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Elder Obediah Smith

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Elder Obediah Smith

Birth
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Death
18 Apr 1863 (aged 56)
Cedar County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Cedar County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
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Rev. Obediah Smith was a son of Andrew and Sarah (Scrivener) Smith, and was an ordained Baptist minister.

He was married three times. His first wife was Katherine Hartman, whom he married 30 March 1826 in Howard County, Missouri. Their children included John Obediah Smith and Reuben A. Smith. After Katherine's death, he married her sister Lucinda Hartman about 1832, and had six more children: Andrew; William Henry; Peter Booth; Campbell E.; Samuel W.; and Catherine. Following Lucinda's death, he married Elizabeth Day 25 March 1847 in Howard County, Missouri.

Obediah's family were among the earliest of pioneers in Missouri. They spent the winter of 1808-09 living with Daniel Boone at his home near Defiance, MO, and then followed his lead up the Missouri River to what is now Howard County, arriving 3 July 1809. Obediah moved his family to Cedar County about 1845.

During the Civil War, the family was very active, and suffered greatly. Five of Obediah's seven sons: Reuben, Andrew, William Henry, Campbell, and Samuel were all killed fighting for the Union. Obediah was elected the Cedar County Representative to the Union government of the State. In the spring of 1863, a group of men in Union uniforms rode to his home in Cedar County, and asked to talk with him. He and his wife Elizabeth greeted them on the porch. When one of the men asked to see Obediah's rifle, he gave it to him. The man, who was really a Confederate raider, shot him dead with his own gun.

Rev. Obediah Smith was a son of Andrew and Sarah (Scrivener) Smith, and was an ordained Baptist minister.

He was married three times. His first wife was Katherine Hartman, whom he married 30 March 1826 in Howard County, Missouri. Their children included John Obediah Smith and Reuben A. Smith. After Katherine's death, he married her sister Lucinda Hartman about 1832, and had six more children: Andrew; William Henry; Peter Booth; Campbell E.; Samuel W.; and Catherine. Following Lucinda's death, he married Elizabeth Day 25 March 1847 in Howard County, Missouri.

Obediah's family were among the earliest of pioneers in Missouri. They spent the winter of 1808-09 living with Daniel Boone at his home near Defiance, MO, and then followed his lead up the Missouri River to what is now Howard County, arriving 3 July 1809. Obediah moved his family to Cedar County about 1845.

During the Civil War, the family was very active, and suffered greatly. Five of Obediah's seven sons: Reuben, Andrew, William Henry, Campbell, and Samuel were all killed fighting for the Union. Obediah was elected the Cedar County Representative to the Union government of the State. In the spring of 1863, a group of men in Union uniforms rode to his home in Cedar County, and asked to talk with him. He and his wife Elizabeth greeted them on the porch. When one of the men asked to see Obediah's rifle, he gave it to him. The man, who was really a Confederate raider, shot him dead with his own gun.



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