I have been researching Ambrose Smith of Spotsylvania Co., VA.Per some records...and per some other researchers...Ambrose Smith was born circa-1735-1740, and it apears that he married Isabel/Isabell//Isabella (or even "Isabelle") Coleman.What is strange, however, is that there is one "chart" on RootsWeb WorldConnect that shows an older Ambrose Smith who was born in the 1600s, who was married to an Isabella Coleman and who was out of Hanover Co., VA (though the chart shows a daughter named Frances who was born in Spotsylvania Co., VA).IF both of these Ambrose Smith's really existed, and if both really married a Miss Coleman, I still do not know how/if they were related.A couple of posts that seem to address this older Ambrose Smith (who was also associated with Orange Co., VA, which was created from Spotsylvania Co., VA) are here:
The Ambrose Smith born 1735-1740 appears to have had sons named John, James, George and probably Ambrose (and your post seems to be saying that there was, in fact, sons named Ambrose and George).Maybe Isabell Coleman died and Ambrose married the widow of a Mr. Abell named Mrs. Jemmima (Unknown) Abell.I note however, that there was a 27 Mar 1811 deed that is between Ambrose Smith and his wife Isabel and Littleton Parish.So......was this the SON of the Ambrose Smith and Miss Isabel Coleman, and did this son just happened to marry someone with the same or similiar first name as his mother?Conversely, are we talking about two different families (or two different branches of the same overall Smith family)?What is your source for the death of Ambrose Smith by 1806 (did you find a will)?Can you post the salient information from that document?
Note: If all three of the above-referenced men named Ambrose were TRULY married to women named Isabel/Isabell/Isabella, then maybe only one of those wives was REALLY a Coleman.....but who knows?
There was a John Rezin Smith who some researchers believe was a son of the above Ambrose Smith (born circa-1735-1740)and Isabel Coleman.John Rezin Smith married Lucy Chewning, and they lived in Caroline Co., VA until they left VA for KY in 1811.The tombstone of John Rezin Smith in KY states that his father was Ambrose Smith of Caroline Co., VA.John Rezin Smith fathered a child whose middle name was "Madison," and there was a James Smith, Senior who died in Caroline Co., VA by 1819 and who had a son of his own who was named "Madison" Smith.This James Smith, Senior also had three children who married into the Coleman family, and one child married a Waller....and the Waller family had been closely associated with the Smith family back in Spotsylvania Co., VA.I suspect that this James Smith, Senior in Caroline Co., VA was a son of Ambrose Smith and Isabel Coleman. There was also a George Smith and an Ambrose Smith in Caroline Co., VA in the early-1800s, and there was also an Ambrose Smith in King and Queen Co., VA in the early-1800s.I would not be surprised if all of these men were from the same family.
Note: There was an early Ambrose Joshua Smith (or Joshua Ambrose Smith...depending on which record you see) who was born in Hanover/New Kent/Louisa Co., VA in the late-1600s to the early 1700s and who married Judith Ann Spann and who moved to NC.One record on him is shown in the following post:
I don't see any obvious connection between this family and the Ambrose Smith of Spotsylvania Co., VA....but who knows?
There was a later/younger John R. Smith who came into Middlesex Co., VA by the mid-1820s.He had a son named James M. (Madison?) Smith, and I suspect that this later/younger John R. Smith was a son of the above-mentioned James Smith, Senior in Caroline Co., VA (James Smith, Senior did have a son named John).My mother was a "blood Smith" who MIGHT have been from this overall family, and I hope that someone from this overall Ambrose Smith family will take the DNA test, so we can compare it to my mother's male Smith cousin.In that regard, a women who is a descendant of John Rezin Smith said that she will try to have one of her male Smith relatives join the test.
Any/all additional information will be greatly appreciated.