Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas 'yst' Smoote

Male 1742 - 1783  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Thomas 'yst' Smoote 
    Born Dec 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jul 1783  Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013022  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 

    Mother Eleanor MNU Smoote,   b. Abt 1711, Charles City, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1771, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Family ID F01548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1778-1791 Prince William Co VA Will Book G
      Pages 238-240. will of Thomas Smoot:
      Son: Notly Smoot a young mare, saddle, & etc.
      Son: William Mattox Smoot a horse, saddle, & etc.
      Son: Thos. st. Henley Smoot a colt, saddle & etc.
      Dau: Mary Ballenger 5 shilling cash she having already received sufficient proportion of my estate.
      Wife: Elizabeth all my negroes & stocks and remainder of my estate during her widowhood and at her marriage or death I give sd. negroes, stocks and sd. estate to be equally divided between my sons Henry Smoot, George Mattox Smoot, James Mattox Smoot, and the child my
      wife now pregnant with.
      Child: If negroes increase so that there should be one for each of all my before mentioned children except Mary in that case sons: Notly, Wm. Mottox, and Thos. St. Henly each of then out of the increase one negroe.
      Notley first choice, Wm. next and then Thos.
      Exorx: Wife. If she shall marry I appoint Notly and Wm. Mottox exor.
      Dated: May 28, 1783.
      Signed: Thomas Smoot.
      Wits: Ja. Ewell, Geo: Lamkin, Presley Petty, James Brown, William Petty.
      Proven: July 7, 1783.
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      1778-1791 Prince William Co VA Will Book G
      Pages 241-244. Inventory of Thomas Smoot taken July 10, 1783:
      Negroes: Jerry, Judith, Henna, Patte
      Exorx: Elizabeth Smoot.
      Recorded: Aug. 6, 1783.
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      Thomas Smoot
      (1742 - 1783)

      Thomas Smoot, son of William and Eleanor Smoot, was born December 1742, in Charles County, Maryland. During the early days of the Revolutionary War he served as a private in the company of Captain Yates of the militia of Charles County--and as there is also a record of a Sergeant Thomas Smoot, perhaps he also served in that capacity. After his service in the Maryland militia, he settled in Prince William County, Virginia.
      After 1763 he married Elizabeth ----. The fact that he gave the family name of Maddox to three of his sons would indicate that either his mother or wife were of that family--probably his mother, for it is traditional that his wife was of Middleton lineage.

      Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Smoot

      1. Notley Smoot. q.v.
      2. William Mattox Smoot. q.v.
      3. Thomas St. Henley Smoot.
      4. Mary Smoot married Samuel Ballenger, Oct. 20, 1779, by Rev. Joseph Threlkeld, Mont. County, Md.
      5. Henry M. Smoot married twice. q.v.
      6. George Mattox Smoot. q.v.
      7. James Mattox Smoot. q.v.
      8. Posthumous child.

      His will was dated May 20, 1783, and probated on July 7, 1783, by James Ewell, Gent., George Samkin, Prestley Petty, James Brown, and William Petty. He devised personalty to his sons Notley, William Mattox, and Thomas St. Henley Smoot. To his daughter Mary Ballenger, he left five shillings inasmuch as she had already received a sufficient portion of his estate. The residue was bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth during life, then to be divided among his sons--Henry, George Mattox, James Mattox, and an unborn child.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Probate 1777-1780
      Thomas Smoot's Will. Jul 5, 1777. I, Thomas Smoot
      of CC, am sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory.
      To my son William Barton Smoot - 1 Negro lad, David, and 1 Negro girl, Eleaner.
      To my son Thomas Smoot - a tract of land called Skiplon, lying in CC, containing 200 acres. Also, 1 Negro woman, Jane, 1 Negro boy, Edward, 1 Negro man, Toney, and 1 Negro boy, Walter.
      To my son John Smoot - a tract of land called Smoots Fish Pond, lying in CC, containing 118 acres, which was added by resurvey to part of 2 other tracts, the one called Johnson Town, the other, Shife Cut; by sd resurvey is now called Smoots Venture. Also, 1 Negro lad, Stephen, 1 Negro woman, Catherine.
      To my daughter Sarah Barnes during her natural life, and after her death to her 3 daughters, viz, Elizabeth, Eleanor, and Victoria Barnes to be equally divided
      between the daughters - 1 Negro man, Benjamin, and 1 Negro girl, Elizabeth.
      To my daughter Eleanor Barnes - 1 Negro man, John, and 1 Negro girl, Milley, to be disposed of as she may think proper.
      To my daughter Catherine Smoot - 1 Negro boy Henry, 1 Negro girl, Grace, 1 Negro man, Roger, and 1 Negro boy, Robert.
      I want all of my children above mentioned to have the use of my pew in Portobacco Church. After my debts are paid, the rest of my estate, consisting of stock, furniture, corn, tobacco, and other moveables not before mentioned, are to be equally divided between my 6 children.
      Executors: my sons William Barton, Thomas, and John Smoot.
      Signed Nov 10, 1775 - Thomas Smoot. Wit - Frans Ware, Ed Scott Ware, Walter Morris, Isaac Smoot.
      On Jul 5, 1777, came witnesses Francis Ware, Edward Scott Ware, and Walter Morris to the will of sd Thomas Smoot, deceased, and made oath that they saw the afd testator sign and seal the same. Probate was taken, William Barton Smoot, the heir at law to the deceased being present, did not object to the taking of the same.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 30. On Jul 5, 1777, Letters Testamentary were granted on the estate of Thomas Smoot to William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot, two of the executors, John Smoot, the other executor, being dead. Securities = Edward Scott Ward and Walter Morris of CC. Bond = 2500 Appraisers: Jno Hanson yst & Hen Massey Hanson. On Sep 30, 1777, the inventory was received, appraised at 1263 8 shillings 3 pence.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Proceedings of the Orphan Court. Dec 8, 1778.
      Present: Messrs. Daniel Jenifer, John Dent, Robert Young. Walter Hanson, Register.
      Matthew Barnes, who married one of the daughters and representatives of Thomas Smoot, deceased, complains to the Court that William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot, executors of sd deceased's, have delayed passing their final account on sd deceased's estate by which means it remains uncertain what he is to receive for his wife's share and prays the Court to order citation against the executors afd at next Court to show cause why they do not have a final account according to the tenor of the Letters Testamentary to them granted thereupon. The Court ordered citation accordingly.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 42. Oct 30, 1765 from Thomas Smoot Jr of CC, to Thomas Smoot Youngest of CC, for 70 and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called Mondays disappointment, containing about 68 acres. Signed - Thomas Smoot. Wit - J Hawkins*, Thos Contee*. Eleanor, the wife of sd Thomas Smoot Jr, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 31, 1765
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 46. Oct 30, 1765 from Thomas Smoot youngest of CC, to William Courts of CC, for 220 a tract of land called Bartons hope, lying in CC on the west side of Zachiah Swamp, bounded by land called Daniels Mount, land called Johnsons Retirement, containing about 100 acres. Also, part of a tract of land called Daniels Mount, bounded by afd Bartons hope, containing about 25 acres. Also, part of a tract of land called Strife, lying in CC, bounded by Bartons Enlargement, containing about 106 acres. Signed - Thos Smoot Yst Wit - Josias Hawkins*, Thos Contee*. Elizabeth, wife of sd Thomas Smoot youngest, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 31, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 49. Oct 31, 1765 from Thomas Smoot youngest of CC, to William Courts of CC, for 61 , a tract of land in CC called Mondays disappointment, containing about 68 acres. Signed - Thos Smoot Y. Wit - J Hawkins*, Thos Contee*. Elizabeth, wife of sd Thomas Smoot youngest, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 31, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 206. Deed of Gift. 1, Thomas Smoot Jr of CC, planter, for the natural love I have for my son, Thomas Smoot of CC, and for 5 shillings, I give Thomas a parcel of land in CC called Skipton, bounded by John Cane, Garet Sinnet, Saunder Simpson, Thomas Corker, John Coffer, containing about 200 acres, as per patent to Robert Casleton dated Aug 1, 1673. To have and to hold, sd parcel, to sd Thomas Smoot and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and in case of the failure of such heirs, sd land is to become the property of my son, John Smoot. Signed Nov 7, 1771 - Thomas Smoot Jr. Wit - Sam: Hanson*, Geo Dent*. Recorded Nov 13, 1771.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 472. Oct 29, 1773 from Thomas Smoot ygst of cc, planter, to Joseph Edelin (Edelen) of CC, planter, for 294 and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Tomkins purchase, lying in CC on the north side of Potomack River and on the east side of St Raphal or Neals Cr, and bounded by a bite of sd Cr called hopes bite, Cobb path, the land formerly called Turners Land now in the possession of Joseph Edelen, containing about 150 acres.
      Also, part of a tract of land called Tomkins purchase, lying in CC on the north side of Potomack River and on the east side of St Raphaels or Neals Cr, and bounded by Cuckolds Cr, containing about 46 acres. Signed - Thos Smoot Yst. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Saml Love*. Elizabeth, wife of the sd. Thomas Smoot Yongest, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 29, 1773.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 406. Lease and Release. Mar 26, 1792 from Thomas Smoot, son of Thomas, and William Barton Smoot, both of CC, planters, to Henry Digges (Diggs) of CC, for 500 , a tract of land called Smoots Fish Pond, lying in CC, and bounded as per a patent thereof, containing about 100 acres, but which, agreeable to a late survey, is found to contain 50 acres 3 rods and 6 perches. Signed - Thomas Smoot, Wm B. Smoot of Thos [sic]. Wit - Henry Barnes*, James Freeman*. Recorded Mar 26, 1792.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 402-162: SMOOTES FISH POND: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Smoote, Barton : Surveyed 14 April 1724 for Barton Smoote on the West side of Zachia Swamp beginning at a bounded White Oak: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-325: MONDAYS DISAPPOINTMENT: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Smoote, Thomas Surveyed 7 Jan 1729 for Thomas Smoote: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 310-55: SKIPTON: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Smoote, Barton: Surveyed 22 July 1672 for Robert Casselton at a bound White Oak of John Cane & Garrett Sinnett binding upon Sinnett:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 460-555: SKIPTON: 56 acres; Possession of - 56 Acres - Farrand, Thomas: Originally called the HOPEFUL BLESSING, ESCHEATED, by and Re-Surveyed for Thomas Farrand, 24 July 1744, beginning at a bounded white oak the original beginning of the said tract, patented 20 Nov 1749 for John Farrand.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOPEFUL BLESSING; HOPEFUL; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},