Friday, December 14, 2018

16 December 1798 - 220 Years Ago - Wedding Anniversary

In looking for inspiration for my blog I looked at December birthdays & anniversaries and noticed three significant Ancestor Anniversaries. This is the second of those anniversaries. I wonder if Jeremiah & Joanna ever stopped to celebrate the day.

My 4th great grandparents were married 220 years ago, on 16 December 1798.

Jeremiah George Smith

23 Dec 1773 SC - 1843 MS
Son of Jeremiah Smith, Sr. & Jemimah Hollis
Jeremiah served in the War of 1812.
He was in the MS Territory Militia.


Joanna Dillon

22 Aug 1778 NC - after Apr 1821
Daughter of Richard Dillon & Anne Lawrence

Married 16 December 1798, SC

Jeremiah & Joanna were the parents of 13 children. 
Two of those children are my 3rd great grandparents. My great grandparents, Jasper Pascal Brown & Rose Ella (Brumfield) Brown, were both great grandchildren of Jeremiah & Joanna. They were second cousins.

  • The Jeremiah Smith, Sr. Bible, c. 1800 - 1917, Bible in possession of Mrs. W. C. Uhlman, Rte. 6, Tylertown, Mississippi. Copy of pages given to author by Pat (Brock) Smith. Holbrook and Fressenden’s Stereotype Edition of the Holy Bible, Brattleboro, VT, 1825. Original owner: Jeremiah Smith Sr. of Pike Co., MS. Copied by Texana Carter, 27 August 1854.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward. Source Records from Pike County, Mississippi, 1798-1910; 1798-1910; (SC: Southern Historical Press, 1989) 118.
  • Casey, A. E. (2001). Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1890.Volume 3: The Environs. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc. (Original work published 1957) 497.
  • Compiled Service records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi; NARA; digital image, Fold3 ( accessed Aug. 2017).

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Memorial to Jeremiah and Joanna. Patricia Brock Smith, owner of the Jeremiah Smith Bible, was an awesome, caring and sharing lady.


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