Tammy, You've hit the jackpot. The Smailes family you are inquiring about is mine. Thomas Smailes is my great-great-great-great-grandfather. The George you refer to was his brother. The information in your query is all accurate. Here are a few other points: -- Thomas, his wife and five children at the time came to America on July 1, 1820, on the ship Agricola, from Liverpool to New York. Thomas made his first home in New York State until the mid-1830s, at which point he moved his family to Virginia Township, Coshocton County, Ohio. A letter from Thomas to George in November 1841 offers encouragement to George and his family to also make the trip from England. -- I believe Thomas and George's parents to be Robert and Elizabeth (Willson) Smailes. The family was from Welburn in Yorkshire, England. I have referenced 10 children in that family. The only other one who I have a lead on, though, is a Richard Smailes. I am in contact with a descendant still in England. -- Thomas Smailes and his wife Hannah had 8 children. -- George Smailes married Ann Richardson, to whom were born two children; and then to Dorothy Ann Brotherton, to whom were born six children. -- George and his family came to America in 1842. -- Thomas and George were both Naturalized during the March term of court 1853.
There are still many Smailes who make Coshocton County home. An overwhelming majority are descendants of George Smailes. I am the last of Thomas' family to reside in Coshocton County with the Smailes namesake -- though cetrtainly there are other ancestors through marriage.
I first began researching the family history a few years ago, and have referenced 1,200 individuals. I have a lot more I can share if you have specific questions.
Am curious of what your connection or interest in Smailes is. I can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.