Smith, Samuel


Samuel Smith was the son of Hugh Smith and Elizabeth McCormick. Hugh Smith was born on December 5, 1745 in Scotland. Elizabeth McCormick was born in 1764 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Samuel was born on October 30, 1791 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Army during the start of the War of 1812. He fought in several battles. Samuel was discharged at the end of the war, in 1814. Samuel was a Presbyterian minister. In 1843 the Smith family moved with their extended family to Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. Later, some of the family moved to Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Still later, some of the family moved to Moro, Madison County, Illinois.

Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan were married on June 13, 1820 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Samuel and Ruth were the parents of 12 children. The first of those was Hugh Smith. He was born in 1821 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Hugh was named after his paternal grandfather, Hugh Smith. Hugh married a woman, who’s last name was Waples in 1843 in Pennsylvania. We have no record of her first name. We have no further information of the life, death or burial of Hugh Smith.

David Duncan Smith was the second child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan. David was named for his maternal grandfather, David Duncan. He was born in 1823 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. David was a farmer by trade, throughout his life. He married a woman, who’s last name was Waples, in Pennsylvania. We don’t have any knowledge of her first name. We don’t know when or where they were married. We have no additional details about his life, death or burial.

The third child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan was James Purdy Smith. He was born on June 13, 1824 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. James married Drusilla Ruth Bailhache. She was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania. The couple moved to Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. Drusilla died in 1895 in Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. She was buried in Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. Drusilla was 64 years old, when she died. James died on December 4, 1909 in Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. He was buried in Salido, Chaffee County, Colorado. James died at the age of 85 years old. We don’t know if they were the parents of any children.

Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan’s four child was Letitia Smith (sometimes spelled Letticia). She was born in 1826 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Letitia married Samuel Dorsey in Fort Russell Township, in Madison County, Illinois. She died in 1871 in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. Letitia’s husband, Samuel Dorsey, later married Letitia’s sister, Margarett Anne Smith. Letitia Smith was buried in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. We have no further information on Letitia Smith’s life, death or burial. We don’t know if Samuel and Letitia were the parents of any children.

Elizabeth Smith was the fifth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan. She was born in 1831 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was probably named after her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth McCormick. She married Harvey Smith in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know when the couple was married. We have no additional details of Elizabeth’s life, death or burial.

The sixth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan was Mary Smith. She was born in 1833 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. We don’t know if Mary married. We have no further information of Mary Smith’s life, death, or burial.

Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan’s seventh child was William Anderson Smith. He was born on December 10, 1835 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois, when William was eight years old. When the Civil War broke out, William enlisted in the Union Army. He fought in many battles. William married Mary Anne Lanterman on February 8, 1860 in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. Mary Anne always went by the nickname, Polly Anne. William and Polly Anne were the parents of twelve children. William was a farmer by trade in Illinois. In 1889, the Smith family, sold their farm, and moved to Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma. At the time, the state was Oklahoma Territory. William Anderson Smith died in 1913 in Sapulpa, Creek County, Olkahoma. He was buried in Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma. He lived to the age of 78 years old. William outlived his wife, Polly Anne by eight years.

Henry B. Smith was the eighth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan. He was born in 1836 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. We Don’t know, if Henry married or how long he lived. We have no further knowledge of Henry B. Smith’s life death or burial.

The ninth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan was Margarett Anne Smith. She was born in 1839 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Margarett Anne married Samuel Dorsey in Madison County, Illinois. Samuel was married to Margarett Anna’s older sister, Letitia Smith; when Letitia died. Margarett Anne died in 1923 in Madison County, Illinois. She was buried in Madison County, Illinois. We have no further details of Margarett Anne Smith’s life, death or burial. We don’t know, if Samuel and Margarett Anne were the parents of any children.

The tenth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan in 1839 was the twin of Margarett Anne Smith. This child was born, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The infant died in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, probably before receiving a name. This child was buried in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel Smith was the twelfth child born to Samuel Smith and Ruth Duncan. Samuel was named after his father, Samuel Smith. He was born in 1841 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Samuel died before 1850. We don’t know whether he died in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; or possibly, after 1843, when they moved to Fort Russell Township, in Madison County, Illinois. We also, don’t know where he was buried.

Samuel Smith died in 1856 in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. He was buried at Moro Cemetery, in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. Samuel died by the railroad tracks, after returning from Prebytery; which is a Presbyterian meeting. Samuel outlived his wife, Ruth Duncan by about ten years.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.