William C. Smith

William C. Smith
B: 1823 
D: 1907 
M: Mary Jane Everal

William C. Smith     [ID 03130] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 13 1823, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Mary Jane Everal.3,6  Mary was born Sep 4 1826, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,7,8  

Children:

Sarah Jane Smith, born c1847, Pennsylvania; died 1931, Henry County, Missouri, buried Maplewood Cemetery; married John M. Rickett, Feb 12 1867, McLean County, Illinois. 1,2,9,10
John W. Smith, born Oct 16 1849, Perry County, Pennsylvania; died May 8 1929, Bloomington, Illinois; buried Gibson City, Illinois; married 1) Nancy J. Hinshaw, Feb 29 1872, McLean County, Illinois; 2) Caroline --. 1,2,11,12,13,14
Anna Ellen/Ella Smith, born Jul 21 1852, Pennsylvania; died Aug 8 1947; married Charles Newton Hinshaw. 6,11
Samuel E. Smith, born c1857, Ohio. 2,3,11

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 16 1850), Saville Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania:1

Wm C. Smith, age 27, born in Pennsylvania; laborer.
Mary J. Smith, age 24, born in Pennsylvania.
Sarah J. Smith, age 3, born in Pennsylvania.
John W. Smith, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.

William and family moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio sometime between 1850 and 1857.1,3  

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 25 1860), Brady Township, Williams County, Ohio:2

Wm Smith, age 38, born in Pennsylvania; carpenter; $1500 personal property.
Mary Smith, age 34, born in Pennsylvania.
Sarah Smith, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
John Smith, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Ellen Smith, age 9, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Samuel Smith, age 2, born in Ohio.

William was a Civil War veteran.7,15  On Aug 20 1861, at the age of 28 [sic], he enlisted as a private in the Union Army.16  On Dec 11 1861 he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Ohio Cavalry.7,16,17,18  He was mustered out on Oct 3 1864 at Columbia, Tennessee.16  

William and children were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 4 1870), Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois:11

Smith, William, age 58, born in Pennsylvania; house carpenter; $300 real estate; $100 personal property.
Smith, John W., age 20, born in Pennsylvania; "doing nothing".
Smith, Annie E., age 17, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Smith, Samuel E., age 13, born in Ohio; working on farm; attended school.

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois:3

Smith, William C., age 56, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; house carpenter.
Smith, Mary Jane, wife, age 53, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Smith, Samuel E., son, age 23, born in Ohio; parents born in Pennsylvania; laborer.

Mary died Jul 1 1894, buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Park St. & State St., Danvers, McLean County, Illinois.7,8  

Widower William was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 28 1900), Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois:4

Smith, William C., head-of-household, age 76, born Oct 1823 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widower; occupation: retired carpenter; owned home.
Knick, Nancy, granddaughter, age 29, born Dec 1872 in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Illinois; widow; 1 child, 1 living.
Knick, Roy J., son, age 6, born Jan 1894 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.

William C. Smith died Nov 30 1907, buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Park St. & State St., Danvers, McLean County, Illinois.5,7

(photo)Photo: gravestone, William C. Smith Parklawn Cemetery, Danvers, Illinois. 7

(photo)Photo: gravestone, Mary Jane Everal Smith Parklawn Cemetery, Danvers, Illinois. 7


Sources

  1. 1850 census, Saville Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania; roll M432-805, page 303B (624), line #30, dwelling #38, family #38.
  2. 1860 census, West Unity P.O., Brady Township, Williams County, Ohio; roll M653-1052, page 151, line #20, dwelling #414, family #394.
  3. 1880 census, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0229, ED 154, page 43C, line #23, dwelling #164, family #168.
  4. 1900 census, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T623-322, ED 100, page 18A, line #12, dwelling #373, family #374.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35909075.
  6. Death certificate, State of Illinois, Illinois State Archives
  7. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35909095.
  9. Contribution from Frances C. Spidel ().
  10. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html.
  11. 1870 census, Danvers P.O., Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 338, line #7, dwelling #131, family #132.
  12. 1900 census, Gibson City, Drummer Township, Ford County, Illinois; roll T623-300, ED 63, page 8B, line #69, dwelling #139, family #139.
  13. 1910 census, Gibson City, Drummer Township, Ford County, Illinois; roll T624-235, ED 4, page 12B, line #81, dwelling #229, family #229.
  14. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Interview with Wayne Hinshaw.
  16. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":
    http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.


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