Three journals by the Reverend James Smith of Powhatan County, Virginia, 1783-1795-1797
These amazing journals were written by my 3rd great-grandfather, James
Trabue Smith. They describe three trips he made to Kentucky and
Ohio, then the Northwest Territory, in the years preceding his own
removal to Ohio because he was "weary of slavery and the consequent evils attending
The original journals are in the possession of other descendants of
James Smith. (If anyone knows where they currently are, please
.) But copies are available on the web site of the Ohio Historical Society. Please click here
to go read them on their site.
Please note that, because Ohio History will be taken over by Kent State
University later this year (2004), the URL given may at some point not
work any more. In this case, please inform me
and I will update the link.
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