Would like to hear from anyone who may have knowledge of the possibility of Enoch Smith being the biological father of Samuel Pennington, son of Tabitha Pennington. Samuel was born in Pulaski Co., KY in May, 1828. Tabitha, daughter of Wells Pennington and Elizabeth (Strunk) Pennington was born in Ashe Co., NC in 1806 and lived in Whitley County from about 1818 to the early part of 1828. On May 5, 1828 the justices met in Williamsburg and dismissed a paternity accusation against Enoch Smith because of a "defect" in the case. The defect may have been Tabitha's inability to travel so far to pursue the case. Enoch Smith married Nancy Ann Eaton in Whitley County in the fall of 1827.