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

Reuben Smith

Male Bef 1772 - 1823  (> 51 years)


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  • Name Reuben Smith 
    Born Bef 1772  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1823  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I128567  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father George Smith,   b. Bef 1733, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Suggett,   b. Bef 1745, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Feb 1761  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F51405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Duke,   b. 1773, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1843, Todd County, Kentucky - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1792  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F51804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • there were two Reuben Smith's of about the same age in Orange County. one who appears to be the s/o George Smith the younger d. 1779 and George Smith Jr. Not sure which one married Elizabeth Duke and the other Mildred Glassell.

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      1778-1801 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 3: [Antient Press]; Page 367-370
      REUBEN SMITH, heir of GEORGE SMITH, deceased, to Joseph Smith.
      Joseph Smith's guardian account to Reuben Smith examined by James Newman, Reuben Burnley, John Daniel and returned into court the 27th June 1796.

      === land mentioned
      1778-1781 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 258-260
      Indenture 22 Oct 1779 between RICHARD BARBOUR and JAMES NEWMAN for £11,000 .. sold tract 707 acres whereon Richard Barbour now lives bounded James Madison; Octona line; Reuben Smith; Jonathan Davis; Thomas Barbour
      Witnesses: Benjamin Johnson, Walker Maury, Richard Barbour
      Zachariah Burnley, Charles Taylor, Henry Winslow, Andrew Shepherd
      Recorded Orange County 28th October 1779.

      === land mentioned
      1781-1786 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 319
      Indenture 19 Aug 1784 between JAMES MADISON the Elder and JAMES MADISON the Younger, his son, in consideration of parental affection and five shillings .. 560 acres conveyed by James Edmundson of Essex County by Deed 15th September 1766 .. Record in General Court bounded lands of Johnny Scott, James Newman, Reubin Smith an infant and Prettyman Merry
      Witnesses: Jonathan Cowherd, James Madison
      Francis Cowherd, James Coleman, James Madison Jun.
      Thomas Gilbert, A. Madison
      Recorded Orange County 26th August 1784.
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      1781-1786 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 438-441
      Indenture 23 March 1786 between ELIJAH CRAIG and FRANCES, his wife, of Orange County, and PRETTYMAN MERRY for £320 .. sell 327 acres joining the tract where Merry now lives bounded .. Reuben Smith and Prettyman Merry on South side of a hill; Mr. Cowherd line; Top of a Mountain; William Webb in Colo. Madison's line; Jonathan Davis ..
      Elijah Craig
      To James Madison and Thomas Bell, Gent ... Examine Frances Craig .. 24th March 1786. Returned Commission 27th March 1786.
      Recorded Orange County 23rd March 1786.

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      land mentioned
      1799-1800 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 21; [Antient Press]; Page 454-455

      THIS INDENTURE made the 25th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety nine and in the twenty third year of the Commonwealth, Between PRETTYMAN MERRY & CATHARINE his Wife of County of Orange of one part and JOHN HENSHAW of the  County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that PRETTYMAN MERRY & CATHARINE his Wife in consideration of Fourteen hundred & seventy Dollars of lawful money of this Commonwealth to them in hand paid by JOHN HENSHAW, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have and by these presents doth bargain & sell unto JOHN HENSHAW his heirs a certain tract of land lying in County aforesaid containing One hundred & ninety six acres, be the same more or less, and bounded, Begining at three Gums in REUBIN SMITHs line, corner to CHARLES {faded) then North thirty nine degrees East ten poles to three red Oaks corner to REUBIN SMITH and JAMES MADISONs line, thence South sixty four degrees East two hundred and eighteen poles to a Chesnut .. cornerly to COALBY COWHERD in SCOTTs line, thence South fifty two degrees West fifty one poles to a Poplar.. corner to COALBY COWHERD, thence South twenty degrees West seventy six poles to a red Oak, comer to JOHN DANIEL, South thirty nine degrees West one hundred and ninety six poles to two Hickorys, corner to JOHN DANIEL & COWHERDs line, thence North forty six degrees West forty eight poles to a Chesnut and Poplar, comer to CHARLES P. HOWARD in FRANCIS COWHERDs line, thence North eighty & a half degrees West one hundred and thirty six poles to two Hickorys, comer to ( ) and COWHERDs line, thence North forty six degrees West forty eight poles (this entry is very faded) In Witness whereof PRETTYMAN MERRY & CATHARINE his Wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      JAMES NEWMAN, SENR.   PRETTYMAN MERRY
      REUBIN NEWMAN,   CATHARINE MERRY
      SUSANNAH AMUS
      I do hereby acknowledge to have received the within sum of fourteen hundred & seventy Dollars from JOHN HENSHAW in full for the consideration. Given under my hand & seal the 25th day of Aril one thousand seven hundred & ninety nine
      JAMES NEWMAN, SENR.   PRETTYMAN MERRY
      REUBIN NEWMAN
      At a Court held for the County of Orange on Monday the 22d of July 1799
      This Indenture from PRETTYMAN MERRY to JOHN HENSHAW with a Receipt
      endorsed thereon was acknowledged by the said  MERRYMAN and ordered to be
      recorded GEO: C. TAYLOR, C. O. C.

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 09 1971.

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