Person:Daniel Smith (21)

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Col. Daniel Smith
m. ABT 1719
  1. Capt. Abraham SmithABT 1722 - 1782
  2. Col. Daniel SmithABT 1724 - 1781
  3. Henry SmithABT 1727 - BEF 1792
  4. Patrick Smithabt 1728 - abt 1756
  5. Lt. John SmithABT 1730 - 1756
  6. Joseph SmithABT 1734 - 1756
  7. Margaret 'Louisa' Smith1741 - 1823
  8. David Smith1741 -
  9. Jonathan Smith1744 -
  10. unproven Jordan SmithBEF 1753 -
  11. William Smith1753 -
  12. James Smith1753 -
  • HCol. Daniel SmithABT 1724 - 1781
  • WJane Harrison1735 - 1796
m. 1751
  1. John Smith1752 -
  2. Daniel Smith1754 - bef 1782
  3. Benjamin Smith1759 -
  4. Robert SmithBEF 1761 -
  5. Jane Harrison Smith1765 - 1843
  6. Abraham Smith1770 -
  7. William Smith1775 - 1842
  8. James Smith1779 -
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Name Col. Daniel Smith
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] ABT 1724 of, Ulster, Ireland
Marriage 1751 , , Virginiato Jane Harrison
Death[4] Nov 1781 Rockingham County, Virginia

Daniel Smith was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 336.--29th November, 1749. Hugh Dever to Daniel Smith, 80 acres on North River, Shannado. Corner Charles Dever. Teste: Jas. Smith.
  • Vol. 2 - 1750-51, March 18th--Daniel Smith, 100 (acres), on head of Linvel's Creek, joining Daniel Harrison, Joseph Hite and Gallaher, with 2 rights.
  • Page 465.--Patent to Daniel Smith (wife Jean), 16th August, 1756. Delivered: November Court, 1782.
  • Page 647.--9th April, 1764. Samuel Harrison to Daniel Smith, £100, 100 acres on South Branch of Linville's Creek, patented to Samuel, 5th September, 1749. Teste: Walter Crow, Peter ( ) Kinder, Felix Shelman (Sheltman), Joseph Rutherford. Delivered: Daniel Smith, November, 1765.
  • Page 759.--22d November, 1764. Abraham Smitli (s/b Smith) and Sarah to Daniel Smith, £243, two tracts adjoining each other, on head of Dry Fork of Smith's Creek: A, 400 acres patented to Daniel Harrison, 20th August, 1741 and conveyed by him to his son Robert, 16th March, 1748, and purchased by Abraham from executors of Robert, end of the Timber Bottom; B, 260 acres patented to said Robert Harrison, 20th August, 1741, and sold to Abraham by his executors, end of Timber Bottom; corner Daniel Harrison, Robert Cravens's line. Delivered: Daniel, May, 1765.
  • Page 56 - Thomas Nelson, George Wilson, John Madison, Seronima Ramley, Abrahsm Smith, John Smera, John Poage, Adam Weese, James Huston, Jacob Weese, Sampson Mathews, Michael Thom, Daniel Smith, Anthony Cooper, Alexander McClanahan, Tobias Thom, David Scot, Henry Shepler, Robert Lowthee, John Bryan, George Bush and Hermen Shoe, 1,080 acres, South Fork Potomack River, November 15, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 22].


Associated transaction:

Page 761.--16th November, 1764. Daniel Smith and Jesse Harrison, executors of Robert Harrison, to Abraham Smith, £243, conveys two tracts above. Delivered: John Poage, May, 1765.
  • Page 398.--14th October, 1765. Daniel Harrison to Daniel Smith £50 200 acres on Muddy Creek and Dry River, high bank of rocks opposite an island. Delivered: Daniel Smith, March Court, 1772.
  • Page 156.--3d February, 1772. Abraham Wright and Susannah ( ) to Daniel Smith, gent., £200, 400 acres, 300 thereof devised to Abraham by his father, John Wright, the remaining 100 descended to Abraham by death of his sister, infant of very tender years, unborn at time of his father's death, as heir-at-law of his father, conveyed to John by Joseph Powell, to whom it was patented. 3d July, 1753, on head of Dry Fork of Smith's Creek, west side of the Irish Road. Delivered: Smith Lofland, who intermarried with a daughter of said Smith, 20th July, 1791. (Note: this record proves that Daniel Smith was the father of Jane Harrison Smith that married Smith Lofland).
  • Page 30 - Daniel Smith, 375 acres, East Branch of Linvils Creek, including Grubs Spring. Adjoining Jerry Ragan, Walter Crow, Eversole, Warren, Bear. April 15, 1780. N.B. The above in consequence of an entry made July 4, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 107].
  • Page 30 - Daniel Smith, 300 acres, between Branches of Linvils Creek and Dry fork of Smiths Creek. Adoinining Norton, Ragan. April 20, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 107].


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 351.--18th August, 17__. Daniel Smith and Jean to James Ramsey, 80 acres on North River Shanandore, cor. Charles Divir's land. Teste: John Henton (Heaton ?). Delivered: Jno. McCoy, 9th November, 1767.
  • Page 282.--16th May, 1772. Daniel Smith to Joseph and Hennery and Lawens. Teste: Silas Hart, Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith.
  • Page 338.--13th August, 1773. Daniel Smith and Jean ( ) to Daniel Stover. Patented to Samuel Harrison, 5th September. 1749, and conveyed to Daniel. Teste: John Henton, Joseph Smith, Daniel Smith, Jr.

Processioning List of 1760

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 272.-(Processioning List)-1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 339.--28th November, 1749. Hugh Dever to Charles Dever, 119 acres. Corner to above. Corner Daniel Smith. Corner John Davis, Beaver Creek.
  • Page 477.--7th September, 1753. Samuel McMahon to Samuel Henderson, 165 acres on Dry River between Daniel Smith's and Shifman's lands. Teste: Robert McMahon, George Crawford, Henry Rebum.
  • Page 210.--2d July, 1755. Thomas Beall, of Frederick County, Maryland, planter, to Jonathan Douglass, weaver, 400 acres on a branch of Broad Run on a draft of Brock's Creek. Teste: Silas Hart, Gabriel Pickens, Daniel Smith. Delivered: grantee, 1760.
  • Page 341.--1st June, 1756. Silas Hart, gent., and Jane to John Smith, Jr., 230 acres, part of 400 acres patented to Jno. McClure, 15th December, 1749, and conveyed by McClure to Hart, on South Fork of North River of Shannandore. Teste: Jno. Malkem, Alexander Herring, Robert Gragg. Recorded on motion of Daniel Smith on behalf of John. Delivered: Henry Smith, 28th July, 1764.
  • Page 155.--22d January, 1766 (s/b 1756). John Smith's will--To John Smith, son of brother Daniel Smith, the plantation on North River, Shanedoe, which testator bought of Silas Hart; to brother Daniel; to brother Abraham Smith; to brother Henry Smith. Executor, brother Daniel Smith. Teste: Thomas Sewell, Benj. Kinley (Kinsey), Daniel Smith. Proved, 18th August, 1756, by Benj. Kinsey, and to lie for further proof. Daniel Smith qualifies with Silas Harte and Robert Harrison. (Note: John Smith was killed by Indians at Ft. Vause in 1756).
  • Page 174.--4th September, 1756. Alexander Matheson's will, doctor To William Robertson, his rifle gun and flowered plush jacket; to John Robertson, great coat, saddle and bridle, course stockings and course shirts; to James, son of Mathew Robertson, cutlass; to Mathew Robertson, £6; to Silas Hart, £6; to brother Gilbert Matheson, 5 shillings; to brother Mathew Matheson; to father, John Matheson, 5 shillings and remainder of the estate. Executors, Mathew Robertson and Silas Hart. Teste: James Henderson, James Robertson, Wm. Bell. Proved, 18th November, 1756, by Henderson. Mathew refuses to execute. Silas Hart qualifies with James Allen and Daniel Smith.
  • Page 203.--16th November, 1757. Jannet McDonald's bond (with John Wright, Danl. Smith) as administrator of Randall McDonald.
  • Page 539.--16th March, 1758. Daniel Harrison to Robert Harrison, £40, 400 acres on head of Dry Fork of Smith's Creek. Delivered: Captain Daniel Smith, January, 1763.
  • Page 244.--18th May, 1758. Michael Mallow's bond (with Daniel Smith, Philip Harper) as administrator of Peter Moser.
  • Page 245.--17th May, 1758. Daniel Smith's bond (with Michael Mallow, Peter Venneman) as administrator of Jacob Sivers.
  • Page 28.--28th June, 1758. Peter Moser's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow, allowed 19th May, 1761--To Cathron Moser, Jno. Hopkins, Danl. Love, James McDole, Jno. Wright, Fardrick Kestor, Jacob Harper, Andrew Arewen, Powl Shaver, Eaform Love, Nickles Hofman, Edward McGary. (2nd vendue held 8th November, 1758?) To Alex. Miller, James McGill, Jno. McCoy. (3d vendue held 3d October, 1760.) Credit by Patterkole money received on Peter Moser's account. From Jno. Madison, from George Caplinger, from Henry Carr, from Captain Cartley (Keartley), Capt. Abraham Smith (patterole money), from Captain Smith, for provender; from Captain Smith, on account of Wm. Wood; from Jno. Hogleer; from Capt. Ephraim Love, for provender and paterrole (patrol) money; from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Paid Jacob Rolman, paid Daniel Smith for clorking, paid Fredk. Opp for schooling, paid Fredk. Easter for salt and store goods, paid Johnson Hill for weaving, paid John Hughes, paid Stephen Conrad, the blacksmith.
  • Page 285.--16th November, 1758. Woolrick Conrod's bond (with Daniel Smith, Jno. Dunkle) as administrator of Hance Conrod.
  • Page 286.--16th November, 1758. Daniel Smith's bond (Woolrick Conrod, Jno. Dunkle) as administrator of Henry Lawrence.
  • Page 314.--18th May, 1759. John Smith's bond (with Abraham Smith, Danl Smith) as administrator Jno. Witchell (Mitchell ?).
  • Page 315.--18th May, 1759. Same (with same, with Abraham Smith, Danl Smith) of John Bell.
  • Page 316.--18th May, 1759. Same (with same, with Abraham Smith, Danl Smith) of John Tracey.
  • Page 229.--22nd November, 1759. Daniel Smith's bond (with John Christian and Jno. Scott), as guardian (chosen) to Jane Scott, orphan of Samuel Scott.
  • Page 389.--26th _____, 1760. Lodwick Foalke's appraisement, by Danl. Smith, Gabrial Pickins, Michael Mallow--Cash.
  • Page 108.--31st December, 1760. Alex. Hite and Rebecca, of Hampshire, to John Wright, £150, 550 acres on Linvel's Creek, part of 1200 acres patented to McCoy, Hite & Co. and by them conveyed to Abraham by deed recorded in Orange; cor. to portion of said tract belonging to Jeremiah Harrison. Delivered: John Johnston by order of Cap. Daniel Smith, August, 1766.
  • Page 75.--19th August. 1761. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Jacob Sivers approved--Paid Woolrick Conrod, Gabriel Kyle; paid 1 clerk's note for swearing into your commission; paid Jno. Wright for crying the vendue; paid Henry Pircy for liquor; paid David Rule; paid Christian Lower (Sower?); paid Paul Shaver; paid Horrical Hufman; paid Henry Baninger; paid Sarah Harrison for liquor for vendue; paid Margaret Johnson for appraising the estate. Sale bill, viz: To John McCoy, Valentine Butcher, Henry Smith, Wm. Snodon, Saml. Briggs, Robt. Gragg, Jno. Dunkle, Ludwick Waggoner, Jno. Skidmore, Jonas Friend, Nicholas Havener. Received of Benj. Hagler, Robt. Minnis, Henry Penigar.
  • Page 75.--19th August, 1761. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Henry Lawrence approved and recorded--Paid Gabriel Pickins, Hugh Hamilton, Windle Siver, Peter Finiman (Vaneman?) Sale bill, viz: To David Nelson, Thos. Feemster, Martin Shoob, Jacob Peters, Jacob Goodman.
  • Page 240.--19th August, 1761. Daniel Smith's bond (with Ephraim Love) as guardian (chosen) to Robert Hill, orphan of Johnston Hill.
  • Page 81.--4th July, 1745. John Malckom's will, ( mark)--To son, George; to son, John; to daughter, Eleanor McNelie; to daughter, Margaret Wright; to grandson, Wm. Wright; to wife, Margaret. Teste: Andrew Scott, Thos. Scott, Silas Hart. Proved, 20th August, 1761, by Silas Hart and recorded. Wife Margaret refuses to execute, and administration granted Jno. Malkem, who qualifies with Daniel Smith.
  • Page 27.--16th November. 1762. Samuel Henderson and Jean to Charles Smith, £40, two tracts on Dry River, a branch of North River of Shanandoe. 1st tract of 165 acres conveyed to Samuel by Samuel McMahon, 7th September, 1753. 2d tract, containing 117 acres patented to Samuel, 14th February, 1761; cor. Daniel Smith. Teste: Pat. Lockhart, Jno. Henderson, Alexander McDonnall. Delivered: Charles Smith, February, 1765.
  • Page 224.--17th February, 1763. Daniel Smith (on behalf of Margaret Van Pelt's) bond, (with Francis McBride) as administrator of Peter Bowman.
  • Page 250.--17th February, 1763. Daniel Smith's bond (with Jno. Madison) as guardian (chosen) to John Johnson, orphan of Arthur Johnson.
  • Page 382.--10th September, 1763. Daniel Pouder and Jemiah ( ) to Joseph Rutherford, £150, 310 acres on head of East Fork of Cook's Creek, and a draft of Smith's Creek, black oak near Daniel Harrison's land, patented to Jacob Garner, 16th August, 1756, conveyed by Garner to John Cravens and John Wright, and by Cravens and Wright to Daniel. Teste: Daniel Smith, Felix Shellman, Patrick ( ) Fraysher, John Scott. Delivered: Reuben Rutherford, May, 1768.
  • Page 181.--5th September, 1764. Joseph Steps, of Orange County, to Daniel Smith, gent., £4.5, bill sale for a negro slave. Teste: Alex. West, John Boucher.
  • Page 426.--20th September, 1765. John Harrison, Sr., to Reuben Harrison, his son, £10, part of two tracts: 1st contains 117 acres, part of 284 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek; the other tract contains 83 acres, part of 166 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jos. Rutherford, Wm. Kavanaugh. Jane ( ) Smith. Delivered: Reuben Harrison, November, 1766.
  • Page 545.--16th August, 1766. Adam Stephenson and Rebeka ( ) to James Douglass, £17, 355 acres patented to Adam, 5th June, 1765; corner Daniel Henderson's survey; corner Daniel Smith, Henderson's former survey. Teste: Samuel Patterson, Samuel Colwell, Jno. Douglass. Delivered: John Stephenson, 9th November, 1768.
  • Page 81.--18th August, 1766. Executors of John Wright (Daniel Smith and Lydia Wright) to John Johnston, £200, 300 acres on Linvel's Creek, part of 550 acre's granted to John by Abraham Hite. 31st December, 1760; corner Green and Harrison's lands. Delivered: Josiah Davidson, November, 1769.
  • Page 42.--12th November, 1767. William Ramsey and Agness, eldest son and heir of James Ramsey, to Margaret Ramsey, £18, two tracts on North River of Shanando--A containing 120 acres, corner Silas Hart and Hugh Diver, side of a small meadow called the Elk Draft, being tract conveyed to said Ramsey by Silas and Jane Hart, 5th June, 1764; B containing 80 acres conveyed by Daniel and Jane Smith to James Ramsey, father of said William, 18th August, 1756, on North River of Shanando; corner Charles Diver's land. Teste: Daniel Henderson, John Douglass, Nathaniel Douglass. Delivered: Thomas Reed, 21st May, 1770.
  • Page 437.--16th May, 1768. Charles Smith and Margarett to Alexander Henderson, of Albemarle County, £40, two tracts on Dry River, a branch of North River of Shanandore--A, containing 165 acres conveyed to Charles by Samuel Henderson, 17th November, 1762; B, containing 117 acres conveyed to same by same; corner Daniel Smith's land. Delivered: Samuel Henderson. February, 1774.
  • Page 344.--16th August, 1768. George ( ) Null and Barbara to Jacob Hamor (or Hammer), £30, 90 acres on Boon's Run, a branch of Shanandore River, patented to Nicholas Null, 15th August, 1764, and descended to George as eldest son and heir; corner Tack's land, Charles Foy's line. Teste: Daniel Smith, Thomas ( ) Burk, Jacob Nicholas, Robert Shanklin (Certified by A. McClenachan, C. A. C., for John Madison, late C. A. C. This is the first, 23d March, 1769). Delivered: Henry Hammer, 30th June, 1792.
  • Page 168.--11th November, 1768. James Douglass and Hannah to John Stevenson, £50, 355 acres patented to Adam Stephenson, 5th June, 1765, and conveyed same to James, 16th August, 1766, corner Daniel Henderson, Daniel Smith's corner, Delivered: Jno. Stephenson, October, 1769.
  • Page 184.--3d May, 1769. Nicholas Sybert (Seybert), eldest son and heir-at-law of Jacob Sybert, deceased, of Frederick County, Maryland, to John Blizard, £200, 210 acres on southermost branch of South Branch of Potowmack, part of 2,643 acres patented to Robert Green, 12th January, 1746, and by him conveyed to John Patton, Jr., 5th November, 1747, and by him conveyed to said Jacob Seybert, 21st May, 1755; corner Rodger Dyer. Teste: Mathew Patton, James Dyer, Adam Lock, Robert Minnis. Delivered: Daniel Smith, September, 1770.
  • Page 30.--14th August, 1769. Michael Hover and Barbara ( ) to Peter Pannenger (Pennenger), all parties of Frederick County, £25, 100 acres, part of 335 acres patented to Rudolph Mauck, 30th August, 1763, and by him conveyed to Michael on North Branch of Shannandore, corner Charles Long. Teste: Daniel Smith, Adam ( ) Hoverstick, Peter Churo. Delivered: Peter Panninger, 12th August, 1771.
  • Page 419.--18th August, 1770. Evan Thomas and Rebekah to Rees Thomas, £55, 165 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook, 20th September, 1748, and by him conveyed to Rees Thomas, deceased, father to James Thomas, who conveyed to Evan Thomas, on Brock's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jacob Bear, John George Kipp.
  • Page 42.--8th November, 1770. Commission to Daniel Smith and Felix Gilbert to take privy examination of Catherine, wife of George Conrad, deed to Stephen Conrad, dated 16th July, 1770. Executed, 17th November, 1770.
  • Page 443.--17th June, 1771. Ephraim Love to John Hopkins, on head branches of Muddy Creek, part of tract whereon said Love now lives. Teste: Silas Hart, Daniel Smith, Jno. Grattan, Jno. Steed, Jno. Gorden.
  • Page 401.--17th August, 1771. Francis ( ) McBride and Mary ( ) to Thomas Hood, of Frederick County, £248, 200 acres on Linwill's Creek, Between Josiah Boon and Josiah Davison. part of 1500 acres patented to McCay, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to William Linvil, and by him to Jos. Bryant, and by him to Jacob Chrisman, Sr., by him to Francis McBride. by him to John Bear, by him to Francis again, 17th August, 1768, corner Josiah Boone's part of same tract. Teste: Abraham Miller, Michael Warren, Daniel Smith. John Thomas. Proved by oaths of some and by affirmation of Abraham Miller. Delivered: John Thomas, 7th August, 1772.
  • Page 417.-- (undated, abt. 1772) Patent to John Harrison, deceased, 10th July, 1755, and was devised to Feby Harrison, wife of said James Dyer. Teste: Daniel Smith, Felix Gilbert, Andrew Shanklin, Andrew Greer.
  • Page 20.--21st August, 1772. Patrick ( ) Gwenn (Gween, Gwinn) and Jean (Jeanet) ( ) to Phelix Gilbert, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore, part of two tracts patented to Jonathan Douglass; corner Nicholas Mace. Teste: Daniel Smith. Delivered.
  • Page 260. (abt. 1773) --Joseph Rutherford to Arthur (Archer) Rutherford, of Frederick County, 310 acres patented to Jacob Gardner, 16th August, 1756; patented to Joseph, 25th July, 1765. Teste: Daniel Smith, Robert Rutherford.
  • Page 371.--17th August. 1774. Abraham Smith to John Smith, son of Daniel Smith. Whereas John Smith, brother of said Abraham Smith, about 1753 did agree with Silas Hart for the purchase of a tract on South Fork of North River of Shanandoah; John died in year 1757, haying will wherein he devised to above John. son of his brother Daniel Smith; Daniel paid the consideration to Hart. 1st June, 1756. and received deed to John, 1st June, 1756. John Smith's will was proved by only one witness and may be called in question by the heirs of said Abraham, who was eldest brother and heir-at-law of John, deceased.
  • Page 29.-- (abt. 1775) Patent to John Bomgardner 10th September, 1755. Teste: John Johnson, John Smith, John I. Sheltman, Daniel Smith, Robert Maltland, Lachlan Campbell, James Maury.
  • Page 174.--5th August, 1775. Joseph Sawin (Sawings) and Katharine and Henry Sawin and Jennet to Abraham Smith. Patented to Daniel

Harrison and by him conveyed to Daniel Smith, 14th October, 1765.

  • Page 372.--17th June, 1776. Richard Rowland and Bridgett ( ) to Conrad Hartingen, part of 190 acres patented to Richard 16th March, 1771, on a branch of Daniel Holeman's Creek. Teste: John Thomas, George ( ) Kersner, Josiah Boone, Daniel Smith, Elizabeth ( ) Miller.
  • Page 91.--(Abt. 1777) Patent to Charles Dailly 16th August, 1756, on Johnston's Branch of North River of Shanando. Teste: Daniel Smith, John Thomas Henry ( ) Easters (Etters).
  • Page 153.--22d January, 1776. Abraham Miller and Elizabeth to John Kring, lot 8 on Linvel's Creek, devised to John Bowman by his father, George Bowman, patent to John Scott 21st November, 1765, on McKay's draft, a branch of Linvel's Creek, patented to Abram Miller 1st March, 1773. Teste: Daniel, Joseph and Robert Smith, John Thomas, Cornelius Ruddle. (Note: Joseph Smith is probably the brother of Daniel Smith, identity of Robert Smith is unknown).
  • Page 467.--3d October, 1778. Daniel Smith and Gaw'th. Hamilton, take privy examination of Judith, wife of George Boswell, deed to John Carthrea, 19th August, 1777.

Records in Rockingham County, VA

  • Be it remembered that on the xxvii Day of April MDCCLXXviii a Commission of the peace and a Commission of Oyer & Terminer under the Hand of his Excellency Patrick Henry Esq. Governor in Chief, dated the xxiv Day of March MDCCLXXviii directed to Silas Hart, Daniel Smith, Abraham Smith, John Gratten, Josiah Davison, John Skidmore, George Boswell, Thomas Hewitt, John Thomas, William Nalle, Robert Davis, James Dyer, Henry Ewing, William McDowell, Anthony Ryder, John Fitzwater & Isaac Hinckel Gent. Justices for the County of Rockingham being read, Daniel Smith & Abraham Smith having administer'd the Oath of a Justice of Oyer & Terminer to Silas Hart Gent. and then the said Silas Hart administered each of the said Oaths to Danile Smith, Abram Smith, John Gratten, Josiah Davidson, George Bowell, Thomas Hewitt, John Thomas, James Dyer, Henry Ewing, William McDowell, Anthony Ryder, John Fitzwater & Isaac Hinckle, aforesaid, who were sworn in the Commission of the peace & Justices of Oyer accordingly.
  • Following out a commission issued March 24, 1778, by Governor Patrick Henry, Silas Hart was sworn in as sheriff, with Gabriel Jones and Robert Cravens as sureties. Gaven Hamilton qualifed as deputy sheriff. Thomas Lewis produced a commission as county surveyor, from the president and masters of "the Colledge of Wm & Mary," and was sworn into the office, having Daniel Smith and Abraham Smith as sureties. Peter Hog was unanimously chosen and appointed clerk of the peace.
  • The court resumed its session the next day, April 28, 1778. At the opening six of the justices were present, namely; Daniel Smith, Abraham Smith, John Thomas, John Gratten, Isaac Hinckle, and John Fitzwater; an hour or two later Thomas Hewitt and James Dyer came in, and later still Josiah Davidson. A great deal of important business was transacted this day, in addition to the formal provisions for the settling of several estates.
  • April 28, 1778 - Abraham Smith was recommended to the governor and council as a fit man for the office of county lieutenant; Daniel Smith was in like manner recommended for colonel, Benjamin Harrison for lieutenant colonel, and John Skidmore for major;
  • November 28, 1780 - Abraham Smith, having resigned the office of county lieutenant, on account of "his Disorder & Infirmities," the court recommended Danl. Smith for appointment in his stead.
  • March 26, 1781. - Daniel Smith, Gent., was sworn in as county lieutenant of the militia; George Chrisman and Reuben More, as captains; Jacob Lincoln, as a lieutenant.
  • Daniel Smith, for pasturing 34 troop horses 20 days, for beef, corn, and whiskey, July 21, 1781; for public service with his team, &c., Nov. 30, 1781.

Information on Daniel Smith

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Harrison/d0087/g0000078.html#I262

Daniel was one of the wealthiest men in the area serving as one of the justices of Augusta court, his last term ending with the formation of Rockingham Co. He was a member of the Third Virginia Convention in 1775. Daniel joined his sons John, Daniel, Joseph and Robert in Yorktown and fought in the seige. He took office on March 26th 1781 as County Lieutenant of Rockingham. On the return of Rockingham's troops following the surrender there was a great celebration and a grand review of the troops. Daniel's horse became frightened and bolted when the soldiers opened fire during the "running salute" causing his death a few days later. Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County Virginia and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrisons and Allied Lines. AUTHOR: J. Houston Harrison PUBLICATION: 665p, C.J. Carrier Co., Harrisonburg VA 1935, reprint 1983.

Ken Smith's records sent to Sandra Smith Gwilliam by Guy R. Smith: For many years, Daniel Smith was presiding judge of the Augusta County Court. In 1776, he was captain of Militia. When Rockingham County was organized in 1778, he was one of the first justices of the peace. On 28 May 1778, Daniel Smith qualified as Colonel of the militia. He was also one of the coroners. The first County Court of Rockingham was held at his house. On the return of the troops from Yorktown, the victory was celebrated by the military of Rockingham at a grand review in November 1781. Colonel Smith's horse, taking fright from the firing of guns, sprang aside, causing him to fall and injure his back to such a degree that he died within a few days. Three of his sons: John, Daniel and Benjamin, took part in the siege of Yorktown.

(Gleanings of Virginia History -Compiled & published by William Fletcher Boogher, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc Baltimore, 1976, p. 333):    John Smith b. 1755 (Abraham, Col. John Smith) was a soldier in the Reolutionary Army, distinguished himself at the Battle of Point Pleasant as ensign in the company commanded by his uncle Daniel.

Other Sources for Daniel Smith: a. Daniel Smith is listed as in 1740 Importation of John Smith as one of “his own Charges from Ireland to Philadelphia & from thence into this Colony” [Orange County, Virginia.]

b. 1753 will of John Smith. . . my Executors to Pay five Shillings Each to my Sons Abraham Henry Daniel and John

c. Smith Cousins Four: Daniel Smith, b. in Ulster, Ireland, 1724, m. about 1751, Jane, the daughter of Capt. Daniel Harrison; [Daniel Harrison was also an executor of the 1753 will of John Smith.] [Smith Cousins Four compiled by Zula Wood Atwood, Frank L. Eddens, Jr, Mildred Smith Shumaker, & Guy R. Smith.]

d. Will of John Smith [son of Colonel John Smith] P. 155 Wills--22d January, 1756: to John Smith, son of brother Daniel Smith, the plantation on North River, Shanedoe, which testator bought of Silas Hart; to brother Daniel; to brother Abraham Smith; to brother Henry Smith. Executor, brother Daniel Smith Proved, 18th August, 1756.

e. Guy Smith notes: Colonel John Smith died sometime after August 26, 1779, most likely at Smithlands, in the residence of his son Daniel, two miles north of Harrisonburg, Virginia. His burial plot is probably under Silver Lake Pond, Dayton, Virginia.

Sources for Daniel Smith: a. Daniel Smith is listed as in 1740 Importation of John Smith as one of “his own Charges from Ireland to Philadelphia & from thence into this Colony” [Orange County, Virginia.]

b. 1753 will of John Smith. . . my Executors to Pay five Shillings Each to my Sons Abraham Henry Daniel and John


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34. JANE12 HARRISON (DANIEL11, ISAIAH10, THOMAS9, RICHARD8, JOHN7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, ADAM2, HENRY1 DE HEDE) was born 1735 in Sussex Co., Delaware, and died 1796 in Rockingham Co., Virginia. She married DANIEL SMITH, son of JOHN SMITH. He was born Abt. 1735, and died 1779 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.

Children of JANE HARRISON and DANIEL SMITH are:

i. DANIEL13 SMITH, b. June 25, 1754; d. The battle of Point Pleasant, French & Indian War.
ii. JOSEPH SMITH, b. February 09, 1756.
iii. ROBERT SMITH, b. November 28, 1757.
iv. JOHN SMITH, b. Abt. 1758.
v. MARGARET SMITH, b. October 27, 1759.
vi. WILLIAM SMITH, b. Abt. 1760.
vii. JAMES SMITH, b. Abt. 1761.
viii. ANN SMITH, b. September 06, 1763.
ix. JANE SMITH, b. July 19, 1765; m. SMITH LOFLAND.
x. SARAH SMITH, b. October 13, 1767, Virginia; d. Aft. 1871, Tennessee; m. JONATHAN DOUGLASS, January 05, 1815, Washington County, Virginia; b. Bef. 1767, Virginia; d. February 20, 1842, Overton County, Tennessee.
xi. ABRAHAM SMITH, b. July 23, 1770.
References
  1. Court records, 1740.

    John Smith made oath that he imported himself, Margaret his wife, Abraham, Henry, Daniel, John & Joseph Smith & Robert Mc Dowel, as his own Charges from Ireland to Philadelphia & from thence into this Colony & that this is the first time of his proving his & their rights in order to obtain land.---

    Orange County, Virginia Order Book II, Circuit Court of Orange County, Orange, Virginia, 1740 p. 205


    [Note: There is no proof of any last name for Margaret, John’s wife. Guy Smith has a theory that perhaps Robert McDowel could be a relative of Margaret.]

    Importation of the John Smith family in the Orange County, Virginia Order Book II, Circuit Court of Orange County, Orange, Virginia, 1740 p. 205--document provided by Guy R. Smith--see text and image

  2. Court records, 18 Aug 1756.

    John Smith Jr. [son of Captain John & Margaret Smith b.1730], was killed at Fort Vause, June 25, 1756. John Smith's will P. 155 Wills--22 January, 1756 …to John Smith, son of brother Daniel Smith, the plantation on North River, Shanedoe, [Shenandoah ?] which testator bought of Silas Hart; to brother Daniel; to brother Abraham Smith; to brother Henry Smith. Executor, brother Daniel Smith. Proved, 18th August, 1756

    John Smith Jr. [son of Captain John & Margaret Smith b.1730], was killed at Fort Vause, June 25, 1756. John Smith's will P. 155 Wills--22 January, 1756 names several brothers. Proved, 18th August, 1756-- see actual text for partial transcription
    document provided by Guy R. Smith

  3. Court records, 3 Apr/Dec 1758.

    JOHN SMITH’S FT. VAUSE ADVENTURE
    1754-1763: French and Indian War. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, that war was the last and most important conflict over French and British possessions in North America. John Smith fought under George Washington in an unsuccessful attempt to force the French to leave their chain of forts along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania in 1754. The French forces defeated them at Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg, Pennsylvania). That campaign was the first battle of the French and Indian War. [Jean Carr & World Book Encyclopedia]
    1755 John Smith was Captain of Rangers. His company was at Fort Vause at the head of the Roanoke River (Shawsville) in the present county of Montgomery, about ten miles from Christiansburg, Virginia. He served until 1763. (Sandra's note: This differs from the Abercrombie report which calls him Major because according to Guy Smith, John Smith was in two different military units with different ranks in each.) (CF)
    1756 May 18, 1756: Formal declaration of war by England. June 9, 1756: Formal declaration of War by France.
    Major John Smith fought at Fort Vause, Virginia, which fell to French and Indian troops under the command of Monssieur Belester, commander of the Miamee Fort (Fort Miamee is near Toledo, Ohio). Major John Smith was captured by the French and held for two years. (CF)
    The original document of the Abercrombie extract #16 will provide…illuminating historical facts…concerning Col. John Smith's Fort Vause Adventure. The original document…can be found in the Public records office in London, England…The reference number is PRO 30/8/95. [Sandra's note: Apparently, Major John Smith wrote a journal during the time he was captured and transported. He described the Forts and the French forces and numbers of guns each fort held. He also took note of each Native American tribe, their size and feelings towards the British and Americans. Major John Smith gave this information to the British to help with the war efforts. Mr. Abercrombies's letter of Nov. 16th, 1757 to Mr. Wood contains extracts from Major (John) Smith's journal, 1756/7.]
    "…Major John Smith, Commander of a Company of Rangers on the Frontiers of Virginia, was prisoner for eleven months, taken with his party of ten men in a blockhouse towards the head of James River on the 25th of June 1756 by Monsieur Belester Com.der of Miamee Fort (about 500 miles from the head of James River) at the head of 205 Indians and 25 French Canadians of which party Major Smith killed 40 (and ) obliged Captain Belester to return without penetrating [Warwick] within 60 miles from Williamsburgh where he intended. According to the information of his [Shawnee] Indians, his spies who passed through the settlements of Virginia some [months] before as Cherokees and our friends... [Abercrombie 'extract' #16 page 2 of John Smith's journal transcribed by Guy Smith]
    "Putoataways [Guy Smith's note: probably Pottawatomie (Algonquian) tribe]. …of their towns, about 2000, inclined to come over to English for better trade…took Major Smith, into their counsel as a Sachem [a supreme or Political leader], went to their king, danced under the English colours, taken from Gen'l Bradock, and fired through the French colours, held council with Major Smith, agreed with him in a project formed by him for taking Fort Dequesne by their assistance with 1500 of their people. The intimacy [between] them and the Major being suspected, he was removed. He speaks the language." [Abercrombie 'extract' #16 page 3 of John Smith's journal transcribed by Guy Smith]
    Monday April 3d 1758, a Memorial was read - "To the President, Council, and House of Burgesses and referred to Consideration of the House", stating that in June 1756, the said Smith then in Fort Vaufs [sic], in Augusta, was attacked by the enemy, his eldest son killed and he was captured. "He has lost three sons and a great part of his Fortune in the service of his country." [Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia 1752-1755, 1756-1758].
    Note from Guy Smith: The three sons John lost in the war: Lt. John Smith, Joseph Smith, and most likely a Patrick Smith. The State historical Library in Wisconsin has Preston Papers which summarized from 1754 to end of war the people killed Feb 1756 Chalkely Vol 2-March 1756 Robert Looney was killed (he was a neighbor of the Smith family),.. Patrick Smith was killed. He was probably born in the colonies because he was not listed in the importation papers.
    John Smith Jr. [son of Captain John & Margaret Smith b.1730], was killed at Fort Vause, June 25, 1756. John Smith's will P. 155 Wills--22 January, 1756 …to John Smith, son of brother Daniel Smith, the plantation on North River, Shanedoe, [Shenandoah ?] which testator bought of Silas Hart; to brother Daniel; to brother Abraham Smith; to brother Henry Smith. Executor, brother Daniel Smith. Proved, 18th August, 1756

    Some sources list a son of Captain John Smith named Joseph, taken prisoner at Ft. Vause along with his father. [More information is found in Smith Cousins Four compiled by Zula Wood Atwood, Frank L. Eddens, Jr, Mildred Smith Shumaker, & Guy R. Smith hereafter referred to as (CF)]

    Monday April 3d 1758, a Memorial was read - "To the President, Council, and House of Burgesses and referred to Consideration of the House", stating that in June 1756, the said Smith then in Fort Vaufs [sic], in Augusta, was attacked by the enemy, his eldest son killed and he was captured. "He has lost three sons and a great part of his Fortune in the service of his country." [Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia 1752-1755, 1756-1758]. document provided by Guy R. Smith--see text for more details

  4. Book.

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Harrison/d0087/g0000078.html#I262
    Daniel was one of the wealthiest men in the area serving as one of the justices of Augusta court, his last term ending with the formation of Rockingham Co. He was a member of the Third Virginia Convention in 1775. Daniel joined his sons John, Daniel, Joseph and Robert in Yorktown and fought in the seige. He took office on March 26th 1781 as County Lieutenant of Rockingham. On the return of Rockingham's troops following the surrender there was a great celebration and a grand review of the troops. Daniel's horse became frightened and bolted when the soldiers opened fire during the "running salute" causing his death a few days later.
    Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County Virginia and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrisons and Allied Lines. AUTHOR: J. Houston Harrison PUBLICATION: 665p, C.J. Carrier Co., Harrisonburg VA 1935, reprint 1983.

    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Volume I -- By Chalkley
    AUGUSTA COUNTY, [Virginia] COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XVI. JANUARY 20, 1777.
    Page 192 AUGUST 19, 1777.
    (206) Following took the oath of allegiance, viz: Daniel Smith, William Bowyer, Elijah McClenachan, James Tate, Sampson Mathews, Thomas Hugart, Charles Campbell, John McCleerey, Alexr. Robertson--Justices.

    Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County Virginia and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrisons and Allied Lines. AUTHOR: J. Houston Harrison PUBLICATION: 665p, C.J. Carrier Co., Harrisonburg VA 1935, reprint 1983.

  5.   Waddell, Joseph A. (Joseph Addison). Annals of Augusta County, Virginia: with reminiscences illustrative of the vicissitudes of its pioneer settlers biographical sketches of citizens locally prominent, and of those who have founded families in the southern and western states : a diary of the war, 1861-'5, and a chapter on reconstruction by Joseph Addison Waddell. (Staunton, Virginia: C.R. Caldwell, 1902), pg. 151.

    Daniel Smith, son of John, was for some time presiding justice of the County Court of Augusta. In 1776, he was captain of militia. When Rockingham county was organized in 1778, he was one of the first justices of the peace.. He was appointed also colonel of militia and one of the coroners. The first County Court of Rockingham was held at his house. His wife was Jane Harrison, sister of Benjamin Harrison, of Rockingham. On the return of the troops from Yorktown, the victory was celebrated by the military of Rockingham at a grand review in November, 1781. Colonel Smith’s horse, taking fright at the firing, sprang aside, and spraining his rider’s back, caused his death in a few days. Three of his sons, participated in the siege of Yorktown, viz:

    :1. John, father of the late Judge Daniel Smith.
    :2. Daniel, who was also at Point Pleasant.
    :3. Benjamin, father of Benjamin Harrison Smith, of Kanawha.

  6.   Ken Smith's records sent to Sandra Smith Gwilliam by Guy R. Smith state that Daniel Smith died Nov 1781 in Rockingham County, Virginia