Nathan Foster Smith1800 - 1866 (66 years)
Name Nathan Foster Smith Birth ca 1800 Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Gender Male Census 1820 Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA 9/165 shows 2 males 16-26, one male 16-18, one male 10-16 Census 1830 Newton Co, Georgia, USA 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 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 3/006, age 40; farmer, real estate worth $100. Census 1860 Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Duncan twp, p 134 Death Dec 1866 Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Person ID I10140 My Genealogy Last Modified 24 Mar 2017
Father Nathan Smith, b. 9 Mar 1751, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America d. 30 Apr 1816, Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA (Age 65 years) Mother Sarah Foster, b. 13 Dec 1765, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America d. 6 Nov 1820, Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA (Age 54 years) Marriage ca 1782 Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Family ID F4060 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Catherine Evans, b. ca 1809, Clarke Co, Georgia, USA d. Feb 1873, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 64 years) Marriage ca 1827 Newton Co, Georgia, USA Children + 1. John Augustus Smith, b. 16 Nov 1828, Newton Co, Georgia, USA d. 18 Nov 1897, Corsicana, Navarro Co, Texas, USA (Age 69 years) 2. Frances Smith, b. ca 1833, Newton Co, Georgia, USA d. ca 1866, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 33 years) 3. George W. Smith, b. ca 1835 d. ca 1862, Lauderdale Spring, Lauderdale Co, Mississippi, USA (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 d. 28 Apr 1924, Batesville, Independence Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 82 years) 6. Mary Ann Smith, b. ca 1845 d. Yes, date unknown Family ID F4079 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 4 Feb 2018
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- 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.