Moving West: Thirteen Generations of a Smith Family
Uri Smith and Rhoda Pratt
Uri James Smith, son of Amos Smith and Elizabeth Allison, was born on 17 Jun 1801 in Jericho, Chenango, New York and died on 1 Apr 1875 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 73.
Uri married Rhoda Pratt, daughter of Reuben Pratt and Hannah Warner/Warren/Warn, on 8 Mar 1825. Rhoda was born on 14 Oct 1805 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died on 22 Jul 1885 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 79. They had seven children: Jane Elizabeth, Chloe Hayes, Susan Marie, Henry Albert, Matilda M, Ira Gilbert, and Warren Levi.
Jane Elizabeth Smith was born on 18 Apr 1827 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died after 1850.
Chloe Hayes Smith was born on 12 May 1829 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died on 4 Feb 1900 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 70.
Chloe married Orrin Burrill on 18 Dec 1849 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio. Orrin was born in Dec 1828 in Ohio and died in 1858 in Michigan when a tree fell on him at age 30. They had four children: Mary Jane, Charles Wesley, Lucius Warren, and Louis.
Chloe next married a widower William Terrey, son of Thomas and Hannah Terrey, on 31 Oct 1868 in Mercer County, Illinois. William was born on 17 May 1799 in Smithtown, Suffolk, New York and died on 7 May 1893 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 94. Chloe and William had no children. William and his first wife, Barbara Vanalstyne (16 Dec 1806-28 Aug 1866) had five children: Mary, Isaac, Catherine, Emily and James William.
Susan Marie Smith was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died about 1877 about age 45.
Susan married Major J Tyler, son of William Tyler and Abigail Barker Hoadley, on 25 Aug 1855. Major was born on 19 Aug 1820 in Branford, Hartford, Connecticut and died about 1877 in Greene, Mercer, Illinois about age 57. They had two children: Wilbert and Ira.
Henry Albert Smith was born on 31 Oct 1835 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died on 14 Jan 1912 in Iola, Allen, Kansas at age 76.
Henry married Maria Louisa Robb, daughter of James Laughtery Robb and Mary Jane Kimmel, on 14 Oct 1868 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois. Maria was born on 26 Mar 1846 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois and died on 25 Feb 1903 in Bostwick, Nuckolls, Nebraska at age 56. They had eight children: Rhoda J, Ralph M, Albert Ira, Mary Emily, Elmina M, Clyde Garfield, Edna Maria, and Uri James.
Matilda M Smith was born on 18 Mar 1837 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio and died on 2 Jul 1916 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 79. She did not marry or have children.
Ira Gilbert Smith was born on 5 Jul 1839 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio and died on 1 May 1862 in Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee at age 22. He did not marry or have children.
Warren Levi Smith was born on 27 Apr 1842 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio and died on 2 May 1885 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 43.
Warren married Orinda O Morey, daughter of Benjamin F Morey and Philetta Higgins, on 30 Aug 1866 in Mercer County, Illinois. Orinda was born on 15 Feb 1847 in Warren County, Illinois and died on 25 Jan 1882 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 34. They had three children: Arthur, Charles, and Nellie.
Census RecordsLand Records
1830 census (image)
Uri Smith household with one male and one female between 20 and 30 and two females under five (Jane and Chloe) Smith, Uri State: New York Year: 1830 County: Broome Roll: M19_85 Township: Colesville Page: 44
1840 census (image)
Uri Smith household with one male and one female between 30 and 40, one male under 5 (Ira), 1 male between 5 and 10 (Henry), 1 female under 5 (Matilda), 1 female between 5 and 10 (Susan) and 2 females between 10 and 15 (Jane and Chloe) Township: Litchfield County: Medina State: Ohio Year: 1840 Roll: M704_412 Page: 163 Image: 6
1850 census (image part 1 and part 2)
Uri Smith age 49 farmer born in New York
Rhoda age 46 born in New York
Jane E age 23 born in New York
Susan M age 18 born in New York
Henry A age 15 born in New York
Matilda M age 13 born in Ohio
Ira ? age 11 born in Ohio
Lewis W age 8 born in Ohio
Orin Burrill age 26 farmer born in Ohio
Chloe H Burrill age 21 born in New York
Litchfield, Medina, Ohio State: Ohio County: Medina Township: Litchfield Roll: M432_709 Page: 452 Image: 601
1860 census (image)
Uriah Smith age 58 farmer born in New York
Rhoda Smith age 55 born in New York
Chloe Burrall age 31 born in New York
Harry A Smith age 25 born in New York
Levi W Smith age 18 born in Ohio
Matilda M Smith age 23 born in Ohio
Mary J Burrall age 9 born in Iowa
Charles Burrall age 7 born in Iowa
Lucius Burrall age 2 born in Iowa
Township 14 N 2 W, Mercer, Illinois
Roll: M653_211 Page: 814 Year: 1860
1870 census (image)
Smith Urrie age 68 farmer born in New York
wife Rhoda age 65 keeping house born in New York
daughter Matilda M age 33 born in Ohio
Greene, Mercer, Illinois Post Office: Viola Roll: M593_260 Page: 188
(Living next door to them is son Warren and family; two households down is Albert and Maria; next to them is Emma, widow of Uriah's brother Israel Amos, and her children.)
(In 1870 census on page 188 for Greene, Mercer, Illinois Post Office Viola is (1) BF and Philetta Moorey (2) Warren and Orinda Smith and family (3) Uriah and Rhoda Smith and family (4) Nelson Moorey and family (5) David Moorey and family (6) Henry and Maria Smith and family (7) Emma, widow of Uriah's brother Israel Amos Smith, and her children.)
Illinois Public Land Purchase Records (Ancestry.com): Uri Smith
Date: November 26 1851
Section: W2SW Sect. 27 in Township 14N Range 02W Meridan 4
Price: 125 an acre
Acres Purchased: 8000
Total Price: 10000
Date: November 26 1851
Section: NWSE in Sect. 27 in Township 14N Range 02W Meridan 4
Price: 125 an acre
Acres Purchase 4000
Total Price: 5000
Guardian Records from Broome County New York
Woodward database on rootsweb.com:
Uri Smith of Colesville chosen guardian of Mary Ann Stevens, minor over 14