SMYTH / SMITH family - 1841 Bytown Quilt
also Ralph SMITH from King's County, Ireland
ML# 594 on the McCabe List
February 10, 2003:
I am trying to find information on a family that was in Bytown, Canada in 1841,
I know. I found a cross stitch sampler that has the names of:
Ralph Smyth, Jane Smyth, Edward Smyth, William Smyth, Eliza Smyth, Jane Smyth,
Mary Smyth and has Bytown Canada 1841 on it. Do you have any idea how I might find
out more about this family or what sources would be a good starting place?
The sampler is a cross stitch with the alphabet, numbers, house, trees, and the
family member's names. It was framed in Detroit, Michigan, USA. I am guessing in the
early 1900's. This is a sampler that a lot of young girls did as school projects.
I find it fascinating that something this old is still around today.
If only it could talk.
May 27, 2005:
My great-great grandfather was a William Smyth who was born in 1844 and I am thinking
that could possibly be his parents. I know at sometime that he was around the Jarvis
area as that was were he got married. I would love to see the quilt. I have just
started my search of relatives but the names that are mentioned are the same as some
of the latter children.
I would like to keep in touch with you and let you know if I find out anything else.
... Marilyn Brown
I've just discovered that Jo's e-mail does not work anymore. Perhaps, if she has
a new one, she will contact us.
There was a Ralph Smith / Smyth from Hull who died in 1874, aged 66.
And here's a marriage recorded in the Bytown Gazette:
Marriage: 1838, at Goulbourn, by the Reverend Mr. Padfield - Jonathan Wyman of
Hull to Mary Catherine Francis Smith, daughter of Ralph Smith (ML# 594).
E-mail Jo, Marilyn and Al Lewis
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