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Nehemiah and Tamer were my Great-Great-Great Grandparents.

Nehemiah was born in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania on 23 March 1757 to Thomas and Sarah Cowgill Smith. Tamer was probably born in Bucks County also. She was born 17 September 1769.

Nehemiah and Tamer had nine children. All of the children were born in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and are all listed in the Smith Family Bible.

Thomas, Sarah, John, Joseph, Cynthia, Jesse, Aaron and Moses – Twins, and William

Taken in January 1869

Nehemiah lived 77 years, 11 months and died on 23 March 1835 in either Guernsey or Morrow County, Ohio.

Tamer lived 67 years, 10 months and 8 days and died 25 July 1837 and is buried in Morrow County, Ohio within a group of graves, mostly members of son Joseph’s family at the Mosher Cemetery in Gilead Township.


Thomas and Sarah Cowgill Smith were my Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents.

Thomas was the seventh child of John and Sarah Scott Smith and was born in 1730 at Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and his birth was recorded in the Falls MM Record. He was the last child listed for his parents. There is indication he was a shoemaker as was his son John.
Sarah Cowgill Smith was born in 1727. She was the second child and first daughter of Abraham and Dorothy Fisher Cowgill. Her mother died in 1748.
Sarah’s grandfather was Ralph Cowgill. Sarah’s grandmother was Alice Burges Blackshaw.
Sarah and Thomas were married in 1753. There is record of John and Sarah Smith signing the marriage record, at the Buckingham MM, of their son Thomas and his wife Sarah Cowgill. They had twelve children. John, Aaron, Nehemiah, Sarah, Dorothy, Ann, Mary, Prudence, Hannah, Rachel, Leah, and Tamer. These births are all recorded in the Buckingham MM Records Book.
This family was beset by tragedy. The two youngest girls, Leah and Tamer and father, Thomas, all died the same month, Tamer on the 3rd of September 1777, Leah on the 19th, and Thomas on the 30th.
In 1791, Sarah moved to Goose Creek, Loudoun County, Virginia and sometime later back to Bucks County, Pennsylvania.