Smith, Margaret

Birth Name Smith, Margaret
Nick Name Peggy
Also Known As Smith, Margaret
Gender female
Age at Death less than 50 years


Son Elisha Almer says in the 1880 census that father from NC, mother from TN.
Daughters Elizabeth and Martha in same say both from TN.

Shared DNA between descendants of Margaret and descendants of John C Smith and Jincy Taylor of Carter Co, TN indicate a probable relatedness. John C Smith b.1811 s/o James and Elizabeth Smith. This is the "Smith's of Carter Co, TN" line.

Numerous DNA matches between descendants of these Smith's and Siler(Salers) in (Baden-W├╝rtemburg) Germany. ( Absalom Hooper & Sarah Saler )

Son's full name - Daniel Harrison Huffines - could mean Margaret is the daughter or granddaughter of a Harrison. Numerous DNA matches and coincidences lead to the family of Daniel Smith & Elizabeth Harrison of Rockingham Co, VA. Daniel Smith came from Ulster, Ireland like our Y-DNA Smith matches, but male Smith descendants do not match the Smith line out of Carter Co, TN. Could still be Margaret's maternal line.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1790 and 1800 NC or TN    
Death before 1840 Jackson, TN    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Smith, John Srbetween 1829 and 1830
         Smith, Margaret between 1790 and 1800 before 1840
    Brother     Smith, John Jr between 1790 and 1800


Family of Huffhines, William and Smith, Margaret

Married Husband Huffhines, William ( * between 1790 and 1800 + before 1850 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1821-02-08 Carter, TN Marriage of "William Huffhine" and "Peggy Smith" 1
Event Note

"Peter Forkum" co-signed the marriage bond. John L Williams Justice of the Peace.
[Peter married William's sister Margaret]


William moved from Yadkin, Stokes Co, NC to Washington Co, TN about 1816, and married Peggy Smith 1821 in Carter County, TN. They probably moved with brother Daniel to Jackson County, TN ~1825 (from a land grant to Daniel Jan. 11, 1825 ) Phillip and Jacob were (variously) on Tax Lists of Washington Co, TN from 1814-1819. Jacob was there till after 1830. A clue to where they lived is that Huffine Cemetery is near the Tri-Cities Airport along the Watauga River - or right next to the border with Carter Co, TN.

1830 Jackson County, TN Census:
William Hufhines: 1m<5 1m5-10 1m20-30(wrong age) 1f<5 1f5-10 1f30-40 1f40-50 (mother?)
and note, definitely 2 sons _before_ 1830 so excludes William G b.1831

1840 Jackson County, TN Census:
William Huffines: 2m15-20 2m20-25 m40-50 f<5 2f5-10 f20-30
, but note, sons older than 20 would precede marriage with Peggy Smith - perhaps just a farm laborer

Lori Adcox believes the 3 year old Louisa Huffines girl living with Aunt Margaret Forkum is also theirs ( by elimination of alternatives). This is Louisa Elizabeth Huffines who married Haywood Richardson. However, where was Peggy in the 1840 Census?

Both parents dead by 1850 - Milly lives with sister Elizabeth Davenport, a few doors from brother William Huffines.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Huffines, Elizabeth1824after 1880
Huffines, Elisha Almar1826-10-161897-01-13
Huffines, Daniel Harrisonabout 1828between 1883 and 1891
Huffines, Martha Cabout 1830before 1900
Huffines, William G.1831after 1855
Huffines, Milly1837after 1850
Huffhines, Louisa Elizabethabout 1844