A Joseph Davidson (a son of Philemon "Phillip" Davidson and Mary) in my family married an Anna Smith in Cumberland Co., VA in 1816, and Anna's mother (perhaps a widow) was listed as Mrs. Janie Smith (and a Mr. John E. Snoddy provided the surety).I note that the Davidsons (shown incorrectly as "Daverson" on the 1810 Cumberland Co., VA census) lived next-door to a Mr. Hudgens, per the 1810 Cumberland Co., VA census, and a Lawrence Smith lived next-door to another Mr. Hudgens (and the Davidsons were only a few "census pages away" from that Lawrence Smith in 1810).Does anyone know if that Lawrence Smith was a descendant of the Reverend Guy Smith family (that apparently included a much earlier Lawrence Smith, a Christopher Smith, etc., etc.)?I see that at least some "branches" of the Reverend Guy Smith family were eventually in Cumberland Co., VA.
If anyone knows the "Smith husband" of the above Mrs. Janie Smith, please let me know.I note that an Anna Smith was listed as the head of her own household in Cumberland Co., VA on the 1820 census, but I do not know how/if she was "connected" to the other (probably younger) Anna Smith who had married Joseph Davidson four years earlier in 1816 (could the apparently older Anna Smith who was on the census in 1820 have also had the given name of "Janie")?Per the census index on Ancestry.com, the following seven Smiths were on the 1810 census in Cumberland Co., VA:
1) Benjamin Smith, 2) Daniel Smith, 3) Lawrence Smith, 4) Martin Smith, 5) Robert Smith, 6) William Smith and 7) another William Smith.
Can anyone "connect" the above seven men with their "correct Smith families?"It appears that there were multiple Smith families in Cumberland Co., VA over the years (like the family of Humphrey Smith), but I do not know how many different/unrelated Smith families (if more than one) were still in Cumberland Co., VA by 1810.
By the way, I understand that no male Smith from the large Reverend Guy Smith family has taken the DNA test.Surely there must be a living male Smith from that family "out there somewhere" who is willing to "step-up" and take the DNA test.My maternal Smith line (Alexander Smith, who died in Middlesex Co., VA around 1696) currently has four male donors who have taken the DNA test.I would not take a million dollars (literally) for the DNA test results for my paternal Davidson family and/or my maternal Smith family.