CAPTAIN BARTON SMOOT4
Barton Smoot, eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barton) Smoot, was born 1688 in Pickawaxon Hundred, Charles County. At the death of his father in 1704, he was referred to as a minor, but at the subsequent death of his uncle, William Barton, he completed the administration of his parent's estate.
He married Sarah, widow of Henry Hawkins, apparently a woman his senior by several years. Henry Hawkins in his will, proved January 12, 1702/3, named his wife Sarah, and the following children--Alexander, Tubman, Elizabeth, and Eleanor. On March 11, 1712, Barton Smoot and Sarah his wife deeded to the latter's son Henry Hawkins, a tract of land in Charles County. At a subsequent rent roll of Prince Georges County, "Barton Smoot by marrying the widow of Henry Hawkins" was in possession of 300 acres of "Stone Hill", adjoining "Notley", surveyed 1669 for Edward Mattox.
Children of Barton and Sarah Barton
1. Barton Smoot married twice. q.v.
2. Isaac Smoot married Elizabeth ----. q.v.
3. William Smoot married Eleanor ----. q.v.
4. Thomas Smoot married Eleanor ----. q.v.
5. Elizabeth Smoot married ---- Gwyther.
His wife Sarah was living as late as August 1718, when she witnessed the will of Edward Philpot. She predeceased her husband, however, for he took as a second wife Anne, the widow of Randolph Brandt, with the following children--Randolph, Catherine, Anne, and Mary. In 1731 Barton Smoot swore to be 43 years of age, and was styled in court as Captain Barton Smoot.
He negotiated a number of land surveys, beginning first in 1725 when he patented "Smoot's Fish Pond," of 100 acres, lying on the west side of Zachiah Swamp. This was followed in 1727 with "Smoot's Swamp" of 50 acres, "Smoot's Delight" of 88 acres in 1734, and "Smoot's Swamp Addition" of 35 acres in 1740.
The will of Barton Smoot was dated September 22, 1744, and proved in Charles County on February 16, 1744/5, by Philip Dorney, Tobias Cookhagen, and Margaret Cookhagen. His wife Anne received the dwelling-plantation known as "Skipton" of 200 acres, which adjoined
the dwelling-plantation of his son Barton, "Fish Pond" of 100 acres, and one-third of the personal estate.
Barton was bequeathed 200 acres of "Brian Clifts", "Mount Chesham" of 68 acres, "Marsh Land" of 100 acres, the land purchased from John Hamill during life then to the "testator's grandson Henry Smoot and for the want of heirs to George Smoot".
Isaac was devised "Smoot's Delight" of 68 acres, "Smoot's Swamp" of 50 acres, and "Smoot's Swamp Addition", and 68 acres of "Lomax". William was willed "Barton's Hope" of 100 acres, a portion of "Daniel's Mount", and 100 acres of "Monday's Disappointment".
In the event that Thomas refused to make a good deed of 100 acres of "Monday's Disappointment" to William, then he should have in lieu thereof 100 acres of "Smoot's Fish Pond".
The residue of the estate was to be divided among the four sons and daughter Elizabeth Gwyther. The widow and son Thomas were named as executors.
The will of his widow Anne Smoot was dated August 7, 1758, and proved in Charles County on March 5, 1759, with Charles Smoot and Mary Smoot as executors. The following shared in her estate-- grandchildren: Henry Hawkins (whose wife was Elizabeth); Randolph Brandt; Elizabeth Hawkins; Thomas Hawkins (whose wife was Catherine); Sarah Watts; and Richard Brandt: -- great grandchildren: Alexander Hawkins, of Thomas; William Watts; Elizabeth Watts, of Sarah; and Anne Hendley Hawkins, of Henry. She also named her son- in-law Charles Smoot and Mary Smoot his wife, and the following of no stated relationship--Hendley Smoot, of Charles; John Nathan Smoot; William Barton Smoot; and Mary Smoot, daughter of Charles Smoot.
(1711 - 1760)
Barton Smoot, son of Barton and Sarah Smoot, was born 1711 in Charles County. He married first Jane, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Briscoe) Truman. Sarah, as the widow of both Thomas Truman and William Stevens Howard, named her grandson Henry Smoot in her will of 1735, but she failed to mention her daughter Jane Smoot which would tend to indicate the latter's decease before that year. George Dent and Anne Smoot, however, were witnesses.
Children of Barton and Jane (Truman) Smoot
1. Henry Smoot married Jane ----, d.s.p. 1759, naming wife Jane; brothers Barton, Thomas, George; and sister Eleanor.
Barton Smoot married secondly a daughter of George Clarke who, in his will dated May 13, 1751, and proved in St. Mary's County, named his daughter Susannah Mackall Smoot.
Children of Barton and Susannah (Clarke) Smoot
2. George Clarke Smoot married Sarah ----. q.v.
3. William Barton Smoot married Elizabeth ----. q.v.
4. Thomas Smoot, d.s.p. S. M. Co., named sister Elizabeth Philpot. He was surety for his sister Hannah Watts when the latter administered on estate of Joshua Watts.
5. Eleanor Smoot married ---- Tabbs. Issues: Theophilus; Mary; Susannah Mackall.
6. Hannah Smoot married Joshua Watts. Issues: Susannah and Barton.
7. Elizabeth Smoot married Aug. 1, 1786, Benjamin Philpot.
8. Susannah Mackall Smoot.
Barton Smoot settled in St. Mary's County, where he died during 1760. His will, dated January 19, 1760, was witnessed by John A. Clarke, William Watts, and Elizabeth Gwyther. He left his widow a life interest in his entire estate which was to be divided equally among all his children at her death. The inventory was returned in 1761, when his personal estate showed an appraisement of £721/13/5. George Gwyther and William Gwyther Jr. signed as the nearest of kin. His widow, Susannah Mackall Smoot, rendered an account on October 30, 1765. In March 1777, Susannah Mackall Smoot, widow, was named an heir in the will of her bachelor brother, John Attaway Clarke, as well as five nieces of the testator--Elizabeth Smoot, Susannah Smoot, Elizabeth Chesley, Anne Watts, and Susannah Watts.
The will of Susannah Mackall Smoot was dated September 26, 1780, and admitted to probate in St. Mary's County on March 27, 1781, by Abner Wherritt, William Hammett Wherritt, and Eleanor Wherritt. She willed her sons William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot the dwelling- plantation, with several adjoining tracts, and various bequests to her daughters--Elizabeth Smoot, Susannah Smoot, and Hannah Watts--and also to the following grandchildren--Theophilus Tabbs, Alexander Smoot, Wilkes Smoot, Mary Tabbs, Susannah Mackall Smoot, and Susannah Mackall Tabbs.
(17-- - 175-)
Isaac Smoot, son of Barton and Sarah Smoot, was born in Pickawaxon Hundred, Charles County. His wife was Elizabeth ----.
Children of Isaac and Elizabeth Smoot
1. Barton Smoot, born Nov. 1, 1740. q.v.
2. Sarah Anne Smoot, born June 4, 1744, died Aug. 30, 1820, married John Dodson, died 1805. Issues: Henry; Robert; John Smoot; Middleton; Eleanor; and Sarah Anne.
3. Isaac Smoot, born Dec. 2, 1745. q.v.
4. William Smoot, born Sept. 11, 1748, d.s.p.
Isaac Smoot died intestate. His widow as administratrix on November 1, 1752, distributed the proceeds to the four children. John McPherson and William Smoot were her bondsmen.
William Smoot, the bachelor and youngest son, served as a lieutenant in the Maryland Line during the Revolution, and was the only member of the Smoot family to receive the high distinction of being a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He died sometime before 1800.
The membership of Lieutenant Smoot in the Society of the Cincinnati is now represented, through his sister Sarah Anne (Smoot) Dodson, by his great-great-great-great nephew, Judge William Breckenridge Ardery, of Paris, Kentucky, and the grandson of Sarah Isabella Dodson by her marriage in 1854 to Robert Ferris Adair.
On February 24, 1827, his niece, Elizabeth (Smoot) Radcliffe, of Prince William County, Virginia, applied to the Land Office for bounty land in right as one of his heirs. She certified that she was the daughter of his brother, Barton Smoot, and that the heirs of William Smoot, besides herself were the children of William's sister, Sarah Dodson, that is, Henry, Robert, John, Middleton, Eleanor, and Sarah all of Prince Georges County, Maryland. Her statement was proved by Samuel Smoot and Joseph Radcliffe both of Washington, D. C. who swore that Elizabeth Radcliffe was the niece of William Smoot, and the only child of the latter's brother Barton. A warrant was issued for 200 acres of land on March 24, 1827.
(17-- - 1753)
William Smoot, son of Barton and Sarah Smoot, was born in Charles County, Maryland. His wife was Eleanor ----.
Children of William and Eleanor Smoot
1. Eleanor Smoot, born Jan. 1740.
2. Thomas Smoot, born Dec. 1742, married Elizabeth ----. q.v.
3. William Smoot, born Aug. 1751. q.v.
William Smoot died intestate. The inventory of his personal effects was made on March 8, 1753, with his widow as the administratrix. Thomas Smoot and Alexander Hawkins signed as the next of kin, while Gustavus Brown and John Semple signed as the greatest creditors. The proceeds were distributed on May 12, 1754, to the widow, who at that date had married Benjamin Thomas, and to the three named children. Henry Martin and John McPherson were the sureties.
(1707 - 1777)
Thomas Smoot, son of Barton and Sarah Smoot, was born in the year 1707, for as Thomas Smoot "Jr." he was 60 years of age in 1767, and declared himself to be the son of Captain Barton Smoot. His wife was Eleanor ----.
Children of Thomas and Eleanor Smoot
1. William Barton Smoot married Margaret Dodson. q.v.
2. Thomas Smoot, d.s.p.
3. John Smoot, died before 1777.
4. Sarah Smoot married ---- Barnes.
5. Elizabeth Smoot married ---- Barnes.
6. Catherine Smoot.
On June 15, 1745, Thomas Smoot and Anne Smoot, presumably his stepmother, deeded a portion of "Skipton" to the Rev. Mr. Henry Ogle, rector of Port Tobacco Parish. Eleanor Smoot wife of Thomas acknowledged the conveyance. In 1752 he petitioned the court to perpetuate the boundaries of "Smoot's Fish Pond", whereupon Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Jenifer, Charles Courts, and Notley Maddox were appointed to the commission.
On October 30, 1765, Thomas Smoot, Jr., conveyed "Monday's Disappointment" of 68 acres to Thomas Smoot. Eleanor at this date waived her dower. In 1771 he deeded to his son Thomas "Skipton" of 200 acres and at the same time to his son John "Smoot's Fish Pond" of 100 acres. The fact that no wife acknowledged the last two conveyances is evidence that she was deceased by that year.
The will of Thomas Smoot was dated November 10, 1775, and proved in Charles County on July 5, 1777. William Barton received negroes, Thomas "Skipton," while John was willed "Smoot's Fish Pond" of 118 acres and "Smoot's Venture" of 118 acres. The latter tract had been resurveyed from "Johnston" and "Strife". His daughter Sarah Barnes was devised certain personalty as well as her daughters, Elizabeth,
Eleanor, and Victoria Barnes. His other daughters Catherine Smoot and Eleanor Barnes also received various bequests. All children were to share his pew in Port Tobacco Parish, and were to share equally in the residue of the estate. All three sons were named as executors.
The inventory of the personal estate was taken on September 27, 1777, and appraised at £1,263/8/3, with Matthew Barnes and William Barnes as the next of kin. William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot signed as the "surviving executors". At that time it was therefore conclusive that John the third son was deceased.
A court record of 1778 states that Matthew Barnes intermarried with one of the daughters of Thomas Smoot, deceased, and that William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot were executors of the said Thomas. The first and only account on the estate was rendered on April 4, 1791, when it was stated that £1,744/9/4 were to be divided according to the will. Walter Morris and Edward Ware were sureties for the executors. His son Thomas became an invalid and apparently did not marry as may be judged from the will of his brother William Barton Smoot in 1817. Thomas Smoot in 1785 was seized of 200 acres of "Skipton" in Port Tobacco West Hundred.
George Clarke Smoot6
(17-- - 1779)
George Clarke Smoot, son of Barton and Susannah Mackall (Clarke) Smoot, was born in Charles County. He married Sarah, the widow of John Fendall. On February 8, 1765, Philip Richard Fendall and George Smoot and Sarah his wife executors of John Fendall late of Charles County, deceased, petitioned Daniel Jenifer, Gent., Deputy Commissioner, for a settlement of the estate.
Children of George Clarke and Sarah Smoot
1. Susannah Mackall Smoot.
2. Wilks Smoot. q.v.
3. John Alexander Smoot married Abigail Hunter Tabbs. q.v.
4. George Clarke Smoot married Matilda ----. q.v.
5. Philip Barton Smoot married Maria ----. q.v.
6. Frances Smoot.
George Clarke Smoot established his seat in William and Mary Parish, where his ancestors previously had lived many years. In 1772 he and Anne Douglas were named executors of the will of Benjamin Douglas Jr.
The will of George Clarke Smoot was dated July 22, 1779, and proved in Charles County on October 20, 1779. He directed that his estate be maintained and administered by his brother William Barton Smoot and his sister Elizabeth Smoot for the support and education of his children until his son Philip Barton reached the age of 16 years. He willed his son, Alexander, all land in Charles County, and the residue of the estate to his children. The instrument was witnessed by James Cotterell, Abel Wakefield, and Mary Wakefield.
The inventory of his personal effects was filed on March 14, 1780, with Susannah Smoot and John Attaway Clarke as the kinsmen. The executors of George Smoot paid taxes on 30 acres of "Baker's Addition" lying in William and Mary Parish in 1783.
Captain William Barton Smoot6
(17-- - 1793)
William Barton Smoot, son of Barton and Susannah (Clarke) Smoot, was born in Charles County. Sometime after 1773 he married Elizabeth, the widow of John Reed Jenifer, of St. Mary's County.
Children of William Barton and Elizabeth Smoot
1. Elizabeth Smoot.
2. Mary Smoot.
William Barton Smoot was commissioned a captain of the Lower Battalion of Militia in St. Mary's on August 26, 1777. He was in service as late as 1781.1
The census of 1790 shows William Barton Smoot as head of a family in St. Mary's County with four females, and 16 slaves. The land record of St. Mary's County states that Elizabeth Jenifer, widow, patented "Paw Paw Fields" of 208 acres, but at the issuance of the certificate on March 7, 1792, she was Elizabeth Smoot "having intermarried with William Barton Smoot". The will of William Barton Smoot was dated March 16, 1793, and proved in St. Mary's County on June 18, 1793, by Thomas Cook, Jane Cook, and Susannah Mackall Watts. He devised the dwelling-plantation "Folly" together with an adjoining plantation called "Joy Hills", purchased from the commissioners as confiscated British property, to his daughters Betty and Mary. He also mentioned his tract "Marsh Pasture", described as back land. His sister, Elizabeth Philpot, was named as executrix and guardian of his two minor daughters.
1 Archives, vol. 16, p. 346; vol. 45, p. 246; vol 48, p. 128.
(1740 - 18--)
Barton Smoot, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smoot, was born November 1, 1740, in Charles County. He lived at one time in Dorchester County, for in 1799 as a resident of that place he deeded negroes to his children Elizabeth and Edward. Elizabeth, who married ---- Radcliffe and who was later a resident of Prince William County, Virginia, was, however, the only surviving heir in the settlement of the estate of Lieutenant William Smoot in 1827.
(17-- - 1821)
Isaac Smoot, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smoot, was born December 2, 1745, in Charles County, Maryland. On October 28, 1779, he married Mary Lock, but no issues survived. At the Charles County tax list of 1783, he was seized of 200 acres of "Green's Rest", 50 acres of "Boarman's Friend's Offer", and 41 3/4 acres of "Toombit". He, however, became a resident of St. Mary's County, where in 1792 he was elected a vestryman of All Faith's Parish. On July 3, 1799, he sold to James Keech a portion of "Hulsome", portion of "Truman's Hunting Quarter", portion of "Truman's Lodge", and portions of the following tracts--"John Edward's Discovery", "Price Lot", and "Plains of Jericho"--all lying in St. Mary's County.
In 1800 he had in his household 2 males between the ages of 10 and 16, 3 males between 16 and 26, 1 female between 16 and 26, and 1 female between 26 and 45. In 1810 he was the head of a family with a female over 45 years.
On February 17, 1797, he patented "Little Yielding" of 19 1/2 acres, lying in St. Mary's County, which he conveyed within a few weeks to Jesse Lock.
He died intestate in St. Mary's County. An inventory of his personal effects was taken on February 8, 1821, appraised at $143.25, with Richard D. Edwards as the administrator. The public sale of his goods brought $188.28 3/4. No Smoots were among the purchasers. The accounts showed $37.50 due as rent to Mary Chappelear. The fact that his personal estate at his death was negligible, and that he was a tenant leads one to the belief that he sustained financial reverses and for that reason he was forced to dispose of his realty in 1799.
(1742 - 1783)
Thomas Smoot, son of William and Eleanor Smoot, was born December 1742, in Charles County, Maryland. During the early days of the Revolutionary War he served as a private in the company of Captain Yates of the militia of Charles County--and as there is also a record of a Sergeant Thomas Smoot, perhaps he also served in that capacity.2 After his service in the Maryland militia, he settled in Prince William County, Virginia. After 1763 he married Elizabeth ----. The fact that he gave the family name of Maddox to three of his sons would indicate that either his mother or wife were of that family--probably his mother, for it is traditional that his wife was of Middleton lineage.
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot
1. Notley Smoot. q.v.
2. William Mattox Smoot. q.v.
3. Thomas St. Henley Smoot.
4. Mary Smoot married Samuel Ballenger, Oct. 20, 1779, by Rev. Joseph Threlkeld, Mont. Co., Md.
5. Henry M. Smoot married twice. q.v.
6. George Mattox Smoot. q.v.
7. James Mattox Smoot. q.v.
8. Posthumous child.
His will was dated May 20, 1783, and probated on July 7, 1783, by James Ewell, Gent., George Samkin, Prestley Petty, James Brown, and William Petty. He devised personalty to his sons Notley, William Mattox, and Thomas St. Henley Smoot. To his daughter Mary Ballenger, he left five shillings inasmuch as she had already received a sufficient portion of his estate. The residue was bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth during life, then to be divided among his sons--Henry, George Mattox, James Mattox, and an unborn child.
(1751 - 1821)
William Smoot, son of William and Eleanor Smoot, was born August 1751, in Charles County, Maryland. During the Revolutionary War he served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Garner's Company of
2 Unpub., Md. Records, Maryland Historical Society.
Charles County Militia.3 At the census of 1790, he was the head of a family in his native county with a male in his household over 16 years of age, besides himself; 2 males under 16 years; 4 females; and 4 slaves. He fails to appear as the head of a family in Charles County in 1800, and inasmuch as from circumstances one does not identify any Smoots as heads of families in that county who could be his children, it is therefore assumed that he settled elsewhere.
A Smoot descendant stated that her ancestor left Maryland, settled in Culpeper County, Virginia, and then moved to Prince William County, where he died. From this tradition we identify him as the William Smoot who was seated on Little Battle Run in St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, shortly after 1790. If such be the case, he buried his first wife and married secondly Susannah Haydon or Hadden, of Maryland lineage. The marriage was performed, according to the records of St. Mark's, on December 4, 1795. Although she stated in 1850 that she was born in Virginia, circumstances would seem to indicate that she was a native of St. Mary's County, Maryland. In 1805 William Smoot and Susannah his wife "as heirs of James Haydon, of Richard, late of Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, deceased" conveyed property to Peregrine Haydon. A complete list of the children of William Smoot has not been determined, and the following are only inferred:
1. Matthew Smoot.
2. Thomas Jefferson Smoot. q.v.
3. William Haydon Smoot. q.v.
4. Peregrine Smoot.
5. Henrietta Smoot.
On April 3, 1819, William Smoot purchased from George Greene and Agatha his wife, of Stafford County, Virginia, 300 acres of land lying in Culpeper County. On January 5, 1820, William Smoot and Susannah his wife conveyed to Daniel Ward of Culpeper County for $1,800 land in Culpeper County "whereon William Smoot lately dwelt", lying on the east side of Little Battle Run.
On January 22, 1821, John Blackwell, Stanton Slaughter, and George B. Pickell, executors of Martin Pickell, also William Payne, Charles R. Scott, Thornton Buckner, and Edward Digges Jr., "commissioners" conveyed to William Smoot "whereby a decree of the County Court of Fauquier in a suit pending between the devisees and executors of Martin Pickell" land in Culpeper County on Little Battle Run consisting of 150
3 Unpublished Maryland Records, vol. 2, p. 311, D. A. R. Library.
acres which had been conveyed to Martin Pickell and John Blackwell by James Greene.
Before this date, however, William Smoot had moved to Prince William County, Virginia, and settled at Occoquan, where some of his descendants are still living. There he died intestate during the latter part of 1821.
The inventory of his personal estate was taken on November 1, 1821, and appraised at $193.87 1/2, showing no slaves but mostly household furniture. At the public sale, most of the personalty was purchased by Susan Smoot, Thomas J. Smoot, and Matthew Smoot. Daniel Ward, the administrator (no doubt the greatest creditor) rendered an account on November 5, 1823, showing $1.00 paid to Pereg Smoot, $78.39 received from Mrs. Susan Smoot, and $5.45 from Thomas J. Smoot.
In 1830 Susan Smoot was the head of a family in Prince William County, with six males born between 1800 and 1810, and one born between 1810 and 1815. In 1850 she was living with Henrietta Smoot, born 1813 in Virginia, and adjoining her residence were Jefferson Smoot and William H. Smoot.
Matthew "H". Smoot, the believed son of William, served as a private in Captain Joseph Smith's Company, 36th Regt. of Virginia, commanded by Colonel Renno. He was in service during 1814, the first few days having been spent in the company of Captain James Hayes.
William Barton Smoot6
(17-- - 1816)
William Barton Smoot, son of Thomas and Eleanor Smoot, was born in Charles County. During the Revolutionary War he served first as a private and later as a sergeant in the company of Captain Walter Hanson, 12th Battalion of Charles County Militia.4 He married Margaret, daughter of Walter Dodson, and maintained his seat in Port Tobacco Parish. From the fact that he named only two children in his will but devised the personal estate to "all his children" would seem to indicate that he had more than a son and daughter.
Children of William and Margaret (Dodson) Smoot
1. John Weems Smoot married Elizabeth Hawkins. q.v.
2. Amelia Tabbs Smoot.
On June 24, 1784, William Barton Smoot of Thomas conveyed to John Howard Marshall the tract known as "Parendure's Lot". Margaret
4 Unpublished Maryland Records, vol. 2, pp. 296, 300.
Smoot, his wife, relinquished her third. On June 22, 1796, William Barton Smoot and Margaret his wife, together with other heirs of Walter Dodson, conveyed to Luke White Barber, of St. Mary's County, the tract "Sarum".
The will of William Barton Smoot was dated October 6, 1816, and proved in Charles County on January 8, 1817, by John W. Hawkins, Sarah Martin, Caleb Hawkins, and Susannah McC. Watts. He bequeathed his wife, Margaret, the use and occupancy of his entire real estate during life, then to his son John Weems Smoot. His wife also received the entire personal estate during life then to all the children. His daughter Amelia Tabbs Smoot was granted a room in his house during her single life. His brother, Thomas, was to be supported with board and clothing by his widow as heretofore accustomed, but in the event that Thomas should survive the widow, then Thomas was committed to the care of the testator's son John.
Willoughby Smoot, believed to be the same as Wilkes Smoot, was the son of George Clarke Smoot. During the Revolution he aided the cause by the manufacture of salt for the Army.5 He settled in St. Mary's County, where he was the head of a family in 1790, with a male over 16 years of age, a female, and one slave. As he was not listed in the census of 1800, it is believed that Mary Smoot, who was the head of a household at that time with a son less than 10 years of age, was his widow. At that time Mary Smoot was between the ages of 26 and 45 years.
John Alexander Smoot7
(17-- - 1827)
John Alexander Smoot, son of George Clarke and Sarah Smoot, was born before 1765 in Charles County. He served during the revolutionary conflict as a private in Captain Benjamin Cawood's company of Charles County Militia.6
On November 4, 1784, in St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, he was married to Abigail Hunter Tabbs. In 1789 his wife shared in the distribution of the estate of her spinster sister, Mary Tabbs, and in 1803 in that of her bachelor brother, Thomas Tabbs, late of St. Mary's County.
5 Archives, vol. 48, p. 195. 6 Unpublished Maryland Records, vol. 2, p. 251.
Children of Alexander and Abigail (Tabbs) Smoot
1. Sarah A. Smoot married Jan. 24, 1811, James Gatewood.
2. Alexander Smoot.
3. Charles Smoot married June 24, 1821, Rebecca Logan, and Apr. 16, 1837, Frances Famsley.
4. George Clarke Smoot.
5. Elizabeth Smoot married Aug. 24, 1817, Henry Shivley.
6. Abigail Hunter Tabbs Smoot married Mar. 24, 1822, Joseph M. Speed, Jeff. Co., Ky.
7. Philip Barton Smoot married Oct. 2, 1832, Mary King, Jeff. Co., Ky.
On April 27, 1795, Alexander Smoot, of Charles County, deeded property to Barton Tabbs, of St. Mary's County, at which time his wife Abigail waived her dower. Some time between this date and February 12, 1798, when he was appointed magistrate of Jefferson County, Kentucky, he had left his native State and settled in the West. The first preserved census of Kentucky (1810) shows him the head of a family in Jefferson County with 12 slaves.
The will of Alexander Smoot was dated September 20, 1820, and proved in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on June 8, 1827, by Hugh Logan, Vandorem Logan, and Sete Logan. He bequeathed equally to his sons Alexander and Charles the dwelling-plantation. Charles was to have the portion on the Big Road leading to Salt River including the house and orchard, was to settle all debts, and to raise and educate his brother Philip, and his sister Abigail. George was devised $1.00. Personalty was left to his three daughters, Sarah the wife of James Gatewood, Elizabeth Shiveley, and Abigail Hunter Tabbs Smoot. In the event that Philip died a minor, his share was to be divided between Charles and Abigail. Philip was to be bound-out to learn a trade as house-joiner, brick layer, or plasterer. His son Charles was named as executor.
George Clarke Smoot7 George Clarke Smoot, son of George Clarke and Sarah Smoot, was born in Charles County, Maryland. He settled in Washington County, Maryland, where he was one time connected with the county court house. His wife is buried in the Episcopal graveyard at Hagerstown. Her tomb reads: "Mrs. Matilda Smoot wife of George C. Smoot departed this life March 7, 1844 aged 68".
Philip Barton Smoot7 Philip Barton Smoot, son of George Clarke Smoot, moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky. As a resident of that county he deeded to Lawrence Posey, of Charles County, "Walker's Runn", "Miraculous Pitcher", "Outlet", "Courts' Palace", "Brother", and "Misboth", all of which had been devised to Elizabeth Philpott, late of Charles County. His wife Maria Smoot waived her dower rights.
Notley Smoot7 Notley Smoot, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot, was born sometime before 1765, perhaps in Charles County, Maryland. His youth, however, was spent in Prince William County, Virginia, where his father died in 1783. After this date Notley left the scenes of his youth and settled in Nelson County, Virginia, where he is found as the head of a family at the 1810 census.
The name of his wife is undetermined, but she was likewise born before 1765. The names of all children have not been established; from the census records one can infer that he had at least five sons and one daughter.
Children of Notley Smoot
1. Notley Smoot. q.v.
2. Reubin Smoot married P. Martin. q.v.
3. Thomas Smoot. q.v.
4. John Smoot. q.v.
William Mattox Smoot, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot, was born, according to the census records, between 1760-1770, in Charles County, Maryland. He married (name of wife unknown) and was living in Prince William County, Virginia, as late as 1820. In that year he had in his household his wife, born before 1775, one boy and two girls born between 1804-1810, and a boy and girl born between 1810-1820. The following list of children is therefore incomplete. William Mattox Smoot7
Children of William Mattox Smoot
1. William Smoot married Nancy Estes. q.v. 2. Lewis Henry Smoot married Anne Mason. q.v.
3. Benjamin Franklin Smoot.
After 1820 William Smoot settled in that portion of Culpeper County, Virginia, which in 1836 was organized into Rappahannock County.
From the census of 1830, it can be concluded that he was a widower with at least one single daughter and three sons at home--the youngest son having been born about 1820. During his declining years he sustained financial reverses and on September 23, 1835, conveyed land for the settlement of debts. His son Lewis H. Smoot was also involved in the transaction. William Smoot died sometime before 1840.
(1775 - 1835)
Henry Smoot, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot, was born probably in the year 1775, or according to subsequent census records sometime between 1775-1794. It is traditional that the mother of Henry was of Middleton lineage--a family which was established early in Charles County, Maryland, and intermarried chiefly with the Roman Catholic families. It is noted that a son was named Middleton and that Henry sometime signed "M" as the initial of his middle name. Furthermore, the name is carried in several branches of Smoots in Prince William and Rappahannock counties of Virginia.7 On April 28, 1794, in Fauquier County, Henry Smoot secured license to marry Anne Walter who was the daughter of William and Anne Walter, one-time resident of St. Mary's County, Maryland. William Walter offered bond for the prospective groom. The father of Anne Walter was domiciled in the latter county at the first census and died there a few years later. His estate was distributed in 1804 by his administratrix, Anne Walter, to his heirs, among whom was Anne Smoot.
Children of Henry and Anne (Walter) Smoot
1. Richard Smoot, d.s.p.
2. William Smoot married Phoebe ----. q.v.
3. Lucy Smoot, spinster.
4. Middleton Smoot married twice. q.v.
5. Walter Bragg Smoot married twice. q.v.
Henry Smoot in 1810, the first available census for Virginia, was living in Loudoun County, Virginia, with a young family. Soon afterwards he returned to his native county, inasmuch as between July 20 and 26, 1813, he served as private in Captain Joseph R. Gilbert's Company, 7The daughter of Middleton Smoot stated in 1915 that her father knew very little about his people. Middleton, however, stated in 1880 that his father was born in Virginia as well as his mother. He also stated that his mother was Anne Waters, while records show her to be Anne Walter.
under the command of Colonel Renno, of the 36th Virginia Regiment, which was organized in Prince William County. At this time he was stationed at Dumfries. In January 1814, he was a sergeant in Captain Gilbert's company attached to the 6th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Coleman. On April 13, 1814, he was listed as "sick" at Norfolk, 217 miles from the place of rendezvous. From November 5 to December 17, 1814, he served as private in a company commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Sorrille, of the 1st Virginia Regiment, and was discharged at Fredericksburg "25 miles from home." From August 1 to 7, 1814, he was sergeant of a Light Infantry company commanded by Captain James Hayes, formed in Prince William County. On September 4, 1814, he enlisted in Captain Robert Mallory's company of the 1st Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel Crutchfield. He was discharged November 5, 1814.
On November 6, 1819, Henry M. Smoot purchased 166 acres of land in Prince William County, Virginia, from the Crosley heirs, that is, Zephenia Crook and Margaret his wife, John Nelson and Margaret his wife, Thomas Nelson and Elizabeth his wife, John Smith and Verlinda his wife, Olley Crosley, Sylvanus Crosley and Polly his wife, and William Crosley and Grandison Crosley, infant wards of Olley Crosley. In 1820 he was the head of a family in Prince William County, with 10 slaves on his plantation.
His first wife died perhaps after 1820, and he married secondly Phoebe ---- who joined him on July 27, 1833, in a deed when he mortgaged his plantation in Prince William County. At this time he was not a resident of that county nor was he listed as the head of a family there in 1830. In his declining years Henry Smoot joined his sons in Lewis County, Missouri, and there he died at the home of his son Middleton in 1835. He was interred in the cemetery at Wyaconda. His will, proved at Monticello, bequeathed his entire estate to his three surviving sons-- William, Middleton, and Walter Bragg.
George Mattox Smoot7
George Mattox Smoot, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot, was born sometime between the years 1765-1794. He appears as the head of a family in Prince William County, Virginia, in 1810, with a wife, six young girls, presumably daughters, and four slaves. During the War of 1812 he served as a private in the company of Captain George W. Jackson, 34th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel Renno. He
was discharged November 24, 1814, at Camp Ellicott's Mills, "72 miles from home". He was not the head of a family at subsequent censuses of Prince William County.
James Mattox Smoot7 James Mattox Smoot, son of William and Elizabeth Smoot, was born before 1775. He and his wife were living in Prince William County, Virginia, at the 1820 census with a girl born between 1804-1810. He was not the head of a family there in 1830.
Thomas Jefferson Smoot7
(1800 - 18--)
Thomas Jefferson Smoot, believed son of William and Susan (Haydon) Smoot, was born 1800 in Virginia. He married Frances Amelia ----, born 1811, same State. On January 7, 1842, he purchased from James Coulter a lot in Occoquan. On December 24, 1850, he and his wife deeded to "our relations" Susan Smoot, Henrietta Smoot, Alsinda Smoot, and Thomas Smoot for love and natural affections a house and lot in Occoquan that had been conveyed to Thomas J. Smoot by Joseph Janney and John H. Janney. On May 21, 1856, he conveyed to his wife Frances Amelia Smoot a lot in Occoquan.
At the census of 1850 he was listed as a carpenter, with realty valued at $300, and the following children were at home: William, born 1843; Jane C., born 1848; and Henrietta, born 1850.
William H. Smoot7
(1803 - 18--)
William H. Smoot, son of William and Susannah (Haydon) Smoot, was born 1803 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He married Nancy ----, born 1811 in Virginia. The following children composed his household in 1850, when he, occupied as a cooper, was the head of a family in Prince William County, Virginia: Laura V. Smoot, born 1838, married John W. Stemm, according to license issued in the District of Columbia May 12, 1856; Margaret Smoot, born 1844; Middleton Smoot, born 1848; and Maria Smoot, born 1850.
A deed of December 10, 1836, recorded in Fauquier County, shows Presley Williams of the first part, William H. Smoot and Elijah Smith of the second part, and Thomas J. Smoot of the third part.
Lieutenant John Weems Smoot7
(1796 - 1861)
John Weems Smoot, son of William Barton and Margaret (Dodson) Smoot, was born 1796 in Charles County, Maryland. At the beginning of the War of 1812, he held the rank of ensign in the United States Army, but on January 2, 1812, he was advanced to second lieutenant, and on February 14, 1814, to first lieutenant. His services were with the Fifth United States Regiment except towards the latter part of the war when he served with the Fourth Regiment. His resignation from the service was accepted on June 15, 1815.
John Weems Smoot married Elizabeth Eleanor Anne, born about 1809, the daughter of Thomas Hawkins.
Children of John and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Smoot
1. Andrew Jackson Smoot, born July 7, 1828, died 1906, married 1855 Nannie Wood Crain. Issues: Gerard Wood Crain; Hungerford; Andrew Jackson; and Amelia Tabbs.
2. William Barton Smoot, born 1836, d.s.p.
3. Margaret Amelia Smoot.
At the census of 1840 John Weems Smoot was one of the largest slave owners in Charles County, being the master of 62 negroes. In 1860 his realty was appraised at $14,000 and his personal estate at $40,000. He died during 1861; his widow survived until 1868.
(1795 - 18--)
Notley Smoot, son of Notley, was born in the year 1795 in Virginia. On September 2, 1814, he enlisted as a private in the company of Captain Robert L. Coleman, 8th Virginia Regiment of Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Wall and organized in Rockbridge County. He was present at muster on November 7, 1814, at Camp Carter near Richmond, and was discharged there on January 28, 1815. He was granted rations to his home "140 miles distant". On December 28, 1829, he was granted license in Nelson County, to marry Deborah (Tyler or Lyon), with Robert Watkins as his bondsman. In 1850 Notley Smoot was the head of a household in Nelson County, with Nancy, born 1831, and John, born 1833, both in Virginia, as the only members of his immediate family at home.
Reuben Smoot8 Reuben Smoot, son of Notley, was born perhaps in Nelson County, Virginia. During the War of 1812 he served as a private in Captain Samuel B. Jeters' Company of the 7th Regiment of Artillery, Colonel Gray's Regiment. He substituted for Daniel L. Burford and was discharged January 7, 1815, by furnishing George Ellis to complete his enlistment. He was stationed at one time at Camp Carter. In Nelson County, Virginia, he secured license to marry P. Martin, with Henry Martin as his security.
(1795 - 18--)
Thomas Smoot, son of Notley, was born about 1795 presumably in Nelson County, Virginia. On September 2, 1814, in Rockbridge County, he with his brothers enlisted in the company of Captain Robert L. Coleman of the Eighth Virginia Regiment of Light Infantry commanded by Colonel Wall. He was present at Camp Carter near Richmond at muster on November 7, 1814, and performed during his service considerable amount of guard duty at the penitentiary of that post. He was discharged there on January 28, 1815, and was granted traveling rations to his home "140 miles distant". About 1818 Thomas married and settled in Amherst County, but the identity of his wife has not been established. From the census schedules there were probably a number of children, but the names of only two-- William Henry (q.v.) and J. F. Smoot--are known. After 1830 Thomas Smoot moved from Amherst County, and it is probable that he lived again for a period in Nelson County. The census of 1860 shows him to be residing with J. F. Smoot, assumed as his son, near Davis Mills, Bedford County, Virginia. He was listed as a merchant, also J. F. Smoot who was aged 33 years. The latter's wife was C. A. Smoot, aged 29, and born in Virginia. Their children were J. F. (boy) aged 5; P. E. (girl) aged 3; and L. (girl) aged 1.
(1785 - 18--)
John Smoot, son of Notley, was born in the year 1785 in Virginia. His wife was Sally ----, born 1797 in Virginia. By occupation he was a shoemaker and resided in Amherst County. The 1850 census shows him with his wife and the following children all born in Virginia: Thomas, aged 21; John, aged 16; Robert, aged 14; and Benjamin, aged 12.
William Smoot, son of William Mattox, was born in Prince William County, Virginia, about 1804. He settled in Culpeper (now Rappahannock) County with his parent, and there during August 1827, he secured license to marry Nancy Estice (Estes). The following children are established by the 1850 census--John Edward Smoot, born 1829, married March 24, 1853, Martha Jane Riley; Elizabeth Smoot, born 1836; and James M. Smoot, born 1838. In his household was also Sarah Estice, born 1796, in Virginia.
Lewis Henry Smoot8
(1810 - 18--)
Lewis Henry Smoot, son of William Mattox, was born about 1810 in Prince William County, Virginia. He settled in Rappahannock County, and about 1834 married Anne Mason, born about 1810, in Virginia.
Children of Lewis Henry and Anne (Mason) Smoot
1. Benjamin F. Smoot married Phoebe Anne Wright. q.v.
2. Sarah C. Smoot, born 1837, spinster.
3. Mary Smoot, born 1839, spinster.
4. Lewis Henry Smoot, C. S. A., d.s.p., married Harriet Jones.
5. Cesla Mason Smoot, born 1845, married Nannie Boughton, of Essex Co., and Susannah Lewis, of K. & Q. Co. Issues: (first) George Mason; (second) Philip Lewis; and William.
6. James Middleton Smoot, born 1849, married Anne Smoot.
7. Anne Virginia Smoot, born 1852, married twice, d.s.p.
Lewis Henry Smoot lived during the early part of his life in Rappahannock County, Virginia, where all of his children were born. The census of 1850 lists him as a millwright. On May 23, 1840, he was the third party in a land transaction between his brother, William Smoot, and John McFarling. The former had previously transferred the land in 1835 to John McFarling, while the latter conveyed the consideration to Lewis H. Smoot. About 1855 he moved to Caroline County, near Sparta, where he established a milling industry, which is now commemorated by the town of Smoots. He probably died before 1870, inasmuch as he was not listed as the head of a family at that census in Caroline County.
It is traditional that a cousin of Lewis Henry Smoot settled in Caroline County and married a daughter of William I. Murray. In 1870 one finds Ella Smoot, aged 35, living at the home of the latter, a
wealthy farmer of Caroline County, with the following children--Millie Smoot, aged 14; John Smoot, aged 12; and Charles Smoot, aged 10--all born in Virginia.
(1798 - 18--)
William Smoot, son of Henry and Anne (Walter) Smoot, was born 1798 in the State of Virginia. He married Phoebe ----, also a native of Virginia and born the same year. They migrated westward and ultimately settled in Lewis County, Missouri, where William was the head of a household in 1850. One child has been proved--Balsora (Ballie) Smoot, born 1841 in Missouri, married Augustus Ranson. In 1870 William Smoot was the head of his household, with realty appraised at $4,000 and personalty at $1,000. His daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter Addie Ranson aged 3, were also members of his immediate family.
(1795 - 18--)
Middleton Smoot, son of Henry and Anne (Walter) Smoot, was born about 1795 in the State of Virginia. He married first Hannah Northcraft, a native of Virginia, and settled in Shenandoah County, where he was listed as the head of a family in 1830, with a son and daughter both born between 1825 and 1830. Shortly afterwards, he settled in Lewis County, Missouri, with his brothers, and established his seat on the Mississippi at a place which became known as Smoot's Landing. His first wife died early at well as her two only children. About 1856 or so he married Alice or Althea Rebecca Stephens, born 1838 in Alabama or Georgia. (The 1860 census states Alabama, the 1880 Georgia). In 1859 Rosalie, their only child, was born. In young womanhood she married Mr. McCullough. In 1870 Middleton Smoot was a retired farmer of Lewis County, with realty appraised at $20,000 and personalty at $2,500. In his household was also Demarius Smoot, born 1849, in Missouri.
Walter Bragg Smoot8
(1810 - 1867)
Walter Bragg Smoot, son of Henry and Anne (Walter) Smoot, was born in the year 1810 in Loudoun County, Virginia. About 1837 he married Letitia Wood, of Culpeper County, sister to Montague and Jack Wood.
Children of Walter and Letitia (Wood) Smoot
1. John Henry Smoot, born 1839, 1st Lieut., Co. D., 6 Tex. Cav., C. S. A.; killed in action.
2. William Homer Smoot, born 1843, C. S. A., married Susan Wilkins.
3. Philo Smoot married Edmund Burke.
Walter Bragg Smoot migrated to Missouri, and after 1850 he settled in Howard County of that State. On October 1, 1855, he granted the power of attorney to his son John H. Smoot, then in Culpeper County, authorizing him to dispose of any property in that county to which he might be entitled. The census of 1860 shows him to be the head of a family in Howard County, with his sons, John H. and William H. On August 15, 1860, in Howard County, Walter Bragg Smoot married Elizabeth, born May 21, 1834, in Missouri, the daughter of Jonathan and Cynthia (Gross) Bozarth, both natives of Kentucky. Almost immediately after their marriage they migrated to Collin County, Texas, in the covered wagon of that day, carrying their slaves with them.
Children of Walter Bragg and Elizabeth (Bozarth) Smoot
1. Walter Edmund Smoot, born Aug. 18, 1864, Howard Co., Mo.
2. John Bragg Smoot married Mary Eleanor Tyler. q.v.
Walter Bragg died in Collin County, Texas, on July 4, 1867. His widow died at her residence at Plano, Texas, on January 15, 1914.
William Henry Smoot, C. S. A.9
(1826 - 1906)
William Henry Smoot, son of Thomas, was born in Amherst County, Virginia, about the year 1826, according to the 1860 census. About 1853 he married Minnie (Mary F.) Sutphin, a native of Virginia, born about 1836.
Children of William Henry and Minnie (Sutphin) Smoot
1. Arthur Henry Smoot married Ida Ryan. q.v.
2. James Thomas Smoot, born 1855, migrated west.
3. Mary Willie Smoot, born about 1857, died 1935, married Austin W. Martenstein.
4. Willard Smoot married Irene Massie. q.v.
5. Edgar Kenneth Smoot married Alice Irene MacFarlane. q.v.
6. Otis Sutphin Smoot, born Nov. 5, 1867, married Ethel Roberts. Issues: Jesse, born Jan. 25, 1904.
7. Minnie Kate Smoot, born 1871, died 1887.
8. Caroline Smoot, died 1919, married Archibald Cary Lewis. Issues: Mildred, born 1884, at Henderson, N. C.; and Aileen, born 1886, at Henderson.
In 1860 William Henry Smoot was the proprietor of a mercantile establishment at Big Island, Bedford County, Virginia, with realty assessed at $5,000 and personalty property at $28,955. Besides his immediate family, he had in his home two clerks--Charles M. Perry, aged 21, and John W. Reid, aged 22--and Mollie Woody, aged 12, born in Virginia.
He was probably the William H. Smoot who on February 24, 1862, enlisted at Liberty, Bedford County, as a private in Captain William V. Jordan's Company of Heavy Artillery, 91st Regiment of Virginia Militia, organized by Major John B. Crenshaw. This company subsequently became Company G, 34th Virginia Regiment. It is known, however, that he at one time served as a commissary agent for the Confederate Government. After the war he lived at Gordonsville, Virginia, Durham, North Carolina, and Richmond, where he died on November 23, 1906.
Benjamin Franklin Smoot, C. S. A.9
(1836 - 18--)
Benjamin Franklin Smoot, son of Lewis Henry and Anne (Mason) Smoot, was born 1836, in Rappahannock County, Virginia. He accompanied his parents to Caroline County, where on January 18, 1857, he married Phoebe Anne, born 1838, daughter of William Wright, of that county. During the War Between the States Benjamin Franklin Smoot served as a private in Company B, of the 9th Virginia Infantry.
Children of Benjamin and Phoebe (Wright) Smoot
1. Lucy Florence Smoot, born 1858, married ---- Beazlie.
2. Anne Brown Smoot, born 1861.
3. Otho Perry Smoot married twice. q.v.
4. Sarah Dean Smoot, born 1866.
5. Margaret Louise Smoot, born 1868.
6. Benjamin Franklin Smoot.
7. Ernest Granville Smoot.
8. Phoebe Alice Smoot.
Dr. John Bragg Smoot9
(1868 - 1927)
John Bragg Smoot, son of Walter Bragg and Elizabeth (Bozarth) Smoot, was born February 20, 1868, in Collin County, Texas. On December 9, 1891, at St. Louis, Missouri, he married Mary Eleanor, born April 28, 1870, the daughter of William Scott and Eleanor (Lanham)
Tyler. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's mother, then Mrs. Joseph A. Wherry, at 3734 Cook Avenue, by the Rev. Mr. Messick, of the Southern Methodist Church. Dr. Smoot lived part of his married life in Dallas, Texas, where he died February 2, 1927. He was interred at Plano, his boyhood home.
Only one child, a son, was born to Dr. Smoot and his wife--John Bragg Smoot, born January 16, 1896, at Dallas. During the World War he served in the Air Corps of his country. In 1923 he was married to Lavon, daughter of Reuben Searle and Martha Jane (Bennett) Lanyon. Two daughters have been born--Martha Eleanor, born August 19, 1924, and Lavon Lanyon, born October 26, 1926. His residence is at Joplin, Missouri.
Arthur Henry Smoot10
(1854 - 1898)
Arthur Henry Smoot, son of William Henry and Minnie (Sutphin) Smoot, was born 1854 at Big Island, Bedford County, Virginia. He married Ida Ryan, of Lynchburg, born 1863. She died during 1889; he survived until 1898.
Children of Arthur Henry and Ida (Ryan) Smoot
1. Arthur Henry Smoot, born 1884, at Lynchburg, served with the British Forces during the World War, married an English girl, and returned to America.
2. Claude Smoot, born 1886, died 1887.
3. Ida Smoot, born 1888 at Lynchburg, married William Lawrence Grimes, born 1874, Kenonsville, N. C., and lives (1936) at Spartanburg, S. C. Issues: Mary Louise, born 1912.
Willard Smoot, son of William Henry and Minnie (Sutphin) Smoot, was born September 13, 1859, at Big Island, Bedford County, Virginia. On April 16, 1904, he married Irene, born October 6, 1881, in Nelson County, Virginia, the daughter of Hope William Massie, one time Second Lieutenant of Reeves' Battery, Hood's Brigade, of the Confederate Army, and his wife Laura Williams Effinger, of Rockbridge County. She, Irene Massie, was also the great-granddaughter of Thomas Massie, first a Captain of the Sixth Virginia Regiment, later Major of the Second Virginia Regiment, Aide-de-camp to General Nelson at Yorktown, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia.
Children of Willard and Irene (Massie) Smoot
1. Henry Kenneth Smoot, born Mar. 29, 1905, Staunton, Va., M. A., George Washington Univ.
2. Hope Massie Smoot, born Nov. 30, 1906, Staunton, Va., A. B., Harvard Univ.
3. Charles Effinger Smoot, born Sept. 22, 1908, Staunton, Va., A. B. and LL. B., George Washington Univ.
4. Eugene Foster Smoot, born and died 1910.
Colonel Edgar Kenneth Smoot10
Edgar Kenneth Smoot, son of William Henry and Minnie (Sutphin) Smoot, was born January 31, 1862, at Big Island, Bedford County, Virginia. He married Alice Irene, daughter of William and Susan (Blount) MacFarlane. In 1881 he was commissioned by the State of Texas a colonel of a regiment of United States volunteers, and served with distinction in several campaigns. He is an outstanding engineer and constructed the ports of Galveston, Texas, and Manzanillo, Mexico.
Furthermore, he has been a consulting engineer for the improvement and enlargement of many other Southern ports and harbors. For sometime he has resided in Mexico, D. F., Republic of Mexico.
Children of Edgar and Alice (MacFarlane) Smoot
1. Harold Kenneth Smoot married twice. q.v.
2. Earl Whitney Smoot, born Oct. 5, 1892, Dallas, Tex., died May 6, 1930.
Otho Perry Smoot10
Otho Perry Smoot, son of Benjamin and Phoebe Anne (Wright) Smoot, was born about 1863 in Caroline County, Virginia. He married first Sallie Hill Ryan, of Amherst County.
Children of Otho Perry and Sallie (Ryan) Smoot
1. Anne Pearl Smoot.
2. William Thompson Smoot.
Otho Perry Smoot married secondly Lalla Rookh, daughter of John and Virginia (Bagby) Pollard, and sister of the Honorable John Garland Pollard, one-time Governor of Virginia.
Children of Otho Perry and Lalla (Pollard) Smoot
3. Otho Perry Smoot, graduate of U. S. Naval Academy, Lieut. (1936) U. S. N., married Phyllis Shaw Logan, Issues: Perry Raeburn and Roger Pollard.
4. John Pollard Smoot.
5. Edward Bagby Smoot.
Lieut. Comm. Harold Kenneth Smoot, U. S. N.11
Harold Kenneth Smoot, son of Colonel Edgar Kenneth Smoot and Alice MacFarlane his wife, was born November 29, 1890, at Dallas, Texas, He attended the United States Naval Academy, and during the World War held the rank of lieutenant commander in command of the U. S. Torpedo Boat Morris and the U. S. S. Nicholson. His first wife was Marian Dana who became the mother of his daughter--Florence. His second marriage was to Velma Stone, and by this union a son--Earl Harold--was born.
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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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