David Smith and Rebecca Lindley

David Smith, Revolutionary War Soldier of Abbeville , Long Cane area of Old Ninety Six District South Carolina , born between 1753 and 1755 ; died 27 March 1833 at his home in Walton County Georgia where he is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery at his farm on Hog Mountain Road Route 53 near Winder, Walton County now Barrow County Georgia. David Smith married in March 1782 Rebecca Lindley, born 9 August 1762, in Ninety Six district, South Carolina. She was the daughter of James and Mary Cox Lindley. James Lindley was a Tory who was hanged in Pendleton District after being caught by the Whigs in Georgia at the Battle of Kettle Creek.

Before the Revolutionary War, he lived in the area of Ninety six District which later became Abbeville County He was most likely the son of Job Smith, Sr. born ca. 1720 who appears to have died in Pendleton district on his lands on 23 Mile Creek between 1790 and 1800.

David Smith of Laurence(Laurens District) , S.C for $300, sold to John Cross of Pendleton District 200 acres on 23 Mile Creek of Savannah River, part of two tracts, one granted to Job Smith Jr. by Wm Moultrie 1 May 1786 for 144 acres bordered by Benjamin Smith, Wilson, Rankin's Mill; the other granted to Job Smith Sr. by Benjamin Gerard 14 October 1784 for 200 acres borderd by William Rankin's Mill pond and Waggon Road. Date 29 may 1806. Wit: Benjamin Smith, John Willson, Job Smith. Benjamin Smith made oath to John Wilson, Q.U. 27 May 1806. Rebecca (X) Smith, wife of David Smith, released dower to John Wilson 27 May 1806. Rec. 28 October 1806.

There is a deed where David Smith bought the 200 acres from Job Smith, Jr. on 27 May 1806 the 144 acres which he sold two days later, but no deed exists where he got the land from Job Smith, Sr. so it is assumed Job, Sr. was his father, and it was inherited from him.

Benjamin Smith, who witnessed the above deed , married Ruth Lindley, the sister of Rebecca Lindley and David Smith's sister- in - law. Benjamin is proved to have been David's brother. In his S.C. Revolutionary War pension application Benjamin was born in 1751 and probably was several years older than David who vouched for his Revolutionary service.

Anita Quarles of Tunnel Hill Georgia, a descendant of Job Smith, Jr. believes Job Smith Sr. had sons, Benjamin, John , James David and Job, Jr. The Revolutionary application of Job Smith, Jr. stated that he was born 25 December 1748 in York County Pennsylvania which was first Lancaster County until York was established in 1749.

As early as 1745 Job Smith, Sr. lived in Fawn Township, Lancaster County near Muddy Creek on land granted to him by William Penn. It is not known whether Benjamin and David were born in York County or during the travels to the Carolinas.

In 1765 Job, Ebenezer, Benjamin, Joesph and Aaron Smith were living in the same area of the Long Cane region of Granville County, South Carolina which later became Abbeville District. Some researchers believe Job, Ebenezer and Aaron to have been brothers.

A memorial exhibited by Job Smith to be registered to the Auditors Office of a plantation or tract of land containing 250 acres , situated at a place call"d the bufflao lick on a Branch of Savanah River called the northwest fork of Long Creek , bounded on all sides by vacant land; Survey certifyed the 9 February 1765, and granted the 3rd day of June 1765 to the memorialist at the QT RT (quit rent) of 3/ster pr 4/Pr(Provincial) money per hunded acres. to Commence two Years from the date In witness whereof he hath herewith Set his hand the 4th day of July 1765. Josiah Cownen

Similiar grants were record on the same for Aaron Smith and Ebenezer Smith. The Smiths were forced to move on to St. Paul's Parish, Georgia where Job Smith was granted 200 acres 2 January 1770;surveyed 22 June 1769. Job Smith Jr. was also granted 150 acres in this area on 5 July 1774. The family moved back to the Long Canes area after the fall of Charleston according to Rev. War pension Application of Job Smith, Jr. The sale of his land is recorded in Richmond County, Ga. Deeds with his wife, Elizabeth releasing dower rights

Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of claims Against South Carolina Growing out of the Revolution shows indents issued to Benjamin Smith, David Smith and Job Smith, Jr all issued 3 June 1785.

David Smith enlisted during the American Revolution and over a period of about three years, served several tours of duty in the Militia under Captain Robert Maxwell, Captain John Laurens, Captain Peter Burns, Colonel Andrew Pickens, Colonel Wade Hampton and General Sumter. He served about three years in the calvary as a "private of Horse" In 1781, 1785, and 1786 he received payments for service as proved by letters sent 32 December 1855 from the Comptroller General's Office, Columbia South Carolina to the pension office in Washington , D.C. He was then listed on the payroll of Captain Peter Burns troup in the Regiment of Light Dragoons under Colonel Wade Hampton General Sumpter"s Brigade. About 1807 David and Rebecca moved to what was then Jackson County, Georgia, later Walton County, Georgia. David died 27 March 1833 and is buried in Smith Cemetery on Hog Mountain Road near Winder, Georgia.

Children of David and Rebecca Lindley Smith

1. James Smith b. 1783 S.C.; died February 1850 , married about 1804 to Sarah Ragsdale, born 1785; died after 1870 . Both buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery Auburn, Georgia.


a. Frances (Fanny) Smith born 17 March 1805 in S.C. ; died 28 July 1898, married in Georgia John S .Farar, who was born 14 February 1809;died 22 March 1902. They are also buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Auburn, Georgia.

b. David Smith, born 18 February 1808 in S.C.; died 18 November 1896, married Martha (Patsy) Whaley, daughter of Eli and Betsy Grace Whaley. Martha was born 5 June 1812;died 11 August 1900. Both buried at Bethlehem Methodist Church near Hoschton, Georgia.. On the 1850 census Eli Whaley was living in their household. Children on 1850 census:

a. Elizabeth Smith b. 2 Jan 1833 Ga.; m. Nathaniel Maynard b. Jane Smith b. ca. 1834 Ga.; m. S.H. Cronic c. John T. Smith born ca. 1835 Ga.; m. Saphira Bell Smith (widow of Eli Smith) d. Russell Smith b. ca. b. 3 June July 1839 Ga.; d. 12 Sept 1920 was a member of Cobb"s Legion; m. 6 Nov 1870 to Carrie Pierce. e. Wm. M. Smith b. ca. 1841 Ga.; m. Martha Thompson, dau. of Rev. Adams Thompson, Jr. f. Eli Dave Smith b. 1848 Ga.; m. m. Tiny Duke; was a Methodist Minister.

(The information on some of the births and marriages of the children of David and Martha Smith came from the bible record of Charles M. Cronic, published in Old Southern Bible Records by Memory Aldridge Lester, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc Balt. Md. 1974. However, there are errors here because Martha Patsy was not the daughter of Eli & Adeline Thompson Whaley, and Eli was not the son of James Whaley;also it implies that David who m. Martha was the Rev.soldier, David Smith, who has a NSDAR marker on his grave. The Rev. soldier was his grandfather).

c. Arnold Smith , born 10 June 1811, died 7 April 1890, married (1) Frances Elizabeth (Eliza) Thompson , born 28 January 1816 , died 29 May 1855, daughter of David and Patience Drucilla Camp Thompson. He married (2) on 16 Oct. 1860 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Frances A. Johnson who was born 31 July 1827 and died 20 May 1906 all are buried at Green Acres , Thompson Bridge Road, Barrow Co. Georgia..

d. Charity Smith born 27 March 1813, died 26 November 1880; married Starling Clack, (her first cousin) born 22 September 1811 son of George W. Clack and Catherine Smith Clack; died 29 July 1873. . Both buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Auburn, Georgia. .

e. Edmond Smith born 1822 ; died 9 October 1887; married 8 August 1844, Jackson County, Georgia, Mary Milsaps, born April 1823; died 26 August 1913 . Both buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Auburn, Georgia. .

f. Rebecca Smith, born 1823, married 17 January 1844 Walton Co., Georgia, William Thompson, born 1825.

2. Mary Smith b. 1785.;did not marry.

3. Ruth Smith ab. 1787; d. by age 15

4. Joesph Smith b. 1784 S.C. d. after 1854

5. Job Smith b.15 Feb 1793 m. Nancy Camp , daughter of Thomas Camp and Susan Waggoner. (More later)

6.Catherine Smith b. 9 Feb. 1795 m. George W. Clack

7. Hannah Smith b. 1797 m. Joel Johnson

8. Elizabeth Smith b. 1798 m. Templeton Williams

9. John Smith b. 1800 S.C. m. 1. Nan Bowen 2. Faithy A Thompson

Job Smith and Nancy Camp

2. Job Smith was born 15 February 1793 in South Carolina and married 10 August 1817 in Jackson County, Georgia, Nancy Camp, born 7 March 1795, the daughter of Thomas and Susan Wagner Camp from Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. Job Smith was very prominent in Walton County, being named along with Samuel Whaley and others as the second grand Jury of the County. He was also an early Clerk of Court. In 1836 and 1838 he bought over 800 acres of land from Samuel Whaley which included the grist mill on Marbury Creek. .When Job died in 1840, his widow, Nancy Camp Smith , and son-in-law, David Thompson were made administrators. He had quite a large estate in slaves and personal property as well as land. Pages from the family Bible of Job Smith are part of the Revolutionary War pension file w.6082 of Rebecca Smith, and it said to be in his handwriting. Both Job and Nancy are buried at the David Smith farm near Winder, Georgia. In the Camp book , it is stated that Susannah Waggoner Camp, Nancy's mother, is buried at Job Smiths home. In another paper called "Another Stroll ", it is said that her father , Thomas Camp , is buried in a lone grave along Marbury Creek. In 1850 census Nancy Camp Smith was living in Walton County in HH with her son, Sanford Smith age 22, and his family.

Walton County, Georgia On the sixth day of October in the year of our God Eighteen Hundred Forty-nine a deed was made between David Thompson and Nancy Smith, administrator and admininistratix of the Estate of Job Smith late of said state and county Dec'd of the one part & BGH Chandler, Trueman K. Smith, Green W. Smith and Joshua W. Smith of the same place of the other part witnesseth whereas on virtue of an order presented in the Honorable Inferio court of said county when Selling for ordinary purpose notice of application having been given agreeable to the statue in such case made and provided on the first Monday in September last to Said David Thompson & Nancy Smith, administrators aforesaid, to sell the several tracts of land belonging to the estate of said deceased situated & lying & being in County aforesaid known and Distinguishable as the Whaley Mill place , bounded as follows on the n by James Smith -- and Bobo , on the W by Thompson and Sturdivant , on the S by Pepper & Montgomery , on the E by Eli Whaley & David Smith containing 850 acres more or less with the rights, member appurtenances thereto belonging after the said tracts of land was duly advertized in conformity to the law, the same was put up & chosen to sale to the highest bidder at the door of the Courthouse at Monroe in said county within the legal hours of sale on the First Tuesday in the month by the said land Administrators, David Thompson & Nancy Smith. When said tract of land was knocked off to the said BGH Chandler, Truman K. Smith , George W. Smith & Joshua T. Smith at the price or sum of two Thousand & Six Dollars, they being the highest & best bidders now for & and considerstion of the said said sum SUM of Two thousand-six Dollars, cash in hand paid to the said David Thompson-Nancy Smith administrators as afore said them the said BGH Chandler, Trueman K. Smith , Green W. Smith -Joshua T. Smith at and before the sealing & delivery of thsese presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said David Thompson &Nancy Smith Admrs., as aforesaid hath granted bargained & sold to the said BGH Chandler , Trueman K Smith, Green W. Smith & Joshua T. Smith, their heirs, Executores and Adnnistrators and assigns ___________________________________etc. In witness whereof the said David Thompson & Nancy Smith Administrators as aforesaid both hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written . Sanford Smith David ThompsonAdm(seal) Joshua T. Smith J.P. Nancy Smith Admstrx.(seal) _________________

Children of Job Smith and Nancy Camp Smith

1. Joseph Smith born 9 April 1819 ; died after 1880 ; married 15 February 1838 Walton County, Georgia, Charlotte(Lottie)Hill born September 182i; died after 1900,the daughter of Henry Hill. They are found on the 1850 U.S. Census along with Joseph's sister, Nancy Adaline Smith and her new husband George M. Thomas , pp . 55-56 George M. Thomas 22 M farmer 400 Ga. Nancy 17 F. Ga. Joseph Smith 31 M farmer 1000 Ga. Charlotte 30 " Henry S 10 " Nancy 9 " Mary C.. 7 " Caroline 4 " Amanda I. 2 "

2. Green Wagner Smith , born 27 May 1820, died 27 March 1893; married on 4 November 1840 Walton County, Georgia, Mary Ann (Polly) Arnold born 5 May 1814; died 5 May 1901, the daughter of Stephen and Camma Camp Arnold. Camma Camp was the daughter of Nathan Camp. Green W. and Mary A. Smith are found on the 1850 census Walton county Georgia along with four of their children. Green W. Smith 30 M farmer 1800 Ga. (Ancestors of Ellmer Joe Hardegree) Mary A 36 F Ga. Camma D. 8 F. Ga. Stephen D. 6 M Ga. Nancy V. C. 3 F Ga. John 1 M Ga.

3. Mary Caroline Smith born 2 January 1822 ; died 19 Nov. 1876 ; married 27 October 1836 Alford Whaley born 28 may 1910 ; died 25 February 1777 , son of Eli and Betsy Grace Whaley. Alford and Mary Caroline Smith Whaley are buried in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery , Marshall County, Mississippi. See more on this family under Eli Whaley family. (My ancestors)

4. Druscilla Smith , born 31 March; married 14 March 1838 Walton County, Georgia Bailey George Nolan Chandler . Bailey George and Drucillah Chandler are buried at the David Smith homeplace. His name is given as BG H Chandler when he came into possession of the Job Smith land along with Joshua T. Smith , Truman K. Smith, and Green Wagner Smith.

5. Truman Kellogg Smith born 17 May 1924 Walton County, Georgia; died 24 July 1909 at Bethlehem Georgia; married Elizabeth Tabiatha Jane (Betsy) Chandler 36 January 1843 at Jackson County, Georgia . Betsy, the daughter of Bailey George Chandler and Elizabeth J. Nolan Chandler was born 3 April 1822 Walton County, Georgia ; died 13 May 1909 Walton County, Georgia . They are buried in the Methodist Cemetery, Bethlehem, Georgia

Children of T. K. and Elizabeh Smith:

i. Elizabeth D. Jane Smith born 19 November 1843

ii. Nancy Smith b. ca. 1845

iii. Georgia A Smith b. ca. 1847

iv. Truman B. Smith b. 26 January 1849 at Jackson County, Georgia; d. 20 Feb. 1938 at Talbottom; married Martha Elizabeth Jones 24 December 1868. She was born 26 January 1850 ; died 3 July 1939 Winder, Georgia.

v. Emma Florence Smith born 21 March 1859 Bethlehem, Georgia; died 25 May 1881, Judson Louis Moore. Judson was born 12 September 1857 in Bethlehem , Georgia; died 5 April 1947 Bethlehem , Georgia

vi. Other children

6. Susannah Smith born 13 March 1826; married on 10 February 1842 Walton County, Georgia, Joshua T. Smith bca. 1820 , son of Charles and Susan Roberts Smith. They are found page 50 on the 1850 U.S. census Walton county, Georgia, living only three dwelling from Elizabeth SmithWilliams and her mother, Rebecca Lindley Smith . Smith,. Joshua T. 30 M farmer 3000 Ga. Susanna 22 F Ga. Charles 6 M " William T. 4 M " . Martha 2 F " John 1 M " In 1883 there was a suit against Joshua T. by the heirs of Thomas Thompson . It seems in 1876 , he had made a bond to sell Thompson the land which included the Mill pond , about 20 acres which he had come in possession , but had not given title before Thompson's death. Joshua T. and Susanna Smith are buried at the David Smith homestead. Note: Descendants of Joshua and Susannah now own the David Smith homestead.

6. Sanford (Dick) Smith born 19 January 1828; died 22 March 1900; married (1) Frances Flanigan, daughter of John a nd Elizabeth Pentecost Flanigan on 16 july 1850 in Jackson County, Georgia. Frances, born September 1833 , died age 25 , 14 January 1859 ; buried in the old Pentecost Methodist Cemetery, Barrow county, Georgia. Sanford, age 22, and Francis, age 17, are found on the 1850 census of Walton County, Georgia, living with his mother , Nancy Camp Smith, and sister, Jane Smith Harris and son , John L. Harris ,age 1 year Sanford married (2) on the 13 November 1862 in Walton County, Georgia , Susan Carter Hill, the daughter of Carter and Nancy Mays Hill. Susan, born September 1843 at Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died 1931 Walton County, Georgia

Children of Sanford and Frances Cornelia Flanigan: (1860 census)

i. Cornelia Jane b. 21 June 1851;married Robert Ross ,Gwinnett co., Georgia

ii. Mary Adeline b. 14 February 1854 m. Mark A. Patterson, Walton Co.,Georgia

iii. Nancy Elizabeth b. 23 July 1856 m "Bud".Tanner

by Susan Hill : iv. Sanford, Jr. b.7 Oct. 1864; married 21 Dec. 1884 ; d. 13 Dec. 1944 Winder Barrow Co., Ga. Chapel Hill Christian Cemetery

v. Carter b.1 August 1867 Walton County, Georgia ; died November 1943 Athens, Georgia ; married 3 May 1891 Walton County, Georgia, Laura S. Haynie,born 7 November 1874 Stone Mountain ,Georgia. Died 27 January 1967 at Washington ,Georgia.

vi. Green Wagner b. 27 May 1872 m. (1) Jonnie Furgerson (2)Jimmie Good buried at Point Peter, Ga. vii. Job b. 9 December 1880 m. Bertha Adams

viii. Allie b 22 Nov. 1874; married Dave Morrow..

ix. Callie born July 1883 m. 20 Dec. John Sims

x. John b. 26 Oct. 1877 m. Maude Wood ; d. 22 June 1962 Carl, Ga.

Sanford Smith records from Mrs.Dana Smith Goad of Smith County, Texas

8. Jane Cynthia Smith born 16 February 1830 ; died 12 February 1892; buried David Smith home ; married 20 July 1848 Walton County, Georgia, William N. Harris , son of Reverend William and Sarah Tracy Harris. William Harris wass born 1823 in Virginia and died 1898 ; buried Fresno , California. On the 1850 census , he was not listed in HH with his wife and son John L. Harris in Nancy Smith's HH and so it is thought he abandoned his family to search for gold in California.

i. John Littleton Harris m. Nancy Drucilla Johnson, the daughter of Joel Johnson , Jr. and second wife, Rachel Spence 24 January 1870. He was born 16 September 1849 Walton County, Georgia; died 12 December 1933 His wife died three days before he did They are buried in Barrow County, Georgia in Chapel Christian Church.

9. Nancy Adeline Smith born 9 May 1832; died 17 April 1891; married 11 April 1850 Walton County, Georgia , George M.T. Thomas , born 15 December 1827 ; died 14 November 1862. They are on p. 55 of the 1850 census Walton County, Georgia. They are buried at the David Smith farm near Winder , Georgia.

Sources 1. Unpublished manuscript of Elaine Smith of Mississippi,David and Rebecca Lindley Smith. Elaine was going to write their history then found her husband's ancestor was not this family so she sent me about 40 pages of her work.

2. Application of Rebecca Smith for Revolutionary Pension and affadavits within.

3. Deed Records of Walton County.

4. Estate Records of Job Smith and Rebecca Smith

5. Laurens County , S.C. Deed Records

6. Anita Sams, Wayfarers in Walton

7. Walton County Minutes of the Court.

8. Pictures of David Smith home and Smith gravestone courtesy of Elmer Joe Hardegree Winder, Georgia. Also telephone conversation with him.

9. Linda Cheek , Ancestors of and Descendants of Smiths , contribution of Anita Quarles "Job Smith of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and his descendants"

10. Pictures of David Smith Martha Whaley Gravestones, courtesy of Betty Wood Thomas; also information on her family.