Descendants of John N. Smart
Submitted by Jan
© 2004 - 2008
John N. Smart was born in North Carolina
(possibly Rutherford County) on 1 May 1795. He first appears in the
1840 Sumner County census living next to a Leroy Smart, who was probably
a close relative . John N. named one of his children Leroy. Leroy's
census information shows 1 male between the ages of 20 - 30, 1 male between
70 - 80, 1 female 20 - 30, 1 female between 70 - 80. He does not appear
in Sumner County after this 1840 census. John N. Smart owned land
in the Mitchellville area and was referred to as a Justice of the Peace and
Esquire in court records. He was married twice, first to Mary G. Wilson,
buried in the Smart cemetery with the tombstone inscription reading: Died
30 Sep 1857 Wife of Jno. N. Smart Age 45. Mary was shown
as 44 years of age on the 1850 census. He married second to Mary
A. (Adeline) Night on 25 August 1859 in Sumner County, TN. John N.
was murdered on 1 February 1866 by person/persons unknown. He
was buried in the Sengtown. Only the base of his tombstone remains in the
corner of a field. (Inquest of John
of John N. Smart and Mary
Hiram W. Smart, born about 1828, married
Elizabeth W. Garrett in Sumner County, TN. on 30 January 1854 (Marriage License).
Hiram disappeared after 1870. Elizabeth was living in Simpson
County, KY. in 1880, where she remained until her death, 8 July 1892
(age 69 yrs. 11 mos. 8 days). She is buried in the Smart Cemetery
in Simpson Co., KY. where several fieldstones are located.
Children of Hiram W. Smart and Elizabeth
Silas Franklin Smart born abt. 1857.
Robert Benjamin Smart, born 15 January 1858, died 11 March 1919 in Lewisburg,
Logan County, Ky.
Nancy E. Smart, born abt. 1859.
James H. Smart, born abt. 1860/1861. (James was 6 yrs. old
in 1870; in 1880 he is living with his uncle, Jonathan W. Smart and is listed
as 19 yrs. old.)
Mary Jane Smart, born 15 January 1864; died 9 September 1948. Buried
in the Peden Cemetery, Simpson Co., KY. Never married.
Susan E. Smart born 1866, died 28 Feb. 1956 (tombstone has 1955).
Married James A. Hall , son of John W. Hall and Nancy Jane Meguiar
abt. 1895/1896 in Simpson County, Ky. James was born 9 March 1854,
died 31 May 1911. He was married previously and had children with his
first wife. Susan and James are buried in the Meguiar Cemetery, Franklin,
Simpson County, Ky. Children of Susan E. Smart and James A. Hall:
Bennett C. Hall, b abt. 1897
Mary D. Hall b 1899 in Simpson County, Ky; died 19 June 1994, Simpson
County, Ky. Married Bennie Griffin Pennington. Buried in the
Green Lawn Cemetery, Simpson County, Ky.
Norman H. Hall, b 28 June 1901, Simpson County, Ky., d 4 August 1983 in
Simpson County, Ky. Buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Simpson Co.,
Grace S. Hall
Eldon G. Hall, b 20 December 1904, Simpson County, Ky. d 2 August 1996,
Simpson County, Ky. Burial in Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Lucy F. Hall
Willis Hall, b 26 June 1910 in Simpson County, Ky., d 27 April 1994 in
Simpson County, Ky. Buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery.
Leroy B. Smart 29 July 1830 - 25 April
1875. Leroy was the Executor of his father's estate. He never
married. News article about L. B. Smart;
Will of L. B. Smart.
Jonathan Wilson Smart, 27 May 1832
- 1 January 1897; married Susan A. E. Groves, (dau of Bennett Groves and
Unknown - Inventory for Bennett Groves)
on 16 September 1866. Susan was born on 7 November 1848 and died, 15
April 1898. She is buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery beside Jonathan.
(Inventory and Settlement of J. W.
and Susan A. E. Smart)
(Photo of Jonathan W. and Susan
Children of Jonathan W. Smart and Susan
A. E. Groves:
Bennett Smart, 14 Oct 1867 - 19 Oct 1874 Buried in the Ebenezer
Cemetery, Sumner County, TN.
Mary Jane "Mollie" Smart, 3 August 1869 - 13 January 1940; Died
in Christian Co., KY. Buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Never
Martha "Mattie" Smart; born 31 March 1871, died 29 August
1944. Married in Sumner County on 16 November 1890 to Joseph
Berry Johnson, b 2 December 1859, d 18 November 1946. Buried in the
Round Pond Cemetery, Simpson County, KY. Children of Martha "Mattie"
Smart and Joseph Berry Johnson:
Opie P. Johnson, b 26 September 1891 in Simpson County, Ky, d 17 March
1913 in Simpson County, Ky. Buried in the Round Pond Cemetery.
Infant Johnson, d 24 June 1903.
Orville Johnson, b October, 1894.
Alma Johnson, b April, 1898.
Marietta "Rettie" Smart, 3 March 1875 - 6 May 1959, married Isaac
Brackin (28 September 1870 - 16 February 1926, son of Bailey P. Brackin and
Mary Ann Terrell, on 11 January 1897 in Sumner County. Buried in the
Maple Hill Cemetery. Children: Eva Nell, Dewey Peyton, and
Zelma. Photo of Isaac and Rettie
Smart. Isaac Brackin
Family Will of Rettie
Eunice "Unity" Smart, 1876 - 1956. Buried in the Green Lawn
Cemetery, Simpson County, KY. Never married.
Maude Smart, 19 February 1879 - 13 January 1954, married Robert
David Wright 7 May 1903 in Sumner County, TN. Robert was the son of
Scroggins Wright and Mary J. McGlothlin. Maude and Robert had one son, Julius
Milford Wright, b 10 May 1907 in Portland, Sumner County, Tn., d 15 September
1984 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tn. He married Mary Lois Boss
in Georgia. Maude and Robert separated in 1912, divorced in 1921. Robert
remarried. Maude did not remarry. She is buried in the Green
Lawn Cemetery, Simpson County, KY. (Will
of Maude Smart Wright) (Photo of
Maude Smart Wright)
Jonathan S. Smart, 7 March 1880 - 21 September 1883. Buried
in the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Martin F. Smart, born abt. 1883, listed as an heir in Estate records.
He married Lena Myrtle Poole on 29 December 1904, Sumner County (Marriage
License). Moved to Modesto, California before 1930.
Charles W. Smart, born abt. 1884. Listed in the Estate Inventory
for Susan Smart as one of the heirs. Mollie Smart was guardian for
Charles until September, 1905 when he turned 21 years of age. He was
not listed as a surviving relative on his sister, Maude Smart Wright's funeral
record in 1954.
Elizabeth "Betsie" J. Smart, born about
1832/1833, married Robert L. Garrett (27 November 1835 -- 16 May 1887*)
in Sumner County, TN. on 18 June 1854.
*Betsie was appointed Executrix of R. L. Garrett's estate on October 3, 1887
and applied for a widow's dower on October 10, 1887. She had his tombstone
erected in Jan., 1888.
Betsie married second to James A. or Wm. Honeycutt, 7 Oct. 1897, Sumner County.
The Marriage Index list him as James A. Honeycutt. A loose
record lists him as William Honeycutt. He is listed as Anderson Honeycutt
on the 1900 census. Betsie was living in 1904.
Children of Betsie Smart and Robert L.
Louisa A. Garrett born 1856, d 1932. Married James R. Dorris
(1845 - 1884) on
July 3, 1873 (Sumner County Marriage Index).
J. Alice Garrett, 1860 - 1932, married Dr. H. D. Denning (1848
- 1939) in Sumner County, TN on 6 October 1881 (Marriage Index). Alice
is listed as Annie on her tombstone, J. A. in the marriage index and the
1880 census record has Alice. In other census records she was called
(Obit of Dr. H. D. Denning and Mrs. H. D.
Eunice Jane Garrett born 15 Oct. 1863 - 13 Jan. 1952 married John
W. McNeely in Sumner County on 1 May 1880. Buried in the Maple Hill
Nancy E. Garrett born abt. 1864/1865, married Pleasant Taylor in
Sumner County on 17 August 1882 (Marriage Index). In 1904 they were
residents of KY. On the 1920 Allen County, KY. census she is a widow.
Robert E. L. Garrett born abt. 1866; living in Davidson County
Joseph E. Smart born abt. 1834/1835,
married Mary A. Garrett on 6 September 1858 in Sumner County, TN.
Joseph and Mary lived in Robertson County. Joseph died before
1900 and Mary, listed as a widow, was living with son Albert in 1900.
She moved to Collin Co., Tx. and is buried in the Plano Mutual Cemetery.
Her tombstone is inscribed: Mary Ann Smart b Apr. 29, 1842, d
Aug 5, 1919 but she is not listed with Albert and his family in the 1910
Known children of Joseph Smart and Mary
Frances M. Smart born abt. 1860; Married Benjamin F. Heriger on
19 June 1878 in Robertson Co., TN. Frances and Benjamin were living
in Todd Co., KY. in 1880. Marriage license
for B. F. Heriger and F. M. Smart.
Albert Smart born 1864 in Robertson Co., Tn., died 1920 in Collin
Co., Tx. He married Sue Iva Pool (b 1873, d 1962) 22 December 1891
(Sumner County Marriage Index) Albert and Sue moved to Collin Co.,
Tx. after 1900. Photo of Albert
Children of Albert E. Smart and Sue Iva Pool:
Eddie L. Smart, born January, 1893 in Sumner Co., Tn.
Joseph W. Smart, born June, 1894 in Sumner Co., Tn.
Lucy L. Smart, born July, 1896 in Sumner Co., Tn.
Ollie M. Smart born February, 1899 in Sumner Co., Tn.; Married James W.
Floyd; living in Breckenridge, Stephens Co., Tx. in 1930. Mother, Sue,
was living with her.
Irene Smart, born abt. 1904 in Collin Co., Tx.
Ellis Eugene Smart, born April 19, 1908 in Collin Co., Tx., died November
12, 1937 in Collin Co., Tx.
Virginia (Dade) Smart born abt. 1868
Robert Smart born 1870.
Joseph Smart born 1872.
John Marion Smart, 11 April 1836 -
9 Sep 1887*, married Mary Jane Summerville/Somerville(3 Jul 1843 - 23 Mar
1926), daugher of James Somerville and Sally Roney, on 8 January 1860 in
Robertson County, TN. John Marion moved his family to Sumner County
in about 1879 and a note left in the Jean Durrett Collection from Robertson
County says that he "lived in a two story log cabin in Sumner County once
owned by the Payne family". (Photo of John
Marion Smart and Mary Jane Summerville) . Mary Jane married second to
John Tatham, Sr. (photo) on 16 August 1895
in Sumner County. (Obituary)
*John Marion Smart's will was produced
in Court on October 18, 1887 by J. W. Smart and G. L. Belcher. The
Sumner County Cemetery Book lists his death date as 1867, but the tombstone
actually reads 1887.
Estate of John Marion Smart.
Children of John Marion Smart and Mary
Martha Amine Smart, born 21 April 1839
- 26 January 1934, married Peter Seng/Sang b 15 April 1817, d 14 Feb 1866)
on 26 July 1858 in Sumner County. She married Wm. H. Wims on 19 April
1870. (William was listed as "James" Wyms on the 1870 census; William
H. Wymms in 1880; Tombstone listing is William H. Wims). William is
buried in the Hobdy cemetery in Sengtown, 10 Jan 1839 - 1 Aug 1904. Beside
William is Peter Seng and Martha A. Wims.
Children of Martha Amine Smart and Peter
Mary J. Seng born 1859. She married J. W. West in Sumner
County on 25 November 1881.
John Boregard Seng born abt. 1861.
Charles B. Seng born 1862, d 1956; buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery;
married Emma Brown (1874 - 1951) 5 September 1894 in Sumner County. (Marriage
Ann E. Seng born abt. 1864, married D. E. Mayes 29 Dec. 1891 (Marriage
Children of Martha Amine Smart and William
Fannie B. Wims 7 November 1870 - 15 Jan 1953; buried in the
Maple Hill Cemetery; married James E. Perdue 6 Feb. 1887 (Marriage Index).
Herman Perdue, b September, 1889, d 1972; burial Crestview Memorial Park,
Sumner County. Married Gussie Travelstead on 15 March 1907 (Sumner County
Marriage Index) Gussie was b in 1888, d 1960.
Ruby Perdue, b abt. 1903/1904. Married Dee Denning 15 July 1920
(Sumner County Marriage Index) and was living in McCracken County, Paducah,
Ky. in 1958.
Dovie Perdue, b abt 1912; Married Ernest C. Huffines 9 December 1930 (Sumner
County Marriage Index). She later was married to Maynard Briggance.
Nora Wims, 1 Dec. 1872 - 1958; buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery;
never married (Will of Nora Wims)
Nola Wims, 1 Dec 1872 - 19 Mar 1907; buried in the Hobdy Cemetery;
Babe Wims, Wilkinson/Wiseman Funeral record: b 10 Apr
1874 - 26 Mar 1954; Father's name was listed as Jim Wims; buried in
the Maple Hill Cemetery; never married.
(Will of Babe Wims).
Mattie S. Wims 31 Oct 1878 - 16 Sep 1940; married Daniel R. Perdue
(4 May 1870 - 31 Jan 1952) on 7 January 1904 in Sumner County. (Marriage
Index) Mattie and Daniel are buried in the Hobdy Cemetery.
Birdie Wilson Wims 27 Oct 1880 - 27 Jun 1911; buried in the
Mary L. Smart born about 1843; married
Himon Calendar Wims 6 May 1865 in Sumner County, TN. Himon (b 11 May
1844, d 24 March 1918 in Collin Co., TX) the son of William H. Wims and Sarah
Coker. This family moved to Collin Co., TX after 1880. Mary died before
1884. Himon remarried in 1884. (Researcher
Children of Mary L. Smart and Himan C. Wims:
John W. Wims born abt. 1866.
Mary E. Wims born abt. 1868.
Louisa A. Wims born 1869.
Henry V. Wims born 1873.
Joseph C. Wims born abt. 1875.
Henretta L. Wims born abt. 1877.
Ucera J. Wims born 1879
The marriage of John N. Smart and Mary Adeline
Night (25 Aug. 1859) produced at least 3 children. Debts listed in
the inventory for John N. Smart indicated that he had purchased two caskets
for children. A loose record lawsuit, Hiram
Smart vs. R. L. Garrett, lists a child, Isabel, daughter of Adeline and
John N., who was purported to be illegitimate because a divorce had not been
obtained by Adeline Night. Mary Night was married to Willis Johnson
in Robertson County, TN. on 31 October 1850.
Marriage License for Mary Night and Willis
Johnson. A divorce has not been found in court records as
yet, but there is no indication from court records that the sons of John
N. Smart ever proved Isabel to be illegitimate. Mary Adeline Smart
remarried on 13 April 1867 to James McMahan. In the 1870 census, Mary,
age 27, is listed with James McMahan and Isabel is listed as 7 years
old. James was previously married to Margaret Rogers and had one child
with her, John. Mary Adeline and James had a child 7 months old named
Child of John N. Smart and Mary Adeline
Isabel J. Smart, born about 1862/1863.
Married Charles Montgomery, on 30 Jan 1878 in Sumner County, Tn.
Isabel and Charles had 7 children together
Slusher) It is unknown when or where Charles Montgomery
died, but Isabel remarried on 6 Apr 1907 to John C. Sanders. Her death
date and place is unknown.
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