Narcissa Ann Macy

Last updated 27 Jan 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jun 1841 and 1 Jun 1842 in , , Indiana, United States

Died: 16 Aug 1905

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Shelby County, Harlan, enumeration district 207, page 2 (form/penned) or 54B (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 > Shelby > Harlan > 207" image 2; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 364 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 17

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Narcissa M. 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 (Narcissa Macy).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 28 - August Deaths

Comment: Source includes married name (Narcissa Ann Macy Smith).

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birth

census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Shelby County, Harlan, enumeration district 207, page 2 (form/penned) or 54B (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 > Shelby > Harlan > 207" image 2; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 364 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 17

Comment: Source includes age (38) and location (Indiana). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1841 to 1 June 1842.

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death

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 28 - August Deaths

Comment: Source includes date ([August] 16 [...] 1905).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Daniel Wheeler Smith (1843 – 1918)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Shelby County, Harlan, enumeration district 207, page 2 (form/penned) or 54B (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 > Shelby > Harlan > 207" image 2; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 364 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 39,40, dwelling 17

Comment: Source identifies Narcissa M. Smith as the wife of Daniel W. 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 identifies Daniel W. Smith and Narcissa Macy as married.

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Child: Jennie Smith (1871 – ?)

Child: Carl M. Smith (1872 – ?)

Child: Clara Smith (1876 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Shelby County, Harlan, enumeration district 207, page 2 (form/penned) or 54B (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 > Shelby > Harlan > 207" image 2; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 364 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 17

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

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Narcissa was probably familiar with Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, and may have lived there at some point. Her brother-in-law, Nathan Smith did. More importantly, in "John Brown: They Had a Concern" by Jeannette Mather Lord and published by West Virginia Archives and History (Volume 20, Number 3, April 1959, pp. 163-83), Narcissa is quoted regarding her knowledge of Captain John Brown, "Narcissa Macy Smith stated that Brown's character was irreproachable. He was an ardent prohibitionist; neither did he use tobacco, nor strong and profane language. 'As a man thinketh, so is he,' she quoted from Proverbs."

Narcissa's parents were both from North Carolina. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2]

In 1880, 17-year old Lubella Macy (b. Indiana) was living with Daniel and Narcissa. She may have been Narcissa's 17-year old niece. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2, (unrecorded reference)]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1880-ps-ia-shelby-207-2: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Shelby County, Harlan, enumeration district 207, page 2 (form/penned) or 54B (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 > Shelby > Harlan > 207" image 2; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 364 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 17

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