CAROLINE VAN ARSDALE married John Ames born 1840, son of Orin and Phila Ames of Scipio (Rensaelaer) NY. Caroline V-A and John Ames married Oct. 22 1862 and may have moved 1866 with many of the Smith/Ames clan to Grand Rapids area, Michigan
Also, John Ames' niece, by his sister Jane (and husband Solomon Smith), Georgianna Smith b. 1862 married JOHN VAN ARSDALE of NY.Their children were Jennie - died in infancy; Frances - married Robert Ridlinger; and HEPYETH VAN ARSDALE b. 18 May 1886 married GLEN BAKER of Lansing Michigan and they lived in PASADENA, CA.