Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Daniel Smith and Mary Ann Lusher




Husband Daniel Smith 1 2 3 4

         Born: 20 Jan 1790 - Union Co, PA 4
   Christened: 
         Died: 12 Jan 1874 - Venango Co, PA 2 4
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 5


       Father: Stephen Smith (1730-1803) 6
       Mother: Maria Elizabeth Troup (1750-1807) 6


     Marriage: 31 Mar 1812 - Berks Co, PA 4

Events

Burial: : Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA.




Wife Mary Ann Lusher 1 4

          AKA: Anna Maria Lesher
         Born: 7 Oct 1796 - Berks Co, PA 4
   Christened:  - Altalaha Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, Berks Co, PA
         Died: 20 May 1872 - Venango Co, PA 2 4
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 5


       Father: George Lusher (1774-Abt 1849) 7
       Mother: Catharina Muench (Abt 1768-Abt 1850) 7


Events

Burial: : Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA.


Children
1 M William Smith 2 8

         Born: 29 Mar 1813 - Centre Co, PA 8 9
   Christened: 
         Died: 1893 8
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 10
       Spouse: Elizabeth Armstrong (1814-1899) 2 11
         Marr: 20 Nov 1834 2 8 9



2 F Catherine Smith 12 13 14

         Born: 23 Oct 1814 14
   Christened: 
         Died: 16 Dec 1836 14
       Buried:  - Old Sandy Cemetery, Sandycreek Twp, Venango Co, PA 15
       Spouse: James Foster Sr. (1810-1898) 12 14 16
         Marr: 15 Dec 1831 14



3 M Daniel Stephen Smith

         Born: 12 Jul 1816
   Christened: 
         Died: 21 May 1825
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


4 F Mary (Jane?) Smith 17

         Born: 16 Sep 1818 - Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 17
   Christened: 
         Died: 27 Nov 1861 17 18
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 19
       Spouse: Theodore S. Haslett (1812-1887) 18
         Marr: 24 Dec 1835 17 18



5 M John David Smith 20 21

         Born: 25 Apr 1820 - Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 9 20 21
   Christened: 
         Died: 22 Sep 1891 21
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 10
       Spouse: Nancy Hughes (1826-1891) 20
         Marr: 24 Mar 1842 9 20 21



6 F Martha Smith 22

         Born: 4 Mar 1822 22
   Christened: 
         Died: 19 Oct 1893 22
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 23
       Spouse: William W. Alsbach (1817-1893) 22



7 M George Washington Smith

         Born: 23 Dec 1823
   Christened: 
         Died: 5 Dec 1824
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


8 F Maria Smith 24 25

         Born: 16 Sep 1825 24
   Christened: 
         Died: 14 Feb 1914 - Oil City, Venango Co, PA 24
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 26
       Spouse: John Hetzler Jr. (1818-1903) 25 27
         Marr: 27 Apr 1843 24



9 F Elizabeth Smith 28

         Born: 18 Aug 1827 28
   Christened: 
         Died: 1880 28
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 29
       Spouse: Daniel Hetzler (1825-1847) 28 30
         Marr: 1845 28
       Spouse: James Ross (1825-1901) 31
         Marr: 1849 31



10 M Daniel Smith Jr. 32

         Born: 4 Sep 1829 32
   Christened: 
         Died: 4 Jan 1895 32
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA
       Spouse: Susannah Dodd (1834-1910) 32
         Marr: 25 Feb 1852 32



11 M Abraham Smith 33 34

         Born: 8 Sep 1831 - Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 33 34
   Christened: 
         Died: 9 Apr 1885 34
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 5
       Spouse: Sarah A. Smith (1834-1871) 34
         Marr: 16 Oct 1851 33 34
       Spouse: Elizabeth [Unk] (      -      ) 35



12 F Elenore Smith 36

          AKA: Eleanor Smith, Ellen Smith
         Born: 22 Aug 1834 36
   Christened: 
         Died: 9 Jul 1917 36
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 37
       Spouse: Thomas Watson (1827-1912) 36
         Marr: 26 Feb 1852 36



13 F Jane Smith 39

          AKA: Jane T. Smith,38 June Smith
         Born: 16 Sep 1836 39
   Christened: 
         Died: 7 Mar 1898 39
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 40
       Spouse: David Gillespie DeWoody (1831-1908) 38 39
         Marr: 9 Oct 1855 - Rockland, Venango Co, PA 41



14 F Henrietta Smith 39

         Born: 7 Sep 1839 39
   Christened: 
         Died: 24 Aug 1903 39
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 42
       Spouse: John Maitland LeVier Jr. (1838-1900) 39 43
         Marr: 28 Dec 1858 39



15 M Rev. Henry Clay Smith 44 45

         Born: 15 Sep 1842 44
   Christened: 
         Died: 1878 44
       Buried:  - Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Twp, Venango Co, PA 5
       Spouse: Harriet Howe (1841-1920) 46 47




General Notes: Husband - Daniel Smith


"Daniel Smith came from Penn's Valley, nine miles east of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He settled permanently in Rockland Township, Venango County, in 1815. He brought with him, five cattle, and twelve sheep. He paid $100 for the transportation of his family and household effects. The means of conveyence being a five horse wagon. The journey took ten days.
"Daniel Smith purchased land and cleared it for a farm site. He improved the farm, built a large house, and raised his family here. After his death this farm passed or was sold to Thomas Watson (his son-in-law) who was married to Elenore Smith. This farm later passed on to James Watson, son of Thomas and Elenore (Smith) Watson. This farm passed out of the Smith family connection when it was sold to Norris Campbell in 1920. The old house was torn down in 1939 and a smaller house was built by Mr. Campbell. The old house was among the oldest landmarks in Rockland.
"Daniel Smith was a blacksmith by trade, and built the first shop in Rockland. People came from fifteen miles distance to have work done. He was the first postmaster at Rockland, the first post office was established in 1830.
"Daniel Smith and Abraham Lusher each gave one acre of land from their farms to be used as the Cemetery. Daniel Smith and his wife Mary Ann (Lusher) Smith are buried there, as are all of their children, except Catherine (Smith) Foster, who is buried in what is known as Sandy Cemetery, located near Polk, Venango County, Pa.
"Daniel Smith did not settle permanently in Rockland, until 1815, but his name appears among the non residents who served in the War of 1812 from Venango County.
"Daniel Smith: Served in the War of 1812, as private in Captain Hugh McManigal's Company, Fifth in the One Hundred and Thirty-Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Dale. He served on a tour of duty at Erie, Pa., from July 28th to August 6th, 1813. Also was in service from January 1st to February 10th, 1814." (3)

His tombstone gives his age at death as 84 years, 11 months, and 22 days. (Another source gives 83 yrs.)


General Notes: Wife - Mary Ann Lusher


Year of death 1875. [HVC 1890, 1121] Age at death 75 yrs, 7 mos, 13 days. (Another source gives 1 mo.)

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Sources


1 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 2.

2 History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk, & Co., Publishers, 1890), Pg 1121.

3 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion. (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), Pg 844.

4 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 1.

5 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 96.

6 J. H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Columbus, OH: J. A. Caldwell Publishers, 1879), Pg 482.

7 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 1.

8 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 2.

9 J. H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Columbus, OH: J. A. Caldwell Publishers, 1879), Pg 638.

10 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 81.

11 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 2, 122.

12 History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk, & Co., Publishers, 1890), Pg 1026.

13 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 577.

14 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 25.

15 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 8, Sandycreek Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1999), Pg 70.

16 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 576, 792.

17 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 33.

18 J. H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Columbus, OH: J. A. Caldwell Publishers, 1879), Pg 591.

19 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 88.

20 History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk, & Co., Publishers, 1890), Pg 1122.

21 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 61.

22 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 71.

23 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 74.

24 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 668.

25 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 125.

26 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 77, 89.

27 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 666.

28 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 75.

29 J. H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Columbus, OH: J. A. Caldwell Publishers, 1879), Pg 94.

30 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 667.

31 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 76.

32 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 82.

33 J. H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania (Columbus, OH: J. A. Caldwell Publishers, 1879), Pg 637.

34 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 87.

35 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 89.

36 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 90.

37 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 73.

38 Brightwell, Newton Edward, DeWoody Records (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989), Pg 36.

39 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 96.

40 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 76.

41 Joan S. Hanson & Kenneth L. Hanson, Marriages from Venango County Sources (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1994), Pg 61.

42 Venango County Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church Histories, Vol. 5, Rockland Township (Franklin, PA: Venango County Historical Society, 1997), Pg 78.

43 LeVier, Timothy, LeVier Family Genealogy (Personal Research, 2012).

44 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 104.

45 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 125.

46 A. J. Davis, History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1887), Pg xxv.

47 Mrs. Harold V. Linn, Daniel Smith - Pioneer Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania (Venango County, PA: Privately published, 1961), Pg 104, 122.


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