wife of John Smith.
Date of birth: 1775×84?
Place of birth: Virginia.
She was 26-45 in the 1810 census [household of John Smith Jr., 1810 cen., Bath co., VA, 428]. In 1820, John Smith's wife was apparently still 26-45 [1820 cen., Logan co., OH, 78]. While it is not certain that this was Rebecca, it is likely. Rebecca's children Elizabeth Hill and Margaret Allen (and Samuel Smith, who was probably also her son) all died between the 1880 and 1900 censuses, and each of them gave Virginia as the place of their mother's birthplace in the 1880 census [1880 cen., Logan co., OH]. Rebecca's daughter Rebecca Minshall was still living in 1900, and gave her mother's birthplace as Virginia in both the 1880 census [1880 cen., Vernon co., MO, ED214, p. 13] and the 1900 census [1900 cen., Johnson co., MO, ED104, p. 5]. Given this unanimity, we can accept Virginia as the birthplace.
Date of death: 17 October 1817 × 9 August 1828.
Place of death or burial: Unknown.
Rebecca was still alive on 17 October 1817, when she appears in a deed with her husband [Champaign co., OH Deed Book D: 379]. She was deceased by 9 August 1828, when John Smith's second wife Sarah appears as an original member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine [Hist. Presb. Ch. Bellefontaine, 259].
m. Bath co., VA, m. bond 15 October 1799, John Smith, of Logan co., OH, d. 1840×1.
Samuel Carrick was surety, and James Erwins consented to the marriage [Bath co. mar., 20]
See the page of John Smith for details.
James Smith, of Hale township, Hardin co., OH, b. VA, ca. 1800, d.
Hardin co., OH, 21 April 1878;
m. Logan co., OH, 4 July 1822, Mary Ann Taylor, b. VA, 7 October 1804, d. 10 January 1881.
Sarah Smith, b. VA, 1802, d.
22 August 1866, bur. Fairview cem., West Liberty, Logan co. OH;
m. Logan co., OH, lic. 5 June 1822, Peter Kelly, b. 1799, d. 1856.
Robert H. Smith, b. VA, 5
October 1804, d. 10 September 1876, bur. Brunk cem., Cotton Hill
tp., Sangamon co., IL;
m. Logan co., OH, 16 February 1826, Patience Burgess, b. 15 August 1806, d. 4 February 1857, bur. Brunk cem.
Elizabeth Smith, b. VA, 10
October 1806?, d. 17 August 1881, bur. Fairview cem., West
Liberty, Logan co., OH;
m. Logan co., OH, 15 February 1827, John Hill, b. ca. 1802, d. 4 October 1864, bur. Fairview cem.
Margaret Smith, b. VA, 2 April
1809, d. 15 February 1890, bur. Fairview cem., West Liberty,
Logan co., OH;
m. (1) Logan co., OH, 30 June 1831, Nathaniel Kelly;
m. (2) Logan co., OH, 20 January 1867, Samuel Brown, b. ca. 1799, d. Concord, MO, 25 September 1872, in 74th year;
m. (3) Calloway co., MO, 5 March 1875, Archibald Allen, d. 29 March 1875.
Jane Smith, b. Pocahontas co.,
VA, 19 February 1813, d. 15 March 1866, bur. Mt. Pleasant cem.,
Grundy co., MO;
m. (1) Logan co., OH, lic. 15 Oct. 1833, Harvey Wilson;
m. (2) Grundy co., MO, 22 January 1846, Zela Conkling, b. Morris co., NJ, 11 December 1801, d. 7 April 1869.
Rebecca Smith, b. OH, February
1815; still alive 1900, Johnson co., MO;
m. in Logan co., OH, lic. 6 Mar. 1834, Richard Minshall, b. ca. 1814, d. 1880×1900.
These children of John Smith are probably also by Rebecca Carrick, but that is uncertain, because Rebecca (Carrick) Smith is not documented as being alive after 17 October 1817.
Isabella Smith, b. OH, 6 April
1820, d. 31 December 1876, bur. Old Auxvasse Presbyterian Church
cem., Callaway co., MO;
m. Logan co., OH, lic. 18 February 1836, David Woltz.
Samuel Smith, b. OH, 4 March
1822, d. 12 July 1895, bur. Fairview cem., West Liberty, Logan
m. Logan co., OH, 9 April 1857, Mary Taylor, b. 27 May 1832, d. 12 July 1903.
Bath co. mar. = Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, Bath County Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns 1791-1853, (Warm Springs, VA, 1978).
Hist. Presb. Ch. Bellefontaine = George L. Kalb, History of the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, Ohio (Bellefontaine, 1900).
Compiled by Stewart Baldwin
First uploaded 24 August 2009.