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Three Generations of the Smith Family

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 Three Generations of the Smith Family

Samuel Smith and his wife Elizabeth of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, had a family of at least four sons and one daughter. Three of the sons came to New Brunswick and are today ancestors of a large family of Smiths. The three sons were Samuel, Andrew and Thomas. Information for the fourth son, William, is limited in this blog post; and there is no information at all regarding his sister, Mary.

WordPress presents some limitations as to formatting, and a listing of the first four generations of Smiths, starting with Samuel and Elizabeth, is attached at the following link:  Smith List

There are many people descended from Samuel and Elizabeth who do not carry the Smith name. The Tracy, Foss, Cogswell, Phillips, Carr, Bunker and other families may therefore also find this interesting.

This is one of several blog posts listing descendants of New Brunswick pioneers. It seems that listings such as this are never complete, and I leave it to the reader to decide whether this one is at least adequate for your purposes. My regrets if your favorite ancestor is not detailed here.

There is at least one other family of Smiths in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, and that family has Connecticut roots. Horace B. Smith was a member of that family, for example. That family is not represented in this post.

Following is a sample page:


Written by johnwood1946

March 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

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    Birth ABT. 1725
    Death 1762 • Amoskeag Falls, Manchester, New Hampshire

    My 6th great grandfather! Killed in a logging accident. Elizabeth was likely Elizabeth Holland and what a story that is! I could be living in a castle right now if my ancestors would have played their cards right. Elizabeth’s grandfather was such a playboy he had to change his name from Ash/e to his mother’s maiden name of Holland! I would love to find a diary entry from that period to add to the facts. Stephen Ash/e Holland is vying for the top Black Sheep Award for my father’s side.


    October 26, 2017 at 11:42 AM

  2. Forgot to say that more than likely the 7th child was the first born and likely Abagail Nabby Neaby Smith McCauley.


    October 28, 2017 at 12:56 PM

  3. I live in Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan. My great grandfather was Oran Smith. He had arrived in The Northern part of Saskatchewan along with his two brothers George and Sam in the late 1800’s or very early 1900’s. Oran was the youngest of the three brothers and was between 12-15 years of age when they arrived here. They had said they migrated here from New Brunswick and I am trying to locate any family that might have been left behind. Please let me know if you have any information. Thank you.

    Rosalena Smith

    April 5, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    • Hello Rosalena, I’m sorry, but I do hot have any Orans with brothers George and Sam. Best of luck. — John


      April 6, 2018 at 8:45 AM

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