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Geof Smith

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Geof M. Smith
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Our Smith line decends from a Milford, Connecticiut John Smith who arrived in that town in 1643. He was "ye smith" (The Blacksmith) and was the first Milford blacksmith. My mother's maiden name was McRae (Macrae). Her line arrived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from the Highlands of Scotland around 1820. My great-great grandparents John and Mary (Holland) McRae left Cape Breton and settled in the small town of Lynden, Wentworth County, Ontario around 1850. They joint with the Kerr's there (two McRae brothers married two Kerr sisters) and the extended family eventually immigrated to the USA. Pledging to become US citizens they were able to apply for land through the Homestead Act and settled on Bois Blanc Island in the Straits of Mackinac, MI. My grandfather married the daughter of the island's lighthouse keeper Henry Metivier who was married to Louisa Lapine. Through my grandmother Mary Josephine Metivier I am connected to French Canadians, Port Royal Acadians, and Lake Superior Ojibway Native Americans.

Sources

  • The Milford Tercentenary Committee, Inc. The History of Milford, Connecticut. Braunworth & Co. Inc. Bridgeport, CT. 1939. Page 11.
  • First-hand information. Entered by Geoffrey Smith at registration.
  • Randall, Georgiana (Hathaway). Ancestry and Descendants of Henry Perkins Smith and Christiana (Long) Smith: with added data of Henry's brothers and sisters and their families of Henry's father's amd mother's brothers and sisters and their families. Self Published. 1958.

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