Looking For Death Date of Rebecca (Newberry) Smith b. 1823 in Pennsylvania

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I am looking for a death date for Rebecca (Newberry) Smith b. 23 Dec 1812 - (father: Israel Newberry; Mother: Sabilla Pannebecker) married Jacob C. Smith b. abt 1809/1810 resided around Northumberland, PA but may have moved to Philadelphia, PA as Jacob was in the railroad business
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by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Hi Randy!  Thanks for the question!

I created a profile for Rebecca:  http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newberry-745

I also added her parents to the WikiTree and connected her to her Pennebacker ancestors.  Jacob was apparently not buried in the same cemetery as Rebecca.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (553k points)
Kitty, THANK YOU!  I am still looking for the exact birth date and death date and burial location of Jacob C. Smith - records have him born between 1809 and 1812 and because he was employed by the Railroad Company, there was a period he moved his family to Philadelphia around late 1870's as the family comes up residing in Philadelphia in the 1880 census but some of the kids were already married to their spouses and living in and around boroughs in Northumberland which is why, I think, Rebecca went back to spend her final time with one of her daughters and ended up expiring and being buried in Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland - I have a feeling Jacob ended up somewhere in Philadelphia but records there are difficult to research

Do you think this is his death certificate?  

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK8Q-1FW : accessed 31 August 2015), Jacob C. Smith, 04 Dec 1883; citing v 2 p 501, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,003,709.

What were the kids' names that I might find in the census?  Which kids were living with Rebecca and Jacob 1850-1880?
Hi Kitty,

Thank you for the fast response - the thing I "hate" about Philly death certificates is they very rarely include "next of kin" information/names - it could be, then again, it could not - I'm doing looking at my end also - I'd like to see next of kin family names to be certain - it very well could be his death certificate - I can call Laurel Cemetery and see what info they have.  Thank you!!!!!
Jacob C. Smith and Rebecca (Newberry) Smith Children from 1850 to 1860:

Sarah - b. abt 1836

Lucinda L. - b. Aug 16, 1840

Clarence - b. abt 1846

Caroline - b. abt 1848

Margaret - b. abt 1849

Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. - b. abt 1842 (Husband, Herbert Hopkins)

Sallie - b. abt 1852

Casper P. - b. abt 1856

From the 1880 U.S. Census:

Name: Jacob C. Smith
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rebecca N. Smith
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
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Occupation: Watchman At Arsenal

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Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob C. Smith 66
Rebecca Smith 63
Caroline Smith 32
Sallie Smith 28
Casper P. Smith 24
Lizzie Hopkins 28
I added some census records to Jacob and Rebecca.  I think they are the correct ones.  Kitty

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