Person:Henry Smith (32)

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Henry Smith
b.1758 Virginia
 
m. ABT 1744
  1. John Smith1755 - 1815
  2. Henry Smith1758 -
m. 2 April 1792
  1. Abraham Smithabt 1793 - 1876
  2. Elenor Smith1803 - 1839
Facts and Events
Name Henry Smith
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1758 Virginia
Marriage 2 April 1792 Rockingham County, Virginiato Margaret Cravens

Henry 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 in Virginia:


  • Page 30 - Henry Smith, 400 acres, Beaver Creek. Adjoining Andrew Johnson, Josiah Shipman, near a Road. The above in consequence of an entry by Abraham Smith, deceased, and willed to Henry Smith for 400 acres dated February 3, 1769. May 3, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 107]. (Note: record proves Henry Smith as a son of Abraham Smith).
  • Page 34 - Henry Smith, 328 acres, Head of Beaver Creek. Adjoining Fulton, Duns. The entry made by Abraham Smith for 400 acres, June 11, 1771, and bequeathed in his last will to Henry Smith. April 1, 1783. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 109].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Kyle vs. Smith--O. S. 283; N. S. 100--Bill, 5th May, 1816, by Jeremiah Kyle of Rockingham. He has lately become the owner of the lands devised by Samuel Hemphill, Sr., to his son, Samuel Hemphill, Jr. (Samuel, Sr had also two other sons, John and Robert). Robert has sold to Henry Smith, who has conveyed to his son, Abraham Smith. Jacob Miller and Agnes, his wife, is one of defendants. (Is Agness daughter of Samuel Hemphill, Sr.?) Deed, 20th June, 1809, by John, Samuel (and Clarinda, his wife) Hemphill, Jacob Miller and Agness, his wife, all of Rockingham, to Robert Hemphill of Rockingham, tracts on East Branch of Cook's Creek Patent to Samuel Hemphill, 20th July, 1768; also 1st September, 1780. Also Patent to Robert Cravens, 10th February, 1748, all devised to grantors. This deed has no certificate of record. Will of Samuel Hemphill of Rockingham. Eldest son, John, lands adjoining Benj. Smith, widow Bibber and Thos. Harrison, deceased, and John Pottorff, one bedroom in the house with privilege at any of the fireplaces in the house; daughter, Agnes Miller, and 3 children, second son, Robert; youngest son, Samuel; grandchildren, Mary, John and Benjamin Miller. Dated 19th March, 1802. Recorded in Rockingham, April, 1809. William Wretchford deposes 13th June, 1817, aged 68. George Argenbright deposes 13th June, 1817, aged 59. George Argenbnght, Jr., deposes 13th June, 1817, aged 38 or 39. (Note: Robert Cravens listed in this record is likely the father-in-law of Henry Smith, more sources needed to prove this relationship).
References
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    (Gleanings of Virginia History -Compiled & published by William Fletcher Boogher, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc Baltimore, 1976, p. 333):
    Abraham Smith, eldest child of Capt. John the emigrant and Margaret Smith, born in Ulster Province, Ireland, 1722,
    Married Sarah Caldwell, of Augusta County, resided near North Mountain in Rockingham County, Virginia, on a large land estate called "Egypt," where he died.
    Two children: 1. John, b. Dec. 16, 1755 2. Henry, b. 1758

    (Gleanings of Virginia History -Compiled & published by William Fletcher Boogher, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc Baltimore, 1976, p. 333):