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Harold , Hope this helps , it's all I have entered right now as I am far behind . I have this entered under Andrew Smith b. 1650 Eng. d. 1704 Hopewe ll , NJ md. 1st) Sarah Foster 2nd.) Olive Pitt >>>>>

To Andrew Smith may be given the honor of naming Hopewell Township, NJ. In the deed of Cornelius Empson of Brandywine Creek, now Wilmington , Delaware, tro Andrew Smith, dated May 20, 1688, the tract is called " Hopewell", and when on Feb. 20, 1699, application was made by the inhabitants north of the falls of the Delaware for a new Township, they requested in the petition that it be called "Hopewqell". The name " Hopewell " adopted by Andrew Smith in 1688 , may have originated in the fact that many early English emigrants were safely carried across the Atlantic in the "ship Hopewell"; however, the more plausible theroy is that the township, like many others, recieved itrs name from the locality in England where many of the settlers resided previous to their immigration to America.

Andrew Smith's Will, dated January 16, 1703, is not recorded, but is on file with the inventory of his estate, in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, NJ. He resided within the boundaries of old Hopewell township in the vicinity of the present site of the Hospital for the insane. In his will, proved March 7, 1703, he leaves a legacy to his son Andrew Smith, who married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Stout of Hopewell. He also mentions daughters Sarah, wife of John Parke; Mary, wife of William Schooly; and Elizabeth Smith; also mentions John Fidler, servant, who also came to the vicinity of Harbourton and purchased a farm near Andrew Smith Jr. He appoints his son Thomas Smith, and daughter Elizabeth , executor and executrix, and signed his name in presence of William Hixson, Caleb Wheatly and Joshua Ward, all of whom resided in the vicinity of the falls at that time. The executors bond was signed by Thomas Smith, George Willis and Emanuel Smith .

The genealogy of Andrew Smith of Hopewell, Mercer Co., NJ, taken from The American Genealogists , VOL. 24, page 102-104

ROWAN CO. REGISTER Vol. 11 , No. 1 -- Jo White Linn Editor (excert taken from page # 2415)

On the "10th of the 8th month" ( 10 October 1678 ), the ship Shield, Daniel Towes, Captain, was the first to sail this far up the Delaware River. After mooring to a tree, passengers landed on the Jersey side, including, George Parks, Peter and John Fretwell, Thomas Revell and wife, Robert Schooley, wife and children, and Thomas Potts, wife and children. Thomas Revell , "Gentleman", a first Justice of the Peace, was appointed by a group of Proprietors as "Agent for The Honorable West Jersey Society in England" to survey and sell land and issue deeds. On September 8, 1680, he made his first entry in "Liber A , Revels's Book of Survey's". Early Trenton was called "At the Falls of Delaware" , early Hopewell "Above the Falls of Dellaware". On June 4, 1680 "John Hooten, Andrew Smith, Englishmen, (were among ye freeholders & inhabitants within ye Court at Burlington." In November 1680, a Delaware river survey for John Hooten on NW side of Crosswick's Creek (near Trenton). On January 20, 1681, Revel surveyed for Peter Fretwell "above the Falls of Dellaware" (Hopewell), and 200 acres for Andrew Smith at the Falls (Trenton). Burlington County was divided into "Tenths". 1682 officers: Thomas Revel. Provinical Clerk - Recorder ; Daniel Leeds, surveyor; Robert Schooley and John Pancoast, Constables; Yorshire Tenth; Thomas Sharp , Constable, Third Tenth. In 1685, a large share - holder, Dr. Daniel Coxe. "Ciregeon ( surgeon) of London and Doctor in phisick," entered the New Jersey action with out leaving London. His political power was from being physician to the royal court, while his great wealth enabled him to buy extensive land shares. A ruthless, "botton -line" speculator, Dr. Coxe aimed to maximize his power and profits by any concievable method. He began a series of acquisitions and manipulations, writing the Council of Proprietors: " It would be for your good --- to contrive any method thereby the government might legally ....be involved with the Proprietors". By 1685, as largest share-holder, he declared, "The government of West Jersey is legally in me as full as Pennsylvania is in Penn... . I therefore assume the title of Governor, and lay claim to the powers and authority therein annexed ...." For several years he Governed from London. The first white man in Hopewell was Jonathan Stout who in 1685 explored the wilderness from his parents home in Middletown, lived several years at Wissamonson with the Indians then returned home.

page # 2416..... On March 30, 1688, adlord Bowle, agent for "Daniel Coxe, Esqr., Governor & Chief Proprietor " of West Jersey, met with eleven Indian Chiefs who sold their rights to a huge tract of land that included Hopewell, Ewing and North Trenton for hatchets, knives, needles, tobacco, rum, beer, kettles, 30 guns, shot and lead. With land sales now legal, Dr. Coxe directed his agents to subdivide and sell to settlers. In May 1688, Andrew Smith, Sr., "yeoman", bought 200 acres, but not from Coxe's agents, from Cornelius Empson of PA.," in what is called Hopewell, a tract later occupied by his son Thomas Smith (a pioneer of Jersey Settlement).


Printed in 1606 , this Bible forms a basis for the identification of men and women who found their way to the Yadkin River by ca.1745 and the formation of the Jersey Settlement. Related Families: Anderson, Green, Heath, Hunt, Merrill, Parks, Reed, Titus, Turner, Van Cleave, Williams.

Near the center of the Bible, on a tattered sheet titled "Queations and Answers", is written: George Pitt Booke 1651. Below his name is an elegant, rococo wood engraving of Archangels and other similar engravings are found throughout the Bible. On the back of page 517, is one of the most important entries : SARAH FOSTER booke On the final page of printed text along with an engraving of angels are the words: "Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1608". John Seal, Robert Foster, Joseph Foster, George Pitt, John Pitt of Grimthrope, and 1666 Three years after publication of this small Bible, Robert Baker published the King James Version. On this same page five names were written in various handwriting: John Pitt of Grimthrope; George Pitt; John Seale; Robert Foster, Joseph Foster Near the top of the same page, is the handwritten date: "1666". On succeeding pages are dates and entries pertaining to the same Smith family whose descendants lived in North Carolina's Jersey Settlement .

Sarah Smith was born the 28th of the 9th month 1675 about the 10 hour bef ore noon Thomas Smith was born about the 20 of November 1677 Elizabeth Smith was born in the second month 1680 Mary Smith was born in the beginning of the 7th month 1682 hannah [sic] Smith was born in the last of the first month 1685 Andrew Smith Junior born the 8th of the 12 month s____ [ illegible] night 1689

The handwriting of the first entry, for daughter Sarah Smith, was verified by a handwriting expert as matching the writing of "Sarah Foster Booke" noted earlier, therefore Sarah Foster, is the one who wrote " About the 10 hour before noon", was most likely the mother of the infant Sarah Smith, and possibly also the second infant, Thomas Smith. Actual dates are given for the birth of Sarah and Thomas, but the second entry is the only one where the month is spelled, the other months being writ ten numerically . The family of Andrew Smith was documented also in Burlington Monthly Meetings Book of Birth, Death & Marriages 1677-1777; Elizabeth daughter of Andrew Smith and Olive Smith was born ye leventh [sic] of ye second monthe in ye year 1680 This further entry supports the belief that Andrew had at least two wives, the first, Sarah Foster, then Olive. However, since the name "Olive" does not appear later in the lineages of either Thomas Smith or Andrew or Andrew Smith Jr. , perhaps Andrew also had a third wife. In addition, the names of Andrew's children were proven by baptismal records 1702/3 at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, NJ. Andrew's older daughter Sarah was probably baptisted before leaving England , as she was not baptisted with the others in America. A final proof of this families lineage is Andrew Smith's will , dated 16 January 1703/04, proved 7 March 1703/4, Hopewell Township, Burlington Co., NJ, in which he named his sons, Thomas and Andrew Smith; daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Mary, wife of William Scooley [scholey], and Sarah, wife of John Parke. He appointed his son Thomas Smith and daughter Elizabeth Smith as executors. Andrew's daughter Hannah was not mentioned in this will .


The February 1699 Burlington County Court received a "Petition of some inhabitants above the ffalls for a new township to be called Hopewell, as also a new road and boundaries of Said town..." The Township's location was described c1770:

Hopewell is situated 40 miles S.W. of Philadelphia, bounded on the East by the Province line, West by the Delaware River, on the North by Amwe ll Twp., and on the South by Assunpink Creek, and included the Indian vill age of Wissamensen at the head of Stony Brook, some miles north of the fal ls of the Delaware. [Morgan Edwards, A.M., Baptist Minister; fellow of Rho de Island College 1770-1792, Materials Toward a History of the Baptists (f irst pub. 1790)]

About 1700/01, a fateful marriage occurred when John Parke married Thom as Smith's sister Sarah. (These two brothers-in-law, Smith and Parke, lat er acted together in open rebellion during "The Coxe Affair", fled togethe r, and both families would be early pioneers of Jersey Settlement.) In 17 01 Dr. Daniel Coxe, as physician to the Royal Household, learned that N ew York (and New Jersey) was about to become a Royal Colony --- and that t he West Jersey Society had not registered his transfer of the Hopewell tra ct to them. Using this inside information, in 1702 Dr. Coxe gave Hopewe ll to his son: "Dr. Daniel Coxe of London Doctor in Phisiq" (conveyed his. .. tracts and proprietary rights to) "Daniel Coxe of London, Gentleman S on and heir apparent of the said Daniell Coxe Doctor in Phisiq."

With New York a Royal Colony, the Anglican church became (as in England) e ntwined with all aspects of the civil government, with authority over ma ny aspects of daily life, e. g., the only legal marriages were perform ed by Anglican ministers, with children from marriages performed by oth er clergymen considered illegitimate. An Episcopal priest was sent to Burl ington County to establish- "Hopewell Chappel Church" (St. Mary 's Episcop al, Ewing.) A year before the cornerstone was laid (March 25, 1703) some H opewell residents who were Quakers and Baptists rushed down to Ewing to ha ve their adult children baptized as Anglicans to protect their inheritan ce rights. Baptized February 28,1702 by Rev. Mr. John Talbot:

John and Roger Parke, ye children of Rogr. Parke.

Thomas, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mary and Hannah Smith, the children of Andrew S mith.

William Scholey (son) of Robt. Scholey. [Stillwell, Historical Miscellan y, Vol. 1152-53, Register of St. Mary's Episcopal Parish, Ewing, N.J. Al so baptized at St. Mary's in March 1714: Richard Allison].

By now, settlers had cleared land, built cabins and barns, widened path s, and established a ferry to connect with the Philadelphia road where ma ny went to shop or to church so that the Jersey wilderness was becomi ng a productive, English style, rural community of isolated farms join ed by lanes and a few wagon roads. In 1707 Col. Coxe acted to reclaim t he Hopewell tract he had conveyed to the West Jersey Society by persuadi ng the Cornbury Ring to make a new survey of the Hopewell tract in his nam e. Then, in 1708 the Coxes had a major setback: the Crown removed Lord Cor nbury as Governor because of the turmoil caused by his obvious corruptio n. The new Governor supported the Proprietors, Col. Coxe was removed fr om Council and Assembly, and soon found the political climate so hostile t hat he returned to England. With him in disfavor, the West Jersey Socie ty maintained its claim to the Hopewell tract without dispute. About 170 8, the area around Penny Town received an influx of Presbyterians from New ton [1708 Deeds: Thomas Runyan; Richard Motfs 1,350 acre Penny Town tra ct war, subdivided and sold to Nathaniel Moore, John Mott, John Cornwall ( Cornell) and Thomas Reed], including twenty-one year old Nathaniel Moor e, recently married to Joanna Prudden (b. December 16, 1692), and Elnath an Baldwin who was married to Joanna's sister, Keziah Prudden [Daughte rs of Presbyterian Rev. John Prudden of Newark, a 1688 graduate of Harvard ]. The children of Andrew Smith children were proven by baptismal records, 17 02 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, NJ. Also the children a re mention in the father's will, Hopewell Township, Burlington Count

ANDREW SMITH: FOUR GENERATIONS Here are notes for the father of and the immigrant Andrew Smith, and for t he latter's son and grandson of the same name. My first records were all f rom New Jersey. In spring 1997, thanks to Wallace McKeehan, I learned of A ndrew's ancestry in Yorkshire, which was reseached by Gloria Smith Padu ch and Rosalie Smith, and partially published in "The Smith Gentes" and "T he Rowan Co Register" vol 9 #3 Aug 1994. Since getting this material, I' ve been researching Yorkshire records available online and at the NYPL. S ee my ahnentafel and the additional Smith and other wills from Yorkshire I 've posted. More parish records are coming! Yorkshire links too good to miss:

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ANDREW SMITH 1619 - 1671 Farsley, West Riding, Yorkshire, ENG

source: The Smith Gentes by Rosalie Coudray Smith, 1990 Andrew Smith was born in Farsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, on 17 Jul 16 19 to John and Margaret Burnley Smith. He was a clothier. Records show h im as a member of Calverly Church Parish, now in Pudsey township, and as c hurch warden for 1660-1661 and 1668-1669. He seems to have been the 7 th of 8 children, all born in Farsley.

ANDREW SMITH II b 1640s, Yorkshire, ENG, d 1704 Hopewell, Mercer, NJ.

source: The Smith Gentes by Rosalie Coudray Smith, 1990 Andrew moved from Farsley in the West Riding of Yorkshire to the East Ridi ng, and then sailed in the summer of 1677 from Kingston-upon-Hull on the K ent, Gregory Marlow, Master, with a group of Quakers bound for West Jerse y. The Kent docked 16 Aug 1677 at Rancocas Creek on the Delaware River, We st Jersey. I imagine Andrew moved east simply in preparation for emigration, some sho rt time after his father had died and that estate was settled; and assu me his mother predeceased his father. Although I have gotten some parish r ecords, I have not managed to get Quaker records in Hull, but have seen th at there was a growing community. I also assume Andrew had business connec tions in Hull and had been there at times before moving.

source: The American Genealogist, Vol 24 (Apr 1948) pp102-104. [see also v ol 9 222-223] Article: "Andrew Smith of Hopewell, Mercer Co NJ" by Lou is D. Cook of Philadelphia. Says that in Hopewell 28 Feb 1702/3 Mr. John Talbot baptized Thos, Andre w, Eliz, Mary & Hannah, the children of Andrew Smith. Record is from the R egister of St. Mary's Church, Burlington. That was the first Church of Eng land mission in West Jersey, established 1702. Cook says that Andrew proba bly emigrated with the Yorkshire Friends via Burlington NJ, but his na me is not found as a member of the Society in the registers of either Ches terfield or Burlington Monthly Meetings. Further, he was one of the origin al members of the Hopewell Chapel of St. Mary's [CoE]. Before establishi ng in Hopewell, he had had 200 ac of land fronting on the Falls of the Del aware (= modern Trenton). Cook says there is a brief acct of the family in Hale, "History of the Fir st Presbyterian Church of Pennington, NJ," 1876, and similar material in C ooley, "Genealogy of Early Settlers of Trenton & Essex, Old Hunterdon Co ," 1883, but that both these sources confuse the progenitor with his so n, Andrew. He says that the best acct of Andrew is in Ege's "Pioneers of O ld Hopewell." Cook in TAG is the source for all the kids' birthdates in my charts ( to be posted in the near future), citing Bible records.

source: Ralph Ege, "Pioneers of Old Hopewell," 1908, pp114-5. "To Andrew Smith may be given the honor of naming Hopewell township, a nd a short sketch of his history may not be out of place just here as he w as the progenitor of a distinguished family in the early history of the to wnship. In the deed of Cornelius Empson of Brandywine Creek, now Wilmingto n, DE, to Andrew Smith dd 20 may 1688, the tract is called `Hopewell,' a nd when on 20 Feb 1699, application was made by the inhabitants north of t he falls of the Delaware for a new township, they requested in the petiti on that it be called `Hopewell.' There were 3 Andrew Smiths in successio n, among the early settlers of Hopewell township, all of whom distinguish ed themselves: but in the published histories of the family they have n ot included the first Andrew, giving the credit of naming the townsh ip to the second. "The will of the first Andrew Smith was dd 16 Jan 1703 and is not recorde d, but is on file with the inventory of his estate in the office of the S ec of State at Trenton. He resided within the boundaries of old Hopewell t ownship in the vicinity of the present site of the Hospital for the Insa ne now in Ewing township. In his will, which was proved 7 Mar 1703, he lea ves a legacy to his son Andrew Smith, who married Sarah, son of the fir st Jonathan Stout of Hopewell, ..." [See will notes below.] "... and sign ed his name in the presence of Wm Hixson, Caleb Wheatley and Joshua War d, all of whom resided in the vicinity of the falls at that time. The exec utors bond was signed by Thos Smith, Geo Willis and Emanuel Smith. "The last named was the brother of Samuel, the author of `Smith's Histo ry of NJ,' published in 1765, and was doubtless a nephew of Andrew: and G eo Willis was the father-in-law of Emanuel." Appraisers included "Roger Pa rke, the father of John Parke who married Sarah Smith mentioned in the wil l." "All of these parties resided at or near the falls in 1703, but sever al of them came to northern Hopewell soon after..."

source: Eli F. Cooley and William S. Cooley, "Genealogy of Early Settle rs in Trenton and Ewing, 'Old Hunterdon County,' New Jersey" originally pu blished Trenton, NJ 1883. Note that Cook, above, claims the first Andrew is here confused with his s on. "Andrew Smith (1), the head of one of the families of that name that fou nd a home in Hopewell - a surveyor by profession - gave the name of Hopewe ll to the first purchase of land, 200 acres, made in the township by hi m, in 1688, from which came the name of the town. His three sons, Andrew ( 2), Jonathan (3), and Timothy (4), were among its earliest settlers. Andrew (2), son of Andrew (1), by his marriage with Mrs. Mershon, had chil dren: Charles, not married; Zebulon, died, not married; and Andrew, who ma rried Sarah, daughter of Josiah Hart, and had children: Benjamin, George W ashington (5), Nathaniel (6). George W. (5), son of Andrew (2), by his first wife, Mahala, daughter of S amuel Ege, had children: Benjamin; Sarah, wife of John Atchley; Mahala, ma rried Joseph Rue Sexton, and moved West; Alfred; and Andrew Evens. By h is second wife, Phebe, daughter of John Smith (7), a son, George. Nathaniel (6), son of Andrew (2) married Eleanor, daughter of Jonathan Sto ut, and by her had: Jonathan; Wellington; Sarah, wife of Humphrey Hill; An drew; Alexander; Ralph, married Catharine Baker; and Joanna. Jonathan (3), son of Andrew (1), by his first wife, Miss Hixon, had childr en: John (7)(sic); Jonathan, who married Mary, daughter of Samuel Moore, h ad a son, Samuel, and a daughter, married Gideon Stout; Joseph, marri ed a daughter of John Jones, and had a daughter, Rebecca, who married Jo hn Coryell, of Lambertville; William, not married; Mary, wife of William M oore, removed to Sussex county; Anna, wife of Amos Moore. His second wi fe was Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel Moore, then the widow of Sacket Moor e. John (7), son of Jonathan (3), was a ruling elder and trustee of the Penni ngton Presbyterian Church; married Sarah, daughter of Capt. John Moore, h ad children: Jonathan (8); Jane, wife of Theophilus Hunt; Phebe, second wi fe of George W. Smith (5); Sarah, wife of Creinyonce Van Cleve; a daught er married Joseph Titus; and Abigail, not married. Jonathan (8), married Rebecca Wilson, whose children are: Jonathan, an eld er in the church in Lambertville; Nathaniel; Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Moor e; and Ketura, wife of Elijah Hart. Timothy (4), son of Andrew (1), married Jane Lott, probably the daught er of Hendrick, or of his brother, Peter, of Trenton. By her he had childr en: Joseph; Andrew; George (9); John Berrien; Sarah, wife of James Wilso n; Abigail, wife of John Vannoy; and Mary, wife of Stephen Titus. George (9), son of Timothy (4) died 1831, aged 65, married Mary, daught er of Ralph Hart. She died 1856, aged 85, having had children: Ellen, wi fe of Morgan Scudder; Abigail, wife of Dr. John S. Mershon, their chidlr en are: Ellen Scudder and Ralph Smith; Capt. Ralph, married Harriet, daugh ter of Maj. Stephen Burrowes, had one son, Stephen B."

source: NJ Colonial Documents: Revel's Book of Surveys. "20 Jan 1680-1. Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac at the Fal ls of and along Dellaware R., adjoining Peter Fretwell." "1684 5th m.(July). Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac, adjoini ng Wm Wood, per Daniel Leeds. Also of 50 ac adjoining the first, `former ly surveyed by S. Charles, since by Jno Meredith.'" source: NJCD: WJ Records, Liber B, part 1. "1688 May 21. [Deed?] Cornelius Empson of Brandy Wyne Cr, Penna, yeoma n, to Andrew Smith of Hopewell, Burlington Co, yeoman, for 200 ac in sd C o, at Hopewell, part of 1-24 share, bought of Benj Padley of North Cav e, Co of Yorke, England, baker, 21 Aug 1684." "1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smit h, of 100 ac, next to Roger Park's 400 ac." "1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smit h, of 200 ac on the Northside of Stony Brook, betw. Joshua Ward & John Hou ghton." source: NJCD: Calendar of Wills. "1703-4 Jan 16. Andrew Smith of Hopewell twnshp, Burlington Co, yeoman, wi ll of. Children - Andrew, Elizabeth, Mary, wife of Wm Scooley, Sarah, wi fe of John Parke. Legacy to John Fidler, `now servant to John Parke.' Re al and personal estate. Execs: `my only son Thos' and dau Eliz. Witnesse s: Wm Hixon, Caleb Wheately, Joshua Ward. In jurat of proof 7 Mar 1703-4 c alled Wood. Andrew is mentioned as son twice in the will." When he says "my only son" - he must mean not then married. What abt Fidle r: maybe previously his own servant? And it looks like his wife predeceas ed him, since she's not mentioned. 00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)00:10, 24 November 2014 (EST)~ From Gloria Smith Padach Laguna Beach, CA I recently read the information you placed in Ancestry.com for the Smith Family. Unfortunately there are some errors in it. I am a direct descent from Andrew Smith of Hopewell NJ. through his son Thomas. Many year ago a cousin wife decided she was going to write a book on the Smith family in memory of her husband. I gave her the family line taking it to Andrew Smith in NJ. I made the mistake at that time believing that John Smith of Crain Creek. Rowan Co. NC and his wife Rebecca was my line, but told here this could be very wrong, and not to use it. But she did and then had to retract it in an additional book. Her name was Rosalie Coundray Smith. The first book was the 'Smith Gents. For this John Smith I did a study on and found that he married a Rebecca Blackburn, They had but two son Samuel and John. They are in no way of the Andrew Smith line. I was to go to England and had made contact there in Yorkshire Historical Library. I could not go and Rosalie decided that she would use my contacts. I had much the Yorkshire information already in my files, but I could not prove it to be correct. I also have a strong contender for the family of Andrew Smith, in London. After her return she brought back the same Yorkshire information and still no proof. I asked her if she intended to use this it must state it is as clearly as 'SPECULATION' for that is what it is as of now. Now those who are writing about the Smith Family state this Yorkshire Smith Family as the origins, still no proof. I won't go into the Olive Pitt, George Pitt and John Pitt speculation, but if you are interested let me know. Also if anyone has taken the time to do a study of the early ship arrivals in NY, NJ and PA, they will find that these people came from all over England, Scotland and Ireland. We have no idea on which ship Andrew and his family may have com on or in what year. I have not only photo-copies but actual pictures of the George Pitt Bible. How this Bible came into the hands of Andrew Smith is not known. I speculate that Andrew's first wife was Sarah Foster. She wrote "Sarah Foster my booke" This handwriting matches for first entry of Andrew's daughter Sarah birth, and also the second for Thomas. Then the writing changes. The third child was Elizabeth mother was per Burlington MM was Olive. Another point of interest is the fact that you said a researcher said that Rebecca Anderson was married to Francis Vannoy, which is dead wrong. I have the Vannoy information in my files. The ground work that was stated in the movement of the Smith from NJ to VA to NC someone took from the articles written by Ethel Strope {a close neighbor and friend} with whom I worked with for many years and my work. This was done by using the livestock marking from NJ to NC. I really don't care if they used what I have found, by long research, I only wish they would get the facts straight. I had 13 missing years 1735 to 1748, I turned over every rock in VA trying to locate Thomas Smith. Wilmer L. Kerns, Ph.D. who I had work with on the Anderson and the Jeremiah Smith families in VA , sent me the information that he found in his research on the Parke family for Thomas Smith. Thomas was with his brother-in law and other Jersey men on the west side of the Cacapon River, points of location are Dillon's Run, Kale's Ford, in Frederick Co. VA. This is where the early Park's Graveyard is located. The document is referring to a road to be built. [Frederick Co. Order Book 2 5 Mar 1746]. Kerns give the residents who would benefit form the road as living in Cacapon Valley and across Timber Ridge Mount in Back Creek Valley. We know from the 'History of Upper Back Creek Valley' by Ralph L. Triplett, Esq, that Captain Jeremiah Smith resided there. Believed to be his father was also Jeremiah Smith [born 1677 NJ] . This Jeremiah was the son of John Smith and Martha Craft Smith who came from London on the Griffin in 1675. No connection has been found between the Andrew Smith and the John Smith family as yet. Those that give John Smith as the husband of Rebecca Anderson, have no proof, They may have used my mistake as a base, but did not look any further. However Rebecca Smith was on the communicants list of Hopewell, along with several of her Anderson brothers, in 1733. We have never found a John Smith connected to the Hopewell family, in this time period. If you care to contact me please do so. seamore2@cox.net <mailto:seamore2@cox.net>. I have been at this game for 25 years and I have opened my files when asked for information. I am astounded to see how some of this information has been used, including markers I put into it to be able to track how it is being used on the net. If I speculate I so state.

Andrew was born about 1650. Andrew Smith ... He passed away about 1704. [1]

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