Kitty (Cooper) Smith
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Kitty (Cooper) Smith

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Daughters of the American Revolution
Kitty (Cooper) Smith is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
This profile is part of the Cooper Name Study.
Kitty was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

My Revo War ancestors:
Kitty (Cooper) Smith served in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War
Service started: 1 Jun 1973
Unit(s): San Diego Air Weather Facility
Service ended: 16 Mar 1976 AG3
Kitty (Cooper) Smith is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1972-1976 Aerographers Mate 3rd
San Diego (Vietnam Era War Veteran)

These are my family surnames, and unknown surnames, by generation. Please click on the link or tab to my Family Tree for details.
- I am an administrator for six FamilyTreeDNA projects, including
- SmithConnections NorthEastern DNA Project
- SmithConnections NorthEastern Test Results
- Cooper DNA Project
- Cooper Test Results
- DNA Project

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- Cooper Name Study
- Kitty's Library
- Smith Name Study
- Smith Researchers
-Unsourced Smith profiles
-Database errors to be fixed
- Smith yDNA near Toledo, Ohio


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Hi Kitty,

What is your connection to Norval Giles Smith?

posted by Rick Vawter
Hi Kitty

It's time for a One Name Studies Project check-in!

Could you please advise me which One Name Studies you're still actively coordinating, i.e. maintaining the main study page and associated research pages, and replying to queries/comments from members.

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you!

If I don’t receive your response within the next three weeks, I’ll assume that your interests have changed or you are no longer able to coordinate any One Name Studies, and you'll be removed from the project.


Jacqueline Baxter, ONS Project Co-Leader

posted by Jacqueline Baxter
Good Morning,I hope that it is okay for me to manage Phillipi Smith Hart.
posted by Carol Smith
Hello Kitty,

I am looking for the daughters of Joseph Chase Smith(1759) and Betsy Ellen Bean (1779). I have these listed as Mary M Smith (1815 - 1835), Sarah A Smith(1805 - 1869) and Betsy Smith. One of these daughters was married in 1832 (Sarah).

You and I have five matches on Gedmatch on the 23rd or X chromosome, the highest of these matches is 6.5 CMs. My Gedmatch is HW6991746.

Kind regards Melanie

posted by Melanie Knight-Smith
David Cooper is my 3rd or 4th Granddad I'm still figuring this out and landed myself to this awesome sounding person who served in Vietnam 😱 I would just like to know my family thats all
posted by David Hills
Thank you, David. As clarification, I enlisted during the Vietnam War, but was always stateside.

I would love to help with your WikiTwig. I will be interested to see your Cooper connection. Have you done a DNA test that you can add? If you add your parents' profiles and maybe your grandparents, I would be happy to help source your earlier ancestors. Kitty

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Kitty, we are 16 degrees from each other:, the connection is Harry Nedzwickie, my step dad.
posted by Jo Gill
Hi - Can you tell me which Aaron Cook is the husband of Ann (Cooke) Cook (Cook-1930)? Is it the Arron Cooke that she is attached to, or could it be Aaron Cook (Cook-46728) (1699-1779), son of Westwood Cook and Sarah Coleman? He was born in Amherst, Hampshire, MA Colony. Both have the same marriage record. It probably could be either one. What do you think? Thanks. Char
Hi Char, Aaron Cook, son of Westwood Cook and Sarah Coleman, born 14 Jan 1699 in Hadley married Ann Cook, dau. of Samuel Cook. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). This record has an apparent error. It says Aaron died May 1739, age 80. I believe his death should be May 1779. I believe FindAGrave is correct. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 01 February 2023), memorial page for Aaron Cook (14 Jan 1699–30 May 1779), Find a Grave Memorial ID 36406944, citing Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by the moo (contributor 46834101).

I believe I have it fixed correctly based primarily on FindAGrave. Please check my work. Kitty

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Hi Kitty - Yes, you fixed Aaron Cooke (Cooke-4378). What about Aaron Cook (Cook-46768)? I believe I was one digit off on his profile before. There is the same information on this Aaron Cook now. Can there be a merge now? Char
Merge requested for Cook-46768 into Cooke-4378
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Hi, Kitty. I see that several years ago you identified Ebenezer Smith (1758-1835) as a member of the Northeastern Smith Connections group NE21. How did you make that connection? He is not connected to any male-line descendants, and just today I connected him to his first ancestors (that is, the profiles for the people who I believe are his parents). Are you using some genealogical data that hasn't yet been shared on WikiTree?
posted by Ellen Smith
Hi Ellen, Cleaning out old emails. Sorry this one got buried.

Ebenezer Smith is on the Daughters of the American Revolution database: Click the little pink D next to each record for details about that ancestral line. I see there is a YDNA connection to Smith Connections Northeastern DNA Project group 21 too.

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Thanks, Kitty.

I was wondering about that Y-DNA connection. Can I assume that it's based on a good Y-DNA match between a patrilineal descendant of Ebenezer and a man who has more conventionally traced his patrilineal ancestry to James Smith (1610 England - 1676 Mass.)? (Or is it based on a conventionally derived patrilineal lineage for Ebenezer that connected him to James Smith?) [By the way,

I asked about this because of some New England Smith "genealogy" that is looking rather tenuous. I was wondering if there was any conventional genealogical evidence or Y-DNA evidence that could help to elucidate the genealogy (or possibly add to the confusion).

The DAR record for Ebenezer Smith does not include his ancestors (only his descendants) and all of the descendant lines are through his daughter Ruhanna (no male lines), so it gives me no insight into male lines that might have provided DNA evidence.

What I am investigating: Recently while poking around with spouses of various women in my extended ancestral family who had married men named Smith, I noticed that Ebenezer Smith who married Lucy Stevens (sister of one of my ancestors) looked very much like one of the recorded sons of John Smith (1725-1799) and Mary (Jewett) Smith. Their son Joel Smith was the first husband of a direct ancestor on an entirely different family line of mine (and I believe was brother to Ebenezer). Joel's parents -- and I think also Ebenezer's parents -- were John Smith (1725-1799) and Mary (Jewett) Smith.

There is rather good evidence that John Smith (1725-1799) was son of Joseph Smith (died 1765 in Canterbury, Connecticut) and his wife Elisabeth Burnap (1691 in Reading, Mass. -1778 in Canterbury, Conn.). I could not find any evidence for the parents of Joseph Smith (father of John Smith and grandfather of Ebenezer and Joel), so I created a profile for John's father Joseph Smith with unknown birth and unknown parents. Another member is firmly convinced (without any evidence) that Joseph was Smith-238921 (Joseph Smith recorded as born in Cambridge, Mass., in 1687), so he disconnected the wife and children from the profile I created for Joseph Smith (abt.1690-1765) and connected them to the profile for the Joseph recorded in Cambridge in 1687. That Joseph Smith of Cambridge in 1687 is annotated as being in "SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, group NE48 I1 - Thomas Smith (c1605-1693) m Mary Knapp" (not the group that you identified for Joel's presumptive brother Ebenezer Smith).

There is no Y-DNA project group named on the profile of Joel Smith's son Channing Smith (1797-1878), but there is a link to a patrilineally related member who took a Y-DNA test (Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M253). I haven't checked to see whether that haplogroup is consistent with either NE21 (James Smith 1610) or NE84I1 (Thomas Smith c1605). Edited: That tester is not a relative on the Joel-Channing Smith line. The tester's supposed connection to Channing Smith is based on the other member's action that connected John Smith (1725-1799) to the Joseph Smith born in Cambridge in 1687. It still would be interesting to know if the haplogroup is consistent with the haplogroup that the DNA project has identified for NE84I1 (Thomas Smith c1605).

Can you offer any insight here?

posted by Ellen Smith
edited by Ellen Smith
OOhhh! Good Catch! There is an error somewhere because group NE21 is haplogroup R-M269, but Prescott lists his haplogroup as I-M253. This means that either there is an error in the Ebenezer research or, less likely, an error in Prescott's research. I think I need to start Ebenezer's research from scratch. Thanks for the heads-up.
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Thanks, Kitty.

Just FYI: Recently (since my above post) other members have swapped out the parents on WikiTree profiles of some of the Smiths in or around Canterbury, Connecticut. There's been no discussion of this, and I've not dug down to figure out what's going on there. One member posted on Smith-256610 that "The John Smith who married Mary Jewett was the son of Richard and Mary (Cleveland) Smith." (Wiki profile links inserted by me.) I think some profiles were given different parents based on that theory.

posted by Ellen Smith
edited by Ellen Smith
G'day Cousin Kitty, thanks heaps for connecting me to my Smith history
posted by Gregg Smith (PhD)
thank you for all the work that you have prepared on the Smith family. I believe that Harriet Melissa Sanders of Cayuga County NY married Ezra Allen Smith and they lived in Orland Millgrove Township, Steuben Indiana.
posted by Jean Sanders
Heh Kitty, Thank you for your military service and your connections are amazing. You and are are 9 cousins, 1 times removed. Not bad.

My ancestor, Job Smith-13705, 1718, Bucks, Pennsylvania-1814, Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, (parents David Smith and Elizabeth Stevenson-532) has been listed with your Hannah Barney, Taunton who married Job Smith-1987.

Obviously someone who lived her life in Taunton could not have married my Job but in all your research have you come across my family and possibly do you know Job Smith-13705's wife and children? I have some children but have become uncertain, since I have removed Hannah as wife that some of the children listed are actually her and Smith-1987's.

Any help at all that you can give me is greatly appreciated.

Take care of yourself, Cuz

Hi, Kitty - I saw your note on John Smith's profile, and I was wondering if you (or anyone else here) could tell if this is the same John Smith who married my distant cousin, Minerva? (See the information and sources I have on John at her profile.)

I lose track of their five children after a certain point, but I figure their descendants might be able to tell me if I found the right person!

posted by Tad Callin
Thanks Kitty for expanding the members of John Smith's family per my comment. Unfortunately after playing with a floating tree in Ancestry he doesn't breakdown my brick wall. I did enjoy reading about his life in Trumbull County Ohio circa 1800.
posted by Sherry (Taylor) Miller
Kitty Cooper - Gedmatch says that you Ged Number is not in their data base.
posted by Walter Smith
hhmmm. My GedMatch # is or was M761080. I don't use GedMatch much. Kitty
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
BTW we are 11th cousins once removed. I too am DAR
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Kitty, please open Jones-28193 so that her ancestry can be added. Thank you!
posted by Jessica Key
Hi, Kitty. I'm finally getting around to asking how you found my great-grandfather, Smith-238930, so quickly after he appeared here, to correctly attach him to his parents. Are you just that good, or lucky, or is there some Wikitree trick that you use? I think I'm just getting my bearings here after about a month, and one Challenge Week. 8-)
posted by Paul Smith
Hello Kitty, we are 11th cousins, once removed. You have a good rest of the day.


posted by Rodney Long
Hi Kitty, we are 11th cousins with Salmon-110.
posted by Susan Ellen Smith
edited by Susan Ellen Smith
We are 9th cousins twice removed through John Scribner (Scribner-202).
posted by R Power
Thanks Kitty for your help in merging profiles ... so very much appreciated.
Hi Kitty,

I see you have a connection to my Husband Family. Marjorie Lois (Keaffaber) Smith Tucker (1923) Is my hubby Aunty. I believe I meet her few times during our marriage before she passed away. We live in West Virginia now.


What happened? Weren’t you on the Austin M Robinson tree as the page manager? I added his father, who I know is his father mainly through family trees. I went looking for the sources (I thought some would show up with the search here) and then you were off of it.

I hope it was ok to add his father?

Absolutely ok.  I was just thinning out my Watchlist of profiles that I worked on, but have no real continuing interest in as Profile Manager.  If you like, you are welcome to adopt any profiles that are available for a profile manager.  It is always a struggle to keep my Watchlist below the 5000 profile mark.
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
No I adopted him lol I just thought you got mad or something lol. That’s a lot of profiles!
Thanks for your hard work. You and I are 11th cousins 1 time removed as well as 8 other cousin connections :)
posted by Elizabeth Korf
Hello Kitty. Seems we are 9th cousins !!
posted by Mitchell Wilcox
You found Caleb Smiths father! According to the Smith family of Hector, NY newsletter last published in 1976, you are the first to make this connection! Thanks!
posted by Brett Freese
Hi Kitty,

I’m checking in with all Titanic Project Members to introduce myself and see how you are and what you are working on. I’m Lizzie and I’m honoured to be looking after the project in the role of coordinator. Please let me know what you are working on and if you need anything from me.

Looking forward to moving the project forward with you


Congratulations Kitty,
wonderful wikitreer
Kitty (Cooper) Smith is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
Hello, Kitty,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Military and War Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
That's cool!! Who is the father of your son-in-law? Crabb
posted by Jeanne (Kopp) Mower
Hello, Kitty,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Military and War Project, and we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

If you wish to remain, please let us know how you have been contributing to the tasks and goals of the project or any of its sub-projects recently, it would be very helpful to the leaders.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things and remove you from the project. You will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you,

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Kitty,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Kitty, according to WikiTree relationship finder, we are Kitty and Randy are 17th cousins

Kitty (Cooper) Smith and Randy Willis are both descendants of Eleanor (FitzAlan) Browne.

That is through the 30 generations.

posted by Randy Willis
Hi Kitty, I put myself and my parents into your GFR and wikitree project. My FTdna # is 202580 and my wikitree name is Adams-21565. Looking forward to learning about the project.
posted by Carolyn Adams
Proud to be a 10th cousin

Rejected matches › Kitty Marie Cooper (1902-1971)