78. David Smith Sr & 79. Jemima Hardee [NC]1732 Jemima born in Beaufort Co., NC, d/o 158. John Hardee & 159. Susanna Tison.
6/8/1735, David born in Bath Co., NC, s/o 156. Henry Smith.
1755, David Smith; H. Smith on the Beauford Co., NC tax list. 2 whites, 2 blacks.
6/23/1760, David Smith, 600 acres in Beaufort County in St Thomas Parish on the S. side of Grindall Creek, joining George Suggs Branch and the sd. Creek. (S) Granville Bk11, P66.
6/20/1761, David witnessed a deed of Wm Archdeacon in Beaufort Co.
1761, Pitt Co. was formed from Beaufort Co.
1764, Pitt Co. tax list: David Smith.
1783, “Jemima Smith” named in the will of her father.
8/10/1788, The jurors for the State upon their oath present that David Smith, late of Pitt county planter on the tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and in the thirteenth year of the independence of the State with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid in and upon Hugh Pugh in the peace of God and the State then and there being, did make an assault: and him the said Hugh then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat and other wrongs to the said Hugh then and there did to his great damage and against the peace and dignity of the State A. M. Moore, AttGenl. (S) Pitt County Gen. Quarterly Nov. 1999.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Pitt Co. David Smith. 3 m’s >16, 2 m’s < 16, 5 f’s, 21 slaves. [There are 27 Smith families in Pitt Co. in this census.]
7/26/1791 David witnessed son-in-law John King38’s acquisition of 200 acres on the south side of the Tar River. (S) Pitt Co., NC deeds, Extra, P177.
3/15/1793, David Smith Senr. and Hardee Smith of the one part and Lemuel Cherry of the other part all of the cunty & state afroesd. Witnesseth that for Two Hundred and Eighty Nine Spanish milled dollars have sold unto sd Lemuel Cherry a certain tract of land on south side of Tar River and west side of Swift Creek on the Long Branch Ninety Eight acres being part of a tract of land granted to Lawrence Kirwin which was converyed by deed from said Lawrence Kirwin to John Hardee Esqr. Dated May 22d 1763 and also by Daniel Wilson to said John Hardee Esqr. by deed bearing date May 30th 1764 also another tract on the south side of Tar River and west side of Swift Creek swamp containing one hundred and thirty nine acres being part of a tract of land granted to John Hardee Esqr. Dec’d 14th January 1783 for two hundred and eighty acres. (S) PittCo., DB-M, P683.
2/22/1795 David sold a slave to his son David Jr for £150. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P254.
3/22/1795 David bought a slave from his son-in-law John King38. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P256.
2/18/1797, David, will in Pitt Co., NC. Heirs: Wife Jemima; Children: Susanna, Henry, Elizabeth Mooring, Sary, Hardee, David, Jr., Alsey Nelson, John, Charles, Zilphia Nunn, Executors are David Smith and Hardee Smith. [It is also possible that Mary is not “Sary” and is not listed – each child got 1/11th of the estate, and only 10 children are listed. Mary by this time was married to a very wealthy individual.]
1798, David died in Pitt Co., NC.
(S) 1800 Census, NC, Pitt Co. Jemima appears to live with son David.
6/13/1809, “State of North Carolina Pitt County. Know all men by these presents that I Jemima Smith do for the natural good will love and affection that I bear toward my son Charles Smith but more especially for the consideration of twenty dollars give unto the said Charles all my right title interest claim and demand in and to all the lands whered I now live and the same which was given to me in the last will and testament of my father John Hardee deceased accepting that part which was sold by my husband David Smith to his son Hardee Smith the 13th day of June 1809. Witness: David Smith”.
5/13/1819, Jemima made a deed to her grandson David A. Smith. (S) DB-S, P273.
1824, Jemima died.
• There are multiple persons with the name “David Smith” in NC at this time. This David appears to be the only one in Pitt Co.
Children of David and Jemima:
i. Sally “Susannah” Smith, born ?.
4/20/1807, Know by the presents that I Sally Smith have sold unto my brother David Smith all my right title claim interest & demand in and to all the lands and plantations given by father David Smith, in his last will and testament to his son John Hardee Smith...one equal undivided eleventh share … the 20 April 1807. Witness: Henry Smith.
ii. Henry Smith, born ?.
5/8/1801, Henry granted 100 acres by David Smith, “father of Henry”. (S) DB-F, P560.
iii. Elizabeth Smith, born ?.
Elizabeth married ? Mooring.
iv. Charles Smith, born 1758 in Craven Co.
1779, Rev. War, Charles a private in Col. Armstrong’s Co.
Charles married Mary ?.
(S) 1810 Census, NC, Pitt Co. 00100,01101, 16 slaves.
(S) 1820 Census, NC, PittCo., Capt. Wallis Dist. Charles: 310010,30010, 7 slaves.
9/8/1820, Charles and Mary sold 200 acres of land onthe southside of the Tar River on Laurel Swamp, next to David Williams old plantation, for 100 pounds to George McGowan.
8/10/1832, Charles filed a Rev. War pension claim. (S) of birth date.
1842, Charles died.
v. Mary “Sary” Smith ( 39), born 5/1/1764.
(S) 6/12/1809 land transaction of David Smith Jr, to John King [husband of Mary] in 1786. (S) 2/22/1795 transaction of David Sr and David Jr signed by John. (S) 3/22/1795, John sold a slave to David Sr. (S) 11/19/1795, John sold his land to David Jr. (S) 2/2/1802, John, in GA, sold his remaining NC to David Jr.
vi. Hardee Smith, born 1765–1775.
1/5/1790 in Pitt Co., Hardy indicted for assault on Abraham Adams. 5/20/1790, arrest warrant for Hardy Smith for assault on Abraham Adams. [10/14/1790, appearance bond for Hardy Smith with bondsmen Cannon Smith and Nathaniel Cannon.]
2/22/1795, Hardee witnessed his father’s transaction. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P254.
3/22/1795 Hardee witnessed the sale of a slave to his father. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P256.
11/19/1795, Hardee witnessed his brother’s transaction. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P272.
2/18/1797, brothers David and Hardee named executors of their father’s will.
6/12/1809, Hardee bought 300 acres from his brother David. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-DD, P349.
(S) 1800 Census, NC, Pitt Co. Hardy, 10010,00010, 14 slaves.
(S) 1810 Census, NC, Pitt Co. Hardy, 21010,00110, 33 slaves.
(S) 1820 Census, NC, Pitt Co. Hardy, age > 45; listed next to a much younger nephew - David Smith, and a widower with 2 young sons.
Bef. 1830, Hardy died. [Not in 1830 census.]
vii. David Smith Jr, born 1765–1775.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Pitt Co.
2/22/1795 David Sr sold a slave to his son David Jr for £150. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P254.
3/22/1795 David witnessed the sale of a slave to his father. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P256.
11/19/1795, David bought 300 acres from his brother-in-law John King38. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P272.
2/18/1797, brothers David and Hardee named executors of their father’s will.
(S) 1800 Census, NC, Pitt Co. David, 01010,01101, 22 slaves.
2/2/1802, David bought the last land in Pitt Co. owned by John38. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-P, P107.
6/12/1809, David sold 300 acres from John38 to his brother Hardee for $2000. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-DD, P349.
5/7/1809, David married Elizabeth Smith, d/o Oliver Smith. (S) Raleigh Register, 6/1/1809. [While this may not be this David, it is likely not his son since census records indicate he would be no oler than 15.]
6/13/1809, David witnessed the deed of his mother to his brother Charles.
(S) 1810 Census, NC, Pitt Co. David, 10010,00100, 34 slaves.
11/1817, David died. “Died, a few days since in Pitt County, David Smith, an old and respected inhabitant of that county.” (S) Raleigh Register, 11/28/1817. [David did not leave a will, and John Mooring was appointed to administer his estate at the Pitt Co. Court of Pleas and quarter session of February 1818.]
2/13/1818: “Notice is hereby given that David Smith, late of the County of Pitt is dead and that administration upon his estate has been granted to the subscriber at February Session of Pitt County Court...John Mooring, Adm. Further Notice: On Thursday the 5th day of March next at the Court House in Greenville, will be exposed to public sale...between 50 and 60 valuable Negros.”
David Smith, born aft. 1794 in NC.
(S) 1820 Census, NC, Pitt Co., Capt. Wallis Dist. 20 slaves. [Note his father is not in the census.]
viii. Alsey Smith, born ?.
Alsey married ? Nelson.
ix. John Hardee Smith, born ?.
Bef. 4/20/1807 John died.
x. Zilpha Smith, born 1769 in NC.
1790, Zilpha married Joshua Nunn in Woodington Township, Lenoir Co., NC.
4/14/1823, Joshua Nunn and Zilphia Nunn to Samuel Simpson of Fort Barnwell … selling interest that her father David Smith gave to her brother, John Hardee Smith, for $100. (S) PittCo., DB-CC, P214.