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1860's Russell Clark Smith CDV Photo, Co. F 123rd NY, Argyle, New York



On front: "Russell C. Smith" is stencilled in old period ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Chamberlin, Norwich, New York, Chenango County. (P.V. Chamberlin was listed as a daguerreian artist in Norwich, in 1859. known to be Perronett Chamberlin, Perronet Vincent Chamberlin, or Perronett V. Chamberlin. He later lived in Oakland, Alamdeda County, California and worked as a Sexton in a church) 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Russell Clark Smith or Civil War Private Russell C. Smith 1843-1922
Father: David B. Smith 1803-1867, who was the son of Samuel Smith and his wife Susannah Smith. They were Dutch, Holland roots.
Mother: Cornelius Dennis Smith
His Siblings:
James Henry Smith 1828-1863
Eleanor S Smith 1830-1900
Seth C. Smith, born 1830
Warren A Smith born 1834, died in Confederate Salisbury Prison, Civil War
George G Smith 1837-1901 died Portland Oregon
Catherine C Smith born 1841
1st wife: Anna Rae Smith or Hanna Elizabeth Ray, born in NY
2nd wife: Sarah Buchanan Smith 1857-1916 listed as Canada English in census
3rd wife: Lillian Mary Mattison
4th wife, married at age 75: Ella Whiting Smith
His Children:
1. Addison Russell Smith, married Mattie B McMillan, Hattie Patterson and Hazel Morley, his children are: Ida Smith, Anna Smith, Russell Clark Smith, died 1951, Gertrude Smith and Howard Smith.
2. Ora Ellen Smith (her mother is Anna or Hanna Rae or Ray above) she married Albert Leroy Test and Albert McEchron, son was Dewitt McEchron, born 1892.
3. Leroy Seth Smith 1872-1953, married Elizabeth Nancy Brynes, daughter of Charles Brynes and Julia Louella Bauden, Argyle NY. Children: Ora Louise Smith, Julia Banford Smith, Mable Ellen Smith, Ethel Smith, Ruth May Smith.
4. Evelyn Jeanette Smith, her mother was Lillian Mary Mattison
5. Russell Vernon Smith, his mother was Lillian Mary Mattison
6. Lyle Addison Smith his mother was Lillian Mary Mattison)

Russell C. Smith
Battle Unit: 123rd Regiment, New York Infantry
Side: Union Company: F
Soldier's rank, in and out: Private

Pvt Russell C Smith
Birth: Jul. 7, 1845 in Argyle, Washington County NY
Death: Jun. 12, 1922 also in Argyle NY
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Argyle, Washington County

Civil War: The 123rd NY at Wiki: "The 123rd New York Infantry was organized at Salem, New York and mustered in for three years service on September 4, 1862 under the command of Colonel Archibald Livingston McDougall. The 123rd New York Infantry was mustered out of service June 8, 1865. Recruits and veterans were transferred to the 60th New York Volunteer Infantry."

Gettysburg: The “Washington County Regiment” monument to the 123rd New York was dedicated in 1888 by the State of New York.

Russell C Smith in United States Census, 1870
Age 25
Birth Year (Estimated) 1844-1845
Birthplace New York
Russell C Smith, M 25 New York
Ann E Smith, F 24 New York
Addison Smith, M 3 New York
Ova Smith, F 0 New York

Russell C Smith United States Census 1910
Event Place: Argyle, Washington County, New York
Age 65
Marital Status Married
Birth Year (Estimated) 1845
Birthplace New York
Father's Birthplace New York
Mother's Birthplace New York
Russell C Smith, Head M age 65 New York
Sarah B Smith, Wife F age 52 Canada English

Marriage Record of Russell C Smith & Ella M Whiting
Name: Russell C Smith
Event Date: 15 Mar 1919, Warren County, New York
Age: 71, Birth Year (Estimated) 1848
Father's Name: David Smith
Mother's Name: Cornelia Dennis
Spouse's Name: Ella M Whiting
Spouse's Age 59
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
Spouse's Father's Name: Abial Bales
Spouse's Mother's Name: Maria Dixson

Russell C. Smith United States Civil War & Later Pension Index
Event Date: 28 Feb 1907
Event Place: New York
Military Regiment: 123rd
Military Unit: Infantry, Company F

      This beautiful old CDV has Russel's stenciled name. We see other Civil War era CDV's identified as such, and they were done with a beautiful thin brass stencil in the 1860's. He is young and handsome, was this CDV taken on his way south to fight in the Civil War? There are many Smiths in Chenango County, New York where this was taken. It was found in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Russell was a soldier in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Company F, and then a farmer by occupation. This is a famous Civil War regiment having fought at Gettysburg, Chancellorville and the seige of Atlanta.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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