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William Robert "Billie" Smith
Birth: Apr. 19, 1829
Decatur
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1916
Stroud
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

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1850 Harris County, Ga. Census:

H#766

Simeon Smith 62M Farmer R$1,000 Born Maryland
Lavina Smith 60F Born South Carolina
John G. Smith 23M Farmer Born Georgia
WILLIAM R. SMITH 21 M Farmer Born Georgia
Lavina Perry 16F Born Georgia
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Harris County, Ga. Marriage Record: William R. Smith and Elizabeth A. Bazemore October 20, 1857.
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1860 Harris County, (G.M.D. 679 - Whitesville) GA Census:

#H816

Wm. Smith 30M Farmer R$600 P$500 Born GA
Elizabeth Smith 23F Born GA
M. E. Smith 1F Born GA
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1870 Harris County, (Hamilton) GA Census:

#H746

William Smith 38M Farmer R$500 P$300 Born AL(?)
Elizabeth Smith 28F Keeping House Born GA
Edna E. Smith 9F Born GA
William W. Smith 4M Born GA
Joseph Smith 1M Born GA
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Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Record: W. R. Smith received by Experience on October 1, 1877.
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1880 Chambers County, (Hickory Flat) Ala. Census:

#H16

William Smith 52M Farming Born GA
Elizabeth Smith 42F Wife Housekeeping Born AL
Ednie Smith 18F Daughter At School Born GA
Willie Smith 13M Son At School Born GA
Joseph Smith 12M Son At School Born GA
Eunnice Smith 10F Daughter At Home Born GA
Rufus Smith 4M Son At Home Born AL
Osa Smith 1M Son At Home Born AL
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Chambers County, AL ML V8 #314 issued to W. R. Smith & Mrs. L. A. Griggs on July 10, 1884.
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1900 Chambers County, (Hickory Flat) AL Census:

#H131

William R. Smith 67M Farmer Born April 1833 in GA
Jula L. Smith 62F Wife Born Dec. 1836 in AL (Married 16 years; Mother of 0 children)
Edna Smith 39F Daughter Born April 1861 in GA
Ocie S. Smith 31M Son Born April 1869 in AL
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Deed from W.R. and J.L. Smith to Mount Pisgah Church, April 15, 1887. Recorded in Deed Book 20, Page 173, Chambers County, Alabama.

State of Alabama
Chambers County

Know all men by these presents that for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, W.R. Smith and wife J.L. Smith of the county and state aforesaid have this day bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey unto G.F. Whatley, Isaac Stephens, and W.W. Smith, a committee appointed by Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church to receive this conveyance for said Church all of said state and county.
All of the lands described in a Deed to said Church by Harris McKinney bearing the date January 22, 1855; and also all of the land described in a Deed to said Church by Sarah L. Pate described in a Deed bearing the date August 7, 1863; and also one acre of land lying adjoining the above described, and bounded by lands now owned by said Church on the East; by W.R. Smith on the North and West; and by A.J. Thompson on the South.
And the said W.R. Smith and wife J.L. Smith for themselves, their heirs, and assignees will forever warrant and defend the right and title thereof against themselves and against the lawful claims of all persons forever in fee simple.
In testimony whereof the said W.R. Smith and wife J.L. Smith hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this April 15 A.D. 1887.

W.R. Smith L.S.
J.L. Smith L.S.

Attest:
Henry Wallace J.P.

The State of Alabama
Chambers County

I Henry Wallace an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county hereby certify that W.R. Smith and J.L. Smith his wife, whose names are signed to the written conveyance and who is known to me, did voluntarily sign the same for the purpose therein contained and in my presence; and the said J.L. Smith who is known to me as the wife of the said W.R. Smith says that she signed the same without fear, constraint, or threats on the part of her husband.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this the 15th day of April, 1887.

Henry Wallace
Justice of the Peace
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1907 Census of Confederate Veterans Residing in Chambers County: William R. Smith, Post Office Stroud, Ala. Born April 19, 1829 (1827 is on marble slab) near Decatur, Ga. in Decatur (DeKalb ?) County. First entered the service as a private in July, 1861 at Camp Calhoun, Ga., served in the Artillery on Georgia gunboat and continued until the close of the War.
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"The LaFayette Sun" - January 12, 1916:

Death of an Aged Citizen.

About 10 o'clock last Saturday morning, Jan. 8th, Mr. W. W. Smith (should read W.R.) peacefully passed from this world of sin and sorrow to that Better Country, "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary be at rest." In a few more weeks he would have been eighty-nine years old, and was one of the best and most honorable citizens in the whole land. For nearly forty years he had been a member of the Mount Pisgah Church and was well established in the faith and orderly in deportment, and received the highest degree of love from the entire membership. About 3:00 o'clock last Sunday afternoon he was laid to rest in the Mount Pisgah cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of friends, brethren and sisters. He leaves his widow (his third wife) and four children, three sons - Willie, Joe and Ocie, of Stroud, Ala., and one daughter, Mrs. Harrison Whitaker, of LaGrange, Ga. May this dear family be resigned to this loss. Funeral services were conducted by the writer.
His family requests us to extend their thanks to their neighbors and friends for their untiring assistance and kindness in this time of need.

- J. T. Satterwhite
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Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth A. Bazemore Smith (1838 - 1884)
  Lavinie Anglin Smith (1838 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Edna E. Smith (1861 - 1910)*
  William Wyatt Smith (1866 - 1957)*
  Joseph Owen Smith (1868 - 1936)*
  Emma Smith Whitaker (1870 - 1927)*
  Osie Elmer Smith (1871 - 1952)*
  Rufus J. Smith (1876 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery
Stroud
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 11, 2009
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William Robert Billie Smith
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William Robert Billie Smith
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William Robert Billie Smith
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