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Descendants of Capt. John Smith

Generation One

John Smith
b. 1701 Ulster, Ireland
d. 1799 "Smithland" Harrisonburg VA.
m. Margaret Schomhaeffer (sp) Abt. 1719 in Ulster Province, Ireland
b. Abt. 1698 Ulster, Ireland
Children of John and Margaret Smith are:

i. Capt. Abraham Smith, born 1722 in Ulster, Ireland

ii. Col. Daniel Smith, b 1724 in Ulster, Ireland d. 1781 in Rockingham Co. VA

iii. Henry Smith, born 1727 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1792 in York, SC

iv. Patrick Smith?, born 1729; died 1756 in Ft. Vause Augusta Co. VA

There are some questions concerning Patrick Smith being the son of Capt. John Smith

v. John Smith, Jr. born 1730 in Chester Co., PA; died June 25, 1756 in Ft. Vause, VA

vi. Joseph Smith, born February 09, 1735/36 in Chester Co., PA.; died June 25, 1756 in In Captivity, By Shawnee, VA.

vii. Levisa (Louisa) Margaret Smith, born October 1737 in Orange Co. VA; died April 12, 1812 in Tazewell, Tazewell, VA

viii. David Smith, born 1744 in Orange Co. VA

ix. Jonathan Smith, born Abt. 1745 in Augusta Co. VA; died Abt. 1849 in Randolph Co. WV

x. James Jordan Smith, born 1746 in Augusta Co. VA

Capt. John married Margaret CLARKE in Augusta Co. VA. She was born Abt. 1700 in Augusta Co. VA, and died Bef. 1769 in Augusta Co. VA.


Capt. John Smith died in the home of his son Daniel Smith in "Smithland" VA Rockingham Co.

According to Nancy Seals info: Capt John Smith migration: From England > Ireland >Philadelphia PA > Chester Co. PA > Orange Co. VA > Augusta Co. VA > Rockingham Co. VA

Captain John Smith's will dated May 8, 1755, Augusta Co. VA., names his wife Margaret, dau. Louisa and his sons, Abraham, Henry, David, James,William , Jonathan, Joseph and Daniel.
Executors were Silas Hart and Daniel Harrison. He used a wax signature, the seal containing the fleur de lis.

Notes for Margaret Schomhaeffer (sp):

Look for name to be Margaret Schomhaeffer (Harrington).
Spelling differs from record to record. Also seen as Schoonhester.

Notes for Joseph Smith:
Joseph Smith died in route To New Orleans, LA Prisoner of Fort Vause on Captivity, By Shawnee Indians

Notes for James Jordan Smith:
Served with William Campbell on expedition to the New River against the Tories in 1779 and being present at the surrender at Yorktown in 1781.