Benton Smith (1796-1846)
Parents
Father Benjamin Smith (?-1812)
Mother Rachel
Vital Information
Born before 1796
Married (1) Fanny Manahan - December 22, 1814 in Clermont County, Ohio
Married (2) Susannah Jolly - July 10, 1834 in Brown County, Ohio
Died 1846 in Spencer County, Indiana (estimated)
Children
1 son (bef 1820-?)
2 John W. H. Smith (born 1831) m. Rosanna Holt

Benton Smith was born in about 1796, the son of Benjamin Smith and his wife Rachel. He was married to Fanny Manahan by Daniel Kain, Justice of the Peace, on December 22, 1814 in Clermont County, Ohio. His first wife died and he remarried July 10, 1834 in Brown County, Ohio to Susannah Jolly. He moved to Spencer County, Indiana shortly after his 2nd marriage and this was his last known residence. It is believed that he died in Spencer County in 1846.

Documentation

Census

  1. 1820 Census: Clark, Brown, Ohio
  2. 1830 Census: B. C. Scott Township, Brown, Ohio
  3. 1840 Census: Spencer County, Indiana

Memoirs

  1. American Biographical Sketch of Self-Made Men of Michigan, Cincinnati 1878: John W. H. Smith