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Pioneer Settlers in Early Washington
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  • ID: I262
  • Name: Colby SMITH
  • Given Name: Colby
  • Surname: Smith
  • Prefix: Pvt 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1751 in Virginia 1 3 2
  • Death: Bet 1833 and 1840 in Washington County, Georgia 3
  • Burial: Young Cemetery, Washington County, Georgia 3 4 3
  • Event: Note
  • Note: DAR Records Nat. #171450 "Colesby Smith." 5
  • Event: Military Service Bet 1776 and 1783 North Carolina
  • Note: Colby volunteered as a  private in the Chatham County, North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. 5
  • Event: Grant No. 602 Land 26 Oct 1779 Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    This is the court record that documented that Colby Smith could have been born no later than 1757 in order to have been 21 years or older before entering into a legal transaction, as was required.  Family legend held that he was born c 1751, and this court record supports that legend.

    There is a Grant in Grant Book C-65, No. 602 in the State of North Carolina for 200 acres on the waters of Bear Creek in Chatham Co., NC.  It reads as follows:

         [Plat of the land grant for Colby Smith included on p 4, Colby Smith book]

    No. 595, Chatham County, North Carolina - Coleby Smith
    200 Acres, Grant No. 602, issued Oct 23 1782 - Entry  No. 812, entered Oct 26, 1779, Book 48, page 12.
    Location - On the Great Branch of Bear Creek.
         Entry Officer of claims for Lands in County of Chatham.  To the Surveyors of the said
        county,  Greeting:
    You are hereby required as soon as may be, to lay off and survey for Coleby Smith a Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Two Hundred Acres, lying in the Coun ty aforesaid, on the Great Branch of Bear Creek, beginning at a pine near the Creek running up said branch and round for Compliment to include the Plantation whereon he lives.
       Observing the Directions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided for runing out Lands.  Two just and fair Plans of such Surbey, with a proper Certificate anexed to each, you are to transmit with this Warrant to the Secretary's Office with out Delay.
         GIVEN under my Hand at Deep River on the 26th Day of October, Anno Dom. 1779
         (signed) John Ramsey Sr. (?)

    Plan of 200 acres of land laying in the County aforesaid on the great branch of Bear Creek, Beginning at a Pine near the Bracch, then running West one hundred eighty four Pole to a Red Oad, North two hundred Pole to a Red Oak, East one hu;ndred twenty four Pole to a Pine, South eighty Pole to a (to a) post, East sixty Pole to a post and (and) South one hundred twenty Pole to the Beginning Which by virtue of a Warrant No. 12 was surveyed the 24th day of November A D 1779 for Coleby Smith.
    (signed) Thomas Chapman, Jr.
    Chain Carriers: Nicholas Nall and George Henry.
    6
  • Event: Census Report 1790
  • Note:
    State: NC;  County: Chatham;  Dist: Newbern;
    Enumerator: Ellish Sanders
    Roll: M637_7;  Image: 0132;  Line: 19;  Page: 25 (or 223)
    ===================================
    Head of Household: Coley [sic] Smith
    ....Free White Males:  1 (16 up), 2 (0-16);
    Free White Females:  5 (including heads);
    .....All other persons:  0
    ....................Slaves:  0
    1
  • Occupation: 1790 Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Note: Colby served as constable in Chatham County, North Carolina in 1790 prior to moving to Georgia.
  • Emigration: 1798 Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Note: Colby migrated  to Burke County, Georgia with his family and several other families in 1798 from Chatham County, North Carolina. 5
  • Emigration: 1800 North Carolina
  • Note:
    In 1800 Colby moved to Washington County, Georgia.  He came with sturdy yeomen including the Peacocks, Brantleys, Youngs and others from North Carolina.

    Colby settled in the 89th Georgia Militia District in 1800 and was granted property reaching from Harrison to Ball's Ferry by the Governor of Georgia in Honor of his service to America during the Revolutionary War.  The acreage was on Colby Smith Road" renamed from Foxtail Road, "8 miles south of Tennille" in Washington County.
    5
  • Event: Land 1816 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Colby obtained a land grant in Washington County in 1816.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

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

    Smith, Colbey      Wash'ton      K-5      704      200        1816
    7 8
  • Event: Census Report 1820
  • Note:
    State: GA;  County: Washington;  Dist: not stated;
    Enumerator: T. Dixon, Marshal's Asst.;
    Roll M33_9;  Image: 0231;  Line: 25;  Page: 137
    ===================================
    Head of Household: Colesby Smith [sic]
    ….White Males:  2 (10-16), 1 (45 & up);
    White Females:  1 (16-26), 1 (45 & up);
    ……Agriculture:  1
    ………..Slaves:  0
    2
  • Event: Land 1822 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Colby obtained two additional land grants in Washington County in 1822.  The grants were  recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

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

    Smith, Colbey      Wash'ton            N-5      454        77      1822

    Smith, Colbey      Wash'ton            O-5      434      200      1822
    8
  • Event: Land 1832 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: Drew land as a Revolutionary Soldier in the  Georgia Land Lottery of 1832. He drew lot 199, section 25-2 Cherokee County, granted   December 12, 1837.
  • Event: Alt. Death 1835 Washington County, Georgia
  • Event: Burial Site Jul 1920 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: The marker on his grave was erected July 1920 by the General Samuel Elbert Chapter of the D.A.R.  Colby Smith was buried on what is now the Young Place, between Tennile and Harrison in Washington County, Georgia.
  • Change Date: 16 Jan 2014 at 07:10



    Father: Thomas SMITH b: Abt 1730
    Mother: Sarah Ann COLBY b: Abt 1730

    Marriage 1 Anna HENRY b: 1755 in Virginia
    • Married: Abt 1773 3
    • Change Date: 20 Jan 2012
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lucy SMITH b: 1775 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    2. Has Children Thomas SMITH b: Abt 1776 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    3. Has Children John SMITH b: Abt 1777 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    4. Has Children Annie Henry SMITH b: 1783 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    5. Has Children Micajah SMITH b: 18 Jul 1790 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    6. Has Children Rebecca SMITH b: 18 Jul 1790 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    7. Has No Children Mary SMITH b: Abt 1792 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    8. Has Children Isaac L. SMITH b: 14 Oct 1796 in Chatham County, North Carolina
    9. Has Children George SMITH b: Abt 1798 in Burke County, Georgia

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1790 Chatham County, North Carolina Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Chatham County, NC: 1790. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 29 Apr 2005
      Page: LN 52,  Page: 86
    2. Title: 1820 Washington County, Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia: 1820. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: Roll M33_9;  Image: 0231;  Line: 25;  Page: 137
    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.
      Page: p 2
    4. 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
    5. 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.
    6. Title: Chatham County, north Carolina, Grant Book C-65
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Chatham County, north Carolina: 1779.
      Date: 25 Jan 2010
      Page: Grant No.602; Entry No. 812, entered 10-26-1779, Book 48, p 12.
    7. 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, "Headrights and Bounty Grants," p 21
    8. 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 602

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