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My problem is the name - James Smith.  We see there has been James Smith arrived in Canada, on the lists, and we do not know if this could be the father of our James C. Smith.  We also noted that…Continue

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Started Oct 28, 2014

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Perileen Smith commented on Debbie Anne Jackson's group Germany and German Ancestry
"He was born in Germany and then moved to England about 1898 and moved to british Columbia about 1906-7.  We cannot find out how he arrived or when he arrived in Canada but his wife and family came in 1907 on the Empress of Ireland and the ships…"
Dec 19, 2019
Perileen Smith commented on Debbie Anne Jackson's group Germany and German Ancestry
"I have been trying to determine how Henry Seabaum came to North America in 1906-7 for years and it seems he may have come from London, England but he may have visited Germany prior to coming west.  Does anyone have any Seabaum names in their…"
Dec 15, 2019

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Smith
Carson
Ward
Cope
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Waterloo area, Ontario and Connecticut
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
To see where my Dad's family came from with Smith and the Cope family in England

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James C. Smith

Looking for a James Smith is almost impossible.  Our JAMES C. SMITH was born in Woolwich area (Preston) in 1801 as per his Muskegan, Michigan census prior to his death in 1887. He MAY have been the son or grandson of a Samual and Sara Smith and is father MAY have been Ward Smith.  Sara's maiden name was Ward.  History indicated a road was build through to the Grand River by "Smith and Ward" - is this a coincidence?  James C. Smith married Elizabeth Baer and after her death he married Julia…

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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:36pm

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At 3:28am on February 28, 2019, Fiona-Jane Watson said…

Hi Perileen. Here is what I have found:

Mahala Maude Bolter christened on 23 May 1875 at Little Cheverell. 

1871 census has her parents living in Little Cheverell with one child, Frank.

1891 census has Mahala living with her parents, brother and maternal grandmother, Betsy Ingram at Durlett Rd, Rowde, Devizes. 

From the 1891 records I have found this information:

Charles Bolter, market gardener, b1839 in Little Cheverell. 

Mary Jane Bolter, née Ingram, market gardener, b1846/1847 in Tilshead, Wiltshire. 

Frank Bolter, b1871 in Little Cheverell.

Mahala Maude Bolter, aged 16

Betsy Ingram, mother in law, a widow, aged 71,born 1820.

There is a grave (00020) at a church in Potterne with Mary Jane and her parents. 

As my Caroline Bolter, gg grandmother, was married in Little Cheverell in 1876 I expect there to be a family link with your Bolter but I haven't looked yet. I hope this gives you something to move your research forward but please ask if you have any queries and I will share anything I find. Do you have any photos of Mahala or her English family? Fiona 

At 2:04am on February 28, 2019, Fiona-Jane Watson said…
I have found a christening record and census record for Mahala.
At 7:32pm on December 7, 2016, Linda LaFrancois Christensen said…
What's the approximate time frame for your CT Smiths?
 
 
 

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