I would love to know what this article on Valentine Smith and his family says. There seems to be a possible connection with Peter Smith (adjacent to Valentine Smith) on the Shenandoah County tax list with my Schmidts/Smiths in Frederick County, Maryland.
I have DNA on my Smith line and there is another DNA that matches with a John A. Smith(Johannes Schmidt) born 1797 and lived for sometime and married in the Luray area of Page County. John is the son of Jacob Schmidt/Smith.
shirle4858 at gmail.com Let's compare out data!