m. Bef. 1682
Facts and Events
Mathias Schmidt (Smith) was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony
Immigration to Germanna Colony
Matthias Schmidt and his family are listed among the second group of settlers to Germanna Colony in Virginia in April 1717:
Information on Matthias Schmidt
Ship "Loyal Judith", of London, Robert Turpin, Master from Rotterdam. Arrived Sept. 25, 1732, passengers included:
From "Germanna History", Notes:
Matthaus Schmidt was listed in the second set of families that migrated to the Germanna Colony, in Culpeper County, Virginia:
The pastor then proceeded to list six families with all household members who were going including their ages. Four of the six families are known later in Virginia. The fifth family is known to have arrived Virginia but there is no further record of them. The sixth family may have been able to get on a boat going to Pennsylvania. The families are:
THE HEBRON CHURCH BIRTH REGISTER, by Arthur L. Keith, pg. 319:
Nicolaus Schmid and Matheus Schmid were the sons of Mathias Smith who does not appear among the 1717settlers but patented land (jointly with Matthias Beller, Berler, Barlow), June 24, 1726, adjacent to patent of Nicholaus Yager of the same date. The relation of this Matthias to Michael Smith of the 1717 colony has not been learned. Matthias was certainly not the son of Michael who in his will mentions son John Michael as his only heir. The Nicolaus Smith, Sr., among the sponsors suggests the Nicolaus Schmid Jr., who married Susanna Yager, daughter of Godfrey Yager.
From Rootsweb post:
Culpeper County Deeds, Deed Book E, 1765-1769, pages 1-138
Pages 46-48. 19 Sept. 1765. Matthias Smith of Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, to Michl. Smith and Matthias Smith Junr. of same. For love and effection be doth bear towards his two sons Michl. and Matthias Smith Junr. and for 5 shillings current money. 100 acres being the land whereon Mathias Smith now lives.