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Smart, John N. - Descendants

Descendants of John N. Smart

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes

© 2004 - 2008

John N. Smart was born in North Carolina (possibly Rutherford County) on 1 May 1795.  He first appears in the 1840 Sumner County census living next to a Leroy Smart, who was probably a close relative . John N. named one of his children Leroy.   Leroy's census information shows 1 male between the ages of 20 - 30, 1 male between 70 - 80, 1 female 20 - 30, 1 female between 70 - 80.  He does not appear in Sumner County after this 1840 census.  John N. Smart owned land in the Mitchellville area and was referred to as a Justice of the Peace and Esquire in court records. He was married twice, first to Mary G. Wilson, buried in the Smart cemetery with the tombstone inscription reading:  Died 30 Sep 1857  Wife of Jno. N. Smart  Age 45.  Mary was shown as 44 years of age on the 1850 census.   He married second to Mary A. (Adeline) Night on 25 August 1859 in Sumner County, TN.  John N.  was murdered on 1 February 1866 by person/persons unknown.  He was buried in the Sengtown. Only the base of his tombstone remains in the corner of a field.  (Inquest of John N. Smart)

Children of John N. Smart and Mary Wilson:

  1. Hiram W. Smart, born about 1828, married Elizabeth W. Garrett in Sumner County, TN. on 30 January 1854 (Marriage License).  Hiram disappeared after 1870.  Elizabeth was living in Simpson County, KY. in 1880,  where she remained until her death, 8 July 1892 (age 69 yrs.  11 mos. 8 days).  She is buried in the Smart Cemetery in Simpson Co., KY. where several fieldstones are located.
    Children of Hiram W. Smart and Elizabeth W. Garrett:
  2. Leroy B. Smart 29 July 1830 - 25 April 1875.  Leroy was the Executor of his father's estate.  He never married.  News article about L. B. Smart;  Will of L. B. Smart.
  3. Jonathan Wilson Smart, 27 May 1832 - 1 January 1897; married Susan A. E. Groves, (dau of Bennett Groves and Unknown - Inventory for Bennett Groves) on 16 September 1866.  Susan was born on 7 November 1848 and died, 15 April 1898.  She is buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery beside Jonathan.  (Inventory and Settlement of J. W. and Susan A. E. Smart)   (Photo of Jonathan W. and Susan Smart)
    Children of Jonathan W. Smart and Susan A. E. Groves:
  4. Elizabeth "Betsie" J. Smart, born about 1832/1833, married Robert L. Garrett  (27 November 1835 -- 16 May 1887*) in Sumner County, TN. on 18 June 1854.
    *Betsie was appointed Executrix of R. L. Garrett's estate on October 3, 1887 and applied for a widow's dower on October 10, 1887.  She had his tombstone erected in Jan., 1888.
    Betsie married second to James A. or Wm. Honeycutt, 7 Oct. 1897, Sumner County.  The Marriage Index list him as James A.  Honeycutt.  A loose record lists him as William Honeycutt.  He is listed as Anderson Honeycutt on the 1900 census.  Betsie was living in 1904.
    Children of Betsie Smart and Robert L. Garrett:
  5. Joseph E. Smart born abt. 1834/1835,  married Mary A. Garrett on 6 September 1858 in Sumner County, TN.  Joseph and Mary lived in Robertson County.  Joseph died before 1900 and Mary, listed as a widow, was living with son Albert in 1900.  She moved to Collin Co., Tx. and is buried in the Plano Mutual Cemetery.  Her tombstone is inscribed:  Mary Ann Smart b Apr. 29, 1842, d Aug 5, 1919 but she is not listed with Albert and his family in the 1910 census.
    Known children of Joseph Smart and Mary Garrett:
  6. John Marion Smart, 11 April 1836 - 9 Sep 1887*, married Mary Jane Summerville/Somerville(3 Jul 1843 - 23 Mar 1926), daugher of James Somerville and Sally Roney, on 8 January 1860 in Robertson County, TN.  John Marion moved his family to Sumner County in about 1879 and a note left in the Jean Durrett Collection from Robertson County says that he "lived in a two story log cabin in Sumner County once owned by the Payne family".   (Photo of John Marion Smart and Mary Jane Summerville) . Mary Jane married second to John Tatham, Sr. (photo) on 16 August 1895 in Sumner County.  (Obituary)
    *John Marion Smart's will was produced in Court on October 18, 1887 by J. W. Smart and G. L. Belcher.  The Sumner County Cemetery Book lists his death date as 1867, but the tombstone actually reads 1887.
    Estate of John Marion Smart.
    Children of John Marion Smart and Mary Jane Summerville:
  7. Martha Amine Smart, born 21 April 1839 - 26 January 1934, married Peter Seng/Sang b 15 April 1817, d 14 Feb 1866) on 26 July 1858 in Sumner County.  She married Wm. H. Wims on 19 April 1870.  (William was listed as "James" Wyms on the 1870 census; William H. Wymms in 1880; Tombstone listing is William H. Wims).  William is buried in the Hobdy cemetery in Sengtown, 10 Jan 1839 - 1 Aug 1904.  Beside William is Peter Seng and Martha A. Wims.
    Children of Martha Amine Smart and Peter Sang (Seng):

    Children of Martha Amine Smart and William H. Wims:

  8. Mary L. Smart born about 1843; married Himon Calendar Wims 6 May 1865 in Sumner County, TN.  Himon (b 11 May 1844, d 24 March 1918 in Collin Co., TX) the son of William H. Wims and Sarah Coker. This family moved to Collin Co., TX after 1880.  Mary died before 1884.  Himon remarried in 1884. (Researcher Debbie Sanders)
    Children of Mary L. Smart and Himan C. Wims:

The marriage of John N. Smart and Mary Adeline Night (25 Aug. 1859) produced at least 3 children.  Debts listed in the inventory for John N. Smart indicated that he had purchased two caskets for children.  A loose record lawsuit, Hiram Smart vs. R. L. Garrett, lists a child, Isabel, daughter of Adeline and John N., who was purported to be illegitimate because a divorce had not been obtained by Adeline Night.  Mary Night was married to Willis Johnson in Robertson County, TN. on 31 October 1850.  Marriage License for Mary Night and Willis Johnson.  A divorce has not been found in court records as yet, but there is no indication from court records that the sons of John N. Smart ever proved Isabel to be illegitimate.  Mary Adeline Smart remarried on 13 April 1867 to James McMahan.  In the 1870 census, Mary, age 27,  is listed with James McMahan and Isabel is listed as 7 years old.  James was previously married to Margaret Rogers and had one child with her, John.  Mary Adeline and James had a child 7 months old named Mary.
Child of John N. Smart and Mary Adeline Night:

  1. Isabel J. Smart, born about 1862/1863.  Married Charles Montgomery, on 30 Jan 1878 in Sumner County, Tn.  Isabel and Charles had 7 children together (Researcher Otis Slusher)   It is unknown when or where Charles Montgomery died, but Isabel remarried on 6 Apr 1907 to John C. Sanders.  Her death date and place is unknown.

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