A Family History of Jeremy Patrick
Generation Six and Beyond
(Great Great Great Grandparents of Jeremy Patrick Toomey)
Orville Beckwith Smith and Caroline Van Dusen
Orville Beckwith Smith (parents unknown) was born on 14 Feb 1824 in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York and died in 1886 at age 62.
Orville married Caroline Van Dusen, daughter of Henry Van Deusen and Jane Rorhbach. Caroline was born on 17 Aug 1832 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York and died on 20 May 1920 at age 87.
Orville and Caroline three children:
Cora Mae Smith was born on 7 Mar 1864 in Fort Edward, Washington, New York, died on 30 Oct 1934 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California at age 70, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Cora married William Ickes Secrist, son of Darius Secrist and Susana Loy Wallett, on 27 Jul 1880 in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania. William was born on 2 Nov 1860 in Rossville, York, Pennsylvania and died on 23 Feb 1914 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 53. They had five children: Kathryn Loy, Carolyn Elizabeth, Orville Charles, William Harrison, and Frances May.
For more information on Cora Mae Smith and William Ickes Secrist and their children click on the Cora Mae Smith link above.
Frances Angela Smith
Edgar Beckwith Smith was born in 1854 in Fort Edward, Washington, New York.
Edgar married Sarah R. Sarah was born in 1859 in Pennsylvania. They had one daughter: Ruth Elizabeth.
Records for Orville Beckwith Smith and Caroline Van Dusen and their children
1850 census (actual
John Frazer age 46 born in Ireland Methodist minister
Sarah Frazer age 38 born in New York
Mary Frazer age 17 born in Vermont
Sarah Frazer age 13 born in New York
Amelia Frazer age 5 born in New York
Mary Carney age 21 born in Ireland
Orville B Smith age 27 born in New York steamboat agent
Albany Ward 2, Albany, New York; Roll: M432_471; Page: 62; Image: 161.
1880 census (actual image)
Orville B. Smith age 56 born in New York farmer
Caroline Smith age 49 born in New York
Cora M. Smith age 16 born in New York
William Secrist age 19 born in Pennsylvania farm labor
Sally Haag age 21 born in Pennsylvania servant
Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1105; Family History Film: 1255105; Page: 490.2000; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 0114.
Civil War Service
Name: Orville Smith Enlistment Date: 8 May 1861 Enlistment Place: Glens Falls, New York Side Served: Union State Served: New York Service Record: Enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on 8 May 1861 at the age of 37.
Enlisted in Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment New York on 6 Jun 1861.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 8 Jan 1862.
Promoted to Full Captain on 18 Aug 1862.
Discharged from Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment New York on 31 Aug 1862.
Civil War Pension Index Card (actual image)
Name: Orville B. Smith State Filed: New York Widow: Caroline Smith
Ancestors of Caroline Van Dusen
The father of Caroline Van Dusen was Henry Van Deusen, the son of William Van Deusen and Hannah Spencer. Henry was born on 22 Apr 1800 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York and died on 26 May 1871 at age 71.
Henry married Jane Rorhbach Clarke, daughter of John Rorhbach and Alida Haas and widow of Thomas Clarke, on 4 Jul 1827 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York. Jane was born on 3 Jul 1798 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York and died on 3 Mar 1851 at age 52.
Henry and Jane had six children:
Hiram Van Deusen was born on 6 Apr 1828 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.
Simeon Van Deusen was born on 17 Jun 1830 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York and died in Feb 1891 at age 60.
Elizabeth Ann Van Deusen was born on 15 Feb 1832 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.
Caroline Van Deusen was born on 15 Apr 1833 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York and died on 20 May 1920 at age 87.
Caroline married Orville Beckwith Smith. Orville was born on 14 Feb 1824 in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York and died in 1886 at age 62. They had three children: Cora Mae, Frances Angela, and Edgar Beckwith.
For more information on Caroline Van Deusen and Orville Beckwith Smith click on Caroline Van Deusen link above or scroll to the top of the page.
Henry Van Deusen was born on 21 Apr 1835 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.
John Van Deusen
was born on 4 Jul 1837 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.
Ancestors of Henry Van Deusen
Matthew Abrahamsen Van Deursen and his four brothers came to America about the middle of the seventeenth century, landing at New Amsterdam, now New York. These five brothers were the sons of Abraham Van Deursen, a resident of Deursen, a small village in North Brabant, Netherlands, and a member of an old Dutch family.
Ancestors of Jane Rorhbach
Johannes Rohrbach immigrated to America from the Palatine area of Germany during what is known as the Palatine Immigration of 1709-1710. His wife died during the voyage and he and his children settled in West Camp, New York.