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  • ID: I100
  • Name: Joseph SMITH +
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 MAY 1818 in Greenbrier County, (West) VA 1 2 3
  • Death: 4 DEC 1891 in Sunnyside (Portland), Multnomah County, OR 4
  • Burial: DEC 1891 Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Washington County, OR
  • Note: 0/74/9
  • Census: 1880 Willamette Slough, Multnomah County, OR
  • Occupation: Farmer (1880 census)
  • Ancestral File #: AFN : CRTM-Z5
  • Note: 5 6
    Note: - OR TRAIL PIONEER - 1854
    Joseph SMITH and his wife, Margaret MATHER SMITH; along with their daughter, Letitia C. SMITH (age 4); and son, Joseph Eddy SMITH (age 2), left Madison, IN in 1853 for St.Joseph, Missouri, there spending one winter. In the following spring of 1854 they started overland across the plains in an ox-wagon with OR as their objective point as members of a party commanded by Captain John M. Bell, there being about 20 wagons in the train. One of Margaret's unmarried younger brothers, John Addison MATHER, accompanied them on their journey. A second daughter, Seatta Gertrude SMITH, was born along the trail near Devil's Gate, WY. Other members of the party were <Mary Ann Allen> the wife of the late Governor Pannoyer <Pennoyer, Sylvester (DP) Jan.12, 1887 - Jan.14, 1895> and General Ward, whose daughters married Captain Bell and Dr. Balt, of Salem. The journey across the plains required six months to accomplish, and both families settled five miles northwest of Portland on government land, densely covered with wood. The Smiths took up a donation claims of three hundred and twenty acres in Multnomah County, (Donation Land Claim #3418), bordering Washington County, and Mr. Mather filed an adjacent claim of 160 acres. They refered to their homestead as Mount Harmony. In their early experiences these pioneers were forced to carry their provisions two miles through the thick timber before a wagon road was constructed. Joseph and Margaret remained on their land until 1891, when they retired to Sunnyside, OR. <SE Portland>

    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joseph Smith
    Age in 1870: 52
    Estimated Birth Year: 1817
    Birthplace: VA
    Home in 1870: Not Stated, Multnomah County, OR
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Post Office: Portland
    Roll: M593_1287
    Page: 147
    Image: 295
    Year: 1870

    - 1880 United States Census Willamette Slough, Multnomah County, OR
    Enumeration District: 92
    Joseph SMITH Male
    Birth Year <1818>
    Birthplace VA
    Age 62
    Occupation Farmer
    Marital Status M <Married>
    Race W <White>
    Head of Household Joseph SMITH
    Relation Self
    Father's Birthplace VA
    Mother's Birthplace VA
    Source Information:
    Census Place Willamette Slough, Multnomah County, OR
    Family History Library Film 1255083
    NA Film Number T9-1083
    Page Number 220D

    Married: 2 Aug 1849, Madison, Jefferson, IN
    - Helen Silvey genealogy notes:
    ! Correspondence on Prodigy with ID # WHCW66B Charles Cook, 141 No.
    State St., #12, Lake Oswego, Or. 97034-3927, by mail Jan., 1993 --
    " . . . Much of the data came from a paper by Golda Hall . . . the Smith
    Family historian. . ."
    - COM=gilhousens.ged
  • Change Date: 28 DEC 2006

    Father: Henry SMITH + b: in VA
    Mother: Margaret UNKNOWN + b: 1768 in VA

    Marriage 1 Margaret W (D) (Margareta) MATHER + b: 13 MAY 1832 in LaRue County, KY
    • Married: 2 AUG 1849 in Madison, Jefferson County, IN 1 7
    1. Has Children Letitia C SMITH b: 6 MAY 1850 in Jefferson County, IN
    2. Has Children Joseph Eddy (Edward) SMITH + b: 16 NOV 1851 in Madison, Jefferson County, IN
    3. Has Children Seatta Gertrude SMITH b: 29 JUN 1854 in OR Trail, Rocky Mountains, Devil's Gate, Wyoming
    4. Has Children Samuel Henry SMITH b: 13 FEB 1856 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    5. Has Children Martha H SMITH b: 10 OCT 1857 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    6. Has Children Ella A SMITH b: 8 SEP 1859 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    7. Has Children Oscar Governor SMITH b: 1 APR 1861 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    8. Has Children Olive C SMITH b: 1 APR 1861 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    9. Has No Children Charles Wilbur SMITH b: 16 AUG 1862 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    10. Has Children Orilla Henrietta SMITH b: 7 MAY 1864 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    11. Has No Children Josie (Josephine) SMITH b: 27 APR 1866 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    12. Has No Children Jason Adaminstreater SMITH b: 26 AUG 1868 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    13. Has Children James Marion SMITH b: 26 JUN 1870 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    14. Has No Children Pliny Hector B SMITH b: 30 MAR 1876 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR
    15. Has No Children * Mabel SMITH
    16. Has No Children * Lydia SMITH

    1. Type: Family Bible
      Periodical: Joseph Smith Family Bible
    2. Type: Census
      Text: 1850 United States Federal Census
    3. Type: Census
      Text: 1880 United States Federal Census
    4. Type: Internet
    5. Type: Previous Researcher
      Text: Golda Hall, Joseph Smith Family Historian -Golda (Bentley) Buell Hall (d. 1979)
    6. Type: Internet
      Text: Helen Silvey genealogy database -
    7. Type: Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
      Text: Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
      "S - T"
      Indiana Marriages Through 1850

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