William Morrison1

b. 4 June 1804, d. 1868
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     William Morrison was born on 4 June 1804 in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 He married Almira Gray.1 He died in 1868.1

Family

Almira Gray

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Almira Gray1

     Almira Gray married William Morrison, son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1

Family

William Morrison b. 4 Jun 1804, d. 1868

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Abijah Morrison1

b. 16 December 1806, d. 1871
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Abijah Morrison was born on 16 December 1806 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 He married Cynthia Northrup.1 He died in 1871.1

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Cynthia Northrup1

     Cynthia Northrup married Abijah Morrison, son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1

Family

Abijah Morrison b. 16 Dec 1806, d. 1871

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Anna Morrison1

b. 23 July 1809
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Anna Morrison was born on 23 July 1809 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 She married Warren Leonard.1

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Warren Leonard1

     Warren Leonard married Anna Morrison, daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1
     Warren Leonard was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Corydon Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Anna Morrison b. 23 Jul 1809

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.
  2. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Corydon Tp., Warren Leonard entry, National Archives, (Warren Leonard--0/0/0/0/3/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0 0/0/0/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0).

Patsy Morrison1

b. 13 April 1812, d. 1884
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Patsy Morrison was born on 13 April 1812 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 She married Trueman Kidder.1 She died in 1884.1

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Harrison Morrison1

b. 23 March 1817, d. 1 February 1867
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Harrison Morrison was born on 23 March 1817 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 He married Adelaide Needham.1 He died on 1 February 1867 at age 49.1

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Adelaide Needham1

     Adelaide Needham married Harrison Morrison, son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1

Family

Harrison Morrison b. 23 Mar 1817, d. 1 Feb 1867

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Henry Walker Morrison1

b. 26 March 1820, d. 1886
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Henry Walker Morrison was born on 26 March 1820 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 He died in 1886.1

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Joanna Caroline Morrison1

b. 23 January 1823, d. 1880
FatherJames Morrison Jr.1 b. 11 Jul 1778, d. 25 Oct 1854
MotherAbigail Murdock(?)1 b. 12 Feb 1780, d. 21 Jan 1855
     Joanna Caroline Morrison was born on 23 January 1823 in Warren County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?)1 She married (?) Needham.1 She died in 1880.1

Family

(?) Needham

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

(?) Needham1

     (?) Needham married Joanna Caroline Morrison, daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1

Family

Joanna Caroline Morrison b. 23 Jan 1823, d. 1880

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Trueman Kidder1

     Trueman Kidder married Patsy Morrison, daughter of James Morrison Jr. and Abigail Murdock(?).1

Family

Patsy Morrison b. 13 Apr 1812, d. 1884

Citations

  1. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.

Alvin Northrop1

b. circa 1811
FatherJoseph Northrop1 b. c 1768, d. 9 Feb 1856
MotherCynthia Blakeslee1 b. 17 Feb 1775, d. 30 Nov 1857
     Alvin Northrop was born circa 1811 in New York.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Northrop and Cynthia Blakeslee.1
     Alvin Northrop was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Hamlin Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.3

Citations

  1. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Hamlin Tp., Alvan Northrup entry, National Archives, (Alvan Northrup--0/0/0/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0 1/0/1/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0).
  2. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Erie Co., Union Tp., Alvin Northrup household, National Archives, (Alvin Northrup, 39, NY, farmer, $1200; Saphronia, 38, Mass; Sarah, 13, NY; Spencer, 9, NY; Marcus, 1, PA; Sarah Curtis, 85, CT).
  3. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Hamlin Tp., Alvan Northrup household, National Archives, (1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30).

Mary Ann Pryer1

b. circa 1805, d. 15 January 1876
FatherJohn Pryor2 b. c 1769, d. 30 Nov 1844
MotherHannah Lovell2 b. c 1784, d. 2 Nov 1847
     Mary Ann Pryer was born circa 1805 in Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of John Pryor and Hannah Lovell.2 She married David Smith, son of Stephen Smith and Maria Stroup.3,4 She died on 15 January 1876 in Franklin, Venango County.1
     Mary Ann Smith and David were also founding members of the East Grove Methodist Church in Sandycreek Township.5

Family

David Smith b. 23 Dec 1781, d. 18 Aug 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituary of Mary Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 1876, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S100] Wayne Pryor, "John and Hannah Lovell Pryor Family Group Sheet", 1981 (Mt. Vernon, MR). . Hereinafter cited as "John Pryor FGS."
  3. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biographical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  4. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug. 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 679. Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  6. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), Sandy Lake Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  7. [S212] Obituary of Hannah Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 8 Oct 1908, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), Oak Hill Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  9. [S212] Obituary of Martha S. Burgwin, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 10 October 1907, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  10. [S600] 1900 U.S. Census, Maryland, Caroline County, Denton, Floyd C. Ramsdale household, National Archives, (Floyd C. Ramsdale Nov 1836, NY, m. 40yrs.; Almira L. Dec 1837, PA, 9 child/9 lvg; Mary L May 1866, PA, music teacher; H. Judson Dec 1881, MD).

Mary Smith1

b. 25 July 1810, d. 15 December 1880
FatherDavid Smith1 b. 23 Dec 1781, d. 18 Aug 1880
MotherSarah Lane1 b. 1785, d. 1825
Mary Smith Perry
     Mary Smith was born on 25 July 1810 in Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of David Smith and Sarah Lane.1 She married John Perry, son of Moses Perry and Sarah Russell, on 4 June 1834.2 She died on 15 December 1880 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, at age 70.1 She was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.1
     Mary Perry and John Perry moved from Pennsylvania circa 1844 to Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.3 She and John Perry moved by 1880 to Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, to live with their son James.4

Family

John Perry b. 5 Dec 1802, d. 23 May 1889
Children

Citations

  1. [S570] Unknown author, Champaign County, Ohio Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub.), Oakdale Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Champaign Co., OH Cemetery Records.
  2. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."
  3. [S555] 1850 U.S. Census, Ohio, Miami Co., Washington Tp.. John Perry household, National Archives, (John Perry 48 PA Laborer, Mary A 40 PA, Samuel M. 15 PA, David S. 13 PA, James 12 PA, Sarah A. 9 PA, John L. 7 PA, Phebe A. 5 OH, Mary 3 OH).
  4. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana, James Perry household, National Archives.

John Perry1

b. 5 December 1802, d. 23 May 1889
FatherMoses Perry2
MotherSarah Russell2
John Perry
     John Perry was born on 5 December 1802 in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Moses Perry and Sarah Russell.2 He married Mary Smith, daughter of David Smith and Sarah Lane, on 4 June 1834.2 He died on 23 May 1889 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, at age 86.1 He was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.1
     John Perry and Mary Perry moved from Pennsylvania circa 1844 to Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.3 He was a laborer and farmer in Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.4 He and Mary Smith moved by 1880 to Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, to live with their son James.5

Family

Mary Smith b. 25 Jul 1810, d. 15 Dec 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S570] Unknown author, Champaign County, Ohio Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub.), Oakdale Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Champaign Co., OH Cemetery Records.
  2. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."
  3. [S555] 1850 U.S. Census, Ohio, Miami Co., Washington Tp.. John Perry household, National Archives, (John Perry 48 PA Laborer, Mary A 40 PA, Samuel M. 15 PA, David S. 13 PA, James 12 PA, Sarah A. 9 PA, John L. 7 PA, Phebe A. 5 OH, Mary 3 OH).
  4. [S350] 1860 U.S. Census, Ohio, Miami Co., Washington Tp.. John Perry household, National Archives, (John Perry 58, Mary 50, James 20, Sarah 18, John 17, Phebe 14, Mary 12, Wm 9).
  5. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana, James Perry household, National Archives.

Moses Perry1

     Moses Perry married Sarah Russell.1

Family

Sarah Russell
Child

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."

Sarah Russell1

     Sarah Russell married Moses Perry.1

Family

Moses Perry
Child

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."

Stephen Smith1

b. before 1755, d. between 30 June 1802 and 13 August 1802
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Stephen Smith was born before 1755 probably in Pennsylvania.2 He married Maria Stroup.3,4 He died between between 30 June 1802 and 13 August 1802 in Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.1
     
Research Note:

Concerning Stephen's family origins, Fisher's Snyder County Pioneers states that "it is believed that he [Stephen] came from Philadelphia County." According to biographies of Stephen's sons David and George, Stephen was the son of John Smith. The biography of David records that John was a native of France and came to Philadelphia with Stephen Girard. He died over 90 years of age. The biography of George adds that John Smith was the name of the first know ancestor, who came to America at an early date, and that the name of his wife or wives is unknown. It is likely that Stephen was the son of a John Smith, who immigrated to America from France and that Stephen moved to central Pennsylvania from the Philadelphia area. However, it is unlikely that John Smith came to America with Stephen Girard. Girard was born in 1750 making him a contemporary of Stephen and not Stephen's father. Further Girard did not immigrate to the Americas until 1776.5,6,7,8,9

Research Note:

Concerning Stephen's birthdate, according to the 1800 Pennsylvania census records Stephen was over the age of 45 years or born before 1755. In the article on Stephen's son George, the author records that Stephen was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1730 and the biography of David states that Stephen "died at an advanced age." Stephen would certainly have been at an advanced age when he died in 1802 if he was born in 1730, 72 years. If he was born in 1730, he would have been in his forties when he joined the militia during the American Revolution and that he wold have been close to fifty when he started his family. If he was born about 1730, there is no known record of the first forty years of his life.2,6,7
     As noted above, Stephen served in the American Revolutionary War. He is listed as a "Ranger on the Frontier" in Captain John Moll's Company, Northumberland County, 1778-1783. In 1780, Stephen was serving as a private in Lieut. Jacob Bard's Company, Northumberland County Militia. From the Northumberland County Militia Rolls 1783-1790, Stephen is listed in Captain Philip Meyers’ Company.10
     Stephen Smith appears on the tax lists for Penn Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1778. In 1787, Stephen was again taxed with 100 acres in Penn Township. Stephen was listed as a head of family in Pennsylvania's 1790 census in Northumberland County.5,11,12 He and Maria Stroup moved to Penn's Valley, Potter Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1792 according to one source. Potter Township was originally part of Northumberland County when it was formed in 1772. It became part of Mifflin County in 1789 and part of Centre County in 1800. However, Stephen purchased 40 acres of land in Chilesquerque Township, Northumberland County in 1794. In 1795 he purchased from Isaac Gilliland of Chilesquaque Township one yoke of oxen, etc. that John McWilliam had formerly in possession to pay a debt of 16 pounds. He sold the 40 acres in 1799. In 1798, Stephen was listed as a tenant on a 306 acre farm, owned by James Potter, in Potter Township, Mifflin County. The farm was valued at $2804 and a log house valued at $30. (Homes in that tax record were valued anywhere from $12 to $50.) As a tenant on the Potter farm, Stephen kept a tavern at the old fort which had been built in 1777 by General James Potter to defend the early settlers agains the Indians. The General's fort and property were passed to the General's son Judge James Potter, who was the Executor of Stephen's Will. A notation in Linn's 1883 History of Centre and Clinton Counties, states that Stephen Smith, a tavern keeper at the fort died in 1803. Also stated in Linn's History, Stephen was a residant of Potter Township in 1801 when Centre County was administratively setup in 1801 as were Peter Smith, William Smith and Henry Kephart. Between 1800 and 1802, Stephen was taxed with 300 acres in Potter Township.6,13,14,15,16 He left a will on 30 June 1802. According to the will, Stephen left provisions for his wife and his "younger children." Specifically he directed that his property be sold "after my family shall put in the fall crop we are now preparing for, or at any time he [the Executor] may think most advantageious." One third of the money from the sale of his estate was to go to his wife and the remaining two-thirds was to be "put out to Interest." The interest was to be paid annually for the "maintenance of my younger children that are not able to support, for the term of ten years." After the ten years, the remaining two-thirds was to be divided equally among his children. He also directed his Executor to "bind my sons to Trades, their having choice of masters." At the time of his death, he most certainly had several minor children (at least four sons and one daughter).17
     After Stephen's death, Maria continued to live in Potter Township. Her name appears on the Potter Township tax records for the first and last time in 1808. However, the articles on Maria's sons David and George state that Maria died in 1807. She probably died before the 1810 census and her youngest sons appear to have been living with their brother David in Potter Township. Stephen and Maria's sons continued to live in Potters Township until about 1820.18,6,7,19,20

Family

Maria Stroup b. b 1755, d. 1807
Children

Citations

  1. [S277] Centre County estate records, #4504; Will #10, A:16 (Stephen Smith estate), Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S126] 1800 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., Stephen Smith entry, National Archives, (4 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 years and up, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 years and up).
  3. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biographical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  4. [S572] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion (Chicago, IL: n.pub., 1898), p. 844 (Clearfield County Section, biographical sketch of George B. Smith). Hereinafter cited as Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania.
  5. [S1164] Charles A. Fisher, Snyder County Pioneers (Philadelphia: Lochner, 1973, originally published 1938), p. 84.
  6. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  7. [S572] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion (Chicago, IL: n.pub., 1898), p. 844. Hereinafter cited as Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania.
  8. [S1165] Harry Emerson Wildes, Lonely Midas: The Story of Stephen Girard (New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943), pp. 25, 26, 152, 310.
  9. [S1166] Unknown compiler, compiler, The National Encyclopedia (n.p.: n.pub.), 4:586 [Stephen Girard, 1750-1831].
  10. [S225] Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, 23:343; Ibid., 5th Series, 4:694; 5th Series, 8:678; 6th Series, 3:924.
  11. [S225] Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, 25:302.
  12. [S247] 1790 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland Co., Stephen Smith entry, National Archives, (3 males under 16, 1 male 16 years and up, 4 females).
  13. [S705] Northumberland County Deeds, H:139 (24 June 1794, Robert and Sarah Miller to Stephen Smith, 40 acres, Chilesquerque Tp., Received 12 Sep 1795); H:278 (8 Aug 1795 Isaac Gilliland of Chilesquerque Tp. to Stephen Smith of the same, one yoke of oxen, etc. that John McWilliam had formerly in possession to pay a debt of 16 pounds); K:375 (16 Apr 1799 Stephen and Elizabeth Smith of Northumberland, to Zachariah Ross, 40 acres, Chilesquerque Tp., Received 23 Apr 1799), Courthouse, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Northumberland County Deeds.
  14. [S1167] Stephen Smith entry, 1798 Direct of Window Tax, Mifflin County, PA.
  15. [S1168] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1883), pp. 42, 227, 411.
  16. [S227] Stephen Smith entry, 1800-1802 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  17. [S277] Centre County estate records, Estate #4504; Will #10, A:16, Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, (Stephen Smith of Potters Township- being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory- I direct all my Estate, goods and Chattels to be be sold by my Executor after my family shall put in the fall crop we are now preparing for, at any time he may think most advantageous.
         To my beloved wife Mary: one-third of all the money arising from the sale of my Estate after all just debts are paid. The remaining two-thirds I direct to be put out to Interest. The Interest to be paid annually, and that Interest to be appropriated to the maintenance of my younger children that are not able to support, for the Termof Ten years from this date.
         I give and bequeath unto my Sons and Daughters: John Peter, David, Daniel, James, George, William, Mary Catharina and Barbary the remaining two-thirds of my Estate to be divided them equal at the Expiration of Ten Years from this date, and any Children that my not be at age at the Term of Ten Years, their shares to be put to Interest until they arrive at age.
         And I do hearby impower my Executor to bind my sons to Trades, their having Choice of Masters. (signed by his mark) Executor: James Potter, Esq; Witnesses: Robert McKim and Hannah Tate. (Executors account values the estate at 708.17s.6d.)).
  18. [S227] Mary Smith entry, 1808 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  19. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (3 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, ennumerated next to George Lesher, future father-in-law of Daniel Smith).
  20. [S227] David, Daniel, John, Peter Smith entry, 1808-1820 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  21. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), p. II. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.

Maria Stroup1

b. before 1755, d. 1807
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Maria Stroup was born before 1755 probably in Pennsylvania.2 She married Stephen Smith.1,3 She died in 1807 in Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.1
     
Research Note:

According to a biographical sketch of Maria's son David, Maria's maiden name was Troup and David was born in Trouptown, Union County, Pennsylvania in 1781. However, I have found no Troup family or any reference to Trouptown located in the area of Union County. However, in Fisher's Snyder County Pioneers (a secondary source) there is mention of a Andrew Straub who "laid out the village of Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, which at first was known as 'Straubstown', but later changed to Freeburg." Freeburg, originally in Penn Township, Northumberland County, became part of Union County in 1813 and part of Snyder County in 1855. There were several members of the Straub/Stroup family who lived in this area as early as 1762. Maria's future husband Stephen Smith moved into this area by 1778. Further, Stephen served in the American Revolution with several members of this Straub/Stroup family. Stephen and Maria's son John Peter was baptized in 1784 in the Mohr's Zion Church which was built and attended by members of the Straub family. Finally, Adam Stroup, probably a brother of the Andrew Straub mentioned above, attended the sale of Stephen's estate. In the inventory for the sale, Adam Stroup and his wife purchased one "old mare with a white face" and an old saddle. Adam was originally from Penn Township and was living in Centre County at the time of the estate sale. Adam and Andrew Stroup, who are contemporaries of Maria and Stephen, are believed to have been children of Johann Peter Straub and his wife Catherine Elisabeth, who settled in the Penn Township area as early as 1762. Peter Straub/Stroup was born in Germany, came to America as a young boy with his parents in 1733, and lived in the area that is now Lehigh County, Pennsylvania before moving to central Pennsylvania. I have found no source, primary or secondary, that proves that Maria's maiden name was anything other than Troup, but the circumstantial evidence suggests that it was Straub/Stroup and she may have been the daughter of Peter Straub/Stroup and his wife Catherina Elizabeth.4,5,6,7
     Maria Stroup and Stephen Smith moved to Penn's Valley, Potter Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1792 according to one source. Potter Township was originally part of Northumberland County when it was formed in 1772. It became part of Mifflin County in 1789 and part of Centre County in 1800. However, Stephen purchased 40 acres of land in Chilesquerque Township, Northumberland County in 1794. In 1795 he purchased from Isaac Gilliland of Chilesquaque Township one yoke of oxen, etc. that John McWilliam had formerly in possession to pay a debt of 16 pounds. He sold the 40 acres in 1799. In 1798, Stephen was listed as a tenant on a 306 acre farm, owned by James Potter, in Potter Township, Mifflin County. The farm was valued at $2804 and a log house valued at $30. (Homes in that tax record were valued anywhere from $12 to $50.) As a tenant on the Potter farm, Stephen kept a tavern at the old fort which had been built in 1777 by General James Potter to defend the early settlers agains the Indians. The General's fort and property were passed to the General's son Judge James Potter, who was the Executor of Stephen's Will. A notation in Linn's 1883 History of Centre and Clinton Counties, states that Stephen Smith, a tavern keeper at the fort died in 1803. Also stated in Linn's History, Stephen was a residant of Potter Township in 1801 when Centre County was administratively setup in 1801 as were Peter Smith, William Smith and Henry Kephart. Between 1800 and 1802, Stephen was taxed with 300 acres in Potter Township.4,8,9,10,11
     After Stephen's death, Maria continued to live in Potter Township. Her name appears on the Potter Township tax records for the first and last time in 1808. However, the articles on Maria's sons David and George state that Maria died in 1807. She probably died before the 1810 census and her youngest sons appear to have been living with their brother David in Potter Township. Stephen and Maria's sons continued to live in Potters Township until about 1820.12,4,13,14,15

Family

Stephen Smith b. b 1755, d. bt 30 Jun 1802 - 13 Aug 1802
Children

Citations

  1. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biographical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  2. [S126] 1800 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., Stephen Smith entry, National Archives, (4 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 years and up, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 years and up).
  3. [S572] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion (Chicago, IL: n.pub., 1898), p. 844 (Clearfield County Section, biographical sketch of George B. Smith). Hereinafter cited as Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania.
  4. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482. Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  5. [S1164] Charles A. Fisher, Snyder County Pioneers (Philadelphia: Lochner, 1973, originally published 1938), pp. 84, 90.
  6. [S225] Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, 23:343, 25:302; Ibid., 5th Series, 4:694; 5th Series, 8:678.
  7. [S277] Centre County estate records, #4504; Will #10, A:16 (Stephen Smith estate), Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S705] Northumberland County Deeds, H:139 (24 June 1794, Robert and Sarah Miller to Stephen Smith, 40 acres, Chilesquerque Tp., Received 12 Sep 1795); H:278 (8 Aug 1795 Isaac Gilliland of Chilesquerque Tp. to Stephen Smith of the same, one yoke of oxen, etc. that John McWilliam had formerly in possession to pay a debt of 16 pounds); K:375 (16 Apr 1799 Stephen and Elizabeth Smith of Northumberland, to Zachariah Ross, 40 acres, Chilesquerque Tp., Received 23 Apr 1799), Courthouse, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Northumberland County Deeds.
  9. [S1167] Stephen Smith entry, 1798 Direct of Window Tax, Mifflin County, PA.
  10. [S1168] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1883), pp. 42, 227, 411.
  11. [S227] Stephen Smith entry, 1800-1802 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  12. [S227] Mary Smith entry, 1808 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  13. [S572] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion (Chicago, IL: n.pub., 1898), p. 844. Hereinafter cited as Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania.
  14. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (3 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, ennumerated next to George Lesher, future father-in-law of Daniel Smith).
  15. [S227] David, Daniel, John, Peter Smith entry, 1808-1820 Centre County Assessment Lists, Potter Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  16. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), p. II. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.

Samuel Marshall Perry1

b. 12 May 1835, d. August 1898
FatherJohn Perry1 b. 5 Dec 1802, d. 23 May 1889
MotherMary Smith1 b. 25 Jul 1810, d. 15 Dec 1880
     Samuel Marshall Perry was born on 12 May 1835 in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John Perry and Mary Smith.1 He married Harriet Southgate.1 He died in August 1898 in Los Angeles, California, at age 63.1

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."

Harriet Southgate1

     Harriet Southgate married (?) Sargeat.1 She married Samuel Marshall Perry, son of John Perry and Mary Smith.1

Family 1

(?) Sargeat

Family 2

Samuel Marshall Perry b. 12 May 1835, d. Aug 1898

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."

(?) Sargeat1

     (?) Sargeat married Harriet Southgate.1

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."

David Smith Perry1

b. 20 February 1837
FatherJohn Perry1 b. 5 Dec 1802, d. 23 May 1889
MotherMary Smith1 b. 25 Jul 1810, d. 15 Dec 1880
     David Smith Perry was born on 20 February 1837 in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John Perry and Mary Smith.1 He married Susan L. Madden on 30 March 1864.2

Family

Susan L. Madden b. Sep 1838
Children

Citations

  1. [S571] Walter and Nancy Scott, "John and Mary Smith Perry Family", 24 Jan. 1999 (Urbana, IL). . Hereinafter cited as "Perry-Smith Family."
  2. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.
  3. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana Tp., Urbana City, David S. Perry household, National Archives, (David S. Perry 42 farmer, Susan 40 OH, Mary A. 15, Martha E. 13, David G. 9).

Susan L. Madden1

b. September 1838
     Susan L. Madden was born in September 1838.2 She married David Smith Perry, son of John Perry and Mary Smith, on 30 March 1864.1

Family

David Smith Perry b. 20 Feb 1837
Children

Citations

  1. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.
  2. [S178] 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana, David S. Perry household, National Archives, (David S. Perry Feb 1837, Susan L. Sep 1838, May Hertzhorn May 1818, servant).
  3. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana Tp., Urbana City, David S. Perry household, National Archives, (David S. Perry 42 farmer, Susan 40 OH, Mary A. 15, Martha E. 13, David G. 9).

Mary A. Perry1

b. circa 1865
FatherDavid Smith Perry1 b. 20 Feb 1837
MotherSusan L. Madden1 b. Sep 1838
     Mary A. Perry was born circa 1865.1 She was the daughter of David Smith Perry and Susan L. Madden.1 She married A. B. Offenbacker.2

Citations

  1. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana Tp., Urbana City, David S. Perry household, National Archives, (David S. Perry 42 farmer, Susan 40 OH, Mary A. 15, Martha E. 13, David G. 9).
  2. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.

Martha E. Perry1

b. circa 1867
FatherDavid Smith Perry1 b. 20 Feb 1837
MotherSusan L. Madden1 b. Sep 1838
     Martha E. Perry was born circa 1867.1 She was the daughter of David Smith Perry and Susan L. Madden.1 She married L. C. Shyrgh.2

Family

L. C. Shyrgh

Citations

  1. [S560] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Champaign Co., Urbana Tp., Urbana City, David S. Perry household, National Archives, (David S. Perry 42 farmer, Susan 40 OH, Mary A. 15, Martha E. 13, David G. 9).
  2. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.

L. C. Shyrgh1

     L. C. Shyrgh married Martha E. Perry, daughter of David Smith Perry and Susan L. Madden.1

Family

Martha E. Perry b. c 1867

Citations

  1. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.

A. B. Offenbacker1

     A. B. Offenbacker married Mary A. Perry, daughter of David Smith Perry and Susan L. Madden.1

Family

Mary A. Perry b. c 1865

Citations

  1. [S573] Unknown author, Centennial Biographical History (Champaign Co., OH) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 659-661 (biography of David Perry). Hereinafter cited as Centennial Biographical History.