Additionally, William Smith leaves $12 each to William, son of James Smith and to Levisha (Levicia?), daughter of William Schoonover. William appoints as Executor his trusty friend, Benjamin Schoonover, witnessed by John Heller, Jeremiah Wurtzell (sp?) and Jonathan Jones.
No doubt there are family connections among these folk but no William Smith detail appears in the wonderful Schoonovers In America website with the exception of a 1805 Walpack Dutch Reformed Church baptism of a child (namesake) William Smith Schoonhoven, son of James Schoonhoven [Schoonover] & Elizabeth Brooks:
Further clues adding to the mystery are the same or another William Smith married to a Susanna (1st wife?) on the same page of the Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, and a later baptism of child Elizabeth Smith Clark, daughter of William Clark & Sarah Schoonover in 1817. Perhaps this is the young William Clark, son of John Clark, named heir of William Smith?
Before the Northampton Co Orphan's Court in 1771, a William Smith is chosen by Rudolphus Schoonover, Jr. as his guardian regarding matters of his father's estate. I will leave it to the courageous Clark, Smith or Schoonover/Schoonhoven researchers to unravel this mystery!
A Benjamin Smith married Catharina Schoonhoven c 1740s, and a William & Elisa Cath. Smith witnessed the baptism of the daughter of Andries Dingman & Cornelia Kermer in 1762.
James, his wife Elizabeth Brooks, and their son William Smith Schoonover are all buried at the Reformed Dutch Church Burial Ground Bushkill, Pike County, PA. Located on Hogback Rd, at the so-called Indian Cemetery in Bushkill, Pike County, are a number of Smith & Schoonover graves.
wife of James Schoonover
Mar 12, 1787
Feb 3 1858
Aged 70 years 10 mos 17 ds