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Elizabeth (Smith) Mayes (1752 - abt. 1846)

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Elizabeth (Betty) "Betty" Mayes formerly Smith aka Mayse
Born in Guilford County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Guilford, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Hoston River, Grainger County, Tennesee, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Oct 2013 | Last significant change: 11 Jan 2019
19:38: Loretta (Leger) Corbin edited the Biography for Elizabeth (Smith) Mayes (1752-abt.1846). [Thank Loretta for this]
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Nancy Elizabeth was born in 1752. She was the daughter of Thomas Smith. She married Sherrod Mayes on November 25, 1773 in Guilford County, NC. To this union 10 children were born in Grainger County Tennessee. She passed away in 1846. [1]

Thomas Smith made his Will January 10, 1797 (see Old Wills # 15, Rockingham County Archives North Carolina). In his Will, Thomas left his wife the Estate both real and personal during her natural life.

  1. He left Drury, his son 10 schillings. He left his daughters and granddaughters furniture and feather bedding and six negroes and their offspring as specified.
  2. He willed his daughter Elizabeth (wife of Sherod Mayes) one negro girl named Lettice during her natural life and after her death to be equally divided between her daughters.
  3. Thomas willed his grandson, Isaac, son of Zacheriah, one negro man named Tom,
  4. He willed his daughter Mary one negro slave named Oal.
  5. He willed his daughter Phebe three slaves named Abram, Frank and Peter.

Thomas appointed his son Drury Smith and his grandson Stephen Smith to be the Executors of his Estate.
The will was witnesses by Drury Smith, John Moore and Umphrey Brooks.[2]


Husband Sherod Mayes. Wife Elizabeth Smith. Marriage 25 Nov 1773. Guilford, NC. [3]

Birth: Dec. 29, 1752 Guilford County North Carolina Death: 1846 Grainger County Tennessee, USA


Thomas Smith (1720 - 1797) Elizabeth Witt Smith (1725 - 1810)


Sherrod Mayes (1747 - 1836)


  1. Thomas Mayes (1774 - 1846)
  2. William Mayes (1776 - 1861)
  3. Patrica (Patsy) Mayes
  4. Elizabeth Mayes (1781 - 1838)
  5. Goodwin Mayes
  6. Dudley Mayes (1786 - 1844)
  7. Nancy Mayes (1799 - 1878)
  8. Jane Mayes
  9. Jonathon Mayes (1793 - 1852)
  10. Pricilla (Ciller) Mayes


  1. Drury Erastus Smith (1745 - 1822)
  2. Thomas Smith (1750 - 1828)
  3. Elizabeth D Smith Mayes (1752 - 1846)
  4. John Smith (1752 - 1840)
  5. Moses Smith (1754 - ____)


  1. Entered by Michelle Brooks, Monday, October 21, 2013.
  2. Smith Ancestry
  3. Source: #S20


Thank you to Michelle Brooks for creating Smith-53074 on 21 Oct 13.

  • " The Smith Family of Rockingham, North Carolina, Volume I ; Drury Smith of Paw Paw Creek; A Compilation of Descendants by Elvin E. Perkins, Jr."
  • "Descendants of Thomas Smith (ca) 1720 -1989" Compiled by Hazel W. Smith, 1989"

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On 9 Jan 2019 at 11:12 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Smith-150605 and Smith-53074 appear to represent the same person because: The following Mergers need to take place in this order: Smith-150597 into Smith-8676, THEN MERGE Unknown-409929 into Witt-182 (Change LNAB for Unknown-409929 to Witt), THEN MERGE Mayes-886 into Mayes-591, THEN MERGE Smith-150601 into Smith-105671, THEN MERGE Smith-150594 into Smith-105672, THEN MERGE Smith-150606 into Smith-105674, THEN MERGE Mayes-1081 into Mayes-885, THEN MERGE Smith-150605 into Smith-53074.

On 28 Jul 2017 at 01:25 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Smith-131624 and Smith-53074 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

Betty is 21 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 18 degrees from Katy Jurado and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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