About 1832, Nathaniel and Mary Bentley Smith came to McHenry County, Illinois from Horseheads, Chemung County, New York.
Nathaniel was born in Hancock, Berkshire Ma.He was the son of Lt. William and Mary Smith.Nathaniel served as Captain in the war of 1812.He married Mary Bentley in 1812.
Mary was born 1795 in Berlin, New York.She was the daughter of Captain Caleb Bentley and Mary Babcock Hewitt Bentley.
The couple lived in Hancock until 1822 when they removed to Chemung County, New York.
The children of Capt. Nathaniel and Mary Smith were:
Darius b. 1812 Rowland b. 1813 Nelson b. 18? Mary Elizabeth b. 1818 Sarah Francis b. 1820 William b. ? Jane H. b. 1823 John I. b. 1825 Andrew J. b. ? Nathaniel K. b. 1829 Lois L. b. 1831 Hiram b. 1836 Benjamin Nathaniel b. 1839
I would love to share information with those connected to this family.My great grandfather was John I, son of Capt. Nathaniel and Mary Smith.