Matthew Smith

Matthew Castle Pinckney Smith (1837 - 1904)

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Matthew Castle Pinckney Smith
Born in Charleston, South Carolinamap
Husband of — married 22 Sep 1857 in Georgiamap
Husband of — married 23 Dec 1897 in Houston County, Texasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Houston County, Texasmap
Profile last modified 12 Jan 2019 | Created 2 Apr 2014
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Matthew Smith was a Prisoner of War during the American Civil War.
Matthew Smith served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: 1861
Mustered out: 1865
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): Third Regiment Georgia Cavalry

Matthew was born about 1837 in South Carolina, he was a CSA soldier with the Third Regiment Georgia Cavalry, taken prisoner in an action at Newhaven, KY, held POW by the Union at Cairo, Illinois. He was paroled, and was sent by steamer to Vicksburg, MS. He then returned to Georgia and continued to fight against federal government involvement in state government affairs. He married Susan Smith, her Smith family was not related to him.


He was age 12 in this census, Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), John Smith, Cherokee, Cherokee, Georgia, United States; citing family 645, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Houston County History Book and Satterwhite Family history, posted by D. Marshall Satterwhite.

This family in 1870 census:

Matthew's family in 1880 census, Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), Mathew Smith, Precinct 1, Houston, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 23, sheet 274A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1312; FHL microfilm 1,255,312.

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 December 2018), Mildred A Smith in household of Pinkney Smith, Justice Precinct 1 (south part excl. Crokett town), Houston, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 14, sheet 21A, family 352, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,646.

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