- 1850 Albemarle County, VA, shows the value of his real estate owned as $30,000. The 1850 census also shows Mary E. Smith (step-mother), age 60, born in Virginia, living in his dwelling.
Anna Smith 2
Elizabeth Smith 4
Fanny Smith 7
Mary E Smith 60 (Step-Mother)
Robert P Smith 28
Sarah Smith 26
1852 - Robert Page Smith, and his step-mother, Mary E. Green Smith are recorded in the 1852 documents for Hebron Baptist Church of Afton, VA. Robert was a trustee, and Mary was a founding member. Source: Connie Miller, Church Historian
1860 Albemarle County, VA, shows the value of his real estate owned as $30,000. It also shows Mary E. Smith (step-mother), age 70, living in his dwelling below.
Robert P Smith 37
Sarah Smith 36
Fanny Smith 15
Elizabeth Smith 14
Anne Smith 11
Charles Smith 8
Clifton Smith 5
Jenny Smith 10.12
Mary E Smith 70 (Step-Mother) Widow
WILL OF MARY E. SMITH (2nd Wife of Charles Smith)
Will Book 28, pages 141-142
Written July 20, 1866
(Transcribed by Hazel Smith Bonner)
In the name of God, Amen: I Mary E. Smith of the County of Albemarle and the state of Virginia, being far advanced in years, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding remembering the certainty of death, & the uncertainty of time thereof & being desirous to fix my worldly affairs before it shall please God to call me home, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner & form following. First & principally I commit my Soul to God (who gave it) and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner, and as to such worldly effects or property as I own or possess do dispose of the same in manner & form following as herein stated.
Item the first - I give and devise without restriction unto Sarah E. Smith and her children forever a Bond of twelve thousand dollars executed by Robert P. Smith to me on settlement made on the first day of January 1866, and which bond bears date on that day, which said bond and the money owing thereof I give and devise to the said Sarah E. Smith & her children & their heirs for ever.
Item the second - All other property of any description which I own or have claim to, or may hereafter procure or own or claim at the time of my death, I give & devise unto the said Sarah E. Smith & her children & their heirs forever.
Item the third - I devise and direct that all my just debts if any at my death, be first paid out of my estate.
Item the fourth - The devise contained in the first Item of this will is subject to the provisions contained in this item to wit: I hereby constitute and appoint Doctor A. Montieso of Albemarle County, trustee for the said Sarah E. Smith and her children, and as such to have the contract and management of the said Bond of twelve thousand dollars and he is hereby empowered to collect the same or such part thereof remaining unpaid at my death and also any other property or debts due me, or held by me and with the proceeds of said Bond debts and other property to purchase such land or other proberty for said Sarah E. Smith and her children as he may seem most condusive to their interest, to be equally possessed and enjoyed by each of them, which duties & devises however. The said trustee is not to perform until the youngest of said children shall have attained the age of twenty one years. And the said Trustee may and he is hereby empowered to use as appropriate the interest accruring annually on said debts, property & see to the use and benefit of the said Sarh E. Smith and her children having regard to equality & Justice.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Doctor A. Montieso Executor of this my last Will and Testament for the fulfillment of which duty I do not require him to give security.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the following seal this twentieth July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & sixty six.
Mary E. Smith
Elizabeth L. Powell
Lucie A. Lippert
At a Court held for Albemarle County 7th Sept, 1868
The last Will and Testatment of Mary E. Smith dec'd was this day produced into court was fully proved by the testimony of Eliz. L. Powell and Lucy A. Lippert subscribing witnesses hereto annexed, and said Will was thereupon ordered to be recorded.
Ira Garrett CC