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Re: Romans/Litz/Peck - Burkes Garden, Tazewell VA
Posted by: Angela Stewart (ID *****5397) Date: April 24, 2006 at 16:57:25
In Reply to: Re: Romans/Litz/Peck - Burkes Garden, Tazewell VA by J.S. McGuire of 466

David Smith and Sallie Romans/Romaine are documented as the parents of Noble Smith b. 1814 in a publication about the Ledford family of Harlan County. (Noble m. Nancy Ledford in 1835).

This excert comes from the book, Generations: An American Family, by John Egerton:

"...and it wasn't too many years after that until David [Smith] married Sally Romaine...but poor David had more grief ahead of him. He was helping his father look after his brothers and sisters when his own wife Sally had a baby boy they named Noble-but then Sally took sick and died, and David had that baby to raise by his self..."

David never remarried and died in 1828 of small pox. The book indicates that Noble was an only child.

Family Search lists Joshua Romans of Washtington Co., Va. as Sally's father.

Rootsweb world connect lists David Smith and Sally Romans as having several children:

Patsy b. 1807 Washington Co. Va.
Minerva b. 1810 Lee County, Va.
Mahala b. 1811 Lee County, Va.
Noble b. 1813 Lee County, Va.
Sarah b. 1815 Lee County, Va.
Elizabeth b. 1817 Lee County, Va.

It also states that Sally died during childbirth.

Her father is listed as Jocob Romain m. Mary Unknown

One World Tree at lists Jacob as the father of Sally and Joshua as the father of Jacob.

Lee County, Va. is really close to the section of Harlan County where the Ledford/Smiths resided. So close that almost everyone filed records there during this time period because Harlan was still a part of Knox County and the court house in Virginia was a much, much shorter distance to them.

I don't know where Washington County is located, however.

Thank you for your time and help.

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