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    58. Elizabeth “Betsy”3Hardeman (John2, John1), was born 25 December 1794, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, died 23 October 1870, Bibb County, Georgia. She married first, 30 January 1810, Jackson County, Georgia, to Charles Smith,697 died 1834, Coweta County, Georgia. Elizabeth Hardeman Smith married second, as his second wife, 18 July 1835, Coweta County, Georgia, to Welcome Parks,698 born 4 October 1781, died 16 March 1850, Coweta County, Georgia.699
    Will of Charles Smith, made 1 October 1834, proved 5 January 1835, Coweta County, Georgia. Wife, Elizabeth Smith all estate both real and personal except what is hereafter named. At her death the one half to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters or their children. Sale of negro, Dempsy, to be equally divided between the wife of Harrison Smith and wife of Miles Smith, my brothers. The latter ones part to be placed in the hands of Isham Smith, Joshua P. Shropshire, and George Glass by my executor. Wife of Miles Smith. Executors: wife, Elizabeth Smith, and her brother Thomas Hardaman. Witnesses: John Featherston, Moses Wilks, John Dickson.700
    Will of Welcome Parks, made 24 October 1849, proved 25 March 1850, Coweta County, Georgia. Wife, Elizabeth the whole estate real and personal left to her by her former husband’s will. Also to Elizabeth: Lot 101, in 6th District of Coweta County, and personal property and money. Also named: Stephen D. Smith, William B. Parks, daughter Mary D. Story, daughter Eliza C. Carter, daughter Lucy Glenn, daughter Elizabeth W. Barrett. Executors: sons, William B. Parks, Francis Parks, and Stephen D. Smith. Witnesses: Thomas Overby, Senr., Ira E. Smith, G. O. Wynn.701

    697 Warren, Georgia Genealogist, Georgia Marriages 1800-1810, p. 151. Charles Smith to Elizabeth Hardeman, 30 January 1810, Jackson County, marriage performed by B. Walls.
    698 Coweta County, Georgia, Marriage Record. Welcome Parks to Elizabeth Smith, 18 July 1835.
    699 Coweta County Cemeteries, p. 491. Parks Cemetery. Welcome Parks, born 4 October 1781, died 16 March 1850. And, Georgia 1850 Mortality Schedules, p. 525. Coweta County: Welcome Parks, age 68, born Virginia, died March, married.
    700 Coweta County Genealogical Society Magazine, Volume 2, No. 1, Fall 1982, p. 12. Coweta County, Will Book A, p. 20. Will of Charles Smith.
    701 Coweta County, Georgia, Will Book B, p. 23. Will of Welcome Parks.