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Notes for JohnSMITH, SR.:
In 1796, James Smith of Wilkes County, GA, deeded property in Oglethorpe County, GA, to "his son John Smith and son-in-law William Barron" (Deed Book A, p. 335). This same property was mentioned in the 1797 will of James Smith in Wilkes County to be given to his son, John, and daughter, Patty Barron. The 1801 returns for the James Smith estate list money paid to William Barron, for his wife's legacy.
John (see above), followed William's family to Hancock, then Putnam Counties, GA, in the early 1800s.
John Smith bought Prudence Barron's land just two after the probate of her estate in Wilkes Co., GA (1798).
9 Jan 1798, Samuel Barron to John Smith, both of Wilkes Co., for $200, 100 acres, part of tract granted to Prudence Barron on Little River waters, on north side of said land, laying in an exact square, adj. north by Mills & Porter, east by Porter, south & southwest by Brooks, west by Lipham.(signed) Samuel Barron.wit:Wm. Triplett, A. Lipham, J.P.Recorded 18 Jul 1799.
[Source: "Wilkes Co., GA Deed Bks A-VV 1784-1806" by Michal Martin Farmer 1996, page 739]
WILL - JONES CO., GA dtd 18 Mar 1826 and probated 2 Jul 1827.
Sons: John Smith Jr., Nathan, Willis, Joseph, Asa, Bassel, James, William and Henry.
Daus: Prudy, Nancy Cook, Sarah Gammon.
Source: "History of Jones Co., GA 1807 - 1907" by Carolyn White Williams 1957
Source:Jones Co., GA Will Book BK A, pg 957.