|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1866|
Joseph's birth was calculated from his age at death as 19 Oct 1795. Joseph and his wife, Hannah Green Smeltzer, traveled to Benton County, Iowa, probably with their son, Levi. Hannah was the daughter of Jesse Green and Phebe Warrington. Hannah died in Iowa on Nov 29, 1856. Her burial place has not been located. Both Hannah and Joseph are listed in the 1856 Iowa census. Joseph returned to Pennsylvania prior to the 1860 census.
Will, book 4 page 496 Bedford County, PA
I, Joseph Smeltzer of South Woodberry Township, Bedford County, PA -- being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament. 1st, it is my will and I order and direct that all debts due by me and my funeral expenses be first duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease, 2nd I give and bequeth unto my daughter Elizabeth Reighart my house and lot of ground, situated in South Woodberry Twp, Bedford County, Pa one acre and thirteen perches together with all my personal property, except what is herein after mentioned, it being and my last will that she shall have and hold the same to herself her heirs and assigns, 3rd the excepted part being one lot of ground situated in Stonerstown, Bedford Co, PA together with two notes of fifty dollars each against Ephriam Smeltzer and his wife dated March 1st 1860 and March 1st 1861, this part to be equally divided between my other children, namely, Ephriam, Levi, Joseph [Joseph G. Smeltzer buried Hopewell Cem Bedford Co, PA], and John, Kesiah Hannah Rachael my daughters.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of March AD 1866. Joseph Smeltzer
Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the above named
testator to be his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses
Attest Henry Smith
Robt Ralston George Latshaw
Probated 12 May 1866
Joseph was a shoemaker. Numerous items appear regarding his family in Ella Snowberger's books about the Cove.
Joseph G. Smeltzer (1827 - 1902)*
Elizabeth Smeltzer Reighard (1832 - 1910)*
Hickory Bottom Cemetery
Created by: frantic33
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61912371
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