Still looking for the father of William Smith of Rockbridge County. William was born in 1794 and is my gg grandfather on my mother's side. It dawned on me that since William was in the 1880 census at over 80 years of age then his death should be listed in Rockbridge newspaper obituaries. More than likely it would list who was his father. When I left Lexington to go into the Air Force there was the Rockbridge County News and the Lexington Gazette. Would anyone know what newspaper existed in Rockbridge County in the 1800s. When I return my sister and I can research the newspapers or probably the newspapers are now on Fische.