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Nehemiah Smith born c1797
« on: Friday 29 December 17 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I have a Nehemiah Smith who married Sarah Hackett in Frome @1823. He was an Engine Driver and on each census from 1851/1881 he claimed to have been born in a different parish.

Midsomer Norton#
Chewton Mendip
Timsbury
Farmborough

He appears to have been born @1799, but searches on online Parish Transcriptions have not uncovered his baptism. His son also c alled N ehemiah went on to become a well respected Methodist Minister.

Many Thanks

David

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Re: Nehemiah Smith born c1797
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 December 17 23:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I have looked at any births that I can find and there are a few, one in London born 1800 - this guy dies in London c1840. Another - NEHEMIAH ARTHER SMITH baptised in Bristol 19 May 1805 son of Thomas and Mary Smith.

This Nehemiah A Smith seems to have been adopted to most 'trees' people have online as the man who married Sarah Hackett.

Thomas & Mary Smith also had an earlier son Nehemiah ARTHURS Smith baptised 1792 Bristol that died in 1796 and was buried in Bristol.

The only other I can see is a Nehemiah Smith baptised 27 Aug 1794 in Uley, Gloucestershire, son of Nathaniel and Catherine.

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Re: Nehemiah Smith born c1797
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 10:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi
From 1841 to 1881 Nehemiah says he was born in Somerset, so I don't think he was an out of county man.  I would suggest using Genuki, etc to make a list of all the churches in Midsomer Norton, Chewton Mendip, Timsbury and Farmborough and search the parish registers for each one for say 1790-1815 (in case he was bpt late).  Primarily for Nehemiah, but also make a note of whether there were any Smiths just in case it is helpful later.  Bear in mind that there seems to be a non conformist element.  Freereg have reasonable coverage of some of these parishes.  When searching on-line records make sure that no years for this period are missing. 

If the registers for a particular parish are not on line make a specific post for look up help here on rootschat
eg please can someone check the bpt register for St Mary Magdalene, Chewton Mendip 1790-1815 for Nehemiah Smith
and work your way through the parishes

He's around there somewhere and there is a connection between these places.  Whilst NH is living in Midsomer Norton in the 1851 census, his sons James and Charles both married on 25/12/1851 in Timsbury.  A timeline for NH might help as well. 

It may also be worth joining the Somerset Family History Society for a year to see whether the locals can help.

Happy hunting



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Re: Nehemiah Smith born c1797
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi All

Many thanks for all your very useful help an d have a great 2018.

Kind Regards

David :D :D

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Re: Nehemiah Smith born c1797
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Found this on freereg

St Leonard, Marston Bigot 15/10/1826 John King sojourner mar Elizabeth Hackett sojourner both otp wit Nehemiah and Sarah Smith

Also, but don't know where or if this fits in
Frome 21/9/1853 burial Nehemiah Smith age 1yr 9mths abode Church Street

Derbys: Ward, Hopkinson, Bradley, Birds, Clarke, Taylor, Daykin, Gent, Vardy, Cotterill, Stocks, Godber, Dronfield, Charlesworth, Bonsall, Purseglove
Notts: Clarke, Freeman, Kitchen, Allcock, Housley, Swanwick, Berrisford, Farnsworth, Antcliffe
Staffs: Nutt, Bowring
Yorks: Holling, Fish, Kay, Hardy
Lincs: Plummer, Broughton, Wellbourne