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1850 U.S. Census

West Finley,  Washington Co., PA

Thomas Smith
b. abt 1794
56 / PA
Eleazer Smith
b. abt 1824
26 / PA
Eunice Smith
b. abt 1831
19 / PA
Joseph Smith
b. abt 1847
3 / PA
Cathrine Brown
b. abt. 1785
65 / PA

Note: Information on Rev. D.W. Smith shows he was born in 1848, but he is not shown with the family on this census (he should have been 2 years old). Jacob Smith age 32 (b. abt. 1818) lived next to Thomas and Eleazer during this Census.
wife Phebe age 32 (b. abt. 1818), son Abel Smith b. abt 1848 (age 2)




U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938


This document shows that he enlisted Oct. 4, 1862 in Zansville, OH - he was discharged in July 1865 in Nashville, TN. He is listed as a sharp-shooter.


Name: Eleazer Smith
Birth Year: abt 1827
Keyed Birth Location: Washington Co Pa
Birth State: PA
Birth County: Washington County
Admitted Year: 1885
Age at Admission: 58
State: Ohio
County: Montgomery
City: Dayton
Branch: Central Branch



U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006


Name: Eleazer Smith
Death Date: 13 Dec 1885
Cemetery: Dayton National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: VA Medical Center 4100 West Third Street Dayton, OH 45428
Buried At: Section E Row 14 Site 25



Eleazer (or Ebenezer) Smith

b. May 29, 1827 (PA) - d. Dec. 13, 1885

Dayton National Cemetery (Dayton, Ohio)


Smith Family Bible
Lists Ebenezer Smith with a date of birth of May 29, 1827

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UNITED BRETHREN CHURCHES (Watertown, Washington Co., OH).

Watertown church was organized by Rev. Mr. Lease, an early minister on Plymouth circuit. The first members were Peter H. Stollar (b. 1801 / Son of Andrew Stoller b. 1777) , Susan Stollar (wife of Peter b. 1803), William Sampson, Elizabeth Sampson, Daniel Jennings, Rosanna Stollar-Jennings (daughter of Peter and Susan / wife of Daniel) , Andrew Stollar, Elizabeth Stollar, Eleazer Smith, and Eunice Jennings-Smith.


The ministers of the Plymouth circuit supplied this church until 1878, when Pleasant Grove circuit was formed, J. W. Shell was given charge of the new circuit, and remained in charge two years. The present pastor, J. W. Willis, has served since 1880. In the fall of 1880 the name of the circuit was changed from "Pleasant Grove" to "Watertown." The class worshipped in private houses for some time, and then in the East Watertown school-house until 1871, when Pleasant Grove Chapel was built.



Letter from Hulda Fitzsimmons to A. L. Smith / dated June 12, 1929

Your Grandfathers name was Eleazer Smith.  Eddie told me your Bro (brother) Clyde had it from the old bible that it was Ebenezer Smith he was the guardian for the children after Eleazer died, was the way my Mother always told me.  I thot I had better mention this to you as I am sure it was Eleazer Smith and E__ Dallison can tell you the same for she sent me brother Daniels birth & death when I was getting the family tree for A. B. Skipton and she had it Daniel son of Eleazer Smith.  This Ebenezer Smith was a cousin of your grandfathers as I always heard it.





Child of Eleazer and Mary:




Children of Eleazer and Eunice:


  • Rev. Daniel Webster Smith
    b. Aug. 10, 1848 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Jan. 10, 1917 (Wood Co., WV)
    Pleasant Valley Cemetery (WV)
    Methodist Minister/ Married Mary E. Marshal (b.? - d. 1927) in 1875 (Wood Co., WV) /Children: Jesse L. Smith (b. ?), Edward D. Smith (b. ?), Ola U. (b. ?), Janson Smith (b. ?), Nora E. Smith (b. ?), Eva A. Smith-Dallison (b. ?) / Listed in paper as Rev. D.W. Smith. Newspaper Clipping / Marriage license for Clyde and Velmia Smith shows that he married them on Dec. 16, 1906.
  • James "William" Smith
    b. abt. 1852 (OH) - d. ?
  • Mary B. Smith
    b. ?
  • Elizabeth Jane Smith
    b. abt. 1856 (WV) - d. ?
    Email from D. Bowman: Elizabeth Smith 1853-1934 / Married W W Sprowls / Zeph Smith 1833-1860.  Zeph on the death record of his daughter Elizabeth m. W W Sprowls was called EbenezerZeph is the son of Samuel Smith of E. Bethlemhem Twp, Washington, CO.  Samuel was there at a very early date.  It is believed that Samuel's father was Thomas Smith (family name carried down).  Thomas Smith is in East Bethlehem Twp in 1820.  Twp names changed.  Only 2 Thomas in 1810.  One in Cross Creek Twp is living next to; Aaron, and Ebinezer Smith





Mary Jennings Smith

Smith Family Bible
They married May 3, 1846




Eunice Jennings Smith

Smith Family Bible
They married in 1847






Thomas Smith

b. abt. 1794 (PA)




Elizabeth ? Smith

b. ?

CAUTION: This has not been confirmed