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James M. Smith, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was with the heroic and indomitable Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. He was born in Virginia in 1797,
his parents migrating to Tennessee in the days of the pioneers. He was engaged in the business of millwright, and was a manufacturer of cotton gins a good part of his life. His wife was Miss Martha Washington Page, who was born in Williamson Co., Tenn. Her family was of the highest standing in this, one of the most magnificent counties of the State, so well and widely known for the high attainments and refinement of her sons and daughters.
James M. and Martha W. (Page) Smith were married in 1825 and had a number of children born to them, but all died in early life except John, his younger brother Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Johnson Woods, who was first married to a Mr. Cloyd.
History of the Twentieth Tennessee regiment volunteer infantry, C.S.A. by McMurray, William Josiah, 1842-1905; Roberts, Deering J., 1840-; Neal, Ralph J., Publication date 1904, Publisher Nashville, Tenn., The Publication committee, consisting of W.J. McMurray, D.J. Roberts, and R.J. Neal. Pages 393-397. 
"Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNX1-7PN : 4 December 2014), James M Smith and Martha Page, 18 Jun 1825; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 260, Williamson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
"Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSP9-YDH : 9 March 2018), James M. Smith in entry for Thos. Benton Smith, 21 May 1923; citing Mt Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, v 12 cn 299, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,756.