Moses Smith was born April 05, 1771, and died June 30, 1846. He married Hannah Grantham.
Notes for Moses Smith: According to the book "History of Marion County, S.C." written by W.W. Sellers, Moses, wife's name was Hannah, but he did not know her maiden name. This Hannah could possibly be Hannah Grantham of Robeson Co., N.C., but it has not been proven yet. Moses was a Methodist preacher and according to Sellers, practiced in his own life what he preached to others. Pages 500-501. According to Mary Lewis Stevenson, in her book "William Lewis of Horry Co., S.C." (pages 33-34) she says that Moses was licensed to preach June 21, 1806, and ordained a deacon by Bishop Asbury on Janury 10, 1813. Moses' obituary is in the Southern Christian Advocate of Aug. 7, 1846 (Vol. X, page 36).
According to the notes made by Gladys Taylor and Alton Rogers regarding the History of Center Church, they explain how Moses Smith was one of the first people to help build and influence the church. Bishop Asbury, in his journal entry of January 3, 1810 says "Spent the night with Moses Smith, and was delightfully entertained. What do the rich do but spoil us?"
Evidently earlier, according to the notes made by Mrs. Pearsall L. Rogers in her "History of Macedonia Methodist Church", she writes that "the Macedonia Church was first called 'Smith's Meeting House' and was built on Morgan Swamp, just below the present site of Center Church on the Nichols Charge. The first building was erected in 1774 under Hope Hull and Jeremiah Masten, who were the first preachers to serve the Pee Dee Circuit. The first Church House was built of pine poles unbarked, and it was 16 x 20 feet. It had pole seats, pegs for legs, and a dirt floor. Boards held by wood pins formed the cover.....The pulpit was built as high as a man's chest, according to the customs of that day. (Bishop Asbury preached in this Church March 11, 1787 and spent the night with Moses Smith for whom the Church was named)." It is unclear which Moses Smith this refers to as our Moses Smith would only be approximately 16 years old. It is possible his father's name was Moses, but that is merely conjecture.