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Thomas Nesmith
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1741
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1814
Madison
Madison County
Alabama, USA

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Name: Thomas NESMITH
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Nesmith
Sex: M
Birth: 22 Nov 1741 in Abington or York County, PA
Death: 7 Oct 1814 in Madison County, Al
Religion: Presbyterian
Event: Military Service Revolutionary War
Baptism: 17 Dec 1741 Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA

Note: MILITARY: Served in the Continental Army from York County, SC, in the Revolutionary War. War record: AA 5486 PPI vv-4vv. Originally from PA, settled in York County, SC, before the Revolutionary War. Baptized in the Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA, on 17 Dec 1741. Shortly after marriage in Mecklenburg County, NC, he moved to York County, SC. All of their children were born in York County, SC. He came to Madison County, AL, in 1809. He is listed in the first census of Madison County, AL, then Mississippi Territory.His name, Thomas NESMITH, appears on a monument in Huntsville, AL, erected by the DAR. In Scotland where they were originally from, it was spelled Naesmyth,
descendants of Robert the BRUCE. The name is said to have originated in this way: between 8 Sep 1249 , when Alexander III of Scotland was crowned King, and 16 Mar 1286 (when Alexander died). an aide-de-camp of the King, on the eve of a battle, was required to mend the King's armor. Though a man of powerful physique and a brave warrior he was unsuccessful as a mechanic. For his prowess, great daring and achievement, in battle he was knighted by the King with this laconic comment, "Although he is nae smyth, he is a brave gentleman." The armorial bearings of the family refer to this remark: a drawn sword between two war mantels broken, with the motto in old Scotch "Not by knoavery but by bravery." Thomas, whose father was probably a William because he named his oldest son William, was born in what is now York County, PA, 22 Nov 1741.

Father: Thomas or William NESMITH b: 1700 in Freehold, Monmouth, NJ
Mother: Dorcas Tabitha FOSTER b: Abt 1711 in Abington, VA

Marriage 1 Jennet ROBESON b: 17 Sep 1751 in Brandywine, York, PA Married: 1770 in Mecklenburg, NC
Children
Dorcas NESMITH b: 8 Apr 1771 in York County, SC
William NESMITH b: 2 Dec 1772 in York County, SC
Thomas H. NESMITH b: 22 Nov 1774 in York County, SC
John N. NESMITH b: 22 Jul 1777 in York County, SC
Alexander NESMITH b: 23 Feb 1779 in York County, SC
Isaac Campbell NESMITH b: 10 Oct 1781 in York County, SC
Mary NESMITH b: 9 Dec 1786 in York County, SC
 
 
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 Children:
  Alexander NeSmith (1779 - 1859)*
 
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Burial:
Madison Cemetery
Madison
Madison County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Paula Berry Nelson
Record added: Aug 24, 2004
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