William R Smith, person I46299 William R Smith
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William R. Smith, person ID I46299, is shown as the husband of Mary Spencer Speed, person ID I46308. Mary Spencer "Polly" Speed, daughter of Capt James Speed was the wife of William Smith (1758-1794) who was the son of Guy Smith who died in Granville Co, NC in 1787. DAR Record # 886471 documents that William Smith married to Mary Spencer Speed was the son of Guy Smith, Sr (NSDAR Ancester # A105437) who died in Granville Co, in May 1787. I have considerable additional documentation of this, including information on their children. William Smith and Mary Spencer Speed were married in Mercer Co, KY im 1787. Additionally, after William died, Mary Spencer Speed Smith married John Hopkins in Mercer Co, KY in 1796, and they had .two children in KY. She died in 1825 in KY and John Hopkins apparently died several years prior to that. There is no evidence that she ever lived in VA after 1787. Feel free to contact me if this is a different Mary Spencer Speed. The Speed Memorial identifies a daughter of Henry Speed and Elizabeth Spencer as Mary (called Polly) Speed, b 10 Nov 1777. However, it says she married Robert W. Hyde, so she is not a good candidate either.