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)





Thomas Smith

b. abt. 1794 (PA)



"Crumrine's History of Washington County PA " Page 779.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church was organized Nov. 14, 1840. Letters of dismissal were asked for from the Ten-Mile Baptist Church, and granted to Messers. The members of the newly-organized society were:  Levi Griffth, Ann Griffith, John Tilton, Elizabeth Tilton, Enoch Vansyock, Catharine Vansyock, Robert Patterson, Nancy Patterson, Edward O. Towne, John Pedan, Hannah Pedan, Rebecca Pedan, Enoch Tilton, Elizabeth Tilton, Charles Tilton, William Pratt, Joseph Bierr, Isabella Bierr, Martha McNeal, Easter Kerr, Eva Towne, Ann Towne, Mary Kelly, Eliza J. Jobs, Thomas Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Ellen McPeak, Elizabeth Towne, Nancy Dixon, Adam Reid, Daniel Tilton, Abagail Tilton, John Horn, William McPeak, Samuel Kelly, Nancy Tilton, Margaret McCrackenLetitia Patterson, Sarah Williams, Rachel Vansyock, Mary A. Towne, Nancy Kerr, Mary Horn, Sarah Carter, Mary H. Horn, Morrison Jones, Rebecca Jones, Elliott Patterson, Sarah Patterson, Oma Jobs, Catharine Brown, and William Patterson.

There is a Catherine Brown living with Thomas Smith in the 1850 Census (on the left), and Joseph Smith is living with a Town family in 1860.





  • Sarah Smith Jennings
    b. abt. 1824 - d. 1890
    Married Joseph Jennings (b. April 20, 1819 PA - d. Sept. 30, 1861 / son of Lemuel Jennings) Jan. 1842 / Children: Minerva J. Jennings (b. abt. 1845), Ebenzer Jennings (b. abt. 1847) / 1860 US Census, Watertown, Wash Co., OH: Jos Jennings (age 39), Sarah Jennings (age 36), Minerva J. Jennings (age 15), Ebenezer Jennings (age 13). / A genealogical history of the Jennings families in England and America (page 504) Columbus, Ohio: unknown, 1899: lists children as: Martin Van Buren (b. 1842), Minerva Jane (b. 1845), Ebenezer Smith Jennings (b. 1847), Thomas Lemuel Jennings (b. 1853) / It also states that this family came from Pennsylvania to Ohio about 1850.
    / NOTE: Their first son was named Ebenezer Smith Jennings, after her brother, the second son Thomas Lemuel Jennings, after their fathers.
  • Eleazer Smith
    b. May 29, 1827 (PA) - d. abt. 1857 (Washington Co., PA)







Elizabeth ? Smith

b. ?

CAUTION: This has not been confirmed