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Smith - Indian name change records in Wapello Co Ia ?

Smith - Indian name change records in Wapello Co Ia ?

Posted: 21 Jun 2002 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jul 2002 7:50PM GMT
Surnames: Smith Blachley Stater Winders Joiner Mc Queen
Would anyone know if there might be records kept in Wapello or Jefferson Co Ia of Indians who changed their Name?

I am looking for information on a John Smith born in Libertyville, lived in Agency also Eldon and Ottumwa. We think he was the son of Samuel Smith. John was born in the 1850's. He married a Mary Stater in about 1870 in Wapello
Co Ia. He was hung in Ottumwa by a mob for killng the sheriff in the early 1870's.

Does anyone out there have any Smith Family info for Wapello or Jefferson Co? Maybe something you have might fit.

Thanks,
Donna Bell

Re: Smith - Indian name change records in Wapello Co Ia ?

Bill Hansen (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jun 2002 8:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is a long shot, but you might try contacting the Wapello County Genealogical Society to see if they can find any information on him. I do show that a John E. Smith married Mary E. Staler (note spelling) on 1 Feb 1871. I don't know if that will help or not.

Re: Smith - Indian name change records in Wapello Co Ia ?

Posted: 25 Jun 2002 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jul 2002 7:50PM GMT
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your reply. I did just happen to find the marriage you mentioned and that is them. I will try writing to the historical society and see what they have to say.

Thanks-Again
Donna
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