Ruth SMITH1 ID#7748, b. about 1785, d. May 1860
Father*Gideon SMITH1 d. b Jul 1788
Mother*Mary HAIRSTON1 b. a 1770, d. 16 Sep 1822
Birth*Ruth SMITH was born about 1785 in Virginia.2 
She was the daughter of Gideon SMITH and Mary HAIRSTON.1 
Marriage*Ruth SMITH married John FINNEY on 2 September 1805 in Franklin County, Virginia.1,3 
Census 1850*Ruth SMITH appeared on the census of 4 October 1850 in Russell County, Virginia; Ruth Finney, age 60, born in Franklin County, Virginia living with Elizabeth Finney age 40.4

Death*She died in May 1860 in Russell County, Virginia.2 


John FINNEY b. a 1773, d. Dec 1849
ChartsDescendant Chart
Descendant Chart Box

Sources (

  1. [S3511] Mary Hairston Smith vs Samuel Saunders, Franklin County Chancery Records, 1851-022, Library of Virginia -
  2. [S269] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880, and Related Indexes, 1850-1880.
  3. [S3166] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858,
  4. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
Last Edited7 Mar 2020