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Caleb Wesley Smith

Caleb Wesley Smith
b. 6 April 1824, Charlottesville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Samuel and Parthena Ide (Rowland) Smith
d. 31 March 1902, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

m. 21 June 1849, Worth Township, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Jane Orr
b. 18 March 1833, Hancock County, Indiana, to Jacob and Elizabeth Jane (Scott) Orr
d. 31 July 1905, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Orr:

  • Amanda Francis (1852-1931) married Horace Alonzo Keesler
  • Catherine Parthena (1854-1935) married Daniel M. Haines
  • John Sanford (1856-1936) married Ida Jane Day
  • Margaret Jane (1859-1932) married Milton Miles Brokaw
  • Alice Eleanor (1861-1900) married Horace Long
  • William Morton (b. 1863) married Josephine [–?–]
  • Rosa Louella (1868-1942) married Cornelius Davey
  • Walter William Wiggins (b. 1879)

Caleb moved to Jasper County, Iowa, between 1860 and 1870. As early as 1875 the family emigrated from Iowa to Mitchell County, Kansas, along with Caleb Wesley’s uncle, Leander Smith.

Walter William Wiggins was adopted by Caleb and Mary Jane.

Submitted by:
Corlyn Holbrook Adams
Ft. Worth TX