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James SmithSon of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

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William Smith, Son of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

William Smith’s will is found in Will Book A, page 478. It reads, in part:

“I William Smith, of County of Fairfax in Colony of Virginia… to wife use of negroes during her life. After her decease to be divided between three sons, Hancock, James and William and their heirs. Executrix: Wife, Letita Smith.”

On September 27, 1751, Letita Smith, executor, presented will for probate. It is of interest to note that Hugh Thomas was a witness to this will, along with William Moon and James Turley.

John Smith, Son of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

Mary Smith, Daughter of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

Daughter Mary was given 48 acres of land in Westmoreland County, “where she now lives.”

Married John Fleming. The record of his will dates: “15 November 1744; 26 February 1744.”[1]

His wife is not mentioned and it is assumed she predeceased him. He does mention daughters Sarah and Anne and sons Peter, Thomas, and William, as well as John Bailey and James Bailey.

There were, without doubt, intermarriages between the Smith and Bailey families.

Abigail Smith, Daughter of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

Abigail married William Fleming.

Their children were John and William; Elizabeth, who married Thaddeus Jackson; Margaret (Peggy), who married Rodham Pritchett; and Mary Fleming.

William Fleming’s will was dated 7 January 1767 and was probated 28 April 1767.[1] He left his estate to his “wife Abigail” and to each of his children, “one negro.”

Hannah Smith, Daughter of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

Martha Smith, Daughter of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia

Martha married William McClanahan.

They had sons Thomas, Peter, William, James, and John McClanahan. A daughter Married Garland Moore.

William McClanahan’s will bequeaths land in Richmond County (Virginia) to son-in-law Garland Moore and land in Richmond County to his grandchildren, Robert, Garland, Peter, McClanahan, and Martha Moore, to be received by them upon the death of his (William McClanahan’s) wife. The estate left his wife, Martha, was to go to their sons. McClanahan’s will was dated 15 September 1760, and probated 29 October 1771.[1]

Ann Smith, Daughter of Peter Smith and Mary Bailey of Westmoreland County, Virginia