Now comes several Smith families. I've already tackled John Smith alias Bland here. Also, some Smith's are just one generation and I won't include them separately. For instance, Helen Smith is known only from her marriage record to John Rider and is include in the Rider family write-up. Otherwise, there are four major Smith families. We'll start with my Smyth/Smith family which is Irish before tackling the English Puritan Smith families.
1. Hugh Smyth born say 1780. His wife's name is unknown. Possibly the same Hugh Smyth in Canary Townland, Clonfeacle Parish, County Armagh, Ireland as shown in the Tithe Applotment Books for 1823-1837. Could also be the son of James “Natcher” Smyth b. 1755 of Benburn, County Armagh, Ireland. He had another son James Jr. who had sons Robert and Thomas who later emigrated to the U.S. Hugh Smyth had at least three sons, all of whom emigrated to North America: Hugh, James, and Thomas.
2. James Smyth born 1809 probably at County Armagh, Ireland and died 10 February 1885 at Hebron, New Brunswick, Canada. He married on 3 January 1840 at Harvey, New Brunswick, Catherine Sinclair, born August 1819 at Ballymagarry, Ireland and died 5 June 1900 at Hebron, New Brunswick, daughter of Finley and Martha (Lawrence) Sinclair. James and Catherine had three children: James, Nancy Ann, and Marsha Jane.
3. James Smith born 8 April 1835 at Alma, New Brunswick, died 17 September 1904 at Beverly, Massachusetts. He married at Alma, 17 November 1859, Amy Ann Cleveland, born 26 June 1840 at Alma and died 10 December 1911 at Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of John and Amy (Martin) Cleveland. James and Amy had eight children: John Wesley, Johnston, Agnes Jane, Ann Maria, Alfred James, William Ackerman, Ada S., and David A. Daniel Cassinger Gravencroft Smith.
4. Agnes Jane Smith was born 6 September 1864 at Alma, New Brunswick and died 28 July 1930 at Westbrook, Maine. She married on 28 August 1887 at Westbrook, John Quigley, born 10 April 1855 at Sussex, New Brunswick, and died 22 December 1929 at Westbrook, Maine, son of William T. and Eliza (Killen) Quigley. Agnes and John had an only daughter Lila Mae Quigley.
The New Brunswick Census of 1851: Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada by Robert F. Fellows (Fredericton, N.B., 1972).
Marriage Register, Westmoreland, NB 1790-1856, Part I by Ken Kanner and Bing Geldart (1986).
Marriage Register, Albert County, New Brunswick 1846-1887 by K. Kanner and V. Geldart (Provincial Archives, NB, 1984), p. 33.
Massachusetts Vital Records (1904, 4:310).
Massachusetts Vital Records (1911, 5:319).
Westbrook, Maine Marriages 1799-1892 compiled Karen Sherman Ketover (1993, the author), p. 67.