Narcissa Ann Macy
Last updated 27 Jan 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Bet 2 Jun 1841 and 1 Jun 1842 in , , Indiana, United States
Died: 16 Aug 1905
Spouse/Partner: Daniel Wheeler Smith (1843 – 1918)
Child: Jennie Smith (1871 – ?)
Child: Carl M. Smith (bet 1872/1873 – ?)
Child: Clara Smith (bet 1876/1877 – ?)
Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/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)]
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