Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameGabriel Grice
1Delilah Smith , Step GGG Grandmother
Notes for Delilah (Spouse 1)
Note added by Clayton Heathcock, 7 November 2016: Y-chromosome DNA evidence strongly suggests that the biological father of William Washington Grice was a Hathcock man living in Elbert Co GA at the time Gabriel Grice deserted his wife and moved to Louisiana. I speculate that this was John Hathcock Sr. but it is also possible that it was one of his sons.


See notes under William Washington Grice.

The following is research of Randall Alford:103

1782: Delilah Smith, b. ca 1782 (1780-1790), SC. Although not proven, but based on the preponderance of evidence, it is believed that Delilah Smith was the d/o Alexander Smith, RWS, b. 1759, (Muddy Creek?), York Co., PA; d. betw. 1851-60, Meriwether Co., GA. Records indicate that Alexander Smith was a son and legatee of Nathaniel and Sara Smith of Elbert Co., GA. Nathaniel served as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in Wilkes Co., GA.

Elbert GA Will B-095:

15 Dec 1801, Will of Nathaniel Smith; dated 15 Dec 1801; Rec: 4 Apr 1802; probated/recorded in 1803; Wife: Sarah; Ch: Alexander, Eady (d. c1849, Warren Co., GA), Stephen (mar. Elizabeth; will signed 20 May 1835), Delilah Winne (b. c1785; mar. John Winne/Wynn, Sr. b. c1775-85; d. c1823-25, Madison Co., GA), John (mar. Zele Hill, 1809, Elbert Co., GA), William, Sara, Margaret Smith.
Exr: sons Alexander and Stephen
Wit: Samuel Woods, JP; Samuel Patton

Note: Samuel Woods married Elizabeth Patton, sister of Samuel Patton who married Catherine Eberhart, d/o Jacob Eberhart—families connected to the Smith-Grice lines)
Note: Alexander Smith must have named a daughter after his sister Delilah Smith Winn.
Note: Delilah Smith Grice named a son Nathaniel after her grandfather Nathaniel Smith.
Note: My grandmother (RLA) Lela Grice Alford was probably named after her 2nd greatgrandmother Delilah Smith Grice. Lela is a corruption of De-lilah
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