Larry, Thank you so much for the information.I think the marriage date of Eli and Mary is incorrect because Mary's parents, Nathaniel and Mary Bentley Smith were marriedin New Berlin, New York in 1812.After the wedding,Nathaniel and Mary rode on horseback to their new home in Hancock, Ma.
I am going to visit Chemung, Ill. soon. I sure hope I can find Nathaniel's grave.
Mary Bentley Smith was born in 1795, she died in 1901.At the time of her death she was living with her son, Judge Benjamin Nathaniel Smith in Los Angeles, Ca.Benjaminremoved from Woodstock to California in the late 1800's.
The children of Capt. Nathaniel and Mary Bentley Smith were:
Darius Smith Mary E. Smith married Eli Reynolds Nelson D. Smith Sarah F. Smith married John Cummings Jane H. smith married Samuel Blodgett John I Smith married Emma Chadsey(my great grandparents) Nathaniel K smith married Helen Tobey Lois L. smith who married Austin Badger Benjamin N Smith married Abbie Drake
Thanks again for the info and I hope this helps connect me with some of my family members. Kathy