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  • Amanda Belle NeSmith (1862 - 1941)
    Birth: Oct. 27, 1862 Pulaski County Georgia, USA Death: Apr. 3, 1941 Brooks County Georgia, USA Married 18 December 1879. Family links: Parents: John Everritt (1822 - 1898) Amanda M. Blac...
  • Eliza Jane NeSmith (1822 - 1894)
  • Emily Jane Pike (1847 - 1912)
    Birth: May 10, 1847 North Carolina, USA Death: May 4, 1912 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Emily Jane was born in NC and her Mother was the 2nd wife of William NeSmith. His wife in 1850 was Mart...
  • Nancy Nesmith (1836 - 1891)
    Birth: Feb. 13, 1836 Washington County Georgia, USA Death: May 28, 1891 Wilkinson County Georgia, USA Family links: Spouse: William N. Nesmith (1833 - 1862) Burial: Wright Cemetery Wilkinso...
  • Nancy Modesty Nesmith (1829 - 1905)
    Birth: Oct. 19, 1829 North Carolina, USA Death: Jan., 1905 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Second wife of William Nesmith Mother of 1. Princess Victoria Nesmith 2. Lucinda Adeline Nesmith 3. Mel...

About the Nesmith surname

We acquired our family surname from the Nesmiths of Scottish-Irish descent, in Nesmith, Williamsburg County, South Carolina, who were among the original settlers in Williamsburg County, SC.

The name is said to have originated in this way: Between September 8, 1249, when Alexander III, of Scotland was crowned...and March 16, 1286, when he died, an aide-de-camp was required to mend his armor. In short, he messed up. But for his prowess, great daring, and achievements in battle, he was knighted by the king, with this laconic saying, "Although he is nae smith (no smith), he is a brave gentleman".