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  • Name Jonathan Smith 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I18609  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith Branch: Jonathan Smith b 1789 MA m Susannah Powers (Kit# 2331****/ )
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    Family Susanah Powers 
    +1. Jonathan Smith,   b. 12 Apr 1789, Deerfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Feb 1860, Arkona, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
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    Family ID F7026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This is probably a bit of information overload, but here is most all that I know about Jonathan Smith b 1789:

      Jonathan Smith b 12 April1789 at Deerfield, Massachusetts d 1 Feb 1860 Arkona, Ontario, Canada

      1st Wife Rhole Barrett b 28 Feb 1793 d Jan 1832 m 1811

      2nd Wife Thirza Tilton Eastman b 29 Apr 1800 d 28 Aug 1878 m 1832

      Jonathan Smith fought fifteen days in the War of 1812

      At 23 years old, Lieutenant and later Captain of the Fourth New York Infantry for America. Captured at Black Rock near Buffalo NY by General Proctor?s Brigade. John Proctor helped him escape. Later, John Proctor?s son Alexander married Jonathan?s daughter Thirzah.

      He was a sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain Jirah Rowley, in the Regiment of Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Blakesley in the war with Great Britain (war of 1812)

      He volunteered at the Town of Victor in the County of Ontario State of New York on or about the first day of December AD 1813 for an unlimited time to guard the lines at Buffalo and Black Rock and continued in actual service in said war over fourteen days that he was taken Prisoner at Black Rock, on the 13th December A.D. 1813

      On 18 April 1855, Jonathan Smith applied for his award. He was granted 160 acres based on the ?Act of 3 March 1855?

      He was a captain in the New York Militia commissioned by Gov. De Witt Clinton

      Jonathan?s business partner, Joseph Stryker, married Thirzah Eastman. They had 5 children (one died young). Jonathan later married Thirzah Eastman.

      Jonathan Smith was one of the first graduates of Oberlin College and its president, Charles Finney, was his good friend. Jonathan named one of his sons Charles Finney Smith.

      He was one of the contractors on the Welland and Erie Canals.

      Jonathan Smith's Aunt Chloe was the grandmother of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

      Jonathan Smith moved from NY to Canada shortly after 1832.