Smith DNA Project Updates

New Member-2 Smiths- John Smith d 1820 Montgomery Co VA and Unknown Smith from Chatham Co NC John  Smith
Posted by smithsworldwide in Smith DNA Project Updates on July 29, 2022 Views:(828Replies (1)
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Tree Only but member says he's fixing to do an autosomal test.  Have recommended, especially since he is a male Smith, to do a YDNA test to prove the line.

His first line appears to be from the Nicholas Smith group GRP-E-M2-3. (Wyatt Smith in Franklin Co VA, son of John Smith, son of Samuel Smtih m Grissel Coleman, son of Nicholas Smith). The second line appears to be from GRP-R-M269-1 which starts with an unknown Smith in Chatham Co NC and goes through Isam (Isham) Smith Sr and Jr who went through Tennessee to Warwick Co IN and thence to Benton Co MO. 

As a side note, does anyone have the proof of who John Smith d c 1820 in Franklin Co VA's wife's name was? Was it Frances BURKS or Frances HAYNES and do you have a source for either. 


Posted by on July 29, 2022 03:14:56 PM  
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Although I have not been able to find a marriage record for the John Smith (d. 1820, Montgomery County, VA) who married a Frances, Rootsweb, etc., attribute the John Smith who married (ca 1760) Frances Mildred Haynes, as the son of Samuel Smith and his wife Grissel nee Locker of Princes George's Co, MD.  In a Roanoke County Library collection (the Rainey Collection) of Frankln County records, assembled by Gerrude Mann and Mae L Moore, John Smith, son of Samuel and Grizzel nee Coleman name Frances Burke (or Burks) as wife of John.  In Franklin/Bedford counties there are Burks and Haynes families.  In fact several members of this Smith family married descendants of Henry Haynes.  I am a YDNA descendant of the Nicholas Smith family of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co, VA.  I believe that John Smith married Frances Burke (Burks), but I would like to see "proof" of this.