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John Buckner Smith

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  • Name John Buckner Smith 
    Born 4 Mar 1758  VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # John Buckner Smith
    NOTE: The following DAR information is incorrect, per Linda Cheek

    b 1759 VA

    d Oct 26 1852 Pickens Dist SC

    DAR A104830

    Pension S*W1325

    SC/NC Private 
    Event 1792  Pickens, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    National Gen So Quarterly june 1933 written by A I Pickens of Greenville Co SC. The Heart of SC Last Large Frontier. John Buckner Smith of Pickens District 13 September in an affidavit for Archibald McMahon, stated he had know Archibald McMahon and Ann Payne in NC that when he and his wife moved to Greenville District in 1782 he found they were married and was told they had been married a year previous and that they had one child.  
    Land Deed 8 Feb 1792  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith and wife, Diana, to Benjamin Grist, sold 127 acres on Cain Creek of Tyger River part of two tracts granted July 3, 1772 and November 7, 1785 to Timothy Toney. Buckner and Diana both signed with X. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book F, pages 39-40. 
    Land Deed 12 Feb 1795  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Christian and wife, Rachel, to Buckner Smith, originally granted to Moses Wylie April 2, 1767, etc. Wit: Robert Young--Thomas Evatt and Nancy Smith. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book D, pages 198-200. 
    Event 27 Feb 1800  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aaron Smith sold Buckner Smith (both of Spartanburg, SC) a cow, yearlings, sow pigs and geese. Wit: William Gramer and Moses Lancaster. Recorded August 23, 1800. Signed Aaron Smith X, Spartanburg, County, SC, deed book F, pages 55-56. 
    Land Deed 13 Feb 1801  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith sold to Benjamin Grist, both of Spartanburg, 126 acres on the north side of the Tygar River and on Dutchmans Creek. Originally granted to William Farmer April 27, 1767.On March 6, 1786 Buckner Smith signed with an X. Diana Smith release dower on February 13, 1801 to William Smith, Spartanburg, County, SC, deed book I, pages 205-206. 
    Land Deed 25 Sep 1801  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Grantham of Pendleton District for $350 sold to Buckner Smith of Spartanburg District for 150 acres on Hurricane Creek of Saluda River. Bounded on the east by Stephens Booth--William Arratta--Alexander Boyce, 16 March 1801. Recorded September 25, 1801. Pendleton District SC, Conveyances book G, 1801-1804, pages 56-58. 
    Land Deed Nov 1804  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith witnessed deed between James Courtney and Belffe Wood on Little River of the Keowee River on Indian line 3, November, 1804. Recorded March 4, 1805 on oath of Buckner Smith. Pendleton District SC Conveyances book H, 1804-1807, page 117. 
    Land Deed 22 Sep 1808  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith sold to Jeremiah Williams, Sr., of Lexington, 270 acres on Hurricane Creek waters of Saluda River, adj. Joshua Smith--Alexander Boyce and others, September 22, 1808. Buckner Smith signed with an X. 
    Event 3 Oct 1808  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Diana Smith released dower October 3, 1808. She signed X. Pendleton District, SC, volume I, page 389-390

    NOTE -this is not the Ambrose Joshua Smith but Joshey Smith, brother to Buckner. This Joshey moved back to Spartanburg SC, then to Burke Co NC, then to Franklin Co NC where his wife Elizabeth O'Shields Smith died and he married, 2nd, Annie Glazener... -Linda Cheek 
    Land Deed 12 Oct 1808  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Hoecker to Buckner Smith, both of Spartanburg, sold 78 acres on the north side of the Tygar river adjacent John Campbell and Timothy Toney, etc. Cain Creek--part of 249 acres granted to Timothy Toney July 3, 1772. Wit: John Young--Samuel Farrow. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book M, page 171-173. 
    Land Deed 7 Aug 1813  Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith sold more of Timothy Toney's land on August 7, 1813. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book O, page 212-213. 
    Event 20 Jul 1833  SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buckner Smith drew Rev Pension of 80.00 per annua placed on pension roll 20 July 1833 aged 75 
    Website Link Buckner Smith Rev War Pension App 
    Died 27 Oct 1851  Retreat, Pickens Dist, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Town of Old Pickens was located to the left of where Duke Powers Oconee Nuclear Station is now, not far from the Georgia line, which is now a swamp - Linda Cheek

      Buckner is supposedly buried at Pickens Chapel at Anderson SC. Believe he may be buried at Bachelors Retreat in Oconee Co SC where h live- Cheek
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    Person ID I42799 
    American Revolutionary WarDAR Ancestor #: A104830
    Smith American Revolutionary War Patriot Report |Pension: S*W1325
    Branches/DNA
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    Smith Branch: John Buckner Smith b 1758 VA m Diana Toney (Kit# 2962****/YDNA))
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    Family 1 Diana Toney 
    Census (Family) 1790  Spartanburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1800  Spartanburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1810  Spartanburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1820  Pendleton Dist, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1830  Pickens, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1840  Pickens District, Pickens, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In Smith Wills Deeds by Cheek, she says she believes that Washington Smith b c 1810 SC in 150 Pickens Co SC is a son of Buckner SMith but has no proof. Note that one of the sons of Washington Smith is named Tony Smith b c 1839. This Col T Smith can be found on the 1860 Pickens, SC census with wife Burnetta Pearson b 1837
    • List of children per Linda Cheek. Family Tradition says they had 16 children.

      4/3/2018
      Buckner and Dianna Toney Smith
      1. Elizabeth Smith 1778-af 1850 Pickens District SC m. William Cantrell
      2. Mary "Polly" Smith 1795-1875 Cherokee Co GA m. Benjamin Sumner, much research on this line
      3.Frances Smith 1805-af 1850 Pickens SC m. William Pitts 1802-Aug 1882
      4. Ephriam Smith
      5. Washington Smith m. Elizabeth Toney
      6. Amos Smith was in the church records with Buckner
      7. Preston Smith d. Ark was in the church records with Buckner
      8. Thomas W. Smith m. Elizabeth Mary Baker--Now is this the same as Washington above #5?
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Smith,   b. c 1778,   d. After 1850, Pickens,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Archibald Smith,   b. 1780
     3. Isaac Smith,   b. 1782
     4. Aaron Smith,   b. 1784
     5. Preston Smith,   b. 1788, Spartanburg Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Maurice,AR,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Thomas W Smith,   b. 1788, SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Oconee Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Anne Smith,   b. 1790
    +8. Mary Smith,   b. 1795, Spartanburg,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Louisville,KY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Stephen Smith,   b. 1802
     10. Frances Smith,   b. 1805
     11. William Smith
    +12. Ephraim Smith,   b. 1808, SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. John Buckner Smith, Jr,   b. 1787,   d. 28 May 1877  (Age 90 years)
    +14. Washington Smith,   b. 1811, Pickens Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     15. Amos Smith,   b. 1812
    Documents
    1800 Buckner Smith -Spartanburg, SC
    1800 Buckner Smith -Spartanburg, SC
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F15771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Dodd,   b. c 1819, SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Feb 1847  Pickens District, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1850  Western Division, Pickens, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1860  Pickens, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Mar 1758 - VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 2 m under 16 2 m 16 and over 5 f - 1790 - Spartanburg, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - National Gen So Quarterly june 1933 written by A I Pickens of Greenville Co SC. The Heart of SC Last Large Frontier. John Buckner Smith of Pickens District 13 September in an affidavit for Archibald McMahon, stated he had know Archibald McMahon and Ann Payne in NC that when he and his wife moved to Greenville District in 1782 he found they were married and was told they had been married a year previous and that they had one child. - 1792 - Pickens, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Buckner Smith and wife, Diana, to Benjamin Grist, sold 127 acres on Cain Creek of Tyger River part of two tracts granted July 3, 1772 and November 7, 1785 to Timothy Toney. Buckner and Diana both signed with X. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book F, pages 39-40. - 8 Feb 1792 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Jesse Christian and wife, Rachel, to Buckner Smith, originally granted to Moses Wylie April 2, 1767, etc. Wit: Robert Young--Thomas Evatt and Nancy Smith. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book D, pages 198-200. - 12 Feb 1795 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 3 m under 10 1 m 10-15 1 m 16-25 1 m 45 and ovr 1 f under 10 1 f 10-15 2 f 16-25 1 f 26-44 1 f 45 and over - 1800 - Spartanburg, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Aaron Smith sold Buckner Smith (both of Spartanburg, SC) a cow, yearlings, sow pigs and geese. Wit: William Gramer and Moses Lancaster. Recorded August 23, 1800. Signed Aaron Smith X, Spartanburg, County, SC, deed book F, pages 55-56. - 27 Feb 1800 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Buckner Smith sold to Benjamin Grist, both of Spartanburg, 126 acres on the north side of the Tygar River and on Dutchmans Creek. Originally granted to William Farmer April 27, 1767.On March 6, 1786 Buckner Smith signed with an X. Diana Smith release dower on February 13, 1801 to William Smith, Spartanburg, County, SC, deed book I, pages 205-206. - 13 Feb 1801 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - David Grantham of Pendleton District for $350 sold to Buckner Smith of Spartanburg District for 150 acres on Hurricane Creek of Saluda River. Bounded on the east by Stephens Booth--William Arratta--Alexander Boyce, 16 March 1801. Recorded September 25, 1801. Pendleton District SC, Conveyances book G, 1801-1804, pages 56-58. - 25 Sep 1801 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Buckner Smith witnessed deed between James Courtney and Belffe Wood on Little River of the Keowee River on Indian line 3, November, 1804. Recorded March 4, 1805 on oath of Buckner Smith. Pendleton District SC Conveyances book H, 1804-1807, page 117. - Nov 1804 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Buckner Smith sold to Jeremiah Williams, Sr., of Lexington, 270 acres on Hurricane Creek waters of Saluda River, adj. Joshua Smith--Alexander Boyce and others, September 22, 1808. Buckner Smith signed with an X. - 22 Sep 1808 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Diana Smith released dower October 3, 1808. She signed X. Pendleton District, SC, volume I, page 389-390 NOTE -this is not the Ambrose Joshua Smith but Joshey Smith, brother to Buckner. This Joshey moved back to Spartanburg SC, then to Burke Co NC, then to Franklin Co NC where his wife Elizabeth O'Shields Smith died and he married, 2nd, Annie Glazener... -Linda Cheek - 3 Oct 1808 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Edward Hoecker to Buckner Smith, both of Spartanburg, sold 78 acres on the north side of the Tygar river adjacent John Campbell and Timothy Toney, etc. Cain Creek--part of 249 acres granted to Timothy Toney July 3, 1772. Wit: John Young--Samuel Farrow. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book M, page 171-173. - 12 Oct 1808 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 2 m 10-15 2 m 16-25 1 m 45 and over 1 f under 10 1 f 10-15 2 f 16-25 1 f 45 and over - 1810 - Spartanburg, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Buckner Smith sold more of Timothy Toney's land on August 7, 1813. Spartanburg County, SC, deed book O, page 212-213. - 7 Aug 1813 - Spartanburg, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 3 m under 10 1 m 10-15 1 m 16-25 1 m 45 and over 1 f 10-15 1 f 45 and over ************** neighbors were Benjamin Sumners, John Witt and Wm Kinsey Note: Witt and Kinsey family from Bucks Co PA--the Sumner family lived early Fork Shoals, 96 District SC when Cherokee Indian land. - 1820 - Pendleton Dist, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m 10-14 1 m 15-19 1 m 60-69 1 f 60-69 - 1830 - Pickens, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Buckner Smith drew Rev Pension of 80.00 per annua placed on pension roll 20 July 1833 aged 75 - 20 Jul 1833 - SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - John Buckner Smith b c 1761 Veteran - 1840 - Pickens District, Pickens, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1847 - Pickens District, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Buckner Smith 90 b c 1760 VA Mary M Smith 6 Elizabeth Smith 3 Frances Smith 31 Note: Mary and Elizabeth, per Linda Cheek, were illegitimate children of Frances Dodd and did not belong to Buckner; placed on the pension so that she would draw more. - 1850 - Western Division, Pickens, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Frances Smith 40 b c 1820 SC Elizabeth Smith 14 Myra Smith 10 - 1860 - Pickens, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    John Buckner Smith Rev War App
    John Buckner Smith Rev War App
    Buckner Smith's Rev War Application showing his service in Orange Co NC, also relationship with Payne
    Buckner Smith's Rev War Application showing his service in Orange Co NC, also relationship with Payne
    Buckner Smith Rev War App showing marriage with Frances Dodd
    Buckner Smith Rev War App showing marriage with Frances Dodd

  • Notes 
    • Buckner Smith No I. His name was John Buckner Smith b. 4 March 1758 Virginia d. 27 Oct 1851 Retreat, Oconee Co., SC then Pickens District, SC.

      This Buckner Smith in his Rev. Pension was a soldier from NC and the county is not stated as many people say Chatham, but not in pension, only North Carolina.

      Buckner 1758 said in his pension in 1834 Pickens District SC that the only person that could vouch for his Rev. Service was Benjamin Gist. NOTE: if he was supposedly a son of Christopher Smith then his brothers Charles, Harmon and Jesse could have vouched for him as they lived within 20 miles of him but not his family.

      Buckner Smith wit deed between James Courtney and Belffe Wood on Little River of the Keowee River on Indian line 3 Nov 1804 rec 4 March 1805 on oath of Buckner Smith. Pendleton District SC Conveyances Bk H 1804-1807 pg 117

      Buckner Smith sold to Jeremiah Williams Sr of Lexington 270 acres on Hurricane Ck waters of Saluda River adj. Joshua Smith--Alexander Boyce and others 22 Sept 1808. Buckner Smith Sg with X Dianah Smith released dower 3 Oct 1808. She Signed X Pendleton District SC Vol I
      Note--this is not the Ambrose Joshua Smith but Joshey Smith, the brother to Buckner. This Joshey moved back to Spartanburg SC and them to Burke Co NC to Franklin Co NC where his wife Elizabeth O?Shields Smith died and this is another story if anyone is interested.

      Buckner Smith apparently received his Bounty Lands in Pendleton District SC about 1804 and lived in Spartanburg until after 1810.
      Buckner Smith sold more of his father in law: Timothy Toney's land--7 August 1813 Spartanburg Co SC Deed Bk O pg 212-213
      -Linda Cheek
    • No list of heirs are named, surely somewhere in Pickens or Oconee or in the Washington District records, this could be found.


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