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William Smith
b.abt. 1755
  • HWilliam Smithabt 1755 - 1835
  • WMary Wrightest 1762 - 1858
m. 10 August 1780
  1. Peter Smith1781 -
  2. Rebecca Smith1782 -
  3. David Smith1784 -
  4. James Smith1785 -
  5. Samuel Smith1786 -
  6. Polly Ann Smith1788 -
  7. Joseph Smith1789 -
  8. Thomas Smith1790 -
  9. Moses Smith1792 -
  10. Sampson Smith1794 -
  11. Maty Smith1796 -
  12. William Smith1798 -
  13. Betty Smith1800 -
  14. Wright Smith1805 -
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Name William Smith
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1755
Alt Birth? est. 1757
Marriage 10 August 1780 Virginiato Mary Wright
Death? Feb. 1835 prob. Alleghany County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

William Smith patented land on Jackson River, near Indian Draft in 1775, as listed below:



Information on William Smith

From USGenweb archives: http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/alleghany/cemeteries/mtplesnt01.txt

In 1775, William Smith, an early settler, patented land on Jackson River near Indian Draft, about 6 miles above Covington, Virginia


From USGenweb archives: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/alleghany/cemeteries/smith02.txt

William Smith was among the first permanent settlers on Jackson River. He was the first Smith on record on Jackson River. William Smith and wife, Mary (Fleet according to Archie Smith, a descendant) married Aug. 10, 1780. They had fourteen children whose births are:

Peter b. July 27, 1781
Rebecca b. Sept. 8, 1782 (died young)
David b. Jan. 9, 1784
Samuel b. Nov. 30, 1786
Polly Ann b. Feb. 20, 1788
Joseph b. July 22, 1789
Thomas b. Dec. 25, 1790
Moses b. Aug. 4, 1792
Sampson b. July 14, 1794
Maty b. July 17, 1796
William b. Apr. 9, 1798
Betty b. Apr. 17, 1800
James b. May 4, 1785
Write (Wright) b. Oct.2, 1805

Mr. Charley Dressler, of reliable authority, states that this is the oldest cemetery in this locality. The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies down the River, Route

  1. 268 about one mile where stood originally Mt. Pleasant Church which was built

on the lands of William Smith, deceased, being that part of Wm. Smith’s land that fell to Geo. Hull and his wife (formerly daughter of the above deceased.) James Smith, another son of the above deceased, is buried in the old Dressler Cemetery about one and one half miles down the River to east of Route #268.

Without Tombstones:

William Smith died Feb. 1835 Approx. age 80 yrs

Mary Smith died approx. 1845, approx. age 85 yrs.

Their son: Moses Smith born Aug. 4, 1792