Richard Smith (1771 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Troublesome Creeck, Perry, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Reverand/Farmer, Reverend
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About Richard Smith

Reverend buried in the Old Smith Graveyard on Troublesome Creek. -------------------- Custom Field: "He was a Baptist preacher. He would drink liquor and fight" -Andrew Combs 1898 per Marda Godsey mardalee123@aol.com "Note: Info from Darrell Smith, Aventura, FL,online genealogy he 's compiled: (per Darrell Smith)*** "Richard Smith was a Primitive Baptish preacher for 45 years. The Sam Smith family has his Bible with Smith births and deaths back to 1816. According to county court records of Ousley Co.,KY

his brother John was appointed guardian of him there early. 
An estate auction in Owsley Co showed that Richard Smith 

purchased the family Bible of John's. Richard married Nancy Alicia Combs and had 14 children. Nancy, daughter of Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs, was born June 20, 1772 and died March 11, 1858 at Ary, KY. Rev Richard Smith was great grandfather of "Bad Tom" Smith, who terrorized Breathitt and Letcher Counties. Richard and his brother John were the only surviving children of William and Betty "Eunice" Ritchie. +++insets by Glenna Calton +++ +++William was born in England and Betty was born in VA 1750/53 circa+++ +++John, Richard's brother, b.1778 d. 1808 Clay Co., KY His Naturalization is recorded in 1824 Perry Co. He married Peggy Riley b. 1780 d.1829+++ After the death of William, Richard and John moved to Kentucky from VA and left their mother in VA to handle the plantation. Some say Richard came to Perry Co, KY by way of Pound Gap about 1792, first settling in Lott's Creek and then moving on to Pigeon Roost on Troublesome Creek at Ary. According to Henry P. Scalf in "Kentucky, Last Frontier" Richard owned 38.577 acres of land in 1796 through Eastern Land Titles." Note*** All the names below on this excerpt from the family Bible of Rev. Richard Smith have not been identified as to what kin they are to the family.

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY: RICHARD SMITH FAMILY BIBLE Submitted by: J. P. Downard October 10, 1998 ab4rx@iglou.com

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                                                          (BIRTHS)

William Combs borned March 1, 1854

Nicholas Combs March 31, 1838

James Stacy Nov. 28, 1844

Isaac Stacy Nov. 28, 1846

Manfurd Stacy ? 25, 1847

George Stacy August 30, 1857

William Stacy June 11, 1853

Shadric Elsbury May 3, 1855

Joshua Smith Oct. 24, 1818

Isaac Smith Dec. 18, 1820

Samuel Smith Jan. 5, 1851

Cassie Smith Feb. 10, 1894

L. D. (Lorenzo Dow) Smith Nov. 16, 1816

Sarah Smith Apr. 5, 1812

Shena Smith Feb. 19, 1896

Jackson Kelley Nov. 4, 1847

Amy Smith Sep. 7, 1883

Ida Smith Dec. 18, 1884

Elsie Smith May 23, 1887

George Smith May 3, 1889

Emaline Smith Jan 12, 1873

John Smith Oct. 16, 1853

Richard Smith March 21, 1856

Alley Smith August 9, 1858

Larkin Smith Nov. 27, 1867

Mima Smith June 3, 1864

Pruday Smith June 26, 1867

Hewey Smith March 11, 1870

Joshua Smith ? 24, 1878

Andy Smith Feb. 1, 1830

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Pruda Smith died August 2, 1889

Joshua Smith August 2, 1889

Hewey Smith April 11, 1911

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Richard Smith's children per sale of property----(no dates available)

Lourenza D. Smith

Samuel

Alisha

Patsy Campbell

Joshua

John Campbell

Zachariah Fugite

Thomas

James

Isaac m. Cinthia Stacy

George Combs m. Nancy Smith

Thomas Grigsby

Betsy Fugate

Martin Fugate

Kizey Grigsby

John Stacy m. Cynthia Smith (brother of Cynthia Stacy Smith)

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Rev Richard Smith's Timeline

1771
May 15, 1771
Virginia, United States
1792
1792
Age 20
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
1794
1794
Age 22
Kentucky, United States
1797
1797
Age 25
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
1798
June 17, 1798
Age 27
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
June 19, 1798
Age 27
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
1802
1802
Age 30
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
1803
1803
Age 31
Clay, Kentucky, United States
1809
May 5, 1809
Age 37
Clay, Kentucky, United States
1812
1812
Age 40
Clay, Kentucky, United States