Who were the parents of Sarah Downs, b. 1767 SC?

+7 votes
Sarah married Gabriel D. Smith Sr. about 1785 after which they moved to Georgia where she died about 1835 in Carroll County.
in Genealogy Help by Becky Anonymous G2G1 (1.2k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Sarah Downs Smith
Birth:  1767
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Death:  1837
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
Daughter of Richard Downs.

Born about 1767 in probably Anson (now Montgomery County), North Carolina, USA.

In the fall of 1785 (not verified but their oldest child, Ezekiel, was born 18 July 1786 so it is probable) Sarah married Gabriel D. Smith, Sr., in Anson (now Montgomery County), North Carolina, USA. They had twelve children.

Sarah died before 30 September 1837 (date of Gabriel's second marriage to Matilda (Chandler) Carter in Carroll County, Georgia, USA.

Sarah is said to be buried in an unmarked grave in Old Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Horsley Cemetery) just north of Bowdon in Carroll County, Georgia, USA. That has never been proven however.
Family links: 
  Gabriel D. Smith (1764 - 1841)
  Richard W. Smith (1790 - 1886)*
  James Claborne Smith (1796 - 1846)*
  Gabriel D. Smith (1798 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Horsley Cemetery
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Mary-Elizabeth Joiner
Originally Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: Aug 26, 2010


2 Answers

+1 vote

An Ancestor.com tree shows:

Sarah Downs
Birth:  dd mm 1767 - Montgomery, United States
Death:  date - Franklin, Georgia, United States
Marriage:  date - North Carolina 
Spouse:  name surname

F:  Richard Downs
M:  Patience Bracy


by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (364k points)
+1 vote
I'm from this line of Smiths, and as far as I know, there has been no proof about who her parents were. I've heard for 30 years in doing research and crossing paths with various distant relatives that her father *might* be Richard Downs, but this needs to be proven somehow. I've never heard anyone speculate about who her mother was.
by Sabrina Combs G2G6 Mach 1 (18.9k points)

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