I am trying to find info on Richard Smoot b. 1810 in Henrico County, VA. His parents were Barton Smoot. and Mary Alley.
I think Mary may have died by 1840, and their children are living with Barton and wife. Richard - I think - was in AL in 1840, but have not found him in a census. I have found who I think is Richard in AL in 1850 remarried and by 1860, he's still in AL as well as one of his sons (according to another researcher), Benjamin Sylvester who is a physician.
I am trying to make a link with my ggg-grandfather, Richard Henry Smoot. I think he may have also been a son of Richard (Echols - name from other researcher) Smoot and Mary Jane Cottrell. In the 1840 census, there are three boys living with Barton Smoot, two who would have been the right ages for Benjamin and Richard H.