Butch Smith
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Butch Smith

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Butch C. Smith
Born 1950s.
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Butch Smith has Irish ancestors.
Butch Smith is a member of Clan Campbell.
Butch Smith is a member of Clan Crawford.
Butch Smith is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject French and Indian War
Butch , a member of Team Mid-Atlantic, participated in the 2019 Scan A Thon Challenge!
Butch is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Team for the Connect-a-Thon Challenge, Summer 2019

  • 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.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Butch Smith at registration.

Some of my ancestors

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 1790.
  • 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.
  • Abraham Miller Abraham Miller and his wife Mary appear to have been in Nescopeck Twp pretty early,there were a few Miller families in the area,they appear to have come from different areas and I have yet to connect them.

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Hi Butch!

Thank you for the welcome and advice regarding project participation and links to reliable sources.

H. J. "Mitch" Mitchell

posted by Howard Mitchell
Hi Butch!

Thank you for the warm welcome and advice regarding project participation. Best, Carl

posted by Carl Sorensen
Hi there, Butch!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Congratulations Butch !
wonderful wikitreer
Butch Smith is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steve Harris
While I'm not as active as I have been in the past with the cemeteries project I do still add pictures and profiles as I get the chance. I am on the Pa team and I do get updates in a summary everyday of what is happening in the Google group.
posted by Butch Smith
edited by Butch Smith
Thanks for checking back in with us Butch! We know time is a valuable commodity, and participation daily, weekly or even monthly is not a requirement. We are happy to be able to keep you on as a member! Thank you for all you do for WikiTree!
posted by Steve Harris
I have two pre-1700 profiles: Kennedy-18335 and Donze-64. They would belong in a Maryland pre-1700 project, but I didn't find one.

Just to Let You Know, B.

posted by B. Britain
Hi Butch,

Thank you for welcoming me to the pre-1700 group. I appreciate the kindness of this community, and as a new participant I look forward to learning how to contribute to the various efforts.  :-) Warm regards, Tom Williams

posted by Thomas Williams
Hello Butch,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
I'm fine with continuing with the new format. My primary focus with clans would be the Campbell's. I haven't been doing much with the project lately but I have been spending quite a bit of time doing research and hope to get back to contributing soon.
posted by Butch Smith
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Butch!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Butch and thank you for your note. There are several projects that I am interested in but first I want to enter my known/proved ancestors and their DNA confirmations where known. Right now I am struggling a bit with the formatting of the DNA confirmations so am working on those. I have had several family members and related cousins tested so have enough to work with to get started. Hope it goes faster as I learn!
posted by Lynne Allen
Hi Butch. Thanks for your message about the pre-1700 projects. I "answered" on the England project yesterday but haven't heard anything yet. Jackie
Thanks for that Butch,.....Obviously I'm new to Wikitree and it strikes me one needs the combined brains of Einstein and Hawkins to figure out how it all works! Do I have this right? Every person from 1700 back needs DOUBLE the research before listing?,.....Well,....I'll do my best but be ready for a few fudge ups,....

Thanks again, Regards, Alpal

posted by Allyn Hansen
Butch, what about the other listing for Warren that had a spread of dates rather than the specific date?

RLHN 10/15/2019

Could you check my father, Warren Wixon Hickey's dates. Someone had a spread of dates and my dates are correct. I think that was what I saw. I remember thinking I have the death certificate, if proof was required. Thank you.


Butch: Thank you for your help. I noticed that my direct ancestor had information that was not detailed enough and thought that they should be merged, if that is the correct protocol.

I am not skilled on GEDCOM or jpeg yet. RLHN 10/14/2019

Butch, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Butch, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Butch!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for your message, Butch. I've been using Wiki for awhile, but I'm still learning the ins and outs of this site. Your hints and suggestions are most helpful. Joanne
posted by Joanne Yancey
Thanks for your comments on my profile and my accomplishments considering I have been on WikiTree for a short time.
posted by Norman Walters

Butch is 22 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 23 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.