States: Alabama: Clarke
I had sent an earlier message. My ancestor was David Smith born 1800-1810 who married Jane Austin who was born I believe in 1814 but I am not sure about that. I do not know where they were born. They were listed in the 1830 and the 1840 Newton co Ga census. David Smith was living next to an Elisha Smith. I do not know if they were related but of course they probably were related. David Smith must have died before 1850 because Sarah and her children were listed in the 1850 Newton co Ga census. They had a number of children and their son David Rauther Smith born in 1848 in Newton co Ga was my direct ancestor. I do not know who the parents were of David Smith who married Sarah Austin. They obviouosly were married by 1830. Newton co Ga was formed from Henry co Ga and other counties. I mention this because I have read that Levi Turner Smith was born and raised in Henry co Ga so possibly David Smith was living in Henry co Ga and when Newton co Ga was formed the area of Henry co Ga he was living in became Newton co Ga. A distant cousin had a DNA test made and said the results showed the closest match was Levi turner Smith born in 1832 in Henry co Ga. I do not know how they were related. That is what I am trying to find. The name Rauther had to have come from somewhere so possibly a relative's last name was Rauther. Could your John W Smith have been a brother of David Smith? Thanks, Ross
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