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The Smiths Get hold of US

Libby on the Label: The Smiths

The Smiths

No, not the 80’s rock band from Manchester. The Smiths, as within the ancestral brick wall I can not seem to break by way of. After taking just a few weeks off from weekly posts, I am joyful to say I am making progress determining household connections for my Irish third nice grandfather, William Smith (1818-1894). I resolved to search out his roots in Eire this yr. It took a while and serendipity to get thus far within the Smith department of my tree. I used to be caught with my paternal 2nd nice grandmother Mary Ann Smith for years. I posted a replica of her husband, my 2nd nice grandfather, Francis Button Marr’s will on ancestry which led to the breakthrough. Learn how that fluke occurred right here. This is the reason I all the time make any data I’ve public. I perceive others might have their causes for holding data to themselves, however I believe they’re promoting themselves quick hoarding secrets and techniques.

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Samuel Smith 

The picture on the best is Samuel Smith (1820-1904). I am 99.9% positive he’s my third nice uncle, the brother of William Smith. While combing by way of the DNA matches of my paternal aunt and uncle, I got here throughout matches whose direct ancestors with the surname “Smith” confirmed Samuel Smith from Eire born two years after my third nice grandfather. Samuel Smith was born in Eire, married in Leeds, Megantic, Quebec, Canada the place his 4 oldest kids have been born. The household then moved to Middlesex, Ontario the place six extra kids have been born. This strains up with my William Smith. He was married in Leeds the place his kids have been born and he then additionally moved to Middlesex, Ontario. Once I clicked on the member ID of the one who posted this picture, an account he managed was a “good” 4 – sixth cousin match to my paternal uncle. I went by way of posted footage of Samuel Smith’s kids and located much more DNA matches, principally for my uncle. He will need to have essentially the most Smith DNA. I reached out to David Lengthy, the member who posted this picture. Seems a few of the different matches have been his 2nd cousin and his father’s sister. Their complete household have been unaware of William and haven’t any additional details about Samuel’s dad and mom or lineage in Eire both.

The most effective a part of making this reference to my Ontario Smith cousins is that they’re avid genealogists. David despatched me an unpublished household tree for the Hunt household of London, Ontario. I discovered a number of connections by way of marriage with my Smiths and one other department of my tree the Pattersons. It actually was a small world again within the outdated days I suppose! Is not it nice if you hyperlink in with a cousin who shares the ancestry bug?

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If my journey to Ontario this summer season pans out, London is certainly on the itinerary. David has been engaged on restoring the outdated Brick Road Cemetery there for a decade. They actually have a fb web page Friends of Brick Street Cemetery.  They did a fantastic job. This picture is their cowl web page.

Possibly all of this new data on the place the brothers lived after they immigrated and the DNA matches will assist find information to interrupt by way of the brick wall and over to the outdated nation.
Fingers crossed


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