verocica i got your e mail but, your email was not correct i could not send you an e mail so i'll just write it here. i am 25 i was born feb,26,1974 in virginia. all of my family were born and raised in maryland. my father was ralph l smack of maryland,brn.10/15/45.his father was richard thomas smack born in maryland 12/12/1920.my great grand father was albert.thomas smack born in maryland 1892.his father was cyrus h smack born in maryland 1871.now i have been researching for about 2 years ,and i know through family that the last name is one family but, when cyrus father had slaves on the property he freed them all and he also gave them his last name but there are still many more reasons why? are familys are connected i was told that in the 1600's 3 smacks came over as natives from holland Ujectht now these 3 guys married, 1 hendricks mathaous smack married native 2 cornnielous smack married black,3 hollad smack married native.and at this time if the persons skin was not so called white they were atomactly raced as african american.so if you really want some info on any smack dating back to 1570 i do have all census for every smack in virginia maryland ect. so hope to hear from you soon.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!