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John Smith (abt. 1720 - 1782)

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John "Little River" Smith
Born about in Rowan, Bertie, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Johnston, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Died in Anson Co now, Montgomery, North Carolina, United Statesmap
4 November 2015
10:58: Sabrina (K) Combs edited the Middle Name and Nicknames for John Smith. (Little River was a nickname giving to this John Smith to help distinguish him from the other John Smiths living in the area at about the same time.) [Thank Sabrina for this]
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Secondary Re-Sources

Ancestors and Descendants of Smiths by Linda G. Cheek, 1987. ISBN 0-89308-622-3. Page 151 (I will do look-ups in this book by request. Kitty Smith)

Numerous records that can be located by a search on Ancestry.

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore


Thank you to Laura Mittler, Chris Smith, Paula Marksman and Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.

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On November 4, 2015 at 15:57GMT Sabrina Combs wrote:

"Little River" wasn't actually a part of his name. It was a nickname given to him by genealogists to help distinguish him from the other John Smiths who lived in the area at about the same time.

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