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James Smith

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  • Name James Smith 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 16 Jan 1833  AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jul 1914  Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Macedonia Cemetery  Clanton, Chilton Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I66382  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith Branch: Patrick Smith b c 1787 TN m Mary A Lindsey(Tree Only-No DNA), Smith Branch: Patrick Smith b c 1787 TN m Mary Ann Lindsey(FF/Aut-Kit*436)
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    Father Elijah Smith,   b. ca 1806, TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 25 May 1846, Coosa Co,AL,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Cornett,   b. 1805, ,Grayson,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, ,Coosa,AL,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family C e n s u s 1830  Jackson Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jan 1830  Winchester, Franklin Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cannot now locate the source for this specific date and especially location, but I have seen it in official records somewhere in Franklin Co, TN records. A descendant (not necessarily a researcher) in an old letter claims they married in Hamilton Co, TN (Chattanooga).

      One interesting note re the legality* of his marriage though was found in his
      probate records. (See full probate records in note on his death date):

      Elijah Smith’s death date is unknown, but he was certainly dead by 25 May 1846 due to his probate records:

      From The David Lindsey Family of Alabama (1953):
      Coosa County--Oprhans Court Minutes, O.S, 1846-1855

      May 25, 1846:

      Guy Smith applies for Letters of Admr. on Estate of Elijah Smith, deceased.

      Widow and next of kin and creditors refuse to administer. Granted.

      . . . .

      November 16, 1846:
      Guy Smith petitions sale real estate of Elijah Smith, deceased . . . .

      States he cannot set forth the heirs of Elijah Smith, the legality of his marriage being questioned.

      Names of heirs by reputed wife or widow are:
      James, Mary, Elijah, Newton, and Benjamin, --all under 14.

      Alfred G Hallmark, Appt Guardian.

      ------BSF 7/8/2001

      Re: The Legality of his marriage to Nancy: One descendant (Mrs. Ottava Ivey, wife of Robert Ivey, then of Taft, TN) stated in an old letter that Nancy Cornett was married in VA to a Chitty and had 2 children by him, but she left her husband & brought the children by horse from VA to Chattanooga, TN where she met and married Elijah Smith.

      She also stated that William was a Chitty by birth, but in at least the 1850 Coosa Co, AL census, he was listed as William Smith, though his age (22, so b/ ca 1828) would seem to predate their alleged marriage date.

      Thus, it is at least probable that Nancy Cornett Chitty did not legally divorce her Chitty husband, making the legality of her marriage to Elijah in question.

      ---BSF 7/25/14
    Family C e n s u s 1840  Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1850  Hatchet Creek, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1860  Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is no known source(s) for sons John 1821-1848 and
      Hastings John Smith 1821 TN-1898 Carroll Co, AR. In fact, since both are
      named John b/ ca 1821, likely it is that these are the same individual and / or
      another line has been crossed with this Elijah Smith.

      Furthermore, Nancy Cornutt was known married first to a Chitty and
      did not even marry Elijah Smith until 22 Jan 1830 and that was in Winchester, Franklin Co, TN, so these children would predate her marriage to Elijah Smith.

      She allegedly (per 2 descendants and their letters) left her Chitty husband and married Elijah Smith, so it is possibly they were Chitty sons and he adopted the Chitty children or they informally took his surname.

      At least one alleged Chitty son, William, was listed in the 1850 and / or 1860 census with the Smith surname, so it is possible this / these John(s) were biological Chitty descendants.

      If anyone has a source for these linking them to Elijah Smith or his wife, Nancy Cornutt Smith, specifically, please contact the group contact.
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mahala Catherine Pody,   b. 15 May 1835, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1913, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1852  Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957 about James Smith

      Name: James Smith
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1852
      Marriage Place: Coosa,Alabama
      Spouse: Mahala Catherine Pody
      FHL Film Number: 1290263 IT 1-4

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.

      Original data: Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Family C e n s u s 1860  Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1870  Flint Hill, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1880  Flint Hill, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1900  Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1910  Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane Smith,   b. 20 Oct 1855, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1936, Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. infant Smith,   b. 1857, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. Nancy E. Smith,   b. 6 Oct 1857, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1929, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. infant Smith,   b. 1860, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. James Dudley Smith,   b. 28 Feb 1866, Weogufka, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1919, Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Henry Evan C. Smith,   b. 4 Jul 1870, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1926, Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. Elijah Lindsey Smith,   b. 6 Apr 1873, Coosa Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1937, Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2014 22:56:55 
    Family ID F24013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1833 - AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1852 - Coosa Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1860 Coosa Co, AL; Mt. Olive, Subdiv 2: HH 522 / 522: James Smith 27, m, Farmer, 500 / 700, TN b/ ca 1833 Mahala C Smith 24, f, AL Mary J Smith 5, f, AL Nancy E Smith 2, f, AL Sarah A Smith 4/12, f, AL No other Smiths this same page. - 1860 - Mt. Olive, Coosa Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1870 Coosa Co, AL; Flint Hill: HH 119 / 127: James Smith 37, m, head, farmer, TN, citizen, b/ 1833 M C Smith 34, f, wife, keeping house, 1400 / 600, AL, can’t read / write, b/ ca 1836 M J Smith 15, f, AL, school, b/ ca 1855 N E Smith 12, f, AL, school, b/ ca 1858 J D Smith 4, m, AL, b/ ca 1866 - 1870 - Flint Hill, Coosa Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1880 Coosa Co, AL; Flint Hill: HH 337 / 337: James Smith 50, m, head, Farmer, TN TN MD, b/ 1830 Cathern Smith 44, f, wife, Keeping House, cant read / write, AL, GA GA, b/ ca 1836 James D. Smith 14, m, son, school, AL TN AL, b/ 1866 Henry E. Smith 9, m, son, AL TN AL, b/ ca 1871 Eliga L. Smith 7, m, son, AL TN AL, b/ ca 1873 H. E. Pada (PODA) 17, f, niece, AL, AL AL, b/ ca 1863 **Note: Surname of HE Poda is PODY. - 1880 - Flint Hill, Coosa Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1900 Chilton Co, AL; Clanton: HH: 452 / 464: James Smith 68, m, head, Jan 1832, m1 47, TN TN VA, farmer Mahulda C. Smith, 65, f, wife, May 1835, m1 47, 7 / 5, AL GA GA *Note: Ancestry.com transcription and original reads Matilda, but she was Mahala Catherine Pody. HH 453 / 465: Lindsey E. Smith, 27, m, head, April 1873, m3, AL TN AL, farmer Eugenia Smith, 23, f, wife, April 1877, m3, 1/ 1, AL GA AL Wilbur Smith, 1, m, son, Aug 1898, AL AL AL **Elijah Lindsey Smith, son of James & Mahala C. Pody Smith. HH 454 / 466: HEC Smith, 29, m, head, July 1870, m11, AL TN AL, farmer Rebecca J. Smith, 27, f, wife, May 1873, m11, 6 / 5, AL GA AL William L. Smith, 9, m, son, June 1890, AL AL AL James Olin Smith, 8, m, son, Sept 1891, AL AL AL Hubert (Sion???) Smith, 6, m, son, Feb 1894, AL AL AL Edna L. Smith, 5, f, dau, April 1895, AL AL AL Marvin Smith, 2, m, son, Aug 1897, AL AL AL **Henry Evan C. Smith, son of James & Mahala C. Pody Smith. - 1900 - Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1900 Chilton Co, AL; Clanton: HH 32 / 32: Jannes Smith 77, m, head, m1 58, TN TN MD, b/1833 Catharine Smith 73, f, wife, m1 58, 7/5, b/ ca 1837, AL GA Georgia *Earlier census records give his mother's birth as VA. Mahala's mother was born in GA, but Ancestry.com transcribed it as Germany. HH 31 / 31: Henry Smith, 39, head, m1 20, AL AL AL Janie, 36, wife, m1 20, 8/6, AL AL AL Oliver, 18, son, AL AL AL Hubert, 17, son, AL AL AL Edna, 15, dau, AL AL AL Marvin, 12, son, AL AL AL Prudia?, 5, f, dau, AL AL AL Smith, Lee, 29, m, head, m1 0, AL AL AL Minie, 17, f, wife, m1 0, 0/0, AL AL AL *Son Henry Evan C. Smith. HH 33 / 33: Linzy Smith, 37, m, head, m13, AL TN AL Eugenia Smith, 33, f, wife, m13, 4/4, AL Unk Unk Wilbur, 11, m, son, AL AL AL Vonceil, 9, f, dau, AL AL AL Harold, 7, m, son, AL AL AL Homer, 4, m, son, AL AL AL *Son Elijah Lindsey Smith. - 1910 - Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 1914 - Clanton, Chilton Co, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Old Macedonia Cemetery - Clanton, Chilton Co, AL USA Link to Google Earth
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