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1860's Hardin, Harden or Harding Smith signed CDV Photo, Rhode Island


On reverse: "Great Uncle Harding Smith" is handwritten in fine old period pen and ink. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph, 1860's Civil War era. Photographer: George A. Sweet, 47 Westminster St, Providence, Rhode Island, Providence County. (George Sweet)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Harding Smith, Birth 1802 in Rhode Island
Death 1870 in Rhode Island at age 68
1st wife: Susan Smith (1807 - 1843)
Their Son was John Francis Smith 1833–1904 (known as Frank)
Their 2 daughters were:
Laura Smith Mitchell (1831-1869)
Hellen Fanny Smith (1840-1854)

Hardin Smith 2nd wife: Sally Kelly Smith 1795-1861
Harden's Smith 3rd wife: Mary Ann Fiske Smith 1825-1903
Their child: Marietta Clark Patt Gardiner 1855-1913

1850 US Census:
Harding Smith, Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1802
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Home in 1850: Johnston, Providence County
Household and age:
Harding Smith 48
Sally Smith 50 (2nd wife)
Mary Ann Smith 21
Laura Smith 19
John F Smith 16
Hellen Smith 10

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Harding P Smith: 1844 Providence, Rhode Island his occupation was a shoemaker.

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials
Daughter: Laura Smith Mitchell
Name: Laura E. Mitchell
Death Date: 11 Aug 1869
Death Place: Coventry, Kent County, RI
Age: 38
Birth Date: 1831
Father's Name: Harding Smith

Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
Event Type Marriage, Harding Smith to Mary Ann Patt 
Event Date 16 Jun 1862
Event Place Providence, RI
Age 60
Birth Year (Estimated) 1802
His Father's Name Nicholas Smith 1780-1853
His Mother's Name: Patience Thornton Smith 1780-1871
Spouse's Name Mary A. Patt Smith (also related to Fiske?)
Spouse's Age 37
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1825
Spouse's Father's Name Samuel Patt
Spouse's Mother's Name Sally Patt
(We believe this to be 3rd wife: Mary Ann Fiske Smith 1825-1903)

1870 US Census about Harding Smith 
Age in 1870: 60.
Birth Year: abt 1810.
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Occupation: Wheelwright.
Home in 1870: Providence Ward 7, Rhode Island.
Household Members:
Harding Smith 60
Occupation: Wheelwright
Mary Ann Smith 45
Hennietta C Patt 15

His gravestone reads "Hardin Smith", set in stone, although his daughter Hellen's stone reads "Daughter of Harden Smith." This photo reads "Harding Smith" which is also seen in census records, 3 different spellings of his forename. This is a beautiful, rare and clearly signed Civil War era Smith family CDV photo.

Size 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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