CAPTAIN THOMAS SMOOT, GENT.3
Thomas Smoot, son of Thomas and Jane (Batten) Smoot, was born in Pickawaxon Hundred, Charles County. He married Elizabeth Barton who on June 15, 1688, described in the deed as "Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Smoot", received from her parents, William Barton and Mary his wife, certain property recorded as deeds of gift for the consideration of love and natural affections.
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barton) Smoot
In 1688 Thomas Smoot patented "Smoot's Chance" of 160 acres. On August 11, 1690, Thomas Smoot, Carpenter, deeded to John Wilder for 8,000 pounds of tobacco "Cabbin Land" adjoining "Smoot's Discovery" and the land adjacent to Richard Harrison lying on Smoot's Creek and the Wicomico River.
1. Mary Smoot married John Bennett.
2. Barton Smoot married twice. q.v.
3. Thomas Smoot married Abigail ----. q.v.
4. Charles Smoot married thrice. q.v.
5. William Smoot. q.v.
6. John Nathan Smoot, d.s.p.
7. Elizabeth Smoot.
8. Rachel Smoot married Matthew, son of John and Elizabeth Stone.
9. Anne Smoot.
In 1696 Thomas Smoot was listed as a military and civil officer of Charles County.1 Subsequent records refer to him as captain. On May 4, 1703, he was commissioned High Sheriff of Charles County. The will of Thomas Smoot was dated January 6, 1704, and proved in Charles County on January 30, 1704/5 by Thomas Whichaley, Thomas Careless, Samuel Durham, and James Sewell. He named his eldest son Barton the executor with his brother-in-law Lieutenant-Colonel William Barton, but in the event that Colonel Barton died during the minority of his son, then Thomas Taney, Richard Harrison, Robert Yates, and William Harbert were to administer on the estate. Thomas and Charles received jointly 150 acres of "Robbin" and "Gwin's Choice", 32 acres adjoining called "Cabbin", 21 acres of "Bargain", all lying on the west side of the Wicomico River. On the condition that Thomas and Charles died without issues, then the land was to revert to William and John Nathan. The latter two sons received
1 Archives, vol. 20, p. 543.