Sunbury County Happenings,@ Vol. 1, p. 7 contains the following from the Religious Intelligencer@ (Saint John, N.B.) 25 Jul 1856: Died at Blissville, Sunbury County, on the 15th inst., Mrs Susannah, relict of the late Clapman Smith, Esq., in the 82nd year of her age, leaving 8 surviving sons and 2 daughters, with a large number of grand and great grandchildren. Mrs Smith was born at the Bay Chaleur, NB to which her parents had emigrated from London. They removed to the Saint John River when she was about 4 years old. Her father was a truly pious and devoted disciple of Christ, and for many years sustained the public worship of God. When 17 years of age she was married to Mr. Smith, by whom she had 15 children; one died in infancy, another in early years, all the rest professed faith in the Savior. During the last 13 years she had been a widow, waiting for the time of her departure. During the last 2 or 3 years her faculties failed so far that at times she did not recollect her own friends, even her own children were sometimes forgotten by her, but at no time did she forget her Savior. Children of Chapman & Susannah Smith are: Nancy 1792-1762, Clapman 1794-1871, Ruth 1796-1875, Benjamin 1800-1870, Daniel 1802-1861, Joseph 1803-, Samuel 1805-1861, James 1807-1855, William 1808-1861, Theoppilies 1810, Ezekiel,- Susanna 1812-1825, Lydia 1815-1856, Mary 1817-1833, ,Israel 1821-1869 Thatcher 1822,John E. 1825-1903, Ammon -
Courtesy: Carole Dick
Blissville, Sunbury County
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