Smith Lineage

(Smith Crest)


Charles Smith, R. S. (b. 1763, m. 1783, d. 1833)
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.  After living some years in Barnwell District, SC, Charles Smith and family moved to the new county of Appling in 1819 and lived in the portion later annexed to Wayne County near the present village of Gardi.  He was first married in 1783 in Edgefield, SC; the second marriage was in 1825 in Appling County, GA.  Wayne County Ordinary's records show Charles Smith, Jr. and James Harper qualified as administrators on the elder Smith’s estate on July 1, 1833, he having died shortly before intestate.  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.  Wm. 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, m. 11-2-1811, d. 1857) - m. James Harper
                          Robert Smith (b. 1793, m. 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, m. 12-27-1824, d. 1860) - 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, m. 11-2-1811, d. 1857)
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, m. 4-3-1828, d. 1858) - 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, m. 1-8-1838, d. 1848) - 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, m. 10-3-1833, d. 2-9-1886)
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, m. 1-14-1858, d. 8-22-1861)

                                          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, m. 2-10-1870, d. 2-17-1926)

                                      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, m. 8-20-1866, d. 2-6-1925)
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 (Ginie) Elizabeth Drawdy Lane (b. 8-13-1875, m. 1-3-1893, d. 1-24-1946)

                                      m. John Hardy Lane (b. 1866, d. 8-23-1944)
                          Joseph Daniel Drawdy (b. 5-21-1878, m. 12-23-1900, d. 11-23-1939)
                                      m. Martha Mattie Manning (b. 5-19-1878, d. 12-22-1957)
                          John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, m. 5-24-1908, d. 1-27-1949)
                                      m. Rachel Manning (b. 2-13-1890, d. 7-5-1969)
                          Addie Janie Drawdy Manning (b. 12-26-1882, m. 8-21-1907, d. 12-1-1958)
                                      m. George Homer Manning (1880-1919)
                          Sallie Maebelle Drawdy (b. 11-26-1885, m. 8-9-1908, d. 2-15-1954)
                                      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, m. 1908, d. 1933)
Janie was the mother of Rachel Manning.  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); buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA.

 

John Mitchell Drawdy (b. 3-21-1880, m. 5-24-1908, d. 1-27-1949)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church 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 Primitive Baptist Church 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, m. 10-30-1934, 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, m. 11-18-1944, d. 5-6-2002) - 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, m. 10-30-1934, d. 8-2-1985)
born in Wayne County, GA; buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church 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 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
Children:        Virginia Alene Drawdy Robinson (b. 11-3-1935, d. 1-22-2018) - m. Richard Robinson
                          Henry Edward Drawdy (b. 12-5-1937, d. 11-29-2013) - m. Lois Marie Everett
                          Joan Drawdy Davis (b. 5-20-1940) - m. 1) Julius C. Davis, 2) James Lee
                          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. 6-22-1968) - 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. 1) Dara Mathis, 2) 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

Family Bible records

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, Georgia

Crosby Cemetery in Brantley County Georgia

Maps for Pierce, Brantley, and Wayne Counties