Did you ever find your James William Smith? I am researching Smiths in Trappe, Wicomico, MD. I just went through the Smiths on the 1850 census in Trappe, and your family was not in that census. Have you found them in any other census?
There is only one Smith family in that census in 1850 in that area that is not mine: William Smith, 28; Hetty, 30, Elenora, 8; George, 6; Francis, 4;Louella, 8 months. I am trying to see how they connect to my family, but so far, no luck.