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Smith, John H.
LAST NAME: Smith FIRST NAME: John MIDDLE NAME: H. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: M TITLE: 
BORN: 18 Feb 1824 DIED: 13 Jan 1893 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
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BIRTH PLACE:  Pike Co, Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Lewisvile, Polk Co, Oregon
NOTES: 
Name of Father: James Smith Maiden Name of Mother: Maria Kiel Donation Land Claim 4288 - John H. Smith, Polk Co; b 1824, Pike Co, Missouri; Arrived Oregon Dec 1846; Settled Claim 27 Nov 1851; married Martha Jane 3 Oct 1850, Polk Co, Ore. Aff: Robert Gilliam, Daniel M. Boon, James D. Smith, David R. Lewis, Andrew J. Welch. MARRIAGE - Mr John H. Smith & Miss Martha Jane Lewis m 4 Oct 1850; H.M. Waller, Elder 1870 CENSUS - John H. Smith (46y, b Missouri, occupation farmer) enumerated with Martha (35y, b Kentucky), Henry (16y, b Oregon), Jane (14y, b Oregon), James (11y, b Oregon), Isaac (8y, b Oregon), Sylvester (6y, b Oregon), Frank (4y, b Oregon) & Alice (8m b Oct 1869, Oregon) 1880 CENSUS - J.H. [John H.] Smith (56y, b Missouri, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife M.J. [Martha J.] (44y, b Kentucky), 4 children, J.O. [James Oliver] (20y, b Oregon), I.L. [Isaac] (18y, b Oregon), S.C. [Sylvester Clifford] (15y, b Oregon) & F.N. [Frank] (13y, b Oregon) and a boarder W.E. Allen (22y, b Oregon)
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
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OBITUARY: 
John H. Smith was born in Missouri in 1824 and in 1846 came with his parents to the Luckiamute region. He married Martha, daughter of David Lewis, at a date early enough for each of them to take a donation claim. He first set stakes where L.W. Loughary now lives at the Burnís Mill, but made no filing and afterwards bought Wm Gageís right to the claim upon which he lived from that date until his death last Friday. In 1847 he went to Cayuse War and in 1849 to the California mines with the Simpsons, Gages, and others. He wintered near Sacramento with Wm Williams, who married a daughter of Fred Waymire. He leaves five sons, Henry, Layton, Oliver, Clinton, and Frank, and two daughters, Mary and Jane, who married two brothers named Rust east of the mountains. Mr. Smith was a quiet, unobtrusive man and consistent member of the Christian church. Polk County Itemizer, Friday, January 20, 1893, 3:4
INSCRIPTION: 
John H. Smith Died Jan. 13, 1893 Aged 68 Yrs 10 Ms 25 Days Gone before not forgotten
SOURCES: 
Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims, Vol 2, page 89 Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1879, page 2 1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, FA#781) 1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 107, FA#93 Polk County Itemizer, 20 Jan 1893, 3:4
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