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

William Smoote

Male Abt 1750 - 1815  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name William Smoote 
    Born Abt 1750  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1815  Rowan County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I100946  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Smoote,   b. 1707, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1789, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Female MNU Smoote,   d. Aft 1770, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1750  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.smoot-family.us/book/152.html

      The will of William Smoot was dated May 13, 1815, and proved at the August term of the court in Rowan County, North Carolina, by Samuel Little and Elisha J. Smoot. Jenifer was willed negroes and other personalty as well as the second son William. Daniel Jenifer was bequeathed negroes and land on Third Creek adjoining the estate of Solomon Dickson, containing 50 acres. John Jenifer was devised negroes and 160 acres of land adjoining that of John Reavis, also $40 to be paid him by his brother Eliphalet, $50 to be paid him by his brother Samuel within four years, and $30 to be paid him by his brother Elisha within three years. Elisha received negroes and 160 acres of land adjoining that of John Cooke and William Stillman. Samuel was bequeathed negroes and the dwelling-plantation and various personalty at majority. The residue of his estate was to be sold at auction and the proceeds divided among the five youngest sons. Daniel Jenifer and Elisha were named as executors. He signed his name as William Smoote Sr.

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      SMOOT, WILLIAM. William Smoot, son of John, was born circa 1750
      in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He married twice: first to
      ----Jenifer in Maryland prior to 1778, and second to Margaret
      Jenifer in Virginia in 1793. His children were: Jenifer Smoot
      (born 1778, married Rebecca Melone, and served in the War of 1812
      in Orange County, Virginia); William Smoot (1780-1852, married
      Elizabeth Loker and later settled in Alabama); Daniel Jenifer
      Smoot (1784-1843, married Polly Anderson, and later settled in
      Logan County, Virginia); John Jenifer Smoot (married Mary Trout
      in 1808); Elisha A. J. Smoot (sold his land in 1821 in Rowan
      County, North Carolina; no further record); Samuel Jenifer Smoot
      (1797-1883, married Rebecca ----, and died in Davie County, North
      Carolina); and, Eliphalet Smoot (born prior to 1790 in Maryland,
      married Mary ----, and served in the War of 1812 in North
      Carolina). "According to tradition, William Smoot lived at one
      time near Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, which was
      probably between the years 1790 and 1806, for by the latter year
      he was domiciled in Rowan County, North Carolina, with his
      family. He acquired much land in North Carolina, though the
      records fail to show any purchased or grants, and it is not
      believed that he was bequeathed any through wills and
      testaments." He died in 1815 (Ref: The Smoots of Maryland and
      Virginia, by Harry Wright Newman, pages 152-158 (1936).

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