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.

Birth of Son:  03 SEP 1849
Name:  Cornelius Aurlius Smith
Place:  Mexico, Oswego Co, New York

1850 Census: 11 OCT 1850
Place: Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA
Note:  Was a teamster

Moved to: BETWEEN 1851 AND 1853
Place: Wisconsin

Birth of Son:  17 MAR 1853
Name:  Delavan Adelbert Smith
Place:  Waukesha Co, Wisconsin

Birth of Son:  09 OCT 1855
Name: Manvil A. Smith
Place: Lyslou, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin
Note: Manvil’s marriage record on right shows his mom’s maiden name.

Birth of Daughter:  09 DEC 1856
Name: Hulda A. Smith
Place: Lyslou, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin

Moved to: BETWEEN 1857 AND 1859
Place: Michigan
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

1860 Census: 02 AUG 1860
Place: Union, Branch, Michigan, USA
Note: Was a carpenter

Birth of Daughter: 17 FEB 1862
Name:  Pluma Euphema Smith
Place: Michigan
Note: Pluma’s marriage record on right shows her mother’s maiden name.

Birth of Daughter:  abt 1864
Name:  Deborah E. Smith
Place: Michigan

Moved to: 1865
Place: Mason County, Michigan

Birth of Daughter: 22 FEB 1868
Name:  Laura E. Smith
Place: Mason Co, Michigan

Birth of Son:  07 SEP 1869
Name:  Otis E. Smith
Place: Michigan
Note: Marriage Record on right shows mom’s maiden name.

1870 Census: 02 JUL 1870
Place: Victory, Mason Co, Michigan, USA
Note:  Farmer

Occupation: Was a Postmaster in 1871 for Lake Greenwood, which was later named Colfax.

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.

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.  This could be Sarah’s father.

Moved to: BETWEEN 1850 AND 1853
Place: Wisconsin

Moved to: BETWEEN 1857 AND 1860
Place: Michigan

Moved to: 1865
Place: Mason Co, Michigan

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. Someone on Ancestry.com says she died in Nelson, Tioga Co, Pennsylvania.)

Obituary: 18 JUN 1903

parents are unknown

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