Nancy Ann Smith

Nancy Ann Smith

Female 1764 - 1834  (69 years)

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  • Name Nancy Ann Smith  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born 22 Dec 1764  Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Nov 1834  Marion, Shelby, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Marion Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I32241  Vitter-Weaver Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2020 

    Father David J. Smith,   b. 23 Feb 1742/43, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1835, Marion, Shelby, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Ball,   b. Nov 1744, Hanover, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1815, Fairborn, Greene, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1763  Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F7587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Sleeth,   b. 20 Aug 1750,   d. 14 May 1820  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. David Sleeth,   b. 29 Aug 1783, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1820, Fayette, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     2. James Sleeth,   b. 9 Jul 1791, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1861, Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Caleb Sleeth,   b. 1 May 1800, Harrisonburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1879, Shelby, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F24300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1764 - Morris, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1834 - Marion, Shelby, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone Tombstone - Smith - Sleeth, Nancy ANN
    Headstone Tombstone - Smith - Sleeth, Nancy ANN

  • Sources 
    1. [S651] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.;), Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 141 : 1918.
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
      Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 141 : 1918


    2. [S1251] Find A Grave.

    3. [S1100] Notes on David Smith, Variety of sources, including The Hacker Record, written by William Hacker prior to 1881 and Four Revolutionary Soldiers and Their Descendants: Alexander Sleeth, Gabriel Wright, David Smith, John Hacker, pgs 15-17, by Eloise M. Roberts, Avard, Oklahoma, 1924, contributed by Judi Pegg.
      ID: I00023
      Name: David SMITH
      Sex: M
      Birth: 23 FEB 1743 in Essex Co., NJ
      Death: DEC 1835 in Marion Twp. Shelby Co, IN
      Burial: Marion Cemetery, Shelby Co, IN
      Baptism: Tinkling Springs Church, Augusta Co, VA
      Baptism: 19 JUL 1741 Book - Record of the names of children baptized by the Rev. John Craig - Beginning 1740 Richmond Archives

      Note:

      1778 David & Lydia came to Rockingham Co., VA.
      1792 moved to Ross Co., OH
      1809 moved to Greene Co., OH

      [This book has a lot of material taken from "The Hacker Record", written by William Hacker prior to 1881.]

      "My maternal grandfather, David Smith, as he himself has left it on record, was born in Essex County, New Jersey, Feb. 23, 1743.

      At the commencement of the trouble between Great Britain and her American Colonies, Grandfather Smith jealously espoused the cause of the Colonies and stood a true and firm patriot to his country during all that long and terrible struggle for freedom and for independence.

      If Grandfather Smith ever had any brothers and sisters I never heard of them. My impression is, however, that whatever family his parents may have had, they were all killed in some of the battles fought with the foraging parties of British by the irregular companies of New Jersey Militia, and out of the whole of them Grnadfather and his family alone escaped.

      David Smith's immediate ancestors on arriving in America settled in Morris and Essex Counties, East Jersey, which lies immediately on the opposite side of the Hudson River from New York. It was then known as East Jersey, but now embraced in the counties of Morris and Essex. Here David Smith grew to manhood. The names Smith, Ball, and Alexander were so numerous that in the attempt to follow the line of descent I soon became lost and confused and was forced to give it up.
      Grandfather Smith was not above five feet six inches in height, very slender, average weight one hundred forty pounds. Light complexioned, and straight in his general makeup.

      He, David Smith, married Lydia Ball, who was born on Morris County, New Jersy, about 1744. She had at least one full sister and a half sister. Her own sister, Deborah, married Gabrial Wright. After Great-grandfather Ball died the widow-mother of Lydia and Deborah married a Mr. Alexander, by whom she had at least one daughter, named Sarah, born about 1763. This chid grew up an intelligent woman, highly educated, and on Oct. 3, 1784 married Christopher Raymond Perry, a celebrated Naval Officer in the War of the Revolution.

      In all the terrible efforts to repel the English invaders from our soil, Grandfather Smith, with his two brothers-in-law, Gabriel Wright and Christopher Perry, sustained an honorable part. Smith and Wright first in the Boston and Massachusetts campaign of 1775 and during 1776 and 1777 in those bands of "jersey Blues"** which aided Washington with his regular troops so materially in holding the British in check and finally driving them out of the country, and thus relieving the inhabitants of New Jersey of their lawless infaism. While Perry with his little war sloop on the sea was no less successful in cutting out many a vessel laden with supplies for the enemy, by which ammunition, clothing, etc., were obtained for the American Armies.

      Ann (or Nancy) Smith was the first born of the children of Lydia (Ball) Smith and David Smith. Lydia Ball and David Smith were married 1762-63, and Ann was born about 1764, as she was said to be about fourteen when her parents moved in Virginia.

      Gabriel Wright came with Grandfather Smith and many of their neighbors to Virginia in the spring of 1778 and settled in Rockingham County, where he lived for a few years. From there in 1792 he came with his family to Ross County, Ohio. In 1805 David Smith and family moved to Green County, Ohio, where after a few years the wife became almost a helpless invalid and in 1815 she died at about seventy years of age. She was laid to rest in what is now known as the Latman Cemetery, located perhaps a half mile northwest of the villiage of Fairfield, Green County, Ohio. In 1825-26 David Smith came to Shelby County, Indiana, where he made his home with the children of his daughter, Ann (Smith) Sleeth. In December, 1835, at the age of ninety-three years, he died and was buried by the side of his daughter in the cemetery at Marion, about six miles from Shelbyville."
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      ** David Smith accepted as "Patriot" under this account of his service in the Hacker Record.

      Four Revolutionary Soldiers and Their Descendants: Alexander Sleeth, Gabriel Wright, David Smith, John Hacker, pgs 15-17, by Eloise M. Roberts, Avard, Oklahoma, 1924
      Contributed by Judi Pegg

      David J. Smith Sr. fought in the JERSEY BLUES during the Revolutionary War. And the French Indian Wars in 1755-1758

      David Smith Sr.during the Revolutionary War, was with Oliver Hazard Perry's father, Christopher Perry, and a Gabriel Wright. They supposedly fought together around Boston in 1775. Then, for some reason, Christopher Perry took to the seas, running a little privateer around (where?) to disturb the British supply boats during the Revolution. Looks like David Smith Sr. & Gabriel Wright were good friends. They married sisters. Both families eventually moved to Ohio together.

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      David Smith baptized in Tinkling Spring Church 19 July 1741.
      [Colonel John Smith (1701-1783) Unsung Hero of Virginia colonial Frontier by Gordon Aronhime as published in Augusta Historical Bulletin published by Augusta County, [Virginia] Historical Society Volume 14, Spring 1978 Number 1, page 5]

      Baptism of David as written in: Colonel John Smith (1701-1783) Unsung Hero of Virginia colonial Frontier by Gordon Aronhime as published in Augusta Historical Bulletin published by Augusta County, [Virginia] Historical Society Volume 14, Spring 1978 Number 1, page 5]

      Father: John (Capt) SMITH b: 1698 in England
      Mother: Margaret SCHOONHAUFFER

      Marriage 1 Lydia BALL b: 1744 in Morris Co New Jersey
      Married: 1763 in Lewis Co. WV
      Children
      Anna Nancy SMITH b: 22 OCT 1765 in Morris Co., NJ
      Abigail Ball SMITH b: 1767 in Harrison, Charles Co., VA
      Caleb SMITH b: 26 JUL 1770 in NJ
      David SMITH , Jr b: 29 OCT 1773 in Harrison Co., WV
      Mary Susannah SMITH b: 18 SEP 1778 in South Branch of Potomac, Virginia
      Comfort SMITH b: ABT 1782 in VA