William James Smith

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ChartsAncestors of Cecil Andrew Smith
William James Smith, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Charleston, Charleston Co., South Carolina, 28 February 1819.1,2,3,4 He died at Lawrence Co., Illinois, 2 September 1887, and was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Christy Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois.4

William James Smith married Sarah T. Hall, whose parents are unknown , at Washington Co., Kentucky, 29 October 1839.5,6,7

William James Smith was a soldier in the Civil War and served in Co. I, 66th Illinois Volunteers.4

Family

Sarah T. Hall b. 10 Jul 1817, d. 23 Feb 1888
Children
  • Martha Smith8 b. 1840
  • Lucy Smith8 b. 1842
  • Ellen Smith9 b. 1844
  • Amy T. Smith+10 b. 9 Sep 1846, d. 11 Dec 1926
  • Sarah Smith11 b. Jun 1848
  • George T. Smith12 b. 1861, d. 1934

Citations

  1. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Christy Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 102, dwelling 700, family 678, William Smith household, age 41, born in South Carolina, a farmer with $600 in real estate, $150 personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #198.
  2. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 43, sheet 302, dwelling 302, family age 49, born in South Carolina, a farmer and could not read nor write, LukinTownship household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #245|William Smith.
  3. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Bridgeport Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 197, sheet 16, dwelling 143, family 151, Wm J Smith household, age 42, born in South Carolina, a farmer, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #225.
  4. [S1107] Bessie Irene Black, Cemeteries of Lawrence County, Illinois (Bridgeport, Illinois: p.p., 1976), 468, further cited as Black, Cemeteries of Lawrence Co.
  5. [S1499] Washington Co., Kentucky, Marriage records, 1792-1855, Oct 28 1739, arranged by date, FHL microfilm 1534171, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Film of what's known as the "wet book"; marriage bond of "Will Smith" and William Hall, but the clerk wrote Sarah's name as "Will Hall"; too many Williams in the office that day!, further cited as Washington Co. marriage records.
  6. [S1496] William J. Smith pension application file; certificate no. 245019, Widow's declaration for a pension, 5 Sep 1887; Pension application files based upon service in the Civil War and Spanish-American War; Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  7. [S1106] Jean Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Photocopy of Unpublished Research Notes & Letters, Compiler's genealogy files, West Jordan, Utah.
  8. [S458] US Census for 1860, Christy Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 102, dwelling 700, family 678, William Smith hshld, age 20, born in Kentucky.
  9. [S458] US Census for 1860, Christy Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 102, dwelling 700, family 678, William Smith hshld, age 16, born in Kentucky.
  10. [S1024] Amy T. Smith, Death Certificates, File No. 48797 (1926), Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
  11. [S458] US Census for 1860, Christy Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 102, dwelling 700, family 678, William Smith hshld, age 11, born in Kentucky.
  12. [S460] US Census for 1880, Bridgeport Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 197, sheet 16, dwelling 143, family 151, Wm J Smith hshld, age 19, born in Illinois, a farmer.