Simon HANCOCK md. Martha WELCH, March 23, 1833, Hendricks Co., IN. Amos WELCH (b. ca. 1818, TN)md. Martha MARTIN, August 3, 1836, Hendricks Co., IN. George W. SMITH (b. ca. 1817, IN) md. Nancy FITZSIMMONS (b. ca. 1817, KY), Jan. 4, 1838, Hendricks Co., IN.
Simon HANCOCK was in Taney Co., MO, 1840; Wright Co., MO, 1850; Webster Co., MO, 1860. Amos WELCH was in Taney Co., MO, 1840, in the area that became Ozark Co. in 1841 where he d. ca. 1865. George Washington SMITH left IN about 1843 and went to Ozark Co., MO, where he and his wife later died. An elderly Nancy SMITH, b. in VA, age 90 in 1850, and 96 in 1860, lived with George W. SMITH in Ozark Co.She was probably a few years younger than this, and appears to have been his grandmother rather than his mother.
Martin Robert SMITH (b. 1813, IN), brother of George, was in Crawford Co., MO, 1840, and Ozark Co. by 1850.He md. Elizabeth SNELSON, dau. of Marshall SNELSON, October 18, 1832, Ross Co., OH, or Crawford Co., MO, area.Martin and Elizabeth d. in Ozark Co., MO, in 1894.
Amos WELCH, George W. SMITH, and Martin R. SMITH were partners in a general store business in Ozark Co.
Amos WELCH was a son of William WELCH and Martha. Evidence is suggesting that George and Martin SMITH were sons of a Thomas SMITH of VA by way of KY.The 1810 KY census includes 26 Thomas SMITHs in 21 counties.
Where do I go from here?There were so-o-o many SMITH families in early Hendricks Co., IN! Can anyone provide even the tiniest clue to the origins of this SMITH family?