Smith Heath

Male Before 1740 - Bef 1816


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  • Born  Before 1740  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Before Feb 1816  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4664  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2013 

    Father  Jacob Heath,   b. Before 1720,   d. 5 Aug 1775 - 29 Sep 1775, Worcester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary 
    Family ID  F1614  Group Sheet

    Family  Tabitha,   d. Before May 1816 
    Notes 
    • Smith Heath apparently lived for a period of time in Worcester County, Maryland, based on land records there.

      He was granted a land patent (#1236) on 8 October 1761 for 50 acres of land called Heath's Venture, in Worcester County, Maryland. The land's survey was approved 28 Aug 1762. (B.C. & G.S. no. 19 folio 75) In 1770 an adjoining vacant land tract was combined with the original tract to make a total area of 186 acres being owned by Smith Heath as his property "Heath's Venture."

      Smith Heath is recorded in the grantor index for Worcester County MD as deeding land to James Perdue in 1786 (page 14) -- Worcester County Court (Land Records, Grantor Index)
      1-2, 1742-1844 [MSA CE 26-1].

      Smith's family was in Guilford County by 1787, but Smith's name does not appear on any NC records until the 1790 census, and some land deeds during the 1790s. Smith's brother Jacob later sold him some of his land, so perhaps Smith had been living on that part of the family property for a while.

      Smith and several family members and close friends died in early 1816, indicating that some kind of contagious illness or shared cause was responsible for so many deaths in such a short period of time.

      His will was dated 18th day of July 1805, and reads:

      In the Name of God Amen.
      I Smith Haith of the County of Guilford & State of North Carolina have thought proper to make this to be my Last will and Testament in maner and form following

      To wit I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Tabitha Haith my plantation House and all my moveable Estate During her natural Life or Widowhood as also my stock during the said term but in case of marage I allow my moveable Estate to be Equally Divided between my Children
      I also alow Thomas Dick my Grandson to have Equal of Sd. Moveables

      Secondly I allow my Land to be Divided as it now stands by Division Lines to my three sons Henry Heath John Haith & Samuel Haith [a line follows which was scratched out, but said: I alow to my son Henry fifty acres including my old Improvement and bounded by a line running between my son John ---- be it more or less]

      secondly I alow my son John sixty acres including the Improvement he now lives on and bounded by a line runing on the East side of the little poplar branch be the same more or less
      Thirdly I bequeath to my son Saml. Haith sixty acres more or less at my wifes deceas or marage including the Improvment I now live on

      Fourthly I bequeth to my son William Haith one horse creature to the value of sixty dollars as also my bed and furnurture at my wifes decease or marage

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed my Seal this 18th Day of July 1805

      N.B. I also alow my son Samuel Haith one horse to be given to him at my wifes decease

      and I do hereby constitute and apoint my beloved Wife Tabitha Haith and my son John Haith my Executors of this My Last will and testament
      Signed Sealed in present of
      Jn. Widows
      James Criswell (jurat)

      his
      Smith [unclosed circle] Haith
      mark

      N.B. there is one bed in my possion which was given to my Daughter Elisabeth by her grandmother which I lay no claim to nor desire it to be canceled in my will
      [end of will]

      [notation on outside of will]
      State of North Carolina, Guilford County, February Term 1816
      The execution of the within will was duly proven in Open Court by the Oath of James Criswell one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on Motion Ordered to be recorded
      then came in Tabatha Hath Executrix appointed in said court & qualify as such
      John Hamilton CC
    Children 
     1. Mary Heath,   b. Before 1775,   d. After 1787-1788
     2. William Heath,   b. About 1789, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1850
    >3. Henry Heath,   b. 15 Nov 1781, Worcester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1865, Coles County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Heath,   d. Feb 1816 - May 1816, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel Heath,   d. Before May 1817, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Heath
     7. Tabitha Heath
    Last Modified  27 Jun 2013 
    Family ID  F1613  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Smith Heath land record from 1761
    Smith Heath land record from 1761
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record from 1761, page 2
    Smith Heath land record from 1761, page 2
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record from 1761, page 3
    Smith Heath land record from 1761, page 3
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record 1770
    Smith Heath land record 1770
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 3
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 3
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 2
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 2
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 4
    Smith Heath land record 1770, page 4
    Worcester County, Maryland


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