Caroline E. ?


Born: Abt 1829 in Maryland, USA

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Ebenezer R. Smith (c. 1829 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Catharine Smith (c. 1869 – )

Change Date

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

Primary and Secondary Sources

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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)

Unreliable information is that she was born Caroline Esthler, on 20 Oct 1829 in Libertytown, Frederick County, MD, and married Ebenezer on 31 Jan 1856 in Collins (Erie County, NY).

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.