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Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Kelly Smith (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2004 4:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
My SMith Lineage has a Widow Catherine Smith of Lycoming county PA that has reportedly been recognized for her supporting the war effort by boring gund for the rev.war.
she and her sons owned a grist/ gun boring mill in Lycoming county during Rev War. She was burnt out of her business twice, had a young son killed by indians,another son never seen from again during the raid and eventually had her poroperty "stolen" and sold while she was forced to take shelter at a Fort during the raids.

She historically is known for walking to Philiadelphia to try to recover her property several times to no avail. She had been told by a politician that if she would give her daughter CAssandras hand in marriage that she would get her property back,she is quoted as replying (basically) that she did want to receive her property back by any "left-handed" measure..

PA historical Society recognized her by placing a marker along the road somewhere near White Deer/ Nitteny Mts. area. She also has a mountain top named after her Catherines Crown.
She lived at Great Island, PA on the fork of the Sesquahanna River. I have a copy of the map made in the late 1700's showing this to be true.

We belive that at least one of sons served during the war, It was reported that follwing her death that one of her sons from Ohio returned , shook his head and made a statement that it was a travesty what happened and was never to return again..

I do not have a complete listing of her reportedly 11 children but am looking for any information in regards to her sons.

I am a desc.of her grandson George and Eva ( possible nee Barhtolemeuw) Smith thru their son Samual b:1805.


Is anyone familiar with this family? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 2 Oct 2004 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2005 10:02PM GMT
She is listed in the DAR Index I have access to as a member. Catherine Smith b. PA circa 1736, Patriot Service, d. PA 3 July 1829, husband Peter Smith. There are so many Smiths that to find a son (without more info) in the index would be impossible. There are DAR Lineage books at some libraries listing the members and their genealogy connection to their Patriot. You can order a copy of a woman's approved application which will show this info and some service info. http://www.dar.org

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

kelly SMith (View posts)
Posted: 2 Oct 2004 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
thank you thank you thank you -

you willnever know how much this means to me BIG GRIN !!!!

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 6 Feb 2010 7:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I haven't checked all of this for factual information but
I became a fan of Smith Family Genealogy (On facebook)

Here's info that I found on that page at facebook:
Smith family from Big Island / Lock Haven/ White Deer PA. Peter and Widow Catherine Smith of White Deer, PA. Had 10 children. Known Children are Cassandra, William moved to OHIO, one son served in Rev War never to return( Possible name Peter?), Nicholas and Michael. Widow Catherine Smith has mountain top named after her Catherines Crown, part of the Nittany Mtns, near White Deer, Pa. for her revolutionary war services. See ANNALS of BUFFALO VALLEY located on line for more information.

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 6 Apr 2011 6:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for info on Charity Smith (my GGM) and her husband. My dad was James Clinton Smith.

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 29 Jun 2011 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
Hi my name is candita and I am tryen to find descendants also of the smith family . We do know that my husbands great, great great great grandfathers name was peter and his wife was Catherine Worley Smith. I am hopeing that I have the right part of the family. I know that peter had a son named levi, and his wife was susan snyder smith, I do not know anything further than that at this time but would love to help you in anyway. My e-mail addy is candita75@hotmail.com. My phone is 301-697-5063 just ask for candy

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 12 Oct 2013 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kelly Smith, I have this family......Have we discussed this before????

Dick Deise

ddeise@verizon.net

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 18 Jan 2014 8:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Orr
I have the Widow Catherine Smith as an ancestor through daughter Catherine b. about 1756. She married William Orr about 1774. The only record that I have found that links William and Catherine Orr to Widow Smith is the baptism of 6 of their children at Widow Smith's mills in 1788. This baptism included that of my great 4th great grandmother Martha b. 1 July 1787.

Re: Widow Catherine Smith w/o Peter? helped Rev/War efforts

Posted: 6 Feb 2014 9:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kelly, I am with the Clinton County Historical Society preparing a time line for the 175th anniversary of our county. Widow Smith is a person I am doing research on and her story is included in the timeline I am doing. Is it possible for you to scan the map you have showing the trading post on the Great Island? You could send it to behannis@kcnet.org. Even a copier copy would be appreciated.
My address is Bonita Hannis, 36 Betts Lane, Lock Haven PA 17745 or Clinton County Historical Society, 362 East Water Street, Lock Haven PA 17745.
Thank you for considering adding this to our information about Catherine, Peter and the trading post.
Cheers, Bonnie Hannis
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