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I found where George Elbert Smith is buried. There is a memorial for him at Find a Grave. Witten Tripp County South Dakota, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 70322949
It shos a photo of him and a dog, as well as a copy of his obituary. The page also lists memorials for his wife, Sarah Catherine Smith (1899 - 1969) ,Find A Grave Memorial# 32946667, and 3 of their children:
George Richard Snith (1920 - 1986) Find A Grave Memorial# 68476873, Lake Havasu City, Mohave County Arizona, USA Plot: Blk 2, Line 12, Space 8
Robert Marion Smith (1922 - 1996) Find A Grave Memorial# 70668061, Glendora, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Crypt 4, Lot 1129
Mary Lou Smith (1927 - 1933) Find A Grave Memorial# 59613927. She is interred at Witten Cemetery. A copy of Obituary also on her page. It says she passed from typhoid fever and complictions of it.
I hope this helps you out bit.
My paternal grandmother's maiden name is Smith. After years of frustration I recently found her family in the census on Ancestry.
Comment by Barbara A Smythe, Jan 24, 2012
Smythe is my married name, but I have found that it might be Smith. My husband's grandfather was Charles M Smythe supposedly born in 1861 in Richland county Wisconsin. On his marriage record in 1895 he said his parents were J D Smythe and Elizabeth Williams. I have after years of research found a Charles M Smith with parents John D Smith and Elizabeth Williams who were married in 1844 in Marion county OH. This family is on the 1850 Marion OH census, 1860 Richland WI, 1870 Algona, Kossuth IA and 1880 Elizabeth was a widow on the Wesley, Kossuth IA census. I can not find Charles M on any of the census' with this family, but he married a Lottie Williams in 1886 in Clinton, IA listing parents John D Smith and Elizabeth Williams and another son of John D Smith and Elizabeth Williams married a Lottie V Williams in Richland, WI in 1897 with the same set of Smith parents and Williams parents. I have researched all of the children of this John D Smith family and do not find a Charles anywhere. This above information has too many coincidences. If anyone knows this Smith family please contact me.
DECATUR COUNTY TENNESSEE
1850 Census has two families of concern for me.
THOMAS SMITH with wife ELIZABETH they are Family #5
they live next door to a JOHN H. SMITH and wife Elizabeth
Also Family # 42
JAMES SMITH and wife ELIZABETH
James Family and Thomas Family both went to St. Francis County Arkansas.
does anyone have any information about these families in any direction?
Yes, the U.S. census through 1840 is not particularly helpful unless one happens to be looking for the property owner! Thanks you for the suggestions about Smiths DNA. I'll will look into this.
I agree completely. Family Tree DNA and my "DNA Cousins" have been so helpful...except I still haven't found my connecting ancestor to our Immigrant Ancestor, Francis of Hingham and Taunton.
Have you taken the Family Finders test? I have, and that is fascinating - but no luck on my Smith yet...
I would certainly agree with your recommendation!
My Smiths are from Massachusetts, descending from William, the emigrant who settled in Charlestown and died there in 1654 and his son Nathaniel who died in Haverhill in 1692.
I've been collaborating with my "DNA cousins" and it's been a great help! I highly recommend joining the Northeast Smiths DNA group at familytreedna.
In a US Census of 1790 through 1840 only the property owner's name is listed, with rare exception. Starting with 1850 all members of the immediate family are listed. Now to look for an 1860 US Census report...and, tragically, the 1890 Census was almost completely destroyed by flame and water.
I am currently looking for information on Elial C. Smith, born about 1822, probably in Ohio, who married Catherine Hamline. The first census that Elial and Catherine show up on (that I have found) is 1850, when they and their children are living in Findley, Ohio. They travelled to Michigan in 1854 and settled with their children, George Washinton Smith among those children, and show up in Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan on 1870 and 1880 census. I have not been able to find any information about the parents of either Elial C. Smith, or his wife Catherine (Hamline) Smith. If anyone has any information, or ideas, I would be grateful the the help. Thanks!
I am looking for any information on Lee Smith in Texas County,Missouri around 1892
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