3. Nathan2 SMITH (Daniel1 SMITH)
was born on 7 Jan 1818 in Onondaga Co., New York. He died on 17 Feb 1899 in
Huntington, Indiana, most likely. He was buried in the cemetery at White Church.
NATHAN SMITH, retired farmer, is a native of Onondaga County, N. Y., and the second son of a family of seven children, six sons and one daughter, born to David and Laura (White) Smith, natives of Vermont; the father born May 9 [or 19], 1752 [sic, should be 1792], and the mother January 20, 1798. Daniel Smith was a farmer by occupation. He was married in 1814, and a little later emigrated to New York, where his wife died in 1839. Early in the forties he was united in marriage to Mrs. Catherine (Rozelle) Smith and a short time prior to 1850 moved to Huntington County, Ind., and located near the village of Plum Tree, where he lived for several years. Five of his sons and one daughter became residents of Huntington County, to-wit: Solomon, Nathan, William, Caroline, John and Daniel. His other son, Delevan, lives near Mason, Michigan, where he located in 1857, he and the subject of this sketch being the only members of the family now living. Daniel Smith was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him, and departed this life December, 1872. Nathan Smith was born January 7, 1818, grew to manhood in his native State, and remained with his parents until his twentieth year, at which time he began life for himself, engaging to work for one year for $ 12 per month. He continued as a common laborer for three years, and in April, 1842, was united in marriage to Miss Phebe Turner, who died February 14, 1844, leaving one daughter, Elzina. Mr. Smith, in 1846, came to Huntington County, Ind., but on account of sickness subsequently returned to his native State, exchanging the fifteen acres of land he had purchased, for an Indian pony and $10 in money. In 1849 he again came to Indiana, and settled near Rock Creek Center, Rock Creek Township, where he invested his sole earthly possession, $130, in land. His second marriage was solemnized April 15 [marriage record says April 16], 1851, with Miss Susan McConner, a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, and daughter of Samuel and Clarissa (Wright) McConner, of New Jersey. Mrs. Smith was born November 25, 1818, and is the mother of five children, viz: Mary F. , wife of Isaiah Dill; Laura O., wife of Charles Hunt; Delevan, Francis M., and Cassius E. Soon after his second marriage Mr. Smith settled near Plum Tree Village and five and a half years later moved to the place adjoining the farm on which he now lives. He moved to his present home place in the fall of 1865, and is now spending his declining years in the enjoyment of that peace and retirement which only those who have so long and successfully battled with the cares of life know how to appreciate. In early life he was a Whig, later a Republican, and in 1884 became a firm supporter of the principle of Prohibition, which he has since earnestly advocated. He and wife are active members of the Christian (Disciples) Church.
He was married to Phebe TURNER
in Apr 1842. Phebe TURNER died on 14 Feb 1844 in
Onondaga Co., NY, most likely. Nathan SMITH and Phebe TURNER had the following
He was married to Susan MCCONNER
(daughter of Samuel MCCONNER and Clarissa
WRIGHT) on 16 Apr 1851 in Huntington Co., Indiana. Nathan and Susan appeared
on the 1860 U.S. Census in Rock Creek Twp., Huntington Co., Indiana.
Susan MCCONNER was born on 25 Nov 1818 in Columbiana Co., Ohio,
USA, most likely. Susan appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census with her parents in
Bedford Twp. , Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. She died on 4 Feb 1892 in Huntington, Indiana.
Nathan SMITH and Susan MCCONNER had the following children:
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