Generation No. 3
1. ELIZABETH L.3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born 25 Feb 1803 in Clarendon County, Camden District, South Carolina, USA, and died Bet. 07 Sep 1825 - 1840 in Lowndes County, Alabama, USA. She married JOAB STEWART 22 Oct 1819 in Dallas County, Alabama. He was born Circa 1796, and died Bet. 01 - 30 Sep 1845 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA.
Elizabeth was called Eliza by her family. She was 16 years old when she married Joab Stewart.
There is a paragraph in a memorial written about Eliza's daughter, Elizabeth Jane, that suggests Eliza died during or shortly after that child's birth, although I have found nothing else to prove it yet:
"Grandfather Joab Steward, her [Elizabeth Jane's] father, was a consecrated christian and a well-to-do citizen. He loved her with puculiar tenderness, because she was the babe of his deceased wife."
From the book entitled "Gone to Georgia" By William C. Stewart, National Genealogical Society Number 30, Washington, D.C. , 1965 (reprinted 1979):
"One John Stewart was killed May 8, 1786 by Indians at his home near the Big Shoal of Oconee in the lower end of Franklin County, now in Clarke County [Georgia], according to George Edson, the Stewart historian. John had a son George, born c1760, who was dead by Oct. 5, 1807, (his brother) John and Mary Stewart acting as administrators and Joab Stewart a purchaser at the sale of his effects. John also had son Charles, who married Rachel Freeman in 1801 and died 1809 in Clarke County, and son John Jr., who married Mary?, and died 1829 in Wilkes County. The 1799 Jackson County tax list mentioned that Thomas Cheldros owned 200 acres originally granted to George Stewart on Crooked Creek. A George W Stewart married Sara B. Brooks June10, 1829, in Oglethorpe County, and another George W. Stewart, aged 18, was in 1850 in the home of Fransis M. Kerbour in Jackson County. This George left a Jackson will, probated in 1867."
The preceding account is verified (at least in part) by:
Early Records of Georgia Vol 1 and 2, page 62 --STEWART, GEORGE, dec'd. Sle Oct. 15, 1807. John and Mary Stewart, acting excrs. Mary, John and Joab Stewart purchasers. Wilkes County, Georgia
A note about: Wilkes County was one of the original 1777 counties bordering on South Carolina in east central Georgia. By 1820, it had been reduced in size, no longer bordered South Carolina and was at that time surrounded by Lincoln, Elbert, Oglethorpe, Greene, Warren and Columbia Counties.
Stewart, Joab (not pd. tax) -- given 1 draw for lands in Baldwin: 15 Districts (6-20) and Wilkinson: 23 Districts (6-28) in the Contemplated Land Lottery, Authority: Act of June 26, 1806; Time of Drawing: August 10, 1807 - September 23, 1807. Joab's draw was in Sept 1807.
War of 1812 Service Records - Stewart, Joab 1 Regiment (Harris'), Georgia Militia, Inducted and Discharged as a Private, Roll-box 199, Roll Exct, 602.
In 1830 Isaac Smith and Joab Stewart were next door neighbors in Lowndes County, AL. Joab's wife Elizabeth must have died before 1830. February 27, 1837, Joab Stewart was listed as one of the original members of the Primitive Baptist Church in Youngville (Alexander City, Alabama) along with Isaac Smith, his wife Rebecca Smith also belonged.
On September 2, 1837, the Commissioners of Tallapoosa County appointed J. Lauderdale, J. Jones, R. G. Young, James Young, J. Strickland, B. T. Kimbrough and J. Stewart as a Jury "to view and mark out a road from the Store House (probably the Georgia Store) at Youngville to the Fishpond Old Town (the old Indian Village) and from thence to County line"
Alabama Census, 1840, Stewart, Joab, Fishpond, Tallapoosa Co., AL, pg. 175, No Township Listed, Fed. Pop. Schedule, Database AL 1840 Fed. Census Index, ID# ALS4a2487055
1840 - Census of Tallapoosa County, AL. Page 168 (possibly near Hackneyville, AL), Wm S. Canterbury, J. M. Lauderdale (1 m-5, 1 m-20-30, 1 f 15-20, S. J. (Seaborn Jones) Thomas.
Page Number 175, County Tallapoosa
Isaac Smith, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 10-15, 1 M 15-20, 1 M 50-60, 1 F 50-60.
Joab Stewart, 1 M 50-50, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 15-20
J. Walker, 1 M-5, 1 M 5-10, 2 M 15-20, 1 M 40-50, 1 F -5, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 40-50
An article concerning a KNIFE BOX: This was the property of Mrs. E. P. Duncan's Grandfather, Joab Stewart, who came from Lowndes County to Tallapoosa County, died 1846, aged about 70 years. Buried in Old Fellowship Cemetery, according to Elizabeth (Betty) Jackson Duncan Crowder.
(The Primitive Baptist Church is on Hillabee Road. In 1875 the Church moved from Youngville (corner of North Central Ave. and Washington St.) to a location on Hillabee Road, probably because of the railroad coming in 1872.)
Children of ELIZABETH SMITH and JOAB STEWART are:
i. LOUISA STEWART, b. Bef. 1825, Alabama, USA.
ii. REBECCA ANN STEWART, b. Bef. 1825, Alabama, USA; d. Bef. 1860; m. JAMES MONROE LAUDERDALE, 23 Sep 1838, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. Dec 1869.
iii. ELIZABETH JANE STEWART, b. 07 Sep 1825, Benton, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; d. 13 Jul 1899, Shelby County, Alabama, USA; m. WILLIAM MCBRIDE JACKSON, 04 Sep 1844, Youngsville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama [present day ALEXANDER CITY]; b. 20 Feb 1822, South Carolina or Virginia; d. Buried in the Alexander City Cemetary, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
2. MARY ANN3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1)68 was born 15 Jan 1807 in Clarendon County, Camden District, South Carolina, USA, and died Aug 1845 in Youngsville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA. She married JEREMIAH SAMUEL JENNINGS 07 Jul 1825 in Montgomery County, Alabama, USA, son of THOMAS JENNINGS and ELIZABETH ______. He was born Circa 1797 in South Carolina, USA.
Jerry Barrington Smith feels that the Jennings and the Smiths were neighhbors in South Carolina, and that perhaps the two families migrated together though Georgia on into Alabama. Then from Lowndes County to Macon County, Coosa County and finally Tallapoosa County where many of them settled just north of Youngsville.
1820 Alabama State Census
Jennings, Jeremiah 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 (he is living alone, but next door to Thomas Jennings)
Jennings, Thomas 1 3 1 4 9 0 8 17 (I believe this is Jeremiah's father)
According to Jerry Smith Barrington: Jeremiah Jennings appointed Robert Jennings of the Edgefield District in South Carolina his attorney pertaining to the Estate of William Jennings of Suffolk, England.
A William H. Jennings died in Monroe County, Mississippi. Executors of his Estate: sister, Sarah Amanda Jennings and brothers J. S. Jennings [this could be our Jeremiah] and Creed M. Jennings.
All of Isaac's children were very beholden to him, and when he migrated from one place to another, they all followed him. So, Jeremiah Jennings and his wife, Mary Ann, were received by letter into the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church on Mach 25, 1837 (Youngsville, Tallapoosa County, AL) after following Isaac to Youngsville in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
Mary Ann Smith Jennings last appears in the census records during the year of 1840. Church records indicate that Mary Ann Jennings died in August 1845.
In 1870, Jeremiah was living with daughter Nancy Lee Harison (she marreid William N. Harrison on November 21, 1865).
Daughter Elizabeth Ann Jennings married John Bailey on Jan. 2, 1846. No evidence, but it is suspected that John Bailey was the brother of Jane Bailey, who married Jeremiah Jennings after the death of Mary Ann on June 14, 1846, Tallapoosa County. This union produced one son, Jerry Sam, born on October 6, 1847. Jane Bailey died in 1848. We also suspect that Elizabeth Ann raised the baby, Jerry Sam, son of Jane Bailey. As an Uncle to Jack Jennings remembers that Jerry Sam got a letter sometime around 1920 or so saying that his sister had died in Houston. Suspect this was the one who raised him, but no evidence.
By 1880, Jeremiah Jennings was living in the home of his youngest daughter, Nancy Lee (Jennings) Harrison, the wife of W. M. Harrison in Chambers County.
Children of MARY SMITH and JEREMIAH JENNINGS are:
i. MARGARET TALLIE JENNINGS, b. Circa 1830, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; m. THOMAS W. BARNETT.
ii. ROBERT A. JENNINGS, b. Circa 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA.
iii. MARY A. REBECCA JENNINGS, b. Circa 1834, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; m. JOHN CALDWELL.
iv. ELIZABETH ANN JENNINGS, b. Circa 1837; m. JOHN BAILEY.
v. AMANDA JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1840; d. Bef. 1861.
vi. ELIZA JANE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1840; m. JACOB COOPER.
vii. HENRY B. JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1840.
viii. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1840; d. Bet. 24 Jul - 08 Aug 1861, Macon County, Alabama.
ix. FRANCES EUGENIA JENNINGS, b. 06 Feb 1840, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; d. Aft. 1861, Merdian, Bosque County, Texas, USA; m. (1) ALBERT MCKAY; m. (2) LOTT WILLIAMS.
x. NANCY LEE JENNINGS, b. Circa 1842; m. WILLIAM N. HARRISON, 21 Nov 1865.
3. ROBERT W.3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born 15 Mar 1809 in Clarendon County, Camden District, South Carolina, USA, and died 12 May 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA. He married SARAH ANN PEARSON 04 Mar 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama, USA, daughter of JAMES PEARSON and _______ _______. She was born Circa 1807 in Alabama, USA, and died 07 Sep 1888 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA.
Robert W. Smith was an affluent planter in Coosa County, Alabama; but he had a flaw. According to Allen E. Smith (direct descendant through Jasper L. Smith, Jr.) of Roanoak, Virginia, Robert lost much of his wealth through gambling. It is very likley that this is referenced in Robert's Will where he mentions notes in the amount of $350.00, which he claimed to have been fraudulently obtained by one Henry Stewart of Lowndes County. The notes, according to Robert's Will were not to be paid.
On May 5, 1842 Robert wrote the afforementioned Will naming his father, Isaac Smith, and his brother-in-law, Jeremiah Jennings as the Executors for his Last Will and Testament. His brother, Isaac T. Smith, brother-in-law, William Canterberry, and Carter Jackson, educator and father-in-law of one of Isaac's neices, witnessed the Will. It is presumed that Carter Jackson, being related by marriage, was a very close friend to the greater part of the Smith family.
Isaac, his father, left Robert's children with a considerable amount of money when he died, but he also left them with a judgement against Robert:
"NINTH, I will that my executors sell Bob to the highest bidder and divide the proceeds equally between William N. Smith, Jasper L. Smith and Albert Smith. I also bequeath to the heirs of Robert W. Smith a certain debt on judgement against the estate of the said Robert W. Smith now on record in the Probate Court in Coosa County, Alabama in my favor."
Occupation: Bet. 11 Nov 1830 - 24 Dec 1835, Justice of the Peace in Lowndes County, Alabama
Will: 05 May 1842, Coosa County, Alabama
Sarah Ann Pearson, reportedly, descended from the Huguenots, which would have made her line come from French extraction. The French Huguenots immigrated to America fleeing from religious persecution.
Smith family historians have often surmized that Sarah Ann and Mary C. Pearson, the wife of Isaac Thomas Smith, were related or sisters. This consideration is proven in the 1880 Fedreal Census of Coosa County, Alabama pp 176a, where Sarah is living with Mary and listed as not only by her nickname, Sallie, but also as Mary's sister.
Census: 1880, Nixburg, Coosa County, Alabama, USA
Residence: 14 Jun 1860, Mount Olive, Coosa County, Alabama, USA
Robert W. and Sarah were married by a Justice of the Peace who was also named Robert Smith. I wonder if this might have been Robert's grandfather, Robert ~m~ Edy or perhaps an uncle?
Children of ROBERT SMITH and SARAH PEARSON are:
i. WILLIAM N.4 SMITH83, b. 26 Feb 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; d. 18 Apr 1867, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; m. MARTHA CORNELIA GILBERT, 25 Sep 1858, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; b. Circa 1840, Georgia, USA; d. Aft. 1870, Alabama, USA.
ii. MARY TEMPERANCE SMITH, b. 04 Jul 1833, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. Coosa County, Alabama, USA; m. DAVID DANIEL WHETSTONE, 10 Jan 1849, Coosa County, Alabama; b. 1818, Augusta, Alabama; d. Jefferson County, Alabama.
iii. ELIZABETH SMITH, b. 02 Jun 1835, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; m. WILLIAM MCBRIDE JACKSON; b. 20 Feb 1822, South Carolina or Virginia; d. Buried in the Alexander City Cemetary, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
iv. JASPER LINCOLN SMITH, SR., b. 13 Jul 1837, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. Mar 1901; m. FRANCES ELIZABETH EDEN, 25 Jul 1858, Coosa County, Alabama.
v. SARAH SMITH, b. 01 Dec 1839, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; m. DANIEL WHETSTONE; b. Circa 1835.
vi. ALBERT SMITH, b. 06 Mar 1842, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. 21 Sep 1863.
4. ISAAC THOMAS3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1)91 was born Aft. Jun 1810 in South Carolina, USA, and died Bet. 1849 - 1850 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA. He married MARY C. PEARSON 18 Sep 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama, daughter of JAMES PEARSON and _______ _______. She was born Circa 1808 in South Carolina, USA, and died Aft. Jun 1880.
Legal Actions: 02 Apr 1849, James A. Pearson brings a suit against Isaac T. Smith and his father in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Race, slavery, and free Blacks. Series II, Petitions to southern county courts,
1775–1867 [microform] / edited by Loren Schweninger ; assistant
editor, Marguerite Ross Howell.
microfilm reels ; 35 mm. — (Black studies research sources)
PAR Number 20184908
Location: Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Records of the Circuit Court, Minutes and Decrees Chancery Court 1852-1855: Complete Record
Pages: 399-402; 440
Filing Court and Date: Circuit, 1849-April-2
Ending Court and Date: Circuit, 1854-May-0
Related Documents: Promissory Note, Isaac Smith, Isaac T. Smith, to James Pearson, 9 March 1844; Final Decree, May 1854
Abstract: James A. Pearson, an elderly slave owner from Lowndes County, writes that in 1844 he "became embarrassed in his pecuniary affairs" and traveled to Tallapoosa County, to ask his son-in-law, Isaac T. Smith, for a loan. His son-in-law's father, also Isaac Smith, agreed to loan him $196, but asked Pearson to put up as collateral three slaves--January, a blacksmith, and "Sillar a Girl and Jack a boy." When asked to sign a bill of sale for his slaves, Pearson balked, but he later agreed when Isaac T. Smith offered him a promissory note for four hundred dollars signed by father and son. During the next few years, Isaac T. Smith, "disregarding the dictates of honesty and fair dealing," conspired and confederated with his father to defraud Pearson of the labor of his slaves, even when Pearson, his wife, and his daughter moved to Isaac T. Smith's farm and lived with the family. In 1849, Pearson asks that the note be revoked, the bill of sale cancelled, and the slaves returned, as their labor has more than compensated the Smiths for the original loan.
Mary is living next door to her son, Dock Robert Smith, during the 1880 Census. With her is her sister, Sally (Sarah Ann, who is the widow of Robert W. Smith), and her daughter Rebecca. This particular census also confirms that her husband, Isaac Thomas Smith, was born in South Carolina.
Children of ISAAC SMITH and MARY PEARSON are:
i. IRVIN COPE4 SMITH, b. 10 Jul 1838, Alabama, USA; d. 11 Feb 1923, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA; m. MARY LIZA THOMAS, 07 Aug 1864, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; b. 19 Nov 1845; d. 14 Apr 1929.
ii. DAVID M. SMITH, b. 1839; d. Bef. 10 Aug 1863.
iii. JOHN J. SMITH II, b. 1840.
iv. DOCK ROBERT SMITH, b. 15 Mar 1845, Nixburg, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. 26 Jan 1925, Winston County, Alabama, USA, USA; m. MARY HENRIETTA CARTER; b. May 1849, Georgia; d. 30 Oct 1933, Bankhead, Walker County, Alabama, USA.
v. REBECCA VESLILIA SMITH, b. 1847, Coosa County, Alabama.
vi. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SMITH II, b. 10 Mar 1849, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 08 Mar 1931, Oklahoma; m. ALABAMA ELIZABETH MAY, 06 May 1873, Coosa County, Alabama.
vii. WADE HAMPTON SMITH, b. 12 Mar 1850, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 15 Apr 1933, Old Lula, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA; m. NANCY EMELINE BUZBEE, 17 Feb 1870, Coosa County, Alabama; b. Bet. Mar - Sep 1847, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 30 Aug 1922, Old Lula, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
5. ADALINE TEMPERANCE3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born 22 Apr 1819 in South Carolina, USA, and died 27 Dec 1912 in Hanover, Coosa County, Alabama, USA. She married (1) WILLIAM B. KIMBROUGH 11 Jul 1837 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. He was born Circa 1817, and died Circa 1855 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA. She married (2) BRISSO O'BRIAN Aft. 1855.
At the time of Isaac Smith's death, Adaline was the only one of his daughters still living. He left her three slaves:
"FIFTH, I give to my [daughter] Adaline T. O'Brien the following slaves; Dosia (or Doriah), John and Margaret, during her lifetime and at her death to go to her youngest daughter, Ella Kimbrough."
Children of ADALINE SMITH and WILLIAM KIMBROUGH are:
i. REBECCA JANE4 KIMBROUGH, b. Apr 1838; m. (1) DANIEL MAURICE WHETSTONE; b. Circa 1845; m. (2) JOHN THRASH, 06 Aug 1856, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; b. Circa 1835.
ii. BENJAMIN THOMAS KIMBROUGH, b. 1840; d. 1856, Died as a child.
iii. MARY FRANCES KIMBROUGH, b. 1842; d. 1857, Died as a child.
iv. SARAH ELLA KIMBROUGH, b. 25 Apr 1852; d. 20 May 1930, Hanover, Coosa County, Alabama; m. JOHN A. C. STEWART, 04 Dec 1881, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; b. Sep 1850; d. 09 Jun 1917, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama, USA.
6. CLARA ANN JANE3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born Bet. 1820 - 1825 in South Carolina or Georgia, USA, and died Circa 1850 in Alabama, USA. She married WILLIAM S. CANTERBURY 26 Jun 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama118. He was born Circa 1810, and died Bet. 1850 - 1861.
Children of CLARA SMITH and WILLIAM CANTERBURY are:
i. JOHN W.4 CANTERBERRY, b. Circa 1837; d. Aft. 08 Jul 1861, during the American Civil War.
ii. ISAAC IRWIN CANTERBERRY, b. Circa 1839; d. Bef. 10 Aug 1861.
iii. BENJAMINE F. CANTERBURY, b. Circa 1840.
iv. DIDENA CANTERBERRY, b. Circa 1843.
v. DORA ANN CANTERBERRY, b. 31 Oct 1845, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. 02 Feb 1882, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; m. JOHN THOMAS DARK, 28 Dec 1865, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; b. 02 Apr 1844, Meriwether, Baldwin County, Georgia; d. 06 Aug 1874, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
vi. LOUISA CANTERBERRY, b. Circa 1847.
7. LOUISA E(MMA)3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born Bet. 1820 - 1825 in South Carolina or Georgia, USA, and died Circa 1841 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA. She married JAMES A. LOCKWOOD 12 Feb 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama. He was born 1815 in New York, and died Aft. 1850.
Louisa E. Smith was born in either South Carolina or Georgia between 1811 and 1819. Due to the constant movements of her parents during the time of her birth, we may never know exactly when or where she was born, unless one of her own descendants come forward with some sort of documentation like a Bible record or perhaps a diary.
Louisa's middle name was probably Emma, Emily or Emaline. I came to this conclusion when I received an extract from a letter written by one of her nieces:
"Aunt Em and I would go out to gather pecans, black walnuts and hickory nuts, we called those hickker nuts. Louisa Em married James Lockwood in 1834. Most of the family called her Luezor, but to me, she was always Aunt Em.”
Louisa married JAMES A. LOCKWOOD 12 Feb 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama.
Louisa bore to James five children, but we believe one of them died extremely young, which is why James only took four children with him to Arkansas. Their children are; Edwin Cornelius Lockwood, William Thomas Lockwood, Sarah Lockwood, Mary Jane Lockwood and Isadora Lockwood.
In the Final Settlement of Isaac Smith's Estate dated 8 Oct. 1863 all of the children's names (except Isadora's) are listed among Isaac's heirs:
"and it appearing to the Court that Louisa Lockwood left her surviving the following named children, to wit., Edwin C. Lockwood, Thomas Lockwood, Mary J. Lockwood, all over 21 years of age, and Sarah Lockwood, a minor who has no gaurdian, all of whom are entitled to share the property of Louisa Lockwood, deceased, in equal parts, so that the sum of five hundred, and seventy-four dollars and eighty-seven cents must be divided into four equal parts."
Louisa's date of death is estimated to have occured about 1841, based upon the birth of Sarah Lockwood, the fifth child born to the union, and James Lockwood's second marriage. Louisa may have died birthing Sarah.
It is also believed that Louisa must have been a frail and perhaps sickly woman because when James migrated his family to Tallapoosa County in 1837 with the rest of Louisa's family, he was listed among the members of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Chruch in Youngsville but she was not.
James A. Lockwood was born about 1811 in New York.
"James was a preacher, possibly a tailor," according to Doris Russell Foshee.
We don't know when or why James relocated to Lowndes County, Alabama, but it was there that he met and married Louisa E. Smith on the 12th of February, 1834. It was also in Alabama where five children were born to the couple.
After relocating to Tallapoosa County, James A. Lockwood bought a small parcel of land where he could build a home and farm.
Land Office, Register of Receipts
Tallapoosa County, Alabama 1834-1836
James A. Lockwood, 10/6/1836, Receipt No. 5090, Sec. 8, Tsp. 22, Rng. 21.
This parcel of land was small, only a little more than 39 acers, but from all accounts I have read, James bought the land not only to do some farming but more predominately to set up a "seamster's shop," because he was a master tailor and the area was only being newly settled about that time. (It seems that many of the Lockwoods of old actually were seamtsers or tailors.)
In 1837, James was listed as member of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Chruch in Youngsville (now Alexander City) along with his father-in-law, Isaac Smith, and brothers-in-law -- Joab Stewart, William Canterberry and John J. Smith.
After James' wife, Louisa Smith Lockwood, passed away. James took their four remaining children and immigrated to Terrnoir Township in Clark County, Arkansas, which is close to Arkadelphia. We are not certain why James moved his family to Arkansas, but several of the Smith grandchildren and at least one son went that way about the same time frame.
After living in Clark County for some time, James married for the second time taking Sarah Dickinson as his wife in 1850 in Clark County, Arkansas. They later moved to Pike County (Arkansas?), where he was reported to have become a minister in later years.
One document suggests that James went to Ohio from Arkansas, but I haven't been able to locate him there for certain either. I did find one James A. Lockwood in Ohio about the time James was supposedly there who was being tired for murdering another man. This may prove to be a confirmation of a note recieved from Doris Russel Foshee.
"My grandmother, Mecie Lockwood Basham (Edwin's daughter), told us about her 'grandfather coming home unexpectedly one day and looking through the window. There through the glass saw his wife, Sarah, with another man. He shot through the window, then ran off not knowing if he had killed them or not.' Supposedly, he ran away to live with some Indians."
Children of LOUISA SMITH and JAMES LOCKWOOD are:
i. ISADORA4 LOCKWOOD, b. Circa 1835, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; d. Circa 1835, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA.
ii. EDWIN CORNELIUS LOCKWOOD, b. 30 Aug 1836, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA; d. 23 Dec 1898, Murfreesburo, Pike County, Arkansas, USA; m. MARY ANN PULLEN, 30 Aug 1868, Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas; b. 10 Aug 1852, South Carolina; d. 04 Feb 1926, Murfreesburo, Pike County, Arkansas.
iii. WILLIAM THOMAS LOCKWOOD, b. Bet. 1836 - 1841.
iv. MARY JANE LOCKWOOD, b. Bet. 1836 - 1841.
v. SARAH LOCKWOOD, b. Circa 1841, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA.
8. JOHN J.3 SMITH, SR. (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born Bet. Jan - Jun 1822 in Georgia, USA, and died Aft. 18 Jan 1883 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA. He married MARY FRANCES PODY 26 Dec 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama, daughter of ANDREW PODY and NANCY DUDLEY. She was born Circa 1823 in Wilkes County, Georgia, and died 31 Dec 1850 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA.
John J. was referred to as "speculating John" because of his involment in the slave trade.
When his father, Isaac, died he was left land, slaves and more than a fourth share of the balance of Isaac's property.:
"SIXTH, I give to my son, John J. Smith, all of the land north of Oaktasassa Creek on the northeast quarter of Section Nine and the southeast quarter of Section Four all in Township Twenty-three of Range Twenty-one, also the following slaves; Ben, Josie, Albert, Phillip, Mariah, Phillip,Jr. and Horace and their increase, also at the death of my wife, the north half of the southwest quarter of Section Four in Township Twenty-three of Range Twenty-one.
"THIRTEENTH, I will that [my] executors sell all of the balance of my perishable property, and after all of my debts are paid, the balance to be equally divided between my four sons; John J. Smith, G. W. Smith, B. F. Smith and A. J. Smith."
Mary Frances Pody was born about 1823 in Wilkes County, Georgia to Andrew Jackson Pody and his wife Nancy Dudley Pody. (Pody is a name that was mentioned often while my grandparents were still living.) She married John J. Smith in Coosa County, Alabama on December 26, 1842, and bore for him six children: Sophronia R., Celia T., Rebecca V., Joseph B., Margaret, and John J. Jr. She died at her home in Coosa County, December 31, 1850.
Children of JOHN SMITH and MARY PODY are:
i. SOPHRONIA R.4 SMITH134, b. Circa 1843; m. JOSEPH N. HILYER, 27 Oct 1875, Coosa County, Alabama, USA.
ii. CELIA T. SMITH, b. 1847.
iii. REBECCA V. SMITH, b. 1848.
iv. JOSEPH B. SMITH, b. 1849.
v. MARGAREETT SMITH, b. 1852.
vi. JOHN J. SMITH, JR., b. 1855; m. MARGARET L. ROBINSON, 12 Jun 1873, Clay County, Alabama, USA.
9. GEORGE WASHINGTON3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born 12 Aug 1825 in Montgomery County, Alabama, USA, and died 24 Aug 1897 in Kellyton, Coosa County, Alabama, USA. He married MARY ANN SPIVEY 19 Jan 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA, daughter of EPHRAIM SPIVEY and MARY NIXON. She was born 03 Nov 1822 in Johnston County, South Carolina, USA (or Autauga County, Alabama, USA), and died 06 Aug 1914 in Kellyton, Coosa County, Alabama, USA.
George Washington Smith is listed among the children of Isaac Smith in the family register of an old Smith Bible. The Bible was passed to George, eventually coming to Coye Smith Bartlet. (Where the Bible is now I do not know.)
Born in Montgomery County, Alabama near the settlement of Brother John Browning before that part of the county was split away to become a part of Lowndes County, he remained in Lowndes County with his parents for several years before his father, Isaac, moved the family northward to Coosa County into the Elkahatchee Creek basin and then later into Tallapoosa County.
On the 1850 census in Coosa County, George is listed as Washington, which gives us his middle name.
He is mentioned in his father's will, but that which was given to him in the will was also passed on to his brother, Benjamin, who was to hold it in trust for GW's children.
"FOURTH, I give to my son, G. W. Smith, all of the land south of the Oaktasasca Creek that belongs to the northeast quarter of Section Nine in Township Twenty-three Of Range Twenty-one. Also the following slaves; Sally, Alfred, Alick, Hannah, and Mary, all of which is to be held in trust by my son, B. F. Smith, and not to liable for the debts of said G. W. Smith but to be used for the support of himself and family and the education of his children and at the death of said G. W. Smith said land and Negroes and their increase to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between the lawful heirs of said G. W. Smith."
(This raises a question in my mind as to whether there had been a wedge driven between GW and his father, Isaac. If there was a dispute between them, I would like to learn what it was.)
He was also to recieve one-fourth of all of Isaac's remaining properties:
"THIRTEENTH, I will that (my) executors sell all of the balance of my perishable property, and after all of my debts are paid, the balance to be equally divided between my four sons; John J. Smith, G. W. Smith, B. F. Smith and A. J. Smith."
However, having reviewed the final judgement on Isaac's probated will, it appears that he received more than his father actually willed to him. This was probably due to his youngest brother's death before the final decree.
On 2 July 1862, GW entered into the service of the Confederate States of America, enlisting into the 5th Battalion of Hilliard’s Legion, Company B. This was an Alabama Cavalry unit, which was later absorbed by the 14th Alabama. According to his widow's pension application, George Washington Smith retired from the service of the Confederate Army as a soilder in Company G of the 14th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
According to Willis Brewer's historical account of Alabama and her armies in his book -- Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men From 1540 to 1872 --
"This regiment was organized at Auburn, August 1, 1861 [with men from Montgomery and Auburn and the counties of Chambers, Jackson, Randolph, and Tallapoosa.] It went first to Huntsville, thence to Virginia, where it arrived in November. [It was sent to Richmond to rest after suffering camp diseases, especially measles.] Proceeding to Yorktown, it was brigaded under Gen. Pryor of Virginia, Longstreet's division. The command fell back with the army, and fought at Williamsburg with heavy loss to four of the companies. At Seven Pines it was again in action, with but few casualties. It participated at Mechanicsville, and was almost annihilated at Frazier's Farm and Malvern Hill, losing nearly all the officers, after charging the enemy's almost impregnable positions repeatedly. It moved towards the Potomac with the army, and was engaged with slight loss at the second battle of Manassas [Bull Run]. Greatly reduced in strength, the Fourteenth fought at Sharpsburg, suffering severely in casualties. Placed in Cadmus Wilcox's brigade, Anderson's division - with the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Alabama regiments - it was on the line of the Rappahannock during the winter of 1862 - 3 and was in line of battle on the highths when Burnside was repulsed at Fredericksburg. The regiment was hotly engaged, and with heavy loss, at Salem [(151 casualties), at the Salem Church (at Chancellorsville)]. It went on the Pennsylvania campaign, and the blood of its veterans was poured out freely at Gettysburg. The winter of 1863 - 4 was passed in camp near Orange C.H. and the Fourteenth was engaged with shocking results at both the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, emerging from those battles with much depleted ranks. Now in Sanders' brigade, Mahone's division, the Fourteenth participated in the numerous and bloody struggles around Petersbrug, during the last ten months of the war. Its colors were furled forever at Appomattox, where only 70 or 80, under Capt. Perry of Lowndes, were present. The names of 1317 men were on its rolls, over 250 of whom perished in battle, 350 died in the service and 159 were discharged or transferred."
Other family records indicate that GW Smith was indeed present at Gettysburg and Appomattox; and, he was one of the few men from his regiment who returned home from the Civil War.
On July 20, 1876, he and his wife, Mary Ann, celebrated the union of their son, G W Smith, Jr., to Sarah L. Collins at the home of their friend J W Hawkins in Clay County, Alabama. It was a double wedding where also were married Mr. Hawkins' daughter, Sarah, to Daniel Bailey. Daniel M Bailey and GW Smith (both seniors) set bonds for their sons.
In his latter years, GW Smith moved his family into Clay County near Millerville, Alabama, where he farmed the land. Before he died, he returned to Coosa County where he lived to see the age of 72 years and 12 days old.
I have read several descriptions about many of the Spivey women saying they were "small, blue-eyed, fair-haired" or "fair skinned with blue eyes." From pictures that I have seen of her in her older years, I believe this may also describe, Mary Ann Spivey Smith.
Although the license was never signed by the performing minister, I believe G. W. Smith and Mary Ann Spivey were probably wed on the same day they received their license.
Children of GEORGE SMITH and MARY SPIVEY are:
i. LAURA ETTA4 SMITH, b. 26 Oct 1843, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 15 Jun 1913, Titus, Elmore County, Alabama; m. WALTER TERRY COLQUITT, 28 Mar 1865; b. 04 Sep 1843, Talbot County, Georgia, USA; d. 04 Jun 1917, Elmore County, Alabama, USA.
ii. REBECCA SMITH, b. Bet. Jan - Oct 1846, Coosa County, Alabama; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, Coosa County, Alabama.
iii. MARY FRANCES SMITH, b. 03 Nov 1847, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 04 May 1875, Alabama; m. JAMES BRYANT, 04 Sep 1871.
iv. MARTHA ELIZABETH SMITH, b. 02 Feb 1848, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. 14 Sep 1884, Alabama, USA; m. ROBERT HENRY DARK, 01 Nov 1866, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; b. 12 Apr 1846, Georgia, USA; d. 25 Feb 1922, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA.
v. VIRGINIA SMITH, b. Circa Mar 1850, Coosa County, Alabama; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860.
vi. BENJAMIN ADDISON SMITH, b. Jun 1850, Coosa County, Alabama, USA; d. 1895, Clay County, Alabama, USA; m. (1) ADELIA ANGELINE SLAUGHTER, Bef. 04 Sep 1871; b. 14 Mar 1847, Whiteville, Harris County, Georgia, USA; d. 09 Oct 1885, Hackneyville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; m. (2) EMMA E. SPEARS, 28 Feb 1886, Clay County, Alabama; b. Sep 1858; d. 1903, Clay County, Alabama.
vii. ALABAMA SMITH, b. Circa 1854, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 20 Jul 1901; m. SAMUEL WILLIAMS.
viii. GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH, JR., b. 12 Apr 1857, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 04 Jan 1928, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; m. SARAH LOU COLLINS, 21 Jul 1876, Clay County, Alabama; b. 1859; d. 1938, Buried at the Liberty Methodist Chruch in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
ix. SARAH ANN SMITH, b. 05 May 1859, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 22 Mar 1933, Buried at the Liberty Methodist Chruch in Tallapoosa County, Alabama; m. ROBERT W. HAWKINS; b. 07 Apr 1857; d. 22 Mar 1935, Buried at the Liberty Methodist Chruch in Tallapoosa County, Alabama..
x. ROBERT WILLIS SMITH, b. 04 Oct 1863, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 26 Sep 1941, Wadley, Chambers County, Alabama, USA; m. LEOLA R. RIDDLE, 30 Sep 1884, Clay County, Alabama; b. 26 Apr 1867; d. 22 Oct 1936, Buried at the Liberty Methodist Chruch in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
xi. PAYTON LOMAN SMITH, b. 09 Jun 1866, Coosa County, Alabama; d. 02 Aug 1945, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA; m. NANCY ANN RIDDLE; b. 04 Jan 1869; d. 07 Mar 1945, Buried at the Liberty Methodist Chruch in Tallapoosa County, Alabama..
10. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born Jan 1828 in Montgomery County, Alabama, USA, and died Aft. 20 Jun 1900. He married LUCY E. CORNELIUS 19 Sep 1851 in Coosa County, Alabama. She died Bef. 1900.
In 1861 when his father died, Benjamin Franklin Smith and his family were still living in Tallapoosa as seen in the second paragraph of the declaration of death for Isaac Smith as recorded by John J and himself, those two having been appointed the executors of their father's estate:
"Your Petitioners further state and show that next of kin and only heirs at law of said will are as follows; viz: The widow of decedent Lucy M. L. Smith, over twenty-one years of age and resides in said county of Tallapoosa and the following children viz. George W. Smith, who is over twenty one years of age and resides in Tallapoosa County aforesaid, Andrew J. Smith, and resides in Tichamingo County, Mississippi and whose Post Office is Corinth. Your Petitioners, both of whom reside in this county and Adeline T. O’Brien, wife of Brisso O’Brien, over twenty-one years of age and resides in Tallapoosa County aforesaid; and the following grandchildren, viz.
When his father died, he was left with the land on which Isaac's house was built, most of the house and several slaves, also more than one-quarter of the proceeds from perishable and real property:
"SEVENTH, I give to my son, B. F. Smith, the northwest quarter of Section Nine and the south half of the southwest quarter of Section Four all in the Township Twenty-three of Range Twenty-one with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging except such as have been given to my wife, which shall (be?) in use to him at her death, also the following slaves; Osbourn, Delph, Susan, Juda, Henry, David, Isham, and Julian and their increase."
"THIRTEENTH, I will that [my] executors sell all of the balance of my perishable property, and after all of my debts are paid, the balance to be equally divided between my four sons; John J. Smith, G. W. Smith, B. F. Smith and A. J. Smith."
"FIFTEENTH, It is my will that at the death of A. J. Smith that should he die without an heir that my executors sell the property that I have given him and divide the proceeds as follows one-half to be equally divided between my two sons B. F. and John J. Smith and the ballance [sic] to be equally divided with all of the ballance [sic] of my lawful heirs."
Benjamin was the Tallapoosa County Bailiff; and thus, he was exempt by a special letter received from the governor from service during the American Civil War. Regardlessly, he entered service in 1863 at Bungiville, Alabama into the William Petty Company and he continued in the State Guards. Towards the end of the war, he was sent to Florida, was furloughed by General Clanton and was home by the close of the war.
Benjamin left Tallapoosa County, not too long after returning from the war, relocating to Opelika in Lee County, Alabama. There we find him and his family in both the 1870 and 1880 census records; as a farmer in 1870 and a grocery merchant in 1880. After the death of his wife, Lucy, he removed back to Tallapoosa County, where he and his son John F. Smith, also a widower, shared a home.
Children of BENJAMIN SMITH and LUCY CORNELIUS are:
i. JOHN F.4 SMITH, b. Jul 1854; d. Aft. 1900.
ii. ELLEN M. SMITH, b. Bet. 1857 - 1858.
iii. ISAAC SMITH II191, b. 1861.
iv. L. J. SMITH, b. 1865.
v. R. A. SMITH, b. 1868.
vi. SARA REBECCA SMITH, b. 1873.
vii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SMITH, JR., b. 1877; m. MALONIA A. POOL192.
viii. VESILLIA R. V. SMITH, b. 1879.
11. ANDREW JACKSON3 SMITH (ISAAC2, ROBERT1) was born Circa 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama, USA, and died Bet. 24 Mar 1862 - 08 Oct 1863. He married ADELINE DELOACH 04 Jul 1858 in Coosa County, Alabama, USA. She was born Circa 1834 in South Carolina, USA.
Andrew Jackson Smith only lived to be about 31 or 32 years of age.
In his father's will he was left land:
"THIRD, I give to my youngest son, A. J. Smith, one hundred acres off the south end of [the] northeast quarter of Section Four of Township Twenty-three of Range Twenty-one. Also the following slaves; Guss, Malinda, Abe and Eliza, to be held in trust by my son John J. Smith for maintenance and support of A. J. Smith and family, but not to be liable for any debt that has or may be contracted by said A. J. Smith. The above property to revert to my estate and be distributed as hereafter to be provided for in case A. J. Smith shall die without an heir."
(Note: I find it a bit odd that there is a death clause for A. J. Smith in Old Issac's will, but perhaps that is only because he was the youngest, had been married for about three years and still had no heirs by the time that Isaac wrote his will.)
Shortly after his marriage to Adeline DeLoach in 1858, the couple migrated to Corinth in Tichamingo County, Mississippi
By the time Isaac's will passed through probate and the final settlement was made on 08 October 1863, A. J. was dead, having died without any heirs.