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David G. Smith

Male 1820 - 1892  (72 years)


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  • Name David G. Smith 
    Born 15 March 1820  Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 August 1892  [1
    Buried Rockford Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • David first married Lorinda (Rifenbergh) Miles; second Lucy Harrington; third Delilah (Shadbolt) Conklin, widow of James Conklin; and fourth Melissa Blodgett, widow of Alvin Blodgett.

      1850 Federal Census. Troy, Oakland County, Michigan
      Roll 359, page 20B, family 174
      David G. Smith, 30, farmer, $625 real estate, b. NY
      Lorinda Smith, 26, b. NY
      Mary C. Miles, 10, b. NY
      John L. Miles, 5, b. NY
      Geo. J. Miles, 3, b. MI
      James R. Miles, 1, b. MI
      Mary, John, George, and James, apparently were adopted by David Smith.

      (Note: sometimes there is a child named Lucy Smith, supposedly the daughter of David Smith, married Charles R. Allmand. That Lucy died in 1929. She was not Lucy Smith, however, but Lucy Child, 18, b. Tracy, MI, who married Chas. R. Allman in Grand Rapids on 28 Aug 1872.)

      1860 Federal Census. Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 550, page 689
      Post Office Laphamville, enumerated 12 Jul 1860
      David G. Smith, 40, farmer, $1500 real estate, $500 personal estate, b. NY
      Lucy Smith, 33, b. MI
      John Smith, 15, b. NY
      James Smith, 11, b. MI
      Henry Smith, 4, b. MI
      Phoeba Smith, 2, b. MI
      Calvin Smith, 1 month, b. MI
      James Smith Sr., 79, b. NY
      James is listed as “Sr” in the census. John and James were listed with the surname Miles in the 1850 census, but with the surname Smith in the 1860 census.

      Michigan Marriages
      Return of Marriages in the County of Kent
      27 Nov 1868, Grand Rapids. Henry H. Slawson, Justice. Witnesses Saml. & Catharine Gross of Plainfield
      David G. Smith, 48, of Algoma, b. New York, farmer
      Delia A. (Shadbolt) Arnold, 37, of Alboma, b. Michigan

      1870 Federal Census. Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 681, 39B
      Post Office Rockford
      David Smith, 50, farmer, $3000 real estate, $8876, b. NY
      Delia Smith, 39, keeping house, b. MI
      John L. Smith, 25, farm laborer, b. NY
      George Smith, 23, farm laborer, b. MI
      James R. Smith, 21, farm laborer, b. MI
      Amanda Smith, 19, at home, b. MI
      Henry Smith, 14, at home, b. MI
      Pheobe Smith, 12, at home, b. MI
      Calvin Smith, 10, at home, b. MI
      Irvin Smith, 4, at home, b. MI
      Robert Smith, 3, at home, b. MI
      Josephine Conklin, 17, at home, b. MI
      Alvereta Conklin, 15, at home, b. MI
      Isadore Conklin, 7, at home, b. MI

      Michigan Marriages
      Return of Marriages in the County of Kent
      6 Nov 1877, Algoma. Smith D. Lapham, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses Catharine Laphum & Amy Ann Piper, both of Algoma.
      David Smith, 5[digit obscured], of Ada, Kent Co., b. New York
      Melissa Blodget, [age not given], b. Ohio

      1880 Federal Census. Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 587, page 573B
      David G. Smith, 62, farmer, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Melissa Smith, 52, wife, keeping house, b. OH, parents b. CT
      George Smith, 33, son, farm labor at home, b. MI, parents b. NY
      Earl Smith, 14, son, farm hand at home, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
      Robert Smith, 13, son, attending school, b. ditto
      Nellie Smith, 8, daughter, attending school, b. ditto
      Diana Blodgett, 77, dependant, widowed, formerly keeping house, b. NY, father b. VT, mother b. NY

      Return of Marriages in the County of Kent
      6 Oct 1883, Grand Rapids. William Westfall, Justice of theh Peace. Witnesses Jennie McConnell of Aetna, Mecosta Co. & Allen Waters of Euclid, Ohio
      David G. Smith, 63, of Plainfield, b. Columbia Co., NY, farmer
      Mary P. (Waters) Upson, 57, of Plainfield, b. Trunbull Co., OH

      Rockford Cemetery, Division Street south of 10 Mile Road, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan
      http://www.migenweb.net/kent/cemeteries/plainfield/rockford/rkfd-sm-sw.html
      David G. Smith, b. 15 mar 1820, d. 17 Aug 1892, C-28-6-S
      George J. Smith, b. 3 May 1847, d. 8 Jan 1908, C-28-5-S
    Person ID I124159  Schirado
    Last Modified 9 March 2014 

    Father James J. Smith,   b. 12 February 1783, Taghkanic, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 August 1863, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Phebe,   b. about 13 February 1778, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1857, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 26 December 1803  Claverack Reformed Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F81874  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Lorenda Rifenbergh,   b. 28 October 1824, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 June 1852, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married about 1843 
    Children 
     1. Mary C. (Miles) Smith,   b. about 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catharine Smith,   b. about 7 October 1844, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 December 1844, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. John L. (Miles) Smith,   b. 2 June 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 February 1925, Casnovia, Muskegon County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. George D. (Miles) Smith,   b. 3 May 1847, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1908, Casnovia, Muskegon County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. James R. (Miles) Smith,   b. March 1849, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 July 1874, Ada, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     6. Amanda Smith,   b. about 1851, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F81878  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Lucy L. Harrington,   b. about 1827, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1853 
    Children 
     1. Henry K. Smith,   b. about 1856, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phoebe L. Smith,   b. 8 July 1858, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 April 1900, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Calvin E. Smith,   b. 30 May 1860, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 July 1914, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Earl Kyse Smith,   b. 16 September 1865, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 April 1900, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Robert F. Smith,   b. 25 April 1867, Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 November 1936, Tyrone Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F81887  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Delilah Ann Shadbolt,   b. about 1833, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 October 1875, Ada, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 7 November 1868  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nellie Smith,   b. about 1872, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F81889  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 4 Melissa Hoadley,   b. about 1828, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 November 1882, Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 6 November 1877  Algoma Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F81905  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 5 Mary Philenda Waters,   b. about 1826, Trumbull County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 August 1906, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 6 October 1883  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F95231  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S662] John J. Smith, Michael Rudy.


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