The researching and compiling of information that makes up this Family Website
has been and still is a labour of love and it is my way of honouring our ancestors
and it is my gift to all those who in anyway are connected in this very extended family
and to all our future generations so that we will all know who we are
and how we got here !
Steven John Conway......................
"We are what we are,
and all who went before us."
 SMITH FAMILY TREE
These are the branches of our family tree that I have stumbled upon so far.
Also,since glaucoma is so prevalent in our family, I have recently discovered
that we have inherited the VIKING GENE.In all likelyhood, this happened
during the height of Viking activity in the 200 year period between 795-1014
when they raided and settled in parts of Ireland and intermarried with Gaelic families.
Like most other Irish families, we are descended from
THE CELTS (6000BC-430AD), THE GAELS, THE VIKINGS (795-1014AD)
THE NORMANS (1169-1269AD)
The NORMANS were descended from 10th Century Vikings who conquered western France.
They came over with William the Conquerer and intermarried with Gaelic nobility
establishing the celebrated Norman-Irish feudal families---Fitzgerald,Burke,Costello,
and BUTLER ---who ruled much of Ireland until late in the 16th Century.
Theobald Le Botiller Fitzwalter, the first Chief Butler (Governor) of Ireland,
is the Ancestor of the Butler Family of Ireland and everyone in our family tree
along with anyone descended from Butlers from Ireland are
descended from this one common ancestor.
If you would like to see the Butler Dynasty as far back as the 1100's
and see who some of your famous distant relatives are, click HERE !
ANCESTRAL FAMILIES:
BUTLER/KENNEDY/WALSH/DOYLE/SCOTT
SMITH/HUGHES/MANNION/CASSIDY
There is a long and winding road,
Along which each must go,
It leads beyond the hills of time
Into the sunset glow.
But only for a little while
Our loved one leaves our site,
For just beyond the hills they wait,
In God's eternal light.
"MAY GOOD LUCK BE YOUR FRIEND IN WHATEVER YOU DO;
AND MAY TROUBLE BE ALWAYS A STRANGER TO YOU."
(Some names have "Links" to family branches !! )
The Kennedy Family came to North America
abt. 1680 and the Butler Family around the
same time or a little earlier, 100 years before the
American Revolution.The Butler Family settled in
Maryland and the Kennedys settled there or
in the adjacent colonies.The Butlers had a large
estate including slaves, (normal for the time),and
likely the Kennedys did too.There was one and
probably two generations of Kennedys and Butlers
in America before William Kennedy  and Mary Butler.
(more research to follow)
I suspect that Mary Butler was related to the famous Col. John Butler.
He led his Butler's Rangers and Natives against the American Revolutionaries
from New York to Illinois and her husband,William Kennedy, was doing the same
 thing (although on a smaller scale) around Albany, New York. I don't think that this was
a coincidence but further research is needed to establish a relationship.
click HERE to read the amazing history of our Kennedy ancestors !
DOYLE
KENNEDY
BUTLER
(1) THOMAS WALSH.......MARY DOYLE....................(1) WILLIAM KENNEDY.......MARY BUTLER
married in Ireland...................................married in Boston in 1762
both died between 1801 - 1806..................
Children......................................................................Children
John Kennedy (1766-1806).................
(2) Thomas Walsh (1745-1842)...................Mary Kennedy (1772-1846)
Isaac Kennedy (1773-1869)................
Thomas Kennedy (1775-1849)..............
William Kennedy(1781-1782)...............
(this baby died on trek to Montreal in 1781)
The Kennedys were United Empire Loyalists
who fled from the Mohawk Valley of New York
up to Montreal in 1781 and then
went to Douglastown,Gaspe.Quebec.
(2) THOMAS WALSH....................MARY KENNEDY
Born:1745.......................................Born:1772
married Sept.1,1796 Douglastown,Quebec
Died:1842....................................Died:1846
Children:
William Walsh (1796-?)
Catherine Walsh (1798-?)
James Walsh (1800-?)
Stephen Walsh (1800-May 9.1872)
buried Bristol, Que.
children:Henry Walsh
Thomas Walsh (1803-?)
Bartholomew Walsh (1807-?)
(3) Mary Anne Walsh (1809-1887)
Daniel Scott could have been a survivor
of the troop ship HMS Penelope which broke up in 1815
off the coast near Douglastown and then deserted (42 crew did).
There was a George Scott on the Ship's list and he was one of the deserters.
 I didn't find Daniel's name on the Ship's list but it is the same
year that he got married in Douglastown.He is listed in the
1825 census as born in Devonshire England
DANIEL SCOTT......  ELIZABETH LeRHE
.....................................   (1st wife)Daughter of James LeRhe and Catherine Sampson
Born:1792........................Born:1798
..........Married 1815,Douglastown
........................................Died 1849,Douglastown
..........Children: "FAMILY LINK"click here
Daniel Scott (1816-1914)born:Douglastown,Quebec
Susan Scott (1817-  ? ) born:Douglastown,Quebec
Catherine Scott (1819- ?)born:Douglastown,Quebec
Mary Scott (1820 -  ? born:Douglastown,Quebec
Elizabeth Scott (1822 - ? )born:Douglastown,Quebec
Daniel Scott and Mary Anne Walsh had an affair.
She got pregnant and they took off about 1830
and ended up in Bristol,Quebec and
Daniel Scott changed his name to Daniel Smith.
(3) DANIEL (Scott) SMITH...............................MARY ANNE WALSH
(2nd wife)................................................
Born:1792 Devonshire, England.........................Born:1809 Douglastown,Quebec
Mary Anne's brother Stephen Walsh came to Bristol,Quebec to tell them
that Elizabeth LeRhe Scott (Daniel's 1st wife) had died and they
were now able to marry. Daniel admitted his name change to the parish
priest prior to the wedding. All ten children were present at the
wedding and all ten were baptized that same day.
Married Bristol,Quebec 1855
Died:Bristol,Quebec...........................Died:Bristol,Quebec
Nov.3,1870........................................Sept.14,1887
Children
Stephen (1830-Mar.30,1928)  buried Bristol, Quebec
married Alice Rodgers (1834-Nov.22,1928)....
children:.........................
Caroline (1855-April 12,1921)..........
married William Cosgrove...............
(4) Thomas (1832-1879)
James (1833- ?)
William (1836-?)
Mary Ann (1838-?)
Daniel (1840-?)
Henry (1844-?) some Stanley Cup History- click here
John (1847-?)
Sarah (1847-?)
Edward (1850-?)
SCOTT
HOWARD
JAMES HUGHES......ANNE HOWARD..............
Born: ?......Died ?  Ireland..........
Child.........................................
(4) THOMAS SMITH.......................................................ANN HUGHES
Born:Quyion,Quebec 1832.........................................Born:County (?),Ireland 1838...
(Ann Hughes purchased a single adult (over 14)ticket
on the passenger Barque "Mary Ann" for St. John,New Brunswick
 on June 28,1852.Residence listed for Ann is Omagh,Ireland.)
married Dec. 25,1860
Thomas died: Brudenell,Ont. 1879.........................................Widowed by the age of 44...
Ann died: Barry's Bay, Ontario, Mar.26,  1915...
Children
Mary Ann Smith (McLeod) Sullivan Born:1861 Died    ?
(5) Stephen E. Smith*                              Born:1864 Died 1953
Margaret Ellen Smith Mahon           Born:1867 Died    ?
Belah(Belle)Smith Lee                       Born:1872 Died    ?
Serah (Agnes) Smith McMullin       Born: 1874 Died    ?
Family Link #1 Family Link #2 Family Link #3
Caroline (Lucy) Smith Colton           Born:1876 Died    ?
Thomas Smith                                    Born:1878 Died    ?
(5) STEPHEN EDWARD SMITH
Born:Mar.11,1864,Eganville,Ontario
Died:Nov.1,1953,Sault Ste Marie,Ontario
Occup. Carpenter
MANION
(1) MICHAEL MANION .............................................Nora Ellen Cassidy
Born:Duluth,Minnesota ?..................................................Born:Killyshandra,Ireland
born ? - died abt.1865 ........................................1840
Ellen Cassidy purchased a ticket with her sister
Mary Cassidy on the passenger ship "Sarah" for
St. John, New Brunswick on June 5,1849
The residence for Ellen and Mary Cassidy
is listed as Killyshandra,Ireland
Married ?........................................................................Married ?
.................Died  abt. 1865
Children
Mary Ann (Molly) Manion Born:1862  Died ?  Single
Thomas Manion                  Born :1863 Died ?  Single
(2) Ellen Manion        Born: 1865     Died: 1945
Married:Patrick Harrigan.....................
Children.........................................
Patrick Harrigan                 Born: 1868 Died    ?  Single
Margaret (Myria) Harrigan Lynch Born:1870 Died 196?............
Catherine Harrigan              Born: 1872  Died:    ?  Single
Widowed 2nd time before age of 40 ..
Ellen was blind the latter part of her life.
Ellen died: Maynooth,Ont.1917..........
(2) ELLEN (NELLY) MANION SMITH
Born:June 4,1865, Maynooth,Ontario
Died:Dec.9,1945,Sault Ste. Marie,Ont.
"We are what we are and all who went before us!"
THESE ARE YOUR ANCESTORS! They came to a new world to make
a better life and they struggled and endured even through our harsh
Canadian winters in primitive conditions. First in log cabins and then
in houses with only wood stoves for heat and freezing well water for
bathing,they managed to live and pass on their legacy to us.
TOUGH,STRONG,DETERMINED
Thanks to them, we exist and future generations will exist because
they did what they did!  THIS IS YOUR HERITAGE!
LET US NOT FORGET THEM !!!
"Studying the history of our predecessors is an exercise
in reverence and respect that needs no validation.
It restores dignity to individuals who usually led lives
of quiet accomplishment and then generally passed on with
little fanfare leaving only weathered inscriptions and fading
memories as meagre testimony to the fact that they were
ever here at all. By delving beyond mere dates and names
to better record and understand those who came before us,
we render just due to those individuals whose very existence
made possible our own !"
For those who may like to read more of what
our ancestors endured to get here click on next line
"Grosse-Īle in Quebec - The Last resting Place For Over 6000 Irish Souls"
And for those of you who would like to learn more about Irish history
please click on the next line
HISTORY OF IRELAND
(click HERE to go to next page)

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