Federal census reports indicate that Abner C. Smith, a farmer, was born in Massachusetts circa 1798. The Family History Library has a record of an Abner C. Smith, son of Abner Smith and Olive Onion, born November 2, 1798 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. I am uncertain if this is the same person. The lineage of the Dedham, Massachusetts Abner C. Smith has been traced back to the 1600’s. On October 6, 1820 in Medina County, Ohio, Abner married Sarah Mott, daughter of Ezekiel and Mary Mott. The wedding was performed by Burt Codding, justice of the peace.
By 1826 the Smith family removed from Medina County to Portage County, Deerfield Township, Ohio, the area where a large group of Sarah’s Mott family farmed. Abner is part of a special record done in Portage County, an enumeration of white youth ages 4-12 taken in 1832. The Smith’s were residing in the Deerfield School District #1 and had three children. Abner and his family traveled to western Ohio by 1840 and was farming in Portage Township, Wood County. From there the family removed to Montgomery Township, Wood County and Abner had one hundred dollars of real estate which he owned. Abner is enumerated on the 1860 census as living in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. Four of Abner and Sarah’s sons served during the Civil War and two died from injuries sustained during battles.
Abner C. Smith died on March 22, 1875 in Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio. Sarah Mott Smith died before her husband, but to date I have not found her death records or their burial site.
Children of Abner C. Smith and Sarah Mott:
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