Larry, I live in Seattle too--Lake Forest Park! What a coincidence.
i would be interested in anything you can help me out with on the Smethursts. I am just startign the research on my brother-in-law's family so most of what I have gleened so far is off the internet. I am off to the archives tomorrow to do a little research.
I think the furthest back I have on the Smethursts is to Daniel Lyon Smethurst b: ? father of James (charles).