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John L Smith (abt. 1753 - 1831)

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John L "Roundhead" Smith
Born about in Osmotherly Yorkshire Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Fort Lawrence N.S.Canadamap
Husband of — married in Truro N.S.Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cumberland Co N.S.Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Dec 2011
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Name: John "Roundhouse" /Smith/
Given Name: John "Roundhouse"
Surname: Smith
Nickname: Roundhouse


Husband: John "Roundhouse" Smith
Wife: Jane Chapman
Date: 1777
Note: #NF818[1]


  • WikiTree profile Smith-24458 created through the import of NicklasReum.ged on Dec 29, 2011 by William Reum. See the Changes page for the details of edits by William and others.
  • Source: S7 Media: Letter Abbreviation: Nathaniel Smith Letters Title: Naniel Smith Letters Author: Nathaniel Smith Publication: [Photocopy of transcribed text, done on a typewriter, received from Joan Martin. Joan notes re his CONT son's wife being in poor health: that this is Rachel, who was pregnant at the time.] CONT Found on the Cumberland County Nova Scotia GenWeb site Page: Letter # 8 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: Son John is married to Mrs. Chapman's daughter from Hawby and has purchased son Nathaniel's CONT estate, and his Father in Law, viz. Chapman, hath bought Henry Hammond's land. Son John CONT appears better reconciled to the Country than any of the rest of the family. All the rest seems to CONT have a longing desire after their native country, intensely occasioned by the present troubles of CONT America, troubles indeed, for every Town is become a bad neighbourhood on account of jarring CONT principles and (every man), in fact now is in danger - but the man attached to his lawful Sovereign's CONT cause.
  • Source: S8 Abbreviation: The Albion Title: Immigrant Ships CONT Transcribers Guild CONT Albion Publication: "An account of all Persons who have taken their Passage on Board any Ship or Vessel to go out of this Kingdom from any Port in England with a description of their Age, Quality, Occupation or Employment, former residence to which port or place they propose to go, & on what Account & for what purposes they leave this Country." CONT "Embarked from the Port of Hull" 1 [In his transcription in "Passengers to America, Gerald Fothergill adds the dates: 7 - 14 March, 1774] CONT "to what port or place - Fort Cumberland, North America" 2 CONT "Masters Name - Thomas Perrott" [captain's name] CONT Register Order, First Name, Last Name, Age, Occupation, Register Comment CONT Reformatted for the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild by G.P. Schill, III <> on 25 February 1999 Note: 1All passengers are listed as being from Yorkshire CONT 2All passengers are listed as going to Fort Cumberland, North America CONT Notes on the Albion: ".... the 150-ton Brigantine Albion. Their destination was one of hope and one of desperation. The 53-day voyage was one of many hardships. They crowded the 154 passengers on a ship built to carry 75. They suffered through three weeks of major storms, out breaks of Smallpox that took many lives, and food shortages." CONT The main port of call for the Albion was usually Maryland. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 shows most of her trips to there. e.g. 7-24 April 1767. Shippers by the Albion, Mr. Thomas Spencer, bound from Bristol for Maryland: Sedgley & Co., Joseph Beddome. CONT Document Source: Joan Martin: English emigration lists, 1774. T. 47, vol 9, pt. 1 (Selections). PANS.. 10/13/97 CONT Contributed by Chignecto Project CONT Reformatted for the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild by G.P. Schill, III <> on 25 February 1999 Page: Registry # 8 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: 8 John Smith 18 Child
  1. Source: #S7 Page: Notes of Don Bird Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: John (Roundhead - a nickname, I presume) Smith married Jane Chapman in May 1779. (At least that is the date given by one source, but it, or the next date, is wrong - presumably). Their children were: Mary 1778; Elizabeth 1780; William 1782; John 1784; Thomas 1789; Nathaniel CONT 1791; Benjamin 1793; Robert 1796; Joseph 1797; Henry 1799; James 1802. Thomas, Benjamin, and Henry left the original homestead in the Fort Lawrence - Pointe de Bute area, and in search of new land, travelled on horseback to the fertile vallyes around the Shinimicas River and took up land.

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On 9 Nov 2017 at 01:15 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Smith-62136 and Smith-24458 appear to represent the same person because: I think these are two profiles for the same man. Please merge Smith-62136 into Smith-24458. Thank you.

On 3 Apr 2015 at 09:53 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:

Smith-62136 and Smith-24458 are not ready to be merged because: These two appear to represent the same man but since Smith-62136 lacks any evidence at all to support its claims of multiple marriages ect, Frank you may want to confirm or dispute these connections before merging the profiles. Also, while the connections share the same names they are actually different profiles which also require merging.

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