Thursday, 7 April 2011

John SMIDDY (b. abt 1829 Ireland, d. August 1859) married Mary Ellen BOWE (b England,d 1885).

John SMIDDY (b. abt 1829 Ireland, d. August 1859) married Mary Ellen BOWE (b England,d 1885).
His father may have been Richard SMIDDY and John's brother was Dave SMIDDY.

Their daughter Ellen (Mary Ellen) Smiddy b 1857 Tipperary Co, IR, d 1903 SD
Married Peter STEINFELDT 1877 PA.

other children:
Dave Smiddy b bef 1860
John Smiddy b aft 1860

John SMIDDY b. abt 1829 Ireland, d. August 1859 New Castle, PA in mining accident.
Family story says he was chosen at age 16-17 to be one of "Queen Victoria's guards" & served 11 years before deserting by stowing away on  ship to US.  


He may be John SMEDLY who arrived in Philadelphia 1856.


Looking for his parents, siblings & other Smiddy info.
Thanks,
Patti
Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen



Hi Ann,
I have not done much on our Smiddy line and have family stories that don't quite seem right. What a surprise!

The story goes that John SMIDDY was very tall and was picked to be one of Queen Victoria's guards when he was 16 yr old.  He hated it and after 11 yrs, he supposedly stowed away on a ship for America.  He left a wife (Mary Ellen Bowe/Beau) & children.  About 1 yr later the wife and children followed.  John SMIDDY worked in the coal mines and was killed in an accident about 1860.

Does any of this story seem plausible? 
I did find a variety of John SMIDDY's listed as arriving by ship from England & their ages vary.

Family notes say John's father may have been Richard SMIDDY and John's brother was Dave SMIDDY.

All help very much appreciated.
Patti
Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen

Is SMIDDY a common Irish name?


*John Smiddy b 1832 IR, d abt 1861 in mining accident in PA. Wife Mary Ellen BOWE b England,d 1885.

Their daughter Ellen (Mary Ellen) Smiddy b 1857 Tipperary Co, IR, d 1903 SD
Married Peter STEINFELDT 1877 PA.

*John Smiddy was supposed to have been one of Queen Victoria's guards for 11 yr- stowed away on a ship to US. His wife and children came a year later.


other children:
Dave Smiddy b bef 1860
John Smiddy b aft 1860


Does anyone connect to this Smiddy family?
Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen


16-07-2011
How do I find out if there are others working on this same line?

John SMIDDY b abt 1830 Ireland, d 1859 Newcastle, PA

m. 1851 Middlesex, England

wife Ellen BEAU/BOW  b abt 1830 England,
                                  d aft 1880 Cinncinatti, OH
children:
Ellen b 1857 England
John b 1859 PA

Patti Waitman

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