Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

George William Gov. Smith

Male 1762 - 1811  (49 years)


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  • Name George William Gov. Smith 
    Born 1762  Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1811  Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Richmond Theatre fire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I068074  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Meriwether Smith,   b. 1730, Bathurst, Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1794, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Alice Corbin Lee,   b. Abt 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 1760  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Adams,   b. 14 Jan 1766, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1806, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1793  Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Lee Smith,   b. 2 Apr 1794, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George William Smith,   b. 14 Sep 1795, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1823, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Elizabeth Griffin Smith,   b. 24 Oct 1798, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1802, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Sarah Adams Smith,   b. 7 Mar 1801, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1802, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. John Adams Smith,   b. 12 May 1802, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1864, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Phillip Francis Samuel Smith,   b. 22 May 1805, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1805, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Thomas Smith,   b. 8 Sep 1806, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F30742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Read,   b. Abt 1770, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1807  Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F30743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • died in a theater fire in Richmond, Virginia.
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      William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine; v. 25 - 1917
      BATHURST, A COLONIAL RESIDENCE

      The editors are indebted to Judge Lewis H. Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, for the photogravure of "Bathurst," which appears as the frontispiece of this number. "Bathurst" was built by Francis Meriwether, the old clerk of Essex Co., circa 1692, and received its name from his marriage with Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of Essex County, Virginia, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Gloucestershire, England, and his second wife, Susan Rich. Upon the death of Francis Meriwether's widow in 1740, the land was divided among his heirs, and the "Bathurst" tract fell to the wife of Theodorick Bland. Bland sold it to Francis Smith who married Lucy, a daughter of Francis Meriwether. From them it descended to their son Meriwether Smith, first member of Congress from that district, patriot, etc. From him it passed to his son, George William Smith, who became governor of Virginia, lost his life in the burning of the Richmond theatre, who early sold "Bathurst" to Major Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, whose mother was daughter of Mary, another daughter of Francis Meriwether, and her husband James Skelton. From them it descended to their only son, Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, the grandfather of Judge Lewis H. Jones, who sold it for 3950 in 1800, and moved to Kentucky.

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