ID # 6747, (1823-1857)
|Birth||Mary Smith was born in 1823 at Canada West.|
|Marriage||She married George Charters Keachie, son of Hugh Keachie and Mary Ann Hope McLaren, on 20 June 1842 at Brock District, Canada West.|
MS248 reel 1, Vol. 2, page 14
Brock District Marriage Register
Extracted from a list of marriages solemnized by Rev. George Murray between June of 1841 and June of 1842. Rev. Murray domiciles himself at Blenheim (Township).
On 20th June, 1842
George Keachie of the Township of Burford and Mary Smith of the Township of Blenheim, both in the Brock District. George is a bachelor and Mary a spinster.
By license. Witnesses John R. Douglas and Geo. W. Douglas.
Two sources index George's surname as Keacher, but a close examination of the handwriting shows his name to be Keachie.
Not a lot of information is to be found for Rev. George Murray. There is just sufficient to say that he was a Presbyterian, though his endorsements on the district marriage records do not identify him as such. See Home & Foreign Record of the Canada Presbyterian Church, November, 1863, page 60. This is 20 years after the Keachie-Smith marriage, but probably the same clergyman. George Murray's marriages are to be found in the Brock District Marriage Register over a number of years and the names of the contracting parties are sufficient to say that most of them would be Presbyterians.
|Death||She died on 16 September 1857.|
|Burial||She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Brant Co..|
|Note||See History of the County of Brant, F. Douglas Reville, 1920, Brantford, page 256. This gives a history of the Smith family and something of their relationship to Joseph Brant. It's interesting to note that George C. Keachie, when he married his second wife, Rebecca Yardington, had for witnesses two men by the name of Douglas, probably kin of his first wife, Mary Smith, whose parents were Joseph Smith and Charlotte Douglas.|
Children of Mary Smith and George Charters Keachie
|Last Edited||24 Jan 2019|