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William Smith

William Smith

Male 1772 - 1845  (72 years)

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  • Name William Smith 
    Nickname Whole America 
    Born 20 Sep 1772  James River, Amherst Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1845  Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15155  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2011 

    Father William C. Smith,   b. 1746, St Pauls Parish, Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1817, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Street,   b. 1744, Hanover, Orange, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1830, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1764  Amherst, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Singleton,   b. 1773,   d. 27 Jan 1853  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1789  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sussanah Smith,   b. 14 Mar 1801,   d. 4 Dec 1877  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F13624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William (Whole America) Smith - Born 2 Sep 1772 James River, Amherst Co., Virginia: died 8 Jan 1845 Barren Co., Kentucky
      Married: 30 Nov 1793 , Mercer Co., Kentucky
      Margaret Campbell - Abt 1775

      Place Lived:

      1772 , Amherst Co., Virginia
      1793 , Mercer Co., Kentucky
      , Jackson Co. Tennessee
      1805 , Barren Co., Kentucky
      1860 , Metcalfe Co., Kentucky
      Children

      Notes:

      William (Whole America) Smith was born on the James River in Amhurst Co., Virginia. He Married in Mercer County, Kentucky, then lived on Jennings Creek in Tennessee for a while. He then went on to Barren County, Kentucky in 1805.

      This portion of Barren County was later to become Metcalf County in 1860 and is located along Marrowbone Creek. (Carolynn Salas has found reference to William in Cumberland County in 1805.

      Looking at the names of the Creeks at that time, she is sure it is the same land that is later partly in Barren. Jennings Creek is a branch of the Cumberland in Jackson County Tennessee nearly opposite to Gainesboro. (It is located in Central Tennessee not in East Tennessee as others have said.

      Another source says that he settled on Jessenses Creek and in the fall of 1805 moved to the headwaters of Little Barren Creek of what was then Green County and then Barren County and now Metcalf County, in Kentucky.

      A William Jr. Purchases 50 Acres on Little Barren River in 1838. This was either Whole America or his Grandson and looks as if it is his grandson, William S. Smith.

      In 1835 William Jr. has 328 Acres on Little Barren.
      520 Acres on Little Barren
      170 Acres on Little Barren
      200 Acres on Marrowbone in Cumberland
      In 1840 William has 100 acres on Little Barren
      124 Acres on Little Barren
      204 Acres on Little Barren
      625 Acres on Little Barren, All in Barren County.
      164 Acres in Campbell on Philips Creek

      In 1853 his heirs are selling:
      100 Acres on Little Barren River
      225 Acres 2 trs Little Barren & Moccasin Dr
      155 Acres on Marrowbone Creek
      85 Acres on Little Barren River
      114 Acres 3 trs Little Barren and Marrowbone

      William Smith - Birth: 2 Sep 1772 James River, Amherst Co., Virginia
      Death: 8 Jan 1845 Barren Co., KY
      AKA: Whole America
      Burial:
      Spouse: Margaret Campbell (m 30 Nov 1793)

      Family Group Record
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      Husband's Name
      William (Whole America) SMITH (AFN:9JX9-H4)
      Born: 20 Sep 1772 James River, Amherst, Virginia
      Died: 3 Jan 1845 , Barren, Kentucky
      Married: 30 Nov 1793 , Mercer, Kentucky
      Father: William SMITH (AFN:9JX0-Q3)
      Mother: Elizabeth (Betsey) STREET (AFN:9JXB-QG)

      Wife's Name
      Margaret (Peggy) CAMPBELL (AFN:9JX9-J9)
      Born: 1777 , Augusta, Virginia
      Died: 1853 , Barren, Kentucky
      Married: 30 Nov 1793 , Mercer, Kentucky
      Father: Josias B. CAMPBELL (AFN:9JXC-0S)
      Mother: Susannah MITCHELL (AFN:9JXC-10)

      Children:

      1.
      Sex M
      Name


      Josiah Campbell SMITH (AFN:9JX8-TP)




      Born:
      1796

      Place:
      , Mercer, Kentucky

      Died:
      1843

      Place:
      Kentucky


      2.
      Sex M
      Name

      M
      William Street SMITH (AFN:9JX9-LM)




      Born:
      Abt 1798

      Place:
      , Mercer, Kentucky


      3.
      Sex
      Name

      U
      Infant SMITH (AFN:9JX9-KG)




      Born:
      Abt. 1798

      Place:
      <, Mercer, Kentucky>


      4.
      Sex
      Name

      F
      Susan Elizabeth Susannah Mitchel SMITH (AFN:9JX9-MS)




      Born:
      14 Mar 1801

      Place:
      , Barren Co., Ky.

      Died:
      22 Jul 1871

      Place:
      , Metcalfe, Kentucky


      5.
      Sex
      Name

      F
      Margaret Frances SMITH (AFN:9JX9-N0)




      Born:
      1804

      Place:
      <, Mercer, Kentucky>


      6.
      Sex M
      Name


      John Campbell SMITH (AFN:9JX9-P5)




      Born:
      19 Mar 1806

      Place:
      , Barren, Kentucky


      7.
      Sex
      Name

      F
      Nancy Jones SMITH (AFN:9JX9-QB)




      Born:
      Abt 1809

      Place:
      , Barren, Kentucky


      8.
      Sex M
      Name

      M
      David Campbell SMITH (AFN:9JX9-RH)




      Born:
      1810

      Place:
      , Barren, Kentucky


      9.
      Sex
      Name

      F
      Elizabeth Street SMITH (AFN:9JX9-SN)




      Born:
      22 Jan 1812

      Place:
      , Barren, Kentucky

      Died:
      6 Jun 1868

      Place:
      Chesterfield, Macoupin, Il


      10.
      Sex M
      Name

      M
      Jeremiah Molton SMITH (AFN:9JX9-TT)




      Born:
      1816

      Place:
      , Barren, Kentucky

      Died:
      Jan 1870

      Place:
      Of, , Illinois


      11. Sex M
      Name George W. SMITH (AFN:9JX9-V1)
      Born: Abt 1818 , Barren, Kentucky


      Born on James River in Amhurst Co (Amherst), Virginia. Below Tobacco Row Mtns. ??Is Tobacco Row Mtns = Blue Ridge Mtns?? In Pedlar district. Pedlar river on Inchanted Mtn??? Does this end up in West Virginia area??

      I have found Tobacco Row Mtns and they are to east of Blue Ridge Mtns. Pedlar River is on west side of Tobacco Row Mts.

      Married in Mercer County, (C. Salas...I could not find Wm on Mercer tax or land records...I believe lived in southern most area of Kentucky and/or northern area of Tennessee.) It is possible Mercer Co., was repository for records, yet her father lives there

      then lived on Jennings Creek in E. Tennessee for a while and then to Barren Co. Jennings Creek is a branch of the Cumberland River in Jackson Co., Tennesse nearly opposite to Gainesboro. Jennings Creek was the first major creek off the Cumberland into the N.C. (Tennessee) Military District. This area was under the jurisdiction of North Carolina and was on the eastern edge. Today it is in central Tennessee.

      JENNING'S CREEK from THE LOST TOWN OF BLEDSOEBOROUGH, TENNESSEE: ITS BEGINNING, ITS END by Vernon Roddy Upper Country People Probe 1948 US/CAN 976.852 H24
      1980: "Jennings Creek" was mentioned in the Sumner County Court minutes for the first known time on Wednesday, April 6, 1796, when judgement-by-default
      was rendered against Thomas White in favor of Thomas Patton, with damages
      levied on a 403-acre tract of land lying on Jennings Creek.
      On Wednesday, Dec 18, 1799, the SMITH County Court minutes tell us that
      Edmund Jennings was given the privileges of Keeping a ferry "near the mouth of Jennings Creek", and ferriage rates were also stipulated at the same time.
      Edmund Jennings, born in 1751, died 6 Dec 1840 (Pension)

      Davidson Co (Tennessee) North Carolina Grants: (Father)
      1784, surveyed 1785 and recorded 1788. William Smith to recd tract of land containing 640 acres in Davidson County on east fork of Millcreek.
      Adjacent lines: Lander Clark. Cockrills, Jason Thompson
      (C. Salas..the only Mill Creek I can find is one found in present day Monroe Co., Kentucky)
      North Carolina grant # 312 surveys in 1792 and recorded 1797: 640 acres in
      middle district on Cave Creek on the waters of Elk River about three or four miles from the mouth of said creek (is this Jennings Creek) ref to Warrant # 1439 in 1784

      Kentucky in 1805 (I have found reference to William in CUMBERLAND county
      in 1805. Looking at the names of creeks at that time, I am sure it is the
      same land that is later partly in Barren.
      Another source says that he settled on Jessenses (Jennings) Creek and in fall of 1805 moved to headwaters of Little Barren of what was then Green County, later Barren Co., and now Metcalfe Co.,
      1804 William Smith of Cumberland Co and Nathan Thurman of Campbell Co., KY
      purchase land on north side of Cumberland River in county of Logan, KY
      above mouth of Marrowbone (two parcels 950 & 270 acres) Which William?
      (I think Wm sr. C. Salas)
      1806 William has 190 acres on Little Barren River on Barren Co., tax records
      1808 William Smith of Cumberland purchases 380 acres on south side of
      Cumberland, but, 100 acres to be cut out of said acres from Robert Alvery
      (father or son...pays $1,000 C. Salas, I think this William purchased this
      land)
      1809 Barren Co tax records William has 200 acres on Marrowbone 190 on Little
      Barren 150 in Barren & Cumberland on Marrowbone
      1810 William has 390 acres on Little Barren and 150 on Marrowbone
      1813 Obediah White has 160 acres on Little Barren
      1817 Adam Branstetter sells to John S. Gee on Head of Marrowbone Creek and
      OBADIAH WHITE's line

      Survey Book by Butler & Smith 1975
      p 99 William Smith, Jun'r: 150 acres Chamberlin's Fork on Marrowbone Creek
      dated 2-17-1816 book A page 415 J McC DS chain carriers: Phillip Shurck &
      Josiah C. Smith; Street Smith; Marker note: Josiah is son of William Jr. and brother of Street; and cousin of Phillip Shuck

      OLD SURVEYS BARREN CO., KENTUCKY 1799-1835 of Edmund Rodgers & Daniel Curd:
      1825 p 513 Waters of Marrowbone, Jon Gee's line; JOHN MOREHEAD line, Joel P. Nun & W H Pace, cc. Wm. Smith, HK & M. Jos. B. Stockton, DS

      1825 p 110 Wm J. Pace (the J. should be I.) Waters of Marrowbone John Gee's
      line JOHN MOREHEAD line Joel P. Nun, cc W.H. Pace, cc WM. SMITH, HK & M
      1832 p 122 Waters of Marrowbone, Willaim Smith, David Smith, cc Jeremiah Smith, cc J. Leeper, M.

      1833 p 123 WILLIAM SMITH Barren & Cumberland Co. Waters of Marrowbone. corner
      to his line McDaniel line, David C. Smith, HK J.Simons, HK John C. Smith, cc D. Smith, cc Jeremiah Smith, M.

      1832 p 122 WILLIAM SMITH no watercourse. Moses Dooly line, Franklin's corner, Runyon's corner, Jas. Leeper, HK, P.G. Young, HK, David Smith, cc; Jerry Smith, cc

      1834 p 124 WILLIAM SMITH..Stephen Franklin's corner; Smith's corner; Runian's
      line; Josiah Smith, HK; J. Lemon, cc
      1834 p 124 WILLIAM SMITH..Waters of Marrowbone; Nun's corner; Thos. Harries
      line; Jacob Lemon, HK

      A William Jr. purchases 50 acres on Little Barren river in 1838. (America or
      Grandson?) Looks as if Grandson William S. Smith.

      1835 William Jr. has 328 acres, little Barren
      520 acres, Little Barren
      170 acres, Little Barren
      200 on Marrowbone in Cumberland
      1836 Wm Smyth 39 on Phillips Creek and John Smyth with 30, Robert has 61 in
      Covington name
      1837 Wm Smith 39 acres in Campbell County on Phillips Creek
      1838 Wm Smith 100 acres in Campbell Co on Phillips Creek 1840 William has 100 acres, little Barren
      124 acres, Little Barren
      204 acres, Little Barren
      625 acres, Little Barren all in Barren County
      164 acres in Campbell on Philips Creek
      1842 paying 2/7 of 600 in Campbell as well as acreage on Little Barren

      1844 Margaret 533, 275 on Little Barren, 350 on Marrowbone in Barren and 171 acres in Campbell on Ohio River
      in 1853 his heirs are selling:

      100 acres Little Barren River,
      225 acres 2 trs Little Barren & Moccasin Dr
      155 Acres Marrowbone Creek
      85 acres Little Barren River
      114 Acres 3 trs Little Barren and Marrowbone

      John Sissom 1312 Corvair ct, Kokomo, In says death date 8 Jan 1845
      Evelyn Franz says 3 Jan 1845

      Information Source(s):

      Carolynn Salas
      John Sissom 1312 Corvair Ct, Kokomo, Indiana
      Evelyn Franz