I am looking for any information on Ebenezer Smedes born 1814 in the US. He was apparently married to Sarah Ann Doughty

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in Genealogy Help by Meredith Windust G2G1 (1.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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by Lin Wright G2G6 Mach 1 (16.0k points)
thanks for your answer - I do have that information.  My problem lies with Ebenezer Smedes/Smead as all I can find is his death.  I cannot find his birth, parents or the birth of his son, Thomas Smedes Carison who was my great grandfather.  I have no idea where the name Carison came from.
Thank you for narrowing your request down. Your original request was for "any information" which is so broad a request that it rarely results in the specific information you seek.It helps to provide what you already know and the specific problem you are trying to solve so you don't waste the volunteers time and don't yourself get frustrated when the volunteers give you information you already know. We are not mindreaders.
According to my research Sarah Ann Doughty was the daughter of Stephen Doughty and Mary Ellis - I only found this information through other trees, but I cannot prove it.  I do have many Doughty DNA matches so I think I can say Sarah is my great grandmother, but it would be great to prove this.  The birth and marriage records in the US are hard to find.  The census records often don't have names just how many at a certain age.

I only know what Thomas Smedes Carison put in his Australian naturalisation papers, that Sarah Ann Doughty was his mother and Ebenezer Smedes Carison was his father and that he was born on the Hudson River New York.
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I found this https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140353387&ref=acom 

Possible dates and places for Ebenezer and his wife:

BIRTH 15 FEB 1814 • Greenfield, Massachusetts 

DEATH 03 JAN 1844 • New Hamburg, Dutchess, New York, USA 

Sarah Ann Doughty

BIRTH ABT. 1826 • Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States
DEATH BEF 1900 • Elmira, Chemung County, New York

This could be for their daughter's wedding:

"Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRPF-382 : 3 June 2016), Eben Smeads in entry for Malcolm Henry Reuben and Josephine Amelia Smeads, 05 Jan 1865; citing , La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,292,003.


Hope this helps :)

by Shannon Hogsett G2G4 (4.4k points)
Thanks for your information.  See my comment above.  I even have a lovely lady helpng me in the US but she also has come to a dead end.

My brother has just done his DNA so maybe we will find some more matches on the Smedes/Smead side.  Also my gg grandfather was born in 1840 according to his Australian naturalisation papers,  This means his mother was only 14 when she had him.

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