THE SMITH FAMILY
I am indebted to Mr. Ralph E. Smith of Fredericton for any knowledge of the Smiths beyond my father’s maternal grandparents. They were Thomas Smith born 1788 at Rusagonis Sunbury Co. and Jane Anderson born 1798 at Douglastown, Northumberland Co.
Andrew, Samuel and Thomas Smith were loyalist brothers who came to New Brunswick in 1783 from southern New Hampshire. Andrew and Thomas settled in Rusagonis. Samuel settled in Geary. The following is a record prepared by Janice Seeley:
|Thomas||1788||went to Northumberland Co.|
|Samuel||1790||died while in teens|
|Jeremiah||1794-1870||Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith - Margaret Foss 21 children|
|John||1803-1874||Frances Amelia Smith, daughter of Thomas|
|James||1806-Ont.||Charlotte M. Smith, daughter of Thomas|
|Abigail||1808-1869||Thomas H. Smith, son of Thomas|
|Elizabeth||1795-1839||Jeremiah Smith, son of Andrew|
|William Henry||1801-1860||Rebecca Boone|
|Andrew Holland||1805-1881||Sarah Ann Till|
|John Valentine||1809-||Mary Monroe|
|Hannah O.||1811-1835||Alexander Boone|
|Nathaniel||1813-||Katherine (poss. White)|
|Mary Ann||1797||some say she married John Peabody|
|Thomas H.||1802-1870||Abigail Smith, daughter of Andrew|
|George||1804-?||Abigail Phillips from Tracy|
|Frances||1813-1863||John Smith son of Andrew|
|Charlotte||1816-1855||James Smith son of Andrew|
My ancestor Thomas son of Andrew and Abigail (Tracy) Smith lived, after 1825, at Crock’s Point, near his brother Samuel who was born 1790. That date more nearly agrees with the 1851 census. It appears that the Samuel, born 1793, son of Thomas and Phoebe (Bedell) Smith was the teenage casualty.
The Tyler and Elizabeth (Smith) Coburn family bible has, on a sheet of paper, a drawing of a marble slab tombstone inscribed as follows:
Was my grandmother Elizabeth Ann Smith b 1838 named after this lady? Was that Stephen Smith b 1799 the son of Thomas b 1759 and Phoebe (Bedell) Smith?