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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Smith and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

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Resources Alphabetical Order by Author's Surname

The following list are books that reference particular Smith families. The items identified with a NE number refers to the yDNA family group from SmithConnections NorthEastern DNA Project, although other Smith families may be included in the publication. The SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project page on WikiTree also has a list of the immigrant and Earliest Known Smith Ancestors. Those that are available online have an underlined link. A few are available to borrow, similar to a library.

  • American Publishers' Association, Origin and history of the name of Smith (1902) Origin and history of the name of Smith, with biographes of all the most noted persons of that name. And an account of the origin of surnames and forenames. Together with over five hundred Christian names of men and women and their significance. The Crescent family record .... Chicago, Ill.: American publishers' association, 1902.
  • Austin, James Osborn, Genealogical Dictionary of RI (1887)
    • p.183 John 'of Newport' d.1699 m. Susannah____
    • p.183 John 'of Prudence Island' d.1730 m. Phyllis Gereardy
    • p.184 John 'of Warwick & Prov.' [son of John of Prudence Island]
    • p.185 Richard  ? which one ?
    • p.376 Christopher -NE18
    • p.380 Edward (m. Sarah Carpenter)
    • p.380 John 'the mason'
    • p.382 John 'the miller' -NE40
  • Bayer, D. Frank, Desc.of John Wheeler b.1777 PA & Elizabeth (Piper) Smith (1989)
  • Beers, J. & Co., Representative Men & Old Families of RI" (1908) Vol 1
    • p. 138 Constant & Martha (Galusha) Smith -IMM unknown
    • p. 286 IMM Christopher - NE18
    • p. 354 Robert & Harriet (Rhodes) Smith -IMM unknown
    • p. 673 IMM Henry d.1649 MA - NE47
    • p. 744 IMM Christopher - NE18
    • p. 856 IMM Henry d.1649 MA - NE47
    • p.1070 IMM John 'the miller' - NE40
    • p.1148 Elisha b.1794 RI - NE40
    • p.1204 IMM John 'the miller' - NE40
    • p.1256 IMM John 'the miller' - NE40
    • p.1775 James & Joanna (Sheldon) Smith -IMM unknown
    • p.1874 IMM John 'the miller' - NE40
    • p.1905 IMM John 'the miller' - NE40
    • p.1943 IMM Richard & Joyce (Standish) Smith -NO DNA
    • p.2299 Elisha b.1794 RI - NE40
    • p.2330 IMM Christopher - NE18
  • Bell, Raymond Martin, John Smith Revo 1750-1818 & Christina Nunemacher of PA (1997)
  • Boyd, Margaret L. Kraig, John Andrew Smith 1754-1836, Revo. Soldier (1996)
  • Broome, John David, Life, Ministry, Journals of Rev. Hezekiah Smith (2004) IMM Peter Smith, LI, NY
  • Brown, Phyllis (Smith), IMM Thaddeus (1805 GER -d.___OH) & Theresa Smith (1972)
  • Cable, Edith (Smith), 100s Early IMMs in the Pedigrees of Edith Smith (1991) NE05?
  • Carter, Carolyn, Smith Family Nicholas Smith (1765 US-1842 CAN) m. Catherine May, (1990)
  • Cheek, Linda G., Smith Wills, Deeds and Family Histories, Vol 1 (1993). ISBN 0-89308-484-0. Page 526 (I will do look-ups in this book by request. Kitty Smith) (Ambrose Joshua Smith lines)
  • Cheek, Linda G., Ancestors and Descendants of Smiths (1987). ISBN 0-89308-622-3. (I will do look-ups in this book by request. Kitty Smith) (Ambrose Joshua Smith lines)
  • Crane, Elaine Forman, Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell, Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (5 Feb. 2009). This was Rebecca (Briggs) Cornell, widow of Thomas Cornell; and ancestor of Lizzie Borden and Ezra Cornell (founder of Cornell University).
  • Dittenhafer, Miriam Marcy, Hist. & Gene Valentine H. Smith 1838-1890 Phila PA (2004)
  • Frost, Josephine C., Ances. Hiram & Sarah Jane (Knapp, Bull) Smith (1927) NE50 or John Rock Smiths? EKA- Jesse Smith Revo (1758 NY-1829 NY) m. Eliza Ansley
  • Harris, Joseph S., Alexander Smith (1692-pre1766 IRE) m. Elizabeth Frazier (1908) IMM John arr: PA c.1720
  • Hays, Hugh Howard, Chronicle of Decs. IMM Ephraim Smith 1798 ENG-1880 PA. (1942)
  • Holmes, Frank, ‘’Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England families 1620-1700’’ (1923)

Smiths found in RI records

  • _____ Benjamin (c1631 -1713) - came to Providence in 1660
  • NE18 Christopher d.1676 – resident of Providence in 1655
  • NE18 Edward [s/o- Chris above] -took oath of allegiance in Prov. in 1668
  • _____ Elisha – at Warwick/Newport in 1677
  • NE40 John – ‘the miller’ resident of Newport in 1639
  • _____ John – ‘the mason’ settled in Prov lived Warwick 1657
  • _____ John [s/o- John ‘the mason’] – ‘Jameca John’ died Prov. c1685
  • _____ John – resident of Newport in 1678
  • _____ Richard (c1596-1666 RI) -from Glouscester ENG, 1st in Taunton MA, to Prov in *1638
  • ............ his son Richard d.1692 = NO male desc but possibly kin to GROUP 22
  • NE87 Thomas – married in Providence in 1661
  • Hook, James W., Smith, Grant & Irons of NJ Shore Cos.+ Willets & Birdsall (1955)
  • Hughes, Nancy Case, Peter Smith Revo (1760 NH-1837 ME) & Hannah Sanborn, Desc. in Indiana (1972)
  • Jarvis, Zora (Smith), Ancestors of George A. Smith (1962) NE53
  • Johnson, Eric H., Ances. & Desc. of Timothy Smith, Meigs Co. OH" (2006) NE33
  • Kalbfleisch, Ray, Capt. Thomas Smith (1767 VT - 1850 CAN) (1995)
  • Kopp, Rita Bone, Bazel d.1852 OH & Mary (Howell) Smith, Monroe Co. OH (1983)
  • Leonard, L. W., Gene.of William Smith Revo (m. Elizabeth Morison) Peterborough, NH (1852) IMM Robert d.1766 NH
  • Linely, Veronica, James SMITH (c.1740 - post 1800 VT)" (1993)
  • Morison, John H., Life of Honorable Jeremiah Smith (1845) IMM Robert d. 1766 NH
  • Randall, Georgiana (Hathaway), Ances. Henry Perkins Smith & Christiana Long (1958) IMM John 'ye Smith' d.1704 CT
  • Sabine, William H. W., Historical Memoirs of William Smith 1763-1776 NY" (1956) IMM Thomas & Susannah O'Dell Smith
  • Smith, Alven Martyn. John Smith of Lancaster, Mass. and his descendants in Lyme, Conn. (Marlow, N.H., Vermont and the West). Pasadena, California: A.M. Smith, 1931.
  • Smith, Danny D., Preliminary Account & Descs. of Robert Smith 1611-1706 of Exeter and Hampton, NH through the fifth generation. (1980) NE33
  • Smith, David, Finding Wescott Smith 1793-1877 (2002) IMM John of Prudence Isle, RI
  • Smith, Edward Church, and Philip Mack Smith. The Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Smith, Senior, of Middlefield, Massachusetts. (1947) Lakewood, Ohio. IMM Matthew arr 1637
  • Smith, Edward Church, Maternal Ancestors of Edward C. Smith (1958) IMM Matthew arr 1637
  • Smith, Edwin E. Dr., James Smith d.1687 Berwick ME, wife Martha Mills (1940)
  • Smith, Edward H.L., "The Identity of Sarah, Wife of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island" Article published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (vol. 121, no. 1), January 1990, pages 19-22.
  • Smith, Gerald H., Capt Anthony Smith Bedford Co. PA; German origins,colla.lines (2007)
  • Smith, Grant A., Chasing the Clouds - Pilgrims & Pioneers (2010) NE09
  • Smith, Harvey Douglas, Register of Desc. of Nathanial Smith Jr (1849) NE07
  • Smith, Josiah B., Gene. IMM Robert Smith (d.1745 PA) m. Phebe Canby (1885)
  • Smith, Melania (Boughton), Smith Family Records & Recollections (1870) NE39
  • Smith, Oliver R., Journal of Jesse Nathaniel Smith (1970) NE53
  • Smith, Richard J., (IMM) Nicholas Smith 1629 (d.1673 Exeter NH) (1968)
  • Smith, Ruth Tangier & Hoff, Henry B., Tangier Smith Fam. desc of Col. William Smith d.1704/05 LI, NY (1978)
  • Smith, Tenny, Charles Smith & Amy Rachel Bryant (1938) NE08
  • Smith, Virginia, Desc. of IMM Ephraim Smith (1691 Eng -1750 NJ) to 1996 (post 1996)
  • Smith, Warren S., James Smith Esq. 1780-1861 of Bedford Co. PA (1961) Is this the same James Smith, subject of this book?
  • Updike, Daniel Berkeley, IMM Richard Smith -1st ENG. settler Narragansett Co. RI (1937) (I am not sure if this book is about this Richard Smith. We need to see a copy of this book.)
  • VanName, Elmer Garfield, Joseph Smith (c1762-1841) Gloucester & Salem Cos. NJ (1964) EKA- Thomas b.c1730 m. Susanna
  • Weis, Robert L., Abiel Smith (d.1814 MA) & Lydia Otis (1923) John d.1692 MA m. Elliott & Packard (? confused w/ John d.1692 Dartmouth MA m. Kirby & Howland?)
  • White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Revo. War Pension Files (1992) Vol 3 pgs. 3168-3236 (All Smith pages)
  • Wilson, Ealon V., Life of St Clair W. Smith 1844-1909, 19th cent. Trailblazer (1967) EKA- Joel & Jane (Wilson) Smith
  • Wiscombe, Erold Clark, James H. Smith Family Organization (1980) EKA- Daniel b. c 1730 Morris Co.NJ –____ m. Gardiner & Pierson

  • Jacobus, Donald Lines, American Genealogist #98 Vol 25, Apr 1949 #2 -the Smith issue (1949) NE groups 5, 15, 22, 23, 32, 39, 54 ...plus unclaimed IMMs. Families covered include: William Smith of Jamaica, Nicholas Smith of Milford, Sergeant John Smith of Milford, Walter Smith of Milford, Thomas Smith of Guilford and Killingworth, Conn., Abraham Smith of Charlestown, Mass., Richard Smith of Wethersfield, and Richard Smith of Lyme.
  • Genes. & Bios. of American Families - VT VT Vol 1 (1931) IMM James Smith 1610-1676 NE21

...of interest...

  • Rweb RI & Providence Plantations, Biographical by –__________ ? (pub. date ____ ?

Rhode Island had 8 SMITHS among her early settlers, 5 of whom bore the name 'John' and are known as -
‘John of Newport’, ‘John of Prudence Island’, ‘John of Warwick’ [& Providence], ‘John the mason’, and ‘John the miller’-GR 40.
3 more SMITH founders were, Christopher-GR 18, Edward and Richard.
1John SMITH of Prudence Island was on Conanicut Island by 1664. His son 2John SMITH married Phyllis Gereardy
and moved to Kingstown, where in conjunction with [his brother] 2Jeremiah SMITH, he laid out and gave 'to king and country' a highway 4 rods wide, from the old South Ferry to Pettaquamscutt River."

  • Grandchamp, Robert "With Their usual ardor – Scituate RI and the American Revo.’’

(2007) ref by Mike, GR 18

11 -8 Brown Co. Moses Smith (___-___)
10 -9 Butler Co. James Smith (___-___) 1st Landowner
23 -9 Butler Co. Job Smith (___-___) gave land for a church in 1844
9 -17 Crawford Co. Al Smith (1873 NY-1944) Pres. candidate, visited here
2 -18 Cuyahoga Co. George H. Smith (___-___) Romanesque Architect in Clev
13-18 Cuyahoga Co. Elmer Smith (___-___) 1st Grand-slam Homerun, Cleve Indians
83-18 Cuyahoga Co. Westin House Hotel 1844, on land given by Ozias & Hiram Smith
13-25 Franklin Co. Ovid Welford Smith (___-___)Civil War soldier,1st Congressional Medal of Honor
16-25 Franklin Co. 'Smith Burial Ground' John Smith (1742 NJ-1813 OH) & 4 Sons, all in Revo War
22-25 Franklin Co. Archibold Smith (1803 NJ -1893 OH) owned Mill in New Albany
23-25 Franklin Co. James Smith (___-___) 1820 - 1st teacher in Plain Twp.
8 -27 Gallia Co. Rt 35 'Silver Bridge' collapse-1967, 2 Smiths were among 47 killed
12-31 Hamilton Co. John Smith (___ –___) Revo War prisoner
1 -36 Highland Co. William Smith & Sons Tannery, underground railroad stop
3 -43 & 21-43 Lake Co. Joseph Smith (1805 VT-1844 IL) Mormon Prophet -GR 53
36-48 Lucas Co. James Smith (___NY -____) built a Firepumper wagon in 1837
16-53 Meigs Co. James Smith (1744 NH-1817 OH) m.Liz Mack, Revo War soldier
15-58 Morgan Co. Thomas Smith (____-____) Quaker, had underground railroad stop
11-65 Pickaway Co. William Sooy Smith (1830 OH-1916 OR) Civil Engineer -GR 23
7 -67 Portage Co. Joseph Smith (1805 NY -1836 MO) Mormon Prophet -GR 53
7 -72 Sandusky Co. Robert Smith (___-___) discovered medicinal 'green water'
1 -73 Scotio Co. Robert W. Smith (___-___) Engineer & Bridge builder
40-77 Summit Co. Robert H. Smith (1879 VT -1950 OH) co-founder of AA
10-79 Tuscarawas Co. Charles Shaller Smith (___-___) built an Iron Bridge 1868





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Hello All,

I am writing to those of you who have expressed an interest in the continuing saga about the origins of Nehemiah Smith. Recently I sent out a note, suggesting some attention should be paid to Edward, Nehemiah’s nephew, who was sent for in England from their elder brother (name still unknown) to live with brother John in Connecticut around 1651. Edward’s challenge of his Uncle John’s will which involved John’s wife, Joanna, makes for a very good read and is covered fully in H. Alan Smith’s 1889 book, “The Descendants of the Rev. Nehemiah Smith”. However, there are clues that have been left about John which may also be worth a look.

John Smith was born in England about 1609 and possibly came over with his brother Nehemiah in 1637/38. He first appears in Boston town records, volume two, page 41 under the date the 29, May 1639 (living in what is now part of Brookline) and it is thought that he may have been a tailor as his name was occasionally recorded as “Taylor Smith”. In 1640, he married Joanna (last name, unknown), a widow with a daughter named Elizabeth. They had no other children. We know that John sent Edward to live with Nehemiah on Long Island as he felt he could not keep him,“ being in a low condition, in respect to his estate.”

We know that Nehemiah assisted John with cattle, sheep, and money to build a home along with a good deal of land. John repaid his brother as he became able and clearly took advantage of this opportunity afforded him, as by 1658/9 the general court of Hartford had appointed him Commissioner of Customs for the port of New London. By 1660 the same court granted New London to have an assistant and three commissioners with full power to try small cases. John was made one of the commissioners, where among other things he dealt with issues between the Native Americans and the English. He and Joanna became members of the First Church at New London where he served as a deacon in 1665.

Various accounts mention John’s claims of a loss of property in England during the Civil Wars (there were two separate civil wars, some say three, there in the 1640s). The time including the civil wars up through the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II is referred to as the Interregnum and what I have read about this time period is confusing to say the least. It involved a power struggle between Parliament and the king, battles with Scots and Irish, Catholics versus Protestants, and even battles between various Protestant factions. These Protestant groups, some of whom are described as non – Conformists, Independents or Puritans, included the Diggers, the Levelers and the Ranters (among others). It is quite interesting to read about these various sects; the Ranters in particular held some very radical ideas.

Many of the people whose land had been “sequestered” during the Civil War had it returned when the monarchy was reestablished in the 1660 under Charles II. However, it is not clear when during this time period John lost his land or why it apparently was not returned. We can safely assume he was not a Ranter, but his views as a Non -Conformist or that he left England may be factors. Or maybe he supported the Royalists at the wrong time.

I did some searching on British History Online and have even searched through the National Archives in London to see what documents might be found about the sequestered properties. Assuming the documents would include where John’s land was located, these could signal where he and Nehemiah once lived. Then, given that these docs list the name of the towns, further investigations into local parishes might be done to find their birth records. Unfortunately, and not unexpectedly, there are quite a few references to John Smiths who all had land seized. I will list file numbers for further investigation. Below I have listed cases involving all the John Smiths that I found on British History Online first, followed by those I found in the National Archives. I have included some of the notes that appear in the indexes which in most cases do list the names of the towns where the lands were seized. I am not sure what all the numbers mean, but these listings should save time for anyone exploring further.

Sources of John Smiths from British History Online

Queensborough, October 1648 calendar for compounding delinquents for estates January 1647 to June 1650 volume G255 June 1651 448–455

In Whitwell, 1650, Lists of delinquencies and Papists whose estates are under sequestration Note: I did find a Smith born in Whitwell b 1602 to a father Richarde Smythe in Wingerworth, Derbyshire

In Selly, County Worcester, 5 October 1648 committee of Goldsmith Hall on grounds of obstruction for delinquencies of second payment, then having paid a second fine, the estate is discharged from sequestration RC 5 115

July 1647 in Blackthorne, Oxon? 6 234 199 145 146

Another 14 115 43 369 on 10 June receive profits from estate 17 652 p. 948 on 4 Nov 1645

Two separate forfeitures to the Commonwealth for “treason” (on a list of Royalists) in both Euxton, Lancaster and in Whitwal, Derbyshire Nov 1652

Of Smithfield 5 Sept 1648 Vol A 1 2 3 36 20 Jul 1649 for remand of his sequestration, his wife submitted

Of Ely 2 25 74 4 297, 3 Nov 1645 his sequestration seized 11 July

Of Hadley, county Suffolk, July 1644 Calendar for Committee for advancement of money, part 1

July 1642 Son and heir of Robert Smith, Sir John Smith, Knight House of Commons four hundred pounds 22 April

In Worth, Married a widow, Anne, ( who died in 1651) so a recusant land was sequestered and sequestration was discharged to 1652 on petition of Edward, who convey to John Smith in 1657 until his death in 1662. Note: this one sounded interesting, but we know Edward died in 1689


Sources of John Smiths found in the National Archives in London

Note: SP stands for State Papers

SP 28/214/183 of Salop, Sussex account, book of sequestered estates in Sussex between 29 sept 1650 – 3, June 1654

SP 20/11/26 of Winfred, Cambridgeshire, 28, July 1645 SCQ 274–279 SEQ 276, folio 114, SUQ 278, folio 115 depositions, taken before additional committee 19 Nov 1645 At National Archives in Kew, Richmond TW 9 4 DU Series formally called Interregnum B 1643-1653 2 box 1/79/1, 1/79/3, 1/79/4 Places mentioned: London, Worcester, Holland Note: I have been unable to find a town named Winfred

SP 28/214/3 accounts and receipts of disbursement made by John Smith collector for Portbury, Somerset

SP 20/10/1 Yorkshire Seq 8 folios, 5V-6 description ( seg 3; folio 1) List of sequestered persons whose appeals are still pending before the barons of the Exchequer, Commission of Appeals, in cases of sequestrations as of 25 December 1651

Lease to John Smith, citizen and haberdasher in London concerning a house or tenement, and Bellyardin, New Fish Street Hill, for a term of 7 years by, name unclear, Thomas Sherman, Henry Lynch, of London and liberties thereof of John Smith Note: interesting to see the term haberdasher, could this be our “Tailor” John?

Main papers HL/PO/JO/10/1/274 Draft ordinance to clear John Smith of his delinquency 5 October 1648 Lords journals X530

Main papers HA/PO/JO/10/1/70 25, August 1641 Affidavit of John Smith, respecting riots on a Earl of Lindsey’s lands in Lincolnshire

Well folks, those are the lists I could find which certainly include some interesting bits of information! My wife, Pat, and I will be traveling to England in May, and though our itinerary is packed, I may see if I can get into the National Archives for a look at some of these documents. If anyone has some advice about this, it would be most appreciated. Please do pass along any other clues or questions you may have.

Cheers and good hunting! Mike

posted by Mike Smith
I'd like to submit my research for consideration as a source. It disproves a number of trees that are being copied ad nauseum online.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Some_mis-associated_Smith_families_of_colonial_era_Virginia

Yes, I need to add more sources, but I am only one person. Feel free to peer review my work and add any sources you can find.

Thanks!

posted by Christopher Smith
Hi I not related to this smith but added him to your project.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-261579

Billie

Is this "Smith" one name study restricted to US of A "Smith" families or have you gone further afield?

I'm particularly interested in a "Jean (or Jane) Smith" , b. about 1807, & d. about 1844, after marrying an "Alexander Mackenzie Laird" in Scotland, about 1830. Any leads ? Many thanks, stay well. Regards.....Phil (Grace-883).

posted by Phil Grace
I'm looking to connect Edmund Sutphin Disbrow toPeter Sutphin. Jack
posted by John Thompson
If this is a Smith one name study, why does the title say Butler ?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hi! I've been working on the profile for Lawrence Smith - the Lawrence baptized in Lancashire in 1629/30 & who is believed to be the same Lawrence found in Virginia records beginning 1652. In trying to sort out all the conflicting info about him, I create two space pages that I believe should be included in the Smith Name Study (one for Lancashire, one for Colonial Virginia). OK if I add Category:England, Smith Name Study & Category:Virginia, Smith Name Study, respectively, to them or should a Lancashire, Smith Name Study page be created?

Also, if you would like to be added as a manager, just send a trusted list request saying so. I think that Lawrence's profile should also have a Smith Name Study sticker... do you have one that you use or should I use the generic one?

Thanks!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Liz, So glad to hear you are working on that family. It is a real headache! Please make any changes you feel are appropriate. Thank you for your hard work! Kitty
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Eastern Carolina Republican

New Bern, North Carolina Wed, Jun 21, 1848 · Page 3= DIED: "On the 8th inst., in Craven county near Fort Barnwell, John SMITH, aged 74 years, 1 month, & 25 days. His only son, Thomas SMITH, removed some years past to the West, and if he yet lives, may profit by this notice. Editors of Western papers will please copy." I have John SMTH [c1784 - ?1848 ( ?date of death per this clipping)] married Agnes MAAR / MEAR ?1801 in ?NC, as ?parents of Thomas Still SMITH, b c1820 Rockingham Co, NC - d 1899 Waller Co, TX, married Sarah A E "Sallie" SANDERS (1828-1886); married 1842 in Chattooga, GA

Does anyone connect with this? I have other info / sources. It is hard when my SMITH married a DAVIS

May I suggest moving the sources to a 2nd pages and putting the link to it on the category page.
posted by Judy (Flamer) Bramlage
My grandfather was Andrew Jackson Smith. He was from Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama. My mother was Carolyn Weenanah (Smith) Burnham.
posted by Darin Burnham
Thanks for invite, like many below I'm very new and still working at orienting myself to the site. I have extremely little details on the Smith side of my family tree as it comes from my father, who left when I was 1.5 years old and my mom's passed away, so I can't get any info from her either.

If I understand correctly, I join by asking to be added to the trusted list, which I just finished doing. If I need to do something else, just let me know.

And if anyone happens to know anything about a David Howard Smith born in or around Paterson, NJ, USA around 1957ish that had a father of the same name, I'd love to get in contact with you.

posted by Dave Smith
Still new and somewhat lost on how to work this. Haven't done to much research on the Smith's but working on it.

My maternal grandmother Ola Smith Adams of Wilcox county ga. Ola's parents were Dad- Wesley Daniels Smith of Dooly/Wilcox county ga. Mom Liddie Woodard Smith. Sorry no further information

posted by Debra Tillman
Please join our Smith Researchers page and tell us what Smiths you are researching. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Smith_Researchers

Just add your name and ancestor information to the Smith Researcher page.

Then, at the top of your profile biography section, add Category: Smith Researchers inside double braces (that is two opening [[ and two closing), so that the category is added to your profile biography. Hope you join us soon! Kitty Cooper-1 Smith

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Dear Anne, This is an open profile and you are welcome to edit it to add anything you think would be helpful to Smith Research. Do you have an on-line reference that helped you? Please add it! Do you have a book at home that you would do look-ups in? Please add them. You are encouraged to add your resources so that other Smith researchers can make use of them.
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
I'm like Shelley Smith below... I'm not sure what to do now that I'm here. I can click on the links, but how can I contribute to the page. Maybe I'm not supposed to? Maybe this page is meant to be a resource... Help! I'm new to WikiTree.

Anne Marie

posted by Anne Smith
i got an email or comment from you but am so new i have no idea how to search through this info, to be fair although my last name is "smith" that is the smallest branch of my tree that i know anything about. i know my dads name, my paternal grandfather, and i know the name of my paternal great grand father however his exact/full name, date of birth/death and any other connections i have no idea about as my great-grandfather died my grandfather was only 1year old and then my now late great-grandmother remarried 3more times. If you can help me possibly find more info i am all for it.
posted by Shelley Smith
Thanks to Kitty for all the work she continues to put into this site!
posted by Buzzyflight Smith