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An American Family History

William Smith

Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.

William (Will) Smith born in Illinois near Peoria about 1868. He was the son of the daughter of Josiah Smith and Sarah Pitts.

When he was an infant, he moved with his family to Chariton, Iowa.

Will was listed on the 1870 census as age three and in the 1880 census as age eleven. 

He died of typhus when he was young according to oral family tradition.

Children of Josiah Smith, Sr.
and Sarah Pitts
  • Elizabeth Jane Smith Frank
  • Allison Woodrow Smith
  • Nancy Ann Smith Wilson
  • Mary Ellen Smith Widaman Dixon
  • David Henry Smith
  • Josiah Allen Smith
  • John Smith
  • George Washington Smith
  • William Smith
  • Ida Belle Smith Hoops
  • Sarah Catherine Smith Hoops
  • Charles Elmer Smith
  • Cora Edna Smith Downard
  • Typhoid fever is transmitted by the eating or drinking feces contaminated food or drink. Symptons include fever, profuse sweating, gastroenteritis and diarrhea.
    Typhomalarial fever has symptoms of malaria and typhoid fever.
    Typhus is a completely different disease and is spread by lice or fleas. The patient has fever, joint pain, cough and headache.
     

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