John "Of the Bluff" Smith

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John "Of the Bluff" Smith

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Son of Malcolm Smith
Husband of Margaret Smith
Father of Malcom Smith, Sr. and Janet "Jennie Bahn" Gilchrist McNeill

Managed by: Steven Tate Anderson
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About John "Of the Bluff" Smith

John Smith was also known as "Old John Smith" or "John Smith, the Immigrant".

John SMITH15 was born about 1700 in Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland. He immigrated in 1739 to North Carolina. He landed in the Port of Brunswick in September 1739 on the 'Thistle" with approximately 350 other Scottish Immigrants. They had sailed in July from Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland following a recommendation of a committee of leading citizens. An advance trip, encouraged by Governor Gabriel Johnston, also a Scot, had occurred in 1736. Free land grants and exemption from taxation for a set time period were the incentives that were designed to counter the dismantling of the tacksmen system and a depression in cattle prices in Scotland. He died before 17 Mar 1749 in Cumberland Co., NC. He was married to Margaret GILCHRIST about 1717 in Scotland.

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John "Of the Bluff" Smith's Timeline

1700
1700
1718
1718
Age 18
Smith, Tennessee, United States
1720
1720
Age 20
Knapdale, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
1749
1749
Age 49
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