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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
Butch Smith participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Butch Smith participated with Mid Atlantic during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 206 sources to profiles.

  • 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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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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I’ve not heard back from you regarding the 1776 Project check-in so have gone ahead and removed you from the project for now.

If you’d like to rejoin at any stage you would be most welcome to do so by answering the G2G sign-up post here

Many thanks,

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman

I sent you a check-in message several days ago about the 1776 Project to ask you about your past and continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project?

If I don’t hear from you in a week or so, I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things, but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman

Thanks so much for being a member of the Mid-Atlantic Team for the April Connectathon. It was a fun and productive weekend. We added 3,716 profiles to Wikitree between the two teams and had 49 people participate. Considering many of us can’t stop at just one source, we may never make the top ten, but we did great!

Mindy usually sends out a wrap up message in which she mentions how to delete from your watchlist profiles you do not want to continue to manage. Can I make a request, wait until tomorrow before you do this, and then can you check your suggestion list and see if there are any typos that need to be corrected. We don’t want to add to the data doctors’ work.

See you next thon Mickey

posted by Michele Bazley
Greetings from the 1776 Project . . .

We're doing our semi-annual check-in to ask whether you have made contributions to the project in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the 1776 Project that you respond to this check-in. Please post your response as a reply to this message on your page, for convenience of record keeping.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Butch,

We would love to have you join the Mid-Atlantic Team for the Connect-A-Thon. The event will start on Friday, April 22nd, at 8 AM (EST) and run until Monday, April 25th, at 8 AM (EST). You do not need to be available the entire time and there will be links on our page to the Needs Profiles categories .

If you would like to join us then please answer the G2G post here https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392037/have-you-registered-for-the-april-2022-connect-a-thon-yet?show=1395381#c1395381 and ask to join the Mid-Atlantic Team.

Hope you will join us again!

Lucy & Mickey Co-Captains for the Mid-Atlantic Team

posted by Michele Bazley
Hi Butch,

Are you going to participate in WikiTree's Connect-A-Thon that runs from Friday, April 22nd to Monday, April 25th? I want invite you to join the Mid-Atlantic Team because of our common roots in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up in the G2G forum registration post (https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392037) and add another badge to your collection. Hope you'll consider joining the fun!

posted by Star Kline
I had just seen an email about it in the past couple days. I had signed up with Mid Atlantic for the last one but a couple things came up that weekend and I didn't get much done,I'll try to do better for this one.😃
posted by Butch Smith
Hi Butch,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.

  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hello Butch,

Are you currently a member of the 1776 Project Categorization Team?

If you have information you would like to share, please respond here or send a private message.

Thank you for your cooperation and contributions to the 1776 Project!

Betty - 1776 Project Manager

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Butch!

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Butch

Thanks for being a member of the Mid-Atlantic Team for the January Connectathon. It was a fun and productive weekend. We added 2,936 profiles to Wikitree, almost a thousand more than last July’s Connectathon.

In Mindy’s wrap up message, she mentions how to delete from your watchlist profiles you do not want to continue to manage. Can I make a suggestion, before you do this, can you check your suggestion list and see if there are any typos that need to be corrected. We don’t want to add to the data doctors’ work.

See you next thon Mickey

posted by Michele Bazley
To all 1776 Project Team Leaders:
*** This check-in message requires a response. ***

Please respond to this message by private messaging.

1. Are you currently active in your role of team leader?

2. Please give a status of the activities of your team and your role as leader.

I want to heartily thank the team leaders who support and make the 1776 Project a success! Your efforts are much appreciated, and a vital part of moving the project forward.

Betty - 1776 Project Manager

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Gosh big thank you for the merge on the (Wotring-297) and Elizabeth Andreas (Vautrin-31) that helps a lot.

Did you have time to take a look at the merge for Johannes "Martin" Andreas? May I know where you do not agree that they are one/same" So I can go ahead and finish/ OR find the data that matches... with the profile for Johannes Martin Andreas husband of Wotring. thank you again Carole

posted by Carole Taylor
I did look at it and I removed the unmatched profile,it should be able to be merged if the others agree. I'm not even sure right now why I rejected the match,they look to be the same person.
posted by Butch Smith

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
I'm interested in staying in the project,I can help with categorization and I'll help with the research assistance team too. I'd consider the team leader for research assistance if no one else is interested.
posted by Butch Smith
edited by Butch Smith
Super, I'll add you to the categorization & research teams. I'll also send you an email.

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Hi Butch!

We haven't heard back from you regarding your continued participation in the Scotland Project. I hope all is well and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Sorry,I did mean to get back to you,I have been working on some projects off of Wikitree but I do plan on continuing on with my Scottish research and hope to be able to be of more help to the project in the near future.
posted by Butch Smith
Thank you for your feedback, Butch! We're glad you're sticking with us. Looking forward to working with you when you're able.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Butch! Thank you very much! I have a question about connections. Is there a high number for connections either by blood or relationships? As in is everyone basically 25 degrees away from everyone else, here on Wikitree? I'm not sure if I asked the question correctly so please let me know if I can clarify.
posted by Liz (Schumaker) Mason
Hi Butch. Thanks so much for the information you provided. I am currently importing my Gedcom into WikiTree and I do have quite a few ancestors that are pre-1700 that I want to import. I did request already to be added to the Portugal project (nearly all of my tree is Portuguese ancestry), but when I looked at the Pre-1700 Projects list, I don't see a particular project for Portugal within the Europe category. Should I create one?

Thanks in advance for your help with this question.


posted by Eneida Paulo
Hi, Butch!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Good evening,

I'm not quite sure which Colonial Project to join. My 9th great-father came from Kent, England (1624) (John Parramore: 1605-1675) and settled in Accomack County, Virginia. Many of his descendants settled in Accomack and Northampton Counties in Virginia and in Somerset, Maryland. I would greatly appreciate your help with this. Thank you and have a good night. Dianne L. Springer

posted by Dianne L Springer
It's really up to you and where your priorities are as it relates to your research and you can join more than one project if you want and in some cases you'll find that there are a couple of projects that pertain to some ancestors. The specific state projects are sub projects of the US History project and if your ancestors moved around some there could be more than one state project that would be of interest,there are state projects for every state. At the same time if your ancestors came from England the England project would be another excellent choice. You really don't need to put a lot of time into a project if you don't want but there is a lot of good information available through the projects,it gives you ideas about how to categorize your ancestors and gives you a way to meet other people you may be related to or that have ancestors that were in the same area that yours were. I hope that helps some,don't be afraid to let me know if it doesn't.
posted by Butch Smith
Hello, Butch!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Butch,

Thank you so much for participating with the Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon! Here is a sticker code you can put on your profile, just add the double curly brackets {{ }} at both ends.

Connect-a-Thon|team=Team Twisted Thistles|year=2020|profiles=106


Sarah and Bobbie

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Butch, thanks for your message. I have asked to join the Acadian group, i also would be interested in starting (or participating in) another African group (one dealing more. with West and Central Africa). which is my academic area of specialization, something that would include both local African genealogies (yes there are. a number of royal ones and others), as well as Portuguese, Brazilians, and others who lived here during the sixteenth-seventh centuries. If you think something would be valuable, I might. be able to get other scholars and graduate students to participate. in it as well.
I don't see anything that focuses on that area,that said,you can start your own project if you want.
posted by Butch Smith

As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
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.

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 Steven 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 Steven 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 [Living 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
posted by [Living Thurston]
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