Missouri Family Group Sheet for the Obediah Smith Family


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



Husband: Obediah Smith
Birth date: 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
Birth date: 1822
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death date: Abt. 1883
Place of death: Cedar Springs, Cedar Co., MO
Burial: unk
Father: poss. James DAY
Mother: poss. Elizabeth Sarah


Documentation: 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
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocedar/index.htm .