John and Sarah were in TN and AL, and finally Monroe Co. MS with sons, Nathan Smith b. abt 1796 who married Mahala Adams, Joel Smith born about 1799 who married Ruth Ann maiden unknown, Thompson W. Smith b. 1805-1806 who married Martha Ann Adams, George Washington Smith b. abt 1812 who married Adelaid Delight Nichols.
John owned land and cattle, and an 1844 Bond between him and his sons names them and how they are to carry out disposal of his property. Sarah Preston died before the 1844 Bond. John Smith was found last in Chickasaw County MS in the 1850 census. Chickasaw joins Monroe Co.
There was also another son not mentiioned in the Bond of 1844. His daughter, Margaret "Maggie" Ophelia Smith was in the hh of her uncle, George Washington Smith, in the 1870 Monroe Co. MS census. They left for Texas and she married in Hunt Co. Texas in 1870 to Zachariah Serner.
Her death certificate names, John Smith,(jr) as her father, and Sally Livingston as mother.
Your help appreciated.