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Margaret Smith (b. October 08, 1802, d. January 02, 1900)Margaret Smith (daughter of James Smith and Cassandra Tucker) was born October 08, 1802 in Adams Co., OH, and died January 02, 1900 in Fairfax, Atchinson Co., MO.She married Samuel Walkup on May 06, 1824 in Highland Co., OH.
Notes for Margaret Smith:
Obituary of Margaret Smith Walkup reads in part:
"Her mother died when she was three weeks old, and she (Margaret) was adopted by Gov. Alen G. Trimble and wife."
Notes for MARGARET SMITH:
Pioneer Families of Mason County--Their Ancestors and Descendents reads in part: ". . . was the youngest daughter of James Smith the North Carolina Ancestor and was born after his removal north of the Ohio. She married Samuel Walkup, Esq., and removed to Indiana, where he died leaving her a widow with six children, one of whom was Reaves, late acting Mayor of Emporia, Kansas, and whose death from supposed poisoning at the hands of his wife created quite a sensation throughout the country the past year."
OBITUARY OF MARGARET WALKUP
Tarkio Avalanche - January 12, 1900
Margaret Walkup, whose maiden name was Smith, was born in Ohio, October 8, 1802, and died at the home of her son, D. H. Walkup, in Fairfax, January 2, 1900, aged 98 years, 2 months, 24 days.
Her father came to this country as a British soldier in the Revolutionary war, was captured by the Americans, and, when released, refused to return with the British - choosing to cast his fortunes with the Americans. Her mother died when she was three weeks old, and she was adopted by Gov. Allen G. Trimble and wife. Mrs. Trimble died when Margaret Smith was 14 years old, and she then made her home with Mrs. Trimble's sister, Mrs. Woodruff, until she was married to Samuel Walkup.
Sixty-one years ago she was left a widow. In 1854 with her children she came to Missouri, where she has since lived.
What a remarkable life was hers. With the exception of the first, this lady saw every year of the nineteenth century. Wha startling events have transpired! What wonderful history has been made during her life! Acquainted with our nation in its infancy, it was hers to watch the development into the greatest in all the earth.
At the age of 15 she gave her heart to the Lord, uniting with the M.E. church and through her long earthly pilgrimage lived in the faithful discharge of every christian duty. She is now enjoying the treasurers she laid up for herself, in a home not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Thurday, January 4th. They were conducted by Rev. J.L. Taylor, assisted by Reverends Beale and Hanna. The remains were accompanied by a large number of friends and sorrowing relatives to their final resting place in Pleasant Ridge cemetery, there to await the judgment day. - Fairfax Forum.
Mrs. Walkup was the mother of Mrs. L. H. Muinch of this city.
More About MARGARET SMITH:
Fact 5: 1854, Moved to Missouri37
Marriage Notes for MARGARET SMITH and SAMUEL WALKUP:
Married by Joseph Woodrow, J.P.
Children of MARGARET SMITH and SAMUEL WALKUP are:
i. REAVES3 WALKUP.38.ii. DANIEL H. WALKUP, b. 17 August 1829, Adams County, Ohio; d. 15 August 1913, Atchison Co., MO. iii. DAUGHTER WALKUP, m. L. H. MUINCH37.
More About Margaret Smith and Samuel Walkup:
Marriage: May 06, 1824, Highland Co., OH.
Marriage Notes for Margaret Smith and Samuel Walkup:
Married by Joseph Woodrow, J.P.
Children of Margaret Smith and Samuel Walkup are:
- Reaves Walkup, d. date unknown.
- Daniel H. Walkup, b. August 17, 1829, Adams Co., OH, d. August 15, 1913, Atchison Co., MO.
- Daughter Walkup, d. date unknown.