An American Family History

Catherine Kessler Smith

Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.

Catherine Kessler Smith was born about 1780 in Pennsylvania. Her parents were Henry and Barbara Kessler.

She married John Smith, Jr. in 1803 in Rockingham County, Virginia.

In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

Children of Henry Kessler and
Barbara Kenoyer
  • Catherine Kessler Smith
  • Henry Kesler
  • Simon Kessler
  • Barbara Kessler Peary
  • Mary Elizabeth Kessler Baker
  • John Kessler
  • Mary Magdalene Kessler Myers
  • Anna Maria Kessler Kemp
  • In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.