Frederick Smith Research, Stewart County, Tennessee

This page is to document records pertaining to Frederick Smith who died in Stewart County, Tennessee in early 1815.

Records Timeline

1808Frederick Smith and Samuel A. Smith are on the tax list in Capt. Elliott’s Company. (Stewart County, Tennessee Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1824, by Jim Long)

1809Frederick Smith, John Smith and Adam Smith are the tax list. (Stewart County, Tennessee Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1824, by Jim Long)

24 Apr. 1809 – Frederick was part of a jury. (Stewart County Court Minutes, April 1808 – November 1812, page 48)

Silas Vinson ) Case

vs. ) Present Joshua Williams, George Petty, Charles Polk, Hamlin Manly, John Chambers,

Samuel Luton ) James Tagert & Joseph B. Neville, Esqr.

Jury

Bryant Oneal, Benjamin Bradford, William Hornberger, Lemuel Smith, Jacob McCarthy, Hiram Warnock, Kenneth McKee, Atherington Rochelle, James Lee, John Acree, Jesse Gilbert, Frederick Smith, Isaac Brunson. Continued on affidavit of the plaintiff.

1810 Frederick Smith, Adam Smith, and John Smith are in Captain Kendall’s Company on the tax list. (Stewart County, Tennessee Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1824, by Jim Long)

29 Jun. 1810 – “Henry PUGH to Frederick SMITH, 100a for $100, on DYERS Creek and the “dead drafts” of Saline Creek, adj. DUNN’s spring, PUGH (1500a); wit: William PIERCE, William HOWELL.” (Stewart Co. Deed Book D, typed as Book 4, deeds registered Mar 1811 – Nov 1813)

6 Aug. 1810 – “Deed of conveyance, Henry Pugh to Frederick Smith for 100 acres of land was acknowledged in open Court and ordered to be registered.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, April 1808 – November 1812, page 122)

1811Frederick Smith owns 100 acres on Dyers Creek waters and is listed in Captain Kendall’s Company on the tax list. Other Smiths in Kendall’s Company include Adam Smith, John Smith, Richard Smith, Henry Smith. (Stewart County, Tennessee Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1824, by Jim Long)

6 Aug. 1811 – “Ordered that Lewis Elliott be appointed overseer of the road from Dover on towards Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Adam Smith, William Howell, John Smith, Frederick Smith, James Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, Timothy Taylor, Charles Ross, Charles Howell, Andrew Baker & sons, William Herod?, Elijah Barnett work from the Barrens to the state line and the hands under Benjamin Dunn and Venters work from the Barrens to Cumberland River.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, April 1808 – November 1812, page 215)

1811 – Frederick is listed on the Stewart County, Tennessee tax list. A clipping of his neighbors:

Sims Metheny
Amos Metheny
John Metheny 1811 Stewart, Tennessee
Collins Metheny 1811 Stewart, Tennessee
Charles Metheny
Adam Smith Senior
Adam Smith Junior
Frederick Smith
Henry Smith
James Smith
James Howell
Caul Howell
William Howell
William Howard

13 Nov 1814 – Frederick Smith is found on the muster rolls in the War of 1812 in Captain James Gray’s Company. (Stewart Countians and the War of 1812 website)

Capt. James Gray’s Company, 2nd Regiment, West TN Miltia, 13 Nov 1814 – 13 May 1815: A company formed in Stewart County by Captain James Gray, under Col. John Cocke, in service from 13 Nov. 1814-10 May 1815.

1 Aug. 1814“Ordered by the Court that Charles Hooks be appointed overseer of the road from Bradford’s Ferry to Frederick Smith’s, to a tree marked as his tan trough, and William Palmer and hands…” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long, page 167)

1 Aug. 1814“Ordered that Frederick Smith be appointed overseer of the road from his house to the State line, and John Price, Isaac Pearce, and all the hands on the North of the Clarksville road to the State line, including the hands in the Barrens, work under him.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long, page 170)

2 Feb. 1815 – Frederick Smith, 2nd Corp., dies. (Muster roll, War of 1812, Stewart Countians and the War of 1812 website)

1 May 1815 – Delilah Smith, Adam Smith, John Dunn, administrator’s bond for Frederick Smith. (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – “On motion of Delilah Smith, it is ordered by the Court that she have letters of administration on the estate of Fredrick Smith deceased, and she comes into Court and enters into bond in the sum of $500 with Adam Smith and John Dunn her securities for faithfully administering, and was sworn, etc.(Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long, page 260)

1 May 1815“Ordered by the Court that Charles Roper be appointed overseer of the road from Frederick Smith’s to the Kentucky line, in the room of Frederick Smith deceased, and that the following hands work under him, Adam Smith, George Smith, Isaac Brunson, Joshua Brunson, Charles B. Wilcox, Chester and sons, ____ Renfro, James Metheny and sons.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long, page 261)

27 Jul 1815 – Inventory of the estate of Frederick Smith by Delila L. Smith, administrator, mentions land on Dyer’s Creek and Cub Creek. (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

27 Jul 1815 – Inventory of the Estate of Frederick Smith Deceased:

3 cows and calves; 2 two year old steers, 1 yearling heifer, 2 mares, 1 year old colt, 1 sow, 4 pigs & 3 barrows, 5 bee hives, 1 Dutch oven & lid, 1 small pot, 1 pair hooks, 1 small pot, 2 kettles, 2 beds & furniture, 5 chairs, 1 black walnut table, 1 small churn, 2 pails & 1 piggin, 4 tin cups, 2 pewter dishes, 3 plates, 11 old spoons, 1 big wheel, 1 pair of cotton cards, 1 old pair of cotton cards, 1 shovel plow, 1 hoe, 1 axe & hatchet, 1 pair of old chain traces, 1 basin, 1 man’s saddle, 2 bridles
1 note on William Cherry for $8
1 note on Samuel Kennedy for 200 bushels of good, sound corn
1 silver watch, put in the hands of William Smith to be repaired
1 rifle gun & shot bag
2 bottles, 2 baskets, 2 bells & 1 collar, 2 hides in tan
100 acres of land on Dyers Creek, 40 acres on Cub Creek

Delilah [her mark] Smith
Test: R. Cooper, Clk.
Sworn to in open Court, August Term 1815
(Stewart County, Tennessee Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1824, by Jim Long)

7 Aug. 1815“Inventory of the estate of Frederick Smith deceased was returned by the administratix and ordered to the recorded.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long, page 5)

13 Sep. 1815 – State of TN grant #7738 to Edward YARBROUGH, 448.5a on Saline & Dyers Creeks, adj. Levi WIMBERLY, Henry PUGH (60a), Frederick SMITH. (Stewart Co. Deed Book F (indexed as Book 7) [deeds registered Apr 1823 – Apr 1826])

May 1816 – Sale of the estate of Frederick Smith by Adam Smith, buyers include Delilah Smith, Joseph Gray, Elijah Fletcher, James Fletcher, William Webster, James Dunn, Josiah Dunn. (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

Undated – Frederick’s widow, Delilah, applies for his War of 1812 pension. (War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815)

Military Service Location – Tennessee
Service – Corpl. Capt. Gray, Tenn Mil
Pension Number – #1OW Wid File 12980
Roll number – 86
Archive Publication Number – M313

 


Originally posted June 13, 2020
Last updated June 14, 2020

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