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  • ID: I119
  • Name: Isaac L. SMITH
  • Given Name: Isaac L.
  • Surname: Smith
  • Prefix: Rev. 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 Oct 1796 in Chatham County, North Carolina 1
  • Death: 7 May 1860 in Washington County, Georgia of Diabetes 3 4 2
  • Burial: 3
  • Note:
    There is no marked grave for Rev. Isaac Smith, his wife, Arsenia (Brantley) Smith, or for his parents, Pvt. Colby Smith or Anna (Henry) Smith in the Young Family Cemetery.  There is a Revolutionary War marker erected in the cemetery in honor of Colby Smith's war service, but it is not marking his grave.

    Some reference sources, including at least two publications of the Baptist church that include bio-sketches of Rev. Isaac Smith, state that he was buried next to his father.  However, the exact location of their alleged graves was not mentioned in the publications, and has been lost from the collective family memories.
    5 3
  • Religion: 12 Jun 1824 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Isaac united with the Ohoopie Baptist Church on JUN 12, 1824. 3
  • ORDN: 1826-1830 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Isaac was licensed to preach in 1826  in the pioneer Ohoopee Baptist Church; he became a deacon in 1827; and he was ordained in 1830 to the Gospel Ministry. 3
  • Event: Tax Digest 1828
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Tax Digest, 1828
    ===================================
    Surname........First Name....GA Military Dist. (GMD)....Captain......Page
    Smith……….Isaac……………..91……….........……....Jones….....51

    The 91st GMD was in the general area north and slightly east of Harrison, Georgia, and later became known as the "Peacocks" community.
    6
  • Occupation: 1829 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Isaac was a delegate from Ohoopee Baptist Church when the church joined the Washington Baptist Association . He spent thirty years with the Washington Association and only missed three of its sessions. 3
  • Event: Land 1839 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Isaac obtained a land grant in Washington County in 1839.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

       Location Grant Acres Year of
    Grantee of Grant Book Page Granted Grant

    Smith, Isaac Wash'ton U-5   53 400 1839
    7 8
  • Event: Census Report 1840 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Page: 214, Line 21; Dist: 100th;  Enumerator: Robert Tennille;  Film M704-53
    =============================================================
        Males: 2 (0-5), 3 (5-10), 2 (10-15), 2 (15-20), 1 (40-50);
    Females: 1 (5-10), 1 (10-15), 1 (15-20), 2 (20-30), 1 (40-50);

    Slaves:
        Males: 1 (55-100);
    Females: 0

    Occu:  Agriculture 5
    9
  • Event: Land 1841 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Isaac obtained a second land grant in Washington County in 1841.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

       Location Grant Acres Year of
    Grantee of Grant Book Page Granted Grant

    Smith, Isaac Wash'ton U-5 345 351 1841
    7
  • Event: Land 1849 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Isaac obtained a third land grant in Washington County in 1849.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

       Location Grant Acres Year of
    Grantee of Grant Book Page Granted Grant

    Smith, Isaac Wash'ton W-5 410   83 1849
    7
  • Occupation: 3 Jul 1856 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    the following wedding announcement appeared in the local newspaper on Jul 3, 1856:

       "On 29th instant, by Isaac L. Smith, Esq., Mr. James W. Drake and Miss Mary Ann Brantley, all of  Washington County."
    10
  • Occupation: From 1851 to 1857
  • Note: Isaac was employed from 1851 to 1857 by the Washington Association as a missionary in the area south of the Washington Association's territory. 3
  • Event: Court 2 Jul 1857 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    The following Legal Notice appeared in the local newspaper on Jul 2, 1857:

    "Washington County: Isaac Smith files to sell property of Cealia Brantly, deceased."
    11
  • Occupation: 1859 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Isaac was one of the organizing Presbytery for the Mount Vernon Baptist Association in 1859.  He served as Moderator for the Mount Vernon Baptist Association in 1859 and 1860. Much of his effort was focused on the reconciliation of the Primitive Baptist Churches in the territory south of the Washington Association. 3
  • Event: Mortality Schedule Census Report May 1860 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  enumerated by: W. G. Robson, Asst. Marshal
    Persons who Died during the Year ending 1st June 1860
    LN 10,  Page: 716;  Image: 0533;  Roll: T655_8
    ===================================
    Isaac Smith..63..M..W..Md..b-GA..d-May..Baptist preacher..Diabetes..90 days ill
    4
  • Event: Obituary 16 May 1860 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    The following death notice appeared in the local newspaper on May 16, 1860:

    DIED


         "Rev. Isaac Smith died in this county, after a painful and protracted illness, on Monday the 7th instant.  Mr. Smith has been for many years past a worthy member of the Baptist church, and for a number of years a minister of the Gospel.  His loss will be deeply felt not only in the immediate community in which he lived, but also in the many destitute portions of the State which he visited for the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Christ."
    12
  • Will: 17 Jun 1859 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Isaac signed a will on Jun 17, 1859 in Washington County, Georgia.  Recorded in Will Book B, pages 144-147. 13
  • Change Date: 15 Feb 2012 at 23:36
  • Note: See attached sources. 1



    Father: Colby SMITH b: 1751 in Virginia
    Mother: Anna HENRY b: 1755 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Arsenia BRANTLEY b: 1800 in Georgia
    • Married: 1817 in Washington County, Georgia 3
    • Change Date: 15 Feb 2012
    Children
    1. Has Children Celia SMITH b: 23 Mar 1818 in Washington County, Georgia
    2. Has Children Martha Ann SMITH b: 13 Jul 1819 in Washington County, Georgia
    3. Has Children Mary Brantley SMITH b: 1820 in Washington County, Georgia
    4. Has Children James Franklin SMITH b: Abt 1821 in Washington County, Georgia
    5. Has No Children Edwin SMITH b: Dec 1823 in Washington County, Georgia
    6. Has Children Isaac L. SMITH b: 13 Apr 1825 in Washington County, Georgia
    7. Has No Children Daniel Cooper SMITH b: 30 Sep 1827 in Washington County, Georgia
    8. Has Children Angeronia Jasmin SMITH b: 25 Feb 1829 in Washington County, Georgia
    9. Has No Children William Norris SMITH b: 26 Sep 1830 in Washington County, Georgia
    10. Has Children Benjamin Darius SMITH b: 9 Aug 1831 in Washington County, Georgia
    11. Has No Children Charles Thomas SMITH b: 8 May 1833 in Washington County, Georgia
    12. Has No Children Elizabeth "Lizzie" R. SMITH b: 6 Jan 1835 in Washington County, Georgia
    13. Has Children George Washington SMITH b: 13 Jul 1838 in Washington County, Georgia
    14. Has Children Joseph Madison "Uncle Joe" SMITH b: 13 Jul 1838 in Washington County, Georgia
    15. Has No Children Hannah Ruthie Nancy Sophia SMITH b: 27 Aug 1841 in Washington County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1850 Washington County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1850
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: House 176, Family 176, p 215A
    2. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, Volume I 1852-1866
      Author: Evans, Tad
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia
      Date: 21 Jan 2002
      Page: p 234
    3. Title: Colby Smith and His Descendants
      Author: Brantley, Gene D., Smith, Robert A., and Veal, Carllene S.
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Louisville, GA: The Colby Smith Family Publications, 1998
      Date: 19 Sep 2000
      Note:
      The three authors are all direct descendants of Colby Smith and Anna Henry Smith of early Washington County, Georgia.
    4. Title: 1860 Washington County, Georgia, Census
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1860
      Page: Schedule 3—Mortality Schedule.  LN 10,  Page: 716;  Image: 0533;  Roll: T655_8.
    5. Title: Descendants of Dr. Benjamin Darius Smith
      Author: Smith, DeSaussure Dugas, III "Dess", Compiler/Editor
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Georgia, 2000 dess@jazz.cybermedia.net GEDCOM file (imported 9-18-2000) received from Dess Smith as an attachment to e-mail message dated 9-11-2000 to Diane Carrington Bradford.
      Date: 18 Sep 2000
      Note:
      DeSaussure Dugas Smith, III  "Dess" is a direct descendant of Dr. Benjamin Darius Smith and through him of Colby Smith of early Washington County, Georgia.
      Page: GEDCOM from Dess Smith
    6. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Index to 1828 Tax Digest, Index to 1836 Tax Digest with Genealogical Gleanings
      Author: Henry, William R., compiler
      Publication: [derivitive primary source] Warner Robins, Georgia: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc., 1987.
      Date: 31 Oct 2008
      Note:
      This index was compiled from microfilm of the original tax digest records on file at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
      Page: p 23
    7. Title: Index to Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909
      Author: Lucas, Jr., The Rev. Silas Emmett, author
      Publication: [primary source] Vidalia, GA: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970
      Date: 10 Sep 2003
      Page: p 604
    8. Title: Records of Washington County, Georgia
      Author: De Lamar, Marie, and Rothstein, Elisabeth, Compilers
      Publication: [primary source] Albany, GA: Delwyn Associates, 1975. (Reprinted with an added index by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985. Reprinted for Clearfield Compnay, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 2000.)
      Date: 9 Sep 2003
      Page: Ch 1, "Headright and Bounty Grants," p 22
    9. Title: 1830 Washington County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1830.[Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: p 214, LN 21
    10. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings Vol. I 1852-1866
      Author: Evans, Tad, Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Savannah, Georgia: Tad Evans, Publisher, Feb 17, 1994
      Date: 15 Aug 2001
      Page: Vol I 1852-1866, wedding announcement dated Jul 3, 1856, p 117
    11. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings Vol. I 1852-1866
      Author: Evans, Tad, Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Savannah, Georgia: Tad Evans, Publisher, Feb 17, 1994
      Date: 15 Aug 2001
      Page: Vol I 1852-1866,Legal Notice dated Jul 2, 1857, p 146
    12. Title: Washington County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings Vol. I 1852-1866
      Author: Evans, Tad, Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Savannah, Georgia: Tad Evans, Publisher, Feb 17, 1994
      Date: 15 Aug 2001
      Page: p 234
    13. Title: "Will of Isaac Smith,"
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County Will Book B, pages 144-147. Sandersville, Georgia: 1859.
      Date: 7 Oct 2011
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