Boughton, Smith Azor

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Smith Azor Boughton was born in Westerlo in October of 1845, a son of Seth Boughton and Betsey Lawton[1]

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1875, Isabella Gerrard who was born in 1855. They had 12 children, 10 of whom were still living in 1900. The names of the children found on census reports are as follows:

  • Ralph Boughton
  • Eugene Boughton
  • Arthur B. Boughton
  • Ruth V. Boughton
  • Harry R. Boughton
  • Charles S. Boughton
  • Warren G. Boughton
  • Raymond Boughton

Military Service

Enlistment Date: 3 Dec 1862
Enlistment Place: Chicago, IL
Enlistment Rank: Landsman
State Served:
Regiment: US Navy
Muster Out Date: 13 Sept 1865
Muster Out Place: Brooklyn, NY
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19 to serve 3 years. Identification: Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5’6” tall. A tattoo on his left forearm of a ship and a girl
Sources Used: military databases; LDS documents on Naval enlistments


He died on October 4, 1919 at Butler County Nebraska and was buried at the Bellwood Cemetery at Bellwood, Butler Co.,Nebraska. His wife, Isabelle, died in 1933 and is buried beside him.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. Berne NY Family files,