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Nathan Foster Smith

Male 1800 - 1866  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Nathan Foster Smith 
    Born ca 1800  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    9/165 shows 2 males 16-26, one male 16-18, one male 10-16  
    Census 1830  Newton Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    20/032 shows 1 male 30-40, 1 female 20-30, 1 male under 5; no slaves, John Evans listed on same page. 
    Census 1840  Morgan Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    47/228 shows 1 male 30-40, 1 female 20-30, 1 male 10-15, 1 male under 5, 1 female 10-15. 
    Census 1850  Cherokee Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3/006, age 40; farmer, real estate worth $100. 
    Census 1860  Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Duncan twp, p 134 
    Died Dec 1866  Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10140  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2017 

    Father Nathan Smith,   b. 9 Mar 1751, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1816, Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah Foster,   b. 13 Dec 1765, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1820, Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married ca 1782  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Evans,   b. ca 1809, Clarke Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1873, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married ca 1827  Newton Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Augustus Smith,   b. 16 Nov 1828, Newton Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1897, Corsicana, Navarro Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Frances Smith,   b. ca 1833, Newton Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1866, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. George W. Smith,   b. ca 1835,   d. ca 1862, Lauderdale Spring, Lauderdale Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. Sidney Smith,   b. ca 1838,   d. ca 1859  (Age ~ 21 years)
    +5. Rev Francis Marion Smith,   b. 17 Sep 1841, Newton Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1924, Batesville, Independence Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Mary Ann Smith,   b. ca 1845,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F4079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3/006, age 40; farmer, real estate worth $100. - 1850 - Cherokee Co, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to an account left by his son, Francis Marion Smith, Nathan Foster Smith "did not write or keep any accounts" and lost track of his year of birth. The same account states that N.F. Smith had a great deal of sickness as a child and, as soon as his father and mother had died (the latter in 1820) N.F. Smith left Wilkes County and moved to "middle Georgia". While N.F. Smith received several legacies of cash and land under the Will of his father, Nathan Smith, he did not appear to have prospered. When he moved to Newton County in about 1821, he may have been encouraged to do so by his aunt, Elizabeth (Zechie) Smith, who had married William Chaffin, Jr. and moved to Walton (later Newton) County shortly before that time. According to his son, Francis Marion Smith, after his daughter Frances and her husband John F. Clifton moved to Arkansas in the Fall of 1857, Nathan Foster Smith and his wife followed in March of 1858. They settled in Pulaski County, Arkansas, 25 miles north of Little Rock. The country was unhealthy, and the family had much sickness. After the War Nathan's health was broken, and he died in December 1866. [Source: Frances Marion Smith, is the source of the only first-hand information we have about the Smith family, resulting from two letters he wrote to his niece, Annie Thompson Smith, in 1908.] The Centennial History of Arkansas Methodism, 1815-1935, contains a brief biography of Frances Marion Smith. He joined the Confederate Army in June 1862 and served until the end of the War.


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