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Henry Smith (abt. 1732 - 1823)

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Henry Smith
Born about in Culpeper, Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in kings & Queen County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Campbell Co., Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2018
20:05: Audrey (Shields) Hancock edited the Biography for Henry Smith. [Thank Audrey for this]
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HENRY SMITH was born about 1732. Henry Smith married Winifred Holt. He was a Baptist preacher. They moved with some family members to Campbell County, Kentucky.

In August 1776 Richard Holt gave a Negro named Frank to his daughter Winifred (Holt) Smith, wife of Henry Smith. This was to replace a Negro girl Richard Holt had given Winifred sixteen years earlier, but had to sell to his son Thomas Holt because he was in debt. Henry Smith's (hus/o Winifred) will refers to a will left by Richard Holt III.

Henry Holt passed away in 1823 in Campbell County, Kentucky.


Note #1:

Biographical Sketch: WINIFRED HOLT, said dau/o Richard Holt III, was likely born in 1730s in King and Queen County, Virginia. Winifred (said to have been one quarter Native American). Winifred married Henry Smith, who was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. The Smith family went from Virginia to Harrison County, Kentucky (later Campbell County, Kentucky). Henry was a Baptist minister and singing master. Winifred’s father, Richard Holt (III), gave her a Negro girl named Frank in August 1776. He also provided for five of her Smith children in his will. Winifred died in 1813; Henry died in 1823. They were the parents of nine children: Anna (married Thomas Morris), Elizabeth (married Reuben Loomis/Lummis), Lucy (married John A. Hancock), Thomas, Mary, Jesse, Winifred, Patsy, and Jeremiah Smith. Research of Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Biographical Sketch: 1286. REUBEN LOOMIS/LUMMIS, was probably born Bolton, Connecticut on 23 December 1773. He was reared by another family in Litchfield, Connecticut from birth. He received a minimal education and left Connecticut at age 18. He joined the war against the Miami Indians [Native Americans]. He settled near Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky about 1795. Reuben married 25 December 1804 to his first wife, Elizabeth Smith, dau/o Henry Smith and Winifred Holt. Elizabeth was an 1/8 blood Indian (Native American) Abstract from Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America: and his antecedents in the Old World, E. S. Loomis, 1909 at

Do the two sketches above validate the 23andMe DNA Test which gives that the DNA test of a Hancock descendant shows a Native American ancestry in his 3rd to 6th ancestor who was born between 1700-1790? His 5th great-grandmother was Lucy (Smith) Hancock. Testee's 6th great-great grandmother, Winifred (Holt) Smith, is given as 1/4 Native Amercan. ash


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On 31 Jan 2018 at 15:35 GMT Audrey (Shields) Hancock wrote:

Henry Smith and Winifred Holt were the parents of Louisa "Lucy" (Smith) Hancock, wf/o John A. Hancock who after their marriage went from Campbell Co, KY to Franklin Co., KY to Butler County, Ohio.

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