I am researching the ancestors of my great, great grandmother, Nancy B. Spain. She is believed to have been born in Virginia, or possibly North Carolina, in 1798, parents unknown.
Research to date indicates that she married Daniel (sometimes referred to as David) Smith, believed to have been born in North Carolina, in 1788. He has no known parents and is referred to as an orphan.
Their marriage is believed to have taken place in Virginia or North Carolina prior to their move West to Southern Indiana around 1818.
Daniel and Nancy Spain Smith had at least 8 children, including a son, my great grandfather, John C, Smith, who was born in Gibson County, Indiana, on 6/18/1831.
The family finally located in Posey County, Indiana, prior to Nancy's death there on 1/29/1852.David died there on 5/31/1874.
I have not been able to find the family in the 1830, 1840 or 1850 census records.
However, a David is shown in Gibson County, Indiana, in the 1820 census record; and David and Daniel, respectively ages 72 and 82, both b. NC, are shown in the 1860 and 1870 census records for Posey County, Indiana.