Birth: ABT 1798 Connecticut or New York

1830 Census:  Only able to find one Sanford Smith who is of the right age.  If this is him, he was married previously.  Mother or mother-in-law was living with the family.
Place: Stafford, Genesee Co, New York
Details:  Males (1 age 30-40, 2 age 5-10, 1 under 5), Females (1 age 60-70, 1 age 30-40, two under 5)

1840 Census:  Danby, Tompkins Co, New York
Note: 1 male under 5, 1 male between 40-50 and 1 female between 15-20
Info:  Lots of other Smiths living nearby…

Birth of Son:  12 JUN 1842
Name:  Elijah Smith

Birth of Daughter: ABT 1846
Name:  Nancy Smith

Birth of Son:  ABT 1848
Name:  David Smith

1850 Census: 13 NOV 1850
Place: Danby, Tompkins Co, New York
Note: Wife, Polly, as well as three children were living in his household.  Was a farmer.
Important:  Living next door to a Leonard Smith, who is the right age to be his brother, a David Smith who is the right age to be his father, and Lovica Smith who is the right age to be his grandmother.  (They were also all born in Connecticut)

Birth of Daughter:  14 FEB 1852
Name:  Sarah Ann Smith
Place:  Danby, Tompkins Co, New York
Note: Sarah Smith’s mother, Polly, died when Sarah was just a small child. Sarah had a hard life and was put in a family where she worked hard and was cruelly treated. Her brother, Elijah Smith, it seems, helped her to get away from this place. Sarah was also a teacher in New York State.

Birth of Daughter:  24 DEC 1854
Name:  Emma L. Smith
Place:  Danby, Tompkins Co, New York

1860 Census: 20 AUG 1860
Place: Ulysses, Tompkins Co, New York
Note: Living in the County Poor House. Listed as being insane.

Click here to see father – is thought to be David Smith

Polly Ogden     

Birth: ABT 1820 New York

parents are unknown

    
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