Orson was born in Vermont to Phillip and Olive Crocker Smith. Phillip was in the Revolutionary War, and died after the war. He is buried in Vermont. Olive and most of her children then moved to Portsmouth, Ohio. Orson married Maria Whitmore, and they had three children: Horatio, John, and Stephen. The family moved to central Ohio, and Horatio eventually moved to Linn, Iowa. I am descended from John Whitmore Smith. Stephen and his mother, Maria, both died in about 1837 and are buried outside Plain City, Ohio. Orson married Irena Kimball, and they had four children: Caroline, Ira, Elvira and Mariah. John Whitmore Smith settled in Union County, Ohio, and had a large family (about 11 children). I am descended from his son, Stephen. I have more information if you are interested.