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  (b. 3 March 1843 Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927 Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 84

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Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was born 3 March 1843 in Ledyard, New York, USA . Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was the child of Sherman SMITH   and   Charlotte Maria BURNHAM and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT (maternal)  Asa W BURNHAM and Lucy HUNTINGTON

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Caroline Matilda (Carrie)  married  George Washington SALISBURY 20 August 1862 in Auburn, New York, USA .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. George Washington SALISBURY  was born 11 July 1836 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora).  George Washington died 18 September 1915 in Auburn, New York, USA.  George Washington was the child of David SALISBURY and Maria WOOD.

Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH died 15 February 1927 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

Born in the village of Aurora.

She was buried on 2-18-1927 in Section Home, Lot 590. Caroline is buried next to George, but does not have a stone.

An interesting note: Harriet Tubman’s grave is in this cemetery, not very far from George W. Salisbury’s.

Smith Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal especially iron such as a blacksmith or farrier from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes plowshares and other domestic articles but above all for their skill in forging swords other weapons and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither . English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop occupational for someone who worked in one or habitational from a place so named such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey . Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan . Americanized form (translation into English or assimilation) of various European surnames meaning ‘smith’ or ‘blacksmith’ for example German and Jewish Schmidt Dutch Flemish and North German Smit Ukrainian Rusyn or other Slavic Koval Slovak Kováč Slovenian Serbian and Croatian Kovač (see Kovac ) and Jewish Kuznetz (see Kuznetsov ). Native American: from English smith adopted as an occupational name for a smith often as a translation into English of a personal name based on an equivalent occupational name from any of the Native American languages such as Navajo atsidí ‎‘smith’ (see Atcitty ). In most cases however the surname Smith was probably chosen because it is the most common (English) surname in North America (see 1 above). It is also the most common surname among Native Americans. Compare Blacksmith .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Smitha, Stith, Smythe, Nesmith, Smithey, Faith, Mitch, Smet, Smithe

Details of the family tree of Caroline appear below.
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Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH married Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!US Civil War Soldiers flag photo of George Washington SALISBURY  George Washington SALISBURY-- Date: 20 August 1862 Place: Auburn, New York, USA
George Washington SALISBURY was the child of David SALISBURY and Maria WOOD

They were married by
Rev. Medad Pomeroy at American (Hotel) Genesee St. Auburn, New York. Witnesses: Henry Almy, Edwin A. Strong, Edwin B. Morgan. Source: Marriage Certificate
The next day, George left to fight in the Civil War. Source: According to Ledyard in the Civil War By Temple Hollcroft (page 16) -- freepages.genealogy ~springport/ pictures101/ ledyard_civil_war_web/ pages/ 10131_96.htm

Children of George Washington SALISBURY and Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH:

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Helen Elizabeth SALISBURY (b.19 April 1866, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 30 August 1945, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Charlotte Marie SALISBURY  Charlotte Marie SALISBURY (b.21 March 1868, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 5 February 1935, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. George Wilhelm FEIGE 16 February 1887 in Auburn, New York, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Sherman Smith SALISBURY  Sherman Smith SALISBURY (b.4 October 1869, Auburn, New York, USA  d. 22 March 1947, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
m. Evelyn GALBRAITH abt 17 September 1891 in Auburn, New York, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag girl ancestor Harriet E "Hattie" SALISBURY (b.1 November 1878, Auburn, New York, USA  d. 1 February 1882, Auburn, New York, USA)

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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
The Inn, Aurora, N.Y. Hotel since 1826
1843 Birth
3 March 1843
Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1848 Aurora, NY
1850 Census
Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483 Image: not viewable

Sherman is age 47, born 1800, Canada. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old. James is 10 years old. Elizabeth is 18.

Sherman Smith 49 1800 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY

Charlotte Smith 47 1802 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY

Elizabetha Smith 19 1830 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY

James Smith 10 1839 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY

Caroline Smith 7 1842 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
1850 U.S. Census
1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Caroline Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 12
relationship to head of household: Child
estimated birth year: 1843
family number: 322
line number: 22
film number: 1435218
digital folder number: 005207172
image number: 00689
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Sherman Smith M 54
wife Charlotte Smith F 51
child Elizabeth Fitch F 23
child James Smith M 14
child Caroline Smith F 12
other Mary Craig F 18
grandchild George Fitch M 1

'New York, State Census, 1855,' index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ K67R-RZ9 : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Caroline Smith in entry for Sherman Smith, 1855.
1855 New York State Census
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH - American Hotel in Auburn, NY where George W. Salisbury and Caroline Smith were married
American Hotel in Auburn, NY where George W. Salisbury and Caroline Smith were married
1862 Marriage / Partner
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH and George Washington SALISBURY 20 August 1862, Auburn, New York, USA
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH - From Ledyard in the Civil War - George W. Salisburys marriage
From Ledyard in the Civil War - George W. Salisbury's marriage ~springport/pictures101/ ledyard_civil_war_web/index.htm Hollcroft, Temple, Ledyard in the Civil War - Bill Hecht's website
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH - George W. Salisbury and Caroline M. Smiths marriage certificate
George W. Salisbury and Caroline M. Smith's marriage certificate
The National Archives
1866 Birth of Child
Helen Elizabeth SALISBURY was born 19 April 1866, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1868 Birth of Child
Charlotte Marie SALISBURY was born 21 March 1868, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1869 Birth of Child
Sherman Smith SALISBURY was born 4 October 1869, Auburn, New York, USA
1875 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
Name: Carotine M Salisbury
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1875
Event Place: Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
Family Number: 100
Page: 10
Line Number: 30
GS Film number: 853206
Digital Folder Number: 004858094
Image Number: 00193
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George Salisbury M 39
Wife Carotine M Salisbury F 32
Daughter Helena E Salisbury F 9
Daughter Charlotte Mary Salisbury F 7
Son Sherman S Salisbury M 5
Father David Salisbury M 76

'New York, State Census, 1875,' index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ VTDW-4M1 : accessed 29 Mar 2013), Carotine M Salisbury in entry for George Salisbury, 1875.
1875 New York State Census
1878 Birth of Child
Harriet E "Hattie" SALISBURY was born 1 November 1878, Auburn, New York, USA
George Saulsbury is listed as a Cooper, age 43, living at 15 West St. in Auburn, NY with Caroline, 37, father David, 81, widowed, (b. NY, parents b. NY) and family. Caroline was born in NY. Her occupation is Keeping House. Her father was born in CT. Her mother was born in VT. Helen E. is 14. Charlotte M. is 12. Sherman S. is 10. Harriet E. is 3.
1880 U.S. Census
1882 Death of Child
Harriet E "Hattie" SALISBURY died 1 February 1882, Auburn, New York, USA
1892 Auburn, Ward 2, E.D. 1, Cayuga, New York
George W Salsbury, m, 55, US Citizen, shipping clerk
David Salsbury, m, 92, US Citizen
Frank C. Powell, m, 28, US Citizen, shipping clerk
Caroline M. Salsbury, f, 49, US Citizen
Helen E Salsbury, f, 26, US Citizen, shoe fitter
1892 New York State Census
George is living at 1 1/ 2 Lewis St. Auburn, Cayuga, New York. He is living with his wife, Caroline (b. abt. 1841), and his daughter, Helen (b. abt. 1866). Year: 1900; Census Place: Auburn Ward 10, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T623 1012; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 20.
1900 U.S. Census
1905 New York State Census
name: Caroline M Salisbury
residence: Auburn, Cayuga, New York
age: 62
estimated birth year: 1843
birthplace: United States
relationship to head of household: Wife
race: W
family number: 1
page number: 19
line number: 13
film number: 1435220
digital folder number: 4296306
image number: 00072
Household Gender Age
Geo W Salisbury M 69y
Caroline M Salisbury F 62y
Helen E Salisbury F 39y
Helen L Feige F 12y
George is living at 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, Cayuga, New York at the age of 73, retired. Caroline is 66 (mother of 4 children). Helen E. is 44, a teacher.
1910 U.S. Census

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Birds Eye View, Looking Towards Well's College, Aurora, N.Y.

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Main Street looking South, Aurora, N.Y.

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Residence, A. M. Zabriskie, Aurora, N.Y.
1914 - Married 52 Years - Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury will observe anniversary tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury, who reside at No. 1 ½ Lewis Street are congratulating themselves that if they live until tomorrow they have reached the fifty-second anniversary of their marriage. Although for the first three years of their married life they did not see each other and were thus forced to dispense with what is commonly known as the honeymoon, Mr. Salisbury says that they have endeavored to stretch that important occasion over the remaining 49 years and from the smiles on the faces of himself and wife, they have succeeded admirably.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury are natives of Aurora, and it was there 52 years ago, that they were married, separating the next day and for three years an occasional letter was all that either heard from the other. The reason for this uncommon action is the ____ of an interesting story.

Fifty-two years ago in Aurora, Mr. Salisbury was engaged to Miss Carrie B. Smith, one of the most popular young ladies in the village. In the summer of...Read MORE...

The Auburn Citizen
Auburn, New York
Wednesday August 19, 1914
According to the Act of Apr 19, 1908, Caroline Salisbury, widow, pension $12/ month starting Oct 4, 1915, given Dec 16, 1915
The National Archives
Arthur E. Blauvelt, Notary Public, states that Caroline M. Salisbury presented him with a marriage certificate certifying that 'George W. Salisbury of Aurora in the State of New York and Carrie E. Smith of Aurora in the State of New York were joined together in Holy Matrimony on the 20th day of August in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and sixty-two. In presence of: Henry Almy, Edwin A Strong, Edwin B. Morgan'. Ceremony was performed by Rev. Medad Pomeroy. Caroline stated that all witnesses and the reverend are deceased and there is no church or other public record of said marriage so far as claimant is aware.
The National Archives
Letter from Notary Public stating that Caroline M. Salisbury, age 72, residence 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, NY, widow of George W. Salisbury. Caroline's maiden name was Caroline Matilda Smith. 'Friends and associates called her 'Carrie''. Marriage certificate stated name as Carrie E. Smith. She believes that one of the witnesses, Henry Almy, cousin of George W. Salisbury, made mistake on certificate.
The National Archives
Notary Martin Maloney says he knew George W. Salisbury starting about 1861 in Aurora, NY. He 'worked as a clerk in the store of Richard Morgan'. He also knew Caroline Smith and parents since her early girlhood.
The National Archives
27 Sept 1915
'In the matter of the claim for pension of Caroline Salisbury, residing at 1 1/ 2 Lewis Street, Auburn, County of Cayuga and State of New York, as widow of George W. Salisbury, lat of Compay K., 11th Regt. N.Y.I.Vols.

Personally came before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Martin Maloney, aged 84 years, residing at Aurora, County of Cayuga and State of New York, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I am now and have been a resident of Aurora, N.Y., ever since the year 1856 and was personally acquatinted with said soldier George W. Salisbury during his life time, commencing about the year 1861 when he was living at Aurora, N.Y., and worked as a clerk in the store of Richard Morgan; he was then unmarried and remained a single man until about the time of his enlistment in the Civil War when he married the above named claimant, who was then known as...Read MORE...

The National Archives
1915 Death of Spouse/Partner
George Washington SALISBURY died 18 September 1915, Auburn, New York, USA
NOTE: About 2 weeks after the death of her husband, George W. Salisbury
Aurora and Wells

“Mrs. George W. Salisbury of Auburn was in town Monday calling on friends. Mrs. Salisbury was born in this village and resided here until about 40 years ago when she with her husband and children moved to Auburn.”

The Auburn Citizen
Auburn, New York
Friday October 1, 1915
Increase of pension $20/ month, widow reached age of 70
The National Archives
Letter from Caroline M. Salisbury, 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., Auburn, NY - requesting return of marriage certificate.
The National Archives
Statement by Caroline M. Salisbury in her handwriting. She is age 73, living at 69 School St., Webster, MA. She was born March 3, 1843 at Aurora, Cayuga, NY
The National Archives
Pension increase $25/ month from Oct 6, 1917 by Act of Congress
The National Archives
Caroline Salisbury is living at 283 School St. in Webster, MA at the age of 76. Living with her is her daughter, Helen, at the age of 53. They are living next to Caroline's daughter, Charlotte (Feige) and her husband, George.
1920 U.S. Census
Pension increase $30/ month 1 May 1920 by Act of Congress
The National Archives
Webster, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1922
Name: Caroline M Salisbury
Residence Year: 1922
Street Address: 283 School
Residence Place: Webster; Dudley, Massachusetts
Publication Title: Webster, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1922
Letter from daughter of Caroline M. Salisbury requesting status of increase of pension request. Caroline is 'sick and needs the money very badly and is very anxious to receive the increase.'
The National Archives
Letter signed by Frnak H. Foss, 30th Dist. MA, Congress of United States, House of Representatives, Washington DC requests status of increase of pension request made by Caroline M. Salisbury of 283 (formerly 59 1/ 2) School St., Webster, MA
The National Archives
Letter to Hon. Frank H. Foss, House of Representatives, Dec 7, 1926, states that Caroline M. Salisbury will be receiving a pension increase. The new pension will be $30/ month.
The National Archives
Pension increase $50/ month 3 July 1926
The National Archives
Bill from Lester E. Brew, Undertaker, 47 Clark St., Auburn, NY
The National Archives
Bill to S.S. Salisbury from Fort Hill Cemetery Association, Auburn, NY $16 for mother's burial
The National Archives
Dr. Myron F. Cutler
Physician Bill for Caroline M. Salisbury - $30.50
The National Archives
Funeral Expenses for Caroline M. Salisbury - $192
O. Floyd Nolf
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Funeral Parlor
420 Main St.
Webster, MA
The National Archives
Helen E. Salisbury, 283 School St., Webster, MA
Reimbursement for death expenses of Caroline M. Salisbury
Physician's bills - $30.50
Undertaker - $228.20
Cemetery - $13
Transportation - $12.48
Total: $284.18
The National Archives
Helen Elizabeth Salisbury, Application for Reimbursement

Helen, age 60, resident of Webster, MA requests reimbursement from accrued pension for expenses paid in the 'last sickness and burial of Caroline M. Salisbury' who died Feb 15, 1927 in Webster, buried in Auburn, NY.

Insurance policy with Prudential Life Ins Co. -- amount $137.30 -- Beneficiary: Helen E. Salisbury

Caroline's cause of death - chronic myocarditis
Sickness began Jan 1926
Caroline was nursed by Helen E. Salisbury and Charlotte M. Feige
Caroline's last residence was 283 School St. Webster

Carfare to Auburn, NY - $12.48
Myron F. Cutler, MD - $30.50
A. Floyd Nolf, Undertaker - $192

Witnessed by close neighbors: Nellie M. Wood (283 School St) and Mary E. Bixby (287 School St.) (both known for 10 years)
The National Archives
Letter to Helen E. Salisbury, 283 School St., Webster, MA. -- Claim for reimbursement in case of Caroline M. Salisbury - certificate should be signed by S. S. Salisbury and returned.
The National Archives
S.S. Salisbury signed paper to let Helen E. Salisbury use accrued pension money to pay for funeral expense of Caroline M. Salisbury
The National Archives

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The Webster Times, Webster, Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 16, 1927

'Mrs. Salisbury Dies At Home On School St.

Mrs. Caroline M. (Smith) Salisbury, one of the oldest women residents of Webster, died last night at her home, 283 School street, aged 83 years 11 months and 13 days.

Mrs. Salisbury is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George W. Feige and Miss Helen E. Salisbury, both of Webster, and one son, S. S. Salisbury of Grand Rapids, Mich.

The funeral service will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Chester A. Wheeler, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating.

It is requested that there be no flowers.

The body will be taken to Auburn, N.Y., for burial, in charge of undertaker O. Floyd Nolf.'
1927 Death
15 February 1927
Webster, Massachusetts, USA
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