Descendants of Nathan Smith of North Carolina

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Nathan (2Stephen, 1Nathan) Smith of Lawrence Co MS

Nathan Smith was born 1790 in Moore Co NC. And, Nathan is found living with his family in the 1790 Moore Co NC Census.

Before 1795, Nathan migrated with his father and grandfather to what was then Franklin Co GA, establishing the Nathan Smith Settlement in the vicinity of Hollingsworth, Franklin (now Banks) Co GA. On 11/24/1808 in Greene Co GA, Nathan married Nancy Evans Allen b. c. 1788 in Georgia. 

From Georgia, the family migrated to Marion Co MS. The arrival date in Mississippi for the refugees from the Nathan Smith Settlement is established from Nathan's sister Polly's marriage to Wyatt Allgood on 10/16/1813. The first time Nathan is found in the records of Mississippi is the 1816 Lawrence Co MS Census. And shortly thereafter, Nancy died.

And on 1/18/1821 in Lawrence Co MS, Nathan married Elizabeth Jackson b. 9/24/1801 in Georgia. Belief that Nathan and Elizabeth were the parents of Mary Lenora Smith comes from circumstantial evidence. In the 1860 Franklin Co MS Census, the widow Miriam is found living next door to Thomas Burke. Thomas' daughter, Margaret, married Perry J. Case in 1869. Perry's mother was Mary J. Smith, and Miriam is reported to have been the last wife of Nathan Smith. Did Margaret Burke meet Perry when he came to visit his grandfather's house?

Elizabeth Jackson died after the birth of son, Ransom in 4/1840. According to multiple sources, Miriam Putnam was the housekeeper at the time. After Elizabeth's death, Miriam became Nathan's mistress by whom his last two children were born. Reportedly, the children finally coerced the couple to marry. And lastly on 9/4/1847, Nathan married Miriam Putnam b. 1808 in Georgia.

Nathan died 10/3/1853 in Franklin Co MS. Miriam outlived him by several years. Nathan and Miriam are buried at Friendship Baptist Church in what is now Lincoln Co MS.

Franklin Co GA Deed Book TTT, p 142-143:
Dtd 26 Oct., 1810. Rec 18 Dec., 1813.
Jacob Kees of Franklin Co. to William Boling of aforesaid. In cons. of $500 conveys 150 ac. in the Indian boundary above Franklin Co. on Hutson's Fork of Broad Riv. on a conditional line between said Kees and Jesse Maxwell.
Wit: W'm Smith, Nathan Smith, Reuben Warren JP.

Franklin Co GA Deed Book ?, p 30:
Dtd 14 Sept., 1811. Rec 9 Nov., 1815.
Perry Keys of Franklin Co. to Nathan Smith of same. In cons. of $300, conveys 144 1/2 ac. in Franklin Co. on Hudson Riv. above the old boundary line in what is called Wofford's Settlement, adj. Moses Crawford and William Boling.
Wit: Arch'd Ritchey, Joseph Hamilton JP.

Franklin Co GA Deed Book TTT, p 140-141:
Dtd 12 Feb., 1813. Rec 18 Dec., 1813.
Nathan Smith to George Allen, both of Franklin Co. In cons. of $200 conveys 50 ac. in Franklin Co. on Hutson Riv.
Wit: Henry Smith, Nicholas Smith, Reuben Warren JP.

Franklin County.
Was established December 21st, 1809, and was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Franklin. . .Among the earlier settlers of the county were. . .Nathan Smith, George Lambright, John Anding. . . .

    Franklin County, A History of Mississippi, p. 476 <http://books.google.com/books> 14 June 2009.

Franklin Co GA Deed Book ?, p 123-124:
Nathan Smith and wife Nancy of [Franklin Co.] to Henry Mize of same. In cons. of $410, conveys 126 ac. in Franklin Co. on Hudson Fork of Broad Riv. being part of 500 ac. granted to Julian Nail. Warranted against all claims except the Indian claim.
Wit: Robert S. Bailey, Henry Smith, John Chalmers JP.
Males Born
After
# Smith Females Born
After
# Smith
45+   0   45+      
25-44 1775 1 Nathan, Sr. 25-44 1775    
18-25 1795 0   18-25 1795 1 Nancy Evans Allen
16-18 1802 0   10-18 1805 0  
10-15 1805 0  
to 10 1810 1 William to 10 1810 2 Deborah
Aspie Charity
Lawrence Co MS Marriages: 1821
Smith, Nathan married Elizabeth Jackson on 18 Jan 1821
Males Born After # Smith Females Born After # Smith
100+   0   100+   0  
to 100 1730 0   to 100 1730 0  
to 90 1740 0   to 90 1740 0  
to 80 1750 0   to 80 1750 0  
to 70 1760 0   to 70 1760 0  
to 60 1770 0   to 60 1770 0  
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 1 Nathan, Sr. to 40 1790 0  
to 30 1800 1   to 30 1800 1 Elizabeth
to 20 1810 0   to 20 1810 1 Deborah
to 15 1815 1 William to 15 1815 0  
to 10 1820 1 Nicholas to 10 1820 2 Nancy
Sarah Ann
to 5 1825 1 Milton to 5 1825  1 Louisa
  Born After

#

Smith   Born After # Smith
100+   0   100+   0  
to 100 1740 0   to 100 1740 0  
to 90 1750 0   to 90 1750 0  
to 80 1760 0   to 80 1760 0  
to 70 1770 0   to 70 1770 0  
to 60 1780 1 Nathan, Sr. to 60 1780 0  
to 50 1790 0   to 50 1790 0  
to 40 1800 0   to 40 1800 1 Elizabeth
to 30 1810 0   to 30 1810 0  
to 20 1820 3 Nicholas
Milton
Son-in-Law
to 20 1820 1 Daughter
to 15 1825 1 Stephen to 15 1825 2 Sarah Ann
Louisa
to 10 1830 2 Pleasant
Brantley
to 10 1830 1 Mary Lenora
to 5 1835 3 Martin V. to 5 1835 1 Cynthia
Lawrence Co MS Deed Book D, p. 64:
Dtd 12/1/1840. Rec 2/27/1841.
The State of Mississippi, Lawrence County
. . .I, Stephen Smith. . .grant and confirm unto the heirs. . .Nancy Kees, Nathan Smith, Polly Allgood, Sally Delishment, Isham Smith, Nicholas Smith, Margaret East, Elizabeth East, James A. Smith, and Jemima Smith. . . .
His mark: Stephen Smith
1850 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST   FIRST       AGE SEX Occup.   Val.  BIRTH
=================================================================
272 272 Smith  Nathan, Sr. 60  M   Farmer   3,500 North Carolina
               Miriam      44  F                  South Carolina
               Milton      24  M   Overseer       Mississippi
               Stephen     18  M   Laborer        "
               Pleasant    16  M   Laborer        "
               Brantley    15  M   Laborer        "
               Martin      14  M                  "
               Cynthia     12  F                  "
               Ransom      10  M                  "
               Nathan       8  M                  "
               John         7  M                  "
               Ann          5  M                  "
        Kelsey N. B.       62  M   Physician      Ohio
1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST   FIRST      AGE SEX Occup.       Real. Pers.  BIRTH
==================================================================
523 514 Smith  Miriam     52  F   Farmer             3,000  Ga
               Pleasant   26  M   Farm Laborer 1,500   200  Miss
               John       18  M   Farm Laborer              Miss
               Ann        15  F   Domestic                  Miss
        Herman Johnathan  27  M   Farm Laborer              Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith. Value $8037.83 probated to 18 original heirs. Each one was to have the sum of $446.34, except Miriam, who was to received $1313.84.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson, Brantley Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.

    Children with Nancy Evans Allen

    Note: Brother and sister, John Allen and Mary J. Smith, married brother and sister, Narcissa and William Case. And, seven Smith siblings married into the Loftin/Lofton family.

    1. Deborah Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
 

    2. Aspie Charity Smith

1850 Copiah Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST     FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.      BIRTH
=====================================================
164 164 Jackson  Brantley  45  M   Mechanic    NC
                 Charity   39  F               GA
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
 

    3. Nicholas Smith

    4. Nancy Smith

1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST  FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
===================================================
515 506 Smith Nancy     44  F   Farmer       Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
    5. William M. Smith
1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST  FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
===================================================
461 452 Smith William   44  M   Farmer       Miss
              Nancy     32  F   Domestic     Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. M. SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   63   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 Nancy SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   57   MS   Keeping House   MS   GA 

     Children with Elizabeth Jackson

    6. Nicholas Smith
1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST  FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
===================================================
447 438 Smith Nicholas  30  M   Farmer       Miss
              Malinda   27  F   Domestic     Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 N. N. SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   57   MS   Farmer   GA   MS 
 A. SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   45   MS   Keeping House   GA   MS 
    7. Milton Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
    8. Sarah Ann Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.

    9. Louisa Jane Smith

Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Elijah SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   52   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 Jane SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   51   MS   Housekeeping   GA   --- 
    10. Stephen Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.

    11. Mary Lenora Smith b. 1831 Franklin Co MS

    12. Pleasant M. Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 P. M. SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   46   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 Emaline SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   42   MS   Housekeeping   GA   GA 
    13. Brantley Smith
1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST  FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
===================================================
445 436 Smith Brantley  25  M   Farmer       Miss
              Catherine 23  F   Domestic     Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Brantley SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   44   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 Catherine SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   42   MS   Housekeeping   MS   MS 
    14. Martin Van Buren Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, "Martin Smith no ___ ___," Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.

    15. Cynthia Smith

1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST   FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
====================================================
446 437 Loftin Cyris     25  M   Farmer       Miss
               Cynthia   20  F   Domestic     Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Cyrus LOFTON   Self   M   Male   W   44   MS   Works On Farm   ---   MS 
 Cynthia LOFTON   Wife   M   Female   W   41   MS   House Keeping   ---   GA 
    16. Ransom Edward Smith
1860 Franklin Co MS Census
DW  FN  LAST   FIRST     AGE SEX Occup.       BIRTH
====================================================
413 404 Smith  R.E.      20  M   Farmer       Miss
               Roseman   17  F   Domestic     Miss
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 R. E. SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   40   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 P. E. SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   32   MS   Housekeeping   MS   SC 
    17. Nathan Smith

    Children with Miriam Putnam

    18. John Allen Smith
John A. Smith (First_Last)
Regiment Name 33 Mississippi Infantry
Side Confederate
Company  D
Soldier's Rank_In  Private
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John A. SMITH   Self   M   Male   W   37   MS   Farmer   GA   GA 
 Rebecca SMITH   Wife   M   Female   W   35   MS   Housekeeping   KY   KY 
    19. Nancy Ann Smith
Franklin Co MS Probate Book #1, pp. 74-76:
7/25/1863. Estate of Nathan Smith.
Heirs named: Miriam Smith (wife), Brantley Smith, Ransom Smith, Sarah Lofton, Milton Smith, William Smith, Pleasant M. Smith, Mary Case, Nicholas Smith, Martin Smith, Job Dean, Nancy Smith, "Frances Smith child of Stephen" (g/dau), Cynthia Lofton, Charity Jackson Shire ? (g/dau), "Amelia" Renfro (g/dau), Adaline Britt (g/dau), Gilbert Jackson (husband of Stephen's widow), Brantley Jackson, Jane Lofton, Nancy Ann Smith, John A. Smith.
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Thomas LOFTEN   Self   M   Male   W   44   MS   Farmer   SC   MS 
 N. A. LOFTEN   Wife   M   Female   W   35   MS   Housekeeping   GA   GA 

Generation #4

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