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George Musick's daughter Phebe and her husband Smith Randall
Posted by: Stephane Crow (ID *****5080) Date: June 01, 2007 at 18:49:37
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From George Musick's will in Rutherford County, NC in 1809 I find mention of daughter Phebe Randall to whom he leaves land, but prohibits the sale of the land. Instead it is to be passed on to her children.

On 1-16-1817 in Rutherford County, I find Smith Randle and wife Phebe Randle selling property to Henry Green. It mentions the land being given by George Muscik to his wife Phebe. I assume that wife is an error and should have been daughter.

On 05-15-1819 in Rutherford County, I find Smith Randle and wife Phebe selling property to John Moore. It also mentioned that the land was "divised" to Phebe Randall and heirs by the last will and testament of George Musick.

In the book Alabama Records Volume 216 Shelby County I find the following entry:

Book A, page 39. Rutherford Co., N.C. JOHN MOON of the State and County aforesaid, Power of Attorney to JONATHANM ERICK, Esq. of Shelby Co., Ala. Said MOON on the 22nd of Febnrary last purchased of SMITH MNDALL and Wife PHEBE of Rutherford Co., N.C. a tract of land on the Green River. The title lies in the Children of the said RAI{DAIL and his Wife PHEBE and they gave bond that the children would make title as they arrived at lawful age. Said RANDALL and wife and family are about to remove to Alabama and the said MERICK is to take title from the children as they
come of age. 21 May 1819

Having traced Phebe and Smith Randle to Shelby County, AL I begin to find criminal records for Smith Randall/Randle:

In this story I find Smith Randall as a Counterfeiter and his wife Phoebe is mentioned. http://www.downhomemagazine.com/PDFs/Features/Alabama%20Counterfeiters.pdf

In Shelby County court records in 1823 & 1824 I find complaints filed that Smith Randal has threatened Phebe and burned her house and kitchen.

In Alabama Legislative acts I find the following:
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/history/acts_and_journals/Acts_1824/Acts_51-58.html

Sec. 53. And be it further enacted, That Hugh Henry, sheriff of Bibb county, be, and he is hereby allowed the sum of fifty four dollars; and forty cents, for victualling as prisoners, John C. Brown, Daniel Gentry, Jesse A. Brown, Benjamin Camp, and Smith Randall, state prisoners, on producing to the comptroller of public accounts sufficient vouchers, and the comptroller, on producing such vouchers, is hereby authorised to draw on the state treasury for the above sum.

Pebby Randall is listed on the 1830 census in Shelby County, AL.

In the book Cemetery Census of Shelby County, Alabama Volume No. II I find her buried in the Richardson-Randall cemetery (b: 4-16-1780 d: 9-27-1840) near her presumed sons Benjamin Franklin Randall and George M. Randall. Both Benjamin and George participated in her probate.

Does anyone know anything about Smith Randall/Randle? I can’t find a marriage record for Smith Randall and Phebe Musick. I have seen some postings on familysearch.org and on Rootsweb Worldconnect that list Phebe’s husband as Nicholas Randall, but there are no sources listed. I have also seen a couple of references to Harry K. Randall being Phebe’s husband, but there are also no sources listed. The only thing I can find is Smith Randle listed on the 1810 census in Rutherford County, NC.

Does anyone know of any documented proof that Benjamin Franklin Randall and George M. Randall are the children of Phebe Musick Randall? There is some circumstantial evidence, but I have not seen anything that proves it. The problem with the probate records is that Benjamin was Sherriff in Shelby County, so he administered a lot of estates. We can’t assume he was administering Phebe’s as her son.

Any help proving that Benjamin and George are Phebe’s sons and any information on the origins, marriage and potential full name of Smith Randall would be greatly appreciated.


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