Mary Ann Taylor
wife of James Smith.

Date of birth: 7 October 1804.
Place of birth: Virginia.
According to Smith Family Records, she was 76 years, 3 months, and 3 days old at her death. The censuses consistently place her birth in Virginia [1850 cen., Hardin co., OH, 141; 1860 cen., Hardin co., OH, 351; 1870 cen., Hardin co., OH, 22; 1880 cen., Hardin co., OH, 89 (living with son William)]

Date of death: 10 January 1881.
Place of burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Mount Victory, Hardin county, Ohio.
[Smith Family Records; gravestone at Pioneer cem., personally examined by compiler]

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
The 1880 census of Hardin co., OH states that her parents were both born in Virginia [1880 cen., Hardin co., OH, 89]. That, and the indication that she had a brother named William (see below), are the only good clues to her parentage. Claims on the internet that she was a daughter of "Westville" John Taylor have not been accompanied by any evidence of her parentage.

Spouse:
m. Logan co., OH, 4 July 1822, James Smith, b. ca. 1800, d. Hardin co., OH, 21 April 1878.
The marriage record has a difficult-to-read notice that appears to say "Wm Taylor her brother present" [Logan co., OH marriage records, 1: 22; A: 14]

Children:
See the page of James Smith for details.

William W. Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 2 April 1823, living 1880, Hardin co., OH;
m. (1) Hardin co., OH, March 1850, Melissa Wheeler;
m. (2) 9 November 1856, Sarah Perry.

Frances R. Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 22 January 1826, d. Stockton, Rooks co., KS, 8 or 11 July 1913, bur. Stockton cem.;
m. Hardin co., OH, 19 March 1846, John W. Baldwin, b. Logan co., OH, 10 August 1822, d. 5 March 1907, bur. Stockton cem.

Margaret Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 10 July 1828, d. Kenton, Hardin co., OH, 26 October 1906;
m. Hardin co., OH, 16 June 1847, William Henry Baldwin, d. Hardin co., OH, 26 August 1903.

James Milton Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 9 February 1830, d. Keokuk, Iowa, 19 October 1862 (Civil War);
m. Hardin co., OH, January 1856, Eliza Elder.

Nancy Ann Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 31 July 1833, d. Grassy Point, Hardin co., OH, 21 October 1913;
m. Hardin co., OH, 17 December 1851, Joseph Munson Dille, b. 12 September 1827, d. 25 February 1879.

Mary Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 6 March 1836, d. Toledo, OH, 1910;
m. Hardin co., OH, 21 April 1859, Thomas N. Barkdull, b. October 1836, d. 17 January 1913.

Almond Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 11 Oct. 1838, d. as infant.

John Tyler Smith, b. Logan co., OH, 4 May 1841, living 1900, Norton co., KS;
m. Rushsylvania, Logan co., OH, 24 June 1869, Rebecca Jane Williams, b. OH, July 1852, living 1900.

Charles W. Smith, b. Hardin co., OH, 16 August 1844, d. Kenton, OH, 24 August 1924;
m. Hardin co., OH, 28 August 1865, Mary A. Haines, who d. before the 1900 census.

Sarah Etta Smith, b. Hardin co., OH, 15 November 1847, d. Paulding co., OH, 3 October 1874;
m. Hardin co., OH, 21 Dec. 1870, Nicholas Warren Baldwin, who m. (2) Paulding co., OH, 20 January 1876, Alice C. Porter.


Reference abbreviations

Smith Family Records = Typescript record of births, marriages, and deaths of the children of James and Mary Ann (Taylor) Smith. This record appears to have been copied from a family Bible, and was sent to me by Mrs. Mildred L. Littler of Andover, OH, in 1987. Her husband was a great-grandson of Nancy Ann (Smith) Dille (see the above list of children of James Smith).


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 24 August 2009.