Joseph Smith (abt. 1775- ?) m. ?
- John Smith abt. 1777 m. Nancy Chisholm abt 1780
- Joseph Smith b. abt. 1775 m.
- Hannah Smith abt. 1775-1849 m. Dr. Samuel D. Alexander
- Henry Smith 1778-1830 m. Ann Jeffries
- Daniel Smith 1779 m. Annah C. Bird
- Mary Polly Smith 1786-1865 m. John J. Humphries
- Moses Guyton Smith 1790-1817 (no heirs)
- Sarah “Sally” Smith 1792 m. Col. Elnathan Davis
- Catherine Smith 1798 m. Dr. William Richards
FACTS and NOTES:
1803 October 1 – Abram Smith fr Benj Stickton etal, bk H, p 60 Union Co, SC.
… we Benjamin Stockton and Elizabeth his wife, Margret wife of David Stockton deceased of Union District and State of South Carolina … in consideration of the sum of 390 pounds sterling … paid by Abraham Smith … release unto the said Abraham Smith … land granted to John Steen and conveyed from John Steen to David Stockton decd lying in Union District … on both sides of Thickety Creek including all the improvements where we now live … bounded … in the orchard near to Clanton’s old house … near to the Graveyard in said Clanton’s field … to a post oak in John Steens field … 700 acres …
Signed: Benjamin Stockton, Elizabeth Stockton, Margret Stockton
Wit: Joseph Smith, John Robertson
1804 Nov 12 – Henry Smith to Abraham Smith bk J, p 68. Union, South Carolina
… I Henry Smith of Franklin County and State of Georgia for and in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars paid by Abraham Smith of Union Dist and State of South Carolina …. release unto the said Abraham Smith all that tract or parcell of land formerly conveyed from John Steen to Gideon Smith decd and conveyed by Sher deed to the said Henry Smith lying in Union Dist and state afsd containing 200 acres … on both sides of Thickety Creek bounded by land of John Steen by Joseph Morehead and by John Lusk including improvements where Gideon Smith Sr formerly lived …
Signed: Henry Smith
Wit: Moses Guyton, Joseph Smith
1805 Oct 18 – Abram Smith fr John Bird, bk I, p 232, Union Co, SC
… I John Bird of Union County & State of South Carolina … in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars … by the said Abram Smith of Union County and state of South Carolina … convey unto the said Abram Smith 13 acres of land beginning at a Sugar Tree corner of Spencer Morgan’s land on the S side of Gilkey’s Creek being part of a tract of land granted to Samuel Young from North Carolina joining the said Smith’s own land also another piece or parcel of land lying and being on the N side of said Creek being a part of the aforesaid tract begining on the aforesaid Abram Smith’s white oak corner … to Spencer Morgan’s corner … along Morgan’s lne … to Young’s corner … to the said Smith’s own line …
Signed: John Bird
Wit: John Humphries, Joseph Smith
1806 March 7 – Abram Smith fr William Steen, bk H, p 445 Union Co, SC.
… I William Steen of the State of South Carolina District of Union … delivered in open market unto Abraham Smith of the same place aforesaid the following pieces of property, one gray gelding about 6 years old natural trotter about 15 hands high, one bay mare … one dark bay horse … one sorrel mare … one waggon and all the gears belonging to sd waggon for the sum of 400 dollars in hand paid by the said Abraham Smith unto the said William Steen …
Signed: William Steen
Wit: Joseph Smith, Daniel Smith
1806 May 31 – Will Book A, p 202-204 – Last Will and Testament of Abraham Smith
… first, I give & bequeath to my son John Smith 200 acres of land joining Clanton land being part of the tract where he now liveth, and what money he oweth, and also a negro wench, named Rachel;
… to my daughter Hannah Alexander I will & bequeath that negro wench she “received of me named Winney,
… to my grandchild Polly Alexander I will and bequeath a negro girl named Sarah.
… to my grandchild Abraham Alexander I give and bequeath my young mare or filly that is about 3 years old black colored.
… to my son Henry Smith I will give and bequeath the old survey whereon he now liveth in York District at the Ford containing aboue 100 acres also the land adjoining to him formerly granted to Bridges, including the place granted to his grandfather whereon Joseph Luck lived. Also the negro fellow named Harry which he is now in possession of.
… to my son Joseph Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of that tract of land upon Thickety Creek formerly called Stockotits land adjoining below his brother John, and my negro fellow named Tom.
… to my son Daniel Smith I give and bequeath a part of the land whereon or adjoining to that, I now live on beginning upon Young’s old line E side of the Creek, running down the branch where Murpheys School House stood, crossing the Creek near the mouth of said branch and there a straight course to the Upper Kelleys old field with all below adjoining Morgans land. Also my negro fellow named Ned.
… to my daughter Sally Smith I give and bequeath my negro wench named Jude also and her child called Nancy with my negro girl called Fall, and also a good bed and furniture. With his youn a sorrel mare and saddle with household furniture proportionable to what her married sister has already received.
… to my well beloved wife Molley Smith I give and bequeath all the remainder of my land whereon I now live to be enjoyed by her as her natural rite during her life or widowhood, also my negro wench Hannah and sons and Kate to divide as she pleaseth, and also my three negro fellows named London, Pompey and Mark for the purpose of working the plantation whilst she liveth in widowhood, for the purpose of raising and educating my two youngest children and then to be disposed amongst my children as she pleaseth.
… to my son Moses Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of my land where I now live at his mother’s death or marriage,
… and also my negro boys named Kattey Smith I give and bequeath my five little negroes, Dave, Arnold, Sam, Faun, and Cloi to be given to her if they all should live by my executors, when she is married or of full age.
… my son Moses Smith to have his two negroes if they should live when he is of full age.
… next my will is that my executors sell the remainder of my land to the best advantage they can and collect the debts due to my and all my well beloved wife to divide it amongst all my children as she thinks best, and also the merchantable produce ready made to be eauqlly divided amongst my unnamed children.
… my waggon & house I will that they kept on my executors for upon the farm for the benefit of my widow and two youngest children.
… the remainder of my estate consisting of goods and chattles my will is that my executors after paying my lawful debts divided in the most equitable manner they can.
… I hereby appoint my well beloved wife Molley Smith and my son Joseph Smith executors of this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed published and declared to be my last will and testament this 31 of May 1806.
Signed: Abraham Smith
Wits: Nicholas Corry, Henry Good, Spencer Morgan
Recorded in Will Book A, pages 202-204. May 31, 1806.
Probated June 14, 1808. Union County, South Carolina
1807 Dec – Mary Smith to John Blanton, bk J, p 509. Union, South Carolina
… we Mary Smith and Joseph Smith of the Dist of Union … Extr and Extrx of the last will and testament of Abraham Smith late of the Dist of Union and state afsd decd for and in consideration of the sum of 800 dollars to the said Abraham Smith paid by John Blanton fo the Dist of Union and State afsd … in the life time of the said Abram Smith and the ballance since his decease unto the said Mary and Joseph Smith … sell and release to the said John Blanton all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the Dist of Union … on the N side of Thicketty Creek Waters of Broad River formerly granted to Isaac Holman and conveyed from the said Holman by deed to George Taylor and from Taylor to Lewis Saunders and from said Lewis Saunders to Martin Saunders and from Martin Saunders to the above Abram Smith decd … as also 6 acres … bought by said Taylor from Thomas White adjoining the above mentioned 139 acres the whole bounded … on the S by Thicketty Creek …. on the W by land of the heirs of Thomas Wright … and lands of Henry House … on the N by lands of Petty on the E by land of Laurence and Dawkins … including the whole improvement where the above named John Blanton lives …
Signed: Mary Smith, Joseph Smith
Wit: Henry House, John Makinson
1809 June 26 – In Equity Western Circuit Pinckney District
Mary Smith and Joseph Smith Executrix and Executor of Abraham Smith decd v. James Martin in his own right and Jane Martin, Elizabeth Martin, and Joseph Palmer, admins of John Martin, decd. Bill of Complaint.
Whereas the complainants in the above case filed their bill of comlpaint in the court afsd on the 26th day of August 1808 and it appearing to the sd Cour tthat James Martin one of the defs lives without the limits of this State. Therefore ordered that thte said James Martin do appear or demur within 4 months from the date hereof Otherwise the same will be taken pro confessso. June 26, 1809.
South Carolina, Union County, Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg. 16.
1815 Nov 18 – John Smith to James Scott, bk H, p 118, 250 acres Guyan Moores Cr. York Co, SC
… I John Smith of York Dist in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars to me paid by James Scott of the state aforesaid and Dist aforesaid … release unto the said James Scott all that tract of lying and being in York Dist but at the time of the original grant in Craven County on the waters of Guyen Moores Creek … containing 250 acres granted to the said John Smith by patent dated the 14th day of June 1774 …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Abraham Smith, Joseph Smith (Recorded 4th Apr 1816)
1816 Jan 2 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk N, p 128. Union Co, SC
… Twelve months after date I promise to pay to John Jeffries Esqr on his assigns 1500 dollars with lawful interest from this present date …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: Nicholas Cony, James Cony, Joseph Blair, John Jefferies Jr.
… in consideration of 1500 dollars to me in hand paid by John Jefferies … I convey unto the afsd John Jefferies … land situate … in State and District aforesaid upon both sides of Thickety Creek waters of Broad River containing 340 acres … bounded SE by James Cony’s land SW by Davis Goudelock’s and William Goudelocks and John Jefferies land and NE by Jeptha Harrington’s and Joseph Moorhead’s lands…
… Proided, nevertheless, that if the said Joseph Smith … truly pay to the said John Jefferies … the just sum of 1500 dollars on or before the 2d day of January next 1817 … with lawful interest … this deed to be … void …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: James Cony, John Jefferies Jr, Nicholas Cony, Joseph Blair
1817 April 7 Smith & Richards to John Jefferies, bk N, p 392. Union Co, SC
… I Joseph Smith of the State and District afsd in consideration of 1850 dollars and 52 cents to me in hand paid by John Jeffries of the Dist afst … convey unto the said John Jeffries … land situate … in the state and dist afsd upon both sides of Thickety Creek waters of Broad River containing 340 acres … bounded SE by James Cargo land, SW by Davis Goudelock’s and William Goudelock’s and John Jeffries land and NE by Jepthah Harrington’s and Joseph Moreland’s land …
… provided nevertheless that if the said Joseph Smith … truly pay to the said John Jeffries … 1850 dollars and 52 cents on or before the 1st day of March next … 1818 … plus interest … shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, W. Richards
Wit: Nathaniel Jeffries, Robert Harris, William Morrow
1820 March 18 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 291. Union Co, SC
… I Joseph Smith …. in consideration of the sum of 2800 dollars …. paid by John Jeffries Sr … sell and release all that tract or parcel of land lying on the E side of Thickety Creek containing 250 acres … being a part of a tract of land originally granted to John Steen Sr then by different conveyances to Abraham Smith and thence by will to Joseph Smith … bounded …. on William Goudelock’s corner … on the E side of Thickety Creek thence bounded on Wm Goudelocks line …. and on James Corry on the S E and Joseph Moreheads land … on the E Jephthah Harrington’s land on the NW John Jeffries Jr land on the W which said land I do hereby warrant …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: Nathaniel Jeffries, Jepthah Harrington, Philip Petty
1820 April 7 – Joseph Smith and William Richards to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 50. Union Co, SC
… On the first day of March next we promise to pay … John Jeffries … 1850 dollars 52 cents with lawful interest …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Robert Harris, Nathaniel Jeffries, William Morrow
… I Joseph Smith … in consideration of the sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cents …. paid by John Jeffries … convey unto the sd John Jeffries … land situate and being in the Dist and State afsd and on both sides of Thickety Cr waters of Broad River containing 340 acres …. bounded SE by Jas Coveys land, SW by Davis Goudelocks land, William Goudelock and John Jefferies land and NE by Septheke Hairington and Joseph Morehead land …. if the said Joseph Smith …. shall well and truly pay to the said John Jeffries … the just sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cts on or before the 1st day of March next 1818 with lawful interest … at the time aforesaid shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Nathaniell Jeffries, Robert Harris, Wiliam Morrow
1825 Jan 3 Deed bk S, p 104- I John Bates, Sheriff of Union Dist … by virtue of a writ of Firie Facias issued out fo the Court of Common Pleas held for the Dist of Union the 3d Monday of March 1820 at the suit of Henry Loomis to me directed commanding me that the goods, chattles, lands and tenements of Joseph Smith otherwise Smith & Richards to levy the sum of 600 dollars damages … I have seized and taken the land … of said Joseph Smith all that certain parcell and tract of land situated and being in the District of Union lying on Gilkeys Creek containing by estimation 336 acres … with Stephen Neal line … to said Jeffries corner … being willed to Moses Smith the brother of the said Joseph by his father Abram Smith and all the interest that Joseph Smith has in said lands adjoining the above described land owned by Moses Smith decd … purchased at public sale by John Jeffries Esqr of the Dist of Union for the sum of 150 dollars being the highest bidder …
Signed: J Bates
Wit: Samuel Harris, D A Mitchell
NOTE: Records indicate that Joseph’s mother Mary Guyton Smith, and his brother-in-law Samuel Davis Alexander, and other descendants of Abraham Smith moved to Pickens County, Alabama in 1826. Joseph Smith’s records stop in Union and York County, SC – so it appears he went with his family to Pickens Co, AL. Unfortunately, most of Pickens Co, AL records prior to 1870 were destroyed in fires.