WOW! what a find.Now, to find a connection to this family.We and others have crossed information and Samuel Smith's first wife was NANCY VAN SLYKE(d. Eureka, WI.) 2nd wife was Mary "Polly" VAN SLYKE born Herkimer Co., NY c1787 died Blenheim, NY. 17 April 1877. Her first husband was Jerry Root family has told us. Heard of one child at least by Root, then eight children by Smith. Could be the two wives of Samuel were maybe sisters or some close relationship? Taken from Samuel Smith's tombstone--died in Jefferson-Schoharie County NY, March 8, 1869 aged 81 yrs. 5 mos. 8 days.So many of this Smith family b. Schoharie County, NY.