1. THOMAS2 SMEDLEY (JOHN1) was born Sep 10, 1767 in Edgefield Co, SC, and died 1851 in Chambers Co, AL. He married NAOMI MELTON Jan 14, 1790 in Edgefield Co, SC, daughter of NATHAN MELTON and SUSANNAH ??. She was born Dec 25, 1768 in Haw Fields, Alamance, NC, and died Bef. 1850 in Green Co, GA.
Notes for THOMAS SMEDLEY:
1850 Troup Co, GA. Thomas Smedley, Sr. 82, Thomas M. 55, Naomi 45, Mary A. 16, Olivia 8. I don't know who Mary A. and Olivia are. Olivia is listed as female, otherwise it could be Naomi's son Oliver who is 20 in 1860. If this is not him, where is he? Naomi and Thomas M. are both children of Thomas. Thomas M. never married.
1850 Troup Co, GA - Slave Schedule shows Thomas owns 23 slaves.
Thomas moved his family to Troup County, GA by 1837. Most of his children moved on to Chambers Co and Randolph Co, Al. In Oct 1838 Thomas hired a man to build a house and a thread mill on the "Chattahoochee River near Grier's Ferry?. Later on, the man took Thomas to court claiming that Thomas had not paid him. The court ruled in favor of Thomas Smedley. One family record states that this mill was the first cotton thread mill in the South.
Marriage 1 Naomi MELTON b: 25 DEC 1768 in Haw Fields, Alamance Co, NC
I have not verified Thomas' parents. I include the following for future research.
Edgefield Co, SC Will Book A 230
Name: Thomas Smedley
Name: Thomas Smedley
Marriage from Ancestry.com
SMEDLEY THOMAS PRIVATE PRIVATE TH0MAS' Regiment 2 GA Militia
Notes for NAOMI MELTON:
Naomi is the daughter of Nathan MELTON and Nancy ALLEN. She was born 25 DEC 1768 in Haw Fields, Alamance Co, NC, and died BEF. 1850 in Greene Co, GA.
Children of THOMAS SMEDLEY and NAOMI MELTON are:
OHN3 SMEDLEY, b. Oct 16, 1790, Green Co, GA; d. 1881.
ii. WILLIAM SMEDLEY, b. Jun 20, 1792, Green Co, GA; d. May 8, 1794, Green Co, GA.
iii. THOMAS M. SMEDLEY, b. Jan 16, 1795, Green Co, GA.
HOMAS M. SMEDLEY:
I think that Thomas M. never married.
In 1850 Thomas M. is living with his father Thomas Sr. in Troup Co, GA. Also living with Thomas Sr. are his daughter Naomi age 45 and two children: Mary Ann age 16 (may be daughter of James M.) and Oliva age 8. This Oliva is too young to be the daughter of John. She is listed as female. Otherwise she could be Naomi's son Oliver who is age 20 in 1860.
1860 Hickory Flats, Chambers Co, AL. Thomas M. Smedley 65, Naomi 50, Oliver 20. (Note - Naomi is sister to Thomas and Oliver is her son.)
3. iv. NANCY SMEDLEY, b. Sep 5, 1796, Green Co, GA; d. Aft. 1850.
4. v. LUCY SMEDLEY, b. Aug 17, 1798, Troupe Co, GA; d. Aft. 1870, Winston Co, MS.
5. vi. ELIZABETH S. SMEDLEY, b. Jan 5, 1801, Green Co, GA; d. Aft. 1880, Chambers Co, AL.
vii. POLLY SMEDLEY, b. Sep 4, 1803, Green Co, GA; d. Sep 8, 1803, Green Co, GA.
6. viii. NAOMI SMEDLEY, b. Sep 4, 1803, Green Co, GA; d. Dec 3, 1884, Chambers Co, AL.
7. ix. JAMES MILLEGE SMEDLEY, b. Oct 21, 1807, Green Co, GA; d. Bef. Sep 8, 1850, Troup Co, GA.
8. x. BEULAH SMEDLEY, b. Feb 5, 1808, Green Co, GA; d. Jul 23, 1897, Troup Co, GA.
xi. ARMSTED B. SMEDLEY, b. Mar 9, 1810, Green Co, GA; d. Nov 10, 1828, Green Co, GA.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Oct 16, 1790 in Green Co, GA, and died 1881. He married (1) CHARLOTTE SKINNER Feb 27, 1818 in Putnum Co, GA, daughter of PHENIAS SKINNER. She was born 1798 in Wilkes Co, GA, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Chambers Co, AL. He married (2) HOPPET EFFIE FAIR Dec 14, 1870 in Chambers Co, AL. She was born 1796.
Notes for JOHN SMEDLEY:
Served in War of 1812
Veterans of War of 1812 buried in
Chambers Co, AL
1821 land lottery Resident Draw
1850 Troup Co,GA. John Smedley 59, Charlotte 52, Middleton 22, Emily 14. Sarah Cole 60. I don't know who Sara Cole is.
1850 Slave schedule shows John owns one slave.
1860 Bethleham, Chambers Co, AL. John Smedley 71, M. M. 30, Mary 25. John is a farmer and M. M. is a carriage maker. M. M. is John's son, Middleton Milledge and Mary is wife to M. M.
1860 Census - slave schedule shows John Smedley owns 6 slaves. Looks like one family.
1870 Chambers Co, AL John Smedley 80. Sherrod Dukes 50, Olive 42. John is a blacksmith and Sherrad is a wagon maker. Olive is John's daughter.
In 1880 John Smedley is in Chambers Co, AL - age 91 and married to Effie age 50. Also living with him is Kelis? male age 45. For Kelis the race is blacked out. He may be a servant.
John Smedley's will was probated Mar 14, 1881 in Chambers Co, AL. He mentions wife, Effie, his son, Thomas, and son-in-law, William H. Veal.
More About JOHN SMEDLEY:
Occupation: 1850, Mechanic
Notes for CHARLOTTE SKINNER:
1850 is the last census record where Charlotte shows up. She probable died between 1850-1860. Have not verified her parents but her father is probably Phenias Skinner.
Children of JOHN SMEDLEY and CHARLOTTE SKINNER are:
ILEY4 SMEDLEY, b. 1819, Putnam Co, GA; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870; m. ELIZABETH A. GREEN, Dec 11, 1852, Henry Co, GA; b. Nov 20, 1826, GA; d. May 24, 1902, Clay Co, AL.
In 1850 Wiley is living with neice, Harriet. He is age 30.
1860 Randolph Co, AL. Wiley Smedley 40, Elizabeth A. 33, Children: Henry F. 7, Leander J. 5, Georgia A. G. 3, Noah 2, Amanda W. 1.
Henry Co,GA - Marriage
Notes for ELIZABETH A. GREEN:
1870 Clay Co, AL. E. A. Smeadley 43, Children: Henry 16, Leander J. 14, Georgia Ann 13, Noah 12, A. L. 10 (F), Clemantine 9, M. E. 7.
1880 Clay Co, AL. Elizabeth Smeddley 52 widow, Henry F. 26, Noah 22, Mandia (Amanda)18, Tailithia (Clemantine)16, Mary (E.)14.
1900 Almond, Clay Co, AL. Henry F. Smedley 46 single, Elizabeth 73 widow mother. Henry is a miller. Elizabeth had 7 children with 5 living.
County Line Cemetery, Clay County Alabama
1880 Clay Co, AL
*The following is probably Wylie's daughter Mary but have not verified it.
1870 Clay Co. Al. Census T 19 R 8, Linville, p 238]
More About ELIZABETH A. GREEN:
Burial: County Line Cemetery, Clay Co, AL
ii. MIDDLETON MILLEDGE SMEDLEY, b. Oct 29, 1825, GA; d. Aug 2, 1865, Chambers Co, AL; m. MARY JANE SMITH, Mar 3, 1859, Chambers Co, AL; b. 1835, GA.
IDDLETON MILLEDGE SMEDLEY:
Middleton Milledge (M.M.) Smedley, from Hickory Flats in Chambers County, AL, enlisted as a private in Company A, 38th Alabama Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War. He was taken prisoner at Missionary Ridge, TN. He was held at the Military Prison in Louisville, KY. On December 7, 1863, he was taken to Rock Island Barracks, IL. On March 12, 1865, he was received at Wayside Hospital in Richmond, VA.
Family tradition has it that he returned home from the war, but that he died soon after from injuries received.
1860 Bethleham, Chambers Co, AL. John Smedley 71, M. M. 30, Mary 25. John is a farmer and M. M. is a carriage maker.
More About MIDDLETON MILLEDGE SMEDLEY:
Occupation: 1860, Carriage Maker
Notes for MARY JANE SMITH:
1870 Chambers Co, AL. F. B. Haladay 59, Mary Jane 35, Smedley children: James 10, Jesse M. 8.
After Middleton died, Mary Jane remarried and during the 80s moved to Bell Co, TX. She took her two Smedley sons with her.
iii. THOMAS SMEDLEY, b. 1827, GA; d. Aft. 1880; m. CISCERILLA YARBROUGH, Dec 23, 1846, Troup Co, GA; b. 1827, GA; d. Aft. 1900.
1850 Troup Co, GA. Thomas Smedley, Jr. 28, Riller 24, Children: Green (M) 3, Female 1.
1860 Bethleham, Chambers Co, AL. Thomas Smedley 33, Cicerilla 33, Green 13, Harriet 10. Thomas is a wagon maker.
1870 Chambers Co, AL. Green Smedley 22, Emily 20. Also, Thomas Smedley 47, Siserilla 48, Sarah F. 20. They are farmers. Sarah F. may be Harriet.
1880 Chambers Co. Thomas Smedley 50, Rilla 50. Daughter, Sarah age 30 still at home.
Thomas was a Civil War Veteran. He served in the 2nd Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) Co. K. and the 1st Light Duty Men, Co. A.
More About THOMAS SMEDLEY:
Occupation: 1860, Wagon Maker
iv. OLIVE SMEDLEY, b. 1828, GA; m. SHARROD DUKES, Jun 10, 1849, Troup Co, GA; b. 1820, GA.
1850 Henry Co, GA. S. Dukes 28, O. 24, T. J. 8. S. is a farmer.
1860 Henry Co, GA. Sherod Dukes 39, Olive 33, Thomas J. 16. Sherod is a house carpenter.
1870 Chambers Co, AL John Smedley 80. Sherrod Dukes 50, Olive 42. John is a blacksmith and Sherrad is a wagon maker.
Olive was not mentioned in her father's will in 1881. I have not been able to find her after 1870. We can probably assume that she and her husband died before 1880.
More About SHARROD DUKES:
Occupation: 1870, Wagon Maker
v. EMILY SMEDLEY, b. Nov 27, 1837, GA; d. Jul 14, 1879, Randolph Co, AL; m. WILLIAM HAmilton VEAL, Jan 15, 1857, Chambers Co, AL; b. Oct 1833, Hancock Co, GA; d. Jan 10, 1902, Henrietta, Clay Co, TX.
I have 1879 and 1872 for death dates. W.H. is remarried on the 1880 census. Fanny was born in Jan 1873 so 1879 must be the correct date.
Veal, Emily Smedley Nov 27, 1837 Jul 14, 1872 Wife of William H. Veal
More About EMILY SMEDLEY:
Burial: Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co, AL.
Notes for WILLIAM HAmilton VEAL:
There has been disagreement about whether his middle name is Harvel or Hamilton. My family tradition says his name was Hamilton but many sources on the internet has it Harvel.
William Veal was born in Georgia but all kids were born in Alabama... Chambers and Randolph Counties.
1840 Census - Hancock Co, GA in household of James H. Veal
William H. Veal received 40.03 acres homestead in Randolph Co, AL on Oct 1, 1883 from BLM.
William Veal went with his daughter, Blanche to TX when she went to marry. He died there.
More About WILLIAM HARVEL VEAL:
Burial: Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, TX
3. NANCY3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Sep 5, 1796 in Green Co, GA, and died Aft. 1850. She married (1) THOMAS MOSELEY Dec 22, 1814 in Troup Co, GA. He was born Abt. 1794, and died Bef. 1825 in Troup Co, GA. She married (2) VALENTINE NATHAN THRASH Nov 19, 1825. He was born Abt. 1783 in GA, and died Aft. 1850.
Notes for NANCY SMEDLEY:
In 1830 there's a Nathan Thrash in Dallas Co, AL. He's the right age but his wife is too young.
1840 Chambers Co, AL - one son 20/30.
1850 living in Chambers Co, AL. age 55 with husband Valentine Thrash age 67.
More About VALENTINE NATHAN THRASH:
Occupation: 1850, Brick Mason
Children of NANCY SMEDLEY and THOMAS MOSELEY are:
ESSE4 MOSELEY, b. 1814.
ii. LOUISA MOSELEY, b. 1816.
4. LUCY3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Aug 17, 1798 in Troupe Co, GA, and died Aft. 1870 in Winston Co, MS. She married MARK HUDSPATH Nov 16, 1817 in Putnum Co, GA. He was born 1795 in NC, and died Aft. 1870 in Winston Co, MS.
Notes for LUCY SMEDLEY:
1850 - Chambers Co, AL Mark Hudspath 55, Lucy 52, Children: William 2, Naomi
20, John M. 18, James I. 15, Aris (M)12, Henry H. 10.
Children of LUCY SMEDLEY and MARK HUDSPATH are:
ARY ANN4 HUDSPATH, b. Aug 26, 1821, Troup Co, GA; d. Oct 2, 1862, Winston Co, MS.
ii. THOMAS L. HUDSPATH, b. 1825, Troup Co, GA; m. PAULINA ??; b. Abt. 1845, SC.
HOMAS L. HUDSPATH:
1870 Winston Co, MS Thomas Hudspeth 44, Pauline 24, Children: James 10, William 8.
1880 census Winston Co, MS - T. L. Hudspeth age 54 married to V. J. age 36. Living with them are stepsons: J. C. Miller (M) 19, Walt Miller (M) 18. Also living with them is S. P. Mayo (M) 21.
iii. WILLIAM JASPER HUDSPATH, b. Aug 9, 1827, Troup Co, GA; m. M. L. A. ??; b. Abt. 1840, MS.
ILLIAM JASPER HUDSPATH:
1880 Winston Co, MS W. J. Hudspeth 52, M.L.B. 40, Children: William 14, M.M.(F) 7, B.(F) 4. Servant G. Quinn (F) 24.
Notes for M. L. A. ??:
Sources say William J. married Mary Elizabeth Coulter and Mary Lucinda Coulter.
iv. JESSICA NAOMI HUDSPATH, b. Abt. 1830, Troup Co, GA.
v. JOHN M. HUDSPATH, b. Abt. 1832, Troup Co, GA.
OHN M. HUDSPATH:
Possible - 1870 Ashley Co, AR. John 36, wife, Kittie 36, William 15, Mary 13, Ares 10, Jahmer (F) 6, Caroline 4, Emma 9mos.
vi. JAMES I. HUDSPATH, b. Abt. 1835, Chambers Co, AL.
AMES I. HUDSPATH:
Pvt. I 42 Mississippi, taken prisoner and died, buried Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
vii. AIRES SANDERS HUDSPATH, b. Jul 27, 1842, Chambers Co, AL.
viii. HENRY H. HUDSPATH, b. Jul 1840, Chambers Co, AL; d. Nov 26, 1901, Winston Co, MS; m. CAROLINE ??; b. MS.
ENRY H. HUDSPATH:
1870 Winston Co, MS - next door to parents. Henry Hudspeth 29, Caroline 24, Children: John 2, James 1.
5. ELIZABETH S.3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Jan 5, 1801 in Green Co, GA, and died Aft. 1880 in Chambers Co, AL. She married JOHN ADKINS Sep 27, 1832 in Troup Co, GA. He was born 1799 in NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Chambers Co, AL.
Notes for ELIZABETH S. SMEDLEY:
1950 Chambers Co, AL. John Adkins 51, Elizabeth 45, Children: William 17, Evaline 14, John 10.
1860 Chambers Co, AL. John Atkins 61, Elizabeth 55. In 1850 John said he was b. NC. This time he says he was born in VA.
In 1870 Chambers Co, AL Elizabeth is living with sister Naomi. In 1880 she is still living with Naomi. She is 75 and Naomi is 70. She is also listed as Elizabeth A. Smedley. It should probably Elizabeth Atkins.
In Thomas Smedley's will (probated in 1881) he leaves an equal share to daughter, Elizabeth Atkins except for $285 already given to her son Robert Smedley.
Children of ELIZABETH SMEDLEY and JOHN ADKINS are:
ILLIAM4 ADKINS, b. 1833, Troup Co, GA.
ii. EVELINE ADKINS, b. 1835, Chambers Co, AL.
iii. JOHN ADKINS, b. 1837, Chambers Co, AL.
1860 John is living in HH of E. T. Shatterwhite in Chambers Co, AL. He is 23 b. AL and a Clerk.
iv. ROBERT ADKINS.
6. NAOMI3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Sep 4, 1803 in Green Co, GA, and died Dec 3, 1884 in Chambers Co, AL.
Notes for NAOMI SMEDLEY:
Naomi is probably the "Navery" listed in her father's will.
Naomi never married. She lived and farmed with her brother, Thomas.
In 1860 - Chambers Co, AL - Living with brother, Thomas M. and Oliver age 20. On his CSA application, Oliver stated that his mother was Naomi Smedley.
Naomi is living with brother Thomas M. in 1850, 1860 and as head of HH with Elizabeth in 1870 and 1880.
1880 Chambers Co, AL. Naomi Smedley 60, Elizabeth Adkins 65. Naomi and Elizabeth are sisters. (They have a black family living with them. Jo Smedley 40, Miles 25, Lisa 35, Josephine 18, Eloira 22, Simeon 5, Lisa 3, Billy 1.)
Child of NAOMI SMEDLEY is:
LIVER4 SMEDLEY, b. 1840.
Oliver Smedley, from Hickory Flats, in Chambers County, AL, enlisted as a private on July 31, 1861; he was 21 years old. He served in Company F, 14th Alabama Infantry, CSA, in the Civil War. He listed Naomi Smedley as his mother. He may have been adopted by her since she never married.
7. JAMES MILLEGE3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Oct 21, 1807 in Green Co, GA, and died Bef. Sep 8, 1850 in Troup Co, GA. He married MARY WILLIAMS Abt. 1827. She was born Abt. 1807.
Notes for JAMES MILLEGE SMEDLEY:
Thomas Smedley names orphans of his son, James M. Smedley in his will dated Sep 8, 1852.
Can not find him on 1850 census.
Children of JAMES SMEDLEY and MARY WILLIAMS are:
ILLIAM T.4 SMEDLEY, b. 1828.
ii. ARMSTED B. SMEDLEY, b. 1829.
iii. MARTHA A. SMEDLEY, b. 1830.
iv. JULIA ANN SMEDLEY, b. 1831.
v. ELIZA B. SMEDLEY, b. 1832, GA; m. GEORGE W. JOHNSON; b. 1824, GA.
Notes for E
ARY ANN SMEDLEY, b. 1833.
vii. JAMES M. SMEDLEY, b. Dec 10, 1837.
AMES M. SMEDLEY:
In 1850 James M. is living with his sister, Elizabeth Johnson in Troup Co, GA. He is age 14.
8. BEULAH3 SMEDLEY (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Feb 5, 1808 in Green Co, GA, and died Jul 23, 1897 in Troup Co, GA. She married (1) STEPHEN SAUNDERS Aug 20, 1826 in Putnam Co, GA. He was born Abt. 1804, and died Bef. 1836. She married (2) JESSE BURGESS HARALSON May 30, 1837 in Troup Co, GA. He was born Jun 29, 1803 in Green Co, GA, and died Dec 17, 1869 in Troup Co, GA.
Notes for BEULAH SMEDLEY:
1850 census Troup Co, GA. Her husband is listed as J. B. Haralson. Beulah is 42. James Sanders age 16 is child from a Beulah's marriage to Stephen Saunders. Haralson children: Jesse 10, Thomas 8, Eliza 5, David C. 3, William 1. Living with her is Amanda Smedley age 13. Also William Gilley 21 - Waggoner.
Can not find this family after 1850.
More About BEULAH SMEDLEY:
Burial: Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery, Troup Co., GA
Notes for JESSE BURGESS HARALSON:
1850 census in Troup Co, GA Name is J. B. Haralson.
More About JESSE BURGESS HARALSON:
Burial: Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery, Troup Co., GA
Children of BEULAH SMEDLEY and STEPHEN SAUNDERS are:
AOMI SAMANTHA4 SANDERS, b. Sep 2, 1827; d. Jan 18, 1893; m. WILLIAM A. WALLER; b. Mar 4, 1813; d. Jun 30, 1887.
ii. JAMES THOMAS SANDERS, b. Feb 5, 1830.
iii. LUCY ANN SANDERS, b. Mar 12, 1832; m. WILLIAM CASEY.
iv. JAMES MILLEDGE SANDERS, b. Mar 29, 1834; d. Mar 21, 1865.
AMES MILLEDGE SANDERS:
James Milledge Sanders Died in NC while serving in CSA.
Children of BEULAH SMEDLEY and JESSE HARALSON are:
EULAH A.4 HARALSON, b. Feb 26, 1838, Troup Co, GA; d. Jun 29, 1915; m. JAMES M. SMEDLEY.
EULAH HARALSON and JAMES SMEDLEY:
Beulah and James were cousins. James is the son of James Milledge Smedley the son of Thomas Smedley. Beulah is the daughter of Beulah Smedley, daughter of Thomas Smedley.
vi. JESSE BURGESS HARALSON, b. 1840, Troup Co, GA; m. (1) ANNA V. WILKINSON; b. Troup Co, GA; m. (2) MARY J. COFIELD, 1860, Troup Co, GA; d. 1883.
vii. THOMAS S. E. HARALSON, b. Jun 7, 1842, Troup Co, GA; m. (1) EVA E. DARDEN; m. (2) A. B. RAMSEY.
viii. ELIZA E. HARALSON, b. 1845, Troup Co, GA; m. (1) ELISHA HENDERSON; m. (2) JOHN R. ANDERSON.
ix. DAVID CULBURSON HARALSON, b. Dec 28, 1846, Troup Co, GA.
AVID CULBURSON HARALSON:
David may not have married.
x. WILLIAM HENRY HARALSON, b. Aug 31, 1849, Troup Co, GA; d. Mar 19, 1926; m. ELIZA COFIELD.