Old-Smith Genealogies
Old-Smith Genealogies


  • Most families with deep roots in early America.
  • Other families who came to the US in the 1800s in search of
    religious independence, and crossed the Great Plains to reach it.


  • Old, Coonce, Ferguson, Jester, Pulliam, Elliott, Wilhoit
  • Williams, Hansen, Keesler, Shelton, Wann
  • Smith, Millard, Clayton
  • Richardson, Jenkins, Lunsford, Smithpeter
  • Ingham, Forbes, Hunt, Ege, Wyckoff, Conover
  • Edwards - related by DNA


  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Utah
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Broken Branches
  • Jester
  • Keesler
  • Coonce
  • Smith

    Current Focus

    Do you recognize this family?

    The current focus is on identifying the parents and unknown siblings of George W. Jester b 1828/9 in OH. George married Martha Pulliam Oct 1857 in MO-Holt Co. They had 2 children, Julia b 1859 and Ruben Elliott b 1860. Martha died 1861. George m2 Mrs. Matilda Stembaugh. They had 2 children, John b 1868 and George Jr b 1870.

    His father appears to be Elijah Jester found in OH-Jefferson Co in 1820 and 1830. I am speculating that this OH-Elijah Jester is the same Elijah Jester who is found in DE-Kent Co, and who was married to and divorced from Elizabeth Peterkin.

    DE-Elijah is found in the 1800 and 1810 census of DE-Kent Co with his family, but Elizabeth is listed as head-of-household in 1820. In 1820 and 1830, Elijah appears in OH-Jefferson Co with a new family. OH-Elijah matches the age of the DE-Elijah.

    There were 5 children in the family of OH-Elijah. Names of 3 are known: David W. b 1823, George W. b 1828/9, John W. b 1832. Based on census location, all of the children appear to have been born in OH-Jefferson Co. The name of OH-Elijah’s wife is not known; possibly it is Julia.

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    Here are some of my favorite Web sites:

    USGenWeb (https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/
    Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com)
    The Poorhouse Story (http://www.poorhousestory.com/)

    This page belongs to Gayle Old-Smith.

    Last content update 2/23/07