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  • ID: I1337
  • Name: William Smith
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Smith
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 Aug 1812 in Bethel Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Death: 8 Dec 1891 in Bulger, Washington Co., PA
  • Burial: Dec 1891 Raccoon Church Cemetery, Candor, Washington Co., PA
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Census: w/parents; "Robt Smith" 1830 St. Clair Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Note:
    1 male 10 to 15: John
    1 male 15 to 20: William
    1 male 60 to 70: Robert
    2 females 20 to 30: Polly & Margaret
    1 female 50 to 60: Jene
  • Census: 1840 Upper St. Clair Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Note:
    1 male 20-30: William
    1 female 15-20: Sarah
  • Event: Moved 1846 Bethel Twp, Allegheny Co., PA to Baldwin Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Event: Moved 1872 Baldwin Twp to Bulger, Washington Co., PA
  • Census: 1880 Bulger, Washington Co., PA
  • _UID: EE4A918AEBB14708A27C4EA0EDE5608D09EB
  • Change Date: 15 Jul 2012 at 13:50
  • Note:
    William Smith was born August 12, 1812 in Bethel township, Allegheny county, Penn., and received his education in the common schools, the principal books in use at the time being the United States Speller and Western Calculator. On April 16, 1840, he was married to Sarah H., daughter of George and Jean Cunningham, who came from Scotland in 1802. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith eleven children were born, seven of whom were deceased in youth; those yet living are George C. (of Castle Shannon, Penn.); Adaline J. (wife of Alexander Bailey, of Xenia, Ohio); Daniel W. (of Bulger, Penn.) and Anna B. (wife of S.D. Jones of Mount Pleasant township). Mr. Smith resided in Bethel township until 1846, when he moved to Baldwin township, same county, and there resided until 1872, when he moved to Bulger, Washington county, and retired from active business.
    When Mr. and Mrs. Smith went into housekeeping he had but $2.50 to provide for himself and wife. He was a regular attendant at the Pittsburgh markets, and one article in demand at that time was cut straw, which he carried to market on horseback (tied on with ropes), and sold at 12 1/2 cents a sack; he has sold butter at 6 cents per pound; has packed oats to Pittsburgh on horseback, and sold them at 12 1/2 cents per bushel. With these prices ordained, he bought and paid for land
    On April 16, 1860, Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Of the Smith and Cunningham families represented in the union of this couple, there were twenty-two children, all of whom were married and raised families, seven of whom celebrated golden weddings.

    Father: Robert John Smith b: 29 Dec 1766 in Smith homestead, PA
    Mother: Jean Moor b: 10 Mar 1772 in MD

    Marriage 1 Sarah H. Cunningham b: 8 Jul 1822 in Allegheny Co., PA
    • Married: 16 Apr 1840 in Upper St. Clair Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
    • Change Date: 7 Jan 2010
    1. Has Children George Cunningham Smith b: 9 Sep 1841 in Castle Shannon, Allegheny Co., PA
    2. Has No Children Jane Smith b: 31 Aug 1843 in PA
    3. Has No Children Robert Smith b: 6 Jul 1845 in PA
    4. Has No Children Margaret Elizabeth Smith b: 27 Dec 1848 in PA
    5. Has Children Adaline J. Smith b: 13 Mar 1850 in PA
    6. Has Children Daniel Webster Smith b: 5 Sep 1852 in Baldwin Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
    7. Has No Children Alice Maria Smith b: 7 Dec 1854 in PA
    8. Has No Children David Reese Smith b: 25 Apr 1857 in PA
    9. Has No Children William Addison Smith b: 27 Jan 1859 in PA
    10. Has No Children Anna Belle Smith b: 19 Jul 1861 in PA
    11. Has No Children Clara H. Smith b: 5 Nov 1862 in PA
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