Nathaniel Smith family – 250 years in Nova Scotia


Nathaniel Smith family-250 years in Nova Scotia

A gathering of his descendants to commemorate settlement of the family into Nova Scotia in 1774

Saturday, September 14th, 2024

2pm – Meet and Greet at the Historic Fox Hill Cemetery next to Nathaniel’s memorial headstone.

2:15pm – Welcome by Bill (Will) Smith, a ggggg grandson, and the story behind the erection of the new headstone for Nathaniel Smith in 2022 at Fox Hill Cemetery.

2:30pm – A brief talk on the family, its Yorkshire roots and resettlement into Nova Scotia by Al Smith – a gggg grandson of Nathaniel’s.

3:30pm to 4:30pm – Reception at the Old Orchard Inn

Come join the gathering, mingle with fellow descendants, and get to know some new “cousins”. Light drinks and snacks will be available.

A short slide presentation by Al Smith:  The Land They Left behind in Yorkshire and Resettlement into Fort Lawrence, NS



Books that were published by the Tantramar Heritage Trust for the Yorkshire 2000 gathering
in August, 2000 will be available for anyone interested in purchasing (cash sales only, or cheque made payable to Tantramar Heritage Trust).

Nathaniel Smith- A Stranger In A Strange Land ($10)
Yorkshire Immigrants to Atlantic Canada- Proceedings of the Yorkshire 2000 Conference ($29)
Short Stories by Will R. Bird – When Yorkshire Came to Nova Scotia ($10)
Footprints in the Marsh Mud – Politics and Land Settlement in the Township of Sackville 1760-1800


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