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  • Alabama Nesmith (1870 - 1903)
    Birth: Apr., 1870 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Death: 1903 Townley Walker County Alabama, USA Daughter of Joseph G. Guttery and Mary Jane Stacks Wife of Oliver Sherman Nesmith (Married 03 J...
  • 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...
  • James Nesmith, Jr. (1774 - 1845)

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".