Much though I would LOVE to have found the right Cyrus Smith and be able to rest on another rung up the genealogical ladder, there is doubt as to this match-up. Courtesy an angel named Doreen, three census records:
I. 1900 census West Virginia Brooke Wellsburg T 623 Roll 1756 Pg 262 Line 85 169 Queens Street Smith CM 44 male white b PA Dec 1856 married 19 yrs par b PA Grocer rents home Annie age 44 b PA Jan 1856 6 births 6 alive par b PA Charles 17 b PA Dec 1882 single clerk grocer Anna M 15 b PA Aug 1884 school Clara 13 b PA June 1886 school Wm B (!) 11 b OH Aug 1888 school Cora 8 b OH Aug 1892 school Virginia 5 b WV April 1895 Now, this IS the right family: Wm B definitely my great-grandfather and Cora or Clara the aunt who, was a missionary in Valparaiso, Chile
II.1870 census PA Westmoreland West Newton M593 Roll 1466 Pg 679 Line 12 201 (no street name) actual pg 24 Smith John 44 b Pa male white teamster real estate value 1500 personal value 200 Susann 35 b PA Amanda 18 b Pa Andr 17 b Pa labourerAnna B 16 Lizzie 12 Cyrus 11 (problem: my Cyrus should be 14!) Jacob 8Annie 6Mary 2Ruth 1
on actual page 17 is the ONLY other Smith in West Newton 1870 PA Westmoreland West Newton M593 Roll 1466 Pg 676 Ln 8 128(no street name) Smith Elia 43 b PA real estate value 3000 personal value 1000 Lizzie 18 b PA Amanda 13 b PA Smith Elizabeth b VA 64...but, no Cyrus!
III. However, elsewhere in Westmoreland... 1870 census Westmoreland Unity Twp Crab Tree M 598 Roll 1466 Pg 723 375 (no street name) Smith Ephraim age 52 male white b PA farmer personal value 500Smith L??? f w age 37Cyrus 15 b PA(much better for the age!) Joseph 14William 11Ellie 8Samantha 6Molly 3?