Looking for Joseph Smith and Polly Ferriel or Terrel, his wife. Their links before they were in Pike and Hancock Counties, Illinois, with their seven (7) known children, are unknown. Joseph is thought to have come from Wales (could have been his parent(s)), born abt. or bef. 1783. Polly is thought to have been born in Virginia abt. or bef. 1788. They are estimated to have married in 1800 probably in Kentucky. As you can read, their lives before Illinois are really cloudy. Kentucky is a focus point because their children were born there. Those known children are: James, Daniel, Caleb B. b. 1802, Nancy, Hannah, Elizabeth, and William, b. 1803. I have done lots of Illinois research, trying hard not to pick-up any of the Joseph Smith Mormom prophet data, which is tricky as my Joseph, although older, was in the same county during the 1840s. I want to learn more of their children and who were their parents and siblings.
Joseph Smith and Polly Ferriel/Terrel are my 4th great-grandparents. Contact: Sue Mendenhall, firstname.lastname@example.org