Melissa Kingsley1

b. 14 February 1852
Last Edited=22 Apr 2012
     Melissa Kingsley was born on 14 February 1852 at Whitehall, Washington County, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of George Kingsley and Elizabeth Kingsley.3

Melissa Kingsley married Artemus Joel Smith, son of Melancton Smith and Lucy E Smith, on 18 October 1871 at White Hall, Washington County, New York.1,2

On 30 June 1880 Melissa Kingsley was enumerated in the household of George Kingsley on the 1880 U. S. census for Whitehall, Washington County, New York as Melissa Smith, Daughter, Married, 28 years old, birthplace of New York, occupation of at Home. Also enumerated in the household were Elizabeth Kingsley, Henry D Kingsley, Eva Kingsley, Maybel Kingsley Smith, Eva Clyde Smith and Frank Webster.3 Melissa Kingsley and Artemus Joel Smith were divorced on 5 June 1884.2

Children of Melissa Kingsley and Artemus Joel Smith


  1. Herbert August Potratz, A Family Tree of the Miller-Smith Family, supplied by unknown 14 supplier; A family tree in a non standard form, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint.
  2. Smith Family Bible, Photocopies made by Toni Mathis and George Potratz from a Bible in the pocession of Toni Mathis, Christmas 2001, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint, Seattle, WA.
  3. George Kingsley household, 1880 U.S. census, Washington County, Nrw York, population schedule, Whitehall 2d Elec Dist, enumeration district 158, supervisor's district 6, page 50 (written) / 537 B (stamped), dwelling 438, family 559; Images Online: 1880 U.S. Census / New York / Washington / All Townships / ED# 158 / Image 50 of 51, transcribed 10 Jul 2003.