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George and Ann Smith, Virginia 1700s
Posted by: Jean Date: June 13, 2000 at 15:55:44
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Would love feedback on this name George Smith. Can't tell if it is just one man or more than one man. Jean

George Smith and Ann Smith, Amelia County
I posted William Thornton Smith’s will on Smith genforum June 13, 2000.
[Abstracted by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey in the book "Will Book I, Amelia County, Virginia, Wills 1735-1761, Bonds 1735-1754" pages 20, 30(sic), 58, 62 and 63.] Amelia County Will book 1/61: William Thornton Smith's estate. Bonds: page 31, 1500 pounds. Ann Smith, Adm for William Thornton Smith, deceased, with Henry Farley and William Forster; securities. Sept. 15, 1749.
Inv. and Appr. Oct 21, 1749, returned November 17, 1749. Apprs. William Baldwin, Hance Hendrick, Joseph Motley, John Baldwin. Adm. Ann Smith. Slaves: Negro women Dinah and Sarah, new Negro girls Moll and Rachel, Negro men Hall, Barnaby and George. Negro children Judith, Jane and Will. Value 630/9/7.
Further inv. returned and recorded April 19, 1751. Appr. William Baldwin, John Baldwin, Hance Hendrick, Adm. Ann Smith. Value 79/12/8.
Note: W.B. 1, page 205, Sept. 24, 1756. Ann, relict of William Thornton Smith, now wife of George Smith, receives her dower right in land where she and husband George Smith now live, beginning at Flatt Creek....thence along Mitchell's line to the creek, down the creek to beginning. Also 5 Negroes and certain livestock. Wit: Edmund Booker, Jr. Joseph Tanner. Slaves: Barnaby, George, Will, Harry, and Dick.
Also WB 1 page 205, Oct. 28, 1756, settlement of acct. of George Smith against estate of William Thornton Smith.

[page 9] Amelia County DB 5 and 6, compiled by McConnaughey

DB 5/19 shows that George Smith was a freeholder who was assigned to help appraise some land on which Edmond Booker, Jr. wanted to build a mill on Flat Creek, in April 26, 1753.
William Russel, Benj. Locket, and John Trabue and others were also assigned.

DB5/169 George Smith was a wit. along with Gardiner Mayes and others to a deal between James and Ann Mitchell and Edmond Booker, Jr. [as trustee]. Ann Mitchell was the daughter of James Powell Cocke, dec’d, late of Henrico County, as of June 18, 1754.

DB 5/194 Robert Vaughan and Martha wife, of Raleigh Parish to Edmund Booker, Jr. of Raleigh Parish Sept 16, 1754, 100 acres lower side of Flat creek on a br. of said creek, known as Vaughan’s Crk. whereon Vaughan now lives, that lies on s/s road from Henry Farley’s Ordinary to Mayo’s bridge over Flat Crk adj. lines of George Smith, James Mitchell , Thomas Vaughan, William Bauldwin,(sic) and land formerly that of Thomas Easley, but where John Turner now lives. [this is important because of connecting him with James Powel Cocke’s land….which probably belongs now to his dau. Ann Mitchell, wife of James Mitchell…..jeb]

DB5/297 Gardner Mayes to George Smith April 24, 1755. For 90 pounds, 200 acres upper/side Flat Creek, being land patented to said Mayes Feb. 5, 1755 adj. lines of Towns and Watkins. Wife [no name filled in] of Gardner Mayes relinq. dower.

Will book 1, page 119. Will of Henry Vaughan of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County May 7, 1755, proved May 27, 1756. Wit. Abra’m Brown, Faith Blake, Exec. Isaac Duffo and John Cumton. Leg: Heney (sic) Land, son of William Land, Jr. and Elizabeth his wife, 40 shillings to school him. Rest of my estate I have not already given, to my daughter Sally Smith, wife of George Smith. Wife Joannah Vaughan to have full possession of my whole estate for life, then to my daughter Sally Smith, if she dies without heirs, to be equally div. Between Isaac Duffo’s children. Inv. and Appraisal returned March 24, 1757. Appraisers, George Foster, Jacob Garrott, William Hurt, John Roberts. Adm. Henry Vize.

DB5/385 George Smith to Joseph Tanner Sept 26, 1755. 200 acres part of a greater tract n/s Flatt Creek patented to John Smith of Gloucester Co. dec;d and by him given to John Smith, adj. lines of Hodges alias Russell, Sizemore, and Echoles. Wits: John Booker, Thomas Pain and James Dick. (no wife relinquished dower )

DB 5/371. George and Ann Smith were witnesses to deed from Joseph Tanner to Gardner Mayes Oct. 13, 1755. Lower one-half part of 200 acres said Tanner purchased from George Smith by deed Sept 26, 1755, adj. lines of said Tanner, R---kill, (illegible) on N/S Flatt Creek a branch through sd. Tanner’s plantation whereon he now lives, and lines of Hendrakes (sic), Drinkwater, and Rushel. Thomas Pain was also a witness.

DB5/387 Joseph Mottley of Not. Parish to Thomas Pain of same Oct 15, 1755, for natural love for son-in-law Thomas Pain. 283 acres B.S Flatt Creek adj lines of John Forster, said Jos. Mottley, which he purchased of Mathew Mayes, Josiah Hunley, and one other tract purchased of Thomas Tanner and the land of William Mays (sic) and William Childres, being the eldest survey said Jos. Mottley made, and is same land where said Thomas Pain lately lived, known as “Pain’s Plantation” and is part of patent of 1383 acres June 25, 1747 with all woods. Wits: Edmund Booker, Jr., George Smith, Mark Moor[e], and Abraham Mottley.

DB5/426 Edmund Booker, Jr. of Raleigh Parish to Robert Vaughan and Martha his wife of Nottoway Parish, Mar 25, 1756. 100 acres lower side Flatt Crk. on a branch of said creek called Vaughan’s Creek., being part of tract whereon said Vaughan lives on s/s road from Henry Farley’s Ordinary to May’s bridge adj. land of George Smith, James, Marshall, Thomas Vaughan, William Baldwin, and land formerly Thomas Easley’s but where John Turner lately lived. {Perhaps for futher use to us later….Amelia county WB 2-1771-1780 by McConnaughey. Page 40. WB 2/127 Will of William Worley of Raleigh Parish. Feb. 25, 1773, proved (no date given) Witnesses: Arthur Moseley, Thomas Mosley, John Mosley, and Abram Baugh. Executor: Joseph Baugh of Cumberland County, Va. and Alexander Marshall of Chesterfield, Co., Va. “My sister’s son, Obediah Smith of Cumberland County, Va. is to get my entire estate.”}

DB 6/27 George Smith to Edward Barden May 26, 1757. For 60 pounds, 200 acres upper side Flat Crk. being land patented to Gardner Mayes on Feb. 5, 1755 conveyed to said Smith. Land is adj. lines of Towns and Watkins. (no wife signed relinquishment of dower rights.)


Unrecorded Deeds and other documents of Amelia County, Va. 1750-1902 by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey page 79.
On March 10, 1761, John Watson, Sr., of Pr. Ed. Co. sold to George Smith of Amelia County 300 acres in Pr. Ed. on both sides of the Buffalo River bound by School House Branch, Richard Morton, John Gaulling. Witnesses were John Watson, Jr., Josiah Chambers, and Richard Morton. (The land was received in a March 10, 1745 patent.)
John James Trabue of Chesterfield Co. Va. and James Trabue of Amelia Co. to Abraham Burton of Amelia County Oct. 28, 1771. For 140 pounds, 200 acres in Amelia County on Flat Creek and Ellis Fork adj. lands of Bartholomew Dupuy, James Locket, George Smith and Edward Jones. Wit: John Trabue, Jean Trabue and Elizabeth Dikenson. Proven- Not stated.


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