Yes, I would like to talk to someone like you from Laurens, South Carolina.
Did you read the post or the long post I put up here on genforum?
It seems that everyone has a different story on the Smith's.
Yes, it probably is still the same family line but there seems to be a big mix up between what are fathers, brothers, uncles, and cousins.
Here is our story.
My granddad is Dennis Lamar (D.D.) nickname Smith.
Dennis Lamar Smith's father is James Henry Smith.
James Henry Smith's father is James Monroe Smith.
James Monroe Smith's father is Miles Hampton Smith.
Miles Hampton Smith's father is Simeon "Rocky Bottom" Smith born 25 Dec 1787 in South Carolina and died 22 Mar 1875 in Anderson County, South Carolina who married Anne or Amy McAllister or McAlister.
Their children are:
Ellen Smith 1808 - 1906 John Allen Smith 1810 - Miles "Hampton" Smith 1813-1896 King Hiram Smith 1815- Joshua Smith 1818-1876 Capt. Edward B. Smith 1821-1903 Lucinda Smith 1824-1898 Margaret Emily Smith 1827- Elizabeth Caroline Smith 1830-1906
So the problem has to do with the father of Simeon "Rocky Bottom" Smith.Just who is the father of Simeon "Rocky Bottom" Smith?What is the correct birth date of Simeon "Rocky Bottom Smith's father?
Some websites have the father as a Thomas Smith with no wife name.Thomas Smith born abt 1767 in Chatham County, North Carolina and died 1841 in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
But on my www.ancestry.com page for Thomas Smith there is a Historical Record - Family Data Collection - Births:
Thomas Smith Father:Christopher Smith Mother:Yz Buckner Birth Date:1800 State:NC Country:USA
Then recently on my www.ancestry.com my webpage for Thomas Smith I noticed that I could connect to others who are researching Thomas Smith.I did this and found out that someone else had Thomas Smith's father and mother as:
John Christopher "Little River" Smith - Father and Sarah Ann Buckner - Mother
This would be great if you could help but as you noticed the Smith thing is such a mix up of names, dates, and places.
This Smith thing gets so confusing that I have to at times just walk away from it.
I do know that some of the Smith's that left Virginia and it is still the same large family of Smith's but some left to go from Virginia to Tennessee which is the lesser known line and the more prominent Smith line took off to North Carolina to South Carolina to Georgia to Texas.
But it seems that it is this line of Smith's that are related or directly related from father to son to the Sir Thomas Smythe of Burnley Parish, Burnley, Lancashire, England and the owner of his famous castle in England.
But then again I just ran across my printed papers from www.ancestry.com on my Simeon "Rocky Bottom" Smith on 11 possible connections researching Simeon "Rocky Bottom" Smith.Some researchers have Simeon's death in Hall County, Georgia or Anderson, South Carolina.One of the researchers had Simeon's father and mother as Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Witt.
Thanx for any of your input of what you hear about the Smith's in your part of the country.
My email is email@example.com
This Smith line is so huge that this mess of Smith's are driving me crazy.