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Benjamin Franklin Smith & Family
Genealogy information from Judy & George Knoblock

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 SMITH (ISAAC ADAMS JR.3, ISAAC ADAMS2, ISAAC1) (Source: Knoblock, From the 2006 genealogy files of George & Judy Knoblock, Skokie, Illinois.) was born 15 Apr 1821 in Gorham, Ontario Co., New York, and died 06 Feb 1910 in Minco, Grady Co., OK.  He married WELTHA ANN DANA 19 Jan 1842 in New York, daughter of SILAS DANA and MARY CROWELL.  She was born 05 Sep 1822 in New York, and died 08 Jun 1892 in Hennessey, Kingfisher Co., OK.


Judy Knoblock writes: "I have been able to find BF Smith
1850 and 1860 Castile, Wyoming Co., NewYork,
1861 Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa,
1870 maybe Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
1880 Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas,
1906 Colorado Springs, Colorado probably living with Florence Lee according to obituary.

 Benjamin and Weltha arrived in Township 18, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma in
May, 1889 according to the 1890 Kingfisher County Census.
In probating Isaac Adams Smith Jr's will it stated that Benjamin Franklin was
living in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa July 23, 1875.  The paperwork showed a
petition for proof of will, State of New York, City and County of Albany -
George W. Quackenbush, of the city of Albany, being duly sworn, says, that he
is a Foreman in the office of The Albany Evening Journal, State Paper,
published in the City of Albany, and that the Notice, of which a printed copy
is annexed, has been regularly published in The Albany Evening Journal, once
in each week for 6 weeks, successively, commencing on the twenty third day of July 1875.

Approximately 1907  he went to Minco, Grady Co., Oklahoma to live. He died in
the home of his son, Silas, per his obituary."


Burial: 07 Feb 1910, Minco Cemetery, Minco, OK
Occupation: Blacksmith

        Children of BENJAMIN SMITH and WELTHA DANA are:

                   i.    JOSEPH GRANT SMITH, b. 02 Mar 1863, Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa; d. 12 May 1935, Caldwell, KS.

             ii.    SILAS ADAMS SMITH, b. 22 Sep 1843; d. 25 Jun 1918.

                 iii.    SARAH JANE SMITH, b. 13 Mar 1846.

                 iv.    LOREN LESTER SMITH, b. 25 Mar 1848; d. 1869.
                         Killed by lightning 1869

                  v.    CORA ELSADINA SMITH, b. 12 Feb 1850; d. 19 Jul 1886.

                 vi.    VIOLA DELETTA SMITH, b. 25 Jan 1852; d. 25 Sep 1943.

                vii.    TRUMAN RUDOLPH SMITH, b. 09 Dec 1853.

               viii.    BEN FRANK SMITH, b. 08 Nov 1857; d. 16 Apr 1861.

                  ix.    FLORENCE GENEVIEVE SMITH, b. 11 Nov 1859; d. 17 Mar 1958.

                   x.    CHARLES FRANCIS SMITH, b. 23 Sep 1861.

                  xi.    LOUIS ARO SMITH, b. 29 Jun 1865; d. 18 Jun 1930, Dallas, Texas.

                 xii.    TWINS SMITH, b. 08 Nov 1842; died in infancy

                xiii.    SUSAN ADELAIDE SMITH, b. 04 Oct 1855; d. 29 Jun 1878.


Benjamin Franklin Smith                                               Weltha Ann Dana Smith & son         

Benjamin Franklin Smith with his grandchilren and horse, Old Trapper

Benjamin Franklin Smith with his grandchildren and horse, Old Trapper

In the following picture pause the mouse pointer over a face to identify the name.

GladysMariettaViolaArtFlorenceHerbBenjamin Franklin Smith
The children of Silas Adams Smith with their Grandfather Benjamin Franklin Smith ca 1906-07
L-R standing: Gladys, Marietta, Viola
L-R seated: B.F. Smith holding Art, Florence holding Herb

Photos contributed by George & Judy Knoblock

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