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Smith DNA Matched Group GRP-I-M223-1- Lawrence Smith b 1797 Surry Co VA ; Edward Smith m Dorothy H Owen for the Smith Official DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA
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This is one of 2 main groups that claims descent from Nicholas Smith m Elizabeth Flood of Surry Co VA. Nicholas named, among others, two sons, William and Lawrence. One YDNA tester has a very strong paper trail line from Lawrence born 1797 VA that includes a son named Flood Smith. Locations include Brunswick Co, VA.Another matching tester is a descendant of Edward Smith m Dorothy Hardeman Owen. This line found in Oglethorpe Co GA. The third member in this line has a Lawrence that may be from Cumberland Co VA.

We would like to have additional Smith YDNA testers to prove this line, including any and all male Smith descendants from lines that were in 1820, 1830, 1840 Upson Co GA and Ogletree Co GA, as well as Wake Co NC.

Lines and Locations: Nicholas Smith is said to have had the following chldren, per will.

  • Nicholas Smith b 1682 d 1730 Westmoreland Co VA - no specific YDNA tester for this line.Note that he has a son Peter of Westmoreland Co VA. There is another distinct DNA group that lays claim to Peter Smith of Westmoreland, Haplogroup J-M172  
  • John Smith b 1685 m Mary Price: Children: Arthur Smith, John Smith-no specific YDNA tester for this line
  • William Smith b 1695 d 1750 m Ann Isham- Children mentioned in will
    • Josiah Smith b 1728 Sussex Co VA YDNA tester for this line- R-M269 haplogroup. 
    • Cuthbert Smith b 1720 Surry Co VA. Descendants in Jones Co GA, Oglethorpe Co GA, Talbot Co GA -Possible I-223 haplogroup 
    • William Smith b 1730 Surry Co VA-No YDNA tester for this line. 
    • Isham Smith d 1795 Sussex Co VA No YDNA tester for this line.
    • Sarah Smith
    • Lucy Smith
    • Susannah Smith b 1737
  • Lawrence Smith b 1687 Surry Co VA d 1746 Isle of Wight VA. -YDNA tester for this line-I-M223 haplogroup. Son Flood Smith to Northampton Co and Wake Co NC. 
  • Mary
  • George Smith b 1821 Fentress TN
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 Callout for descendants of Edward Smith m Dorothy Owen
One of the members in the project (autosomal) is from Edward Smith b 1792 Brunswick Co VA m Dorothy Hardeman Owen. Supposition is that his father was named Frederick Smith. There Smiths were in Oglethorpe Co GA, Monroe Co GA and then, through Arthur Washington Smith went to Panola County, Texas. 

If you have done any DNA for anyone in this line and have a good solid line up, please join the project so we can compare. 

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Statistics: Total Members: 8 Total YDNA: 6 Total mtDNA: 1 Total autosomal: 3 Total tree only: 0 Total Big-Y: 0

Groupings are made based on YDNA matches. Subgroupings are matches on STRs, SNPs or higher levels of markers and/or Big Y.The lineage may or may not be able to connect to another member, but hopefully listing the descent lines will lead to clues to prove the matches by lineage and location. If you believe you would fit into this group, please 1. join the Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA (Official-All), 2. Send in your direct line that includes the earliest Smith/Schmidt for whom you have a source 3. Register on the big tree site
Matched Group/Subgroup Early Ancestor Tree/Ped/m/Y/X/FF(Aut)Type Gedmatch Migration Path
GRP-I-M223-1 S1-111 Edward Smith b 1792 VA m Dorothy Hardeman Owen Group Contact Edit Kit # 6573****(FTD)/ YDNA  FF/AUT  GedMatch:DJ3620918 VA>GA>GA
GRP-I-M223-1 Edward Smith b 1792 VA m Dorothy Hardeman Owen Kit # B508****(FTD)/ FF/AUT 
GRP-I-M223-1 George Smith b 1821 Fentress TN m Judith Garrett Kit # 9011****(FTD)/ YDNA  TN>TN>TN
GRP-I-M223-1 George Smith b c 1821 Fentress Co TN m Judith Garrett Kit # 1024****(FTD)/ YDNA  TN>TN>TN
GRP-I-M223-1 Lawrence Smith b 1687 VA m Jane Mary Regan Kit # 1344****(FTD)/ YDNA  VA>NC
GRP-I-M223-1 S1-111 Lawrence Smith b c 1797 VA m Caroline Gardner Kit # 1619****(FTD)/ YDNA  FF/AUT  VA
GRP-I-M223-1 Marcellus Smith b 1859 NC m Annie Lee Cooper Kit # 3061****(FTD)/ mtDNA  NC
GRP-I-M223-1 Unknown            Kit # 3476****(FTD)/ YDNA 

This chart, for privacy reasons, partially privatizes kit numbers. Each unique family line is represented by a *branch*. Think of one big tree with many branches. The branch number is automatically generated when a member sends his or her tree. The Smith DNA Project looks to see if the lineage is already represented or is new, as well as checks to see if the DNA results are compatible with any existing and matching line results. The YDNA, FFAUT, mtDNA, or Tree Only shows what type of DNA, if any, the member has tested for.
Groupings based on at least 37 matching YDNA markers, subject to change if better match found;autosomal, mtDNA and tree-only are assumed to be related but we still suggest that, if possible the autosomal tester, etc, find a Smith YDNA tester of a particular line to test to be sure.
To see more information on a given *branch, click the branch description (ie, "John Smith b 1767 NC") etc.
icon for FF/AUT (Family Finder/Autosomal type test) means caution, needs to be verified. means it has been verified with at least one other autosomal match
Contacting a participant. Use the contact information, above. if the member is registered on this site, you may send a private message. You will also need to be registered and logged on. You can also go to a given ancestor page, and post a query to the Smith DNA Discussion forum (separate login and registration)  Post a question regarding the line on the Smiths DNA Facebook group. If on FamilyTreeDNA, look up the match list and click on the email icon for a given matching kit.
The section with Tree/Ped/m/x/Y/FF(Aut) shows the top tree line and pedigree if known, and what the YDNA, mtDNA, X line would look like-does not necessarily mean the person has done a particular test- column 2 shows the test taken Groupings based on YDNA; mtDNA and FF/Aut are assumed to match based on tree; suggest those kits find a Smith male in line to YDNA compare. If you are a male Smith that did an autosomal test (Family Finder/Ancestry) and you are grouped with others, we strongly suggest you do a YDNA test as well.
A mail icon indicates that this person has registered on, the registration has been tied to a branch, and he or she can be contacted by clicking the mail icon and sending a private message. The private message will also send an email. If the member is also a group contact for the group, there will be a "Group Contact" indication as well.
A icon indicates the line representative has not registered on this site and cannot be contacted through private message or email. If you are represented here and you are not registered, please register and be sure to include your kit number so we can look you up and tie you to your branch. You can then be directly contaeted from this site.