Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Smiths in:
 • Overman Cemetery
 • Atalissa
 • Muscatine County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Benjamin Nye Smith
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 20, 1825
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1889
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA

Benjamin Nye Smith married Sarah C. Drake on April 6, 1851 in Gallia County, Ohio. Sarah C. Drake was the daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth "Betsey" (Cleveland) Drake.
Benjamin Nye and Sarah C. (Drake) Smith were pioneers who farmed their homestead near Atalissa. Sarah was a teacher and had school in their home. They were the parents of six children all born on their farm, four girls, then two sons, and all became teachers. The children of Benjamin and Sarah Smith are: Luna born in 1853, married George Washington Coverstone, and lived in Fallon, Nevada; Sarah "Lovisa" born in 1855, married Elwood Parker, and lived in Moscow, Iowa; Mary born in 1858, married John Walters, and lived in Tipton, Iowa; Eugenia V. born in 1860, married Jesse Vanhorn, and lived in Atalissa, Iowa; Leonard Benjamin, born in 1863 and married Mary Augusta James; and Henry C. born in 1868, married Jeanette Needham, and lived in Chico, California.
During the "Gold Rush" years, Ben caught the fever and joined a group going to California. After several years, he returned home broke and disappointed. 
Family links: 
  Sarah C. Drake Smith (1829 - 1902)*
  Sarah Lovisa Smith Parker (1855 - 1929)*
  Eugenia V. Smith Van Horn (1860 - 1940)*
  Leonard Benjamin Smith (1863 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
JULY 20, 1825
APR. 21, 1889
63 Ys. 9Ms. 1 DAY
Overman Cemetery
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Nancy Burr
Record added: Sep 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41866303
Benjamin Nye Smith
Added by: Nancy Burr
Benjamin Nye Smith
Added by: Nancy Burr
Benjamin Nye Smith
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Nancy Burr
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Wanda
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service