Doddridge County Roots

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Henry U. SMITH

Male 1847 - 1916  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Henry U. SMITH 
    Born Nov 1847  Leopold, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Obituary states that he was born on Nov 25 1843, with age at death 73y 18d. But age given in marriage record and in multiple censuses consistently put it in about 1847.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical condition 1880  [4
    lungs affected 
    Census 1900  Cove District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Bear Fork (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 13 Dec 1916  Bear Fork (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Spurgeon (aka Pleasant Valley or Dunkard) Cem, Bear Fork (Co Rd 62/2), Doddridge/Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I41119  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2017 

    Father Joseph Henry SCHMIDT,   b. 19 Jul 1816, Hesse, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1908, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Margaret ANGUSPAUGH,   b. 2 Jan 1815, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1895, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married CA 1839  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth C. SPURGEON,   b. 2 Oct 1848, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1923, Cove District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1869  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 22 1880:
      Henry U. Smith, 32, farmer, b. Va (both parents b. Germany); wife Elisabeth, 23, b. Va (both parents b. Va); son George W, 10; dau Margaret C, 8; son Joseph H, 6; dau Elosha, 4.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Jun 15 1900:
      Henry U. Smith, 52, b. Nov 1847, farmer, married 31 yrs; wife Elizabeth, 51, b. Oct 1848, mother of 8 children (all still living); son Henry J, 24, b. Jul 1875, single, farm laborer; dau Loshia, 24, b. Feb 1876, single, servant; dau Francis A, 19, b. Mar 1881, single, servant; dau Rebecca S, 17, b. May 1883, single, servant; dau Christenie, 14, b. Apr 1886; son Porter M, 5, b. Jul 1884.

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Apr 26 1910:
      Henry U. Smith, 63, farmer, married 41 yrs; wife Elizabeth, 62, mother of 8 children (7 still living); dau Christena, 23, single, servant for a private family; son Porter, 16.
    Children 
     1. George William SMITH,   b. 17 Jul 1870, Conings, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1940, Auburn, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Margaret Columbia SMITH,   b. 24 Jun 1872, Bear Fork (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1908, Grove, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Henry Joseph SMITH,   b. Jul 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1961, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     4. Elotia SMITH,   b. 19 Feb 1877, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1966, Oak Hill, Jackson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Frances Alice SMITH,   b. 18 Mar 1881, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1961, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Rebecca Dulcie SMITH,   b. May 1883, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1970, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     7. Christena Elizabeth SMITH,   b. Apr 1886, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1954, Massillon, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     8. Porter Martin SMITH,   b. 16 Jul 1893, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1971  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F16482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1847 - Leopold, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spurgeon (aka Pleasant Valley or Dunkard) Cem, Bear Fork (Co Rd 62/2), Doddridge/Gilmer Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2045] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Cove District).

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S1604] Death record of son.

    4. [S2020] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District).

    5. [S14] Obituary.

    6. [S1752] Obituary - At home.

    7. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    8. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Henry W. (sic) Smith, 22, of Doddridge Co, son of Henry & Margaret; and Elizabeth Spurgeon, 20, b. Gilmer Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of George & Jane. Married Sep 9 1869.