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

William Smoote

Male 1751 - 1821  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name William Smoote 
    Born Aug 1751  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 1821  Prince William County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46908  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father William Smoote,   b. Abt 1708, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1753, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Eleanor MNU Smoote,   b. Abt 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married Abt 1728  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Hayden,   b. Bef 1779, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1795  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 4 December 1795. William SMOOT and Susanna Haden. Minister, John Pickett, Baptist. p 82
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F27962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Hayden,   b. Abt 1755 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F27961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Smoot
      (1751 - 1821)

      William Smoot, son of William and Eleanor Smoot, was born August 1751, in Charles County, Maryland. During the Revolutionary War he served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Garner's Company of (Unpub., Md. Records, Maryland Historical Society.) Charles County Militia. At the census of 1790, he was the head of a family in his native county with a male in his household over 16 years of age, besides himself; 2 males under 16 years; 4 females; and 4 slaves. He fails to appear as the head of a family in Charles County in 1800, and inasmuch as from circumstances one does not identify any Smoots as heads of families in that county who could be his children, it is therefore assumed that he settled elsewhere.

      A Smoot descendant stated that her ancestor left Maryland, settled in Culpeper County, Virginia, and then moved to Prince William County, where he died. From this tradition we identify him as the William Smoot who was seated on Little Battle Run in St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, shortly after 1790. If such be the case, he buried his first wife and married secondly Susannah Haydon or Hadden, of Maryland lineage. The marriage was performed, according to the records of St. Mark's, on December 4, 1795. Although she stated in 1850 that she was born in Virginia, circumstances would seem to indicate that she was a native of St. Mary's County, Maryland In 1805 William Smoot and Susannah his wife "as heirs of James Haydon, of Richard, late of Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, deceased" conveyed property to Peregrine Haydon. A complete list of the children of William Smoot has not been determined, and the following are only inferred:

      1. Matthew Smoot.
      2. Thomas Jefferson Smoot. q.v.
      3. William Haydon Smoot. q.v.
      4. Peregrine Smoot.
      5. Henrietta Smoot.

      On April 3, 1819, William Smoot purchased from George Greene and Agatha his wife, of Stafford County, Virginia, 300 acres of land lying in Culpeper County. On January 5, 1820, William Smoot and Susannah his wife conveyed to Daniel Ward of Culpeper County for $1,800 land in Culpeper County "whereon William Smoot lately dwelt", lying on the east side of Little Battle Run.

      On January 22, 1821, John Blackwell, Stanton Slaughter, and George B. Pickell, executors of Martin Pickell, also William Payne, Charles R. Scott, Thornton Buckner, and Edward Digges Jr., "commissioners" conveyed to William Smoot "whereby a decree of the County Court of Fauquier in a suit pending between the devisees and executors of Martin Pickell" land in Culpeper County on Little Battle Run consisting of 150 (Unpublished Maryland Records, vol. 2, p. 311, D. A. R. Library. ) acres which had been conveyed to Martin Pickell and John Blackwell by James Greene.

      Before this date, however, William Smoot had moved to Prince William County, Virginia, and settled at Occoquan, where some of his descendants are still living. There he died intestate during the latter part of 1821.

      The inventory of his personal estate was taken on November 1, 1821, and appraised at $193.87 1/2, showing no slaves but mostly household furniture. At the public sale, most of the personalty was purchased by Susan Smoot, Thomas J. Smoot, and Matthew Smoot. Daniel Ward, the administrator (no doubt the greatest creditor) rendered an account on November 5, 1823, showing $1.00 paid to Pereg Smoot, $78.39 received from Mrs. Susan Smoot, and $5.45 from Thomas J. Smoot.

      In 1830 Susan Smoot was the head of a family in Prince William County, with six males born between 1800 and 1810, and one born between 1810 and 1815. In 1850 she was living with Henrietta Smoot, born 1813 in Virginia, and adjoining her residence were Jefferson Smoot and William H. Smoot.

      Matthew "H". Smoot, the believed son of William, served as a private in Captain Joseph Smith's Company, 36th Regt. of Virginia, commanded by Colonel Renno. He was in service during 1814, the first few days having been spent in the company of Captain James Hayes.

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