Birth: 07 APR 1794  New York

1800 Census:  There are several Smith’s in Paris Twp, Oneida Co, New York
Note:  Abiezer Smith has a son 0-10, lives in Whites Town, Paris Twp
Note:  James Smith has two sons 0-10, lives in Paris, Paris Twp
Note:  Joshua Smith has four sons 0-10, lives in Paris, Paris Twp.

Military:  APR 1813
Note:  Enlisted in the military for a term of 5 years.  Was living in Paris, Oneida Co, New York at the time.

Marriage:  03 FEB 1817  Paris, Oneida Co, New York

1820 Census:  New Haven, Oswego Co, New York
Note: 1 Male 18-26 and 1 Female 16-26 in household. There are also several other Smiths on this census: Soloman, Soloman Jr. Jesse, and Benjamin.

Birth of Son:  31 OCT 1822
Name:  Reuben Earl Smith
Place:  Salina, Onondaga Co, New York
Note:  The town name of Salina was later changed to Syracuse. Family records show that Reuben was born in Salina, however, we think we’ve found his family in New Haven on the 1820 census and his sister was later born in New Haven as well. So, it’s possible that Reuben was also born in New Haven.

Birth of Daughter:  13 SEP 1825
Name:  Wealthy Ursula Smith
Place:  New Haven, Oswego Co, New York

1830 Census:  Unable to find in Onondaga or Oswego counties. There is a Cornelius A. Smith living in Ramapo, Rockland Co, New York however this is NOT the same person.

1840 Census:  Mexico, Oswego Co, New York
Note:  Ages fit to be living with son, Reuben, as the head of household.  Daughter Wealthy, and wife Hulda.  Also one more male between ages of 15-20 in household.

Death: unknown
Note: Wife is living with their daughter and son-in-law on the 1850 census so he is believed to have died before then.

parents are unknown

Hulda Austin     

Birth: 05 NOV 1797  New York

1800 Census:  Paris, Oneida Co, New York
Note:  Living with parents, Reuben and Tryphena Austin.

Religion:  01 FEB 1834
Details:  There is a Huldah Smith who belonged to the Congregational Church in New Haven, Oswego Co, New York.  Her father, Reuben, sister Almira, and uncle Edmond are also attending the church at this time.

1850 Census:  01 AUG 1850
Place:  Salina, Onondaga Co, New York
Note:  Living with son-in-law and daughter, B.M. Goodwin and Welthy.  Name listed as Huldah.  There is a Reuben Smith living a few doors down.  Could possibly be related? (Pic of Burnett M. Goodwin,  Huldah’s son-in-law, on the right)

1860 Census:  09 JUN 1860
Place:  Rubicon, Dodge Co, Wisconsin
Note:  Still living with Burnett and Welthy Goodwin.

1870 Census:  22 JUL 1870
Place:  Portland, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Note:  Still living with Burnett and Welthy Goodwin.

Death:  22 NOV 1875

Burial:  1875 Portland City Cemetery, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Listed in burial records as “Hilda Smith, id# 4306, lot West 569.  Buried in same plot as Burnett and Weltha Goodwin, her son-in-law and daughter.

Map of Portland, Ionia Co, MI:  1881 (this is what town looked like when Huldah lived there…)

Click here to see parents:  Reuben Austin and Tryphena Hosmer

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