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George Kenan Smith, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1778
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1845
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA

UPDATED 01/21/2012

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Born on his father's plantation on Tomahawk Creek, near Museville, died on his plantation on Tomahawk Creek, near Museville.

Married 08/18/1806 in Pittsylvania Co., VA to Susan Hartman "Sukey" Adkins.

Their issue:

1. Jabez Vortimer Smith (1809-1870)
2. Rhoda Elizabeth "Rhody" Smith (1811-1858)
3. Booker Hartman Smith (1812-1841)
4. Ralph Adkins "Smithy" Smith (1813-1902)
5. William Morgan Smith C.S.A. (1818-1896)
6. Eliza Beth "Betsy" Smith (1820-1889)
7. Mary Ann "Polly" Smith (1822-?)
8. Nancy Jane Smith (1823-1869)
9. Susan Letitia Smith (1829-?)

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He owned a plantation on Tomahawk Creek, near Museville, Pittsylvania Co., VA. He was a miller.

SMITH FAMILY HISTORY

The Smith's had a very strong physique, barrel-torso chest, and seemed to possess a large statue, being men of 200 lbs. or more.
George K. Smith (the last ancestor that I have authentic proof of in 1953 - BTA owned around 1100 acres* of land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Tomahawk Creek (near Museville). According to family tradition, he was born near Museville, Virginia and buried near Tomahawk, Va. where he lived. Family tradition says he was a miller. Value of property, $15,302.

*I calculate he owned about 3500 acres from the deed info below (Hank Rogers).
*The land he owned was where the Tomahawk Mill Winery is now & went as far north as the Pigg River.
*The old post office for Tomahawk, VA is on the hill behind the mill.
*Google Earth gives you an awesome view of the area from above, as well as Bing! maps, just zoom in on the area & choose satelite option.

Smith Surveyor's Plot and Field Notes.

Surveyed for Geo. K. Smith at the instance of Jeremiah Keesee, 216 Acres of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides Tomahawk Creek, and bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at Geo. Craft's corner white oak, thence along Craft's dividing line S.76 W.152 poles crossing the creek aforesaid to a white Oak in Mahan's line, thence along said line S.22 E.99 poles to a white oak near a branch, thence along Smith's East 181 poles crossing said Creek to post oak, S.64 E.38. poles to a white oak, thence along Keesee's former Line (now David H. Grubb's) N.30 ----200 poles, Grant calls for a white oak, no corner found, S. 82 E.91. poles to white oak in Jesse Oake's (formerly Cook's) line, thence along said lines N.3 W.14 poles to a post oak, thence along Childrap's line S.56 W.74 poles to Carter's lines same course continued in all 114 poles to a red oak pointers, N.81 W72 poles crossing a branch to a white oak, thence new dividing lines between said Smith and Carter S.18 W. 20 poles to a post oak, S.83 W.46 poles to a red oak, in old line, and thence along the same N.13 W.189 poles to the beginning.
By James Hopkins - Surveyor - Sept. 22, 1825
(Plot of 216 Acres. Surveyed by James Hopkins for Geo. K. Smith on Sept. 22, 1825.)

Deek Bk. 2V, pg. 379 - Jabez Smith and his wife Susan sell 218 acres of land lying on both sides of Tomahawk Creek for $1117.25 to George K. Smith. Rec.: Sept. 26, 1825.

Deed Bk. 46, pg. 19 - Jabez Smith and wife Susan sell to George K. Smith 1317 acres of land lying on both sides of Tomahawk Creek for $5070. Rec.:Apr. 18, 1842.

Will of George K. Smith - Pittsylvania County Records - Will Book 2, pg. 18:

I George K. Smith of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit.
1st It is my will and desire that all of my just debts be first paid.
2dly I give to my wife Susan Smith five hundred acres of Land including my dwelling house and plantation whereon I at present reside together with all my household and kitchen furniture, stocks of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, crops of all descriptions, plantation tools, and all my negro slaves to wit, Mariah, Mary, Bob, Alex, Capa, Chana, and Sam together with their future increase for and during the term of her natural life, and after her decease I give the same to my children herein named.
3dly I give to my son Jabez Smith Jr. in way of land nine hundred thirty dollars which said land I have previously deeded to him.
4thly I give to my son Ralph Smith nine hundred thirty dollars in way of land which said land I have previously deeded to him.
5thly I give to my son William Smith two hundred acres of land lying on the North side of Jeffersons road beginning on the ___ of Tomahawk hill on the side road, thence running rather a N.E. course to David H. Grubbs line, thence along sd Grubbs line to a corner postoak, thencea dividing line to be made to a fence on Tomahawk Creek, thence a West course up to Shockleys Branch so as to include two hundred acres insaid tract which said land I value at nine hundred thirty dollars.
6thly I give to my daughter Rhoda Reynolds one hundred twenty acres of land adjoining the lands whereon John Reynolds her husband at present resides, beginning near Tomahawk Creek at the mouth of a lane between John Reynolds and Ralph Smith thence with said Smith's line a N.W. course across Jeffersons road, thence to N. West course so far as to include one hundred twenty acres as aforesaid, which said lot of land I wish to be hereafter valued in cash and which valuation my said daughter, in a final division of my estate is to account for hereafter.
7thly I give to my three sons, to wit, Jabez Smith, Jr., Ralph Smith, and William Smith in trust for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Elizabeth Mayhan for and during the term of her natural life, the following described lot of land, containing one hundred twenty acres more or less and bounded as follows to wit, beginning on the top of Tomahawk hill at William Smith's corner herein named thence along Jeffersons road South East to Michael Bransons line, thence along Bransons line to David H. Grubbs line, then along the same N. West to William Smith's corner in sd. Grubbs line thence along same in line to the beginning which said lot of land I wish to valued by commissioners hereafter appointed which valuation I wish to be accounted for when a final division of my estate takes place.
I also give to my three sons above named in like manner as that of the one hundred twenty acres of land, in trust, an equal portion of my estate for the use and benefit of my said daughter Elizabeth Mahan after first deducting the valuation of the above named land and after the death of my said daughter I desire that the above named lot of land and other estate and property which may fall to my three sons as trustees for my said daughter provided she has any, and if not, then I desire that the aforesaid land and other personal estate be equally divided among my lawful heirs.
8thly I give to my daughter Nancy Anderson a lot or tract of land containing one hundred thirty seven acres adjoining the land of Capt. George Craft and Capt. John Wright which said land I wish to be valued and accounted for in a final division of my estate.
9thly I give the remaining part of my lands to my two daughters namely: Polly Smith and Letitia Smith to be valued and accounted for in final division of my estate.
10thly It is my will and desire that after the death of my wife Susan Smith the balance of my estate both real and personal, land and negroes shall be equally divided among all my children here in named, first charging them with valuation of land given off, or herein bequeathed, except Elizabeth Mayhan, whose part of my estate, I here in give to my three sons, above named in trust for the sole use and benefit of my said daughter Elizabeth which Estate I wish for them to manage in the most profitable manner and hand over to her, annually the profits or income of said estate, including the land and that part which may fall to her after charging the Valuation of the said land for and during the term of her natural life and after her death I give the same as herein before named -
And lastly I hereby constitute my three sons Jabez Smith, Jr., Ralph Smith and William Smith executors of this my last will and testament - In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 24th day of May 1845.
Teste - Jabez Smith, senr, George K. Smith, George Craft Jr., John P. Wright
his Geo. K. Smith mark

At a Court held for the County of Pittsylvania the 17th day of August 1845. This last will and Testament of George K. Smith dec'd was presented in Court and proved by two subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on motion of Jabez Smith Jr., Ralph Smith and William Smith the Executors in said will named who made oath according to law and with Demarcus Anderson, Watoaty Anderson, John P. Wright, Abner Mayhan, Joseph Wright and George Craft Jr. as their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of sixteen thousand Dollars Conditioned according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of said will in due form.
Teste - William H. Tunstall, Ck.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Smith (1740 - 1809)
  Beheathland Smith (1734 - 1787)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Hartman Adkins Smith (1787 - 1851)*
 
 Children:
  Jabez Vortimer Smith (1809 - 1870)*
  Rhoda Elizabeth Smith Reynolds (1811 - 1858)*
  Booker Hartman Smith (1812 - 1841)*
  Ralph Adkins Smith (1813 - 1902)*
  William Morgan Smith (1818 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  Beheathland Smith Lawrence (1771 - 1857)*
  George Kenan Smith (1778 - 1845)
  Lucy Smith Watson (1784 - ____)*
  Jabez F Smith (1787 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
George K. Smith Cemetery
Museville
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41425322
 


- Tom Atkinson
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