Nathan E. Smith

Last updated 24 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 1 Nov 1838

Died: 7 Jul 1877 in , , Iowa, United States

Father: Gilbert Palmer Smith (1812 – 1900)

Mother: Lydia Palmerton (1818 – 1848)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source implies name (_____ Smith).

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-290b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 290B (stamped on page 290A) or 580 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 16; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

census-us-1860-ps-ia-cedar-iowa-157: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, page 157; 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2007) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa" image 21; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803314]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan E. Smith).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 27 - July Deaths

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan E. Smith).

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birth

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-290b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 290B (stamped on page 290A) or 580 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 16; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes age (11) and location (New York). Using the official census date of 1 June 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1838 to 1 June 1839.

census-us-1860-ps-ia-cedar-iowa-157: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, page 157; 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2007) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa" image 21; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803314]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source includes age (21) and location (New York). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1838 to 1 Jun 1839.

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (11th mo 1st 1838).

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death

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 27 - July Deaths

Comment: Source includes date ([July] 7 [...] 1877).

periodical-three-persons-drowned-1877: “Three Persons Drowned in the Cedar River,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018) > “United States of America > Iowa > Burlington > The Burlington Hawk-Eye > 1877 > 07 > 12” page 4; citing “Burlington Hawk-Eye (Burlington, Iowa), 12 Jul 1877 (Thursday), page 4, column 5”

Comment: Source includes relative day (yesterday) and story date (July 9 [, 1877]) for a date of 8 Jul 1877.

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (7th of 7th mo 1877). The '77' of the year is smudged on the original document and difficult to read, so other sources should be used to corroborate.

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father

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source implies Nathan E. [Smith] as a child of Gilbert Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source implies Nathan E. [Smith] as a child of Lydia (Palmerton) Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Rebecca K. Maris (1837 – 1924)

Married: 14 Dec 1865

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source includes date (12, 14, 1865).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes year (1865) of marriage between Nathan E. Smith and Rebecca K. Maris.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-290b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 290B (stamped on page 290A) or 580 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "New York > Erie> Collins" image 16; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 499 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1850) and location (Collins in the County of Erie State of New York).

census-us-1860-ps-ia-cedar-iowa-157: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, page 157; 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2007) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa" image 21; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803314]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Nathan Smith, recognized as "an old and respected Quaker citizen of Springdale" drowned in the Cedar River. Tragically, two boys also drowned after upsetting their boat, while searching for Nathan's body. [periodical-three-persons-drowned]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

periodical-three-persons-drowned-1877: “Three Persons Drowned in the Cedar River,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018) > “United States of America > Iowa > Burlington > The Burlington Hawk-Eye > 1877 > 07 > 12” page 4; citing “Burlington Hawk-Eye (Burlington, Iowa), 12 Jul 1877 (Thursday), page 4, column 5”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Nathan and his sibling Mary appear to have married siblings Rebecca and George Maris.

Nathan may be buried in Springdale Cemetery, in Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa. (from Ancestry datbase, Iowa Cemetery Records)

Sources

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