Kate Smith Hanna was the daughter of Jason Woodward and his wife Catherine Brightman. She was born in Fall River MA Sep 1843. After the fire in Fall River, the family lived in Killingly CT. Jason was born in Ashford CT to Horatio Woodward. Jason died in 1844 leaving a widow with Kate, George Jason and Mary Adelaide. Kate was adopted by Jason's sister Mary Ann Woodward and her husband Erastus Smith of Hartford CT. Kate was known as Kate Woodward Smith. She married H Melville Hanna.