Deceased
SMITH, James*
UNKNOWN, Unknown*
SMITH, John G.*
(1785-Bef 1871)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. McLEMORE, Susan*

2. REGISTER, Mary

SMITH, John G.* 666,2309,2310,2311

  • Born: 1785, North Carolina, United States 664
  • Marriage (1): McLEMORE, Susan* about 1806
  • Marriage (2): REGISTER, Mary on 27 Mar 1855
  • Died: Bef 22 Sep 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 666
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bullet  Death Notes:

Will is submitted to probate on 22 Sep 1871.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1788, North Carolina, United States. 2310

2. Alt. Birth, Cir 1790, North Carolina, United States. 2309

3. Property, 13 Nov 1809, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Bladen Co. NC Deed. 13 Nov 1809. John (G) Smith and wife Susannah to Peter Cromartie $90.00, 100 acres N side of Cypress Creek on Samuel Bozman's line to Scarbor's corner. Wit: John Sellers, Robert McMillan. Deek Bk. 12.
[This same property was purchased by Susannah "Sooky" McLemore in 1804, so this establishes John G. Smith's wife's maiden name.]

4. Census, 1810, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John Smith is age 16-26, living with 1 male under 10 [Daniel], 1 female under 10 [Anna], and 1 female 16-26 [Susan] (Bladen Co, p100)

[Next entry is for E. McLemore, so a possible parent or relative of Susan]

[There is also a John Smith on p201, but he is identified as colored]

5. Property, 1811, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Bladen Co. NC Deed. 1811. John Smith to Windsor Fort, the 100 acres bought of Elias McLemore. Deek Bk 12, pp. 285/286/

6. Census, 1820, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. There are two John Smiths in Bladen Co. The most likely one is John Smith, 26-44, living with 2 males under 10 [Daniel, Archibald], 5 females under 10 [Anna (12), Jane, Sarah, Martha, Clarissa], 1 female 26-44 [wife Susan], and 1 female 45 or over [unknown] (Bladen Co, p146).

The other one is John Smith, 26-44, living with 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 26-44 (Bladen Co, p148).

7. Property: Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. In Bladen Co Deed book, grants to John Smith [maybe this one] in 1-247 and 1-364.

8. Property: Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. In Bladen Co Deed book, sheriff deed from Henry Matthews to John G Smith in book 4 p118.

9. Property, Apr 1820, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from John Smith to Wm West, both of Bladen Co. John sold Wm land "beginning above the Gum Branch called Davy Gum" for $200. This tract was sold to John Smith by Solomon Davis. Proven in Aug 1828 court term. (Bladen County, NC, Deed Book 11 page 487, posted on Bladen Co Rootsweb site) [There is a swampy area called David Gam Bay SE of the town of Ammon in NE Bladen County. The creek from this area feeds into Turnbull Creek]

10. Census, 1830, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John Smith is age 40-50, living with 1 female 40-50 [Susan], 1 male 15-20 [Daniel? Where are Timothy and Archibald?], 1 female 10-15 [Martha], 3 females 5-10 [Susan, Clarissa, unknown], 2 females under 5 [Mary, Zilphia]. There are two John Smith entries -- this one is shown as "John Smith (G)", the other is shown as "John Smith (Ferry)". (Bladen Co, p80)

John Smith (Ferry) is age 40-50, living with 1 female 40-50, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 5-10, 1 female 5-10, and 1 female under 5 (Bladen Co, p80)

11. Property, 2 Aug 1833, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from John Smith to Theopholus Tatom [husband of John's daughter Anna], both of Bladen Co. John sells 280 acres on south side of Jones Creek for $140. Acknowledged in Nov 1833 court term. (Bladen County, NC Deed Book 10 page 106, posted at Bladen Co Rootsweb site).

12. Property, 16 Aug 1833, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from John Smith to [son] Daniel Smith, both of Bladen Co. John sells 100 acres on north east side of Turnbull Creek for $50. Includes "To have and to hold the said bargained premises unto him the said Daniel Smith his heirs and assigns for ever with all bargained premises these belonging I the said John Smith do except for his till his decease and to the use of Susan Smith to decease." James Smith was witness. Acknowledged in Feb 1834 court term. (Bladen Co, NC Deed Book 10 pg 129/130, posted at Bladen Co Rootsweb site). [Note in posting says: This land is the same land James Smith gave to John Smith, his son -- Deed Book 8 pg 570. This deed was executed and proved before John Smith had an executed and proven deed to the land.]

13. Property, 9 Oct 1839, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. William C West [husband of John's daughter Martha] to John Smith, 100 acres on E side of Ellis Creek, witnessed by Daniel L Smith (Bladen Co Deed Book 8, p14).

14. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John G. Smith is between 50 and 60, living with one M 10-15 [Peter?], one F<5 [unknown], two F 10-15 [Mary, Zilphia], one F 15-20 [Susan or Clarissa], one F 20-30 [Martha], one F 50-60 [wife Susan], and two slaves. (Bladen Co, p209)

15. Property, 5 Mar 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from James Smith Sr to "John Smith his son", both of Bladen Co. James Smith grants "for the natural love and affection which I have and do bear to my son" 115 acres on the north east side of Turnbull. Proved at Feb 1840 court session. (Bladen County, NC, Deed Book 8 pg 570, posted at Bladen Co Rootsweb site).

16. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John Smith Sr and Susan Smith Sr are among the members of Beaverdam Baptist Church that are dismissed to found Briar Branch Baptist Church, both churches in Bladen County [although Beaverdam is now in Cumberland Co]. The list of members that are dismissed includes Daniel L. Smith, Daniel Smith, Daniel Register, George W. Downing, William D. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Mary A. Downing, Elizabeth Smith, Anna M. Tatum, Elsa McLemore, May J. Tatum, Mary Register, John Smith Sr., Evin Downing, John H. Tatum, William J. Cowan, John D. Smith, Mary Smith, Susan Smith, Martha Smith, Elizabeth A. Downing, Susan Smith Sr., James Smith, Theophlus Tatum, Wright McLemore, John Downing, James S. Beard, Milton J. Smith, Thomas B. Cowan, Mary Downing, Pen[n]y Hayes, Claressa Beard, Susan Smith, Zillpha Smith. (posted at Bladen Co Rootweb site)

17. Residence, Cir 1845, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. John Smith and family move to Cumberland County between 1840 and 1850.



18. Census, 24 Sep 1850, Eastern Division, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 664
1) John Smith, age 65, farmer, $1500 real estate, born NC
2) Susan Smith, age 65, born NC
3) Mary Smith, age 20, born NC, attends school
4) Peter Smith, age 18, laborer, born NC, attends school.

19. Property, 1 Dec 1853, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Grant No. 3287. Cumberland County, NC. Issued December 1, 1853. 31 acres in the Allegator Swamp, Bk. 158.



20. Census, 14 Jul 1860, Cumberland East, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2309
1) John G. Smith, age 70, farmer, $1000 real estate, $5000 personal estate, born NC
2) Mary Smith, age 38, born NC.

21. Will, 22 Feb 1866, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 I John Smith of the County of Cumberland and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first, that my executor (hereinafter named ) Shall provide for my body a suitable burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and pay all funeral expenses out of the money that may first come into his as a part or parcel of my estate. 1st Item I give and devise to my beloved wife Mary Fifty-two acres of land where I now reside including the swamp, two beds and their necessary furniture and all the bed clothing that she brought here, all my household and kitchen furniture, what corn and bacon that may be on hand at my death, all my stock of cattle and hogs, and my horse, and five hives of bees, and two hundred and fifty dollars in money. 2nd Item I give and divise to my son Daniel L Smith two hundred and sixty dollars which I have already given him towards buying a negro man. 3rd Item I give and divise to my son Peter M Smith four hundred and fifty acres of land which I have given a deed for at my decease and one horse and saddle that I gave him which cost eighty two dollars. 4th Item I give and divise unto my daughters Anna Tatom, Jane Register, Clarry Beard, Susannah Downing, Zilpha Cashwell, Mary E Jackson and Martha West, and the heirs at law of Sarah Tatom, all the residue of my property of every description to be sold and equally divided among them, Sarah Tatom's heirs to have what would be her share if living. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Peyton P Rollins my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said john Smith do hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of February 1866. /s/ John Smith (seal) Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Smith to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto. /s/ J McD. Jessup /s/ W B Wright Record in Book of wills page 41 and 42



22. Census, 9 Aug 1870, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 2310
1) Smith, John G., age 82, farmer, $200 real estate, $15 personal estate, born NC
2) Smith, Mary, age 50, keeping house, born NC, cannot write.

23. Will, 30 Mar 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 The following will was eventually invalidated, in favor of the will dated 22 Feb 1866:

In the name of God Amen. I John G Smith of the County of Cumberland and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this life, do therefore make [illegible] publish and declare this my last will and testament. That is to say. First I give and bequeath to my wife Mary one third interest in my land where I live and one years provisions to be laid off according to law. Secondly it is my wish and desire that all the residue of my property of all description e equally divided among my children except Daniel L who has had his full share in money, and Peter M who has had his share in land. I likewise make construct and appoint my son Peter M to be executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one. /s/ John G (his X mark) Smith (seal) Witness /s/ J McD. Jessup

24. Probate, 22 Sep 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 The 1871 will of John G. Smith is submitted at Probate Court of Cumberland County by Peter M. Smith.

25. Probate, 25 Sep 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 Mary Smith, widow of John G. Smith, enters her dissent from the provisions of the 1871 will of her late husband admitted to probate on 22 Sep 1871.

26. Probate, 28 Sep 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 Peter M. Smith, executor of John G. Smith estate, requests to be authorized to sell the estate for cash.

27. Probate, 6 Oct 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 The following people stated that Peter M. Smith was not competent to serve as executor for the estate of John G. Smith: Mary Smith (widow of John G. Smith), C. G. Cain, John Averitt, D. T. Averitt, Isaac C. Melvin, and Isaiah Faircloth.
To summarize the complaint against Peter M. Smith, he is insolvent, he is not competent to be executor due to lack of knowledge, and he is too prejudiced against Mary Smith to do her justice.

28. Probate, 16 Oct 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 Peter M. Smith is notified that proceedings have started to annul the probate of John G. Smith's will. He is issued a summons to show why the will should not be revoked, and to suspend all sale of property until a decision can be made.

29. Probate, 20 Oct 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 Peyton P. Rollins, who had been identified as the executor of John Smith's 1866 will, renounced his right to be the executor.

30. Probate, 21 Oct 1871, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 The 1871 will of John G. Smith is revoked because it was not properly witnessed.

31. Probate, 1 Mar 1872, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 666 In her transcription of the wills of John Smith, Carolyn Gibbons notes that there is nothing in the will papers to show who actually administered the estate. It appears that since the second will was shown to be insufficient, the first will dated 22 Feb 1866 was accepted and explains why both wills were probated. Then Peyton Rollins renounced his right to administer the estate. In the papers of the Estate of John G Smith 1872 [folder title] is a page labeled Inventory of the Estate of John G Smith decd made by M N Tatum Admr cum testemento annexor[?] This inventory was sworn to by Marshall N Tatum Admr of John Smith before A McPherson Jr judge Probate 1 Mar 1872.

32. Religion: Baptist.


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John married Susan* McLEMORE, daughter of Family McLEMORE and Unknown, about 1806. (Susan* McLEMORE was born about 1785 in North Carolina, United States 664 and died between 1850 and 1855 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2309.)


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John next married Mary REGISTER on 27 Mar 1855. (Mary REGISTER was born circa 1822 in North Carolina, United States 2309 and died after 1870 2310.)




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