Collection : 1787-1914.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .S6F3C6
Category: Family
Creator: Smith-Morehouse Family.
Description: 3 microfilm textual records () ; 16 mm.1 microfilm reel of textual records
            Judith (Jenkins) Smith was the daughter of John Jenkins, a Loyalist who served in the Revolutionary War and the wife of Richard Smith(1778-1833), the eldest son of Captain Jacob Smith (1749-1837), of 1st Delancey's Brigade. Jacob Smith was one of the first settlers in the area which was to become the town of Woodstock, New Brunswick. When Richard Smith died in 1833, all his land passed to his wife Judith, with the proviso that most surveyed lots could only be leased.  Consequently, the development of the north side of Woodstock was determined, in part, by the terms of Richard's will. This will was registered and signed by Bartholomew Crannel Beardsley, surrogate and judge of probates for Carleton County, and the husband of Judith's sister Mary. In 1837 Judith married Captain Frederick Morehouse, a militia officer, who took his own life five years after their marriage. Judith Morehouse lived for another 20 years and died in December, 1857. On 16 April 1860 the Morehouse mansion was destroyed by fire.            
            The Collection contains 15 Series. The material has been placed in an artificial order because of the difficulty in determining the original arrangement.

MS 1 through MS 10 have been organized by subject and include: documents; accounts; letters; and other records of the following individuals and families: Richard Smith, Judith Smith/Morehouse, Frederick Morehouse, Smith Family, Morehouse Family, Dibblee Family, Beardsley Family, James R. Upham, Connell Family, and Thomas Perley.

Documents for which no clear ownership could be established were divided according to subject in MS 11.

MS 12 through MS 15 were arranged according to format with the categories: Government Documents; Newspaper Articles; Maps and Books.

Originals: The original records are held by the Carleton County Historical Societyand were microfilmed by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
Archival Ref. No.: PANB MC 25, MS 1 - MS 15.
Finding Aids:
            A table of contents is found at the beginning of the first microfilm reel.  

The table of contents and a microfilm shelf list are available in print.     
Electronic Finding Aid Record: Smith-Morehouse Family Shelf List.pdf
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