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Edward Smith

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  • Name Edward Smith 
    Gender Male 
    Event 20 Jul 1803  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Smith witnessed the Will of Henry Wyche on 20 July 1803 in Greensville County, along with William Walker and Foster Cook,[9] who four years later witnessed Edward's Will. Henry Wyche's Will was probated in April Court, 1806 
    Land Deed 9 Oct 1805  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Smith received a patent for four acres adjoining John Robinson and Charles Dillihay on 9 October 1805 
    WILL 30 Dec 1807  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Will and Testament of Edward Smith



    "In the name of God, amen. I, Edward Smith, of Greensville County and State of Virginia, 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 but very plain.



    Item. I desire that all the land that came by my beloved wife lying in the County of Northampton, North Carolina, should be sold and all my just debts paid out of the same.

    Item. I lend unto my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, during her widowhood the following Negroes, viz: Molly, Ellie, Violet, Esther, and Clairy, also all my stock of cattle, one mare named Doll, one colt named Babreeze, all my hogs, also all my crop of corn, wheat, oats, and tobacco; also all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils; also I lend to my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, the plantation whereon I now live during her natural life and after her death, I desire the said plantation be sold and equally divided between all my children.



    Item. I give unto my son, Byrd C. Smith, one sorrel filly, to him, and his heirs forever.



    Item. I give to my daughter, Angelina Smith, one bay filly, to her and her heirs forever.



    Item. It is further my will and desire that Patsy, Edwin, James, Edward Watkins, Benjamin, Hartwell, and Sary Ann Smith should have a horse or money equal to Byrd and Angelina when they arrive to lawful age or marry. And it is further my desire that if my beloved wife marrys [sic] that all my Estate of Negroes, stock, household and kitchen furniture be equally divided between all my children, Byrd, Angelina, Patsy, Edwin, James, Edward, Benjamin, Hartwell, and Sary Ann Smith, to them, their heirs and assigns forever.



    And, lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Nancy Smith, executrix and my son, Byrd Smith, and my friend, James C. Fonnell, executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all others.



    In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of December 1800 & Seven.

    Edward Smith

    Signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of

    us,

    Foster Cook

    James C. Fennell

    E. H. Wyche

    Thomas Dillehay



    Greensville County, December Court 1808. This Will was proved according to law by the oaths of James C. Fennell, Henry Wyche, and Thomas Dillehay, witnesses thereto as the law directs and Nancy Smith, together with Foster Cook and Henry Wyche, her securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate was granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

    Teste: E. Mason, C.G.C.[12] 
    Died 1808  Greensville Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory 7 Mar 1809  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith, deceased, was filed with the Greensville County Clerk in March, 1809, and ordered to be recorded.



    Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Smith, Deceased,

    Taken on the 7th day of March 1809:

    Pounds Shillings Pence

    Molly Ł70 - Alex Ł90 - Vilet Ł80 - Esther Ł60 300 - -

    Clary Ł30 - 5 Beds and furniture Ł45 - 1 bay mare Ł21 96 - -

    1 sorrel colt Ł21 - Bay Filly Ł9 - 2 sows and 10 Shoats Ł8 38 - -

    1 sow nine pigs and 14 shoats Ł9-8 - 4 cows and calves Ł12 21 - -

    1 cow and yearling Ł3-15 - 1 heifer Ł2-10 - 1 Bull Ł2-2 8 7 -

    3 grubbing hoes 12/, 7 weeding hoes & 3 hilbing [?] hoes Ł1-1 1 13 -

    3 plowing hoes & 1 half shear 15/ - 1 cutter 3/ - 2 scythe 6/ 1 4 -

    1 pr .iron wedges 5/ - 2 augers 3 chisels and 1 gauge 7/ - 12 -

    1 hammer 1 handsaw cross howell jointer and drawing - 19 6

    2 bells 4/ - 7 cart wheel boxes 3/ - 1 saddle and 2 bridles Ł1-10 1 17 -

    2 pr. hames and 2 collars 4/1 - Pr.traces 9/1 - 7 cider casks Ł1-1 1 14 -

    1 grind stone - 5/ - 5 old barrels and 2 rundlets 9/ - 14 -

    3 potts and hooks 19/ - 1 D oven 7/6 - Knives and forks 3/ 1 9 6

    1 sifter search and tray 6/9 - 1 frying pan and hoe 3/ - 9 9

    2 butter potts 6/ and 2 jugs 4/6 - 1 skillet and tea kettle 9/ - 16 6

    5 axes 15/ - 1 pair of stealyards Ł1-7-6 2 2 6

    3 spinning wheels and 3 p cards Ł1-16 -- 1 loom & gear Ł2-8 4 4 -

    1 tub 2 pails and 1 pine table 6/ -- 1 rawhide 6/ - 12 -

    1 pr cart wheels 48/ -- 2 piggins and noggin 3/ 2 11 -

    parcel of pewter and earthen ware 24/ -- 2 tables 36/ --1 buffet 60/ 6 - -

    3 chests 42/ - a parcel books 52/6 -- 2 coffee mills 6/ -- 2 guns 42/ 7 2 6

    3 Reep hooks 4/6 - 1 slate 1/6 -- 1 pr flat irons 6/ -- 10 chairs 20/ 1 12 -

    1 candle stick /9 -- 2 dozen silver spoons 27/ 1 7 9

    a parcel of corn p barrel 7/6 -- parcel of fodder pc 3/ -- parcel oats

    1/6 -- parcel bacon pc/6 -- 1 Flax wheel 6/6 -- 1 side of

    leather 15/ -- 1 skin 12/ 1 13 -

    1 Riding Chair 1 10 -



    Agreeable to an Order of the Worshipful Court Nancy Smith, Executrix

    of Greensville County, we have proceeded to Foster Cook, Senr

    appraise the Estate of Edward Smith, Dec'd Foster Cook, Jr.

    as above. Henry Wyche.



    Returned into Greensville County Court, March, 1809, and ordered to be Recorded.

    Teste: E. Maxon, C. Cy C.[13] 
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    Person ID I30175  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 

    Father Edward Smith,   b. 1745, VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1772, Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother 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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    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
    Family ID F6366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Clark 
    Census (Family) 1782  Sussex Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married c 1785 
    Tax List 1800  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Smith, Edward, 3 whites and 1 slave over 16 
    Census (Family) 1830  Greensville, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Byrd C Smith,   b. 1786,   d. 1833  (Age 47 years)
     2. Angelina Smith,   b. 1788,   d. 1850  (Age 62 years)
     3. Martha Clark Smith,   b. c 1790,   d. 1870  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. Edwin Peete Smith,   b. 1792,   d. 1834  (Age 42 years)
     5. James Henry Smith,   b. 1798,   d. 1867  (Age 69 years)
     6. Edward Watkins Smith,   b. 1801,   d. Sep 1826  (Age 25 years)
     7. Benjamin James Smith,   b. 1805,   d. 1867  (Age 62 years)
     8. Hartwell Smith,   b. 1806,   d. 1878  (Age 72 years)
     9. Sarah Ann Smith,   b. 1807,   d. After 1867  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F32218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Edward Smith was listed as Head of Family in the Sussex County census in 1782 with 5 whites including one white male over 21, one slave over 16, total 3 slaves, 3 horses and 2 head of cattle - 1782 - Sussex Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1808 - Greensville Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 24 May 1773 Edward Smith was one of the parishioners of St. Andrews Parish who signed a document regarding the duties of the vestry, constituting a record of the heads of households in Brunswick County, Virginia


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