There was a Joseph Smith who patented land with Edwin Hickman in 1734 in Albemarle Co. Two of Edwin Hickman's children married a Smith --- William Hickman married Mildred Ann Smith, and Martha Hickman married William Smith. (The latter are my 5-great grandparents.) I suspect that all three of these Smiths may have been related, perhaps as father (Joseph) and son and daughter (William and Mildred Ann). However, I have been unable to learn anything about my Smith ancestors. I am interested in corresponding with anyone having knowledge of or interest in these families.