Posted By:Randy Seaver
Subject:Ranslow Smith (1805->1870) - Henderson NY
Post Date:February 03, 2002 at 21:08:49
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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 appeared in the census records in 1830 in Henderson NY, but moved 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 given names in later census records are Beebe, Ansel, Lyman, Eldredge, etc.

Thanks -- Randy (