Hello cousin! It appears that William's son, William J. (brother of Asbury), is my g,great grandfather. William J. Smith (1835-1916) married Nancy Louisa Smith, daughter of Oliver Smith. William J. Smith had a son named William Columbus 'Lum' Smith (1869-1921). Lum Smith married Sallie Louella Tharpe.
William Smith and Oliver Smith were enumerated near each other in the 1850 census. Like you, I do not know their ancestors. But I know generally where they lived. They lived in Iredell County near the Davie County line. The community, I believe, is called Sheffield.
William J. Smith and son William C. 'Lum' Smith are buried at New Union United Methodist Church in Iredell County. There is a monument in the cemetery that states that Oliver Smith is buried 1.5 miles away in the family cemetery.
I have not been to the Smith family cemetery, but I have a general idea of where it is. I plan to visit later this spring. I was hoping gravemarkers may give me a clue to the Smith ancestry.
Oliver Smith (born ca. 1802 - died 1856) was married to Mary Gee. Per the death certificate of her daughter Nancy Louisa Smith, Mary Gee Smith was born in Virginia. I know nothing more about the Gee line.
I have a copy of William J. Smith's will.
I have some other info. I have researched the Iredell/Davie Smiths for over ten years. I have not been able to go back too far with this line.
I have recently written the Genealogical Society of Iredell County for assistance with the Smith line.
Where in Davie are your Smith's buried? I imagine near the Iredell line. Name of church?
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