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Henry George Smith (abt. 1836 - 1892)

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Henry [uncertain] George [uncertain] Smith [uncertain]
Born about in St Mary's, Guysborough, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 26 May 1858 in Smithfield, Colchester, Nova Scotia, CANmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Old Middle Stewiacke Cem, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified 23 May 2014 | Created 28 Mar 2013
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1871 Census for Upper Stewiacke district says Henry was 35 and in family #339 with Dorothy, age 36; Susan 12, Melissa 10, William 8, George 5, Maria 3 and Sarah 1.

1881 Census for Middle, Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia

 Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Henry SMITH M Male Irish 45 Nova Scotia Farmer C. Presbyterian
Dorothy SMITH M Female Irish 46 Nova Scotia Farmer C. Presbyterian
Susan SMITH Female Irish 21 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Jane SMITH Female Irish 19 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Henry SMITH Male Irish 17 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
George SMITH Male Irish 14 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Sarah SMITH Female Irish 9 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Abner SMITH Female Irish 8 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Ida SMITH Male Irish 6 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian
Lyman SMITH Male Irish 2 Nova Scotia C. Presbyterian

1891 Census has the family in Middle Stewiacke. Henry was 56, Dorothy 57, Melissa 30, Ida 17, Lyman B. 12 and Oscar 8 months.

"William Smith and his wife Eliza Faircloe landed in Halifax with their ten children some years later.(The 10th child was born in Halifax around 1820. E.P.) They came from the north of Ireland. (Bagnelstown, County Carlow. E.P.) On landing in Halifax, he sent his second oldest son , Joseph, to look for a place to settle. Joseph came to the West River, St. Mary's, to the cabin of Squire Glencross, and on looking around, he found the land to be fertile and plenty of salmon in the river. He returned to Halifax for the rest of the family. Each son of William Smith cleared a farm for himself. Thus the name "Smithfield" was given to the place. William Smith was the first man to build a board house. He also put up the money to  build the present school building." <a href="">EarlySmithfield Smiths. Family?</A>

Another website says Dorothy and Henry were married 26 May 1858.

In the 1838 census, there were several Smith families in St. Mary's Township. The following men had boys under the age of 6 according to the census: Joseph; William, Jr.; James and Richard. One of these four men could have been Henry George Smith's father.

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Secondary Re-Sources

Historical and genealogical record of the first settlers of Colchester by Thomas Miller, Page: 349

Henry George Smith m Dorothy Widden of Group 18 in DNA Project

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