I have been looking at the 1850 census for Lenox Township, Ashtabula Co., OH.There are several SMITH households living next to each other.The first listed is my ISAIAH A. age 39, b. in MA; his wife, LOUISA, age 35, b. in MA; and 5 of there children. Next is SOLOMON H. age 27, b. in OH; ORRAZETTO (spell.?) age 26, b. in NY; and 2 sons, HENRY and NELSON, ages 3 and 2 respectively. The 3rd. has ELIJAH age 68, b. in CT; SAMUEL N. age 21 b. in OH; HARRIET O. age 20, b. in OH; MARY age 15, b. in OH; OSEAR R. (spell?) a 13 yr old boy, b. in OH. The next family is that of MILES, age 32, b. in OH; ELSIE P. age 35, b. in MA; QUINCY M. age 6, b. in OH; MARTIN age 4, b. in OH; and SALLY M. SMITH age 19, b. in OH. The last family has ASAHEL age 63, b. in MA; FANNY M. age 52, b. in VT; KINGSBURY age 17, b. in OH; EVELINE age 14, b. in OH; and EDWARD age 10, b. in OH.
The proximity of my Isaiah to your Asahel and Elijah makes me think there must be some relationship between the three men, whether he is a son of one of them or a nephew of another brother as yet not known.It would be too much of a coincidence for Isaiah not to be related somehow.I am interested to know what you know of any or all of these families.