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Subject: Re: Re: [SMITH's of PA] MITCHELL & GRAFTON
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:38:11 -0500
> Gail; I am tracking William Braden Smith, probably born Armstrong County, 1853. I recently found his parents listed as George Smith and Sophia McCullough. He married Arvilla Jane Taylor. They had 16 children, I only know of 12 of them: Ida, Mary Ann, Ruth, Gertrude, Grace, Harry, Charles, Edward, Paul, William, Walter and Nellie. I have not been able to find any track of George and Sophia. I am curious about William's middle name Braden. I know there is a large group of Bradens in Pennsylvania, but can't connect to them. Bless these Smiths and Taylors; they have totally confounded me, I have parts of my families back to the 10th thru 18th century and can't get them out of the 19th century. Joanne
> From: gail smith <>
> Date: 2005/02/25 Fri AM 10:27:40 EST
> Subject: Re: [SMITH's of PA] MITCHELL & GRAFTON
> Your message is interesting to me because I have all 3 names; Smith,
> Grafton, and Mitchell. Mine come together in the 1900s in Beaver County, PA,
> a neighboring county to Butler. My Smith tree includes many with names of
> William, David, John, Robert, etc. My gggrandfather was William Smith b.
> 1772 in Lancaster Co., d. 1852 in Westmoreland Co. William had 14 children
> to 2 wives, among them a John and a William to his first wife and a David to
> his second wife. My ggrandfather was Harmon (also Harry or H. B.). H. B. had
> a daughter Estella Maud with his first wife. Maud married a Wilson Dean
> Grafton in 1897. Wilson was b. in 1873 and had a twin brother. Milton, who
> lived with them for a time in Beaver Falls. My ggrandfather's second
> marriage was to an Ida Mitchell, a widow of John Mitchell. By the way, my
> gggrandfather's son David, had a son Robert. They remained in
> Westmoreland/Allegheny Co.
> I am not sure where or how the Graftons got to Beaver Co. However, they also
> had a brother, Charles, who was living in Butler Co., at the time of
> Wilson's death in 1946. Other siblings mentioned in the obit lived in
> California (John) and Rimersburg, PA (Sadie Grafton McElfresh). Milton was
> not mentioned in the obit and probably had died prior to Wilson.
> If any of this is of interest to you, I would be happy to share information.
> > From: "N & K Chestnut" <>
> > Reply-To:
> > Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:06:24 -0800
> > To:
> > Subject: [SMITH's of PA] MITCHELL & GRAFTON
> > Resent-From:
> > Resent-Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:07:11 -0700
> > Would anyone happen to have a MITCHELL or GRAFTON with their SMITHs in
> > Pennsylvania or Northern Ireland before 1850?
> > John Eakin SMITH had lots of sons and they had the following surnames
> > for
> > middle names: Sherman, Burns, Mummy, Reeser, Stephens, New, Sipe, T. and
> > Grafton. The 7th son bears the name of the mother's father. The 5th son
> > bears the surname of the mother's mother. The 5th daughter was Martha E.,
> > she died the day she was born; Martha EAKIN was John Eakin SMITH's
> > mother.
> > And some think, the mother of John Eakin SMITH's father, Robert SMITH,
> > was - Ann MITCHELL. Anyone agree or disagree??
> > John Eakin SMITH had brothers
> > William M. SMITH
> > David G. SMITH
> > Robert Black SMITH
> > I am especially interested in David G. SMITH (my Great-Grandfather),
> > born 1835 Butler Co., PA. m. 3's, d. 1924 Multnomah Co., OR. To what might
> > the "G" refer, other than "GRAFTON"? Were there any GRAFTONs in Co.
> > Londonderry, N. Ireland before 1830? Or were there GRAFTONs in Butler or
> > Venango Counties, PA. after 1830?
> > Kay C.
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