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|Smith, Sidney||Between 1818-1820|| Settler between 1818-1820, son of Simon Smith and brother of Ben Smith.. ||The Henry County Register, August 1, 1873.|
|Smith, Sidney A.||7/15/1853||Awarded 40 acres of land in the portion of Henry County, Alabama that is now Houston County for his service as a private in Captain Lewis's Company, Alabama Militia, during the Creek War. He assigned the land to Irvin Register.||Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records|
|Smith, Sidney A.||6/1/1860||Awarded 120 acres of land in the portion of Henry County, Alabama that is now Houston County for his service as a private in Captain Lewis's Company, Alabama Militia, during the Creek War.||Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records|
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|JimChumney||Two Sidney A. Smiths in early Henry County, Alabama||1||Jan 18 2011, 6:19 PM EST by jgambl02|
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There were two Sidney A. Smiths in early Henry County, Alabama.
One was 50 years old in the 1850 census and living in Barbour County, Alabama. Assuredly, this man was the pre-1830 pioneer of this web page. He was 36 in 1836 and still alive in 1860 (census is dated August 29, 1860).
The other Sidney A. Smith was recorded as 30 years old in the 1850 census and living in Henry County. Extrapolating from the census, this younger man would have been 16 in 1836, and he died sometime prior to June 10, 1860, because his wife and children are enumerated without him in Open Pond in Henry County in the 1860 census (the census page is dated June 10, 1860). He is buried in the Wilson Smith Cemetery near Gordon, Houston County, Alabama. His tombstone includes: Sidney A. Smith, Born Aug 12, 1815, Died Jan 20, 1857.
If his tombstone is to be trusted, the younger Sidney A. Smith died prior to the second land warrant (dated 6/1/1860) to Sidney A. Smith for service in Lewis's Company in the Creek War, and since there is no mention of a widow on the land warrant, it is concluded that the pre-1830 pioneer Sidney A. Smith was the soldier who served in Lewis's Company in the Creek War.
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