Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith (abt. 1745 - 1843)

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Arthur Smith
Born about in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Sumter, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2012 | Last significant change: 18 Sep 2018
00:48: Jan Fillingim edited the Biography for Arthur Smith. [Thank Jan for this]
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Biography

This family is a work in progress.

Arthur Smith ... [1]

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National Register Properties in South Carolina: http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/lee/S10817731002/index.htm (click on the nomination form for this National Register property)

  • The Tanglewood Plantation listed on the National Register- Sept. 22, 1977.

On this Nomination Form 1977 It states Rev. William Hankins Smith (1819-1882) built the Tanglewood House about 1850's). If this house is the 2nd Tanglewood House (build 1850's), did Arthur Smith live in the first Tanglewood House built earlier?

  • see Jesse Smith's Will, written Sept. 30, 1852:[2]

"...Item 3rd It is my will and desire that my Land be Equally divided between my two sons William Hankins Smith and Jefse P Smith in the following manner, to my son William H Smith, I give and bequeath all that Plantation or tract of Land known as the Middle division of Estate Lands of Arthur Smith decsd. containing according to division Platt dated Jany 30th 1844. One thousand and thirty one acres, to him his heirs and assigns forever, To my son Jefse P Smith at and after the death of my wife Mary Smith. I give and bequeath all the Plantation or tract of Land on which I live known as upper division of Estate Lands of Arthur Smith decsd. Containing according to Division Platt One thousand and thirty one acres to him his heirs and assigns forever..." (part of Jesse's Will)

  • Middle Division- 1031 acres to William Hankins Smith. (Jesse's Will)
  • Upper Division- 1031 acres to Jesse P. Smith. (Jesse's Will)

On Ancestry.com there is a picture of Rev. William Hankins Smith (1819-1882). (Son of Jesse Smith and Mary Pauline Lucas.)

If the Tanglewood Plantation house was built in the 1850's, it appears to have survived the Civil War.

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Private Arthur Smith's Revolutionary War Pension Statement:[3]

Also see, the following links- "Carolana.com, The American Revolution In North Carolina":http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_bladen_county_regiment.html

Private Arthur Smith is listed under Capt. John Turner- Bladen County Regiment. http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/patriots_nc_capt_john_turner_bladen.html

Private Arthur Smith is listed under Capt. Peter Robeson- http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/patriots_nc_capt_peter_robeson.html

Private Arthur Smith is listed under Capt. John Brown- http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/patriots_nc_capt_john_brown_bladen.html

Also listed in these Revolutionary War documents (Bladen County):

  • Capt. John Smith (Is this Arthur Smith's brother?)
  • Capt. James Council.
  • Capt. Robert Smith.
  • Capt. Thomas Lucas. (Died June 27, 1792 Bladen. Thomas appears to be the father of Mary Pauline Lucas born 1781 in New Hanover County.)
  • Private William Smith.
  • Private Elias Smith. (Is the name Elias, a family name?)
  • Private Henry Smith.

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Bladen County, Revolutionary War Pension Applications:[4]

  • Patrick Smith born 1760. (There is a Patrick, son of Malcolm Smith and Sarah McKissick. Not sure if these Patricks are the same person.)
  • Samuel Smith born 1749. (Is this Samuel Stephen Smith? (died 1784) and married Joanna Council).
  • William Smith born 1758.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/bladen/military/rwbladen.txt

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"Arthur Smith, born about 1745, owned property in Bladen County, N.C., before 1800."[5]

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February 2, 1779- John Smith Deed, Palmetto Branch of Bogue Swamp:[6]

  • Bladen County. Now Columbus.
  • Grant no. 503.
  • Entry no. 865.
  • Entered- Feb. 2, 1779.
  • Issued- Oct. 23, 1782
  • 200 acres.
  • Lying on Palmetto Branch, joining Arthur Smith's line.
  • Appears we have accounted for two John Smiths now, both in the 1790 Bladen census.
  • One John Smith on Palmetto Branch of Bogue Swamp.
  • One John Smith's house on Kaintuck Island south of Bogue Swamp. (James Dupree, Sr. deed- Nov. 19, 1787). James Dupree, Sr. deed is listed on Ann Pierce's wikitree. To see Kaintuck Island- go to Shorts & Beers Land Map.
  • Now, only have to figure out if these John Smiths are a brother, or a father to Arthur Smith.

To see a very good map of Bogue Swamp and it's branches, including Palmetto Branch, go to this pdf, and zoom in: http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/pubdocs/Lumber/Columbus_Comm_Rec.pdf

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Nov. 1, 1779- The First Deed of Arthur Smith (Ann Pierce) in Bladen County:[7]

  • Grant No. 1287.
  • Entry No. 1229.
  • Entered- November 1, 1779.
  • Issued- November 19, 1787.
  • Bladen County Deeds, Book 65, Page 548.
  • 100 acres.
  • North West side of the Wacamaw Lake and West of Bogue Swamp.
  • Appears to mention Puter Savannah? (Image 1160)
  • If Arthur Smith and Ann Pierce were living here, then likely their children were born here at Bogue Swamp. (See the 1800 Bladen County Census).

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June 7, 1799, Arthur Smith's Deed- 150 acres, Bladen County (now Columbus Co.)[8]

  • This deed also has dates of Oct. 2, 1793, and Mar. 6, 1794, and Mar. 15, 1799.
  • This deed appears to state that this 150 acres is on the S.W. side of Bogue Swamp and South side of Palmetto Branch. On the map below (Anyplace America) the Palmetto Branch is just above Jonathan Pierce Rd.


It seems, Arthur Smith, and likely his parents?, lived in Bladen County, (now Columbus County, North Carolina) near to Bogue Swamp (?) from mid 1700's to early 1800's[9]

  • On the following website (AnyPlaceAmerica) keep zooming in "+", and you will see Bogue Swamp and Jonathan Pierce Rd., Pierce Cemetery and Palmetto Branch.

http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/north_carolina/columbus_county/bogue_swamp/265-876/

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Feb. 27, 1806, Arthur Smith conveys 65 acres to Jonathan Pierce:

  • Columbus County, North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979.[10]
  • Jonathan Pierce Estate Files. Nine images.
  • Probate- Nov. term 1862.
  • Names listed- Pierce and Smith, Joanna Council, etc.
  • Bogue Swamp is mentioned. (I assume Bogue Township got its name from this swamp.)
  • Eleven lots- $349.50 a share.
  • Lot no. Eleven- 218 acres. (Image seven.)
  • Four separate tracks of land. (100 acres; 50 acres; 50 acres; 18 acres) Hand drawn map of these four tracks of land on image 9.

The 18 acres piece- "... the other piece containing 18 acres it being a part of 65 acres conveyed by Arthur Smith to Jonathan Pierce the 27 Feb. 1806 and bounded as follows: Beg. at a stake L. J. Lure? corner and running with B. F. Pierce's line of the Davis Survey S. 70 E. 14 to a ditch S. H. Pierce's line up said ditch to where it crosses the branch then W. 7 1/2 chains to the old line with it N. 2 E. 20 chains to the Beg.- containing in all 218 acres & valued at two hundred sixty dollars." (Jonathan Pierce Estate Files.)

Jonathan Pierce (ca. 1779-1861), married Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth is the daughter of Samuel Stephen Smith and Joanna Council.

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Oct. 1, 1810 Deed- Columbus County, North Carolina:[11]

  • Columbus County was created in 1808, in part from Bladen County.
  • David Mims Jr. to Samuel Smith (Oct.1, 1810)
  • This 1810 deed appears to refer to four or five older deeds.
  • If any one can ever crack this 1810 deed, we may begin to make progress on our Smith family.
  • Most of this deed is listed here.
  • The original deed??- June 5, 1740 Land Patent by Francis Davis (640 acres): (Bladen County Deeds and Grants)[12]

October 1, 1810 deed- Columbus County: "This indenture made this 1st Day of Oct. 1810 and in the thirty fourth year of American Independence Between David Mims, Jr. of the one part and Saml. Smith of the other part both of the County of Columbus & State of No. Carolina Witnesseth that of the Sd. David Mims Junr. for and in consideration of the Sum of three Hundred Dollars ($300) to me in hand paid... And confirm unto him the Sd. Saml. Smith all and singular any right Claim & title... the following Tracts or parcels of land (Viz).

  • One tract or parcel lying on Bouge (Bogue) Swamp, containing Two hundred and twenty seven Acres & a half it being part of a six hundred and forty acre Survey Pattented by Francis Davis & by him supposed to be conveyed to John Smith, Senr. (Appears to be the 1740 land patent- 640 acres.) When by a judgement obtained in the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held for the county of Bladen and by an Execution found in pursuance of the same the aforesaid land & as Executed and Sold to him the aforesaid John Smith Junr. (The aforesaid, is John Smith Senior (?). So, there appears to be a problem here.) by Wm. McRee, Sheriff of the aforesaid County of Bladen as by his Deed bearing date (The Day is blank.) of May in the year of our Lord 1788. And in the Twentyeth Year of the Independence (1796??) of the State Registered in the registor's Office of Bladen in Book F (?), Page 361 (?), and more fully appear and agreeable to a plan Drawn by Wm. Bryan Surveyor, whereby the platt of the whole six hundred and forty acres is shown and the lines as they Stand Divided Between the aforesaid John Smith & others & dated thirtieth Day of August 1797 Beginning at a white oak... to a Small Swamp Dogwood in Jockey Swamp... to the beginning which 640 Acres is Divided into 3 Divisions agreeable to the Aforementioned plan (Viz):
  • 1. 150 Acres to James Smith.
  • 2. 227 and 1/2 Acres to John Smith. (This John appears to be the brother of Arthur.) John Smith born ca. 1752, and died 1823. See Will at bottom of this profile; his Will probated May 22, 1823. See 1820 Sumter Co., S. C. census, p. 113.
  • 3. 262 Acres to Arthur Smith..." (Husband of Ann Pierce.) I added Ann's name here.

"One tract or parcel of Land containing 200 Acres in the West Side of Bouge Swamp granted to Benjamin Lamberson which Grant bears Date the 25th Day of April 1764 and Richard Lambethson conveyed to him the said John Smith as reference to his Deed bearing Date the 20th Day of May 1788 and Registerd in the registor's Office of Bladen in Book (F) Page 361 will more fully appear -----------

"One tract or parcel of Land containing 300 Acres Lying And Being in the County aforesaid on both sides of Bouge Swamp Beginning at a Small White Oak in a hollow by William Burney's upper Line... thence No. 160 Poles to a Stake on the side of Gibbs avenue then with George Gibbs Lower line... thence So. 200 poles to a pine by the side of Jockey Branch thence No. 80 Et. Nearer on Benjamin Lambethson line to the beginning conveyd in a Deed to him the Sd. John Smith by Henry Toomer Esq.[13] of New Hanover County of State aforesd which Deed bares Date the 16th of March 1789 and is Registered in the Registors Office of Bladen in Book (G) Page 107 a reference thereunto being had will more fully appear-----------

"One tract or parcel of Land containing 60 Acres in the County aforesaid on both sides of Bouge Swamp joining Henry Toomer's Land beginning at an Ash Tree on Saml. Smith's line and running No. 6 Degrees Et... & new path on the Et Side of Bouge thence West 60 Chains... to the beginning Which Pattent was granted to him Sd. John Smith by his Excellency Benj.mn Williams Esq. & bears Date the 15th Day of August 1800 all which tracts or parcels of Land One Acre accounted out of the first mentioned tract of 227- 1/2 acres for the purpose of a burying ground which I do not sell to the aforesd.

  • "David Mims Junr. Both with myself my Heirs Executors Admstrs and Assigns joining severally & finally by these presents to warrant & forever Defend unto him the aforesd. Saml. Smith his Heirs...
  • "I have hereunto set my hand and seal Day and Date above written (Oct. 1, 1810) Sealed and delivered-----
  • David Mims, Jnr. (Seal)
  • In presence of us:
  • Johnathan Pierce (Is Johnathan related to the wife of Arthur Smith?)
  • David Mims Senr."
  • (Are James, John and Arthur Smith, brothers?)
  • (Is John Smith, Sr., the father of James, John, and Arthur?)
  • (Who is this Samuel Smith?)
  • (There appears to be mistakes with the names: John Smith, Sr. and John Smith, Jr.)
  • Notes in parentheses are my additions.

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Arthur Smith is in the 1810 Sumter County, South Carolina Census.

  • Arthur Smith leaves Bladen County, North Carolina, and moves to Sumter County, South Carolina. Lee County, South Carolina was created in 1902 from part of Sumter County.

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September 4, 1815, Land Grant of Arthur Smith, Sumter District, South Carolina.[14]

Grant unto Arthur Smith, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land... of Two Hundred and fifty eight acres surveyed for them this 18th day of July, 1815, located in Sumter District (South Carolina) on the South side of Lynches Creek on Burnt Branch and Long Branch. Bounded by lines running S___? ______? McClouds and Michael Mer__? Lands N.E. on Charles Sturns and all other sides by said Smiths Land. having ____ shape, form and marks as are represented by a plat hereunto annexed, together with all woods, trees, waters, water-courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever there

  • unto belonging TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Two Hundred and fifty eight acres of land, and all singular _____? the premises hereby granted unto said Arthur Smith, his heirs and assigns forever in ____ and common ______.
  • GIVEN UNDER THE SEAL OF THE STATE.
  • Witness his Excellency David R. Williams, Esquir.
  • Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said State.
  • Columbia, this fourth day of September
  • Anno Domini one thousand Eight hundred and fifteen
  • and of the Independence of the United States, the
  • Fortieth.

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Arthur Smith's plantation- Lee County, South Carolina. http://www.tanglewoodplantation.com/history/

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King George ll (reign 1727-1760)

  • On the history of Tanglewood Planation, Lee County, South Carolina, it states, "Arthur Smith received a land grant from King George ll," in 1747.
  • If Arthur Smith was 7 or 8 years old in 1747, is it possible, for so young a person to receive a land grant?

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1761 Bladen County, N.C. Execution Docket- Inferior Court:[15]

  • Wm. Little vs. John Smith- p.6, number 28.
  • John Smith also on p.30, number 18.
  • Jn (?) Holland vs. ____Daley- (costs L3.1.10). p.15, number 13.
  • Tho. Newton and wife vs. Geo. Smith (L3.12)- number 23.
  • Very difficult to read these 1761 court records. Have not identified any of these people.

http://www.ncgenweb.us/bladen/bladen-county-execution-docket-of-inferior-court-1761

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1763 Tax List of Bladen County, North Carolina:

  • David Clark. (see deed dated Jan. 31, 1771)[16]
  • Hardee Councill and 2 sons.
  • William Farmer and George Smith and 2 sons.
  • George Gibbs. (see deed dated Dec. 16, 1769, Grant 221, on west side of Black River, Bladen County)[17] (see deed dated Mar. 16, 1798, Bogue Swamp)[18]
  • John Lucas.
  • Jos. Martin and two Pitmans. (see deed Jan. 11, 1773)[19]
  • This Jos. Martin appears to be Governor Josiah Martin whose "home was attacked by Whigs on April 24, 1775, he sent his family to his in-laws' home in New York... transferring his headquarters to Fort Johnston on Cape Fear River."[20]
  • George Mims.
  • Thomas Mims.
  • Jessue Pearce. (Could this be the father of Ann Pierce?)
  • John Rabon
  • John Smith Esq. and William Davis, and Jno. Russ Sho.
  • Edward Smith.
  • Zacharia Smith.
  • Richard Singletary. (see deed May 25, 1757)[21]
  • David Smith.
  • John Smith.
  • William Smith.

To see this 1763 Tax List of Bladen County- click on "Tax Records" of this website- http://www.capefearclans.com/

Many deeds of Smith families are listed on this CapeFearClans website: (Click deeds): http://www.capefearclans.com/

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1769 Brunswick County, North Carolina Tax List:

  • John Smith
  • Two, one horse carriages.
  • One white man (himself).
  • Seven negro men.
  • Seven negro women.
  • Zero negro boys.

If Arthur Smith originated from Bald Head Island (Smith Island), Brunswick County, N.C., I have not found him yet. I have not identified the above John Smith yet.

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I have not verified our Arthur Smith in any 1790 census. The deeds suggest he was living at Bogue Swamp in Bladen County.

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1790 Halifax County, North Carolina census:[22]

  • p. 452 Arthur Smith age 16 and up. Who is this Arthur Smith?
  • another male age 16 and up.
  • one male under 16.
  • three females.
  • Twenty slaves.
  • Total people in household- 26.
  • p. 452 (Three more Smith families on p. 452: Howell Smith, Richard Smith, Drew Smith.)
  • p.455 Mary Pearce and family.
  • p.456 Benjamin Pearce and family.
  • p. 481 Uriah Smith and family. Who is Uriah?

There are numerous Smiths in this census. I have not identified these Halifax Smiths yet.

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1800 Sampson County, North Carolina Census:[23]

  • p. 503 David Smith 26 to 44, and family.
  • p. 505 William Smith 26 to 44, and family.
  • p. 509 Luke Smith 26 to 44, and family.
  • p. 511 Jonathan Pierce (Piercen?) age 45 and up, and family. (Is this the Pierce Family?)
  • p. 514 Arthur Smith 26 to 44. One person. (Our Arthur Smith is in the 1800 Bladen Co., census).
  • p. 514 William Smith 16 to 25, and family.
  • p. 514 John Smith age 45 and up, and family. (Two people and nine slaves.)
  • p. 518 William Smith age 45 and up, and family.
  • p. 520 Bennet Smith age 45 and up, and family. (Bennet Smith and children had land in Bladen County, Cypress Creek Township.) There is a Bennet Smith in the 1786 New Hanover County- (State Census).
  • Bennett Smith born ca. 1735, died 1811.
  • See Bennett Smith and family at the following website: http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/s/m/i/William-Carter-Smith/BOOK-0001/0003-0001.html
  • p. 520 Drury Smith 26 to 44, and family. (There is a Drury in the 1790 Bladen Co., Census.)
  • p. 525 John Smith age 45 and up, and family. (Four people and nine slaves.)
  • p. 531 Lewis Lucas age 45 and up, and family.

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As our Arthur Smith is in the 1800 Bladen Co., N.C. census, I believe this rules out the other Arthur Smith in the 1790 and 1800 Northampton Co., N.C. censuses.

I don't see how our Arthur Smith could be living in two places at once. (1800 Bladen County) and (1800 Northampton County). There are Arthur Smiths in both counties- The United States- (Censuses). So, there appears to be a lot of confusion and incorrect information floating around.

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1800 Bladen County, North Carolina Census:[24]

  • Capt. Powells District.
  • page 122- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Samuel Smith 16 to 25. And family. Nine people in household.
  • James Smith 16 to 25. And family. Seven people in household.
  • David Wright age 26 to 44.
  • one male under 10.
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • one male 16 to 25.
  • three females under 10.
  • one female 26 to 44. (This appears to be Eunice (Pierce) Wright, the sister of Jonathan Pierce.)
  • Newit Smith 26 to 44. One person.
  • David Council 26 to 44. And family. Nine people in household.

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  • page 123- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Arthur Smith age 45 and up.
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • one male 16 to 25.
  • one male 26 to 44.
  • one female 45 and up. (Is this Ann Pierce?)
  • five slaves.

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  • page 123- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Johana Smith age 45 and up. (Joanna Council Smith?)
  • two males 16 to 25.
  • one female 16 to 25.
  • two slaves.
  • (This appears to be Joanna (Council) Smith (1753-1833). And married Colonel Samuel Stephen Smith (1746-1784).

Resting place of Joanna Council Smith: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11762040

Don't know yet, if, or how, Joanna Council and Col. Samuel Stephen Smith connect to our Arthur Smith-http://www.ncgenweb.us/bladen/african_american/family/Descendants%20of%20Samuel%20Stephen%20Smith.pdf

Is Col. Samuel Stephen Smith (1746-1784), the brother of Arthur Smith?

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  • page 123- 1800 Bladen County.
  • James Mims age 26 to 44. And family.
  • Eli Smith age 26 to 44. And family. (Who is Eli?)
  • James Wright age 45 and up. And family.

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  • page 124- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Gates Goff age 16 to 25. (Gates and family are in the 1850 Kershaw Co., S.C. Census).
  • one more male age 16 to 25.
  • one male under 10.
  • one female 16 to 25. (Levina (Smith) Goff) dau. of John Smith Sr. (below).
  • page 124- 1800 Bladen County.
  • John Smith (Senior) age 45 and up. And family. (Is John Sr. a brother of Arthur?)
  • See deed, Entered May 13, 1791, Grant 2555. Bladen County. 150 acres.[25]
  • John Smith Sr. (Does not put Senior, but with John Smith Jr. and Gates Goff listed as witnesses; this has to be John Smith, Sr.) On Horse Pen Branch of Bogue Swamp.
  • page 124- 1800 Bladen County.
  • James Smith age 45 and up. And family. (Is James a brother of Arthur?)

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  • page 125- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Jesse Smith age 16 to 25. (This Jesse appears to be the son of Arthur.)
  • two females 10 to 15.
  • one female 16 to 25.
  • one female 26 to 44. (This appears to be Mary Pauline Lucas.)
  • 15 slaves.
  • The deeds of earlier 1800's, Columbus County, there are two Jesse Smiths.[26]
  • It may be difficult to straighten out these two Jesse Smiths.

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  • page 125- 1800 Bladen County.
  • Abraham Smith.[27] Gives no ages. Twelve free persons, except Indians.
  • Henry Smith. Gives no ages. Three free persons, except Indians.
  • (Don't know why the ages of the Abraham and Henry Smith families are not listed. Don't know if they are freed slaves.??)

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  • page 132- 1800 Bladen County, Capt. Greens Dist.:
  • Robert Smith age 45 and up. And Family. Five people in household.

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  • page 148- 1800 Bladen County, Capt. Robison Dist.:
  • Rich. Singletary age 45 and up. And Family. Six people in household.[28]
  • Benjamin Singletary age 26 to 44. And Family.

Notes in parentheses are my speculation.

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1800 Sumter District, South Carolina Census:[29]

  • Sumter County was created in 1798, in part, from Claremont County.

p. 555 Claremont and Sumter Counties:

  • John Smith age 26 to 44, and family. (There appear to be, a dozen John Smiths.)

p. 557 Claremont and Sumter Counties:

  • George Smith age 26 to 44, and family.

p. 602 Sumter County:

  • John Smith age 45 and up. (Is this John, a brother of Arthur Smith?)
  • one male under 10.
  • two males 10 to 15.
  • one male 16 to 25.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • one female 16 to 25.
  • one female 45 and up.

p. 602 Sumter County:

  • James Corbit age 45 and up. And family. (Mary Holland Smith marries a James Corbitt- but this James is to old.)

p. 603 Sumter County:

  • Eda Smith age 45 and up. (Listed as Ed Smith but there are no adult males.) And family.
  • Hard to make out Eda's name- maybe Eday?

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1810 Sumter County, South Carolina Census p.498.

  • Salem
  • Arthur Smith age 45 and up.
  • No females listed.
  • Appears to have 9 slaves.??

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  • John Smith age 45 and up. (p.497).
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • two males 16 to 25.
  • one female 26 to 44.

Also listed in this 1810 census:

  • Enes Smith age 45 and up, and family. (p.499).
  • Lues Smith age 26 to 44, and family. (p.497).
  • Wm. Smith age 26 to 44, and family. (p.504).
  • Francis Smith age26 to 44, and family. (p.514).
  • Joel Smith age 26 to 44, and family. (p.513).
  • Thomas Smith age 45 and up, and family. (p.513).
  • Thomas Smith, Jr., age 26 to 44, and family. (p.513). This census can be seen online at FamilySearch.

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1810 Columbus County, North Carolina Census:[30]

  • Columbus County was created in 1808, in part from Bladen County.
  • The following first three families are listed together on page 3. These three families also appear to be in the (63 deeds) of Bladen County, N.C. and Columbus County, N.C. The deeds are:[31]
  • 1. April 25, 1764, Columbus County, Benjamin Lamberson.
  • 2. May 1788, Columbus County, John Smith, Jr.
  • 3. Jan. 4, 1803, Columbus County, David Mims, Jr.
  • 4. Oct. 1, 1810, Columbus County, Samuel Smith. (Bogue Swamp).
  • There are no adult males in half of these families. Why?
  • p. 3- J. Smith (Not sure if this is James Smith or Jesse Smith.)
  • If J. Smith is a male- his age is 16 to 25.
  • If J. Smith is a female- her age is 26 to 44. (With number and ages of the children, it seems the head of household would have to be older than 25.)
  • five males under 10.
  • two females under 10.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • one female 16 to 25.
  • one female 26 to 44.
  • eleven people in household, plus 3 slaves.
  • p. 3- W. Burney (No adult males are listed.) Is this the William Burney family?
  • one male under 10.
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • three females under ten.
  • one female 26 to 44. (This female has to be the head of household?)
  • 12 slaves.
  • p. 3- Benjamin Lamberson (No males are listed.) Maybe this is Mrs. Benjamin Lamberson.
  • one female under 10.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • one female 16 to 25. (Head of household, I guess.)
  • Three people in this household.
  • p. 3- S. Wilson and family. No adult males. If this is Silvenus Wilson, his deed Feb. 8, 1813, states his land is next to the land of General Smith at Warrens Savannah.[32] Where is Warrens Savannah?
  • p. 6 J. G. Smith Esq. and family. No adult males.
  • G. Wilson and family. No adult males.
  • p. 7 W. Smith age 16 to 25. And family

p. 8

  • D. Mims (age 26 to 44) and family. (See Oct. 1, 1810 deed (above) of David Mims, Jr. to Samuel Smith).

p. 8

  • S. Smith Esq. age 16 to 25. And family. (This must be Samuel Smith.)

p. 8

  • J. Pierse age 26 to 44. (This appears to be Jonathan Pierce.)
  • 4 males under 10.
  • 1 female under 10.
  • 1 female 16 to 25.
  • 1 female 26 to 44. (This appears to be Elizabeth (Smith) Pierce.)
  • 1 female 45 and up. (Could this be Ann Pierce?)
  • See Jonathan Pierce in the 1850 Columbus County census.

p. 8

  • J. Smith (No adult males.) Could this be Jesse Smith, son of Arthur?
  • 1 male under 10.
  • 3 females under 10.
  • 1 female 26 to 44. (Is this Mary Pauline Lucas?)
  • If this is Jesse Smith's family, why isn't he listed here?[33]
  • p. 9 J. Corbitt and family. No adult males. (Where was Mary Holland Smith in 1810?)
  • another J. Corbitt and family. No adult males.

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War of 1812- (Bladen County, North Carolina, Soldiers):[34]

  • Page 92 and 93.
  • Our Arthur Smith would have been about age 65 or more. (Seems to old to be fighting a war. So, this may be another Arthur Smith. Need Verification.)
  • 17. Elijah Smith.
  • 18. James Counsel.
  • 22. Samuel Smith. (Is this Samuel Stuckey Smith listed in the 1850 Columbus Co., N.C. Census- born 1774?)
  • 26. James Singletary (several Singletary men are listed here.)
  • 37. Simon Smith.
  • 82. William Smith.
  • 88. John Smith.
  • 89. Arthur Smith.
  • 91. John Davis.

This Muster Rolls book is online at Archive.org:

https://archive.org/stream/musterrollsofsol00nort#page/n95/mode/2up

This Arthur Smith (78) is also listed on page 45 of this 1812 Muster Rolls book. He is in the Second Brigade of the North Carolina Militia; Seventh Regiment (Jesse A. Pearson, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant), Third Company.

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1820 Sumter County, South Carolina Census.[35]

p. 113

  • John Smith, Sr. age 45 and up. (This John Smith is likely the brother to Arthur?)
  • If this John Smith was born about 1752 and died 1823- See his Will at the bottom of this profile.
  • one male 16 to 25.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • one female age 45 and up.
  • appears to show 3 slaves.

.....

p.115

  • Stephen Smith 26 to 44. (The son of Arthur Smith, maybe.) There is a Stephen Smith in the 1800 Bladen Co., census. So there appears to be several Stephen Smiths.
  • one male under 10.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • two females 26 to 44. (Is one of these females, Tereby Pheraby?).
  • one female 45 and up. (Is this Ann Pierce?)

Samuel Stephen Smith and Joanna Council had a son named Stephen, also.

.....

  • Jesse Smith age 26 to 44. (The son of Arthur Smith.)
  • one male under 10
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • two females under 10.
  • two females 10 to 15.
  • one female 26 to 44. (This appears to be Mary Pauline Lucas).
  • Jesse Smith's Slaves:
  • 3 males under 14.
  • 3 females under 14.
  • 2 females 14 to 25.
  • 2 females 26 to 44.

p.116

  • Hewitt Smith age 45 and up. One person. Who is Hewitt?

.....

  • Arth. (Arthur) Smith age 45 and up. (p. 485)
  • No wife or children listed.
  • 15 slaves of Arthur Smith are listed:
  • 4 males under 14.
  • 3 males 14 to 25.
  • 1 male 45 and up.
  • 4 females under 14.
  • 1 female 14 to 25.
  • 2 females 26 to 44.

.....

  • Elias Smith age 26 to 44. (Son of Arthur Smith).
  • two females 16 to 25. (One of these females must be Elisabeth.)
  • one slave.

p.116

  • John Smith age 45 and up. (If the John Smith on page 113 above dies in 1823, who is this John?
  • 2 males under 10.
  • 1 male 10 to 15.
  • 2 females under 10.
  • 1 female 26 to 44.

.....

  • Jesse Gibbs age 26 to 44.
  • three males under 10.
  • one male 10 to 15.
  • two females under 10.
  • one female 10 to 15.
  • one female 26 to 44. (Rhody (Smith) Gibbs- daughter of Arthur Smith.)
  • one slave.

.....

  • Also listed in this 1820 Sumter Co. census are:
  • Richard Smith and family, p. 104.
  • Jno. Smith and family, p. 111.
  • Lewis Smith and family, p. 114.
  • Joel Smith and family, p. 114.
  • Thomas Smith and family, p. 114.
  • William Smith and family, p. 115.

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1830 Sumter County, South Carolina Census:[36]

p.64

  • Arthur Smith age 70 to 80.
  • 20 persons in this household (Arthur and 19 slaves).
  • Slaves of 1830 census.
  • 3 males under 10.
  • 5 males of 10 and under 24.
  • 1 male of 55 and under 100.
  • 1 female under 10.
  • 3 females of 10 and under 24.
  • 4 females of 24 and under 36.
  • 2 females of 36 and under 55.
  • Total slaves 19.

p.78

  • James Corbitt age 50 to 59.
  • one male age 15 to 19.
  • one female age 50 to 59. (Mary Holland Corbitt- Daughter of Arthur Smith.)
  • Fifteen slaves.
  • Total people in household- 18.

p.78

  • Jesse Smith age 50 to 59. And family. Son of Arthur Smith.
  • 13 slaves.
  • Total people in household- 19.

p.80

  • John Smith age 50 to 60. And family. (Not sure which John Smith this is.)
  • There are ten people and one slave in this family.
  • Total people in household- Eleven.

There are numerous other Smiths and Corbitts in this census.

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1840 Sumter County, South Carolina Census:[37]

p.48 or 49

  • Elisha Smith age 50 to 59. And family. (I have not identified Elisha, yet.)
  • H. Parker Smith age 30 to 40. And family. (I have not identified H. Parker, yet.)

p.49 or 50

  • Arthur Smith age 90 to 100.
  • Total in household- 33.
  • No free white females are listed.
  • 32 slaves (listed by age and sex).

p.49 or 50

  • Jepe (Jesse) Smith age 60 to 69. (Son of Arthur Smith).
  • One male 10 to 14.
  • One male 20 to 29.
  • One female 50 to 59.(Likely, Mary Pauline Lucas)
  • Ten slaves (listed by age and sex).

p.49 or 50

  • Elias Smith age 50 to 59. (Son of Arthur Smith).
  • One female 30 to 39.
  • One female 40 to 49.
  • Appears to show two slaves.

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"On September 16, 1828 a deed was made by Arthur Smith for the establishment of a Methodist Church at Tabernacle Camp Ground on Lynches River near Lynchburg, Sumter County, (South Carolina), and Henry Law, George Law and William Law were listed as trustees." (This is listed online at Familytreemaker- Descendants of William Law.)[38]

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January 30, 1844, Arthur Smith had died. The 3,093 acres of his plantation lands (on the south side of Lynches River) were divided as follows:

  • 1031 acres to Elias Smith.
  • 1031 acres to Jesse Smith.
  • 1031 acres to Holland Corbett.
  • Property adjoined lands of Rhoda Gibbs, Elias Smith, Nelson Kerby, Thomas Mcleod, and others...[39]

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1850 Columbus County, North Carolina Census, p.459:[40]

  • 143-145 Col. Jonathan Pierce age 71 N.C. (See 1810 Columbus County Census).
  • Elizabeth (Smith) Pierce age 64 N.C. (Daughter of Samuel Stephen Smith and Joanna Council).
  • And 3 children listed here- William, John, Thomas.
  • Several more Pierce families listed here.
  • In the 1850 Columbus County Slave Schedules- Jonathan Pierce has 12 slaves.

.....

  • 179-181 Samuel (Stuckey) Smith age 72. N.C. (Son of Samuel Stephen Smith and Joanna Council).
  • Ann Smith age 32 N.C. (daughter of Samuel Stuckey Smith, I guess).
  • Children listed here- Stephen, John, and Benjamin.

.....

  • 287-290 Alfred Smith age 34, N.C. Merchant
  • Elizabeth Smith age 33 N.C.
  • Mary Smith age 65 N.C. (Who is Mary?)
  • Nine people listed in this household.
  • The 1850 Columbus County Slaves Schedules show Alfred has 18 slaves.
  • I have not identified Alfred Smith and family, yet.

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Samuel Smith's Will Feb. 15, 1786. Bladen County, North Carolina:[41]

  • p. 594.
  • Samuel's wife- Sophia Smith.
  • Samuel's brother- Thomas Smith.
  • daughter- Mary Smith
  • son- John Smith
  • Witnesses- David Russ and Jacob _______?
  • I have not identified these Smiths yet.

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John Smith's Will, January 25, 1792, Bladen County, North Carolina, p. 401:[42]

  • "...I give to my Mother Margaret Thomas... the remainder of my estate...; I give to my half brother Francis Thomas my horse, saddle and bridle..."
  • Executors: David Lloyd and George Thomas.
  • Margaret Thomas is listed in the 1800 Bladen Co., N.C. census, Capt. Bryans District or Capt. Locks District, (page 40 and, or page 155). Margaret is age 45 and up. Three people and four slaves in her household. Executors David Lyod (Lloyd) and George Thomas are in the 1790 Bladen County census. I have not identified this John Smith or Margaret Thomas, yet.

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Zachariah Foxworth's Will, recorded July 30, 1808:[43]

  • Sumter District, South Carolina.
  • states- "...the rest of my Estate equally between fore (four) Children of Ann Smith, the wife of John Smith) which isto Say Elizabeth Smith, Selphey Smith, Nancy Ann Smith, & Mary Smith. It is my will & desire that if Ann Smith wishes to Com & live at my plantation that She may have full liberty hir lifetime without being mislested..."
  • Zachariah's Will seems to indicate that Ann Smith's husband- John Smith has died by 1808.
  • Who are Ann and John Smith?

http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scsumter/wills/volume1/fwills/foxworthzac.html

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John Smith Senior's, Will, recorded March 5, or March 15, 1823:[44]

  • Probated- May 22, 1823.
  • Sumter District, South Carolina.
  • Executors- Son, John Smith (Junior), Gates Goff, and John Bottoms.
  • (John Smith born ca. 1752, died 1823.) Some researchers list this John as the brother of Arthur Smith. They may be correct.
  • Shows wife and six children: (What is the wife's name?)
  • 1. Levina (Smith) Goff. (1780-1865). (Married Gates Goff.)
  • 2. John Smith Jr. (born 1785).
  • 3. Tabitha (Smith) Wright. (1793-1860).
  • 4. Mary (Smith) Mims. (born about 1790).
  • 5. Elizabeth Smith. (born about 1791).
  • 6. Sarah Smith.

Names mentioned in this Will- First names of several slaves, Ichabod Nixon, Shadrick Rogers, Samuel Mathis, Thomas Watson, Levin Wright, James Clark, Peter Campbell, John Geo. Hackinser?

See John Smith in the 1820 Sumter Co., S. C. census, p. 113.

Notes in parentheses, are my additions.

http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scsumter/wills/volume2/swills/smithjohn.html

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James Smith's Will, written August 12, 1827, p. 49, Bladen County, N. C.[45]

  • Wife is mentioned but not named.
  • Sons Thomas and John Smith are executors.
  • Daughter- Sophia Leonard.
  • Names mentioned in Will- Major Brown and John Leonard.
  • Difficult to read this Will.
  • I have not identified these Smiths, yet.

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Will of Arthur Smith written Aug. 29, 1842.

  • His Will recorded- October 24, 1843. (In Will Book D-2, pp. 89-93)
  • Sumter County, South Carolina, Wills Index Vol. 2 (1823-1853)

In Arthur's Will, he appears to be upset with Mary Holland Corbett, and or, James Corbett. Arthur seems to put a lot of restrictions on Holland Corbett's share. Why??

  • If there were 6 equal parts- 1031 acres for each share- then that equals 6186 acres.??

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scsumter/wills/volume2/swills/SmithArthur.htm

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Arthur Smith's FindAGrave memorial- 170884141:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=170884141

Sources

  • Jan Fillingim Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Jan and others.
  1. Entered by Jan Fillingim, Sep 13, 2012
  2. Online at Rootsweb.
  3. "Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters," Pension application of Arthur Smith, R9690, Transcribed by Will Graves, Feb. 19, 2011. (Thanks to Pam and Sandy for sending me this 2016).
  4. usgwarchives.net
  5. Thanks to Dot for this information 2014.
  6. Ancestry.com, N.C. Land Grant Files; Bladen County, 1693-1960. Image 582 of 1408.
  7. Online at Ancestry.com; N.C. Land Grant Files; Bladen County, 1693-1960. Image 1159 of 1408. Nancy Warren sent me this also.
  8. Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Bladen County. Images 698-701, of 1224.
  9. Sixty three deeds Nancy Warren sent me 2016.
  10. This is online at FamilySearch. In search- just type "Jonathan Pierce".
  11. Columbus County, N.C. Deeds (C.027.40001) Vol. A, pp. 113-116. October 1, 1810. This is one deed of 63 that Nancy Warren sent me.
  12. One of 63 deeds Nancy Warren sent me in 2016. This is Nancy's work. Thanks Nancy.
  13. Henry Toomer is listed in the 1790 census of New Hanover County, p. 58.
  14. Dot stated this Land Grant was not a Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grant. That the S.C. Archivist stated this grant was to encourage further settlement in the back-country. Dot sent me this grant 2014.
  15. See Bladen Co., N.C. GenWeb (Court Records).
  16. Nancy Warren sent me 63 deeds.
  17. NC Land Grant Files, 1693-1960, image 30 of 1346, Ancestry.com.
  18. Nancy Warren sent me 63 deeds.
  19. Nancy Warren sent me 63 deeds.
  20. Wikipedia, Josiah Martin, governor of North Carolina, 1771-1775.
  21. Nancy Warren sent me 63 deeds.
  22. Online at FamilySearch.
  23. Online at FamilySearch, 48 images.
  24. Online at FamilySearch.
  25. On Ancestry.com. N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Images 430-434 of 1210.
  26. See Jesse Smith Sr., Grant no. 414, Aug. 10, 1829. Two hundred acres. On Ancestry.com, N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Columbus County. Image 1074 of 1456. Appears this Jesse Smith Sr. died before 1829.
  27. There is a Abraham Smith listed on a deed Oct. 18, 1824, Columbus County, Grant no. 372. ''joining Jesse Smith's line.'' On Ancestry.com, N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Image 823 of 1456.
  28. There is a Richard Singletary in the 63 deeds that Nancy Warren sent me.
  29. Online at FamilySearch.
  30. Online at FamilySearch.
  31. These four deeds are part of 63 deeds sent to me by Nancy Warren in 2016.
  32. Ancestry.com.; N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Image 532 of 591. Columbus County.
  33. On Nathaniel Marlow's deed, grant no. 318, Oct. 6, 1817, Columbus County, it mentions a Jesse Smith's property line. Nathaniel Marlow is listed in this 1810 census on p. 7.
  34. "Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812: detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814." Pursuance of the Resolutions of the General Assembly of January 21, 1851; Under the Direction of the Adjutant General; Raleigh; Printed by Ch. C. Raboteau; 1851; pp. 92 and 93.
  35. This census online at FamilySearch.
  36. Online at FamilySearch.
  37. Online at FamilySearch.
  38. See "Descendants of William Law."
  39. Thanks to Dot and the many others that provide this interesting and valuable information.
  40. Online at FamilySearch.
  41. North Carolina Probate Records, (Bladen County)- 1735-1970; Wills 1766-1883, Vol. 1. Online at FamilySearch, Image 333 of 337.
  42. North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, Bladen County, Wills 1766-1883, Vol. 1. Online at FamilySearch, image 232 of 337.
  43. Rootsweb, Sumter District Wills Project, Vol. No. 1, (1774-1849), Will Book A, p. 96.
  44. Rootsweb, Sumter District Wills Project, Vol. 2 Index (1823-1853), Will Book D-1, p. 17.
  45. North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970; Wills, 1766-1883 Vol. 1. Online at FamilySearch, image 53 of 337.


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