Yes, Patty you are correct. My husband relates to William Smith's first wife
Catherine Gaddis and Chloe Fox is one of his grandmothers. I just recently
hooked up with another Smith cousin (to my husband) and she has letters
written to Emma Catherine Smith (Walter and Lela's daughter) from Cora (the
Cora listed below). I will try to type them into an email as they shed a lot
of light on some of this. The Smith line is indeed complicated but I have
been getting a lot of help from others here and in my new found Smith family
so a lot of this is being filled in. Stayed tuned for more emails with more
details from me on what I do know.
Thanks, patti Smith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patty Gaddis" <geneamom(a)comcast.net>
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Smith & Dibble
Patti, Polly and Bonnie,
I haven't been on the list, but this message came to me through PML on the
name Gaddis. I've read through the messages pertaining to this thread and
might be able to shed a little light. I haven't done much Smith research,
mostly gathered information from others as things come through since I
full time and the Smith line was such a huge one.
Patti, you mentioned that there was a Fox/Crittenden tie in the line. I'm
not sure about through the Smith line, but there is through the Gaddis
line. Catherine Gaddis, first wife of William Smith was the daughter of
John Gaddis and Chloe Fox. Chloe Fox's mother was Chloe Crittenden.
There was a double Smith/Gaddis connection, also. William Smith married
Catherine Gaddis and John B Smith, his brother, married Catherine's
Chloe Fox Gaddis.
I do not have a copy of the will, but was told some years ago that William
Smith's will states that his heirs were Mary Smith, wife; Irving Smith,
son; Walter J Smith, son; Cora Harrison, daughter. Mary D and Irving were
the executors. It stated that Cora was of Laurens, Otsego, NY and that
the other three lived in Davenport Center. The records further appointed
Barnial (sp?) Johnson of Andes, NY as guardian of Walter J
Smith. Somewhere I've got a photo of William and Catherine's stone from
one of my trips to Delaware County.
So, from the will, it doesn't look like there were any more children. Not
sure what other information you might be looking for, but I'm willing to
share whatever I have on these branches.
Also, Bonnie, I would be interested in what you have on the Smith line if
you don't mind.
Hope this helps some.
>Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Smith & Dibble
>Patti & Polly,
>Yes, this Walter J. Smith's father was William P. Smith b.July 26, 1822
>d.Aug. 10, 1893 buried Davenport Cemetery. William was first married to
>Catherine Gaddis b.Oct. 5, 1843 d.Jan. 13, 1887 also buried Davenport
>Cemetery. I believe she was the mother of Cora E. b.1864, Irving b.1870,
>and Walter J. b.Oct. 11, 1876 or 78. I don't know if there were other
>William married 2nd Mary Devoe Dibble b.May 17, 1842, d.Nov. 29, 1935.
>I have a lot more info on William and his family going back to the
>Palatine immigrant. What do you need?
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