I am related to an uncle of Mary J Smith, d/o Sylvanus D Smith and Rhoda Nutter. SD had a second wife, Laura Ballard Smith Hurlburt. SD and Rhoda are buried in Nemaha County, KS.
David and Eliza Smith married in NY where Sylvanus was born. They moved to Oakland County, MI, 1830/31 where other Smith children were born. Interesting that I found this branch in the estate of David Smith who died in 1888 after son Sylvanus died 1887 in KS. The estate was still active about 1912-15 when the Smith and Bonine siblings activate their claims from Porterville, Tulare County, CA.
Sylvanus married Rhoda Nutter and resided in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, before moving to Nemaha County, Kansas. Children are George b. abt 1857 in Michigan, Mary J Smith Bonine b. abt 1859 Michigan, William Smith b. abt 1862 Michigan, Thomas Smith b. abt 1870 Kansas and David b. 1873 died young and is buried with his father.
I am looking for anyone with information on this branch of my Smith family and will freely share all Smith information in Michigan.
Mailing address 1405 Hunt Rd, Mayville, MI 48744