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JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by gnstill » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:08 am

New Family Page: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Please post comments & queries about John James SMITH and his family here.

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by Bonnie » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:28 pm

Hi, is John James Smith (1791 - 1850) and William Robert Smith (1797 - 1869) are these two brothers. I read that my 4th GG William Robert Smith came on a boat with his brother from England but I am unable to find this document to support this information. Do you have any information on this by chance. Bonnie

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by gnstill » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:54 pm

I haven’t seen any evidence to that effect Bonnie.

Check this link
: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Where do you fit in?

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by Bonnie » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:15 pm

Ok tks.

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by Bonnie » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:02 pm

Hi Gary,
My Family info is the following
William Robert Smith (1797-1869) & Mary Anne Swain
William Robert Smith Jr. (1833-1919) & Mary Bird
William Robert Smith (1862-1916) & Félicité Lizotte
William Robert Smith (1892-1962) & Lillian (-- ? --)
Freddie Smith (1914-1999) & Theresa Clarke
Alvar Lawrence Smith & Brenda LePretre

Hopefully this helps.
Bonnie

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by gnstill » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks Bonnie. Your William Robert is NOT a descendant of this John James SMITH, but as you say, he’s a descendant of William Robert SMITH (1797-1869) at this link:
WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)
To avoid confusion and keep things organized, I am moving your comments to THAT Discussion Topic and will reply there.
Here’s that link: FORUM DISCUSSING THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by BVH » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:09 am

Hi Gary.
Actually John James Smith is apparently the cousin of William Robert Smith (1797). Both were employed by HBC, and both settled initially in Lockport/Little Britain area. The problem for the Smith descendants is that we can't find records (UK) that can tell us who John James Smith father is. We know the William Robert Smith's father was William as well, but can't find records who his father, or siblings, might be. Hence we all get confused when it comes to the 'Smiths' in Red River.

William Robert Smith is my great-great-grandfather. His youngest son, Rupert, my great-grandfather. There are lots of stories, and a few books that refer to William Robert, but it would be nice if other members of the Smith's would be willing to respond with their information.

Barb

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by gnstill » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:47 pm

Welcome to the Forum Barb! To keep things organized, I am posting your comments about son Rupert to the Forum Topic for your great grandfather at this link, and will have some questions there:
FORUM DISCUSSING THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by Bonnie » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:10 pm

Hi Barb,
I am a descendant of William Robert Smith.
Feel free to contact me bonnielsmith@msn.com

Bonnie

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Re: JOHN JAMES SMITH (1791-1850)

Post by gnstill » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:52 am

I have done another update of the Family Page for both of your ancestors (Bonnie & Barb):
WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)
Please post future comments under THAT Topic as descendants where they really belong to keep things organized.

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