Person:William Smith (826)

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William Smith
d.26 January 1842 Rockbridge County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Smith1763 - 1842
  • WHannah Sneadabt 1771 - aft 1855
m. 22 January 1794
  1. Robert Smith1794 -
Facts and Events
Name William Smith
Gender Male
Birth? 22 July 1763 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Bond 6 January 1794 Amherst County, VirginiaMarriage Bond signed by Randolph Snead, witness: W.S. Crawford
to Hannah Snead
Marriage 22 January 1794 Amherst County, Virginiato Hannah Snead
Death? 26 January 1842 Rockbridge County, Virginia

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


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Smith, William - born 7/22/1763 in Staunton, Auigusta County, Virginia; entered service 1777 in Amherst County (area later Nelson County), Virginia, in Virginia regiment; moved in 1825 to Augusta County, Virginia where applied for pension 1832 per witneeese William Kinney & Charley Kinney & County court clark Jefferson Kinney; Thomas Joplin made affidavit then Nelson County, Virginia, he had served 2 tours from Amherst County, Virginia, with soldier in Revolutionary War per County Justice of the Peace Robert J. Kincaid; soldier received Pension 1835 in Augusta County, Virginia per County Justice of the Peace James Alexander; soldier died 1/26/1842 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; married 1/22/1794 to Hannah/Hanny Snead (Marriage Bond 1/6/1794, signed by Randolph Snead, witness W.S. Crawford), Amherst County, Virginia, per certification 1845 by County Clerk of court Samuel Garland; widow received Pension age 74 in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1845 per County Justice of the Peace William M. Gold & County court clerk Samuel McD Reid; widow's brother Randall Snead of Nelson County, Virginia, made affidavit then Rockbridge County, Virginia that he was 4-5 years older then sister & he was at her wedding which was performed by Reverend Samuel Day also Randall & sister were children of John Snead of Amherst County, Virginia; widow granted Bounty Land Warrant #27686 there in 1855 at age 77, per witnesses Preston Trotter & Daniel Shickel & County court clerk Charles Chapin; her eldest son Robert was born 10/15/1794 & resided 1844 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; widow's daughter mentioned but not named; widow's brother Randall made affidavit 1849 in Nelson County, Virginia, per County Justice of the Peace Edmund F. Coffey & County court clerk Spotswood Garland; query letter in file 1909 from great great grandaughter Lida Smith Clark of Springfield, Missouri, says she was great granddaughter of soldier's son Jeremiah & wife Isabella (daughter of Virginia Revolutionary War Soldier John Green) . F-W2629, R2237.
- Note: Jeremiah Smith was born in 1773 and married Isabella Green on 29 April 1800 in Greene County, Tennessee, so he could not have been this William Smith's son.