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Mary (Johns) Smith (1722 - 1802)

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Mary Smith formerly Johns
Born in Marion County, South Carolina, Southern Coloniesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
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Wife of — married in Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Marion, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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When Mary Johns was born in 1722 in Georgetown, South Carolina, her father was John Johns. She married John Smith and they had several children. She died in 1802 in Marion, South Carolina, having lived a long life of 80 years.


  1. Samuel Smith
  2. John Smith
  3. James Smith
  4. Mary Sith Buckholts
  5. Ann Smith Berry
  6. Elizabeth Smith Ely Watson
  7. Sarah Smith Tart
  8. Martha Smith Finklea
  9. Mourning Smith Bryant b. ca 1758 d. 1841, married 1773 Marion County, South Carolina
  10. Cealey Smith Harrelson

Notes for Mary Johns:

Mary Johns was a neighbor or relative of John Smith's previous wife, Jane Ford. They were married within days after the death of Jane.John Smith had two small children at the time.

Will of John Smith IV in Marion Co SC. Mary is given in the will but not her maiden name. Michael Bryant has her name as Polk. Mourning is their child and also James Smith according to his records. [1] He had her birth year as 1722 of Georgetown, SC and that she died after 1802. [2] It refers to her as Mary Johns (the mother of Celia Smith who married Benjamin Harrelson)."

Children of John Smith and Mary Johns are:

1 i. Mourning Smith, born Abt. 1758 in Georgetown District, SC; died 1841 in Marion County, SC; married Jesse Bryan, Sr Abt. 1771 in Georgetown District, SC.

ii. Mary (Polly) Smith6, born 19 September 1750 in Prince Frederick, Winyaw, SC7; died Abt. August 18168; married Major Buckholts; born Abt. 1750.

Notes for Mary (Polly) Smith: Baptized by Rev. Michael Smith, May 29, 1753.

iii. Sarah Smith9, born 1 December 1751 in Prince Frederick, Winyaw, SC10; married Enos Tart, Sr.; born Abt. 1750; died 18 January 1801 in Gum Swamp, Marion, SC.

Notes for Sarah Smith: Sarah was baptized May 29., 1753.She married Enos Tart [3]

Sellers narrative on page 193 says that the daughter of John Smith was the mother of Enos Tart and brothers--not his wife Sarah was baptized May 29, 1753. [4] [5]

Moody's Cemetery, Dillon, South Carolina (1)


  1. Info on Mary obtained from Michael Bryant.
  2. NOTES of James O. King."The only published genealogy that I was able to locate that included a surname was compiled by Danny K. Haralson in his Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage, p 97.
  3. (History of Old Cheraws, page 393;Seller's History of Marion County, page 193; and Kinfolks by Harlee, Vol. III)
  4. according to FGS from Dianne Moore.
  5. - Bobby F. Bryan
1802: : Will of John Smith, signed 06/10/1797, was probated on 2/13/1802. Named in the will: wife: Mary, Eldest son: Samuel Smith, other sons: John and James Smith, daus: Mary Buckholts, Ann Berry, Elizabeth Watson, Sarah Tart, Martha Finklea, Mourning Bryant, Cealey Harrelson. Administrators of will: Sons Samuel and John Smith, Witnesses: John Finklea, John Deer. Recorded in Marion Co, SC Will Book 1, pages 16-19. (1)
Find A Grave: Memorial #147497804


  • WikiTree profile Polk-279 created through the import of Family Nov 2011.GED on Sep 6, 2011 by Jim Tarbet.

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The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw
The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw


On 1 Dec 2017 at 01:09 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

Johns-319 and Polk-279 appear to represent the same person because: Mary Johns was first married to Mr. Polk, John Smith's wife was also deceased . Clear Duplicate.

On 29 Nov 2017 at 12:49 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Ken, I did not find any birth records on Ancestry but did remove incorrect information from profile. Thank you!

On 4 Jul 2017 at 19:42 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

Mary Johns was born in what is now called Marion County, SC; therefore, she could not have birth records in a church in Bristol, England. These need to be researched. I do not have an ancestry membership, or I would do it.

On 4 Jul 2017 at 19:37 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

The information attached for U.S. Sons of The American Revolution Application is completely different person. This person fought in the Korean Conflict and was from Ohio! Our John Smith fought in The American Revolution and was from South Carolina.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 19:14 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Johns-319 and Polk-279 appear to represent the same person because: the Polk name has no significance, nor does the profile have any information. Should be merged into Johns-319

On 30 Dec 2016 at 14:21 GMT Sally Stovall wrote:

Johns-2991 and Johns-319 are not ready to be merged because: Unable to merge due to lack of matching data. Needs more research.

On 4 Apr 2015 at 14:20 GMT Karen Leigh (Johnson) Grady wrote:

Polk-279 and Johns-319 do not represent the same person because: These are different families who lived in different counties in SC. Also, daughter (Sarah) of Polk-279 was born 1737, daughter (Sarah) of Johns-319 was born 1751.

Mary is 21 degrees from Rosa Parks, 21 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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