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Joseph Smith (1790 - abt. 1850)

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Joseph Smith
Born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USAmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2017
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Joseph Smith was born in 1790 to James Ebenezer Smith and Ruth Ann (Pigot) Smith in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He was baptized in the Cohansey Baptist church on August 2, 1790.[1]

In 1820, Joseph was married and living in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and four children.[2]

In 1837, he purchased land in Defiance County, Ohio, and moved his family there.[3][4]

Joseph died in March 1850.[5]


  1. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999: Joseph Smith baptism record
  2. 1820 U.S. Federal Census
  3. Ohio, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908, Document #5889, issued 16 Mar 1837, Land description: 1 SE 1ST PPM No 4 N 4 E 15; Statute: 3 Stat. 566.
  4. Ohio, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  5. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

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