Tagged: shorten smith
January 21, 2006 at 9:02 pm #2034sueParticipant
This is my third attempt to post a message. Sorry if the others went through. Guess I’m not very computer literate.
Anyway, I believe that Francis Smith (born abt 1777 probably in Virginia or North Carolina) and his wife MASSA (born around the same time probably in Virginia or North Carolina) were Saponi. I’m looking for help to find information about them and their other children. Their son, David B. Smith, my ggggrandfather, is the only child I can find of theirs. The descendants of these Smiths were Goods, Rouths and Redferns (who apparently moved from areas at or near Randolph, NC to Jefferson, Tennessee to Clinton, Ohio with the Moon Colony) and on to east central Indiana. Rouths married Moons, Leakeys, Sloats or Stouts, Douglas’s and Gowers. I’m at a brick wall here.
Thanks for reading my message!
SueJanuary 21, 2006 at 9:02 pm #25192vailetteParticipant
Sue, Tried sending email but it was returned. I descend from Francis Smith and Massa through their daughter, Lydia who married Washington Harrison Thompson in Clinton Co. Ohio in 1836.
Francis and Massa are buried in Thrailkill cemetery in Grant Co. Indiana. I have more information and would love to ‘talk’ to you.January 21, 2006 at 9:02 pm #36392
Realize this is a 7-year-old post. But if you read this Vailette I’m very interested in whatever additional information you have. I’m also a descendant. Sue is my mother.January 6, 2023 at 6:09 am #66989
After several years of research have been able to get a generation further back. Francis Smith and Massa Jones son David B Smith married Harriet Good. Harriet Good’s parents were Isom H. Good and Mary ‘Polly’ Routh.
Isom Good’s father was Peter Good. Peter Good was born about 1750, likely in the area of Granville County NC. He is on the payroll for troops in the Granville County Militia in 1768. In a 1779 he is in Wilkes County NC recorded in a land grant at the “Poplars on Southern Branch of Hunting Creek”. On the 1790 census he is in Wilkes NC. In 1820 he is in Clinton OH with Isom and daughter Rhoda ‘Rhodie’ Trimble.
[caption id="attachment_66999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Peter Good, Rhodie Good Trimble. Isom Good Clinton County[/caption]January 6, 2023 at 6:13 am #66990
Francis Smith appears to be the son of Shorten and Lavina ‘Vina’ Smith. Shorten is on a land grant in Montgomery County VA in 1785. In 1791 he is recorded in Upper District of Russell County. In 1802 he is recorded in Tazwell County. Judging by the DNA matches of many Smith descendants it appears there are many in McDowell County WV to this day.
Although these are different counties they are basically the same place.
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