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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SMITH OF RHODE ISLAND

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1. William Smith, born 12 May 1756 in Kent Co., Rhode Island, [1] (see note 1) died 20 Feb 1845 in Wayne Twp., Butler Co., Ohio,1 (see note 2).

       William Smith fought in the Revolutionary War.  He was known as "Yankee Bill."  About 1797 he moved to that area that would become the State of Ohio in 1803.  About 1814 he took up residence in Butler County.

       On August 1, 1832, he filed for a pension, because of his service in the Revolutionary War, in the Court of Common Pleas in Butler County, Ohio.  He testified that he was then 76 years old and that he had lived in the state of Ohio 35 years and in Butler County about 18 years.  Following is a summary of his testimony before the court.

   

       He declared that he had served as a Minuteman in Providence, Rhode Island under Captain Spink in the latter part of 1775.  About June 1, 1776 he enlisted for one year in Captain Adams' company of artillery and was chief gunner.  He was stationed six months at Providence and six months at Warwick neck as a guard to keep the British from landing.  At the end of the year he received a discharge from Captain Adams, which, he stated, he had lost.

       He further testified that in June, 1777 he had enlisted for three years to serve under Captain Flagg of Col. Green's regiment of the Rhode Island line on the continental establishment.  He served for one year as first corporal and three years as third sergeant.  Under Col. Green he marched to Peekskill, New York where their group joined the forces of General Pitman.  Col. Green and Col. Angel marched their regiments to Correl's Ferry.  They were then ordered by General Washington to proceed to Red Bank where they were engaged in defending Fort Mifflin.  On October 22 the fort was attacked by about 2,000 Hessians under Dol. Donop.  During the ensuing battle the Hessians lost about 750 men, killed and wounded.  Col. Donop was wounded and taken prisoner; he died from his wounds.  Four weeks after this battle William Smith and others marched to Chestnut Ridge  where they joined the forces of General Washington; soon after that they marched into winter quarters at Valley Forge.

       In the spring of 1778 the regiments of Col. Green and Col. Angel were merged into one regiment under the command of Col. Angel.  William testified that he then served in the company of Captain Allen in Col. Angel's regiment.  He was at the battle of Monmouth Court House and fought in the division commanded by Gen. Lee.  After that battle Col. Angel marched his troops across North River at Kings Ferry and marched with the brigade under Gen. Varnum to Rhode Island.  He was in the battle of Newport where Gen. Sullivan commanded the Americans.  The French fleet lying in Newport was destroyed by a storm at that time.  Soon after the siege of Newport the army went into winter quarters at Warren(?).

       In the spring of 1779 Col. Angel marched his regiment to Barber's Height.  They remained there until September when they marched again to New Jersey.  They joined the main army at Morristown where they spent the winter.

       William Smith further testified that in May or June of 1780 he was at the battle of Springfield, fighting under the command of Col. Angel.  His term of enlistment having expired he was honorably discharged at Kings Ferry, but he has lost those discharge papers, which were signed by Gen. Varnum and Col. Angel.

   

       Witnesses testified to his character as a truthful person, but none of them had personally known him as a Revolutionary War soldier.  His application for a pension was denied.  The reason for rejecting his claim was that Rhode Island records showed service in two places, but Smith alleged three years service in the Rhode Island line without details.

       On December 6, 1851, his daughter, Ruth (Smith) Cunningham, appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Butler County to plead, on behalf of herself and her siblings (Eleanor Allen, William Smith, Isaac B. Smith, and Sarah Cunningham, William's only surviving children) for pension monies that were in arrears.  She stated that William Smith had died in Butler County on February 20, 1845 and left no widow.  It is not certain whether her application was approved but it seems likely that it was not.

       In his family Bible, his son, Isaac Breece Smith, refers to his father as "William Smith Senior" in recording his birth and as "Father Smith" in recording his death.  Likewise, he calls his mother "Ruth Smith Senior" in recording her birth and "Mother Smith" in recording her death.  Including "Senior" was appropriate because there was a son named William B. Smith Jr. and a daughter named Ruth B. Smith.

       There is a strong family tradition that William Smith's name was originally William Briggs, that while serving during the Revolutionary War he went AWOL to go home to care for his wife who was seriously ill, and that he then later enlisted under the name of William Smith.  This tradition has not been proved, and no credible connection to a William Briggs has been established.

       The listing below of his children is somewhat speculative.  All but Eleanor appear, with their birth dates, in Isaac Breece Smith's Bible, but no relationships are noted except that of "Father Smith" (noted as having died February 16, 1844) and "Mother Smith" (noted as having died October 8, 1806).  The death date of February 20, 1845 is taken from William Smith's Revolutionary War pension papers.  In those papers, Eleanor Allen is noted as one of his daughters.  The names of William Smith (Jr.), Isaac B. Smith, Ruth Cunningham, and Sarah Cunningham are also noted there as William's children.  The names of Ebenezer, James, and Charles do not appear; possibly they died young. [2] ,1, [3]

      He married Ruth _____, married 1783/84, [4] born 28 Aug 1765,2 died 8 Oct 1806.2

                     Children:

+  2.  i    Eleanor ("Ellen") B. Smith, born 18 Oct 1784.

     3.  ii   William B. Smith, Jr., born 4 Oct 1787 in Virginia, [5] ,2, [6] died 1863 in Wabash Co., Illinois.6

                       He married Elizabeth Jordan, married 28 Jun 1814 in Vincennes, Knox Co., Indiana,6 born 26 Dec 1792 in Fairfax, Fairfax Co., Virginia,6 (daughter of Joshua Jordan and Rebecca Compton) died in Wabash Co., Illinois.6

   4.  iii  Ebenezer Smith, born 18 Aug 1790.2

    5.  iv  James Smith, born 5 Jul 1793.2

 +  6.  v   Isaac Breece Smith born 24 Jun 1796.

    7.  vi  Charles Smith, born 8 Oct 1798.2

 +  8.  vii  Ruth B. Smith, born 15 Feb 1801.

 +  9.  viii Sarah Smith, born 25 Jul 1803.

 

Second Generation

2. Eleanor ("Ellen") B. Smith, (1.William1) born 18 Oct 1784 in Virginia,4 died 25 Dec 1867 in Darke Co., Ohio,4 buried in Providence Cemetery, near Braffitsville, Ohio.4

       According to the 1860 federal census, "Ellen Allen" was then living, as a widow, with Sarah Wilson, also a widow, and her family.  "Ellen Allen" must have been Eleanor (Smith) Allen whose husband had died in 1826, and Sarah Wilson was her daughter.  Ellen was then living with Sarah after Sarah's husband, Andrew Porter Wilson, had died (in 1852) and before she became the second wife of Harvey Rush.

      She married Jacob Allen, married 25 June 1801 in Hamilton Co., Northwest Territory, [7] ,4, [8] (see note 3) born 6 Sep 1777 in Pennsylvania, [9] (see note 4) died 30 Jul 1826 in Collinsville, Butler Co., Ohio.4,7

    Jacob:  In September, 1812, in Butler County, Ohio, Jacob Allen volunteered to serve for 30 days in the War of 1812.  In 1813 Daniel Flennard hired him to serve in his stead at, among other places, Fort St. Maries in Ohio.7

                       Children:

  10.  i  Ruth Allen, born 21 Sep 1802.4

    11.  ii  William Allen, born 23 May 1804,4 died 6 May 1836.4

  12.  iii  Ebenezer Allen, born 10 May 1806.4

                        In view of the fact that another son was named Ebenezer, this Ebenezer must have died young.

+  13.  iv  Sarah Allen born 10 Aug 1808.

+  14.  v  Ebenezer Allen born 17 Aug 1810.

    15.  vi  Jacob Allen, born 8 Mar 1813,4 died 1854 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois.4

    16.  vii Nancy Allen, born 20 May 1815.4

                    She married Warren Ashley .

    17.  viii Rachel Allen, born 26 Oct 1817,4 died 22 Mar 1890,4 buried in Old Hillgrove Cemetery, Darke Co., Ohio.4

                     Old Hillgrove Cemetery is near Union City.

                    She married (1) William Davidson.

                      She married (2) Enoch Maugan.

    18.  ix  Isaac Allen, born 25 Mar 1820.4

                    He married (1) Elizabeth Owens, married 25 Dec 1839.4

                      He married (2) Phoebe Thomas.

    19.  x  Elizabeth Allen, born 5 Jul 1825.4

                       Elizabeth and Charles Allen were twins.

    20.  xi  Charles Allen, born 5 Jul 1825.4

 

6. Isaac Breece Smith, (1.William1) born 24 Jun 1796 in Butler Co., Ohio, [10] died 1 Apr 1876 in Allendale, Wabash Co., Illinois,10 occupation Farmer; Broom Maker; Justice of the Peace. [11] , [12]

       Isaac Breece Smith, Priscilla, James, and one other child came to Wabash County, Illinois from Ohio with Isaac's father-in-law, Thomas Cisel.  According to his obituary, he settled in Wabash County on May 22, 1816, but this date may be erroneous if, indeed, he married in Butler County, Ohio in early in 1818.  In that case he either returned to Ohio to marry Elizabeth Cisel or he actually came to Illinois after his marriage to her, perhaps in the summer of 1818.  Furthermore, since Wabash County was not formed from Edwards County until 1824, he settled in that part of Edwards County that later became Wabash County.

       Isaac was a Justice of the Peace for many years.  In the 1850 U. S. Census for Wabash County, Illinois he is listed as a farmer living next door to his wife's brother, Thomas Cisel, Jr., who is also listed as a farmer.  The 1860 U. S. Census shows him living with his daughter, Martha, and her husband, Emil Rosenberg.12,11, [13]

      He married Elizabeth Cisel, married 5 Feb 1818 in Butler Co., Ohio,4 born 22 Feb 1800 in Maryland, [14] (daughter of Thomas Cisel and _____) died 29 Jun 1844.

                       Children:

    21.  i  Priscilla Ann Smith, born 22 Nov 1818.2

    22.  ii  James Smith.

    23.  iii  Henderson Smith, born 4 Aug 1821,2 died 21 Sep 1823.2

    24.  iv  William Smith, born 17 Jan 1823.2

    25.  v  Thomas J. Smith, born 24 Jun 1825 in Wabash Co., Illinois,2,11 died 6 Nov 1851,2 occupation Farmer.11

  +  26.  vi  Martha Ann Smith born 17 Apr 1827.

    27.  vii  Samuel H. Smith, born 7 Aug 1830 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2,11

    28.  viii  Maria Smith , born 7 Jul 1832 in Wabash Co., Illinois,2 died 20 Jun 1833 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2

+  29.  ix  Sophia Jane Smith born 19 Jan 1835.

    30.  x   Ebenezer Smith, born 13 Jan 1837 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2,11

    31.  xi  Elizabeth Smith, born 8 Dec 1839 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2,11

    32.  xii  Eleanor Smith, born 25 Oct 1842 in Wabash Co., Illinois,2 died 10 Aug 1846 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2

 

8. Ruth B. Smith, (1.William1) born 15 Feb 1801 in Ohio,2 died 29 Oct 1854 in Jacksonburg, Butler Co., Ohio,4 buried in Jacksonburg, Butler Co., Ohio. [15]

      She married James Cunningham, married 28 Jul 1829 in Butler Co., Ohio,4,8 born 3 Mar 1803 in Ohio, [16] ,15 (see note 5) occupation Farmer.

    James:  The 1860 U. S. Census shows James living with his son, James, and daughter, Isabella, in Dolson Township, Clark County, Illinois.16

                       Children:

     33.  i  William Cunningham.

     34.  ii  Isabella Cunningham, born Abt 1836 in Ohio.16

  +  35.  iii  Andrew Cunningham born 3 Oct 1836.

     36.  iv  James Cunningham, born Abt 1838 in Ohio.16

     37.  v  David K. Cunningham.

     38.  vi  Elizabeth Cunningham.

 

9. Sarah Smith, (1.William1) born 25 Jul 1803 in Butler Co., Ohio, [17] , [18] (see note 6) died 6 Oct 1873 in Clark Co., Illinois,18 (see note 7) buried in Rupp Cemetery, Clark Co., Illinois.18

      She married George Cunningham, married 8 Oct 1829 in Butler Co., Ohio,8 born Abt 1807 in Pennsylvania,17,4,18 died 3 Dec 1869 in Clark Co., Illinois,18 buried in Rupp Cemetery, Clark Co., Illinois.18

                       Children:

    39.  i  Samuel Cunningham, born Abt 1836 in Ohio.17

    40.  ii  Mary E. Cunningham, born Abt 1838 in Ohio.17

    41.  iii  Eliza Jane Cunningham, born Abt 1840 in Ohio.17

    42.  iv  George W. Cunningham, born Abt 1845 in Ohio.17

 

Third Generation

13. Sarah Allen , (2.Eleanor2, 1.William1) born 10 Aug 1808 in Wayne Co., Indiana,4 died 19 Nov 1885,4 buried in Providence Cemetery, near Braffitsville, Ohio.4

        Sarah Allen was born near the Ohio line.

       She married (1) Andrew Porter Wilson, born 2 Jul 1801 near Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio,4 (son of Andrew Wilson and Lillie Porter)  died 6 Sep 1852,4 buried in Providence Cemetery, near Braffitsville, Ohio,4 occupation Farmer.

     Andrew:  Andrew Porter Wilson moved from Butler County, Ohio, to Darke County in 1834.

                       Children:

  +  43.  i  Lillie Porter Wilson born Abt 1829.

     44.  ii  N. M. Wilson, born Abt 1832 in Ohio,4 occupation Farmer.

     45.  iii  Augustus Wilson, born Abt 1835 in Ohio.4

     46.  iv  Elihu Wilson, born Abt 1837 in Ohio.4

     47.  v  Mary Jane Wilson, born 5 Apr 1840 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., Ohio.

                     She married Amon Plowman.

  +  48.  vi  Sarah Alice Wilson born Abt 1842.

     49.  vii  A. P. Wilson, born Abt 1847 in Ohio.4

     50.  viii  Julia A. Wilson, born 1850 in Ohio.4

       She married (2) Harvey Rush, born 30 Jan 1827 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., Ohio, [19] (son of Asa Rush and Margaret Hill).

 

14. Ebenezer Allen, (2.Eleanor2, 1.William1) born 17 Aug 1810 in Butler Co., Ohio,4 died 1 Jan 1895 near Union City, Randolph Co., Indiana,4 buried in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay Co., Indiana, occupation Farmer.

        Ebenezer Allen and his wife remained in Preble County, Ohio, until they settled in Jay County, Indiana, in January, 1841.  They built a house in the dense forest, cleared some land, and began farming.

        The oldest church organization in Jay County, Indiana, is Little Salamonia Christian Church.  First known as "Church of Portland," its members first met in the barn on the farm of John G. Spade, near the little town of Liber.  In cold weather, meetings were held in members' homes.

        On 4 November 1843, Ebenezer Allen donated land three-fourths of a mile southeast of the Spade farm for a church building.  On 24 August 1844, the name of the church was changed to Little Salamonia Christian Church, as part of the Bluffton Christian Church Conference.  It was a very strict church.  The Church Principles were signed by Ebenezer Allen, Margaret Allen, Mary Fruit, George Fruit, and John Brice.

        According to a report dated 20 August 1851, the church had 60 members, and there had been no deaths, except spiritual ones, during the past year.  At the end of 1851, or in early 1852, several members were removed because of unChristian conduct.  Some of the charges were drinking, gossiping, and keeping bad company.  After those so charged repented to God and the church, they were welcomed back into the church as members.  The report of 1853 gave the membership as 47 and stated the past year had been one of spiritual growth.

     He married (1) Margaret Fruit, married 23 Sep 1830 in Preble Co., Ohio,4 born 25 Aug 1811 in Franklin Co., Indiana,4 (daughter of John Fruit and Nancy Agness ["Ann"] Beatty) died 15 Mar 1880 in Jay Co., Indiana,4 buried 16 Mar 1880 in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay Co., Indiana.4

                       Children:

    51.  i  Eleanor Allen, born 14 Aug 1831,4 died 8 Jan 1834,4 buried in Ohio.

    52.  ii  Nancy Allen, born 20 Oct 1833,4 (see note 8) died 9 Mar 1910 in Jay Co., Indiana,4, [20] buried in Little Salamonia Christian Church Cemetery, Jay Co., Indiana.4

                       She married Peter Metz , married 20 Jul 1856 in Jay Co., Indiana,4,20 divorced in Butler Co., Ohio and Jay Co., Indiana.,4 born 4 Feb 1832 in German Twp., Clark Co., Ohio,20,4 died 1918,4 buried in Little Salamonia Christian Church Cemetery, Jay Co., Indiana.4

    53.  iii  Sarah Allen, born 14 Apr 1836 in Ohio,4 died 15 Jun 1918,4 buried in Jay Co., Ohio.

                       She married (1) Samuel Miller, married 26 Dec 1852,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana. 4.

                         She married (2) Wilson S. Black, married 15 Mar 1866.4

    54.  iv  Eleanor Allen, born 18 Jul 1838,4 died 19 Jan 1875.4

                       She married George Clark, married 27 Jul 1855,4 divorced in Butler Co., Ohio and Jay Co., Indiana. 4.

    55.  v  Eliza Jane Allen, born 30 Aug 1840 in Ohio,4 died 28 Jan 1908 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 buried in Jay Co., Ohio.

                       She married Adam Hamilton Finch, married 22 Nov 1868 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Butler Co., Ohio and Jay Co., Indiana. 4.

    56.  vi  Andrew W. Allen, born 14 May 1843,4 died 14 Jun 1927 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Penn.,4 buried in Liber Cemetery, Jay Co., Indiana.4

                       He married Elizabeth R. Alexander , married 8 Dec 1864 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana.,4 (daughter of James Alexander and Sarah ____).

    57.  vii  Mary Allen, born 2 Sep 1845,4 died 8 Dec 1879 in Kansas.4

                       She married S. N. Sturgeon, married 9 Jan 1868 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana and Kansas.4

    58.  viii Jacob Allen, born 9 Mar 1848 in Indiana,4 died 30 Sep 1913,4 buried in Little Salamonia Christian Church Cemetery, Jay Co., Indiana.4

                         He married Mary E. Robbins, married 13 Nov 1870 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana,4 born in Ohio.4

    59.  ix  Margaret Ann Allen, born 5 Jan 1852 in Jay Co., Indiana,4 died 15 Jul 1892 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 buried in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay Co., Indiana.4

                       She married Thomas Jefferson Finch, married 20 Oct 1869 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana and Franklin C., Kansas,4 born 19 Mar 1844 in Henry Co., Indiana,4 (son of Thomas Hamilton Finch, Jr. and Sarah Ann Barnes) died 24 Nov 1899 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 buried in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay Co., Indiana.4

    60.  x  Xavia (Zavia) Cordelia Allen, born 2 Mar 1855,4 died in Jay Co., Indiana.4

                       She married Perry Miller, married 5 May 1872 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana,4 divorced in Jay Co., Indiana.4

  He married (2) Susan Petrie, married 17 Oct 1880 in Portland, Jay Co., Indiana.4

 

26. Martha Ann Smith, (6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 17 Apr 1827 in Wabash Co., Illinois.2,11

       She married John Frederic Emel Rosenberg,2 born Abt 1828 in Saxony, Germany. [21] , [22]

                       Children:

    61.  i  Mary L. Rosenberg, born Abt 1857 in Wabash Co., Illinois.21

    62.  ii  Elizabeth A. Rosenberg, born Abt 1859 in Wabash Co., Illinois.21, [23]

    63.  iii  Isaac B. Rosenberg, born Abt 1864 in Illinois. [24]

 

29. Sophia Jane Smith, (6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 19 Jan 1835 in Wabash Co., Illinois,2, [25] ,11 died 30 Mar 1906 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass Co., Indiana, [26], [27],25 buried 2 Apr 1906 in Spring Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.26,27

       She married Darwin Johnson Calvert, married 27 Jul 1856 in Pittsburgh, Carroll Co., Indiana,25 born 16 Jul 1836 in Cass Co., Indiana, [28] ,25 (son of Hiram Calvert and Lucy H. Buford) died 12 Aug 1918 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, [29] ,25 buried 14 Aug 1918 in Spring Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana,29 occupation Farmer.

                       Children:

+  64.  i  Martha Ladora Calvert born 15 May 1858.

  65.  ii  Sarah Icyphena Calvert, born 23 Sep 1860,25 died 23 Jul 1861,25 buried in Allendale, Wabash Co., Illinois. [30]

     66.  iii  Isaac Hiram Calvert, born 19 May 1862,25 (see note 9) died 11 Sep 1868,25 (see note 10) buried in St. John's Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.30

  67.  iv  William Calvert, born 30 Jul 1864,25 died 12 Jun 1865,25 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.30

+  68.  v  Harry Smith Calvert born 27 Jul 1866.

+  69.  vi  Mary ("Fanny") Frances Calvert born 1 Jan 1869.

+  70.  vii  Inah ("Mimi") Calvert born 23 Feb 1872.

 

35. Andrew Cunningham, (8.Ruth2, 1.William1) born 3 Oct 1836 in Butler Co., Ohio,15 died 10 Aug 1914 in Darrtown, Butler Co., Ohio.15

       He married Sarah Jane Weaver, married 6 May 1860,15 born 28 Jul 1842 in Wayne Twp., Butler Co., Ohio,15 died 4 Jul 1884 in Wayne Twp., Butler Co., Ohio.15

                       Children:

 +  71.  i  Sarah Ellen Cunningham born 19 Mar 1870.

 

Fourth Generation

 

43. Lillie Porter Wilson, (13.Sarah3, 2.Eleanor2, 1.William1) born Abt 1829 in Ohio.4

       She married Harvey Rush, born 30 Jan 1827 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., Ohio,19 (son of Asa Rush and Margaret Hill).

                       Children:

  72.  i  Ella Rush, died 13 Feb 1891. [31]

                       She married Thomas J. Leinbach, of Rossville, Georgia.

   73.  ii  Andrew Wilson Rush, born 12 May 1860 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., Ohio,4 occupation Physician.

                       He married (1) Ora Porter, married 28 Jun 1892,31 (daughter of John Porter and Anna Spade) died 18 May 1893,31 buried in Greenville Cem., Darke Co., Ohio.31

                         He married (2) Laura Belle Ditman, married 16 Oct 1901,4 born 1 Dec 1867 in Centerville, Wayne Co, Indiana, [32] (daughter of John A. Ditman and Sara Slaughenhaupt ).

  74.  iii  Alice S. Rush, occupation Teacher.

                        Alice S. Rush taught in the high school in Rock Island, Illinois.

  75.  iv  Olive Rush, occupation Teacher.

                        Olive Rush was a teacher in Wyoming, Hamilton Co., Ohio.

  76.  v  Carrie Rush, occupation Teacher.

                        Carrie Rush was a teacher in Greenville, Darke Co., Ohio.

  77.  vi  William Harvey Rush, occupation Professor.

                        William Harvey Rush was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard University.  He was a member of the faculty of Washington University St. Louis, Missouri.  (Lewis, A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio [1900], p. 864.)

 

48. Sarah Alice Wilson, (13.Sarah3, 2.Eleanor2, 1.William1) born Abt 1842 in Ohio.4

     She married ____ Brown .

                  Children:

  78.  i  Clarence Emory Brown, born 1875.

 

64. Martha Ladora Calvert, (29.Sophia3, 6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 15 May 1858 in Wabash Co., Illinois,25, [33] died 28 Mar 1945 in Cass Co., Indiana, buried in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.

       She married Franklin Pierce Jackson, married 13 Oct 1875 in Miami Co., Indiana, [34] born 4 Dec 1852 in Wabash Co., Indiana, (son of James Jackson and Celia D. Thompson ) died 20 Aug 1923 in Cass Co., Indiana, buried in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana, occupation Farmer.

                   Children:

  79.  i  Cora Calvert Jackson, born 26 Mar 1878 in Wabash Co., Indiana, died 28 Jul 1952 in Cass Co., Indiana, buried in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.

                        John Wade and Cora Calvert Jackson had no children.

                  She married John Thomas Wade, married 23 Oct 1901 in Cass Co., Indiana, born 2 Apr 1878 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky, (son of Thomas Wade and Mary Anderson) died 1 Aug 1930 in Cass Co., Indiana, buried in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana, occupation Farmer.

 

68. Harry Smith Calvert , (29.Sophia3, 6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 27 Jul 1866 in Cass Co., Indiana,25 died 27 Jul 1940 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, [35] ,25 buried 29 Jul 1940 in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, [36] occupation Railroad engineer.

       He married Lucy May Robb, married 18 Nov 1891 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., Iowa,30 born 24 Nov 1870 in Harrison Co., Ohio, [37] (daughter of John Clarence Robb and Susanna Skadden) died 4 May 1964 in Deer Creek, Carroll Co., Indiana,37,25 buried 6 May 1964 in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.37

                       Children:

     80.  i  Lyle Darwin Calvert born 30 Oct 1892.

  81.  ii  Archie Neil Calvert, born 1 Sep 1895 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, [38] died 12 Jan 1898 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana,38 buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana.

 

69. Mary ("Fanny") Frances Calvert, (29.Sophia3, 6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 1 Jan 1869 in Cass Co., Indiana,25 died 24 Aug 1934, buried in Metea Baptist Cem., Cass Co., Indiana.30

       She married Joseph A. ("Jay") Yantis, born 9 Jun 1866, [39] (son of Benjamin Franklin Yantis and Mary J. Hill) died 1933, occupation Farmer.

     Joseph:  Joseph and "Fanny" Yantis had a farm north of Logansport, Indiana.  He was the first one to build a particular type of barn in the area; it was a strong, firmly built barn and had a rounded roof.  Other farmers from quite some distance around would visit the farm just to see that barn.

                     Children:

  82.  i  Enola Blanch Yantis, born 23 Aug 1892 in Cass Co., Indiana, [40] died 22 Nov 1906 in Cass Co., Indiana,40 buried in Metea Baptist Cem., Cass Co., Indiana.

                        Enola Blanch Yantis died when she was 14 years old from tuberculosis. She was the only child of Joseph A. and Mary Frances (Calvert) Yantis.

 

70. Inah ("Mimi") Calvert, (29.Sophia3, 6.Isaac2, 1.William1) born 23 Feb 1872 in Cass Co., Indiana,25 died 14 May 1928 in Paris, Monroe Co., Missouri, buried in Spring Creek Christian Church, Cass Co., Indiana. [41]

        After her divorce, Iona Calvert did not remarry.  For the last several years of her life, she lived with her son, Paul L. Stewart.  She was living with him and his family at the time of her death.  At that time, Paul L. Stewart was serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Paris, Missouri, as its minister.

       She married Charles L. Stewart, married 8 Sep 1892 in Cass Co., Indiana, [42] divorced 1894, born 4 Mar 1873 in Cass Co., Indiana, [43] (son of Robert Elder Stewart and Nancy A. Wright) died 4 Jun 1955 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana,43 buried 6 Jun 1955 in Spring Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana,43 occupation Railroad; Carpenter.

                       Children:

    83.  i  Paul Lemuel Stewart born 7 Jul 1893.

 

71. Sarah Ellen Cunningham, (35.Andrew3, 8.Ruth2, 1.William1) born 19 Mar 1870 in Danville, Vermillion Co., Illinois,15 died May 1959 in Dayton. Montgomery Co., Ohio.15

       She married Frank Truster, married 2 Jan 1893,15 born 4 Jan 1866 in Wayne Twp., Butler Co., Ohio,15 died 3 Oct 1930 in Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio.15

                       Children:

  84.  i  Harry H. Truster born 16 Nov 1895.

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Note 1
  In his Bible, Isaac Breece Smith noted his father's birth date as May 12, 1755.

Note 2  In his Bible, William Smith's son, Isaac Breece Smith, noted the death date of his father as February 16, 1844.

Note 3  Ohio did not become a state until 1803, and in that same year Butler County was created.  Prior to that time the area was Hamilton County in the Northwest Territory.

Note 4  Sarah (Allen) Wilson told the 1880 census taker that her father was born in New Jersey.

Note 5  The 1860 U. S. Census for Clark County, Illinois lists James' birthplace as Ohio.  Possibly, he was born in Pennsylvania as seems likely if he was a brother of George Cunningham who lived nearby according to the same census; that census shows George as born in Pennsylvania.

Note 6  The date of birth is that listed in Isaac Breece Smith's Bible.  Some other sources give the date as August 10, 1808; however, the 1860 U. S. Census of Dolson Twp., Clark Co., Ohio supports the earlier date.

Note 7  Luella Margaret (Finch) Brown of Starke, Florida lists 19 Nov 1885 as Sarah Smith's death date.

Note 8  The 1860 United States Census for Indiana lists Nancy Allen's birthplace as Indiana; however, the 1880 census gives her birthplace as Ohio, according to Karen Van Etten, "Van Etten Travelers," published online at <http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kj2x4pdg&id=1022>, downloaded 12 Feb 2003.

Note 9  In papers left by the late Lucy (Robb) Calvert, Isaac Hiram Calvert's birth date is given as 13 December 1861.

Note 10  In papers left by the late Lucy (Robb) Calvert, Isaac Hiram Calvert's death date is given as 11 September 1863.

 

[1]   William Smith's Revolutionary War pension papers (NARA File R9877).

[2]   Isaac Breece Smith's Family Bible, now in the possession of Dwight C. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky.

[3]   Copy of William Smith Affidavits concerning his application for pension because of military service during the Revolutionary War, in possession of Dwight C. Stewart.

[4]   Luella Margaret (Finch) Brown of Starke, Florida.

[5]   1860 United States Census of Wabash County, Illinois, NARA Roll 234, p. 7.

[6]   James F. Kirkman, "Descendants of William Jordan," online <http:// familytreemaker.com/users/k/i/r/James-F-Kirkman/0DT6-0001.htm> downloaded 16 Nov 2000.

[7]  Copy of Jacob Allen Affidavits concerning application by his widow, Eleanor Allen, for additional bounty land to which she may be entitled because of her late husband's service in the War of 1812, in possession of Dwight C. Stewart.

[8]   Mike Nolen of Springfield, Virginia.

[9]   Luella Margaret (Finch) Brown of Starke, Florida, who notes that much of the data for Jacob Allen and his family comes from the Ebenezer Allen Family Bible Jacob's son, Ebenezer, told 1880 census taker his father was born in Penn.

[10]   Obituary for Isaac Breece Smith, which appeared in a Wabash County, Illinois newspaper shortly after his death.  A copy of this obituary was found tucked between the pages of Isaac Smith's Family Bible.

[11]   1850 United States Census of Wabash County, Illinois, NARA Film M432-130, p. 428.

[12]   Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough and Company, 1883), p. 294.

[13]   1860 United States Census of Wabash County, Illinois, NARA Roll 234, p. 8.

[14]   Place of birth is that given in death records for Sophia Jane Smith on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, book C-12, p. 5, and book CH-1, p. 153.

[15]   Ellen T. Essig of Middletown, Ohio.

[16]   1860 United States Census of Dolson Twp., Clark Co., Illinois, NARA Roll 162, p. 216.

[17]   1860 United States Census of Dolson Twp., Clark Co., Illinois, NARA Roll 162, p. 215.

[18]   Debbie Martin of Charleston, Illinois.

[19]   Lewis, A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio  (1900), p. 863.

[20]   Karen Van Etten, "Van Etten Travelers," published online at <http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kj2x4pdg&id=1022>, downloaded 12 Feb 2003.

[21]   1860 United States Census of Wabash County, Illinois, NARA Roll 234, NARA Roll 234, p. 8.

[22]   1880 United States Census (transcription), as published on CDs by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (copyright 2000 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), transcription of census for, Allendale, Wabash Co., Illinois, NARA Film T9-0256, p. 42C.

[23]   1880 United States Census (transcription), as published on CDs by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (copyright 2000 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), transcription of census for, Allendale, Wabash Co., Illinois, NARA Film T9-0256, p. 42C.

[24]   1880 United States Census (transcription), as published on CDs by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (copyright 2000 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), transcription of census for, Allendale, Wabash Co., Illinois, NARA Film T9-0256, p. 42C.

[25]   Darwin Johnson Calvert's Family Bible, now in the possession of Dwight C. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky.

[26]   Death record for Sophia Calvert on file in Cass County, Indiana, Government Building, Book C-12, p. 5.

[27]   Obituary for Sophia Calvert, which appeared in the Logansport (Indiana) Daily Reporter, March 31, 1906.

[28]   Death Record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, p. 39.

[29]   Death Record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, Book CH-5, p. 39.

[30]   The late Lucy May (Robb) Calvert of Logansport, Indiana.

[31]   Lewis, A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio  (1900), p. 864.

[32]   Luella Margaret (Finch) Brown of Starke, Florida, has written the date as 1801, but this must be erroneous.

[33]   Ella Foy O'Gorman, Descendants of Virginia Calverts , Book I, Part II (1947), p. 450.

[34]   Marriage record on file in Miami County Courthouse in Peru, Indiana, Book C-5, p. 323.

[35]   Death Record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana.

[36]   Death Record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, Book CH-12, p. 11.

[37]   Obituary for Mrs. Lucy Calvert, which appeared in the Logansport (Indiana) Pharos Tribune, May 5, 1964.

[38]   George Darwin Calvert of West Lafayette, Indiana.

[39]   Thomas B. Helm, ed., History of Cass County, Indiana: From the  Earliest Time to the Present (Chicago: Brant and Fuller, 1886), p. 645.

[40]   Death record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, Book C-12, p. 20.

[41]   Tombstone for Ina Calvert in Spring Creek Church Cemetery, Cass County, Indiana; name on tombstone is "Ina.".

[42]   Marriage record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport, Indiana, given name of bride on both marriage license and marriage record is shown as Iona. Book 14, p. 64.

[43]   Death record on file in Cass County Government Building in Logansport,  Indiana, Book H-49, p. 94.


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