Re: Schmidt/Smith Northampton Co PA 1740-18
I am trying to find out more about my Schmidt/Smiths, and I know they were in this area for awhile, although my dates are not established.
Melchoir Schmidt (unsure of original spelling- this family was Dutch) was born around 1800 or 1805, probably around Northampton County, PA.
His family ended up in Newfield Tompkins County, New York. He married Jane Fish (of Northampton County), and because she was of respectable English descent, he anglicized his name to Smith for her.
We know Melchoir's father was named Henry. He married a woman named Nancy (last name unknown), and died around 1829. Henry and Nancy had Melchoir, Susan (who married a man named John Hughes), Ann, and Henry Junior.
Would be interested to know if you any info on this family.