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From: "Bonnie Bunce" <>
Subject: Re: [NYFL] Re: [NYSeneca] SMITH, GOFF
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 06:17:47 -0700
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Hi all. Per the website at
there is a Town of Seneca in Ontario Co., NY. Could this be it? bb
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From: "Carolyn Ybarra" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:16 AM
Subject: [NYFL] Re: [NYSeneca] SMITH, GOFF
> I'm not sure if you mean Seneca county or if there is a village
> elsewhere called Seneca?
> The following is about Tyre town, Seneca County. (Where my SOUTHWELL
> family was in the early 1800s.)
> In the pedigree that came with "Smiths of Tyre," (A family genealogy
> published by W.E. Morrison of Ovid), there is one William SMITH from
> that time period. 8th child (of 11) of Joshua SMITH and Mercy SNOW.
> William was b Sept. 14, 1756, Sandisfield, MA, m. Dec. 19, 1779?, had
> a son, William SMITH Jr. Served with [his younger brothers] Asa and
> David 1775-1780 at Ticonderoga and Valley Forge. d. June 7, 1780, in
> the army. It does not say who he married.
> Elsewhere it says William died Jan 6 or 7, 1780 (instead of June), 3
> weeks after his marriage, and that his son was born after he died (so
> William Jr. would have a 1780 birthdate). There is also an account,
> for William Sr., of an accidental death, rather than during his army.
> Perhaps William Jr. of this family is the one you are looking for,
> but unfortunately it doesn't trace through that line. Rather, this
> genealogy follows the line of his younger brother Asa.
> Living in Seneca County in 1780 is extremely unlikely, as there were
> only a couple of non-Indians at that time. The settlement really got
> going about 1805-1812. Do you know the lot number or land
> description from the land deed? If not it might be worth a call or a
> trip to the Surrogates office of the County Clerk in Waterloo, ask
> them to help you find land deeds related to William SMITH. They have
> tons of land deeds from the early 1800s, in ledgers.
> p.s. I am copying this to the FingerLakes mailing list as someone
> there may know more.
> At 11:18 AM -0600 11/26/02, Hap Smith wrote:
> >Hello Listers,
> >I'm trying to get any information I can on William Smith that
> >married Martha Goff.. They had 10 children there in the Seneca N.Y.
> >area, circa 1780's.. Any information i.e. who William's Father was,
> >and possibly where his Father was from.. I have some information
> >that William deeded a 400 acre farm to 4 of his Son's, 100 each.. I
> >assume those Sons stayed in that area for some time..
> >Thanks for your help (in advance)
> >Hap Smith
> >searching; SMITH LINDERMAN BOYD BURRINGTON LOCKWOOD TOWNE HUNTER
> Carolyn Ybarra
> Redwood City, CA
> Researching SOUTHWELL, BUSKE, EIGHMEY, BISHOP, McKEE, MAGEE
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