Person:Barsheba Harrington (1)

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Barsheba Harrington
d.AFT 1840 of, , Texas
m. ABT 1770
  1. Delilah HarringtonABT 1770 -
  2. Barsheba HarringtonABT 1773 - AFT 1840
  3. Jeptha HarringtonABT 1775 -
  4. Rhoda HarringtonABT 1780 -
  5. Abel HarringtonABT 1781 - 1804
  6. Young John Harrington1784 - 1850
  7. Hezekiah HarringtonABT 1789 -
  8. Birt HarringtonABT 1790 - 1860
  • HDavid SmithABT 1761 - 1806
  • WBarsheba HarringtonABT 1773 - AFT 1840
m. ABT 1790
  1. General James Smith1792 - 1854
  2. Frances Smith1796 - 1875
  3. Delilah SmithABT 1798 - ABT 1867
  4. Henry SmithABT 1804 -
  • HThomas LuskABT 1760 - 1826
  • WBarsheba HarringtonABT 1773 - AFT 1840
m. ABT 1810
  1. Caroline LuskABT 1811 - AFT 1852
  2. Permelia LuskABT 1813 - 1852
Facts and Events
Name Barsheba Harrington
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] ABT 1773 of Union County, South Carolina
Marriage ABT 1790 York, South Carolina, United Statesto David Smith
Marriage ABT 1810 , Union District, South Carolinato Thomas Lusk
Death[4] AFT 1840 of, , Texas


Will of John Harrington, Union District, South Carolina 12 Nov 1792 proved 16 Sep 1793

1790 census York County, Camden District, South Carolina

David Smith & Barsheba Harringon married, possibly in York County, South Carolina by 1790, because they are found in the York County, South Carolina census in 1790. Federal Census of York County, Camden District, South Carolina.

  1. 030 David Smith

1 free white male over 16 years (David Smith) 1 free white female (Bersheba Harrington)

James Smith was born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, 10 Sep 1792. The family must have stayed there for a while because, according to C. B. Smith, James was reared and educated there. [C. B. Smith of Austin, Texas in The History and Geography of Texas.]

In 1793, David became the executor of his father-in-law, John Harrington's estate. The will was written 12 Nov 1792, and probated 2 Sep 1793.

…My beloved friends David Smith, my son in law & Nicholas Corry to be executors.

David died sometime about 1806 and Barsheba Harrington Smith, his widow, married Thomas Lusk.

On 3 Oct 1814 there was a summons to Young J [H?]Harrington, executor of the LW&T of David Smith, dec', who was the executor of the LW&T of John Harrington, dec'd. To show why a writ of petition should not issue to lay out…Thos. Lusk and Barsheba his wife [note: This document proves that Barsheba married Thomas Lusk], heirs and legatees of John Harrington, late of said district, dec'd, their equal and distributive shares of a 600 acre tract situate on water of Gilkies and Abbentons Creek, adjoining land of _________ Morgan, Abram Guyton, Nicholas Corry, John Jefferies and others.. ---- ( From S. Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Review) v4, p 27) David was in the 1800 Federal Census of Union District, South Carolina. Their location change could be due to a boundary change or they may have moved.

  1. 240 David Smith

1 male under 10 years (James Smith) 1 male 16 to 26 years (James 'Gideon' Smith, son of Gideon Smith? or John Smith, son of Daniel Smith?) 1 male 26 to 45 years (David Smith) 2 females under 10 years (Frances Smith, Delilah Smith) 1 female 26 to 45 years (Bershaba Harrington) 2 slaves Note from Ken Smith: The age bracket for 16 to 26 years of age is an unknown male. Was the son of one of David's brothers (Gideon Smith or Daniel Smith) who were killed in the Revolutionary War?

From Ken Smith’s website:  http://www.flash.net/~kensmith/barsheba.htm

David Smith died in 1806 as shown by the will of David Smith, Union District, South Carolina, 1 February 1806, recorded, 25 February 1806. "Being weak in body, …my landed property to be in the hands of my Dearly beloved wife, Bersheba during her life or widowhood. If she should marry then to retain the one third part of my land and moveable property with the use of negro wench Sue to be at her disposal among my children. Children to be raised and reasonable schooled out of her thirds with the use of negro, Sam. The other two thirds of land to be equally divided between my two sons, James and Henry Smith when Henry is of age. Also my well beloved daughters, Fanny and Delilah the other two thirds of my moveable property to be equally divided between them as they come of age.

Executors: Wife, Bersheba and Young G. Harrington. Wit: Wm. Cotton, Joseph Morehead. Thos. Lusk. .

" Union County, South Carolina Wills Volume 1, Book A, page 209. (Copy of will obtained from the South Carolina Archives) Will was proven 3 July 1806, Chester County, South Carolina. Proven by Wm Cotton, 25 Feb 1806.

Bersheba Harrington Smith married Thomas Lusk who was a widower. His wife Susanna Davidson Lusk had died leaving several children.

1810 Federal Census in Union District, South Carolina

  1. 232 Thomas Lusk
	1 male under 10 years (Henry Smith)

3 males 10 to 16 years (John Lusk, Andrew Lusk, Isaac Lusk) 1 male 16 to 26 years (James Smith) 1 male 26 to 45 years (Note from Ken Smith: May be: James 'Gideon' Smith or John Smith, son of one of David's brothers, or perhaps Young Harrington, Barsheba’s brother?) 1 male over 45 years (Thomas Lusk) 4 females under 10 years (Sarah Lusk, Martha Lusk, Nancy Lusk, Betsy Lusk) 1 female 10 to 16 years (Delilah Smith, born 1794-1800) 1 female 16 to 26 years (Frances Smith, born 1794) 1 female 26 to 45 years (Bersheba Harrington Smith) 3 slaves


They moved to Tennessee before the 1820 census.

  1. 38.8 Thomas Lusk
       1 male 10 to 16 years (Henry Smith)
       1 male over 45 years (Thomas Lusk)
       2 females under 10 years (Permelia Lusk, Caroline Lusk)
       1 female over 45 years (Barsheba Harrington Smith)

NOTE: Permelia and Caroline are the daughters of Thomas and Barsheba Harrington Smith Lusk.

Barsheba is head of household in the 1830 Lincoln County, Tennessee census.

  1. 267 Barsheba Lusk
      2 females 15 to 20 years (Permelia Lusk, Caroline Lusk)
      1 female 50 to 60 years (Barsheba Harrington Smith)
Barsheba moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas in 1836 with the rest of the Smith family.  On the 1837, 1838, and 1839 tax lists of Nacogdoches County, Texas (Rusk County was carved out of Nacogdoches County) was a Barsheba Lusk.

Nacogdoches County, Texas 1837 tax list extraction of names: Barbara [Barsheba] LUSK by Col SMITH Andrew HAMILTON

In 1840, James Smith was Barsheba Harrington Smith Lusk’s agent as well as agent for the heirs of F. Hamilton.

In the Texas General Land Office records there is a unconditional Class 2 headright land grant of 1280 acres (No. 77) to Barsheba Lusk in Rusk County, Texas on 4 August 1844, signed by George W. Smyth, it stated that she arrived in Texas in 1836.

Barsheba received a duplicate certificate in 1856 in Cooke County, Texas on the headwaters of Fish Creek about 18 1/2 miles west from the town of Gainsville, Texas. The second one was part of the Hugh Sarles old grant. Adjacent plats belonged to H. Sarles, Francis Hamilton, and Kuykendall. Francis Hamilton may be her son-in-law and related to another son-in-law, Andrew Hamilton. [Note by Sandra Smith Gwilliam: I do not know when or where Barsheba died, but it appears to be after 1856.]

References
  1. Court records: Probate.

    LW&T - John Harrington
    Will - Summons to Young J Harrington, executor of the LW&T of David Smith, dec', who was the executor of the LW&T of John Harrington, dec'd. To show why a writ of petition should not issue to lay out to Jeptha Harrington,Hezekiah Harrington, Birt Harrington, Gabrial Martin and his wife Delila, EzraCates and Rhoda, his wife, Thos. Lusk and Barsheba his wife, heirs and legatees of John Harrington, late of said district, dec'd,

    Full text following:

    Union County, South Carolina, Will Book A, page 14-16 Proved: Date 16 Sept. 1793, written 12 Nov 1792. Intermediate Court, 2nd day. LW&T of John Harrington, deceased proven in open court by oaths of Drury Harrington and Abraham Guiton in order to be recorded.

    In the name of God, Amen. I, John Harrington, of Union co., S. C., being in a sick and low condition, yet through the assistanceof devine providence, of sound judgement and memory, do make and constitute this last will and
    testament, hereby revoking all others; heretofore made by meand first I, commit my soul to God who made it, to be rec'd by him thru the merits of Jesus Christ - my Lord and Savior: and my body to the dust from whenceit was taken to be decently buried at the expense of my executor and as for my worldly goods, I will they be disposed of in the following manner:
    Beloved wife Fanny, all estate real and peresonal during life or widowhood. If she marries of dieth before my children come of age, exec to "keep estate together and make the best they can of it."To raise and educate my children till they all come of age and then (and not until then) the estate to be equally divided amonst my children, male and female, in any way the major part of them agree on.Friends, David Smith, my son-in-law, and Nicholas Corriy to be exec. 12 Nov 1792. Wit: Abraham Guiton, Joseph Moorhead, Joseph(I) Guiton and Drury Harrington. Signed John (X) Harrington
    David Smith; apointed executor, came into open court and took the necessary oath. ( from Georgia Geneology Magazine, 1982, p217) v2, p44

    Will - Summons to Young J Harrington, executor of the LW&T of David Smith, dec', who was the executor of the LW&T of John Harrington, dec'd. To show why a writ of petition should not issue to lay out to Jeptha Harrington,Hezekiah Harrington, Birt Harrington, Gabrial Martin and his wife Delila, EzraCates and Rhoda, his wife, Thos. Lusk and Barsheba his wife, heirs and legatees of John Harrington, late of said district, dec'd, their equal and distributive shares of a 600 acre tract situate on water of Gilkies and Abbentons Creek, adjoining land of _________ Morgan, Abram Guyton, Nicholas Corry, John Jefferiesand others. 3 Oct 1814. ---- It was recommended that land be sold. Re-surveyd at 926 acres and valued at $1000. signed Corry, Jefferies, Jeptha Harrington, Moorehead, Drury Harrington. ( From S. Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Review) v4, p 27

    Birth of Barsheba Harrington assumed from the Will of John Harrington which names "David Smith, my son-in-law... to be exec." 12 Nov 1792. And later -the Summons to Young J Harrington, executor of the LW&T of David Smith, dec', who was the executor of the LW&T of John Harrington, dec'd... Thos. Lusk and Barsheba his wife, --see text & image

  2. Family records.

    Family records of Oscar & Winona Wilkinson of Houston, Texas

  3. Court records: Probate.

    LW&T - John Harrington

    Union County, south Carolina, Will Book A, page 14-16 Proved: Date 16 Sept. 1793, written
    12 Nov 1792. Intermediate Court, 2nd day. LW&T of John Harrington, deceased
    proven in open court by oaths of Drury Harrington and Abraham Guiton in order
    to be recorded.

    In the name of God, Amen. I, John Harrington, of Union co., S. C., being
    in a sick and low condition, yet through the assistanceof devine providence, of
    sound judgement and memory, do make and constitute this last will and
    testament, hereby revoking all others; heretofore made by meand first I,
    commit my soul to God who made it, to be rec'd by him thru the merits of Jesus
    Christ - my Lord and Savior: and my body to the dust from whenceit was taken
    to be decently buried at the expense of my executor and as for my worldly
    goods, I will they be disposed of in the following manner:
    Belovedwife Fanny, all estate real and peresonal during life or widowhood. If
    she marries of dieth before my children come of age, exec to "keep estate
    together and make the best they can of it."To raise and educate my children
    till they all come of age and then (and not until then) the estate to be
    equally divided amonst my children, male and female, in any way the major part
    of them agree on.Friends, David Smith, my son-in-law, and Nicholas Corriy to
    be exec. 12 Nov 1792. Wit: Abraham Guiton, Joseph Moorhead, Joseph(I) Guiton
    and Drury Harrington. Signed John (X) Harrington
    David Smith; apointed executor, came into opencourt and took the necessary
    oath. ( from Georgia Geneology Magazine, 1982, p217) v2, p44

    Will - Summons to Young J Harrington, executor of the LW&T of David Smith, dec', who was the executor of the LW&T of John Harrington, dec'd. To show why a writ of petition should not issue to lay out to Jeptha Harrington,Hezekiah Harrington, Birt Harrington, Gabrial Martin and his wife Delila, EzraCates and Rhoda, his wife, Thos. Lusk and Barsheba his wife, heirs and legatees of John Harrington, late of said district, dec'd, their equal and distributive shares of a 600 acre tract situate on water of Gilkies and Abbentons Creek, adjoining land of _________ Morgan, Abram Guyton, Nicholas Corry, John Jefferiesand others. 3 Oct 1814. ---- It was recommended that land be sold. Re-surveyd at 926 acres and valued at $1000. signed Corry, Jefferies, Jeptha Harrington,Moorehead, Drury Harrington. ( From S. Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Review) v4, p 27

    Will of John Harrington--see text & image

  4. Court records: Probate.

    Barsheba Harrington Smith Lusk deed to her children.

    The Rusk County Historical Society has papers from Union County, South Carolina with extracts of wills and deeds. In those papers is found the following (along with her deceased husband, David Smith's will):

    In 1817 is a deed from Beersheba Lusk to "My sons" James Smith & Henry Smith for their portions in Estate of their father, David Smith "Which I forfeited when I married."

    Barsheba Harrington Smith Lusk deed to her children names James & Henry as her children as found in The Rusk County Historical Society papers from Union County, South Carolina with extracts of wills and deeds.