Sarah SMART Headstone Replaced - Feb 2008.



Joan SHEPHERD of Taupo has lead a group of descendants of Sarah SMART to replace the headstone, which had by 2007 completely eroded away. Sarah's headstone at St Saviours graveyard on Kirk Road at Templeton, (near Christchurch, New Zealand) appears to be mudstone and was useless as a memorial to one of Canterbury's most industrious first settlers. Sarah, who came here with husband William & 12 children from Moulton, Northumberland, was a matron on the ship Randolph that arrived in 16 Dec 1850.

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Our contact list of descendants of Sarah's chidren is:-
01 Edmund	= 3
02 Amon		= No descendants No Contacts.
03 Amos		= 10
04 Amy		= 4
05 Horton	= 2
06 Eliza	= 4
07 Enos		= 1 Son 	No descendants?
09 Enoch		= 5 Children  with offspring - No Contacts.
10 Elijah Page		= 9 plus
11 Eli Perkins		= 1 Son killed on railway.  No Descendants.
12 William Wilson	= 2
13 Emily		= 2
14 George Thomas	= 2
Sarah SMART (nee WILSON)
Sarah SMART (nee WILSON)
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I have a list of 135 descendants of Sarah - (I don't have them all) - with 64 spouses over seven generations.

Sarah, after arriving on the "RANDOLPH" in 1850 at the age of 40 died in 1873 while William was 45 upon arrival and died just three years later.
He is buried in Barbadoes Street Cemetery, Christchcurch, CBY, NZ.

If you contributed to this activity of ensuring a lasting memorial to our family's pioneers, Joan, Dawn & I thank you.
Phone or contact via barry@pycroft.co.nz
Chris MAHAONEY at http://www.chrismahoney.co.nz has much more on the SMART Family..

Old Headstone
. New Headstone



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