Would this by any chance be the Nathaniel Smith you are trying to find information about ?There were at least two Nathaniel Smiths that were very active.This is NOT the one in Patrick Co., VA, but can be found in Madison Co., VA, Washington, and Greene Counties of TN.
The Washington County Surveyors Record 1781-1797
Page 21 - Nathan Smith...150 ac...Commissioners Certificate...in the Rich Valley on both sides of Cabbin Creek, waters of the north fork of Holstein...Beginning at the foot of a spur of Walkers Mountain, corner to Robert Henderson...to a steep spur of Walkers Mountain...May 3, 1782 - Nathan Smith...150 ac in the rich valley on the head of Cabbin creek, includes his improvements, actual settlement made in 1772...August 15, 1781
Page 24 - Robert Smith, assignee of William Henderson...100 ac...CommissionersCertificate...in the Rich Valley on the waters of the north fork of Holstein River...Beginning at the foot of a spur of Walkers Mountain above a spring...corner to Nathan Smiths land...at the head of a hollow at the foot of Walkers Mountain...May 3, 1783 - William Henderson, assignee of James Smith, assignee of James Fullan...100 ac...in the rich valley on the waters of the north fork of Holstein, includes his improvements, actual settlement made in 1772...August 17, 1781 - Assigned to Robert Smith for payment on October 1, 1781. Signed: William Henderson
Page 24 - Nathan Smith...80 ac...Treasury Warrant...assigned to Smith by Cornelius Carmack...on the waters of the north fork of Holstein River, in the Rich Valley...Beginning corner to his settlement survey...on a spur of Walkers Mountain...March 25, 1783
WILL of Nathaniel Smith -- Washington Co., TNNov. 8, 1824
In the name of God, Amen, I Nathaniel Smith of Washington Co., and the State ofTennessee, be in sick and weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks to God calling into my mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men, once to die.
Do make and ordain this my last will and testament,that is today principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God, who gave it and my body to be buried at in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, do nothing doubting that I shall receive the same, again at the great resurrection by the power of mighty God, and as touching such world by estate as it has pleased God to bless me with wisdom in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner, and form.
First: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Susannah all my household and kitchen furniture, together with a certain black mare, and all my cattle, hogs, and sheep, together with my poultry and bees.
I also constitute and appoint her, and my son Solomon to be my Executors.
I give and bequeath to my
daughter Ann, one dollar, to be paid by my executors, and to my ( Barbara Ann )
daughterLewcy I bequeath one dollar, and my ( Lucinda, Lucy )
daughter Jewly, one dollar, and to my ( Julia )
son Ezekiel, one dollar, and to my( Ezekiel )
daughter Charlotte I bequeath one dollar, and to my( Charlotte )
daughter Betsy, one dollar, and my( Elizabeth, Betsy )
son Solomon one dollar, also to my ( Solomon )
daughter Jewriah, one dollar,( Jewriah )
which payments to be raised and paid by my Executors.
And I do hereby utterly disallow and remove and disannul all other wills, legacies, bequests and Executors by me in any way made willed and bequeathed, published, pronounced this my last will and testament in witness so here of I set my hand and seal, this Eighth day of Nov, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Four
Nathaniel Smith (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, published and pronounced in presents of us,John Blakely(mark)Levi Hartman (mark)
James (mark) Shields
NOTE: ( Susannah ) is not shown but what appears to be a daughter Lewcy does appear in the will.Going with the fact he spelled Jewly for Julia, I would suspect that(Lucinda) was Lewcy, and the full name was Susannah Lucinda.Of course Betsy was Elizabeth
….. In order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 intended an act granting ½ pay and pension to certain widows. ……..
That she is widow of Nathaniel Smith who was a soldier in the Virginia Line in the War of Revolution that the aforesaid Nathaniel Smith enlisted in the nation service near the commencement of the War in the County of Culpeper in the state of Virginia and served five years and eight months.Her husband the aforesaid Nathaniel Smith enlisted under Captain Angus Rucker and the rest of the officers.She at this time cannot recollect but her husband often spoke of Captain Bradford and recollected of having her husbandthe aforesaid Nathaniel Smith say that he obtained a furlough to come home from an officer by the name of Strother.She further ????? That she often heardher husbandthe aforesaid Nathaniel Smith say he was in the battles of Brandywine and Stony point, and was other battles at this time she could not recollect.She further states that she was married to the said Nathaniel Smith in August Seventeen hundred and eighty four.That her husbandthe aforesaid Nathaniel Smith died November 1824.That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred ninety four ??? at the time above stated, and she further declares that her husband the aforesaid Nathaniel Smith sold his discharge to Col Barber of Orange Virginia.
Lt Col Thomas Barbour, of VA Militia
NOTE:Thomas Barbour (1735-1825), who had long represented his county in the House of Burgess was a member of the Conventions 1774-75. He served as county lieutenant and colonel of the militia. He was born in Orange County, Va., where he died at Barboursville.