Gilbert Palmer Smith

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Individual

Born: 19 Sep 1812 in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Died: 19 Jul 1900 in , Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Father: Barak Smith (1787 – 1868)

Mother: Mary Palmer (1788 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. Smith).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births, Page 27 - July Deaths

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. 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 includes name (Gilbert Smith).

census-us-1840-ps-ny-erie-collins-144: 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 144; 1840 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 3 Aug 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" images 39-40; citing "Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 280 (of 580), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 0017186]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. 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 18, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. 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 29, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source inludes name (Gilbert Smith).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. Smith).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. Smith).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert P. Smith).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, left side, entries 1,3,6

Comment: Source includes name (Gilbert Palmer [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 (Gilbert P. Smith).

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,
birth

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 includes location ("native of Vermont").

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 18, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes age (9th mo 19th 1812) and location (Vermont).

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 29, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source includes age (47) and location (Vermont). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1812 to 1 Jun 1813.

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes age (67) and location (Vermont). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1812 to 1 June 1813.

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes date (Sept/1812), age (87), and location (Vermont). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1812 to 1 June 1813, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes location (Vermont).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, left side, entry 6

Comment: Source includes date (19 of 9mo 1812) and location ([Danby], Vt.).

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 (<conflict>) and city (Danby [, Vermont]). The state is difficult to read. See research notes for conflict details.

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births

Comment: Source includes date ([September] 19 [...] 1812).

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,
death

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Deaths page, right side, entry 4

Comment: Source includes date (19th day of 7th mo 1900) and location (Guthriey [Guthrie], Iowa).

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 ([see Research Notes for conflict]).

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] 19 [...] 1900).

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,
father

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, left side, entries 1,3,6

Comment: Source identifies Gilbet Palmer [Smith] as a child of Barak Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, left side, entries 2,3,6

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

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Lydia Palmerton (1818 – 1848)

Married: 4 Oct 1837 in Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes year (1837).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes location (Collins, New York).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, left side, entry 4

Comment: Source notes that Gilbert P. Smith married Lydia Palmerton.

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 (10th mo 4th 1837), and location (Collins [, New York]).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34,35, dwelling 57

Comment: Source identifies Clarissa Smith as the wife of Gilbert P. Smith.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, right side, entry 4

Comment: Source notes that Gilbert P. Smith married Clarrisy Rathbone.

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 (9th 4th 1850) of marriage of G.P. Smith and Clarissa R. Smith, and Clarissa is explicitly noted as the second wife of G.P. Smith. The month notation is missing in the date, but comparisons with other entries on this record in this same hand suggest 9th [September] should be treated as the month.

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Child: Nathan E. Smith (1838 – 1877)

Child: Emily A. Smith (1841 – 1919)

Child: Daniel Wheeler Smith (1843 – 1918)

Child: Hannah A. Smith (1845 – ?)

Child: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Clarissa Rathbone (1822 – ?)

Married: 4 Sep 1850

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-of-concord-1883: Erasmus Briggs, History of the Original Town of Concord, Being the Present Towns of Concord, Collins, N. Collins, and Sardinia, Erie County, New York; Rochester, N.Y. : Union and Advertiser Co.'s Print, 1883; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 20 Apr 2018); original held by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Additional detail for reference: Page 679 (PDF page 697)

Comment: Source includes year (1837).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-waukon-172: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Waukon Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Apr 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Waukon" images 172-174; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 63 [note that line numbers on this page start at 61]

Comment: Source includes location (Collins, New York).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, left side, entry 4

Comment: Source notes that Gilbert P. Smith married Lydia Palmerton.

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 (10th mo 4th 1837), and location (Collins [, New York]).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34,35, dwelling 57

Comment: Source identifies Clarissa Smith as the wife of Gilbert P. Smith.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Marriages page, right side, entry 4

Comment: Source notes that Gilbert P. Smith married Clarrisy Rathbone.

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 (9th 4th 1850) of marriage of G.P. Smith and Clarissa R. Smith, and Clarissa is explicitly noted as the second wife of G.P. Smith. The month notation is missing in the date, but comparisons with other entries on this record in this same hand suggest 9th [September] should be treated as the month.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Moved To Residence: Abt 1853 at , Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

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 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source gives a rough year ([about 1853]) and location (Cedar county, Iowa). The year is approximate based on their moving when daughter Mary was six years old.

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Attributes

Residence: Jun 1840 at Collins, Erie County, New York, United States

Occupation: (shop joiner) 1 Jun 1850

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

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1860

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

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1896 at Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Seely Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1840-ps-ny-erie-collins-144: 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 144; 1840 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 3 Aug 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" images 39-40; citing "Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 280 (of 580), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 0017186]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 June 1840) and location (Collins, Erie County, New York).

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 18, dwelling 114

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1850) and occupation (shop joiner).

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 18, 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 29, dwelling 1066

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and occupation (farmer).

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 29, dwelling 1066

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

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Iowa Township, in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa).

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 includes date ("now" [for a book published in 1896]) and location (Wichita, Iowa).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Seeley Township, County: Guthrie, State: Iowa).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Gilbert and Clarissa moved in with his daughter Mary and her husband George Marris and are both listed in the 1880 U.S. Census, though only Gilbert is included in the 1900 U.S. Census. Gilbert and Clarissa also have a live-in servant in 1880 and 1900. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6, census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26,34,35, dwelling 57

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 1

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 19 September 1812. Using his age (38) on the official 1850 census date of 1 Jun 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1811 to 1 Jun 1812. [census-us-1850-ps-ny-erie-collins-290b]

Death Date: This database uses 19 July 1900. The Smith Family Register provides the date as (___ of 8th mo 1900) but this may reflect some uncertainty on the part of the writer who seems to have not known the specific day. [family-gilbert-smith-family-tree]

FOLLOWUP

Note there is a distinct Gilbert P. Smith, of Wayne County, Iowa, and who died 16 Dec 1900. His surviving wife was Elizabeth and there is no name match on his nine children, except he also had a daughter Mary, who married _____ King.

Gilbert's middle name was probably Palmer, for his mother's family. [research-ancestor-chart-of-george-spear]

In 1840 Gilbert's household included several others. They were probably his wife Lydia and his son Nathan, plus one other male. However, the source only provides counts, not individual details. [census-us-1840-ps-ny-erie-collins-144]

In 1860, the household also included a 5-year old child named Clark Tayler/Taylor. His relationship is unknown. [census-us-1860-ps-ia-cedar-iowa-157]

Were James and May Smith, Gilbert's uncle and aunt?

Gilbert moved to Iowa in 1853, and was a farmer with a stock and dairying business, and one of the proprietors of Cold Spring Cheese Factory. His farm was 254 acres (valued at $15,500).

Gilbert Palmer Smith may have had an honorary hand in building the steps the Wichita Methodist Church in 1898 when he was around 86. The family lived less than a mile from the new church. (See granddaughter Eva's notes.) From <private> Smith.

By 1860, his household also seem to include parents Barak (now 73) and Mary (now 71). Although these were recorded as "James" and "May" by the census taker, they are almost certainly Gilbert's parents, who also fit the Census information and makes more sense. [census-us-1860-ps-ia-cedar-iowa-157, interview-<private>-2009]

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census-us-1840-ps-ny-erie-collins-144: 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule, New York, Erie County, Collins, page 144; 1840 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 3 Aug 2018) > "New York > Erie > Collins" images 39-40; citing "Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 280 (of 580), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 0017186]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3

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 18, dwelling 114

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 29, dwelling 1066

interview-<private>-2009: Notes from telephone conversation with <private>, 21 Jul 2009; privately held

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

research-ancestor-chart-of-george-spear: <private> Engelmann, Ancestor Chart of George E. Spear, privately printed 1988; privately held

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