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 1819.1,2,3,4,5 He died at Lawrence Co., Illinois, 2 September 1887. Both he and his wife were buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Sumner, Lawrence Co., Illinois.4,6

William James Smith married Sarah T. Hall, whose parents are unknown , at Washington Co., Kentucky, 29 October 1839.7,8,9

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 Smith10 b. 1840
  • Lucy Smith10 b. 1842
  • Ellen Smith11 b. 1844
  • Amy T. Smith+12 b. 9 Sep 1846, d. 11 Dec 1926
  • Sarah Smith13 b. Jun 1848
  • George T. Smith14 b. 1861, d. 1934
This person was last edited on12 Apr 2022

Citations

  1. [S458] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Christy Township, Lawrence Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1438 rolls, roll #198.
  2. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Lukin Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #43, dwelling #302, family #302, William Smith household, age 49, born in South Carolina, a farmer and could not read nor write; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1748 rolls, roll #245.
  3. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Bridgeport Township, Lawrence Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 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. [S1546] Kpet, Find A Grave memorial #60303067, added 18 Oct 2010, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S1546] Find A Grave, memorial #60303067 & 60303136.
  7. [S1499] Washington Co., Kentucky, Marriage records, 1792-1855, Oct 28 1739, arranged by date, FHL microfilm 1534171, further cited as Washington Co. marriage records. 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!
  8. [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.
  9. [S1106] Jean Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Photocopy of Unpublished Research Notes & Letters, Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona.
  10. [S458] 1860 United States Census, Christy Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., sheet #102, dwelling #700, family #678, William Smith household, age 20, born in Kentucky.
  11. [S458] 1860 United States Census, Christy Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., sheet #102, dwelling #700, family #678, William Smith household, age 16, born in Kentucky.
  12. [S1024] Amy T. Smith, Death Certificates, File No. 48797 (1926), Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
  13. [S458] 1860 United States Census, Christy Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., sheet #102, dwelling #700, family #678, William Smith household, age 11, born in Kentucky.
  14. [S460] 1880 United States Census, Bridgeport Township, Lawrence Co., Illinois, pop. sched., e.d. 197, sheet #16, dwelling #143, family #151, Wm J Smith household, age 19, born in Illinois, a farmer.