Christian Smith
(1744-1800)
Anna Fidler
(1746-1799)
Peter Smith
(1776-1851)

 

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Susanna Leinbach

Peter Smith

  • Born: 1776, North Carolina
  • Marriage: Susanna Leinbach in 1794 in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Died: 8 Dec 1851, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana at age 75
  • Buried: Smith Cemetery, Forest Township, Clinton County, Indiana
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Census, 1830, Indiana, Switzerland County, Image 77 of 96.

Name: Peter Smith Junior
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Switzerland, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5

Census, 1840, Indiana, Switzerland County, York Township, Image 6 of 18.

Home in 1840 (City, County, State): York, Switzerland, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4

Census, 1850, Indiana, Clinton County, Honey Creek Township, Image 4 of 22. Age 73 yrs., farmer.

Will. The Last Will and Testament of Peter Smith ser.

In the name of the Benovolent Father I Peter Smith senr. of Clinton County and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament. Since Peter died in 1851, suggest you order the "complete" probate packet, and find out exactly where Abraham was to sign for his bequest. There might be a teeny bit of paper, the receipt receiving the bequest in the packet. It should state his address, and where he is signing. I hope you connect, need help in NC looking for Pete's ancestors.

1 st I give and devise to my beloved children as follows:. that my son Abram Smith have six hundred dollars and that my daughter Ann wife of William (Said) have the sum of six hundred dollars and that my son Christian Smith have the sum of five hundred dollars and that my son Peter Smith have the sum of six hundred dollars and that my son Jacob Smith have the sum of six hundred dollars, and that my son Daniel Smith have the sum of six hundred dollars, and that the heirs of my son Moses Smith towit Silas Smith and Nancy Smith each have three hundred dollars, but not to be paid to them till they become of age and that my daughter Rebecca wife of Wiley Erby have the sum of six hundred dollars and that my son Joseph Smith have the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars and that Benjamin Lilly have one dollar.

2d That the hereafter appointed executors are to pay my funeral expenses and also all just debts that I may owe at my death out of the money that may be on hand at my death and the remainder of money to be paid to the above named heirs in proportion to the amount willed to each of them, as soon as said executors may become in possession of it after my death and the remainder to be paid to said heirs out of the money collected from out standing debts or from the sale of the real estate as soon as collected.

3 d In case the amount of my estate should be more than will pay the above amounts to the to the heirs and comfortably support my beloved companion during her lifetime the executors is to divide the same equally among all the said heirs (except the said Lilly he is to have only one dollar).

4th I do hereby nomionate and appoint Daniel Smith and Peter Smith executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorize them the said executors at my death to take charge and possession of all my propertyboth real and personal. I hereby authorizing and empowering them to compromise adjust release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower them to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such terms of credit or otherwise as they may think proper all of my real and personal property and deed to purchasers to execute acknowledge and deliver in fee simple said executors are to sell my real estate within seven years at any time they think proper within that time and in case my companion is living at the time of sale the real estate is to be sold with her right of dower on the same.

5th the said executors are to see that my beloved companion Susanna Smith have sufficient amount of my estate to render comfortable during her lifetime. In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1851.

s/Pete r Smith

Signed and acknowledged by Peter Smith as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.Attest Benoni Forener
Miles Hart

Codicil to the foregoing will.

Wherea s I Peter Smith Sen. of Clinton County, Ind. did on the fifteenth day of October A.D. 1851, make thwe above my last will and testament of that day do hereby declare the following to be a codicil to the same. Whereas in my last will and testament aforesaid I did bequeath to the heirs of Moses Smith to with Silas Smith and Nancy Jane Smith the sum of three hundred dollars each I do hereby revoke that portion of said will and give and bequeath said six hundred dollars (that was willed to said heirs) as follows towit that my companion Susanna Smith have five hundred dollars to be disposed of as she may see proper and that my esteemed friends Henry Smith and James M. Smith each have the sum of forth dollars and also that George W. Webb and Emily Smith each have the sum of ten dollars all of which is to be paid to them by my appointed executors in the manner that they are to pay the heirs in my will directed and also that said hers of Moses Smith towit Silas Smith and Nancy Jane Smith each have one dollar to be paid by the executors when they become of age.
Signed and sealed the 26th day of October A.D. 1851

s/Peter Smith (Seal)
Signe d and acknowledged by said Peter Smith as a codicil to his last will in our presence.

Attest Benoni Fortner

Miles Hart

State of Indiana, Clinton County SS.


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Peter married Susanna Leinbach in 1794 in Rowan County, North Carolina. (Susanna Leinbach was born on 23 Dec 1780 in Bethania, Surry County, North Carolina and died on 17 Jun 1855 in Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana.)



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