Arthur P. Smith1

b. November 1849, d. 9 August 1905
Birth*November 1849Arthur P. Smith was born in November 1849 in Vermont.1
Marriage*31 January 1889He married, as her first husband, Emma Halsey Gilbert on 31 January 1889 in Los Angeles County, California.2,1,3
Death*9 August 1905He died on 9 August 1905 in Orange County, California, at age 551
Burial* and was buried in Plot W-23-4 of Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Orange County.1

Family

Emma Halsey Gilbert b. 11 May 1866, d. 13 Sep 1933
Child1.Seth A. Smith4 b. Jul 1895

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur P. Smith, Memorial# 10212244. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma Halsey (Gilbert) Carner, Memorial# 207614875.
  3. [S1726] California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Arthur P. Smith and Emma H. Gilbert on 31 January 1889 in Los Angeles, California, USA, referencing California Department of Public Health, courtesy of www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images. Hereinafter cited as California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur P. and Emma Smith, Year: 1900; Census Place: Westminster, Orange, California; Roll: 95; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0142; FHL microfilm: 1240095. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Asa Smith1

b. 29 September 1833, d. 11 February 1917
Birth*29 September 1833Asa Smith was born on 29 September 1833 in New York.1,2,3
Marriage*14 October 1861He married Mary A. Bolton on 14 October 1861.4,1,3
Civil War (U.S.)*29 August 1864He enlisted during the Civil War on 29 August 1864 in Company H, Wisconsin Regiment.3
Civil War (U.S.)26 June 1865He was made a Corporal on 22 May 1865 and honorably discharged on 26 June 1865.3
(Husband) Death1915Asa became a widower when Mary A. Bolton Smith died in 1915 at about age 77.4
Death*11 February 1917He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 11 February 1917 at the home he shared with his son, Warren, about twelve miles southwest of Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas. The local newspaper reported Asa's death the following day, stating he had committed suicide by shooting himself with a .32 caliber revolver, and that despondency was given as the motive. He was 83 years of age.1,3
Burial*He was buried with his wife in Elm Grove Cadmus Cemetery, Cadmus, Linn County.1

Family

Mary A. Bolton b. 1838, d. 1915
Children1.Nellie G. Smith1,4,3 b. 4 Dec 1870, d. 11 Nov 1963
2.Warren Smith1,3 b. 11 Dec 1876

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Asa Smith, Memorial# 98429622. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Asa and Mary A. Smith, Year: 1880; Census Place: Linn, Kansas; Roll: 386; Page: 118A; Enumeration District: 131. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2172] Asa Smith of Linn County, Kansas 1917 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Parker Message, (Parker, Kansas), Friday, 23 February 1917, page 4, suicide death on 11 February 1917 of Asa Smith, Kansas pioneer, widower, age 83, took his own like by shooting himself in the head with a 32-caliber revolver; lived with son Warren and his wife; Asa born in New York on 29 September 1833; married Mary Bolton on 14 October 1861 and they moved to Kansas in 1865; served in Civil War. Hereinafter cited as Asa Smith of Linn County, Kansas 1917 Obituary.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. Smith, Memorial# 98429635.

Bathsheba Smith1

Marriage Intention*22 February 1823An Intention of Marriage for Bathsheba Smith and Pitts Lincoln was recorded on 22 February 1823 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Her name was recorded as "Bethsheba."1
Marriage18 March 1823She married Pitts Lincoln on 18 March 1823 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Her name was recorded as "Batheba" and the marriage was performed by Nathaniel Britton, Esq.2

Family

Pitts Lincoln
Child1.Mary Jane Lincoln1 b. c 1827

Citations

  1. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Intention of Marriage recorded 22 Feb 1823 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  2. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Beccah Smith1

b. 21 January 1786
Father*Ezra Smith1 b. 29 May 1755, d. 3 Jun 1793
Mother*Abigail Sheldon1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
Birth*21 January 1786Beccah Smith was born on 21 January 1786 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
(Daughter) Death3 June 1793Beccah was only 7 years old when her father Ezra Smith was killed at the raising of a meeting house on 3 June 1793 in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Her mother had died just the year before.3,4

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S484] Seth Chandler, Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882, page 622, his date of death published as 3 Jun 1793.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, recorded his date of death as 13 Jun 1793.

Benjamin Smith1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Martha __?__.1

Family

Elizabeth Heaton b. 5 Mar 1768, d. 15 Oct 1847

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Benton Smith1

b. 1844
Father*Wiley B. Smith1 b. 1825
Mother*Deborah Varner1 b. 1822
Birth*1844Benton Smith was born about 1844 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 18602 July 1860Benton was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 2 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 7 N Range 5 W, Montgomery County, Illinois. He was 16 years old and worked on the family farm.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Wiley and Deborah Smith, Township 7 N Range 5 W, Montgomery, Illinois; Page: 147; Family History Library Film: 803214. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Brandon Smith1

b. 1915
Father*Wilbur L. Smith1 b. 10 Feb 1877, d. 19 Jun 1917
Mother*Josephine I. Standeven1 b. Mar 1883
Birth*1915Brandon Smith was born about 1915 in Oklahoma.1
(Son) Census US 19206 January 1920Brandon was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 in the household of his widowed mother on U Street, Ward 7, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 5 years old and attending school.1

Citations

  1. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Josephine Smith, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 7, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_989; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 78. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

Brandon Davidson Smith1

b. 20 February 1829, d. 26 June 1897
Birth*20 February 1829Brandon Davidson Smith was born on 20 February 1829.1
Marriage*21 October 1875He married Jennie Barnes on 21 October 1875 in Lavaca County, Texas.2,1,3
Death*26 June 1897He died on 26 June 1897 at age 681
Burial* and was buried in Jester Cemetery, Plainview, Greer County, Oklahoma.1

Family

Viginia Annie Barnes b. 4 Aug 1853, d. 19 Jul 1921
Child1.Wilbur L. Smith+1,4 b. 10 Feb 1877, d. 19 Jun 1917

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Brandon Davidson Smith, Memorial# 58092062. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Virginia Annie (Barnes) Smith, Memorial# 58092287.
  3. [S2187] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 October 1875 in Lavaca County, Texas, United States, of B D Smith and Jennie Barnes, referencing FHL Film# 980082. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wilbur Smith, Memorial# 15787113.

Catherine Smith1

Marriage*11 September 1782She married George Rotheram of Crossdrum, County Meath on 11 September 1782 in County Meath, Ireland.1

Family

George Rotheram
Child1.Mary Anne Rotheram+1 b. 1791

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of George Rotheram of Crossdrum, County Meath, and Catherine Smith of the parish of St. Mary's, Drogheda, spinster, dated 11 September 1782. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Charles B. Smith1

b. 1874
Father*Elihu S. Smith1 b. 1852, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*May Higgins1 b. 1849
Birth*1874Charles B. Smith was born about 1874 in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois.2,1
(Son) Deathbefore 1 June 1880Charles was only about six years old when his father died.3
(Nephew) Census US 18804 June 1880Charles was enumerated with his widowed mother on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in the household of his uncle, Peter Higgins, in Precinct 6, Denton County, Texas. Charles was 7 years old and attending school. His maternal grandfather, Jeremiah H. Higgins, also resided with the family. He was 62 years of age and had also been widowed.3
Marriage*14 November 1916He married first, as her third husband, Della M. Goetz, daughter of William Estes and Sarah Ann Matthews, on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. Charles was 35 years of age, and Della reported her age as 27, although she was likely age 33.4
Census US 1920*10 January 1920Della M. and Charles B. Smith were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 10 January 1920 in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. Charles was 47 years of age and worked as a fireman in the railroad shops, and Della was 39 years of age and had no occupation recorded. They owned their home with a mortgage, and they both could read and write. No children were enumerated with the couple in 1920.5
Court Action*2 November 1921Charles filed a divorce action against his wife Della on 2 November 1921 in Flathead County, Montana. The couple had no children.

Charles was represented by an attorney whose petition to the court stated that Charles, the Plaintiff, had always been a dutiful and loving husband to the Defendant; but that the Defendant, unmindful of her marriage obligation, had been guilty of extreme cruelty towards Plaintiff in among other things as follows: "That for more than one year last past Defendant has treated Plaintiff in a cruel and inhuman manner, has repeatedly threatened to kill Plaintiff, to poison him, and to burn the house in which Plaintiff and Defendant were living; that Defendant has inflicted grievous mental suffering upon Plaintiff by a course of conduct towards, and treatment of him that has existed and been persisted in by Defendant for more than one year immediately preceding the commencement of this action, which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness of the Plaintiff, and entirely to defeat the proper and legitimate objects of said marriage, and to render the continuance of the marriage relation between Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually unreasonable and intolerable to the Plaintiff.

"That on or about the 2nd day of November 1921, Defendant quarreled at Plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names, and said to Plaintiff, '(swearing), I'll kill you'; told him that he would have to get breakfast downtown; refused to get breakfast herself, and when Plaintiff attempted to do so, interfered, and prevented Plaintiff from cooking breakfast. That the same thing has happened very many times before, extending over a period of more than one year last past. That it is a matter of almost daily occurrence for Defendant to call Plaintiff a 'son of a .....' and a 'bas....' and other vile and indecent names. That Plaintiff is unable to recall particular dates on which Defendant has reviled him, and called him vile and indecent names because it is a matter of everyday occurrence, extending over a period of more than one year prior to this date.

"That some time, about the month of September, Defendant said to Plaintiff, '(swearing), I'll shoot you', and went and got Plaintiff's rifle, but that Plaintiff got the gun away from her. That for more than one year last past, Defendant has continually quarreled at, reviled, abused, threatened, Plaintiff; and called him vile and indecent names.

"Wherefore: Plaintiff demands judgment against Defendant: that the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between this Plaintiff and Defendant herein be wholly dissolved, and the parties freed from each and every obligation thereunder, and for such other and further relief as to the Court may seem just."

Charles was duly sworn upon oath and deposed, stating that he was the Plaintiff in the action; that he had heard read the foregoing complaint, knew the contents thereof, and that the matters, statements and allegations therein made and set forth were true to his own knowledge, except as to such matters and facts as were therein stated on information and belief, and as those he believed it to be true.

His notarized affidavit was signed by Charles B. Smith on 2 November 1921 and his Complaint filed by the Court on the same day.6
Court Action5 November 1921Charles's wife Della filed her response to his Complaint for divorce through her attorney on 5 November 1921 in Flathead County, Montana. She denied each and every allegation, matter and thing her husband's Complaint alleged, except that they were married in Butte, Montana in 1916, and ever since had been husband and wife; that for more than one year last past they had been bona fide residents of the County of Flathead and State of Montana; and that there were no children born of their marriage.

Her attorney's response to the Court stated that, "The Defendant specifically denies that the Plaintiff has always been a dutiful and loving husband to the Defendant, and specifically denies that the Defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty or any cruelty whatever towards the Plaintiff during the last year, next before the filing of this Complaint, or at any other time; and specifically denies that she has repeatedly or at all threatened to kill the Plaintiff or to poison him or to burn the house of Plaintiff and Defendant; and specifically denies that the Defendant has inflicted grievous mental suffering upon the Plaintiff or any suffering whatever for more than one year last past, or at all; and specifically denies that the Defendant has done or performed any act towards the Plaintiff, whatsoever, that has or would render the continuance of the marriage relation between the Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually unreasonable or intolerable to the Plaintiff, or at all; and specifically denies that on or about the second day of November 1921 the Defendant quarreled at the Plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names or said to the Plaintiff, ''(swearing), I'll kill you', or at any other time, or that the Defendant was guilty of any conduct, whatsoever, similar thereto, or that she at any time during the marriage refused to get breakfast for the Plaintiff or interfered with him, or prevented the Plaintiff from cooking his breakfast; and specifically denies that at any time during the marriage the Plaintiff cooked his breakfast or any other meal unless it might have been on some occasion when the Defendant was sick and unable to arise and perform her usual duties about the house; that the Defendant denies that it was a usual occurrence for the Defendant to call the Plaintiff a 'son of a .....' or a 'bas....' or any other vile and indecent names or at all; the Defendant specifically denies that in the month of September, or at any time, she made use of the expression, '(swearing), I'll shoot you', or any like conversation on her part at that time, or any other time, or that she got the Plaintiff's rifle, or that Plaintiff took his rifle, or any other rifle away from the Defendant at that or any other time; or that Defendant has for more than one year last past or at any other time quarreled at, reviled, abused, or threatened the Plaintiff or called him any vile and indecent names whatsoever.

"Defendant further answering and by way of cross bill complains against the Plaintiff and alleges and avers the facts to be

"First. That Plaintiff and Defendant were intermarried at Butte, Montana on the twelfth day of October 1916 and ever since have been and now are husband and wife.

"Second. That the Plaintiff and Defendant are and for more than one year last past have been bona fide residents of the State of Montana and that the Defendant is the innocent party in this action.

"Third. That there are no children of the issue of said marriage.

"Fourth. That since the marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant and for more than one year last past the Plaintiff has treated the Defendant in a cruel and inhuman manner and particularly at the time and in the following manner, to-wit:

"The Plaintiff is of a quarrelsome nature and turbulent disposition and is a strong and powerful man and habitually strikes, beats, and chokes the Defendant in the most cruel and inhuman manner; that his said conduct for a long period of time and particularly for more than one year last past has been one continuous quarrel at the Defendant and on many occasions during each month he has been guilty of striking, beating, and choking the Defendant and has repeatedly and continuously for the past year threatened to do the Defendant great bodily harm, dangerous to life and on numerous occasions has attempted to carry his threats into execution, and has inflicted serious injuries upon the Defendant and particularly in this, that on the second day of November 1921, the same being the day upon which the Plaintiff filed his Complaint for divorce, the Plaintiff in Whitefish, Montana without any wrong or cause on the part of the Defendant became furiously enraged at the Defendant and struck the Defendant in the face and immediately grabbed the Defendant by the neck and wrenched her to the floor in the most cruel and inhuman manner, inflicting thereby serious injuries to the Defendant's back, causing thereby a severe strain which resulted in excruciating pain to the Defendant, that the defendant believes that the Plaintiff struck her after she was down in a severe and cruel manner but is not positive of said fact for the reason that she became at said time and place unconscious and when she came to, the Plaintiff was leaving the premises and she asked the Plaintiff to get her a doctor as she was suffering intense misery in her back and the Plaintiff said in reply, 'I will not get you a doctor, I'll go to Kalispell and get a divorce from you.' Defendant further states that in the month of October 1921 the Plaintiff without cause or reason on the part of the Defendant became furiously enraged at the Defendant and threw a heavy shoe at her, striking her on the shoulder and inflicting painful injuries upon the Defendant and causing her arm to be black and blue for many days, at said time reviling and cursing the Defendant and threatening if she did or caused the Plaintiff any trouble on account of the said occurrence that he would kill her; Defendant states further that in the month of June 1921 the Plaintiff became furiously enraged at her without any cause or reason on her part and grabbed her in a vicious manner and choked her until she sunk to the floor and told her that he intended to kill her; Defendant further states that particularly in the months of January 1921 and in the months of October and November 1920 the Plaintiff was guilty without any cause or reason on the part of the Defendant of cruelly striking and beating the Defendant and threatening to kill her and that on the various occasions of said striking and beatings before stated he told the Defendant that if she dared to relate these occurrences to the neighbors or any of them that he would shoot her and that the rifle which he kept in the house at all times would be the gun which would do the business, and she furthers states that the particular times and actual cruelty above set forth are only a part of the general cruelty of the Plaintiff towards the Defendant and that the particular dates and times of other cruelties are not known to the Defendant but that the same was almost a continuous and everlasting condition and that she lived in constant fear not only of the beatings and chokings of the Plaintiff but in great fear and dread that he would carry his threats of taking her life into execution.

"Defendant states that the Plaintiff is an able bodied man, regularly employed by the Great Northern Railway Company as a machinist's helper and is earning from one hundred, twenty-five to one hundred, seventy-five dollars per month and has been regularly employed for the past two years.

"Defendant further states that Plaintiff and Defendant are the owners of a piece of residence property in the City of Butte, Montana, the exact numbers being not known to the Defendant, which is free and clear of any debt, lien, or encumbrances of the value of fifteen hundred dollars and that the same is standing in the name of the Plaintiff and that the Plaintiff and Defendant are the owners of a certain five acre tract of land and the dwelling house situate thereupon and the usual household goods therein, all free and clear of any encumbrances, described as follows: commencing at the southeast corner of the Southeast Fourth of the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty-five (25), Township Thirty-one (31), Range Twenty-two (22), thence west forty (40) rods, thence north twenty (20) rods, thence east forty (40) rods, thence south (20) rods to the place of beginning, containing five (5) acres more or less according to the Plat thereof filed for record in the offices of the County Recorder in and for the County of Flathead, State of Montana, standing in the name of Plaintiff and Defendant of the value of two thousand dollars.

"Defendant further states that she is informed and believes and therefor alleges that the Plaintiff has a bank account in the Security State Bank of Whitefish, Montana in which there is standing to his credit the sum of three hundred dollars.

"Defendant further states that the above named properties have been made by the joint efforts and labor of the Plaintiff and Defendant and that during the time of the accumulation of said property by the Plaintiff and Defendant she has done and performed all of her duties as the wife of the Defendant(sic) and has aided him in the accumulation of said property at all times in the way and manner that she should do.

"Defendant further states that she is entirely without means of support for herself or the means with which to pay the necessary expenses of her attorney in this action or the money with which to pay for the filing of the within Answer and that she has been compelled to borrow the necessary money to pay for the filing of this Answer, that she has no property save and except her rights in the property of the Plaintiff and Defendant as hereinbefore set forth. Defendant states that she has been compelled to hire and has hired A. L. Hughes, an attorney at law to represent her in the within action and to secure for her rights as the wife of the Plaintiff at and for the agreed fees of one hundred, fifty dollars and that the same is a reasonable fee for said services.

"Wherefor Defendant prays judgment;

"First. That the Defendant be granted a divorce from the Plaintiff and freed from any further obligations on account of said marriage.

"Second. That the Plaintiff be required to pay to the Defendant the sum of one hundred, fifty dollars as attorney's fees in this cause.

"Third. That the Plaintiff be required to pay the costs of the Defendant incurred in this cause.

"Fourth. That such a part of the within described property of Plaintiff and Defendant be allowed and set apart to the Defendant as shall be equitable and just, and that the Plaintiff be required and adjudged to pay the Defendant such further sums for alimony as to the court may seem meet and proper."

Della was duly sworn and on her oath stated that she was the Defendant in the above action and foregoing answer; that she had read the same and knew its contents, and that the matters and things therein stated were true within her own knowledge except as to such matters as were stated on information and belief and as those matters she believed them to be true.

Her notarized affidavit was signed by Della M. Smith on 5 November 1921 and her Answer filed with the Court on 17 November 1921.6
Court Action17 March 1923Charles filed for divorce a second time from Della on 17 March 1923 in Flathead County, Montana. Nothing appears to have been decided following the first Complaint filed by Charles, and Answer filed by Della, in 1921. Of note however, is when Charles filed the second time his attorney, A. L. Hughes, who had been attorney for the Defendant in 1921, had changed sides and was representing Charles as attorney for the Plaintiff.

After declaring the three points that had previously been agreed to by both parties, that they had married in 1916, stating in 1923 that only Charles, the Plaintiff, had lived in Flathead County, Montana for more than one year prior to the beginning of the Complaint, and that there were no children of the marriage, Charles's 1923 Complaint began by stating:

'That since the marriage plaintiff has treated the defendant with kindness and affection and performed all of his duties as the husband of the defendant and has always furnished the defendant with a good home in which to live, but that the defendant wholly disregarding her duties as the wife of the plaintiff has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards plaintiff by a course of conduct towards and treatment of the plaintiff by the defendant existing and persisted in for a period of one (1) year immediately before the commencement of the action for divorce, which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness with plaintiff, and entirely to defeat the proper and legitimate objects of marriage and to render the continuance of the married relation between plaintiff and defendant perpetually unreasonable and intolerable to the plaintiff particularly in this, to wit:

"That during said time plaintiff without fault of the defendant, and without any reason therefore whatever, has repeatedly threatened to kill the plaintiff, and has repeatedly threatened to poison him and to burn the house in which plaintiff and the defendant were living. That on or about the first of March 1922, the defendant quarreled with the plaintiff without any cause or reason therefore, and without any fault of the plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names and said to him, 'I will kill you, you dam Son of a b....' having in her hand at said time a large club with which defendant struck at the plaintiff and that said club was a dangerous weapon, and refused to prepare any breakfast for the plaintiff and continued to refuse to cook any meals for the plaintiff for a period of two days, and plaintiff was thereby compelled to secure his meals at restaurants in the City of Whitefish, Montana. That said course of conduct on the part of the defendant occurred many times over a period of more than one (1) year last past. That it was a matter of almost daily occurrence for defendant to call the plaintiff a son of a b.... and a dam bas...., and such other vile and indecent names as would not be proper to place in this complaint, and that plaintiff is unable to recall the particular dates on which defendant has reviled, cursed and abused him and called him vile and unspeakable names, because it was a matter of everyday occurrence extending over a period of more than one (1) year prior to this date, and that at one time during said period the defendant in a fit of rage, without cause on the part of the plaintiff, said to the plaintiff, '(cursing), I will shoot you' and went and got plaintiff's rifle and attempted to use the same, and that plaintiff wrested said rifle from the defendant and took the shells out of it and prevented her from doing him at said time great bodily harm.

"Wherefore, Plaintiff demands judgment against the defendant

"First. That the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between this plaintiff and defendant be dissolved, and the plaintiff freed from any other or further obligations on account of said marriage.

:Plaintiff prays for general relief."

Charles, after being duly sworn, gave his oath that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. His affidavit was signed Charles B. Smith and witnessed by his attorney A. L. Hughes on 17 March 1923.6
Court Action27 April 1923A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 27 April 1923 ordering Della to answer to Charles's second Complaint for divorce dated 17 March 1923. On 30 April 1923 it was determined that Della could not be served the Summons because she had moved out of the state of Montana, so it was ordered by the Court that the Summons be made upon the Defendant, Della M. Smith, by publication in the Flathead Monitor, a newspaper published in Kalispell, Montana, and that publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks.6
Court Action8 October 1924Charles submitted a third Complaint for divorce against his wife Della on 8 October 1924 in Flathead County, Montana. His Complaint was prepared by his attorney, A. L. Hughes, and was typed without paragraphs, with little punctuation, and included some typing errors which affected spelling. With our transcription, we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts and correcting errors where we thought appropriate for ease of reading.

As with his first two Court filings for divorce, Charles's Complaint began by establishing that the couple had married in Butte, Montana in 1916, that Charles was and had been, for more than one year next before the filing of this current Complaint, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there were no children born of the marriage. His Complaint additionally stated that Charles was the injured party, and that "Plaintiff complains of the Defendant and for cause of action alleges:

"That since the marriage the Defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards the Plaintiff by a course of conduct towards and treatment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant, existing and persisted in for a period of one year immediately before the commencement of this action for divorce which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness of the Plaintiff and to entirely defeat the proper and legitimate object of marriage, and to render the continuation of the married relation between the Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually, unreasonable and intolerable to the Plaintiff in this to wit:

"That since the marriage of Plaintiff and Defendant, the Defendant has been of a quarrelsome and turbulent disposition quarreling at the Plaintiff almost continuously about the most trivial matters and almost continuously threatening to do the Plaintiff great bodily harm, and has on numerous occasions attempted to kill this Plaintiff without any cause or reason on the part of the Plaintiff therefore, and that her conduct became from time to time worse and her actions more exasperating to the Plaintiff.

"That about the year 1921, the Defendant brought an action against this Plaintiff for divorce in which she falsely charged this Plaintiff with striking, beating and choking her, and that after service of Summons in said cause, the Plaintiff therein (Della) came to this Plaintiff (Charles), admitted that her statements so made were false and not true, that said complaint for divorce was drawn in a fit of anger and asked the pardon and forgiveness of this Plaintiff, and that she might be permitted to dismiss the cause of action and again resume the marital relation with this Plaintiff.

"That thereupon Plaintiff freely and fully forgave the Defendant herein for her said action and again resumed the marital relation.

"That immediately thereafter this Defendant became, without cause or reason, turbulent, boisterous and threatening, and on many occasions fighting at the Plaintiff and threatening to take his life, and called him vile, vulgar and profane names and continued said course of conduct until about the month of October 1922.

"That the Defendant in a fit of anger and rage separated from the Plaintiff herein and without cause or reason on the part of this Plaintiff, Defendant went to the city of Butte, Montana, whereupon this Plaintiff brought suit in the District Court at Kalispell, Montana for divorce from the Defendant. Due service was had of the Summons in said cause and that thereafter the Defendant of her own accord returned to the City of Whitefish, Montana, and came to the home of the Plaintiff and asked pardon of this Plaintiff for her conduct and begged him to take her back as his wife.

"That thereupon this Plaintiff freely and fully forgave the Defendant for her said actions, dismissed his case for divorce in this Court and again resumed the married relation.

"That thereafter her temper and general conduct became worse than before and Defendant was guilty of almost incessantly bemeaning, terrorizing, cursing, and blackguarding the Plaintiff and threatening to take his life and on one occasion, to wit:

"That about the month of July 1923, the Defendant took a high powered rifle, the same being loaded, and threatened to kill this Plaintiff without any cause or reason on the part of this Plaintiff, and Plaintiff was compelled to and did take said rifle away from Defendant by force; that at said time the Defendant was guilty of using profanity and such vulgar epithets towards the Plaintiff as would be improper to relate and told the neighbors in the community that this Plaintiff had been guilty of striking, choking and abusing her, all of which were false and untrue.

"That thereafter Defendant again asked this Plaintiff to forgive her and promised and agreed never again to be guilty of such actions; and that Plaintiff again forgave the Defendant and resumed the married relation, but that Defendant was not true to her promises and did not mend her ways, but continued a ceaseless tirade at this Plaintiff about the most trivial matters and without any cause or reason whatever and continued to almost incessantly bemean, curse and blackguard this Plaintiff.

"That this Plaintiff at all times has been a working man and that the Defendant has, during the last year on numerous occasions without cause or reason, woke the Plaintiff up at night, and for no other purpose than to terrify, curse and bemean the Plaintiff who on many occasions during the last year has been compelled to leave his bed at home and seek rest and sleep out of doors in order to be able to pursue his usual labor.

"That in the month of October 1923, after Defendant had been guilty of the conduct next above related, she again became penitent, and when this Plaintiff told her that he expected to separate from her and get a divorce for her actions she again begged with him to again forgive her, which he done, and the Defendant promised and agreed to live peaceable and happily thereafter with the Plaintiff, but that instead the Defendant continued incessantly terrifying the Plaintiff telling neighbors in the community that this Plaintiff was guilty of mistreating her and cursing and using the most vulgar and profane language towards this Plaintiff.

"That said conduct continued until about the 7th day of March 1924 at which time the Defendant without cause or reason abandoned and left this Plaintiff and went to parts not known to this Plaintiff and that he has not heard from or communicated with the Defendant since said day of March 1924; and Plaintiff alleges that the abandoning by the Defendant and the conduct of the Defendant for a period of more than one year next before the filing of this complaint is of such a character that the married relation with the Defendant can no longer be endured by the Plaintiff.

"Wherefore Plaintiff prays that the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between the Plaintiff and Defendant be dissolved and that Plaintiff be released from any other or further obligation on account thereof."

The Complaint was signed by A. L. Hughes, Attorney for Plaintiff, and was submitted to the Court on 08 October 1924 with an affidavit signed by Charles, after being duly sworn, that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. Both documents were filed by the Court on 13 November 1924.7
Court Action17 November 1924A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 17 November 1924 ordering Della to answer to Charles's third Complaint for divorce dated 08 October 1924. The Summons was delivered to Della personally on 17 November 1924 in the County of Silver Bow, Montana and acceptance filed by the Court in Flathead County on 01 December 1924.

When she had failed to respond to her Summons by 9 December 1924, Charles's attorney, A. L. Hughes, petitioned the Court to "enter default of defendant for failure to answer or enter appearance within time allowed by law after personal service in Montana." The Court honored the request with a note to the Complaint for Divorce file on the same date stating, that in regard to Charles B. Smith, Plaintiff vs. Della M. Smith, Defendant, "In this action the defendant having been regularly served with process, and having failed to appear and answer the plaintiff..... complaint on file herein, and the time allowed by law for answering having expired, the default of said defendant..... in the premises is hereby duly entered, according to law."7
(Husband) Bigamy27 January 1925His wife Della became a bigamist when she married Peter Anderson on 26 January 1925 while she was still married to Charles. We wonder if Charles knew about the marriage and, if so, why it wasn't mentioned in his petition for divorce dated 11 March 1925.8,9,6,7,10
Court Action11 March 1925Charles filed his fourth divorce action against his wife Della on 11 March 1925 in Flathead County, Montana. As with his other three Court filings for divorce, Charles's Complaint began by establishing that the couple had married in Butte, Montana in 1916, that Charles was and had been, for more than one year next before the filing of this current Complaint, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there have been no children born of the said marriage. His Complaint additionally stated that Charles was the injured party, and that "Plaintiff complains of the Defendant and for cause of action alleges:

"That on or about the 7th day of March 1924, more than one year last past, the said Defendant, disregarding the solemnity of her marriage vows, willfully and without cause deserted and abandoned the Plaintiff, and ever since has and still continues to so willfully and without cause desert and abandon the Plaintiff and to live separate and apart from him without any sufficient cause or any reason, against his will and without his consent.

"Wherefore, Plaintiff demands judgment: That the bonds of matrimony between himself and the Defendant be dissolved and the Plaintiff be relieved from any other or further obligation on account of said marriage."

The Complaint was signed by A. L. Hughes, Attorney for Plaintiff, and was submitted to the Court on11 March 1925 with an affidavit signed by Charles, after being duly sworn, that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. Both documents were filed by the Court on that same date.10
Court Action21 March 1925A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 21 March 1925 ordering Della to answer to Charles's fourth Complaint for divorce dated 11 March 1925. The Summons was delivered to Della personally on 21 March 1925 in the County of Silver Bow, Montana and acceptance filed by the Court in Flathead County on 26 March 1925.

When she had failed to respond to her Summons by 14 April 1925, Charles's attorney, A. L. Hughes, petitioned the Court to "enter default of defendant Della M. Smith for failure to answer or enter her appearance within time provided by law." The Court honored the request with a note to the Complaint for Divorce file on the same date stating, that in regard to Charles B. Smith, Plaintiff vs. Della M. Smith, Defendant, "In this action the defendant Della M. Smith having been regularly served with process, and having failed to appear and answer the plaintiff..... complaint on file herein, and the time allowed by law for answering having expired, the default of said defendant..... in the premises is hereby duly entered, according to law."10
Divorce*14 April 1925Charles was finally granted a divorce from his wife Della on 14 April 1925 in Flathead County, Montana. The Court's Decree of Divorce, began with, "Now, on this 14th day of April 1925, this cause coming on to be heard by the Court, and the Plaintiff, Chas. B. Smith, appearing in person and by his attorney, A. L. Hughes, and the defendant, Della M. Smith, having been served personally in the State of Montana with summons on the 21st day of March 1925, and due proof of said service having been filed in the cause, and the Defendant, Della M. Smith, having failed to answer or plead or enter her appearance within the time provided by law, and the default of the Defendant, Della M. Smith, having been entered by the Clerk of the Court, and on motion of A. L. Hughes, Attorney for the Plaintiff, the Court proceeded to hear the testimony introduced in behalf of the Plaintiff, and after being fully advised in the premises by the testimony of the Plaintiff and his witnesses, and duly considering the same, the Court finds that the allegations contained in Plaintiff's complaint are true, to wit:

"1st. That Plaintiff and Defendant were inter-married with each other in the City of Butte, Montana, on the 12th day of November 1916, and that the Plaintiff is, and for more than one year next before the filing of this complaint for divorce has been, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there have been no children born of the marriage.

"2nd. That on or about the 7th day of March 1924, more than one year before the filing of the complaint for divorce, the Defendant, Della M. Smith, disregarding the solemnity of her marriage vows, willfully and without cause deserted and abandoned the Plaintiff, and ever since has and still continues to so willfully and without cause desert and abandon the Plaintiff, and to live separate and apart from him without any sufficient cause or any reason, against his will and without his consent, and that the Plaintiff is entitled to the relief demanded in his complaint.

"WHEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED, by the Court:

"That the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between the Plaintiff, Chas. B. Smith, and the Defendant, Della M. Smith, be and the same are dissolved and the Plaintiff is hereby released from all further or other obligations by reason of said marriage.

"Done in open Court in the City of Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, this 14th day of April 1925."

The Decree of Divorce was signed by the Honorable C. W. Pomeroy, District Judge, and filed by the Court, both on the same day of 14 April 1925.10
Marriage*25 April 1925He married second, as her third husband, Myrtle M. Tiffany, daughter of Clarence E. Tiffany and Arabell S. Stott, on 25 April 1925 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana. Charles was 50 years of age, and Myrtle was 39 years of age with five children. Myrtle had been divorced for six months, and they were married eleven days after Charles's divorce from his first wife was granted.1

Family 1

Della M. Estes b. 29 May 1883

Family 2

Myrtle M. Tiffany b. 19 Nov 1886, d. 15 Jan 1977
Child1.Myrtle May Smith11,12 b. 29 Sep 1925

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 April 1925 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Myrtle Howell of Creston, Montana, age 39, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1886 in Aurora, South, Dakota, daughter of Clarence Tiffany and Arabelle Stott, married C. B. Smith of Whitefish, Montana, age 50, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1875 in Richfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, citing Certificate# 5117, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.
  2. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, for Charles B. Smith, age 35, born about 1881 in Litchfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Smith, married Della Goetz, citing Certificate# 8812, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Peter Higgins, Precinct 6, Denton, Texas; Roll: 1300; Page: 172D; Enumeration District: 108. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, for Charles B. Smith of Butte, age 35, not previously married, born about 1881 in Litchfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, married Della Goetz of Butte, age 27, divorced, daughter of William Estes and Sarah Matthews, citing Certificate# 8812, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles B. and Della M. Smith, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana; Roll: T625_971; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 52. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed first on 2 November 1921 and second on 17 March 1923, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 5600, images 284-333 of 1259. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950.
  7. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed for the third time on 08 October 1924, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 6445, images 1605-1619 of 1782.
  8. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1925 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, of Peter Anderson, age 45, not previously married, born about 1880 in Richfield, Utah, son of N. A. Anderson and Annie Anderson, married Della M. Smith, age 40, divorcee, born in "Canlon", Missouri, daughter of William Estes and Sara Matthews, citing Certificate# A 16214, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  9. [S2094] Montana U.S. County Marriage Records, 1865-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1925 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA of Della M Smith, age 40, daughter of William Estes and Sara Matthews Estes, married Peter Anderson, age 45, son of N.A. Anderson and Annie Rasmussen, referencing Film# 001939679, DGS# 004351389. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-1993.
  10. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed for the fourth time on 11 March 1925, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 6525, images 379-395 of 637.
  11. [S2093] Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Myrtle Mae Smith on 29 September 1925 in Creston, Flathead, Montana, USA, to Chas Smith and Myrtle Smith, citing Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana, Birth Records, 1919-1986. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988.
  12. [S1730] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Myrtle May Smith, born on 29 September 1925 at Creston Flat, Montana, daughter of Charles B Smith and Myrtle M Tiffany, died on 28 April 2004, agency notes: Jun 1942: Name listed as MYRTLE MAY SMITH; Mar 1951: Name listed as MYRTLE MAY JENSEN; 04 May 2004: Name listed as MYRTLE M JENSEN. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Christina Eveline Smith1,2

b. 1860
Birth*1860Christina Eveline Smith was born in 1860 in West Virginia.1
Marriage*1887She married James S. Westfall in 1887 in Lewis County, West Virginia.1,2

Family

James S. Westfall b. 1858
Child1.Bertha Bell Westfall+1 b. 12 Apr 1902, d. 16 Oct 1952

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James S. and Christina Westfall, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kentucky, Nicholas, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1691; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1375704. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Christina Eveline Smith and James S Westfall in 1887 in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Christopher Smith1

Marriage*2 August 1665He married, as her second husband, Mary Fairbanks, daughter of Jonathan Fairbanks and Grace Lee, on 2 August 1665 in Dedham.1,2

Family

Mary Fairbanks b. 18 Apr 1622

Citations

  1. [S1268] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), Jonathan Fairbanks, pages 31-34. Hereinafter cited as Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127, the date written as "2 of the 6 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Clara Smith1

b. March 1857
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*William Smith1
Birth*March 1857Clara Smith was born in March 1857 in Illinois.1
Marriage*She married John Craven Heaton, son of Abijah Heaton and Elizabeth Smith, in Piatt County, Illinois.2,1
Residence*John and Clara lived in Lucas County, Iowa, for twenty years and may have moved further west to Rogers Mill, Oklahoma after 1900.1

Family

John Craven Heaton b. Sep 1855

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 159-160. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 156-157.

Daniel Smith1

b. 31 August 1712
Father*Ephraim Smith1
Baptism*31 August 1712Daniel Smith was baptized on 31 August 1712 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Daniel Smith1

d. 15 November 1749
Marriage*5 July 1728He married, as her first husband, Mary Mason on 5 July 1728 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*15 November 1749He died on 15 November 1749 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3

Family

Mary Mason

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 172. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Walpole Deaths, Volume 1, page 212.

David M. Smith1

b. 1842
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*1842David M. Smith was born about 1842 in Ohio.1
Marriage*1908He married third, as her third husband, Liddy (Malin) Hockersmith Hill, daughter of John Malin and Hannah Heaton, about 1908.1
Census US 1910*12 May 1910Lydia and David M. Smith appeared on the 1910 census taken on 12 May 1910 on North Street, Hill City, Graham County, Kansas. David was 68 years of age and Lydia, whose name was crossed out and illegible on the census page and transcribed inexplicably as "Jannie", was 63. The couple had been married for two years and it was the third marriage for each of them. Both spoke English and could read and write and David was a survivor of the Civil War. They owned their home, which was a house, free of mortgage. Lydia's son Richard Hockersmith was also enumerated on North Street, just four households down from his mother's on the census page.1

Family

Lydia Malin b. 1847, d. 1916

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David M. and "Jannie" L. Smith, Hill, Graham, Kansas; Roll: T624_440; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1374453. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Dennis Smith1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Zook.1

Family

Elizabeth Zook
Child1.Elizabeth Smith+1 b. 1776, d. 11 Jun 1853

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 473-475. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Drury Smith1

Residence*He lived in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.1

Family

Child1.Mary E. Smith+1

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; page titled William Britt, page 6, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.

Edwin G. Smith1

b. 17 April 1850, d. 21 January 1921
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Birth*17 April 1850Edwin G. Smith was born on 17 April 1850 in Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York.1
Marriage*14 February 1871He married Lucy A. Bolton, daughter of Jeremiah Bolton and Harriet Talcott, on 14 February 1871.1
(Husband) Death23 August 1887Edwin became a widower when his wife Lucy died on 23 August 1887.1
Marriage*15 July 1896He married Mrs. Frances F. Chizlett on 15 July 1896.1
Death*21 January 1921He died on 21 January 1921 in Machias, Cattaraugus County, New York, at age 70. His obituary gave much of his life's history: "'Edwin G. Smith, one of the best known residents of this town, died at his home on Lake Street, in this village, on Friday morning, Jan. 21st, 1921, in the 71st year of his age. Death resulted from Locomotor Ataxia from which terrible disease he had suffered for several years, and which with complicating troubles, finally wore out his iron constitution. Mr. Smith was the son of William C. and Lois Patterson Smith and was born in the town of Villenova, Chautauqua county, on April 17th, 1850. When still a boy, the family removed to the town of Yorkshire, settling first on Blue Hill and finally near McKinstry on a farm which was the family home for many years. He was married on Feb. 14th, 1871, to Miss Lucy Bolton, daughter of a well known Yorkshire farmer, who died on Aug. 23rd, 1887. He afterward and on July 15th, 1896, contracted a second marriage with Mrs. Frances F. Chizlett of this village, who survives him, and who has faithfully cared for him during his later years of suffering and helplessness. The family home was for many years at McKinstry, but for the past twenty three years he has been a resident of this village. In connection with his farm at McKinstry, he conducted a blacksmith and repair shop, and continued the latter business after his removal to this town, being an expert horseshoer and machinist. He was a stockholder and director of the Machias Home Telephone Company, and served at its Superintendent of Repairs until the company disposed of its lines. He held the office of Collector of the town of Yorkshire, of Constable and Game Protector of this town, and for several years held the position of Deputy Sheriff, under former Sheriff D. R. Ames. Few men were better known through-out this section, during the years of his multifarious activities, than Edwin G. Smith. Besides his widow, he leaves three sons, A. E. Smith of McKinstry, Charles Smith of Freedom and Frank Smith of LeRoy, and a daughter, Mrs. Glen Hammond, of Delevan. One son died in infancy and one daughter, a bright and beautiful girl, was buried on her 18th birthday, Sept. 5th, 1891. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. W. J. Hall, of Perry, and one brother, W. R. Smith, of Arcade."1

Family 1

Lucy A. Bolton b. c 1850, d. 23 Aug 1887

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."

Effie J. Smith1

b. 8 May 1867, d. 19 October 1959
Birth*8 May 1867Effie J. Smith was born on 8 May 1867 in Lakeville, St. Joseph County, Indiana.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Effie Jane Smith.2,3
Marriage*1 January 1884She married Clarence G. Gaston on 1 January 1884 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.1,2
Census US 1900*22 June 1900Effie J. and Clarence G. Gaston were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 22 June 1900 on Second Street, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. Clarence was 42 years of age and worked as a teamster, and Effie was 33 years of age. They rented their house, had been married for 17 years, and Effie had given birth to nine children, all of whom were living and were also enumerated with their parents in 1910. Gertie E., Eugene E. and Hazel M. were ages 15, 13 and 12 years, respectively; Lulu E. was age 10; the twins, Edson B. and Edna B. were 8 years old; and Lydia E. and Nellie A. were ages and Charles D. were ages 6 and 3 years, respectively; and the baby, Charles D., was ten months old. All of the six oldest children had attended school for nine months of the census year.4
Census US 1910*19 April 1910Effie and Clarence Gaston were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 19 April 1910 at 3029 W. Broadway, Ward 5, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. The family's surname was spelled "Geston" by the census taker. Clarence was 52 years of age and worked for wages from contractors, as a carpenter, and Effie was 42 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 27 years, the first marriage for each, and Effie had given birth to eleven children, all of whom were living. Eight of their children were enumerated with them in 1910. Their daughter, Hazel, had married Vernon Olson in 1907 and their first child, a baby boy, had died in April 1908 of whooping cough at the age of five months. Hazel's husband left Iowa shortly after his son's death and went to Spokane County, Washington. He was enumerated there in 1910 in the household of his sister, Pearl, and her husband, Henry J. Lubben, who lived in Medical Lake. Vernon was recorded as single. Hazel, who was enumerated with her parents in Iowa in 1910, was 22 years of age, recorded as married, and had been married for three years. The other seven Gaston children enumerated with their parents in 1910 were all single. The twins, Edson and Edna, were 18 years old, and both worked for wages at an Elevator company, Edson as a laborer, and Edna as a packer; Lydia was 16 years old and worked for wages as a packer for a wholesale grocer; Nellie and Charley were ages 13 and 10 years, respectively; Corletus was 8 years old; and Irene was age 5. The four younger children had all attended school within the census year. Clarence and Effie's eldest daughter, Gertrude, and her husband, Norman C. Joy, were enumerated with their two young children a few blocks away at 3205 3rd Avenue, Ward 5, Council Bluffs. Clarence and Effie's eldest son, Eugene, was no longer boarding at his parents' house, and we don't know where he was in 1910, and the couple's daughter, Lulu, had married her first husband in 1906, would marry her second in 1910, and we don't know where, or if, she was enumerated on the 1910 census.5
Census US 1930*22 April 1930Effie J. Gaston was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 22 April 1930 in Sonoma, Sonoma County, California. She was a widow, 61 years of age, and owned her farm. Three of her sons were enumerated with her in 1930. Eugene G., who was recorded with the middle initial "E", was 42 years of age, divorced, worked for wages as a building contractor, had been at work the previous working day, and had served in the World War; Edson B., whose occupation was recorded as "none", was 38 years of age and recorded as single; and Wesley C. was 28 years of age, recorded as married, although his wife was not with him, had been age 19 at his first marriage, worked for wages as a house carpenter, had not worked the previous working day and was required to answer questions about his unemployment on a supplemental questionaire.6
Death*19 October 1959She died on 19 October 1959 in Los Angeles County, California, at age 921
Burial* and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California.1

Family

Clarence G. Gaston b. Oct 1857, d. 1929
Children1.Eunice Gertrude Gaston+7,1 b. 28 Sep 1884
2.Eugene G. Gaston8,1 b. Jun 1886, d. 26 Sep 1936
3.Hazel Mae Gaston+9,1 b. 30 Mar 1888, d. 30 Mar 1965
4.Lulu E. Gaston4 b. Feb 1890, d. 2 Apr 1939
5.Edson B. Gaston+1,10 b. 9 Feb 1892, d. 12 Jul 1940
6.Edna Belle Gaston11,1 b. 9 Feb 1892
7.Lydia E. Gaston12,1 b. 18 Mar 1894
8.Nellie A. Gaston13,1 b. 22 Feb 1897
9.Charles D. Gaston4 b. Jul 1899
10.Wesley C. Gaston14,1 b. 2 Dec 1901
11.Irene G. Gaston15,1 b. 10 Feb 1905

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Effie J (Smith) Gaston, Memorial# 50161677. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Clarence G Gaston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, age 27, jobber, born in New York, son of David Gaston and Elenore Breamberg, his first marriage, married Effie J Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, age 17, born in Lakeville, Indiana, daughter of G W Smith and Lydia Eppler, her first marriage, married on 1 January 1884 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.
  3. [S2403] Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, affidavit of birth for Corletus Wesley Gaston, born on 2 December 1901 in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, USA, son of Clarence George Gaston, born in New York, age 44, carpenter, and Effie Jane Gaston, born in Indiana, age 34, housewife, her tenth child, notarized signature of Effie Jane Gaston, mother, on 19 November 1942 in Los Angeles County, California, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clarence G. and Effie J. Gaston, Year: 1900; Census Place: Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa; Roll: 423; Page: 31; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1240423. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clarence and Effie Gaston, Year: 1910; Census Place: Council Bluffs Ward 5, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: T624_421; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0143; FHL microfilm: 1374434. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Effie J. Gaston, Year: 1930; Census Place: Sonoma, Sonoma, California; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 2339957. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eunice Gertrude (Gaston) Joy, Memorial# 230938548.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eugene G Gaston, Memorial# 50161784.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hazel Mae (Gaston) Conger, Memorial# 50161742.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edson B Gaston, Memorial# 50161813.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edna Bell (Gaston) Muller, Memorial# 92576504.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lydia E. (Gaston) Beeman, Memorial# 231090933.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nellie A. (Gaston) Potillo, Memorial# 230938472.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wesley C Gaston, Memorial# 50162100.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene G (Gaston) Smith, Memorial# 50161886.

Elihu Smith1

b. 8 August 1764, d. 30 August 1775
Father*Hugh Smith1 b. 1728, d. 18 May 1805
Mother*Agnes Bolton1 b. 1728, d. 27 Sep 1768
Birth*8 August 1764Elihu Smith was born on 8 August 1764 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*30 August 1775Elihu and his brother Matthew both died on 30 August 1775 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Elihu was 11 and Matthew was 14.2

Citations

  1. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966 reprint of 1931 edition published in Salem, Massachusetts), page 18. Hereinafter cited as New England Immigrants 1700-1775.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Elihu S. Smith1,2

b. 1852, d. before 1 June 1880
Father*Wiley B. Smith3 b. 1825
Mother*Deborah Varner3 b. 1822
Birth*1852Elihu S. Smith was born about 1852 in Illinois.3
(Son) Census US 18602 July 1860Elihu was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 2 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 7 N Range 5 W, Montgomery County, Illinois. He was 8 years old.3
Marriage*7 May 1872He married May Higgins, daughter of Jeremiah H. Higgins and Amelia Tyler, on 7 May 1872 in Montgomery County, Illinois.1,2
Death*before 1 June 1880He died, leaving a very young son, before 1 June 1880, when his wife was recorded as a widow on the 1880 census. Elihu would have been less than 28 years of age.4

Family

May Higgins b. 1849
Child1.Charles B. Smith+2 b. 1874

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Elihu S Smith and Mary M Higgins on 7 March 1872 in Montgomery, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 April 1925 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Myrtle Howell of Creston, Montana, age 39, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1886 in Aurora, South, Dakota, daughter of Clarence Tiffany and Arabelle Stott, married C. B. Smith of Whitefish, Montana, age 50, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1875 in Richfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, citing Certificate# 5117, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Wiley and Deborah Smith, Township 7 N Range 5 W, Montgomery, Illinois; Page: 147; Family History Library Film: 803214. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Peter Higgins, Precinct 6, Denton, Texas; Roll: 1300; Page: 172D; Enumeration District: 108. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Eliza S.L. Smith1

b. 1808
Birth*1808Eliza S.L. Smith was born in 1808 in Virginia.2
Marriage*15 April 1856She married, as his fourth wife, Thomas G. Lofton, son of John Guy Lofton and Agness Gillham, on 15 April 1856 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2,3
Census US 1860*18 June 1860Eliza and Thomas G. Lofton were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 18 June 1860 in Township 10, Range 7, Macoupin County, Illinois. Thomas's age was recorded as 52, although he was actually 62, and his occupation was Methodist Minister. He had real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued at $6,000. His new wife of 4 years, Eliza, was 52 years of age. Thomas's daughters Matilda and Josephine, ages 12 and 10 respectively, lived in the household as did Mary J. Hunt who was 20 years old and had been born in England, and was likely a household servant.4

Family

Thomas G. Lofton b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton and Eliza S.L. Smith on 15 April 1856 in Madison County, referencing film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth S. Smith, Memorial# 202194191, reporting only her birth year and place and not using the Lofton surname. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Gillham Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of T.G. Lofton (transcribed by Ancestry as T. "J." Lofton), Township 10 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M653_206; Page: 293; Family History Library Film: 803206. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 5 February 1826, d. 25 September 1878
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*5 February 1826Elizabeth Smith was born on 5 February 1826 in Pennsylvania.2,3
Marriage*She married Abijah Heaton, son of Samuel C. Heaton and Margaret Rose.4
(Wife) Death23 September 1855Elizabeth became a widow when Abijah Heaton died on 23 September 1855.1,5
Death*25 September 1878She died on 25 September 1878 in Lucas County, Iowa, at age 52.1

Family

Abijah Heaton b. 1819, d. 23 Sep 1855
Children1.Job Smith Heaton4 b. Jan 1842
2.Samuel H. Heaton+4 b. 24 Mar 1845, d. 4 Nov 1914
3.James Heaton+4 b. 1846
4.William B. Heaton4 b. May 1847
5.Margaret J. Heaton4 b. 1851
6.Abijah W. Heaton4 b. 24 Feb 1853, d. 24 Feb 1898
7.John Craven Heaton4 b. Sep 1855

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, page 156. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Smith) Heaton, Memorial# 60515088. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 156, noting her date of birth as 1825.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 156-157.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abijah Heaton, Memorial# 94243269.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 6 March 1756
Father*Hugh Smith1 b. 1728, d. 18 May 1805
Mother*Agnes Bolton1 b. 1728, d. 27 Sep 1768
Birth*6 March 1756Elizabeth Smith was born on 6 March 1756 in Palmer, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S496] Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966 reprint of 1931 edition published in Salem, Massachusetts), page 18. Hereinafter cited as New England Immigrants 1700-1775.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 1776, d. 11 June 1853
Father*Dennis Smith1
Mother*Elizabeth Zook1
Birth*1776Elizabeth Smith was born, based upon her reported age at death, about 1776.1
Marriage*9 October 1794She married Jacob Johns on 9 October 1794. They were married by Reverend David Sutton.1
Death*11 June 1853She died on 11 June 1853 at age 77.1

Family

Jacob Johns b. 1 Oct 1762, d. 22 Aug 1845
Child1.Jacob Johns Jr.1 b. 3 Dec 1806

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 473-475. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 30 April 1852, d. 10 April 1926
Birth*30 April 1852Elizabeth Smith was born on 30 April 1852.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Libby.2,1
Marriage*21 February 1872She married Hiram Little Ballance on 21 February 1872 in Marion County, Illinois.3,4,1,2
(Wife) Death16 September 1923Libby became a widow when Hiram Little Ballance died on 16 September 1923 at age 71.1,4,2
Death*10 April 1926She died on 10 April 1926 at age 731,2
Burial* and was buried in Row M, Grave 3 of Cruse Cemetery, Marion County.2

Family

Hiram Little Ballance b. 17 Sep 1851, d. 16 Sep 1923
Child1.Hiram Lester Ballance1,2 b. 10 Apr 1890, d. 12 Oct 1957

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram Lester Ballance, Memorial# 99590689. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth "Libby" (Smith) Ballance, Memorial# 99590685.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Hiram L. Ballance and Elizabeth Smith on 21 February 1872 in Marion County, citing FHL Film Number: 001010515. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram Little Ballance, Memorial# 80260036.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. December 1883
Father*William A. Smith1 b. Jun 1855
Mother*Mary L. Dennis1 b. Jan 1857
Birth*December 1883Elizabeth Smith was born in December 1883 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 190014 June 1900Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 in the household of her parents at 1703 West Mission Avenue, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. She was 16 years old and worked as a book-binder.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William A. and Mary L. Smith, Spokane Ward 4, Spokane, Washington; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1241751. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 1817
Birth*1817Elizabeth Smith was born about 1817 in Kentucky.2
Marriage Bond30 October 1835A marriage bond and license were issued to Michael Goodnight and Thomas Sparrow on 30 October 1835 in Anderson County, Kentucky, in the amount of £50, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Michael Goodnight and Elizabeth Smith. The Court Clerk certified that the license was issued by the consent of the father of Elizabeth Smith as proven by the oath of two subscribing witnesses to said certificate, and also by the consent of the mother of Michael Goodnight, he being under age and having no father living, as appears from certificate proven by the subscribing witness.3
Marriage*30 October 1835The same day their license was issued on 30 October 1835, she married Michael Goodnight, son of Abraham Goodnight and Mary Hannah, in Anderson County, Kentucky.1
Census US 1850*22 October 1850Elizabeth and Michael Goodnight were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in Anderson County, Kentucky. Michael was 33 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200, and Elizabeth was also 33 years of age and unable to read or write. Their son, Alexander, who was 8 years old, was enumerated with his parents. Also enumerated with the family in 1850 was Michael's widowed mother, Mary (Hannah) Goodnight, who was reported to be 67 years of age, although we believe she was more likely about age 70. Two additional individuals were enumerated in the Goodnight household in 1850. James "Strinett" was 20 years old and worked as a laborer, and Mary Matherly was age 13.4
Census US 1870*12 September 1870Elizabeth and Michael Goodnight were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 12 September 1870 in District 5, Lawrenceburg Post Office, Anderson County, Kentucky. Michael was 53 years of age and a famer with real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,000, and Elizabeth was also 53 years of age and keeping house. The couple's niece and nephew, Martha Ellen and Isaac Langford, were enumerated in the next adjacent household to the Goodnights, which continued on the next census page.5
(Wife) Death4 April 1874Elizabeth became a widow when Michael Goodnight died of pneumonia on 4 April 1874 at age 57.6

Family

Michael Goodnight b. 1817, d. 4 Apr 1874
Child1.John Alexander Goodnight4 b. 1842

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 October 1835 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of Michael Goodnight and Elizabeth Smith, citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Michael and Elizabeth Goodnight, Year: 1850; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 248b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the amount of £50 on 30 October 1835 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to Michael Goodnight and Thomas Sparrow, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Michael Goodnight and Elizabeth Smith, citing FHL Film# 001550673.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Michael and Elizabeth Goodnight, Year: 1850; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 248b and 249a.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Michael and Elizabeth Goodnight, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 301A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Michael Goodnight of pneumonia on 4 April 1874 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, age 57, married, farmer, born about 1817 in Madison County, Kentucky, to A and M Goodnight, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

Elizabeth Smith1

b. 1841
Father*Pleasant F. Smith1 b. 1815, d. b 1860
Mother*Thursey Means1 b. 1816
Birth*1841Elizabeth Smith was born about 1841 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 185027 August 1850Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Jackson, Gentry County, Missouri. She was 9 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Pleasant F. and Thursey Smith, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: 399; Page: 198a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.