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I am looking for the parents of Edward Small/Smalley born in 1600 in...

I am looking for the parents of Edward Small/Smalley born in 1600
in Bidesford, Devon, England. I have researched several sources and
have gotten confused. Several have stated that Sir Walter Raleigh was
his father and Elizabeth Throckmorton was his mother. Edward is not
listed as a child in other sources. But I read that he changed Edward
and his brother, John Small/Smalley, to protect them. It is strange that Walter had 2 other sons whose last names weren't changed. I sure
would appreciate any help to get this straighten out.

I am also looking for information on my direct Smalley line. It begins with Ralph Elmer Smalley born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1913. He is my father. He moved to Texas during the late 1930s. He met and
married my mother in 1938. I was born in 1939.

Then, there was Elmer Rhodes Smalley(1873)-Illinois
Elmore S. Smalley(1845)-Pennsylvania
Nathanial Smalley(1814)-Penn. He had a son,(Reuben S. Smalley), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Civil War.
Isiah Smalley(1790)-New York
Zachariah Smalley(1760)-Conn.
James Smalley(1707)-Mass.
James Smalley(1736)-Conn.
Benjamin Smalley(1664)-Maine
Francis Small/Smalley(1625)-England
Edward Small/Smalley

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by margaretsmalleyparnell Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2008-12-26 15:30:55

margaretsmalleyparnell , from Texas, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2008. is researching the following names: SMALLEY, PARNELL.

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by margaretsmalleyparnell on 2008-12-26 15:32:59

Other names inquiries will follow and any help
would be appreciated. I will be glad to exchange
what information I can.

by StephenASmalley on 2010-06-23 15:45:08

In the same boat. Have you found anything by now?

by StephenASmalley on 2010-06-23 16:39:35

My (paternal) family history as follows:

John Lawrence Smalley, 1908 (Hodgeman Co., KS) -2003 (Hutchinson, KS)

Walter Henry Smalley, 1876 (Mercer Co., MO) -1964 (Hodgeman Co., KS)

Isaac Henry Smalley, 1845 (Richland, IL) -1907 (Mercer Co., MO)

Great-great grandfather:
Isaac Matthis Smalley (Captain), 1811 (Ohio) -1895 (Mercer Co., MO)

Great-great-great grandfather:
John Pittenger Smalley, 1777 (Piscataway, NJ) -1853 (Wayne Co, Ohio)

Great xIV grandfather:
Isaac Smalley, 1740 (NJ, Colonial America) - ? (Piscataway Twp, Middletown, NJ)

Great xV grandfather:
Joshua Smalley, 1698 (Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ) - 1761 (Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ)

Great xVI grandfather:
Isaac Smalley, 1647 (Eastham, Barnstable, MA) - 1724 (Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ)

Great xVII:
John Smalley, 1615 (Bideford, Devonshire, ENGLAND) - 1692 (Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ)

Great xVIII, 1589 (Bideford, Devonshire, ENGLAND) - 1665 (Maine, Colonial America)


by margaretsmalleyparnell on 2010-06-23 18:40:51

I have not been on the site for ages. I must apologize for that. What I have listed above is not right. My brother took the DNA test
and we are related to John Smalley, not Edward. In fact, there is
no real evidence that the two are even related. My ancester list
starts with me:
1. Margaret Ann Smalley Parnell (Texas)
2. Ralph Elmer Smalley (born in 1913 in Iowa, raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and passed away in 1989 in Texas).
3. Elmer Rhodes Smalley (born in 1873 in Ill., moved to Ia.,
then S.D., and then to Texas where he passed away in 1963)
4. Elmore Smith Smalley (born in Washington Co., Pa., moved to
Ill. where he married Alda B. Rhodes. I believe that they moved to
Ia. There they passed away.
5. Nathanial Smalley (born in Washington Co., Pa. in 1813. He
married 2 times:
a. Rachel Smith. They had 5 children. She died in
B. Mary Regester- They married in Washington Co.,
Pa. They had 3 children.
Nathanial and Mary moved the family to LaSalle Co., Ill.
I have hit a BIG BRICK WALL here. I have looked everywhere for the
names if his(Nathanial's) parents names. I have been unable to find
out one thing. There is a big gap between Nathanial and John Smalley.
I have only found 2 sons for him and Ann Walden: Issac and John, Jr.
I tried following their lines, but got nowhere. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. My e-mail is [email protected]

by Irwin56 on 2010-07-20 15:29:03

My great grandfather was George W Smalley of South Dakota born in 1862 mother Alma E Smalley born in 1865. They had twins Mary M and Alden Edward Smalley in January 1, 1884 and a son Gerald who died as a youth.

Any chance they are related to your family? Seems likely but...

Alden had daughter Goldie Mae Smalley who is my mother...Irwin

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by margaretsmalleyparnell on 2010-07-20 22:46:01

There is a good chance that we are. Without knowing who Nathanial
Smalley's parents are, I am a little bit concerned about saying who
I am related to. My brother took the family tree dna test and it said
that we were related to John Smalley(1612). I have tried following
John Smalley's 2 sons lines. They have led me to nowhere. Things may
change though; my brother signed up for an up-graded 67-marker test.
Hopefully, in 5-6 wks, we will have a break through.
My Dad was born in Sioux City, Iowa, but was raised in Sioux Falls, S.D. I know that there were a ton of Smalleys that came from
N.J., Pa., Ill., Ohio, Iowa, and S.D. My Grandfather and Dad never
talked much about relatives. That is why I am hoping to learn more
from my brother's new test. I'll let you know, if you would like.
I am sure there a family relationship somewhere. I'll look through
my records for your mom's name.

by MargaretSmalleyBurch on 2010-08-07 16:39:23

I would have had to post if for no other reason than our sharing the same name but in addition I think we may be related. Our family believes we are descended from Edward Smalley by way of John Pittenger Smalley via Ohio to Iowa where I was born. By the way, I have it on good authority that the connection with Sir Walter Raleigh and Lady Throckmorton is a myth. I am not sure I follow your posts so I am not sure we are related but I would share information if you are interested.

by margaretsmalleyparnell on 2010-08-09 16:25:21

I am sorry to take so long in getting back to you. So much has
been going on. I would to think we are related. Do you know for
sure that your line is related to Edward Smalley? Has any male taken
the DNA test to be sure? I have come across info. that Edward and
John Smalley are not related. This is suppose to have been proven by
My brother took the DNA test from a lab in Houston, Texas. It
is suppose to be one of the best labs in the country. They are now
testing him for the 67-marker which is liable to give me alot more
info. about the Smalley line. When he took the originial test, he
tested for the 37-marker one. I am really looking forward to the
results. If you like, I can let you know what I find out.
It is great to hear from another Margaret Smalley.
I was wondering if you are sure that John Pittenger Smaaley is
from the Edward line. I do have him on the John Smalley line. We
have got to be related considering your line came from Ohio to Iowa.
Where did your line come from before Ohio? My line(info. I have so
far) came from Washington Co., Pa. then to Ill., Ohio, and Iowa.
My grandparents were married in Rock City, Iowa. My Dad and Uncle
were born in Sioux City, Iowa. They were raised in Sioux Falls,S.D.
Then it was down to Texas. I have a great aunt, Frances J. Smalley
Lucas, who lived in Iowa her whole life. I also had a half aunt,
Yola Smalley Klingel who lived in Iowa. There has got to be a connection.
I would love to exchange info. if you would like. Let me know.
You can reach me at [email protected]

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