EIGHTH GENERATION


146. Obadiah SMITH (751) was born on 7 Jun 1765. Info from WFT Vol #6 - #4245. He served in the military between 1776 and 1781 in Virginia. Revolutionary War. He died in 1810 in Rowan Co., NC. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.(Frances M. Fletcher). Lt. Obadiah Smith of the Revolution and his wife Lucy Harris Smith came to Rowan co N.C. He died there in 1810 they are both on the 1790 census of Rowan co. Can anyone help me fill in their family. Did any stay in Rowan Co. any help very much appreciated Fran Fletcher
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Lt. Obadiah Smith is listed In Virginia Vital Records CD174 - "Virginia Military Records, Virginia Officers and Men in the Continental Line", pg 411.

A death of Obadiah Biles is listed as Feb 2, 1808 in the Virginia Newpaper, Argus. Who was he???

This information from :
Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol II Cl-Fi, Genealogy of the Cocke Family in Virginia., pg 175.
"The Family of Obadiah Smith"
In a previous article (page 95 of Virginia Historical Magazine, Jul, 1896, and page 328, October 1896, we stated that Mary Cocke, daughter of William Cocke, married Obadiah Smith and some seventy-five years afterwards(1777) his descendant, Lucy Smith(daughter of his grandson, Obadiah Smith), married James Powell Cocke of Malvern Hills.

Obadiah Smith and Mary Cocke left issue: William, John, Obadiah, Jacob, *Luke, Elizabeth, Anne, Mary.

Luke Smith left a son, Obadiah who married Mary Burks, in Albemarle county, Va., and died in 1777.
Obadiah Smith and Mary Burks left issue: Luke, Susanna m Isaac Winston, Peartree, Elizabeth, William(married Elizabeth Mayo), Obadiah, Lucy, born Dec 8, 1756, Charles and Joseph.

William Smith and Elizabeth Mayo(he died in Chesterfield county in 1800) left issue: Mary, William, Elizabeth, Beverly(Dr.), Lucy Ann, Signora Tabb, William Mayo, Edward Warren, and Obadiah. We get the above information from Mr. Charles L. Pullen, of New Orleans, great grandson of William Smith, son of Obadiah Smith."

From pg 146, of the same article.
"Lucy Smith, the second wife of James Powell Cocke, was the daughter of Obadiah Smith, of Westham, Chesterfield county, who was a man of considerable property, and owned lands in Chesterfield, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and a fourth plantation at the junction of Hico and Dan rivers, in the southeastern corner of Halifax. He died in 1777. His son, Obadiah, was a lieutenant in the Continental army. (There were also in the Continental Line two William Smiths, one of whom was certainly a brother of Lucy Smith. The other (of a collateral branch) was of Powhatan.)

It will be remembered that in a previous article(see April Number Magazine, page 411) we stated that Mary Cocke, daughter of William Cocke, married (about 1700) Obadiah Smith. The present Obadiah Smith of Westham, in Chesterfield county was his grandson, and the son of Luke Smith."

From pg 137, of the same article.
"IX. Descendants of Mary (Cocke) Smith. (Fourth Generation)
She was the daughter of William Cocke, and married Obadiah Smith, and died 1754. Their children were: William, John, Obadiah, Jacob, Luke, Elizabeth, Annie, Mary (married William Smith of "Montrose", Powhatan county).

This Mary (Cocke) Smith was the grandmother of Obadiah Smith, of Westham, Chesterfield county, who married Mary Burks, and was the father of Lucy Smith, second wife of James Powell Cocke, of Albemarle. (Mary Burks was the sister of Elizabeth Burks, who married Dr. William Cabell, progenitor of the Cabell family. See "Cabells and their Kin", page 59.)."

"SMITH, Jacob" 3 0 2 0 0 1684
"SMITH, Joseph" 1 0 0 0 0 2064
"SMITH, Joseph" 3 0 1 0 0 233
"SMITH, Josiah" 1 2 1 0 0 1239
"SMITH, Obediah" 2 3 6 0 5 600
"SMITH, Peter" 1 0 3 0 1 864
"SMITH, Samuel" 1 0 1 0 0 33
"SMITH, Samuel" 1 0 2 0 0 71
"SMITH, Thomas" 1 4 4 0 0 2062
"SMITH, Tobias" 1 0 0 0 0 1333
"SMITH, William" 1 1 2 0 0 66
"SMITH, William" 2 3 6 0 0 1236

Some of these others may be ours. He was married to Lucy HARRIS in 1778 in Virginia. (752) Ancestral File from the LDS. "SMITH, Alexander" 1 1 4 0 0 737
"SMITH, Andrew" 2 0 2 0 0 2063
"SMITH, Barbara" 1 0 2 0 6 2069
"SMITH, Benjamin" 1 1 3 0 1 2067
"SMITH, Casper" 1 2 1 0 0 865
"SMITH, Clara" 2 0 2 0 1 2077
"SMITH, Cornelius" 2 2 3 0 0 2073
"SMITH, David" 1 2 4 0 3 867
"SMITH, Everhart" 2 3 4 0 0 1332
"SMITH, Frederick" 1 1 4 0 0 869
"SMITH, George" 2 0 1 0 1 2068
"SMITH, George" 1 0 0 0 0 1925
"SMITH, Isaac" 1 2 6 0 0 1238
"SMITH, Jacob" 3 0 2 0 0 1684****
"SMITH, James" 1 0 1 0 0 230
"SMITH, James" 1 1 3 0 0 736
"SMITH, John" 2 4 4 0 2 1404
"SMITH, John" 1 1 1 0 0 870
"SMITH, Jonathan" 1 4 2 0 0 204
"SMITH, Joseph" 1 0 0 0 0 2064****
"SMITH, Joseph" 3 0 1 0 0 233****
"SMITH, Josiah" 1 2 1 0 0 1239****
"SMITH, Landers" 1 1 3 0 0 1682
"SMITH, Leonard" 1 3 5 0 0 862
"SMITH, Lucy" 2 0 1 0 0 861
"SMITH, Margret" 1 1 2 0 4 866
"SMITH, Martha" 0 0 3 0 0 1989
"SMITH, Michael" 1 0 3 0 0 347
"SMITH, Michael" 2 0 4 0 1 385
"SMITH, Nathan" 3 1 4 0 0 1683
"SMITH, Obediah" 2 3 6 0 5 600 ****
"SMITH, Peter" 1 0 3 0 1 864****
"SMITH, Samuel" 1 0 1 0 0 33
"SMITH, Samuel" 1 0 2 0 0 71
"SMITH, Thomas" 1 4 4 0 0 2062****
"SMITH, Tobias" 1 0 0 0 0 1333
"SMITH, William" 1 1 2 0 0 66****
"SMITH, William" 2 3 6 0 0 1236

147. Lucy HARRIS was born about 1757 in Cumberland Co., VA. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.(Frances M. Fletcher). She died in 1832. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.(Frances M. Fletcher). Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.(Frances M. Fletcher). Info from WFT Vol #1 - #3310 has notes that state Lucy Harris is 1st cousin to Thomas Jefferson. Actually, she was a niece.

Pg 541, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol V, Woodson Family:
"Wade Woodson, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Mary Harris, of Powhatan county, daughter of Col. John Harris, and his wife, Obedience, daughter of Thomas Turpin and Mary Jefferson, sister of the President; another daughter of Col. Harris, named Judith, married John Crittenden, of Kentucky, and was mother of John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, United States senator, etc. From Tucker Woodson it is believed were descended Gov. Silas Woodson, of Missouri, Samuel Hughes Woodson, member of Congress from Kentucky, 1821-1825, and Judge Tucker Woodson, of Nicholasville, son of the last."
Children were:

child73 i. Elizabeth "Betsy" SMITH.
child ii. John Harris SMITH. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.
child iii. Jourdan SMITH. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999. Served in the War of 1812.
child iv. Mary Burks "Polly" SMITH. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.
child v. Matilda SMITH. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.
child vi. Lavinia SMITH. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.
child vii. "Mollie" SMITH. Info from WFT Vol #1 - #3310.
child viii. Thomas SMITH(753) was born on 17 Jun 1785 in Rowan Co., NC.(754) Ancestral File- Thomas Smith (AFN-JMVX-2Q)-Family of. He died on 4 Aug 1870 in Tuttle, Washington Co., AR.(755)
child ix. Peter Field SMITH was born on 22 Sep 1786. Info from WFT Vol #6 - #4245. Info from <Fmfco@aol.com> on Apr 1, 1999.

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