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Maj Robert Smith
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1749
Goochland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1822
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA

(I am not positive that this is the correct cemetery, but it was the closest fit with the following information from what I could tell by the map. A correction would be welcome.)

Burial: Smith Cemetery, Murfreesboro Quadrangle, 400 ft. NE of intersection of Eagle Pike and Rucker Lane at Salem. There are no stones remaining, but it is known that "Robert Smith, an early settler about 1800 was buried there," according to notation in Rutherford County Tennessee Cemeteries, vol. III, pg. 110.

"Rutherford County Tennessee Pioneers Born Before 1800," compiled by Susan C. Daniel, Rutherford Co. Historical Soc. 2003, pg. 239, #5356:
Major Robert Smith, Sen., was b. 18 June 1749 in Va., d. 30 Sept. 1822, in Rutherford Co., served in Revolutionary War as Ensign, Powhatan Militia, VA and resigned May 18, 1780 as a Captain. He was one of the first Trustees of Salem Methodist Church, founded in 1812 on land he had donated (RCHS Pub. #29, p. 64). He m. 1774, Mary Jarratt, daughter of Archelaus Jarratt and Elizabeth Mims, of Goochland Co., VA. They emigrated to Rutherford Co. in 1804.

Robert Smith emigrated in 1804 from Goochland County, Virginia, settling on the West Fork of Stones River, where Salem, Tennessee now stands. At least four of Mary Jarratt Smith's brothers came as well. Robert Smith donated an acre of land in 1814 for the Salem Methodist Church and was one of the first trustees. The first structure was a log cabin, later replaced by a brick structure in 1835 and later remodeled in 1870. The present brick building was built in 1903. Both Robert and Mary are listed on the original rolls of the church as having joined in 1812 by transfer. It is noted that Robert's membership ended in 1822 by his death and that Mary's ended in 1836 at her death. [The Official Membership and Church Record of the Salem Methodist Church, from 1812-1975]
 
 
Burial:
Smith Cemetery
Salem
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
Record added: Sep 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96377304
Maj Robert Smith
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Respects to my 5th Great Grandfather.
- Sarah Perry
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
M 7th Great Grandfather Rest in Peace
- sandy dye
 Added: Aug. 7, 2013
Robt. Jarratt was the 4th grt grdfather of Jim Paulk and Mary Jarratt was the 4th Grt grdmother of same.I leave forgetmenots to let you know you will never be forgotten, in 100 yrs (less now) your family records and ours will be opened in Salt Lake City,...(Read more)
- Mickey Paulk
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
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