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Moses Smith
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1803
Death: Feb. 15, 1894

Moses Smith: Moses is the 7th generation Mayflower family. He moved from Nelson, N.Y. to Victor Twp. Clinton Co. in 1840. From the records, he appears to have moved to Ovid, Michigan and worked as a blacksmith, and was the Justices of the Peace in 1848. Then moved to Laingsburg, Michigan in 1847. At that time Laingsburg had only Two or Three buildings. Moses Smith was hired by Phelps and McClintock to carry on as smity. From 1858 to 1863 he lived in Bath Twp. Clinton Co. Michigan. Then later moved back to Laingsburg and lived with his son, Wilson Smith. He was one of the First deacons and signer of the covenant (Oct. 29, 1864), for the Laingsburg Baptist Church (Organization of the Church). The first communion was held 26 Mar. 1865. (Also William Place).

obituary:
"Deacon Moses Smith, who died Feb. 15, 1894, was born Feb. 10, 1803, in the town of Ashfield, Mass. His parents moved from there in a short time to the town of Nelson, N.Y. His father died when he was only 7 Years old. At the age of 16 his mother sent him to learn the trade of Blacksmithing, at which trade he worked until about 70 years of age. In the year 1827 he was married to Eunice Parmeter. They raised a family of Four children, One an adopted son, George W. Smith, Wilson L. Smith, Mary J. Thompson and Judson Smith, who died in 1863. He moved from New York to Victor Township, Clinton County, Michigan in 1840. After a 7 Years residence in Victor Twp. He moved to Laingsburg then a place of two or three buildings. From 1858 to 1863 he lived in Bath Twp. and since 1863 he has made his home with his son Wilson L. Smith. His wife died in Victor Twp, Clinton Co. Mich. Deacon Moses Smith was the First one to open a Blacksmith shop in this part of the State. He experienced religion when quite young, joining the church at the age of 12 years. He was a constant attendant of the means of grace, and a devout worshipper in the house of god. He was a man of prayer and possessed more than ordinary gifts for the duty. At conference meetings and prayer circles he often led in this devotional exercise. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church and was largely attended. The mechanics in respect to their departed father, turned out and attended in a body. "

In memory of Deacon Moses Smith by Mrs. D.B. FUREY:
"Now sorrow filling every home, some loved one gone away; Your father heard the summons, he's sepulchring back to clay. But he's let go the anchor, with the port ahead in view. Remember, friends, he told you, while here with you he staid. I'll wait and watch for Jesus, he's coming back he said. To wake the many nations, thats sleep beneath the sod. Then he will rise immortal, to praise the lying gos. Then through their realms of glory, he'll shout forever more; The lion, the tribe of Judea, has brought us safety here. The course, he's taken from it, old Eden all restored. There you cane meet your father, and walk the golden shore. Christ on the throne of David, according to his will. He'll set our King an Captain, with the promise all fullfilled. "

Information from notes made by Lizzie (Rowley) Montague:

"He use to cut logs about 4 Foot long, and stand them upright, then cover them with dirt and burn it. When it was uncovered, they were able to remove about 100 bushels of fine charcoal. He also spent much of his time making elm bark chair seats. The bark was soaked, cut in strips, twisted to the desired shape and fitted. Moses had a large frame. He shod a great many yoke of oxen, by putting them in the frame, raising it off the ground, then fastening their feet with a rope. There were Two separate shoes for each foot. He also make nails by hand from iron rods about Four feet long."
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Smith (1765 - 1813)
  Deborah Alden Smith (1769 - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Eunice Parmenter Smith (1804 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Wilson Lee Smith (1830 - 1908)*
  Judson W Smith (1834 - 1863)*
  Mary Jane Smith Thompson (1837 - 1920)*
 
 Sibling:
  Moses Smith (1803 - 1894)
  Albert Smith (1804 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 892
 
Burial:
Laingsburg Cemetery
Laingsburg
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Jerry Bohnett
Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33404772
Moses Smith
Added by: Jerry Bohnett
 
 
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My 4th great grandfather!!
- Annette Burnett
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014
 
 
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