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Capt. James Patton Smith

Capt. James Patton Smith

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  • Name Capt. James Patton Smith 
    Born Dec. 1772  York District SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1856  Kosdusko, Attala, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Yockanoalany Cemetery, McVille, Miss Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I77844  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 

    Father Thomas Smith, Jr.,   b. 1720, Surry/Brunswick Co VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, York District SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Anna Davis,   b. 1725, Brunswick Co VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, York District SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Guilford/MooreCo NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • I have many old records on this family and had no idea that he was in my line until a few years ago, when some of his grandchildren moved to KY, AL, MO, TX etc per ydna of some members of this family.

      The old records that I have give names of wife and her family, children etc of which if time permits I will add on this site.
    • according to "Pioneer Families of Calloway County" written 1876, the children were John, Thomas, Charles, Moses and several daughters. Also, Thomas's sons, Moses and Thomas, along with an Ezekiale Smith, John Hibbard, Isaac Jones and William Jones are said to the "First Families of Goose Creek". Purchased land in the late 1700's. Goose Creek was part of Knox Co KY, in 1807 that section became Clay Co KY.

      Need YDNA testers as well as source verification for children
    Family ID F28393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mattie Anne MCCellen,   b. 19 Jan 1792, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1846, Tuscaloose Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1811  York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There were more children I do not know them--Linda Smith Cheek

      Some people say that Capt James Patton Smith was son of a James Smith Sr 1737-1795 and Lillis Jane Patton 1745-1830?? This is not what old records say.

      DAR Application--Mississippi Society
      Mrs Julian Lightfoot Johnson (Ruby Chennault) wife of Julian Lightfoot Johnson reside at 748 Euclid Avenue, Jackson Mississippi.
      I am the daughter of Lilla May Smith b. 17 Sept 1883 Attala Co Miss living m. 23 Dec 1908 Attala Co Miss to Claud Dixon Chennault b. 7 Sept 1878 in Attala Co Miss d. 3 May 1931 Jackson Miss buried in Jackson Miss.
      The said Lilla May Smith was child of Leonidus Francis Smith b. 27 July 1857 Attala Co Miss d. 8 Jan 1909 Attala Co Miss buried in Attala Co Miss.
      The said Leonidus F. Smith was child of James Patton Smith b. 29 Sept 1841 York District SC d. 24 May 1896 Attala Co Miss buried in Attala Co Miss m. 5 Jan 1837 Tuscaloosa AL to Susan Elliott b. 20 March 1812 Twiggs Co Georgia d. 14 Jan 1893 Attala Co Miss buried Attala Co Miss.
      The said James Patton Smith was the child of James Patton Smith b. 1775 York District SC d. 1856 Attala Co Miss buried Attala Co Miss m. Ann McClelland.

      James Patton 1772-1856 was in the War of 1812 Kosdusko, Attala Mississippi


      After James Patton Smiths wife Anne died ca 1850 Tuscalaoosa AL he moved to Attala Co MISS and lived with his son James and dtr Priscilla.

      Leonardo Andrea` Papers 1940 page 376
      Patton or Paton Smith was born in York Parish, South Carolina about 1772. Moved to Tuscaloosa Alabama, married to Anne McClellen and several children born to this union, among which was James Smith, Priscilla, Adeline, Marion, Jasper, Newton, Washington


    Children 
     1. Priscille Ann Smith,   b. 1812, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. On a visit to sister in Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F28453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec. 1772 - York District SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1811 - York District, SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1856 - Kosdusko, Attala, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Research of Linda Smith Cheek
      There were more children I do not know them--Linda Smith Cheek

      Some people say that Capt James Patton Smith was son of a James Smith Sr 1737-1795 and Lillis Jane Patton 1745-1830?? This is not what old records say.

      Choctaw Co. was formed in 1833 from land that was ceded to the United States by the Choctaw Nation.  The county seat of Choctaw County is Ackerman.
      Attala County was established on the 23d of December, 1833, and was one of the sixteen counties carved from the Choctaw cession of 1830. The name is derived from the heroine (Atala) of an Indian romance written by Chateaubriand.

      DAR Application--Mississippi Society
      Mrs Julian Lightfoot Johnson (Ruby Chennault) wife of Julian Lightfoot Johnson reside at 748 Euclid Avenue, Jackson Mississippi.
      I am the daughter of Lilla May Smith b. 17 Sept 1883 Attala Co Miss living m. 23 Dec 1908 Attala Co Miss to Claud Dixon Chennault b. 7 Sept 1878 in Attala Co Miss d. 3 May 1931 Jackson Miss buried in Jackson Miss.
      The said Lilla May Smith was child of Leonidus Francis Smith b. 27 July 1857 Attala Co Miss d. 8 Jan 1909 Attala Co Miss buried in Attala Co Miss.
      The said Leonidus F. Smith was child of James Patton Smith b. 29 Sept 1841 York District SC d. 24 May 1896 Attala Co Miss buried in Attala Co Miss m. 5 Jan 1837 Tuscaloosa AL to Susan Elliott b. 20 March 1812 Twiggs Co Georgia d. 14 Jan 1893 Attala Co Miss buried Attala Co Miss.
      The said James Patton Smith was the child of James Patton Smith b. 1775 York District SC d. 1856 Attala Co Miss buried Attala Co Miss m. Ann McClelland.
    • Research of Linda Smith Cheek
      After James Patton Smiths wife Anne died 1846 Tuscalaoosa AL he moved to Attala Co MISS and lived with his son James and dtr Priscilla.

      Leonardo Andrea` Papers 1940 page 376
      Patton or Paton Smith was born in York Parish, South Carolina about 1772. Moved to Tuscaloosa Alabama, married to Anne McClellen and several children born to this union, among which was James Smith, Priscilla, Adeline, Marion, Jasper, Newton, Washington

      James Smith married Susan Elliott and came to Attala County Mississippi with his family of 10 or 12 children in winter of 1851 or early spring.

      Patton Smith came and made his home with his son James and Susan and died in Attala county, Miss, at a village now known as McVille, but was formerly known as Yockanookany settlement and Church. He is buried in this church cemetery in South West corner, the 3rd grave from the corner. Several people in this community remember Mr Patton Smith, and he was familiarly called Grand Pappy Smith. He was laid to rest in the Davis lot, these being
      his relatives, --nephews and cousins.

      Some of these children moved to Texas

      A Miss Mattie McCellan of Attala MISS ordered a tombstone for James Patton Smith Jr at Donald Cem, Koscinsio MISS. This was ordered 23 Aug 1944 and this Mattie said James Patton Smith Jr was her grandfather. Unknown which child she was by?

      Leonardo Andrea Papers pg 374
      Patton Smith states he was son of Thomas Smith and Anna Davis Smith
      Relatives of Great Grandfather Smith and Grandps Smith

      Great Grandfather Smith buried in Yockanookany Cemetery, West of Baptist Church, in McVille, Miss. Information gathered from the older settlers by Mesdames Onie Turnage Guess, and Jane Onie Hanna Chambers, Sent to Leonardo Andrea Sept 1940.

      Captain James Smith, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, moved with his family to Attala County in Winter early in the year 1851 and lived in McVille community near his Davis relatives for about 2 years, then bought the land or settled near new Salem church on Highway 35, about 8 or 9 miles south of Kosciusko and across the Yockanookany River from McVille.

      While living in McVille there his father Paton or Patton Smith Sr came to visit him and made his home with his children, Capt James Smith and Priscilla Smith Davis. He died at his sons home and is buried in the South West corner of the Yockanookany Cemetery, the 3rd grave North from the corner. The other two graves are Davis kin, and also the 4 graves East in paling fence enclosure nearly gone. All are first cousins to Grandpa and Great Aunt Priscilla Smith Davis.

      Priscilla Smith Davis married her first cousin, William Davis, and he died May 1st 1861 age 52 years. He and some of his children are buried in this cemetery. His grave is marked. Children's are not, but buried in line. He was drafted but did not see service in the war 1860-1865. Was sick when drafted for duty. Priscilla Smith Davis (Billy Roby Sander's Grandmother, visited her relatives--sisters, etc in Texas--died and buried in Texas. See B.R. Sanders for exact date and place and names of kin visited.

      The following Davis kin who are first cousins to Capt. James Smith are buried in same cemetery and graves are marked.

      William Davis and children--
      Edward Davis and had 3 wives and 18 children
      1st wife Nancy Davis 13 Oct 1809 6 April 1851, 41 years 5 mo and 23 days
      2nd wife Harriett Donald d/o Hezekiah Donald and sister to col. John and Harrison Donald. The father Hezekiah Donald was of the House of Lords and member of Parliament of England. His family are all of the House of lords and their names are the first names that appear in Burke's Book of Ancestry. They were relatives, cousins of the Davis's and one of the same family of Donald's married W.B. Allen (W.B. Turnage's Grandmother) who was also of the House of Lords in England and Grandfather Turnage, Elisha Turnage's father and brother were of the House of Lords in England.
      Harriett's sons
      Sargent Robert Thomas Davis, Co EE 27th Infantry C.S.A.
      Donald David Co EE 27th Infantry C.S.A. both buried in line in same cemetery.

      Sophia Davis Lacey, sister to William and Edward David, married James Lacey. Sophia Davis born May 1811 died 21 Aug 1853. James Lacey born 7 Jan b 1807 died 2 April 1878

      James and Sophia children see Andrea Papers pg 375

      Mrs Cook buried in same cemetery was a Davis and all the above Davis were first cousins to Grandpa--Capt James Smith. The whole tribe or clan is would seem have married and intermarried their kin, which was common at this time.

      Grandpa (Capt James Smith--mother Anne McClellan and his grandmother was Miss Anne Davis.
      Nealy all the above information was gathered from records and from Miss Mattie McMillan, of McVille, whose Grandfather and Father were among the first settlers. The Davis and Allens were the first.

      (War of 1812)
      Mr Patton Smith left his home in Tuscaloosa and went with several men from his home town to fight the Creek Indians the last days of Aug 1813 near Mobile AL at Fort Mimms. More than 500 white men and women and children were killed by the Indians. The troops from Tennessee under General Andrew Jackson rushed to the scene and in the spring of 1814 and sometimes in March killed between 800 and 1000 Indians. Patton Smith was flesh wounded at Fort Mimms in Jan 1815 but continued on and was in the Battle of New Orleans and in 1835 he fought in the Seminole in Florida. He fought under Col Francis Dade whose survivors joined General Zachary Taylor. Patton Smith was flesh wounded in this war also. Most of the troops with Colonel Francis Dade were killed a few escaped and joined with Gen Zachary Taylor. From Old family Letter --Leonardo Andrea Papers pg 376

      All the Davis kin in the Yockanookany Cemetery, McVille Attala Co Mississippi are all related and kin to Patton Smith from SC.
      Also states Grandpa Smiths(James Patton Jr) grandmother was Miss Annie or Anne Davis and his mother was Anne McClellen. Info from Miss Mattie Mcmillan whose father was among the first settlers of McVille. The Davis and the Allen families were the first.

      Relatives of Capt James Smith buried in McVille, Miss, Yockanookany Cemetery, West of Baptist Church in McVille Miss.

      All the above information was gathered from the cemetery in McVille and from Miss Mattie McMillan, whose father was among the first settlers of McVille. The Davis and Allen families were first.