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

Thomas Smoote

Male 1753 - 1830  (77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Smoote 
    Born 1753  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1830  Rowan County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33095  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Samuel Smoote,   b. Abt 1719, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1792, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Davis,   b. Abt 1723, Newport Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1739  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=glj2&id=I11002

      Thomas Smoot, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Davis) Smoot, was born between the year 1750-1760 in Charles County, Maryland. His wife was Catherine (Caty) ----, born 1760-1770. He lived for a time in Fauquier County, Virginia, where his brothers settled and where it is believed that most of his children were born. The following children were named in his will--Betsy; John N. (q.v.); Samuel; Jacob; Caty; Nancy; Thomas; Charlotte; Polly; and Josiah.

      After 1800 Thomas Smoot migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina, where on May 9, 1810, he purchased from John Linster for $700 land on the north side of the South Yadkin River, "where Boon's Road crosses", containing 100 acres which had been granted by the State to Moses Linster. The transfer was proved by Harrod B. Pruit and Richmond C. Hughes. In August 1810, he deeded to John N. Smoot land for $150, at which time Samuel Smoot and Jacob Smoot witnessed the conveyance. On May 17, 1819, he sold another tract to John N. Smoot for $300, lying on the north side of the South Yadkin River, being part of the tract on which he was then living and adjacent to the dwelling of the said John N. Smoot. The deed was attested to by Josh Smoot. On December 7, 1819, he sold to John W. Linster for $500 land on the north side of the South Yadkin River, with Joseph Kincaid and Neal McGill as the witnesses. On August 2, 1830, he conveyed 200 acres of land to Jesse Tatum, with Joseph C. Pickler as the witness. The census of 1830 shows him as domiciled in the "forks of the Yadkin River".

      The will of Thomas Smoot was dated May 10, 1824, but it was not proved until the November session of the court in 1830, with James Owens as the testator. He bequeathed his wife Caty and daughters-- Betsy, Caty, Nancy, Charlotte, and Polly--all lands of which he was seized in Rowan County, including the dwelling-plantation and a small tract of woodland. To his sons--John N., Samuel, Jacob, Thomas, and Josiah--"that are about to advance themselves in different parts of the world far away from me I do not leave them any thing more than one dollar each".
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 105.
      Samuel Smoot, October 8, 1792; November 12, 1792
      I, Samuel Smoot of CC being sick and weak but of perfect mind memory
      To wife Elizabeth, all my real and personal estate
      To son Thomas, negro woman Priscilla
      To daughter, Betsy Abigail, Monica and all her increase. Also the other half of a tract of land called Hunts Venture
      To son Edward, negro girl Cloe, also half the land I bought of William Farrad (Farrand) lying in Forkire (Fauquire)County Virginia
      To son John, negro girl Lizza, also the other half of land I bought of the above mentioned Farrad
      To son Josias, negro boy John, bed and furniture, cow and calf.
      To daughter Ann, 2 negros, Stepnah and Permela, also land I bought of James Carries (Carrico)of a tract called Maidstone and also half the tract of land whereon I now live called Hunts Venture.
      Executor: wife and daughter Ann
      Signed: October 8, 1792 Samuel Smoot
      Wit - Arthur Smoot, Joseph Morton, James Canter
      Probated on November 12, 1792 by Ann Smoot and witnesses Arthur Smoot, Joseph Morton, and James Canter who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.

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