Grateful for any info on Bryan Smith (CSA) 1818-1886 & wife Talitha in E. NC (parents of Sherrod M Smith)?

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in The Tree House by Bobbi Cable G2G Crew (410 points)

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According to the Mills Family Tree in, Captain Bryan Smith, born 19 Nov 1818 in Pitt county North Carolina, married Mary Ann Galloway (1820 - 1845) on 21 Jan 1841 in Pitt county, North Carolina.  They had 2 sons, William Harvey (1841 - ) and Abner (1843 - ).  Mary Galloway died in 1945.

He then married Talitha Elitha Belson (1826 - 1895) on 04 Nov 1946 in Pitt county North Carolina.  They had 3 sons, Lewis E (1849 - 1888), Washington S E (1857 - 1930) and Marcellus (1863 - 1938).

Captain Bryan Smith died 22 Feb 1886 in Pitt County, North Carolina.

Neither of his parents are listed.

Talitha's parents are listed as Caleb Nelson (1789 - 1862) and Elizabeth Laughinghouse (1795 - 1871).

Hope this helps
selected by Bobbi Cable
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His probate records are found in Pitt County estate records and his estate was valued at 216.90. (Was this in Duplin county at that time or do we have two men of same name who died about the same time?) W.S.E. Smith was the estate administrator.

1850 Census shows this:

Name: Benjan Smith
[Bryan Smith] 
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Tafts, Pitt, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 475
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjan Smith 32
Talitha Smith 24
Wm H Smith 9
Abner Smith 7
Lewis E Smith 1
John Averett 16

This appears to be 1870 Census record:

Name: Bryan Smith
Age in 1870: 51
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: North Carolina
Dwelling Number: 240
Home in 1870: California, Pitt, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Personal Estate Value: 500
Real Estate Value: 1600
Inferred Spouse: Tillithy Smith
Inferred Children: Louis Smith
Household Members:
Name Age
Bryan Smith 51
Tillithy Smith 46
Louis Smith 21
by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
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Thanks Mr. Stanton!

Looks like this is our man.  I'm new to this, so I can't answer the Duplin Cty question.  I just have burial info through  Any idea who his father was?


by Bobbi Cable G2G Crew (410 points)

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