Elizabeth Smith (1754–1783) m. Joseph Jolly (1751-1836)
- Henry Smith (1727-1792) m. to Amy Hampton (1730-1794) (I haven’t personally confirmed the mother’s surname yet – but this seems to be the consensus. Henry Smith started “Smiths Ford” in Union County, South Carolina)
- Amy Jolly 1780–1801
- Henry Jolly 1785–1872
- Rhoda Jolly 1787–1860
- Abraham Smith (1748-1806) m. Mary Guyton (1755-1831)
- John Smith (1750–1835) m. Sarah Guyton (1763-1800)
- Gideon Smith (1752–1783) m. Jean Steen (1755-?)
- William Smith (1751– ?) m. ?
- Elizabeth Smith (1754–1783) m. Joseph Jolly (1751-1836)
- Daniel Smith (1756–1779) (confirmed in Jonathan Smith’s Rev. War Pension Application – Daniel died in the war)
- Sarah Smith (1756– ?) m. John Ramsey (1747-1825)
- Henry Smith (1759– ?) m. Sarah Langston (1759-1794)
- David Smith (1761–1806) m. Barsheba Lusk (1773-?)
- Jonathan Smith (1765–1829) m. Margaret Guyton (1752-1800)
FACTS and NOTES:
County Pages with Smith information or to use for research:
- South Carolina – Union County
- South Carolina – York County
- North Carolina – Mecklenburg County
- North Carolina – Anson County
- South Carolina – Anderson County
- South Carolina – Spartanburg County
- South Carolina – Chester County
- North Carolina – Rutherford County
- North Carolina – Tryon County
- North Carolina – Lincoln County
Map of Area in York County, South Carolina – Howards Creek/Branch, Goin Moore’s Creek, Smith’s Ford, all adjacent to Union County, SC – on the east side of the Broad River where the Smith family had land.
Further out view of Howards Creek and Goin Moore Creek area where the Smiths lived (Click to enlarge):
Map of area in Union County, South Carolina – Thicketty Creek and Gilkys Creek area adjacent to York County, SC – on west side of Broad River. Where the Smith family had land. (Click to enlarge):
Closer view of the Thicketty Creek, Gilkys Creek, Grendal Shoals and Lockharts Upper Shoals – area where the Smith family had land.
1783 Aug 23 – Gideon Smith’s Will, No. 18 – Box 87 – Pack 2140: Will dated August 20, 1779 in 96 District. Proven August 23, 1783. In the name of God Amen Whereas I Gideon Smith of the State of South Carolina and district of Ninety Six being in a low condition of health and in perfect mind and memory thanks unto God for His mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed once for all man kind to die, constitute make and ordain this to be my last will and testament and dispose of all my worldly goods which it has pleased God to Endow me with in manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul in the hands of God who gave it nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again My Body I recommend to the Dust from whence I came to be buried in a Christian Decent form at the descretion of my Executors I leave and bequieth and dispose as followeth: I leave unto my beloved wife Jean all my Personal estate after paying all my debts except the land. I leave bequeath to my well beloved son James I leave my Land and the proffits of the Land to be for the maintenance of the child till he becomes of age. And lastly of all I Leave James Steen & John Smith & Abraham Smith my whole and sole executors for to act and do as I was present. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the pressence of us this 20th Day of August – 1779. Witnesses: Robert Lusk, Joseph Jolly, John Jefferies. Signed: Gideon Smith – Original will in Abbeville Court House, Abbeville, South Carolina. Abstract contained in Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, Compiled by Willie Pauline Young, Liberty, South Carolina, ISBN 0-89308-036-5 Gideon Smith – Box 87, pkg 2140, Abbeville, SC
1788 July 28 – Abram Smith fr James Campbell bk B, p 230 Union Co, SC.
… between James Cambell of the State of S Carolina and County of Abeville of the one part and Abraham Smith of S Carolina and County of York of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 130 pounds sterling … sell unto the said Abraham Smith all that an those the plantation or tract of land situate … on both sides of Gilkies Creek in Union County on the S side of Broad River in S Carolina containing by estimation 100 acres be the same more or less bounding to the north by lands vacant to the E on lands of Rideris Clarks and Richard Kelley and Thomas Gibbs and on the W on lands of Nathaniel Jefferies and Wilson Jolly it being a tract of land granted to Leard Burns …
Signed: James Campbell
Wit: Joseph French, John Harrington, Phillip Shaves
1855 Feb 23 – Henry Jolly, son of Joseph Jolly and Elizabeth Smith Jolly, files for Rev War Pension App.
State of South Carolina, District of Anderson: SS
On this twenty third day of February in the year of our Lord 1855 personally appeared in open Court before the undersigned Judge of the Court of Ordinary in & for said District & which is a Court of Record, Henry Jolly a resident of said District & State aged Seventy years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836 and such other Acts and resolutions of Congress as apply to his case: That he is the son & heir at law of Mrs. Elizabeth Jolly deceased who was the widow of Joseph Jolly deceased who entered the service of the United States, as deponent has been informed & believes, under the following officers in the war of the Revolution: That at the time of the war his said father resided near Broad River in what is now Union District South Carolina and that his brothers Wilson Jolly not a brother but a cousin Benjamin Jolly the latter of whom was an officer in the Militia & Captains Jeffreys [Nathanael Jeffries], Montgomery [Robert Montgomery] & Steen [James Steen], Colonels Thomas Brandon & William Farr & Major McJunkin [Joseph McJunkin] all belonged to & resided in the same section in this State and that Colonel John Thomas & Colonel Roebuck resided in what is now Spartanburg District in this State and joined the District of Union aforesaid: That this deponent’s said father volunteered & served for a considerable length of time
as private horseman first under Captain James Steen, Captain Jeffreys & Captain Montgomery all of whom were from his said father’s immediate neighborhood & who served either in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Brandon or Colonels Roebuck [Benjamin Roebuck] & Thomas [William Thomas] — That his said father served over twelve months as private horseman under said Captains and also acted a short while as Sergeant of Infantry under the same. That after the war closed his said father removed from said Section to this (Anderson) District and died in the same on the 25th of November 1833 leaving declarant’s Mother said Mrs. Elizabeth Jolly a widow who remained such until her death in this District on the 20th day of June 1845:
his said father and mother were married in Union District as it is now known before the commencement of the war say about the year 1772 deponent having no family Record showing the date of their marriage but from the age of their eldest child up to this time he is enabled to fix the date of their marriage as above given: That his said mother was a widow on the 4th day of July 1836 and remained such until her death at the time above stated: That in support of these allegations this Declarant begs leave to refer to the proofs herewith and such as may be hereafter submitted in this claim. Sworn to and subscribed on the day & year above written before me as witness my hand & seal of said Court & I certify that I am personally acquainted with this declarant and that he is a gentleman in whose statement are due full faith & credit.
S/ Henry Jolly, X his mark
S/ Herbert Hammond, Judge of the Court of Ordinary
[p 7: affidavit of Joseph Guyton, 79, resident of Union District SC; states that he knew Joseph Jolly and has no doubt that he was a soldier of the revolution and was always so reputed and believed; that he lived within four miles of said Jolly & his wife Elizabeth Jolly (whose maiden name was Smith); that he knows of his own personal knowledge that Joseph & Elizabeth Jolly lived together as man and wife and that their oldest children were Amy, Roda [Rhoda] & Henry; that he thinks Amy the oldest child was about four years older than this deponent; that this deponent further swears that Nicholas Corry,1 John Jeffers [sic]2 and Moses Guyton3 all served [in the revolution] from this neighborhood (as did Aaron Guyton): affidavit dated May 30, 1855
The affiant also gave another affidavit in this case. His 2nd affidavit appears on pages 33 – 34.]
[p 31: On October 8, 1855 in Union District South Carolina, an affidavit was given by William Goudelock (born December 13, 1775) as to his belief in the services of Joseph Jolly and others. The affiant states that he lives no more than 12 miles from Smith’s Ford on Broad River; that he remembers hearing the guns fired at the Battle of Cowpens 20 miles from Deponent’s father’s house; that the British retreated past his father’s place; that they dropped a portmanteau as they passed.
[p 36: affidavit of Mrs. Susan Petty, 75, as to marriage of Joseph and Elizabeth Jolly; affidavit dated 30 May 1855. She signed her affidavit with her mark.]
[SC Comptroller’s certificate at p 15 shows Jolly was paid for 378 days service as a horseman and 16 days as Sergeant under Steen, Jeffreys & Montgomery in Brandon’s Regiment.]