Biographical Sketch of Col. John Smith

Col. John Smith, of the revolutionary war, lived in Franklin County, Virginia, here he married Frances Burk by whom he had William, Stephen, John, Wyatt, Henry, Susan, Mary, and Frances William married Elizabeth Ferguson, of Virginia, by whom he had Samuel, Thomas, Stephen, William H., Mary, Frances, Susan, Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah P., and Julia. Mary married Keincol C. Gilbert, who settled in Callaway County. Frances married Colonel Peter Booth of Kentucky: Susan married Colonel F. A. Hancock, who settled in Alabama. Martha married Thomas J. Holland, who settled in Montgomery County in 1832. He represented the County in the State Legislature one term, and was Justice of the Peace in Warren County for a number of years. He died in 1862. Sarah P. Smith married her cousin, Wright Smith, who settled in Warren County in 1837. Julia married John Craighead, who settled in Callaway County.


Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876.

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  1. Hazel Ewing Daro

    I am a descendant of Col John Smith through :
    William Smith and Elizabeth Parker Ferguson
    Mary (Polly) Smith and Kemuel Clement Gilbert
    Pleasant Dickinson Brooks and Frances Smith Gilbert
    Thomas Andrew Brooks and Mary Mildred Hutts
    Eric Claude Brooks and Ella Will Bullard
    James Harold Ewing and Lillian Redman Brooks
    and then me!!! Hazel
    Does anyone have information on Col. John Smith?? Please let me know where to find this information. Thank you in advance.
    March 6, 2022

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