Birth: 31 OCT 1822 Salina, Onondaga Co, New York.
Note: The town Salina was later changed to Syracuse.
Name Var: Ruben
1840 Census: Mexico, Oswego Co, New York
Note: Ages fit to be Reuben, sister Wealthy, and parents Cornelius and Hulda. Also one more male between ages of 15-20 in household.
Marriage: 06 DEC 1846 Clay, Onondaga Co, New York
Religion: Possibly a deacon of the Baptist Church of Mexicoville, later renamed the First Baptist Church of Mexico. There does appear to be another Reuben in Mexico in 1840, though, so not sure which one was the deacon.
1850 Census: 11 OCT 1850
Place: Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA
Note: Wife, Sarah, son Cornelius, and Franklin Wing (age 10) living in household.
Moved to: BETWEEN 1851 AND 1853
Note: Living next door to Aaron Bump – confirming his wife’s parents.
Moved to: BETWEEN 1857 AND 1859
Note: The Smiths came to Michigan as part of the lumber industry. They followed the railroads out west from New York.
Birth of Daughter: 12 SEP 1859
Name: Weltha Almina Smith
Place: Union City, Branch Co, Michigan
Birth of Daughter: abt 1864
Name: Deborah E. Smith
Moved to: 1865
Place: Mason County, Michigan
Occupation:19 NOV 1868 – 07 FEB 1871
Note: Was a Postmaster for Lake Greenwood, which was later named Colfax, Mason County, Michigan.
Land Rec: 10 FEB 1875
Place: Section 22, Township 20-N, Range 17-W, Mason Co, Michigan, USA
Note: 160 Acres
1880 Census: 19 JUN 1880
Place: Grant Twp, Mason Co, Michigan.
Note: Wife, Sarah, and five children are living in household. His son, Cornelius, is living next door.
back row-Laura, Otis, Wealtha, Manvill, Pluma
front row-Cornelius, Reuben (father), Deborah, Sarah Bump (mother), Hulda, and Delbert
Death: 11 SEP 1890, Grant Twp, Mason Co, Michigan
Note: Died of heart disease.
Death Record: 16 MAY 1891
Place: Grant Township, Mason County, Michigan, USA
Note: Parents listed as UNKNOWN on this record.
Buried: Grant Twp Cemetery, Grant Twp, Mason Co, Michigan
Click here to see parents: Cornelius Smith and Hulda Austin
Sarah Ann Bump
Birth: 02 OCT 1830 Elizabeth, New York
Note: or Howac or Kowac, Renslar Co, NY. None of these towns exist, but there are a couple of Elizabethtown, New Yorks – one in Essex Co and one in Herkimer Co. (Someone on Ancestry.com says she was born in Troupsburg, Steuben Co, New York.)
1840 Census: There is an Aaron Bump in Clay, Onondaga Co, New York who has a 10 year old daughter. Believed to be Sarah’s family.
Moved to: 1846-1890 See above. Activity listed under her husband
Note: AFT 11 SEP 1890
Details: After her husband died, she went to live with Hattie Parson’s family for some time.
1900 Census: 12 JUN 1900
Place: Grant Twp, Mason Co, Michigan
Note: Her daughter-in-law’s brother, Charles Elkani Reynolds, is boarding with her. Also Agusta Stanelin is boarding at her home (no relation that I’m aware of)
Death: 05 JUN 1903
Note: Died in Pennsylvania at the home of her oldest daughter, Hulda Hagadorn. (Charles and Hulda Hagadorn were living in Troy, Bedford Co, Pennsylvania during the 1900 census.)
Paper also says Milton came home for his grandma’s funeral.