My late sister, Louise, and I traced our mother's ancestry to William Smith who married Polly Forehand in 1814. After much additional search have traced, to my satisfaction, William's father to Samuel Smith who married Rosanna Savage on 17 June 1793 in Rockbridge County. There is in the library on main street in Lexington a listing of Rockbridge County deaths. When I looked up William no information on his father was listed.
As I live in Florida and cannot get to Lexington until next year, could someone research the county deaths for Samuel and see if his father is listed. We know Samuel was alive in 1814. Believe also that this is the Samuel, as well as his eldest son, Samuel Junior, in the 1810 census.