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An American Family History

The Smith and Pitts Families

including Hart, Humphreys and Stanfield

Ancestors of Virginia Smith Miller

John Elmer Smith's ancestors were from Tennessee. Heinrich and Mary Schmidt first settled in Sullivan County, Tennessee in the the early 19th century.

The John Pitts and Sarah Stanfield family were from South Carolina and then came to Sullivan and Washington Counties in Tennessee in the early 19th century.

John Elmer Smith's grandfather, Josiah Smith, Sr., was in the 5th Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War until he was captured by Union troops. In exchange for his freedom, he signed an oath not to return south of the Ohio River. The family left Tennessee and made their way to Illinois and then to Iowa. The Wind in the Willow is a book of Josiah Smith Family memories.

Josiah Sr. was the son of John Smith and Catherine Humpheries who were early settlers in Piney Flats, Sullivan County, Tennessee. John Smith was a soldier in the War of 1812.

John Smith married Catherine Humphreys whose father, David Humphreys, was a soldier in the American Revolution. David's parents, John and Susannah Humphreys, were very early settlers in Tennessee.

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John and Susannah Humphreys about 1745

Washington County, Tennessee (was Virginia) -part became Carter County

The Watauga Settlement

 
East Tennessee Harts-relationship not yet established  
David Humphreys and Elizabeth Hart  

Henry and Mary Smith about 1786

Sullivan County, Tennessee

 

John Smith and Catharine Humphreys 1808

Piney Flats, Sullivan County, Tennessee

 
The East Tennessee Stanfields-relationships not yet established  
   

John Pitts and Sarah Stanfield 1820
Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee

John Pitts DNA match

Buffalo Ridge, Tennessee

 

Josiah Smith and Sarah Pitts 1846

Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee
Tazewell County, Illinois
Benton Township, Lucas County, Iowa

boys

Josiah Smith and Eliza Fox 1886-1920

Josiah Smith and Eliza Fox After 1920

Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Sunnyside, Lincon County, Kansas
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa
Baseman Township, Carleton County, Minnesota
Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa
Moorcroft, Crook County, Wyoming

Eliza Fox and her Ancestors

kids

John Elmer Smith and Emma Bertrand 1909

Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, California

Emma Bertrand and her Ancestors

       
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Alison BarronBean BlevinsBoringBroylesCarrCobbColbaugh Cole CoxCross CrouchCurtisDeckDenton Dungan EmmertGreenwayHartHendrixHendryHicks Hunt Humphreys Isbell JacksonJobe King LattureLittle Looney MaloneMassengilMauckMcCorkleMcKinleyMillerMooreNavePitts RangeReneauRhea SevierSmithSmithStanfieldTipton TullisWaggoner Webb

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DNA match with other descendant in this line.

  • Sarah Stanfield Pitts
  • Sarah Pitts Smith
  • Josiah Allen Smith
  • John Elmer Smith
  • Virginia Smith Miller
  • DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    William Walton
    Thomas Walton
    Caleb Walton
    Mary Walton Yerkes
    Josiah Yerkes
    Joshua Yerkes
    Josiah Yerkes
    Eliza Yerkes Fox

    John Newton Fox
    Eliza Fox Smith
    John Elmer Smith
    Virginia Smith Miller

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.

     

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Henry Kibler
    Magdalene Kibler Baker
    Philip Baker
    Elizabeth Baker Branstiter
    Sarah Branstiter Taylor
    Louisa Taylor Long
    Viola Long Bertrand
    Emma Ethel Bertrand
    Virginia Smith Miller

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Isaac Ricketts
    Sarah Jane Ricketts Fox
    Eliza Fox Smith
    John Elmer Smith
    Virginia Smith Miller

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Hezekiah Bonham
    Amariah Bonham
    Christian Bonham Fox
    Bonham Fox
    Levi Fox
    John Newton Fox
    Eliza Fox Smith
    John Elmer Smith
    Virginia Smith Miller

     

     

    Bauman & Dreisbach
     
     
     

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