Howdy, I'm a descendant too.
I actually live in the UK now. I'm a good three hours from Manchester, but could do some research too if I had some direction. :)
Check out this website too. I wonder if this is our Joseph Smedley. http://www.andycadman.force9.co.uk/smedleys.htm
This family was Baptist. This Joseph has 8(?) siblings. He was born within one year of ours. Finally, he disappeared. :)
So, I do wonder if this is "our guy".