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Dr. George Smith

Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Death: March 1753 (78)
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Place of Burial: South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Governor Thomas Smith, Iº Landgrave and Barbara Smith
Husband of Dorothy Smith
Father of Archar Smith, Sr.; Reverend Josiah Smith; Abraham Smith; Rep. Thomas Smith and Mary Smith
Brother of Judge Thomas Jr Smith, II, 2nd Landgrave and William Smith

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About Dr. George Smith

George Smith I MD b Sept 1674 Exeter Devonshire Eng

  • m 1) 12 Jul 1697 Charleston SC 1. Dorothy Archar dau of John Archar of Jamaica who died 24 Jan 1732 in MD;
  • m 2) Sarah Witter widow of William Pert, also widow of Thomas Grimball and Samuel Screven
  • m 3) Mary ___d Mar 1753 Philadelphia PA

With his family, he immigrated to South Carolina before 1685, returned to Great Britain (Scotland) to complete his education. While there, he studied medicine. By late 1697, he returned to Charleston where he had inherited from his father a brick house and medical instruments.

George Smith owned property in Craven Co; Charleston and Georgetown SC; New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His main estate was “Palmettoes” on the Cooper River. He was a Captain in the Militia in 1702; elected to Assemblies from Berkeley and Craven Co 1698, 1702, 1703, 1707 and 1708; was Public Receiver in 1707 and on the Grand Council 1708. He was Tax Assessor and was Justice of Peace for Berkeley Co 1734.

Their children:

  • 1. Archar b 17011/01 m Edith Waring;
  • 2. Josiah b 25 Dec 1704 d 19 Oct. 1781 Philadelphia m Elizabeth Darrell b 1710 d 1759 (he was ordained 1726 as a Presybterian Minister; graduated Harvard 1725, lived at one time in Bermuda);
  • 3. Thomas;
  • 4. Mary m 1) Rev Nathan Bassett 2) 1744 John Dart


Born in either 1672 or September, 1674. Got an MD Degree in Scotland in 1700. Lived in Jamaica for a time. Married three times, in this order: Dorothy Archer, Sarah Witter, and Mary (Surname Unknown). Had 4 kids from first marriage, none from the second 2

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Dr. George Smith's Timeline

September 1674
Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Charleston Neck, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
February 1701
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
December 25, 1704
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
March 1753
Age 78
Philadelphia, PA, United States
March 1753
Age 78
South Carolina, United States