Joseph Smith of Amherst and Nelson Co, VA
I believe the lineage of Joseph Smith (message 55885) descends thru his father Childres who left a will in Nelson Co in 1813 to his GF John Smith who left his will in Cumberland Co,VA in 1757 and to his GGF Humphrey Smith (b c1655 & d c1732) of Henrico Co, VA and his wife Mary Childers - hence the name. I think Patience (b 1763) was initially from Chesterfield Co, VA the daughter of James and Sarah Elam. I do not have any info regarding their children. I'll be pleased to discuss the reasearch trail which led to these conclusions. Phone 336-765-9360.
My primary interest is as a Smith researcher, and to locate a living male Smith who is willing to participate in the Southern Smiths DNA project to confirm this research.