An original publication, 1995. xx, 146 pp., illus., index. Item #97
This book is the result of research done by Ellen Clinkscales Smith Rippy on her Smith and Sullivan family lines. Much of her work on the Sullivan history was facilitated by research previously available from other members of the family on the Sullivans, Brownlees, Dunklins, Hueys, Walkers, Clinkscales, Moorheads, and Gilkeys. Research into the Smith line was made more difficult because of some apparent conflicts in the line of descent and a lack of availability of authentic records. But, she finally placed the Smiths on the Broad River at Smith's Ford, in Cherokee County. John Smith was buried on this land and information on his headstone indicated that he had been born in Botetourt County, Virginia. Further research established that John's father was Henry Smith who had come to South Carolina from the Upper Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia. From the Smith's Ford location in South Carolina, children would later move into Anderson County and a final move was from the Lebanon section of Anderson County to Greenville, South Carolina. This volume covers a period of approximately 266 years - 1730 to 1995 - of the families in America and extends over a period of nine or ten generations for each. It also takes the family through the French and Indian War of the Colonial period, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II.