Note on the Doran, Smiley, and Hamilton families of Riggtown
September 21, 2002
I would like to correct some information that I know for certain. Fillmore Smiley married Mary Hamilton. They had 7 children:
Mary Hamilton Smiley was the daughter of Ann Doran. The parents were Mary and John Doran. Mary and John had 5 children
The father of Fillmore Smiley was William Harry Smiley, but he went by the name of Harry. William's father, Samuel B. Smiley, served in the Civil War for 9 months, including service at the battles of Antietam and Chancellorsville. Samuel B. died on December 31, 1906. That's when the Smiley family left the farm and moved to E. Nields Street. William married a Quaker named Martha Ann Cox, and they had four children: Anna, Fillmore, and Samuel B. and Catherine, who were twins. Martha Ann Cox went to Ercildoun Boarding School for girls and became a teacher.
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