I am looking for any and all of the descendants of Isaac Smith, a wealthy Alabama planter, and his family, who settled in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Are you one?
Isaac Smith was born in South Carolina on 17 May 1786 to Robert Smith and his wife Edy ______. Isaac died in Tallapoosa County, Alabama on 24 July 1860.
Isaac had three (3) wives: Sara Rebecca Londers, Mary Jane Gaulding, and Lucy L. McLendon.
Isaac and Rebecca (as that is how Sara Rebecca is listed in an old Smith Family Bible) brought 11 children into the world:
ELIZABETH L. SMITH was born 25 February 1803 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 07 September 1825 - 1840 in Lowndes County, Alabama. She married JOAB STEWART 22 October 1819 in Dallas County, Alabama. He was born Circa 1796, and died September 1845 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama (buried in the Old Fellowhip Primitive Cemetery).
MARY ANN SMITH was born 15 January 1807 in South Carolina, and died Bef. 04 July 1861. She married JEREMIAH JENNINGS 07 July 1825 in Montgomery County, Alabama, son of THOMAS JENNINGS and ELIZABETH ______. He was born Circa 1797 in South Carolina.
ROBERT W SMITH was born 15 March 1809 in South Carolina, and died 12 May 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama. He married SARAH ANN PEARSON 04 March 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama. She was born Circa 1806 in Alabama, and died 07 September 1888 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
ISAAC THOMAS SMITH was born Circa 1810 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1849 - 1850 in probably Coosa County, Alabama. He married MARY C. PEARSON 18 September 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama. She was born Circa 1808 in South Carolina.
CLARA JANE SMITH was born Bet. 1811 - 1819 in South Carolina or Georgia, and died Circa 1850. She married WILLIAM S. CANTERBERRY 26 June 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama. He was born Circa 1810.
LOUISA E(MMA) SMITH was born Bet. 1811 - 1819 in South Carolina or Georgia, and died Bet. 1844 - October 1850. She married JAMES A. LOCKWOOD 12 February 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama. He was born 1811 in New York.
ADALINE TEMPERANCE SMITH was born 22 April 1819 in South Carolina or Georgia, and died 27 December 1912 in Hanover, Coosa County, Alabama. She married (1) BRISSO O'BRIAN. She married (2) WILLIAM B. KIMBROUGH 11 July 1837 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. He died Circa 1855 possibly in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
JOHN J. SMITH was born Circa 1822 in Georgia, and died in probably in Coosa County, Alabama. He married MARY FRANCES (PODY?) 26 December 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama. She was born Circa 1823 in Wilkes County, Georgia, and died 31 December 1850 in Coosa County, Alabama.
GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH was born 12 August 1825 in Montgomery County, Alabama, and died 24 August 1897 in or near Kellyton in Coosa County, Alabama. He married MARY ANN SPIVEY 19 January 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama, daughter of EPHRAIM SPIVEY and MARY NIXON. She was born 08 November 1822 in South Carolina, and died 06 August 1915 in Alabama.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SMITH was born January 1828 in Montgomery County, Alabama. He married LUCY E. CORNELIUS 19 September 1851 in Coosa County, Alabama. They migrated to Oklahoma sometime after the Civil War and died there, but I don't have their dates of death.
ANDREW JACKSON SMITH was born Circa 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama, and died Bef. 08 October 1863, possibly in Mississippi. He married ADELINE DELOACH 04 July 1858 in Coosa County, Alabama, daughter of ______ DELOACH. She was born Circa 1834 in South Carolina. They migrated to Mississippi before 24 July 1861, and Andrew is believed to have died there. Adleline may have returned to Alabama after Andrew's death. If so, she probably died in Coosa County.
I have just created a Smith Family Blog for the descendants of Isaac Smith. At present (June 3, 2007), the blog contains a lenghty Timeline for Isaac Smith and his family, as they migrate from South Carolina through Georgia into Alabama and finally settle in Tallapoosa County. However, I intend to add other Timelines, Family Group sheets, documentation such as I have (or receive in the future), and as many stories (true or lore) that I can get my hands on.
I have worked on this particular Timeline on and offfor over 25 years; and although it gives me pleasure to feel that I have accomplished a lot by gathering this information, documentation and pedigrees that confirm most of it, I feel a need to share it with family members who have not had the same good fortune that I have had.
Isaac Smith and his family (as I have learned over the last 27 years) can be very illusive. Therefore, if you are a member of Isaac Smith's extended family, I invite you to visit the blog.
I would love to turn this particular blog into an Isaac Smith Family forum of sorts, where distant cousins can get together, chatter, share information, ask questions and hopefully get some answers.
Since some of the information in the Timeline is based upon speculation and conjecture or is estimated, if you find mistakes and you have documentation that proves they are mistakes, I welcome any comments you may have. If you have documention that can perhaps fill in some of the holes in the Timeline, I welcome your comments. If you wish to contribute documentation that supports or refutes any of the information in the Timeline, I will gladly accept it; and should you wish for any such documentation to be published on the blog, let me know and I will definately take that into consideration.
So once again I invite any and all descendants of Isaac Smith or any of his children to visit the "Isaac Smith and Family of Alabama" blog at:
Thanks and I hope to see you on the blog.
Kathy M. Galovic