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Smith of Saratoga Co., New York
Compiled by P. Davidson-Peters (2006-2010)
Special thanks to the following for contributing their family information: Brooke Adams, Judith Board, Julia Casey, Lou Daly
Patty Furrer, Foxie Hagerty, JoElayne Ferre Johnson, Joyce Lang, Madelyn Springer, Darcy St. George & Maureen Speer Trafton.
 
PLEASE NOTE: This information has been compiled from a bit of my own research from leads of those mentioned above who have so kindly contributed their family information. Information is documented where noted and correct to the best of my knowledge. However, unless cited, this information is not written in stone. In fact, some of the headstones set in Grooms Cemetery do not match exactly to the Smith Family Bible inscriptions. Should you have other sources which could verify, offer other leads or correct this information, please feel free to contact Patricia Davidson-Peters.
 
 
Two known Smith families are relative to the Peters family who removed from Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York and settled in Monroe Co., Michigan. The following Smith family descends from Thomas Smith who was born on 08 Feb 1735. He married Mary, whose last name is not known and they attended the Grooms Methodist Church which was also known as the Old Clifton Park Church. Records state that Thomas weighed over 400 pounds so that a special seat had been built for him, and when he died - a special casket. Since it was impossible to bring it through the church doors, it was left outside while the funeral service took place within the church. It should also be noted that Thomas' gravestone actually says, "Mr. Smith at his death his wait was 425."

Thomas died at the age of seventy-three on 03 Feb 1808 in Clifton Park and was buried in the Grooms Methodist Church Cemetery. His will, which was probated on 11 April of that year, mentioned his wife Mary, sons Samuel & Thomas Smith Jr., and daughters Mary Dunning and Catherine Fuller as well as grandchildren: Jane, Thomas and Stephen Ladoe, children of his daughter Sarah; Thomas, Catherine, Smith, James, Samuel and Daniel Stillwell, children of his daughter Neffe and her deceased husband Thomas Stillwell; Solomon, Polly, Sarah, Catherine, Walter, Jerusha and Betsy Taylor, and children of his deceased daughter Jerusha and her husband Solomon. Executors listed were Samuel Smith and Thomas Smith, Jr.

Family Group Sheet of Thomas & Mary Smith - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
THOMAS & MARY (UNKNOWN) SMITH
  1. Evaline "Neffie" Smith - born 1758; married Thomas Stillwell; died 18 Oct 1815 in Galway, Saratoga Co., NY. She and Thomas were the parents of Catherine, Smith, James, Samuel and Daniel Stillwell.
  2. Samuel Smith - born 24 Oct 1760 in Fishkill, Saratoga Co., NY; married Elizabeth "Betsy" Peters.
  3. Jerusha Smith - married Solomon Taylor in 1785 and was the mother of seven known children.
  4. Mary "Maria" Smith - born 04 Feb 1764; married Abel Dunning; died 17 Feb 1844 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.
  5. Thomas C. Smith - born about 1766; married Mary "Polly" Peters; died 25 Apr 1821 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY.
  6. Catherine Smith - born 23 Jul 1769; married Isaiah Fuller in 1790 and died 19 Oct 1853.
  7. Sarah Smith - married Abraham Ladoe and was the mother of Jane, Thomas and Stephen Ladoe.
 
 
SAMUEL SMITH, believed to be the son of Thomas, married Elizabeth "Betsy" Peters, the daughter of Richard Peters and Jerusha (Sutton). Notes from "Soldiers of the Revolution Buried in Indiana" state that Samuel Smith of Jennings County was born on 24 Oct 1760 in Fishkill, New York. In his Declaration for a Pension from the State of Indiana, Jennings County, Samuel appeared in open court and stated that he entered the service of the United States in the month of September in 1776 as a volunteer. He served "four tours" the first and fourth as a volunteer and the 2nd and 3rd he had been drafted but could not recollect the names of any of the regular officers except for General Montgomery and had never been given any other discharge other than verbal. Unable to provide documents as to his rank, he waived his claim as a Sergeant in hopes that the Department would simply be able to provide him with the compensation of a private, his agent Stephen S. Harding, also noting that Samuel had for many years been deprived of his sight and that he therefore was laboring under many disadvantages.

Samuel had also stated in this Declaration that he would be seventy-three years on the 24th of October next, but that there was no record of his birth except that which had been recorded in the family Bible which was with his son in the state of New York. In all, Samuel served one year and six months and was awarded a pension at the rate of $60 dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831. Although his date of death is not known, he was listed in the Heads of Families as of June 1, 1840 as aged 80; nd also listed on the Jennings Co. Revolutionary War Pensioners Census of 1841. He was buried in Brewersville, Indiana.

No other records have been searched at this time but it seems possible, though not yet proven, that the two Smith households located in the 1850 census residing in Sand Creek Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana are of relation this Samuel Smith. Located and born in New York in about 1818 was Samuel Smith, presumed to be his son, who married Mary J. Byram in that county on 20 Aug 1846 and had one daughter by 1850. Two Byram or Byrom families are included in the 1850 extracts, these being the households of Samuel and Nancy Byram as well as James and Eliza Byram.

Also residing in Sand Creek Township was James P. Smith who was born in New York in about 1794 or 1795. He appears to be James Peters Smith who married Eliza A. Beachum in Dearborn Co., Indiana on 27 Aug 1826. The following were listed in this household: Nelson age 23, Richard age 17, Elizabeth age 15, Oliver age 13, Thomas age 11, James age 9, Henry C. age 7, Dewitt C.N. age 3 and five month-old George M. Smith.

Thomas Smith born in Indiana in about 1823 who married Elizabeth Stott on 01 Aug 1844 was also living in Sand Creek Township. Their household included Jackson age 5, and Sarah Smith age 3 as well as Sarah Stott age 21, and Daniel Stott age 13 who are most likely the younger siblings of Elizabeth.

In 1860 the family of Samuel and Mary J. Smith were still in Jennings Co., Indiana and their family included Esther Ann age 12, Samuel age 10, Sarah E. age 4, and Thomas age one. Thomas Smith, husband of Elizabeth (Stott) appears to have died as she is listed as head of household with Allen J. age 14, Sarah A. age 12, William age 8, Francis M. age 5 and young John F. Smith age two.

Family Group Sheet of Samuel Smith & Betsy (Peters) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
SAMUEL SMITH & "BETSY" (PETERS)
  1. James Peters Smith - born about 1794 in New York; married Eliza Ann Beachum on 27 Aug 1826 in Dearborn Co., IN; residing in Jennings Co., IN in 1850 and were the parents of ten children.
  2. Richard Smith - born about 1795; married Sarah "Sally" Peck; died 01 Jan 1840 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York and was laid to rest at the Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
  3. Oliver Smith -
  4. Samuel Smith - born abut 1818 in New York; married Mary J. Byram in Jennings Co., IN on 20 Aug 1846; residing in that county in 1850 & 1860.
  5. Thomas Smith - born about 1823; married Elizabeth Stott in Jennings Co., IN on 01 Aug 1844 and died before 1860 when his widow was listed as head of household.
 
 
JERUSHA SMITH, daughter of Thomas and Mary, may have been born about 1762; married Solomon Taylor on 07 May 1785.
 
CHILDREN OF
JERUSHA (SMITH) & SOLOMON TAYLOR
  1. Solomon Taylor
  2. Polly Taylor - born 03 Jun 1788
  3. Sarah Taylor
  4. Catherine Taylor
  5. Walter Taylor
  6. Jerusha Taylor - born 1797; married Joseph Spier; married (2) Chester Jackson and lived in Peoria, Illinois.
  7. Betsy Taylor
 
 
MARY "MARIA" SMITH, daughter of Thomas, was born 04 Feb 1764 and died 17 Feb 1844 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., New York. She married Abel Dunning in Jan 1784 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York as stated by her sister Catharine in the following record:

State of New York | Fulton County
I Catharine Fuller of the Town of Galway in the County of Saratoga being duly sworn depose & say that I am aged seventy two years, that I am the sister of Maria Dunning the widow of Abel Dunning deceased, a Pensioner of the United States.

I further state that according to the best of my recollection and belief the said Abel Dunning was married to Maria Smith (now Maria Dunning the widow of said Abel Dunning) in the year 1784. I was not present at the marriage, but was at my father's house, Mr. Thomas Smith, in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, a short time before the marriage but was away about two weeks before they were married. I heard of the marriage a short time after it took place & saw them a few months after they were married and have known them ever since and they have always lived together as man and wife.

I think they were married in 1784, as I was about thirteen or fourteen years of age at the time and have known them to have lived together from that time up to the period of the death of Abel Dunning aforesaid. I recollect the time of the marriage from another circumstance, that about a month after my sister was married, my Father moved to Saratoga County which was about fifty-eight years ago.

Sworn to & Subscribed this 8th day of May 1843
(signed) Catharine Fuller ------X---- her mark
I certify that the above named deponent is personally known to me & that she is a credible witness and owing to infirmity cannot write (signed) Elisha Alward.

According to the cemetery records, Abel and Maria were laid to rest at Broadalbin Village Cemetery in Fulton Co., New York. Abel was born in 1763 and died at the age of 78 years 1 month and 4 days on 16 Aug 1841.

 
 
THOMAS C. SMITH, speculated to be the son of Thomas but not proven, was born (according to the Family Bible) 07 Mar 1767. He died 25 Apr 1821 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. He married Mary "Polly" Peters, the daughter of Richard and Jerusha (Sutton) on 18 Jan 1793. Thomas' brother Samuel was married to Polly's sister Betsy.

The Thomas Smith family was listed in the 1820 census residing in Halfmoon where his will was probated 23 Nov 1821 mentioning his widow Polly and sons Abel, Richard, Stephen & Samuel, but no mention of his daughters. His widow Polly was listed in the 1830 census and both were buried in the Grooms ME Church Cemetery at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York.

Family Group Sheet of Thomas C. Smith & "Polly" (Peters) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
THOMAS C. SMITH & "POLLY" (PETERS)
  1. Samuel T. Smith - born 18 Oct 1793; married Judith Morehouse; died 19 Mar 1826.
  2. Abel Smith - born 12 Jul 1795; married Elizabeth Brown; died 17 Feb 1862 in Saratoga Co., NY.
  3. Lucas Smith - born 21 Feb 1799.
  4. Jennie "Jane" Smith - born 11 Jul 1801; married Dunmore; died 15 Sep 1891.
  5. Stephen Smith - born 10 Feb 1804; died 14 Sep 1843.
  6. Sidney Smith - born 31 Mar 1806; died 12 Sep 1833.
  7. Thomas P. Smith - born 10 Jul 1808; married Harriet Gilman on 18 Feb 1832.
  8. Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith - born 22 Oct 1810; married John Carter on 28 Feb 1825.
  9. Richard Smith - born 17 Feb 1813 in New York.
  10. Jerusha Smith - born 18 Jun 1815; married George Evans; died 23 Oct 1898 in Schagticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY.
  11. Katharine "Kate" Smith - born 07 Apr 1819 in New York; married Cassander Philo; died 01 Jun 1903.
  12. Maria Smith - born 07 Apr 1819; married Henry Gibson.
  13. Sarah "Sally" Smith - born 05 Apr 1821; married Garrit M. Clute; died 16 Jun 1848.
 
 
CATHERINE SMITH, daughter of Thomas, was born on 23 Jul 1769. She married Isaiah Fuller in 1790, he having been born 06 Sep 1764 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT. He died before 1850, and Catherine on 19 Oct 1853.
CHILDREN OF
CATHERINE (SMITH) & ISAIAH (FULLER)
  1. Edward Meeks Fuller - born 26 Jan 1792; married Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge; died on 19 Aug 1847.
  2. Almon Fuller - born 20 Jul 1794; married Lois Thatcher; died on 03 Sep 1867.
  3. Matilda Fuller - born in 1795 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; died in 1855.
  4. Jerusha Fuller - born 13 Feb 1797 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; died in 1879.
  5. James Fuller - born 09 Dec 1804 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; died 14 Jun 1862.
 
 
GENERATION III
 
 
JAMES PETERS SMITH, son of Samuel and Betsy (Peters), was born in New York in 1794. He married Eliza Ann Beachum on 27 Aug 1826 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, she having been born about 1806 in Maryland. They were enumerated in the 1850 census residing in Sand Creek Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana, and and in 1870 in Marion Co., Illinois near their son Nelson.

Although no headstone has yet been located, James and Eliza were laid to rest at Kellar Cemetery, Sand Creek Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana.

Photo of Eliza (Beachum) Smith contributed by Madelyn Springer.

CHILDREN OF
JAMES P. SMITH & ELIZA (BEACHUM)
  1. Nelson Smith - born about 1827 in Indiana; married Rebecca and in 1860 was residing in Lancaster, Jefferson Co., IN. They were the parents of at least six children: Ann Eliza, Thomas D., James E., Lydia J., Jennie S., and Samuel S. Smith.
  2. Jerusha B. Smith - born 25 Jun 1831 in Harrison, Dearborn Co., IN; married Benjamin Stevens in January of 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. she died 03 Aug 1923 in Sycamore, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
  3. Richard Smith - born about 1833 in Indiana; married Rebecca.
  4. Oliver Smith - born about 1837 in Indiana.
  5. Thomas Smith - born about 1839 in Indiana.
  6. James Smith - born about 1841 in Indiana.
  7. Henry C. Smith - born about 1843 in Indiana.
  8. Dewitt C.R. Smith - born Sep 1848 in Indiana; married Anna E. Fenno.
  9. George M. Smith - born 1850 in Indiana.
 
 
RICHARD SMITH, son of Samuel and Betsy (Peters), was born in 1795 in Saratoga Co., NY. He married Sarah "Sally" Peck daughter of Abijah Peck and Mindwell (Close). Richard died on 01 Jan 1840 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York and was buried in Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery. Richard's wife Sarah was born on 28 Feb 1796 and died on 10 Apr 1842 in Warren Co., Illinois but was laid to rest by her husband in Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.

Photo of Richard Smith contributed by Lou Daly and Patty Breeden Furrer

Family Group Sheet of Richard Smith & Sarah "Sally" Peck - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
RICHARD SMITH & SALLY (PECK)
  1. Mindwell Smith - born on 02 Apr 1813 and died on 20 Mar 1900; wife of John P. Terpening.
  2. Eliza Smith - born on 18 Dec 1815 and died on 22 Sep 1888; wife of Solomon Wait.
  3. Abijah P. Smith - born in 1819 and died in 1878; married Margaret Jane Sickler.
  4. Nathan Smith - born on 08 Jan 1821 and died on 15 Dec 1869; married Eliza Vanderwerken and moved to Pettis Co., MO.
  5. Richard Peters Smith - born about 1823 in Saratoga Co., NY
  6. Samuel Smith - born 18 Jul 1827 and died on 12 Feb 1904; married Cornelia Buck.
  7. Solomon Peck Smith - born 13 Aug 1830 and died 05 Oct 1918; married Sarah Marie Sickler.
  8. John B. Smith - born in Jan 1835 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY and died there on 02 May 1835 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. He was buried in Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
SAMUEL SMITH, son of Samuel and Betsy (Peters), was born about 1818 in New York and married Mary J. Byram on 20 Aug 1846 in Jennings Co., IN. According to the 1850 census, Mary was born about 1826 in Indiana, and the family was enumerated in Sand Creek Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana. In 1860 they were living in Brewersville, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Family Group Sheet of Samuel Smith and Mary J. (Byram) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
SAMUEL SMITH & MARY J. (BYRAM)
  1. Esther Ann Smith - born about 1848 in Indiana.
  2. Samuel Smith - born about 1850 in Indiana.
  3. Sarah E. Smith - born about 1856 in Indiana.
  4. Thomas Smith - born about 1859 in Indiana.
 
 
THOMAS SMITH, son of Samuel and Betsy (Peters), was born about 1823 in Indiana. He married Elizabeth Stott on 01 Aug 1844 in Jennings Co., Indiana. The family was counted in a census in 1850 where they were residing in Sand Creek Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana.

No date of death is known for Thomas, but he is not listed in the census records with the family after 1850. Elizabeth is listed as head of household in 1860 and 1870 where the family is living in Brewersville, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Family Group Sheet of Thomas Smith & Elizabeth Stott - Download/View

 
CHILDREN OF
THOMAS SMITH & ELIZABETH (STOTT)
  1. Allen Jackson Smith - born about 1845 in Indiana.
  2. Sarah Ann Smith - born about 1847 in Indiana.
  3. William Smith - born about 1852 in Indiana.
  4. Francis M. Smith - born about 1855 in Indiana.
  5. John F. Smith - born about 1858 in Indiana.
  6. Christopher Smith - born about 1860 in Indiana.
 
 
JERUSHA TAYLOR - daughter of Jersha (Smith) and Solomon Taylor was born 1797. She married (1) Joseph Spier sometime before 1826 and moved to Peoria, Illinois after 1860 as she was then enumerated in the census residing in Milton. She died in 1862 and was laid to rest at Springdale Cemetery.

Jerusha's second husband, Chester Jackson, was born 15 Feb 1790 and died 11 Feb 1867. From this union there appears to have been one son, Spier Jackson, born about 1842 and listed with her and her husband in 1850 & 1860 residing in Milton Twp., Saratoga Co., New York.

Chester's first wife was Phoebe Smith, whom it is believed he married in about 1816. By her he had two known children. Their son Hiram Jackson was born 24 Feb 1824 and died 25 Mar 1883. He resided in Richwoods Twp., Peoria Co., Illinois, and was the husband of Mary Smith of Pennsylvania. He owned a fine farm in Richwoods township where he was enumerated in the 1870 census residing with his wife, twin daughters Mary and Martha, and younger daughters Phoebe and Ada; and in 1880 his household included his wife, daughter Phoebe, brother-in-law John Smith, and three laborers.

Chester and Phoebe's second child was Martha Jane Jackson who was born 20 May 1827. She married James McIntosh who was born in New York on 15 Apr 1815, and died in August of 1896. Martha died in Peoria on 16 Aug 1908 and both were laid to rest in Springdale Cemetery.

Photo of Jerusha (Taylor) contributed by JoElayne Ferre Johnson

CHILDREN OF JERUSHA (TAYLOR) & JOSEPH SPIER
  1. James Gros Spier - born 21 Jun 1822 in Saratoga Co., New York; married Rebecca who was born in New York in 1826 and died 04 apr 1852 in Peoria, Illinois; married (2) Elizabeth Ann Hayes in 1853.
  2. Mary Spier - born 06 Jan 1824 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York; married Hamilton Bishop and removed to Peoria Co., Illinois. she died 10 Mar 1910.
  3. Joseph Spier - born 15 Nov 1826 in Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York; married Sarah Margaret Green in 1848 and removed to Columbia, Tuolomne Co., California in 1852 and died in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA on 29 Dec 1898.
 
 
SAMUEL T. SMITH, son of Thomas C. Smith and Mary "Polly" (Peters), was born on 18 Oct 1793 and died 19 Mar 1826 in Saratoga County where his estate was administered. His wife was Judith Morehouse who was born about 1797. After the death of Samuel, she married Daniel Knowlton whose first wife was Susanah Vedder. Judith died on 31 Aug 1879 and her estate was administered in Schenectady Co., New York.
 
CHILDREN OF
SAMUEL T. SMITH & JUDITH (MOREHOUSE)
  1. John M. Smith - born about 1816.
  2. Abel Smith - born 07 Aug 1818 and was a prominent citizen and mayor of the city of Schenectady. He died on 16 Dec 1873.
  3. Mary Smith - born about 1822; married David Knowlton, son of Daniel and his first wife Susannah. She died on 24 Apr 1854.
 
 
ABEL SMITH, son of Thomas C. and "Polly" (Peters), was born on 12 Jul 1795. He married Elizabeth Brown who was born about 1805. In 1850, the family was residing in Clifton Park not far from the Philo families. In 1860 the enumerator for this household listed "wife" in occupation of women, indicating that Samuel was most probably married to Catherine (who was also listed in the 1850 household), and that eight year-old George T. Smith was their son.

Abel died on 17 Feb 1862 in Saratoga Co., New York and his widow was located in the 1870 and 1880 census records residing with her son Samuel's family. She died on 28 Jan 1883 and was buried beside her husband in Grooms ME Church Cemetery, Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY.

Family Group Sheet of Abel Smith & Elizabeth (Brown) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
ABEL SMITH & ELIZABETH (BROWN)
According to the 1850 census records
  1. Samuel Smith - born about 1822 in New York; married Catherine and was the father of George T. Smith and Lizzie.
  2. David Smith - born about 1828 in New York.
  3. George W. Smith - born 29 Jul 1838 in New York; died 01 Sep 1839 and was buried in Grooms ME Cemetery.
  4. Elizabeth A. Smith - born about 1841 in New York.
 
 
THOMAS P. SMITH, son of son of Thomas C. and "Polly" (Peters), was born on 10 July 1808 and married Harriet (Gilman) on 18 Feb 1832. During the 1860 census they were residing in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY, but where they resided before or after is not known. Thomas worked as a wheelwright at this time and his three older sons were moulders.

Family Group Sheet of Thomas P. Smith and Harriet Gilman - View/Downlaod (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
THOMAS P. SMITH & HARRIET (GILMAN)
  1. Edward Smith - born about 1834 in New York, employed as a moulder in 1860 and residing in Troy.
  2. Richard Smith - born about 1837 in New York, employed as a moulder in 1860 and residing in Troy.
  3. Alvin Smith - born 17 Aug 1837 in Niskayuna, Schenectady, NY; employed as a moulder in 1860 residing in Troy. He married Sarah Janet Hill on 25 Aug 1867 in St. Louis, Missouri and they were the parents of seven children.
  4. Sarah Smith - born about 1840 in New York.
  5. William J. Smith - born about 1847 in New York.
 
 
KATHARINE "KATE" SMITH, daughter of Thomas C. and "Polly" Peters, was born on 07 Apr 1819 in New York. She married Cassander Philo, son of Nathan Philo, on 07 May 1838 in Saratoga Co., NY. Cassander was born about 1820 in New York. The family was enumerated in the 1840 and 1850 census residing in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. Kate passed away on 01 Jun 1903.
CHILDREN OF
KATE (SMITH) & CASSANDER PHILO
  1. Ellen Jane Philo - born about 1839 in New York.
  2. Harriet A. Philo - born about 1841 in New York; married Peter Fuller who was born on 25 Dec 1835.
  3. Charles W. Philo - born about 1845 in New York.
 
 
SARAH "SALLY" SMITH, daughter of Thomas C. and "Polly" Peters, was born on 05 Apr 1821. She married Garritt M. Clute on 30 Sep 1840. Garritt was born on 01 May 1817. Sarah died prior to the 1850 census, on 16 Jun 1848.
CHILDREN OF
SALLY SMITH & GARRIT M. CLUTE
  1. Elenor Clute - born on 11 Jul 1841.
 
 
EDWARD MEEKS FULLER, son of Catherine (Smith) and Isaiah Fuller, was born on 26 Jan 1792 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. He married Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge in 1814. Edward died 19 Aug 1847 in Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

Note: Winters Quarters, located in the present day Florence community of Omaha, Nebraska was one of the places of encampment for the thousands of Latter-day Saints who had set out from Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846. Persecuted for their beliefs and driven from their homes, they sought a place where they might worship as they wished and set out for the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Winters Quarters was one of the safe havens where they had constructed hundreds of shelters before resuming their journey west.

CHILDREN OF
EDWARD M. FULLER & HANNAH E. (ELDRIDGE)
  1. Sarah "Sally" Ann Fuller - born 24 Oct 1815 in Saratoga Co., NY; died on 15 Mar 1897 in St. George, UT.
  2. Thomas Eldridge Fuller - born 23 Apr 1818 in Saratoga Co., NY; married Sarah Elizabeth (McArthur) on 01 Feb 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL. Thomas died on 03 Aug 1847 in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. His widow Sarah was the daughter of Daniel and Susan *McKeen) and was born in Erie Co., NY on 28 Feb 1827. According to the Early Pioneer LDS records, she married John Tucksford in about 1850 and on 28 Oct 1857, she married Lucius Nelson Scovil a prominent member of the Latter-day Saints who had been in Winters Quarters after his appointement as agent of immigration of New Orleans left Winter Quarters for Utah in June 1850.
  3. Matilda "Caroline" Fuller - born 01 May 1820 in Providence, Saratoga Co., NY. She married Daniel D. McArthur (sister of Sarah who married Thomas) on 14 Dec 1845 as his second wife. She died on 07 Jan 1914 in St. George, Utah.
  4. Ovanda Fuller - born 27 Jul 1822 in Providence, Saratoga Co., She married Samuel Gully or Guley and they had a daughter Henrietta who was born in Nauvoo, Illinois on 04 Mar 1845 which died of consumption on 29 Aug 1847 at the age of 1 yr., 6 mos., 26 days.;She was buried in grave no. 215 at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. Ovanda died on 24 Dec 1856.
  5. Myranda Fuller - born 20 Sep 1824 in Providence, Saratoga Co., NY. She married Guy C. Barnum, son of Job V. & Marcia (Collins) who was born in Addison Co., Vermont on 05 Apr 1825. Myranda died on 17 Mar 1895.
  6. Hannah Elizabeth Fuller - born 24 Feb 1827 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL. She married Lorenzo Hill Hatch on 03 Feb 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, IL and died 10 Aug 1847 in Plains, Nebraska. Lorenzo was the son of Hezekiah & Aldurah (Sumner) and was born on 04 Jan 1826 in Lincoln, Addison Co., Vermont.
  7. Edward Meeks Fuller - born 26 Feb 1829 in Providence, Saratoga Co., NY; died at Winters Quarters, Nebraska in September of 1847.
  8. Mahala Christina Fuller-born on 25 Jan 1831 in Boulton, New York; died 25 Jan 1917 in Springville, UT.
  9. Sanford Fuller - born 18 Aug 1831; died 30 Jun 1925 in Springville, UT.
  10. Emma Fuller - born 04 Aug 1838 in Providence, Saratoga Co., NY; died on 28 Dec 1868 in Springville, UT.
  11. Moroni Fuller - born 27 Sep 1841 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY; married Eliza Jane Wordsworth on 08 Mar 1868 in Springville, Utah Co., Utah.
 
 
ALMON FULLER, son of Catherine (Smith) and Isaiah Fuller, was born on 20 Jul 1794 in Galway, Saratoga Co., NY. He married Lois Thatcher about 1815, she having been born in Broadalbin in 1799 and was the daughter of Samuel Thatcher and Rebecca (Durkee). She died on 10 Feb 1886 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., New York and was buried in Shurtleff Cemetery of that county beside Almon who had preceded her in death on 03 Sep 1867.

The family was located in the 1850 and 1860 census residing in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY and appears that Almon died prior to 1870 when the eldest child Loren is listed as head of household with his wife Betsy (Clark) and three year-old son George. Lois, widow of Almon, is listed in the household.

Located in 1880, the family is listed with Loren as head of household and includes his wife Betsey, their two children George and Betsey, mother Lois, sister Catharine and possibly a daughter of Catharine's Minnie who was aged nine.

By 1900 Betsey, widow of Loren, was listed as head of household with their daughter Bessie and her sister Mary Bateman residing with her. Son George A. Fuller was listed as his head of household with wife Hattie (Randall), son Glenn and his widowed sister Catharine. George A. Fuller, son of Loren, died on 01 Mar 1907 and In 1910 his widow Hattie is still residing in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., New York with her 18 year-old son Glenn.

Family Group Sheet of Almon Fuller & Lois (Thatcher) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
ALMON FULLER & LOIS (THATCHER)
  1. Loren Fuller - born 20 Sep 1817; died on 20 Jun 1888; married Besty Clark and was the father of George & Bessie.
  2. Olive C. Fuller - born 25 Feb 1819; died on 01 Nov 1890.
  3. Anna Maria Fuller - born 12 Nov 1821 in Saratoga Co., NY; died on 07 Jul 1886.
  4. Mary Fuller - born 02 Jan 1824 in New York.
  5. Catherine Fuller - born 07 Feb 1828 in New York; died 09 Feb 1905 in Jefferson Co., NY and was buried in Shurtleff Cemetery.
  6. Charles T. Fuller - born 30 Sep 1831 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY; died 18 Mar 1900 in Mansfield, FL
  7. Roxy M. Fuller - born 01 Oct 1833 in New York;
  8. Isaiah Fuller - born 05 Nov 1838 in New York; died 22 Oct 1874 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY and was buried in Shurtleff Cemetery.
  9. Rosella Fuller - born 16 Jul 1841 in New York; died 20 Mar 1880.
 
 
GENERATION IV
 
 
NELSON SMITH - son of James P. Smith and Eliza Ann (Beachum), was born about 1827 in Indiana. He married Rebecca sometime before 1854 as the family was residing in Lancaster, Jefferson Co., Indiana in 1860 at which time he was a school teacher and father of three young children. His household that year also included his younger brother Dewitt.

According to the census records and the births of their children, sometime between 1862 and 1865 the family moved to Illinois. In 1870 they were living in Marion Co., Illinois where Nelson was listed as a physician in Omega with his wife and a household of six children. His parents, James and Eliza were also living just a house away.

Nothing further of them is known.

 
CHILDREN OF
NELSON SMITH & REBECCA
  1. Ann Eliza Smith - born about 1854 in Indiana.
  2. Thomas D. Smith - born about 1856 in Indiana.
  3. James E. Smith - born about 1859 in Indiana.
  4. Lydia J. Smith - born about 1862 in Indiana.
  5. Jennie S. Smith - born about 1865 in Illinois.
  6. Samuel S. Smith born about 1869 in Illinois.
 
 
JERUSHA B. SMITH - daughter of James P. Smith and Eliza Ann (Beachum), was born 25 Jun 1831 in Harrison, Dearborn Co., Indiana. She married Benjamin Richard Stevens on 16 Jan 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio.

Benjamin was the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Grimes) of Frederick Co., Maryland and was born in that county at Middle Plantation on 11 May 1821 and died in Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio on 26 Oct 1880. He is said to be laid to rest at the Cemetery of Spring Grove in Winton Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. Jerusha died 03 Aug 1923 at Sycamore, Hamilton Co., Ohio and was also laid to rest at the Cemetery of Spring Grove..

 
CHILDREN OF
JERUSHA (SMITH) & BENJAMIN STEVENS
  1. William Oviatt Stevens - born about 1852 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio; never married; died 19 Nov 1898 at Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio and buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove, Winton Place, Cincinnati.
  2. Clarible Elizabeth Stevens - born 13 Jun 1856 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio; married Gaspar William Schapp who was born in Amsterdam; died in Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio on 03 Mar 1927.
  3. Virginia Rowland Stevens - born 26 Nov 1859 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio; married George Peck Sperry, son of Ira Peck and Clarissa (Carlton) in Glendale on 27 Sep 1882 and were the parents of Ira "Jack", Blanche and George; she died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio on 01 Jun 1923; buried at Old Tallmadege Cemetery - Tallmadge, Summit Co., Ohio.
  4. Benjamin Richard Stevens - born 04 Apr 1865 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio; never married; died 05 Feb 1943 and buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove.
  5. Blanche Lardner Stevens - born 02 Dec 1869 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Go., Ohio; married Thomas Gardner Smith on 11 Jun 1890, Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio. They were the parents of Stillman, Blanche, Thomas and Richard
 
 
MINDWELL SMITH, daughter of Richard and Sally (Peck), was born on 02 Apr 1813 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. She married John Peck Terpening son of Ezekiel Terpening and Olive (Peake) on 24 Sep 1835 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. John was born on 12 Apr 1811 in Clifton Park and had moved to Illinois in May of 1835. He and Mindwell were enumerated in the 1850, 1860 & 1870 census residing in Kelly Twp., Warren Co., Illinois.

John Terpening died on 02 Jan 1892 in Kelly Twp., Warren Co., IL and was buried in Terpening Cemetery of that township. Mindwell's death followed on 20 Mar 1900 and she was also laid to rest in the Terpening Cemetery.

Photo of Mindwell (Smith) & John P. Terpening contributed by Foxie Hagerty

Family Group Sheet of John Peck Terpening & Mindwell (Smith) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
MINDWELL (SMITH) & JOHN P. TERPENING
  1. Smith Terpening - born in 1837 in Illinois; married Isabelle Armstrong .
  2. John Wesley Terpening - born in August 1838 in Illinois; served in the Civil War as a Sgt. of Co. B, 102nd IL Vol; married Jane D. Pearson and resided in Marion Co., MO.
  3. Sarah Ann Terpening - born in 1840; married William M. Armstrong who was born in Ireland 27 Dec 1839.
  4. Harrison P. Terpening - born in 1842 in Illinois; married Martha Nicolina Armstrong; married (2) Adelia Thomas.
  5. Olive Terpening - born in 1843 in Illinois; married William Bracken Armstrong .
  6. Nathan Alonzo Terpening - born in 1846 in Illinois; married Carrie Graham; died 29 Nov 1932 in Adams Co., IL.
  7. Charles W. Terpening - born in 1848 in Illinois; married Mary Armstrong.
  8. Edwin E. Terpening - born in 1851 in Warren Co., IL; died in 1939 and was burined in Terpening Cemetery - Kelly Twp., Warren Co., IL. He married Cynthia Adcock who was born in 1855 and died in 1932 in Warren Co., Illinois.
 
 
ELIZA SMITH, daughter of Richard and Sally (Peck), was born on 18 Dec 1815 in Saratoga Co., NY. She married Solomon Wait on 10 Jun 1842 in New York. Solomon was born on 08 Oct 1817 in Saratoga Co., NY and was the son of Solomon and Rachel (Harris). By 1850 the family was living in Wilson Township in Niagara Co., New York but then traveled to Knox Co., Illinois.

Their second set of twins were born in Illinois and the family was residing in Coldbrook Twp., Warren Co., Illinois at the time the 1860 census was taken on September 10th of that year with their name listed as Wyck.

The family then moved to St. Clair County, Missouri where they were listed in the 1870 and 1880 census residing in Roscoe Township. It was here that Eliza passed away on 22 Sep 1888 in Oyer, Pleasant Springs Twp., and was buried in Pleasant Springs Cemetery in Oyer.

Widowed, Solomon traveled south from Missouri in covered wagons with his daughter Amorett and her family, along with some neighbors to work in the cotton fields. There were about 8 wagons all together drawn by oxen and horses. They took chickens in crates and cows with them to make sure they had food for their families and the men took turns watching out for Indians.

They settled not far from the Brazos River which was infested with mosquitos and in 1898 Solomon and his daughter Amorett contacted malaria and died. Both were buried in or near Rosenburg, Texas. Amorett's husband, Ruben Breeden, and the rest of their family returned to Missouri.

Family Photos of Eliza & Solomon - Smith Photo Collection III

Photos of Eliza & Solomon Wait contributed by Patty Breeden Furrer

Family Group Sheet of Solomon Wait & Eliza (Smith) - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
ELIZA (SMITH) & SOLOMON WAIT
  1. George Henry Wait - born 10 Mar 1843 in New York; married Hattie in 1864.
  2. Zernah "Ruie" Mavis Wait - born 04 Mar 1845 in New York; married George Pettit or Pettis on 04 Nov 1868 (marriage records and family notes indicate her given name was Zernah M. Wait, but she went by Ruie.
  3. Alvah Seely Wait - born 29 Jun 1847 in New York; died on 13 Jun 1934 in Los Angeles, CA. He married Mary Susan Metcalf on 21 Mar 1878.
  4. William Horton Wait (twin) - born 05 Jun 1849 in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY.
  5. John Horace Wait (twin) - born 05 Jun 1849 in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY.
  6. Richard Eugene Wait - born 26 Mar 1851 in Wilson Twp., Niagara Co., NY; died 06 Mar 1887 in Tiffin or Roscoe, St. Clair Co., MO. He married Elizabeth Ruth Ducket Hall on 24 Jun 1877 in Speedwell.
  7. Amorett Wait - born 13 Aug 1853 in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY. She died about 1898 in Rosenburg, Ft. Bend Co., TX. She married Ruben Breeden on 05 May 1871 in St. Clair Co., Missouri.
  8. Ellen Wait (twin)- born 22 Nov 1859 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois; married (1) John W. Tivis; (2) Joseph J. Collins.
  9. Elmore Wait (twin) - born 22 Nov 1859 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois; died 09 Jan 1938 in Merced, California.
 
 
ABIJAH P. SMITH, son of Richard and Sally (Peck), was born in 1819 in Saratoga Co., NY. In about 1840 or 1841 Abijah married Magaret "Jane" Sickler - which has been verified on the Illinois death records of son Lester, his wife Mary Elizabeth St. George, and her daughter Susan.

The family was residing in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY in 1850 where Abijah was listed as a butcher with wife Margaret J. and their three oldest children. In 1860 the family is living in Watervliet, Albany Co., New York with their children, Caroline, Sarah J., Susan, George, Gillespie (same as Lester) and Solomon.

By 1870 the family had moved to Illinois and were enumerated in the census residing in Kelly Twp., Warren Co., Illinois not far from the family of Abijah's married sister, Mindwell, wife of John P. Terpening. During this census Abijah is listed as a Vet Surgeon. According to their headstone at Hope Cemetery Abijah died in 1878. His widow Margaret is listed in the 1880 census in Kelly Twp. as widowed, head of household with her three younger sons: Solomon, John, and Lewis. In 1900 she is listed again as Jane, and birth date is given as May 1826. Included in her 1900 household is son John and granddaughter Kate Schrader, age 27. Also buried in Hope Cemetery, Margaret's headstone indicates she died in 1904.

Family Group Sheet of Abijah P. Smith & Margaret Jane (Sickler) - Download/View (PDF)

Hope Cemetery Burials & Photos at Warren Co., IL (Outside link at USGenNet hosted by Foxie Hagerty)

 
CHILDREN OF
ABIJAH SMITH & MARGARET JANE (SICKLER)
  1. Andrew Smith - born about 1842 in New York; may have died young - not yet located in records beyond the 1850 census.
  2. Caroline Smith - born about 1846 in New York. May have married John Schroder (or Shrader) in Knox Co., IL on 07 Jan 1869; mother of Josie and Kate.
  3. Sarah J. Smith - born 08 Apr 1849 in Saratoga Co., NY; married Hiram H. Conant; died 02 Dec 1928.
  4. Susan Margaret Smith - born 27 Aug 1850 in New York; married Oliver J. Duke; died 17 Aug 1927.
  5. George W. Smith - born 02 Jan 1853 in New York; married Phebe Elizabeth Stivers; died 29 Jan 1936.
  6. Lester A. Smith - born 01 Nov 1856 in New York; has appears to be listed as a female Celestia, and male Gillespie in census records, but is indeed the same child. He married Mary Elizabeth (St. George), and died 27 Oct 1944.
  7. Jesse "Solomon" Smith - born Apr 1860 in New York; does not appear to have ever married; died 1933 in Warren Co., Illinois.
  8. John Richard Smith - born 15 Apr 1863 in Kelly Twp., Warren Co., IL. John was a grain farmer in Kelly Twp. at the time of his death 01 Aug 1935. He was laid to rest at Hope Cemetery.
  9. Lewis Smith - born about 1866 in New York.
 
 
NATHAN SMITH, son of Richard and Sally (Peck), was born on 08 Jan 1821 in Saratoga Co., NY. He married Eliza Vanderwerken on 11 Mar 1838 in Saratoga Co., NY. Eliza was born on 23 Jul 1819 in Ballston, Saratoga Co., New York, and was the daughter of Albert Vanderwerken and Maria (Devoe).

They moved to Warren Co., Illinois in 1840 and were counted in the census in 1850 living next door to the John P. and Mindwell (Smith) Terpening household. In 1860 the family was enumerated living in Utah, Cold Brook Township of that county.

Nathan died on 15 Dec 1869 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO and was buried in Smithton Cemetery, Pettis Co., MO. His widow was enumerated in the son William's household in 1870 where he was living in Smithton and working as a hotel keeper after having served his country in the 59th IL Infantry. Also listed in the household besides William's wife Mary and his young son Alfred, was Nathan and Eliza's twelve year-old daughter.

The 1870 census had been taken the 8th of July, and Eliza passed away a few months later on 23 Sep 1870. She was laid beside her husband in the Smithton Cemetery.

Family Group Sheet of Nathan Smith and Eliza Vanderwerken - Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
NATHAN SMITH & ELIZA (VANDERWERKEN)
  1. William A. Smith - born 03 Sep 1842 in Saratoga Co., NY. He married Mary C. Gallup in 1868, she being the daughter of Jess Gallup. She was born in Wisconsin on 20 Jan 1852 and died suddenly on 25 Dec 1915 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO. William died sometime prior to 1900 when she was widowed and residing in Smithton Village.
  2. John P. Smith - was born in 1850 in Warren Co., IL.
  3. Ella Jane Smith - was born in 1858 in Warren Co., IL.
 
 
SAMUEL SMITH, son of Richard and Sally (Peck) was born on 18 Jul 1827 in Saratoga Co., NY. He moved to Warren Co., Illinois with his family and there he married Cornelia Buck on 29 Aug 1849. Cornelia was the daughter of William and Adeline and was born in Ohio in January of 1830 or 1831.

They were enumerated with their six month-old son Ryan in the 1850 census residing in Warren Co., IL where they were living next door to Cornelia's brother Norman. By 1860 the family had grown considerably and they were listed in Kelly Twp. living next door to Samuel's sister Mindwell, wife of John P. Terpening.

The family left Illinois and settled near Smithton, Pettis County, Missouri in 1865. They were enumerated in that county living in Bowling Green Twp. in 1870, and in 1880 and 1900 they were living in Smithton. Here they lived the remainder of their lives. Samuel died on 12 Feb 1904, and Cornelia less than two months later on 03 April. They were laid to rest in the Smithton Cemetery.

Photo of Samuel Smith contributed by Brooke Adams

Photo of Samuel & Cornelia contributed by Patty Breeden Furrer

Family Group Sheet of Samuel Smith and Cornelia Buck- Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
SAMUEL SMITH & CORNELIA (BUCK)
  1. Ryan Richard Smith - born 17 Jun 1850; married Sarah E. Dulaban and died 29 Jun 1896.
  2. Roland Andrew Smith - born 04 Mar 1852; married Harriet E. Dulaban and died 16 Dec 1941.
  3. Alice Smith - born about 1854 in Illinois; married William Gallup.
  4. Mindwell Smith - born about 1855 in Illinois; died on 29 Jan 1897 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO.
  5. Sidney Smith - born 10 Sep 1857 in Warren Co., IL; died 29 Jan 1892 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO.
  6. Seth Buck Smith - born 03 Sep 1860; married Lacie M. Varner; died 25 Jan 1949 in Sedalia, MO.
  7. Cora Adeline Smith - born 07 Jul 1862; married John M. Williams 03 Mar 1880 in Pettis Co., MO; died 13 Sep 1899 in Sedalia, MO.
  8. Charles Levert Smith - was born 03 May 1864 in Warren Co., IL; married Sally W. Varner on 30 Aug 1887 in Smithton; died on 28 Mar 1945 in Akron, Washington Co., CO.
  9. Norman Alva Smith - born 15 Oct 1866 in Pettis Co., MO; married Carrie Somerville; died in 1949.
  10. Warren W. Smith - born in Dec 1868 in Pettis Co., MO; married Willie Pierce in Sedalia, MO on 19 Dec 1894.
  11. Olive Smith - born 02 Jan 1871 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO; died 09 Feb 1883 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO.
  12. Lucretia C. Smith - born 04 May 1873 in Smithton, Pettis Co., MO; married Albert Pruess 08 Apr 1891; died on 04 Apr 1898 in Lexington, Ray Co., MO.
  13. Ira Smith - born 27 Sep 1875; married Lulu H. Kruse; died on 20 Aug 1953.
 
 
SOLOMON PECK SMITH, son of Richard and Sally (Peck) was born on 13 Aug 1830 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. His father died when he was thirteen and he went to Illinois to live with his sister. He returned to New York in 1854 and worked as a millwright. Two years later he married Sarah Marie Sickler, daughter of Abram Sickler and Catherine (Philo) on 06 Sep 1856 in Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., NY.

Four years later he and Sarah were residing in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY in 1860 with their two small children Frederick and Katherine. In 1862 Solomon organized a company of soldiers who were mustered into service in August 1862 as Co. H of the 115th New York Volunteer Infanry. He served as captain and was wounded in the battle at Deep Bottom near Richmond, Virgina on the 16th of August 1864 when he lost his left arm. Discharged in January of 1865, he and his family were residing in Waterford, Saratoga Co., New York in 1870 where he was listed as an inventor. In 1880, he was listed as a bed spring maker.

In 1900 Solomon and Sarah's two surviving children were living on their own. Their daughter Kate lived nearby with her husband Fred Oscar Potter and their three daughters. Solomon's wife died two years later on 26 Nov 1902 and it appears that he later went out to Seattle where his daughter Kate had settled. He died at her home on 05 Oct 1918, but he and Sarah were laid to rest in New York at the Waterford Rural Cemetery in New York.

Civil War Sketch of Solomon P. Smith

Photo of Solomon & Sarah (Sickler) Smith contributed by Patty Breeden Furrer

Family Group Sheet of Solomon Peck Smith and Sarah Marie Sickler- Download/View (PDF)

 
CHILDREN OF
SOLOMON P. SMITH & SARAH M. (SICKLER)
  1. Frederick Smith - born 04 Jun 1857 in New York; married Hattie A. Husted.
  2. Katherine Smith - born 30 Oct 1858 in New York; married Fred Oscar Potter and resided in Seattle, Washington.
  3. Myron P. Smith - born 21 Sep 1861 in New York; was a rancher in Texas and died at the age of thirty-four.
  4. Charles F. Smith - born 17 Aug 1864 in New York; died at age three.
  5. Harry J. Smith - born 1867in New York; died at age nine.
 
 
JAMES GROS SPIER - son of Jerusha (Taylor) and Joseph Spier, was born 21 Jun 1822 in Saratoga Co., New York; married Rebecca who was born in New York in 1826 and died 04 Apr 1852 in Peoria, Illinois. He married (2) Elizabeth Ann Hayes in 1853 and in 1860 they were enumerated in Peoria with their three children, he being listed as a distiller. In 1870 James is listed as a "whiskey rectifyer" with Elizabeth and five children; and in 1880 as a distiller with both his sons working for him. James died 02 Jun 1893.
 
CHILD OF
JAMES G. SPIER & REBECCA
  1. Mary Spier - born about 1845 in New York; married Frederick W. Miles in Peoria on 09 May 1863.
 
CHILDREN OF
JAMES G. SPIER & ELIZABETH (HAYES)
  1. Rosemary "Rosa" Jerusha Spier - born 26 Mar 1854 in Peoria, Illinois; she married George Washington Scott and was the mother of Walter, Maris, Coaina, Eunice, Syvester and George Scott.
  2. Joseph P. Spier - born 1856 in Peoria, Illinois; died before 1860.
  3. Minerva "Minne" Cecelia Spier (PHOTO) - born 1859 in Peoria, Illinois; was a music teacher in Peoria and died in Illinois in 1939.
  4. George Lawrence Spier (PHOTO) - born 29 Jul 1860 in Peoria, Illinois; married Mary F. (McBride) and were the parents of Bessie, Minerva & Ruth. He died 01 May 1950 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.
  5. William T. Spier (PHOTO) - born 05 Aug 1862 in Peoria, Illinois; died 20 Jun 1951 in Kingsville, Kleberg Co., TX.
  6. Walter H. Spier (PHOTO) - born 05 Sep 1864 in Peoria, Illinois.
 
 
MARY SPIER - daughter of Jerusha (Taylor) and Joseph Spier, was born 06 Jan 1824 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. On 03 Jan 1843, she married Hamilton Bishop who was a horse dealer, born in Malta, Saratoga Co., New York 03 Jan 1818. They removed to Peoria Co., Illinois in about 1847 and in 1860 they were listed with two daughters, another (Jerusha) is believed to have been born after their arrival in Illinois, but died at a young age.

The family remained in Peoria and In 1870 and 1880 Hamilton was listed as the proprietor of a livery stable, their household including their two youngest as Clara had been married and living with her husband at this time. Hamilton died in Peoria on 03 Apr 1897 at the age of seventy-nine and noted in his obituary was a well respected man.

His wife Mary was enumerated in the 1900 in the household of her daughter Eva Oaks who later removed to Denver, Colorado. According to her obituary, Mary took ill in October of 1909 and passed away at the home of her daughter Clara Mills on 10 Mar 1910. She and Hamilton were laid to rest and Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois.

 
CHILDREN OF
MARY (SPIER) & HAMILTON BISHOP
  1. Clarissa M. Bishop - born about 1845 in New York; married Thomas Mills on 24 Nov 1864 in Peoria, IL. Thomas was born in England on 03 Jan 1835, and they were the parents of at least Myrtle Belle, Ellen and Lottie.
  2. Jerusha Bishop - born about 1850-1857; died before 1860.
  3. Eva G. Bishop - born April 1860 in Illinois; married first, Marvin Nash; married (2) Laurence Fred Oaks on 01 Jan 1894 in Whiteside Co., Illinois, he having been born in Massachusetts and appears to be the son of George and Libbie. They were the parents of Harold B. Oaks, born in Illinois in July 1895, and listed as age four in the 1900 census.
  4. Charles E. Bishop - born June 1862 in Illinois.
 
 
JOSEPH SPIER - born 15 Nov 1826 in Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York. On 08 Nov 1848 in Milton, Saratoga Co., New York, he married Sarah Margaret Green of Milton, daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Sherman). They removed to Illinois in 1844 and lived in Chicago, Elgin, and Peoria where their daughter Josephine was born.

In 1852 they moved west to Columbia, Tuolumne Co., California where they were enumerated in the 1860 census, Joseph listed as a painter. In 1868 they moved to Visalia, Tulare Co., CA where he was listed in 1870 and 1880 in the census records. He died on 29 Dec 1898, and a very informative obituary of his achievements was written up in the Daily Delta.

After his death his widow Sarah was listed in Visalia as a landlady and head of household in the 1900. She remained in Visalia where she was enumerated in the 1910 census records. She passed away on 25 Oct 1913 and was laid to rest at the Visalia City Cemetery.

 
CHILDREN OF
JOSEPH SPIER & SARAH M. (GREEN)
  1. Ida "Josephine" Spier - born 30 Aug 1850 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois; married George Hale and resided in Tuolumne Co., California where George died on 18 Sep 1915. Josephine passed away in Oakland on 14 Nov 1923.
  2. Edmund Thurlow Spier - born 04 aug 1854 in California; was enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 census before passing away in Visalia, Tulare Co., California on 16 Dec 1874.
  3. Charles Albert Spier - born 16 Jul 1858 in Columbia, Tuolomne Co., California; married Laura A. Bowen in Visalia on 04 Sep 1881. Laura was the daughter of William Bowen Laura (Sheppard), and was born in Mexico in October 1864. Charles died in Visalia on 24 Jul 1921.
  4. Clarissa Grace Spier - born 19 Sep 1863; died 26 Apr 1870 in Visalia, Tulare Co., California.
 
 
ALVIN SMITH - son of Thomas P. and Harriet (Gilman), was born 17 Aug 1837 in Niskayuna, Schenectady, NY; employed as a moulder in 1860 residing in Troy. He enlisted with Co. G, 68th PA regiment on 26 Aug as a private for the Union Army, was promted to a corporal in 1864, and mustered out on 09 Jun 1865 in Hart's Island, New York Harbor.

Two years later he married Sarah Janet or Sarah Jane Hill on 25 Aug 1867 in St. Louis, Missouri - she probably the daughter of William and Mary as she and Alvin were listed in their St. Louis household in 1870 with their two young sons Edward and Albert. In 1880 the family had moved to Wisconsin and were living in Neenah, Winnebago County where Alvin was working as a moulder in a foundry.

By at least 1889 the family had moved to Chicago and during the 1900 census Alvin was listed as a clerk in a dry goods store. His last enumeration in the census records was In 1910 at which time he was keeper of a rooming house. He died in Chicago on 15 Nov 1913.

Corporal Alvin Smith - Brief Sketch & Selected Pension Records

Family Group Sheet of Alvin Smith and Sarah Janet Hill - Download/View (PDF)

CHILDREN OF
ALVIN SMITH & SARAH JANET (HILL)
  1. Edward A. Smith - born about 1867 or 1868 in Missouri; married Mary Riley on 22 Nov 1896 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
  2. Albert R. Smith - born 02 Apr 1869 in Missouri.
  3. Harriet J. Smith - born 18 Nov 1871 in Missouri; married Albert Thompson in Chicago on 23 Sep 1899. She died in 1910 at which time Albert was listed as widowed, residing in Alvin's boarding house working as a house painter. His age, which varies from 1900 to 1910 is not known, but indicates he was born in Wisconsin, and both parents born in Norway. Thompson children listed in the 1910 household include Margaret age 9, Dorothy age 5, and Austin age two.
  4. Mabel I Smith - born 09 Dec 1879 in Michigan; married Burett Stephens in Chicago on 31 Aug 1899 but later divorced. She was listed in her parents' household in 1910 as was a five year-old Eloise Stephens.
  5. Sidney T. Smith - born 18 Apr 1881 in Wisconsin; married Olive Weston and were the parents of Olive, Sidney and Harriet.
  6. Donald F. Smith - born 24 Jun 1884 in Wisonsin.
  7. Chester Hill Smith - born 18 Oct 1887 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI; he was listed in his parents' household working as a clerk in 1910 and on 03 Jul 1915 he married Bertha Berger. According to his WWI draft registration, dated 15 Jun 1917, he was residing at 2940 E. Elston Avenue and employed as a driver at Chappel Ice Cream Co. supporting his wife and mother. He was listed as short, medium stature, grey eyes and light brown hair. He died 03 Oct 1948 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
 
 
Generation V
 
 
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  8. Soldiers of the Revolution Buried in Indiana
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