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REVEREND PETER SMITH

 

INTRODUCTION

This page and all others pages at this site are an attempt to pay tribute to my Smith ancestors.

In 1974 my Father gave me a hand-written record of Rev. Peter Smith and his children. Included in this record were only Rev. Peter Smith's name, date of birth, wife's name, her date of birth, date of their marriage and both of their death dates. All of his children were listed in the same manner. Rev. Peter Smith's sixth child, Abraham, along with his wife and their children, were all listed  the same. Also included was one of Abraham's sons, William Werden Smith, and family. William Werden's son, Marcellus L. Smith, had a daughter, Edith Mote Smith, who is my Grandmother.

No locations of events were noted on this record and my father had no additional information.

In 1998 I formally started researching the Smith family. In just two years time I have met many wonderful cousins who have contributed a wealth of information which has been included in these web pages.

According to written history, Rev. Peter Smith was born in Wales. After much research and additional documentation from cousins, I found there is a discrepancy. His forefathers were born in the United States so it is unlikely that he was born in Wales. We are ever searching for more details regarding his mother and father.

As research on Rev. Peter Smith unfolds, we find that our Smith ancestors were well educated which enabled them to be engaged in a wide variety of careers.

My goal, and that of all the researchers involved, is to provide as accurate a history as possible with proper documentation of sources.

Hopefully information found on this web site will help with your research. Please do not take information from these pages as it has taken some researchers as long as twenty years to compile. We have provided the email addresses of the researchers and we would appreciate that you contact that person for more information. You may freely link to our page.

Thank you,
Jean Hehn

 

Reverend Peter Smith Story  1753-1816

 

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The following are descendants of Peter3 SMITH starting with  his son Hezekiah b 1714

Generation No. 1

 

1. HEZEKIAH1 SMITH was born June 03, 1714 in "The Jerseys" and died October 06, 1801 in Shelton, NJ. He married 1st Mary _____? and 2nd SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born September 25, 1719, and died July 02, 1804.

 

More About HEZEKIAH SMITH:

 1: 1st. wife Mary_____?

 2: 2nd wife Sarah UNKNOWN

 3: Buried: Cemetery of the 1st. Baptist Church, Pescataway, Stelton, NJ

 4: Source: Peter Smith of Jamaica, LI, & Some of his Descendants

Children of HEZEKIAH SMITH and SARAH UNKNOWN are:

2. i. PETER2 SMITH, b. February 06, 1753, Sussex NJ; d. December 31, 1816, Donnelsville, OH Clark Co..

ii. TIMOTHY SMITH, b. December 08, 1736.

3. iii. ESTHER SMITH, b. January 16, 1745/46; d. May 09, 1799.

iv. HEZEKIAH SMITH, b. April 21, 1755.

v. SAMUEL SMITH, b. December 08, 1759.

 

Generation No. 2

Go here for a more detailed account of Rev. Peter Smith 

2. PETER5 SMITH (HEZEKIAH1) was born February 06, 1753 in Sussex NJ, and died December 31, 1816 in Donnelsville, OH Clark Co.. He married CATHERINE STOUT December 23, 1776 in Hopewell, NJ, daughter of SAMUEL STOUT and ANN VAN DYKE. She was born November 25, 1758 in Hopewell, NJ, and died November 03, 1831 in Donnelsville, OH Clark Co..

 

Notes for PETER SMITH:

New Jersey, Private during the American Revolutionary War, in the Morris Co. Militia.

 

New Jersey: J. Ten Eyck's men at Bound Brook, April 1, 1777.

New Jersey: Private in Morris Co. Militia, Captain Carter's Company, Colonel Seeley's  Eastern Battalion.

Rev. Peter Smith joined the Mad River Church by letter from the Beavercreek Church near Fairfield, Greene Co. Ohio

Burial: Old Donnelsville Brandenburg Cemetery, Donnelsville, Bethel Township, Clark Co., OH. This cemetery is located on the original property of Peter Smith. 

 

References: Clark Co. Historical Society, SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION IN CLARK Co., OHIO, part 1; 1976

 

Children of PETER SMITH and CATHERINE STOUT are:

4. i. SAMUEL3 SMITH, b. April 04, 1778 NJ, d. August 12, 1856

Samuel was born Princeton, Mercer Co. NJ

Samuel married Elizabeth McCleave August 22, 1801, Old Columbia, on Duck

Creek, near Cincinnati, OH.

Elizabeth died November 13, 1849, Donnelsville, OH

Buried: Old Cemetery, Near Donnelsville, OH

ii. IRA SMITH, b. July 09, 1780, New Jersey; d. February 16, 1866, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., Ind.; m. MARGARET DODSON, February 16, 1802.

Children of IRA and MARGARET


i. JOHN DODSON SMITH m BERILLA BEMIS

Children of JOHN and BERILLA



IRA SMITH b___
married Sarah FOWLER

SARAH SMITH
b___married William R. FOWLER and had Marion, William, Henry and Mabel FOWLER


ZERELDA SMITH Zerelda b___married Charles ASBELL and had Mary and Henrietta who married Geo. HOLBLICK.



MARGARET SMITH
b__married Isasc M. STACKHOUSE of Rensselaer, IN and had Eleanor who married Francis B. ATKINSON; Henry M.,  Fred D. lived in Denver, CO.,  Minnie who married Oscar BRANDT and lived in Columbus, OH.


ALFRED SMITH
b__married late in life to a widow who had a son by former marriage.

QUINCY SMITH b___unmarried


MARY SMITH 
b___married Amos MEYERS and had two sons, Horatio and Leonard.


ii. CORDELIA SMITH
aka Christiana b___married May 30, 1833, Cyrus G. BALL, President of the State Bank of Indiana, in Lafayette, but died within three years after
the marriage. There were no children.


iii. IRA C SMITH
b___married Millie Ann MILLER and had at least one son:
         Shuyler C. b 1855. He was a bookkeeper with various mining companies
according to a letter he wrote from Portland, OR to the Hon. J. Warren KEIFER
of Springfield, OH dated June 20, 1898 and in which he gave some information
about his parents and other members of his father's family.

 

iii. SALLY SARAH SMITH, b. June 29, 1782; d. 1824; m. HENRY JENNINGS, March 15, 1799, Hamilton Co. OH; d. June 1839, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., Ind.

 

More About HENRY JENNINGS:

 1: Their descendants were among the early residents of New Carlisle, OH

 2: Sarah (Sally) died, and Henry remarried Christine Titus, Montgomery Co., OH

 3: 1832, Henry and His brother purchased land in Tippecanoe Co, Ind.

 

5. iv. HEZEKIAH SMITH, b. July 17, 1784, Fairfield Co., VA; d. February 02, 1871, Shelbyville, Ind.
Married about 1806 SARAH DRAKE b August 07, 1789, d March 21, 1875.

Both Hezekiah and Sarah are buried at the Miller Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN.

v. ELIZABETH SMITH, b. June 25, 1786; d. July 21, 1809, Columbia, OH; m. JOHN FERRIS, January 20, 1803.

 

More About JOHN FERRIS:

 1: War of 1812

 

vi. ABRAHAM SMITH, b. March 15, 1788; d. November 30, 1873; m. ELIZABETH ULLERY, 1816.

Children of ABRAHAM and ELIZABETH

 

vii. NANCY SMITH, b. December 06, 1790.

viii. CATHERINE SMITH, b. August 15, 1793.

ix. MARGARET SMITH, b. August 15, 1793; d. July 03, 1810, Clark Co., OH; m. HUGH M. WALLACE; b. August 14, 1778, Warren Co., KY; d. February 15, 1864, Clark Co., OH.

 

More About MARGARET SMITH:

 1: their only infant died shortly after she did.

 

x. JACOB SMITH, b. March 05, 1797.

6. xi. MARY SMITH, b. January 31, 1799, Duck Creek, Cincinnati, OH; d. March 23, 1879, Yellow Springs, Greene Co. OH.  Married JOSEPH KEIFER in Clark Co. OH

Notes for JOSEPH KEIFER: settled in Clark Co., OH 1811

More About JOSEPH KEIFER:  1: buried at: Ferncliff Cem.

Children of MARY SMITH and JOSEPH KEIFER are:

i. MINERVA4 KEIFER, b. July 15, 1839, Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH; d. March 23, 1879, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH; m. CHARLES BENNET PALMER; b. February 19, 1844, Springfield, Sullivan Co., NH; d. March 02, 1909, Hot Springs, Garland OH., AR.

ii. MARGARET KEIFER, b. 1816, Cincinnati, OH, Hamilton Co.; m. JOSEPH GAINES; b. 1812.

iii. SARAH KEIFER, b. 1819, Cincinnati, OH; m. LEWIS JAMES; b. 1815.

iv. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KEIFER, b. 1821, Cincinnati, OH.

v. ELIZABETH MARY KEIFER, b. 1823, Cincinnati, OH.

vi. LUCRETIA KEIFER, b. 1828, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH; m. ELI M. HENKLE.

vii. JOSEPH WARREN KEIFER, b. 1836; m. ELIZA STOUT.

viii. CORDELIA ELLEN KEIFER, b. 1842.

7. xii. RHODA ALLISON SMITH, b. October 27, 1801; d. October 09, 1840, Richmond, Ind.

 

Rhoda Allison Smith

3. ESTHER2 SMITH (HEZEKIAH1) was born January 16, 1745/46, and died May 09, 1799. She married JOHN PRICE.

 

Child of ESTHER SMITH and JOHN PRICE is:

i. HEZEKIAH3 PRICE.

 

Generation No. 3

 

4. SAMUEL3 SMITH (PETER2, HEZEKIAH1) was born April 04, 1778. He married ELIZABETH MCCLEAVE August 22, 1801 in Hamilton Co. OH, daughter of GEORGE MCCLEAVE. She was born 1780 in MD, and died November 13, 1849 in Donnelsville, OH Clark Co., OH

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH'S CHILDREN

Children of SAMUEL SMITH and ELIZABETH MCCLEAVE are:

i. PETER SMITH, b. August 21, 1802, Cincinnati, OH; d. September 10, 1884, Sumner, IL; m. PHOEBE JUDY, February 09, 1825, Clark Co. OH.

ii. CATHERINE SMITH, b. January 05, 1804; d. September 10, 1874, Champaign Co. OH; m. JAMES JOHNSON.

iii. JOHN SMITH, b. May 07, 1805, Cincinnati, OH.

iv. JOANNA SMITH, b. December 27, 1806; d. October 12, 1891, Cass Co., OH; m. JOHN MILLER, 1824, Clark Co. OH.

v. GEORGE SMITH, b. October 01, 1808, Clark Co. OH; d. September 26, 1875, Cass Co., IND; m. MARY FULLER.

 

More About GEORGE SMITH:

 1: Second marriage to Margaret Stewart

 

vi. ISRAEL SMITH, b. August 08, 1810, Clark Co. OH; d. April 14, 1836; m. LAVINA JOHNSON.

vii. SAMUEL SMITH, b. April 15, 1812, Clark Co. OH; d. August 31, 1892, Lawrence Co, IL; m. BARBARA HARDACRE.

Children of Samuel and Barbara

viii. MARY SMITH, b. January 29, 1814, Clark Co. OH; d. May 12, 1889; m. JOHN F. MCREYNOLDS.

 

More About JOHN F. MCREYNOLDS:

 1: Doctor

 

ix. SARAH SMITH, b. December 23, 1815, Clark Co. OH; d. June 27, 1890; m. MILTON LEMEM.

 

More About MILTON LEMEM:

 1: Doctor

 

x. IRA SMITH, b. December 10, 1817, Clark Co. OH; d. May 08, 1875, Cable, OH; m. MARY WEST.

xi. HEZEKIAH SMITH, b. January 07, 1820, Clark Co. OH; d. April 20, 1897, Shelby Co., Ind; m. CATHERINE MCFADDEN.

xii. RHODA SMITH, b. June 04, 1822, Clark Co. OH; d. October 01, 1894, Elk Falls, KS; m. SAMUEL DONNEL.

xiii. BENJAMIN SMITH, b. October 17, 1825, Clark Co. OH.

 

5. HEZEKIAH3 SMITH (PETER2, HEZEKIAH1) was born July 17, 1784 in Fairfield Co., VA, and died February 02, 1871 in Shelbyville, Ind. He married SARAH DRAKE 1805.

 

More About HEZEKIAH SMITH:

 1: Baptist minister

 2: Buried Miller Cem., located one mile NW of Smithland Corner, Ind. and 5 mi. SW of

 3: Shelbyville, Ind.

 4: Bible records of Mrs. Mary Alden (Smith) Jacklin of Shelbyville.

 

Children of HEZEKIAH SMITH and SARAH DRAKE are:

i. JESSE4 SMITH, b. January 1807.

ii. AARON SMITH, b. November 02, 1808.

iii. ELIZABETH SMITH, b. March 15, 1810; d. October 14, 1894.

iv. PETER SMITH, b. December 13, 1811.

v. CORNELIA SMITH, b. September 26, 1813.

vi. CATHERINE ANNA SMITH, b. April 12, 1815.

vii. AMANDA SMITH, b. August 15, 1816.

viii. RHODA SMITH, b. September 24, 1818.

ix. HEZEKIAH CARY SMITH, b. May 15, 1821; d. August 20, 1894.

7. RHODA ALLISON3 SMITH (PETER2, HEZEKIAH1) was born October 27, 1801, and died October 09, 1840 in Richmond, Ind. She married WILLIAM LINDSEY March 06, 1840 in Richmond, Ind. He was born December 24, 1795 in Lincoln Co., NC and died May 07, 1876.

Photograph of Wm. Lindsay

More About WILLIAM LINDSEY:

 1: After Rhoda's death, he moved to Dayton, later to Donnelsville, Clark Co., OH

 2: second wife. Harriet Overton

 3: third wife. Emeline Wilkinson

 4: 1849- Dr. Lindsey was Justice of the Peace in Clark Co., OH

 5: Wm. died in West Alexandria, Preble Co., OH

 

Children of RHODA SMITH and WILLIAM LINDSEY are:

i. CATHERINE VANDYKE4 LINDSEY, b. February 27, 1821; d. 1890, Ohio; m. CHAS. GAYLORD, October 27, 1842.

ii. ELIZA ANN LINDSEY, b. October 24, 1822; m. JOHN WESLEY DEFREES, October 19, 1841, Champaign Co., OH.

iii. MARY JANE LINDSEY, b. April 11, 1824; m. July 12, 1842, Miami Co., OH, JAMES WATSON TULLIS, M.D., B. 1819, son of JOHN THOMPSON TULLIS, b. 1794, Georgetown, Franklin Co., KY and m. in 1816, MARGARET McMILLEN MURREY, B. 1796.

iv. LAFAYETTE LINDSEY, b. April 08, 1826.

v. REBECCA LINDSEY, b. November 08, 1828; m. JEREMIAH WILLIAMS, April 27, 1837, Miami Co., OH.

vi. ELEANORE LINDSEY, b. March 01, 1830; m. WILLIAM HENDERSON MATCHETT.

 

More About WILLIAM HENDERSON MATCHETT:

 1: Medical Doctor

 

vii. DEWITT CLINTON LINDSEY, b. April 19, 1833.

viii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON IRVINE LINDSEY, b. November 29, 1835; m. LETITIA OGLESBY.

ix. EDWIN SMITH BLACKSTONE LINDSEY, b. January 10, 1839; m. KATE MURPHY, November 12, 1862.

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