Elijah Page SMART

Elijah was born on 16 April 1846 in Moulton, Northamptonshire and was baptised in the same place on 31 May 1846. With the rest of the family, he came to New Zealand on the Randolph in 1850.

For most of his life, work usually had something to do with farming around Geraldine, Burke's Pass and Albury. About 1886, Elijah purchased a farm near Burke's Pass, known as "Dornie", which is still in the family

He married Mary GREIG (spelt GREGG on wedding certificate) on 28 August 1878 in the residence of Mr Andrew BURNETT in Timaru. Mary GREIG was baptised on 25 December 1854 in Applecross, Ross And Cromarty in Scotland and came to New Zealand in 1874 on the Pleiades. She died on 3 February 1940 at the family farm near Burke's Pass and was buried in the Burke's Pass Cemetery on 5 february 1840.

Elijah died on 5 December 1930 at the family farm near Burke's Pass and was buried in the Burke's Pass Cemetery on 7 December 1930.

(From back left going clockwise, Dolenea, Margaret, Sarah, Mary-Ann, Mary, Charles, Eliza Helen, Elijah and Thomas. Photo was taken about 1898, prior to the birth of their youngest son, George.)

They had eight children:

His brothers and sisters:

 

Edmund - born 18 September 1831
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
Eli Perkins - born 17 January 1848
William Willson - born 22 March 1850
Emily - born 8 January 1852
George Thomas - born 1 September 1853

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