Godfra Smelker,

Name
Godfra /Smelker/
Given names
Godfra
Surname
Smelker
MarriageView this family

Birth of a daughterMary Smelker
1772

Marriage of a childHenry SnyderMary SmelkerView this family
1792
Date of entry in original source: June 15, 2010
Shared note: Many Children

Many Children

Birth of a granddaughterMargaret Snyder
November 11, 1794

Birth of a granddaughterMary Snyder
1797

Marriage of a childPeter WithingtonSmelkerView this family
before 1800

Date of entry in original source: May 22, 2010
Birth of a grandsonBenjamin Snyder
1800

Birth of a grandsonThomas A. Smelker
March 6, 1802

Date of entry in original source: May 22, 2010
Birth of a granddaughterKatie Snyder
1803

Birth of a grandsonDaniel Snyder
1805

Birth of a grandsonJohn Snyder
1808

Birth of a grandsonJacob Snyder
1811

Birth of a granddaughterEve Snyder
1814

Birth of a grandsonJohn Wakefield Withington
July 9, 1815
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John Wakefield Withington was born in Green Wood Mifflin County State of Pennsylvania the ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifteen"

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Note: Belleville was originally known as Greenwood.

Birth state from son Francis' 1880 Census entry.

Marriage of a granddaughterJohn WakefieldMargaret SnyderView this family
1815
Date of entry in original source: June 15, 2010
Birth of a grandsonHenry S. Snyder
1817

Birth of a granddaughterJulia Withington
May 5, 1818

Date of entry in original source: June 15, 2010
Note: Birthdate is calculated from tombstone information.
Marriage of a granddaughterJohn Wakefield WithingtonCynthia Jane HasletView this family
March 3, 1839
Citation details:

Marriage Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John W Withington and Cynthia Jane Haslet was married in Mill Hall Clinton County State of Pennsylvania the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine"

Death of a daughterMary Smelker
1839

Marriage of a granddaughterCharles BowersoxJulia WithingtonView this family
November 13, 1840
Shared note: 6 Children

6 Children

Death
Yes

Godfra Smelker + … …
himself
Marriage
Marriage:
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daughter
daughter
son
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SourceA History of the Smelker Family
Date of entry in original source: May 22, 2010
Note: «i»The original of this document, I understand, wa…

«i»The original of this document, I understand, was a handwritten manuscript. I do not know how it reached my Aunt Betty (Frances Rebecca Anderson Mitchell), though it was likely via an acquaintance in the Huntingdon County area of Pennsylvania where she lived. Aunt Betty made a typewritten copy of the manuscript, trailing off either when she ran out of time, or when the relationships became too distant to be of interest. Aunt Betty gave me her typewritten copy sometime in the 1970s. From this copy, I filled in missing parts of our family tree (Godfra Smelker > daughter who married Peter Withington > John Withington > Francis Edward Withington, my great-grandfather). -- Cynthia Withington Nace Barnes, Cochranville, PA, May 19, 2002«/i»

NoteA History of the Smelker Family
Date of entry in original source: May 22, 2010
Text:

Godfra Smelker's parents immigrated to America from Holland. When Godfra Smelker was a small child he was stolen by the Indians and was held captive until he was a man grown. Godfra Smelker, ... with other white children were exchanged by the Indians to the white people for merchandise, this exchange was made under a treaty between the white people and the Indians. Godfra Smelker would never work, he always hunted, in his habits he was always a full fledged Indian. Godfra Smelker lived to be very old and was burned to death in a house that belonged to his daughter Mary who had married Henry Snyder.

SourceCharts prepared by Cynthia Withington Nace Barnes in late 1960's.
Shared note

Stolen and raised by Indians. Traded back to white settlers in exchange for merchandise.