Moses Guyton Smith 1790-1817 (no heirs)
- Abraham Smith b. abt. 1748-1807 m. Mary Guyton 1755-1831
- 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:
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; and to my daughter Polly Humphries … 100 acres of land where she now liveth …
… 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, also my negro boys named Jacob and Charles
… next to my daughter 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. Notes: Will Books, Vol A-C, 1792-1868. Will Bk A, pgs 97-101.
South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980. Union County, South Carolina
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890880?h=ecb979 (pgs 97-98)
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890893?h=642a8b (pgs 99-100)
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890898?h=c7b112 (pg 101)
1814 Moses Smith fr Charles Boyd etal, bk H, p 133, 298 acres Buffaloe Cr. York Co, SC
… we Charles Boyd, William Boyd, John Harden and Hannah Harden his wife, Henry Mitchell and Nancy Mitchell his wife all of the District of Chester and State aforesaid heirs of the Estate of William Boyd deceased for and in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars to us paid by Moses Smith of the same District …. sell and release unto the said Moses Smith … land containing 298 acres … on the waters of Buffalo in the Dist of York … granted to William Boyd the 2d day of Jan 1797 ….. said William Boyd dying intestate each of us the above named heirs do for themselves convey their undivided part of the said tract of land ….
Signed: Charles Boyd, William Boyd, John Harden, Hannah Harden, Nancy Mitchell, Henry Mitchell
Wit: Rosborough, John McKee (recd 16th May 1816)
1817 Jan 13 – Smith & Rochell to Dawkins & Littlejohn, bk N, p 413 Union Co, SC.
… On or before the 14th of Feb next I promise to pay Dawkins & Littlejohn 446 dollars for value received witness my hand & Seal.
Signed: G T Rochelle, Moses G Smith.
… for the sure payment of the above sum I Moses G Smith … bind myself … my negro boy named Charles … pay the above named sum on or before the 1st of March 1818 …
Signed: Moses Guyton Smith
1817 Oct 11 – Probate ppw of Moses Smith
Probate Date: 11 Oct 1817
Probate Place: Union, South Carolina, USA
Inferred Death Year: 1817
Inferred Death Place: South Carolina, USA
Case Number: 9-25
Item Description: Probate Records, Box 8, Packages 1-41; Probate Records, Box 9, Packages 1-38
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina
1818 March 23 – Moses Smith legatees fr Alexander Martin, bk R, p 26. Union Co, SC
… I Alexander Martin … for and in consideration of the sum of 15 dollars to me in hand paid by the legatees of Moses Smith of the said State and Dist have granted … unto the said Legatees of Moses Smith decd all that parcel or tract of land containing 180 acres on the waters of Gilkeys Creek … bounded by lands owned by William Richards on the N, Drury Harrington on the W, by Stephen Neill on the S and lands owned by the estate of Abraham Smith decd on the East ….
Signed: Alexander Martin
Wit: Gibson Richman, Aaron Parker
(recorded March 5, 1822)
1818 Aug 3 – Union County, South Carolina – Probate Records, Loose Papers – Joseph Guyton, Decd
… Last Will and Testament of Joseph Guyton …
…to my son Joseph Guyton all the lands that I am possessed of that I now own recovering to the children of my son Abraham Guyton deed as much of my land as will include the Spring and Still house now occupied by them …
… also reserving to the children of my daughter Betsey Parker that piece of land they now live upon beginning at a pine corner above Isaac Parker’s spring thence along the first line of my land to a stake at the wagon road thence a straight course toward the creek to a walnut corner near the creek by John Parker’s fence …
… also to my son Joseph Guyton I will and bequeath all my farming utensils and my part of our wagon an gear also my negroe man named Catto …
… to my son Aaron Guyton … one feather bed and furniture …
… to my two sons in law John Smith and Jonathan Smith I will to each of the one dollar to be paid to them by my Extr …
… my will is that my negroe woman named Silvy and her children be equally divided amongst my children in the following manner, viz,
… the three children of my son Moses Guyton decd, Hannah Fondrin, Salley Guyton, and Tabitha Guyton one part to be equally divided amongst them …
… also the children of decd daughter Betsy Parker one share to be equally divided amongst them …
… and my children Aaron Guyton, Joseph Guyton, Molley Smith, and Hannah Martin each of them a share by lot agreeable to the appraisement bill and not by sale …
… and the children of my son Abraham Guyton to have one share of the said negroes to be equally divided amongst them as above …. the remainder of my goods and chattle I will that they be equally divided amongst all my children…
… my son Abraham’s children to take one part to be equally divided amongst them …
… and the three daughters of my son Moses Guyton decd above named share to be equally divided amongst them …
… and the children of my decsd daughter Betsey Parker one share to be equally divided amongst them …
… and also to my son Aaron Guyton and my son Joseph Guyton one share equally divided amongst them …
… also my two daughters Molley Smith and Hannah Martin each of them one share as above …
… reserving my saddle which I will and bequeath to my grandson Abraham Guyton by my son Joseph …
… and last all I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Joseph Guyton and my son in law Alexander Martin executors of this my last will and testament … signed this 26th of May 1818 …
Signed: Joseph Guyton
Wit: Nicholas Corry, Gabriel Patty, Sally Patty
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Notes: Probate Records, Box 10, Packages 1-37; Probate Records, Box 11, Packages 1-34. Box 11, package 1.
1820 Aug 23 – John Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 93 Union Co, SC.
… 12 months after date I promise to pay … unto John Jeffries Sen … 120 silver dollars …
… I John Smith … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Sr … land situate lying and being in the State and Dist aforesaid upon both sides of Guikys Creek a branch of Thickety waters of Broad River contaiing his the sd John Smith’s part of a 400 acre tract of land formerly the property of Abraham Smith decd and from Abraham Smith conveyed by his last will and testament to Moses Smith as a laawful heir of a part of the said Moses Smith’s land … bounding on the S by Stephen Neal’s land on the E by said John Jeffries land and ond the N by said John Jeffries land and on the W by William Richard’s land … computation 400 acres … including the brick house where the widow Smith lives … (condition to repay Jeffries by time stated – if done then void) …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: John Jeffries Jr, Seba Dill
1824 Nov 4 – Mary Smith to Amos Davis, bk S, p 498 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith of the said State and District …. in consideration of the sum of 350 dollars … paid by Amos Davis of the State and Dist aforesaid … sell unto Amos Davis … the lands willed by Abraham Smith decd to me during life and at my death to Moses Smith (my son, to him …. being in the State and Dist aforesaid and to the said Moses Smith having died intestate and without heir the fee simple is by the Act of Distribution is vested in me and in consideration of the same above named paid by the said Amos Davis to me I have granted … and undivided 1/8th of said lands lying in the State and District aforesaid on both sides of Gilkeys Creek and … release unto him the said Amos Davis the premises above ….
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: Sarah Davis, Amos Davis Jr
(recorded Sept 17, 1827)
1824 Nov 5 – Mary Smith to Amos Davis, bk S, p 500 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith of said State and District … in consideration of the sum of 350 dollars to me paid in hand by Amos Davis … sell unto Amos Davis … an undivided 1/4 of all the land willed by Abraham Smith decd to me during life and at my death to Moses Smith my son to him forever being in the State and Dist aforesaid … the said Moses Smith having died intestate and without heirs the fee simple is by the act of distribution vested in me … said land lying in the State and Dist aforsd on both sides of Gilkeys Creek …
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: Sarah Davis, Amos Davis (Note: must be Jr)
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
1825 Jan 4 Deed bk S, p 102 – 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 E.N. Davis and William Mitchell to me directed commanding me that the goods, chattles, lands and tenements of Daniel Smith to levy the sum of 200 dollars damages plus costs … I have seized and taken the land and tenaments of the said Daniel Smith … tract of land containing 336 acres … in the Dist of Union lying on both sides of Gilkies Creek … John Jeffries corner … 336 acres being the 1/8th part of said land or the interest said Smith has in the same the same being willed to Moses Smith the brother of the said Daniel by his father Abraham Smith decd and all the interest that Daniel Smith has in any land adjoining the above described land owned by Moses Smith decd… purchased by John Jefferies Esqr of the Dist of Union for the sum of 150 dollars being the highest sum … and all the interest estate right and title which the said Daniel Smith of right …
Signed: John Bates
Wit: Samuel Harris, DA Mitchell.
1827 Sept 20 – Samuel Hoey to John Jeffries Esqr, bk S, p 499, Union Co, SC
… I Samuel J Hoey of the State and Dist aforesaid … in consideration of 630 dollars … paid by John Jeffries Esqr … release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr three undivided 1/8ths of a certain tract or parcell of land … in the State and Dist aforesaid on both sides of Gilkey’s Cr …. containing 336 acres … being the land on which Abraham Smith died, left to his wife for life and after her death to his son Moses … the above mentioned 3/8ths are the three individual interests purchased from Ms Sarah Davis, Dr. Samuel D. Alexander and wife, and Dr. William Richards and wife by Amos Davis and conveyed by said Amos Davis to me which since three undivided eigths of said land … I do grant … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr …
Signed: S Hoey
Wit: William Jeffries, Lyman Walker, Joseph Ashworth.