Seth Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

M, b. 5 March 1856, d. 15 August 1909
FatherJohn Smith14,15,16,11 b. 10 Dec 1826, d. 23 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Bromley17,18,19 b. 25 May 1830, d. 2 Oct 1887
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsThomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
           Seth Smith was born on 5 March 1856 at Leyland, Lancashire, England. There is no father's name or even a surname listed for him on the birth certificate, so it falls under his mother's maiden name of Bromley. Was John Smith, who married his mother in July 1856, the biological father? Seth took on the surname of Smith after his mother married John Smith.1,20,21,22,23 He was christened on 30 March 1856 at St. Andrews Church, Leyland, Lancashire, England, as Seth Bromley.2
     Seth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 5, in the census of 1861 at Ulverston, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son.3      
     Seth Smith married Hannah Mary Rigg, daughter of John Rigg and Ruth Pearson, on 8 July 1878 at the Parish Church, Dalton-In-Furness, Lancaster, England; Witnesses were: John Henry Smith, brother of the groom, Elizabeth Jane Rigg, sister of the bride, William Robinson (Jane's future husband), and Dorothy Storey (John Henry's future wife). They were married by the Henry M. Burgess, Minister.6,24,8,25,26,27,28,29
     Seth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 22, in the census of 1881 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his son-in-law.7   
     Seth Smith witnessed the marriage of Dorothy Storey and John Henry Smith on 1 February 1882 at the Parish Church of Cartmel, Cartmel, Lancashire, England; They were married according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by Licencia, by W.P. Rigge, Vicar of Yorksburgh. Witnesses to the marriage were:
Seth Smith, nephew of the groom, and Mary Jane Storey.30,31,32,33
     In the will of John Smith on 2 February 1890 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, Seth Smith was listed as an heir; His son Seth was the executor of his will.34 He was an informant to the death of John Smith, his father, at 25 Marsh Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, on 23 September 1890; from Menier's Disease and heart failure, according to his pension file. His death certificate states that he was suffering from heart and kidney disease.35,36,37
     Seth Smith, age 35, appears as head of household in the census of 1891 in Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Hannah Mary Rigg, John Bromley Smith, Margaret Ruth Smith, Beatrice Aida Smith, Helen Smith, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Smith.8   
     In the will of Ellen Smith on 17 May 1892 at Penwortham, Lancashire, England, Seth Smith, her nephew, was listed as an heir; Witnesses were Robert Bamford and Fred Fowler.38
     Seth immigrated on 13 June 1893 to New York on the passenger ship the Arizona departing from Liverpool, England.9,39 He was naturalized on 28 October 1898 at Waterbury District Court, Waterbury, Connecticut. The index shows: Smith, Seth. Wtby, CT. Vol. 10, Page 378. Great Britain. District: Waterbury. Age: 42.40
     Seth Smith, age 44, appears as head of household in the census of 14 June 1900 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Hannah Mary Rigg, John Bromley Smith, Margaret Ruth Smith, Beatrice Aida Smith, Helen Smith, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Smith.10   
     Seth Smith died on 15 August 1909 at Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 53 "while working at his bench at the Farrell Foundry yesterday morning, Seth Smith was affected with heart disease and expired almost immediately."11,41,42
     Seth Smith was buried in August 1909 at Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut. The tombstone inscription reads:
Father
Seth Smith
Feb 25, 1857
Aug 17, 1909

His wife, Hannah Mae Rigg Smith, shares the same cemetery marker and is buried next to him.11,13

Family

Hannah Mary Rigg b. 12 Oct 1856, d. 16 Mar 1935
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1861Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandSeth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 5, in the census of 1861 at Ulverston, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son.3
1881Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandSeth Smith appears as Seth Smith, age 22, in the census of 1881 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his son-in-law.7
1891Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandSeth Smith, age 35, appears as head of household in the census of 1891 in Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Hannah Mary Rigg, John Bromley Smith, Margaret Ruth Smith, Beatrice Aida Smith, Helen Smith, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Smith.8
1900Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutSeth Smith, age 44, appears as head of household in the census of 14 June 1900 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Hannah Mary Rigg, John Bromley Smith, Margaret Ruth Smith, Beatrice Aida Smith, Helen Smith, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Smith.10

Citations

  1. [S517] Seth Bromley, Birth Certificate Number 172, The birth certificate does not have a surname or the name of his father. It identifies his mother as Margaret Bromley (10 March 1856).
  2. [S616] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Parish Registers For St. Andrews Church, Leyland 1651-1947, shows Seth Bromley.
  3. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090.
  4. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton, England, GSU Roll 848079.
  5. [S217] England and Wales, Free BMD Marriage Index:1837-1983: Hannah Mary Rigg and Seth Smith, 1878; Volume 8e, Page 1040.
  6. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878.
  7. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342023.
  8. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  9. [S488] Seth Smith, Arizona Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 13 June 1893; Microfilm Serial M237, Microfilm Roll: M237_611as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  10. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107.
  11. [S235] Seth Smith entry, Death Certificate Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, Volume 5, January 1907-December 1910, Page 158 (16 August 1909).
  12. [S234] The Waterbury Republican, 17 Aug 1909.
  13. [S319] Seth Smith Tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut, 1857-1909.
  14. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows the son of John Smith as Seth Smith.
  15. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878, shows father as John Smith.
  16. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; shows the groom's father as John Smith.
  17. [S517] Seth Bromley, Birth Certificate Number 172, shows mother as Margaret Bromley (10 March 1856).
  18. [S235] Seth Smith entry, Death Certificate Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, Volume 5, January 1907-December 1910, Page 158, shows Margaret Brownlee as mother (16 August 1909).
  19. [S616] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Parish Registers For St. Andrews Church, Leyland 1651-1947, shows Mother: Margaret Bromley.
  20. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows age 5 and birthplace as Leyland, Lancashire.
  21. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton, England, GSU Roll 848079, shows age 15 and birthplace as Leyland, Lancashire.
  22. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows age 35 and birthplace as Leyland, Lancashire.
  23. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows age 44 and birthplace as England.
  24. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; Batch Number: M00516-5; Date Range: 1863-1905; Record Group: England VR; Film Number: 1471900.
  25. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the couple as being married for 22 years.
  26. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory, Page 480; shows widow of Seth Smith.
  27. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  28. [S319] Seth Smith Tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut, Feb 25, 1857-Aug 17, 1909.
  29. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  30. [S646] Certificate, John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey marriage of 1 February, 1882.
  31. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430.
  32. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  33. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows the couple married for 29 years.
  34. [S1117] Will of John Smith: Transcribed and sent via E-mail by Peter Bamford, Lytham, Lancashire, England (e-mail address) to Taryn L. Phelan 14 April 2010.
  35. [S645] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Pension Record, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 14/19/2, Page 232.
  36. [S388] England and Wales, Free BMD Death Index:1837-1983: John Smith, 1890 (Jul-Aug-Sep Quarter); Volume 8e, Page 530.
  37. [S667] John Smith, John Smith Death Certificate, shows died from heart and kidney disease.
  38. [S1147] Will of Ellen Smith: WLA 1/62 Wills 1894-I-Y.
  39. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows 1893.
  40. [S1086] The District Court of Waterbury Selected Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, The index shows: Smith, Seth, Wtby, CT, Vol 10, Page 378, Great Britain, District: Watgerbury, age: 42 (28 October 1898), Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  41. [S1666] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Deaths, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, Seth Smith, 1909-08-15, Waterbury.
  42. [S234] The Waterbury Republican, 17 Aug 1909, newpaper dated August 17, 1909 stated that Seth succumbed yesterday which would have been August 16.
  43. [S694] John Bromley Smith, Birth Certificate (7 July 1879).
  44. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the son of Seth Smith as John R. Smith.
  45. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the son of Seth Smith as John B. Smith.
  46. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate: shows Bromley's father as Seth Smith.
  47. [S695] Margaret Ruth Smith, Birth Certificate (11 March 1881).
  48. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Margaret R. Smith.
  49. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Margaret R. Smith.
  50. [S841] Beatrice Ada Smith; christening date: 14 May 1882; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows father as Seth Smith, British Isles Vital Records Index, Beatrice Ada Smith; christening date: 14 May 1882; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows father as Seth Smith.
  51. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Beatrice Ada Smith, 14 May 1882; Dalton-In-Furness; shows father as Seth Smith, Ancestry.com.
  52. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Beatrice A. Smith.
  53. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Beatrice A. Smith.
  54. [S200] Certificate, Percy Mahony and Beatrice Aida Smith marriage of 29 May 1905.
  55. [S1668] Beatrice Mahony's Death Certificate, shows father as Seth Smith.
  56. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith,Shows father as Seth Smith.
  57. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Helen Smith.
  58. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Helen Smith.
  59. [S302] Ellen Cronan's Death Certificate.
  60. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the son of Seth Smith as Seth Smith.
  61. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the son of Seth Smith as Seth Smith.
  62. [S689] Seth Smith, Birth Certificate (7 September 1887).
  63. [S690] Hannah Mary Smith, Birth Certificate (29 September 1888).
  64. [S841] Hannah Mary Smith; christening date: 7 October 1888; Recorded in Dalton-In-Furness; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows father as Seth Smith, British Isles Vital Records Index, Hannah Mary Smith; christening date: 7 October 1888; Recorded in Dalton-In-Furness; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows father as Seth Smith.
  65. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Hannah Mary Smith, 7 October 1888; Dalton-In-Furness; shows father as Seth Smith, Ancestry.com.
  66. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Hannah M. Smith.
  67. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Hannah M. Smith.