Monday, January 28, 2013

Christian Smith 1832-

Christian Smith
son of (parents born in Germany)
Born April 1832
Died 03 Dec 1925 in Audubon NJ at his sons John G Smith 
Married Nov 20 1853
Mary Gregson
daughter of (parents born in England)
Born 1833 in England
Died before 1910

Children:
Henry Snyder Smith 1856-
Samuel Sheetz Smith 1858 – 
Mary Elizabeth Smith 1861 – 
Anna Eliza Smith  1864-
Martha G. Smith 1870 – 
Joseph Gregson Smith 1873 – 
John G. Smith - 1875-

Timeline

1832 Apr - Birth of Christian
Pennsylvania 

1850  - Mary Gregson arrived from England
According to the 1900 Census
I find a Mary Gregson, age 17 living with a Johnson Family in Philadelphia:

1850 United States Federal Census about Mary Gregson
Name: Mary Gregson
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: England
Home in 1850: Blockley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Family Number: 159
Household Members:
Name Age
Franklin Johnson 35
Margaret Johnson 36
Susan D Johnson 9
Margaret H Johnson 8
Laura Johnson 6
Sarah R Johnson 1
David Helkin 19

Mary Gregson 17

1853 20 Nov - Marriage to Mary Gregson
Age: 21
First Independent Christian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Christian Smith Of Kensington and Mary Gregson of Frankforde PA


Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Christian Smith
Name: Christian Smith
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1853
Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Mary Gregson
Organization Name: First Independent Christian Church




1856- Son Henry Snyder Smith is born

1858 - Son Samuel Sheetz Smith is born

1861 - Daughter Mary Elizabeth Smith Born

St John's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia PA

1864- Daughter Anna Eliza Smith is born

1866 - Daughter Amanda Getz Smith is born

for all the other baptisms, the sponsor is "the mother".  For this one, it is Amanda Getz, and mother.  I cannot figure out who Amanda Getz is, or why Christian and Mary named a daughter after her.  

This is the last baptism I can find for Mary & Christian in St John's Episcopal Church.  In the 1880 Census there are 3 more children, Martha, Joseph & John, but I could not find records of their baptisms at the St John's Episcopal church in Philadelphia.


1880 - Residence
Age: 48
Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States 
Age: 48; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self


1880 United States Federal Census about Christian Smith
Name: Christian Smith
Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Smith
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Household Members:
Name Age
Christian Smith 48
Mary Smith 45
Saml. S. Smith 22
Mary E. Smith 19
Ann E. Smith 16
Amanda G. Smith 14
Martha G. Smith 10
Joseph G. Smith 7
John G. Smith 5


1900 - Residence
Age: 68
Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey 
Age: 68; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head


1900 United States Federal Census about B Smith
Name: B Smith
[Christine Smith] 
Age: 68
Birth Date: Apr 1832
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Camden Ward 1, Camden, New Jersey
[Camden] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Smith
Marriage Year: 1853
Years Married: 47
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
B Smith 68
Mary Smith 66
Samuel W Noel 36
Annie E Noel 36
Rosetta Noel 16
Ethel May Noel 14
Emma Mary Noel 4
John G S Noel 8/12




1910 - Residence
Age: 78
Camden Ward 10, Camden, New Jersey 
Age in 1910: 78; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Father Lives with his son, Joseph


1910 United States Federal Census about Christian Smith
Name: Christian Smith
Age in 1910: 78
Birth Year: 1832
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Camden Ward 10, Camden, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Father
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph S Smith 37
Elizabeth T Smith 37
Christian Smith 78


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