Person:Thenia Smith (1)

Thenia Margaret Smith
m. common law marriage abt 1863
  1. Mary Frances Smith1863 - 1955
  2. Martha J. Smith1866 - Aft 1920
  3. John H. SmithAbt 1868 -
  4. James Yancey Smith1874 - 1951
  5. M. Annie SmithAbt 1876 -
  6. Candia Smith1880 - Aft 1942
  7. Darian Major Smith1882 - Aft 1930
Facts and Events
Name Thenia Margaret Smith
Alt Name Mog
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][7] Feb 1848 Rockingham, Co, NC
Marriage common law marriage abt 1863 to Dr. Darian Smith
Census[8] 16 Jun 1900 Price, Rockingham Co., NC
Death[1][2] AFT 1920 Rockingham, Co, NC

1910 Federal Census for Rockingham, NC: Darian Smith, retired Physician, age 87 Thenia Smith, cook, age 65 Sheet 6A, enumeration district 163 Dwelling 88, family 89 Thenia reported having 9 children, 7 living Thenia's father born in U.S., her mother in North Carolina.

From Elvin Perkins, Sep 2010: "Mog was the slave of Darian Smith and eventually became his...I guess you would say "common law" wife after the death of his first wife. She served as his housekeeper and nurse. The daughters of Darian and Mog married and lived their lives as white...the sons were still documented as black. Mog herself was likely half black, half white and is listed as"mulatto" or "black" in the census. I've been told by old folks who knew these families that the daughters of Darian were very pretty as young women.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Moore and Robinson Families," compiled by Carol Ann Moore Robinson, ((sc)(e-mail address(/sc)) (sc)mailing ad
    Margaret Smith.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Smith and Snider Families," Narrative, genealogies, family trees, etc., (smithsnider.n.
  3.   1870, Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC, schedule 1 - inhabitants, , ; digital image, Family Search Record S
    Martins Lime Kiln Post Office; 10; 64; Smith, Margaret; .
  4.   1900, Price Township, Rockingham Co., NC, schedule 1 - population, , ; digital image, Family Search: Record Se
    Price Township; 79; 7; dwelling 127, family 128; Marguerite Smith; Viewed; 4 August 2010.
  5.   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), "New FamilySearch," database, Family Search: Record Sea (1)
    John Gibson; Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.
  6.   United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624)
    Rockingham Co., NC; 163; sheet 6A; dwelling 88, family 89; Thenia Smith; accessed; 22 August 2010.
  7. Thenia was likely the illegitimate offspring of a member of the slave-owning Smith Family in Rockingham Co., NC. This is why she has the same last name as her common law marriage husband, Dr. Darian Smith.
  8. Her race is listed as "black" in this census.