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Basil Smith
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1795
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1852
Woodsfield
Monroe County
Ohio, USA

Military marker on gravesite- perhaps war of 1812

Husband of Mary Howell whom he married on the 24 Apr 1820,

He was father of 13 children., David , Rebecca, Elizabeth, Zacharia, Rachel, Mary Jane, Aaron, Riley, John, Andrew, David, Sarah


Obituary published in the Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 18, 1852

On Tuesday, the 10th inst., after a short illness, BAZIL SMITH, of Wayne township, in the 57th year of his age.

The deceased was attacked on Monday evening by bilious cholic, and after suffering excruciating pain for about 24 hours his spirit took its flight.

Some three days previous to his decease, we talked with him in this place, and he seemed to be in the enjoyment of better health than usual. His death furnishes another mournful evidence of the uncertainty of life'
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John Lewis Submitted the following information January, 2011:
B. 16 Aug 1795, Somerset Co., Pa.
D. 10 Aug 1852 Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio

Basil Smith was born in the state of Pennsylvania on the 16th of August, 1795. During the war of 1812 he enlisted at St. Clairesville the 20th of October 1812 as a substitute for his brother John. He served until the 20th of April 1813 with Captain James Campbell's Company, known as Connell's Odd Battalion. This company was part of the Ohio Drafted Militia with the Second Detachment of the First Ohio Regiment. Basil is described in his pension records as having stood 5' 11" with a dark complexion, black hair, and black eyes.

Basil Smith and Mary Howell were married in Monroe County, the 24th of April, 1820 by John Howell, J.P. They settled near the mouth of Captina Creek.

In January 1825, Basil purchased land in Section 23 of Switzerland Township, settling it in 1832. In April of 1831 he purchased land in Section 21 of Wayne Township. Some of this land is still owned by his descendants.

They were the parents of thirteen children: Elizabeth/Eliza who married Aaron Cronin, Andrew who married Julia Ann Forshey, John who married Mary Polen, Riley who married Sarah Conger, Sarah who married Benjamin Blazer, Aaron who married Rachel Polen, Basil Jr. who married Eliza Jane Conger, Mary who married Stephen Jackson Conger, Rachel who married Elias Darby Conger, Zachariah who married Sarah Dougherty, Rebecca who married William S. Dyer, then Thomas Mead, then Baltzer Bott, David who married Juliet Conger, and a child who died in infancy.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Howell Smith (1799 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Smith Cronin (1819 - 1882)*
  Andrew Jackson Smith (1821 - 1909)*
  John Smith (1822 - ____)*
  Riley Smith (1827 - 1855)*
  Sarah Smith Blazer (1829 - 1911)*
  Aaron Smith (1831 - 1904)*
  Basil Smith (1833 - 1917)*
  Mary Jane Smith Conger (1834 - 1913)*
  Rachel Smith Conger (1838 - 1855)*
  Zachariah Smith (1840 - 1914)*
  Rebecca Smith Bott (1843 - 1898)*
  David Smith (1846 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Barber Ridge Cemetery
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: R. Bowles-Meentzen
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30191445
Basil Smith
Added by: R. Bowles-Meentzen
 
 
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In honor of my 4th great-grandfather.
- Lisa Hill Boatwright
 Added: Sep. 3, 2017
My son-in-law's 7xgreat-grandfather.Thanks to everyone for all the great research and work.
- Judy
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017
In honor of my great-great grandfather
- Vicki Smith Plefka
 Added: Sep. 3, 2016
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