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."
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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 onhttp://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nsmother&id=I61603
Noah Smothers Family Tree
Father: Isaac RICHARDS
Marriage 1 Jesse SMIDDY b: BET 1770 AND 1774
# Name: Jesse SMIDDY
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: