This is a sketch of the life of Isaac Smith and his descendants, born in Fredericksburg, New York on March 10, 1763. Fredericksburg was located in Dutchess County, which has since been detached to form the eastern part of Putnam County and divided into four towns, Kent, Carmel, Patterson and South East. The birthplace of our grandfather can now be found in the east end of Putnam County where he was a resident until 20 years of age.
So far as we can learn, Isaac had two brothers, Samuel and Charles, and one sister, Rebecca. Rebecca married Amos Eddy in 1832 and lived in Oneida County.
On April 1, 1779, Isaac enlisted to fight for his country's freedom in the War of the Revolution. At one time during his term of nine months he, along with six of his fellow rangers surprised and captured fourteen prisoners that they then marched to General fp
On the 15th day of April 1780 he re-enlisted for an additional seven months and was sent to Tappan Bay on the Hudson river, where George Washington lay with his army. Isaac was one of the guards that conducted Major John Andre to the gallows and saw him executed as a spy at Orangetown.
15th day of April 1784 he enlisted for seven months, serving his term in different places, mostly on guard duty. Isaac received his discharge some time in December of 1784 and went to live at his home in Fredericksburg. He was 18 years and nine months oldat that time.
Isaac lived there with his parents about two years. He moved to Rennselaer County for about four years, then to Saratoga for about 4 years, then to Richfield, Otsego County for about 20 years. He then he moved to Attica, Genesee County (now Wyoming County) where he lived in Attica and Middlebury until his death on October 4, 1856.
About 1788 Isaac Smith married Hannah Hawley. Hannah was spoken of by all who knew her as an excellent wife and patient mother. To this couple were born ten children, Anna, Jessie, Josiah, Levi, Charles, Patty, Henry, Samuel and Sophrona.
Anna Smith, 1790-1883; married Ebenezer (?) Niles and to them were born three girls, Martha, Susan and Hannah.
Martha Niles married Stephen Palmer and moved west. We think they left no children.
Susan Niles, 1808-1878, married Joel Bailey. They lived in Grand Ledge Michigan for most of their married life. Many were the hardships suffered during those early years in that new country, almost a wilderness. There was plenty of ague, fevers and rattlesnakes, with but few of the comforts of life.
They raised a family of six children, Mariah, Anna, Roena, Nancy, Knowlton and Mary Cordelia. All passed into the unknown except Mary Cordelia. All the married families raised families of their own. Anna, Roena, and Knowlton were never married
Mariah Bailey married Rufus Barlow.
Anna Bailey married Samuel Saunders.
Mary Cordelia Baileymarried a Mr. Merritt. Mary Cordelia Merritt still lives in Mullican, Mich.
Hannah Niles, 1809-1891 married Washington Jones. They also lived in Grand Ledge Michigan and raised a large family. George, Lucina, Hiram, Lucy, Martha, Mary, Dexter, Harriet and Nancy. Some of this family are still living.
Anna Smith Niles married a second husband, Edmund Johnson, and to them were born four boys, Truman, Smith, Morris and Orange.
Truman Johnson, 1815-1886, married Cynthia Royce, raised a family of four children, Lovisa, Amelia, Calvin and Mattie. Lovisa and Mattie are still living, but the others have passed on to the future.
Smith Johnson, 1820-1887, married Almina LovelI. They were the parents of two children, Winslow and Morris. The first still owns the old farm but lives in Grand Ledge, Mich. The other died in childhood.
Morris Johnson, 1829-1887, married Matilda Houser and two children were born unto them, Frederick and Almina. The first died some years ago. The other still lives in Michigan, so far as we know.
Orange Johnson, 1825-1891, married Hannah Hixon and raised a family or six children, Climena, Augusta, Nettie, Truman, Addie and Loren.
Loren Johnson died in childhood.
Truman Johnson died in early manhood.
Augusta Johnson married M. R. Benchley of Dale, where they still live. They are the parents of two children, Walter and Clara.
Walter Johnson has been a telegraph operator married and now In business in Buffalo, has one child.
Clara Johnson married C. M. Swan of Dale, where they now reside. They are the parents of three children, Winifred, who is almost a young lady, and one that died in infancy, and baby Norma.
Climena, Nettie and Addie Johnson are now living in Los Angeles, California.
Jesse Smith, 1792, was married and soon moved west and raised a family. He seems to have been lost to his relatives for a good many years. One of his daughters once paid us a visit, but no one now seems to know even the names of his children.
Josiah, 1793-1846, married Polly Armstrong and raised a family of eight children, Warren, Emeilne, Jane, Levantia, Lemont, Eliza Ann, Monroe and John. Josiah came to this part of the state when about twenty and located in the town of Attica. He bought the farm now owned by Wm. Weber. Josiah built a new house that was his home until his death in 1846. He was an honest carpenter by trade, as well as farmer.
A few specimens of his work still remain, including a barn owned by H. C. Ewell and another owned by J, P. Smith. Both barns have been changed a great deal but the style of hewing and framing can still be seen.
Warren Smith, 1821-1904, married Caroline Chafee and occupied the same old farm for some years but died in Warsaw at the home of his daughter, Rosa Dutton, at the age of 83. His children, Romain, Romanzo, Rodell, Rosetta, Rosalia and Rosa-Bell are all still living at this writing except Rosalie who died in childhood.
Romain Smith married Roselle Davis, and three children were born unto them, Alta, Jesse and Frankie. Frankie died while still a young boy
Alta Smith married Elmer Whaley. Alta was the pet of the family, but died a few years ago. She left her husband and one daughter. The daughter is now married and resides in Gowanda, N. Y.
Jessie Smith is a widow. She lives with her parents who have a beautiful home in North Collins, NY. They raise small fruit and garden truck. They are worthy members of the Congregational church and good Sunday school workers.
Romanzo Smith married Josephine Jenks and is now a retired farmer. They have raised a large family. Alice Leora, Frank, Francis, Emma, Gertrude, Roy, Blanche, Augustus, Jay and Bertram; besides one who died when a young man, and two others who died in childhood. The children are somewhat scattered. The father and mother are living in Victor, NY, where they own, or did own, a large farm. One son, at least, is also lives in Victor.
Rodell Smith married Jennie Smith of Attica Center. Rodelbut has been a farmer, but is now a rural mail carrier. They reside in Warsaw. They raised one son, Fred Smith.
Fred Smith married a Miss Wellman. They also live in Warsaw. The mother died Jan. 16, 1916.
Rosetta Smith married Henry Weber and they own and occupy a farm near the old home in Attica. They have four children, Lavenia Weber Streemer, Harvey Weber, Grace Weber Ott and Rosa-Belle Weber Spink. Mr. Ott was a farmer and lived south of Dale. Mr. Spink lived west of Dale and was RR station agent at Dale.
Lavenia Weber Ott lives in Warsaw.
Harvey Weber and his wife own and occupy the old Weber farm west of Dale,
Rosa-Belle Weber Spink married Edwin Dutton and is now residing in Warsaw. They have one son Irving Dutton a farmer in West Middlebury,
Edwin Dutton married Alice Leaton. They have two girls, Mildred and Marian.
Emeline Smith, 1822-1857, married Austin Keeney. She died a good many years ago leaving one son, Charles Keeney, who is still living with his family near Varysburg or Johnsonburg we suppose.
Jane Smith, 1823-1874, married John Webster and lived for some years on a farm in Middlebury near the old home. She was the mother of six children, Cassius, Henry, Cora, Flora, Elmer and Grant.
Cassius Webster married Miss Cornelia Keith of Wyoming NY. The couple still resides there on a good farm in a fine location. Cassius has been village post master for several years, but is now resigned. His brother Henry has the office.
Henry Webster has been three times married, now lives in Wyoming and has charge of the post office. He has one daughter a Mrs. Nichols (by his second wife) now located in Bethany Center.
Cora Webster married Artemas Shattuck. They purchased the old farm in Middlebury where they lived for some time, but are now living in Warsaw, but still own the old farm. One son, George, was born unto this couple.
George Shattuck died in his young manhood a few years ago, leaving a wife and three small girls.
Flora Webster married Otto Boothe. They lived for some time on a farm near the old home where she died leaving her husband and two boys. The boys have grown almost to manhood under the care of the father and grandmother.
Elmer and Grant webster died while young boys during an epidemic of scarlet fever.
Levantia Smith, 1825-1846, died in the prime of young womanhood, while living at home and single.
Eliza Ann Smith, 1829-1851, married Henry Nichols, resided on the Nichols farm near her home a few years where she died leaving no children.
Lemont Smith, 1828-1906, married Mrs. Mary Firman, and bought a part, of the old homestead, where they resided until his death. His widow and oldest son still keep the old place. There were born unto this pair nine children, Charles, John (deceased), Libby, Helen, Nora, Bertha, Mabel, Ethel and one other who died in childhood.
Helen Smith is married and living in Buffalo (I think).
Nora Smith married Fred Gardner who is doing business in Warsaw. They have two children.
Bertha Smith married Henry Wheeler. They own a farm near the old home. She has one child beside a step-son.
Mabel and Ethel Smith remain single and are caring for themselves.
Monroe Smith, 1832-1854, died at home, with his parents while single.
John B. Smith, 1885-1867, married Mary Jane Davis, was a prosperous farmer in Middlebury for some Years, but died in the prime of manhood leaving a widow and two fatherless children, Halsey and Bertha.
Halsey Smith is married and living somewhere in Buffalo or near there I think, and his mother is perhaps with him.
Bertha Smith died while still a young lady.
Levi Smith, 1796-1867, married Sally Higgins. They resided on a farm on the creek road south of Attica during the latter part of their life where, they both died. Ten children were born to them, Rebecca Mariah, 1819, Heman 1822, Juliette 1825, Henry 1827, Isaac 1829, William 1832, Sophronia 1834, Minerva 1836, James 1842, and Sarah L. 1844. All grew to adulthood except Sophronia and Sarah L., who died while children.
Rebecca Mariah Smith 1819, I think, died in young womanhood and single.
Heman Smith 1822 and Henry Smith 1827 were married and spent some years near the old home, finally moved west. Little is known of their families.
William Smith 1832 was never married, died some years ago.
Juliette Smith 1825 married Tom Whitaker of Buffalo and they live in the city until her death. Minerva, I think, remained single and died some years ago. I am unable to learn the whereabouts of James or whether he is still living.
Isaac Smith 1829 married Harriet Randall and settled in the Tonawanda Valley on the old homestead where they raised a family of four children, Ida, Emma, Walter and Hattie.
Ida Smith, 1853 - 1908, married Charles Stoddard of Buffalo where they lived until her death in 1908, leaving her husband and three children, Mattie, Grace and Benton. Both girls are married and all are now living in Buffalo.
Emma R. Smith, 1867, married Augustus Shafer of Attica, a painter and decorator and paper hanger. They are still living in the village.
Walter E. Smith 1865 married Hattie Crawford. They resided in Warsaw for some years where he was employed in the National Bank. He has been cashier in the bank at North Java, but now at Ellia.
Hattie A. Smith married Grant Krauss of Attica. They are now on a farm east or Attica.
Charles Smith, 1799-1842, married Susan Higgins. They resided in several different places. He died in Wethersfield Springs in 1842, leaving the widow and a family of six children, Nathaniel H, Orlando S, Asahel P, Minerva, Polly M, and Ellen S.
Nathaniel Smith 1823-1898, married Mary Ann Whitacre and to them were born two children, a boy who died in infancy and a girl named Addie. Being left a widower, he married Mary Ann Pennock and four children were born unto them, Mary Louise, Ira, Oliver H, and Selden. Only Lovisa married. The others are living in Philadelphia.
Orlando Smith, 1828-1896, married Anna Collins of Wyoming, where they resided for some years until his death. I think the widow still lives there. He left no children.
Asahel P. Smith 1830-1900 married Minnie Clark. He was in the railroad business somewhere in the near west, Ohio, I think. To them were born five children, Susan A, Ella M, Charles, Hattie and Fred.
Charles and Hattie Smith have both married and are living somewhere In the West. The others are dead.
Asahel married a second wife, Miss Lottie Foster. Five children were born to them.
Polly M. Smith, 1837-1885, married 0. H. Pennock. They were the parents of two sons, George and Oliver Hazzard.
George Pennock is married and has two children. The oldest daughter Is a teacher.
Oliver H. Pennock is an attorney at law. All reside In Galveston, Texas.
Ellen S. Smith, 1841, married William H. Soule, 50 years ago. They had four children, Agnes M, Ralph S. Gardiner E. and James W.
Agnes Soule married Rev. B. H. Johnson and has five children, Minnie May, Edna E., Mabel, Florence and Helen.
Ralph Soule married Margaret Mahona and has two children.
James W. Soule married Maude Rick and has two children.
Gardner E. Soule died single. The old people now live near Naples, N. Y
Henry or Harry Smith, 1801-1867, married Lydia Whaley. He owned and occupied a farm on the creek road south of Attica village for some years where all of their children except the youngest were born. Later they were located In the Dale valley, In Middlebury, where they resided until his death in 1867.
He passed away at his old home on the creek road when he went to attend the funeral of his brother Levi. He was stricken with pneumonia and was obliged to stop at his old home. The end came in a few days.
He was the father of fourteen children, Lovina, Orrin, George V, Minerva, Elizabeth, (the last two died in childhood),J. Monroe, Harriet, Sophronia Lovisa, Sarah Ann, Mary R, Simeon, (these two also died in childhood), Francis and Alice.
Lovina Smith, 1823-1903, married Martin Lindsey, settled on the old home farm on the creek road where they resided until death. They were the parents of three children, Lydia, John and Mary.
Lydia Lindsey married Frank Eastman, owned a farm east of the home where they lived some years and raised a family of children. They then went to the old home to care for her parents in their declining years and bought the place after the death of father and mother. They are still living there. The children are settled near by.
John Lindsey married Zemira Spink, worked the farm for his father then bought it. A house and lot at one end was reserved for the father and mother as their residence. They later sold out and moved to Attica village where they now reside. They had no children.
Mary Lindsey married George Matteson and was the mother of one girl. The girl was an invalid. Mother and daughter have both passed on with the mother passing first.
Orrin Smith, 1824-1884 married Lucinda Whaley. They soon after bought a farm a little east of the church at Dale, where he died in 1884, leaving a widow and two sons, Edgar M. and J. Loren, both living in Dale.
Edgar Smith married Lottie Loomis. They owned and occupied the homestead until his health failed a few years ago, then they sold out and retired to a house and lot in Dale, where the wife conducts a poultry business.
J. Loren Smith married Alice Vader. He was a dealer in produce, coal, etc., in Dale. To them a girl, Mabel, was born. Later, Alice was remarried to Carl Rix. She is the mother of two children, Gerald and Mildred. They have a fine farm home near Dale.
George W. Smith, 1826-1888 married Charlotte Peck of Attica. They were the parents of one son, Charles W.
Charles W. Smith married Loretta Miller. They are residents of Buffalo where he Is in business. They have five children, Merritt, Mina, Edith, Charlotte and Esther.
George W married Mrs. Sophia Austin late in his life. He lived and died on a part of his fathers old farm, of which he bought of the estate. Here he erected new buildings, etc.
Merritt Smith is married and is In business with his father.
Mina Smitth is married
Edith, Charlotte and Esther Smith are at home attending school.
J. Monroe Smith, 1831-1915, married Frances Johnson.
He received his education almost entirely in the rural district and on the farm. He taught school a few terms, and, resided with his father in the Dale valley, where he worked the farm until the death of his father.
J. Monroe then bought the farm and continued to own and occupy the home part of it until he retired with his family to Buffalo. He died Nov. 24, 1915, at the age of 84 years and 9 months J. Monroe was a prominent member of the Free Baptist church in Dale for forty years. He served the church as a deacon for about thirty years. He also represented his town on the Board of Supervisors for a few years, and held the office of assessor for a long term of years. His Influence was always for the right, as he understood it..
To this couple were born three children, Clara, Flora and Henry who died in childhood. J. Monroe and his wife together with George and Flora Smith Underwood lived together in comfortable quarters in Buffalo, until his death Nov. 24. 1915. The widow still remains with the Underwood family where she will have the best of care.
Monroe was the oldest member of the Smith family when he was called home. An honest, upright good man has fallen. A place has been made vacant by his death that it will he hard to fill.
Flora Smith married George Underwood who is now in business with a commission merchant in Buffalo. This pair has a family of three girls, Frances, Mildred, and Helen. The oldest is through with her high school course and is now assisting the bookkeeper in a store in Buffalo. The other two are still in high school.
Clara Smith married Edwin 0. Kelley. They resided on the old farm for a while, then conducted a grocery business in Dale for several years, then moved to Buffalo where they resided until the death of Clara, June 7, 1914. She left a family of five children, Henry, Mabel, Maude, Doris, and Monroe.
The loss to the family was heavy, a devoted wife and a patient Christian mother has gone. Henry and Maude have families of their own and reside in Buffalo.
Henry Kelley did Marry, but Little else is known of him at this time.
Mabel Kelley married Richard Herron of Buffalo, and they have three children. The father and his two young children were on the A. B. Bradley farm on Miller Hill in Middlebury. This family along with the Father, J Monroe Smith, moved to Buffalo where they completed their family of eight children.
They were Edwin, Mable, Clara, Clarence, Claude, and three additional children whose names are not known at this writing.
Maude Kelley married Freeman Becker. They had two children, Clara Jane and Mildred Francis. Maude passed on to her reward at age 24.
Clara Jane Becker married Charles Frederic Andrews of Rochester NY and raised two boys, Walter Charles and Kenneth Erwin.
Walter Charles Andrews 1932, Married Audrey Ella Rose whom he divorced after and raising three children, Bonnie Lee, Cheryl Lynn, And Douglas Charles. Walter moved to the Seattle Washington area, finally settling in the small city of Snohomish. He met and married Bonnie Jean Hamilton Moon, considered by all who knew her to be a very good woman. This couple raised another son, Jonathan Charles.
Bonnie Lee Andrews 1956, married Andrew J. Carter. They have four daughters, Denise, Joanne, Christene, and Sherrie Ann. These children are in various grades of school at this time. They live in Tonawanda New York.
Cheryl Lynn Andrews, 1958, Cheryl never married but managed to have five children, Bonnie Rose, David, David (another son with the same name) X, and Y.
Bonnie Rose Andrews is a single mother with a daughter, X, and still lives in her mother’s home.
Douglas Charles Andrews 1960, married Sharon Selset. They have two boys, Douglas and Mark. These boys are still in school at this time. Douglas is a computer software engineer, and has been employed for almost 20 years at the same company, quite a feat nowadays.
Jonathan Charles Andrews 1985. Jonathan is still attending school andlives with his parents
Kenneth E. Andrews Married Jacqueline Dupont and raised three children, Dale, Farress, and Dewey. Dale and Fairess were born in Alaska while Kenneth served his military time there. Dewey was born in Rochester
Dale Rose Andrews married Bernard J. Littlefield and lives in Denver. They have 2 children.
Farress Jean Andrews married John Crombe and lives in Rochester, NY. They have 2children.
Dwayne Erwin Andrews lives in Rochester, NY where he married and divorced Marcia Church and had one son.
He then married and divorced Cathleen Horton and had two sons.
Mildred Francis Becker married Frank Murray and raised three children, Frank, James, and Phyllis. Mildred passed on at the age of 48, a victim of cancer.
Doris Kelley Married George Dersam. They lived on a dairy farm in the Dale Valley where they raised five children, Robert, Wayne, Donald, Betty, and Marilyn.
Robert Dersam Married Mary Jane (?).
Donald Dersam, 1933 to 1997, married Terry (?). Donald passed away April 4, 1997, in Santa Ana, California where he was a building contractor. They raised a family of six children, Katie, Matthew, Tiffany, Kristopher, Brittany, and Courtney.
Betty Dersam married Harold McCullogh of Wyoming County, NY.
Marilyn Dersam married Roland Glosser of Warsaw, NY.
Monroe Kelley. Little is know of Monroe
Harriet S. Smith, 1833-1911, married Elisha Gay. They resided on the old Gay farm for a good many years. Then, sold out and bought the old Bailey farm in the Dale valley where she died Sept. 29, 1911, and the husband a few years later. Harriet and Elisha were Christian people and prominent members of the Dale church until death. They were the parents of six children, Ruby, Henry, Elmer, Francis, Carl and Florence.
Ruby Gay married John Schneckenburger and located on a farm in Middlebury, south of Dale, and built fine new buildings. They have added two other farms north of this one and are considered prosperous farmers. The wife is engaged in the poultry business. They have three sons, Glen Ray and Carl, besides one who died young.
Glen Gay married Blanche Dursam. They reside on the Reddish farm in the Dale valley and have two children besides one, little George, was killed by the cars when quite a lad.
Ray Gay married Maude Crane and resides on his mothers place south of Dale.
Carl Gay is still single and at home.
Henry S. Gay was a telegraph operator for several years when young, married Ella Wait of Linden, NY, farmed it some in the Dale valley and afterward moved to Seattle, Washington, where they still reside. They are the parents of two children, Lyle and Ruth, both born in the Dale valley.
Lyle Gay is married
Ruth Gay is a teacher and single as yet.
Francis Gay married Elnora Wheeler of Linden, farmed it for some time in Bethany and Middlebury. They are now doing business in Buffalo and have two strong sons, Elmer and Kenneth.
Elmer Gay married Mrs. Lela Whaley of Attica. They own and occupy the Orrin Smith farm in Dale, and have one child, a daughter, Parneta, and one adopted son, Chauncey.
Carl Gay married Mary Embt. They are prosperous farmers on the Cofield farm that they own, in the southwest part of Middlebury. They have two children.
Florence Gay married George Thomson. They started farming in the Dale valley on the James Quale farm. Then, secured a larger farm in the Thomson neighborhood, fixed it up some then sold it. Then they bought the Gay home farm in the Dale valley, where they now live with their family of three fine children, Velma, and the twins, Gerald and Geraldine.
Sophronia Smith, 1835-1901, married Griffith Jones. They engaged in farming in Attica, on the Weber farm, and in Middlebury on the John Jones farm for some years, then sold out and bought a fine farm near Perry Center, where they lived until her death in 1901. Her husbands death occurred just a few years previous. They left two sons, William and Franklin. These two brothers dabble in polities a little and are prominent in Grange work. They are prosperous farmers and good citizens.
William Jones married Hattie Nichols and still owns the old place. They have no children.
Franklin Jones married Anna Nichols and they have one child, Florence. Franklin Jones owns the farm adjoining William, which he bought on later.
Lovisa Smith, 1837-1908, married Carmi Lindsey, settled on the Lindsay farm, on the Creek Road south of Attica, where they lived until her death in 1908. It is still the home of her aged husband. They were the parents of three children, Cora, Ora and Grant.
Cora Lindsey married Henry Sierk and they are now living on the home farm and caring for the father, 85 years old. They are the parents of five children, Ray, Glen, Mary, Leo and Lillian.
Ray Sierk married Carolyn Broadbrooks. He is a scientific agriculturalist, and is overseer on a large farm near New York.
Glen Sierk is a farmer at home with his father.
Mary Sierk is a teacher hut perhaps now at home helping her mother.
Leo Sierk is a veterinary surgeon located in Warsaw.
Lilllan Sierk is a girl yet in school.
Ora Lindsey married Charles Austin. They own and occupy a farm a mile or more east of Dale. They have three boys, Cecil, Stanley and Carmi and an adopted daughter Bernice, who is living at home. The father and mother are prominent in Grange work.
Grant Lindsey died while a young man and single.
Sarah Ann Smith, 1840-1896, married John Jones, a Civil War veteran. They owned and occupied a farm south of Dale on the south line of Middlebury, until her death in 1896. She left her husband and one son, Arthur.
Arthur Jones, married Barbara Kebler. They raised a large family on the same old farm, remaining there until the death of his wife and mother. It became necessary to break up housekeeping, so the children were scattered, the younger ones among their aunts and the older ones finding homes for themselves. Arthur is now on a farm in the Wyoming valley.
His grandfather, John Jones, died a few years ago in the Soldiers Home in Bath, NY
Francis M. Smith, 1845, married Rose Austin. They owned and occupied the old Gay farm south of Dale for some years and were the parents of six boys, Fred, George, Lovell, Ira, Earnest and Bert, all men now.
Francis was a soldier in the Civil War and honorably discharged at its close. When Rose died, the old farm was sold.
Later, Francis married Mrs. Jennie Sibley and made their home in Wyoming, N. Y.
Fred Smith married Mary VanLiew. They have no children except an adopted daughter, Beatrice S. who is seven years old. Fred Is a telegraph operator and railroad man generally, located in Leroy.
George Smith married Eva Webb. He is also a railroad man now located in Castile. They have one child a daughter Vida Ada, 14 years old.
Lovell Smith married Mary Babbitt. Lovell was a farmer. Their home has been in Middlebury since their marriage. They have no children, but they deserve the sympathy of their relatives in their affliction as Lovell is now in the state hospital in Buffalo.
Ira Smith married Clara Harack. He is an accountant or bookkeeper and is located in Leroy. They have two children, Robert F., about fourteen, and Helen R., about thirteen.
Earnest J. Smith married Libbie Case. They reside in Buffalo. He has been in the employ of the street railroad company for a long time. They have two children, Lloyd aged six, and Raoul aged four.
Bert Smith is single and has a home in Wyoming but is around among the farmers to help them.
Alice Smith, 1851, marred Martin Stortz of Warsaw. They owned and occupied a farm south of Dale, on the north- line of Warsaw for years, where they raised a family of four children, Calvin, Edith, Nellie and Genevieve.
Martin was a successful farmer, erected fine buildings on his farm, bought another farm on the road above and supplied that with new buildings. He finally rented both farms and moved to Warsaw village where they are now pleasantly located.
Calvin Stortz married Viola Buell. They now reside in Warsaw. He owns and cares for the John Jones farm on the south line of Middlebury. They are the parents of a girl, Avis.
Edith Stortz married Charles Miller. They occupied the J. Monroe Smith farm in the Dale valley for 16 years or more but moved last spring onto the Stortz farm on the lower road to Warsaw. They have a family of five children, Vernon, Dorathia, Lyle and the twins, Leon and Leona, all at home. Vernon is attending high school in Warsaw.
Nellie Stortz married Eugene E. Young of Warsaw. They lived in Dale and conducted a general store for several years. They now reside on the Stortz farm that is located on the upper road from Dale to Warsaw. They are the parents of one son, Roger.
Genevieve Stortz is a young lady still at home with her parents, but liable to be called away at any time. On Thursday, March 9, 1916, she was united in marriage to Clarence Kerr who is a partner with his father in the, jewelry business in-Warsaw. It is not know long she remained among us.
Pattie Smith, 1789-1831, married Simeon Whaley. Simeon died in 1823, leaving her with two small children, Samuel and Simeon.
Samuel Whaley married, and settled in Michigan near Reading where he raised a family of two children at least, Adelbert and Simeon.
Simeon Whaley married Jane Kelley. They lived in and around Dale for years. He taught school some, clerked for some time in stores, conducted a grocery store for a while, then died some years ago leaving his wife and one daughter Ella.
Ella Whaley married James Armstrong of Dale. She gave her mother good care until her mother's death. They still reside in Dale and have no children except an adopted daughter, Marjory.
Hawley Smith, 1805-1884, married Fanny Bailey. Hawley was left to care for himself when a mere boy, but managed to make a living until he was 18 when he married Fanny, aged 16. Fanny had also been left without parental care. They gave as a reason for their early marriage that since neither of them had a home they might live better together than separately.
They spent almost their lives in the towns of Attica and Middlebury. They died at their home just east of the Dwight Miller farm, southwest of Dale, March 14 and 16, 1884. "In death they were not parted." Hawley Smith was a laboring man, working a great deal at carpenter work and some at farming.
He never amassed a fortune but managed to keep his family clothed and fed. He was always cheerful. He and his faithful wife who was really a helpmeet, died free from debt.
Eleven children were born unto this couple, Betsy, Leyander, Joel, Roena, Edwin S., Milo, Aaron, Irving B., Josiah, Laurette and infant son.
Unfortunately Leyander, Joel, Milo, Aaron, Irving, Josiah, Laurette, and the infant son died in childhood.
Betsy Smith, 1825-1910, married Judson A. Kelley. They were farmers, owning for quite a long time the Vanderhayden farm on the town line west of Dale, then, a farm near Pavilion Center for some years.
They spent their last years in Middlebury and Wyoming village where Judson died several years ago after suffering with feeble health for a long time
Betsey Smith Kelley was a faithful wife and a devoted mother. She lived to care for her husband who was out of health for years, and to look after the welfare of her children until they were able to care for themselves. She did it all without complaint and finally passed to her reward at the ripe age of near 85 at the home of her oldest son, Rollin. They raised four children, Rollin D., Edwin 0., Lewellyn, and Hattie.
Rollin Kelley married Lucy Tufts of Pavilion. Rollin was a carpenter by trade, and by the way, a good one. They owned a place in Wyoming village where he worked at his trade a good many years. He finally bought a farm east of Wyoming, where he died not long after moving there leaving his wife and three sons, Charles, Clarence and Claude. The wife now occupies the home in the village.
Charles Kelley married Sophrona Finck and is now in Rochester in the printing business. They have three children.
Clarence Kelley married Estella Smith. Clarence worked with his father a while at carpenter work, but never seemed well. He died in early manhood leaving a wife and two small children.
Estella Smith Kelley, married Levi Hays where she and her children seem to have a good home.
Claude Kelley married Lida Withey and they reside in Wyoming in the employ of the telephone company. They have one child.
Edwin 0. Kelley married Clara Smith. The family has been spoken of above. (See Clara Smith)
Lewellyn Kelley married Charles Winchester. She attended the rural schools and the Pike Academy, taught several terms. Their home is in Attica Center. Charles works at carpenter work and farming. They are good workers, always helping somebody out of trouble, either on the farm or on the highway.
They have four children, Leon, Noel, Ora and Edna. The boys both remain single as yet, (though both old enough to become married).
Ora Kelley married Henry Nest of Attic Center. They now reside in Perry, I think, and have three children.
Edna Kelley is a young lady, single and now has employment in some office in Buffalo as stenographer, etc.
Hattie Kelley married Charles Miller, a farmer. They resided on Carlton Hill in Middlebury for some time on a farm still owned by the family. They are now living in Wyoming on the Larmore farm that I understand they have bought. They are the parents of two children, Grant and Bessie.
Bessie Miller is with them, a student in the High School
Grant Miller married Edna Cook They live on the home farm and has two children.
Roena Smith, 1832 married Howel Jones. They commenced farming on the Weber farm on the town line west of Dale, then went to the Vanderhayden farm a half mile north.
When they finally sold that place, they located in the Dale valley on the George Smith farm where they resided until the death of the husband. Howel was killed by an engine on the railroad. His body was thrown from the track into the road in front of his own buildings.
Two children were born unto this couple, Maryette and Fanny.
Fanny Jones died in childhood.
Maryette Jones married Rowley D. Choate, a farmer.
She received her education in the rural school and at Pike seminary. She taught school a few terms before marrying Rowley.
They resided on the Horace Choate farm for a few years, until the death of Rowley’s father. Then, they moved onto the Jones farm with Rowleys Mother where they lived until a few years ago.
The family still owns the farm that is worked by a tenant. Now they reside in Warsaw where they have bought a pleasant home. Rowley’s mother is still with them, aged 84.
They have two children, Blanche and Everett.
Blanche Choate married Edwin Watson, a grocer in Warsaw. They have a good home in town, blessed with one little girl, Ruth, who is the pet of three families.
Everett Choate is at home attending the night school. He is a muscular young man and something of an athlete.
Edwin S. Smith, 1835, Married Elizabeth D. Perry in 1856. Edwin S. was born in the town of China (now Arcade), Wyoming County. Edwin Received his education in the district school on the town-line and at Dale, and a few weeks in the old Middlebury Academy under the tutorage of Prof. Weed.
He commenced to teach or to try to teach at the age of nineteen, and taught about twenty terms in rural districts besides four terms in the academy. He commenced carpenter work when about sixteen and continued to work at the business every season, more or less, for sixty-four years, up to the present time..
They have since resided in many places in Attica or Middlebury, except four years spent in Michigan, where the two oldest children were born.
They are the parents of five children, Frank E, Wm. H. P, Kate J, Dora J, and Irving H.. All are married and settled in life except the last named, who died when a boy of 3 1-2 years.
The heads of this family have been members of the Free Baptist church, in Dale for more than sixty years.
The husband has been clerk of the church and Sunday School Superintendent for 35 years or more, was clerk of the Genesee Quarterly meeting for about, the same length of time.
He was a trustee and clerk of the new cemetery association for more than thirty years. He dabbled a little in politics, held the office of Justice of the Peace for about twenty years, represented his town on the Board of Supervisors for three years and held the office of school commissioner in the northern district of Wyoming County for six years.
He is now one of the five grandchildren of Isaac Smith still living, is past 80. He can point to about one hundred buildings erected by him and standing as marks of his industry, beside any amount of repairing.
Frank E. Smith married Ida Bolton of Wyandotte, Mich.
He received his education in the Pike Seminary and Hillsdale College, taught school for several terms, then secured a position in Escanaba, Michigan with a mining and shipping company.
They moved to his place of business where they lived for several years, but finally came back to Middlebury, NY. He worked his father's farm for a few years, then bought the Belknap farm near Linden, where he remained there three or four years. He then sold out and bought the Quale farm in the Dale valley where they now reside.
Frank has served his town as assessor for a good many years. He and his wife are prominent members of the West Middlebury Baptist church. Both are teachers in the Sabbath School, and himself serving in the church as deacon.
One child was born unto them but died in infancy and its body was left in Escanaba, Mich. They now have two adopted children. Daisy and Robert.
Wm. H. P. Smith married May Patterson of Lancaster County, Pa.
He attended the rural district school, then took an academic course in Pike then, a classical course in Hilldale College, and finally a theological course in Princeton, NJ.
He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in the Presbyterian denomination and took the pastorate of a church in Stewartstown, Pa., which he held for eight years.
He finally came back to Middlebury. Lately he bought the Wm. Ewell farm on Miller Hill where they now live as honest farmers.
Wm. H. P. keeps up his ministerial work by supplying for pastors in different localities, conducting funeral services and occasionally officiating at a wedding for some of his relatives. They have no children.
Kate J. Smith married George Weber.
Kate spent her girlhood west of Dale, attended the town line school. She studied and practiced dressmaking for a while.
After she married George, they worked the Weber farm and her fathers farm for several years. They finally got a small farm in Linden and built a house but the George’s health was broken and he died before having an opportunity to work the farm. He left Kate with three small children, Elizabeth, George, Edwin, and Frankie who died in childhood. Kate, with some help from her father and other friends, managed to keep the family together.
She sold the Linden place, bought forty acres on the East of her fathers farm, now the Pflaum place, and married B. M. Hunt of Buffalo. They sold the Pflaum place, bought a 45 acre farm down the Dale valley that is now occupied by her son George Weber. Kate and her husband now live in Buffalo, where he is engaged in a prosperous business.
Elizabeth Weber married George Swan and now lives near Dale.
George Weber married Florence Chase. George attended grammar school in Buffalo. He is one of the Dale carpenters. Two children were born unto them, Clifford who died In childhood and Bernard, a robust boy at home, aged about five. They have one girl, Bernice, a favorite. They now live on the place spoken of above.
Edwin Weber married Glenna Mallison of Linden. They have been living since their marriage on his grandfather's farm at the Belknap crossing. He has already made a contract for the place. They have no children. Edwin also attended the grammar school in Buffalo.
Dora J. Smith married Clayton Ewell. Dora attended the rural district school, the Wyoming Union school and graduated from the Warsaw High school. She taught quite a good many terms, after which she married Clayton and immediately went to housekeeping in Buffalo. Clayton was in the coal business. They now have a good home in the city. They are the parents of one son, Dean S., age 16, a student in the High school.
Irving B. Smith, 1845-1906, married Amelia Miller.
He attended the district school in Dale, and Middlebury Academy, from which he graduated under the tutoring of Prof. Weed. Afterwards, he took a classical course in Hillsdale college.
He was principal of Middlebury Academy for a few years, and afterwards of Pike Seminary. Irving was ordained to the Gospel Ministry In the Free Baptist denomination, Supplied the church at Pike for some time and preached in other places more or less.
He also served the north district in Wyoming County as school commissioner for three years, then took the principalship of the Warsaw High School, which he held for fifteen years. He then accepted the position offered him by the State Department of Education as Instructor and Conductor of Teachers Institutes that he held until his death in 1906.
Irving. B. was a very busy man. He considered all necessary work honorable. He would just as soon don his overalls and go into the ditch with pick and shovel, if circumstances required it, as to put on his dress suit and enter the pulpit or stand behind the teacher's desk.
Irving and Amelia raised four children, M. Weed, Fanny, Irving Blaine and Dott. The last named died in childhood. The others are still living.
M. Weed Smith married, Alice Lindley of Chicago. He obtained his education In the Warsaw School and Williams college.
He worked In the banking business for some time, He was also on the Board of Trade in Chicago, then was in business several years In Buffalo. He is now back in Chicago.. They have no children.
Fanny Smith was educated in Warsaw school and Smiths college and afterwards took a course of study in Albany to prepare for public library work. She is now, or was lately, librarian in the public library in Youngstown, Ohio. She is still single but we seem to hear the marriage bells.
Irving Blaine Smith married Bonnye Clemens. He was educated in the Warsaw high school from which he graduated, and has since traveled through the West, stopping in Denver for a while then on to California, where he married Bonnye. He came back home for a while and then moved to Oregon where he engaged in the mercantile business for a few years but is now in Portland, Oregon in the railroad business. He has one child a little girl, Iva Leta.
So ends this sketch of the Hawley Smith family. Perhaps I have said more of this family than I have of the others but it Is because I know the family much better.
Samuel Smith, 1808-1836, already spoken of in another place.
Sophrona Smith, 1818-1850, married Griffin Mallison and soon afterwards they moved west, as we called it then, only to Ohio or Mich. Our near neighbors now, where they raised a family of six children, Martha, Nelson, Sarah, Marion, Joseph and Harrison. Sophrona died In 1850 and was buried in North West, Ohio. Griffin married a second wife and two girls were born unto them, Julietta and Miranda.
Martha Mallison married Eli McLane. She was the mother of four children, now living in Ohio. She died in 1871.
Nelson Mallison married and was the father of two children. Both are living in California. He died in 1869.
Sarah Mallison married Peter Smith and was the mother of four children, two of whom still live in northern Indiana.
Marion Mallison was a soldier in the Civil War. He died in Nashville, Tennessee from poison taken from water that he drank from a well.
Joseph Mallison married and was the father of five children, four of whom are still living in Michigan. Joseph died In 1906 at age 61. One of these four living children, Mrs. W. D. Adams, of Shelby, Mich., secured for me the above records. About all we know of the family I have gleaned from letters received from her in our correspondence,
Harrison Mallison was married and was the father of one child, deceased. He died in Coldwater, Michigan in 1909.
Sophrona Smith Mallison died In 1850, was buried in North West, Ohio.
Griffin Mallison married a second wife and two girls were born unto them, Julietta and Miranda.
This ace of people were peculiar in some respects.
All of the seven boys in the second generation (sons of Isaac Smith) were farmers, so far as I can learn and the father was a farmer before them. Two of the sons gave some attention to mechanics, but were farmers as well.
The three daughters married farmers. The father when he came into Attica in 1813 located upon nearly the highest ground and bleakest place he could find, on the north-west corner of the old Weber farm. Perhaps they suffered with chills occasionally, but not with ague chills, or malaria.
Two of the sons, Jesse and Josiah served in the War of 1812. Of the third generation there was one preacher and teacher and one carpenter at least, nearly all the girls married farmers.
In the fourth generation there was something of a break, some farmers, some mechanics, a few dealers, some teachers, one preacher at least, some in business in the city and some in the country.
I notice one lawyer in this generation, grandson of Charles Smith, the first, the only one in the whole race reported to me, no doctors. Except one veterinary In the fifth generation.
I find no presidents, senators or congressmen among us, but if we find honest, upright men and women exclusively, among us we are entitled to congratulations.
I know of no prison birds in our flock. Some years ago I heard a remark about one of our family that gave me a good deal of satisfaction.
A neighbor said "I believe Levi Smith is as honest a man as there is in the world." I hope we are all like him in that respect.
I hope the younger generations will keep this record, though faulty so far, and fill it out from time to time, as matters change. Be sure to keep your family records correctly and hand them down to your children and grandchildren.
May we individually work for the good of the whole, so that the world may be a little better because Isaac and Hannah Smith and their descendants have lived in it.
As the family continues through the year 1997, we find that we are following in the same moral footsteps as that of our ancestors. Many of us are no longer farmers, but rather members of the technological world in which we now live.
All original Information was compiled from various sources by E.S. Smith and published in 1916 in The Western New-Yorker. The Western NewYorker newspaper is still in business (1997) and presently located at: 4 W. Buffalo St., Warsaw, NY 14569-1209, Phone 716-786-3151.
This revision contains all the original information, but has been edited and arranged to provide a better view of the various relationships. As many relatives as I could locate have been added to this record.
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