, Richard, Benjamin, Edward, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Lucy, Tabitha, and Hannah. I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving wife, Tabitha Smith, and my sons, Richard and Benjamin Smith, executors of this, my last Will and Testament. IN WITNESS whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty-eighth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two. Signed, sealed and Delivered in presence of Edward Smith (LS) William Price William Harrison John Maclin, Junior Joseph [his X] Tompkins mark] ***************** At a Court held for Brunswick County the 27th day of April 1772 This Will was presented in Court by Tabitha Smith and Benjamin Smith, two of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of William Price, William Harrison, and John Maclin, Jnr., three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said Executors who together with William Harrison and Nathaniel Malone, their sureties, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand pounds with condition as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, and liberty is extended the other Executor therein named to join in the probate thereof when he shall think proper. Test. P. Pelham, Jr., Clk. (Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA, Brunswick County Will Book, pp. 115-116) - 27 Apr 1772 - Brunswick Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Smiths in the Greenville Co VA census Tabitha Smith 7 whites, 10 blacks David " 7 " 10 " Joel " 5 " 7 " William " 3 " 10 " Aaron " 7 " 1 " - 1782 - Greenville, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - The following Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith was filed with the Court on 29 March 1786: [pounds-shillings-pence] 1 Colt & Sorrel horse 13 10 0 1 bay mare & Cow & Calf 4 - - 2 Steers & 7 Cows 13 5 - 5 Yearlings & 4 Sows & 3 Pigs 6 10 - 1 Sow & piggs & 4 Barrows 2 10 - 22 Shoats @ 3/6 3 17 - 2 Sheep & 4 ewes 1 2 6 1 old Ax, 1 grubbing hoe & 1 pr wedges - 6 2 1 Adds & handsaw, 2 augers & Drawing knife - 6 - a parcel of old Lumber - 2 6 a parcel of old hoes - 11 3 1 Pot rack - 7 6 1 spit & pestle & old pan - 4 9 1 hammer & old Stulyards - 2 6 1 grindstone, 3 Potts, 1 pr tongs & 1 Skillet & pan 18 6 Some Barrels - 8 - some meal [?meat?] 3 - - To 2 punch bowls & 1 Tumbler, 5 Coffee cups & Salt Seller - 8 3 To 6 chairs, box iron & heaters, one Desk 1 6 6 To 2 old Chests 6/3, 1 table 2/6, some pots with hogs lard and butter 14/4 1 3 1 To some knives & forks 3/, some old books 3/6, 1 old Safe 3/9 - 10 3 1 Old gun 10/1, 2 old Candle sticks & Slate 1/3 - 11 3 1 Saddle and bridle 17/6, 1 womans Saddle 30/ some cotton 16/ 3 3 6 some old lumber 2/6, some warming Cloaths 20/, some Pewter & Spice morter 22/6 2 5 - some old sifters 1/8, 2 Spinning wheels & Cards 15/, old wheel 2/6 - 19 2 1 old tub & old baskets 2/, water pails & tub 6/, 1 loom 12/6 1 - 6 2 plow hoes & plows 6/, some corn Ł5/, 1 bed & furniture Ł8 13 6 - 1 bed Ł6, 1 ditto Ł4, 1 ditto Ł5 15 - - 1 wench Sarah Ł30, 1 ditto Kate Ł80, 1 ditto Ł70 180 - - 1 boy Frank Ł55, 1 ditto Peter Ł45, 1 ditto Lewis Ł42 - 10 142 10 - 1 girl named Nan Ł45, 1 ditto named Phil Ł25, 1 ditto Amey Ł20 90 - - 26 geese 32/6, some leather 22/6 2 - 15 Ł 505 - 5 - 2 ******** Brunswick County Court the 27th of March 1786. This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith dec'd was returned by Benjamin Smith, his Executor, and Ordered to be Recorded. Exor.Teste. (Brunswick County Will Book (for 1786) , pp. 167-168) - 29 Mar 1786 - Brunswick, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
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