Just got notification of this post in my email. Very interesting! My great grandfather was William Benjamin Smith, who was the clerk of the Superior Court in Hall county when he died in 1910. The 1900 census lists him as the Assistant Clerk of the Superioir Court. This is confirmed by the 1910 & 1900 census and his obituary. He had a brother, Robert Henry Smith, (1873-1945). Their father was William Pugh Smith (1816-1892), often called WP. WP was the first mayor of Gainesville. I have serached for years for WP's parents. I have documented his grandfather was Enoch Smith (1759-1844), a revolutionary war veteran. By process of elimination I believe his father was Enoch's son Joel (1789, death unknown but before 1844), but have not been able to document that. These Smiths must be related to yours. Any idea if or how they are related?