Descendants of Daniel
Smith of Inverness Shire
Member James Alan Smith, of Oak Harbor, Ohio sent us his family tree, which has been traced back to
a specific area of Scotland in the 1700s, in and around Inverness-shire. This family came very early on into Ohio.
We thought that some of our readers might see a connection with their family. We thank James for providing
this information to us.
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Descendants of Daniel Smith
1. DANIEL SMITH was born 1787 in Inverness Shire (HalfPenny/MayPenny) Town?, Scotland, and died 18
Sep 1855 in Jefferson County, Ohio. He married ELEANOR FORBUS/FORBES. She was born 1793 in
Inverness Shire Scotland, and died 31 Jan 1879 in Jefferson County, Ohio.
Child of DANIEL SMITH and ELEANOR FORBUS/FORBES is:
JAMES SMITH, b. 14 Apr 1847, Ohio; d. 20 Dec 1892, Jefferson County, Ohio.
2. JAMES SMITH was born 14 Apr 1847 in Ohio, and died 20 Dec 1892 in Jefferson County, Ohio. He married
ELIZABETH MCBEAN/MCBANE 10 Nov 1870. She was born Bet. 1840 - 1849.
Child of JAMES SMITH and ELIZABETH MCBEAN/MCBANE is:
JAMES CLYDE3 SMITH, b. 12 Apr 1876, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. 24 Jan 1942, Jefferson County, Ohio.
3. JAMES CLYDE SMITH was born 12 Apr 1876 in Jefferson County, Ohio, and died 24 Jan 1942 in
Jefferson County, Ohio. He married NANCY PRICILLA MOORE 31 Oct 1902. She was born 12 Nov 1877
in Jefferson County, Ohio, and died 06 Aug 1937 in Jefferson County, Ohio.
Children of JAMES SMITH and NANCY MOORE are:
FRANK GRANT SMITH, b. 23 Sep 1911, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. Oct 1989, Cleveland, Ohio.
DONALD SMITH, d. 1988.
WILLIAM JAMES SMITH, d. Bet. 1950 - 1959.
4. FRANK GRANT SMITH was born 23 Sep 1911 in Jefferson County, Ohio, and died Oct 1989 in Cleveland,
Ohio. He married ROSANNAH SUTTON 01 Jan 1938. She was born 13 Mar 1912 in Jefferson County, Ohio,
and died 25 Sep 1988 in Jefferson County, Ohio.
Children of FRANK SMITH and ROSANNAH SUTTON are:
JAMES ALAN SMITH, b. 06 Nov 1947, Cleveland, Ohio; m. JENNY LYNN; b. Ottawa County, Ohio.
FRANK SMITH, b. 1935; d. 1990.
Endnotes from James Alan Smith...
We know Daniel had a brother Alexander and a sister Jenny who married a Duncan Fraser. No other
information. We believe Daniel, Alex, Jenny came to the U. S. around 1800. Eleanor was a tailor by profession and
was sent for at a later date.We also believe that a Catherine Smith, daughter of Daniel and Eleanor, married a
James Smith, Jr. in Jefferson County, Ohio and moved to Richland Center, WI circa 1860s or 1870s. Last contact
was in the mid-1980s. Mot of this information came from the McBane Family, the first to settle in Jefferson County
from Scotland. I have seen 3 different spellings of McBane/McBean/McBaine.
Just another note, the McBane family came over about 2 years before ours. and they were from the Parish
of Moy. There must of been some kind of connection back in Scotland.
Additional information that may apply:
In using Ancestry.com we found listed in OneWorldTree a listing for a Daniel and Eleanor Forbus Smith
listing Daniel's, as well as Eleanor's birthplaces as Grantown, Inverness, Scotland. The dates are the same, but
some of the children listed to them do not have the correct birthdates; however, there is a good possibility that
Grantown could be their birthplace in Inverness.