Edwin or Edward SMITH and Jean HART or HOYT
October 23, 2008:
The following material was sent in by Jean, who is searching for information regarding her Smith and Hoyt or
Records found of the Smith family of Bytown and area and in the U.S.:
1. 1871 Census of Almonte, Lanark Canada--Jean Smith age 56 born in Scotland;
2. 1861 Census Victoria Ward, Ottawa City p. 56 of H.N. Harvey, carpenter - which included
among others son Cyrus A. age 17 and M. Smith born Canada West Protestant,
23 female single not member of the family;.She was paid $4 a month. (this works out to a
birth year of 1838).
3. Wedding certificate from Ogdensburg, New York, USA, marriage 12 Nov. 1863 Cyrus A.
Harvey and Margaret Euphemia Smith
4. 1870 US Census for Township of Dover, county of Fayette, State of Iowa taken Aug. 17,
1870; C.A. Harvey age 26 and Margaret Harvey aged 30. (ages given for last birthday) +
children.(C.A. was born 4 July thus b. 1844; as Margaret was born Oct 30 or 31 birth year
would be 1839).
5. 1885 Iowa Census for Ossian, Winneshiek co. Margaret Harve, widowed age 43 (age given as
of birthday in 1884, thus birth year would be 1841).
6. Death notice published in the Ossian Bee states the Margaret Smith was born in Ottawa
Canada 31 Oct. 1844. An Episcopal minister from Decorah (25 miles away) officiated.
7. Baptismal certificate from Scotland Jean Hart born 12 Mar, 1814, bpt. 10 Apr. 1814
Parish of Abbey (Paisley)Renfrew County, Scotland, father David Hart; mother Isobel
From family stories:
Margaret Euphemia Smith born Oct. 30/31 was baptized by Rev. John Cruickshanks.
Edward/Edwin Smith, father, was a gentleman 'never worked a day in his life'; married
beneath him, so family sent them from Ireland to Ottawa with 2 Irish servants.
In 1880s daughter Margaret, sent letters to Lord and Lady McDonald in Ireland. (Many parts
of McDonald family took name of Smith. Research has found both Smith and Hart families in
Antrim, Ire. early 1800s. but not the m. of Edward and Jean. Need to find who would be
given title of Lord McDonald in Ireland in 1880s.) Jean was said to be named 'HOYT'
(not 'HART' - was that a mistake due to the accent of Margaret, b. in Ottawa with Irish
and Scottish speakers? No one of the name of Hoyt was found in Antrim records. Other
Counties not searched as yet).
A guess would be that Edward/Edwin died before 1861.
Any additional information would be welcomed.
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