Yes, we certainly are from the same family. In fact, it was only about a month ago I discovered my Isham had a brother named Josiah! Jeanne Hodges, of Independance, MO wrote me. She is a descendant of Josiah also. Do you know her?
About Harbert's will, all she had was "...Know all men by these presents that I, Harbert Smith, for and of my own accord relinquish unto Josiah Smith, his heirs, etc. etc.
Is this what you have, too? I have an abstract showing Wm. Smith was his administrator in Marshall Co., and Isham was in Jackson Co. I'd like to see the original will for all of it. Wrote Marshall Co. clerk, who was very nice, who sent me a few things she found BUT NO WILL. Think it is in Jackson Co., but the clerk there wouldn't help me.
What is your e-mail address? Mine is MMeier1432@aol.com.That
would be easier than this way to communicate. Hope to hear soon. Maydelle