Tuesday, June 23, 2015

John Bailey Smith, son of Peter Smith of Caswell County, North Carolina

John Bailey Smith (son of Peter and Jemima Smith) born October 12, 1773, probably in Virginia; died May 5, 1856; said to have married Betsey Armstrong.

One John B. Smith married Elizabeth Anthony in Muhlenberg County in December 1799.  (The Betsey Armstrong may be a mistake by some copyist.)

He received 200 acres of land in Muhlenberg County on Beech Creek March 19, 1803.  (Jillson, Book 3, page 417.)

In the Muhlenberg County census of 1820, John B. Smith's age was given as "45 upward”; his wife's age as “to 45."  In 1820 there were two sons under 10; two daughters under 10, and two daughters between 10 and 16.  He was not in the 1850 census of Muhlenberg County or of Ohio County and I have not learned where he resided. He is buried in Hazel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, in Muhlenberg County, and the inscription on his tombstone reads “10-12-1773  -  5-5-1856.”  He would have been 82 at the time of his death. 

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