SMITH Family

First Generation

1. Oliver H1 Smith(4955) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 11, 1826. Oliver died January 2, 1895 in New Jersey, at 68 years of age. Buried at The Newell Burying Ground - about five miles north of Flemington

He married Rhoda H Godown in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, August 18, 1849. Married by Rev. Joseph Ashbrook on Saturday afternoon , Mr. Oliver Smith of Hunterdon and Miss Rhoda H.Godown of Somerset.

Rhoda was born Hickory Corner, Hunterdon, NJ October 16, 1829. Rhoda was the daughter of John A Godown and Abigail Robins. Rhoda died September 21, 1881 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 51 years of age. Buried at The Newell Burying Ground - about five miles north of Flemington In the 1850 census Readington Twp Hunterdon Co page 306, Oliver (age 24) is living with Rhoda (age 20) and Martha G (age 3 months). Oliver has the occupation of Laborer.

In the 1860 census Lebanon Clinton Twp, Hunterdon Co page 640, Oliver (age 34) has the occupation of farmer and is living with his wife Rhoda (age 30) and 2 children, Martha (age 10) George (age 8). A John Godown (age 19), Rhoda's brother, is also living with them. John has the occupation of farm laborer and he attended school during the previous year.

In the 1870 NJ census index, an Oliver Smith (age 44) is recorded in Branchburgh Twp, Somerset Co NJ page 373

In the 1880 census Branchburg, Somerset, New Jersey page 456B, Oliver (age 53) is living with his wife Rhoda (age 50), Mary (age 13) and Charlie (age 9).

Oliver H Smith and Rhoda H Godown had the following children:

child 2 i. Eleanor2 Smith.

child 3 ii. Martha Jane Smith(4956) was born in Readington Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 8, 1850. Martha died May 28, 1871 at 21 years of age. Buried at The Newell Burying Ground - about five miles north of Flemington

child 4 iii. George Smith(4957) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1852.

child 5 iv. Sarah E Smith was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 25, 1854. Sarah died May 20, 1857 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 3 years of age. Buried at The Newell Burying Ground - about five miles north of Flemington

child 6 v. Mary C Smith was born in Branchburg Twp, Somerset Co, NJ 1866.

child 7 vi. Charles C Smith was born in Branchburg Twp, Somerset Co, NJ 1870.

child 8 vii. Edward H Smith was born in Branchburg Twp, Somerset Co, NJ June 4, 1871. Edward died January 6, 1872 in Branchburg Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, at less than one year of age.

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