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Ransom D. Smith (son of Gulielmus Smith)274, 275 was born April 11, 1761 in Hanover County, VA, and died August 12, 1855 in Marion County, Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Morse Moss on August 26, 1783 in Granville County, NC, daughter of Rueben Eaton Benjamin Morse Moss,Sr. and Martha Ann Jordan.

 Includes NotesNotes for Ransom D. Smith:
Ransom D. Smith (my g-g-g-grandfather), son of Gulielmus Smith, was born in April 11, 1761in Hanover Co, VA. He moved with his father and siblings to Granville Co, NC around 1768 where he married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Morse Moss on August 26, 1783 in Granville Co, NC. To this union was given 8 children. In the 1790 Census of Granville Co, NC, Hendersonville District, it shows him in Granville NC, same in 1800, no records in 1810, or 1820 but then he is listed in the 1830 of Campbell Co, TN, 1840 & 1850 Marion Co, TN Census. He followed his siblings and their families to Claiborne Co, TN, where he bought land. When they reached Tennessee, they had 2 male children and 1 female child other than Ransom and Elizabeth in the household. Then he moved to Campbell Co, TN and on to Marion Co, TN in 1831, with son Marcellus Smith.
Marion Co., Tennessee was created in 1817 from Indian lands, named in honor of Francis Marion (1732-1795), continental and Revolutionary War Officer whose guerilla tactics in the Revolutionary War won him the title, Swamp Fox. In Marion Co, TN, Ransom Smith died on August 12, 1855 and is buried in the Teague Cemetery, Marion Co, TN. Ransom was listed in the 1836 Marion Co., TN Tax List along with his son, Marcellus Smith. He is also listed in the 1850 Marion Co, TN Census as family # 272 being 90 years old and was a Pensioner, with his estate being worth $500.00 and being born in Virginia. Elizabeth is also listed along with him being 87 years old. No other persons listed in his household at that time.
Some say that Ransom Smith was one of the heroes of the battle of King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War but this has not been proven. I have his Military papers and there is no mention of the battle. In fact, it states that he saw no real battles just several skirmishes. Ransom's Pension number is S3925, showing he was a Private in the NC Militia. His pension was applied for in Oct. 12, 1832 from Marion Co, TN. It states that the Annual Allowance would be $40.00 and he had Rec. $100.00. In April 6, 1883, his pension was started at age 73 in Marion Co, TN. His Pension papers shows that, Ransom Smith (father of the Benjamin Smith who married Rhoda Proffitt, daughter of William Proffitt by his first marriage to Nancy Barron) specifies that he lived in Campbell Co. and migrated with others to Marion Co. TN.

Children:

1. Lucretia Smith (Born in Granville Co, NC)
2. Anderson Smith (Born in Granville Co, NC)
3. Benjamin Smith (Born in Granville Co, NC)
4. Elmus 'Gulielmus' Smith
5. Reuben Smith
6. Nancy Smith
7. Marcellus Smith
8. Sarah 'Salle' Smith


Some Facts:

1790 Census Granville Co, NC, Henderson District
Williams, Jno Esq; Burton, Ro. Esq; Sneed, Step'n; Burdin, Jno; Gilliam, Wm; Stark, Jas; Craft, Thos; JORDAN, ARTH; Cox, Charnich; Gresham, Rich'd; Gresham, Stephen; Harrison, Isham; SMITH, RANSOM; SMITH, EDM'D; MOSS MORSE, JOHN; Stringfellers, Rich'd; Craft, John; DANIEL, JOSEPH; Pollin, William; Rainwater, John; MOSS MORSE, REUBEN; Christian, Gideon; Crichter, Thomas; WIGGINS, THOMAS; King, George; WIGGINS, FRED; Seears, Joseph; Grisham, Henry; Harris, John; Gillpin, Henry;
Henderson, Ples't; Weaver, Minor; Roland, Thomas; Perdue, George; Denton, Benj; Brame, James; Brame, Thos; REAVES, SAM'L; Brack, Sam'; Barnes, Mirim'c; Hanks, William; Mitchel, Major; MOSS MORSE, PHILLIS; Williams, sam'l; Weaver, John; Yan---, Sterling; Weaver, Edw'd; Bowden, Francis; Mitchel, David; Mitchel, Ely; Mitchel, Phillis; Henderson, Rich'd; Satterwhite, Thos; Kimboll, Bartho; REVES, SAMUEL; Temerson, Will; Shullhines, John P; Macon, John; Chadwick, John; Brack, Samuel Jr.

Ransom Smith
Pension: S3925
Born: April 11, 1761, Hanover Co., VA
Died: August 12, 1855 Marion Co., TN
Military: Private-NC Militia
Applied: October 12, 1832, Marion Co., TN
$40.00 Annual Allowance
$100.00 Amt Rec.
4/6/1883 Pension started, Age 73 Marion Co., TN
Pension Roll of 1835
(I have the Pension Papers and will transcribe them soon)

Campbell Co., TN Tax List of 1823
The Following are SMITHs:
Anthony
Benjamin
Daniel
David
Frederick
Henry
Jacob
James
James Jr.
John
Jonah
Ransom
Robert
Robert
Robert
Robert Jr
Reuben
Sterling
William
William

1830 Campbell Co, TN Census
Smith, Ransom 1000100010000-0000100010000
1 Male-Under 5 years of age
1 Male and 1 Female-Of 20 and Under 30
1 Male and 1 Female-Of 60 and Under 70

Year of 1818, List returned by Joseph Peterson, Esq.
Robert Smith 149 acres
William H. Smith 123 acres, held by (B), (1) Free Polls, (8) Town Lots, (1) Store
Sterling Smith (1) Free Poll
Frederick Smith 99 acres, (1) Free Poll
John Smith 25 acres, (1) Free Poll

List returned by James Walker, Esq. (p. 224)
Daniel Smith (1) Free Poll
Robert Smith 400 acres, (1) Free Poll, (5) Bk Polls
Jacob Smith 230 acres, (1) Free Poll
Thomas Smith (1) Free Poll
Anderson Smith 174 acres, (1) Free Poll
Benjamin A. Smith (1) Free Poll
Ransom Smith 250 acres, (1) Bk Poll
Extra Returns for year 1818
Ransom Smith 1 Stud horse
Ali Smith, Sen. 180 acres
Ali Smith, Jun. (1) Free Poll
Uricas Smith 120 acres
William Smith (1) Free Poll
James Smith (1) Free Poll



1741- Edgecomb County, NC was formed.

1746- Granville County, NC was taken from Edgecomb County and formed.

1761-Ransom D. Smith was was born in Hanover Co, VA on April 11, 1761.

1766- Around 1766, Gulielmus Smith moved his family, including Ransom, to a Plantation in Granville Co, NC. Many early Granville County settlers came to the area from Hanover Co, VA. I believe it was because of the Indian problem they were having in Hanover County.

1776-Ransom served in the Revolutionary War. He was a Private in the NC Militia. His pension number is S3925. His pension was applied for in Oct. 12, 1832, from Marion Co, TN. It states that the Annual Allowance would be $40.00 and he had Rec. $100.00. On April 6, 1883, his pension was started at age 73 in Marion Co, TN. His pension papers shows that, Ransom Smith, father of the Benjamin Smith who married Rhoda Proffitt, daughter of William Proffitt by his first marriage to Nancy Barron, specifies that he lived in Campbell Co, TN and migrated with others to Marion Co, TN. Some say that this Ransom Smith was one of the heroes of the battle of King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War but this has not been proven. Upon inspection of his Military papers, there is no mention of the battle. In fact, it states that he saw no real battles just several skirmishes.

1779- Warren County, NC was formed from Granville County.

1783-Ransom Smith married on August 26, 1783, to Elizabeth Moss in Granville Co, NC.

1784-Robert Anderson Smith, son of Ransom and Elizabeth Smith, was born in Granville/Warren Co, NC.
1790-Ransom Smith is listed in the 1790 Census of Granville Co, NC, Hendersonville District.

1800-Ransom Smith is listed in the 1800 Census of Granville Co, NC, Hendersonville District.

1805-Ransom moved his family to Claiborne County, TN, where he was an land owner. Since he served in the Rev. War, he most likely had a land grant given to him from North Carolina for land in Tennessee. This may be the reason for him moving to Claiborne County, TN. He was about 44 years old when he came to Claiborne County, TN. Ransom is not mentioned in his father's will. It is believed that he got his inhertince when he moved away from the family. In 1805, their children were Anderson (21 yrs), Thomas (17 yrs), Sarah (15 yrs), Benjamin (14 yrs), Elmus (8 yrs), Reuben (4 yrs), Lucretia (2 yrs), Nancy (1 yr)

1809-Ransom Smith moved to Campbell Co, TN

1823-Ransom Smith is listed in the 1823 Campbell Co, TN Tax List.

1830-Ransom is listed on the 1830 Census of Campbell co, TN.
1830 Census of Campbell Co, TN
Smith, Ransom 1000100010000-0000100010000
1 Male Under 5 (Jane Smith, granddaughter)
1 Male 20 and Under 30 (son, Marcellus Smith)
1 Male 60 and Under 70 (Ransom Smith)
1 Female Of 20 and Under 30 (daughter, Nancy Smith)
1 Female 60 and Under 70 (Elizabeth Smith)

ROBERT ANDERSON SMITH, b. 1784, 46 yrs in1830 and is listed in Census as Head of Household.
THOMAS SMITH, b. February 03, 1788, 42 yrs in 1830 and is listed in Census as Head of Household.
SARAH 'SALLIE' SMITH, b. 1790, 40 yrs in 1830
BENJAMIN SMITH, b. November 20, 1791, 39 yrs in 1830
ELMUS 'ELMAIS' SMITH, b. January 03, 1797, 33 yrs in 1830
REUBEN SMITH, b. September 08, 1801, 29 yrs in 1830
LUCRETIA SMITH, b. September 05, 1803, 27 yrs in 1830
NANCY SMITH, b. Abt. 1804, 26 yrs in 1830
MARCELLUS SMITH, b. 1808, 22 yrs in 1830

1831-Ransom Smith is in MArion Co, TN and has bought land in the First Dist of the county. This is above where his son is. Thomas is in Dist 2 of Marion Co, TN, around the Looney Creek area. The area Ransom is in will become Hamilton Co, TN in 1856 then 22 months later become Sequ Co, TN, in 1857.

1832-REV WAR PENSION: Pension S3925; National Archives. Made delcaration from Marion Co, TN, 12 Oct 1832--born 11 Apr 1761 in Hanover Co, VA; enlisted from Granville Co, NC. Lived in Claiborne Co, TN for 4 yrs, moved to Campbell Co, TN and lived there 22 yrs before he moved to Marion Co, TN. He lived in Maion Co, TN until he died. Give DOD of 12 Aug 1855 in Marion Co.
Signature.
Names given as character witnesses: John Brumely, James Baker, Gillam Shelton, Asa Shelton, John Holloway, John Baker, Jeremiah (X) Holloway-all plus Michael Burkhalter, a clergyman

Military: Ransom Smith, Pension: S3925, Born: April 11, 1761, Hanover Co., VA, Died: August 12, 1855 Marion Co., TN, Military: Private-NC Militia, Applied: October 12, 1832, Marion Co., TN, $40.00 Annual Allowance, $100.00 Amt Rec., 4/6/1883 Pension started, Age 73 Marion Co., TN, Pension Roll of 1835
(I have the Pension Papers and will transcribe them soon)

1850-Ransom Smith is listed on the 1850 Census of Marion Co, TN, Dist 1.
1850 Census of Marion Co, TN
Smith Ransom 90 M Pulioner 500 Virginia
Smith Elizabeth 87 F NC

1855-Ransom Smith died

1856-Marion Co, TN, 1 and 2 Dist are joined to Hamilton Co, TN, 2/25/1856.

1857-Sequatchie County, Tennessee was created on December 9, 1857 by an act of the Tennessee legislature. In order to avoid an election, the legislature took the first and second districts of Marion County and the tenth district of Bledsoe County, and joined them on February 25, 1856 to Hamilton County. Then some twenty-two months later, the new County of Sequatchie was created. It is a little-known fact, but the Sequatchie County Court Minute Book A states that "there is in the hands of the Trustee of Grundy County, $79.93 3/4 due the 7th Scholastic District, 'formally' of Grundy County for the year 1857, and also the amount due that portion of the territory of said County which was attached to Sequatchie County by the last legislature for the year 1858.

The Sequatchie River, referred to in early deeds as Crow Creek, flows through the lush valley land. Some of the streams that empty into the river are Brush Creek, Coops Creek, Hicks Creek, and Woodcock Creek.

Many artifacts have been found to substantiate the fact that the earliest inhabitants of the area were Indians. Historians have stated that Hernando DeSoto and his party were in the area around 1540. Their studies show that the expedition rested for about a month at the town of Chiaha, thought to be Burns Island, in the Tennessee River, just beyond the mouth of the Sequatchie River. In 1809, Joel Wheeler was on the list of white settlers who were below the treaty line, in what was to become Sequatchie County.


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DESCENT: Letter from Minnie (Mrs. Bruce) Weaver to Jesse Kincaid; 6 Oct 1956; Park View Circle; Nashville, TN
She was a g'dau of of Rueben Lafayette Smith (who was s/o Elmus Smith, in turn s/o Ransom Smith/Elizabeth Moss)

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Phillip Layne r_layne@msn.com
I descend from Ransom Smith who came from North Carolina to Campbell County. He and much of his family later came to Marion County, TN. I descend from his oldest son Anderson Smith. Anderson married someone in the Campbell County area, but I do not know who. Anderson Smith migrated further west c1832, but he left one son, Abbot Smith and his family in Marion County, TN where they remained the rest of their lives. Abbot Smith married Charlotte Duke in the Campbell/Anderson Counties area. Can anyone help me find Anderson Smith's wife??? I have no clue , other than they named their son "Abbot", which name I cannot find in any of the other Ransom Smith family lines.

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From: Ronald.Lee@state.tn.us
To: SHOKE2253@aol.com
Subj: Re: Probate
Date: 10/30/02

The book TENNESSEE WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS lists all wills on record in Tennessee for the years 1779-1861. I checked the name index and regret to say there is no listing for R. or Ranson SMITH.

I checked additional sources and found there was a fire at the Marion County courthouse in 1922 ... long before the Tennessee State Library and Archives began copying records at the courthouses in Tennessee. The earliest surviving will or probate record for Marion County is dated in 1875. If Ransom Smith died in Marion County prior to 1875, then I regret to say the will was destroyed.

Ronald A. Lee
Tennessee State Library & Archives

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Teague Cemetery, Whitwell, Marion Co. TN, Compiled by Glenda Schroeder, Sequatchie Co., Walden's Ridge, TN

Located off East Valley Road also known as N/S 283, on Teague Cemetery Road, at the base of Signal Mtn. (Walden's Ridge), just North of Powells Cross Roads close to the Looney's Creek area, Marion Co., Whitwell, Tennessee.

*Note: There were a couple of broken grave markers at the base of a large tree, I am not sure if the tree had grown up into the grave or if they had been discarded. One looked to be Ma------??? could not read the rest of the marker because it was weathered and broken. The second marker read, "Joshua E. Teague b. 23 Feb 1822 d. 19 Mar 1880. These dates are the same as the J. E. Teague, h/o Sarah S. Teague, who is listed in this cemetery list. Since the dates are the same, I have not listed Joshua E. Teague.

There are two Markers that are not graves and I have not put them in this Cemetery List. They are important though, and need to be mentioned.

1. In loving memory of JACK HOLLOWAY, S1C US NAVY, February 14, 1926, lost at sea aboard U.S.S. IND. July 30, 1945

2. In loving memory of HENRY EDWARD SMITH, US NAVY, January 23, 1922. Who gave his life at sea in the service of his Country, aboard the U.S.S. WASP March 19, 1945.

* About the middle of Teague Cemetery is the Monument/Grave Marker for Ransom Smith. This Monument is about 6 feet tall, and is the largest Grave Marker in the Cemetery. It reads:
Erected in memory of Ransom Smith, born in Hannover Co., VA, April 11, 1761. Resided in Granville Co., NC, in the Commencement of the Revolutionary War and served with North Carolina troops as follows:
3 months under Capt. Howell Lewis, unreadable, stone cracked and repaired, Barlett Seabry, and Col. Saunders. 3 months under Capt. Joseph Blackwell, ?--? Henderson, and Col. Malbury A. Frenchman. 3 months under Capt. Joseph Blackwell and Col. Joseph Taylor. He was allowed a pension October 12, 1832 at which time he was a resident of Marion Co, TN. Died August 12, 1855 aged 94y 4m and 1d.
Erected by his Great Grandchildren and E. W. S.

There are a lot of unmarked graves, graves marked with just a rock or slab of stone, and some of the Grave Markers are so weathered that the name/dates are no longer there. The oldest barial I found was a Baby Girl Smith, she was buried in 1838.

One grave marker I was not sure which family to put her with and it reads like this:
GRAYSON - GRIFFITH
TEREASA D.
FEB. 15, 1949
FEB. 23, 2001

*SMITH, RANSOM b. 11 April 1761, Hanover Co., VA d. 12 Aug 1855, Marion Co., TN

SMITH, JOHN LINDSEY b. 14 Apr 1936 d. 13 Dec 1986

SMITH, JOSEPH V. b. 1902 d. 1953
SMITH, MINNIE E. b. 21 Jul 1911 d. 4 Nov 1937

SMITH, LEANDER h/o MAGGIE LEE SMITH b. 17 Mar 1874 d. 25 Apr 1921
SMITH, MAGGIE LEE w/o LEANDER SMITH b. 30 Sept 1886 d. 23 Jan 1922

SMITH, MARY w/o ROBERT SMITH b. 26 Sept 1845 d. 27 Sept 1905

SMITH, INFANT d/o G. M. & MARTHA SMITH b. 5 April 1905 d. 7 Sept 1905

SMITH, INFANT d/o G. S. & M.J. SMITH b. 22 Oct 1837 d. 29 Oct 1837

SMITH, RUTH b. 23 Nov 1848 d. 8 Feb 1862

SMITH, THOMAS h/o CATHARINE b. 3 Feb 1788 d. 5 Oct 1876
SMITH, THOMAS (no dates) Co. D, 1st AL, Cav., Civil War (Same Thomas Smith, h/o Catharine)
SMITH, CATHARINE w/o THOMAS SMITH b. 8 June 1785 d. 31 Aug 1857

SMITH, HUGH h/o MAXIE SMITH b. 11 Nov 1845 d. 21 Dec 1916
SMITH, MAXIE w/o HUGH SMITH b. 21 Sept 1841 d. 18 Jan 1919

SMITH, FRANK h/o MAUD SMITH b. 1876 d. 1944
SMITH, MAUD w/o FRANK SMITH b. 1879 d. 1975

***Ransom Smith is not buried in the Teague Cemetery. There is a Monument erected in his name only. It has been side that Elizabeth, wife of Ransom Smith, was buried in Sequatchie Co, TN and her grave was lost in a flood. I just got back, April 2003, from doing researching in Marion Co, TN. I spoke with many people who enlighten me to the area and it's history. Thomas Smith, son of Ransom Smith, stayed in Granville Co, NC, when his family moved to Claiborne Co, TN in 1805. He married and was expecting a child that year. After his son David was born, his wife died and he remarried in 1810 in Granville Co, NC to Catherine Coger. They started a family and in 1827, moved to Marion Co, TN. The first deed I can find that dentifies our Thomas was in 1827. I was told that many people came to buy up cheap Indian lands. The first deed I can find for Ransom Smith in Marion Co, TN, was in 1831. With him being on the Census of Campbell Co, TN in 1830 and finding a deed for him in Marion Co, TN in 1831, I feel he came to Marion County shortly after he was en in Campbell Co and before the winter of 1831. Ransom settled in the upper part of Marion Co, TN. I was told that plantations were not heard of in Marion Co after the 1860's but many were up in the Sequatchie Co, TN area. After looking at the map for the 1836 Tax list and seeing where the dist were, I figured out that Ransom Smith lived in the Dist 1 area, while Thomas Smith, his son lived in the Dist 2 area. In1855, Ransom died in the Marion Co, TN, Dist 1 area and was buried on his land. Elizabeth followed his death about 1857-1860. Thomas sold some of his land to the Teagues and after 1856, is living in the Dist 3 area. In 1856, the first two Dist's of Marion Co, TN was changed to Hamilton Co, TN and then in 1857, was transfered to Sequatchie Co, TN. Since Elizabeth Smith was not on the 1860 census and she is said to have died in Sequarchie Co, TN, which was Marion County when her husband died, I believe she died at home and was buried beside Ransom and like most, buried on their farm, on a hill near the house. They did have a flood in that area in 1920's and had some graves to be washed away. I believe her's and Ransom's were lost and this is why there is a monument erected in his memory, in the Teague Cemetery. Elizabeth is not listed on it, just Ransome. It is between Catherine Coger Smith and Dorcas Smith Richards. It has cracked and has been repaired.
The land that the cemetery is on was first the land that Thomas Smith bought when he first came to Marion Co, TN. He did later sell part of it to the Teagues, who were related to him and this is where he and his wife, children and grandchildren are buried.


More About Ransom D. Smith:
Burial: August 1855, Teague Cemetery, Whitwell, Marion Co, TN.

More About Ransom D. Smith and Elizabeth 'Betsey' Morse:
Marriage: August 26, 1783, Granville Co, NC.



American Revolution 1775-1883

Ransom Smith
Pension: S3925
Born: April 11, 1761, Hanover County, VA
Died: August 12, 1855 (poss. Marion County)
Military: North Carolina Line
Applied: October 12, 1832, Marion County
Ref: WH3, p. 3218; RD, p. 47.

1790 NC Granville Cty, Hillsborough dist. pg 90b pt 6

1790 census North Carolina
Granville County Hillsborough District

1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
2nd # free white males under 16 years
3rd # free white females and head of families
4th # all other free persons
5th # slaves

NAMES TAKEN FROM CTY TAX LISTS so everything blank

cont
Goshen District

Harris, Robert
Glass, William
Mitchel, James
Webb, John
Graves, Henry jr
Millinder, William
Wilkerson, David
Duty, Richard
Aplin, Thomas
Bennet, Lewis
Le May, Susannah (est of)
Wilkerson, Francis
Palmer, William
Jones, Ambrose sr
Harris, Charles
Le May, samuel
Lewis, Nathaniel
Kennon, John
Winfrey, James
Wade, Charles
Owen, John sr
Pettyford, John
Saterwhite, Michael
Owen, Thomas
Grant, Thos
Allen, Francis
Lumaden, John
Paterson, Andrew
Person, Thomas Esq

Henderson District

Williams, Jno Esq
Burton, Ro. Esq
Sneed, Step'n
Burdin, Jno
Gilliam, Wm
Stark, Jas
Craft, Thos
Jordan, Arth
Cox, Charnich
Gresham, Rich'd
Gresham, Stephen
Harrison, Isham
Smith, Ransom
Smith, Edm'd
Morse, John
Stringfellers, Rich'd
Craft, John
Daniel, Joseph
Pollin, william
Rainwater, John
Morse, Reuben
Christian, Gideon
Crichter, Thomas
Wiggins, Thomas
King, George
Wiggins, Fred
Seears, Joseph
Grisham, Henry
Harris, John
Gillpin, Henry
Henderson, Ples't
Weaver, Minor
Roland, Thomas
Perdue, George
Denton, Benj
Brame, James
Brame, Thos
Reaves, Sam'l
Brack, Sam'l
Barnes, Mirim'c
Hanks, William
Mitchel, Major
Morse, Phillis
Williams, sam'l
Weaver, John
Yan---, Sterling
Weaver, Edw'd
Bowden, Francis
Mitchel, Ddavid
Mitchel, Ely
Mitchel, Phillis
Henderson, Rich'd
Satterwhite, Thos
Kimboll, Bartho
Reves, Samuel
Temerson, Will
Shullhines, John P
Macon, John
Chadwick, John
Brack, Samuel jr


Ransom Smith, Pension: S3925, born: April 11, 1761, Hanover County, VA; died, Aug. 12, 1855, military: North Carolina Line, applied: Oct. 12, 1832, Marion County, TN;

Pensinoer for Rev Military 1841 (page 195) 154

* About the middle of Teague Cemetery is the Monument/Grave Marker for Ransom Smith. This Monument is about 6 feet tall, and is the largest Grave Marker in the Cemetery. It reads:

Erected in memory of Ransom Smith, born in Hannover Co., VA, April 11, 1761. Resided in Granville Co., NC, in the Commencement of the Revolutionary War and served with North Carolina troops as follows:

3 months under Capt. Howell Lewis, unreadable, stone cracked and repaired, Barlett Seabry, and Col. Saunders. 3 months under Capt. Joseph Blackwell, ?--? Henderson, and Col. Malbury A. Frenchman. 3 months under Capt. Joseph Blackwell and Col. Joseph Taylor. He was allowed a pension October 12, 1832 at which time he was a resident of Marion Co, TN. Died August 12, 1855 aged 94y 4m and 1d.

Erected by his Great Grandchildren and E. W. S.

1818 Campbell County Tax List
Extra Returns for 1818
Ransom Smith, 1 Stud Horse



More About Ransom D. Smith:
Burial: 1855, Teague Cemetery, Marion County, Tennessee.

More About Ransom D. Smith and Elizabeth Morse Moss:
Marriage: August 26, 1783, Granville County, NC.

Children of Ransom D. Smith and Elizabeth Morse Moss are:
  1. Robert Anderson Smith, b. 1784, Granville County, North Carolina, d. 1858, Barton County, MO.
  2. Thomas Smith, b. February 03, 1788, Granville County, North Carolina, d. October 05, 1876, Whitewell, Marion County, Tennessee.
  3. Sarah 'Salle' Smith, b. 1790, Warren County, NC, d. date unknown, Campbell County, Tennessee.
  4. +Benjamin Smith, b. November 20, 1791, Granville County, NC, d. September 11, 1866, Campbell Co. Tennessee.
  5. Elmus Gulielmus Smith, b. January 03, 1797, Granville County, North Carolina, d. February 04, 1860, Warren County, Tennessee.
  6. Reuben Smith, b. September 08, 1801, Granville County, North Carolina, d. date unknown, Marion County, Tennessee.
  7. Lucretia Smith, b. September 05, 1803, Granville County, North Carolina, d. March 03, 1852, Campbell County, Tennessee.
  8. Nancy Smith, b. 1804, Granville County, North Carolina, d. date unknown.
  9. Marcellus Smith, b. 1808, Granville County, North Carolina, d. date unknown.
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