MISCELLANEOUS MARYLAND Henry Smoot was born about 1795. He served as private in the detachment of Major King, D. C. Militia, and later as a corporal in the company of Captain Richard Johns. It is believed that he was the Henry Smoot who died intestate in Charles County, when his widow, Catherine Smoot, was named administratrix. The inventory of his estate was taken on February 16, 1816. At the final account, showing no distribution, in 1820 his widow was Catherine Brawner.
Catherine Smoot in 1817 was the widow of Major Samuel McPherson and the mother of Richard and Robert H. McPherson.
Robert Smoot and wife, of St. Mary's County, with William Guyther were executors of the estate of Richard Swan Edwards in 1773. Robert Smoot signed the petition of Patrick Graham, of Port Tobacco Parish, in 1775.
Eli Smoot and Horatio Smoot, both of Charles County, witnessed the will of Benjamin Wilder in 1790.
James Smoot died intestate in Charles County, when letters of administration were issued to his widow, Chloe Smoot, on May 17, 1802. Samuel Milstead and John Terrell offered bond. At the sale of the personal estate, the principal purchasers were Chloe Smoot, Barton Smoot, Samuel Smoot, Thomas Milstead, and William Smoot who bought the wearing apparel. The final account, rendered by Chloe Smoot on October 21, 1807, showed no distribution.
Matthew Smoot, of Charles County, a drafted militiaman, was discharged from the Revolutionary Army on December 10, 1781. In 1798 Matthew Smoot, of Charles County, was a surety for Anne Dodson, the administrator of William Dodson.
Mary Smoot, of Charles County, on June 5, 1819, conveyed "Retirement", lying in St. Mary's County to Ignatius Mattingly.
Joseph Smoot, born between 1780-1790, was the head of a family in Durham Parish, of Charles County, in 1830, with a woman between the age of 50 and 60 and another between 20 and 30, three men between 30 and 40, one man between 20 and 30, and one man between 15 and 20, and seventeen slaves. Joseph Smoot and Mary Anne his wife conveyed "Milford", lying in Durham Parish on the Potomac River and Marlow Creek, to Daniel Kennedy.
Thomas Smoot, born about 1814 in Maryland, was the head of a family in Allen's Fresh District, of Charles County, in 1850. In his
186 household were also Mary E. Smoot, born 1829, and Francis Smoot, born 1844.
Mary S. Smoot, born 1818 in Maryland, was the head of a family in Allen's Fresh District, of Charles County, in 1850. With her were Martha E. Brennon, born 1839. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA George Arthur Smoot served as a private in Captain John J. Stull's Company of Riflemen, First D. C. Regiment, commanded by Colonel Magruder and Lieutenant Thompson. He enlisted June 19, 1814, and was in service as late as October 8, of the same year. On August 22, 1817, he secured license at Alexandria to marry Elizabeth Blane. On March 1, 1831, he conveyed land to Walter Smoot at which time his wife Elizabeth waived her dower. On April 17, 1824, he transferred lot No. 6 on the east side of 11 Street Northwest to David Appler.
On July 13, 1833 he secured license to marry Anne Mitchell, widow. In November 1835, he deeded personal property to Walter Smoot in trust for the use of his wife Anne Smoot. No further record of him exists among the public records.
The will of his widow Anne Smoot was dated March 4, 1854, and proved in the District of Columbia on July 22, 1854, by P. McKenna, Martha McKenna, and Oliver McConnell. She bequeathed to her son John William Smoot land opposite Good Hope which her late husband "George Arthur Smoot" purchased from George Naylor. To her daughter, Anne Virginia Smoot, she devised the house and lot on Pennsylvania Avenue in square 790 and the house and lot on M Street between 10 and 11 Streets East in square 777. Various articles of personal property were divided between her two Smoot children. Her son Joseph T. Mitchell was willed $100, while the following were devised $1.00 each--Joseph T. Mitchell, Frances Eugene Mitchell, James Thomas Broscuo, and Martha Anne Anderson. She named her brother Thomas Jenkins as the executor.
Walter Smoot on October 14, 1820 purchased from Ulysses Ward, of Georgetown, in "Beatty and Hawkins' Addition" at the northeast corner of Market and Third Streets a two-storied brick dwelling. The conveyance was witnessed by John Threlkeld and Daniel Bussard, with Susan Verlinda Ward relinquishing her dower. On May 31, 1823, Walter Smoot and Ulysses Ward conveyed the lot and dwelling, as described above, to Walter S. Ringgold. Susan Verlinda Ward released her thirds, but no wife of Walter Smoot. In 1827 he purchased from John J. Stull, trustee for Lloyd Pumphrey lot No. 23 on the northside
187 of Prospect Street at its intersection with West Lane, and in 1828 he received from George A. Smoot in lieu of a debt of $1,200 a lot on the east side of 11 Street in the Federal City.
On May 8, 1835, Walter Smoot, Joel Crittenden, and Raphael Semmes were commissioned to divide the estate of Joseph N. Fearson and Mary Anne his wife, the latter being the daughter and co-heir of John McPherson, deceased. On November 30, 1835, he bought from John Marbury, trustee, two lots in Georgetown on the north side of Prospect Street.
Mary Smoot died in Georgetown during 1857. Her will dated March 24, 1857, was proved in the District of Columbia on May 26, 1857, by Mary Jane Pairo, Anne H. Waters, and Mildred M. Bronaugh. She willed her grandsons William and Charles the vacant lot on the west side of her dwelling house on the north side of Prospect Street in Georgetown. To her granddaughter Mary Anna Smoot she devised the mansion house and lot where she was living at the intersection of Prospect and Market Streets, but her daughter-in-law Mary B. Smoot was to enjoy the use of it during life. She named her daughter-in-law the guardian of the grandchildren, and Richard Plummer Jackson, the executor of the estate.
Mary B. Smoot, the daughter-in-law, was born 1818 in Virginia, and according to the 1860 census was possessed of realty appraised at $5,000 and personalty at $3,000. Her son, Charles C. Smoot, died unmarried, willing his entire estate to his mother. The will was admitted to probate on January 5, 1864.
John H. Smoot served as private in Captain Benjamin Burch's Company of 2nd Regiment of D. C. Artillery during the War of 1812, being stationed most of the time in the neighborhood of Piscataway, Maryland. After the war he was employed as master carpenter at the Washington Navy Yard. On March 13, 1827, he as a widower married Elizabeth Speiden, among those present at the ceremony were Mrs. Margaret Speiden and Mrs. Maranda Clubb. He died January 29, 1849, and was interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington. On March 11, 1871, his widow Elizabeth Smoot applied for a pension under the act to provide for a service pension for the widows of veterans of War of 1812. Records show that she was living as late as 1878.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA William Smoot, widower, married Charlotte Kirkham, widow, according to marriage bond of Northumberland County, on May 30, 1829. In 1850 Charlotte Smoot, aged 66, was the head of a household in Westmoreland County.
Jane Smoot, aged 61, born in Virginia, was living in 1850 at the home of Edward W. Owens.
Elizabeth Smoot married Beckwith Butler, according to bond on June 29, 1829, with Sam Davis as surety.
CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA Thomas M. Smoot, born 1775-1794, was the head of a family in Culpeper County at the 1810 and 1820 censuses. According to the latter, he had in his household a female born 1775-1794, a male born prior to 1775, and 2 boys and 2 girls, all born between 1810-1820. He owned 17 slaves. On August 23, 1820, he purchased land at Elkton, Culpeper County, formerly belonging to Beverley Carter for $4,694.21, sold by a decree of the chancery court held at Fredericksburg. On August 18, 1821, he sold the portion on which he was then living to James S. Emmons, of Culpeper County, and on December 3, 1823, another portion to Enoch Jameson. On January 27, 1826, he purchased from John S. Thornton 40 acres of land at $14 per acre, adjoining the land of William C. Carter.
Elizabeth Smoot, of Culpeper County, in 1798 purchased from Harman Wisecarver and Bridget his wife for £400 land consisting of 150 acres on the south side of Thornton River in Mozingo's old line.
Benjamin Smoot, born before 1765, was the head of a family in Culpeper County in 1810, with a female born prior to 1765, and the following children--2 girls born 1765-1784; 1 boy born 1784-1794; 3 girls and 1 boy born 1800-1810.
Anne B. Smoot, widow, was born in Virginia about the year 1789, but research has failed to disclose the name of her husband. She was probably married after 1810 and being widowed before 1820, the census records have been of very little service in drawing any possible conclusions. She first appears as the head of a family in 1820, with two boys less than ten years of age, a girl between the ages of 16 and 26, and 13 slaves. In February 1833, she purchased from Reuben Thornton and Lydia his wife, all parties being of Culpeper County, for $150 land on the road leading from Culpeper Court House to Raccon Ford, adjoining the lands of John Collins, Reuben Rosson, and Benjamin Truman. This tract in 1836 she deeded to her son John.
Children of Anne B. Smoot
1. James W. Smoot married Frances Cowhert. q.v.
2. John H. Smoot married Susan A. Henrick. q.v.
The will of Anne B. Smoot was dated July 9, 1857, and probated November 5, 1860, in Culpeper County, Virginia, by George E. Marshall, Abraham Curtis, and Nancy L. Vaughan. She directed that the proceeds of her estate be divided between the five children of her son, John H. Smoot, and Amanda Anne Smoot, daughter of her son, James W. Smoot, of Louisa County, Virginia.
Her personal estate was appraised at $1,557.50. The final distribution was made February 1, 1870, to the five children (unnamed) of John H. Smoot and to Amanda "F". Smoot.
James W. Smoot, son of Anne, was born about 1812 perhaps in Culpeper County. On September 24, 1835, he secured license in Louisa County to marry Frances, daughter of Reuben Cowherd. His bondsmen were John Hunter, J. F. Cowherd, and Charles S. Jones.
In 1838 he and John Smoot purchased from Alexander H. Hansborough and Elizabeth his wife, all property in the town of Fairfax (now called Culpeper) then used by John F. Almond as a tavern, once owned by Jeremiah Strother, deceased. Shortly after the deed of conveyance, they sold to Thomas P. Flint, at which time Frances, wife of James W. Smoot, joined in the deed.
Amanda Smoot, daughter of James, was made an heir in the will of her paternal grandmother in 1857. At the census of 1860 Amanda Smoot was living in Louisa County, with Jonathan Cowherd, giving her age as 21 years and having been born in Goochland County. She possessed personal property appraised at $5,780.
John H. Smoot, son of Anne, was born 1814 in Culpeper County. On September 3, 1839, in Fauquier County, Virginia, he obtained license to marry Susan A. Henrick, who was born 1818 in Nelson County.
Children of John and Susan (Henrick) Smoot
1. Mary Anne Smoot, born 1844, Fauq. Co.
2. John H. Smoot, born 1846, Culp. Co.
3. William A. Smoot, born 1848, Culp. Co.
4. Amanda Smoot, born 1855, Culp. Co.
5. Ada Smoot, born 1857, Culp. Co.
The above-named children of John H. Smoot were listed in the 1860 census, and are undoubtedly the ones who shared in the will of their paternal grandmother in 1870. John H. Smoot was a carpenter, with realty appraised at $200, and with him was also his mother whose real estate was assessed at $1,500 and personal estate at $3,150.
RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY, VIRGINIA Loften Smoot enlisted August 11, 1814, as private in Captain Charles Shackelford's Company of Riflemen from Culpeper County, 34th Virginia Regiment. The muster dated "Frederickburg, December 17, 1814", records him as a deserter. Thomas Smoot, enlisting in the same outfit and at the same time, was also a deserter.
In 1835 Loften Smoot, resident of Culpeper, conveyed to Richard Payne Jr. and others household furniture, blacksmith's tools, etc. . . . in order to meet an indebtedness of $73.84. In 1840 he was the head of a family in Rappahannock County, being born between 1780-1790, and had a number of children in his household. He was not the head of a family there in 1850.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA William H. Smoot, cooper, born 1825 in Virginia, and Catherine Smoot, born 1792, same State, were living in the household of Charles C. Sullivan in 1850. On April 30, 1855, William H. Smoot conveyed to Lawrence Cole for $25 all his interest in the estate of his deceased mother, Catherine Smoot.
Samuel Smoot and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to Albert M. Arrington land in Occoquan on Hooe's Creek that had been conveyed in 1816 by Samuel Williams and Elizabeth his wife.
FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA Thomas H. Smoot, blacksmith, born 1792 in Virginia, was the head of a family in Ashby's District in 1850. The following completed his household--wife, Elizabeth, born 1800 in Virginia; Mary A., born 1833; Lucinda, born 1834; Thomas A., 1836; Louisa, 1837; Benjamin F., 1839; Sara E., 1841; and Andrew, 1842.
James S. Smoot, born 1823, his wife Carolina V., born 1829, and daughter Mary S., born 1849--all native Virginians--were living in the home of William McCormick, of Ashby's District, in 1850.
John Smoot married Frances, daughter of Francis Jett. As the administrator of his father-in-law's estate he was sued by Nathaniel Kykendall to recover a debt of $48.95, with interest from November 1, 1834. In 1836 it was stated that John Smoot had moved from Fauquier County and "out of the Commonwealth to parts unknown".
HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA John Smoot, born 1807, in Virginia, obtained license on September 25, 1827, to marry Sarah, born 1809, daughter of John Blackburn. The following children are proved--John W., born 1832; Robert J., born
1839, married July 3, 1863, Marcella, born 1841, daughter of William and Sarah Gordon; Sarah Frances, born 1840, married January 11, 1866, Daniel Cooley, born 1841, at Bingham, Me., son of Edward and Martha Cooley; Mary, born 1841; Nancy G., born 1844; Paulina, born 1846.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, VIRGINIA John Smoot, born 1808 in Virginia with his wife Sarah, born 1813, same State, was the head of a family in 1850. The following children were at home--Caroline, born 1830; Evaline, born 1832; Demianne, born 1834; Sarah, born 1836; Catherine, born 1838; Elizabeth, born 1840; and Chloe, born 1842.
William G. Smoot, born 1812 in Virginia with his wife Iffee, born 1815, same State, was the head of a family in 1850. The following children were at home--Jonathan, born 1837; Mary, born 1839; Sarah, born 1841; Hannah, born 1843; Margaret, born 1845; Tabitha, born 1847; and Rebecca, born 1850.
BERKELEY COUNTY, VIRGINIA Edward Smote negotiated his will 1797, naming his wife Jane and daughter Rachel, with Adopheus Euster and his wife as executors.
WYOMING COUNTY, VIRGINIA Gabriel Smoot, born 1819, in Virginia, was living at Oceano in 1860. His household consisted in that year of his wife Ellen, born 1827, and the following children--Wyley H., born 1846; Creed F., born 1847; Mary, born 1849; Sarah, born 1850; Galloway, born 1851; Jasper, born 1853; Martha, born 1857; and Arlety, born 1859.
He enlisted in Company H. 22d Virginia Volunteer Regiment, C. S. A., and on March 14, 1862, was taken prisoner by Capt. West Sovelry, U. S. A. His prison description was: Complexion fair, hair sandy, height 5 ft. 8 in., eyes blue, age 44, whiskers turning grey.
DAVIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Jacob Smoot, born 1812 in North Carolina, and Matilda, born 1816 same State, were living near Calohala and County Line in 1860 with the following children--William A., born 1839; John, born 1840; Sarah E., born 1841; Mary, born 1843; David Willson, born 1845; and Thomas L., born 1849.
FLEMINGTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY Stephen Smoot, born 1787 in Virginia, married Matilda Mitchell in Mason County by license on December 29, 1818. The 1850 census showed him a wool carder of Flemington County, with the following in his household--Sarah Smoot, born 1808 and Rebecca Smoot, born 1837.
George Smoot, born 1795 in Kentucky, secured license to marry Sarah Jones on December 23, 1819. In 1825 he was taxed for 77 acres of land. In 1850 he was listed as a farmer with his wife, and the following composing his immediate family--Elizabeth Smoot, born 1833; Mary Smoot, born 1835; and Maranda Smoot, born 1839.
John Smoot, born 1796 in Kentucky, was seized of 60 acres of land in 1825. On March 20, 1823, he secured license to marry Ariel Roe. The 1850 census listed him as a farmer, with realty assessed at $1,000. In his household besides his wife were Sinclair, born 1828; Salem Smoot, born 1831 (married 1855 Fidelia Smoot); Elbert D. Smoot, born 1833; Christopher Smoot, born 1834; John M. Smoot, born 1839; Almira M. Smoot, born 1842; and Louisa R. Smoot, born 1845.
Reuben Smoot, born 1800 in Kentucky, was listed as a farmer in 1850, with realty assessed at $200. In his household was his wife Sarah, born 1810 in Kentucky, and the following children--Trinvilla, born 1831; Leander, born 1832; Fedelia, born 1836; Sinclair, born 1839; William H., born 1840; Eliza S., born 1843; Nancy B., born 1845; James S. R., born 1848; and John W. H., born 1850.
Marshall Smoot, born 1822 in Kentucky, was listed as a resident in 1850, with his wife, Martha Anne, born 1832, in Kentucky, and a son Francis M., born 1850.
Woodville D. Smoot, born 1827 in Kentucky, was listed as a wool carder in 1850, with his wife Amanda, born 1825 in Kentucky, and a daughter, Sarah Anne, born 1848.
GRAYSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY Thomas Smoot, born 1825 in Kentucky, was the head of a family in 1850, with his wife, Patsy, born 1824 in Tennessee. They had the following children--James, born 1845; William, born 1847; and Elizabeth, born 1849.
MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE Samuel Smoot, on December 18, 1813, enlisted as private in Captain Nathan Davis' Company, West Tennessee Militia. His discharge papers showed him absent one month without leave, for which time pay was deducted, and the allowance for 10 days traveling to his home, with
rations at thirteen cents per day. On May 17, 1814, he granted power of attorney to his "trusted friend Thomas J. Reed, of Davidson County, Tennessee" to collect all back pay. His original discharge, now on file in the War Department, was submitted and reads as follows:Fort Deposit, Apr. 18, 1814.
I do certify that Samuel Smoot of a consolidated company under my command has served a tour of three months faithfully under the Command of Major General Andrew Jackson and is hereby discharged with the well wishes of his General.
(signed) Nathan Davis Capt.
WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE William Smoot, born 1813 in Kentucky, was the head of a family in 1850, with his wife Matilda, born 1822. The following children composed his household--Mary, born 1843; Thomas, born 1845; William, born 1846; and Sophia, born 1848.
SUMTER COUNTY, GEORGIA William H. Smoot was born 1821--one record says North Carolina another South Carolina. In 1880 he stated that his father was a native of North Carolina and his mother of Georgia. His wife was Susan ----, born 1827 in Georgia as well as her father and mother. The following children, all born in Georgia, have been proved--Richard G., born 1849; married Mary, born 1852, and had a son Auburt, born 1878; Mary, born 1851; Lovick P., born 1855; Mollie, born 1856; Charles X., born 1858; Edgar, born 1861; Effie L., born 1864; and Katie, born 1865.
RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA George Smoot, born about 1807 in North Carolina, was living with his family in Talbot County, Georgia, at the 1840 census. In 1850 he was the head of a family in Russell County, Alabama, with the following members--Georgia, born 1836 in Georgia; Julia, born 1842 in Georgia; Nancy, born 1844 in Georgia; Marcellus, born 1846 in Alabama; and James C., born 1849 in Alabama. At the 1870 census George Smoot was a resident of Opelika, Lee County, the latter in the meantime having been organized from Russell County. In his home in that year was C. S. Smoot, born 1805 in Georgia, and his youngest son James C.
MARENGO COUNTY, ALABAMA Sophia W. Smoot, born about 1786 in Maryland, was the head of a family in 1850. In her household were Mary A. C. Smoot, born 1810 in North Carolina, Cordelia Smoot, born 1814 in North Carolina, Rebecca A., born 1824 in Alabama, and John Smoot, born 1844, in Alabama. George W. Smoot, born 1817 in South Carolina, resided on the adjoining farm to that of Sophia Smoot, and had in his home Elizabeth J. Smoot, born 1829 in Alabama, and Mary S. Smoot, born 1849 in Alabama.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO Barton Smoot was born about 1834 in Muskingum County, Ohio--one daughter stated March 10, 1833, another March 29, 1835. He was probably the son of Nathan Smoot who, between the ages of 30 and 40, was the head of a family in Adams Township during 1830, but who was not a resident of that county at the 1840 census. His household at the 1830 census consisted of a male born between 1810-1815, a female born between 1800-1810, and four children born between 1820-1830. Circumstances would seem to indicate that he was the Nathan Smoot who on October 8, 1822, secured license in Harrison County, Indiana, to marry Elizabeth Helm.
The following brothers and sisters of Barton Smoot were recalled by a descendant--Alonzo; Anne who married ---- Castle; Samelda who married ---- McGee; Harvey; Thomas; and John.
Barton Smoot married first Elizabeth Barton, according to tradition, in the State of Illinois, and became the parents of eight children, but only five matured--Saralda; James, John, Lyman, and Ida. On February 22, 1881, at Monticello, Illinois, he married secondly Sarah Elizabeth Morse, to whom were born--Daniel, Otis, Mina, Earl, and Laura. The latter married Leslie Reese, of Waterloo, Iowa, and became the parents of Elwood Reese. Barton Smoot died at Mallard, Iowa, on November 7, 1921.
LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI G. Smoot, born 1836 in Missouri, and his wife Louisa, born 1836 in Virginia, were living near Monticello in 1870, with the following children--Josiah M., born 1861; John S., born 1862; Emma J., born 1864; Susan E., born 1866; Mary F., born 1866; and Harriet A., born 1868.
John Smoot, born 1842 in Missouri, and his wife Somerville, born 1844 in Missouri, had the following children at home in 1870--Robert, born 1864; Sebersa and James F. (twins), born 1870.
MARION COUNTY, MISSOURI Thomas Smoot, born 1807 in Virginia, was living in Fabins Township in 1850, with the following as members of his household--Sarah A., born 1822 in Virginia; Daniel, born 1831 in Virginia; Matilda, born 1832 in Virginia; Thomas P., born 1834 in Virginia; Louisa C., born 1845 in Missouri; Philip G., born 1846 in Missouri; Polk, born 1848 in Missouri; and Cass, born 1850 in Missouri.
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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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