SMITH FAMILY HISTORY

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Introduction to the Smith Line of our Tree

INTRODUCTION TO THE SMITH LINE OF OUR TREE  Family histories have been handed down from one generation to the next over the course of centuries. Oral history was the stuff...

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Smiths of Swallowfield

The history of Swallowfield, Berkshire, England is told in a document buried deep in the archives of British history, found just between “Swallow Tales of England” and “Swarthy Women of...

Westmoreland County
on The Great Neck

Chapter 1: Smith Family Roots: Virginia 1663

CHAPTER 1  IN THE BEGINNING: 1663 The first thing you need to know is that I did not begin this journey looking for Peter Smith at Round Hill, North Carolina living...

Swallowfield Park & Manor

Chapter 2: Smith British Roots 1600

WHO WERE PETER SMITH’S PARENTS and OUR ANCESTORS?   Prior to 1663 The Smiths who settled into Westmoreland County, Virginia had to have some resources available that allowed them to move...

West Country Residents

Chapter 3: Smyths of the West Country, England

WITHOUT FURTHER PROOF Without further proof it would be wrong to assume that we the living are descended from Richard Smyth, via Peter Smith.  It would be also be wrong...

Captain John Smith

Chapter 4: Other Ancestral Possibilities for Peter Smith

Ancestral Possibilities for Peter Smith Several stories have filtered through the ages regarding the identity of the parents of Peter Smth of Westmoreland. When our Peter signed dcuments he frequently...

The Mayflower

Chapter 5: Doegs Neck & Nomini Neighborhoods

The Settlement of Doeg’s Neck (Mason Neck) In previous discussions I have provided examples of the verbiage produced by those madcap guys in the Virginia Colony deed office. Frustrated screenwriters...

Bull Run Fields our Fathers Knew Well Before the War

Chapter 6: Bull Run Deeds and Beyond

JAMES SMITH 1708-1749 (ggf5) and ELIZABETH PRESLY TAYLOR 1700-1771 (ggm5) Mount Airy, pictured above, is the home of the Taylor (Tayloe) family, from which our great grandmother (ggm5) Elizabeth Taylor was...

Nomini Bay Homesteads of Mottrom & Co.

Chapter 7: The Role of Smiths in Shaping Religious Freedom

The grandchildren of Peter Smith of Yeocomico, Westmoreland, Virginia were caught up in the dramatic growth of a colony on the road to becoming a republic. I can’t emphasize enough...

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Chapter 8: The Gordian Knot of Relations

The Gordian Knot of Relations:  A Who’s Who Among the Early Ancestors This is a picture of a Gordian Knot. Kind of looks like that ball of Christmas tree lights that...