Richard Root Smith
10 Dec 1869 - 7 May 1940
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Husband of Myra Raiguel Wonderly
Joseph Morgan Smith
26 Apr 1833 - 01 Oct 1883
Great Falls, Somersworth, NH
James Allwood Smith
06 Nov 1806 - 15 Apr 1882
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
04 Nov 1772 - 20 May 1860
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Oct 1730 - 11 Sep 1792
1739 - 26 Apr 1829
31 Oct 1772 - 03 May 1820
04 Sep 1725 - 12 Aug 1793
02 Mar 1733 - 03 Aug 1818
19 Nov 1808 - 06 Oct 1897
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Joseph Morgan III
04 Jan 1780 - 23 Jul 1847
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Joseph Morgan II
19 Feb 1736 - 18 Dec 1813
1741 - 1821
06 May 1787 - 06 Aug 1859
Cromwell, Middlesex County, Connecticut
10 Oct 1744 - 12 Oct 1818
12 Dec 1743 - 19 Feb 1821
Nancy Cordelia Brainerd Root
28 Oct 1835 - 25 Oct 1905
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Richard's family history.
Ancestor List for Richard Smith
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
Since Richard has no children the descendants page isn't available. Do you know of children? Please let the profile managers know.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Richard's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Richard gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Richard's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because Richard has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to Richard by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Richard's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. It may not be useful here unless you add children.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Richard and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Images of Richard
There aren't any photographs or source images for Richard yet. Login to upload one.
Index of Smiths
This page shows all the Smiths on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Richard. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Smith DNA Connections and SMITH G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Grand Rapids, Kent, MI on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.
Profile of Richard
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Richard's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Smith-47547 where Smith-47547 is Richard's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Smith-47547 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Richard and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Smith-47547/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Richard's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Smith-47547/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Richard's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Richard's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Richard's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Smith surname index, etc. The white dot for Richard indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Richard's DNA
If Richard's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Richard's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Richard's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Richard's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Richard and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Richard.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Richard's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Richard's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Richard. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Richard's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Richard or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message Not Possible — Direct Contact Unavailable
Unfortunately, there is no manager for Richard's profile. Will you become a member and take responsibility for it?
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Richard's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.