Charles Smoot, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barton) Smoot, was born in the year 1700 at the parental homestead on the Wicomico. He was orphaned when he was not more than five years of age and, according to the will of his father, he was placed under the guardianship of his maternal uncle, Colonel William Barton, of Prince Georges County. Colonel Barton died within the same year as that of Thomas Smoot, and by a codicil to his will he mentioned the land left Charles by his father Thomas.
Charles Smoot married thrice, his first wife being Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas and Martha (Sansbury) Harris.
Children of Charles and Elizabeth (Harris) Smoot
1. Elizabeth Smoot married Henry Smith Hawkins.
Well advanced in his thirties Charles Smoot married secondly Mary, daughter of Randolph and Anne Brandt, who was also the step-daughter of Barton, his brother. Circumstances also seem to indicate that Mary had been the second wife but childless widow of ---- Goodrick.
Children of Charles and Mary (Brandt) Smoot
1. Henley Smoot married Eleanor Briscoe. q.v.
2. John Nathan Smoot married twice. q.v.
3. William Barton Smoot married Elizabeth Hanson. q.v.
4. Mary Smoot married July 16, 1782, William, born Sept. 23, 1740, died Jan. 19, 1809, son of William and Barbara (Acton) McPherson. Issues: Elizabeth, born Apr. 15, 1783; Henry Hendley, born 1786; Thomas; William; Mary; and Harriot.
Shortly after the marriage of his eldest daughter, Elizabeth to Henry Smith Hawkins, Charles Smoot deeded to them the tract called "Daniel's Mount" for natural love and affections. The conveyance was recorded in Charles County on August 11, 1750, with Mary Smoot, wife, relinquishing her interest.
A warrant was issued to him in 1761 for 130 acres of land in Charles County to be known as "Chance Enlarged", which seems to be the only record of a land patent in his name.
His second wife died prior to June 21, 1766. The fact that she maintained a separate estate and that Charles Smoot, the widower, was
appointed administrator by the court is proof that she had a life interest in the property. The inventory papers were filed on September 16, 1767, with an appraisement of £452/8/4, with William Courts and James Maddox as the sureties. Distribution was made on October 11, 1768, to the following representatives, no relationship stated--Ignatius Middleton, William Stone, Charles Sewell, Frances Goodrick, and the heirs of Edward Goodrick deceased. It is assumed that they were her step- children or their husbands who claimed their father's estate upon the death of his widow.
Charles Smoot took for a third wife his cousin Elizabeth, the daughter of William and Rachel Barton, but successively the widow of Henry Brawner and Aaron Nalley. She had married her first husband on January 2, 1726/7, in Rock Creek Parish, of Prince Georges County. He died prior to 1749, leaving six children. The following have been proved-- William, Barton, and Henry. By her second husband she became the mother of four sons--John, Aaron, Richard, and Nathan Barton. To the latter chidren she deeded on March 26, 1767, her personal estate but reserved it to her use during life and that of Charles Smoot "providing that the said Charles Smoot should marry me in six months". Two days later she deeded "Wentworth Woodhouse" to her three Brawner sons "providing if Charles Smoot should marry me honourably in six months". At this date most assuredly a courtship was in progress.
The will of Charles Smoot was dated November 25, 1776, and proved in Charles County on March 20, 1778. He divided his estate among his wife Elizabeth and four children--Mary, John Nathan, Hendley, and William Barton. The inventory of the personal effects was taken on June 27, 1778, with William Barton Smoot as the acting executor, and John N. Smoot and Hendley Smoot, signing as the kinsmen.
Ensign Hendley Smoot5
(1740 - 1811)
Hendley Smoot, son of Charles and Mary (Brandt) Smoot, was born about 1740 in Trinity Parish, Charles County. His dwelling-plantation lay in Newport Hundred where he brought his bride Eleanor, born September 12, 1750, daughter of Hezekiah and Susannah (Wilson) Briscoe, and a descendant of Dr. John Briscoe who is reputed to have arrived in Maryland on the Ark with Leonard Calvert in 1634.
Children of Henley and Eleanor (Briscoe) Smoot
1. Wilson Smoot married Anne ----. q.v.
2. Catherine Smoot married Thomas Sellman.
3. Anne Smoot married Smith Hawkins.
4. Susannah Smoot married Richard Brooks Brandt and Thomas Solomon.
5. Jane Smoot married James Lawrence. License Feb. 19, 1816, Anne Arundel Co., Md.
6. Eleanor Smoot married John Iglehart. License Apr. 19, 1811, Anne Arundel Co., Md
. 7. Charles Smoot married Anne Egerton. q.v.
8. Hezekiah Briscoe Smoot married Elizabeth ----. q.v.
Henley Smoot like other members of his family voiced little sympathy for the mother country, and during the Revolution one finds him an ensign in the company of Captain John Parnham of the Twelfth Battalion of Charles County Militia.1
The tax list of 1783 shows him seized of "Strife" of 105 acres, "Betty's Delight" 100 acres, "Noe's Desert" 35 acres, and "George's Hope", 76 acres. Nine composed his immediate family, the same as reported at the official census of 1790. Through his wife he acquired an interest in "Morris Venture", originally patented by Richard Morris, which he with Richard Brandt and Margaret his wife conveyed to William Compton, Gent.
Henley Smoot died intestate in Charles County during 1811. Letters of administration were issued to his eldest son Wilson, at which time Richard B. Brandt and William P. Ford offered bond. The inventory showed that his personal estate was appraised at $3,460. At a court hearing shortly afterwards the following were named as representatives-- Wilson Smoot, Thomas Sellman, Smith Hawkins, Richard Brook Brandt, Jane Smoot, John Iglehart, Charles Smoot, and Hezekiah Smoot.
The final settlement was made on August 23, 1815, and showed disbursements to Thomas Solomon in right of his wife Susannah; the heirs of the Rev. Charles Smoot, i.e., Maria, Charles, George, James, Anne, and Hezekiah; the heirs of Hezekiah Smoot, i.e., James and Susannah; Smith Hawkins in right of his wife Anne; Jane Smoot; John Iglehart in right of his wife Eleanor; Catherine Smoot; and Wilson Smoot.
1 Archives vol. 21, p. 427.
Ensign John Nathan Smoot5
(1744 - 1815)
John Nathan Smoot, son of Charles and Mary (Brandt) Smoot, was born 1744, according to a deposition of 1779, in Charles County, Maryland. He married twice, but the identity of his first wife has not been established. In his will he refers to "proportions of my estate and added to the shares of my children by my former wife", and speaking of his present wife he stated "of my children by her". His second wife, however, was Mary, born 1755, daughter of Hezekiah and Susannah (Wilson) Briscoe.
Children of John Nathan Smoot
1. Charles Smoot married Lettie Stoddert ----. q.v.
2. Elizabeth Smoot married Rev. John Weems. Issues: William, born Jan. 26, 1790; John Nathan, born Sept. 16, 1791; Walter H., born Apr. 9, 1794; James J., born Nov. 7, 1796; Charles Smoot, born Apr. 20, 1798; George M., born Sept. 16, 1801; Lock, born July 25, 1804; Sarah Anne, born July 11, 1808.
3. Mary Smoot, d.s.p. 1843, named nephews John Weems, Francis Weems; niece Sarah Anne Hawkins; and Joseph Henry Hawkins, extr.
4. Anne Smoot, d.s.p. 1841, named sisters Mary, Eleanor, Elizabeth; and children of sister Elizabeth Weems.
5. Eleanor Smoot, d.s.p.; 1840, named sister Mary; Walter Weems; James Weems; Lock Weems; Elizabeth Anne Weems, dau. of Charles Weems; Josiah Henry Hawkins' two daus.; John and Francis Weems of John; and Mary, dau. of Walter Weems.
6. Susanna Wilson Smoot, d.s.p. 1847, named brother William; nephews John Smoot, Wilson Compton Smoot, Richard Smoot, and Edward Smoot, sons of William; niece Anne Mary Smoot.
7. Margaret Brandt Smoot, d.s.p. 1833, named sister Susannah; brother William; nephew John Weems.
8. William Hendley Smoot married Violetta Compton. q.v.
John Nathan Smoot established his seat in Newport West Hundred, where in 1783 he was a tax payer of an estate aggregating 292 acres-- "Calvert's Hope" and George's Rest", with six in family. It is said that John Nathan Smoot served as Quartermaster of the Lower Battalion of Charles County Militia during the Revolutionary War, perhaps the following notation refers to him: "That Captain George Keeports deliver to Ensign John Smoot of First Brigade 3 3/4 yds Cloth. 3 yds shallon, and 1 piece of Britaines of 3d Quality in part of the Articles".2
The will of John Nathan Smoot was dated January 9, 1812, and proved January 21, 1815, in Charles County by William Barton Smoot,
2 Archives, vol. 43, p. 121.
Walter H. Smoot, and William H. Smoot. He bequeathed his estate equally among the following named children -- Charles, Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, Eleanor, Susannah, Margaret, and William--stating that the property devised them since leaving the parental dwelling should be deducted from their share of the total estate. He mentioned one-fourth of the landed estate due his wife Mary as heir of her father Hezekiah Briscoe, deceased.
On May 24, 1820, John Weems and Elizabeth his wife, of Charles County, deeded to Mary Smoot portions of "George's Rest" and "Calvert's Hope" which Elizabeth Weems was entitled from the estate of her father John Nathan Smoot.
William Barton Smoot5
(1746 - 1822)
William Barton Smoot, son of Charles and Mary (Brandt) Smoot, was born about 1746 in the Wicomico District of Charles County, where his great-grandfather settled nearly 100 years before. He, however, left the immediate environs of his father's plantation and established his seat near the present hamlet of Newport in Trinity Parish where a number of the younger sons of the landed barons of the Wicomico settled when their patrimony did not entitle them to the ancestral seat. He engaged in the tanning trade, an occupation which proved the foundation for considerable affluence of the Smoots for a later day.
He selected his wife from among the eligible daughters of Judge Walter Hanson and Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of William Hoskins.
Children of William and Elizabeth (Hanson) Smoot
1. Letitia Hanson Smoot married Henry S. Hawkins.
2. William Hoskins Smoot, d.s.p. 1831, naming young niece Elizabeth Eleanor Brerewood Hawkins dau. of "my" sister Letitia H. Hawkins; will witnessed by J. W. Smoot and Mary Briscoe.
3. John Smoot, d.s.p. 1846, willing sister Letita H. Hawkins entire estate and mentioning niece Mrs. Sara Sides, of Balto.
4. Walter Hanson Smoot. Pvt. Capt. Cox's Co., Hawkins' Regt., War of 1812.
5. Hanson Smoot, born 1789, living alone 1850 in Chas. Co.
6. Charles Smoot married Harriet Sothoron. q.v.
7. ---- Smoot married ---- Briscoe. Issues: Mary Letitia and Elizabeth Eleanor.
William Barton Smoot was active in the cause for independence and in 1777 served as private then sergeant in the company of Captain Walter Hanson of the Twelfth Battalion of Charles County Militia.3
The tax list for Charles County in 1783 shows him a resident of Newport Hundred seized of the following tracts--"Chance Enlarged" of 12 acres, "George's Rest" of 50 acres, "Bridges" 50 acres, "Hucklow's Addition" 28 acres, and "Smoot's Venture" of 343 acres, the latter lying in Port Tobacco Hundred.
In 1792 William Barton Smoot with John Chandler was a bondsman for Charity Keech when she administered on the estate of George Keech Sr.
The will of William Barton Smoot was proved 1821 in Charles County by John T. Dyson, William H. Smoot, and Mary Muskett. Mary Letitia was bequeathed one-third of the dwelling-plantation and numerous slaves, while William and John received the residue. Walter Hanson was willed the land purchased from Robert Edelen, and Hanson the land where Edward Ford resided called "Bridges" and "Smoot's Triangle". Mary Letitia Briscoe and Elizabeth Eleanor Briscoe, grand-daughters, were devised personalty.
The inventory on August 31, 1821, showed numerous tannery utensils. At the sale of his personal estate on November 23, 1823, among the buyers were William Hoskins Smoot, Hanson Smoot, Dr. Charles Smoot, Walter H. Smoot, Letitia H. Smoot, John Smoot, Charles Smoot, and Walter Smoot Hoskins.
On August 4, 1825, Letitia Hanson Smoot, William Hoskins Smoot, and John Smoot conveyed the following tracts--"Chance Enlarged", "Brother", "Boarman's Hazard", and "George's Rest"--beginning at Zachia Swamp, all of which had been deeded to their father, William Barton Smoot, by Samuel Chapman.
Captain Wilson Smoot6
(17-- - 1823)
Wilson Smoot, son of Henley and Eleanor (Briscoe) Smoot, was born in Trinity Parish, Charles County. Sometime after 1790 he married Anne ----, but it is believed that no issues survived. At the death of his brother, the Rev. Charles Smoot, in 1805, Wilson Smoot and his brother- in-law Richard Brandt became guardians of the former's minor children. On July 22, 1808, Wilson Smoot and Anne his wife conveyed to Henry Green Jr., "Griffen Hope" and "Addition to Griffen
3 Unpublished Maryland Records, vol. 2, pp. 296, 300.
Hope". During the War of 1812 he served as captain in the 43rd Maryland Regiment. He died intestate during 1823. The inventory of his personal estate was filed on October 24, 1823, with his widow Anne Smoot as administratrix.
The will ofAnne Smoot, his widow, dated February 8, 1830, and proved in Charles County on March 15, 1830, by Barton Robey, Charles Wells, and Henry H. Bean. She devised her sister Mary property during life then to sister's Spalding's children ... "if by any change of circumstances Mr. Hargraves' sons, James and Richard, become equally indigent with the indigent of my sister Spaldings' children ... then they shall share equally".
Rev. Charles Smoot6
(1771 - 1805)
Charles Smoot, son of Hendley and Eleanor (Briscoe) Smoot, was born 1771 in Trinity Parish, Charles County. He was the first member of the Smoot family to accept holy orders, being ordained a priest of the American Episcopal Church in 1793. His most memorial charge was King and Queen Parish of St. Mary's County, with the parish church located at Old St. Mary's City where his maternal ancestor, Dr. John Briscoe, first settled nearly two hundred years before.
On December 14, 1795, he secured license in St. Mary's County to marry Anne, born December 25, 1771, daughter of Charles Calvert and Mary Egerton, and a kinswoman of Lord Baltimore.
Children of Charles and Anne (Egerton) Smoot
1. Maria Wilson Smoot, born July 10, 1797, married ---- Handy. Issues: George; Hezekiah; Charles; Richard; and Caroline.
2. Charles Calvert Smoot married Sarah Bryan. q.v.
3. Daniel Lawrence Smoot, died young.
4. George Henley Smoot married twice. q.v.
5. James Egerton Smoot married Phoebe Cavally Lowe. q.v.
6. Anne Caroline Smoot, born May 24, 1804, married Jan. 8, 1828, Richard Henley Brandt.
7. Hezekiah Briscoe Smoot married Harriet McNeale. q.v.
8. Briscoe Smoot, died young.
Charles Smoot died in St. Mary's County in 1805. His widow in 1809 shared in the distribution of the estate of Bennett Egerton whose mother was Mary Jones. Anne Smoot died in the spring of 1810, and was buried in the churchyard at Old St. Mary's. Her tomb states that she died in the thirty-ninth year of her age.
In 1815 the six surviving orphans received their inheritance from the estate of their paternal grandfather. The estate of their father was not settled until August 8, 1822, in St. Mary's County, when $574.62 1/2 was awarded each child.
Hezekiah Smoot, son of Henley and Eleanor (Briscoe) Smoot, was born at the parental estate in Charles County, Maryland. After the Revolution he settled in Fairfax County, Virginia, where the following declaration is on file:"I Hezekiah Smoot do swear that my Removal into the State of Virginia was with no intent of evading the Laws for preventing the further importation of slaves, nor have I brought with me any slaves with an intention of selling them nor have any of the slaves which I brought with me been imported from Africa or any of the West India Islands since the first day of November 1778."(signed) Hzeh Smoot. The wife of Hezekiah Smoot has not been established through research, nor the date of his death. He predeceased his father, however, for the former's two children shared in the estate of their grandfather in 1811.
Children of Hezekiah Smoot 1. James Henley Smoot married Barbara Anne ----. q.v. 2. Susannah Wilson Smoot.
Dr. Charles Smoot6
(1770 - 18--)
Charles Smoot, son of John Nathan Smoot, was born about 1770 in Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland. His wife when she relinquished her dower in a piece of realty signed her name as Letty Stoddert Smoot. A secondary source, however, states that she was Lettie Dent Tyler, the daughter of William Tyler, of Prince Georges County, Maryland. Her signature somehow reputes the statement, practically the middle name. It is traditional that a sister of Benjamin Stoddert, first Secretary of the Navy, married a Smoot, but this belief has not been proved by court records. It was not customary in the early nineteenth century for married women to use their maiden names with that of
their husband, and therefore it is not believed that she was the traditional sister of the Secretary.
A correct list of their children has not been established, the following are inferred from the census records.
Children of Charles and Letty Smoot
1. John Nathan Smoot, born about 1808.
2. Elizabeth Smoot, born 1813, married Frank Killough.
3. Mary Smoot, born 1813.
4. Charles Smoot, born 1820.
5. Anne Hinson Smoot married Dr. James Greenfield Smith, born 1799 in Md.
Charles Smoot married prior to 1800, for the census for that year shows him the head of a family in Charles County, with a daughter less than ten years of age.
On October 12, 1815, Charles Smoot "Sr.", of Charles County, deeded land to William Henley Smoot, at which time his wife waived her third. Sometime after this date he with a number of other Maryland families migrated to Hickman County, Tennessee, and settled on the east side of Lick Creek just above the mouth of Fort Cooper Hollow. A nearby neighbor was David Killough, formerly of Pennsylvania, whose son married a daughter of Charles Smoot.
A history of Hickman County states that the Maryland settlers were of the highest types, many of them embracing the learned professions. Among the families enumerated were the Tyler, Weems, Semmes, Clagett, and Smith families. Charles Smoot was a doctor of medicine, while a member of the Semmes family was an attorney-at-law.
The first available census of Hickman County (1820) shows David Killough, Walter Tyler, and Horatio Clagett as neighbors of Dr. Smoot. The latter died before 1840, inasmuch as in that year his widow, Lettie Smoot, was the head of a family, with two maidens and a youth. She, however, was not a resident of the county in 1850. In that year Elizabeth Killough was the head of a family with realty assessed at $700, and with her were Mary Smoot, Agnes Smoot, and Walter Smith. Nearby lived Charles Smoot, a farmer, with realty valued at $300, and Sophia Smoot, born 1827 in Tennessee. It is not known whether Sophia was a wife or sister. No children, however, composed the household.
The destruction of all records by fire in Hickman County during 1865 prevented any research in this county to ascertain further information on this family.
Lieutenant William Hendley Smoot6
(1790 - 1853)
William Hendley Smoot, son of John Nathan and Mary (Briscoe) Smoot, was born 1790 in Trinity Parish, Charles County. During the War of 1812 he served first as a private in Captain John P. Parnham's Company, First Maryland Regiment, commanded by Colonel Hawkins. He was ordered into active service in July 1814, and was stationed in St. Mary's County. Later he was commissioned a lieutenant and served under Captain Dent.
On February 19, 1824, he married in Trinity Parish, by the Rev. Richard H. B. Mitchell, an Episcopal clergyman, Violetta Wilson, born April 18, 1803, daughter of John Walter and Elizabeth Anne (Penn) Compton.
Children of William and Violetta (Compton) Smoot
1. John Nathan Smoot.
2. Anne Mary Smoot, born 1826.
3. Elizabeth Smoot, born 1827.
4. Wilson Compton Smoot, born 1831.
5. Richard Smoot married Mary Brawner. q.v.
6. Edward Maguder Linthicum Smoot, born July 4, 1838, died Oct. 10, 1886, married Mary Frances Gray and Caroline Middleton Ward.
7. Lucinda Smoot, born Nov. 25, 1841.
In 1850 William Hendley Smoot was established on his estate, appraised at $6,000, in Allen's Fresh District, of Charles County. He died March 14, 1853. His will was dated March 12, 1853, and proved May 17, 1853, in Charles County, by Josiah H. Hawkins, Strouton W. Dent, and A. J. Smoot. He willed his entire estate to his unnamed children after the death of their mother.
In 1878, his widow Violetta W. Smoot applied for a Government pension by right of her husband's services in the War of 1812. Her marriage was certified by Jonathan T. Padgett, Joseph Lacey, Richard M. Smoot, and Anne M. Smoot. Strouton W. Dent stated that he had known Violetta Smoot for 55 years. She died, however, before the approval of her application. Letters of administration were issued on March 4, 1879, to Richard M. Smoot, of Charles County. Affidavits showed that in 1878 Edward L. Smoot was a magistrate of Charles County.
Dr. Charles Smoot6
(17-- - 182-)
Charles Smoot, son of William and Elizabeth Hoskins (Hanson) Smoot, was born in Charles County, Maryland. On June 11, 1799, in St. Mary's County, he secured license to marry Harriet Sothoron. The following list of children may not be complete; the names were recalled by a granddaughter of Dr. Smoot, living in Washington in 1936.
Children of Charles and Harriet (Sothoron) Smoot
1. Maria Smoot.
2. Adeline Smoot.
3. William Smoot married Rachel ----. Issues: Georgie and Maria.
4. Robert Wood Smoot married Margaret White. Issues: Stephen; Charles; Robert; Henry; Daniel; Benjamin; Julia; and Harriet.
5. Gideon Smoot.
6. John Henry Smoot married twice. q.v.
7. Charles Smoot.
8. George Smoot.
9. Arthur Smoot.
Dr. Smoot died intestate in Charles County sometime after 1820. His widow died several years later in Georgetown. The following appeared in one of the Capital's newspapers--"Mrs. Harriet Smoot, widow of Dr. Charles Smoot, died in Georgetown, August 31, 1842, aged 57". Perhaps the "George Smoot of Charles" whose estate was administered in Charles County by Mary Smoot on October 13, 1829, was of this line.
Charles Calvert Smoot7
(1798 - 1867)
Charles Calvert Smoot, son of Charles and Anne (Egerton) Smoot, was born September 20, 1798, in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He settled later in Alexandria, Virginia, where he married Sarah Waters Bryan.
Children of Charles and Sarah (Bryan) Smoot
1. Mary Anne Smoot married John Perry.
2. Susan Adelaide Smoot.
3. Catherine Florence Smoot.
4. Charles Calvert Smoot married Susannah Smoot. q.v.
5. John Bryan Smoot married twice. q.v.
Charles Calvert Smoot removed to Alexandria, Virginia, where his will, dated February 16, 1858, was proved on October 7, 1867. He named his daughters Mary Anne Perry wife of John, Susan Adelaide Smoot, Catherine Florence Smoot, and sons Charles C. and John B. Smoot.
George Hendley Smoot7
(1801 - 1870)
George Hendley Smoot, son of Charles and Anne (Egerton) Smoot, was born April 10, 1801, in St. Mary's County. About 1815 he settled at Alexandria, Virginia, and later married Mary, daughter of William Weston. After her death he married Catherine, daughter of John A. Uhler, one-time of Philadelphia. He died testate on March 11, 1870, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Children of George Hendley Smoot
1. Mary Egerton Smoot married David Milton French.
2. Josiah Hewes Davis Smoot, born 1831, died 1888, married 1853 Frances Piper French (1834-1905).
3. Catherine Uhler Smoot married Maris Taylor.
4. Alleghany Smoot married Susan Miller.
James Egerton Smoot7
(1803 - 1849)
James Egerton Smoot, son of Charles and Anne (Egerton) Smoot, was born April 26, 1803, in St. Mary's County, Maryland. In his late youth he settled in Alexandria, where his brother, George Hendley, deeded him a house and lot for the consideration of $750. On March 13, 1828, he married Phoebe Cavally, born December 25, 1805, daughter of James Rector Magruder and Christiana (Arell) Lowe.
Children [of] James Egerton and Phoebe (Lowe) Smoot
1. James Rector Smoot, born Mar. 27, 1830, died Nov. 3, 1902, married Frances Virginia, born Nov. 3, 1832, died May 20, 1863, dau. of A. R. and P. Fraser, and married secondly Harriett Lee, born Mar. 19, 1833, died June 30, 1870, dau. of Charles L. and Selina Powell.
2. Christiana A. Smoot, born Feb. 8, 1832, died May 25, 1880, married John Jolly.
3. Jacob Douglas Smoot, born 1834, died 1838. 4. Laura Egerton Smoot.
5. Phebe Anne Smoot, born 1838, died 1842.
6. William Albert Smoot, married twice. q.v.
7. Anne C. Smoot.
8. Ida Virginia Smoot.
James Egerton Smoot died June 19, 1849, intestate in Fairfax County, Virginia. His widow was named administratrix and the guardian of the minor children. She died at Alexandria July 25, 1867, aged 61 years.
Hezekiah Briscoe Smoot7
(1805 - 18--)
Hezekiah Briscoe Smoot, son of Charles and Anne (Egerton) Smoot, was born June 22, 1805, in St. Mary's County, Maryland. His youth was spent, however, in Charles County, and in young manhood he joined his brothers at Alexandria, Virginia. He married Harriet E. McNeal, of St. Mary's County, and sister of Andrew McNeal, later of Baltimore, and of Scotch Presbyterian lineage. Hezekiah Briscoe died at his seat near Alexandria.
Children of Hezekiah Briscoe and Harriet (McNeal) Smoot
1. Susan Smoot, born May 26, 1827, married Charles C. Smoot, q.v.
2. James Richard Smoot married Anna G. Crittenden. q.v.
3. Charles Smoot.
4. Maria Smoot.
5. Daniel J. Smoot.
6. Briscoe Smoot.
7. David L. Smoot, born 1835, Capt., C. S. A., settled in California, 1876.
James Henley Smoot7
It is not known whether James Henley Smoot, son of Hezekiah, was born in Maryland or Virginia, but his youth, however, was spent at his father's home in Alexandria, Virginia. On April 16, 1823, as a resident of Alexandria, he deeded to Dr. Edward Briscoe, of Charles County, a lot on Pennsylvania Avenue in the National Capital containing a 3-story brick dwelling for $100. His wife Barbara Anne Smoot waived her dower. Shortly after this date he migrated to Shenandoah County, Virginia, where on November 24, 1823, as one of the representatives of Willson Smoot, he acknowledged his indebtedness to James Douglas and Jacob Douglas, of Alexandria, and thereby conveyed property to Nicholas Stonestreet.
Richard M. Smoot7
(1833 - 1906)
Richard M. Smoot, son of William and Violetta (Compton) Smoot, was born about 1833 in Charles County, Maryland. On April 21, 1857, he married Mary E. Brawner.
Children of Richard and Mary (Brawner) Smoot
1. James William Smoot, born May 26, 1858, died Nov. 19, 1880.
2. Violetta Cordelia Smoot, born May 15, 1860, died Mar. 21, 1913, married June 9, 1884, George W. Cross.
In 1860 Richard Smoot was the head of his household in Newport District of Charles County, with realty appraised at $5,000 and a personal estate of $15,000. In addition to his wife and two children, there were in his home his widowed mother and his spinster sister, Lucy. His wife died January 2, 1904; he died May 8, 1906.
John Henry Smoot7
(1820 - 1891)
John Henry Smoot, son of Charles and Harriet (Sothoron) Smoot, was born about 1820 in Charles County, Maryland. His wife was Sarah Morton, but the register of Trinity Parish records his marriage to Margaret E. Morton on November 20, 1845.
Children of John and Sarah (Morton) Smoot
1. John D. Smoot, born 1851, died Nov. 23, 1885, married ---- Goldsborough.
His wife died and was interred in his burial lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, on June 5, 1866. He married secondly Julia Belt, but no issues resulted from this union. He was a prosperous merchant of Georgetown and maintained his home on N Street, now known as the old Smoot House, made famous as the residence of Newton D. Baker when he was Secretary of War in Wilson's Cabinet. John Henry Smoot lived until 1891.
Charles Calvert Smoot8
(1826 - 1884)
Charles Calvert Smoot, son of Charles and Sarah (Bryan) Smoot, was born 1826 in Alexandria, Virginia. He married, according to license issued in Alexandria on October 3, 1854, his cousin Susannah, the daughter of Hezekiah Smoot. During the Civil War the tanning factory of Charles Smoot was an important source of supply to the Confederate Government. He died during 1884.
Children of Charles and Susannah (Smoot) Smoot
1. James Clinton Smoot married Frances Elizabeth Wood. q.v.
2. Cora Smoot.
3. Loula Smoot.
4. Florence Smoot married Robert Wilson Wheat. Issue: Robert Wheat.
5. Sue Ella Smoot married Alfred Thomson. Issue: Susan Smoot.
6. Ella H. Smoot, died young.
7. Sarah Lee Smoot, died young.
8. Bertie Smoot, died young.
John Bryan Smoot8
(1830 - 1887)
John Bryan Smoot, son of Charles Calvert and Sarah (Bryan) Smoot, was born July 31, 1830, in Virginia. In Dorchester County, Maryland, on October 16, 1855, he secured license to marry Sarah A. Breerwood, who died in 1863. From a deed, however, in Rappahannock County, it shows that he married secondly Emilie E. ----. He died 1887.
Children of John and Sarah (Breerwood) Smoot
1. Henry Smoot.
2. William Breerwood Smoot, born Jan. 1, 1858, married Oct. 13, 1886, Margaret Le Compte Cator.
William Albert Smoot, C. S. A. 8
(1840 - 1917)
William Albert Smoot, son of James Egerton and Phoebe (Lowe) Smoot, was born August 30, 1840, in Alexandria, Virginia. During the War Between the States he served for one year in the ranks of Company A, 17th Regiment of Virginia Infantry, and then with Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, sustaining seven wounds during the conflict.
On April 24, 1866, he married Elizabeth Edmonds, daughter of John H. and Elizabeth (Edmonds) Parrott.
Children of William and Elizabeth (Parrott) Smoot
1. Elizabeth Smoot married ---- Fuller.
His wife died August 30, 1869, and on October 15, 1873, he married Elizabeth Carter, daughter of the Rev. William and Marietta McQuire. He died during 1917.
Children of William and Elizabeth (McQuire) Smoot
2. William McGuire Smoot.
3. Lewis Egerton Smoot.
4. William Albert Smoot.
Major James Richard Smoot, C. S. A. 8
(1828 - 1907)
James Richard Smoot, son of Hezekiah Briscoe and Harriet (McNeal) Smoot, was born January 17, 1828, at Alexandria, Virginia. Until the Civil War he was engaged in the meat packing industry, and was one of the most prosperous bachelors in the once-important river
port of Alexandria. When Virginia cast her lot with the Confederacy, James Richard Smoot offered his services to the South and was commissioned a major and assigned to the commissary department. He served throughout the conflict and at the end he bade farewell to his fellow officers in 1865 at Gordonsville, Virginia.
While on furlough sometime in 1862 he was visiting his aunt, Carolina Brandt, formerly of Alexandria but then residing on a plantation in Culpeper County. At that time he met Anna, the daughter of William Crittenden, a neighboring planter, formerly of Kentucky, who had married Catherine Hudson and settled in Culpeper, the family home of his wife. They were married on May 27, 1863, the license having been obtained five days previously at Culpeper Courthouse.
His business in Alexandria ruined and his private fortune lost at the end of the war, he was practically penniless when he laid away his gray uniform. A brother officer of the Confederate Army had forty dollars in gold, and with a generous spirit he offered him half of his worldly goods. So with twenty dollars James Richard and his wife and baby boy settled in Culpeper County, where the former soldier began to rehabilitate himself. After an adventurous life Major Smoot died at his seat in Culpeper County, during May 1907 at the age of 89 years. He was survived by his three children, a son and twin daughters having died in infancy.
Children of James Richard and Anna (Crittenden) Smoot
1. William Briscoe Smoot, born May 8, 1864, married twice. q.v.
2. Susan Cornelia Smoot, born Feb. 4, 1866, married May 27, 1885, Waller J. Yager. Issues: James Richard; C. Edward; Julia Ada; Thomas T.; Ellie Hutt; Margaret; and Briscoe Smoot.
3. Charles D. Smoot, born Apr. 18, 1873, married Effie F. Lewis. q.v.
James Clinton Smoot9
James Clinton Smoot, son of Charles and Susannah (Smoot) Smoot, was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He married Frances Elizabeth Wood, and in 1896 he settled at North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina. There he established a tannery, in keeping with the hereditary occupation of his line.
Children of James and Elizabeth (Wood) Smoot
1. Ida M. Smoot, died young.
2. Charles Calvert Smoot married Rebecca Lloyd Uhler. Issues: Rebecca Lloyd; Frank Wood; Charles Calvert; and Catherine Griffith.
Children of Briscoe and Lucy (Lewis) Smoot
3. Sibyl Harriet Smoot married Edward Gordon Finley. Issues: Julia Gwynn; Edward Smoot; and Robert Wood.
4. Frances Egerton Smoot married Ralston Murphy, son of Ambrose Merryman and Frances (Carey) Pound. Issues: Ralston Murphy; Frances Smoot; Carey; and James Egerton.
5. James Clinton Smoot married first Mary Sheppard and secondly Pauline Austin Jennings.
William Briscoe Smoot9
William Briscoe Smoot, son of James Richard and Anna (Crittenden) Smoot, was born May 8, 1864, in Virginia. On July 6, 1892, he married Lucy E. Lewis, daughter of James Ballard and Sallie (Ross) Lewis. She died on September 6, 1920, and on May 2, 1922, he wedded Sallie B. Bricker, widow. He maintains his seat near Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia.
1. Harriet E. Smoot, born Nov. 22, 1893, married Apr. 12, 1916, R. F. Lee. Issues: Robert W.; Anna; Edwin J.; Charles D.; Gordon Briscoe; Fitzhugh; Thomas C.; Virginia; and Clinton Smoot.
Charles D. Smoot9
Charles D. Smoot, son of James Richard and Anna (Crittenden) Smoot, was born April 18, 1873, in Culpeper County, Virginia. On November 29, 1905, he married Effie F., the daughter of James Ballard and Sallie (Ross) Lewis. Three daughters were born--Roselle, Sarah, and Ellen. He maintained his estate at Mitchells in southern Culpeper County.
Back Next Search Index"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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