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Smith, Baxter and Larimore, Jane

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Smith, Baxter and Larimore, Jane

Posted: 1052412915000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Larimore, Larymore, Elliott, Herd
I have Smith/Mayfield and Smith/Elliott ancestors from Morgan County. I'd be happy to share what I have, but am looking for more.

The first family was:
Baxter Smith, b. bet. 1794-1798, probably in Kentucky (one census says TN) wife: Jane Larimore, b. abt. 1800, North Carolina (one census says KY). I think Baxter's parents were Margaret Mayfield and Thomas Smith. (Though I have not found a connection, there are past connections between Mayfield and Baxter families, and this might have been his mother's line.) I believe Jane was the dau. of Richard and Nancy Larimore.

I am stymied trying to find Baxter Smith's heritage or what happened to the families of his children, and would welcome any information.

I believe Baxter and Jane's children were:

1. Zimri Smith, b. ca. 1826, who married Elizabeth Larymore (a cousin, I think, despite the difference in spelling from his
mother's name). She was b. ca. 1829. They were married August 8, 1849, Morgan Co., Mo. I believe they had two children, Martha Jane Smith, b. ca. 1849, and Rebecca Smith, b. ca. 1859.

2. James Smith, b. ca. 1828, who married Ann Eliza Herd on July 17,1853, Morgan County, Missouri. She was b. ca. 1836. They had a child, L. B. Smith, b. ca. 1860.

3. Nancy S. Smith, b. July 1, 1832 in Morgan Co., Mo., (my ancestor), d. March 20, 1921 at the home of her son John W.
Elliott in Douglas Co., Mo.. She married John W. Elliott on Jan. 27, 1859, in Morgan County, Mo. He was b. May 9, 1838, and d. Jan. 11, 1901 in Douglas Co., Mo.

4. Elizabeth Smith, b. ca. 1836, probably in Morgan Co., Mo. I could not find an identifiable marriage for Elizabeth, although she shows up in her parents' home with a small child on one census, and possibly next door to them on another census, as Elizabeth Ford, with a dau. Cordelia. Not positive about Elizabeth Ford.

Here are some Smith and Elliott notes I have collected along the way:

There was a Col. Baxter Smith in 4th Tn. Cav. Regt. at Woodbury TN in 1883. Don't know if there is any relationship.

Green County, Kentucky was formed from Lincoln and Nelson Counties. It was the 16th to be formed and was created on 20 Dec 1792. Page 387.

Gary Conwell: I have copies of Baxter Smith and family from the 1840 to 1870 census in Morgan Co., MO. I did not find them in the 1830 index and the one 1820 "index" (MO. was not a state til 1821) is more like a tax list and I saw that in Salt Lake City.

Baxter may have had a brother and a son named Zimri.


Baxter Smith and Zimri T. Smith had land patents isued in Cooper County, Missouri. There were also patents in Gasconade County.
1835 land pat. to Baxter Smith from Fayette Land Office, no county listed
1835 land pat. to Zimri Smith, Gasconade County
1840 land pat to Zimri Smith of Gasconade County from St. Louis Land office
1841 land pat to Thomas Smith, Gasconade County
1843 land pat to Thomas E. Smith, Gasconade County
185? land pat to Thomas W. Smith, Gasconade County
1853 land pat to Zimri T. Smith, Cedar County
1856 land pat to Thomas W. Smith, Gasconade County
1856 land pat 2 to Thomas W. Smith, Gasconade County
1857 land pat. to James Smith, Morgan County
1857 land pat. to Zimri Smith, Morgan County
1857 land pat 2 to Zimri Smith, Morgan County
1859 land pat. to James H. Smith, Morgan County


1840 Census, Richland Twp., Morgan County, p. 183
Smith, Baxter -- 2 m. 10-15, 1 m. 40-50, 2 f. 5-10, 1 f 40-50

1850 Census, Richland Twp., Morgan County, p. 246
364 364 Smith, Backster, 52, KY
Jane, 51, NC
James, 21, Mo.
Nancy, 18, Mo.
p. 247, next line: Elizabeth, 16

Next door: Are they related????
365 365 Smith, Lorenzo D., 37, NC
Scintha, 37 NC
Barney 13 NC
Mary 11 NC
Elizabeth 9 MO
Sophia 7 MO
John 5 MO
Margaret 3 MO
Thomas 3/12 MO

380 380 Laramore, Levi, 48, KY
Elizabeth 42, KY
Isaiah 22, MO
Richard 21, MO
Rachel 10, Mo
Margaret 9, MO

1850 Census, p. 240
Smith, Zemriah
Martha Jane, dau., 1

1860 Census, Mill Creek Twp., Morgan Co., Mo., p. 625
8 754 757 Smith, James, 32, farmer, MO
Ann, 21, KY
L. B. , 2 mos., MO

11 755 758 Smith, Zimri, 33, MO
Elizabeth, 31, MO
Rebecca 1, MO (Martha Jane must have died)

14 756 759 Smith, Baxter, 66, TN
Jane, 60, KY
Elizabeth 24, MO
Cynthia, 3, MO (a granddaughter?)

1870 Census, Mill Creek Twp., Morgan Co., Mo., either p. 169 or 170A (the page numbers seem confused)
13 41 41Smith, Baxter, 73, KY
Jane, 72, NC

Next door:
15 42 42 Ford, Elizabeth 35 Related???? Maybe not
Cordelia, 16

On next page: Are they related???
Francis Smith, 25, wife Susan, 29, and son Henry, less than a year, all b. in MO; no other Smiths nearby.

1870 Census, Morgan Co., Township: Mill Creek Township Page: 176 HH 160 Fam. 160
Elliott, John, 30, IL
wife, Nancy, 32, MO (Nancy Smith, dau. of Baxter and Jane)
dau., Mary, 10, MO

In 1930, there was a 20 yr. old Baxter Smith in Marion Twp., Monroe Co., MO., ED10, p. 4A

SMITH, James HERD, Ann Eliza 7/17/1853
SMITH, Zimri LARYMORE, Elizabeth 8/8/1849
SMITH, Zunri ALLEN, Rachel 3/29/1847 (Could this have been Zimri???)
SMITH, John J. ELLIOTT, Cynthia C. 5/1/1861 ???
ELIOT, John W. SMITH, Nancy 1/27/1859


John C. and JOhn W. Elliott appear in BLM records. See doc. images.

State Filed: Missouri, Widow: Nancy Elliott
Elliott John W. I 29 Missouri Infantry. Sergeant 1 Sergeant Union
John Elliott Residence: St Joseph, Missouri Occupation: Enlist Date: 25 September 1863 State: Kansas

1860 Census, Morgan County, Mo., Millcreek Twp., p. 626 (page following the Smiths above)

1870 Census, Morgan Co., Township: Mill Creek Township Page: 176 HH 160 Fam. 160
Elliott, John, 30, IL
wife, Nancy, 32, MO
Mary, 10, MO
p. 177: Elliott, John age ?7, MO (Is he related????)
Elizabeth 2, MO
Sinney 4 mos., MO
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