Sophia (Deshong) Smith

Sophia (Deshong) Smith (1812 - 1901)

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Sophia Smith formerly Deshong
Born in Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married before 1831 [location unknown]
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Died in Bedford, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified 26 Apr 2018 | Created 30 May 2016
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Biography of Sophia Deshong Smith

Sophia Deshong was born on February 14, 1812. She married Rev. John Smith. She was his second wife. She had the following children: Elisha, Sarah, William, Catherine, Dennis, and Elizabeth.


Sophia passed away in Union Township, PA, on 17 Sept 1901 from dysentery. She was 89 years old at the time of her passing. She was buried in the Bethel Christian Cemetery on 19 Sept. 1901. [1]


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Rev John W. Smith and Sophia Deshong Smith
  • Information about Rev. John Smith and his wife Sophia Deshong, p. 2 from the book: James Smith, Esq., 1780-1861, of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and his descendants
Rev. John Smith and his wife Sophia Deshong

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Catherine Sophia DESHONG Born: 14 AUG 1834 at: Licking Creek Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania 1 Died: 18 JUL 1891 at: Fulton County, Pennsylvania 1

Father: William F. DESHONG Mother: Sara Ann RIBBLETT

posted 15 Jan 2013 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
Does Sophia Dishong have a sister named Susan Dishong who was born on September 20, 1814?

Susan A. Dishong (daughter of Frederick Dishong and Catherine Benchoff)

posted 11 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
According to the 1961 publication,

Sophia Deshong (February 14, 1812 - September 17, 1901) -second wife of James Smith- was buried at Bethel Cemetary.;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh32492103;12;-1;

posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
REV JOHN W.3 SMITH (JAMES2, JOHN1) was born July 17, 1803 in Bedford Co., PA, and died June 19, 1865 in Bedford Co., PA. He married (2) SOPHIA DESHONG. She was born February 14, 1812 in Wayne County, New York, and died September 17, 1901 in Bedford Co., PA.

Children of REV JOHN W. SMITH are: 19. i. DELILAH4 SMITH, b. April 25, 1824, Bedford County, PA; d. May 11, 1899, Belfast Twp, Fulton Co, Pennsylvania;. 20. ii. MARIAH SMITH, b. 1825, Buck Valley, Bedford, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1880. 21. iii. LEVI SMITH, b. March 08, 1828, Whips Cove,Bedford Co,Pennsylvania; d. April 23, 1914, Fulton Co, PA.

Children of JOHN SMITH and SOPHIA DESHONG are: 22. iv. ELISHA4 SMITH, b. May 09, 1831; d. March 02, 1916. 23. v. SARAH SMITH, b. 1832. 24. vi. WILLIAM F. SMITH, b. 1838, Whips Cove, Bedford ( Now Fulton Co.), Pa.. vii. DENNIS SMITH, b. 1843.

Notes for DENNIS SMITH: Dennis Smith lived in Virginia in 1914. He served in the American Civil War according to a note in the Descendants of James Smith Esq. published in 1961 by Adams Letter Service, Inc., Rockford, Illinois. Author: Warren Scott Smith.

viii. CATHERINE SMITH, b. March 23, 1845; d. September 03, 1864. 25. ix. ELIZABETH ANN SMITH, b. April 03, 1850, Pennsylvania; d. June 10, 1932.

posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]

"Sophia is believed to be the daughter of Bartholomew RIBBLETT (1798-1855) and Elizabeth DISHONG (1798-1890).(Aunt to Mary Ann). Elizabeth was only 14, when she was carried away from her father's homestead by a band of Indians. She was married to one o..."

posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
Descendants of Frederick Dishong - my additions, changes are in " ( )":

1 Frederick Dishong (b.1774) - 1840 (m. 1795) ( + Catharine Long 2nd wife of Frederick Dishong) +Margaretha Gobler1775 - 2 Paul S. Dishong(1796)1794 - 1877 +Elizabeth Riblet1799 - 1882 3 Paul Dishong1829 - (+ ? Albaugh) 3 Elizabeth Dishong1832 - 3 Balser Dishong1835 - (+Abbe Ann Williams) 3 Peter Dishong1838 - +Isabella Crawford1833 - 3 Jacob Dishong1839 - 1927 +Nancy Crawford1836 - 1904

  • 2nd Wife of Jacob Dishong:

+Abigail Loucks1867 - 1953 3 Margaret Dishong1841 - 3 Henry Dishong 3 William Dishong 3 Sophia Dishong 3 Mary Ann Dishong *(1820-1912) (+ Abraham Dishong

posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]

Is Sophia the daughter of

... Frederick Dishong (1770-1828) of Bedford County? NO.

... John C. Dishong of Fulton County?

... Adam B. Dishong of Fulton County?

= "I have a Sophia Dishong as a daughter of Paul S. Dishong (1794-1877) and Elizabeth Riblet (1799-1882). Paul's parents were Frederick Dishong (1774-1840) and Margarethe Gobler ( 1775-?). If this helps, feel free to email me at"


posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
According to 1900 U.S. Census records for Union Township Fulton County, PA , there is a Sophia Smith (widowed) aged 88 born Feb. 1812 in PENNSYLVANIA.

She appears to be living with: Joseph Smith (born Feb. 1842) & Elizabeth A. Smith (born April 1850).

posted 3 Feb 2012 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
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Deshung-1 and Dishong-8 are the same person. They have the same birthdate, same husband and same children.
posted by Nikki (Barr) Byer

Rejected matches › Sophia Smith (1811-1899)

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