Descendants of George (Washington?) Smith; he born est 1748; lived late 1700's at Mercer County, Kentucky; died 1810 at St. Louis County, Missouri. He had two wives, Jerusha and Mary, and a reported relationship with a Leah (Leannah) Ruth that apparently produced two children (Eli and Elizabeth?). Some of this family may have lived at Shelby County, Kentucky sometime during the period 1790-1816.
For the present, this page will be more of a working document, added to as I find more information, but not polished or organized into a final form. Also, my initial concern is with the period of residence in Missouri and after. Whatever went on in Kentucky and Virginia is another project.
I am still trying to decipher the geography of exactly where the Smith, Patton and related families lived in Missouri both in historical as well as current context so my understanding and this description are tentative. Many historical records, such as census, specifically give the location where the Smith's lived in from about 1805-1880's as St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. (Note that the City of St. Louis separated from St. Louis County in 1876; St. Louis now is an "independent city." All St. Louis County records prior to 1876 are still held by the City.) Other names mentioned in various records are Bridgeton, St. Ann, Fee Fee, Pattonville and Florissant.
Some descendants to Lincoln County, Missouri.
Some descendants to Montgomery County, Missouri. (TBA)
Research on this family is still continuing and the information is VERY tentative. The following is a 4-generation list of descendants George Smith based on information we currently have from various reports. We are still seeking primary sources. Not certain which children by which wife. Reportedly Eli and Eliza were children by Leah (Leannah) Ruth.
Descendants of George Smith 1. George Smith (b.Est 1748;d.1810-,St. Louis Co.,MO) sp: Jerusha (Smith) Mrs. (b.Est 1750;m.Est 1770) >Following children probably by Jerusha 2. Catharine Smith 2. George W. Smith Jr. (b.Abt 1772-<,Somerset,New Jersey>;d.Aft 1816-,St. Louis Co.,MO) sp: Mary Fulkerson (b.1776-,Somerset Co.,New Jersey;m.18 Feb 1794;d.Aft 1845-,St. Louis Co.,Missouri) 3. William Smith (b.24 Apr 1797-,Mercer Co.,KY;d.24 May 1872-Cedar Township,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Nancy Ellis (b.26 Feb 1803-,St. Louis Co.,MO;m.29 Oct 1818;d.1 May 1876-,Boone Co.,MO) 4. Hiram Smith (b.18 Aug 1819-,Boone Co.,MO;d.17 Oct 1890-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Mary Ann Hubbard (b.17 Jan 1824-,Boone Co.,MO;m.19 Dec 1844;d.5 Oct 1908-,Boone Co.,MO) 4. Peter Ellis Smith (b.28 Mar 1821-,Boone Co.,MO;d.7 Jul 1882-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Nancy Moseley (b.15 Mar 1827-MO;m.26 Feb 1846;d.6 Apr 1872-Boone,MO) sp: Lorinda J. (Crobarger) Wheeler (m.26 Jul 1874) 4. James Smith (b.27 Feb 1823-,Boone Co.,MO;d.26 May 1900-(of),Audrain Co.,MO) sp: Nancy Harrison (b.1833-,,MO;m.12 Aug 1856;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Audrain Co.,MO) 4. George Smith (b.29 Jan 1825-Cedar Township,Boone Co.,MO;d.5 Sep 1872-Colorado Springs,,CO) sp: Nancy Melvina Coons (b.1832-,Montgomery Co.,KY;m.Bef 1851;d.5 Sep 1873-,Boone Co.,MO) 4. Nancy Smith (b.Est 1826-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Davidson Barnes (b.Est 1820-,,KY;m.25 Nov 1845) sp: (Son) Schultz (b.Est 1820) 4. Mary Ann Smith (b.31 Jan 1828-Cedar Township,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Joseph M. Coons (b.Est 1825;m.10 Nov 1852) 4. John Ellis Smith (b.15 Oct 1830-,Boone Co.,MO;d.14 May 1889-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Mary Jane Boyd (b.1 Nov 1834-,,MO;m.9 Oct 1856;d.12 Dec 1901-,Boone Co.,MO) 4. William Pettis Smith (b.1833-,Boone Co.,MO;d.6 Feb 1908) sp: Mary E. Collins (b.1839-,,MO;m.16 Dec 1869) 4. Minerva Jane Smith (b.21 Feb 1836-,Boone Co.,MO;d.1876-,Audrain Co.,MO) sp: John Garrison Wilfley (b.4 Feb 1833-,Callaway Co.,MO;m.23 Mar 1857;d.2 Mar 1895-,Audrain Co.,MO) 4. Francis Marion "Frank" Smith (b.18 Feb 1840-,,MO;d.28 Sep 1921-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Hattie J. Pearson (b.14 Jun 1843;m.14 Sep 1864;d.27 May 1906-,Boone Co.,MO) 4. Sarah E. "Sallie" Smith (b.1842-,Boone Co.,MO;d.Abt 1873-,Boone Co.,MO) sp: Tyre M. Roberts (b.1840-,,MO;m.9 Apr 1863;d.1880) 3. George Washington Smith (b.Abt 1799-<,Mercer,Kentucky>;d.Aft 1882-(of),,Arkansas) 3. Artemisa Smith (b.Abt 1801-<,,Missouri>;d.1844/1850-,Jefferson,Missouri) sp: Christopher Shoults (b.1803;m.6 Aug 1829) 3. Amanda Smith (b.Abt 1803-<,,Missouri>;d.Bef 1839-,,Missouri) sp: Henry B. Votaw (b.Est 1800;m.Est 1825) 3. Permelia Smith (b.Abt 1805-<,,Missouri>) 3. Hiram Smith (b.1805-<,,Missouri>) sp: Mary A. Schultz (b.Est 1820;m.29 Oct 1840) 3. Mary Smith (b.Abt 1807-<,,Missouri>) 3. Isaphena Smith (b.Cal 1809/1810-<,,Missouri>;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) sp: Andrew Kelso (b.1802-,,KY;m.11 Mar 1830;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Mary Ann Kelso (b.Cal 1830-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. George W. Kelso (b.Cal 1834/1835-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Andrew Jackson Kelso (b.Cal 1839/1840-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. James P. Kelso (b.Cal Mar 1850-,Jefferson Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 3. Nancy Smith (b.Abt 1809-<,,Missouri>) 3. Angelica Smith (b.Cal 1817/1818-,,Missouri;d.Aft 1882-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) sp: William Piatt (Pyatt) (b.Cal 1812/1813;m.13 Sep 1838;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. John F. Piatt (Pyatt) (b.Cal 1839/1840-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850) 4. Frederick Piatt (Pyatt) (b.Cal 1842/1843-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Nancy I/J Piatt (Pyatt) (b.Cal 1844/1845-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 3. Lucinda Jane Smith (b.10 Apr 1822-,St. Louis Co.,MO;d.13 Jan 1878-,Jefferson Co.,MO) sp: Willis Henry Bittick (b.Est 1820-,,MO;m.Est 1839) 4. Jane A Bittick (b.Cal 1840/1841-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. William P. Bittick (b.Cal 1842/1843-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Hiram J. Bittick (b.Cal 1844/1845-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Oliver Bittick (b.Cal 1847/1848-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Thomas Bittick (b.Cal 1850/1851-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1870-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Willis A Bittick (b.Cal 1852/1853-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1870-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Solomon Bittick (b.Cal 1854/1855-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1870-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 4. Frederick Bittick (b.Cal 1860/1861-,,MO;d.Aft Jun 1870-(of),Jefferson Co.,MO) 2. Pamelia Smith 2. Robecca (Rebecca?) Smith 2. Nancy Smith (b.1785) >Following children probably by Mary 2. Levi Smith (b.Cal 1797-,,KY;d.1851) sp: UNKNOWN 3. John A. Smith (b.Cal 1821/1822-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Jackson Co.,MO) sp: Cornelia Francis Piant (Pyant) (b.Cal 1837/1838-,,MO;m.10 May 1853;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Jackson Co.,MO) 4. William R. Smith (b.Cal 1856/1857-,,MO;d.Aft Jul 1880-(of),Jackson Co.,MO) 4. Annetta V. "Nellie" ("Nettie"?) Smith (b.Cal 1866/1867-,,MO;d.Aft Jul 1880-(of),Jackson Co.,MO) 4. Lillian A. Smith (b.Cal 1870/1871-,,MO;d.Aft Jul 1880-(of),Jackson Co.,MO) 3. James M. C. Smith (b.12 Feb 1825-St. Louis,,MO;d.26 Jan 1892-,Montgomery Co.,MO) sp: Mary Ann Katherine Walton (b.28 Dec 1836-St. Louis,,MO;m.Abt 1851;d.21 Jan 1927-,Montgomery Co.,MO) 4. Levi Smith (b.1853-,,MO;d.Aft 1927) 4. Elizabeth Smith (b.1854-<,,Mo>;d.Aft 1927) sp: Robert L. Cole (b.Est 1850;m.Est 1875) 4. Louisa Smith (b.1856-
;d.Aft 1927) sp: Benjamin "Ben" Latta (b.Cal 1849/1850-,,IN;m.Est 1872;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Montgomery Co.,MO) 4. George Washington Smith (b.14 Mar 1858-,St. Louis Co.,MO;d.25 Mar 1925-,Pike Co.,MO) sp: Sarah Isabelle "Belle" Shuck (b.5 Jan 1863-Hurricane Twp.,LC,MO;m.2 Dec 1880;d.13 Feb 1934-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Charles Smith (b.1860- ) 4. Mariah Smith (b.1863- ) sp: Joseph Cobb (b.1860/1861;m.Est 1885;d.Aft Jun 1920) 4. Fredrick Peter Smith (b.21 Feb 1867-,,MO;d.18 Mar 1912-,Montgomery Co.,MO) sp: Elmira Jane Painter (b.28 Jun 1866-,Montgomery Co.,MO;m.22 Mar 1892;d.29 Jun 1933-,Montgomery Co.,MO) 3. Permelia Smith (b.Cal 1831/1832-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) sp: Maria (Mariah) Patton (b.Cal 1816/1817-,,VA;m.5 Nov 1839;d.Aft Jun 1880-St. Ferdinand Township (of),St. Louis Co.,MO) 3. Louisa J. Smith (b.Cal 1841/1842-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) sp: Joseph Ciyon (b.Cal 1837/1838-,,MO;m.22 Apr 1875;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),St. Louis Co.,MO) 4. Frederick Ciyon (b.Cal 1877/1878-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),St. Louis Co.,MO) 3. Ellen Agnes Smith (b.1 Oct 1842-,,MO;d.4 Dec 1885-,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Cornelius "Neal" Shuck (b.5 Jun 1840-,,MO;m.17 Apr 1866;d.25 Dec 1928-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Lydia Shuck (b.12 Feb 1867-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.2 Feb 1899-(presumed),Lincoln or Pike Co.,MO) sp: Cramer Andrew Sitton (b.Cal 1862/1863-,,MO;m.11 Oct 1893) 4. Maria Ann Shuck (b.5 May 1868;d.4 Nov 1927) sp: Charles Thomas Argent (b.1866;m.11 Sep 1892) 4. Laura Virginia Shuck (b.24 Apr 1870-Hurricane Twp.,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.13 Dec 1918-,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: John William Overall (b.27 Sep 1869-,,MO;m.11 Sep 1892;d.11 Apr 1946-Brussels,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Daniel Shuck (b.28 May 1872;d.Infant) 4. Hattie M. or Missourie H. Shuck (b.9 Nov 1873;d.27 Aug 1874-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Carrie A. Shuck (b.1 Mar 1875-Hurricane Twp.,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.8 Jun 1934-,,MO) sp: Perry Hense (Henderson) Park (b.3 Sep 1853-,,MO;m.Dec 1903;d.22 Aug 1940-Corso,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Levi Robert Shuck (b.4 Oct 1877-Dameron,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.24 Jul 1951-,,MO) 4. Sarah Shuck (b.23 Apr 1879;d.5 Aug 1907-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Mollie McClure Shuck (b.10 Feb 1884-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.13 Sep 1970-Silex-Rosedale Home,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: John William Overall (b.27 Sep 1869-,,MO;m.9 Aug 1924(Div);d.11 Apr 1946-Brussels,Lincoln Co.,MO) 3. Laura Smith (b.Cal 1844/1845-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) 3. Joseph S. Smith (b.Cal 1845/1846-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) 3. Daniel M. Smith (b.Cal 1846/1847-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) 3. Jerusha Smith (b.Cal Dec 1849-St. Ferdinand Township,St. Louis Co.,MO) 2. James Smith (b.1 Jun 1799-,Shelby Co.,KY;d.1 Apr 1867-,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Elizabeth Ellis (b.20 Dec 1802-Holston River (near),,TN;m.1819;d.8 Mar 1877-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 3. George Smith (b.28 Sep 1821;d.Child) 3. Mary J. Smith (b.10 Oct 1823-St. Louis,,MO;d.27 Mar 1879) sp: John Gibson Barnes (b.Cal 1820/1821-,,KY;m.22 Dec 1840) 4. Elizabeth A. Barnes (b.1842-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.5 May 1907-(probably),Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Columbus "Uncle Lum" Eastin (b.3 Jun 1836-,,MO;m.2 Mar 1859) 4. James Barnes (b.1844-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Mary Ellen "Ellen" Barnes (b.1846-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Deceased) 4. Frances "Fannie" Barnes (b.Cal 1848-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Deceased) 4. John M. Barnes (b.1854-Calumet,Pike Co.,MO;d.Deceased) 4. Willilam D. "Will" Barnes (b.1857-Calumet,Pike Co.,MO;d.Deceased) 3. Levi Marion Smith (b.8 Nov 1825-Bridgeton,St. Louis Co.,MO;d.Aft 1883) sp: Narcissa Bradford Nelson (b.Est 1827;m.28 Dec 1848;d.1883/1885) 4. Mary J. Smith (b.Cal Nov 1849-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1850) sp: John A. Wirick (b.Oct 1843-,Adams Co.,PA;m.30 Sep 1873) 4. James T. Smith (b.Est 1852-,,MO) 4. J. D. B. L. Smith (b.Est 1854-,,MO) sp: Jennie M. Drake (b.Est 1840/1850;m.25 Mar 1885) 3. Nancy Keziah Smith (b.18 Nov 1827-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.1866) sp: John Peter Martin (b.1838-,,MO;m.19 Feb 1847) 4. Lottie Martin (b.Est 1850) 4. William H. Martin (b.May 1859-,,MO) 3. Abraham Francis "Abram" Smith (b.Jan 1830-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.12 Jun 1831-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 3. James McAllister Smith (b.1833-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.4 Mar 1886-Hurricane Twp.,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Alzina Elizabeth Jamison (b.Abt 1836-,Pike Co.,MO;m.1861;d.Abt 1863) 4. Elizabeth Catherine "Betty Kate" Smith (b.Est 1861/1866) sp: Tabitha Cumi Watts (b.2 Jun 1847-,Amherst Co.,VA;m.7 Feb 1869;d.11 Nov 1927-Waukegan,Lake Co.,IL) 4. Emma J. Smith (b.23 Apr 1869-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jul 1926) sp: (Son) Brown (b.Est 1867) 4. Frances Ann "Fannie" Smith (b.23 Oct 1871-Hurricane Twp.,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.25 Jun 1926-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: William Linn Jamison (b.29 Jan 1873;m.15 Jan 1891;d.10 Apr 1944-(presumed),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Mary V. Smith (b.1 Feb 1873-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jul 1926) sp: (Son) Davis (b.Est 1870) 4. James William Smith (b.20 Oct 1875-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jul 1926) 4. Martha E. Smith (b.11 Nov 1877-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft 1966) sp: (Son) Brown (b.Est 1875) 4. Jerusha Green Smith (b.3 Nov 1882-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.14 Mar 1922-Fulton,Callaway Co.,MO) 3. Elizabeth Jerusha Smith (b.9 Sep 1835-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.26 May 1910-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Taylor Basye Green Rev. (b.Dec 1828-,,VA;m.18 Feb 1855;d.15 Mar 1903-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Anna Elizabeth Green (b.27 Jul 1856-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.2 Dec 1891-,Pike Co.,MO) sp: Jeptha Baldwin Jeans (b.12 Nov 1856;d.Bef 1946) 4. Harriet "Hattie" Belle Green (b.25 Feb 1864-,,MO;d.11 May 1959) sp: William Lee Shuck (b.22 Jul 1864-,Lincoln Co.,MO;m.14 Oct 1896;d.21 Aug 1943-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. James Moses Green (b.8 May 1869-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.24 Jan 1934-San Antonio,,TX) 3. Ellen Frances Smith (b.14 Nov 1836-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.29 Jul 1844-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 3. Martha A. Maria "Mattie" Smith (b.Dec 1839-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Erasmus A. Townsley (b.Cal 1826/1827-,,OH;m.27 Dec 1859;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. James Lee Townsley (b.Cal 1860/1861-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Bettie P. Townsley (b.Cal 1861/1862-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Stonewall Jackson Townsley (b.6 Mar 1872-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.8 Aug 1873-,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Louise "A. L. E." Townsley (b.Sep 1876-,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.Aft Jun 1880-(of),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Charles H. Townsley (b.Dec 1882-,,TX) 3. William Noah Smith (b.18 May 1842-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.28 Dec 1881) sp: Alice Mildred Sanders (b.17 Mar 1853-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO;m.1 Mar 1868;d.4 Jan 1924-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Thomas King Claiborne Jackson Lee Smith (b.8 Nov 1869-Paynesville,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.1958) sp: Catherine Long (b.Est 1873) 4. Bettie Lee Smith (b.14 Apr 1871-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.29 Dec 1946-Nampa Canyon,,ID) sp: James Moses Green (b.27 Dec 1858-Amissville,Rapahannock Co.,VA;m.29 Dec 1886) 4. Nellie Smith (b.14 Apr 1871-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Lee Brown (b.Cal 1868-,,MO;m.13 Apr 1889) 4. Adda Amelia "Addie" Smith (b.25 Mar 1873-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) sp: Joseph F. Long (b.Est 1870;m.Mar 1895) 4. Dollie Smith (d.Deceased) sp: (Son) Green 4. Hattie Price Smith (b.5 Mar 1875/1876-Hurricane,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.25 Jul 1962) sp: William David Weeks (b.1 Nov 1871-,,MO;m.29 Jul 1896;d.24 Jun 1950-Elsberry,Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Charles "Charlie" Smith (b.21 Jul 1877-Hurricane,Lincoln Co.,MO;d.May 1881-(probably),Lincoln Co.,MO) 4. Eliza Smith 2. Jerusha Smith >Following children probably by Leah (Leannah) Ruth 2. Eli Smith (b.Cal 1805-,,KY;d.Aft Jun 1860-St. Ferdinand Township (of),St. Louis Co.,MO) 2. Elizabeth Smith (b.Abt 1806) sp: Mary (Smith) Mrs. sp: Leah (Leannah) Ruth (m.Not Married)
1. Copied from page 697, History of Boone County, Missouri (1882): "William Smith was the son of George W. Smith, of Kentucky. He was born on his father's farm in Mercer county, Kentucky, April 24, 1797. He was the eldest of three sons and four daughters. Of these one son and three daughters are now living: Washington in Arkansas, Mrs. Shoultz in Boone county, Mrs. Piatt in St. Louis county, Mrs. Graves in Texas. William came with his father to St. Louis county, Missouri, in 1816, where the elder Smith lived until his death. In 1818 William came to Boone county in company with Peter Ellis, Sr., whose eldest daughter he married October 29, 1818. This was the first marriage ever celebrat- ed within the bounds of what now constitutes Boone county, then part of Howard county. Ten children were born of this marriage, seven sons and three daughters. They lived to see all their children grown, married and settled, most of them within a few miles of the old home. After his marriage Mr. Ellis moved to Callaway, where he remained seven years. In 1827 he returned to Boone county and settled on the land now owned and occupied by his son, F.W. Smith. In 1842 he built a large brick dwel- ling in which he lived and died, his death occuring May 24, 1872. Mrs. Smith died May 1, 1876. Mr. Smith was a zealous member of the Methodist church. For twenty-five years his large mansion was used as a place for holding religious services. He was an enterprising, thrifty, public- spirited citizen, doing all in his power to promote every enterprise that was calculated to benefit his people. He was an active, zealous worker in the cause of education and gave liberal support to every scheme looking to a higher and better system of public education. He subscribed largely to the State University and lived to see and realize the fruits of his generosity. Although his life was spent in retire- ment, he left a name and reputation that will ever survive him. He was a good man and a useful citizen."There are a few discrepancies in this passage:2. The following excerpts were copied from the 28 Jul 1954 issue of the Missourian Farm and Home: "135 Years of Boone County Smiths. In an area where 150 years of history takes one back to a wooded countryside sparsely populated with Indians and French trappers, few families can trace their ancestry back more than 100 years. But Harold and Miss Arlin Smith, Englewood, still live on the land their great-grandfather, William Smith, homesteaded here in 1818, three years before the "birth" of Boone County. Their grandfather, Hiram, was the first white child born in what is now Boone County. Their great-grandfather, William, helped their great-great grandfather (Peter Ellis) bring the first keel boat up the Missouri River, built the first brick house in that part of the county, and established the first country school in the county; while a great-uncle, Frank Smith, estab- lished the town of Englewood. Harold and Arlin are all that remains of a family which 75 years ago numbered more than a score and owned nearly 1.500 acres of farm land, including what is now Englewood. Though some of the family landmarks have disappeared, others -- Smith's Chapel and Smith's School -- are still standing, though they have been deserted for over a decade. They still live in the house their grandfather built for his bride in 1844. The story of the Smith family begins in 1818, when William, age 21, came here in a group headed by Peter Ellis, in the first keelboat to come up the Missouri River. Shortly after his arrival, Oct. 29, 1818, he married Ellis' oldest daughter, Nancy, and started housekeeping in a log house just a few feet from where the Smith house now stands. I can remember the house, said Arlin. It was still standing when I was a little girl. We used to play house in it. She added that the house, composed to two rooms with one-half story above, was torn down while she was still a child. Hiram was born there Aug. 18, 1819, the first of William's 11 children. The Smiths still have the weathered family Bible that he brought from Mercer County, Kentucky, but it contains the birth dates of only six of the children. "I guess he got tired of writing," said Arlin. In 1844, William built an eight-room brick house to hold his growing family. The clay was dug on the property, and the brick burned in a kiln there. In Col. Switzler's History of Boone County in 1882, the house was called a "mansion." Nothing remains now but a pile of foundation rock. During the 1930's, the government bought 16 farms in the Smith's School District, one of which included the mansion, as part of the Cedar Creek Pasture Improvement Association. The house was torn down and the foundation bulldozed out and pushed into a pile. Hiram moved into the house where the Smiths now live Dec. 19, 1844, shortly after he married Miss Mary Hubbard of Pierpoint. The house has since had a few rooms and a porch added, one chimney was torn down, but the rest of the house, with 16-inch-thick log walls, remains almost as it was in 1844. Some articles of furniture with which their grandmother started house- keeping are still being used by the Smiths. The bell which (use) to call Hiram in from the field still stands in the yard, as do several iris beds planted over a century ago. A dog and cat drink form a hollowed-out stone once used as a wash-basin. Arlin recently baked a batch of cornbread in a cast-iron oven handed down five generations on her grandmother's side. Smith's Chapel was built in 1876, the same year that William Smith died. Land for the Chapel was donated by the father of Charles Hendricks, 88, to whom the land automatically returned when the church closed in 1938. Until the chapel opened, William, a devout Methodist, had held religious services in his house for 25 years. ....a consolidation of the district with Ashland brought it (Smith's school) [to a] close in 1941 after educating three generations of Smith's. Since the Smith family donated the land upon which to build the school, the land returned to the family when it closed. The land and the schoolhouse now belong to a cousin, Ernest Smith, who lives in California. The present town of Englewood got its start from a store and black- smith shop which Frank Smith, youngest son of William, built at the corner of his farm about 1891. Frank became the town's first post- master, and was for many years a County Judge." 3. Have also seen the location of his marriage given as St. Charles co., MO.
- "He [William] was the eldest of three sons and four daughters." I show twelve children, nine girls, three boys listed. The will of George Washington Smith, Jr. names three sons and eight daughters, one of whom (Amanda Votaw) was deceased.
- "Ten children were born of this marriage [William Smith and Nancy Ellis, October 29, 1818], seven sons and three daughters." I show eleven children: Hiram, Peter, James, George, Nancy, Mary Ann, John, William, Minerva, Francis Marion and Sarah.
- "F.W. Smith" Should be F. M. Smith for Francis Marion Smith.
SOURCES INCLUDE: History of Boone County, Missouri (1882). Wilfley, Frank. Wilfley-Pindall, p. 368. 1850 and 1860 Boone co., MO census. Gen. Soc. Cent. MO Reporter Quarterly 13(3):83-85. by Debbie Schmidt)
William Smith and many descendants are buried at the New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery at Ashland, Boone County, Missouri. There is extensive information about them at findagrave.com including extended family linkages. Start with: William Smith (1797-1872) at Findagrave.com
US Census 1830 - Missouri - St. Louis County - St. Ferdinand Township - Page 291 Smith, Levi: 123456789 M: 0200010000000 F: 1100010000000 (1) < 5 (6) 30 - < 40 (11) 80 - < 90 (2) 5 - < 10 (7) 40 - < 50 (12) 90 - < 100 (3) 10 - < 15 (8) 50 - < 60 (13) 100+ (4) 15 - < 20 (9) 60 - < 70 (5) 20 - < 30 (10) 70 - < 80 Family list: son 1820-1825 son 1820-1825 daughter 1820-1825 daughter 1825-1830 female 1790-1800 male 1790-1800 US Census 1840 - Missouri - St. Louis County - St. Ferdinand Township - Page 236 Smith, Levi: 123456789 M: 0002001000000 F: 0021100000000 Coding same as 1830. Family list: son 1820-1825 son 1820-1825 daughter 1820-1825 daughter 1825-1830 daughter 1825-1830 (not listed in 1830 census, poss. Permelia/Pamela b. 1831/2) female 1810-1820 male 1790-1800 Second wife Mariah was b. 1816/1817 (age 23 in 1840). Levi age 43 b. 1797. FS-IGI online: Levi SMITH [married] Maria PATTON 5 Nov 1839 Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Batch M515691, Source Call No. 0469561 (Marriage records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965). 1850 St. Louis County Census 82nd District, Page 455 Enumerated August 16, 1850 Ancestry.com Image 129 Levi Smith 53 MW Farmer Kentucky Mariah 33 FW Virginia John [A] 28 MW Farmer Missouri  James 24 MW Farmer Missouri Pamela? 18 FW Missouri [Permelia?] ******************************************************************* Louisa J. 8 FW Missouri Ellen 6 FW Missouri Louria 5 FW Missouri Joseph S. 4 MW Missouri Daniel M.? 3 MW Missouri [Samuel?] Gerusha? 6/12 FW Missouri [Jerusha?] Eli Smith 45 MW Missouri Bellefontaine Cemetery Smith Plot: Andrew M. Smith died August 1, 1855 William G. Fennimore died April 14, 1856 George Taylor Smith died August 17, 1859 Levi T. Smith died March 2, 1861 Charles B. Smith died December 18, 1861 Henry W. Smith died March 22, 1870 George E. Morgan died June 21, 1880 Ella S. Morgan died January 28, 1883 Susanna F. Smith died April 13, 1887 Horace H. Morgan died March 13, 1893 Henry W. Smith died December 29, 1897 Theodore H. Tyndale died November 7, 1917 Thomas W. [U.] Gaynor died January 13, 1920 Jessie L. Gaynor died February 22, 1921 Elliott T. Morgan died October 23, 1924 Susanne F. Tyndale died June 19, 1928 US Census 1860 - Missouri - St. Louis County - St. Ferdinand Township - Page 1080 Ancestry.com Township Image 50/120 08 284 280 John A Smith 27 M (Mo) Farmer 09 Cornelia " 22 F " 10 William " 3 M " 11 285 281 Ely Smith 70 " " Farmer 12 John Duncan 24 " Ireland Farm Hand 13 286 282 John Piant 37 M Mo Farmer 14 Louisa " 28 F " 15 William " 4 M " 16 Eliza " 8 F " 17 Malvina " 6 " " 18 Emma " 1 " " US Census 1870 - Missouri - St. Louis County - St. Ferdinand Township - Page 350 Ancestry.com Township Image 107/181 10 719 719 Smith John A 40 M W Farmer (Misouri) 11 " Cornelia 38 F W Housekeeping " 12 " William 10 M W " 13 " Nellie 3 F W " 14 Tyson Paul 15 M W Laborer " 15 Levenson? Mary 19 F W Servant " Tyson family listed preceding lines US Census 1870 - Missouri - St. Louis County - St. Ferdinand Township - Page 350 Ancestry.com Township Image 107/181 26 722 742 Smith Mary 54 F W (Housekeeping) Virginia 27 " Louisa 25 F W At home Missouri 28 " Laura 19 M W " " 26* s/b Maria or Mariah 28* Sex DOES say "M" 29 Crow Joseph 32 M W Farmer " 30 Watts Levi 23 M W Laborer " 31 Telle Andrew 11 M W " 32 Steffen Virginia 14 F B Servant " 33 Pape William 26 M W Stone Mason " US Census 1880 - LDS Transcript CD's Census Place: Washington, Jackson, Missouri Source: FHL Film 1254694 National Archives Film T9-0694 Page 243A Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace John A. SMITH Self M M W 54 MO Occ: Farmer Fa: KY Mo: MO Cornelia F. SMITH Wife F M W 40 MO Occ: Keeping House Fa: MO Mo: VA William R. SMITH Son M S W 22 MO Occ: Farmer Fa: MO Mo: MO Annetta V. SMITH Dau F S W 12 MO Occ: Student Fa: MO Mo: MO Lillian A. SMITH Dau F S W 9 MO Occ: Student Fa: MO Mo: MO FS-IGI online: John Smith married Cornelia Francis Pyant 10 May 1853 Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri Batch M515694 John Piant married married Louisa Watts 11 Jun 1850 St. Louis, Missouri Film Number 1903842 [Official temple record for deceased individuals, 1991-1996] LDS Ancestral File shows John B. Piant (AFN: 11D0-LL5) b. 3 Jan 1820, s/o Peter Piant and Elizabeth Creely; 6 children of John Piant and Louisa Watts. US Census 1880 - LDS Transcript CD's: Census Place: St. Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri Source: FHL Film 1254715 National Archives Film T9-0715 Page 187B Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Joseph CIYON Self M M W 42 MO Occ: Farmer Fa: MO Mo: MO Louise CIYON Wife F M W 35 MO Occ: Keeping House Fa: MO Mo: MO Frederick J. CIYON Son M S W 2 MO Fa: MO Mo: MO Maria SMITH MotherL F W W 58 VA [b. 1822] Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO John PATTON Uncle M S W 46 VA [b. 1834] Fa: VA Mo: VA Pamelia WATTS Niece F S W 26 MO [b. 1853/4] Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO Paul TESSON Other M S W 23 MO Occ: Laborer Fa: MO Mo: MO Looks like John Patton would have been brother of Maria Patton Smith; Actual blood Uncle to Maria's daughter Louise Smith Ciyon; uncle-in-law to Joseph Ciyon - unless there's another connection. Therefore, brother to Maria Patton Smith. I checked the actual schedule; does give Maria's parents as born "MO" which follows a long line of previous entries born MO; prob. transcription error of census taker; I believe Maria's parents were born in VA. FS-IGI online: Joseph CIYON [married] Louisa SMITH 22 Apr 1875 Saint Louis, St Louis Missouri. Batch M515699, Source Call No. 0528180 (Marriage records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965).
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