Missouri Family Group Sheet for the Obediah Smith Family #3

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Submitted by: Gary Smith
Email address: <garysmith@cal.berkeley.edu>

Husband: Obediah SMITH
Birthdate: 12 Oct 1806
Birthplace: Pulaski Co., KY
Death date: 18 Apr 1863
Place of death: Assassinated by Quantrill's Raiders, Cedar Co., MO
Burial: Hackelman Cemetery, Stockton, Cedar Co., MO
Father: Andrew SMITH
Mother: Sarah 'Sally' SCRIVNER

Marriage date: 25 Mar 1847
Marriage place: Cedar Springs, Cedar Co., MO

Wife: Elizabeth 'Eliza' DAY
Birthdate: 1822
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death date: Abt. 1883
Place of death: Cedar Springs, Cedar Co., MO
Burial: unknown
Father: poss. James DAY
Mother: poss. Elizabeth Sarah

CHILDREN [none listed]
U.S. Census, 1860 United States Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar, Cedar,Clintonville Postoffice (10 July 1860) Occupation: Baptist minister Value of real estate: $9200.00
Wife: Eliza
Children: Peter, Camile (Campbell), Samuel and Catherine. Peter is 18 and is a farmhand.
On the same page are listed Ruben A. (sic), farmer, and daughter Elithan B. (Elethear) age 3.
"Obadiah became a large land-owner and one of the county's wealthiest citizens. An officer in the Black Hawk War with Gens. Claiborne and Jackson, he was also prominent offically, representing Cedar County in the legislature of 1862.
Soon after his return from the session of 1862-63 he was called out from his house by a company of armed men calling themselves Quantrill's men, and was shot and killed in his yard while standing by his third wife, Elizabeth.
His father, Andrew, was, with his wife Sarah, one of the first settlers of Kentucky and also of Howard County, Missouri, where he passed the latter part of his life.
Obadiah's second wife was the sister of his first, and was the mother of Peter Booth Smith. But, she died when Peter was only a lad and his father married a third time, to Elizabeth DAY." ---Goodspeed Press