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Lucy Smith (Wright)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Newberry County, Province of South Carolina
Death: July 3, 1847 (78)
Stony Point, Abbeville District, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Greenwood CountySouth Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Wright and Ann Wright
Wife of William Smith
Mother of Joel Smith; Nancy Gary; Anna Fooshe; Thomas Smith; Robert Smith and 16 others
Sister of Morgan Wright; William Wright; Thomas Wright and Ann Wright

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About Lucy Wright Smith

Birth: Aug. 29, 1768 Culpeper County Virginia, USA Death: Jul. 3, 1847 Abbeville County South Carolina, USA

Lucy was the daughter of Thomas Wright (1731-1803) and Nancy Ann Morgan (1745-1808).

Marriage record (Greenwood County Sketches) revealed William Smith and Lucy Wright married on August 8, 1786 in Culpeper County, Virginia.

William was twenty and Lucy was seventeen when they married.

They had two known children before moving to Stoney Point area in South Carolina in 1793. He built a store and got a post office in 1808 in the same location as the present Stoney Point Grocery.

The 1800 Census revealed William owned six slaves. Household members: William (26-44), Lucy (26-44), Thomas, John, Robert, Joel & William (under 10) and Anna (10-15).

The 1810 Census revealed William owned twenty-three slaves. Household members: William (45-over), Lucy (26-44), Charles & Lewis (under 10), William, Joel & Robert (10-15), John (16-25) and Amelia, Lucy & Nancy (under 10).

The 1820 Census revealed William owned thirty-one slaves and fourteen of the household members were engaged in Agriculture. Household members: William (45-over), Lucy (45-over), Charles & Lewis (10-15), William, Joel & Robert (16-25) and Lucy & Nancy (10-15).

Their known children:

Anna Smith (Fooshe)(b.1788 d.1839) Thomas Smith (b.1792 d.1849) John Skinner Smith (b.1795 d.1861) Robert Smith (b.1796 d.1861) Joel Smith (b.1799 d.1855) William Smith (b.1800 d.1872) Amelia Smith (Anderson)(b.1801 d.1886) Nancy Smith (Gary)(b.1804 d.1827) Lewis Smith (b.1805) Charles Smith (b.1808 d.1870) Lucy Smith (b.1809 d.1890)

William died just four days after their thirty-eighth wedding anniversary on August 12, 1824 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Although William started building the Stoney Point Mansion in 1818, he died in 1824 before it was completed. Their son, Joel bought the mansion from the estate and finished building it in 1829. Lucy's two daughters, Anna and Amelia also had their homes on the site of the present day Stoney Point Golf course.

The third owner of the mansion was Joel's son-in-law, Wyatt Aiken. The executor of Joel's estate invested in confederate bonds which became worthless and the large plantation was broken up.

The mansion and five acres of land were listed in the National Register in June 1975.

Tombstone inscription:

{{Sacred to the memory - of - MRS. LUCY SMITH - who was born in Culpeper County, Va. - on the 29th of August 1768 - and married Mr. William Smith of - said county and state - on the 8th of August 1786 - with whom she emigrated in early life to Stony Point, S.C. - where she continued to reside until the 3rd of July 1847 - When her immortal Spirit forsook it's tenement of clay - to dwell forever with that Redeemer - In whom alone she trusted for salvation.

Mrs. Smith united with the Baptist Church at Providence - Upwards of Fifty years before her decease. - And under all circumstances proved herself - A devoted Christian, - When the summons came, death was robbed - of it's sting, and the Grave of it's terrors - By an invincible faith in Him, who spoke, - As never man spoke - She was kind and benevolent, To kindred, neighbors and friends, all her life - A pious example worthy of imitation.

One of the last acts of her life - was to leave - A portion of her estate for the support - Of that blessed Gospel which is able - to make men arise unto salvation.

Worms may her flesh consume - but in that world above - Her Christian Soul shall bloom - In everlasting love.

With faithfulness she served God - And every path of virtue trod - Then let each joyful thing - In breathless silence keep - While we her praises sing - And o'er her ashes weep - She lived an ornament on earth - And died lamented for her worth.}}

Lucy lived to age 78.

Family links:

 William Smith (1765 - 1824)

 Thomas Smith (1792 - 1849)*
 John Skinner Smith (1795 - 1861)*
 Joel Smith (1798 - 1855)*
 Nancy Smith (1804 - 1827)*
 Lucy Wright Smith White (1809 - 1890)*
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Burial: Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Greenwood County South Carolina, USA

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Lucy Wright Smith's Timeline

August 29, 1768
Newberry County, Province of South Carolina
Age 19
Age 19
November 9, 1792
Age 24
Virginia, USA
Age 23
March 15, 1795
Age 26
Abbeville CountySouth Carolina, USA
Age 26
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Age 27