Eli Purkins SMART
Eli Purkins SMART was born on 17 January 1848 in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England and was baptised in the same place on 3 December 1848. At the age of 2, he came to New Zealand with the rest of his family on the Randolph in 1850. Later, he had a farm at Woodville.
He married Mary COGAN on 25 October 1872 at St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch. Mary was born about 1845.
They adopted two children, but it is believed they never had any of their own.
His brothers and sisters:
Edmund - born 18
Amon - born 1 December 1832
Amos - born 13 February 1834
Amey - born 13 October 1835
Horton - born 22 January 1837
Eliza - born 29 May 1839
Enos - born 23 January 1841
Enon Page - born 9 February 1842
Enoch - born 16 August 1844
Elijah Page - born 16 April 1846
William Willson - born 22 March 1850
Emily - born 8 January 1852
George Thomas - born 1 September 1853
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