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Moses Smith (1794 - 1873)

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Moses Smith
Born in Pawtuxet, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Pawtucket, Providence, RImap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sunset Hill Cem, Valdosta, Lowndes Co, GAmap
Profile manager: Kitty Smith private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 29 Apr 2013 | Last significant change: 8 Feb 2018
15:52: Simeon Smith Jr. edited the Biography and Birth Place for Moses Smith. (EDITED NOTES) [Thank Simeon for this]
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Biography

Physical Description

Descendant of group NE18 brother Benjamin Smith (c1631 ENG-1713 RI) m Lydia Carpenter on SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.

Sources

FindAGrave.com memorial #7580979 in Sunset Hill Cem, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia.

SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, group Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith.

Photographed Primary Sources

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.Cooper-1 21:27, 27 January 2016 (EST)


MOSES NAME WAS FOUND ON SON'S HEADSTONE IN THE WARWICK HISTORICAL CEMETERY WK007 ALSO KNOWN AS "ARNOLD'S LOT" BY SIMEON SMITH, SEPTEMBER 30, 1994. THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED IN PAWTUXET, RHODE ISLAND. SEE REMINGTON SMITH'S NOTES FOR SPECIFIC LOCATION. THE INSCRIPTION OF MOSES HEADSTONE WAS ALSO FOUND IN A BOOK TITLED "CEMETERIES OF WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND BY ARNOLD, VOL 3, PAGE 30" WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY.

NAME AND BIRTH DATE FOUND IN CHANDLER HOLMES SMITH AND SUSAN PARRAMORE SMITH'S FAMILY BIBLE DATED 1856. BIBLE CURRENTLY RESIDES WITH SIMEON SMITH BORN 1950.

BIRTH DATE AND PLACE, DEATH DATE AND PLACE WERE FOUND IN THE "PIONEERS OF WIREGRASS GEORGIA", BY HUXFORD, VOLUME 5. THIS VOLUME IS LOCATED IN THE THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY. THIS VOLUME DESCRIBED THE FOLLOWING: "MOSES SMITH AND HIS BROTHER, AARON, CAME TO GEORGIA ABOUT 1822, AND LOCATED IN TATTNALL COUNTY WHERE THEY BEGAN A GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS UNDER THE PARTNERSHIP NAME OF M. & A. SMITH, AT OR NEAR JAMES KEMP'S FERRY ON THE ALTAMAHA RIVER. SOON AFTER TROUPVILLE WAS LAID OUT AS A TOWN AND MADE THE COUNTY-SEAT OF LOWNDES COUNTY IN 1837, THEY MOVED THEIR MERCANTILE BUSINESS THERE AND CONTINUED UNDER THE SAME TRADE-NAME UNTIL TROUPVILLE WAS SUCCEEDED BY VALDOSTA AS THE COUNTY-SEAT IN 1860. MR. SMITH MOVED TO THE NEW TOWN AND CONTINUED IN BUSINESS THERE. HE DIED THERE. HIS WIFE DIED THERE MARCH 17, 1864. THEY WERE BURIED IN THE TOWN CEMETERY. MR. SMITH WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC ORDER, AND WAS FIRST A MEMBER OF RISING SUN LODGE, NO 20, IN REIDSVILLE. HE ENTERED INTO THE ORGANIZATION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST LODGE, NO. 184, AT TROUPVILLE, IN 1854, AS A CHARTER MEMBER, AND SERVED IN SEVERAL LODGE OFFICES. HE WAS A JUSTICEOF LOWNDES INFERIOR COURT, 1853-1857.

FOUND GRAVE IN THE SUNSET HILL CEMETERY IN VALDOSTA, GEORGIA WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH OAK STREET AND ANN STREET. LOCATED CLOSE TO THE CENTER OF TOWN. LOCATED IN SECTION C3-7. HIS MARBLE HEADSTONE READS "MOSES SMITH SEN, BORN, FEB 19, 1794, DIED, APRIL 26,1873".

In response to the impressment of American seamen by British ships, Congress passed an Act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen in 1796. The Act required customs collectors to maintain a record of all United States citizens serving on Unites States vessels. Each seaman, once registered with the customs collector, was given a Seaman's Protection Certificate. These certificates vouched for the citizenship of the individual and included identifying information such as height, complexion, place of birth, and in some cases, eye and hair color. The intention of these certificates was to discourage impressment. The Rhode Island Historical Society has six volumes of "Register of Protections Granted to American Seaman" from 1796-1870. These papers are part of the United States Custom House Papers housed in the Manuscript Division of the Rhode Island Historical Library at 121 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The volumes contain the seaman's name, age, height, place of birth, and color of complexion. Moses Smith, was found in Book 4, Page 63, date of certification - March 4, 1811, age - 17, complexion - light, place of birth - Warwick, R.I..



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