Ebenezer Smith, Jr. and Keziah Elmer

Ebenezer Smith, Jr. was born 1 April 1766 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts to Ebenezer Smith and Remember Ellis. Ebenezer married Keziah Elmer 17 May 1792 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts.

Keziah was born 12 April 1775 (according to the Elmer-Elmore genealogy) in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts to Samuel Elmer and Elizabeth Canfield. The Vital Records of Ashfield (available as a transcript) show her birthdate as 12 April 1788. This may be an error. The Vital Records entry show Keziah as the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth. Samuel and Elizabeth would have been in their mid-50s in 1788, which is possible but not usual. In addition, their next youngest child was born in 1770, which would have left an 18 year gap between children, which is questionable. The Samuel in the next generation is seen in the record marrying a Chloe a few years later with no records of previous marriages or children. Keziah Smith's gravestone shows her being born earlier (note that the fact that Keziah, wife of Ebenezer Smith, was an Elmer is evidenced by her marriage record). In addition, she would have been too young to have children in the 1790s.

Ebenezer's name was included in a list of voters in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts in 1798.

The Smiths moved to Chautauqua county, New York in either the fall of 1816 (according to Andrew Young's History of Chautauqua) or October 1815 (according to the Ellis genealogy), where they "settled on the west side of Cassadaga creek, 2 m. below the lake, on lot 6." They came in company with David Whittemore, Philip Phillips, and Israel Smith. Andrew Young states that they “moved with two yoke of oxen on one wagon. [Ebenezer] moved in with Jeduthan Smith, a relative, till a cabin of rudest style was built. It was roofed with rafters, with poles called ribs, running crosswise, on which rough shingles four feet long, rived out of pine trees, were laid; and probably, as was usually done, without being nailed, but fastened with heavy poles, called “weight-poles” laid across. Succeeding the “cold summer,” grain was scarce and high; his wheat costing $2 per bushel, and corn $1; and his cattle were wintered on browse.” According to the Ellis genealogy, "This was just about the close of the war of 1812 and the country was very new and the roads bad. They were over a month on the way from Ashfield. Mr. Smith purchased wild lands, made a clearing and built a log house."

Of Ebenezer, the Ellis genealogy states, "He was a farmer by occupation and a scholarly man."  This same genealogy later quoted an unnamed acquaintance of the family, who stated that Ebenezer "was a self-educated man, could calculate an eclipse with accuracy. He was a natural mathematician [like his sister Jemima...], and able to solve any problem, that the inquisitive pedagogue had the inclination to offer...The young and old sought his counsel, as well as to share the richly stored knowledge he possessed. He was a great reader, and it was said he never forgot a thing worth remembering. When he began to converse, he would always say how limited was our knowledge to what the human intellect was capable of, and would speak often of the attainments we should make in the future life."

The Ellis genealogy also speaks of Ebenezer's religious beliefs and related talents: "His knowledge of the Bible was very thorough, so much so that he was known as the 'Concordance.' There was not a passage of Scripture that he was not familiar with and could turn to readily. He was a Baptist, as were most of his descendants." The acquaintance added, "Venerable Doctors of Divinity would visit him, for his opinion on Bible expositions...He was thoroughly orthodox and often spoke of the masterly love of God, in the redemption of the world."

The same acquaintance also described him physically: "He was greatly afflicted with rheumatism, for more than twenty of his last years. He was a small man in stature, but very active, never requiring more than four or five hours sleep in the twenty-four."

In 1851, Ebenezer and Keziah's son Aaron wrote to a cousin that "My father and mother are quite old and feeble. Father doesn't labor any; his memory is very good for so old a man; he lives with his youngest daughter; he will be 85 next month." Ebenezer was listed as residing in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in the 1830 to 1850 censuses. In the 1850, Ebenezer and Keziah are living with son-in-law and daughter Arunah and Keziah (Smith) Richardson and Ebenezer is listed as a farmer. The Ellis genealogy noted that their daughter Keziah "tenderly cared for the aged couple."

Ebenezer died 24 May 1855 in Cassadaga, Chautaqua, New York and was buried in Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, Chautaqua, New York. Keziah is found living with her son Quartus and wife Pomilla in 1860. Keziah died 17 March 1870 in Cassadaga, Chautauqua, New York.


Ebenezer and Keziah’s children are:

  1. Aaron Smith, born 8 Oct 1792 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, married Laura Harrison (b. 29 May 1802 in Connecticut or New York to Daniel W. Harrison, adopted by Ichabod Fisher, d. 11 Sep 1893) in 1820 ("the first [marriage] in the vicinity of Cassadaga"), served in the War of 1812, a deacon, resided in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in 1830, 1840, 1860, and 1870 (Laura appears living with son Aaron in Stockton in 1880), died 23 Sep 1876 in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York ("He quietly passed away, conscious to the last, cheerfully welcoming the change." (Ellis genealogy) and "In his final sickness he retained the possession of all his faculties until the last and expressed his entire willingness to go; feeling that as he often said 'all is well'" (Obituary)), buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York with Laura and five daughters who died young (Lucretia, Laurilla, Pomilla, Laura, and Caroline). The Ellis genealogy described him: "Of Aaron Smith, it was said that he was a great Bible student. He was a farmer, but gave considerable attention to the genealogy of the Smith family. He had recorded the names of over 11,000 of his kin. It was said of him that 'he knew more and had forgotten fewer names and dates than any man of his times.'" The same genealogy adds a description from an acquaintance: "Aaron Smith was a very peculiar man, perfectly unostentatious, possessing a memory of history and events that is rarely equaled; self-sacrificing and willing to deny himself, that he might add to the happiness of others. He, like all the others, was a zealous Baptist of the old type, but it seldom expressed itself in other than noble, honest and benevolent acts. He possessed great fondness for relics and archeological specimens, and his collection of such, and manuscripts, was quite extended. He had in his collection spikes and hinges, from the door of the fort at Deerfield, Mass., where the settlers defended themselves before the Bloody Brook massacre at that place, by the Indians. He was a historian of quite enviable attainments, and often his countenance would brighten in describing events in the reign of the Cesars." His obituary states, "In thinking of the many excellent qualities, both of heart and mind of which he was possessed, we can truly say 'the like of him we'll ne'er see again.' His memory was unfailing, and the readiness with which he gave facts, figures and dates of times long ago, has made him much sought after by both the student of our local history, and the lover of the details of early pioneer history and life in Chautauqua. Having been an active member of society in our first years his accurate knowledge of men and things made him a very valuable auxiliary to every one who has given any thought to the subject of our early history. No history of the county has been published that the author has not drawn largely on the store house of ‘uncle Aaron Smith’ for subject matter as well as detail. His mind naturally clear, comprehensive and correct, his heart easily warmed with generous affection and filled with kindly feelings toward every one; in his family he was a model of gentleness and kindness but never lacked in domestic dignity and decision. His religion diffused itself as an all-pervading influence, sanctifying and elevating his whole character. He was a man of the strictest integrity, and a Christian of devoted piety. He was humble, zealous, consistent, and his grand inquiry was, ‘what his Lord and Master would have him to do.’" Children: Laurilla Smith, Lucretia Smith, Laura Smith, Lucy Smith, Pamelia Smith, Cyrus Smith, Pomilla Smith, William Smith, Caroline Smith, Aaron Smith, Jr.
  2. Quartus Smith, born 20 Aug 1796 in Massachusetts, married Pomilla Shepard (b. 23 Nov 1801 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts to Samuel and Rachel Shepard, d. 14 Jan 1884), resided in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in 1830 to 1870 federal and 1875 New York state censuses, farmer (Pomilla is found living by herself in the 1880 censes in Stockton), died 9 Jan 1879, buried with Pomilla in the Evergreen Cemetery, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York with Pomilla, no children. The Ellis genealogy includes a description of Quartus and Pomilla by an acquaintance: "They were industrious and frugal in their habits, accumulated a competence and were liberal in charitable objects and strongly attached to the religious faith of their ancestors. As they were childless, the last few years of their lives were spent with her sister Polly, (Mrs. Isaac Miller), and their son, Phineas M. Miller, who gladdened their last years with all the kindness and affection of an own child."
  3. Fidelia Smith, born 22 Nov 1798 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, married Elijah Woods (b. 6 Apr 1800 in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire to Levi and Charlotte Woods, apparently of Canadian ancestry (according to his birth record), m. 2) Lovisa C. Fisher in 1842, resided in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in the 1830 to 1860 censuses, farmer, d. 22 Apr 1867) in 1821, died 17 Jan 1840 in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York (see gravestone), buried in Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, Chatauqua, New York with Elijah. Children: Fidelia Woods, Ursula Woods, Livonia Woods, Elijah Woods, Preserved Smith. The Ellis genealogy quotes an acquaintance: "She was a woman who possessed the usual family traits in a marked degree, which rendered her a devoted mother to her children, and a worthy help and aid to her companion in early pioneer life."
  4. Gerry Smith, born 3 Apr 1803 in Massachusetts, married Louisa Ellis (born in Massachusetts to Barzillia Ellis, Jr., d. abt. 1870), resided in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in the 1830 to 1870 censuses, laborer in 1850, farmer in 1855, 1860, and 1870, was living in the home of his daughter Flora (Smith) Tambling at Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York in 1880, died 1 Jul 1882 in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, buried in the Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, Chatauqua, New York. The Ellis genealogy quotes an acquaintance: “He suffered early from physical infirmities…Three [of his children] were soldiers in the Union Army, and two (William and Hiram) sacrificed their lives.” Children: Alexander Smith, Franklin Smith, William Smith, Hiram Smith, Flora Fidelia Smith, David Smith.
  5. Rebecca Smith, born 31 January 1808  in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, married Freeman Richardson (b. 5 Jul 1802 in New York to Hill and Sarah (Lee) Richardson, brother of Arunah Richardson below, a farmer, d. 15 Feb 1868 in Wisconsin of scrofula) in 1830, lived in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York in 1840 and 1850 and in Campbell, La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1860, died 16 May 1887 in North La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin of "jaunders" (jaundice), buried with Freeman at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Ellis genealogy quotes an acquaintance: “She was a noble woman, partaking freely of the ‘Smith’ blood, and was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith.” Children: Jasper Richardson, Melissa Richardson, Matilda Richardson, Amanda Richardson, Squire Freeman Richardson, Myra Richardson, Florilla Richardson, -- Richardson (gender unknown).
  6. Keziah Smith, born Jun 1813 or 1814 in Massachusetts (the twin of Ebenezer), married Arunah Richardson (b. 1809 in New York to Hill and Sarah (Lee) Richardson, brother of Freeman Richardson above, a farmer, d. 1888) lived in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York according to 1840 to 1880 censuses, listed as insane in the 1870 and 1880 censuses but still living at home (as opposed to an asylum), died in 1901, buried in the Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, Chatauqua, New York with Arunah. Children: Eliza Ann Richardson, Levant E. Richardson, Laura Lovina Richardson, Chloe J. Richardson, Truman Smith Richardson, and Oliver P. Richardson.
  7. Ebenezer Smith, born Jun 1813 or 1814 in Massachusetts (the twin of Keziah), died 22 Feb 1835 in Chautauqua county, New York, buried in Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga, Chautaqua, New York.


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Town Records

Name:    Keziah Elmer
Birth Date:    12 Apr 1788
Birth Place:    Ashfield
Father's First Name:    Sam[ue]L
Mother's First Name:    Elizabeth
Gender:    Female
Source:    Vital Records of Ashfield

Source: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.


Name:    Keziah Elmer
Gender:    Female  
Birth Date:    12 Apr 1788
Birthplace:    ASHFIELD,FRANKLIN,MASSACHUSETTS  
Father's Name:    Samuel Elmer 
Mother's Name:    Elizabeth 
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    C50165-1
System Origin:    Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number:    974.42/A1 V2N 

Source: "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N9-VNS : 4 December 2014), Keziah Elmer, 12 Apr 1788; citing ASHFIELD,FRANKLIN,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 974.42/A1 V2N.


Town: Ashfield
Surname: Smith
Ebenez[e]r [int. Jr.] of Hawley [int. of A.] and Keziah Elmore of A., May 17, 1792.

Source: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).


Name:    Ebenezer, Jr. Smith
Gender:    Male
Spouse:    Keziah Elmore
Marriage Date:    17 May 1792
City:    Ashfield
County:    Franklin
Source:    Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0902896.

Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850.


Name:    Pamilla Shepard
Event Type:    Birth
Birth Date:    23 Nov 1801
Birth Place:    Ashfield, Massachusetts
Father Name:    Samuel Shepard
Mother Name:    Rachel Shepard

Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).


Name:    Elijah Woods
Birth Date:    6 Apr 1800
Birth Place:    Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
Gender:    Male
Race:    White
Ethnicity:    Canadian
Father's name:    Levi Woods
Mother's name:    Charlotte
FHL Film Number:    1001056

Source: Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis

Page 18:
(9) REMEMBER ELLIS......................Born, 1735; Died, 1795

(10) Rev. EBENEZER SMITH
............" 1734;         " 1824
Married in Deerfield, in 1756.
THEIR CHILDREN— All born in Ashfield.
34. Irene Smith..............................Born, 1757; Died, 1834
36. Preserved
" ............................." 1759;         " 1834
38. Jemima "
................................" 1761;         " 1835
40. Rhoda "
.................................." 1762;         " 1837
42. Ebenezer, jr. "
........................." 1766;         " 1855
44. Obed "
...................................." 1770;        " 1828
46. Richard "
................................." 1774;        " 1800


Pages 96-98:
(42.) EBENEZER SMITH, Jr., fifth child of Elder Ebenezer and Remember Ellis Smith, was born in Ashfield, April 1st, 1766, and died in Cassadaga, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., May 24th, 1855 aged 89 years.

He married Keziah Elmer, or Elmore, of Ashfield about 1791, and had seven children. She died in Cassadaga, March 17th, 1870, aged 93 years. The Elmers were one of the early families in the settlement of Ashfield. Mr. Wilson Elmer, a nephew of Keziah, died there in 1885 an aged man. For his second wife he married Mrs. Amanda Ranney Richmond, widow of Elijah Richmond, an enterprising citizen of Ashfield, who died about 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer were married about 1875, and lived a short distance easterly from the old church at Baptist-corners, the Chileab Smith neighborhood. Mrs. Elmer died in 1884. She was a daughter of Jesse Ranney, who raised his family on the old farm of Reuben Ellis,

Ebenezer, Jr., moved with his family from Ashfield to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in Oct. 1815. Several families from the Ellis neighborhood in Ashfield went with them, namely: Philip Phillips, Israel Smith and Daniel Whitmore. This was just about the close of the war of 1812 and the country was very new and the roads bad. They were over a month on the way from Ashfield. Mr. Smith purchased wild lands, made a clearing and built a log house. He was a farmer by occupation and a scholarly man. His knowledge of the Bible was very thorough, so much so that he was known as the "Concordance." There was not a passage of Scripture that he was not familiar with and could turn to readily. He was a Baptist, as were most of his descendants.

His children were Aaron, born 1792; Quartus, 1796; Fidelia, 1798; Gerry, 1803; Rebecca, 1808; Ebenezer and Keziah (twins,) 1813.

Of Aaron Smith, it was said that he was a great Bible student. He was a farmer, but gave considerable attention to the genealogy of the Smith family. He had recorded the names of over 11,000 of his kin. It was said of him that "he knew more and had forgotten fewer names and dates than any man of his times." He resided most of his life at Stockton, where he died Sept. 23d, 1876, aged 84 years. His children were Laurilla, born 1821, died 1825; Lucretia, born 1824, died 1825; Laura, 1826; Lucy, born 1828, married a Griffith, and died 1880; Pamelia, born 1830, died 1840; Cyrus, born 1831, died 1877; Milla, 1834; William, 1837; Caroline, 1839; Aaron, Jr., 1843. The last named lives at Burnhams, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.

Quartus Smith, born 1796, lived many years in Stockton, N. Y., and died in 1880. He married Pomilla Shepard. They had no children.

Fidelia Smith, born 1798, and died 1840. She married Elijah Wood, and had five children: Fidelia, who married Dr. Alonzo P. Phillips, of Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Ursula, who married James Rheem, and had three children — two dead and one now living, Mr. Charles Rheem, in Oshkosh, Wis. Mrs. Ursula Wood Rheem married for her second husband Albert G. Blakeslee, and they lived in Dequoin, Ill. Elijah married Jane McGregor. Livonia married a Goulding and afterwards Erastus Bowen. Her son, Charles L. Goulding, lives at Fredonia, N. Y.

Gerry Smith, born 1803, lived most of his life in Stockton, where he died July 16, 1882. He married Louisa Ellis, a daughter of Barzillia Ellis, Jr., of Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Their children are Hiram, William, Frank, Flora, and David.

Rebecca Smith, born 1808, married Freeman Richardson in 1830. In 1854 they removed to LaCrosse, Wis., where Mrs. R. now lives. Mr. Richardson died in 1868. Their children were: Melissa, died in 1876; Matilda, Jasper, Squire, and Florilla. The last-named married Wm. Gear, and now resides in LaCrosse and has three children, Elsie, Ella, and Edna Gear. Mrs. Rebecca Richardson now lives with her daughter, Mrs. Gear.

Ebenezer Smith, born in 1813, died in Chatauqua Co. in 1835, unmarried.

Keziah Smith, born 1813, twin-sister of the above, married Arunah Richardson, brother of Freeman Richardson. Their children were Eliza Ann, who married John Carpenter, and lives at Cassadaga, Chautauqua Co., N.Y. Lovina, married Albert Irons; she lives at Cassadaga. Levant and Truman Richardson, live at Burnhams, N.Y.


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PARTIAL LIST OF VOTERS IN 1798.
In the records of Ashfield for 1798 the list of voters is given. In this list of names are the following (there being then a property qualification, this list does not include the names of all the men of the proper age for voting): ...Chipman Smith, David, Chileab, Jr., Chileab, 3d, Jeduthan, Elijah, Martin, Abner, Jonathan and Ebenezer Smith, Jr.;...


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Samuel Elmer, before the Revolution, settled where Geo. B. Church now lives. Most of the Elmers in this vicinity are his descendants. One of his daughters, Keziah, married Ebenezer Smith, Jr., son of Elder Ebenezer. She and her husband settled at Stockton, N. Y. in 1815 (see page 96).


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Letter from Dea. Aaron Smith, of Stockton, N. Y., to his second cousin, Dea. Ziba Smith, of Ashfield, dated Mar. 30, 1851. Aaron was a son of Ebenezer, Jr., and grandson of Elder Ebenezer Smith. Ziba was a son of Chileab, 3d, and grandson of Chileab, Jr. The latter was a brother of Elder Ebenezer.

"Dear Cousin: I sit down to inform you of our welfare. We are all well as usual. It is a general time of health here. I have had a good deal of sickness in my family since I have begun to keep house. I have had ten children; have buried five of them, all daughters; have three sons and two daughters living; the oldest a daughter of 22, the youngest a son 7 years of age. As to religion, it is quite a low time here. Ziba, I want to see you and your family, and brothers and sisters, very much, once more, in the land of the living. Have not forgotten the comfort taken in your company at school, and at the old Baptist meeting-house, in singing, in our younger days. I want to go to New England, the land of my birth, once more; think some of going this season, if my life is spared and my family are well. The last time I saw you was thirty-one years ago this month, at your father's. I want to go with you once more on to the ground where the old meeting-house used to stand; also to the burying ground; think I could pick out Jeduthan's grave; also our great grandfather's, Chileab Smith's; and the first one who was buried there, who was a sister of your father. My father and mother are quite old and feeble. Father doesn't labor any; his memory is very good for so old a man; he lives with his youngest daughter; he will be 85 next month. My brother Quartus and his wife are well, also Gerry and my sisters. Your cousin, Nathan Smith, and family are all well; his four older sons are great stout giants, your aunt Naomi is well, and lives with Lyman, on the Fox river, in Illinois; he has married his second wife. Your cousin Sawyer Phillips is well; he has sold his farm and gone to Latarany; it is 70 miles from here. His oldest son is a widower; his second son married Asa Ellis' daughter, is a doctor, and lives near his father. Your cousin Hiram Lazelle and family are all well; he pays the highest tax in town — that is $30; he has a dairy of sixty cows, the income of which last season was $1,800. Your cousin Philip Lazelle and family are well. He and Royal Carter are in the mercantile trade; are doing well. Royal's mother is well. Your cousin Alvrary Lazelle is well. I will give you a sketch of the Smith family which we belong to: It is to be traced to Rev. Henry Smith, of Wethersfield, Conn., who came from Old England. All such information is important to be collected for the benefit of our posterity, that the branch of Smiths that we belong to may not be lost. Henry Smith is as far back as I can trace our ancestors.

The first of our ancestors that came from England were Henry Smith and his wife, Dorithy Smith. On his passage to this country he had a son born, and from the unusual circumstances of his birth he called his name Preserved, which is the origin of this name, which has since been retained in several branches of the families of his posterity. The first notice of Henry Smith is on the records of the First Congregational Church in Charlestown, Mass. He and his wife Dorithy were admitted to the full communion of the church the 5th of October, 10.37. It is believed he came to America in the year 1637, which was seventeen years after the Plymouth company. He was the first minister of the first Congregational church in Wethersfield, Conn., as near as can be ascertained. He was installed in the spring of 1641, at which time the church was gathered. He died in 1648, and very little is known of his ministry. Dorithy, his widow, married a Mr. Russell, father of Rev. John Russell, who succeeded Henry Smith in the ministry at Wethersfield. Mr. Russell and his son, the minister, went to Hadley with a colony, comprising the larger body of the church, in 1659, and some of Henry Smith's children went with the colony to Hadley and settled there. Rev. Henry Smith was great grandfather to our great grandfather, Chileab Smith. We are the seventh generation from the Rev. Henry Smith      The Preserved born on the passage to this country was grandfather to our great grandfather, Chileab Smith. Our great grandfather's father's name was Preserved, jr. Our great grandfather, Chileab Smith, was born in South Hadley, June 1, 1708, and died Aug. 19, 1800, in the 93d year of his age. He left when he died, living, 8 children, 46 grandchildren and 91 great grandchildren; total, 145. He was ordained in the Gospel ministry when he was 80 years of age. He had a family of 12 children. He was one of the first settlers of Huntstown, now Ashfield. He settled in the town in the year 1751. My grandfather, Elder Ebenezer Smith, was born in South Hadley Oct. 4, 1734. He began to preach Nov. 29, 1753; ordained Aug. 20, 1761. He died July 6, 1824, aged 89 years. He had a family of seven children. He was a preacher of the Gospel ministry 72 years, and preached nine thousand and twenty sermons, rode one horse 19 years, and traveled in that time 23,000 miles. Our great aunt, Jemima Shepard, was born in South Hadley March 26, 1740, and died Sept. 29, 1828, aged 88 years. She had a family of seven children. I will give you a sketch of what my grandfather left on record before he died. [See above.] Twelve of our great grandfather Chileab Smith's posterity are and have been ministers; all living but three; two settled in this county, and five of the females married ministers; two of them and their husbands are missionaries, one in China and the other in India. There is not much odds of one hundred and thirty of his posterity living in this county; the sixth generation from him lives in this town, and the tenth from Rev. Henry Smith lives in the county. If you conclude to come here this season, send me a letter the time you are going to start on your journey, that I may not miss of you if I go down, for 1 want to visit you more than any one in Ashfield. Give my respects to your brothers and sisters, especially to Betsey and her husband. Read this to your brother Elias and your sisters.

Believe me your affectionate relative,

                                                                    AARON SMITH.
To Dea. Ziba Smith, of Ashfield.

Of Ebenezer Smith, Jr., second son of Elder Ebenezer, and Remember (Ellis) Smith, and his descendants, an acquaintance writes as follows:

"They all lived in my native town of Stockton. Ebenzer, Jr., was a self-educated man, could calculate an eclipse with accuracy. He was a natural mathematician [like his sister Jemima, see page 92], and able to solve any problem, that the inquisitive pedagogue had the inclination to offer. Venerable Doctors of Divinity would visit him, for his opinion on Bible expositions. He was greatly afflicted with rheumatism, for more than twenty of his last years. He was a small man in stature, but very active, never requiring more than four or five hours sleep in the twenty-four. The young and old sought his counsel, as well as to share the richly stored knowledge he possessed. He was a great reader, and it was said he never forgot a thing worth remembering. When he began to converse, he would always say how limited was our knowledge to what the human intellect was capable of, and would speak often of the attainments we should make in the future life. He was thoroughly orthodox and often spoke of the masterly love of God, in the redemption of the world. His daughter, Keziah, tenderly cared for the aged couple. He died in 1855 and was buried in the Cassadaga Cemetery, by the side of his son, Ebenezer, who died a young man, about twenty years previous. See page 96.

"Of his children: Dea. Aaron Smith married Laura Harrison, who was born in Conn., May 29, 1802, and is now living on the old homestead — next to the lands of his father, Ebenezer, which was bought of the Holland Land Company, in 1816. Aaron Smith was a very peculiar man, perfectly unostentatious, possessing a memory of history and events that is rarely equaled; self-sacrificing and willing to deny himself, that he might add to the happiness of others. He, like all the others, was a zealous Baptist of the old type, but it seldom expressed itself in other than noble, honest and benevolent acts. He possessed great fondness for relics and archeological specimens, and his collection of such, and manuscripts, was quite extended. He had in his collection spikes and hinges, from the door of the fort at Deerfield, Mass., where the settlers defended themselves before the Bloody Brook massacre at that place, by the Indians. He was a historian of quite enviable attainments, and often his countenance would brighten in describing events in the reign of the Cesars. He died in 1876, aged upwards of 80 years. He quietly passed away, conscious to the last, cheerfully welcoming the change. He was buried in the old Stockton Cemetery by the side of several of his children. He had ten children; only three of whom are living, two sons and a daughter. The two sons live upon the old homestead and are highly prosperous and worthy citizens. The only daughter living (Pomilla), married August Sornberger, a worthy farmer, and lives in the adjoining town of Charlotte. The sons, (living) names are William, who married Minerva Guest, and they have one child, named Aaron, the other son (living), Aaron Jr., is unmarried and lives with his mother on the farm.

"An older brother, Cyrus, who died soon after the close of the war, was with Sherman in his grand campaign through the South, and was a brave and loyal soldier. He died in Iowa, He left two daughters; one, named Laura, has lived here with her uncle Aaron, Jr., since her father's death, and in December, 1887, was married to Edson Phillips, a son of Wm. W. Phillips. See page 379.

"Quartus, the second son of Ebenezer, married Pomilla Shepard, a daughter of Dea. Samuel Shepard and grand-daughter of Jemima (Smith) Shepard. They had no children. Both lived to be upwards of eighty years of age. They were industrious and frugal in their habits, accumulated a competence and were liberal in charitable objects and strongly attached to the religious faith of their ancestors. As they were childless, the last few years of their lives were spent with her sister Polly, (Mrs. Isaac Miller), and their son, Phineas M. Miller, who gladdened their last years with all the kindness and affection of an own child. Mrs. Smith died January 14, 1885. They were buried in the Stockton Cemetery and the highest granite monument of the ground marks their last resting place.

"Fidelia Smith, dau. of Ebenezer, Jr., married Elijah Woods, who was a native of Keene, N. H. She was a woman who possessed the usual family traits in a marked degree, which rendered her a devoted mother to her children, and a worthy help and aid to her companion in early pioneer life. They had a family of six children, three sons and three daughters; two of the sons died in boyhood The oldest, Fidelia Woods, married Dr. A. P. Phillips, a native of her own town. See page 379. They had three children, Jenny, Burton and Frank Hamilton Phillips. Frank died in 1875, and Jenny in 1878. Burton m. Nellie Baker; had one son, named Frank B., who died in 1882 aged three years. The father had died in 1880.

"Gerry Smith was the fourth of Ebenezer Jr.'s children. He suffered early from physical infirmities. He m. Louisa, daughter of Barzillai Ellis, of Sheriden, Chaut. County, and had a family of six children. Three were soldiers in the Union Army, and two (William and Hiram) sacrificed their lives. Three are now living. Flora, a daughter, married Alson Tambling, a thriving farmer, and resides in Pomfret, where her father was so tenderly cared for and died about 1882. His wife, Louisa, died about 1870.

"Rebecca, dau. of Ebenezer, Jr., married Freeman Richardson. They had eight children, all born in Stockton. They emigrated to North La Crosse, Wis., about 1855. The husband died there, about 1865, and she in 1887. Most of her family are settled in that vicinity. She was a noble woman, partaking freely of the ‘Smith’ blood, and was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith."


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From Dea. Ebenezer Smith [42] to his cousin, Dea Dimick Ellis, of Ashfield. (Ebenezer Smith's mother, Remember (Ellis) Smith and Dimick Ellis's father, Lieut. John, were sister and brother.)

Chautauqua, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1820.
Most Respected and Dear Friend :

Through the goodness of God I am enabled to take my pen in hand to write to one whom I sincerely respect and long to converse with, but as I am somewhat troubled with rheumatic complaint, I must convey my desire in writing. My family enjoys good health, and I hope this will find yours with the same blessing. The bearer of this letter will inform you of matters of news better than I can.

I understand that my affairs at Ashfield are very precarious, which causes me to write you. I sent letters to brother Gad Elmer, in August, desiring him to get security by a mortgage, or some other way as he should think proper, on some notes due me. I conclude that he never received them, and now I must desire one in whom I can put the greatest trust and confidence, to accept of my request. I have two notes against Ebenezer A--, one of $400, and another of $351, and some other money to be paid by Mr. Mallory. The $400 note was out, I think, a year ago last May. The other is out, I think, next May. I cannot travel as well as my son, and I send him to Ashfield. I wish the debts to be secured, if possible, and I send you the power of attorney in case there is need of it. * * I shall leave it entirely with you to act your judgment, as you are acquainted with Mr. A's circumstances, and as you are one of the selectmen, and have lately been called upon to prize brother Gad Elmer's estate, near him. I do not wish to hunt any man. but I think it right that I should have my just due. * * Could I see you, and your family, and your parents, one hour, it would be of such satisfaction that it is not possible for me to dissemble, but I hope through the tender mercies of God. that we shall yet see each other face to face. * * There has been considerable of an awakening in these parts. Last Sunday Elder Wilson baptized nine persons.

I will satisfy you for whatever trouble you are at on my account.
Very truly yours,            
EBEN'R SMITH, Jr.
 
Source: Ellis, Erastus Ranney, Biographical sketches of Richard Ellis, the first settler of Ashfield, Mass., and his descendants, Detroit, MI: W. Graham, 1888.


History of Chautauqua County, New York

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The 11th day of June, 1873, will never be forgotten by those who were so fortunate as to be present at the Reunion of " Old Settlers," at Fredonia.
...
For the purpose of estimating how many decades of ages could be accommodated at the first table, those over ninety years old were called on to stand up, then those over eighty. The following named responded : ...
From 80 to 90 — ...Aaron Smith, Stockton, 80...
...
A noteworthy feature of this assemblage was the exhibition of relics, which, in respect to their number, variety, rareness, and antiquity, have probably never been equaled on a similar occasion, in any part of this or in any other state...
...
Aaron Smith, of Stockton, presented a Bible 107 years old, that was his grandfather's, his vest 53 years old, a wooden block of 12 sides made by Ebenezer Smith 85 years ago, a concordance belonging to his great-grandfather 154 years ago, the powder horn Rev. Ebenezer Smith carried in the French and Indian war the year before Gen. Wolfe was killed.

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Ebenezer Smith, Jr., from Mass., in the fall of 1816, settled on the west side of Cassadaga creek, 2 m. below the lake, on lot 6. He came in company with David Whittemore and Philip Phillips grandfather of the Messrs. Phillips, now at Cassadaga. His family consisted of himself, wife, four sons, and three daughters. They moved with two yoke of oxen on one wagon. He moved in with Jeduthan Smith, a relative, till a cabin of rudest style was built. It was roofed with rafters, with poles called ribs, running crosswise, on which rough shingles four feet long, rived out of pine trees, were laid; and probably, as was usually done, without being nailed, but fastened with heavy poles, called “weight-poles” laid across. Succeeding the “cold summer,” grain was scarce and high; his wheat costing $2 per bushel, and corn $1; and his cattle were wintered on browse. His children were Aaron, Quartus, Fidelia, Gerry, Rebecca, Ebenezer, and Kezia, all of whom attained the age of majority, and all came to Stockton. The daughters were married, as follows: Fidelia to Elijah Woods; Rebecca to Freeman Richardson; Kezia to Arunah Richardson.

Aaron Smith, son of Ebenezer, Jr., was born Oct. 8, 1792 ; was married, in 1820, to Laura Harrison, and had 10 children, of whom only 5 passed the age of childhood : Lucy, wife of Merlin Griffith, of Charlotte; Cyrus, who resides in Hamilton, Minn.; Pomilla, with her father, unmarried; William, with his father, on the farm; and Aaron, also at the home of his father. The marriage of Aaron Smith, Sr., was the first in the vicinity of Cassadaga. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Daniel W. Harrison, and adopted daughter of Ichabod Fisher.
 
Source: Young, Andrew W., History of Chautauqua County, New York, Buffalo, NY: Matthews & Warren, 1875.


Biographical History of La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin

JASPER RICHARDSON.—For many years, or since locating in La Crosse county, Mr. Richardson has enjoyed the reputation of being a useful and law-abiding citizen and an intelligent and thoroughly posted man on all public matters. He was born near Jamestown, Chautauqua county, New York, June 9, 1832, a son of Freeman Richardson, and grandson of Hill Richardson, a soldier of the war of 1812. Freeman Richardson was married to Rebecca Smith, who was born at Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1808. She was eight years of age when her father moved to New York State, and in that State she was educated and grew to womanhood. Her parents were Ebenezer and Keziah (Elder) Smith, and her paternal grandfather was Rev. Caleb Smith, a prominent Baptist minister of the East for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson came to La Crosse county, Wisconsin, in 1854, and were residents of Campbell township until their deaths, the father dying at the age of sixty-six years and the mother at the age of seventy-nine, in North La Crosse. Of a family of eight children born to them, the following are living: Jasper, Matilda, of Tomah, Wisconsin; Amanda, wife of William Purdy, of Barton county, Missouri; Squire F., of Chautauqua county, New York; Myra, wife of James Walters, of Missouri; and Florilla, wife of William Gear, of North La Crosse...
 
Source: Biographical History of La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892, pgs. 474-5.


Elmer-Elmore Genealogy

Page 20:75. KEZIAH ELMER, (Samuel, Hezekiah, Edward, Edward) born in Ashfield, Mass. , April 12, 1775: married May 17, 1792, Ebenezer Smith. They removed to Stockton, N. Y., where she died March 17, 1862.
CHILDREN, SIXTH GENERATION.
I. Aaron Smith, b. Oct. 8, 1792; d. Sept. 23, 1876. *254
II. Quartus " b. Aug. 20, 1796; d. Jan. 9, 1879. 255
III. Fidelia " b. Nov. 22, 1798; d. Jan. 18, 1832. 256
lV. Gerry " b. Apr. 3, 1803; d. Jan. 1, 1881. 257
V. Rebecca " b. Jan. 31, 1808; m. Freeman Richardson. 258
VI. Ebenezer " b. June 7, 1813; d. Feb. 22, 1835. 259
VII. Keziah " b. June 7, 1813: m. Aruna Richardson. 260

Source: Johnson, William W.. Elmer-Elmore Genealogy : Records of the Descendants of Edward Elmer of Braintree, Eng., and Hartford, Conn., through His Son Edward, 1632-1899. North Greenfield, Wis.: W.W. Johnson, 1989.


1830 Federal Census

Name:    Elijah Woods
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    8

Source: Year: 1830; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 86; Page: 460; Family History Library Film: 0017146. Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name:    Ebenezer Smith
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    1
Total Free White Persons:    5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    5

Name:    Aaron Smith
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    3
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    5

Source: Year: 1830; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 86; Page: 461; Family History Library Film: 0017146. Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name:    Gerry Smith
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    1
Total Free White Persons:    2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    2

Source: Year: 1830; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 86; Page: 461; Family History Library Film: 0017146. Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name:    Quartus Smith
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    2

Source: 1830; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 86; Page: 463; Family History Library Film: 0017146. Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1840 Federal Census

Name:    Elijah Woods
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    1
Total Free White Persons:    8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    8

Source: Year: 1840; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 272; Page: 245; Family History Library Film: 0017182. Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


Name:
    Quartus Smith
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    2

Source: Year: 1840; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 272; Page: 253; Family History Library Film: 0017182. Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Name:    Freeman Richardson
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    6

Source: Year: 1840; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 272; Page: 245; Image: 494; Family History Library Film: 0017182. Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Note: The entry before Freeman is Elijah Woods (his brother-in-law) and the two entries after are Hill Richardson and Ami Richardson.



Name:    Aaron Smith
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    7

...

Name:    Ebenezer Smith
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:    1
Total Free White Persons:    2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    2

Arunah Richardson
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Stockton, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    4


Source: Year: 1840; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 272; Page: 249; Image: 502; Family History Library Film: 0017182, Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Name:    Gerry Smith
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    3
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    6

Source: Year: 1840; Census Place: Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 272; Page: 268; Family History Library Film: 0017182, Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
 

1850 Federal Census
Stockton, Chautauqua, New York

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

44

48

Gery Smith

48

M


Laborer



Loisa

40

F




 

Alexander

19

F




 

Franklin

11

F




 

William

9

F




 

Phidelia

1

M




Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Gery


Mass

 



Loisa


"

 



Alexander

 

NY




Franklin

 

"


1


William

 

"


1


Phidelia

 

"



...

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

47

51

Aaron Smith

5[8?]

M


Farmer



Laura

48

F




 

Lucey

22

F




 

Cyrus

18

M


Farmer


 

Permelia

15

F




 

William

13

M





Aaron 7 M



Hiram 6 M
omitted in family 48 inserted here

Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Aaron

2000 Mass

 



Laura


NY

 



Lucey

 

"




Cyrus

 

"


1


Permelia

 

"


1


William

 

"

1


Aaron
NY
1
Hiram


1


Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M432_485; Page: 243B; Image: 488, 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

48

52

Ebeneezer Smith

84

M


Farmer



Keziah

75

F




 

Arona Reichison

39

M


Farmer


 

Keziah

35

F




 

Eliza Ann

13

F




 

Levant E.

11

M





Laura L. 9 F



Clowey J. 7 F



Truman S 6 M



Oliver P. 3 M


Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Ebeneezer

2000[?] Mass

 



Keziah


"

 



Arona

 

NY




Keziah

 

NY




Eliza Ann

 

NY


1


Levant E.

 

"

1


Laura L.
"
1
Clowey J.
"
1

Truman S
"
1
Oliver P.
"


...

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

52

56

Elijah Woods

50

M


Farmer



Loisa Woods

50

F




 

Fidelia

27

F




 

Ursula

26

F




 

Livona

20

F




 

Elijah

18

M


Farmer


Preserved 12 F



Charlotte 78 F


Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Elijah

5000[?] NH

 



Loisa


NY

 



Fidelia

 

"




Ursula

 

"




Livona

 

"


1


Elijah

 

"

1


Preserved
"
1
Charlotte
NH



Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M432_485; Page: 244A; Image: 489, 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

260

270

Quartus Smith

 54

M


Farmer



Permelia

 48

F




Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Quartus


Mass

 



Permelia


"

 




Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M432_485; Page: 256B; Image: 514, 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

310

321

Freeman Richardson

 46

M


Farmer



Rebecka

 42

F




 

Jasper

 18

M




 

Matilda

15

F




 

Amanda

13

F




 

Squire F

9

M





Miray 8 M



Florilla 2 F

311

322

Hill Richison

75

M





Sarah

78

F




Name

Real Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read and write?

Freeman

600

NY

 



Rebecka


Mass

 



Jasper

 

NY


1


Matilda

 

"


1


Amanda

 

"


1


Squire F

 

"

1


Miray
"
1
Florilla
"


Hill


RI




Sarah


Mass [Ct written over the top of this)






Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M432_485; Page: 259B; Image: 520, 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


1860 Federal Census
Stockton, Chautauqua, New York

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

2238

2198

Elijah Wood

60

M


Farmer



Louisa " 60

F


Housekeeper


 

Levona Gelding

29

F


Housework


 

Charles "

2

M





Martha Streeter 22 F
Housework

Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Elijah

3060

1500

N Ham




Louisa



N York




Levona

 


"




Charles

 


"



Martha

N.H.



Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M653_732; Page: 278; Family History Library Film: 803732, Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

2260

2220

Gerry Smith

51

M


Farmer



Louisa 50

F


Housekeeper


 

Alexander

29

M


Farm Laborer


 

Franklin

19

M


"          "


William 17 M
"          "


Hiram 16 M
"          "

2442 Flora F 10 F



David 8 M


Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Gerry

460

250

Mass




Louisa



"




Alexander

 


N York




Franklin

 


"


William

"


Hiram

"
1

Flora F

"
1

David

"
1


Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M653_732; Page: 280; Family History Library Film: 803732, Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

2381

2346

Qartes Smith

64

M


Farmer



Parmella 59

F


Housekeeper


 

Coziah

85

F


None


Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Qartes



Mass




Parmella



---




Coziah

 


---





Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M653_732; Page: 295; Family History Library Film: 803732, Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

2476

2441

Aruna Richardson

51

M


Farmer



Caziah 47

F


Housekeeper


 

Eliza Ann

23

F


"      work


 

Levant

20

M


Farm   "


Chloe 17 F
House  "


Truman 15 M
Farm    "

2442 Albert Irons 22 M
Farmer "


Lovina 19 F
Housekeeper

Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Aruna

1500

600

N York




Caziah



Mass




Eliza Ann

 


N York




Levant

 


"

1


Chloe

"
1

Truman

"
1

Albert
50
" 1


Lovina

" 1



Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

2477

2442

Aaron Smith

67

M


Farmer



Laura 58

F


Housekeeper


 

William

22

M


Farm work


 

Permelia

25

F


House   "


Aaron Jr 17 M
Farmer

Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Aaron

3690

700

Mass




Laura



N York




William

 


"




Permelia

 


"



Aaron Jr

"
1


Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M653_732; Page: 307; Image: 307; Family History Library Film: 803732, Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Campbell, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dwelling No.

Family No.

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

1052

859

Freeman Richardson

50

M


Farmer



Florella

50

F




 

Squire

19

M




 

Florella

13

F




Name

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Married that year?

Attended school?

Cannot read or write?

Freeman

1500

950

N.Y




Florella



N.Y




Squire

 


N.Y




Florella

 


NY





Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Campbell, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1417; Page: 79; Image: 83; Family History Library Film: 805417, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


1870 Federal Census
Stockton, Chatauqua, New York

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Condition

94

94

Richardson Arana

60

M

W Farmer
4350
900

N.Y.


 

 

Keziah

52

F

W

Keeping House



Mass

Insane

 

 

Levant

26

M

W

Farmer


160

N.Y

 

 

 

Truman

24

M

W

Farmer



N.Y

 


Name

Male Citizen Age 21 or Up?

Arana

1

Keziah


Levant

1

Truman

1

...

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Cannot Write?

98

98

Smith Gerry

67

M

W Farmer


Mass

1

 

 

Sally

73

F

W

Keeping House



N.Y.

1

 

 

Alexandre

38

M

W

Farmer



N.Y.

1

 

 

David

19

M

W

Farmer



N.Y.

 



Smith Flora 21 F W School Teacher

N.Y.


Name

Male Citizen Age 21 or Up?

Gerry

1

Sally


Alexandre


David


Flora


Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M593_913; Page: 692A; Image: 201163; Family History Library Film: 552412, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Dwelling house

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Condition

331

316

Smith Qartus

73

M

W Farmer
3000
6500

Mass


 

 

Pomilla

68

F

W

Keeping House



Mass


Name

Male Citizen Age 21 or Up?

Qartus

1

Pomilla



Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M593_913; Page: 704A; Family History Library Film: 552412, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Dwelling house

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Condition

360

347

Smith Aaron

77

M

W Farmer
7380
1670

Mass


 

 

Laura

68

F

W

Keeping House



N.Y.

 

 

William

32

M

W

Farmer



N.Y

 

 

 

Aaron Jr.

23

M

W

Farmer



NY


Pomilla 33 F W At Home

N.Y


Name

Male Citizen Age 21 or Up?

Aaron

1

Laura


William

1

Aaron Jr.

1

Pomilla


Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: M593_913; Page: 705B; Family History Library Film: 552412, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


North La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Occupation

Real Estate

Personal Estate

Birthplace

Father of Foreign Birth?

255

258

Geer  William

27

M

W Laborer
600

England

1

 

 

Florella

22

F

W

Keeping house



N. York


 

 

Elsie

2

F

W

at home



Wis

 

 

 

Richardson Rebecca

62

F

W

"   "



Mass.

 


Name

Mother of Foreign Birth?

Male Citizen 21 and over?

William

1

1

Florella

Elsie

Rebecca

Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: North La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.



1880 Federal Census

Stockton, Chautauqua, New York

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Relationship

Single

Married

Widowed

Occupation

154

158

Smith Aaron

W

M

36


1


Farmer

 

 

Smith Laura

W

F

78

Mother



1

Keeping House


Name

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

Aaron

" [N.Y.]

Mass.
N.Y.

Laura

"

Conn.

Conn.


Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Relationship

Single

Married

Widowed

Occupation

155

159

Richardson Aruna

W

M

69



1


Farmer

 

 

Kersiah

W

F

65

Wife




Keeping House

 

 

Levant

W

M

36

Son

1



At Home

 

 

Truman

W

M

34

Son




"


Name

Insane

Cannot read

Cannot write

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

Aruna




" [N.Y.]

R.I.
Conn.

Kersiah

1



Mass.

Mass.

Mass

Levant




N.Y.

N.Y.

"

Truman




"

"

"


Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 816; Family History Film: 1254816; Page: 83D; Enumeration District: 072, Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Relationship

Single

Married

Widowed

Occupation

410

426

Smith Pomilla S.

W

F

78




1



Name

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

Pomilla S.

Mass.

Mass.
Mass.


Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Stockton, Chautauqua, New York; Roll: 816; Family History Film: 1254816; Page: 94B; Enumeration District: 072, Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Relationship

Single

Married