1870's Winfield Scott Smyth Photo, Cazenovia College Madison County NY
On reverse: "Prof Smyth" is handwritten in fine old dip pen ink. Photographer: Johnson, Cazenovia, Madison County, New York. (known to be Cazenovia photographer Arthur Johnson, who is also seen as Arthur A. Johnson, A.A. Johnson, Arthur A. Johnson, and the Johnson Bros. in local census records)
Found in Public Genealogy Records: Winfield Scott Smyth 1840–1908, also known as W.S. Smyth, was born in Franklin, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and died in Casco, Allegan County, Michigan. He was the son of Rufus Smith 1800–1877 and Sabrina Wakelee Smith 1799–1877. His father Rufus was the son of Roswell Smith 1774–1855 and Lucy Ann Norton Smith 1775–1803, and his father's siblings were Billosty Smith 1803–1881 and Jane E Smith Watrous 1814–1899.
Winfield's own siblings were Hannah Frances Smith 1820–1826; Henry M Smith, born 1824; Lucy Ann Smith 1826–1884; Frances Mary Smith born 1828; Julia Eveline Smith 1830; Emeroy Janet Smith 1832–1849; Rufus W Smith 1834–1914; Margaret J Smith 1835–1851; Albert Smith 1840–1841; Albert R Smith 1842–1843 and Eliza A Smith 1843–1865.
He married Lavinia Espy Line 1839–1925, also known as Lovina Smyth.
Their children were:
Genevieve Line Smyth 1866–1913 (known as Jennie Smyth)
Winfield Scott Smyth II 1872–1940
This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family. Winfield Scott Smith was the author of an important book: First fifty years of Cazenovia Seminary, 1825-1875: its history and proceedings of the semi-centennial jubilee, published in Cazenovia, N.Y. and printed by Nelson & Philips in 1877.
Note: Cazenovia College began in 1824 as the Seminary of the Genesee Conference, the second Methodist seminary established in the US.
This photo was found in Oneida County NY, and is a CDV photo of a side view photo of Winfield, a handsome Caz College Victorian era professor wearing mutton chops, all the rage. A beautiful close up and intimate portrait of an esteemed faculty member. There is much info on him and his illustrious family online. His family is buried at the Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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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