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1860s Hardin, Harden, Harding Smith CDV Photo, Providence Rhode Island

#191: Hardin Smith, Harden Smith, Harding Smith

On reverse: "Great Uncle Harding Smith" is handwritten in fine old period pen and ink. Photo type: Carte de visite CDV Photograph, 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's 2nd wife: Sally Kelly Smith (1795-1861)
Hardin's 3rd wife: Mary Ann Fiske Smith (1825-1903)
(Her 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, Rhode Island.
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. Occupation: Shoemaker.

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials
Daughter: Laura E. Smith Mitchell
Name Laura E. Mitchell
Death Date 11 Aug 1869
Death Place Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
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, Rhode Island
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 alos seen in census records, 3 different spellings. A beautiful, rare and clearly signed Civil War era Rhode island 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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