Benjamin Smith1

#2128, (June 1845-1919)
Birth*JUN 1845 Benjamin Smith was born in JUN 1845 at Bedingfield, Suffolk, EnglandG.2,3 
Baptism17 AUG 1845 He was baptized on 17 AUG 1845 at St Mary's Church, Bedingfield, Suffolk, EnglandG.3 
Residence*30 MAR 1851 He lived at Bedingfield, SuffolkG.4 
Residence30 MAR 1861 He lived at Eye Road, Kenton, Suffolk, EnglandG.5 
Employment*30 MAR 1861 He was employed as Groom.6 
Immigration*1871 He immigrated in 1871 to Ontario, CanadaG.7 
Marriage*4 JUN 1873 He married Kate Alice Bloomfield, daughter of Elizabeth Bloomfield, on 4 JUN 1873 at Baptist Chapel, Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, CanadaG.8 
Emigration*1875 Benjamin Smith and Kate Alice Bloomfield emigrated in 1875 from Canada to USA.9 
ResearchNote*1 JUL 1875 Research Note: Land Grant registered for 79.95ac doc 478, issued 1 Jul 1875, stat.ref. 12 Stat. 392 at Tallahassee

1     SWSW          Tallahassee     No     14 S     21 E     25
2     NWNW          Tallahassee     No     14 S     21 E     36.10 
Naturalization*1880 Benjamin Smith was naturalized in 1880 at Putnam, Florida, USAG.11 
Occupation*10 JUN 1880 The occupation of Benjamin Smith was 'Farmer.12
Residence*10 JUN 1880 He and Kate Alice Bloomfield lived at Putnam, FloridaG, together with Rosa Alice Smith.1 
Note*10 JUN 1880 Benjamin Smith and Thomas Hind and their families were close neighbours on 10 JUN 1880 at Putnam, FloridaG.13 
Occupation10 MAY 1910 The occupation of Benjamin Smith was 'farmer.9
Residence10 MAY 1910 He and Kate Alice Bloomfield lived at Putnam, FloridaG.14 
Death*1919 Benjamin Smith died in 1919 at Jacksonville, Putnam, Florida, USAG.15 


Kate Alice Bloomfield b. 31 Jul 1847, d. 24 Apr 1934
Marriage*4 JUN 1873 He married Kate Alice Bloomfield, daughter of Elizabeth Bloomfield, on 4 JUN 1873 at Maidstone, Essex, OntarioG.8 
Last Edited7 Jun 2021


  1. [S81] 10th US Federal Census, Precinct 2, Putnam County, Florida, 10 June 1880.
  2. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Hoxne, Suffolk, Jul-Sep 1845, vol 13 440.
  3. [S65] England & Wales Christenings, bapt., Benjamin Smith, parents Benjamin & Mary, Bedingfield, Suffolk, fhl 918661.
  4. [S26] Extracted from the 1851 census, with parents Benjamin & Mary & 4 siblings.
  5. [S44] Extracted from the 1861 census, servant Garvey family, farmers.
  6. [S44] Extracted from the 1861 census.
  7. [S61] Passengers, ELLIOTT, BRUCE S. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Hamilton, Wentworth. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1987. 322p. page 268.
  8. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees, marriage; Benjamin Smith, 26, parents Benjamin & Mary, & Kate Bloomfield, 26, mother Elizabeth. Baptist Church, Maidstone, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928.
  9. [S47] US census, 1910, emigration date given as 1875.
  10. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees, Florida Land Records.
  11. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees, MAHAFFEY, JANICE SMITH. "Putnam County Naturalizations and C.S.A. Loyalty Oaths, 1853-1906." In The Putnam County Genealogical Society Quarterly (Palatka, FL), no. 1 (Spring 1983), pp. 12-18.
  12. [S81] 10th US Federal Census.
  13. [S81] 10th US Federal Census, The Smiths and Hinds were close neighbours in 1880.
  14. [S47] US census, 1910.
  15. [S59] USPRI, Florida Death Index, Jax, 1919, vol 61 315.
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