Name: Reuben SMIDDY
Birth: 1787 in Montgomery Co, VA
Death: 7 JUN 1866 in Campbell Co, TN
Census: 1830 Campbell Co TN
Census: 1840 Campbell Co TN
Census: 1850 Campbell Co TN HH# 850
Reuben received a Bounty Land grant for his service in the War of 1812. Records indicate he served as a private in Captain Robert Doak's Company of the Tennessee Militia. He enlisted on September 23, 1813 and was discharged on January 1, 1814.
Veteran's Name: Reuben Smiddy
His Rank: Private
His Unit: Capt. Robert Doak's Militia
Pension Number: WC529-BLWT36461-120-55
Additional Info: Reuben Smiddy b.abt.1787-1790 VA. He enlisted as a Private in Captain Robert Doak's East Tenn. Mil., Sept 23, 1813 at Jacksboro, Campbell Co., TN. Discharged at Lookout Mountain, Jan 1, 1814. Honorably Discharged. BLD report shows 101 Days of service.
Widow Sarah Shoopman Smiddy b. abt 1787 received widow's pension. Paperwork says they were married Jun 1, 1811 by Rev. Vanover at Montgomery Co., VA.
My line---Reuben Smiddy & Sarah Shoopman----Calvin Smiddy & Elizabeth Hicks----Reuben Smiddy & Matilda Potter---Molly Smiddy & Mano Cuel----Hazel Cuel & Charley Brock are my Grandparents
Thanks to: Debra Elam (as posted at Campbell Co TN GenWeb
Private Reuben Smiddy war of 1812 #36461-120-55 (W.I. 529) papers have different numbers on them.
Widows Pension Claim #685. #529 Act of Feb 14, 1871 Vol Tenn pg 120.
Bounty Land 1850 #25953C954- 40 Acres Book 60, pg 87
1855 #94360-25954-120 Acres Nov. 27, 1855
Reuben enlisted at Jacksboro, Cambpell Co., Tennessee Sept. 23, 1813, served 3 months (101 days) at Lookout Mountain, Discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee Jan 1, 1814. Capt. Robert Doak's Company East Tennessee Militia, Colonel Joseph Hart's Regiment.
Reuben Smiddy----War of 1812 State of Tennessee County of Campbell
Enlisted Sept 23, 1813. Discharge Jan 1, 1814. Report from BLD shows service 101 Days
WC 529-BLWT36461-120-55 July 5, 1851
25954 Treasury Dept 3rd Auditor's Office.
It appears from documents on file in this office that Reuben Smiddey a Private of Captain Robert Doak's Co. of Tennessee Militia, entered the Service on the 23, Sept 1813 and served till the 1st , Jan 1814. (James M. The?ry for Zed Avan)
Commissioner of Pensions Dept of the Interior made application for Bounty Land under act of Sept 28th, 1850 received for 40 acres #------- legally disposed of he can not remember warrant #----- applying for additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act 3, March, 1855. Reuben was 65 years old. Reuben Smiddy X his mark Date may be April 3, 1855. Also signed document Mark Richardson
On this eighteenth day of Oct 1850 before me personally appeared Ruben Smidey about 70 years of age who being duly sworn, says that he enlisted as a Private in ------Co., commanded by Captain Robert Doak Commander in the ---- regiment of East Tennessee Militia at Jacksboro Campbell Co. on or about the day of Oct 1811 or 1812 for the period of---Head----Meir, three months and was honorably discharged after faithful service of 3 months at Lookout Mountain by Robert Doak 1812-1813 on account of the expiration of his term of service and was last paid by, Discharge at Knoxville and his discharge is last on ?…
Warrant 11.715 July 10, 1851 Sent to WC Kainz-Kain. Knoxville, Tenn. Book 60 pge 87.
Sarah filed for a widow's pension on February 14, 1871.
No 685. Act of Feb 14, 1871. War of 1812. Sarah Smiddy, Campbell County Tennessee
Widow of Reuben Smiddy of Capt. Rob's Doak, Tenn Mil. Died June 7, 1866 Scott County, Tennessee. She needed proof of marriage, loyalty, and letter for proof of Death.
Eliza Adkins and Wesley C. Owens Present at the residence of said soldier on or about spring 1866 or 1867 at which time said Reuben Smiddy died.
Jackson Miller and Sylvester Cooper
Well acquainted with Reuben Smiddy dec-d. Known them 30 yrs. Lived and cohabited together as man and wife and raised a large family. No kin to claimant. July 21, 1871
Wesley C. Owens and John Owens------------Evidence of Marriage
If there is record of said marriage it will be a great hardship to procure it because there has as we are informed been several new counties created in Virginia and some made out of the parts of the county where she was married. July 21, 1871
Edmond Dossett, 80 years past and Jane Dossett, 85 years past.
They knew Sarah and Reueben Smiddy for several years before the war of 1812. Sarah and Reuben cohabited and lived together as husband and wife before the commencement of said War of 1812 and after until Reuben's death. (No Kin) Aug 21, 1871 Witnesses ?.M. Bibee and J.N. Ray.
War of 1812 Declaration of a Widow for Pension State of Tennessee, County of Campbell
14th March 1871 Sarah Smiddy aged 90 years
Discharge papers were burned up when our house burned down.
That she was married under the name of Sarah Shoopman to said Reuben Smiddy on the First day of June AD 1811 by Rev. Vanover at Montgomery County, Virginia. There being no legal barrier to such marriage. That her said husband died at Scott Co., Tenn on the Seventh day of June 1866. She lives near Jacksboro, Tenn X Sarah Smiddy her mark.
No 529 War of 1812 Widows Pension Tenn Sarah Smiddy widow of Reuben Smiddy
Rate for month Eight Dollars Commencing Feb 14, 1871 Certificate dated 13, Sept 1871 and sent to Pension agent Act 14th Feb 1871 Vol Tenn Page 123
Father: Jesse SMIDDY b: in Montgomery Co, VA
Sarah SHOOPMAN b: 1787 in Montgomery Co, VA
1 JUN 1811
in Montgomery Co VA
- Elizabeth SMIDDY b: 5 DEC 1814 in Campbell Co TN
- Reuben SMIDDY b: 1 JAN 1816 in Campbell Co, TN
- Calvin SMIDDY b: 30 DEC 1820 in Campbell Co TN
- Jacob M SMIDDY b: 1 JAN 1828 in Elk Valley, Campbell Co, TN
- Susan SMIDDY b: 1 JAN 1828 in Campbell Co, TN
- James Franklin SMIDDY b: 1 FEB 1830 in Campbell Co, TN
- William SMIDDY b: 1841 in Campbell Co TN
- Martha A SMIDDY b: 1841 in Campbell Co TN