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William Joel Smith
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1833
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1908
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

Marriage record (Pub. Press & Banner) revealed W Joel Smith and Ione Allen married on March 27, 1855 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Joel was twenty-one and Ione was seventeen when they married.

The 1860 census revealed W Joel was a Farmer and they were living in Abbeville County, South Carolina. Their real estate value was $11,000 and personal estate value was $50,000. They were both born in South Carolina. Household members: W Joel (26), Ione (21), Joel A (4), Mary L (2), and William Connelly (26).

The 1860 Slaves census revealed W. Joel Smith owned eighty-seven slaves ranging from age one to seventy years.

Civil War record revealed William Joel Smith fought for the Confederate Army in South Carolina. He enlisted in the 1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Orr's) Company B
Rank In: Private; Rank Out: Quartermaster Sergeant.

Joel Smith bought their mansion on 88 N. Main Street from the Calhouns in 1866. Originally the house was built in 1840 by the Calhouns. It was thought to be built by Vice President, John C. Calhoun for his brother.

The 1870 census revealed W Joel was a Life Insurance Agent and they were living in Abbeville, Abbeville Co, South Carolina. Their real estate value was $5,000 and personal estate value was $1,000. Household members: W Joel (36), Ione (32), Allen (14), Mary (12), J M (10), Ione (8) and A M (2).

Their children:

Joel Allen Smith (b.1856 d.1935)
Mary "Mamie" Lou Smith (b.1857 d.1917)
Janie Amanda Smith (b.1860 d.1902)
Ione Dolly Smith (Cothran)(b.1861 d.1887)
William Joel Smith (b.1864 d.1865)DY
Infant Son Smith (b.1866 d.1866)DY
Augustus Marshall Smith (b.1867 d.1928)
Belle Smith (b.1876 d.1876)DY

They had been married twenty-four years when Ione died on Nov 3, 1879 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

The 1880 census revealed Joel was a widower and a General Merchant. His parents were born in South Carolina. Household members: W Joel (46), Mary L (22) Janie A (20) Ione (18), Aug. M. (12), Cousin, Lilly Burns (17), Ward, Georgia Gordon (16) and Ward, Evans Gordon (10).

Marriage record revealed W Joel Smith and Sallie Livingston married on Dec 2, 1880 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Joel was forty-seven and Sallie was forty-five when they married.

The 1900 census revealed they owned their home free of mortgage. Joel was born in October 1833 and Sarah was born in February 1835. They had been married twenty years. Their widowed son, Augustus and grandson were living with them. Household members: Joel W (66), Sarah L (64), Mary L (42), Augustus M (32) and Joel W (5).

They had been married twenty-three years when Sallie died on April 8, 1904 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Joel died six days before his seventy-fifth birthday.

After Joel died in 1908, the mansion was owned by his son, Augustus. After Augustus's widow died in 1950, it was owned by Augustus's children. By 1993, the last three owners were; George Smith's widow, Augustus Smith Jr's widow and Augustus's only daughter, Sarah Smith Wilson. Sarah Smith Wilson lived there until her death in 1993. At that time, the house was sold to a retired General and his wife who have made all the necessary repairs to retain it's beauty. Over the years the house address changed from 88 N. Main to 400 N. Main and finally became 500 N. Main.

Obituary (The Press and Banner and Abbeville Medium Wednesday October 21, 1908)

{{DIED IN ATLANTA - W. Joel Smith Passes to the Great Beyond. - W. Joel Smith of this city died in Atlanta yesterday morning, October 20, 1908, aged 75 years.

He went to that city several weeks ago for medical treatment in one of the hospitals and for a time he appeared to be better, but for several days last past he had been sinking until the end came yesterday. His daughter, Miss M.L. Smith had been with him all the time. One day last week his sons, Mr.J. Allen Smith and Mr. A.M. Smith went to his bedside, and yesterday his grandson, Mr. J. Allen Smith Jr. joined them.

Mr. Smith was one of the oldest citizens in town. For about forty years he was one of the most successful merchants at Abeville. Some five or six years ago he retired from business with a competency of this world's goods.

In business circles he was distinguished for his good judgment of men and things. He seldom made a mistake in his credits and he never placed himself in position where he must oppress the poor.

In all the relations of life he has been preeminently a man of truth and of sterling integrity. While he has always been a lover of money and a close collector of that which was his own, yet where principle was involved, he would have none of it. He never touched a doubtful dollar. He had the highest appreciation of character and personal worth in young men.

He was a supporter of the Presbyterian Church and gave countenance to whatever was presented for the uplifting of the community, no matter from what source it came. He made no great professions of religion and did not seek to sit too high in the temple. He was not a "professor." He was better than a mere "professor" of religion. He was an honest man, the kindness of whose heart found expression in the deeds of his daughter, Miss M.L. Smith, who has often comforted those in distress.

Mr. Smith lived very much to himself and with the kindred to whom he was devoted. He loved their society and found great pleasure in their company.

He was as far removed from the arts or the wiles of the politician as any man who ever lived amongst us.}}

Joel lived to the age of 74.
Family links: 
  Joel Smith (1798 - 1855)
  Isabella Elizabeth Marshall Smith (1809 - 1860)
  Ione Allen Smith (1837 - 1879)*
  Sarah Margaret Livingston Smith (1835 - 1904)*
  Joel Allen Smith (1856 - 1931)*
  Mamie Lou Smith (1857 - 1917)*
  Ione Smith Cothran (1861 - 1887)*
  William Joel Smith (1864 - 1865)*
  Infant Son Smith (1866 - 1866)*
  Augustus Marshall Smith (1867 - 1928)*
  Belle Smith (1876 - 1876)*
  Augustus Marshall Smith (1827 - 1862)*
  Mary Elizabeth Smith Perrin (1829 - 1855)*
  Virginia Caroline Smith Aiken (1832 - 1900)*
  William Joel Smith (1833 - 1908)
  George Miles Smith (1844 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate States Of America Veteran.
Upper Long Cane Cemetery
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Susan Pantelias
Originally Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85085377
William Joel Smith
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William Joel Smith
Added by: Susan Pantelias
William Joel Smith
Added by: Susan Pantelias
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
Confederate States of America Veteran. The Cause You Strove To Win Was Lost, But Honor, Duty, And Rights are Worth Fighting For. Thank You. May You Rest In Peace.
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 Added: Mar. 3, 2012

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