Posted By:Cathy O'Connor
Subject:Re: Levi G. Smith b. abt 1811 NY
Post Date:August 24, 2007 at 22:44:14
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Forum:Saint Joseph County, MI Genealogy Forum
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Hello. I'm not related. Just trying to help.

I was not able to locate any Levi Smith in St. Joseph Co, MI however there is a Levi and family in Kalamazoo Co, MI - which is actually closer to the places you listed and directly north of St. Joseph Co, MI.

Schoolcraft, MI is north of Three Rivers, MI and Kalamazoo is north of Schoolcraft not too far. The census taker's writing is terrible so I did the best to read correctly. Perhaps this is your guy. The year of birth is very close and the place of birth is NY. Hope this helps.

1860 CENSUS, Kalamazoo Co, MI, Cooper twp, Kalamazoo Post office, enumerated 30 Aug 1860, HH #1367/1354

SMITH, LEVI, age 56, male, farmer, value real estate 0, value personal estate 600, born NY
SMITH, CLARISSA(?), age 58, female, born NY
SMITH, MARY (can't read middle name - possibly Alice), age 21, female, born NY
SMITH, LUCY, age 18, female, born NY, attending school
SMITH, JOSEPH(?), age 16, male, born NY, attending school
SMITH, WILLIAM, age 14, male, born NY, attending school


1870 CENSUS, Kalamazoo Co, MI, Cooper Twp, Schoolcraft Post office, enumerated 24 Aug 1870, page 17, HH #145/147

SMITH, LEVI, age 66, male, white, farmer, value real estate 3200, value personal estate 800, born NY
SMITH, CLARISSA(?), age 68, female, white, keeping house, born NY
SMITH, HARRIS(?), age 35(?), male, white, works farm, born NY
SMITH, LUCY A, age 26, female, white, at home, born NY


Cooper twp, Kalamazoo Co, MI

SMITH, LEVI, self, white, male, widow, age 75, born NY, father born MA, mother born CT
SMITH, LUCY A., daughter, single, female, white, age 38, born NY, keeping house, father born NY, mother born NY