Lot 57 (SMITH)
   
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ALMINA SMITH
(1823 - 1904)
 
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This grave has only a brass marker placed by the Association in the 1930s. 
 
 
Obituary
ALMINA HILL SMITH  (07 Apr 1823  - 09 Feb 1904)
 
Little is known about the other three graves on this lot. Association archives indicate:
  CATHERINE TOMPKINS or Thompkins -(1856 - 1918) was a daughter of Almina Hill Smith.
  GUS SLEUTER or SLUDER - (died 1900) was the first husband of Catherine Tompkins.
  NELLIE CLINKSCALE (died 1909) was a grand-daughter of Almina Hill (parent not specified - possibly Elizabeth Smith Kite).
 
 

Almina Hill Smith was the mother of Lucy Smith Rosecrans who is also buried at Olive Hill.   Almina Hill Smith was born April 7, 1823 in New York state. She married Joseph Smith, Jr. on December 23, 1847 in Illinois. Joseph and his father Joseph Sr. (Dad Joe) were with Stillman's Army during the Black Hawk War of 1832. Joseph Jr. was born May 18,1819 in Kentucky and died March 18, 1879 in Bradyville, Page County, Iowa. He is buried in Birch Cemetery near Bradyville. Joseph and Almina had eight children.

 
Almina Hill Smith
Almina Smith had 1 son 7 daughters
No information about this SMITH family is currently on-line.
Genealogy:
The Smith Family
 
Generation No. 1

 

1. Catherine M. Smith1,2,3, born 1862 in Page Co, IA; died 1918 in Oklahoma City, OK4. She was the daughter of 2. Joseph Smith, Jr. and 3. Almina Hill. She married (1) Gus Sleuter5 Bef. 1900. He was born Unknown in ?, and died 1900 in OK6. She married (2) ? Tompkins7 Aft. 1900. He was born Unknown in ?.

Notes for Catherine M. Smith:
1910 census - 2 marriages - 2 children born 0 living
More About Catherine M. Smith:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [57]
 
More About Gus Sleuter:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [57]
 
 
Generation No. 2

 

2. Joseph Smith, Jr.8,9,10, born 18 May 1815 in KY; died 18 Mar 1879 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA. He was the son of 4. Joseph Smith, Sr. and 5. Katherine Kipplinger. He married 3. Almina Hill 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

3. Almina Hill11,12,13,14,15,16, born 07 Apr 1823 in NY; died 09 Feb 1904 in Oklahoma City, OK16. She was the daughter of 6. Isaac Hill and 7. Mehitabel Bancroft.

More About Joseph Smith, Jr.:
Burial: Birch Cemetery, Bradyville, Page Co, IA
Military service: Stillman's Army, Black Hawk War 1832
 
Notes for Almina Hill:
Almina Hill Smith was born April 7, 1823 in New York State. She married Joseph (Little Joe) Smith, Jr. on December 23, 1847 in Illinois. Joseph and his father Joseph Sr. (Dad Joe) were with Stillman's Army during the Black Hawk War of 1832. Joseph Jr. was born May 18,1819 in Kentucky and died March 18, 1879 in Bradyville, Page Co, Iowa. He is buried in Birch Cemetery near Bradyville. Joseph and Almina had eight children.
Almina's daughter Lucy married Lewis Rosecrans and both are buried at Olive Hill (lot 46). Their grand-daughter Lola Nicholson Bailey was the first Association Historian and was married to the grandson of Olive Hand Bailey.
Almina's daughter Catherine married Gus Sleuter (d. about 1900) and then married a Mr. Thompkins. Both Catherine and Gus are buried at Olive Hill near Almina. Almina's granddaughter, Nellie Clinkscale is also buried nearby.
More About Almina Hill:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [57]

Children of Joseph Smith and Almina Hill are:

i. Lucy Columbus Smith17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, born 15 Nov 1848 in Peoria Co, IL27; died 21 Dec 1931 in Yukon, Canadian Co, OK27; married Lewis Rosecrans 22 Jan 1865 in Page Co, IA; born 02 May 1840 in Belpre, Washington Co, OH27; died 09 Jun 1894 in Miller, Oklahoma Co, OT27.

Notes for Lucy Columbus Smith:
OBITUARY: 12/27/1931; p.23
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ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church, Britton, it was announced by Britton funeral home.
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OBITUARY: 12/28/1931; p.13
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ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton, widow of Union soldier and '89er, died at the home of her son Bill Rosecrans, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist church at Britton Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, it was announced by Watts & McAtee.
More About Lucy Columbus Smith:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [46]
Obituary: 27 Dec 1931, Daily Oklahoman
 
Notes for Lewis Rosecrans:
Lewis Rosecrans was born May 7, 1840, in Washington Co, OH, the son of Levi and Darci Rosecrans. Though a farmer by occupation, during the Civil War Lewis was a private in Company "a" 1st Regiment Iowa Cavalry, Union Army. He enlisted 13 June 1861 at Keokuk, Iowa and was honorably discharged 7 September 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. He furnished his own horse and equipment during his service. The War Department records give his description as being 5' 10", dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. Lewis married Lucy Columbus Smith on 22 January 1865 at Bradyville, Iowa. They farmed in Nodaway County Missouri (four miles from Bradyville). After the opening of the Oklahoma Territory (1889) Lewis sold the Missouri farm (6 February 1890) and traveled to Erin Springs, near Linsay, Oklahoma. There he worked on a ranch until the fall of 1890. He came to Spring Creek Township and purchased the quarter (160 acres) seven 7 miles west and a half a mile north of Britton Oklahoma. Soon after his more to Oklahoma, Lewis suffered a stroke and was an invalid until his death on
9 June 1894 (at the age of 54).
Lewis and Lucy had six children.
The son of William Rosecrans is buried near Lewis and Lucy. Lucy's mother, Almina Smith, and her sister Catherine are also buried at Olive Hill (lot 57). William Rosecrans was one of the three trustees who incorporated Olive Hill Cemetery in 1933.
Lewis was the half second cousin (once removed) of William Starke Rosecrans.
More About Lewis Rosecrans:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [46]
Military service: Civil War - Union Co. A 1st IOWA27

ii. Elizabeth A. Smith28,29, born 31 May 1850 in IL; died Bet. 1860 - 1940.

iii. Mary A. Smith30,31,32,33,34,35, born 31 May 1850 in IL; died 19 Aug 1928 in Ripley, Payne Co, OK36; married (1) ? Stallard Bet. 1866 - 1873 in IA or MO; born Unknown in WV; died Bef. 1873 in IA or MO or OK; married (2) Lewis Lovell 02 Nov 1879 in Nodaway Co, MO; born 1852 in MN; died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in MO or OK.

More About Mary A. Smith:
Burial: Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Payne Co, OK

iv. Joseph Hill Smith III37,38, born 02 Nov 1853 in IL; died 12 Apr 1909 in Ellis Co, OK39

v. Emaline Smith40, born 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died Bet. 1855 - 1945.

vi. Evaline Smith40, born 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA.

vii. Nancy Smith41, born 05 Feb 1857 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 21 Jul 1948.

viii. Catherine M. Smith, born 1862 in Page Co, IA; died 1918 in Oklahoma City, OK; married (1) Gus Sleuter Bef. 1900; married (2) ? Tompkins Aft. 1900.

 
Generation No. 4

 

4. Joseph Smith, Sr.42,43, born 1786 in MD; died 20 Mar 1852 in Near Princeton, Bureau Co, IL. He was the son of 8. Nicholas Smith and 9. Katie Soonatucker. He married 5. Katherine Kipplinger 26 Apr 1806 in KY.

5. Katherine Kipplinger43, born 1782 in PA; died 04 Nov 1835 in Ohio Twp, Bureau Co, IL.

Notes for Joseph Smith, Sr.:
     Joseph married Katherine Kipplinger in Kentucky. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was with the Kentucky troops in Canada at the Battle of the Thames (October 7, 1813). He also served in the Creek War (a war against the alliance of the British and the Creek Indians). Joseph and both his sons, Nicholas and Joseph, Jr. served with Stillman's Army during the Black Hawk War of 1832. Stillman's Army consisted of about 900 rangers, mostly from the southern part of the state. Zachary Taylor (12th president of the United States) was a colonel Stillman's Army, and Jefferson Davis was a lieutenant. "Young Joe was about fifteen when he carried the governor's message from Dixon to Fort Wilburn. On "Old Pat", alone, unarmed, and without any road, he traveled forty-five miles through unsettled territory full of hostile Indians. It was a feat that veteran soldiers could not be induced to undertake. Later Young Joe served as a captain in the Civil War (1861-1863).
    Five of the children of Joseph Sr. and Katherine were born in Kentucky and the youngest two were born in Indiana after the family migrated there in 1822. In the fall of 1823 they moved to Peoria, Illinois (or Fort Clark as it was called then). They built a cabin first on one side of the river, then the other. Joseph was an active figure in the early history of Peoria. He helped locate the county seat at Peoria and served on the first County Board (March 7, 1825). It was on the board that he acquired the nickname "Dad Joe" by which he was known forever after.
    In the fall of 1826 "Dad Joe" moved his family 165 miles northwest to Galena, Illinois. The wilderness from Peoria to Galena was inhabited only by the Indians. The Smith family is believed to be the first pioneers to cross these prairies. Dad Joe built his cabin with log fortifications as protection from the unfriendly Indians. In 1827, Dad Joe traded his oxen for horses. One was a pony for young Joe and the other was "Pat", the favorite which he rode for more than twenty years.
Galena was noted for it's lead mines, but prospecting for lead was not satisfactory for Dad Joe. He found no farm to suit him and the dangers of the location forced the family to migrate again, this time to Rock Island, Illinois where U.S. troops were located (Ft. Armstrong).
    Near Rock Island, he bought a timber claim four miles up the river from Black Hawk's tower, not far from the Indian village. The family lived in a wigwam until their cabin was built. This was the best place they had lived and Dad Joe might have remained if the Indians and "fire-water" had not met. A drunk Indian made an almost successful attempt to tomahawk Katherine, so they reluctantly started back towards Peoria. In the fall of 1828, they stopped fifteen miles north of Peoria at Reed's Settlement.
In the fall of 1829, the family intended to move to Ogee Ferry, but the place didn't suit them so they stayed only two days. They moved on to Read Oak Grove (almost two miles northwest of what is now Ohio, Illinois). Katherine was the only woman around. Travelers soon learned they could get food cooked by a woman if they went to Dad Joe's house. Accommodations were built for travelers. The smiths fed them wild turkey, prairie chicken, quail and the choicest venison. They had plenty of milk, butter and wild fruit. The hospitality was cut short when Katherine Kipplinger Smith died here November 4, 1835 (aged 53).
    Dad Joe bought a farm four miles north of Princeton, Illinois in 1836. He married again and they lived out their lives in Princeton. Dad Joe died March 20, 1852 (aged 66). He and his second wife are buried in the Cross Cemetery at the edge of West Bureau Woods (four miles northeast of Wyant, Illinois).
    All of Dad Joe's family stayed in Bureau Co, Illinois except Young Joe (Joseph Smith, Jr. born May 18, 1819 in Kentucky). In 1854, Joseph Smith Jr. moved his family from Illinois to Page Co, Iowa (near Bradyville). By that time he and Almina Hill Smith had three children. They had been married on December 23, 1847 when he was 28 and she was 24 (she was born April 7, 1823 in New York State). After they moved to Bradyville, Young Joe and Almina had 5 more children (but Evaline died at birth). Young Joe died March 18, 1879 and is buried in Birch Cemetery about three miles south of Bradyville.
    After the eldest daughter of Young Joe and Almina (Lucy Columbus Smith Rosecrans) migrated to Oklahoma in 1890, Almina joined the Rosecrans family on their farm in Spring Creek Township. She died there on February 9, 1904 and is buried at Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City.
    Most of this information is documented in the Illinois State Historical Society Journal, dated January 1926.
More About Joseph Smith, Sr.:
Burial: Corss Cemetery, Bureau Co, IL
Military service: War of 1812, 1 RIFLE REG'T (ALLEN'S), KENTUCKY VOLS.

Child of Joseph Smith and Katherine Kipplinger is:

2 i. Joseph Smith, Jr., born 18 May 1815 in KY; died 18 Mar 1879 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; married Almina Hill 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

 

 

6. Isaac Hill43, born 1787 in Rindge, Cheshire Co, NH; died 1848 in Prob. Bureau Co, IL. He married 7. Mehitabel Bancroft 07 Jan 1813 in Rindge, Cheshire Co, NH.

7. Mehitabel Bancroft44,45,46, born 24 Mar 1790 in NH; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Prob. Bureau Co, IL.

Notes for Isaac Hill:
Isaac Hill - 1840 Census Bureau, IL:     | Close Fit to 1850 Census
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1 male 5-10 years old    (b. 1830-1835) | John      b. 1833 age 07 in 1840
1 male 10-15 years old   (b. 1825-1830) | Job       b. 1830 age 10 in 1840
                                        | Benjamin  b. 1825 age 15 in 1840
1 male 20-30 years old   (b. 1810-1820) | ?          b. 1810-1820
1 male 40-50 years old   (b. 1790-1800) | Isaac     b. 1787 age 53 in 1840
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1 female 10-15 years old (b. 1825-1830) | Matilda    b. 1827 age 13 in 1840
2 female 15-20 years old (b. 1820-1825) | Almina     b. 1823 age 17 in 1840
                                        | ?         b. (1820-1825)
1 female 40-50 years old (b. 1790-1800) | Mehitabel b. 1790 age 50 in 1840

Children of Isaac Hill and Mehitabel Bancroft are:

3 i. Almina Hill, born 07 Apr 1823 in NY; died 09 Feb 1904 in Oklahoma City, OK; married Joseph Smith, Jr. 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

ii. Benjamin C. Hill47,48, born 1825 in NY; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Page Co, IA; married Anna ?; born 1836 in OH; died Bet. 1870 - 1926 in IA?.

iii. Matilda Hill49,50, born 1827 in NY; died Bet. 1860 - 1917 in IL?.

iv. Job Hill51, born 1830 in NY; died Bet. 1850 - 1920 in IA?.

v. John N. Hill51,52,53,54, born Nov 1832 in NY; died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Bureau Co, IL.

 

 
Generation No. 4

 

8. Nicholas Smith55, born Unknown in GERMANY; died Bet. 1786 - 1850 in MD or KY. He married 9. Katie Soonatucker 1780 in MD.

9. Katie Soonatucker55, born 1765 in MD; died Bet. 1786 - 1850 in KY.

Notes for Nicholas Smith:
Members of the Smith family played a big part in opening new frontiers as they migrated west from Maryland to Kentucky, to Indiana, to Illinois, to Missouri, to Oklahoma. We cherish the memory of those early pioneers. We admire them for the hardships they endured during those long journeys in a prairie schooner with two or more yoke of oxen and no roads to guide them. Streams had to be forded, rafts had to be built for river crossings, and when they settled, cabins had to be built. As they moved on, the hardships were endured again and again. Along the way, children were born, grew up, found romance and marriage, and merged new families to migrate west with them. They went on and we marvel that what we take for granted and the speed at which we can do things--were just impossible for them. Sometimes they spent the whole day walking. They did that without complaint. They saw a lot of things we would see as hardships as just some ordinary part of their day and didn't think about it. Nothing in American history compares to this strength of character and migratory spirit. It is the pioneer spirit that made our country great.
Pat Albrecht, great-great-great-great granddaughter of Nicholas Smith.
 
Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith Came from Germany at the age of fifteen. He married Katie Soonatucker in Maryland and they had five children. They moved from Maryland to Kentucky in 1798.

Child of Nicholas Smith and Katie Soonatucker is:

4 i. Joseph Smith, Sr., born 1786 in MD; died 20 Mar 1852 in Near Princeton, Bureau Co, IL; married Katherine Kipplinger 26 Apr 1806 in KY.

 

SOURCES

 
1. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
2. Census 1910 - OK - 3-Wd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co; p.222B; ROLL: T624_1266; ED: 219.
3. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
4. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
5. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
6. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
7. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
8. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
9. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
10. Letter from Pat Koenig.
11. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
12. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
13. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
14. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
15. Letter from Pat Koenig.
16. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
17. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
18. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
19. Census 1870 - MO - Atchison, Nodaway Co; p.499; ROLL: M593_795 (Rosearons).
20. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
21. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
22. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.302B; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
23. Census 1920 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.16B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 97.
24. Census 1930 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.1A; ROLL: 1917; ED: 3.
25. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
26. Letter from Pat Koenig.
27. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
28. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
29. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
30. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
31. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
32. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
33. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
34. Census 1910 - OK - 2-Wd Ripley, Payne Co; p.30A; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 185.
35. Census 1920 - OK - Cimarron, Payne Co; p.1B; ROLL: T625_1482; ED: 171.
36. Find A Grave, "Electronic."
37. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
38. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
39. ROOTSWEB, "Electronic."
40. Letter from Pat Koenig.
41. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
42. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
43. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
44. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
45. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
46. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
47. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
48. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
49. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
50. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
51. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
52. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
53. Census 1880 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.38C; ROLL: T9_177; ED: 3.
54. Census 1900 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.7B; ROLL: T623_238; ED: 3.
55. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
 
Genealogy last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
OHC Relations
 
  ALMINA HILL SMITH was the mother of Lucy Smith Rosecrans who is also buried at Olive Hill.
            Lucy's daughter married George Nicholson.
  The Rosecrans family is related by marriage to the Nicholson, and Benne families
            The Benne family is related by marriage to the Bradshaw, Cannon, Andes, and Almond families.
  Lola Nicholson Bailey was the first Association Historian and was married to Fred Bailey the grandson of Olive Hand Bailey.
            The Bailey family is related by marriage with the Carson, Stickler, Sanders, Meeker, Sitlington, Lay, McCallon, Butler, and Young families.
 
Association Membership
 
 
12 - 
Mrs. George Nicholson 
(d.1956)
Lewis Jack Rosecrans
(d.1963)
Pat Albrecht Koenig Hicks
(d.2014)