Robert Smith

Robert Smith (abt. 1700 - 1776)

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Robert Smith
Born about in Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1748 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Littleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2019 | Created 14 Feb 2019 | Last significant change: 9 Sep 2019
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Robert was born about 1700. He passed away in 1776.


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Personal research Family Bibles and records; The family tradition of Robert Smith's origins has been passed down generation to generation to the present day, to wit: "...from somewhere near Inverness [Scotland], brought over in shackles and chains, family plant 'badge' was three holly leaves, family motto was 'Touch Not the Cat'... Subsequent research has corroborated the origin claim as a young "Rob Smith, gent" was transported to Virginia in 1716 as a Scottish POW and indentured, but to whom was not recorded. Due to the close family association, it is likely that the Daniel Allen, as a "dissenting Scotch Presbyterian" gave aid and refuge to young Robert Smith. It is the opinion of the Cumberland County, Virginia, Allens that Robert Smith was the "Allendale" overseer until James Allen conveyed 1/10 of the 4000 acre estate to Robert in 1763. After all of these years, we are yet acquainted--talk about "ties that bind!" Robbie Smith....

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ROBERT SMITH FAMILY, part one (revised)
ROBERT SMITH FAMILY, part one (revised)


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