I've been researching the Smallwood line for several years and I've also been trying to find the parents of Rachel Smallwod who married Stephen Ring.I believe she was the daughter of Elijah Smallwood Sr. (b. 1735/1740 in Charles Co, MD, d. 1810 Surry Co, NC) or perhaps brother William.The reason I'm looking for her parents is because Stephen Ring was the bondsman for the marriage of Elijah Sr's. son Jonathan Smallwood (1763-1812)and India Howard.I have reason to believe they are my direct ancestors.My 3rd gr-grandfather was Hezekiah Smallwood b. 1799 in NC.Jonathan and India show 2 young males in their household in 1810 - Hezekiah could have been one of them.Below is the census analysis.Elijah Sr. must have died before the census was taken since he was not listed.In 1820 Elijah Jr. shows a male age 16-18 who was not there in 1810 - this could be Hezekiah or he may been with step-father who also showed a male the correct age in 1820.
1810 Census - Surry Co NC ElijahSmallwoodJrPg 658 Males:3(0-10) 1(16-26) 1(26-45) Females:2(0-10) 1(10-16) 1(26-45) OTHER SMALLWOODS IN SURRY CO NC 1810: Wm SmallwoodPg 632 (& Mary Grant) Males:5 1 0 1 0 - male age 26-45 Females:0 0 1 0 1 Jonathan Smallwood - Elijah's brother JohnPg 636 Males:2 0 0 1 0 - male age 26-45 Females:1 0 0 1 0
India remarried 1813/1819 to Owen Ragan and they were in Knox Co, KY in 1820.This is where Hezekiah was married in 1822. There were no Smallwoods listed in the 1820 census in that county, nor were there any there in 1810 and 1830.However, in 1810 there was a Thomas Ring in Knox, KY.India Howard Ragan was living in Whitley Co, KY in 1850 - age 80 - with her son Owen Ragan.In 1850 Hezekiah was nearby in Rockcastle Co,KY.
In 1850 there was also a Lucius Ring family in Rockcastle but I haven't identified them.
1850 Census - Southern District, Rockcastle, KY Lucius Ringabt 1813 North Carolina Mary J Ringabt 1824 Kentucky Bryant Ringabt 1843 James Ringabt 1845 Rebecca Ringabt 1847 George Ringabt 1849
If anyone knows who Lucius Ring is, I would appreciate a response.