William Smith

Male Bef 1730 - Bef 1807  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William Smith 
    Born Bef 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1807 
    Notes 
    • The link between William Smith and his son William Smith is far from being proven. But it is my belief they were father and son based upon two land transactions. In 1769, William Smith purchased 100 acres from David Cagle on Flat [Flag] Creek. In 1801, a younger William Smith, received a 50 acre Land Grant adjoining the prior grant. William Smith sold all of the rights to the 50 acre tract to George Cagle in 1807 "except the graveyard where my father is buried". This reference I believe points to William Smith Sr. as being the father of William Smith.

      There are unfortunately several William Smiths active in Cumberland/Moore County in the late 1700's. I have tried to list below the references to the father William Smith. I do want to note that it is possible that one or more of the following references may refer to a different William Smith.

      1763, Mar 8 -- Land Grant #492 & 673, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received a 100 acre Land Grant located West of Dry Creek adjoining James Cheney. David Baldwin and William Smith were chain carriers.

      1764, Nov 9 -- Land Grant #491 & 672, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith received a 50 acre Land Grant located East of Dry Creek. David Baldwin and Nicholas Newton were chain carriers.

      1764, Nov 21 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A road to be laid off from Sandhill Smith's and the following hands were ordered to work: John Kigel, Wm. Smith, Sr., Jno. Goleman, Jno. Smith, Nicholas Smith, Nicholas Nuton, Jacob McClendol, Joel McClendol, Thomas Ward, Jetson Ward, John Weare and Wm. Gillit.

      1765, May 24 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Smith appointed overseer in place of Joel McClendon and Thos. Wadsworth appointed overseer in place of Jacob McClendon.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith listed 1 white poll

      1769, Jul 20 -- Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC
      David Kegle and wife Catharine of Rowan County deeded William Smith a tract of land located on both sides of Flat Creek including a plantation. John Kegle, Simon Hart and George Kegle were witnesses.

      1772, Apr 30 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Edward Cox appointed overseer of the road that leads from Thomas Donahoe's to Sandhill Smith's and have the following hands to work: Jacob McLendall, Thos. Moore, Wm. Barrett, Wm. Smith, Sr., John Kees, Archibd. Gibson, Nick Newton, Richd. Dunn, Robt. Grahams, Jas. Grahams, Francis Tedwell, John Cocks, Andrew Ingram, Willm. Ingram, Joel McLendall, Thos. Kees, Jas. Gibson and Robt. Cocks.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith listed 336 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith Sr. listed 500-2000 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Willm. Smith Sr. listed 2300 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Smith Sr. listed 1160-4640 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1801, Jun 17 -- Land Grant #1923, Moore County, NC
      William Smith Senr. received a 50 acre Land Grant located Southeast of Cabbin Creek adjoining the plantation where his father did live and John Cagle. George Cagle and William Smith were chain carriers. [There is confusion about whose "father" this refers to. The land was originally entered by James Williams in 1796 and the entry references "including his Father's improvement where his Father lives". The purchase price was ultimately not paid and William Smith re-entered it in 1799. The "Father's plantation" would seem to refer to James Williams' father, George Williams, who resided nearby. But then in 1807, William Smith deeded all rights to this tract to George Cagle "except the grave yard where his father is buried." William Smith's likely father, William Smith, purchased land adjoining this tract in 1769 from David Cagle.]

      1807, Feb 25 -- Deed Book 65 Page 115, Moore County, NC
      William Smith deeded George Cagle 50 acre located adjoining Cagle. Smith deeded all rights to the 50 acres to Cagle except the "grave yard where his father is buried." John Smith and Jesse Brown were witnesses.
    Person ID I36335  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 

    Children 
    +1. William Smith,   b. Bef 1750,   d. Bef Feb 1826  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 13:20:32 
    Family ID F11427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Map of upper Moore County [South of Robbins] prior to 1780
    Map of upper Moore County [South of Robbins] prior to 1780
    Highlighted tracts include lands owned by the Smith family.
    Map of William Smith lands on Cabin and Flag Creeks
    Map of William Smith lands on Cabin and Flag Creeks
    Highlighted tracts to show probable relationship between two William Smith
    1763 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #492 & 673 - Nicholas Newton
    1763 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #492 & 673 - Nicholas Newton
    1764 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #491 & 672 - William Smith
    1764 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #491 & 672 - William Smith
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC - David and Catherine Cagle to William Smith
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC - David and Catherine Cagle to William Smith
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0417 - William Smith
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0417 - William Smith
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0418 - William Smith
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0418 - William Smith

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    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.