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Robert Smith (1755 - 1841)

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Robert Smith
Born in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Brandywine Twp., Hancock, Indiana, USAmap
Profile last modified 7 Sep 2019 | Created 29 Apr 2013 | Last significant change: 7 Sep 2019
02:17: Missy Berryann edited the Biography and Birth Place for Robert Smith (1755-1841). (Removed United States for Birth because USA wasn’t formed yet. Cleaned up profile.) [Thank Missy for this]
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Robert Smith participated in the American Revolution

This profile needs further research. His parents were listed as Ephraim Smith and Mary Skidmore but there are no proofs to support that connection. Further, this Robert Smith was from Virginia. The parents and Ephraim Smith's ancestors are a Connecticut family. There is Smith DNA research project that may be able to offer some further information when combined with genealogical evidence.



This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Note: #H81
Note H81


  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Chicago; Acme Publishing, 1888; profile of A.J. Smith on page 437. Mentions Robert's Revolutionary War service. Available online.
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Thank you to Aaron Thomas for creating WikiTree profile Smith-48563 through the import of Thomas and Vineyard Family History_2013-07-20.ged on Jul 20, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Aaron and others.

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On 20 Dec 2018 at 03:29 GMT Erik Granstrom wrote:

On Family Search I see a matching profile that lists his parents as Robert Smith and Mary Calthorpe who are in WikiTree at:

"Robert Smith." Family Search. Accessed Dec. 19th, 2018.

Here is a note from the Family Search page:

"His line given in Adventurers of Purse & Person by John Dorman, 4th ed, vol 2, p. 529. There seems to be no further mention of him, so it's possible he died young."

On 17 Nov 2014 at 17:07 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

Smith-42520 and Smith-48563 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

Robert is 22 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 18 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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