In the local history room of the Onondaga County Public Library, there are supposedly copies, microfilm or otherwise, of all early county records. Concerning naturalizations, there are two (homemade) books of transcriptions, entitled IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 1802-1859, Volumes I and II, abstracted by Mrs. Jean D. Worden in 1978. For each applicant, the information given is just basic: 1) Date of Declaration of Intention; 2) Date of Sworn Allegiance to U.S.; 3) County (or country) from which the person owes allegiance; and 4) Character witnesses.
There was a "Jarret Smith" entered in Volume II (neither volume is paginated), and his date of declaration was December 2, 1834. The country he owed allegiance was "G. B. & I" (this was given for many people). The transcriber noted that he signed his application with an "X" also, but I'm afraid that's it. Apparently he never did finish the process, not in Onondaga County anyway, because the record is blank for the second date and witnesses.
You can read a list of what is available at the county courthouse in downtown Syracuse on the official county clerk website here: http://www.ongov.net/Clerk/historicalrecords/onondagacounty.html
Maybe there is more information somewhere.
Sue Ellen Fealko
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