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Records Gathered

Marriage

Knox County, Tennessee Marriages
David Smelser & Margery Gregg April 27, 1797
Marriage Bond: Harmon Gregg, Security

Census

Saline County, Missouri

  • 1830 Blackwater Township
    MALES: 1 5-10, 2 10-15; 2 15-20; 1 50-60
    FEMALES: 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 2 30-40, 1 50-60

Johnson County, Missouri

  • 1840 Warrensburg Township
    MALES: 1 20-30; 1 60-70
    FEMALES: 1 20-30, 1 60-70

Tax

Jackson County, Tennessee (In present day Overton County)

  • 1802

Howard County, Missouri

  • 1817
    "Ten Thousand Missouri Taxpayers"
    977.8 R48k
    David Smelsor - Property

Land

Johnson County, Missouri

  • David Smelser living in Lafayette County, Missouri
    Purchased June 20, 1836 in Lexington, Missouri
    Johnson County
    NESE of Section 17, Township 45-N, Range 26-W, 5th Prime Meridian
  • This Indenture made this 7th day of November in the year of our Lord 1840 between David Smelser and Marjara Smeler his wife of the County of Johnson and State of Missouri of the one part, and George W. Houts of the County and State aforesaid of the other part.

    Witnesseth that the said David Smelser and Marjara Smelser his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged to hereby grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said George W. Houts his heirs and assigns forever the following described tracts or parcels of land lying and being in the County of Johnson and State of Missouri, To wit the North East Quarter of the South East Quarter, section No. Seventeen of Township No. Forty Five, in Range No. Twenty Six Containing Forty acres also the Southwest quarter of Northwest quarter of Section sixteen in Township No Forty Five of Range No Twenty six Containing Forty acres. Also the South East quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section Sixteen of Township Forty Five of Range Twenty six containing Forty acres together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining.

    To Have and to Hold the above described premises unto the said George W. Houts his heirs and assigns forever and the said David Smelser and Marjara Smelser his wife the aforesaid premises unto the said George W. Houts his heirs and assigns against the Claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

    In witness thereof the said David Smelser and Marjara Smelser his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
    David Smelser (Seal)
    Marjara (her X Mark) Smelser (Seal)

    Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of

    Interlined by comment or parties (illegible)

    State of Missouri County of Johnson
    Be it remembered on this Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and forty personally appeared before me Shelby Hart one of the Justices of the peace of Warrensburg Township in Johnson County State of Missouri David Smelser and Marjara Smelser his wife personally known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing deed of conveyance and severally acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposed therein mentioned, she the said Marjara Smelser being by me first made acquainted with the contract and asked whether she relinquished her right of dower in the lands and tenements aforesaid freely and without the compulsion or undue influence of her said husband, acknowledged and declared that she relinquished her right of Dower in the lands aforesaid freely and without the the compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.
    Certified under my hand this the day and date above written.
    Shelby Hart J.P.

History

  • Anonymous
    History of Madison County, Illinois : illustrated :
    with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
    Edwardsville, Ill.: W.R. Brink & Co., 1882, 641

    Page 96

    One of the early schools in the southern part of the county was taught in Chilton's fort by David Smeltzer

    Page 270

    St. Jacobs--The first settlers of what is now St. Jacob's township took special care in educating their children. Whilst gathered together within the walls of an old fort, in 1812 and '13, for safety against incursions of Indians, they maintained a school, taught by David Smeltzer.
  • The History of Cass and Bates counties, Missouri:
    containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns; biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri

    Page 145
    David, William and George Smeltzer, came with their father, among the first. The old man died in Bates County before the war, in 1846. David went to California and the other boys to Texas.

Miscellaneous

  • Missouri Intelligencer April 23, 1819, Page 1, Column 1.
    David Smelser
    Letter advertised in the Franklin Post Office.
  • Mentioned in land deed

    Original Book A Page 35
    John Sevier to Benjamin Hinshaw
    Deed 100 acres

    This Indenture made this seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and six, between John Sevier of the County of Knox of the one part and Benjamin Hinshaw of the County of Jackson of the other part, both of the state of Tennessee. Witnesseth That the said John Sevier, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and enfeoff and confirm unto the said Benjamin Hinshaw his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred acres, lying and being in the County of Jackson and State of Tennessee. viz:- Beginning at a large poplar, white oak and hickory, to run west one hundred and twenty six poles to a stake; thence south one hundred and twenty-seven poles to a stake; thence east one hundred and twenty six poles to a stake, thence north one hundred and twenty seven poles to the beginning - including the improvement made by David Smelser, and by him named ___________ with all and singular, the woods, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appentenances, whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging or appertaining, and the reversion or rents and issues thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand of him, the said Benjamin Hinshaw, his heirs and assigns forever, of, in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof , either in law or equity, To have and to hold the said one hundred acres of land with the appertenances, unto the said Benjamin Hinshaw, his heirs and assigns, against the lawful title, claim and demand of all and every person or persons - will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof the said John Sevier hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
    John Sevier (Seal)

    Signed, Sealed and delivered,
    in the presence of
    Jos. H. Windle
    Charles Sevier

    State of Tennessee
    Overton County
    Jany Session A.D. 1807
    The within deed was proven in open court by the oath of Charles Sevier, a subscribing witness thereto
    Let it be Registered
    B., Totten, Clk.

Probate

Know all men by these presents that we David Smelser as principal and John M. Clark and Saml Wilson as security all of the County of Van Buren and State of Missouri, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri in the sum of Five Hundred dollars good and lawful money of the United States for the payment of which sum we bind ourselves our heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents, In witness whereof we have hereunto set out hands and affixed our seals this _ day of April A.D. 1846.

The condition of the above bond is that if the above bounded David W. Smelser Administrator of the Estate of David Smelser deceased shall faithfully Administer said Estate account for pay and deliver all money and property of said of said Estate and perform all other things touching said administration required by law in the order of any court having jurisdiction then the above bond to be said, otherwise to remain in full force
David W Smelser (Seal)
J. M. Clark (Seal)
S. Wilson (Seal)
Recorded this 15th day of Jany 1848
James C. Jackson Clerk
By L/S. M. L/S Jackson Dept

Researcher Bob Stewart found:
In the Harrisonville, Cass County MO courthouse the whole estate file of David Smelser, who died in 1846. No will and no final settlement, but I did find an affadavit from David W. Smelser naming David's heirs.

State of Missouri
County of Van Buren

This affiant David W Smelser Makes oath and states that to the best of his knowledge and beleif (sic) that the names and place or residence of the heirs of David Smelser deceased an as follows Towit. Harmon Smelser, and Rebecca Fisher reside in the County of Johnson David W Smelser, George Smelser, William Smelser, and, Susan Settle, reside in the County of Van Buren, Susan Jane Hall, Isaiah Smelser, John R Smelser and Elizabeth Smelser heirs and Children of John Smelser deceased who reside in Lafayette County except Susan Jane Hall who as this affiant believes resides in Pettis County and Melinda __________ and Lucinda Revis heirs and children of Margarat Revis deceased who reside in the County __________ all in the state of Missouri, and Josiah Smelser and Polly Gregg who reside in the County of __________ in the state of Texas, and that said deceased died without a will and that he will make a perfect Inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of said deceased and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct and account for and pay all assets which shall come to his possession or knowledge.
David W Smelser

Sworn and subscribed to before me James C Jackson Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid 23rd day of April AD 1846
James C Jackson

Also in the file was a inventory with notes owed to the estate from William Smelser, Charles G. Settle, David W. Smelser and James T. Fisher. Also John M. Clark, Harmon Smelser, William Blackburn, Robert Curry and WH Davis.

Family

y-DNA

All markers are in FTDNA order
A descendant of David has the following results - l1 (old l1a)
13221410131411141112112815898112216202712141415 101019211514162035371310
118151581110899122224151012121581323201313111211111211


--Schmelzer 17:25, 8 March 2009 (EDT)

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