Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project
People of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Polly COMFORT & Matthew Richard SMITH of Sullivan 
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by Joyce M. Tice Summer 1998
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Matthew and Polly are great great grandparents of JMT

Deke lived on Sanitarium Hill where his parents had settled. The farm was known as the Deke Smith place within the memory of people still living. This is on the other side of the road from the sanitarium. Joan O'dell remembers a foundation in that area. Herman Tears claims to have plowed it all under when he farmed the same land. Polly's death certificate, signed by Dr. Gustin, indicates Bronco Pneumonia as cause of death with influenza as a contributory factor. Obituary: Mrs. R.M.Smith Born at Gilett on February 22, 1842, a daughter of John and Sally Head Comfort, died in the home of her daughter Maude Newell, in the Ayers house on West Main Street yesterday morning March 24 th. The funeral will be held at the Bakersburg Church on Saturday at one o'clock and interment will be in the Hawley Cemetery in Sullivan Township. Died March 24th, 1926.
Sources: Cemetery Lists, Death Certificates, Bible Records.
Husband’s name : Matthew Richard SMITH
Born: 18 NOV 1840 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Married: 16 NOV 1858 Place
Died: 24 AUG 1903 Place: Sullivan, Tioga PA
Burial Date: AUG 1903 Cemetery: Wood Cemetery, Sullivan, Tioga PA
Father: Rufus SMITH Mother: Eunice Northrup WILSON
Wife’s name : Polly Maria COMFORT
Born: 22 FEB 1842 Place: Gillett, Ridgebury,Bradford PA
Married: 16 NOV 1858 Place
Died: 16 MAR 1926 Place: Troy, Bradford, PA
Burial Date: MAR 1926 Cemetery: Wood Cemetery, Sullivan, Tioga PA (a.k.a. Holly Cemetery)
Father: John COMFORT Mother: Sarah HEAD
Children (In order of birth)
1 Sex M Name: Hiram Fred SMITH Spouse
Born: 12 MAR 1860 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Died: 29 JAN 1863 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Burial Date: Jan 1863 Cemetery: Wood Cemetery, Sullivan, Tioga PA
2 Sex F Name: Helen SMITH Spouse: Sumner WILSON
Born: 28 MAR 1862 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Married:  Place
Died: 04 MAR 1915 Place: Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA
Burial Date:Mar 1915 Cemetery: Baptist Hill Cemetery, Wells, Bradford, PA
3 Sex M Name: Edson Willard SMITH Spouse: Julia Sybil FARR
Born: 25 JAN 1865 Place: Columbia, Bradford, PA
Married: 1884 Place: Wellsburg, Ashland,Chemung, NY
Died: 10 MAY 1925 Place: Elmira,Chemung, NY
Burial Date: MAY 1925 Cemetery: Woodlawn, Elmira,Chemung,NY
4 Sex F Name: Minnie Ermerine SMITH Spouse: Samuel Wilbur SHERMAN
Born: 21 APR 1867 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Married: 13 MAY 1886 Place: Penn Yan, Yates, NY
Died: 21 JUN 1894 Place: Sullivan. Tioga, PA
Burial Date: MAY 1925 Cemetery: Watson Cemetery, Rutland, Tioga PA
5 Sex F Name: Cora May SMITH Spouse: Harvey L. TICE
Born: 02 DEC 1869 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Married: 04 JUL 1886 Place: Tioga County NY
Died: 22 MAY 1943 Place: Bloss Hospital,Blossburg,Tioga, PA
Burial Date: 25 MAY 1943 Cemetery: Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan,Tioga,PA
6 Sex F Name: Maude E. SMITH Spouse: Alfred NEWELL
Born: 09 JUN 1875 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Married: 29 DEC 1898 Place
Died: 13 JUL 1950 Place
Burial Date: JUL 1950 Cemetery: Stull Cemetery, Union, Tioga, PA
7 Sex F Name: Florence A. SMITH  
Born: 25 SEP 1879 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Died: 12 DEC 1884 Place: Sullivan, Tioga, PA
Burial Date: DEC 1884 Cemetery: Wood Cemetery, Sullivan, Tioga PA