Eleanor Smith

Female 1777 - 1848


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  • Name  Eleanor Smith 
    Born  1 Jun 1777 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Jul 1848 
    Buried  Abt 16 Jul 1848  Holbert Family Farm Cemetery, Sugarloaf, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I77  Main
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2014 

    Father  Samuel Smith,   b. Abt 1755, Smith's Clove, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1836, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  [unknown first wife],   d. Bef 1796 
    Married  Bef 1777 
    Family ID  F2865  Group Sheet

    Family  John Holbert,   b. 1 Jan 1773,   d. 19 May 1846, Chester, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1793-1801 
    Children 
     1. Coe Holbert,   b. Abt 1801,   d. Jul 1849
     2. Ezra Holbert,   b. Abt 1802,   d. 27 Jan 1873
     3. Jesse Holbert,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Maria Holbert,   b. 15 Nov 1804, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1882
     5. Elizabeth Holbert,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Fanny Holbert,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John S Holbert,   b. Abt 1812, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ellen Holbert,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jane Holbert,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 May 2014 
    Family ID  F2664  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    and memory, (blessed be almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I do will and order that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal property; Then I give unto my grand son, David Smith,(son of David Smith, deceased), of the residue of my personal property the sum of one dollar. I then do give and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal property unto my three daughters, Elinor Holbert, Hannah Mickens, and Ann Hunter (to be equally divided excepting the best coverlet which belongs to the bed on which I sleep that I do give to my daughter Ann Hunter; and the bed on which I sleep with the residue of the bedding belonging thereto, I do give and bequeath it unto my granddaughter Martha Meekins. These several legacies I will and order shall be paid to the said and respective legatees within one year after my decease. As to my freehold estate, I give and devise unto my two sons James Smith and Jesse Smith and to my two grandsons, Samuel Smith and William Smith, their heirs and assigns, All that part of my homestead farm lying within the following described boundaries (as lately marked out by myself, & my son Hophni Smith and the Rev. Hosea Ball) Beginning at the corner of Robert Arnold and Joseph Fitsgerald's land in the southerly line of my farm then following a straight course northeasterly to a small white ash tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on the north bank of a brook near the road that leads from my dwelling house to the Valley road_ thence along down the brook to a small Rock Oak Tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on the north bank of said brook by a fall of the waters and near the road that leads to the Valley road_ thence a straight corner northerly to a Rock Oak tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on a high bank on the westerly side of a small rill of water near a large sugar maple tree standing at the North end of a large rock or ledge to an Ironwood tree (blazed and notched on two sides standing in the wood near the gap in the fence that leads from side hill lot into spring lot _
    ...
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills Volume J Page 488
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills, Volume P, Page 35
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills, Volume P, Page 36
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    ...
    The last will and testament of Eleanor Holbert of the town of Chester in the County of Orange and the state of New York. I Eleanor Holbert considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (Blessed Be Almighty God for same), do make and
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills, Volume P, Page 37
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my son Coe Holbert one feather bed and bedding Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Holbert two silver serving spoons Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Holbert two silver table spoons Item I give and bequeath unto Emily King two silver table spoons Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen Rhoads two silver preserve spoons I further give and bequeath unto my five daughters viz Maria Knapp Fanny Vandevort Elizabeth Holbert Ellen Rhoads and Jane Holbert all my entire household furniture to be divided equally among them share and share alike And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods & chattels of what kind and nature soever and also all my real estate wheresoever the same may be or in whatsoever state or condition or manner it may exist I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my nine children, viz Coe Holbert Ezra Holbert Jesse Holbert Mariah Knapp Elizabeth Holbert Fanny Vandevort John S Holbert Ellen Roades & Jane Holbert to their and to their assigns forever share and share alike.
    And it is my will that if it should so happen that I do not sell all my real estate in my lifetime then I hereby order and direct my executors hereinafter named to sell all of my real estate wheresoever or in whatsoever shape or manner the same may be or exist as soon as convenient after my decease and divide the proceeds of the same equally among all of my said children and if any of them shall then be dead and leave children such child or children shall inherit the part and portion that the parent would have inherited.
    And lastly I nominate and appoint my two sons viz Ezra Holbert and Jesse Holbert executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight [17 Jun 1848].
                    Eleanor Holbert (LS)
    The above instrument of two pages or one half sheet was at the date thereof declared to us by the testatrix Eleanor Holbert to be her last will and testament and the then acknowledged to each of us that she had subscribed the same and we at her request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses
              J. J. Hallock  Chester   O County
              Jesse C. Kooly   do        do

    Whereupon I the Surrogate aforesaid upon the proof aforesaid being
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills, Volume P, Page 38
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    1848 Eleanor Holbert will probated in Orange County NY con't
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills, Volume P, Page 39

    Headstones

    Memory
    Eleanor,
    wife of John Holbert,
    who died July 13, 1848.
    Ae. 71 y's 1 mo. & 12 d

  • Notes 
    • see also

      Eleanor Smith
      F, b. 1 June 1777, d. 13 July 1848
      Father Samuel Smith b. 1755, d. 21 Jul 1836
      Mother Mary Mapes b. 13 Jun 1757, d. 1853
      Eleanor Smith was born on 1 June 1777. She was the daughter of Samuel Smith and Mary Mapes. Eleanor Smith married John Holbert Jr. on 26 October 1799. Eleanor Smith died on 13 July 1848 at age 71.
      Her married name was Holbert.

      Family
      John Holbert Jr. b. 1 Jan 1773, d. 19 May 1846

      Children
      Coe Holbert b. 15 Dec 1800, d. 29 Jul 1849
      Ezra Holbert b. 6 Mar 1802, d. 29 Jan 1873
      Jesse Holbert+ b. 12 Jun 1803, d. 17 Mar 1849
      Maria Holbert+ b. 15 Nov 1804, d. 24 Apr 1882
      Betsey Holbert b. 3 Apr 1807, d. 27 Sep 1881
      Fanny Holbert b. 21 Oct 1808
      John Smith Holbert+ b. 6 Aug 1812, d. 11 Dec 1874
      Eleanor Holbert b. 18 Apr 1814, d. 29 Aug 1874
      Jane Holbert b. 2 Oct 1817, d. 21 Mar 1864
      Samuel Holbert b. 3 Sep 1822, d. 27 Oct 1824
      Source: GSBC Family Files Nov 2013 - Page 1035 http://www.njgsbc.org/files/familyfiles/p1035.htm#i63406


      FAMILY BIBLE RECORD
      Page in Frame in possession of Grace Holbert Pelton Bennett 7/17/1973. Record of the Family of John Holbert.

      John Holbert b 12/14/1742 m Mary Bellus b 4/14/1741

      John Holbert, Jr. b 1/1/1773
      Eleanor Smith b 6/1/1777
      m 10/26/1799

      Son Coe b 12/15/1800
      Son Ezra b 3/6/1802
      Son Jesse b 6/2/1803
      Dau Maria b 11/15/1804
      Dau Betsy b 4/3/1807
      Dau Fanny b 10/21/1808
      Son John Smith Holbert b 8/18/1810
    • from DAR

      William Denton Ackerman born on - Feb - 1841 at ___________ died at Warwick NY on - - 1915
      and his ( 1st ) wife Emma Lorraine Sutton born on - Aug - 1844 at NY died at Warwick NY on - - 1929 married on 25 - Nov - 1868

      5.The Said Emma Lorraine Sutton was the child of
      John Sutton born on 17 - Jun - 1818 at NY died at Warwick Orange Co NY on 22 - Jul - 1896
      and his ( 1st ) wife Eleanor Holbert Knapp born on - - 1822 at NY died at Warwick Orange co NY on - - 1895 married on 13 - Oct - 1842

      6.The Said Eleanor Holbert Knapp was the child of
      John Knapp born on 26 - Jun - 1797 at _________ died at Orange Co NY on 24 - Nov - 1865
      and his ( 1st ) wife Maria Holbert born on 5 - Nov - 1804 at _______________ died at Orange Co NY on 24 - Apr - 1882 married on 2 - May - 1821

      7.The Said Maria Holbert was the child of
      John Hurlburt born on 1 - Jan - 1773 at Sugar Loaf NY died at Sugar Loaf NY on - - 1846
      and his ( 1st ) wife Eleanor Smith born on 1 - Jun - 1777 at _______________ died at Sugar Loaf NY on - - 1848 married on 26 - Oct - 1799

      8.The Said Eleanor Smith was the child of
      Samuel Smith born on - - 1755 at Cornwall Orange Co NY died at Monroe Orange Co NY on - - 1836
      and his ( 1st ) wife born on - - at _______________ died at _______________ on - - married on - -
    • Eleanor Smith
      Sex: F
      Birth: 01 JUN 1777 in Smith's Clove, Orange Co. NY
      Death: 13 JUL 1843 in Chester, Orange County, NY, USA
      Burial: 1848 interred on Holbert Farm, Sugar Loaf, NY 1
      Note:

      SOURCE: Marion L. Kimmons - Tuesday Oct 12 1999
      This is the Holbert Bible information from May Burnham's book, which was published in 1953::
      "Mrs. Frank Holbert of Warwick, NY has been very gracious and cooperative. She sent as many records of Captain John Holbert's descendants as she could assemble. These names and dates were taken from Bibles, cemeteries and court records. She visited cemeteries, sent pictures of tombstones and photostatic copy of a deed.
      She wrote that she as well as her husband was descended from Captain Holbert's son John Jr. - she from John Jr.'s daughter Maria and Frank Holbert from John Jr.'s son Ezra.
      Record copied from old Holbert Bible: "A record of the Family of John Holbert, Jr., and Eleanor, his wife"
      Names of grandparents, parents and children.
      John Holbert, born December 14, 1742
      wife
      Mary Bellus, born April 14, 1741

      John Holbert, Jr., born January 1, 1773, married October 26, 1799,
      Eleanor Smith, born June 1, 1777
      Children:
      1. Coe, born December 15, 1800
      2. Ezra, born March 6, 1802, m. Phila Ann Weeden
      3. Jesse, born June 2, 1803, m. Maria Whitman
      4. Maria, born November 5, 1804, m. John Knapp
      5. Betsy, born April 3, 1807, m.
      6. Fanny, born October 21, 1808, m. John Van de Voort
      7. John Smith, born August 12, 1810
      8. Eleanor, born April 15, 1814, m. James L. Rhodes
      9. Jane, born October 2, 1817
      10. Samuel, Jr., born September 3, 1822

      Ezra Holbert, born March 6, 1802, died January 29, 1873, married Phila Ann Weeden, born 1808, died May 18, 1844.
      Son: Albert Ruggles Holbert, born 1837, died 1914, married October 30, 1861, Mary Henrietta Wisner, born May 3, 1842, died March 23, 1894.
      Son: Frank Holbert, born August 10, 1865, died October 18, 1942, married December 1890 Grace Pelton, born April 23, 1870.

      Maria Holbert, daughter of John Holbert, Jr. and Eleanor Smith, married John Knapp, born June 26, 1797, died November 21, 1866.
      Daughter: Almeda Knapp born July 2, 1837, married William W. Pelton, born December 15, 1837, died February 25, 1916.
      Children:
      John, married Martha Hetzel
      Grace, born April 24, 1870, married Frank Holbert
      Almeda, unmarried
      Geraldine, married Selah S. Durland.
      one son, William P. Durland

      John Smith Holbert, son of John Holbert, Jr., and Eleanor Smith, born August 18, 1812, died May 5, 1876, married Catherine E. Bertholf, born March 17, 1814, died February 7, 1895.
      Children: Caroline, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Othaniel, Samuel, Emily, Ella and John S.

      Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holbert had three children:
      1. Ramsen Wisner Holbert, born October 26, 1891. Graduated from
      Princeton University in 1914; married Wilhelmina Dunning. They have one
      daughter, Clara
      2. Albert Ruggles Holbert, born April 12, 1804; died march 17,
      1955.
      3. Grace Pelton Holbert born June 24, 1904, married Raymond.
      Bennett. Grace is a graduate of Wellesley College, Class of 1927, and
      later Columbia School of Library Science. She is now Librarian at
      Thrall Library, at Middletown, NY.

      For many years Mr. Frank Holbert had a jewelry store in Brooklyn. When
      he retired they made their home at Pelton Homestead in Orange County.
      The house was built in 1803.

      In 1940 Mr. and Mrs. Holbert celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. In 1942, Mr. Holbert passed away. Her son and her daughter Almeda, live with Mrs. Holbert at Pelton Homestead.

      Mrs. Frank Holbert (Grace Pelton) is a Daughter of the American Revolution, National No. 113940. She also is a member of the "Founders Chapter of the Daughters of the 17th Century. At the age of eighty-four she was a delegate in April 1952 at their annual meeting in Washington, D. C. She also attended the DAR National Congress and presented the DAR with several lovely museum pieces."

      That is all the information that I have on the Holbert/Smith connection. I do have considerable other information about the earlier Holbert (Hurlburt, etc), also some on Mary Bellus (Bellis, Belles).
      According to family tradition, when John Holbert married Mary Bellus, he could speak no German and she could speak no English (they must have been able to communicate someway, don't you think?)

      SOURCE:
      Will of Eleanor Smith Holbert
      Liber P, Page 35-38
      Orange County Surrogates Court 1848

      The last will and testament of Eleanor Holbert of the town of Chester in the County of Orange and the state of New York. I Eleanor Holbert considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (Blessed Be Almighty God for same), do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. that is to say
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Coe Holbert one feather bed and bedding
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Holbert two silver serving spoons
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen Rhoads two silver preserve spoons
      I further give and bequeath unto my five daughters viz: Marie Knapp, Fanny Vandervoort, Elizabeth Holbert, Ellen Roades, Jane Holbert all my entire household furniture to be divided equally among them share and share alike and lastly as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate goods, chattels of what kind and nature soever and also all my real estate wheresoever the same may be or in whatsoever state or condition or manner it may exist, I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my nine children, viz:Coe Holbert, Ezra Holbert, Jesse Holbert,Mariah Knapp, Elizabeth Holbert, Fanny Vandervoort, John S Holbert, Ellen Roades and Jane Holbert to their and their assigns forever, share and share alike.
      And it is my will that if it should so happen that I do not sell all my real estate in my lifetime then I hereby now aid and direct my executors hereinafter named to sell all of my real estate wheresoever and in whatsoever shape or manner the same may be or exist as soon as convenient after my decease and divide the proceeds of the same equally among all of my said children and if any of them shall then be dead and leave children such child or children shall inherit the part and portion that the parent would have inherited.
      And lastly I nominate and appoint my two sons, viz: Ezra Holbert and Jesse Holbert executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. Eleanor Holbert

      SOURCE: OCGS Bulletin, Vol 3 Issue 3,p.23 LDS fiche# 6048732
      Family Bible record
      Page in frame in possession of Grace Holbert Pelton Bennett 7/17/73. Record of the family of John Holbert
      John Holbert b 12/14/1742 m Mary Bellus b 4/14/1741
      John Holbert Jr b 12/14/1742 m Eleanor Smith b 6/1/1777
      son Coe 12/15/1800 dau Betsy 4/3/1807
      son Ezra 3/6/1802 dau Fanny b 10/21/1808
      son Jessee 6/2/1803 son John Smith Holbert 8/18/1810
      Dau Maria 11/15/1804
      Note:
      Will
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=60c1ac2d-1db0-4f85-93ff-27b449b26589&tid=52577488&pid=1243


      Father: Samuel Smith b: ABT 1755 in Smith's Clove, Orange Co, NY
      Mother: Unknown

      Marriage 1 John Jr Holbert b: 01 JAN 1773
      Married: 26 OCT 1799
      Children
      Coe Holbert b: 15 DEC 1800
      +Ezra Holbert b: 06 MAR 1802
      +Jesse Holbert b: 02 JUN 1803 in Chester, Orange Co. NY
      +Marie Holbert b: 15 NOV 1804
      Elizabeth Holbert b: 03 APR 1807
      Fanny Holbert b: 21 OCT 1808
      +John Smith Holbert b: 18 AUG 1810
      Eleanor Holbert b: 15 APR 1815
      Jane Holbert b: 02 OCT 1817
      Samuel Holbert b: 03 SEP 1822

      Sources:
      Note: Lil Heselton


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