The Hendees and Smiths married back and forth hundreds of years going back to the 1600s in New England. This continued in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont which is where my wife's Hendee family left for Michigan and eventually Illinois and Wisconsin.
This is what I have on the Hendees and Smiths in Lewiston, Illinois. Thank you for your additional information on the family. I believe the portrait that I have is of the Josiah Hendee (b. 4 Nov 1822) who was the brother of the Charles Hendee(b. 16 May 1840) listed below. Let me know if you would like a copy of the photo.
Arden Hills, Minnesota
Josiah Hendee Jr. b. 25 Aug 1776m(1). Eunice Russ 18 May 1779d. 2 Dec 1864Residence: Ontario County, New YorkEunice: d. 30 Apr 1869 [Duncan Family Geneology - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html]http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html] Josiah Hendee Jr.m(2). Hepzibah (or Hepzabah) Butler 16 Feb 1791 [1858 [Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) > Ashford Vital Records 1710-1851, Vol 4, pg. 89; Duncan Family Geneology - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html]http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html]
[son of Josiah Hendee above] Amasa Daniel Hendeeb. 6 Mar 1797 Ashford, Connecticut, USAm. Mary F. Sweet Locke 1 Jul 1819 [Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) > Hampton Vital Records 1786-1851, Vol. 1, Pg. 261] d. 25 May 1858Residences: Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut (1830); Franklin County, Illinois (1840); Isabel, Fulton County, Illinois (1850) [1830 United States Federal Census - Census Place: Hampton, Windham, Connecticut; Roll: 11; Page: 8; 1840 United States Federal Census - Census Place: Franklin, Illinois; Roll: 59; Page: 281; 1850 United States Federal Census - Census Place: Isabel, Fulton, Illinois;
[son of Amasa Daniel Hendee above] Charles Hendeeb. 16 May 1840 Avon Township, Lake County, Illinois, USAm. Harriet Purnell 9 Sep 1868Lake County, Illinois[Duncan Family Geneology - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html]http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/7113/Pages/famtree2.html]Harriet: b. 13 Nov 1842 ILLINOIS, USAd. 16 Jun 1897Parents: Benjamin Purnell(b. Dec 1809 Pennsylvania, USAd. Jan 1874 Vermont, Illinois) and Rebecca Marshall (b. Oct 1810 Pennsylvania, USAd. 8 Mar 1862 Vermont, Illinois)
[Son of Charles Hendee above] Melvin Hendee (twin)b. 1 May 1874m. Bessie Smithd. 27 May 1928bur. Temple Cemetery, Northeast of Table Grove, Illinois. “Twin brother of Marion.”
[son of Melvin Hendee above] Willis M. Hendeeb. 31 JUL 1907 Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois m(1). Emaline Johnson 1940 Canton, Fulton County, Illinois d. 29 SEP 1999 (age 92 yrs) Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois at Astoria Healthcare Centerbur. 1 OCT 1999 Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta, Fulton County, Illinois Service: 1 OCT 1999 Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta with Gary Sheets officiating Residence: SEP 1999 Astoria, Fulton County, IllinoisOccupations: farmer; Vaughn and Bushnell Manufacturing Co. in Bushnell (1972)Church: Berean Christian Church in Ipava [Greg Croxton] Emaline: b.d. 1957
OBITUARY – “Willis Hendee: Willis M. Hendee, 92, of Astoria died Wednesday; Sept. 29, 1999, at Astoria Healthcare Center. Born July 31, 1907, in Lewistown to Melvin and Bessie Smith Hendee, he married Emaline Johnson in 1940 in Canton. She died in 1957. He married Edith Ford in 1959 in Smithfield. She died in 1979. He later married Velma Rouse in 1980 in Pennville, Mo. She died in 1992. He also was preceded in death by one great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers. Surviving are two sons, Lee (wife Bonnie) of Hager City, Wisc. and Lyle (wife Diane) of Lemons, Mo. 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leladel Davis of Canton and Luwella Millard of Morton. A farmer, he also was employed at Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Co. in Bushnell, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Berean Christian Church in Ipava. Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta. Gary Sheets officiated. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Astoria Healthcare Center.”[The Rushville Times, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, page 15, column 2]