Tuesday, April 29, 2014

52 Ancestors: #17 George William Smith (1844-1925)



George William Smith, my 2nd great grand uncle, was born on this date in 1844, in River Glade, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, the sixth of eight children born to George Alfred Smith and Caroline Steeves, and their second son.

George's great grandparents, Nathaniel Smith and Elizabeth Duck, and their children, came to Canada from England in 1774, during what is called The Yorkshire Emigration.

George was a farmer in Elgin, Albert County, for his entire life.



He married Barbara Ann Steeves on August 12, 1869. Barbara was the daughter of William Bleakney Steeves and Charlotte Steeves.

Together, George and Barbara had eight children of their own:

Jessie May, b. 1870
Annie Mable, b. 1873
Estella Maude, b. 1875
Madge C., b. 1877
Urbane A., b. 1878
George William, Jr., b. 1881
Robert Ainsle, b. 1884
Ina Minetta, b.1887



George died a widower, on November 5, 1925, in Elgin, and, according to his death certificate, was buried in Gowland Mountain.

Sources:

"Canada Census, 1871," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4M6-N48 : accessed 27 Apr 2014), George W Smith, Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 37, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10395, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229127.

"Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV63-26M : accessed 27 Apr 2014), George W. Smith, Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 56; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13177, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375813.

"Canada Census, 1891," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKZ-LDG : accessed 27 Apr 2014), George W Smith, Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099.

1901 Census of New Brunswick, Elgin, Albert County, George W. Smith, transcribed digital image, Automated Genealogy (http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=784&highlight=46&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+W.+Smith) : accessed 27 Apr 2014.

1911 Census of New Brunswick, Elgin, Albert County, George W. Smith, transcribed digital image, Automated Genealogy (http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=1923&highlight=41) : accessed 27 Apr 2014.

Brides, Philip and Joan Smith Brides, The Descendants of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Smith. (Halifax, Mass., August 2000), p.42.

New Brunswick. Dept. of Health and Social Services. Index to Death Certificates (RS141C5), Reg. 1346, Vol. 1, Microfilm F18797. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. http://archives.gnb.ca/. Accessed  and downloaded 4/27/2014.

Yorkshire Emigration to Nova Scotia, 1772-1775 (http://www.libris.ca/yrkfam/yrkemi.htm).

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This is the 17th in a series, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks,” coordinated by Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small.

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