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Smith, Daniel Milly Hill 30 Sept. 1809

Bondsman was Charles Hill Witness was James Morris


North Carolina Marriages on Microfiche

Daniel Smith - Prisilla Rivers 24 Jan 1787 Craven County

- Katherine Miller 14 Nov 1792 Rowan County


1790 Rutherford County, North Carolina Census


1 male under 16 years

3 males over 16 years

3 females


None in Rutherford County 1800


1810 Rutherford County, North Carolina Census


2 males 16 to 26 years (Joel was 25 - married there

1 male over 45 years 2 years later)

1 female 16 - 26 years

1 female over 45 years


From the age of the children on early Tennessee census records it appears Joel Smith & Lydia Davis married about 1814 in North Carolina. Joel Smith m. Lidda Braddy 9 Dec 1812 Rutherford Co., N.C. Bondsmen were DANIEL SMITH & 2nd Benjamin Davis. The librarian said bondsmen were relatives. The 1790 & 1810 N.C. census show a DANIEL SMITH & Benjamin Davis in Rutherford Co., N. C. & they were older than Joel & Lydia - too old for brothers & the right age for Fathers. I feel this is too much a coincidence. There was no record of a Lydia Davis marriage to a Braddy, but I suspect they were only married a short time or that is her middle name. Also their son Lewis C. Smith named a son "Benjamin" Lewis and one John "Daniel" Smith. A relative Joe Moore wrote in 1979 that while doing research in Austin he found a reference to Joel Smith of Tennessee in a Rutherford County, North Carolina, book for either wills or land titles. He felt at that time that our Smiths came from Rutherford County.


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