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

* * * Special Notes * * *

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



* * * Special Notes * * *

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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