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Solomon Smith

 

Solomon Smith was born in 1812. He was the son of John and Agnes Smith.

He married Eliza Arrants. Eliza was born in 1821.

They lived in the Poplar Ridge community near Piney Flats in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Solomon and Eliza's children probably included:

Amanda Smith (1840, married Samuel Jones),
John Wright Smith (1842, married Minnie Yost),
Sarah A. Smith (1844, married Jesse Griffin),
Martha Margaret Smith (1846),
Granville Torbett Smith (1849, married Sarah Barr),
Kinny Jane Smith (1852),
James M. Smith (1853, married Harriet Seale),
Julia Smith (1857)
Joanna Smith (1858) and
Samuel H. Smith (1860, died young).

Solomon died in 1861 and Eliza died in 1899. They are buried at Poplar Ridge Cemetery.  


East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
 

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