b.Est. 1718-1724 prob. Culpeper County, Virginia
m. abt. 1712
Facts and Events
From "Thomas Wieland and related lines" (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~wayland/wayland/pafg85.htm)
Mary Magdalena Reiner, married Nicholas Smith. Nicholas was not yet born when his parents left Gemmingen in 1717. Magdalena was born in 1720 and Nicholas was probably of a similar age. Since the Reiners came to America in 1749, probably both Nicholas and Magdalena were about thirty years of age when they married. That they did marry is borne our by the sponsorships at the German Lutheran Church. They were sponsors for George and Mary Sarah (Reiner) Cook in 1751, 1753, 1756, 1758 and 1768. The two wives were sisters.
Nicholas and Magdalena were communicants in 1775 and 1776. Nicholas died in 1797 and his will left his property to his sons John, Nicholas, Michael and Godfrey. In addition to these four sons, there may have been daughters. Tentatively, I have entered Barbara as a daughter of Nicholas and Magdalena.
Though it is a digression from the main theme of the note, it is noteworthy that Matthew Smith, the immigrant, had a joint land grant with Christopher Barlow. In the 1787 Tax List, Michael Barlow was in the household of NIcholas Smith, Sr. There may be complications in the Smith ancestry that we do not understand.
Culpeper County, Virginia 1764 Rent Rolls
James Sims of Hawkins Smith Nicholas Smith (son of Mathius)