New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1855|
New York, USA
David was a soldier in the War of 1812.
He was born in (it is thought Bethlehem Twp) Essex County, New Jersey.
He met and married Barbary "Beagler" (Bigler), the daughter of Rev. War soldier Nicholas Bigler, at the age of 28 on 8 Jan 1798, the marriage performed by Thomas Bowlby Esq., Justice of the Peace.
(the marriage record appeared in the "Hunterdon County Democrat" sometime between Nov. 1915 - Mar. 1918; this newspaper printed during that time a compiled listing of Hunterdon county marriages from 1795-1875).
They had a daughter Mary in 1803 in NJ.
(Mary later became Mrs. George Miller in Chili, NY in about 1824, and resided after 1837 in Independence Twp, MI, raising a family of six.)
They migrated shortly thereafter to NY, settling in Monroe County in the town of Riga (which became Chili in 1822).
It was there they lived in a log cabin, when in 1812 David responded to the cry of "Free Trade and Sailor's Rights!" and became a soldier in the War.
After the war the Smiths had at least 2 more children, sons David Jr. & Nicholas, born in that log home in Riga.
Barbary Smith passed on in 1842 in Chili, and David remarried to Chloe (a native of VT) sometime before 1850.
He predeceased her in 1855, and Chloe is presumed sometime shortly thereafter to have gone to Wheatland Twp. to live with her step-son David Smith Jr., as she is buried in Oatka Cemetery there with David Jr.'s family.
Barbary Bigler Smith (1776 - 1842)
Chloe Smith (1791 - 1859)*
Mary Smith Miller (1803 - 1891)*
David Smith (1813 - 1908)*
Nicholas Bonaparte Smith (1817 - 1895)*
DIED SEPT. 6, 1855
AGE 85 YRS.
WAR OF 1812
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 57
Maintained by: Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2015
Originally Created by: Mount Hope NY
Record added: Nov 26, 2005
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