Ebenezer R. Smith

Individual

Born: Abt 1829 in New York, USA

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: Barak Smith (? – 1868)

Mother: Mary Palmer (1788 – 1875)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Caroline E. ? (c. 1829 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Catharine Smith (c. 1869 – ?)

Notes:

At the age of 20, Ebenezer was living at home in Collins, Erie County NY, and worked as a chair maker.

By 1856, he was living with his parents in Cedar County, IA, and making a living as a farmer. He had been in Iowa about a year.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 31 Jan 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
1856 Iowa State Census
[applies to name, birth]
1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

A U.S. Pensioners record exists for Ebenezer Smith and his widow Catharine Smith. The pension office is located in Albany, New York, and lists entries for the years 1936-1848. The record shows that Ebenezer had the rank of private, and Catherine was owed a half-yearly stipend of $15. If it applies, it implies that Ebenezer joined the military when he was 17 or so, and stayed for 12 years. No date of death is is shown on the record.

He may have served (again?) in the Civil War. The record indicates he served for the state of New York, enlisting 25 April 1861 at the age of 32, and mustering out with the rank of Full Sargeant on 14 May 1863.