Joseph Jennings Smith



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)



1860 U.S. Census

East Finley, Wash., PA

Nelson Town
Sarah Town
NOTE: Sarah Town was thedaughter of Edward Sprowls & Sarah Brown / grandaughter of John Sprowls Sr.
Martha Town
Joseph Smith




1870 U.S. Census

East Finley, Wash., PA

Joseph Smith
Henry C. Smith

NOTE: Living next door to the
Simon Sprowls Family



1880 U.S. Census

East Finley,  Washington, Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Smith
Henry C. Smith
Mary E. Smith
Alphrietta Smith
Jennie B. Smith
Minnie O. Smith
Jemima O. Smith
Addison L. Smith



1920 U.S. Census

Waterford, Washington Co., OH

Joseph J. Smith
Sarah A Smith
Encil E Smith
Lester F Smith
Clyde V. Smith
Hazel Smith

NOTE: Joseph is living with his son Clyde's wife and Children. Clyde is not listed with the family, but it is known that he often spent months away from them working in the mines in WV.


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Joseph Jennings Smith

b. May 29, 1847 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Oct. 22, 1923 (Grafton, WV)

Locust Hill Cemetery (Chester, WV)



Obit - Newspaper unknown:

Joseph J. Smith, 77, former Mariettan, is dead at Grafton, W. Va., where he expired on Monday evening, following a week's illness of double pneumonia. Up until 20 years ago he lived in Marietta and at Reno, where he was well known. After leaving this city he located at Newell, W. Va., and 3 weeks ago went to Grafton to work.


In addition to his widow, Mr. Smith is survived by ten children: A.L. Smith and Mrs. A.O. Seevers, ninth street, Marietta; Mrs. Dudley Racer, Reno; Mrs. J. A. Moore, Little Hocking; Clinton Smith, Willow W. Va; Mrs. Retta Mitchell, Dayton; J.N. Smith in Oregon; Mrs. T.R. Emrick, Parkersburg; C. D. Smith, Swift, and Edward Smith, Bridgeport.


Marietta relatives left at noon on Tuesday, for Newell, to which place the remains will be taken, and where funeral services and burial will take place on Wednesday afternoon.






  • Henry Clinton Smith
    b. May 26, 1870 (Washington Co., PA) - d. May 12, 1948 (WV)

    Mt. Zion (Ritchie Co., WV)
    Married Mary Smith / Children: Walter Smith (b. ?), Harry Smith (b.?), Sophia Smith (b.?), Violet Smith (b.?), Earl Smith (b.?), Dorothy Smith (b. ?). / Sprowls Scrapbook page 055: A.L. Smith of 703 Ninth St., and Clyde D. Smith of Waterford will attend funeral services Sunday afternoon for their brother Henry Clinton Smith, 78, of Pleasant Hill, Wood Co., W. Va., who died Wednesday evening at his home. The services will be at 2 o'clock at the Mt. Zion U.B. Church in Ritchie Co., WV, and burial will be in the cemetery nearby. Mr. Smith spent most of his life in West Virginia. Besides his two brothers, he leaves his sisters, Mrs. Jennie Racer of Newport Pike; Mrs Frank Emerick of Parkersburg; Mr.......
  • Mary "Eva" (Smith) Moore
    b. Aug. 6, 1871 (PA) - d. Feb. 1, 1965 (Waverly, WV)
    Willow Island cemetery (Wood Co., WV)

    Married James A. Moore (b. 1859 - d. 1940) Jan. 19, 1888 (OH) / Children: Charles L. Moore (b. 1890 WV - d. 1974), William c. Moore (b. 1892 - d. 1901/ buried at Pleasant Hill Cem, WV), Clara M. Moore-Dornon (b. 1893 - d. ?), Charlotte "Lottie" Moore-Johnson (b. 1895 OH -d. 1971), Margaret N. Moore-Wingrove (b. 1898 OH - d. 1971 WV), Frank P. Moore (b. 1901 - d. 1957), Phoebe Moore-Affolter (b. 1902 WV), James E. Moore (b. 1904 WV - d. 1955), Mary P Moore-Dunfee (b. 1908 WV - d. 1999), John B. Moore (b. 1910 OH - d. 1976), Genevieve Moore-Miracle (b. 1913 - d. 1965 OH), Thomas L. Moore (b. 1914 WV - d. 2007 WV), / Obituary – Newspaper Unknown: Evelyn Moore - Evelyn Moore, 93, died at her home at Waverly yesterday morning. She was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 1871, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Sprowles Smith. On Jan 19, 1888, she was married to James A. Moore, who preceded her in death in 1940. She was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons. Charles Moore, Waverly; John Moore, Akron, O.; and Thomas Moore, of Parkersburg; five daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson and Mrs. Margaret Wingrove, both of Waverly.; Mrs. Phoebe Affolter, Akron.; Mrs. Pauline Dunfee, Coolville,; Mrs. Genevieve Miracle, Marietta; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Three sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Seven brothers and four sisters are deceased. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Waverly Methodist Church with the Rev. Wilbur Hardin and W.W. McClure officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island cemetery.
    The body will be removed from the Doudna and McClure funeral home to the family residence this afternoon. and to the church one hour before the service.

  • Alphrietta "Retta" (Smith) Mitchell
    b. Dec. 23, 1872 (PA) - d. ? (Dayton, OH)
    Married Smith Mitchel / Children: Mary "Elvina" (Mitchel) Ardon (b.?), Winifred (Mitchel) Barnes (b.?).
  • Addison L. Smith
    b. Sept. 23, 1874 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Oct. 9, 1952 (Washington Co., OH)
    Married Leota (?) / Children: Mattie Marie Smith (b. June 10, 1900 - d. June 28, 1900 / Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wood Co., WV), Infant Male (b. June 17, 1901 - d. June 24, 1901 / Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wood Co., WV), Blanche Smith (b. ?) / Death Certificate
  • Jennie Belle (Smith) Racer
    b. July 18, 1876 (PA) - d.1960
    Married Dudley R. Racer (b. Nov. 10, 1871) on Oct. 10, 1902 / Children: Margaret I. Racer (b. 1903- d. 1969) / Valley Cemetery (Washington Co., OH) / Sprowls Scrapbook page 006 (newpaper unknown): Funeral services for Dudley R. Racer, 73, who died Saturday afternoon at his home in the Valley neighborhood on Newport Pike, were held Monday afternoon at the Valley Baptist Church. Interment was made in Valley Cemetery. Mr. Racer was a well known farmer and had spent his lifetime on the old Racer homestead. He was born Nov. 10, 1871 and was a son of the late Charles and Margaret Day Racer. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Smith Racer whom he married Oct. 10, 1902; and one daughter, Miss Margaret Racer of the family home. Marcellus Racer of the Valley neighborhood is the surviving brother.
  • Minnie Ora (Smith) Seevers
    b. Dec. 13, 1878 (Wash. Co., PA) - d.1945
    Death Certificate: Married Asa O Seevers (b. ?) July 1, 1899 / Children: Mable Seevers (b.?), Mildred Seevers (b.?), Martha Seevers (b. ?) Thelma Seevers-Turner (b.?). / Sprowls Scrapbook page 007 (newspaper unknonw) this one is torn, but I copied what I could: Mrs. Minnie Ora Seevers, 66, wife of Asa O Seevers, died Sunday at 8:45 pm at her home, ___Phillips St, following illness. __is at Doudna & Mc-___. Mrs. Seevers was born Dec. 13 1878 in Washington Co., PA and __daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sprowls Smith. She married July 1, 1899 to Asa Seevers and her home was in and near Marietta. She ___member of the Reno Chris-Church and of Augusta ___Lodge No. 272. Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Martin of ___, Mrs. Ray Spence of __ W. Va., Mrs. Herbert ___ of Ferndale, Mich., and Mrs. Howard Turner of Marietta. ___are nine grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Clinton ____ and Mrs. James Moore of ____ W. Va., Mrs. E. S. ____ of Daytobn, John Smith of ___Paula, Cal., A. L. Smith of __, Mrs. D. R. Racer of ____, Clyde Smith of Waterford and Mrs. Frank Emerick of__.
    ------------------------------Thelma Seevers-Turner b. ? - d.? / Married Howard Turner / Sprowls Scrapbook page 027: Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Seevers, 911 Phillipas Street, are announcing the marriage of their youngest daughter, Thelma Seevers, to Mr. Howard Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truner of Marietta, which took place on Sunday, Mary 29, at St. Marys, W.Va....
  • Jemimia "Mimmie" Ola (Smith) Emrick
    b. March 18, 1880 (Washington Co., PA) - d. July 5, 1960 (Wood Co., WV)
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Wood Co., WV)
    Married Frank Emrick (b. 1878) / Children: Louie Emrick (b.?), Ethel Emrick-Miles (b.?) and Charles (Charles was adopted).
  • John Nelson Smith
    b. Nov. 20, 1881 (Washington Co., PA) - d. abt 1936 (Santa Paul, CA)
    Married Winnie (Chamberlain) Smith. / Sprowls Scrapbook page 033: John. N. Smith, 55, former resident of Marietta, died recently at his home at Santa Paula, Cal., according to news received by his brother, A.L. Smith, of 703 Ninth St. Funeral and interment were in California. Mr. Smith came to Marietta many years ago from Washington, PA. He left here for the West, and during the past 20 years his home was in California where he was in the mercantile business at Santa, Paula. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Winnie Chamberlain Smith, a native of Marietta; and brothers and sisters who are A.L. Smith of Marietta; C.D. Smith of Waterford; H.C. Smith and Mrs. Eva Moore of Waverly, W. Va; Mras. Jennie Racer of Newport Pike; Mrs. Frank Emerick of Parkersburg, and Mrs. E.S. Mitchell of Dayton.
  • Clyde D. Smith
    b. Feb. 2, 1883 - d. May 1964 (Washington Co., OH)
  • William Earl Smith
    b. April 18, 1886 (PA) - d. Dec. 4, 1918 (Ohio Co., WV)
    Married Catherine "Katie" (Roth) Smith (b. ? - d. 1953) abt. 1906 / Children: Caroline (Caroline Smith was also known as Sister Estelle), Joseph William Smith (b. ?), Carl E. Smith (b. ?), Bernard L. Smith (b. ?), Clara Marie Smith (b. 1916 WV), Living Smith.
  • D. Orville "Orvey" Smith
    b. Oct. 18, 1887 - d. July 29, 1903 (Washington Co., OH)
    Stone Church Cemetery (Ohio Co., WV)

    Obituary – Newspaper Unknown: D.O. Smith, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith, died at his home in the East End Wednesday and his demise is regretted by a host of friends. The funeral will take place Friday. Services will be held at the family residence at 10 o'clock in the morning and the interment will be at the Stone church cemetery

  • Edward Richard Smith
    b. March 19, 1893 (Wood Co., WV) - d. Jan. 28, 1933 (Washington Co. OH)
    Waterford Cemetery (Washington Co., Ohio)
    Married Freda H Snyder (b.1897 WV - d. 1979 WV) in 1916 (Pleasants Co., WV) / Children: Elvina Smith (b. 1917 - d. 2000) and Edward Smith (b. 1920 - d. 1999) / Sprowls Scrapbook page 020: Edward Richard Smith, aged 39 years, died at his home on a farm near Waterford on Saturday following a short illness with influenza that developed into pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday at 2 pm Rev. J.B. Williamson of Waterford officiated. Interment was made in Waterford Cemetery. Mr. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith. He was born at Ogden W. Va., on March 19, 1893. He lived in Bridgeport for a number of years and came from there to Waterford Township last Summer to make his home on a farm there. surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Freda Snyder Smith, and two children, Elvina and Edward Smith, both at home. Brothers and sisters are Addison Smith, Mrs. Minnie Seevers and Mrs. Jennie Racer of Marietta; John Smith of Santa Paula, Calif.; Clyde smith of Waterford; Clinton Smith of Willow Island, W. Va.; Mrs. Retta Mitchell of Dayton and Mrs. Frank Emrick of Parkersburg, W. Va.




Margaret Sprowls Smith




Sarah Pugh Smith

Married Aug. 10, 1912 (Wood Co., WV)
b. abt 1847 (Pleasants Co., WV) - d. 1928 Locust Hill Cemetery (Chester, WV)


Marriage Certificate:
Sarah and Joseph were both 50 years old when they married, I belive Pugh maybe Sarah's name from her first marriage.




Eleazer Smith




Mary Jennings Smith