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Daniel Smith
Birth: Oct. 29, 1748
Death: Jun. 16, 1818
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

Revolutionary War Patriot, Brigadier General, US Senator. Born in Stafford County, Virginia, he was educated at the College of William and Mary and became a surveyor. In 1773, he became the deputy surveyor of Augusta County, Virgina and was elected sheriff of Augusta County in 1780. During the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned a Colonel in the militia, took part in the later battles and was appointed Assistant Deputy Surveyor for the Southern Department of the Continental Army in 1781. At the war's end, he moved to Sumner County, Tennessee, to claim a land grant for his military service and served as the county surveyor. He was prominent in local affairs, was appointed a Brigadier General in the Continental Army militia and President George Washington named him the first Secretary of the Southern Territory 1790. Smith was a member of the convention that wrote the Tennessee Constitution which came into effect with its statehood on June 1, 1796 and he prepared the first official map of Tennessee. In 1798, he was appointed as a Democratic United States Senator and served until 1809, when he resigned, returned to his Sumner County Virginia, estate and pursued agricultural and business interests until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Sarah Michie Smith (1755 - 1831)
  George Smith (1776 - 1849)*
  Mary Smith Donelson Sanders (1781 - 1857)*
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Rock Castle Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Jul 20, 2002
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- Hamilton Smith
 Added: Jan. 4, 2017
My 6th great grand uncle.Thank you for your service.
- Betty Evans
 Added: Aug. 1, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Jun. 16, 2015
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