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Capt. James Patton Smith, Jr.

Capt. James Patton Smith, Jr.[1]

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  • Name James Patton Smith 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Dec 1772  York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1856  Kosdusko, Attala, MISS 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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    Father Thomas Smith,   b. 1720, Brunswick Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, York Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann 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 1745  Brunswick Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Research of Linda Smith Cheek
    Family ID F7223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mattie Anne McClellen,   b. 19 Jan 1792, York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1846, Tuscaloosa, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    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
     2. James Patton Smith,   b. 29 Sep 1814, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1896, Attala Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Adeline Smith,   b. 1816, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John M. Smith,   b. 1818, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1846, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     5. Francis Marion Smith,   b. 1820, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 64 years)
     6. William M. Smith,   b. 27 Sep 1822, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 79 years)
     7. Robert Newton Smith,   b. 1824, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 56 years)
     8. Jasper Smith,   b. 1826, York District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. George Washington Smith,   b. 13 Dec 1828, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F33296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • research of Linda Smith Cheek

      Also see James Patton Smith 1814-1898 for more information. LSC and excuse if duplicated

      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

      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 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.


      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

      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.

      NOTES:
      In 1837 Hardin Co TN a Patton Smith with a Levi Smith and a Benjamin Sumners.


  • Sources 
    1. [DAR APPLICATION] .
      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.
      PATON/PATTON SMITH b. in York District SC about 1772 then moved to
      Tuscaloosa Co AL where he married Ann McClellen and had several
      children--then to Attala Co MISS to make his home with some of his
      children he d. in McVille and buried in the Yockanookany Cemetery
      in the Davis lot.
      Issue:
      1. Priscilla Smith m. her 1st cousin William Davis who d. 1 May
      1861 aged 52 years.
      2. Capt. James Smith m. Susan Elliott and moved to Attala Co MISS
      with his family of 10 or 12 children in the winter of 1851.

      Captain James (Patton) Smith lived in the McVille Community near
      his Davis relatives then moved 8 miles South of Kosciusko and
      settled near the New Salem Church.
      Captain James Smith's mother was Ann McClellen and his grandmother
      was Miss Ann Davis.

      3. Adeline Smith
      4. Marion Smith
      5. Jasper Smith
      6. Newton Smith
      7. Washington Smith

      Davis Kin of James Smith who are buried in the Yockanookany
      Cemetery in McVille, MISS--William Davis and his children--Edward
      Davis m. 3 times and had 18 children, m. 1st Nancy b. 13 Oct 1809
      d. 6 April 1851 m. 2nd Harriett Donald sister to Col John and
      Harrison Donald and d/o Hezekiah Donald of the House of Lords of
      London, England--Sophia Davis Lacey b. May 1811 d. 21 Aug 1853,
      sister to William and Edward Davis, m. James Lacey b. 7 Jan 1807
      d. 2 April 1878. Lenardo Andrea' Smith Files