He married Joanna Lang and they had at least 13 children, 7 daughters and 6 sons.
Robert died on 20 Nov 1915 at Adelaide, South Australia. The record of his death showed that he had a widow, Johanna Lang, a son, Tom Elder Barr Smith, and they lived at Torrens Park, Adelaide.
From his biography in the Australian Dictionary of Biography  we find:
Robert Barr Smith was born in February 1824 at or about Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
He was the son of the Reverend Dr Robert Smith, Church of Scotland minister, and his wife Marjory, née Barr.
Immigrated firstly to the Victorian colony in 1854 and then to South Australia the following year to go into partnership with the Elder brothers. In 1856 he married the Elder's sister Joanna, and in 1863 he and Thomas Elder became sole partners in Elder Smith & Co after George and Alexander retired.
Robert Barr Smith passed away in November 1915 at 40 Angas Street in Adelaide, South Australia at the age of 91 years. And at the time of his death was the wealthiest man in South Australia.
Robert Barr Smith was a renowed businessman and philanthropist and he is buried at the Mitcham Cemetery. And he was survived by his wife, three of his seven daughters and one of his six sons.
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South Australian Birth Deaths & Marriages (Secondary evidence) Page: Ade 396 537 Text: Given Name(s): Robert Barr Last Name: SMITH Death Date: 20 Nov 1915 Gender: M Age: 91y Approx. Birth Year: 1824 Marital Status: M Relative 1: Relative 2: Residence: Adelaide Death Place: Adelaide District: Adelaide Symbol: Book/Page: 396/537
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