After researching the census, and deeds in Marion Co.I am suspecting that Hugh Smith was the father of Nancy Smith who married William Bedwell in 1840.Nancy was born in MS.In 1850 she lives next door to some Smiths:Daniel (23, b. MS), Eliza (29, b. MS) A.N. (35, b. MS), Martha (39, b. SC).Also in Marion Co. is James S. Smith, born in SC.
In 1860 Daniel Smith, living next door to the Bedwells,has a young son named "Hugh".Could these Smiths be Nancy's siblings?
Hugh Smith begins being active in Marion in 1816 when he is on the Territory Census. Hugh died in 1850 and is listed on the MS Mortality Schedule as born in SC.(Remeber, neighbor James S. Smith--could this be a son?)
And, a "Huey"Smith is buried in the Old Smith/ Bedwell Cemetery, but I have no detailed headstone info.Nancy Smith Bedwell is buried there too.