Hi Paul, I would appreciate chatting with yr mother too and you too....I am a Smathers researcher. Thank you for who Elmer md, I had him md to an Anna Unk......not sure where that came from long ago....but would like to have correct info. this is what I have, thank you. [in our DNA project my brother matched exact to 2 SMATHERS fr this line plus 5 Smothers whom all go back to Wm Smither d 1760 Berks co Pa]. I am also very interested in more info on Philip and his first lady friend who supposedly had an illigitmate son Christian, this acc/to Dr Smathers......
9th child Christian Smathers & Elizabeth Daubenspeck
9 Philip Smathers b Nov 5 1816 Allegheny Co Pa d Apr 4 1897 Brocton NY. Buried Portland Evergreen Cemetery New York
MetMary Polliard maiden had son Christian Smathers jr, illegitimate, born Dec. 21, 1817, died Mar, 18, 1862
Mary Polliard was the dau of Elizabeth Harringer & Nicholaus Polliard. Elizabeth Harringer dau of Ann Elizabeth Smithers & John Michael Harringer and she dau of George Jacob Smithers & Rosanna Kleintopf/Kleintub - Klintob
Elizabeth Harringer born 1796, md Nichalas Balliet/Polliard b 8 Feb 1774 Egypt, Whitehall Twp
dau/of Elizabeth Smithers & John Michael Harringer
John Michael Harringer md Elizabeth Smithers, the daughter of Jacob Smithers
Purchasing Their land from Elizabeth's Brother Christian, and Nicholas Polliard.
On Leatherwood Creek, in 1802, settled Robert Travis, John, William, and Robert Beatty. Christian Smathers, Nicholas Polliard, Michael Harriger and the Delp family in 1804-5
George Washington Harriger,brother to Elizabeth Harringer, b 1796 Nescopeck, Luzerne Co d 1867 Knox Township, Jefferson Co md Polly b 1800. At this time its believed Polly's last name either Polliard or Shirey, as members of both these neighboring families also moved to Knox Township in the 1840's and lived near George Harriger.
Mary Polliard md 1819 Nicholas Shirey b 1774 d 1852 of Clarion Co Pa ; mother of Reuben b 1820, Ezra Shirey b 1830 & 11 more children-Charlotte, Catherine, Caroline, Joseph, Adam, Cyrennes, Sarah, Amely, Margaret Ann, Samuel, Lydia.
Susanna Smathers [twin] (CHRISTIAN4, CHRISTIAN3, JACOB SMITHER2,WILHELM SCHMETTER1) b Feb 6 1836 Punxsutawney, Pa d. Apr 13 1908 Blairstown, Iowa.
She married EZRA SHIREY June 09, 1860, son of NICHOLAS SHIREY and MARY POLLIARD. He was born October 04, 1831 in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, and died April 04, 1915. [2kids]
Christian md Sarah Callihan of Strattanville, Clarion Co Jan. 14, 1841 b. ?, d. May 13, 1908. They had four boys and five girls, namely Clinton, Mary Ellen, Sarah Lorette, June Rose, Miles Leslie, Belle, J. Albert Patton, Elisa Jane, Albert, Delila.
official "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865" lists Christian Smathers, Co F, 63rd PA, as having died on 1-12-'64 at Alexandria.
Sarah Callihan Smathers md Mr. Overhine of Parker PA after Christians death she died in Parker PA
[acc/to Dr Smathers papers says this Christian b 1817 is also a son of Phillip Smethers]
Philip Smithers born 5 Nov 1816 Allegheny Co Pennsylvania. He died on 4 Apr 1897 in Brocton, New York. He was buried in Portland, New York. in Evergeen Cemetery
+ Cynthia WHITEHILL 1840 was born on 10 Dec 1823. She died on 27 Jun 1903 in Brooton, New York. She was buried in Portland, New York. in Evergreen Cemetery.
1840 Census State: Pennsylvania County: Venango Roll: M704_497 Township: Paint
Page: 26 Image: 51
Philip Smathers 1 male 20-30 1 female 15-20
1850 Census in Clarion County, PA pg 210a it list:
Phillip Smathers age 33 occup as a boat builder b 1817
--Cynthia Smathers age 27---sex w--- [Whitehill]
---Milton Smathers age 9 ---male b 1841
---Alphius age 7----male b 1843
---Martha age 5 â€”female b 1845
---Winfield S. age 3â€” male b 1847 I think this is the Win S. Smathers in 1909 you are looking for.
Children of PHILIP SMATHERS and CYNTHIA WHITEHILL are:
i.MILTON SMATHERS, b. March 24, 1841; d. June 1905 Bradford Pa md FE abt 1866
M. SMATHERS Self M Male W 39 PA Carpenter PA PA
F. E. SMATHERS Wife M Female W 34 PA KHouse PA PA
M. B. SMATHERS Dau S Female W 13 PA PA PA
R. S. SMATHERS Son S Male W 11 PA PA PA
E. H. SMATHERS Son S Male W 5 PA PA PA
O. P. SMATHERS Dau S Female W 3 PA PA PA
Source Information: Census Place District 2, Bradford, Mckean, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255153 NA Film Number T9-1153 Page Number 83A
ii.ALPHEUS SMATHERS, b. October 1842; d. March 28, 1911 Brocton NH.
iii.MARTHA SMATHERS, b. Nov 1844 Iowa d Jan 29, 1913 buried Wereeste Oh Md Brandon
iv.WINFIELD S SMATHERS, b. 1847; d. WFT Est. 1848-1937.
v.Sarah Brisbane Neil SMITHERS was born on 19 Sep 1855. 1920 resided Baltimore, Ohio
vi.ELMER ELLSWORTH SMATHERS, b. May 29, 1861; d. 11 JAN 1928 Westchester Co New York
+ Harriett Kelsey 1893 (she died in 1896).
-Nancy Kelsey md Williams
-Paul Williams email@example.com
+Anna UNK ??
vii.Henrietta SMATHERS md Cole
viii.EMILY SMATHERS, b. 1849; d.
viv.Cressie Mill Smathers md Erb
x.Jessie Blanch Smathers md Christy
xi. Alice Lyon Smathers md Craine
xii. Elizabeth Harriger Smathers md Weaver
Dr Smathers The History of the Smathers family in America." Written about 1920. A copy is on file at the DAR in Washington DC.- They had born eight girls and four boys; all except one girl grew to maturity. Phillip was an uncle of David, the eldest of his father, Jacob's family and a brother of Jacob; also, Cynthia Whitehill, Phillip's wife, was a sister of Martha Whitehill, David's Wife. It is said of Phillip and his nephew David that they were close friends and helpers much of the time in their daily work. which was farming and boat building and rafting on the Clarion River. Both were old and tested pilots. Phillip's sons are all dead except Elmer Ellsworth, the multimillionaire of New York City, 304 w. 75th Street. He was born May 29 1861 in Clarion county. He owns a large farm in fine state of cultivation at Brocton NY. It is noted for it s production of grapes. He has located here his sister , Mrs Hanrietta Cole and family, besides four widowed sisters and their families, namely Elizabeth Harriger Weaver, Cressie Mill Erb, Jessie Blanch Christy, Alice Lyon Craine. Besides the above named children are Mrs. Martha Whitehill Brandon, born in Iowa Nov. 1844, died Jan 29, 1913; buried at Wereeste, Ohio.
Milton, born Mar. 24, 1841, died June 1905 at Bradford, Pa. where he is buried and the family resides.
Alphens, born Oct. 1842, died Mar. 28, 1911, at Brocton, NH. He had two children, a boy and a girl. Martin resides at Steubenville, Ohio.