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St. John Smith (1799 - 1878)

St. John Smith
Born in Topsham, Sagadahoc, Maine, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1827 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Oct 1845 in Portland, Cumberland, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jul 2013 | Last significant change: 17 May 2021
11:55: Gale (King) Winkler edited the marriage between Susan Patten (Hopkins) Smith (1810-1889) and St. John Smith (1799-1878). [Thank Gale for this]
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Merchant in Portland, ME

info from Browns, an old newspaper from October 1909, via the Maine Historical Society.

Saint John (#1) (there are many in our family, so I had to number them) Smith was born to Marcy and Ezra Smith in Topsham, Maine on January 28, 1799. The boy was baptized John, but he soon realized that there were too many JohnSmiths in the world, so he prefixed Saint to John and was ever after known and answered to the name of Saint John Smith. Subsequently, according to the Maine State Legislature Archives of 1820 - 1825, his father Ezra legally changed his name toSaint John, too. Saint John attended Hebron Academy in Maine and even as a young boy, he was hard working and had a keen eye for business. By his mid-twenties, he had amassed a sizable sum for a young man in those days from backbreaking work mostly in sawmills, including the challenging job of river driving the logs. When he reached his twenty-fifth birthday, he decided that lumbering was a rather limited business, so he set out from his parents comfortable house in Hanover to make his own way in the world. (an email from W. Livingston, 31 Oct 2009)

Census: 1850 Portland, Cumberland, ME 51

Census: 1860 Portland, Cumberland, ME 61

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #119588533 accessed on 19 Nov 2019
    • Note: DOD is 01 Jan 1878, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA.

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Descendant of Joseph Smith m Elizabeth Bickford line of Group 58 in DNA Project

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