I am not researching this family, just entering information from one of my books, "Allegheny Passage" by Emmert F. Bittinger:
"The Smoot family was in Hampshire County at an early date.James Smoot, of unknown origins, received a land grant Nov. 16, 1783.An early estate settlement is recorded for a John Smoot who had died ca. 1808 and whose executors wer appointed May 16, 1808."
"The oldest known relationship of the Smoot name to Brethren is that of Thomas Barton Smoot who is believed to be a son-in-law of Henry Neff.Acting on behalf of deceased Henry Neff's estate and under-aged children, Thomas Smoot transferred Neff's land on Patterson Creek to Sylvester Neff on Nov. 11, 1787....."
"The name of Thomas Smoot does not appear on the tax lists of 1782 or 1784, probably for the reason that he did not own land at that time.Some of his land was acquired in 1794 when he purchased 100 acres on Mill Creek from Okey Johnson."In one paragraph his wife is mentioned as being named Catherine.
"Other Smoot families apparently were Brethren.One of these was Josiah Smoot, born April 11 or 16, 1771 and died April 14, 1847.He married Jane Riley, born Nov. 13, 1785 and died Feb. 28, 1858, daughter of William and Isabelle Riley.They had two children, Samuel and Thomas.His will, written in 1830 was not probated until April 26, 1847.He named his wife, Jane, and two sons.Witnesses were his neighbors Thomas and George Sloan, and David and Peter Arnold."They are buried in the Arnold cemetery.
"A Smoot family cemetery was once located on the edge of the hill on the north side of Route 50 between Beaver Run Road and Junction."
There is a little more information on these people.I live in Maryland and the Smoot name is familiar to me because some of my ancestors lived in Southern Maryland where there were many Smoots.I don't know if there is any connection to these people.