Saturday, November 27, 2010

Surname Saturday : SMITH

The SMITH surname is in my paternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 19: Olive Jane Smith (1846-1913). Olive was born June 23, 1846 in Cass County, Michigan.  She married August 4, 1866 in Jay County, Indiana to William P. Wehrly (1845-1909).  William was born November 2, 1845 in Preble County, Ohio.  They raised 13 children in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana where William was a farmer, mortician and sawmiller.  William served in Company I, 130th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  William died June 16, 1909 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Olive died January 6, 1913 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 38: William P. Smith (1815-1894).  William was born July 25, 1815 in Clark County, Ohio.  He married October 3, 1836 to Prudence Maxson (1817-1890).  Prudence was born June 15, 1817 in Greene County, Ohio.  They had 4 children and lived in Cass County, Michigan and Jay County, Indiana.  William was a minister and farmer and served in Company I, 130th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  Prudence died February 22, 1890 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  William died April 19, 1894 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 76: Jacob Smith (c1792-1866).  Jacob was born circa 1792 in New Jersey.  He married circa 1812 to Jane Elliott (c1792-aft1860).  Jane was born circa 1792 in Georgia.  They were living in Cass County, Michigan in the 1850 census and Eldora Township, Hardin County, Iowa in the 1860 census.  Jacob died October 18, 1866 in Hardin County, Iowa.


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