Please feel free to email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for James Smoot; I have been looking for him. According to Newman's book on the Smoots, (a James) was a son of John Smoot whose will is discussed right after the comment about the land grant of James Smoot. As the book says "unknow origin."As for Neff--Josiah Smoot was married to Esther Neff before Riley.Josiah sons--Samuel and Thomas were both sons of Esther. (Steve Smoot's database & Neff genealogy)You also mention Catherine.Catherine and Esther Neff were sisters, and the daughters of Henry & Christiana Neff.The sisters evidently married brothers:Thomas and Josiah Smoot, sons of Samuel Smoot and Elizabeth Davis.
I would like to hear from anyone who has additional information regarding the Smoots, Neffs or Bartons.I have additional information to share. Carol Miller-Hettle