Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Alabama Smith References, part II

Earlier today I found references to some Alabama Smith Revolutionary War Vets in Thomas Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama. Then as I was skimming through the rest of the eBook that is published on HeritageQuest online, I found an entry for Colonel John McCutchen of Jackson County, Alabama, a revolutionary soldier who died Jan 17, 1835. The entry for Colonel McCutchen included an article that was published in the Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Jan 27, 1835 that mentioned a meeting that convened to pay tribute to this fallen hero. At the meeting, Colonel James Smith was called to the chair and Major John B Stevens was appointed secretary. Resolutions to pay tribute were "resolved" and signed by James Smith, Chairman and John B. Stevens, Secretary.

Who was this Colonel James Smith? If he was important, then why wasn't he included in this account? There was an entry for James Smith of Jackson Co., AL who was listed on the 1840 Pensioners Census and living with James P Smith (p. 148). But this entry had no mention of him being a Colonel. Is this the same person?






Sources:

A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary Or Military Services: With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census, By United States Census Office. 6th census, 1840, United States Census Office, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Genealogical Society, Published by Printed by Blair and Rives, 1841. [This title is available as eBook on google books.]

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol IV, Thomas M Owen, 1921. [This title is available as eBook on google books]

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama: being a list of names, compiled from authentic sources, of soldiers of the American Revolution who resided in the state of Alabama, Thomas M Owen, 1911. [This title is available as eBook at HeritageQuest.com]




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