Luckily, one of my cousins has done a lot of research, and I have a lot of information to share. Some of my previous info was not accurate. The Smith family came from South Carolina. My Grandfather was William Jefferson Smith, born in Benton County Alabama.(now named Calhoun Cty.) My Great Great Grandfather was William Smith, born 1793 in South Carolina. He was married to a Mary Smith _____________? who was born in 1802. They had six sons: John, Gorden, Levy, Phillip, Joeseph, and Garrett.