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Robert Smithers
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1825
Columbia
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1895
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Robert was son of Thomas T Smithers and Nancy Anderson.
He was one of 8 children they had, 7 which lived by 1885.
John B, Mary J, wife of Jefferson Pennington, Susan, wife of Benjamin Vail, Robert of Galesburg, James, Joseph, and Thomas.
His dad Thomas was a drummer in Capt Thomas O Jennings Comp, Stapleton Crutchfield's detachment,
VA Militia, War of 1812 born Culpepper Co Va 1778
died Macomb, Ill Feb 1865. He was in the
Battle of Hamton VA and wounded in both legs.
A claim for pension was granted and a government
headstone issued.
(MDJ 14th July 1905 in Mrs Ida C Burns search for War of 1812 veterans).
1833 the family of Thomas T Smithers Sr moved
to McDonough Co and engaged in farming.

US 1840, Illinois, McDonough p 204
Thomas Smithers
1 m under 5 Joseph
1 m 5-10 Thomas
2 m 10-15 Robert,<< James
1 m 15-20 John
1 m 40-50 Thomas
1 m 70-80 ?
1 f under 5 Sarah
1 f 15-20 ?
1 f 70-80 ?
4 in agriculture
3 in school, 1 over 21 who cannot read and write

Marriage Records - IL Marriages 1790 - 1860
Robert Smithers
Spouse: Mary Bridges Date:29 Jun 1848
County:McDonough State:Illinois
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City UT

IL State Archives, Marriage Records IL 1763 - 1900
6 Mar 2013.
"SMITHERS, ROBERT, BRIDGES, MARY 1848-06-29
00A, 0000, 00000745, MC DONOUGH."

1850 Robert Smithers Age: 25 Birth Year: abt 1825 Birthplace: Ill Home 1850: McDonough Illinois
Gender: male Family Number: 63
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Smithers 25
Mary Smithers 20
Nancy Smithers 0 1850 ILL

1860 Robert Smithers Age 1860: 33 Birth Year:abt 1824 Birthplace: Illinois
Home 1860:Macomb, McDonough, Illinois
Gender:male Post Office: Macomb
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Smithers 36
Mary Smithers 30
Nancy Smithers 10 1850
James Smithers 7 1853
Jenny Smithers 2 1858
Infant Smithers 1/12 1860 Lizzie

1870 Robert Smithers Age 1870: 46 Birth Year:abt 1824 Birthplace: ILL
Home 1870:Township 53 Range 20, Chariton Missouri
Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Brunswick
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Smithers 46
Mary Smithers 40
Nancy Smithers 19
James E Smithers 17 1853
Lizzie Smithers 11 1859
Thomas Smithers 5 1865
Spencer Morgan 1

Robert Smithers 1880 Galesburg, Knox, Illinois
Gender: Male Age: 55 Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Merchant Race: w Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace:ILL Birth Date: 1825
Spouse Mary Smithers Spouse Birthplace:Ill
Father Birthplace: Ky Mother Birthplace: Ky
Digital Folder Number:004240497 Image Number: 00300
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Robert Smithers M 55 ILL died 1895
Wife Mary Smithers F 51 Ill
Dau Jennie Smithers F 22 Ill 1858
Son Thomas Smithers M 14 Ill 1866

Thomas and Mary had 6 children
1Nancy Smithers b 1850 ILL + Bell
"The body of Mrs Nancy Smithers Bell, dau/o Robert Smithers, was removed 1896 fr Old Cem to Galesburg
to be beside the grave of her father, Robert Smithers." [MDJ]
2James E Smithers b 1853 ILL d Dec 15 1904 Burial:Knox Co Alms House Cem Knoxville Knox County Ill #5549357
3John B, son of R and M, died 31 August 1856
4Jenny Smithers Jan 29 1858 ILL-Apr 5 1919 Galesburg
Knox, Ill d Apr 5 1919 Galesburg Knox Ill #6779075
5Lizzie Smithers b 1860 ILL
+1William E Duffy 15 Dec 1879 ILL
+2 Charles I Bolick Oct 2 1884 ILL
6Thomas Smithers b Sep 9 1865 ILL d Mar 2 1905 #109754010 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Smithers (1778 - 1865)
  Nancy Anderson Smithers (1798 - 1838)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Bridges Smithers (1828 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Jennifer Smithers Inness (1858 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Jane Smithers Pennington (1818 - 1901)*
  Susan Smithers Vail (1821 - 1899)*
  Robert Smithers (1825 - 1895)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Nena Smothers
Originally Created by: Florence
Record added: Jul 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5646683
Robert Smithers
Added by: Nena Smothers
 
Robert Smithers
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Robert Smithers
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