DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

Milo SMITH       (ID #I675)

(male)
Family 1 : Caroline KELLY (dates unknown)

There is some possibility that this family lived in Clinton Co., IA -- see 1879 History of Clinton Co., IA.

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Milo SMITH       (ID #I31440)

(male)
Family 1 : Caroline KELLY (dates unknown)

There is some possibility that this family lived in Clinton Co., IA -- see 1879 History of Clinton Co., IA.

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Milo SMITH       (ID #I29745)

(male)
Family 1 : Caroline KELLY (dates unknown)

There is some possibility that this family lived in Clinton Co., IA -- see 1879 History of Clinton Co., IA.

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Minnie May SMITH       (ID #I14773)

(female)
Father: Henry C. SMITH (b. 14 SEP 1819, d. 16 NOV 1878)
Mother: Mary Emeline HUMMEL (b. 14 AUG 1835, d. 13 OCT 1913)

Family 1 : Thomas T. KOHOUT (dates unknown)
  1.  Mary Katherine KOHOUT (b. 9 OCT 1908, d. 11 FEB 1989)

                                              _Reuben SMITH _______
                                             | (1767 - 1840) m 1788
                        _John B. SMITH ______|
                       | (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
                       |                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __
                       |                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788
 _Henry C. SMITH ______|
| (1819 - 1878) m 1871 |
|                      |                      _John CHAPMAN _______
|                      |                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788
|                      |_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
|                        (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
|                                            |_Rebecca PEACE ______
|                                              (1767 - ....) m 1788
|
|--Minnie May SMITH 
|  (1873 - 1920)
|                                             _____________________
|                                            |                     
|                       _William HUMMEL _____|
|                      | (1811 - ....) m 1834|
|                      |                     |_____________________
|                      |                                           
|_Mary Emeline HUMMEL _|
  (1835 - 1913) m 1871 |
                       |                      _____________________
                       |                     |                     
                       |_Nancy M. WILCOXEN __|
                         (1811 - 1883) m 1834|
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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Miranda SMITH       (ID #I20172)

(female)
Family 1 : John Wesley BAKER (b. 29 OCT 1864, d. 1937)

[7220]

Birthplace from marriage record.

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married by William Stiles, M. G., witnesses E. J. Colman & Mr. Benjamin.

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Mirlie SMITH       (ID #I15107)

(female)
Father: Joel SMITH (b. 22 SEP 1825, d. AFT 1890)
Mother: Emily FILKINS (b. 1839)

                                             _Reuben SMITH _______
                                            | (1767 - 1840) m 1788
                       _Joseph SMITH _______|
                      | (1798 - 1867) m 1824|
                      |                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __
                      |                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788
 _Joel SMITH _________|
| (1825 - 1890) m 1869|
|                     |                      _John NEWMAN ________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Rebecca M. NEWMAN __|
|                       (1803 - 1875) m 1824|
|                                           |_Hanna FOSTER _______
|                                                                 
|
|--Mirlie SMITH 
|  (1874 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Emily FILKINS ______|
  (1839 - ....) m 1869|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Myrtle C. SMITH       (ID #I16310)

(female)
Father: Reuben Plummer SMITH (b. 21 MAR 1837, d. 27 JUL 1924)
Mother: Mary Ann HUFF (b. 5 MAR 1841, d. 30 MAR 1933)

Family 1 : Daniel R. CLENDENEN (b. 1882, d. AFT 1924)
  1.  Muriel CLENDENEN (dates unknown)

As of 1890, the Reuben P. Smith family was in Reamsville, Smith Co., IA (pension application of 26 mar 1890). Perhaps some record of Myrtle can be found there.

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m. a Mr. Clendenen, lived in Bellingham, WA. Birthdate from Reuben P. Smith pension application, 22 mar 1915.

                                               _____________________
                                              |                     
                         _Reuben SMITH _______|
                        | (1767 - 1840)       |
                        |                     |_____________________
                        |                                           
 _Reuben Plummer SMITH _|
| (1837 - 1924) m 1859  |
|                       |                      _Frederick STARN ____+
|                       |                     |                     
|                       |_Maryann STARN ______|
|                         (1794 - 1850)       |
|                                             |_Mary Ann _____ _____
|                                                                   
|
|--Myrtle C. SMITH 
|  (1887 - ....)
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                        _O. HUFF ____________|
|                       | (1811 - 1860)       |
|                       |                     |_____________________
|                       |                                           
|_Mary Ann HUFF ________|
  (1841 - 1933) m 1859  |
                        |                      _____________________
                        |                     |                     
                        |_____________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Nancy Melvina SMITH       (ID #I14863)

(female)
Father: Andrew M. SMITH (b. 09 OCT 1827, d. AFT 1870)
Mother: Susanna LLOYD (b. 7 DEC 1815, d. 17 APR 1895)

                                             _Reuben SMITH _______
                                            | (1767 - 1840) m 1788
                       _John B. SMITH ______|
                      | (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
                      |                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __
                      |                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788
 _Andrew M. SMITH ____|
| (1827 - 1870) m 1848|
|                     |                      _John CHAPMAN _______
|                     |                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788
|                     |_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
|                       (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
|                                           |_Rebecca PEACE ______
|                                             (1767 - ....) m 1788
|
|--Nancy Melvina SMITH 
|  (1857 - 1861)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Susanna LLOYD ______|
  (1815 - 1895) m 1848|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Nettie C. SMITH       (ID #I16281)

(female)
Father: Reuben Plummer SMITH (b. 21 MAR 1837, d. 27 JUL 1924)
Mother: Mary Ann HUFF (b. 5 MAR 1841, d. 30 MAR 1933)

Family 1 : _____ COOK (d. BEF 1920)
  1.  Edna E. COOK (b. 1893)
  2.  Ruth L. COOK (b. 1900)
  3.  Esther M. COOK (b. 1904)

Living at 2525 Franklyn St., Bellingham, WA in 1924. 1920: 3007 Peabody, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA, ED 206 p 6 l 38.

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Reuben P. Smith pension application, 22 mar 1915.

                                               _____________________
                                              |                     
                         _Reuben SMITH _______|
                        | (1767 - 1840)       |
                        |                     |_____________________
                        |                                           
 _Reuben Plummer SMITH _|
| (1837 - 1924) m 1859  |
|                       |                      _Frederick STARN ____+
|                       |                     |                     
|                       |_Maryann STARN ______|
|                         (1794 - 1850)       |
|                                             |_Mary Ann _____ _____
|                                                                   
|
|--Nettie C. SMITH 
|  (1866 - ....)
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                        _O. HUFF ____________|
|                       | (1811 - 1860)       |
|                       |                     |_____________________
|                       |                                           
|_Mary Ann HUFF ________|
  (1841 - 1933) m 1859  |
                        |                      _____________________
                        |                     |                     
                        |_____________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Nicki SMITH       (ID #I5063)

(female)
Father: William Lewis SMITH (b. 19 NOV 1898)
Mother: Laura _____ (dates unknown)

                                                _______________________________________
                                               |                                       
                        _William Archer SMITH _|
                       | (1875 - ....) m 1898  |
                       |                       |_______________________________________
                       |                                                               
 _William Lewis SMITH _|
| (1898 - ....)        |
|                      |                        _Charles Louis MARCELL ________________+
|                      |                       | (1847 - 1926) m 1866                  
|                      |_Etta Isadore MARCELL _|
|                        (1871 - 1956) m 1898  |
|                                              |_Martha (Mattie) Josephine BURCHFIELD _
|                                                (1850 - ....) m 1866                  
|
|--Nicki SMITH 
|  
|                                               _______________________________________
|                                              |                                       
|                       _______________________|
|                      |                       |
|                      |                       |_______________________________________
|                      |                                                               
|_Laura _____ _________|
                       |
                       |                        _______________________________________
                       |                       |                                       
                       |_______________________|
                                               |
                                               |_______________________________________
                                                                                       

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Nona SMITH       (ID #I36452)

(female)
Father: John SMITH (dates unknown)
Mother: Alice Belle STRICKLAND (b. 27 JAN 1883, d. 06 FEB 1930)

                                                    ________________________
                                                   |                        
                           ________________________|
                          |                        |
                          |                        |________________________
                          |                                                 
 _John SMITH _____________|
|  m 1899                 |
|                         |                         ________________________
|                         |                        |                        
|                         |________________________|
|                                                  |
|                                                  |________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--Nona SMITH 
|  
|                                                   _Solomon E. STRICKLAND _
|                                                  | (.... - 1870)          
|                          _Nelson Day STRICKLAND _|
|                         | (1844 - 1919) m 1879   |
|                         |                        |_Hannah PHILLIPS _______
|                         |                          (.... - 1870)          
|_Alice Belle STRICKLAND _|
  (1883 - 1930) m 1899    |
                          |                         _John MCDOUGALL ________+
                          |                        | (1810 - 1884)          
                          |_Phebe Jane MCDOUGALL __|
                            (1843 - 1926) m 1879   |
                                                   |_Elvira URAN ___________+
                                                     (1812 - 1900)          

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Oliver SMITH       (ID #I15109)

(male)
Father: Joseph SMITH (b. 19 MAY 1798, d. 29 MAR 1867)
Mother: Rebecca M. NEWMAN (b. 17 SEP 1803, d. 1 AUG 1875)

This is not the Oliver Rees Smith who married Mary Ann Massie 28 dec 1848, per obituary cited in Thompson History of Adams Co. The actual Oliver Rees Smith appears in the 1860 census of Adams Co., Winchester Tp., p. 37, age 38, b. PA, with wife Mary A. and children Oliver N., Joseph F., Elizabeth, Charles E., Richard A., Elias R., and 2 unnamed infants. Our Oliver is a different age and was born in OH, not PA.

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Joseph Smith family bible

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Reuben SMITH _______|
                      | (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Joseph SMITH _______|
| (1798 - 1867) m 1824|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
|                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Oliver SMITH 
|  (1828 - ....)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _John NEWMAN ________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Rebecca M. NEWMAN __|
  (1803 - 1875) m 1824|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_Hanna FOSTER _______|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Oliver SMITH       (ID #I14763)

(male)
Father: Henry C. SMITH (b. 14 SEP 1819, d. 16 NOV 1878)
Mother: Sarah Ann JUNKINS (b. 1821, d. BEF 1856)

                                             _Reuben SMITH _______
                                            | (1767 - 1840) m 1788
                       _John B. SMITH ______|
                      | (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
                      |                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __
                      |                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788
 _Henry C. SMITH _____|
| (1819 - 1878) m 1839|
|                     |                      _John CHAPMAN _______
|                     |                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788
|                     |_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
|                       (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
|                                           |_Rebecca PEACE ______
|                                             (1767 - ....) m 1788
|
|--Oliver SMITH 
|  (1849 - 1849)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Sarah Ann JUNKINS __|
  (1821 - 1856) m 1839|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Paul SMITH       (ID #I16309)

(male)
Father: Reuben Othaniel SMITH (b. 1 JAN 1880, d. 8 JAN 1960)
Mother: Lulu Violette EVERIST (b. 8 SEP 1888, d. 29 MAY 1973)

still living - details excluded

                                                  _Reuben SMITH _______
                                                 | (1767 - 1840)       
                          _Reuben Plummer SMITH _|
                         | (1837 - 1924) m 1859  |
                         |                       |_Maryann STARN ______+
                         |                         (1794 - 1850)       
 _Reuben Othaniel SMITH _|
| (1880 - 1960) m 1903   |
|                        |                        _O. HUFF ____________
|                        |                       | (1811 - 1860)       
|                        |_Mary Ann HUFF ________|
|                          (1841 - 1933) m 1859  |
|                                                |_____________________
|                                                                      
|
|--Paul SMITH 
|  
|                                                 _____________________
|                                                |                     
|                         _______________________|
|                        |                       |
|                        |                       |_____________________
|                        |                                             
|_Lulu Violette EVERIST _|
  (1888 - 1973) m 1903   |
                         |                        _____________________
                         |                       |                     
                         |_______________________|
                                                 |
                                                 |_____________________
                                                                       

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Paul Leslie SMITH       (ID #I19522)

(male)
Family 1 : Edith Jane NOYES (dates unknown)
  1.  Jed Lee SMITH (dates unknown)
  2.  Shaley Ann SMITH (dates unknown)

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Pearl E. SMITH       (ID #I16323)

(female)
Father: William S. SMITH (b. 20 DEC 1838, d. 4 MAY 1909)
Mother: Charlotte Helen WOODRUFF (b. 6 AUG 1851, d. 1923)

                                                   _____________________
                                                  |                     
                             _Reuben SMITH _______|
                            | (1767 - 1840)       |
                            |                     |_____________________
                            |                                           
 _William S. SMITH _________|
| (1838 - 1909) m 1869      |
|                           |                      _Frederick STARN ____+
|                           |                     |                     
|                           |_Maryann STARN ______|
|                             (1794 - 1850)       |
|                                                 |_Mary Ann _____ _____
|                                                                       
|
|--Pearl E. SMITH 
|  (1877 - 1908)
|                                                  _____________________
|                                                 |                     
|                            _____________________|
|                           |                     |
|                           |                     |_____________________
|                           |                                           
|_Charlotte Helen WOODRUFF _|
  (1851 - 1923) m 1869      |
                            |                      _____________________
                            |                     |                     
                            |_____________________|
                                                  |
                                                  |_____________________
                                                                        

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Pheby SMITH       (ID #I15157)

(female)
Father: Reuben SMITH (b. 8 JUN 1767, d. 25 SEP 1840)
Mother: Sarah Beach CLARK (b. 20 MAY 1773, d. 17 JAN 1834)

Family 1 : Barlow ALDRICH (b. 9 APR 1799, d. 7 SEP 1870)
  1.  Olive ALDRICH (b. 16 AUG 1823, d. 13 OCT 1823)
  2. +Reuben Smith ALDRICH (b. 9 OCT 1824, d. 9 DEC 1907)
  3.  Mary Anne ALDRICH (b. 22 MAY 1826, d. 27 SEP 1827)
  4. +Luke ALDRICH (b. 6 JUL 1828, d. 16 SEP 1872)
  5. +Mary Ann Susan ALDRICH (b. 7 APR 1830, d. 24 AUG 1920)
  6. +Sarah Clark ALDRICH (b. 31 MAY 1834, d. 21 AUG 1894)
  7.  Barlow ALDRIDGE (b. 27 DEC 1838, d. 18 AUG 1839)
  8. +Barlow ALDRIDGE (b. 08 JAN 1841, d. AFT 1920)
  9.  Phebe Elizabeth ALDRIDGE (b. 19 OCT 1845, d. 27 JAN 1915)

So far, we have been unable to locate an obituary, but one might still exist in newspapers preserved either at the Indiana State Library or the Illinois State Historical Library. On the internet, one account by Jackie Drybread (ohmyjacki@aol.com) gives the same dates but shows the place of death as Morgan Co., IN, and says she was born in Cumberland Co., PA. The ultimate source for this information has not been determined, but it may simply stem from confusion over the place of death!

A biographical sketch of Reuben S[mith] Aldrich was published in the Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Indianapolis and vicinity (Vida Dutton Scudder, J. H. Beers & Co., 1908, p. 1141). It includes the following information about Reuben's grandmother Pheba Smith Aldrich: she "survived until 1891, she then dying at the age of ninety-one years. She was a daughter of Joel Smith, a native of England, who settled in Ohio and followed milling and farming. He was prominent in the Methodist Church. His children were: Jane; John; Clarinda; Elizabeth, Mrs. J. McCoy; Mrs. Sarah Thurston: Mrs. Susan Zuriolt; Pheba; and Mary. Mrs. Isaac McCoy." This information is highly suspect, because of the errors in the names and spouses of Pheby's siblings.

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Mary Sheetz bible records give month as April, assumed to be in IN, but data from Levi Holsapple descendants says August, in Cumberland Co., IL. Cemetery listing there has April, and gives exact age 91 y, 2 m, 16 d.

[14462]

marriage book 3, p. 53, and marriage license book 3, dated 17oct1822.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Reuben SMITH _______|
| (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Pheby SMITH 
|  (1800 - 1891)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
  (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Philip SMITH       (ID #I35660)

(male)
Father: Samuel SMITH (b. ABT 1602, d. 8 JAN 1681)
Mother: Elizabeth CHILEAB (b. ABT 1602, d. 16 MAR 1686)

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                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Samuel SMITH _______|
| (1602 - 1681) m 1624|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Philip SMITH 
|  (1633 - 1685)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Elizabeth CHILEAB __|
  (1602 - 1686) m 1624|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Rachel C. SMITH       (ID #I14779)

(female)
Father: John B. SMITH (b. 19 MAY 1792, d. 9 SEP 1849)
Mother: Elizabeth CHAPMAN (b. 3 DEC 1797, d. 30 SEP 1853)

Family 1 : John J. CASADY (b. 1818, d. 20 FEB 1873)
  1.  Rebecca CASADY (b. 1842)
  2. +William P. CASADY (b. 4 MAY 1846, d. 23 MAY 1898)
  3.  Elizabeth Melvina CASADY (b. 25 OCT 1848, d. 4 AUG 1912)
  4. +Adam Selman CASADY (b. 17 MAY 1850, d. 25 NOV 1938)
  5. +John H. CASADY (b. JAN 1854, d. 1932)
  6. +Volney N. CASADY (b. JUL 1857, d. 1927)
  7.  Ettie Mae CASADY (b. 10 MAR 1862, d. 8 APR 1951)

1880: Jackson Tp., Van Buren Co., IA, p. 527D, with S. C. Powell family; 1900: same place, p. 72, widow, 9 children of whom 5 are still living, lives with her son John H. Casady, who is divorced; 1910: same place, p. 83, but this time she says she is the mother of 8 children, or whom 5 are living.

[5232]

Birthdate from Bobbye Phillips, genealogist of the Chapman family.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Reuben SMITH _______|
                      | (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John B. SMITH ______|
| (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
|                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Rachel C. SMITH 
|  (1821 - 1915)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _John CHAPMAN _______|
|                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788|
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
  (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_Rebecca PEACE ______|
                        (1767 - ....) m 1788|
                                            |__
                                               

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Rebecca SMITH       (ID #I35511)

(female)
Father: Henry SMITH (b. ABT 1610, d. ABT 1682)
Mother: Ann PYNCHON (b. ABT 1618, d. AFT 1681)

                                             _____________________
                                            |                     
                       _____________________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Henry SMITH ________|
| (1610 - 1682) m 1635|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Rebecca SMITH 
|  (1650 - ....)
|                                            _John PYNCHON _______+
|                                           | (1565 - 1610)       
|                      _William PYNCHON ____|
|                     | (1590 - 1662) m 1618|
|                     |                     |_Frances BRETT ______
|                     |                                           
|_Ann PYNCHON ________|
  (1618 - 1681) m 1635|
                      |                      _William ANDREW _____
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Anne ANDREW ________|
                        (.... - 1630) m 1618|
                                            |_Bridget RYSLEY _____
                                                                  

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Rebecca SMITH       (ID #I14701)

(female)
Father: John B. SMITH (b. 19 MAY 1792, d. 9 SEP 1849)
Mother: Elizabeth CHAPMAN (b. 3 DEC 1797, d. 30 SEP 1853)

Family 1 : Hugh ABERNATHY (b. 1814, d. 1894)
  1. +John S. ABERNATHY (b. 1846, d. 10 NOV 1916)
  2. +Oliver H. ABERNATHY (b. 7 AUG 1850, d. 9 JUN 1925)
  3. +Elizabeth ABERNATHY (b. 7 AUG 1849, d. AFT 1910)
  4. +George ABERNATHY (b. 21 OCT 1853, d. 6 FEB 1937)
  5. +Joel Smith ABERNATHY (b. 1856, d. AFT 1920)

Census record for 1880 indicates her father was born in NY, mother in OH. The fact that the oldest known child was born about 10 years after their marriage suggests that other children either died in the cholera epidemics that swept through the area in 1846, or else that some children lived elsewhere with relatives.

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Date from Bobbye Phillips, genealogist working on the Chapman family. (However, cemetery record gives birthdate as 1818, no day or month.)

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Reuben SMITH _______|
                      | (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John B. SMITH ______|
| (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
|                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Rebecca SMITH 
|  (1816 - 1905)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _John CHAPMAN _______|
|                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788|
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
  (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_Rebecca PEACE ______|
                        (1767 - ....) m 1788|
                                            |__
                                               

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Rebecca SMITH       (ID #I14845)

(female)
Father: Reuben Peace SMITH (b. 22 JUL 1823, d. 7 FEB 1907)
Mother: Mary ABERNATHY (b. 1824, d. BEF 1856)

Family 1 : Daniel WINSTEAD (b. 1843)

She appears to be the daughter of the Mary Smith who was living with James Abernathy in the 1850 census, Prairie Tp., Davis Co., IA. In the 1856 census she is with the Henry C. Smith family, and in 1860, she is apparently listed as Rebecca Abernathy, living with the Hugh Abernathy family. It was at Hugh Abernathy's house that Rebecca was married to Daniel Winstead in 1867.

                                             _Reuben SMITH _______
                                            | (1767 - 1840) m 1788
                       _John B. SMITH ______|
                      | (1792 - 1849) m 1815|
                      |                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __
                      |                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788
 _Reuben Peace SMITH _|
| (1823 - 1907) m 1844|
|                     |                      _John CHAPMAN _______
|                     |                     | (1763 - 1850) m 1788
|                     |_Elizabeth CHAPMAN __|
|                       (1797 - 1853) m 1815|
|                                           |_Rebecca PEACE ______
|                                             (1767 - ....) m 1788
|
|--Rebecca SMITH 
|  (1846 - ....)
|                                            _Hugh ABERNATHY _____
|                                           | (1740 - 1826)       
|                      _James ABERNATHY ____|
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|_Mary ABERNATHY _____|
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Reuben SMITH       (ID #I14364)

(male)
Family 1 : Sarah Beach CLARK (b. 20 MAY 1773, d. 17 JAN 1834)
  1. +Sally SMITH (b. 10 AUG 1790, d. 19 FEB 1877)
  2. +John B. SMITH (b. 19 MAY 1792, d. 9 SEP 1849)
  3. +Joel SMITH (b. 28 MAY 1794, d. 20 MAR 1876)
  4. +Anna SMITH (b. 11 APR 1796, d. 15 SEP 1888)
  5. +Joseph SMITH (b. 19 MAY 1798, d. 29 MAR 1867)
  6. +Pheby SMITH (b. 27 JAN 1800, d. 13 APR 1891)
  7.  Reuben SMITH (b. 8 AUG 1802, d. 7 OCT 1802)
  8.  Stephen SMITH (b. 21 NOV 1803, d. 27 JUL 1804)
  9. +Mary Ann D. SMITH (b. 16 JUN 1805, d. 02 JAN 1892)
  10.  Clarinda SMITH (b. 12 NOV 1807, d. AFT 1860)
  11. +Elizabeth SMITH (b. 27 JAN 1810, d. 14 OCT 1880)
  12. +Susanna Kindle SMITH (b. 12 JUN 1811, d. 20 NOV 1896)
  13. +Cynthia SMITH (b. 16 NOV 1813, d. 3 JUN 1854)
Family 2 : Maryann STARN (b. 1794, d. 1850?)
  1. +Marinda SMITH (b. 17 JAN 1835, d. 7 DEC 1887)
  2. +Reuben Plummer SMITH (b. 21 MAR 1837, d. 27 JUL 1924)
  3. +William S. SMITH (b. 20 DEC 1838, d. 4 MAY 1909)

In addition to the estate inventory file in Adams Co., there is apparently a notice in the Adams County Democrat regarding Reuben's estate, 30 sep 1847.

Since there is a Reuben P. Smith in the next 2 generations, a Plummer link in an earlier generation is possible. We noted in records of Adams Co., OH a 04 may 1833 permission from "John Smith" for marriage of Rachel Plummer, a "relation" "living with us for some time" whose "relations live 200 miles away", b. 08 jun 1809. At one time we thought this might refer to John, son of our Reuben Smith, but it is now clear that John B. Smith had already moved to Rush Co., Indiana by that date. We have been unable to find any direct link, and it appears that the namesake Reuben Plummer was a local preacher (mentioned in records of Highland Co., for example).

There have been several other significant suggestions as to the origins of our Reuben Smith. The first is to identify him with the Reuben Smith son of Reuben who is recorded at Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA. The problem with this hypothesis is that the date given in the Lunenburg vital records, 18 oct 1767, does not match the date recorded in several sets of bible records for our Reuben Smith. It is possible, however, that the date at Lunenburg represents a baptism or has been misread. But before we accept this origin, we must be sure that the Reuben of Lunenburg did not remain in Massachusetts. We find the next child of Reuben Sr. recorded at Fitchburg, where the family relocated about 1772 and remained for many years. Reuben Sr. was constable, selectman, surveyor, and tax collector at various times in Fitchburg at least as late as 1805. His second marriage is recorded in 1790 (date possibly Old Style?). Then in 1806 we find the marriage of Reuben Smith, Junior. Was this the son of Reuben Sr., or merely a younger Reuben from another family? If the former, then our Reuben is not the one born at Lunenburg.

Another hypothesis is that our Reuben is the one mentioned in a muster roll from Washington Co., PA. There is no tradition in the family that our Reuben was a Revolutionary War soldier. He did not obtain or apply for a pension, and he is not listed as a pensioner on the 1840 census. While it is true that many Adams Co. settlers came from that part of Pennsylvania, it seems more probable that the Reuben Smith mentioned at later dates in Washington Co. tax lists and other records is the same man who appeared in the muster rolls, and not the one who left the area to settle in Adams Co., OH. Nevertheless, it may be profitable to study the early records of southwestern Pennsylvania in more detail. Our Reuben most likely traveled by way of Ft. Pitt, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio River, the natural highway leading to Adams Co.

Another genealogist has suggested that our Reuben is a son of a Joseph Smith and his wife Rebecca Dath or "D'Eath", but this seems to be based only on the coincidence that Joseph is supposed to have had a son Reuben. This family is from the South. A well-documented grandson of this couple, Rev. Canario Drayton Smith (1813-1894), left personal correspondence and an autobiography that says his father, Samuel Smith, had only one brother, Nathan, who left for Missouri and was not heard from again. Rev. Smith also mentions several sisters, all of whose families remained in the South. In spite of this, there are now at least 16 children attributed to Joseph and Rebecca on the internet, including our Reuben and a Joel whose Revolutionary War pension file does not support this parentage. No primary sources have been cited for any of these questionable attributions.

A tradition among some descendants of Anna Smith Newman Palmer says Reuben was actually born in England and came to America when he was 8 years old. This tradition also puts Sarah Beach Clark's birthplace "near Carlen, Massachusetts", but there is no modern place of that name. Could it be a misreading of Gardner, Worchester Co.? Or something even farther afield?

A genealogist has reported on the internet that Reuben's daughter Pheby was born in Cumberland Co., PA, but no source is given. It is possible that someone has finally found an obituary for Pheby, unless the attribution is as speculative as the other suggestions. However, it is more likely that this genealogist has confused Pheby's place of death and burial, Cumberland Co., IL, with Cumberland Co. in Pennsylvania, and there placed her cradle.

The only known account with any sort of provenance is the one written by Reuben's granddaughter Nancy Ann Zumwalt (1831-1904), which identifies Reuben's parents as Oliver Smith, a physician and surgeon, and Sarah Herrick. This couple is said to have come from England about 1770, and to have had some degree of wealth in Pennsylvania until their property was destroyed by the Indians! Nancy Ann would have been well informed about the family from her parents, who evidently passed on much information about her relatives. The account, by then over 20 years old, was edited by Nancy Ann's son Rockwell Hunt, noted historian, and published in the Overland Monthly in April, 1916. The section about the Smith ancestry and the wedding of Susanna Smith to Jacob Zumwalt in 1830 is quoted here:

"My mother's maiden name was Susanna Smith. She was the daughter of Reuben Smith, whose children were Sally, John, Joel, Anna, Joseph, Phoebe, Reuben, Stephen, Mary Ann, Clarenda, Elizabeth, Susanna and Cynthia. My great grandparents, Oliver Smith and Sarah Herrick, who were born and married in England, came to America about 1770. Sarah was a very large woman, taller than Reuben Smith, who was six feet six inches tall. Oliver Smith was a physician and surgeon, and was quite wealthy until the Indians took and destroyed his property. Grandmother Smith died January 17, 1834; and grandfather Reuben Smith died September 25, 1840.

"My own parents were both born and raised in Ohio, as farmers. They received only a moderate education, as colleges and seminaries were then unknown in that part of the country. They had no carriages to go riding in when they were young. A walk of five or six miles was not considered much; but horseback riding was very fashionable among old and young alike. To go to church on Sunday, or to market or to the mill with a bag corn, wheat or buckwheat swung across the horse's back, or even to weddings, ten, twenty or more miles away—all these were most common, every-day affairs.

"When my parents were married father was twenty-two and mother nineteen. Father came twenty miles on horseback with his company of family, relatives and friends. On arriving at mother's home, they all rode around the house three times for good cheer, according to the style of the day. On these long rides it was customary for the young men to carry the girls' collarettes in their high silk hats, so they would not get mussed up."

(Further clues might be sought in the Rockwell Hunt papers at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, and in the original manuscript for the above publication, at the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Note that Nancy does not say that her mother's name was Susanna Kindle Smith, as given by other family members.)

Now, the given names in this family are typical of New England. However, with the possible exceptions of Sally and John, all the children before 1803 are born in Pennsylvania. What would bring a New Englander to Pennsylvania, rather than to New York, the more popular migration path? While investigating the mysteries of Reuben Peace Smith and his wife Mary Ettie Coray, we realized that precisely this set of names was quite common in that part of Pennsylvania that was claimed by Connecticut. In Luzerne Co., for example, an Oliver Smith and a Reuben Smith are found on a tax list from 1796 (various transcribed versions exist, one identifies the area as Salem Tp., but they were not recorded there in the 1800 census). An Oliver Smith was among the settlers of the Susquehannah Company at Kingston in the Wyoming Valley in 1769. They had returned after an absence of several years caused by the French and Indian War, among other difficulties. Oliver Smith is also on the list of settlers for 1763. While we would have to suppose that Nancy Ann Zumwalt was misinformed about the movements of her great-grandparents, this is so far the only place in Pennsylvania where we have found an Oliver and a Reuben Smith at about the right period. Neither Oliver nor Reuben are listed among the people whose land claims were settled by the State of Pennsylvania circa 1800, so it seems most likely this family left the Wyoming Valley before that date, adding to the difficulty of establishing whether they might be the family we are looking for.

The interesting possibility that Reuben's first son John was actually born in New York would fit very well with this hypothesis, as many families in the area migrated back and forth across the state line, particularly to Steuben and Allegany Counties in New York. For example, among the inhabitants of Goshen, Orange Co., NY about the time of the Revolutionary War were several Corey's, Knapp's, and Smith's, including at least one Oliver Smith. Some people from Goshen, including the Corey's, are known to have moved on to Luzerne Co., PA. Did the Smith's do the same?

Among the wills that relate to early residents of Goshen, there is one for Oliver Smith who died in 1761, leaving, among others, a son Oliver. This second Oliver seems too young (b. 1751) to be the father of our Reuben, but he comes from a very large kindred that could easily include an Oliver who was a few years older. Among the names that are common in this group of Smith's, who arrived in Goshen by way of Weymouth, MA and Long Island, we may cite John, Joseph, Pheby, Susan, Elizabeth, Ann, and Oliver. There were many Reuben's and Joel's among their neighbors. The hypothesis that our Reuben comes from this family could be tested through DNA technology, as there appear to be living representatives of both lines.

Since descendants of two of the children say that Reuben was born in England and came to America as a child with his parents, it is logical that his birth should have been recorded in England. So far, no such record has surfaced, but only a small fraction of the church records have been indexed. I have to wonder if they misunderstood, and that Reuben was born in "New England" instead, consistent with the information his children gave on the 1880 census.

[5119]

John Wingate McCoy family bible. Birthplace of Elizabeth Smith McCoy's parents from 1880 census. At least one other 1880 census reading for a child of Reuben indicates CT instead of MA.

[5120]

John Wingate McCoy family bible and other sources.

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Reuben SMITH       (ID #I15261)

(male)
Father: Reuben SMITH (b. 8 JUN 1767, d. 25 SEP 1840)
Mother: Sarah Beach CLARK (b. 20 MAY 1773, d. 17 JAN 1834)

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 _Reuben SMITH _______|
| (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
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|                           
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|--Reuben SMITH 
|  (1802 - 1802)
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|                     |     
|_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
  (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
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Reuben C. SMITH       (ID #I14877)

(male)
Father: Joel SMITH (b. 28 MAY 1794, d. 20 MAR 1876)
Mother: Isabelle A. MCADOW (b. 14 JAN 1792, d. 13 MAR 1875)

Family 1 : Wealthy Ann PEMBERTON (b. 12 DEC 1821, d. 3 DEC 1883)

Census listings 1850-1880 show no children (all in Meigs or Oliver Tp.)

[14442]

Marriage from records of Carl Thompson, original source unknown.

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                       _Reuben SMITH _______|
                      | (1767 - 1840) m 1788|
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 _Joel SMITH _________|
| (1794 - 1876) m 1814|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Sarah Beach CLARK __|
|                       (1773 - 1834) m 1788|
|                                           |__
|                                              
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|--Reuben C. SMITH 
|  (1815 - 1880)
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|                      _____________________|
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|                     |                        
|_Isabelle A. MCADOW _|
  (1792 - 1875) m 1814|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
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