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Updated October 12, 2011

JOHN SMITH (c1778-1858) Captured By Indians (PA, VW, IL):
John Smith did not know who his parents were, where he was born, or when. For John was captured by Indians when young and after returning to white environs, knew none of these things nor his white name. It has been said that he was adopted by a man named Smith and so took the name John Smith. But we now know his born name; see Jacob Beer - Delaware Indian Prisoner below. John was an early settler in 1808 of Right Reedy Valley in Wirt Co., WV. Many of his descendants moved to Stark Co., IL, after the Civil War.

HART (Oxfordshire, PA, GA, OH, IL):
John Hart was a Quaker who emigrated England to PA in 1681. His descendants were in Wrightsborough, GA in 1780 and many moved to Preble Co., OH about 1805-1810. They moved on to Millbrook Twp., Peoria Co., IL around 1840. Margaret Hart married George Edward Smith, a son of Owen Brown Smith, in 1895.

The Camps and Garrisons were closely related families from Tuckahoe, NJ. They left that area in the 1810s and settled in Clinton Co., OH. In the 1850s several Camp and Garrison families moved to Millbrook Twp., Peoria Co., IL. Susan Garrison married Milton Cebury Hart, a neighbor, in 1872.

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  • Robert Garrison (1816-1892) (96 KB)
    Picture of Robert Garrison done about 1890.
  • Rebecca Batson Garrison (1816-1895) (26 KB)
    Rebecca Batson, wife of Robert Garrison. Photo taken about 1890.
  • Garrison Sisters (16 KB)
    Daughters of Robert and Rebecca Garrison
  • Milton Cebury Hart Family (176 KB)
    The Milton Cebury Hart family and two unidentified cousins about 1896. From the left: Guy, Ped, Ethel (in front of Ped), Unknown, Ray (holding his long-eared "pony"), John, Milton (father), Carrie (on the" pony"), Unknown, Susan (mother), Ola, and Nellie. The two unknowns may be Benjamin and Pliny Hart, sons of John H. and Almira Hart.

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  • John Smith Captured by Indians (121 KB)
    This Captured-by-Indians story is an old Smith Family legend that has been verified.
  • Jacob Beer - Delaware Indian Prisoner (30 KB)
    John Smith is the Jacob Beer Captured by Delaware Indians
  • Diane Smith, Civil War Heroine (34 KB)
    Diane Smith, Civil War heroine, is a grandaughter John Smith, and daughter of James Ellison Smith (1812-1863) and his wife Sudner Roy.
  • Garrison Families in Illinois (20 KB)
    The migration of Garrison families from Clinton Co., Ohio, to Peoria Co., Illinois, beginning about 1850.
  • From Philadelphia to Millbrook (21 KB)
    The one hundred seventy year, six generation journey of Harts from Philadelphia to Millbrook
  • The Saga of Two Isaac Harts (10 KB)
    The Isaac Hart who married Sarah Buffington, died about 1815 in Butler County, Ohio, is the son of Samuel Hart (1746-1787) and Esther Lowe (1754-1843). And the Isaac Hart who died in Warren County, Georgia, in 1841 is not. These are my findings on the dichotomy. Your comments are solicted.
  • The Smith Story by Maude Irene Smith (12 KB)
    Another account of John "Captured by Indians" Smith written about 1953 by a great-granddaughter of John Smith and granddaughter of James Ellison Smith (1812-1863).
  • The Garrison-Camp Families (23 KB)
    The history of the Garrison-Camp families written in 1927 by Charles Frank Camp of Princeville, Illinois.

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