About ^Hannah Ellen Smith (Baylies)
One remarkable Lady.
Her Gravestone reads:
HANNAH E BAYLIES
Nathaniel M Smith
May 28, 1900
age 80 years (I can not make out the rest)
Note her husband Nathaniel M. Smith Passed in 1866, Her son Nathaniel Edward Smith lost his right arm in a mill accident around the same time. This one remarkable Lady.
Hannah's Great Grandfather was a Lt. Frederick Baylies of the Continental Army.
Her Great Uncle Mayor Hodijah Baylies (later Judge) graduated from Harvard in 1777 and almost immediately entered the Rev. Army as a Lt. He first became the Aid-de- camp to General Benjamin Lincoln was captured by the British with Lincoln, exchanged, returned to Boston got his masters at Harvard then he was recruited to become Gen. George Washington's Aide-de-camp 1782-1783. At Yorktown he accepted Gen. Cornwallis's sword. Cornwallis refused to give it to Washington.
Walter G. Ashworth, her 2 nd Great Grandson
The BAYLIES are a very old and prominent New England Family. Just Google them and you will be amazed.
See Nicholas Baylies Sr.the first one on the tree for more details
Her Great Grandparents came to New England and started an Iron Foundry. Their company forged the anchor for the USS Constitution. Almost every member of the family contributed in some way to this wonderful country. They were an amazing group of individuals.
She raised her son Nathaniel who lost his right arm in a saw mill accident as a young boy to become Superintendent Telegraph of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.
Hannah Ellen Smith (Baylies)'s Timeline
January 21, 1820
Massachusetts, United States
February 4, 1845
Southbridge, MA, USA
February 4, 1845
Southbridge, Worcester Co, MA, USA
May 28, 1901
Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States