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Robert Alder Smith (1818 - 1896)

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Robert Alder Smith
Born in Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Aug 1842 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotiamap
Profile last modified 13 Jul 2019 | Created 19 Apr 2012
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Robert Alder Smith was born 1818 in Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Brown(Bruin) Comingo (also used surname Beckwith after her step-father) August 23, 1842. His marriage bond was dated August 23, 1842. Reverend Joseph Dimock performed the nuptials. The bond was signed by Langshaw Clarke who was a Merchant in Chester and by Robert.

Took over the Blacksmith shop of Warden Beckwith around 1840. According to his son Charles Marriage Registration, his Father Robert was a Mechanic.

Robert died in 1896 and was buried in the Old Burial Ground founded in 1761, Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.


  • Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Genealogy Genweb Project:

Old Burial Ground, Chester, Nova Scotia Robert A. Smith 1818-1896; Eliza B. Comingo 1820-1894 wife; Jannie C. 1856-1883; Robert Winton 1850-1887; Charles Arnold 1845-1905; Eleanor Calwell 1845-1903 wife of Charles; Vannie Webber 1865-1895 wife of Cottnam Smith.

  • Nova Scotia Census:

1851 Halifax County.

1861 Lunenburg Robert M5 F7 T12.

1871 District 195 Lunenburg: Robert 53, Eliza 51, Charles 26, Eleanor 25, Minnie 23, Robert w. 21, Cussan 19, Jane 12, Cottnam 9, and Elizabeth Beckwith 77(Widow).

1881 Chester, Lunenburg Co.: Robert 62, Eliza 58, Minnie 30, Jennie 23, Jessie 21, Cottnam 19 and Elizabeth Beckwith 88 (Widow).

1891 Chester, Lunenburg Co.: Robert 73, Eliza 70, Cottnam 29 and Lavannah 25 married, Arthur 3, and Elizabeth Beckwith 98 (Widow).

  • Nova Scotia Historical and Vital Statistics

Marriage Registration Year 1842 Book 1800 Page 8038.

Marriage Registration Year 1884 of dau Minnie E. Smith Book 1828 Page 249 #200.

Marriage Registration Year 1883 of dau Jessie Smith Book 1828 Page 234 #207.

Marriage Registration Year 1870 of son Charles A. Smith Book 1823 Page 44 #117.

  • Family Letter written to Rebecca Grant Hubley 1941 regarding the Comingo Famliy, in possession of Amy Hubley.

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