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William P Smith
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Birth: Apr., 1839
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1934
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Son of John Smith and Fanny Plumb; Husband of Sarah Jane Hughes, then California Kent and then Lyda Jane Killgore.

1840: Possible father John R Smith in Jersey Co, IL 30-40 (1800-1810) with a son under 5 to match our William.

1850: Father John Smith in Jersey Co IL 1850 with son age 12 born in Ohio.

1861: Mustered in to Civil War (Unit 10 IL US INF) on 6 Sep 1861 in Springfield IL; age 22 born in Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH; resident of Alton Madison County, IL single: Reelisted as Veteran Volunteer.

1864: Name: SMITH, William P ; Rank: Veteran; Residence: Alton, Madison County, IL (Madison neighbors Jersey County); Date of Muster: Jan 6, 1864 in Rossville, GA; Remarks: Mustered out July 4, 1865 in Louisville, KY; Illinois Civil War Detail Report: Native of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Age 23 brown hair, blue eyes 5'10". Occupation: Farmer.

1866: Smith, William P to Hughes, Sarah Jane on 11/21/1866. A /177 JERSEY CO, IL.

1866: Winter of 1866, first wife Sarah dies.

1867: Jersey Co, IL Marriage License William P Smith to Miss California Kent age 17. John Kent the father of California Kent has given his consent to her marriage. 24 November 1867.

1876: Second wife California Kent dies in child birth 4 July.

1880 Census of Quarry, Jersey County, IL, data also gives the birth places of his parents as being Ohio: Smith, William P 40 OH, John V 12 IL, Fanny 9 IL, Rhody 7 IL.

1883: Marriage to Lyda Jane Killgore in Blair, Washington Co, Nebraska.

1900 Census of Clay twp, Harrison County, Iowa William age 61 ED 73 Sheet 7. with wife Jane age 30 (May 1870) married 15 years. Effie 14 (Sep 1885) was born in Iowa, so was atleast in Iowa from sept 1885 on: Smith, William Apr 1839; Jane May 1870, John Oct 1868; Effie Sep 1885.

1925: Iowa State Census, list parents of William as John Smith and Fanny Plumb

1930: Harrison County, IA Census: William P Smith 90 Ohio widow; John K 61 single Illinois, Ohio, Illinois.

1934: Death Certificate #43-34-179; William P Smith died 19 Nov 1934 age 95 in Modale Harrison, Iowa, buried in Calhoun died of Senelity.

Occupation listed as a farmer.
Family links: 
  Lyda Jane Killgore Smith (1867 - 1903)
  John K Smith (1868 - 1945)*
  Fannie Smith McManimie (1871 - 1932)*
  Rhoda Mae Smith Davis (1873 - 1927)*
  Effie Carolyn Smith Swinnerton (1884 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Co.D 10th REG, ILL INF
Calhoun Cemetery
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Odette
Originally Created by: Duane Edward Cuthrell
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23050728
William P Smith
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William P Smith
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William P Smith
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 Added: Feb. 17, 2013
SMITH, William P. -- CIVIL WAR VETERAN `--1839 --1934 ---Calhoun - Calhoun Twp. - Harrison -- C.W. Vet Co. D 10th Ill. Inf.
 Added: Jan. 11, 2011

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