Cumberland Pioneer Settlers
Johann Schmidt was born in Germany and migrated west due
primarily to religious upheaval. In the new world he soon became
John Smith and migrated to the western slopes of the Carolina
Appalachians and raised a family of eleven children, six boys and
His oldest son was named George Smith, Born in 1731 and
Died 20 Mar 1804 in Stockton Valley, KY. He married the daughter of
an Irish Immigrant named Rebecca Bowen ca 1768 in Augusta Co., VA.
Rebecca was Born ca 1748 in Ireland and Died ca 1830 in Overton
Co., TN. They had thirteen children including the following four
who are well documented in our work:
- Philip Smith - Born Aug 1769 in Botetort Co., VA, Died
1865 in Fentress Co., TN. He married Emily "Millie" Atkinson 11 Jan
1798 in Cumberland Co., KY. They had twelve children including the
- 4th Generation
- Jesse Bowen Smith - Born 24 May 1800 in Cumberland Co.,
KY, Died 24 Oct 1865 in Jackson Co., TN. He married 1st Susannah L.
"Sarah" Crouch 17 Feb 1820 in Cumberland Co., KY. They had nine
children. He married second Martha Dearing 30 May 1861 in Albany,
Clinton Co., KY. Their family included two children.
- Isaac Denton Smith - Born 20 May 1810 in Cumberland
Co., KY, Died 1 Jan 1904 in Pickett Co., TN. He married Zerelda Ann
Smith ca 1834. They had nine children.
- John M. Smith - Born 8 Sep 1814 in Cumberland Co., KY,
Died ca 1885 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO. He married first,
Margaret, ca 1824 in Virginia. They had six children. He married
second, Sarah Lewis.
- Martha Ellen Smith - Born 21 Dec 1818 in Cumberland
Co., KY, Died 24 Jan 1922 in Jamestown, Fentress Co., TN. She
married William "Barnet" McDonald on 21 Mar 1839. Their family
included eleven children.
- George Smith Jr. - Born 1773 in Botetourt Co., VA. He
married Beulah Thompson ca 1797. They had two daughters:
- Rose Smith - Born 1898
- Sharon Smith - Born 1898
- William Smith - Born 17 Dec 1781 in Botetourt Co., VA.
Died, 25 Jul 1823 in Kentucky. He married Margaret Ryder 15 Oct
1801 in Cumberland Co., TN They had ten children including the
following three sons:
- Reece Bowen Smith - Born 30 Jul 1807 in Kentucky, Died,
30 Oct 1868 in Jackson Co., TN. He married Margaret Bristow on 12
Apr 1829. They had thirteen children.
- Allen Smith - Born 1 Sep 1814 in Kentucky. He married
first Sarah in Kentucky. They had ten children. He married second
Catherine. Their family consisted of five children.
- Jonathan Smith - Born 30 Jul 1819 in Kentucky, Died 27
Jan 1886 in Kentucky. He married Jane Wilburn ca 1844 and they had
- John "Raccoon John" Smith
Born 15 Oct 1784 in Sullivan Co., TN Died 28 Feb 1868 in Mexico,
Audrain Co., MO. He married first Anna Townsend in Wayne Co., KY.
They had four children including the following two girls:
John married second Nancy Hurt 25 Dec 1815 in Wayne Co.,
KY. They had eleven children including the following:
- Jennie Smith - Born 10 Apr 1812 in Wayne Co., KY. She
married Thomas Jefferson Boles and they had one son.
- Zerelda Ann Smith - Born 7 Jun 1814 in Wayne Co., KY,
Died 12 Feb 1891 in Pickett Co., TN. She married Isaac Denton
Smith. (See entry above)
- Maria M. Smith - Born ca 1825 in Montgomrey Co., KY.
She married James A. J. Lee ca 1840 in Kentucky. They had six
- Harvey James Smith - Born ca 1831 in Mt. Sterling,
Montgomery Co., KY. Died 22 Feb 1859. He married Mary C. Steadham
15 Dec 1852 in Scott Co., KY. They had one daughter.
- Emily F. Smith - Born ca 1832 in Mt. Sterling,
Montgomery Co., KY. She married A. R. Ringo 21 Dec 1853 in Scott
Co., KY. They had one daughter.
Smith Family History
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Find below links to several pages in Darline C. Smith's
Genealogy of George Smith/Schmidt and Rebecca Bowen. While I do plan to
do extensive rework of this page the images should work well in the
Roots Surname List RSL offers registered Smith researchers
listings showing the earliest and latest dates of their Smith
family data, origination of family, migration route and last, the
E-Mail address of the submitter of the Smith family data. RSL is
now located on the RootsWeb
Genealogical Data Cooperative server and includes a growing
list of searchable databases which will likely be of interest to
the researcher. These folks do a great job!
- Smith Family Sites on the Internet (If anyone can add
anything let me know and I'll post to this list).
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