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Anna Jane Pouncey, b. SC abt 1810, married Major John Smith, b. NC abt 1808. Migrated to Houston County, Texas in 1857 where they established a large cotton plantation on the east bank of the Trinity River, named Smith's Landing. She died 1874 and he in 1890. They are buried in the Old Glenwood Cemetery in Crockett. They had one child, Berta Smith, b. abt 1847, who married John Henry Wooters 17 Jan 1867. When moving to Texas, the Smiths brought along a number of family servants and plantation workers, whose descendents still bear the names of Pouncey, Leonard and McLen, and live in the Cedar Branch Community, near the old townsite of Reynard. When the civil war was over, these families were freed and each deeded a parcel of land surveyed from the plantation so they would have homes and could make a living. Sites and building materials for Cedar Branch church and school, as well as a cemetery site, were given by Major Smith for these families.