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In memory of Helen Smith Torrance, my Paternal 5th Great-Grandmother on the DYKEMAN branch.


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Helen Smith Torrance

Immigrant Ancestor

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26 Apr 1790



6 Jun 1808

(Possibly Pennsylvania)



10 Oct 1827

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Helen Smith Torrance & Ichabod Hovey were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Sarah Jenette Hovey, born Feb. 10, 1810, died unmarried in Chicago, July 31, 1890.
  2. Samuel Torrance Hovey
  3. William Proctor Hovey, born May 13, 1814, married at Freeport, Illinois, and died there Sept. 20, 1849.
  4. James Gross Hovey, born Nov. 18, 1818, died at Waverly, Iowa, May 18, 1865.
  5. Jacob Turner Hovey, born March 10, 1822, marriage in Tioga County, New York, and died at Ulysses, Pennsylvania, in 1899.
  6. Edward Dodge Hovey, born in Tioga County, New York, May 22, 1825. He married in Independence, Iowa, Jan. 15, 1857, and lived in Quasqueton, Iowa.
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