Descendants of Nelson A. Smith



First Generation


1. Nelson A. Smith , son of Althea Unknown (Smith), was born on 3 Apr 1811 in Springfield, Erie Co., PA 1, died on 26 May 1882 in Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 2 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI 3.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Tax List; 1 May 1837; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 4. Names Section Acres Valuation of Real Estate
Nelson A. Smith 17 80 $240

2. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 10 Aug 1837; Livingston Co., MI 5. WNE, Sec. 17, Twp. 2-N, Range 4-E; WSE, Sec. 27; Twp. 4-N, Range 5-E; each containing 80 acres for a total of 160 acres. Land patent issued in the name of President Martin VanBuren.

3. Census; 1840; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 6. Nelson A. Smith 01003000000 and one female 20 to 30 years of age.

4. Tax List; 1844; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 4. Smith, N. A. 8, 17

5. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 7. Nelson Smith, 39, M, Farmer, $2500, NY
Angeline Smith, 35, F, New York
David Smith, 15, M, Farmer, Penn
Laura Smith, 6, F, Mich
Washington Smith, 4, M, Mich
Clarissa Wells, 17, F, NY

6. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8. Nelson A. Smith, 49, M, Farmer, $5600, $2059, N. York
Angeline Smith, 45, F, N. York
David O. Smith, 25, M, Farmer, Penn
Laura A. Smith, 16, F, Mich
Washington Smith, 13, M, Mich
Edward L. Smith, 5, M, Mich

7. Organizations; 1 Apr 1866; Livingston Co., MI 9. Members of Livingston County Horse Association (org. 1 Apr 1866) original shareholders: N.A. Smith

8. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 10. Smith, Nelson, 59, M, W, Farmer, 9000, 2000, New York; living in same household, wife Angeline, 56, sons Adelbert, 23 & Franklin, 15. The latter would be Edward F., born about 1855, and Adelbert is probably Washington for whom I have no middle initial, born about 1846.

9. VR - Death; 26 May 1882; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 2. Age 72 yrs, 10 months, 25 days, of Dyspepsia

Nelson married Angeline Beach, daughter of Lyman Edward Beach and Laura Fuller, in 1832 in Erie, PA (?). (Angeline Beach was born on 29 Jul 1813 in NY 11, died on 4 Dec 1887 in Livingston Co., MI 1 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI 1.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 7. Angeline Smith, 35, F, New York; living with husband Nelson, 39; children: David, 15; Laura, 6; Washington, 4 and Clarissa Wells, 17

2. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8. Angeline Smith, 45, F, N. York; living with husband Nelson, 49; children: David, 25; Laura, 16; Washington, 13; & Edward, 5.

3. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 12. Angeline, 56, F, W, Keeping house, New York


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Laura Althea Smith 13 was born on 18 Jun 1843 in Livingston Co., MI, died on 29 Oct 1912 in Livingston Co., MI and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 7. Laura Smith, 6, F, Mich

2. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8. Laura A. Smith, 16, F, Mich

3. Census; 6 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 14. Wilcox, Laura, 25, F, W, Keeping House; living with husband William, 33; son Charles, 6; son Joseph, 4

4. Census; 5 Jun 1880; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 15. Wilcox, Laura A., W. F, 26, Wife, 1, Housekeeping, Mich, NY, NY; Living with husband William, 45; son Charles, 17; & daughter Belle G. 9. [note, Laura was probably 36, but the census sheet looks as though someone traced over the age with a 26]

Laura married William Howard Wilcox, son of Joseph Howard Wilcox and Mary Ann Bush, on 18 Feb 1862 in Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. (William Howard Wilcox was born on 3 Dec 1836 in Lafayette, Ononodaga Co., NY, died on 9 Feb 1910 in Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 1 and was buried on 13 Feb 1910 in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1850; Lafayette, Ononodaga Co., NY 16. Wm H , Age 13; BIRTH: New York, RESIDENCE: Lafayette, Onandaga Co, New York; Enumerated 5 Sep 1850.

2. Town Office; 1857; Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI 17. Elected Township Constable.

3. Town Office; 1858; Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI 17. Elected Towship Constable.

4. Town Office; 1874-1875; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 18. Elected Drain Commissioner

5. Census; 1860; Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI 19. William H. Wilcox, 23, M, Farmer, N. York

6. Census; 6 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 20. Wilcox, William H., 33, M, W, Farmer & Thresher, $9000, $2350, New York
Wilcox, Laura, 25, F, W, Keeping House, Michigan
Wilcox, Charles N., 6, M, W, at home, Michigan
Wilcox, Joseph H., 4, M, W, at home, Michigan

7. Lands Recorded; 1875; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 21. W.H. Wilcox is shown on the 1875 Plat Map of Marion Twp. [Twp 2-N; Range 4-E] as having 200 acres in the north east corner of the township. on either side of Pickney Road about a mile south of Marion Road.

8. Census; 5 Jun 1880; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 15. [p 7, SD 2, ED 193];
Wilcox, William H. W, M, 45, 1, Farming, NY, NY, NY;
Wilcox, Laura A., W. F, 26, Wife, 1, Housekeeping, Mich, NY, NY;
Wilcox, Charles, W, M 17, Son, 1, [blank], Mich, NY, Mich;
Wilcox, Belle G. W, F, 9, daughter, 1, [blank], Mich, NY, Mich;
[note, Laura was probably 36, but the census sheet looks as though someone traced over the age with a 26]

9. Lands Recorded; 1895; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 22. W.H. Wilcox is shown as holding 200 acres on either side of Pickney Road about 1 mile south of the northern border in the north east corner of the township. This is the same land that he held in 1875.

   3 M    ii. David O. Smith 23 was born on 10 Mar 1834 in Erie, PA (?).

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 7.

2. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8.

3. VR - Death of Child; 11 May 1874; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 24. Death of Nina Smith, daughter of David O. & Sarah B. Smith, age 11 yrs, 6 months, 2 days, of inflammation of the bowels.

   4 M    iii. Washington Smith was born about 1846.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 7.

2. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8.

3. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 12. Listed as Adelbert, age 23, M, W, Michigan [?]

   5 M    iv. Edward F. Smith was born about 1855.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 8.

2. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 12. Listed as Franklin, age 15, M, W, Michigan



Sources


1. Charles Wilcox, Charles Wilcox Family File, (chucktrains@email.msn.com).

2. Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System 1867-1876, (http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/PHA/OSR/gendis/search.htm). Ledger pg 158, Record 123.

3. Pam Rietsch, Livingston County GenWeb Site, (http://www.livgenmi.com/ [4 Sep 1999]). Cemetery Listings.

4. Evert & Abbott, History of Livingston County, (1880). p 351.

5. Land Patent Record, (Issued by the United States Government). Accession/Seriel #: MI0750__.198, Issued 10 Aug 1837, Certificate # 022619.

6. 1840 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

7. 1850 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 654.

8. 1860 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 40.

9. Evert & Abbott, History of Livingston County, (1880). p 130.

10. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 11, lines 19-22, [roll 687, p 186].

11. Eugene Beach, John Beach Decendants.

12. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 11, [roll 687, p 186].

13. Judy Greko.

14. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

15. 1880 Census, Livingston Co., MI.

16. 1850 Census, Lafayette, Ononadaga Co, NY, (Vol 62 part 1 - 505 ;near sheet 217, Dwelling # 412; Line 12). Courtesy of Terry Spellman.

17. Evert & Abbott, History of Livingston County, (1880). p 263.

18. ibid. p 356.

19. 1860 Census, Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

20. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 52, lines 20-23, household 159/159 [Roll 687, p 191R].

21. F.W. Beers, Atlas of Livingston County, Michigan, (F.W. Beers Co., NY, 1875). Marion Township map.

22. 1895 Livingston County Atlas, (1895). Marion Township map.

23. Portrait & Biographical Album, Ingham & Livingston Counties, Michigan, (Chicago, 1891).

24. Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System 1867-1876, (http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/PHA/OSR/gendis/search.htm). Ledger pg 167, record 155.

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