Dec. 31, 1843 Windsor Randolph County Indiana, USA
In 1779, Drummond Smithson buys land on Horsepen Creek in Fluvanna County, Virginia from Giles Allegre. The deed is dated July 12th 1779 and is recorded in Book 1, pg. 222 of Fluvanna County, Virginia deed records. Christopher Norton and John Glaspy are witnesses. The printed 1790 "Census" of Virginia is actually a tax list of about 1782 + and shows Drummond SMITHSON with 6 whites and 1 black in his household in Fluvanna County. In 1810 Drummond is living in Campbell Co., Virginia and no slaves are listed in his household. Drummond and his wife, Mary "Polly" Parrott, and 7 or 8 children have left Campbell Co., Virginia sometime after 1810 and settled in the Fairfield area of Highland Co., Ohio. Drummond is shown as a head of the household in 1820 and 1830 in Ohio. Drummond Smithson is listed in the 1840 census of pensioners as "not yet receiving a pension" and supposedly had service in the Revolutionary War. He was age 85 and living with his son, Ira Smithson, in Stony Creek twp. Both Drummond and Mary Smithson are buried in the Union Cemetery (Old Terrell Cemetery) near Windsor in Randolph Co., Indiana. A larger (and corrected) tombstone was placed in 2002 by gifts of time and money by descendants of Drummond Smithson. Drummond was survived by 8 children. Three of their sons had proceeded him in death: Tyre Smithson, died in Brown Co., Ohio by 1825 Samuel Smithson, died in Highland Co., Ohio in 1831 John M. Smithson, died in 1837 in Scott Co., Illinois Drummond's father is believed to be John Smithson of Albemarle Dist. (later Louisa Co.), Virginia. His known brother, Maj. Samuel Smithson, settled in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he and his wife Anna are buried in the Old Quaker Cemetery.
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In memory of a soldier of the Revolution, -
OPPSheryl Added: Mar. 13, 2014
Photo explanationNorthern Command INSSAR Color Guard at the gravesite of soldier, Drummond Smithson , on May 22, 2008 at a cemetery in Stoney Creek Township, Randolph Co., IN . -
Mary Jo Bailey Added: Jun. 18, 2008