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Descendants of William SMALLWOOD

First Generation

CAUTION:  Some of the information in this GEDCOM file was obtained from census records and has not been verified.  Please verify it before re-publishing or include a caution message with the published material.  If a question mark (?) is shown next to a first name, this means the individual's parentage is questionable.  Thank you.  Disclaimer

1. William SMALLWOOD was born in 1710 in Charles Co., Md. He died in Oct 1768 in Granville Co., NC. He was the son of James Smallwood and Mary Boyden (widow Griffin).

Granville, North Carolina Unrecorded Wills 1749-1771
Roll# C.044.80001 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, N.C.
William Smallwood, Will

the North Carolina Wills S. page 329 1766 SMALLWOOD, WILLIAM, Mary (wife); James, Elisha (sons); Elizabeth Tarvin, Mary Duett, Asenath Foster and Eliza Adcock (daughters).

History and Genealogies of Old Granville Co., N.C. 1746-1800 by Thomas McAdory Owen, 1993
Unrecorded Wills 1746-1771
In back of Will Book 29
These wills were not recorded and pages are not numbered.
March 30, 1766–proved August court 1766 – WILLIAM SMALLWOOD wills to son JAMES one shilling;
to ELIJAH SMALLWOOD, one shilling; to my daughter ELIZABETH TARVIN, to daughter MARY DUELL,
to daughter ASENETH FOSTER, to daughter EIZZA ADCOCK, to each one shilling;
to wife MARY SMALLWOOD for her life, ½ of remainder of estate and, at her death,
to divide to sons ELISHA and WILLIAM SMALLWOOD.
Exrs: my wife Mary, son ELISHA SMALLWOOD.

History and Genealogies of Old Granville Co., N.C. 1746-1800
by Thomas McAdory Owen, 1993
WILLIAM SMALLWOOD (signs by mark). Will, dat. March 30, 1766, prob. Aug.
Ct. 1766. Bequeaths one shilling sterling each to the following; sons James and
Elijah Smallwood, and dauts. Elisabeth Turvin, Mary Duell, Assenath Forster and
Lizza Adcock; (2) to wife Mary half of the remainder of all his
est., and after her decease it is to be equally div. bet. sons Elisha and Wm.;
and (3) to said sons Elisha and Wm. the other half of all his est. Exs: wife
and son Elisha. Wit: Peyton Claments (sic), Elisabeth Claments (sic). Id. p.19.
Inv. of est. sold at “Publick Vandue” ret. to Nov. Ct. 1766; refers
to ”one Negro wench”. Id. p.35.

William married Mary Hanson. Mary was born Feb. 4, 1709 in Charles, MD and died after 11 Aug 1787 in Granville Co., NC.  She was the daughter of Samuel Hanson and Elizabeth Story.

See Related Research and Narratives about the Hansons

Source for Last Name: Pre-1776 Charles County MD Familes: Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts; Ancestry.com

MARY SMALLWOOD NC Granville County No Township Listed 1769

Record of Wills of Granville Co., N.C. also Inventories, Administrators’ Accounts,
and Division of Estates – Book 2, 1787-1792
Aug. 11, 1787 _ MARY SMALLWOOD to BOLLING ADCOCK for a bond made to me for
fifty hundred thousand pounds for my maintenance and support deeds to him a negro,
feather bed and furniture, household furniture and all stock.

William and Mary had the following children:

  2 M i James SMALLWOOD was born about 1730 in Charles Co., Md. He died in 1783 in Frederick, Va.
        James married Unknown.
+ 3 M ii John SMALLWOOD
+ 4 M iii Elisha SMALLWOOD Sr.
  5 F iv Elizabeth SMALLWOOD was born in 1736.
        Elizabeth married TARVIN.
  6 F v Mary SMALLWOOD was born in 1737.
        Mary married DUELL.
+ 7 F vi Eliza (Nancy?) SMALLWOOD
  8 F vii Aseneth SMALLWOOD was born about 1739.
        Aseneth married FOSTER.
+ 9 M viii Elijah SMALLWOOD Sr.
+ 10 M ix William SMALLWOOD

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