Markham of Chesterfield
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Pension: Francis Smith


Revolutionary War Pension (Abstact)
Francis Smith; Virginia Line; R9732; BLW #2074-200-26; Apr 1798

Soldier was born and raised in Chesterfield county Virginia and he lived there at enlistment and soldier died there 19 Apr 1833, soldier had also received land from the state of Virginia for his Revolutionary service, soldier had married a Miss Price (?) in Chesterfield county Virginia, children shown were:
1. Rebecca Smith who died in Chesterfield co, Va in 1850, having never married.
2. Francis Smith who had lived in Washington co, Va and was deceased in 1854, leaving a daughter who was the wife of Wyndham Robertson in 1854.
3. Catharine (Smith) Spiller who married Hickmon Spiller of Wythe co, Va and was deceased in 1854 leaving 2 children: William H Spiller and Catherine (Spiller) Findlay, wife of Alexander Findlay.
4. Lewis Smith had lived in Washington co, Va and was dec'd in 1854 leaving a son Ballard Smith.
5. Ballard Smith who was of Lewisburg in Greenbrier co, Va in 1854 and was referred to as the Hon. Ballard Smith.
6. William Smith who was of Lewisburg in Greenbrier co, Va in 1854 and was referred to as Capt William Smith.
7. Sarah (Smith) Roddy, widow of Frederick Y Roddy who in 1854 was a resident of Manchester Va and she was deceased by 1856.
8. Joseph Smith who was deceased in 1854 leaving 3 children: Elizabeth the wife of John D Mitchell of Washington co, Va, Francis Smith who lived in California in 1854 and Catharine who had married Alexander Campbell of Smyth co, Va and she was deceased 1854 and she left children who in 1854 were: Thomas, Joseph, Francis, Elizabeth and Ellen S Campbell.

On 25 Apr 1854 Mrs Catharine Findlay the grandaughter of Lt Francis Smith the Rev soldier, applied for pension due heirs of deceased soldier. In 1855 the soldiers' son-in-law, Wyndham Robertson lived at "The Meadows" in Virginia.

[source] Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files; Virgil White, 1991.


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An abstract of the pension of Francis Smith; submitted by Pamela Hutchison Garrett for John Markham of Chesterfield website; 2014.