Moving West: Thirteen Generations of a Smith Family
Amos Smith and Elizabeth Allison
Amos Smith, son of Israel Smith and Abigail Chandler, was born on 13 Jun 1773 in Granby, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in Jan 1850 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio at age 76.
Amos married Elizabeth Allison, daughter of William Allison and Sarah, on 24 May 1794 in Bainbridge, Chenango, New York. They had eight children: Azor, John Wisner, Uri James, Sarah, Elizabeth, William Allison, Israel Amos, and Lewis Palmer.
Azor Smith was born on 22 Oct 1796 and died on 27 Aug 1837 at age 40.
Azor married Ruhannah Randall in Sep 1821. Ruhannah was born in 1801 and died in 1860 at age 59. They had one son: William Henry.
John Wisner Smith was born on 19 Jun 1799 and died on 19 Dec 1874 at age 75.
John married Lucretia Woodworth in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio. They had two children: Belle and Arthur.
Uri James Smith was born on 17 Jun 1801 in Jericho, Chenango, New York and died on 1 Apr 1875 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 73.
Uri married Rhoda Pratt, daughter of Reuben Pratt and Hannah Warner, on 8 Mar 1825. Rhoda was born on 14 Oct 1805 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died on 22 Jul 1885 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 79. They had seven children: Jane Elizabeth, Chloe Hayes, Susan Marie, Henry Albert, Matilda M, Ira Gilbert, and Warren Levi.
Sarah Smith was born on 2 Nov 1804 and died on 10 May 1835 at age 30.
Elizabeth Smith was born on 2 Nov 1806.
Elizabeth married Stephen Nickerson in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio.
William Allison Smith was born on 31 Dec 1808 and died on 6 Nov 1887 in Dorr, Allegan, Michigan at age 78.
William married Elizabeth Branch.
William next married Ursula Noble on 10 Sep 1835.
Israel Amos Smith was born on 9 Mar 1812 in Windsor, Broome, New York and died on 2 Mar 1864 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 51.
Israel married Emma Jane Cole, daughter of Walker Cole and Content Humiston, in 1836 in Litchfield, Medina, Ohio. Emma was born on 15 Jul 1818 in Colesville, Broome, New York and died on 2 Jul 1885 in Viola, Mercer, Illinois at age 66. They had 13 children: Azor, Ruhama, Jedediah Strong, Eliza Amanda, Lucius Edwin, Theodore, Eugene, Emma Irene, Twin, Twin, Frances Ellen, Frank, and Content Elizabeth.
Lewis Palmer Smith was born on 28 Nov 1817.
A year after Amos Smith was born his father Israel moved his family to Cumberland County, New York (now Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont). In 1789 the family moved again, this time to Jericho, Chenango County, New York to take possession of land Israel Smith had been granted as one of the "Vermont Sufferers." Several years later, in 1794, Amos married Elizabeth Allison, daughter of William Allison who was one of the earliest settlers in Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York.
"William ALLISON came in among the first and settled on the site of the village of Bainbridge. His log hut stood on the south-east corner of Main and Mill streets, where Benjamin F. NEWELL now lives. He claimed that it was the first, or one of the first, within the limits of the village. He continued to reside there until his death. His son William succeeded him on the homestead, which he afterwards sold and removed to the Charles BUSH place, where he died November 20, 1865, aged 81. Sarah, his wife, died February 12, 1839, aged 47. Martin O., son of William, Jr. still occupies the place. William, another son of William, Jr.'s, is living in Michigan. Betsey, daughter of William Allison, Sr., married Amos SMITH, and removed with him to Colesville and died there."
The History of Chenango County by James H. Smith (1880) - Chapter The Early History of Bainbridge
Amos and Elizabeth made their first home in Bainbridge and later moved moved to Windsor (now Colesville ), Broome County, New York, where Amos was elected Commissioner of Highways in 1822. ("History of Broome County.", p. 529).
Sometime in the 1840's Amos moved to Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio where his son Uri and his family were living. Amos died in Litchfield in 1850. Whether Elizabeth also moved to Ohio or whether she died in Colesville is not clear. The section on The Early History of Bainbridge from The History of Chenango County says "Betsey, daughter of William Allison, Sr., married Amos SMITH, and removed with him to Colesville and died there." while another source says "Amos and Elizabeth moved to Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio, where both died and are buried."
1800 census (image)
Name: Smith, Amos Township: Norwich County: Chenango State: New York Year: 1800 Roll: M32_28 Page: 790 Image: 255
1810 census (image)
Name: Smith, Amos Township: Norwich County: Chenango State: New York Year: 1810 Roll: M252_26 Page: 221 Image: 114
1820 census (image)
Name: Amos Smith Township: Windsor County: Broome State: NY Roll: M33_65 Page: 17 Image Number: 27
1830 census (image)
Name: Smith, Amos Township: Colesville County: Broome State: New York Roll: M19_85 Page: 49 Image: 100
1840 census (image)
Name: Amos Smith Township: Chenango, Broome,
New York; Roll: 266; Page: 316.
1850 Census (image)
Name: Smith, Amos Age: 76 Year: 1850 County: Medina State: Ohio Birth State: MA Cause of Death: DROPSY Page: 0 Month: JAN
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