Mervin A Smith1

#29791, (22 November 1850 - )
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of William David Lewis
Father*Coley Smith1 (1829 - 1862)
Mother*Elsie Needam Sprague1 (c 1829 - 1907)


Alice A Porter b. c 1857, d. 1911
Child 1.Frederic A Smith+3 (c 1877 - )
Birth*22 November 1850He was born on 22 November 1850 at WisconsinG.1 
Marriage*10 October 1875He married Alice A Porter, daughter of Septimus Porter and Louisa Shimmell, on 10 October 1875 at Moorland Twp., Muskegon Co., MichiganG.2 


  1. [S1433] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 - 1934; Record Group 15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online, Application No. WC77633, Penson No. 126253, for dependants of Coley Smith, deceased (51 ims.). Enrolled at Saxeville WI 9 Sep 1861, mustered in as 1st Sergeant, Co. A, 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, at Madison WI. Wounded at Pittsburgh Landing TN at the Battle of Shiloh, 6 Apr 1862, d. at the hospital in Keokuk IA from these gunshot wounds, 6 May 1862, last rank 1st Lieutenant. Family of the deceased: wife Elsie A Smith (age 33, remarried to Edward W Robbins 27 Sep 1865); children Mervin A Smith (b. 22 Nov 1850) and Elwin Coley Smith (b. 26 Jan 1861); father, deceased; mother Thetis McWhorter (age 55); brothers O J Smith (age 36), Alfred Smith (age 25) and Frederick Smith (age 23); sister Hannah Taylor (age 37).
  2. [S1406] Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online, Registers, 1868-1886 > 1868-1875 > 1875 Mackinac-Wexford > img. 113/406, Marriages for Muskegon Co., sh. 56, no. 1218. Mervin Smith, age 24, farmer, b. WI, res. Moorland Town, and Alice A Porter, age 18, b. NY, res. Moorland Twp.; marr. at the bride's brother's, Moorland Twp., 10 Oct 1875, by Charles D Woods, J.P.; witn. Jacob Shimmel and Jane Shimmel.
  3. [S1852] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online, Marr. rec. of Fred Smith, son of Mervin A Smith and Alice Porter, 1898, q.v.