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Joe Santacroce (#47390634)
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RE: R.S. Smith and family
hey Joe! How are you? I haven't found anyone that has done our John F. Smith DNA test yet, except my husband. Let me know if you hear about any potential candidates. I am thinking about leaving messages on Ancestry on those trees who have John F. shown.

I was reading over some of my FG correspondence and wondered if you ever happened to look up Rodolphus S. Smith, d. 1897, Phillipsport FG#91657951--his second wife Martha's death info, d. 1892? I think if I remember correctly. Was interested to document her maiden name. I searched the census records and found a Martha Buchanan b. NJ about the right time and she is in the same general vicinity as Rodolphus in Sullivan Co. on one of the censuses. Anyway, if you do get back there, and happen to think of it, I would appreciate it.

Added by Vanessa on Oct 15, 2012 12:59 PM
Ellen, Geri Ellen & Barbi Neumann
RE: Davis Families in Rock Ridge
My pleasure ! Makes all my effort worthwhile
Added by Ellen, Geri Ellen & Barbi... on Sep 14, 2012 1:48 PM
RE: R.S. Smith and family
I would be grateful for anything. John F. may have been the child of Felte Smit and second wife, Susannah Dupuy Schoonmaker. We really don't know.

I am a subscriber to Ancestry.

My email is

Thank you for anything.

Added by Vanessa on Aug 06, 2012 5:20 PM
RE: R.S. Smith and family
Thank you so much! I have done a lot of correspondence with Ulster County which is where we think Rodolphus was born. Later, when Sullivan county was formed.. we really don't know if they migrated or if they stayed in the same general vicinity. I borrowed some microfilm for Sullivan--the 1855 State Census and have Rodolphus, his brother Benjamin and their father, John F. Smith on it. Rodolphus seems to have come to Mamakating about 1840, per that census.

His father, John F. Smith died Oct 1, 1856 and is supposedly buried in Leurenkill Ground, 2 miles south of Ellenville with his wife Sarah (d. 1821?) who may have been a North. The only death notice I have for John F. is extremely brief and was published in the Ellenville Journal..I have none for Sarah. Today, I think the cemetery is known as Broadhead Leurenkill Ground,. Per findagrave, it is overgrown and John F. and Sarah are not shown, but I did find a publication in my library that has them in there. There doesn't seem to be much film to rent from the LDS for NY records. I guess the local custodians didn't want to share. The correspondence route is time consuming and expensive I really appreciate your help. Thank you again.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 06, 2012 9:48 AM
RE: R.S. Smith and family
Thank you Joe. I would love a better copy.

It is interesting because wife #1 died in 1854. And on the 1870 Census, Rodolphus and Martha say they married in Nov of 1870...if I read it correctly...ten years after Ann died. That seems out of the norm to me, but maybe not?

I am currently researching Rodolphus's father, John F. Smith, and one of Rodolphus's brothers, Benjamin N. Smith. (Another brother is actually my husband's ancestor, Abraham D. Smith, who died in Adams co. Wis.)

next weekend we are heading from Houston, TX to Wisconsin for a Smith family reunion. I hope to take a booklet I am working on for the family auction/fundraiser for next year. Maybe I will work on Rodolphus for next year!

Smiths are HARD!

Thank you for your help. Wish I could find Martha's maiden name, but maybe they married before 1870?

Thanks again.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 05, 2012 6:35 PM
R.S. Smith and family
Thank you so much for the photos. Ann Smith, dau of R.S. and Martha was a surprise for me. Her info appears to be on the reverse side of her parents...correct? I used a magnifying glass and read Ann's years as b. 1867 d. 1880 Is that right? It was not clear to me.
Thank you again.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 05, 2012 6:40 AM

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