Puffer Genealogy

SMITH, Maj. Harrison Gray Otis[1, 2, 3]

Male 1820 - 1891  (71 years)


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  • Name SMITH, Harrison Gray Otis 
    Title Maj. 
    Birth 20 Jun 1820  Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
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    _COLOR 11 
    Death 20 Jul 1891  Washington County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Burial Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Columbia Cemetery 
    Person ID I18267  Puffers
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2021 

    Father SMITH, Ebenezer,   b. 6 Jun 1786, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Apr 1878, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years) 
    Mother FARNSWORTH, Deborah,   b. 1793, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Feb 1870, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 1812  Jonesport, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PUFFER, Mary Allen,   b. 11 Mar 1822, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Oct 1898, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 23 Sep 1843  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. SMITH, Edith Forrester,   b. 10 Aug 1844, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Nov 1919, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     2. SMITH, Miriam Catherine,   b. 11 Mar 1846, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 May 1918, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
     3. SMITH, Winthrop Jefferson,   b. 22 Mar 1849   d. 17 Jul 1926, Portland, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     4. SMITH, Eva Bell A.,   b. 25 Dec 1855, Columbia Falls, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Sep 1908, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F10707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2024 

  • Photos
    harrison gray otis smith.jpg
    harrison gray otis smith.jpg

  • Notes 
    • "They lived in half way to Columbia Falls in the 1st house after the R. R. track down in the woods towards the river." Hazel Smith Bradeen

      "Served in the war of the rebellion and was promoted from captain to major for meritorious service." Co. H., 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment. Wounded 18 Jun 1864 during a charge in the 2nd Battle of Petersburg in the head and arm.

      He was a Pensioner of the state of Maine Certificate Number 88,674 for " chr. diarr." (chronic diarreha?) $5.00 per month.

      The 1860 Federal Census lists his occupation as a Master mason.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Levi Leighton, Esq., Centennial Historical Sketch of the Town of Columbia as gathered from the Town, 24.

    2. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 179.

    3. [S11] Hazel Smith Bradeen, Aunt Hazel's letter's/notes to Grampa French (C.K. W. French).

    4. [S638] Early Pleasant River Families of Washington County, Maine, page 515.

    5. [S15] Columbia, ME Births, Marriages and Intentions.

    6. [S638] Early Pleasant River Families of Washington County, Maine, page 476.