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Lt Obadiah Smith

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  • Name Obadiah Smith 
    Title Lt 
    Born c 1717  Henrico, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WILL 1771  Chesterfield, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The will of Obediah Smith (who married Mary Burk) was written in 1777 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.[Footnote 9.]“To Grandson Obediah Smith, son of my son Peartree, all of my land in Mecklenburg County,[Va.] where son Peartree lives, but his father and mother to have use of land and Negroes for life, and if he dies, to be divided among his sisters.
    To Granddaughter Elizabeth Smith, l Negro and increase except one boy given to my grandson Obediah.
    To son William, all my land on James River above Mosses [Moss's] Creek on road that goes from Anderson Britton's to Buckingham Road and along Jommy (sic) Winters Branch, to Powhite Creek, including land bought from Abram Cowley.
    To son Obediah, all rest of Chesterfield land, being plantation I live on. If sons William and Obediah die without heirs, then to my daughter Lucy Smith. [This statement indicates that William Smith did not have any children by 1777 and therefore could not have been the William Smith who married Elizabeth Watkins had had children by 1762.]
    To son William, all land at mouth of Hics and Dan Rivers. See footnote. [Footnote 10.]
    To son Obediah, my land in North Carolina.
    To daughter Lucy Smith, 2 Negroes.
    To Eadith Christmas, 3 Negroes, furniture and 100 pounds, with Negroes to go to my estate after her death.
    To granddaughter Elizabeth Winston, 1 negro and 100 pounds.
    To son Peartree, 250 pounds and a bed.
    Rest to sons William and Obediah and daughter Lucy. Exors: friends Drury Smith, Robert Jones, David Patteson, Samuel Price, William Scott, Jr., Anderson Britton and sons William Smith and Obediah Smith. Dated 2 January 1777 Wit: Benskin Easley, Ann Duvall, Lucy Smith, Martin Googer and Charles Clarke, Jr. The will was proven in May Court 1777. 
    Died Bef 1777  Chesterfield Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I39383  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father Obadiah Smith,   d. c 1744 
    Mother Mary Woodson 
    Family ID F4341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Burks,   b. 1706, Albemarle Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1777, Chesterfield Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1744  Goochland Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • W B 3 p 100 and OB 6 p 132- Will dated Jan 22 1777 probated at May Court 1777 Chesterfield CO VA -mentions sons Peartree, Obadiah, William, dau Lucy, grand-dau Elizabeth Winston adn grandson Obadiah, son of Peartree.
    Children 
     1. Luke Smith,   b. 23 Aug 1744
     2. Susannah Smith,   b. 28 Apr 1746
    +3. Peartree Smith,   b. 13 Jun 1748
     4. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 28 Nov 1750
    +5. William Smith,   b. 15 Nov 1752, Chesterfield Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chesterfield Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Obadiah Smith,   b. 7 May 1755,   d. 1808  (Age 52 years)
     7. Lucy Smith,   b. 8 Dec 1756
     8. Charles Smith,   b. 13 Nov 1758, St James Northam Parish, Goochland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph Smith,   b. Nov 1761, St James Northam Parish, Goochland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F14080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c 1717 - Henrico, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1744 - Goochland Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - The will of Obediah Smith (who married Mary Burk) was written in 1777 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.[Footnote 9.]“To Grandson Obediah Smith, son of my son Peartree, all of my land in Mecklenburg County,[Va.] where son Peartree lives, but his father and mother to have use of land and Negroes for life, and if he dies, to be divided among his sisters. To Granddaughter Elizabeth Smith, l Negro and increase except one boy given to my grandson Obediah. To son William, all my land on James River above Mosses [Moss's] Creek on road that goes from Anderson Britton's to Buckingham Road and along Jommy (sic) Winters Branch, to Powhite Creek, including land bought from Abram Cowley. To son Obediah, all rest of Chesterfield land, being plantation I live on. If sons William and Obediah die without heirs, then to my daughter Lucy Smith. [This statement indicates that William Smith did not have any children by 1777 and therefore could not have been the William Smith who married Elizabeth Watkins had had children by 1762.] To son William, all land at mouth of Hics and Dan Rivers. See footnote. [Footnote 10.] To son Obediah, my land in North Carolina. To daughter Lucy Smith, 2 Negroes. To Eadith Christmas, 3 Negroes, furniture and 100 pounds, with Negroes to go to my estate after her death. To granddaughter Elizabeth Winston, 1 negro and 100 pounds. To son Peartree, 250 pounds and a bed. Rest to sons William and Obediah and daughter Lucy. Exors: friends Drury Smith, Robert Jones, David Patteson, Samuel Price, William Scott, Jr., Anderson Britton and sons William Smith and Obediah Smith. Dated 2 January 1777 Wit: Benskin Easley, Ann Duvall, Lucy Smith, Martin Googer and Charles Clarke, Jr. The will was proven in May Court 1777. - 1771 - Chesterfield, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1777 - Chesterfield Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Magazine of Virginia Genealogy
      Virginia Land Patent Book 16
      Samuel Richardson 273a in Henrico Co, on N side of James R bounded by Francis Warren, Capt Massey and Obadiah Smith p 257. Joel Walker, Thomas Williamson & Horse Br p 258 and 259 10 Sep 1735


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