Biography of Simeon Smith
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Smith, Simeon, son of Israel and a native of New England, came to Sidney, Chenango County, N. Y., in 1800, where he remained until his death, which occurred at the age of eighty. His wife, Patience Stockwell, also died aged eighty years. His children were Chloe, Patience, Lucinda, Titus, Enos, Simeon, Joseph, Giles, and Susan. Titus Smith was born in Sidney, in 1801, and came to Caton, Steuben County, where he cleared a farm and lived until his death October 22, 1865. He married, November 2, 1824, Lucy P. Babcock, of Stonington County, who was born July 20, 1804, and died October 22, 1875. She was a daughter of Elias P. and Sarah (Lewis) Babcock. Their children were Emory, born March 15, 1827; Lewis P., born December 19, 1828; Simeon S., born July 23, 1831; Lucinda, born February 22, 1835; Enos S., born May 2, 1840; Thompson, born November 19, 1841; and James P., born March 26, 1837. These children were all born at Caton, N. Y., in the first frame house built in town. James P. Smith came to Big Flats on April 1, 1866, and November 13, 1862, he married Sarah J. Cross, of Caton, a native of Cambridge, Eng., and a daughter of William and Mary Cross. She died February 15, 1887, aged forty two. His children by her were Florence, who died young; Lucy, born September 6, 1805; William, born August 16, 1869; and Carrie, born September 15, 1870. He married, second, Dencie Retell, of Catlin, N. Y., April 18, 1888. She was born November 25,1855, a daughter of John and Sabra (Brockway) Axtell. They had one son, James A. Mr. Smith is a farmer. With his brothers he enlisted in the late war, Simon S. and Thompson having enlisted in 1862 in Company H, Engineer Corps, and survived until the close. Thompson Smith has been for some years hopelessly insane. Titus established the first Sabbath school in his town and was deacon of the Presbyterian Church. Enos S. Smith married Jane Pew, of Caton, November 30, 1865; she is a daughter of Daniel Pew. They had one son, Edgar, deceased. He came to Big Flats in 1873.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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