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Darrin Moore
William Richards # 156872532 duplicate
Hello Jean

Thanks for catching the duplicate. I missed that one. The cemetery has him listed as William C. Richards. I will try to get a photo of the marker to clarify if he is William Charles or Charles William.

You are welcome to copy the obit and add it to your memorial.

I will delete the memorial.

Added by Darrin Moore on May 09, 2016 8:44 PM
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RE: Martha Schuster Richards
You're welcome. Happy to be of help.
Added by Grave Recorder on Apr 24, 2016 9:42 AM
Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Nancy Ethel Ruh Brown
I am no relation to Nancy Ethel Ruh Brown. I came upon her picture on and posted it on her memorial. Click on the picture and you will who originally shared her picture.
Added by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman on Dec 14, 2015 10:49 PM
RE: Elizabeth Brooks photo
You are most welcome.
Added by Marie on Nov 04, 2015 6:54 PM
RE: Charles H Smith
I have a feeling you are from Gideon F. Smith's family. Gideon married Nancy Shull in 1834 Vigo Co IN Will be glad to share this family with you. On 1900 Census, Nancy said she birthed 8 children. This is the year she died.

Brazil, Monday, 19, November 1900.
Terre Haute Evening Gazette, page 6
Mrs. Nancy Redifer died at the residence of postmaster Falls in this city, Saturday, of heart failure, aged 86 years, buried
Sunday at Mt. Reister Cemetery, near Ehrmandale, Vigo County.
Added by DM236 on Oct 07, 2015 6:22 AM
RE: Charles H Smith
There was a lady from AZ putting together a book on the Smith's. If she finished it you could probably find it in Vigo Library at Terre Haute or the Indianapolis State Library. She has written other books on her family. They could tell you more about it at Vigo library genealogy dept.
Added by DM236 on Oct 06, 2015 4:11 PM
RE: Charles H Smith
Samuel Nation & Sally Ann Kirk (Mary's parents) b. 1818-1889 were married 15 Sept 1849 Orange Co IN by John Blackwell MG
They are on the Clay Co., IN census before going to Illinois. I Wondered where the connection came from. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Heiman Smith also married Lorenz Crimm , son of Peter, in Vigo 1885. I pulled a number of Samuel & Ann's kids to see if any married a Smith. Interesting!
Added by DM236 on Oct 06, 2015 8:15 AM
RE: Charles H Smith
Oliver H. Smith also born 1807 in Canada, his brother Gideon Smith 1809 born in Canada, Heiman b. 1818 VT,their father John R. Smith came to Vigo 1816 and purchased land, went back to Meigs Co Ohio 1820 , came back to Clay before 1830 & purchased land & d. 1858. They all lived in the same area of Posey Twp., Clay County which is near the border of Vigo and Clay counties near Cloverland IN. Another man Marshall Smith lived in the same area... I have only found 2 daughters for him, that is a possibility as well as Gideon Smith. However, he died at the beginning of Civil War (1862) at Cairo,IL. His family all was raised in Illinois. I have the 1850 Census on all of them, but a boy of 11 should show on a census with one of them. Oliver H. is the only one with all children accounted for.

338 27 SMITH John R. Posey Twp.
338 28 SMITH Marshall Posey Twp
338 29 SMITH Oliver H. Posey Twp
341 2 SMITH George Posey Twp
Added by DM236 on Oct 05, 2015 10:05 PM
RE: Charles H Smith
Hello, I found the marriage records of Mary & Charles, and that of their daughter Alice to
Charles Crim; death record of Viola Hood Cox 1937, Age 59 and it shows Charles Smith as still alive(not deceased) I would like to see a copy of that death record to determine if he was actually dead,
Did find a death record of a Charles H Smith in Clay Co IN but he would have to be a son, not the father. Yes, a little confusing since there were several women with the same name who married in Illinois. Did not locate an early record of Charles with his parents either. Since Charles & Mary married 1867 there is a possibility that their parents names might be listed for Illinois. Coles would be cheaper to obtain record than from Chicago.
The only Charles H from Canada I found had immigration record and a witness in Chicago, for naturalization- but no birthdate recorded.
Added by DM236 on Oct 05, 2015 11:57 AM
Charles H Smith
I have found this individual and know that he has a couple of the names of John R. Smith and Hannah Fuller Smith in his family. There is a couple of possibilities in Clay Co., IN
Here is mine:John R. Smith born abt 1780 in New Hampshire, moved to Canada, London Ontario, where he signed up to fight for the U.S. War along with the Canadian forces. While he was in Canada, he met and married Hannah Fuller 07 May 1806 in Hastings, Ontario, Canada. Two of his sons, Oliver Hiram Smith, and Gideon were born in Canada, daughter Elizabeth b. 1822 OH(Alexander Wood). The family shows that they must have traveled back to the United States,as fourth child was born in Vermont. By early 1820 we located the family in Meigs County Ohio, but they had already been in Vigo Co., in 1816 where John R. Smith purchased acreage.

There are some sons missing from the early census reports. Another daughter or two also. John R d. 1858 his wife died 1864 both in Clay County, IN. When did Charles R Smith die? Did you find any clues in Illinois history?
Added by DM236 on Sep 22, 2015 6:57 AM
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