Elija W. was born in 1788. Elija W. Smith ... Find A Grave memorial shows a birth of 13 Oct 1785 born in Tennessee. 
Elijah W. Smith
Posted 23 Aug 2012 by CorsettiD
“Rush Township [Buchanan County, MO] was first settled in 1837 by William Allison, John Allison and James Canter. Peter Price and Isaac Lower were the first settlers of Wayne Township. Center Township was settled by Richard Hill, Jesse Reames, Zachariah Waller, Elijah W. Smith, Thomas Moore, Lucas Dawson and John Martin in 1837. Agency Township was settled in 1837 by James and Robert Gilmore, Samuel Poteet and William McDowell. In 1839 Robert Gilmore established a ferry over the Platte River which continued to be operated until the county built the present wagon bridge in 1868.” [Source: Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri Volume 5: Edited by Howard Louis Conard; Publ. 1901; Pg.442; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850
Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
Name: Elijah Smith
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1806
Marriage Place: Pulaski, Kentucky, USA
Father: Anderson Smith
Spouse: Agnes Gilmore
Film Number: 000804052
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 June 2020), memorial page for Elijah Williams Smith (13 Oct 1785–2 Aug 1873), Find A Grave: Memorial #50547013, citing Peters Farm Cemetery, Nodaway, Andrew County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Kelly (contributor 47050188) .
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