Smith Lineage


Charles Smith, R. S. (b. 1763, d. 1833, m. 1783)
born in Edgefield District, SC at Cheraw's Nest; died in Wayne County, GA; buried at Gardi, GA in the Harper Cemetery where his grave was marked some years ago by the DAR.  He served in Barnett's Company "D", Hampton Regiment, Sumter's Brigade, in the SC militia.  He was first married in 1783 in Edgefield, SC; the second marriage was in 1825 in Applying County, GA.  Wayne County Ordinary's records show that his estate was appraised at $4700.75, consisting of 481 cattle, 850 acres of land, five slaves, and other property.  The record shows the cattle were penned at the home of the deceased near the Altamaha River and divided into nine shares of 44 head each and drawn by lot by his heirs.  A family tradition about Charles Smith is that the only way he could keep the Indians from stealing his horse was to build a log stable at the back of his dwelling house and bring the horse through the house into the stable, and out the same way.  In the State Department of Archives and History is an original claim by Charles Smith as follows:

    "Georgia, Glynn County, Sometime in March, 1802, Charles Smith lost one horse stolen from him by the Creek Indians, which horse I believe to be worth 80 dollars.  Signed, Charles Smith.  W.m. O'Neill, J.P."  There was a record found in Philadelphia which says the value of one horse was paid to Charles Smith in Georgia.
m. Vicy Ann Ellis (b. 1765, d. 1824)
      children:     Mary Smith Harper (b. 1790, d. 1857, m. 11-2-1811) - m. James Harper
                        Robert Smith (b. 1793m 12-10-1810) - m. Susannah Rozier
                        Elender Smith Strickland (b. 1795, m. 1-3-1817) - m. James Strickland
                        Elizabeth Smith Harper (b. 1801, m. 8-21-1820) - m. Malachi Harper
                        Charles Smith, Jr. (b. 1802, d. 1860, m. 12-27-1824) - m. Eliza Strickland

                        Vicy Smith Dykes (1803) - m. Daniel Dykes

m. Rebecca Lane

     children:        Bryant Smith (b. 1826) - m. Christina Howard

                         Margaret Smith (b. 1827) - m. James C. Smith
 

Mary Smith Harper (b. 1790, d. 1857, m. 11-2-1811)
born in Edgefield District, SC, died in Wayne County, GA.
m. James Adam Harper (b. 1784, d. 1854)

born in SC; died in Wayne County, GA.
        children:   Lavinia Harper (b. 1813, d. 1858, m. 4-3-1828) - m. James Aaron Strickland
                        Levicy Harper (b. 1815, d. 1884) - m. William Eugene Campbell, Jr.
                        Malachi Harper (b. 1817, d. 1900)
                                m. 1) Mary Elizabeth Knight

                                    2) Mary A. Jane Sykes Lane (b. 1825, m. 7-13-1855)
                        Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1820, d. 1886)
                                m. 1) James Manning, 2) James C. Drawdy
                        Rebecca Harper (b. 1822, d. 1848, m. 1-8-1838) - m. James Manning
                        Charles Harper (b. 7-15-1830) - m. Ellen Popwell
                        Mary J. Harper (b. 1827) - m. 1) Martin Manning, 2) Thomas O. Lane (m 7-29-1869
                        Elizabeth Ann Harper (b. 1831, d. 1852) - never married
                        James A. Harper, Jr. (b. 1833) - m. Elizabeth Harper
                        Nancy E. Harper (b. 1834, d. 1877) - m. Elijah Tucker Knight
                        William Harper (b. 1838, m. 12-15-1854) - m. Harriet Kelley
                        Joshua Harper (b. 12-24-1835, d. 4-28-1899) - m. Eliza Knight
 

Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1-5-1820, d. 2-9-1886, m. 10-3-1833)
m. James C. Drawdy (b. 12-2-1812, d. 12-1-1872)
        children:   Mary Ann Drawdy Head (b. 6-27-1836, 6-7-1874) - m. Richard Head
                        Besile Matilda Drawdy (b. 1837)
                        William Thomas Drawdy (b. 1838, m. 4-26-1866) - m. Rebecca Jane Liles (b. 1845)
                        Harriet Elizabeth Drawdy Manning Liles (b. 1842, d. 1909)
                                m. 1) Joseph Hamilton Manning (b. 8-3-1838, d. 8-22-1861, m. 1-14-1858)

                                    2) James H. Liles (m. 7-26-1866)
                        James M. Drawdy (b. 1844, d. 7-16-1863)
                        Daniel Webster Drawdy (b. 1845, d. 1925)
                                m. 1) Mary Lucinda Crosby 2) Janie Crosby Manning
                        George Washington Drawdy (b. 5-8-1848, d. 2-17-1926, m. 2-10-1870) - m. Mary E. Strickland
                        Martha Ann Drawdy Crosby (b. 1849, m. 9-6-1866) - m. Joseph Crosby
                        Albert H. Drawdy (b. 9-15-1851, d. 11-1869)
                        Samuel O. Drawdy (b. 1854, d. 1869)
                        Serena Drawdy (b. 1857)
                        Levicy Ann Drawdy (b. 1-1860)

 

Daniel Webster Drawdy (b. 3-22-1845, d. 2-6-1925, m. 8-20-1866)
born in Wayne County, buried in Crosby Cemetery at Buffalo, Brantley County, GA; his epitaph reads: "Resting till the resurrection morn"; listed as a taxpayer in Jesup, GA in 1909; he began his military career on September 22, 1862 at Waynesville, GA; he served in Company A, 24th Battalion, Georgia Calvary and on February 13, 1864 was transferred to Company G, then to Company D, 7th Regiment, Georgia Calvary; he received the Southern Cross of Honor in 1903; Private Drawdy surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.  Pvt. Drawdy was listed as being present on all roll calls and served through the duration of the war.  He lost his haversack in April '64 and his pay was deducted to replace it. In 1918 he deeded two acres of land to the Wayne County Board of Education for a one-room schoolhouse to be built in his community and named Drawdy School.

m. Mary Lucinda Crosby (b. 8-20-1842, d. 6-27-1906)
born in Wayne County, buried in Crosby Cemetery at Buffalo, Brantley County, GA; her epitaph reads: "Heaven now returns our treasure, Earth the lonely casket keeps, And the sunbeams long to linger, When our sainted Mother sleeps."
            children: Mary Esther Drawdy Sikes (b. 5-1-1867, d. 10-1-1941) - m. Joseph Raiford Sikes
                        Aaron Joshua Drawdy (b. 10-15-1868, d. 10-5-1942)
                                m. 1) Mary E. Roberson (m. 12-15-1889)

                                    2) Mary Caroline Manning (m 12-13-1893)
                        Louisa Drawdy (b. 1872)
                        Virginia (Zinnie, Ginie) Elizabeth Drawdy Lane (b. 8-13-1875, d. 1-24-1946, m. 1-3-1893)
                                m. John Hardy Lane (b. 1866, d. 8-23-1944)
                        Joseph Daniel Drawdy (b. 5-21-1878, d. 11-23-1939, m. 12-23-1900)
                                m. Martha Mattie Manning (b. 5-19-1878, d. 12-22-1957)
                        John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, d. 1-27-1949, m. 5-24-1908)
                                m. Rachel Manning (b. 2-13-1890, d. 7-5-1969)
                        Addie Janie Drawdy Manning (b. 12-26-1882, d. 12-1-1958, m. 8-21-1907)
                                m. George Homer Manning (1880-1919)
                        Sallie Maebelle Drawdy (b. 11-26-1885, d. 2-15-1954, m. 8-9-1908)
                                m. 1) Andrew Jackson Knight, 2) Ernest Alton "Dude" Purvis (b. 10-16-1906, d. 3-5-1990)
m. Janie E. Crosby Manning (b. 1853, d. 1933, m. 1908)
In the 1910 Census of Wayne County, GA, 3 stepchildren were living with he and his wife: Lee Manning (b. 1893), Virgil Manning (b. 1896), and Esma Manning (b. 1898).

 

John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, d. 1-27-1949, m. 5-24-1908)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA; listed as a taxpayer in Jesup, GA in 1909.
m. Rachel Manning (b. 2-13-1890, d. 7-5-1969)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
        children: Walter Conius Drawdy (b. 10-12-1909, d. 1-25-1984) - m. Goldie Dowling (b. 6-13-1911, d. 4-10-1988)
                        Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 12-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985) - m. Nola Vergalene Lee (b. 9-27-1917, d. 10-2-2007)
                        Emmett Lafayette Drawdy (b. 9-19-1915, d. 7-9-1990) - m. Ellen Lorena Luke (b. 1916, d. 1949)
                        John Dillion Drawdy (b. 1913, d. 1976) - never married
                        Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 11-11-1918, d. 6-22-1991) - m. Isabell Harris (b. 4-19-1924, d. 5-19-1992)
                        Janie Lue Drawdy (b. 1921, d. 1988) - never married
                        Viola R. Drawdy Jacobs (b. 7-7-1926, d. 5-6-2002, m. 11-18-1944) - m. Homer Eldon Jacobs (b. 8-17-1924, d. 10-13-1993)
                        Fanny Drawdy Carr - m. Grady Carr
                        Myrtle Mary Drawdy Peacock Ramey Turner (d. 2-15-2005)
                                m. 1) Marion Peacock (b. 2-28-1922, d. 8-4-1955) 2) Ralph Ramey 3) Isaac Turner 

Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 10-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985, m. 10-30-1934)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
m. Nola Vergalene Lee (b. 9-27-1917, d. 10-2-2007)
born in Pierce County, GA;  died in Ware County, GA; buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
        children:   Virginia Alene Drawdy Robinson (b. 11-3-1935) - m. Richard Robinson
                        Henry Edward Drawdy (b. 12-5-1937) - m. Lois Marie Everett
                        Joann Drawdy Davis (b. 5-20-1940) - m. Julius C. Davis
                        Nola Mae Drawdy Carter (b. 4-29-1943) - m. Warren Roger Carter
                        James Daniel Drawdy (b. 9-28-1946) - m. Gloria Bowen
                        Jo Allen Drawdy (b. 6-28-1948, d. 1-9-1949)
                        Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949) - m. William A. Loudermilk
                        Linda Drawdy Griffis Hayden (b. 11-1-1951)
                                m. 1) Melvin Griffis, 2) Lee Hayden
                        Glenda Drawdy Lee (b. 11-1-1951) - m. Larry Lee
                        Ronald Austin Drawdy (b. 6-4-1955, d. 6-10-2000)

                                m. 1) Mary Ann Griner, 2) Beverly Ennis
                        Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 2-23-1961) - m. Karen Anderson
 

Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949, m. 6-22-1968)
born in Ware County, GA
m. William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949)
born in Birmingham, AL
     children:      Jason Wayne Loudermilk (b. 1975, m. 6-12-2004) - m. Margaret Courtney McCammon
                      Sherri Lynn Loudermilk Underwood (b. 1978, m. 6-8-2002) - m. Chris Underwood
                      John David Loudermilk (b. 1985, m. 10-25-2008) m. Sarah Beth Williams
 
 

Bibliography:

Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, VI, p. 119
Census Records, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, Wayne County, Georgia
Tombstone Inscriptions
E. L. Darling and Son Funeral Home Records, Blackshear, Georgia
www.familysearch.org - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Wayne County Internet site
Interviews with family members
Cemeteries of Brantley County