Friday, October 14, 2016

Family Friday: Warren/Smith

As I've been examining the probate records for my fourth great uncle Jeremiah Warren* over the past month, it's clear that several of his relatives had said or done something that caused him to limit his bequests. One of them was his sister Elizabeth who had married William Smith in 1822.

[Marriage Records, Book, 1808-1879. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia]

And here's Jeremiah's bequest to Elizabeth:

Item 5th. I give Elizabeth Smith twenty five dollars and the money due
me by William Smith her husband for rent.

And in Item 10th, he stated that she was one of his heirs who wasn't to benefit if it happened that the six enslaved persons had to remain in bondage:
[I]f they cannot have them freed by the Laws of our Country in that time are to be equally divided by my brothers and sisters or their heirs except Epps Warren and James Warren and Elizabeth Smith and Susan Johnson as I do not wish them to have any part in said division.
Elizabeth and William Smith had four children, two daughters and two sons. From the names given to both boys, Warren R. Smith (1825-1851) and Henry Warren Smith (1827-1897), the family's connection to the Warrens was maintained.

While Warren R. died within a year of his marriage and had no known children, his brother Henry Warren had two children by his first wife and six by his second. Of those eight children only one son, the youngest of all, was given Warren as a middle name.

However Henry Warren Smith's oldest son, William Horace Smith (1851-1922), named his second son Jesse Warren Smith (1874-1943) after his own great grandfather Jesse Warren Sr. (c.1747 - 1827).

Thanks to a gentleman in Texas whose wife is the connection to the Smiths, I've found a photo of Jesse Warren Smith, my third cousin, 3 times removed. He was a carpenter.

[From Jesse W Smith Profile in kenhoc's tree]

Note that in the 1940 U.S. Census, he called himself "Warren Smith".

[Year: 1940; Census Place: Seminary, Covington, Mississippi; Roll: T627_2019; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 16-3. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.]

*So far I've posted about his Life, the Caveat, the Said Will, and Item #10

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