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William Alexander Smith (abt. 1836 - 1898)

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William Alexander Smith
Born about in Cocke, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1852 in Cocke, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Died in Cocke, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 25 Jun 2019 | Created 24 Jun 2019
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Biography

William was born about 1836. He is the son of William N. Smith (1815–1891) and Nancy Ramsey Smith (1815–?) who were married 1833 in Cocke County, Tennessee.[1][2][3][4]

William married Sarah Rollins (1833–1880) in 1852 in Cocke County, Tennessee.

Recorded Children:

Thomas Smith 1853–1910.​​

Lorinda Caroline Smith 1855–1932.​​

Mildred Smith 1858–?.​​

Amanda Elizabeth Smith 1862–1950.​

Sarah E Smith 1866–1886.​​

Amanda Elizabeth Smith 1867–1950.​​

Florence M. Smith 1870–1918.​​

Robert Smith 1873–?.​​

William was a Union Soldier in the Civil War, serving from 1863 to 1865.

William later married Mary Ann Barnett (1855–1908) on 16 February 1881 in Cocke County, Tennessee.[5][6]

Recorded Children:

Elvira Smith 1882–1965.​

Millia Smith 1883–1883.

Nancy Alice Smith 1887–1962.

Mary Ann Smith 1890–?.

Barsheba "Bashie" Smith 1894–1975.

Cordelia Giles 1896–1978.​

William passed away 1898 and is buried in the William Smith Family Cemetery,[7] Cosby, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA.[8]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8T4-MVF : 12 December 2017), William Smith, 1860.
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDQT-GMX : 15 July 2017), Wm Smith, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 67, sheet 454B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 1248; FHL microfilm 1,255,248.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWF-C3V : 15 July 2017), William A Smith, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 154, sheet 318C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 1282; FHL microfilm 1,255,282.
  4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSZS-X4F : accessed 24 June 2019), William Smither, Civil District 2, Scott, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 127, sheet 4A, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,595.
  5. "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNH4-CHX : 4 December 2014), W A Smith and Mary A Barnett, 16 Feb 1881; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 56, Cocke, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
  6. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ7Z-7NL : 6 November 2017), W A Smith and Mary A Barnett, 16 Feb 1881; citing Cocke, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 57, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 956,181.
  7. William Smith Family Cemetery https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1996327/memorial-search?firstName=&lastName=Smith&page=1#sr-48116718
  8. Find A Grave Index https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33384413/william-alexander-smith

See Also

Research Notes Listed On Find A Grave.

On William's military record he lists his birthplace as Cocke Co Tn., while the Cocke Co census lists South Carolina.

A Cosby farmer, William, at age 27, joined the Union Forces, the Civil War, at Lexington, Ky., Nov. 1863. He is recorded as standing 5'10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was a Corporal in Company "A" 2nd Regiment East Tennessee Cavalary. He entered as a Pvt. and was discharged as a Corpl. He fought in the "Battle of Stone River" (a short distance from Nashville,Tn.) and was in the Lebanon, Tennessee hospital in 1864. He was discharged from the service 7-6-1865, at Nashville, Tn. In 1979 a military marker was placed at his grave. Gravesite was identified by Charlie Gunter of Cosby.

William filed Civil War pension papers listing his surviving children under age 16, with birthdates and stating that Luiza Emeline Ramsey, a sister of his first wife, Sarah Rollins, was a member of his household. William and Mary Barnett were married by Asbury Fowler 2-16-1881. License issued 2-15-1881. Witnessed by Robert Valentine.



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