(1755 - 1845)
John Smoot, son of John Smoot by his first wife, was born May 11, 1755, in Charles County, Maryland, though his son in 1880 stated Virginia as the birthplace. Before majority he had left the parental roof and had settled in the western portions of Culpeper County, Virginia.
In 1775 he enlisted in a company commanded by Captain Daniel Morgan who was soon promoted to the rank of colonel, consequently Lieutenant John Humphrey was raised to the captaincy. The company rendezvoused at Winchester, and from that point marched to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it joined the forces of Benedict Arnold, under whom the outfits made their way to Quebec, Canada. John Smoot, however, was taken ill enroute and was sent to Cambridge with other incapacitated soldiers to recuperate. After he regained his health, he marched to Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he joined the company of Captain Hugh Stevenson. He remained there until the Americans captured Boston, after which he with his company marched to Staten Island. He was honorably discharged at the conclusion of the year's enlistment.
In Culpeper County, Virginia, during 1779, he enlisted in the company of Captain Benjamin Roberts, with James Slaughter as the lieutenant. Colonel George Slaughter and Colonel Clark commanded the regiment. His outfit marched from Culpeper to the falls of the Ohio River, now Louisville, arriving during October of 1779, and remaining until the fall of 1780. At this time he hired a man to complete the remainder of his term of six months, consequently he returned to Culpeper County.
In July 1781 he again volunteered and served under Captain Cadawalder Slaughter, of Culpeper County, and was present at York Town during the surrender of Cornwallis.
At the cessation of hostilities, John Smoot returned to Culpeper County, where he married, according to tradition, Elizabeth Grant, a native of Virginia. A complete list of their children has not been determined.
Children of John and Elizabeth (Grant) Smoot
1. Armistead Smoot married Anne Riley. q.v.
2. John Smoot married Elizabeth Dale. q.v.
3. Humphrey Smoot married Sarah Meeks.
4. Elijah Smoot married Elizabeth Jones. q.v.
5. Elizabeth Smoot married Aug. 14, 1811, William Dale.
6. Winyann Smoot married Jan. 24, 1803, Ludwith Meeks.
7. Anny Smoot married Mar. 19, 1808, Lewis Brown.
8. Susannah Smoot, born 1795, married Isaac, son of Dixon and Elizabeth (Norman) Brown, of Culpeper Co., Va. License Jan. 7, 1813, Hardin Co., Ky.; moved to Pike Co., Ill. Issues: Maria; Mahala; Squire, born 1816; Owen; Hardin; John; Norman W., born Sept. 23, 1840; Willis, born Sept. 2, 1827; James, born Apr. 22, 1833; Susan; Benjamin; and Jane.
Prior to 1795 John Smoot migrated to Hardin County, Kentucky, and established his seat on Round Stone Creek. In 1805 he was a taxpayer on 325 acres of land. The first available census for Kentucky (1810) indicated that he had a large family.
On September 20, 1832, at Elizabethtown, Kentucky, he applied for a revolutionary pension. His services were certified by John Cole, of Barron County, Kentucky, who served with him under Captain Morgan, and by George M. Bedinger, of Carlisle County, Kentucky, who stated that he had in his possession a receipt book containing about 80 signatures of soldiers belonging to the company of Captain Stevenson. He furthermore certified that he had not seen Smoot for 56 years, but the following appeared in his book.
"Roxbury Camp, January 1, 1776.
Received of Capt. Hugh Stevenson six pounds 12 shillings lawful money in full three months pay as a soldier in the Continental Service and Blanket Money.
John X Smoot."
His wife, according to family papers, died in 1830. He died May 23, 1845, and was buried in the family burying grounds near Millerstown, Kentucky. His son Elijah was appointed the administrator of the estate.
Charles Smoot6 Charles Smoot, son of John and Anne (Ford) Smoot, was born between the years 1784 and 1794, in Charles County, Maryland. After 1800 he migrated to Chesterfield District of South Carolina, where by the census of 1810 he was the head of a family with a young wife and daughter less than 10 years of age. Very little information has been obtained on his descendants, but the sketches of the following South Carolinians are believed to be his descendants.
Chandler Smoot, born 1810 in the Chesterfield District, enlisted in 1831 at Charleston in Company F, of the Second United States Regiment of Artillery.
During the Civil War Allison Smoot enlisted at Darlington, South Carolina, in a company commanded by Captain Wood of the Fourth South Carolina Regiment.
Calvin Smoot enlisted at Charleston in Company I of the 18th South Carolina Regiment of Infantry commanded by Colonel Gadberry. In December 1863, he was confined to the hospital at Florence. At the Seige of Petersburg on July 30, 1864, he was taken prisoner by the enemy and carried North. He arrived at Point Lookout, Maryland, on August 5, 1864, from whence he was transferred to Elmira, New York, on July 11, 1865. His papers stated that his home was in Georgetown, Georgia (believed to be South Carolina), and that his complexion was florid, hair dark, eyes blue, and height 5 feet 9 inches. He was released by the Federal Government during the latter part of 1865.
(1753 - 178-)
Charles Smoot, son of Thomas and Sarah (Alexander) Smoot, was born September 5, 1753, in St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth ----, who was probably a Widow Way at time of marriage.
Children of Charles and Elizabeth Smoot
1. Thomas Smoot, born Jan. 12, 1779, d.s.p.
2. William Smoot.
3. Charles Smoot.
4. Elizabeth Smoot.
5. Winifred Smoot.
In 1774 Charles Smoot was indebted to Rawleigh Alexander to the extent of £200. In 1783 one finds him the guardian of Davenport Way and John Way, the orphans of Richard Way. Charles Smoot inherited the 100-acre plantation of his maternal grandmother, Anne Alexander, upon the death of his brother Thomas, when it was recorded in court that all the daughters were deceased except Winifred Walker and that the "said" Charles Smoot was the heir-at-law.
According to the State Enumerations for 1782 Charles Smoot was the head of a family in St. Stephen's Parish with six whites and one negro slave. Two years later the records show that he still had six whites in his household and that the improved property on his plantation consisted of one dwelling and four out buildings.
The estate of Charles Smoot was divided in St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, on April 19, 1788, when the widow received
£22/10/7, Winney Smoot £11/5/4, and Davenport Way who was the guardian of the minor children--William, Charles, and Elizabeth--received £11/5/4 for each of his wards.
His son William Smoot on June 9, 1801, sold the 100-acre plantation of his deceased father to Edward Mitchell, of Fairfax County, Virginia. The land was described as bordering the Wicomico River and adjoining the lands of Rich Edwards, Lancelot Edwards, and Joseph Hudnalls. It is assumed that William Smoot conveyed his holdings prior to his leaving the county, inasmuch as the first available census for Virginia (1810) shows no Smoots as heads of families in Northumberland County.
John T. Smoot7
(1779 - 1832)
John T. Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Douglas) Smoot, was born October 17, 1779, at "Rehoboth", Dorchester County, Maryland. On October 17, 1799, he married his first cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Joseph Douglas of Caroline County, and Rebecca Lee Nichols his wife.
Children of John and Elizabeth (Douglas) Smoot
1. Arrietta Smoot, born 1802, died Jan. 1, 1865, married April 15, 1822, Charles Turpin Smith, born Sept. 4, 1794, died Apr. 18, 1857, son of Matthew and Priscilla (Turpin) Smith. Issues: Olivia; Benjamin Conaway; George; John Henry; Joseph Van Buren; Priscilla; Mary Julia; and Arrietta Caroline.
2. Josiah Smoot, born May 1, 1807, died Sept. 6, 1840, married Margaret, dau. of Philip and Mary (Anderson) Feddeman. Issues: Henry and Philip.
3. Nancy Smoot, spinster.
4. Eliza Anne Smoot, born 1812, died Nov. 12, 1866, married 1830 Henry, son of Philip and Mary (Anderson) Feddeman. Issue: Mary.
5. Mary Adeline Smoot, born Aug. 30, 1817, died Mar. 24, 1851, married June 7, 1832, Francis B. C. Turpin, son of Major Francis Turpin and his wife Nancy, one-time widow of Capt. Ezekiel Reed, and dau. of Lieut. Matthew Smith. Issues: John Baynard; Elizabeth Anne; Mary Jane; William Henry; Gulia Elma; Francis Thomas; Walter; and George.
John T. Smoot served as member of the State Legislature in 1805. During the War of 1812 he was paymaster of the 11th Maryland Regiment and was ordered into service during April 1813. He resided at "Liberty Hall" until 1812, when financial circumstances forced the sale
of the parental estate to Francis B. C. Turpin whose son later married his daughter. John T. Smoot died in Dorchester County on February 13, 1832.
Captain Joseph Smoot7
(1792 - 1857)
Joseph Edward Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Parker) Smoot, was born 1792 in Dorchester County. From Maryland he was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy on December 1, 1809, and rose successively to the rank of captain.
As midshipman he served on the U. S. S. Hornet with Captain James Lawrence and participated in the engagement with the H. B. M. S. Peacock and her capture on February 14, 1813. Other vessels on which he saw sea service were Nonsuch, Macedonian, Peacock, Grampus, Erie, and Levant, and had duty at the following Navy Yards--Norfolk, Washington, and Portsmouth. His last command was at the latter station from 1852 to October 1, 1855, from thence he retired to his residence on K Street in the National Capital.
He was one of the three Marylanders who received by an act of the Maryland Legislature a sword at the conclusion of the War of 1812 "for the gallant and good conduct of Joseph Smoot a native of this State and now a lieutenant in the Navy of the United States in the actions between the Hornet and Peacock and Hornet and Penguin".
Resolution number one of the Acts of 1858 relates that the late Captain Smoot felt himself aggrieved by the action of the Government of the United States under the act entitled "an act to promote the efficiency of the Navy" and that while suffering under what he conceived to be the wrong and injustice done to him, he departed his life in sorrow and sadness, and Mrs. Anne E. Smoot, his widow, feeling on her part that it would not be proper to retain the sword, returned it to the State of Maryland.
The Governor of Maryland presented the sword which had thus been returned to the State to Algernon Sydney Smoot, son of the late Captain Joseph Smoot, with the charge that he shall cherish it as a testimonial of high appreciation of the State of Maryland for the distinguished service of his late father and that it shall never be drawn from its scabbard for use except in defence of his country, her rights, or her sacred honor.
Joseph Smoot married first Margaret ----, born 1813. She died January 15, 1838, and was interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D. C.
The only child, Virginia, was born 1826 and died 1851. On March 14, 1844, according to license issued in Montgomery County, Maryland, he married Anne, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Gassaway) Darne.
Children of Joseph and Anne (Darne) Smoot
1. William Algernon Sydney Smoot married Mary Head. q.v.
Captain Joseph Smoot died on March 13, 1857, and was interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington. His will, dated September 25, 1851, was probated in the District of Columbia on April 10, 1857. He bequeathed his entire estate to his widow for the support of his "only child Sydney". His widow survived until the year 1887.
John Henry Smoot7
(1794 - 18--)
John Henry Smoot, posthumous son of John and Elizabeth (Parker) Smoot, was born February 1794, in Dorchester County, Maryland. During the War of 1812 he served as a private in Captain Levin Rauleigh's Detachment, an extra battalion of Dorchester County, which was ordered into service during April 1813. On December 29, 1817, he secured license in Dorchester County to marry Keziah Keene. On March 4, 1816, he sold his interest in "Rehoboth" to Ezekiel Wheatley for $3,500. The 1820 census for Dorchester County showed that he was the head of the family, with two women, one between the ages of 26 and 45, and the other between 16 and 26, one male youth between 10 and 16 years, and a boy under ten.
(1770 - 1854)
Samuel Smoot, son of Edward and Rosannah (Hodson) Smoot, was born July 31, 1770, in Dorchester County, Maryland. On September 24, 1795, his grandfather, Thomas Hodson Sr., of Dorchester County, deeded him for the consideration of natural love and affection, describing him as a son of the late Edward Smoot, a negro called Tom aged 11 years. On December 12, 1793, he purchased from David Harper, of Kent County, Delaware, 3 acres of land on the southwest side of the northwest fork of the Nanticoke River.
Samuel Smoot married first Elizabeth, born February 13, 1781, the daughter of Captain Ezekiel Reed and his wife Nancy Smith. License was issued in Dorchester County on April 7, 1801.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Reed) Smoot
1. Anna Maria, died young.
2. Avery Smoot married Emily Hunter Terrett. q.v.
His first wife died on December 26, 1807. He married on May 5, 1808, his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Clement Kennedy and his wife Lydia Smoot. Clement Kennedy in his will proved in Charles County on January 8, 1811, named his daughter Elizabeth Smoot.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Smoot
3. Amanda Smoot, born June 25, 1809.
4. Clement Smoot, born Sept. 20, 1811.
5. Lydia Kennedy Smoot, born Aug. 4, 1815, died 1884, married Sept. 28, 1837, John Henry Waggaman, born 1807, died 1888, son of Thomas Ennalls and Martha (Tyler) Waggaman. Issues: Thomas Ennalls, born 1839; Elizabeth, born and died 1842; Samuel, born Oct. 23, 1843; Henry Pierpont, born Jan. 21, 1845; Mary Tyler, born Dec. 10, 1850; John Floyd, born 1852; Emile; and George, born and died 1864.
6. Samuel Clement Smoot married Emma Smallwood. q.v.
7. Charles Henry Smoot, born Apr. 14, 1820, d.s.p. 1840, married Mary Bosher.
8. John Smoot, born Feb. 20, 1823.
9. Luther Rice Smoot married twice. q.v.
10. Rosa Smoot, born Sept. 10, 1827, married Joseph B. Pleasants. License D. C., July 2, 1845.
11. Arminta Smoot, born Apr. 23, 1831, married William H. Pleasants. License D. C., Nov. 2, 1852.
During the War of 1812, Samuel Smoot served in the First District of Columbia Regiment of Field Artillery commanded by Major George Peter, of Georgetown.
About this time or shortly before, Samuel Smoot had moved to the Federal District and settled in the city of Washington. His first acquisition of realty in the District was on October 12, 1814, when he purchased from John Murdock, of Georgetown, land in Georgetown "south of Causeway Street" bordering the Potomac River, which had formerly been owned by William H. Dorsey. He began the manufacture of bricks which became the foundation for the affluence of this branch of the Smoot family.
On April 26, 1816, he bought of George Peter land in Washington City described as "lot numbered 7 in square numbered 1". Agnes Peter, wife of George, waived her dower rights. The first published directory for Washington, that is 1822, lists Samuel Smoot as residing on the "north side of K Street north near Georgetown lower bridge". The
1850 directory shows "Smoot's lime kiln, west side 27 between K and L north". He died on July 8, 1854, and was interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington.
(1797 - 1846)
Joseph Smoot, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Warren) Smoot, was born November 1, 1797, in Dorchester County, Maryland. At the beginning of the War of 1812 he was sent to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but resigned at the conclusion of the war and settled at the National Capital where he became a prominent manufacturer and merchant. He married his cousin Mary Anne, born June 18, 1805, daughter of Clement Kennedy Jr. (born April 23, 1784) and his wife Pamelia (born 1787).
Of seven children born to this union, only one daughter--Mary Jane Smoot--born 1830, survived beyond the infant stage. She married her cousin John D. Dement and become the mother of a son, Ralph, who died without issues.
The birth of her seventh child resulted in the death of the mother and Pamelia Smoot died on February 26, 1840. On April 6, 1841, Joseph Smoot married another cousin Julia Anne, born 1819, the daughter of William and Julia (Kennedy) Dement, also a granddaughter of Clement Kennedy.
Children of Joseph and Julia (Dement) Smoot
8. Joseph K. Smoot, born 1842, d.s.p. in Calif.
9. William H. Smoot married Lavania O'Brien. q.v.
Joseph Smoot maintained his residence at 2627 K Street in Washington, built by Robert Peter, where George Washington was once entertained and which became the first British Legation in the United States. Joseph Smoot died April 30, 1846.
During the Civil War residence in Washington was not safe for Confederate sympathizers, consequently Mrs. Smoot leased her residence and retired to her mother's plantation in Prince Georges County, Maryland. The leasee sub-let to the Federal Government which housed from time to time in the 21-room mansion thousands of ex-slaves. And true to the race they destroyed entirely the hand-carved wood work, the frescoing, and other interior features for which the house was noted. Mrs. Smoot lived to celebrate her eightieth birthday and departed on July 8, 1901.
(1799 - 1853)
Thomas Smoot, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Warren) Smoot, was born November 15, 1799, according to the records of Christ Church, Cambridge, Maryland. On September 29, 1819, he married Rebecca, born February 5, 1801, the daughter of Amos and Mary Nichols Robertson, of Caroline County, Maryland.
Children of Thomas and Rebecca (Robertson) Smoot
1. Henrietta Smoot, born 1820, died 1830.
2. Thomas Henry Smoot married Lovica Ann Hackett. q.v.
3. William Robertson Smoot married Elizabeth Cannon. q.v.
4. Mary Elizabeth Smoot, born 1827, died 1835.
His first wife died on March 9, 1832; he married secondly Mary Frances, born 1812 in South Carolina, the daughter of George A. Z. Smith, then a resident of Vienna, Dorchester County. The license was obtained in the latter place on November 24, 1841.
Children of Thomas and Mary Frances (Smith) Smoot
5. Anne Elizabeth Smoot, born 1842, spinster.
6. Rebecca Janet Smoot, born 1843, died 1908, married 1859, Joseph Bramble. Issues: George Otis; Cora E.; Frank; Archer Smoot; Edward; Mary King; Elizabeth; and Frances Rebecca. 7. Mary Frances Smoot, born 1846.
8. George Henry Smoot, born 1848, died 1862.
9. Sarah Araminta Florence Smoot, born Apr. 20, 1850, died Apr. 10, 1932, married Mar. 14, 1872, William Robert Hearne, died Mar. 13, 1921. Issues: William Edward, born July 21, 1874; Mary Frances, born Jan. 1, 1876; Lucy, born Feb. 11, 1878; Ava Judson, born Jan. 5, 1887; and Daniel Archer, born Dec. 4, 1880.
10. Edith E. Smoot, born June 19, 1853, died Feb. 22, 1907, married Charles Middleton, born May 19, 1847, died Oct. 6, 1928, resided in Virginia. Issues: Charles Bell, born June 4, 1871; William, born Jan. 1, 1874; George F., born June 13, 1876.
Thomas Smoot resided near Crotchers Ferry, Dorchester County, until 1849, when he moved to St. Mary's County. He died there on November 24, 1853, and was buried at Leonardtown.
His will was dated October 5, 1852, and proved in St. Mary's County on December 5, 1853. He bequeathed his son Thomas $5.00 and his son William $10.00. The residue of his estate was left to his wife Frances during widowhood, then it was to be partitioned among the children
"which shall be left by me with her at the time of my death" that is, Anne Elizabeth, Rebecca J., Mary Frances, George Henry, Sarah A. F., and Edith E.
His widow returned to Vienna, Dorchester County, where most of the children married.
Edward Smoot, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Warren) Smoot, was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. On February 25, 1804, he married Ariminta Frazier. He died leaving a young family--Elizabeth; Mary; and Joseph (died Dec. 23, 1831). His widow on January 6, 1814, married Samuel Le Compte.
John Warren Smoot7
(1786 - 1832)
John Warren Smoot, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Warren) Smoot, was born May 10, 1786, in Dorchester County. During the War of 1812, he served as a private in Captain William S. Harper's Company, of the 11th Maryland Regiment. On January 8, 1817, he married Ardella, the daughter of Matthew and Priscilla (Turpin) Smith; he died Feburary 14, 1832.Children of John and Ardella (Smith) Smoot
1. Charles Thomas Smoot, born June 5, 1818, died Sept. 19, 1863, married Margaret Bell, died May 9, 1883. License Oct. 24, 1842, Dor. Co.
(1803 - 18--)
Archibald Smoot, son of Alexander Stoddert Smoot, was born about the year 1803 in Maryland. He settled in Mobile County, Alabama, where during December 1830, he married Aurelia, the daughter of John Taylor, of Clarke County, Alabama. Six children were born, but only one matured and married. The following children were at home at the 1850 census.
Children of Archibald and Aurelia (Taylor) Smoot
1. Anna Mary Smoot, born 1833, married 1853 Henry Hall.
2. Ellen W. Smoot, born 1838.
3. Aurelia Smoot, born 1841.
His first wife died young, and he married secondly Sarah A. Kimball, born 1824, in Clarke County, Alabama. After 1850 he moved to Jackson in Clarke County, where in 1860 he and his second wife were the only members of his immediate household. He was listed as a miller, with realty appraised at $500 and personalty at $10,000.
Captain Benjamin Hugh Smoot, C. S. A.7
(1835 - 1899)
Benjamin Hugh Smoot, son of Benjamin Stoddert and Anne (McGuire) Smoot, was born 1835 in Alabama. He married Octavia ----, born 1833 in Alabama. At the census of 1860, he was employed in the United States Post Office at Mobile and had realty appraised at $3,000 and a personalty estate of $3,000. In his household besides an infant son, Benjamin T., were his widowed mother, aged 48 and born in Maryland; Catherine A. Tilghman aged 8; Fanny Tilghman aged 5, and Lola Hollinger aged 18. He served as a captain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and died in 1899 at Selma, Alabama.
Sylvester W. Smoot7
(1796 - 18--)
Sylvester W. Smoot, son of Horatio, was born 1796 in Charles County, and married Mary ----, born 1797. The following children were at home according to the 1850 census--Mary, born 1822; Lucy, born 1830; and Margaret, born 1838. According to the next census, his post office address was Newport, where he was domiciled with his two maiden daughters, Lucy and Margaret.
John W. Smoot7
(1809 - 1847)
John W. Smoot, son of Horatio, was born September 24, 1809, in Charles County. He married Mary Elizabeth Posey, born 1814, in Maryland, the daughter of Vincent Posey.
Children of John W. and Mary Elizabeth (Posey) Smoot
1. Eleanor B. Smoot, born 1832.
2. Lemuel Smoot, born 1836, married Mary ----. q.v.
3. Jane Catherine Smoot, born 1838.
4. David Smoot, born 1841.
The will of John W. Smoot was dated February 14, 1847, and proved in Charles County on March 16, 1847, by Sylvester W. Smoot, Mahalabel Shorter, and Thomas Smoot. He bequeathed his entire estate to his wife Mary Elizabeth during widowhood, then to his four named children.
At the 1850 census his widow was domiciled in Allen's Fresh District of Charles County, with realty assessed at $2,000. She subsequently married Joseph F. Hayden who in 1852 was the guardian of Lemuel and David Smoot.
(1783 - 1845)
Armistead Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Grant) Smoot, was born about 1783 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He accompanied his parents to Hardin County, Kentucky, where on December 28, 1803, by the Rev. Joseph Paddox he was married to Nancy Riley, born 1784, in Pennsylvania.
Children of Armistead and Anne (Riley) Smoot
1. Ira Smoot, born 1804, married Minerva ----, born 1821, in Ark.; lived in Sevier Co., Ark. Issues: Frances, born 1838; Roger, born 1840; Mary, born 1842; John, born 1844; Matiida, born 1847; and Nancy, born 1850.
2. John Smoot, born 1805, married Lorinda ----, born 1811, in Ill.; lived in Sevier Co., Ark. Issues: William, born 1833; Sarah, born 1835; John, born 1845; Lorinda, born 1846; Tom Benton, born 1848.
3. Norman Smoot, born 1812, married Evelane ----, born 1817, in Ark. Issues: Charles, born 1835; Jane, born 1837; John, born 1839; Malissa, born 1842; Elizabeth, born 1845; William, born 1848.
4. Elijah Smoot, born 1822, in Ill.
5. Eleanor Smoot, born 1826, in Ark.
6. Bathenea Smoot, born 1831.
7. Elizabeth Smoot, born 1831, married Jacob Bradshaw, born 1827, in Ark.
On September 18, 1812, he enlisted as a private in Captain Aaron Hart's Mounted Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, and marched to Vincennes, Territory of Indiana, where he was present at muster on September 28, same year. He supplied his own horse which was appraised by the Army as $87.00. He was discharged at Buseron, Indiana, on October 30, 1812, and was allowed 8 days traveling expenses at 20 miles per day to his home in Kentucky.
After the war he left his home in Hardin County and lived for a while in Illinois where his son Elijah was born in 1822. By 1826 he was established in Sevier County, Arkansas, where he died on November 1, 1845.
When his widow applied for bounty land in the fifties, John Smoot, Sr., of Marion County, Missouri, stated that he was present at the marriage of Armistead and Nancy Riley, and that he served in the same company with him during the War of 1812.
August 28, 1871, his widow of Scott County, Arkansas, applied for a pension in right of her husband's services in the war, but her application was rejected inasmuch as Armistead Smoot had been in the service less than 60 days, the minimum time required to qualify for a pension. At that time she was residing with her daughter, Elizabeth Bradshaw, of Black Jack, Arkansas. Nearby was also her son Elijah Smoot who was the head of a family with Susan Smoot, aged 37, and four other members bearing the name of Skidmore.
John Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Grant) Smoot, was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He migrated to Hardin County, Kentucky, with his parents, and there on December 8, 1804, he secured license to marry Elizabeth Dale. On September 18, 1812, he enlisted as a private in Captain John Thomas' Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers. In 1825 he settled in Marion County, Missouri, where he was living when the widow of his brother, Armistead, applied for bounty land.
Humphrey Smoot7 Humphrey Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Grant) Smoot, was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He accompanied his parents to Hardin County, Kentucky, about 1795, where some years later he volunteered for the war of 1812. He enlisted on September 18, 1812, in Captain John Thomas' Company, of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, and served also under Captain Aaron Hart. He was present at muster at Vincennes, Territory of Indiana, and was discharged on October 30, 1812, with his brothers Armistead and John. He reenlisted later and mustered at Camp Jackson on December 31, 1814, and another record shows him a substitute for James Butler on May 18, 1815. He obtained license on August 30, 1816, in Hardin County to marry Sarah Meeks. One son has been established--Humphrey Smoot who married Lovina Fletcher. q.v.
(1802 - 1888)
Elijah Smoot, son of John and Elizabeth (Grant) Smoot, was born April 4, 1802, in Kentucky. Upon majority he established his homestead near Senora, Hardin County, where he is located at subsequent censuses. In 1880 he stated that he was born in Kentucky and that his father and mother were born in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Jones, born 1803, who stated in 1880 that she was born in Virginia as well as her father and mother. Elijah Smoot died on April 5, 1888, in Kentucky.
Children of Elijah and Elizabeth (Jones) Smoot
1. Minerva Jane Smoot married Lovira J. Wright. License Hardin Co., May 8, 1846.
2. Thornton Smoot, born 1828.
3. Julia Smoot, born 1829.
4. Emily Smoot, born May 16, 1831, died Feb. 9, 1909, married Josiah Edward Best, Jr., born Aug. 3, 1825, died Mar. 19, 1900. License Hardin Co., June 9, 1847.
5. Elizabeth Smoot, born 1835.
6. John Smoot, born 1838.
7. Lewis J. Smoot, born 1839, married Kathleen ----, born 1847.
8. Mary Smoot, born 1841.
9. Robert Smoot, born 1842.
10. Martha Smoot, born 1844.
11. Alice Smoot, born 1848.
Lieut. William Algernon Sydney Smoot, U. S. A.8
(1845 - 1886)
William Algernon Sydney Smoot, son of Joseph and Anne (Darne) Smoot, was born March 12, 1845, at Norfolk, Virginia, but spent his early days in the National Capital. During the Civil War he served as First Lieutenant of the First Maryland Regiment of Infantry of the Northern Forces.
At Brookline, Massachusetts, on April 25, 1866, he married Mary Bangs, born March 4, 1847, at Medford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward Francis and Mary Hall (Bangs) Head.
Children of William Sydney and Mary (Head) Smoot
1. William Sydney Smoot, born Feb. 25, 1868.
2. Sarah Marquard Smoot, born June 26, 1869.
3. Anna Titcomb Smoot, born Feb. 25, 1871, married April 11, 1898, Patrick Tracy Jackson, born Nov. 7, 1871. Issues: Anna Loring,
born Oct. 5, 1904; Patrick Tracy, born Nov. 19, 1906; and Jonathan, born Sept. 3, 1913.
4. Joseph Edward Smoot, born Oct. 9, 1873.
5. Charles Head Smoot, born Dec. 6, 1878, married Oct. 12, 1910, Katherine Elizabeth Ryan. Issues: Mary Katherine; Charles Head; and William Sydney.
6. Mary Smoot, born Feb. 25, 1880.
7. Margaret Smoot, born Aug. 14, 1885.
William Sydney Smoot died on February 18, 1886, at Evanston, Illinois. His will was admitted to probate on April 19, 1886, at Suffock, Massachusetts, upon the testimony of W. Marquand, A. E. Beal, and Anne E. Smoot. His widow Mary Smoot was bequeathed the entire estate, real and personal. On February 6, 1891, Charles Head, of Boston, testified at the settlement of the estate that William S. Smoot last lived in Evanston, Illinois, and died possessed of goods in the County of Suffock, leaving a widow and seven minor children, all residents of Evanston.
(1805 - 1866)
Avery Smoot, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Reed) Smoot, was born September 15, 1805, in Dorchester County, Maryland. His young manhood was spent at the National Capital, where on November 22, 1832, he secured license to marry Emily Hunter Terrett, of Fairfax County, Virginia. He died on April 24, 1866, and was interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington. The following children were remembered by a descendant.
Children of Avery and Emily (Terrett) Smoot
1. Julia West Smoot, born 1842, married Roland M. Jones, born 1840 in Penn. License Fairfax Co., Va., Nov. 8, 1871.
2. Elizabeth Terrett Smoot married A. M. Hughes, of Tenn.
3. Samuel Clement Smoot.
4. Edward Dade Smoot, born 1851.
Samuel Clement Smoot, U. S. N. 8
(1818 - 1867)
Samuel Clement Smoot, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Smoot, was born February 3, 1818, in the District of Columbia. There on April 29, 1846, he secured license to marry Emma, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Smallwood. He was a doctor of medicine and was at one time connected with the faculty of the Medical College of George
Washington University. Unlike most of his family who were actively engaged in the cause of the Confederacy, he was of Northern sympathy, and on October 5, 1861, he was commissioned an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Navy. He resigned, however, on January 27, 1862, owing to ill-health, and died during the year 1867.
Children of Samuel and Emma (Smallwood) Smoot
1. Kenneth Russell Smoot, born Apr. 18, 1857, married Jane Eyer. q.v.
2. Matilda Smoot, born June 23, 1859, died May 29, 1917, married Duane Edwin, son of Perrin and Louisa Maria (Newton) Fox. Issues: Dorothy; Frank Boughton; Newton Kennedy; and Christine.
Major Luther Rice Smoot, C. S. A.8
(1824 - 1892)
Luther Rice Smoot, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Smoot, was born September 24, 1824, in the District of Columbia. At Baltimore on June 10, 1844, he first married Sarah Edmondia, born November 20, 1825, the daughter of Andrew Miller and Eliza (Upperman) Laub.
Children of Luther and Sarah (Laub) Smoot
1. Benjamin Stoddert Smoot married Mary Moore. q.v.
Prior to the Civil War Luther Rice Smoot was a prominent banker and leading financier of the National Capital, with a residence at one time on Tenth Street. When Lincoln called for volunteers to coerce the South, he departed immediately for Richmond, offered his services to the Confederate Government, and received a commission with the grade of Captain in the Quartermaster Department. He was later advanced to the rank of major and assigned to the General Staff.
After the war he settled in Baltimore. His wife died on May 21, 1869, thereupon at Baltimore on November 16, 1871, he married Alice Slingluff, of that well-known family of Southern Maryland.
Children of Luther and Alice (Slingluff) Smoot
2. Eliza Slingluff Smoot, born Nov. 3, 1872, married June 4, 1895, Harry Courtney Shriver. Issue: Carrie Courtney, born June 2, 1896, married June 26, 1920, Marcellus Edward McDowell. 3. Charles Deardoeff Smoot, born Feb. 21, 1874, married June 7, 1913, Lillian McCracken.
Luther Rice Smoot maintained a prominent position in Baltimore until his death on April 28, 1892, at his residence 1416 Bolton Street.
William Henry Smoot, C. S. A.8
(1845 - 1885)
William Henry Smoot, son of Joseph and Julia Anne (Dement) Smoot, was born April 11, 1845, in Washington, D. C. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was in school at Blacksburg, Virginia, and at the early age of 16 years he, with his entire class at school, enlisted in the Confederate Army. He served faithfully throughout the War between the States and was furloughed near Richmond. He made his way to Washington mostly on foot only to find his mother's residence infested with hordes of negro refugees. He then traveled to his grandmother's home in Maryland. And as he was coming up the path to the house, his mother who was on the porch saw an unkempt, emaciated man with several weeks' growth of beard and bare-footed. She became alarmed and started to return to the house when he cried, "Mother, don't you know me?" Her first remark was "But where are your boots?" "I ate them before I left Richmond."
In 1869 he married Lavania, the daughter of Matthew and Hannah (Harrison) O'Brien, of Avandale, Fairfax County, Virginia. The license was issued in Fairfax County and stated that the prospective bride was aged 22 and was born in Baltimore, Maryland. William Henry Smoot died about December 1, 1885.
Children of William and Lavania (O'Brien) Smoot
1. 2. Two children died in infancy.
3. John D. Smoot married Emily Kenrick. q.v.
Thomas Henry Smoot8 (1822 - 1910) Thomas Henry Smoot, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Robertson) Smoot, was born November 13, 1822. He married Lovica Ann, born April 12, 1825, the daughter of Luke and Nancy (Darby) Hackett. He and his wife died during 1910 in Dorchester County, Maryland.Children of Thomas and Lovica (Hackett) Smoot
1. William Perry Smoot married Eliza Jane Hackett. q.v.
2. Luke Henry Smoot married Rebecca Wheatley. q.v.
3. Sarah Smoot, born 1853, married Joseph Calloway.
4. Nancy Rebecca Smoot, born 1855, married George Russell.
5. Mary Elizabeth Smoot, born 1857, died 1876.
6. Janett Frances Smoot, born 1859, married George Hall.
7. Gulie Elma Smoot, born 1861, married William Mason.
8. Lovie Lee Smoot, born 1863, married Albert S. Hurtt.
9. Laura Lovicy Smoot, born 1866, died 1900, married Priestley. Wheatley.
10. Annie Thomas Smoot, born 1869, married John C. Hook.
William Robert Smoot8
(1825 - 1893)
William Robertson Smoot, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Robertson) Smoot, was born March 4, 1825, in Dorchester County, Maryland. On July 24, 1856, he married Elizabeth Davis, the daughter of Truston Polk and Elizabeth (Davis) Cannon.
Children of William and Elizabeth (Cannon) Smoot
1. Joanna Smoot, born 1857, died 1922, married W. H. Valliant and P. H. McShane.
2. Truston Cannon Smoot married twice. q.v.
3. Melissa Elmer Smoot, born 1861, died 1916, married W. E Brown.
4. Estella Smoot, born 1863, died 1934, married Thomas Todd.
5. Rebecca Smoot, born 1866, married Walter Sparklin.
6. Elizabeth Augusta Smoot, born 1872, died 1931, married Linwood Beauchamp and W. E. Brown.
William Robertson Smoot was struck by a railroad train which was the cause of his death on August 19, 1893. He was interred at Denton, Maryland. His will was admitted to probate September 5, 1893, in Caroline County, Maryland.
(1836 - 18--)
Lemuel Smoot, son of John W. and Mary Elizabeth (Posey) Smoot, was born about 1836 in Charles County. He married Mary W. ----, born about 1842 in Maryland. According to the 1860 census, he was living near Tompkinsville, Maryland, with his wife, infant daughter Lestine M. Smoot, and his bachelor brother David.
Humphrey Smoot, C. S. A.8
(1820 - 1882)
Humphrey Smoot, son of Humphrey and Sarah (Meeks) Smoot, was born January 7, 1820, presumably in Hardin County, Kentucky. On February 8, 1846, he married Lovina Fletcher, born June 12, 1830.
Children of Humphrey and Lovina (Fletcher) Smoot
1. John Smoot, born July 14, 1847, died Dec. 26, 1867.
2. Maryan Smoot, born Oct. 17, 1848.
3. Evelyne Smoot, born June 10, 1851, died Apr. 9, 1902, married Charles Smith.
4. Charles Smoot, born Nov. 10, 1854, died Apr. 28, 1860.
5. Catherine Smoot, born Aug. 25, 1856, died Feb. 22, 1859.
6. Samuel Smoot, born 1860, died 1861.
7. Sterling Smoot married Martha McGrath. q.v.
8. Addie Smoot, born Sept. 1, 1864, died 1865.
9. Helena M. Smoot, born Oct. 4, 1866, married Joseph Northmore.
10. Minnie M. Smoot, born May 12, 1869, married thrice.
11. Lucy Smoot, born Jan. 6, 1872, married Frank Stevenson.
12. Edith Smoot, born 1875, died 1878.
13. Ira Smoot.
During the War between the States Humphrey Smoot served under General Sterling Price of the Confederate Army. After the conflict, Humphrey Smoot settled in Montana, and in the seventies, went to California, where he died May 21, 1882. His widow died September 17, 1907.
Kenneth Russell Smoot9
(1857 - 1932)
Kenneth Russell Smoot, son of Samuel Clement and Emma (Smallwood) Smoot, was born April 18, 1857, at Washington, D. C. He married Jane, the daughter of Daniel and Nancy Bennett Eyer.
Children of Kenneth and Jane (Eyer) Smoot
1. Clement Eyer Smoot, born Apr. 7, 1884, married Madge Miller. Issues: Frederick Miller, born Mar. 30, 1912; Clement Eyer, born Jan. 30, 1914; and Peter, born Sept. 13, 1920.
2. Eleanor Smoot, born Dec. 12, 1885, married Samuel Spelman Holmes. Issues: Samuel Spelman, born July 17, 1911; Kenneth Smoot, born Nov. 19, 1912; Jane Eyer, born Jan. 29, 1914; John Russel, born Nov. 15, 1915; Alice, born Apr. 16, 1920; and David, born Sept. 16, 1921.
3. Emma Smoot, born Jan. 6, 1893, married Ernest Ford Nolting. Issues: William Thomas, born May 6, 1920; and Mary Jane, born Jan. 28, 1930.
Kennth Russell Smoot maintained his home at one time in Chicago, from which place in 1908 he settled in California where he died May 29, 1932.
Benjamin Stoddert Smoot9
(1856 - 1901)
Benjamin Stoddert Smoot, son of Luther and Sarah (Laub) Smoot,. was born January 21, 1856, in the National Capital. On January 30, 1878, he married Mary Gideon, daughter of William George and Mary Gideon (Rose) Moore, at Baltimore, Maryland. He died in the South about 1901.
Children of Benjamin and Mary (Moore) Smoot
1. Mary Moore Smoot, born Nov. 16, 1878, at Phila., died Feb. 17, 1920, married first William Hamilton Edwards on Sept. 29, 1897, and second Emil C. Wagner. Issues (first): William George Edwards, born Nov. 22, 1898; Charles Francis Edwards, died young; and Hugh Stanford Edwards, born July 5, 1906.
2. Perry Myers Smoot married twice. q.v.
John D. Smoot9
John D. Smoot, son of William and Lavania (O'Brien) Smoot, was born November 27, 1873. In Baltimore on August 24, 1895, he married Emily, the daughter of Joseph and Emily Kendrick, of Washington, D. C. One son--John Henry Smoot--was born. (q.v.) John D. Smoot resides in the National Capital.
William Perry Smoot9
(1848 - 1918)
William Perry Smoot, son of Thomas Henry and Lovica Ann (Hackett) Smoot, was born November 8, 1848. On August 11, 1870, he married Eliza Jane, born October 11, 1843, the daughter of Thomas and Emaline (Wheatley) Hackett. He resided in Dorchester County, where he died April 26, 1918. His widow died on August 3, 1923.?
Children of William Perry and Eliza (Hackett) Smoot______________
1. Thomas Luther Smoot, born June 16, 1871, married Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph H. C. and Nancy (Lankford) Bryan. Issues: Ernest Rutherford Smoot*, born July 9, 1901; Harlon Clay Smoot, born June 28, 1904.
2. William Edgar Smoot, born 1875, died 1876.
3. Rutherford Burchard Smoot, born Aug. 18, 1879, died July 6, 1934, married Nov. 30, 1904, Cora Ellen, born Oct. 24, 1881, dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Philips) Cole.
* Note: He married April 28, 1929, Hilda Lucile, dau. of Norwood and Addie (Plummer) Conrey.
Luke Henry Smoot9 Luke Henry Smoot, son of Thomas and Lovica Ann (Hackett) Smoot, was born October 12, 1850. He married on April 19, 1876, Rebecca, daughter of Jesse K. and Margaret Wheatley. His wife died February 28, 1918.
Children of Luke and Rebecca (Wheatley) Smoot
1. Homer Smoot, married Geneva Cordy. q.v.
2. Irving F. Smoot married Bessie D. Wilson. q.v.
3. Florence Smoot, born Aug. 16, 1889, married Nov. 26, 1914, Curtis Wolf.
Truston Cannon Smoot9
(1859 - 1928)
Truston Cannon Smoot, son of William Robertson and Elizabeth Davis (Cannon) Smoot, was born October 24, 1859. He married first Fannie M. Griffith, daughter of William J. and Drucilla (Clayvelle) Griffith, on April 10, 1889.
Children of Truston and Fannie (Griffith) Smoot
1. Harvey Clinton Smoot, born Aug. 27, 1891, married Sophia Schwartz.
2. Ralph Griffith Smoot, born Nov. 21, 1893, married Ivy Ruth Curry.
3. Aubrey Cannon Smoot, born Aug. 29, 1898, married Jan. 17, 1925, Eleanor Virginia Norris. Issues: Aubrey Cannon, born Nov. 19, 1925; William Norris, born Feb. 4, 1928.
4. Merrill Clayvelle Smoot, born Sept. 15, 1902, married Helen Jossephine Rouse.
His first wife died September 9, 1924, thereupon he married secondly Laura Cannon, a kinswoman. He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with charges on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. He died April 23, 1928; his widow survived until January 16, 1935.
Sterling Price Smoot9 Sterling Price Smoot, son of Humphrey and Lovina (Fletcher) Smoot, was born December 18, 1861, in Kentucky. He married on June 21, 1888, Martha J. McGrath, born April 14, 1869.
Children of Sterling and Martha (McGrath) Smoot
1. Leslie Raymond Smoot, born Oct. 19, 1889.
2. Harold James Smoot, born Aug. 30, 1891, married Hazel Smith.
3. Newell Smoot, born Mar. 24, 1893.
484. Helen Mildred Smoot, born June 21, 1894, died 1907.
5. Forrest Vern Smoot, born Aug. 11, 1896, married Nov. 28, 1917, Anna Vandegrift Gibson, born May 14, 1900. Issues: Virginia Marion, born Feb. 19, 1920, and Maxine Ann, born Jan. 11, 1930.
6. Stanley Smoot, born July 21, 1899.
7. Leland Price Smoot, born Apr. 12, 1903, married Esther Horst.
Colonel Perry Myers Smoot10 Perry Myers Smoot, son of Benjamin Stoddert and Mary (Moore) Smoot, was born April 22, 1882, in Washington, D. C. At that place on November 29, 1905, he married Mary Catherine, the daughter of William and Mary Catherine (Busey) Henry. She died in Honolulu on November 6, 1930, and on March 24, 1932, he married Caroline Vedder, of Springville, New York. Perry Smoot is the Adjutant General of the Territorial Militia of Hawaii, with the rank of colonel.
Children of Perry and Mary Catherine (Henry) Smoot
1. Christine Kenning Smoot, born Sept. 25, 1906.
2. Richard Henry Smoot, born July 10, 1910, married July 2, 1932, Norda Prebble Bailey, of Berkeley, Cal. Issue: Donna Mary, born July 1, 1933.
3. John van der Poel Smoot, born Aug. 14, 1913.
4. Robert Moore Smoot, born Oct. 12, 1914.
John Henry Smoot10
John Henry Smoot, son of John D. and Emily (Kenrick) Smoot, was born in Washington, D. C. His first marriage occurred in 1919, when he wedded Mildred Hurd, by whom one child, Mildred MacLeod, was born on February 26, 1921. On November 5, 1929, he married Marion Elton, who became the mother of his son, John Henry II, on September 1, 1932. He maintains his residence in New York City, where he is engaged in patent law.
(1878 - 1929)
Homer Smoot, son of Luke Henry and Rebecca (Wheatley) Smoot, was born March 23, 1878, and died March 23, 1929. He married Geneva Gordy and maintained his residence at Sharptown, Maryland.
49Children of Homer and Geneva (Gordy) Smoot
1. Roger Lee Smoot, born Nov. 6, 1905, married Ida Friese, of W. Va. Issues: Roger Lee, born Apr. 22, 1930; Geneva Eloise, born July 24, 1931.
2. Eleanor Smoot, born 1907, died 1913.
3. Francis Lucille Smoot, born Mar. 1909.
4. Alexander Smoot.
5. Jeanette Irving Smoot, born Feb. 28, 1919.
Irving F. Smoot10 Irving F. Smoot, son of Luke Henry and Rebecca (Wheatley) Smoot, was born January 23, 1884. He married on March 2, 1910, Bessie, daughter of Ezikel and Louise Wilson.
Children of Irving and Bessie (Wilson) Smoot
1. Louise D. Smoot, born Jan. 7, 1911, married Feb. 14, 1935, Walter McNeilly.
2. Rebecca L. Smoot, born Nov. 30, 1913, married Dec. 26, 1930, Dale Wheatley.
3. William I. Smoot, born Sept. 30, 1915.
4. Anne Wilson Smoot, born May 24, 1925.
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"The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia" by Harry Wright Newman, originally published privately in Washington D.C. in 1936. This edition edited and published by Frederick K. Smoot and the Smoot Family Association, copyright 2001.
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