John Smith settled near EJ Moody's mill long before the Revolution. During the Revolution, it was known as Tart's Mill. When it was built, or by whom, is not known. It may have been built by John Smith or Enus Tart. John Smith lived before and after the Revolutionary War, between the two lower Reedy Creeks; west of Gapway Baptist Church and east of Marion County courthouse. It is said that he was well-to-do, and during the war he buried considerable money near the Little Reddy Creek.