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Thomas E Smith

Thomas E Smith was born in Wayne County TN, Married Nacy R. Weir of Taney Co MO in Gasconade Co in 1841.

He is found in Lincoln Co MO Census in 1840 as a single male head of household.

See link below for more on Smith family immigration from TN to Lincoln Co Missouri.
http://alvyray.com/Riggs/materials/SmithFamiliesOfLincolnCountyMO.pdf

He has married by 1850 and has daugther Ester living in Cedar Co MO dwelling 76. He remains listed in the Cedar Co for 1860. 1870 finds he and family in Taney Co. MO, and 1880 finds he and wife in Ozark Co MO.

1841 Land Patent in Gasconade Co.
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 160
Issue Date: 12/10/1841
Document Nr.: 10749
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO0730__.436
ENW 15/ 42-N 5-W No 5th PM MO Gasconade
WNE 15/ 42-N 5-W No 5th PM MO Gasconade

1843 in Gasconade Co.
Patentee: THOMAS E SMITH
Acres: 40
Issue Date: 4/10/1843
Document Nr.: 12037
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO0760__.114
SWSW 26/ 42-N 5-W No 5th PM MO Gasconade

1851 in Cedar Co.
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 40
Issue Date: 2/1/1851
Document Nr.: 29755
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO1600__.099
NENE 35/ 36-N 27-W No 5th PM MO Cedar

1857 Land Patent in Cedar County
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 80
Issue Date: 5/15/1857
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO5510__.438
SWSE 9/ 34-N 26-W No 5th PM MO Cedar
SWSW 10/ 34-N 26-W No 5th PM MO Cedar

1859 in Cedar Co.
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 40
Issue Date: 6/1/1859
Document Nr.: 22070
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO5580__.289
SESE 9/ 34-N 26-W No 5th PM MO Cedar

1869 in Douglas Co
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 40
Issue Date: 7/20/1869
Document Nr.: 30087
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO5730__.494
NESW 26/ 27-N 18-W No 5th PM MO Douglas

1872 in Douglas Co
Patentee: THOMAS SMITH
Acres: 80
Issue Date: 8/20/1872
Document Nr.: 30906
Accession/Serial Nr.: MO5750__.147

SNW 10/ 26-N 13-W No 5th PM MO Douglas

As to Civil War service it is difficult to glean information through the moutain of SMITHs.

Some things I do know.

Provost Marshall Index shows a Thomas Smith in Ozark Co 1864: Smith, Thomas Ozark Oath of allegiance and physical description 06-09-1864 F 1263

There was a Thomas Smith in Ozark Co on the 1860 census this IS NOT Thomas E Smith of Denlow.

There is a Thomas Smith of KY married to Sarah J. in the Douglas Co 1860 Census, again different guy.

There is a Thomas and James Smith listed as serving with Upshaw in the Douglas Co Home Guard in 1861. James is later lised with an appropriate Phelps Independent Reg't card as age 33 in 1861. This matches a James Smith also found in Cedar Co MO in 1860. There is no James Smith found in Douglas Co in 1860.

So there you have it, a maybe but not strong case. There are 87 Thomas Smith serving the Union alone in Missouri on the NPS site. Many can be eliminated and I looked for info on most of the others after weeding out not likely units from far corners of the state. It will take more than just searching the internet databases to prove this one I'm afraid.

John R.

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