Isham Smith[1]

Male 1760 - Aft 1840  (81 years)


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  • Name Isham Smith 
    Born 1760 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Montgomery County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 1804  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 1810  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1821  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1822  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1831  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1833  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1834  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1840  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 1840 
    Notes 
    • 1790 -- Census, Montgomery County, NC Page 416
      Isham Smith
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      6F
    Person ID I34516  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2014 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-355611 William Boyce Smith

    Father Nathan Smith,   b. 1731, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Banks County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ann,   b. 1733 
    Histories
    Smith Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Smith Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Smith references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F10860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Harbin  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Smith,   b. c1790
    +2. W. Isham Smith,   b. 1794, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Smith,   b. 1797, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Newton County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Jemima Smith,   b. 1798, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Stephen Smith,   b. 22 Dec 1802, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1867, Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Histories
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Cole, Davis, Deaton, Furr, Garner, Horner, Hunsucker, Jackson, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Nall, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1134] Genealogy of Nathan Smith [http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ja7smith/Genealogy_of_Nathan_Smith_2.html] , Jerry A. Smith, Ja7smith@optusnet.com.au.
      1813 Tax List for Marion Co. MS
      Signed Petition for ?Four Mile Purchase? in GA
      1787 State Census of Montgomery Co. NC
      1790 Federal Census of Montgomery Co. NC ? not sure this is the correct one.
      It is also hinted that Isham was a veteran of the Indian wars as well as a Revolutionary Soldier. MUST check out.
      The following is a History of the Smith Family written by Sharon Smith Logan. Her mother's maiden name was Wofford:

      Oddly enough, Old Isham Smith does not appear in any of the State and Federal Censuses but does appear in the Lawrence County Tax Lists. In 1821, Isham Smith, Sr. is listed next to Stephen Smith, Sr. and in 1822, William "One Hand" Smith is listed next to Isham, Sr. (refer to lawsuit "William Wooten, Complainant vs. Stephen Smith, Defendant", William "One Hand" Smith where William "One Hand" refers to Isham, Sr. as his uncle). In 1831, both Stephen and Isham, Sr. are living in Bahala. In the 1833 and 1834 Lawrence County Tax Lists, Isham is living in Bogue Chitto. On an interesting note, Isham Smith is never listed as a head of household in the federal censuses for Lawrence County, Mississippi. Most Smith researchers believe that Isham lived with one of his children and never owned land in Mississippi.

      It appears that after researching the Smith families of Lawrence and Franklin Counties, that there may have been four Smith brothers, Isham, Everitt, Stephen, and Nicholas who all migrated to Mississippi prior to 1820. There was also an old Isaiah Smith, a revolutionary soldier who is thought to be closely related to the four Smiths mentioned above. Old Everitt/Averitt was born 1750 to 1751. He died 21 April 1822, at the Fair River Community (buried at Smith Cemetery, Lincoln County). Everitt Smith was listed in the 1790 Census in Fayette District, Moore County, North Carolina. He married Eliza Furr, daughter of Henry and Rachel Furr. Eliza Furr Smith was born 1758; she died in 1827. Everitt/Averitt Smith left at least two sons Isaac Smith and William "One Hand" Smith and a daughter that married a Sheffield. Isaac Smith was born about 1772. He married his cousin Eliza Furr, daughter of Leonard Furr and Elizabeth Statts. Leonard Furr was the brother of Eliza Furr, Isaac's mother, both children of Henry Furr born about 1717 in Germany. Isaac and Eliza's sons were named Isham, Everett, William, Lot, Martin, and Leonard. William "One Hand" Smith, another son of old Everitt, was born 30 April 1775; he died 14 April 1866. William "One Hand married Amanda _____. Amanda was born 16 April 1777, Moore County, North Carolina; she died 24 July 1853, Lawrence County, Mississippi. They had sons named Hamilton, William M., Stephen J., and Isaac. [Reference: Smith Cemetery, Mississippi Cemetery Bible Records, Volume IV, page 158, Mississippi Genealogical Society].

      In the Bogue Chitto community, Lawrence County, old Stephen Smith died about 1846. He married first Jemima ____, and second Elizabeth _____. Stephen Smith, Sr. left slave deed records that identified his sons as Nathan, Nicholas, Isham, and James A. Smith Old Stephen had two daughters that have been identified as Jemima who married Thomas C. Smith (a distant cousin?) 2 November 1837, Lawrence County, and Nancy who married Perry Kees. Stephen's son Isham married Sarah Holcomb, a daughter of Archibald Holcombe. It is interesting to note that Nicholas Smith's (possible brother of Stephen and old Isham) son Stephen married Nancy Holcomb, another daughter of Archibald Holcomb. In Rankin County, Volumes 6 (1840-1842) and 7, (1842-1844), the following records can be found concerning Archibald Holcomb and his daughters Sarah and Nancy:

      Volume 6, page 344 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 18 May 1841.
      Volume 6, page 451 - Steven Smith and Nancy, his wife, to John B. Lewis 8 March 1842.
      Volume 7, page 382 - Archibald Holcomb to Sarah Smith, all in Rankin, in love and affection to daughter Sarah Smith, wife of Isham Smith, gave her a negro named Simon, called Si. November 1843.
      Volume 7, page 410 - Archibald Holcomb to Nancy Smith, natural love and affection to daughter Nancy Smith, wife of Stephen Smith, all of Rankin, gave a female Negro named Pherely 15 November 1843." Page 410 - Isaiah and Elizabeth Holcomb to Stephen Smith, land.

      Family tradition states that old Isham Smith married Sarah Harbin and, to support this theory, the descendants of Isham Anderson Smith who married Elizabeth Kees and thought to be a child of old Isham named his first child Harbin. Isham Smith, Sr. died after 1840 as he is listed in the 1840 Lawrence County Tax List. In 1787, Isham Smith is listed in the State Census of Montgomery County, North Carolina, and in 1790, he is listed in the Federal Census of Montgomery County with one male over age 16, two males under age 16, and six females. He is located near Nathan Smith who, in his household, had two males over age 16, three males under age 16, and six females. In 1800, only one Isham Smith is listed in North Carolina in Chatham County which adjoins Montgomery County. Soon after the turn of the century, Isham is found in Franklin County, Georgia. Isham can be found in the following Franklin County, Georgia land and tax records that Dr. Harold Graham of Belle Chasse, Louisiana was kind enough to share with me as shown below:

      - Deed Book RR, page 38, deed dated 18 April 1804, rec. 7 June 1808, from Lewis Dickerson (x) of Franklin Co. to Isham Smith of same. In consideration of $1,065, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell, and by him conveyed to Thomas Warren, who conveyed it to John Parker, and conveyed by Parker to said Dickerson, adj. Hableton. Wit: John Douglas (x), Caleb Griffith. Sworn to Douglas before Jno. Collins, J. P. 21 May 1808.

      - Deed Book T, page 94, Tax Collector's Deed dated Franklin County 30 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Zebediah Payne, Tax Collector of Franklin County to Lewis Moulder. In consideration of $6.00, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on the Indian boundary and Hudson River, adj. Thomas Warren, granted to Thomas Warren. Said land was found in arrears for taxes up to 1804, as returned by Isham Smith, and was sold at auction to said Moulder 4 May 1805. Wit: M. H. Payne, Nath'l Payne. Sworn to be Macksfield Hensley Payne before W. F. Bagwell, J. P. 17 October 1810.

      - Deed Book T, page 95, Deed dated Franklin County 31 July 1810, rec. 6 November 1810, from Lewis Moulder of Franklin County to John C. Aberhold of Pendleton District, South Carolina. In consideration of $775.75, conveys a tract in Franklin Co. on Hudson River and the Indian Boundary, granted to Thomas Warren, and sold for taxes as the property of Isham Smith. Wit: Robert Mitchell, Jesse Thrasher (x). Sworn to by Thrasher before W. F. Bagwell, J. P. 9 October 1810.

      - Deed Book HH, page 154-155, Deed dated 21 July 1810, recorded 10 October 1810, from Isom Smith (x) of Franklin County to Isaac Smith of same. in consideration of $1,100, conveys 200 acres in Franklin County on Hudson Fork of Broad River, granted to Joseph Martin Russell and conveyed to John Parker, who conveyed it to Lewis Dickerson, and conveyed by him to said Isom Smith, adj. Hambleton. Wit: Starling Strange, Adam Shefield (x). Sworn to by Strange before John Mayes, J. P. 30 August 1817.

      * Children of Old Isham Smith were thought to have been Isham Anderson Smith born about 1794, married Elizabeth Kees; John Smith born about 1797, married 1) Frances Maxwell, 2) Jemima Hollingsworth, and 3) Eliza Jane Graves; Elizabeth Smith married Levi Netherland 3 August 1811, Franklin County, Mississippi (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Jemima Smith married Henry Maxwell 17 May 1819, Lawrence County, Mississippi; and our Stephen Smith born about 1803, married Mary Newton 8 Mary 1822, Lawrence County (Levi Netherland was the bondsman). Another possible child or brother to old Isham Smith was Captain William Smith who married Delilah Kees (We later found out that this was not true). The information provided below was supplied Dr. Harold Graham, Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Isham Anderson Smith married Elizabeth Kees 24 June 1812, Marion County, Mississippi. Isham Jr. was born about 1794 in North Carolina. He moved to Copiah County, Mississippi, later to Smith County, and finally settled in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Isham Smith, Jr.'s children's names were Harbin born about 1813, who married Mary Ann Corley; Mary Ann "Polly" born 13 August 1816, who married Samuel Beckton Mullin; William Henderson born 1 November 1823, who married Mary Cook; Belinda born about 1825, married William Columbus Merchant; Isham Anderson born 2 August 1826, who married Lucy Stubbs; Isaac Addison; Elizabeth born about 1830, married Columbus Dunn; Hiram married Martha Copeland; Sarah who may have married a Bass; Stephen N. Smith born 1832, married Celia Smith, daughter of Willis Smith and Pinkey Foster; and Maranda born 14 February 1834, married Pleasant Smith. Another link connecting Isham Anderson Smith and Stephen Smith is that Benjamin Wade Smith, oldest son of Stephen Smith and Mary Newton, named one of his sons Stephen Henderson Smith.
      * John Smith born about 1797, in North Carolina, died 1881, Macedonia community in Newton County, Mississippi. John married three times and had children with each wife. John married first in 1816, Frances Maxwell who was the daughter of Thomas Maxwell, Jr. and Adulla Henry and, sister of Henry Maxwell who married John's sister Jemima Smith. Their known children were: Lina Carolina who married Samuel H. Hollingsworth; Jemima married Robert S. Hollingsworth; Benton; Cinderella married first Owen Pinson, second Robert S. Hollingsworth; Jeremiah married Sarah ___; Joshua born about 1834; Reuben Anderson born 15 March 1835, married 1) Narcissa Ann Stephens and 2) Lillie Carey; Isham born about 1838; and Mary born about 1840. Isaac born about 1842 and could have been the child of either Frances Maxwell or John's second wife Jemima Hollingsworth. John and Jemima's children included: Bailey born about 1844, married Rachel Bounds; Huldy E. born 24 August 1846, married Thomas Everett; Jane born about 1848; and James born about 1849. John Smith's third wife was Eliza Jane Graves who in the 1860 Newton County Census is listed as being 28 years old (John is 63 years of age). Their known children were Sarah Cecelia born about 1853; Andrew Jackson born about 1857, married Amanda Sue Fields; and Elizabeth born about 1858.
      Other possible children of old Isham were: Jemima Smith who married Henry Maxwell 27 May 1819 (Isham Smith was the bondsman); Elizabeth Smith who married Levi Netherland, Sr.; and my Stephen Smith who married Mary Newton. The probability that Stephen Smith was the son of Old Isham is further strengthened by the transcript of the court case of "William WOOTEN, Complainant, vs. Stephen SMITH, Defendant". Two of Stephen Smith's son-in-laws, G. W. Phillips and Thomas D. Black, are both questioned during the case. The case involves a slave named Buck who was able to save enough money to buy his freedom from Stephen Smith in about 1841. He had originally been owned by old Isham Smith. Isham, Sr. sold Buck to Stephen Smith in about 1835. Buck had attempted to buy a mulatto slave girl named Rachel from James Case. Rachel and Buck were trying to leave the south when Rachel was arrested and held in a Vicksburg jail. Buck had his freedom papers which saved him from going to jail with Rachel. Buck returned to Bahala and contacted James Case in an effort to get Rachel out of jail. James Case informed Buck that when he had sold Rachel to Buck that Rachel had then become the property of Stephen Smith and that Buck needed to enlist Stephen Smith's help. Buck told Case that under no circumstances would he go to Stephen Smith. Smith learned of Rachel's arraignment, and with his son-in-law, George Washington Phillips, had her released. Case determined that Buck had disappeared and that the girl Rachel was his property if Buck could not take care of her. Case then sold Rachel to William Wooten. Jeptha Furr interceded and stated that if Rachel were turned over to Wooten, something terrible would happen to her. Smith hid the girl from Wooten and Wooten then brought a law suit against Smith. William "One Hand" Smith (son of old Everitt Smith) and William's son Hamilton testified for Stephen Smith. During the interrogation, William "One Hand" Smith stated that his Uncle Isham had originally owned Buck and had sold Buck to Stephen.

    2. [S37] Sharon Smith Logan [sjlogan224@yahoo.com].