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:
"...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.
Private Arthur Smith's Revolutionary War Pension Statement:
"Arthur Smith, born about 1745, owned property in Bladen County, N.C., before 1800."
February 2, 1779- John Smith Deed, Palmetto Branch of Bogue Swamp:
Bladen County. Now Columbus.
Grant no. 503.
Entry no. 865.
Entered- Feb. 2, 1779.
Issued- Oct. 23, 1782
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.
Nov. 1, 1779- The First Deed of Arthur Smith (Ann Pierce) in Bladen County:
Grant No. 1287.
Entry No. 1229.
Entered- November 1, 1779.
Issued- November 19, 1787.
Bladen County Deeds, Book 65, Page 548.
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).
June 7, 1799, Arthur Smith's Deed- 150 acres, Bladen County (now Columbus Co.)
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
On the following website (AnyPlaceAmerica) keep zooming in "+", and you will see Bogue Swamp and Jonathan Pierce Rd., Pierce Cemetery and Palmetto Branch.
Feb. 27, 1806, Arthur Smith conveys 65 acres to Jonathan Pierce:
Columbus County, North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979.
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.
Oct. 1, 1810 Deed- Columbus County, North Carolina:
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)
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. 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.
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.
September 4, 1815, Land Grant of Arthur Smith, Sumter District, South Carolina.
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
George Gibbs. (see deed dated Dec. 16, 1769, Grant 221, on west side of Black River, Bladen County) (see deed dated Mar. 16, 1798, Bogue Swamp)
Jos. Martin and two Pitmans. (see deed Jan. 11, 1773)
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."
Jessue Pearce. (Could this be the father of Ann Pierce?)
John Smith Esq. and William Davis, and Jno. Russ Sho.
The hand written page numbers are different from the image numbers.
One category is "Land"- so I guess these numbers are acres?? (I put acres).
Other categories are White Polls and Black Polls. Does Black Polls mean number of slaves?
I listed only some of the Smiths here. I listed some of Arthur Smith's neighbors also, as they are connected to Bogue Swamp, where Arthur Smith lived.
Image 3 (page 1)- Francis Lucas 1290 acres... This Francis appears to be the uncle of Mary Pauline Lucas. Mary Pauline married Jesse Smith, son of Arthur.
Image 4 (page 2) George Gibbs Estate 1440 acres; 17 Black Polls...
Image 15 (page 13)- Abell Corbett 200 acres...
Image 21 (page 19)- James Dupree 2386 acres; one White Polls, ten Black Polls. If you look at James Dupree's deed, Aug. 3, 1784, Grant 1265, it states the location of John Smith's house on Kaintuck Island near Bogue Swamp.
Image 21 (page 19)- David Mims 300 acres...
Image 22 (page 20)- John Powell 560 acres; one White Polls, five Black Polls...
Image 22 (page 20)- James Council 400 acres...(This appears to be the James Council born 1716 and died 1804). On image 16 is another James Council.
Image 22 (page 20)- Thomas Smith 400 acres...
Image 22 (page 20)- John Smith 350 acres... (Is this John the brother of Arthur?)
Image 22 (page 20)- Arthur Smith 600 acres; one White Polls, zero Black Polls (I guess).
Image 22 (page 20)- Burrel Hairgrove 200 acres...
Image 22 (page 20)- Eli Smith 100 acres...
Image 23 (page 21)- James Mims 50 acres...
Image 23 (page 21)- Lachas Smith 100 acres... (Hard to read his first name).
Image 23 (page 21)- Richard Lambert 520 acres...
Image 23 (page 21)- Grace Smith 150 acres... (Who is Grace Smith?)
Image 23 (page 21)- Steven Smith Deceased, 1750 acres; one White Polls, one Black Polls. (If this is Samuel Stephen Smith (1746-1784), did he only use "Stephen" or "Steven". There appear to be dozens of Stephen Smiths and dozens of Samuel Smiths.) Samuel Stephen Smith married Joanna Council.
Image 25 (page 23)- Thomas Mims 100 acres... (see Thomas Mims' deed Apr. 27, 1767, Grant 588, White Marsh, near Bogue Swamp.)
I have not verified our Arthur Smith in any 1790 census. The deeds suggest he was living at Bogue Swamp in Bladen County. Also, our Arthur Smith is in the 1784 Bladen County Tax List.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.)
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...
1850 Columbus County, North Carolina Census, p.459:
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.
Samuel Smith's Will Feb. 15, 1786. Bladen County, North Carolina:
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.
John Smith's Will, January 25, 1792, Bladen County, North Carolina, p. 401:
"...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.
Zachariah Foxworth's Will, recorded July 30, 1808:
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.
↑ "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).
↑ This is online at FamilySearch. In search- just type "Jonathan Pierce".
↑ 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.
↑ One of 63 deeds Nancy Warren sent me in 2016. This is Nancy's work. Thanks Nancy.
↑ Henry Toomer is listed in the 1790 census of New Hanover County, p. 58.
↑ 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.
↑ On Ancestry.com. N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Images 430-434 of 1210.
↑ 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.
↑ 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.
↑ There is a Richard Singletary in the 63 deeds that Nancy Warren sent me.
↑ These four deeds are part of 63 deeds sent to me by Nancy Warren in 2016.
↑ Ancestry.com.; N.C. Land Grant Files, 1693-1960. Image 532 of 591. Columbus County.
↑ 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.
↑ "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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Arthur by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Arthur:
I have a research paper, if anyone wants a copy. It currently has 92 deeds of Smiths in Bladen County, N.C. (And surrounding counties). It has Arthur Smith and people that might connect to Arthur Smith and Ann Pierce.