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Francis Smith

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  • Name Francis Smith 
    Born 29 Jul 1787  VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1868  Fayetteville,Lincoln Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I67857  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA , Smith Branch: Francis Smith b 1787 VA d 1868 m Frances Gray((YDNA-Kit*916))
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    Family Frances Gray,   b. 5 Sep 1782, Wilkes Co,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1871, Fayetteville,Lincoln Co,Tennessee,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1812  Bedford Co, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1820  Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1830  Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1840  Lincoln Co, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family C e n s u s 1850  District 8, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • My great great great grandfather was “Francis Smith”, b. 1789 in Virginia, supposedly Halifax county, d. 1868 in Lincoln county TN, who married Frances “Fanny” Gray in Bedford county TN in 1812. The kicker here is that Francis Smith was supposedly a pseudonym because he was the “black sheep son of an Anglican minister” who left Virginia after an argument with his father and came to Tennessee. He had a sister or half sister, Nancy, who, when she died in 1862, was listed as “Miss Nancy Crookshanks”. She never married, so the name he apparently changed from was Crookshanks/Cruickshanks.
    Children 
     1. William Martin Smith,   b. 10 Jul 1813, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1878, Fayetteville, Lincoln county, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. John Harris Smith,   b. 12 Dec 1814, Bedford county TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1891, McKinney, Collin county, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Sarah Emily Smith,   b. 30 Jan 1817, Lincoln,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1848, Lincoln,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +4. Austin Gray Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1818, Fayetteville,Lincoln,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1878, Senatobia, Tate ,MS,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Polly Margaret Smith,   b. 4 Jul 1821, Fayetteville Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rachel Jane Smith,   b. 19 Nov 1827, F Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1890, Fayetteville,Lincoln,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Documents
    Family Bible of Francis Smith and Fanny Gray
    Family Bible of Francis Smith and Fanny Gray
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 13:25:34 
    Family ID F24526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1787 - VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1812 - Bedford Co, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 3 m under 10 2 m 26-44 1 f under 10 1 f 16-25 1 f 26-44 - 1820 - Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 1 m 10-14 2 m 15-19 1 m 40-49 1 f under 5 1 f 10-14 2 f 40-49 - 1830 - Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - 2 m 20-29 1 m 50-59 1 f 10-14 1 f 15-19 1 f 20-29 2 f 50-59 - 1840 - Lincoln Co, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily C e n s u s - Francis Smith 63 b c 1787 VA Fanny Smith 67 b NC William Smith 38 Emiline Smith 29 Sarah Scott 5 William Smith 23 - 1850 - District 8, Lincoln Co, TN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1868 - Fayetteville,Lincoln Co,TN,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (There is a family history that Francis Smith wasn't really a Smith at all, but had changed his name and left Virginia over a dispute with his Episcopal minister father. DNA donor volunteer has been identified and a 37 STR kit shipped). Rumors are that his father was born in Scotland, that the family name was originally "Cruickshanks" and that Francis was a 'black sheep' who did not wish to be traced back to his father.) He said himself it wasn’t his real name. May have been Crookshanks).


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