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Reuben Smith 1832 Stockport, Cheshire; 1905 Osawatomie, KS
Posted by: Charles Walthall (ID *****5531) Date: June 22, 2009 at 18:19:51
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here is what I have as of now on:

REUBEN SMITH COMPOSITE
(rev 6/22/09)

Generation One:

John Smith bc 1789 Bramall, Cheshire
m. Elizabeth ? bc 1786 Bramall, Cheshire

Children:
James Smith bc 1811
Samuel Smith b 1813-16
William Smith bc 1816
Thomas Smith bc 1816
Joseph Smith bc 1821
George Smith bc 1826
Jane Smith bc 1827

Generation Two:

James Smith bc 1811
m. Axie ?
Children:
Reuben Smith bc 1833 Cheshire Bramall
Sarah Smith b 1834-35 Cheshire Bramall
Henry bc 1838 Cheshire [Bramall?] [dead by 1851?]

1841 England, Cheshire, Macclesfield, Stockport, Place: Stockport, Great Moor
John Smith 50 (1791) Silk Weaver (born in same county?) Yes
Elizabeth 50 (1791) Yes
Samuel 25 (1816) Silk Weaver Yes
William 25 (1816) do (ditto) Yes
Thomas 25 (1816) do Yes
Joseph 20 (1821) do Yes
George 15 (1826) do Yes
Jane [transcribed Jam] 14 (1827) do Yes
James 30 (1811) do Yes [father of the next 3] [his father was 20 when he was born]
Reubin (sic) 8 (1833) Yes
Sarah 6 (1835) Yes
Henry 3 (1838) Yes [dead by 1851?]

This accords with the 1894 bio in Portrait & Biographical Record, which gives the family of Reuben as:
Parents: James & Axie Smith; Siblings: Reuben oldest of 3: sister Sarah & bro Henry.

1851 England, Cheshire, Stockport, St. Thomas 46 Great Moore
John Smith Head Mar 62 (1789) Silk hand Loom Weaver born: Chesh. Bramall
Elizabeth Wife Mar 65 (1786) Silk Weaver Chesh. Bramall
Samuel Son U(unmarried) 38 (1813) Silk hand Loom Weaver Chesh. Bramall
Reuben Son U 18 (1833) Silk hand Loom Weaver Chesh. Bramall [grandson ?]
Sarah Dau U 17 (1834) Silk hand Loom Weaver Chesh. Bramall [granddau ?]

In Reuben’s diary, he says he came from Stockport, Great Moore, England.
Reuben is not listed in the 1861 Eng census, since he had come to America.
2 testimonies in the Pension File come from persons living on Cherry Tree Ln & Buxton Rd, around corner from Great Moor St, add to the confirmation that this is the correct Smith family in Stockport.
This census identifies Reuben and Sarah as son and dau of John & Elizabeth.
According to the 1894 account (mentioned above), they were children of James, s/o John & Elizabeth.
Henry is not mentioned in this census. Had he died by 1851?

Generation Three:

Reuben Smith
b 29 Oct 1832 Bramhall, Stockport, England; lived Great Moor, Stockport
d 22 Jul 1905; bur Oakwood Cem, Osawatomie, KS
1854 immigrated to Des Moines Co, Iowa, near Burlington & became a farmer
1857 came to Osawatomie, Miami, KS
1857-1860 Justice of the Peace, Mound Twp
1861-1865 Capt in 2nd MO Cav.
1870, 71 & 73 Kansas State Legislature
1873-1889 Trustee then Steward, “Kansas State Lunatic Asylum”
1889- Cashier of the Farmers’ & Mechanics’ Bank of Osawatomie, KS
Republican, Royal Arch Mason, Christian (no denomination)

m. (1) 2 Nov 1857 in Mound Creek, Miami, KS
Mary Rowcroft (b 1838/9 Eng; d 1 May 1868; bur Quaker Cem, 4 mi E of Lane, Franklin, KS [nr SW border of Miami Co, KS])

m. (2) Margaret J. Gillehand (b 1844 MO; d 30 Nov 1873; bur Quaker Cem), widow of ? Barker;
children by prev m.:
Laura Bell(e) Barker bc 1864
William James Barker bc 1866
Perry T Barker bc 1867

m. (3) 10 Oct 1874
Mariah C. Kyle (b 25 May 1849 IN; d 15 Sep 1912; bur Oakwood Cem, Osawatomie, KS), widow of Daniel Bowman, s/o Abraham & Magdalena Bowman

child by Mary:
Sarah M. (b 1858-59 KS)/ Minnie D. (b 1858) m. George Williams of Parker, Linn, KS
Laurella/Lorilla Elizabeth (b 20 Jul 1864 KS) m. George Whitaker of Beagle, Miami, KS

children by Margaret:
Edwin R./Reuben Edward (Edwin R. on tombstone) (b 7 Jan 1871 [1870 1900 census]; d 1926 [tombstone])

children by Mariah:
       Charlie bc 1874 [on 1875 census; not on 1880]
Arthur H. (b 2 Jun 1875/7 Jun 1876 [Mansfield] KS)
Francis D. (Female) (b 11 Nov 1876 KS; d by 1900?)
John H. (b 17 Aug 1879 KS)
Frederick B. (b 15 Dec 1880 KS)
Clara H. (b Apr 1885 KS; d by 1898)
Benjamin Harrison (b Oct 1888 KS; d by 1898)
Fanny Maud (6 Jun 1891 KS)

1854 Oct 23: arrival: New York; departure: Liverpool; “Rappahannock”; Master: William Cushing
Samuel Smith 21 Male Weever (sic) [weaver] England
Mrs. Smith 21 Female Weever England [did not come]
Charles Smith 2 Female (sic) England [did not come]

Reuben Smith’s diary says Sam’s wife & child backed out of the trip due to the health of Mrs Smith.
Reuben came to America with his 2nd cousin Sam. Smith in place of his wife & son.

1856 Census Iowa, Des Moines, Yellow Springs Twp Part 03 169 178:
Reuben Smith 22 (1834) (yrs in IA) 2 (born) Eng Farmer; living with/working for:
George Ibbottson 49 (yrs in IA) 14 (born) Eng Farmer [& family] [also mentioned in diary]

1857 Reuben Smith came to Lykins (now Miami) Co, KS
1857 Nov 2 Reuben Smith m. Mary Rowcroft [d/o Mark Rowcroft]

1860 PO Ossawattomie (sic); Osage twp, Lykens/Lykins (Miami) Co, KS; p 75, house: 555, family: 535;
Reuben Smith 27 (1833) Farmer $600 $400
Mary Smith 22 (1838)
Sarah M Smith 2 (1858)

1865 Census KS, Miami, Mound, PO Osawatomie 13 12
Reubin Smith 32 (1833) Farmer 1400 1490 England
Mary Smith 27 (1838) Housekeeper Eng
Sarah M. Smith 6 (1859) KS
E. S. Smith (F) 9/12 (1864/5) KS
Emeline Smith 15 Domestic IA

1870 P.O. Stanton, Mound twp, Miami Co, KS; p 5, house: 33, family: 33;
Smith Ruben 37 (1833) Farmer $2500 $1500 England
Smith Margaret 26 (1844) Keeping House MO
Smith Sarah M 11 (1859) KS
Smith Elizabeth 5 (1865) KS
Smith Ruben E 5/12 (1869) KS
Barker Laura 7 (1863) MO
Barker William J 5 (1865) MO
Barker Perry T 3 (1867) MO

1875 Census KS, Miami, Osawatomie 196 205
Smith, Reubin (sic) 42 (1833) ( Farmer 200 100 Eng IA
Smith, Mariah C 26 (1849) IN IN
Smith, Sarah M 16 (1859) KN
Barker Belle (female) 11 (1864) MO MO
Smith Lorella 10 (1865) KS
Barker James 9 (1866) MO MO
Barker, Perry 8 (1867) MO MO
Smith Charlie 1 (1874) KN
Smith, Edwin R J ? KN

1880 Kansas State Lunatic Asylum, Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas;
Reuben 48 (1832) Steward Eng Eng Eng
Mariah Smith 32 (1848) IN IN IN
Lorilla Smith 16 (1864) At Home KS Eng IN
Ewd. Smith 11 (1869) KS Eng IN
Arthur Smith 5 (1875) KS Eng IN
Francis Smith (F)P 3 (1877) KS Eng IN
Jno. Smith 8m (1879) KS Eng IN

1895 Census KS, Miami, Mound 103 109
Reuben Smith 62 (1833) Eng Eng Banker
Maria Smith 45 (1850) IN IN
Ed Smith 25 (1870) KS
Arthur Smith 19 (1876) KS
Francis Smith (F) 18 (1877) KS
John Smith 15 (1880) KS
Frederic Smith 13 (1882) KS
Clara Smith 10 (1885) KS
Ben. H Smith (M) 6 (1889) KS
Fanny Smith 4 (1891) KS

1900 Mound twp, Miami Co, KS; dwelling: 101, family 101;
Smith Reuben Oct 1832 67 M 25 Eng Eng Eng
Smith Mariah C May 1849 57 M 25 7/7 IN PA PA
Smith Edward Jan 1870 30 KS Eng MO
Smith Arthur H Jun 1875 24 KS Eng IN
Smith John H Aug 1879 20 KS Eng IN
Smith Frederick B Dec 1880 19 KS Eng IN
Smith Clara H Apr 1885 15 KS Eng IN
Smith Benjamin H Oct 1888 11 KS Eng IN
Smith Fanny M Jun 1891 8 KS Eng IN

1905 May 4 Last Will & Testament of Reuben Smith
Wife: Mariah C. Smith
Step children:
Bill Barker [1875 census: Belle female]
James Barker
Peggy Barker [1875 census: Perry male]
Son: Reuben Edward
Remainder of my children:
Minnie [m. Geo. Williams, KS Linn, Parker RR1]
(Laurilla) Laurella E. Whitaker (w/o Geo. Whitaker; KS, Miami, Beagle)
Arthur
Francis
John
Fredrick
Clara
Ben. Harrison
Fannie M.
Witnesses: Mary E. [Diehm] Walthall, S. W. [Samuel White] Walthall; Executor: J. P Ranney
[must check the original; transcription has errors]

Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS:
Spring Grove Cemetery (Quaker) [4 mi E of Lane, Franklin, KS] (Row S, Lot #7):
Mary Smith, died May 1, 1868, aged 30 yrs, wife of Ruben;
Margaret J. Smith, died Apr. 4, 1873/74, aged 29 yrs, wife of Ruben.
Oakwood Cemetery, Osawatomie, Miami, KS (Lot 95 E, #1):
Reuben Smith, Born Oct. 29, 1832. Died July 22, 1905. Capt. Co. A. 2nd Bat. Cav. M.S.M. [MO State Militia] Vol. [“Father” “Civil War” “GAR”]
Mariah C. [Smith], his wife, Born May 25, 1849, Died Sept. 15, 1912

Other Sources:
Reuben Smith, Diary: vol. 1: 1854-1860; vol. 2: 1861. [in possession of Scott Smith]
“Capt. Reuben Smith,” Portrait and Biographical Record of Southeastern Kansas, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent…Citizens… (1894).
“Capt. Reuben Smith,” William G. Cutler, History of the State of Kansas (1883), p 9;
History of Miami County, Kansas (1987), p 11.
“Arthur H. Smith,” George C. Mansfield, History of Butte County, Cal. (1918), 658.

Welcome all additions or corrections.
Thank you.

Prepared by Charles Walthall, Washington DC
[descendant of Reuben’s 2nd cousin Samuel Smith]


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