Pickens Cemetery

0512, SMITH, (Ambrose) Joshua, (b.1774, d.1845); (Notes: The latest and best research seems to point that the person buried here is probably Ambrose Joshua Smith who lived on Georges Creek at the border of Pickens and Anderson counties and it is a certainty he was NOT a Revolutionary War veteran. He would have been less than 10 years old when the peace treaty between England and America was signed.  Ambrose Joshua is a rather unusual name, but in this case he was named after his grandfather of the same name.   (The Georgia DAR erected the veteran’s tombstone in the 1920s, a period too well known for errors in genealogy.  The DAR has now closed several veterans’ descendant lines to further use as the tie to the Revolution: Joshua Smith and Rucker Mauldin are just two examples that I know of, but I’m sure there are others.  My best wishes to the DAR researchers who are straightening out all these problems, and I look forward to accurate family histories).  Ambrose Joshua was the s/o Christopher Kitt Smith, and brother of Meade (0712), (Miles) Hampton (1306). Ambrose Joshua married Martha Nancy Posey (b. 1769, d/o Francis and Mildred Farr Posey), and when he died, she married Rucker Mauldin.

1420, SMITH, J(ohn Anderson, b. 6 Nov 1797, d. 4 Dec 1873); Notes:   He was s/o Ambrose Joshua, (0512), (b. 1774, d. 1845) and Martha Nancy Posey Smith (b. 1769). He married Rhoda (Esdras?) Smith, who appears to be his first cousin.   He is the ancestor of the Smith infants/ children in spaces 1417 and 1418. John A. (aka “Jack”) and Rhoda Smith had the following children: Amanda Armintha (d. May 4 1899, never married); Cimela Hamilton (m. John A. Wise and moved to GA); Henry Glenn (b. Jan 22, 1822, m. Martha A. White in Jun 1858, and d. Jul 13 1890); Anderson Ansel (m. Louisa Wigington, and d. ca 1865); Caleb McKendrew (b. May 26 1827, m. Mary Elizabeth Wilson d/o Charles P. Wilson, 1315, and d. Dec 9 1901); John Lawrence (m. Susannah Louisa Cooper, and was killed in action in War Between the States); and Austin (m. Obedience Smith and moved to MS).  New Marker.

0120, SMITH, Pvt. L(uther) G(amewell) Jr., s/o Mr. & Mrs. L(uther) G(amewell) Smith, (0120 & 0119) b. 24 Feb 1920, d. 16 Aug 1941, drowned at Scotfield, ILL; Notes: Brother of: Vera Smith, 0229, Williene Smith, 0230.

0122, SMITH, Luther G(amewell) (Sr.), b. 31 Aug 1871, d. 9 Nov. 1957; Notes: s/o John Theodore and Esther Dick Burdine Smith, 0225 and 0224. h/o Mallie Mildred Ballantine Smith, 0119, m. 1899. Father of Luther Gamewell Smith, Jr, 0118, Vera Smith, 0229, Williene Smith, 0230. Luther was a veteran of the Spanish American War, where he was a Private in Company C of the 1st SC Infantry Regiment.

1210, SMITH, Joseph, PVT SC Militia Rev. War; (Notes: see Moss, p. 878 for details. b. ca 1740 in Bucks County,  PA, d. Apr 8, 1814. Joseph was the second s/o Job Sr. and Elizabeth Candler Smith, (see comment on these two under Job Jr. Smith).  He was the f/o John Smith, 1310, and the brother of Michael, 1308, Benjamin, 1406, and Job Jr, 1309.  Joseph married  Elizabeth Hallum in March 1767, maybe in Prince George County, MD.  Elizabeth was the d/o William and Sallie Reeder Hallum and the sister of Dorcas Hallum Pickens, 1704.

0225, SMITH, John Theodore, b. 20 Nov 1844, d. 9 May 1918; Notes: s/o John Collingsworth and Amanda Smith, neither buried here. Grandson of John and Martha Pickens Smith, 1310 and 1708. h/o Esther Dick Burdine Smith, 0224. Father of Alma Elizabeth Smith, 0223, Luther Gamewell Smith, 0120, John Raymond Smith, 0228. His old homeplace is still standing on Hwy 8, 1.5 miles east. I think it was also his father's home place. John T. was a Confederate veteran of Company C, 22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry.  Enlisting as a Private, by the end of the War he had been promoted to Corporal.

0228, SMITH, John Raymond, s/o J(ohn) T(heodore) & E(sther) D(ick) (Burdine) Smith (0225 & 0224), b. 29 Apr 1881, d. 20 Nov 1883; Notes: brother of Alma Elizabeth Smith, 0223, and Luther Gamewell Smith, 0120.

1310, SMITH, John, b. 7 Jan 1778, d. 26 Sep 1848; Notes: s/o Joseph, 1210 and Elizabeth Hallum Smith, not the s/o Job, Sr. (who was too old), or Job, Jr. (who was too young).  John was the h/o Martha Pickens, 1708, married ca 1800. They moved to Kentucky about 1804, but were back in the Three & Twenty community of SC by 1810. By the late 1830s, John was almost totally blind, a result of his work as a blacksmith.  Sadly, Martha died, probably as the result of complications from childbirth, in 1818, as so many did in that period.  John married again, to Elizabeth Powell in Dec 1839, of whom very little is known.  Apparently, John and Elizabeth had no children, as both were probably too old in 1839.  Elizabeth died in Jan 1848, only nine months before John, and we do not know where she is buried, although some say she is buried in Pickens Cemetery. John and Martha had the following children: Lucinda (b. Sep 16 1802, m. James D. Sims ca 1825); Talitha (b. Mar 14 1804, m. Levi B. Bowman, d. Nov 3 1835); Sidney (b. Dec 24 1805, m. Elizabeth Osborne, (d. ca Nov 3 or 31 1835); Miranda (b. Jan 18 1808, m. Benjamin M. Smith, d. May 8, 1886); Mary Ann (b. Jul 24 1810 in KY, m. a Duff, d. Jul 29 1877); John Collingsworth (b. Apr 30 1812, m. Amanda Smith, Jan 2 1840, d. Jul 22 1899); Andrew McKindrew C. (twin),  (b. Jan 26 1818, m. (1) Minerva Carolina Wagoman in 1824, and (2) Margaret Emily Smith Martin, and d. Aug 21 1888); and James Douthit (twin), (b. Jan 26 1818, m. Martha Jane Acker in 1844, and d. Sep 2 1896).  New Marker.

1309, SMITH, Job,(Jr.) SC PVT SC McCall's Co. Militia, Rev. War, (b. 25 Dec 1748, PA,  d. Nov 1837); Notes: Job Jr was the son of Job Sr. and Hannah Candler. His 1st wife was Elizabeth Oliver, 0414; sister to Alexander Oliver, 1007, and daughter of James and Elizabeth McMahan Oliver (these two may also be buried in Pickens Cemetery, if so, the grave locations have been lost/forgotten). Job Jr and Elizabeth Oliver were probably married around 1785-6.  This Job Smith is the Job Smith Jr, listed in Moss, p. 877, and not his father from p. 876, much to the sadness of family historians. Grace Smith Pettijohn said  in her book, "Smith-Pickens" published in 1913, that the Job Sr and his wife were buried on his farm on 3 & 20 creek. It may be that both Job Sr and Jr first enlisted in the Patriot forces in Georgia early in the war, and later moved to SC and also enlisted there.  Job Smith Jr's entry simply states he "served in the militia after the fall of Charleston," an entry that leaves us somewhat less than satisfied, as it probably also left Moss. Job Jr was the brother of Michael, 1308, Joseph, 1210, and Benjamin, 1406.

1306, SMITH, Hampton, (b. 5 May 1766, Chatham Co NC, d. ca 1849); Notes: Husband of Susannah Posey, b. 1767, who may be buried here, but her grave site has been lost.  I realize he would have probably been about 15 at the battle of Cowpens, but there were many that age who stood there and many other places.  Dr. A. L. Pickens says he was at Cowpens on p. 71 of “Skyagunsta”, published in 1934 (the first biography of Gen. Andrew Pickens). Moss has no record of him.    His father was Christopher Kitt Smith, and Hampton is also supposed to be the b/o Meade, 0712, and Ambrose Joshua (0512)Smith.  New Marker.

0323, SMITH, Gertrude Genevieve, d/o J(ohn) C(oke) & Mrs (Marie Jennings) Smith, b. 3 Feb 1917, d. 21 May 1919; Notes: John Coke Smith was the youngest child of Madison Earl and Mary (Mollie) Louisa Young Smith, 0324 and 0325. He is not buried here, but lived about one-half mile due east.

0224, SMITH, Esther D. Burdine, w/o J(ohn) T(heodore) Smith (0225), b. 21 Jun 1845, d. 16 Aug 1911; Notes: d/o Rev John and Charlotte Ambler Burdine, 0227 and 0226. Sister of Martha Ann Burdine Pickens, 0111. Married to John Theodore Smith on 6 Dec 1866. Mother of Alma Elizabeth Smith, 0223, Luther Gamewell Smith, 0120, John Raymond Smith, 0228.

0414, SMITH, Elizabeth Oliver, b. ca 1750, d. 28 Mar 1828; Notes: wife of Job Smith, Jr, 1309, and daughter of James and Mary McMahan Oliver and the sister of Alexander Oliver, 1007. New Marker.

0316, SMITH, Child, b. ca 1882-1883?, d. ca 1882-1883?; Notes: Child of unknown age and unknown gender. Parents were Madison Earl and Mary (Mollie) Louisa Young Smith, 0324 and 0325.  New marker.

1417, SMITH, Child (Unnamed Infant Son), s/o C(aleb) M(cKendree) & M(ary) E(lizabeth) (Wilson) Smith, b. Dec 1863, d. Dec 1863; Notes: This is part of a unique tombstone; five granite "logs" stacked one on top of each other. Caleb McKendree Smith was b. 26 May 1827, d. 9 Dec 1901; Mary Elizabeth Wilson Smith was b. 1828, d. 3 Aug 1918, both are buried at Fairview Methodist Cemetery, Oconee County, SC. This unnamed male infant is noted on the middle "log," and is buried in the middle grave of the group of five.

1415, SMITH, Charles M(cKendree), s/o C(aleb) M(cKendree) & M(ary) E(lizabeth) (Wilson) Smith, b. 21 Apr 1853, d. 3 Jun 1855; Notes: This is part of a unique tombstone; five granite "logs" stacked one on top of each other. Caleb McKendree Smith was b. 26 May 1827, d. 9 Dec 1901; Mary Elizabeth Wilson Smith was b. 1828, d. 3 Aug 1918, both are buried at Fairview Methodist Cemetery, Oconee County, SC. The child Charles M. Smith is noted on the bottom "log," and is buried in the southernmost grave of the group.

1418, SMITH, C(aleb) McDuffie, s/o J(ames) E(lford) & M(ary) (Susan) S(tone) Smith, b. 23 Aug 1878, d. 3 Sep 1878; Notes: This is part of a unique tombstone; five granite "logs" stacked one on top of each other. Caleb McKendree and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Smith were the parents of James Elford Smith. James Elford Smith was b. 27 Mar 1857, d. 8 Nov 1920, married Mary Susan Stone Smith was b. 7 Jun 1859, d. 16 May 1937, and both are buried in Granite Cemetery, Granite, Greer County, OK. Caleb McKendree Smith was b. 26 May 1827, d. 9 Dec 1901; Mary Elizabeth Wilson Smith was b. 1828, d. 3 Aug 1918, both are buried at Fairview Methodist Cemetery, Oconee County, SC. The infant C. McDuffie Smith is noted on the next to the top granite "log," and is buried next to the northernmost grave of the group.

1406, SMITH, Benjamin, Pvt. SC Mili Rev. War; Notes: b. ca 1742 in Bucks County, PA, d. May 1834. Married ca 1778 Ruth Lindley, 1407.   Moss, p. 873, also lists him as a Capt and a Maj in the state militia, but he also served under Gen Andrew Pickens several times.  This variety in rank was probably due to the practice of multiple enlistments in various companies at various times. His parents were Job Sr and Hannah Candler Smith, making him the brother of Joseph, 1210, Michael, 1308, and Job, Jr, 1309. Benjamin may have had two wives, the first of which might have been Elizabeth Simmons; the second Ruth Lindley, who is buried beside him, 1407. There is also a marker of "recent" vintage giving the names of Benjamin and Ruth Lindley Smith's children, some of whom may even be buried here. See Ruth Lindley Smith, 1407, for her ancestry.   Benjamin and Ruth are recorded on a stone in their plot as being the parents of : Rebecca (b. 1775); Mary (b. 1777); Hannah (b. 1779); William (b. 1781); Sidney (b. 1783); Elizabeth (b. 1785); David (b. 1787); James (b. 1789); Job (b. 1791); Benjamin Jr (b. 1793); and Jonathan Harvey (b. 1795, first husband of Prudence Emeline Oliver Smith, 0221). My sincerest thanks to Linda Smith Cheek and Louis Smith for their help and expertise with all the Smiths.  What a puzzle they are!?!

0223, SMITH, Alma Elizabeth, b. 6 Sep 1874, d. 15 Nov 1921; Notes: d/o John Theodore and Esther Dick Burdine Smith, 0225 and 0224. Sister of John Raymond Smith, 0228, Luther Gamewell Smith, 0120.)