Posted By:Randy Seaver
Subject:Ranslow SMITH - Henderson NY
Post Date:June 10, 2000 at 14:47:44
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Ranslow SMITH was born in 1805 in Jefferson County NY, according to a family Bible. He first appears in the census records in 1830 in Henderson NY, but moves on to Dodge County Wisconsin by 1850. He married Mary _____ about 1837 and had children Mary (b 1838)and Devier James Smith (1839).

Based on the census data, I think he is probably a son of either Asa Smith or Sylvester Smith, both of whom were in Henderson between 1800 and 1830. Sylvester Smith left a pension file which does not mention a son Ranslow. Does anyone know the names of the children of Asa Smith and/or Sylvester Smith?

Is anyone else researching this SMITH family of the Henderson area? Other SMITH names in later census records are Beebe, Ansel, Lyman, Eldredge, etc.

Thanks -- Randy (