Richard Smith & Hannah Jack
Richard Smith, 1799-1873;
Hannah Jack, 1807-1870
- by Alice Marie Beard

Hannah Smith JACK is named in manuscript written by Mary TODD LINCOLN's half-sister. The manuscript named Hannah Smith Jack, her husband, her children, and her location. Known as the "Helms Papers," MSS 425, reels 12, 13 and 14, it is available from The Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, KY, on inter-library loan only. The manuscript was by Emily Todd (Mrs. Helm), younger paternal half-sister of Mary Todd (Mrs. Lincoln). However, the portion of the manuscript dealing with Hannah was written by Dr. Simeon Seymor Todd (1826-1899). The typed copy was transcribed by Kentucky Historical Society librarian Nina Visscher in 1939. The following is from the manuscript:

Hannah S. Jack was born Jan'y 3d 1807, in Warren Co., Ohio.
Married Richard Smith in Warren Co., Ohio, moved to Tippecanoe Co., Ind., in 1828, thence to Carroll Co., same state near to Delphi where they died.
Children of Richard and Hannah S. (Jack) Smith:
Eliza Smith
Rachel Smith
Lewis Smith, killed at Shiloh where he was a federal soldier, during the late civil war.
Mary Jane Smith
John Smith

To see more clearly the relationship between Hannah Smith JACK (Mrs. Richard Smith) and Mary TODD (Mrs. Abraham Lincoln), CLICK HERE.


HUSBAND: Richard H. SMITH
BORN: 2 Dec 1799, NJ
MARR: 23 Jan 1825, Warren Co., Ohio
DIED: 2 Oct 1873, Carroll Co., IN
BUR.:
Beard Cemetery, Carroll Co., IN
FATHER: Joseph SMITH
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WIFE: Hannah Smith JACK
BORN: 3 Jan 1807, Warren Co., Ohio
DIED: 21 Feb 1870, Carroll Co., IN
BUR.: Beard Cemetery, Carroll Co., IN
FATHER: John Thomas JACK
MOTHER: Elizabeth Todd SMITH
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CHILDREN
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1) Sarah B. SMITH
BORN: 19 Feb 1826
DIED: 15 Sep 1827
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2) Elizabeth "Louisa" J. SMITH
BORN: 14 Feb 1828
DIED: 4 May 1880
BUR.: Beard Cemetery, Carroll Co., IN
SPOUSE #1: Nathaniel CAMPBELL
MARR #1: 10 Sep 1846
SPOUSE #2: Thomas W. GUINN
MARR #2: 2 Feb 1865, IN
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3)
Rachel SMITH
BORN: 27 Feb 1830
DIED: 19 May 1906, Owasco, Carroll Co., IN
BUR.: Beard Cemetery, Owasco, Carroll Co., IN
SPOUSE: John M. BEARD
MARR: 25 Jan 1859, Carroll Co., IN
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4) Henry Lewis SMITH
BORN: Abt 1837
DIED: 16 May 1863, Civil War
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5) --- SMITH
BORN: 11 Apr 1833
DIED: stillborn
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6) Mary Jane SMITH
BORN: 3 Mar 1841, near Wea, Fountain Co., IN
DIED: 1898
BUR.: Beard Cemetery, Owasco, Carroll Co., IN
SPOUSE #1: Joseph H. GARST
MARR #1: 29 Sep 1859 PLACE: Carroll Co.,IN
SPOUSE #2: Newton PERSINGER
MARR #2: 10 May 1868 (divorced)
SPOUSE #3: Albert M. CAMPBELL
MARR #3: 5 Oct 1859
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7) Amanda Malvina SMITH
BORN: Jul 1841
DIED: 18 Jul 1846
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8) Alvin A. SMITH
BORN: 18 Aug 1844
DIED: 1 Dec 1846
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9) John SMITH
BORN: 27 Sep 1847
DIED: Aft 30 Mar 1904
SPOUSE: Millie/Meley Catlin BOHM
MARR: 24 Feb 1870, IN
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NOTES:
HUSBAND: Richard H. SMITH
possibly of Princton, New Jersey.

WIFE: Hannah Smith JACK
The JACKs are a well-researched line. The modern-day authority on the JACKS is genealogist Ms. Cheralyn "Charlee" Wilson. Last known email address:
charwil3@comcast.net

CHILD 3: Rachel SMITH
All records list her name as "Rachel" except her death certificate which lists her name as "Hannah." Her mother's name was Hannah; possibly her name was "Hannah Rachel," but she always went by "Rachel."

CHILD 4: Henry Lewis SMITH
Union soldier killed in battle. One source says killed at Shiloh; one says Haines Bluff. The two were distinctly different battles which means that at least one source was incorrect.

CHILD 6: Mary Jane SMITH
According to gravestone, she was age 59 yr, 5 mo, 28 days, at death.


1st GENERATION
1 Hannah Smith JACK:
b 3 Jan 1807 Warren Co., Ohio;
m 23 Jan 1825 Warren Co., Ohio to Richard H. Smith;
d 21 Feb 1870 Carroll Co., IN;
bur
Beard Cemetery, Owasco, Carroll Co., IL.
Hannah's husband Richard H. SMITH was b 1799 NJ; d 2 Oct 1873 Carroll Co., IN.
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2nd GENERATION
2 John Thomas JACK:
b 4 Jul 1777 Brandywine, Chester Co., PA;
m 1801 Versailles, Woodford, KY;
d 19 Aug 1835 Tippecanoe Co., IN;
bur Dieterle Cemetery, Randolph Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN;
resided before 1825 in Turtle Creek Twp., Warren Co., Ohio;
Justice of the Peace in Ohio.
3 Elizabeth Todd SMITH:
b 16 Jun 1783 Montgomery Co., PA;
d 3 Feb 1856 Tippecanoe Co., IN;
bur Dieterle Cemetery, Randolph Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
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3rd GENERATION
4 James JACK III:
b 17 Mar 1726 Chester Co., PA;
d Bef 1801 Lexington, Woodford Co., KY
5 Sarah HOLLIDAY:
b Abt 1748;
d 1830 Warren Co., Ohio;
bur Jack Cemetery, Salem Twp., Warren Co., Ohio.
6 Elijah SMITH:
m 18 Jun 1782;
d 1801.
"McCulloch Papers," collection 2110, at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, MD, folder 3, dated 1789, contains a letter dated 13 Jun 1789 from Levi Todd of Fayette Co., KY, to Major John McCulloh with the notation that the letter "will be delivered by Elijah Smith." (Levi Todd was the brother of Elijah Smith's wife Hannah.)
7 Hannah TODD:
b 11 Jan 1765 Philadelphia, PA;
d 19 Sep 1822 Georgetown, Scott Co., KY
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4th GENERATION
8 James JACK II:
d Abt 1790 Chester, PA;
will dated 4 Jul 1787; will proved 28 Jul 1790 in Chester Co., PA;
Presbyterian.
10 Samuel HOLLIDAY
14 David TODD:
b 8 Apr 1723 Ireland;
m 4 Apr 1749 PA;
d 8 Feb 1785 Fayette Co., KY;
DAR-established patriot from PA.
15 Hannah OWEN:
b 3 Jun 1729 Montgomery Co., PA;
d 16 May 1805 Lexington, KY.
Dates are from her gravestone at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.
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5th GENERATION
28 Robert TODD:
b 23 Apr 1697 County Down, Ireland;
d 3 Apr 1775 Trappe, Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., PA
29 Jean/Ann SMITH
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6th GENERATION
56 John TODD:
b 1650/1660 Scotland;
d 1719 Ireland.
57 Isabella ---
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7th GENERATION
112 James TODD


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