Butch Smith

Butch Smith

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Butch C. Smith
Born 1950s.
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Butch Smith is a member of Clan Campbell.
Butch Smith is a member of Clan Crawford.



  • One of the seventh generation of Smiths that have farmed the land of Nescopeck Twp,Pa since the early 1800s. Amatuer genealogist,amateur photographer,just wanted to be sure our family was included in the history of this area.


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Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Dates of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
2grandparent1890s1st Cousins44100.0%66100.0%
3great grandparent1850s to 1870s2nd Cousins88100.0%1414100.0%
42nd great grandparent1810s to 1850s3rd Cousins1616100.0%3030100.0%
53rd great grandparent1770s to 1820s4th Cousins323196.9%626198.4%
64th great grandparent1740s to 1790s5th Cousins644367.2%12610482.5%
75th great grandparent1700s to 1760s6th Cousins1287054.7%25417468.5%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins25610139.4%51027553.9%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins51216732.6%102244243.2%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins102427426.8%204671635.0%

Ancestors in the Revolutionary War

Early Ancestors in Nescopeck Twp

  • Samuel Smith and Christiana Robinson came from New Jersey about 1811.
  • Johan Jacob Bittenbender and Dorotha Kneple came from Northampton Co about 1800,had a land warrant.
  • Peter Maurer/Mowery and Maria Schober son Phillip was born 1811,baptized at Wapwallopen in 1814.
  • Jacob Schober the History of Luzerne Co states that Jacob was in Nescopeck Twp about 1790,I don't know if he met his wife here or she came with him. Three of his children had children baptized in Nescopeck Twp before 1810.
  • John Andress and Elizabeth Rex John's Uncle Jacob was in Nescopeck Twp from about 1800,I've found no evidence of his father Martin being here. He and Elizabeth married in1813,I presume they came here shortly after,Elizabeth is the earliest Rex.
  • Henry Karchner and Christina Leinbach appear to have bought land from the German Reform Church around 1820,three of their children were married in Nescopeck Twp so they may have been here a few years earlier,they came from Berks Co.
  • Johan Martin Harter and Christina Margaretha Maurer bought land in Nescopeck about 1802,he and his wife both died by 1805 and are buried at Wapwallopen,they came from Northampton Co.
  • Daniel Breyfogle and his wife Elizabeth probably didn't get to Nescopeck Twp until almost 1820,they had children baptized at Beaver Meadows about 1816. Both are buried at Mt Zion.
  • Johan George Keen I don't believe George's first wife every came to Nescopeck Twp,his second wife is buried at Mt Zion. George donated the land for the Mt Zion church and cemetery,he and his family came from New Jersey just after 1800.
  • Phillip Readler he married Elizabeth Hess,daughter of Jeremiah Hess and Susan Keller they all came to Nescopeck Twp around 1800 or just after.
  • Andrew Ochsreider and Rachel Miller appear to have come to either Sugarloaf or Black Creek Twp around 1800 when those townships were still part of Nescopeck. Andrew came from Berks with a brother Peter,another brother Jacob may have came before them from Northumberland Co.
  • William Dornbach and Rebecca Bossert came to Black Creek Twp around 1800 when it was still part of Nescopeck Twp,they came from Berks Co.
  • Johannes Jacob Balliet and Maria Barbara Schneider came from Northampton Co before 1800,probably around 1890.
  • Johannes Fritzinger and Elizabeth Gabel came from Montgomery Co before 1815.
  • Jacob Ruchstein and Hannah Doll their second son Frederich was baptized at Wapwallopen in 1816.

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I have a few ancestors and a few other profiles that I look after that were involved in the Revolutionery War.
I spend a fair amount of time merging duplicates,I believe,in some instances,it helps to break down brick walls.
Dad's mothers maiden name.
I'm mostly interested in cemeteries in Pa,and more specifically the cemeteries in Luzerne and Columbia counties.
Mom's side was Crawford on the paternal side and her Mother was a Wirsing
I have ancestors from the Harter family,the Harters appear to have married into most of the early families that came to the Nescopeck/Wapwallopen area.
My Campbell family came from Ireland about 1850.
My families were some of the earliest families to settle in this region.
I'm currently working on a project for Nescopeck,Pa as it was in or just before 1800. At that time it was an area that eventually split into about 6 different townships. I'm also working on a cemetery project for the current cemeteries in Nescopeck Twp.
Evan Owen,a Quaker whose family came to Pennsylvania with William Penn played a big part in the settling of the lower Luzerne county area of Northeast Pennsylvania. A lot of the early settlers to this region were Quakers.
Early ancestors
There appears to be a fairly large contingent of Quakers that were early settlers in Columbia County. The earliest meeting houses in Columbia County were built in Catawissa and Millville in the late 1700s,there was also a meeting house in Berwick for a short while.
Willing to help with research in Pennsylvania,especially Columbia and Luzerne counties.
My Grandparents were Campbells and Crawfords.
My Dad's family is Smith on the paternal side and and his Mother was a Campbell.
I'm as interested in early Pa history as I am about genealogy,especially,early Pa history,Palatinate and Quaker migration,the founding of Philadelphia,migration routes and such.
I'd be interested in helping with this.
I have quite a few ancestors from Wapwallopen.


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On 13 Aug 2018 at 12:39 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Hi, Butch!

I saw that you adopted some VOLCK profiles, and I wanted to say hello. We're 7th cousins, 2x removed, through Andreas Volck Sr.. Glad to "meet" you! :-D

I've added you to my table of WikiTree cousins here: Cousin Table.


On 6 Aug 2018 at 01:39 GMT Angela (Jellins) Perry wrote:

Thanks for reaching out about the pre-1700s quiz. Although I'm actively researching my Italian heritage, I haven't gotten back that far on that line. My pre-1700s ancestors are all early American settlers, some going back to the Mayflower. I will check out the groups and join the appropriate ones.

On 5 Aug 2018 at 12:49 GMT Wayne Kauffman II wrote:

Butch. Thanks for the pre-1700 info. My interest lies in cleaning up incorrect Kauffman relationships where the current profile managers have not done the requested de-linking to get relationships sorted based upon y-DNA results. 5+ years is more than enough time for multiple individuals to correct the associations.

On 15 Jul 2018 at 00:49 GMT Kevin Rowell Jr. wrote:

Butch, for James McNeal born in 1744 what evidence do you have that he is actually the son of Robert McNeal and Helen McDougal. I have been in contact with the US genealogist for Clan McNeal and we both have no proof this is the case. Thoughts?

On 18 Jun 2018 at 00:44 GMT Trevor Sams wrote:

Thanks for your greeting. At the moment I am probably more interested in particular individuals rather than joining any projects. This could change if I can extend my Sams line beyond 1700.

On 22 May 2018 at 17:03 GMT Daniel Simpson wrote:

At this time I am just entering info from my 40 binders that are 3" thick, after that I will do more research, my family tree goes through many royal families and all the way back to Adam & Eve.

On 13 May 2018 at 22:06 GMT Susie Brown wrote:

Hi 13th cousin 2times removed we share a great grandfather Richard Throckmorton he is your 14 Th great grandfather

He is my 12th great grandfather.

On 24 Apr 2018 at 18:16 GMT Andrea Zuercher wrote:

Hi, Butch. Thanks for the pre-1700 info. I was only interested in it because of the Clean-A-Thon, but when I get back into my own family tree project again, it might be something I want to refer to.

On 22 Apr 2018 at 22:04 GMT K Murley wrote:

Thank you so much for the welcome and the suggestions! I believe I've already joined the Mayflower Project (definitely an interest of mine) and it seems the Pre-1700 Project will be of interest as well, as my father's ancestors who were not on the Mayflower were part of the Great Migration.

On 22 Apr 2018 at 13:27 GMT Michael Cox wrote:

Thank you for your advice. I'm trying to get info on the New _ Sweden project. Again, thanks!

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