WILLIAM RODGER SMITH
FAMILY REUNION 2016

N SEARCH OF RODGER  WILLIAM RODGER SMITH WAS BORN IN 1850 SWAN QUARTER, HYDE COUNTY
NC.
HIS FATHER WAS DAVID MIDGET, HIS MOTHER WAS LOUISA O'NEILL.
HIS GRAND FATHER WAS AMERICA MIDGET,  
AMERICA GOT HIS NAME BECAUSE HE WAS BORN ON JULY 4, 1776 THE DAY AND YEAR THAT THIS  
COUNTRY DECLARED IT INDEPENDENCE FROM ENGLAND.  HIS WIFE NAME WAS KITTY.
WILLIAM RODGER GRANDFATHER NAME WAS AMERICA MIDGET,   AMERICA MIDGET WAS THE SON OF
CHARLES AND ELIZABETH THE GRAND SON OF MARICAY AND HANNAH MIDGET.  THEY WERE OWNED
BY THOMAS AND BETHANY MIDGET FAMILY.  MARICAY A (MESTIZO) INDIAN HAD BEEN PURCHASED
FROM A DEALER IN MARICAY VENEZUELA SOUTH AMERICA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF
MATTHEW MIDGET OF BODIES ISLAND 1734.  HE AND HANNAH BECAME THE PARENTS OF CHARLES, EL
LICK, BENJAMIN.  BENJAMIN WAS GIVEN TO THOMAS PAINE JR.  BY HIS GRANDMOTHER BETHANY
MIDGET.  EL LICK WAS GIVEN TO HER SON DANIEL MIDGET AND CHARLES WAS GIVEN TO HER SON
BANNISTER MIDGET.  THROUGH MARRIAGE WITH LURANAH JENNETTE, BANNISTER ACQUIRE
ELIZABETH.  IN 1767, THE ENGLISH SLAVE SHIP "GOOD INTENT" ARRIVING FROM AFRICA WITH OVER
THREE HUNDRED AFRICANS WAS SHIPWRECKED OFF CAPE HATTERAS.  ELIZABETH IS SAID TO HAVE
BEEN PART OF THE HUMAN CARGO.  ELIZABETH AND CHARLES HAD A SON NAME AMERICA.  AMERICA
GREW UP AND HAD  AT LEASE TWELVE CHILDREN BY HIS WIFE KITTY.  THESE WERE GEORGE BORN
1800, JAMES BORN 1802, HETTY BORN 1804, LEAR BORN 1806, WILLIAM BORN 1808, JACK BORN 1810,
AMERICA JR. BORN 1812 FANNY BORN 1814
DAVID BORN 1816 ANN BORN 1818, SAMUEL BORN 1820,
AND BESS BORN 1822....

IN 1808 MARICAY AND HANNAH WAS FREED BY DANIEL MIDGET

MARICAY WENT TO MOUNT PLEASANT TO JOINED THE HOUSEHOLD OF BANNISTER AND CELIA PUGH
MIDGET.  IN 1824 BANNISTER DIED AND AMERICA JR. WAS TO BE SOLD.  OLIVER O'NEILL PAID HALF
INTEREST IN HIM AND MIDGET HEIRS RETAINED THE OTHER HALF KEEPING HIM IN THE FAMILY.  
AMERICA MIDGET, JR. DIED ABOUT 1849 AND IS BURIED IN THE NATHAN O'NEILL CEMETERY AT MOUNT
PLEASANT.

DAVID MIDGET WAS ROGER SMITH FATHER!!
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