Person:James Smith (30)

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James Smith, (undocumented)
b.BEF 1830 , , Tennessee
 
m. ABT 1816
  1. Sam Houston Smith, (undocumented)
  2. Captain Henry Madison Smith1817 - 1882
  3. Sarah Elvina Smith1818 - 1902
  4. Unknown Female Smithbef 1820 - bef 1830
  5. Frances E. SmithABT 1823 - BEF 1854
  6. Joseph P. SmithABT 1825 - ABT 1860
  7. Andrew Jackson SmithABT 1826 - BEF 1880
  8. Isaac Newton SmithABT 1828 -
  9. James Smith, (undocumented)BEF 1830 -
  10. William Jasper Smith1830 - 1894
  11. Francis Marion SmithABT 1833 - aft 1855
  12. Barsheba H. SmithABT 1834 - 1904
  13. Birt H. SmithABT 1837 - 1863
Facts and Events
Name James Smith, (undocumented)
Gender Male
Birth[1] BEF 1830 , , Tennessee

challenged parents: James Smith and Hannah Parker (1)

There is a James Smith (born about 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to James and Hannah Parker Smith) listed in the War of 1812 Veterans in Texas by Mary Smith Fae. He is not listed in any other document or census, nor is he listed as an heir in James Smith's probate.

Mary Smith Fae stated that James "Did not marry".

Census records: There is no son James Smith in this 1820 census.

1820 1820 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

  1. 38.9 James Smith
      	 1 male under 10 years (Henry M. Smith b 17 Nov 1817)
       	1 male 26 to 45 years (James Smith)
       	2 females under 10 years (Sarah Elvina Smith b.18 Dec 1818, Frances Smith b. abt 1823)
      	 2 females 16 to 26 years (Hannah Parker & her sister Sarah?)


Ken Smith on his website has the James Smith family in the 1830 Lincoln County, Tennessee, Federal Census with these names:

  • 272 James Smith family:

3 males under 5 years (William Jasper Smith b 28 Mar 1830, Isaac Newton Smith b. abt 1828, Andrew Jackson. Smith b. abt 1826)

     	 1 male 5 to 10 years (Joseph M. Smith b abt 1825)
1 male 10 to 15 years (James Smith)  b.1815-1820 * questions-what sources? Could this be someone else, or was he born just after the last census and died before the family went to Texas?
      	1 male 15 to 20 years (Henry M. Smith b 17 Nov 1817)
      	1 male 30 to 40 years (James Smith)
      	1 female 5 to 10 years (Frances Smith b. abt 1823)
     	 1 female 10 to 15 years (Sarah Elvina Smith b.18 Dec 1818)
     	 1 female 30 to 40 years (Hannah Parker Smith)

1820 1820 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

  1. 38.9 James Smith
      	 1 male under 10 years (Henry M. Smith b 17 Nov 1817)
       	1 male 26 to 45 years (James Smith)
       	2 females under 10 years (Sarah Elvina Smith b.18 Dec 1818, Frances Smith b. abt 1823)
      	 2 females 16 to 26 years (Hannah Parker & her sister Sarah?)
  • 272 James Smith family:

3 males under 5 years (William Jasper Smith b 28 Mar 1830, Isaac Newton Smith b. abt 1828, Andrew Jackson. Smith b. abt 1826)

     	 1 male 5 to 10 years (Joseph M. Smith b abt 1825)
1 male 10 to 15 years (James Smith)  b.1815-1820 * questions-what sources? Could this be someone else, or was he born just after the last census and died before the family went to Texas?
      	1 male 15 to 20 years (Henry M. Smith b 17 Nov 1817)
      	1 male 30 to 40 years (James Smith)
      	1 female 5 to 10 years (Frances Smith b. abt 1823)
     	 1 female 10 to 15 years (Sarah Elvina Smith b.18 Dec 1818)
     	 1 female 30 to 40 years (Hannah Parker Smith)
References
  1. Family records.

    There is a James SMITH (born about 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to James and Hannah PARKER SMITH) listed in the War of 1812 Veterans in Texas by Mary SMITH FAE. [She has the incorrect parents for General James Smith.] Some other researchers have him as a child of James & Hannah. He is not listed in any other document or census, nor is he listed as an heir in James SMITH's probate.

    Mary SMITH Fae stated that James "Did not marry".

    Census records: There is no son James SMITH in this 1820 census.

    1820 1820 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Tennessee.
    #38.9 James SMITH
    1 male under 10 years (Henry M. SMITH b 17 Nov 1817)
    1 male 26 to 45 years (James SMITH)
    2 females under 10 years (Sarah Elvina SMITH b.18 Dec 1818, Frances SMITH b. abt 1823)
    2 females 16 to 26 years (Hannah PARKER & her sister Sarah PARKER [later Childress]? Their parents are both dead.)

    Ken SMITH on his website has the James SMITH family in the 1830 Lincoln County, Tennessee, Federal Census with these names:
    272 James SMITH family:
    3 males under 5 years (1. William Jasper SMITH b 28 Mar 1830; 2. Isaac Newton SMITH b. abt 1828; 3. Andrew Jackson. SMITH b. abt 1826)
    1 male 5 to 10 years (Joseph M. SMITH b abt 1825)
    1 male 10 to 15 years (James SMITH) b.1815-1820 * [questions by Sandra Gwilliam-what sources? Could this be someone else, or was James born in 1820 just after the last census and died before October 1839-the next SMITH document with children listed?]
    1 male 15 to 20 years (Henry M. SMITH b 17 Nov 1817)
    1 male 30 to 40 years (James SMITH, the father)
    1 female 5 to 10 years (Frances SMITH b. abt 1823)
    1 female 10 to 15 years (Sarah Elvina SMITH b.18 Dec 1818)
    1 female 30 to 40 years (Hannah PARKER SMITH, the mother)
    http://www.flash.net/~kensmith/barsheba.htm

    If this is the correct interpretation of the census, then James SMITH was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee sometime between 1815-1820 (but he would have been born after the 1820 census because only Henry SMITH is on the 1820 census as son of General James SMITH).

    There is space for him to be in the family, born in 1820, but he would have had to die before 1839 because he was not named in James SMITH's deed to his family 15 Oct 1839:

    Republic of Texas, County of Nacogdoches
    . . .fifteenth day of October one thousand, eight hundred and thirty nine . . .personally appeared James SMITH who declared that for and in consideration of the sum of four thousand dollars to him in hand paid by Hannah SMITH his wife, Birt H SMITH, Maddison H SMITH, Sarah Crain, Frances TIMMONS, Joseph P SMITH, Jackson SMITH, Isaac Newton SMITH, Jasper SMITH, Marion SMITH and Barshaba SMITH . . .doth grant, bargain, sell, alien [sic] and convey to the said parties last named all that tract or parcil [sic] of land, situate in the County of Nacogdoches, at and including a place called big Shawnee Town containing one league and one labor of land, surveyed by A. S. Hamilton as the headright of the said James SMITH on the twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred, and thirty eight,. . .To have and to hold the same to them the said Hannah SMITH, Birt H. SMITH, Maddison H. SMITH, Sarah Crain, Frances TIMMONS, Joseph P. SMITH, Jackson SMITH, Isaac Newton SMITH, Jasper SMITH, Marion SMITH and Barshaba SMITH their heirs and assigns . . .Six hundred and forty acres each to Birt H. SMITH and Hannah SMITH, the remainder to be divided equally between the other venders according to quantity and quality. . .signed by Jos' Cook and Thomas J. Rusk.
    Transcribed by Shirley SMITH

    James is listed in other books and websites as having been possibly born about 1830, but that date has to be incorrect, unless he is a twin or Hannah had children really close together and James was born in December 1830 or sometime in 1831-- Need sources for the existence of James SMITH.
    Joseph P. SMITH was born abt 1825
    Andrew Jackson SMITH born abt 1826
    Isaac Newton SMITH born abt 1828
    William Jasper SMITH born 28 Mar 1830

    A James SMITH, single Male is in the 1850 Rusk County, Texas census age 22. That James is in dwelling and household #41 line 9. Notation on the side says Steam Mill. He is listed as a farmer from Tennessee. [If that James is General James SMITH's son, then he was born in 1828, but Isaac Newton SMITH was born about then. He could have been born abt 1827 or in 1830 or 1831, but that doesn't fit the 1830 census record). I wonder if this child exists-he is not in the land partition for Gen James SMITH in 1839, nor did he inherit any of the land in James SMITH's partition 1855 and later.]

    Not listed in this 1855 Court document:
    Deed of Release of SMITH family slaves- 12 Dec 1855
    by Andrew Jackson SMITH to his mother and siblings
    Rusk Co. Deeds Book J Pg 461 The State of Texas County of Rusk

    . . .all of whom except Hanah SMITH my mother are my brothers and sisters and the heirs of Thomas TIMMONS are the children of my deceased sister Frances TIMMONS have this day granted bargained sold and released, and by these presents, do grant, bargain sell and release unto Hanah SMITH my mother, H. M. SMITH, Sarah CRAIN, J. P. SMITH, I. N. SMITH, W. J. SMITH, F. M. SMITH, Barshaby Morehead, B. H. SMITH, all my brothers and sisters, and Mary A., Hannah & Ann TIMMONS the children of my deceased sister Frances CHRISTIE all of said county and State. .

    See text for notes on Birt and listing in a book {War of 1812 Veterans in Texas] by Mary Smith Fae listing a James Smith, son of James & Hannah Parker Smith.