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Thomas Smith Family Bible

  • BS 185.1809.P4
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Transcript: Family History

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[Title Page]

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[Page 678]


Thomas Smith son of Thomas and
Sarah Smith, was born the sixth
day of the seventh month 1760.
and departed this life on the ninth
day of the ninth month 1813.
Aged 53 yrs 2 mo. & 3 days
Leatitia Smith wife of Thomas
Smith and Daughter of Crispin
and Martha Blackfan was
born the sixth day of the third
And departed this life on
25th of the 4 mo 1841, aged
Eighty-Eight years, and
nineteen days 88 yrs & 9 days
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Children of Thomas & Leatitia Smith (aforesaid)
Thomas Smith was born on
the 14th of 11 mo 1785
Died 1851
Moses B. Smith was born on
the 29th of 9 mo 1787
Died July 15 1855
Aaron Smith 21st of 4 mo 1789
and departed this life 26th of same month
Leatitia Smith was born the
25th of 5 mo 1790
Edward Smith was born on
the 30th of 5 mo 1792
Oliver H. Smith was born
on the 23d of 10 mo 1794
Mary B. Smith was born
on the 3d of 1st mo 1797
Job Smith was born the
29th of 4 mo 1799
Elijah Smith was born on
the 2d of 5 mo 1801
Septimus Smith was
born on the 4th of 5 mo 1803.
Died 12 mo 31, 1831
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[New Testament Title Page]

Edward Smith. [Signature]


  • Ownership of this Bible descended to Edward Smith, and he has signed the New Testament title page.
  • Oliver Hampton Smith, 1794–1859, was a Quaker, an attorney, congressman (1827–29) and U.S. senator (1836–43) from Indiana. In 1858 he wrote briefly about returning to his childhood home: “Our once united, happy family were separated forever. My beloved parents, Thomas and Laetitia Smith, had long since gone to the reward of the just. The farm on which I was raised had passed into the possession of strangers. The choice fruit that had been cultivated by my father I saw plucked from the branches of the old trees by other hands.” (Smith, p. 635)


  • American National Biography. “Oliver Hampton Smith.”
  • Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana by William Wesley Woollen. pp. 196–203. [Google Books]
  • Smith, Oliver Hampton. Early Indiana Trials and Sketches Reminiscences by Hon. O.H. Smith. Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co. 1858. [Google Books]