Mary Smart

Female1802–26 April 1873

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Smart was born in 1802, in Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Mr. Smart, was 23 and her mother, Mrs. Smart, was 21. She married Robert Steel in March 1839, in Johnston, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 26 April 1873, in Johnston, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pearsonville, Studholm, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Robert Steel
Mary Smart
Marriage: March 1839
William Steele
Elizabeth C T Steele
Mary Steele
Jane Annie Steele

Sources (5)

  • Mary Steel in household of Robert Steel, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Mary in entry for Elizabeth Ames, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Mary Steele in entry for Joseph Ames and Elizabeth C. T. Miller, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    March 1839Johnston, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 6

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 13

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 21

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smert, smart ‘quick, prompt, brisk, vigorous’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is widespread throughout England (especially Gloucestershire), Wales, and Scotland (mainly Angus).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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