Sunday, 19 December 2010

Jesse Smuthers/SMIDDY and Jean RICHARDS

Hello, you have the record for Jesse Smuthers/Smiddy and Jean Richards. 

I have seen another online account that says they are the parents of Sally Smiddy who married Joshua Goad. 

Sally and Joshua are the parents of my great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Anna Goad Newport. 

Do you have any more information on Jesse Smuthers/Smiddy and Jean Richards? Thank you, Luke D."

In reply to above -
Hi Luke,

I found a reference to Jesse Smuthers/Smiddy and Jean Richards on the web

It is in Montgomery Co., VA that the strongest evidence of a name change can be found. 
In the marriage records for that county, the following record appears:
            “25 Sept 1790. Jesse SMUTHER and Jean RICHARDS. Consent was given by Robert SMEADY.”
In the complete marriage record (which is only partially listed above), the groom’s name appeared twice – once as Jesse SMUTHER and later as Jesse SMEADY. Notice that consent to get married was give by a man named Robert SMEADY. Typically, consent to marry was given by the bride or groom’s father or uncle, if they were living and approved of the marriage. To me, it seems very likely that Robert SMEADY was somehow related to Jesse.
            There are several other records in the Montgomery Co., VA area that relate to a man named Jesse SMITHERS. I believe that this one and the same person as Jesse SMEADY.
            Together, all of this information leads me think that originally the SMIDDY name might have once been SMITHERS. While we will probably never know for certain the exact origin of the name, without much doubt, the records tend to point to the fact that SMITHERS may have been the early name that changed over time to become SMIDDY.

I also found another reference to them on 
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nsmother&id=I61603

Noah Smothers Family Tree




  • ID: I61603



  • Name: Jean RICHARDS




  • Sex: F

    Father: Isaac RICHARDS

    Marriage 1 Jesse SMIDDY b: BET 1770 AND 1774
    • Married: 5 SEP 1790 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    Children
    1. Has Children Sally Smithers SMIDDY b: ABT 1785
    2. Has Children William SMITHERS b: 13 JUL 1807 in Virginia
    3. Has Children Reuben SMITHERS b: 1811 in Tennessee

    # Name: Jesse SMIDDY
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: BET 1770 AND 1774
    # Birth: BET 1775 AND 1778

    Father: Robert SMIDDY

    Father: Benjamin Smithers SMIDDY

    Marriage 1 Jean RICHARDS

    * Married: 5 SEP 1790 in Montgomery County, Virginia

    Children

    1. Has Children Sally Smithers SMIDDY b: ABT 1785
    2. Has Children William SMITHERS b: 13 JUL 1807 in Virginia
    3. Has Children Reuben SMITHERS b: 1811 in Tennessee






  • Sarah SMIDDY daughter of Jesse SMUTHERS/SMIDDY and Jean RICHARD 
    m. Joshua GOAD

    Joshua GOAD was born on 30 Mar 1786 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He died after 1870 in Scott Co., Tennessee. 
    He married Sarah SMIDDY after 1805 in Campbell Co., Tennessee.
    Sarah SMIDDY was born after 1790. She died after 1840. She married Joshua GOAD after 1805 in Campbell Co., Tennessee.
    They had the following children:
    M i Aaron
    GOAD
    F ii Catherine
    GOAD
    F iii Elizabeth
    Arena GOAD
    M iv John
    GOAD
    M v Jesse GOAD was born in 1819 in Scott
    Co., Tennesse.
    F vi Sarah
    GOAD
    M vii Joshua
    GOAD Jr.
    F viii Jane
    GOAD
    M ix James
    GOAD
    M x William
    GOAD

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