Rosanna Holt Smith (1831-1899)
Parents
Father Richard Rigby Joubart Holt (1799-1849)
Mother Mary Pool (1799-?)
Vital Information
Born April 13, 1831 in York Cottages at Islington Green, London, England
Married John W. H. Smith (1831-?) - October 10, 1851 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died before 1880
Children
1 Amelia Frances Smith (1852-?) m. William Franklin Bort
2 Prier P. Smith (1859-aft 1880)
3 Henry P. "Harry" Smith (1866-1890)
4 Charles A. Smith (1869-aft 1880)

Rosanna Holt was born April 13, 1831 at the York Cottages at Islington Green, London, England to Richard Rigby Joubart Holt and Mary Pool. The young family arrived in New York on the Ship Andes on April 13, 1831 and found their way to Cincinnati by 1849 when her father died. She married John W. H. Smith at the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1851 and had several children. She separated from her husband in 1879 and he died in 1881. She followed in 1899 and they are buried together at the historic Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Documentation

Cemetery Records

  1. Find-a-Grave
  2. Spring Grove Cemetery

Memoirs

  1. American Biographical Sketch of Self-Made Men of Michigan, Cincinnati 1878: John W. H. Smith

Newspaper Articles

  1. Weekly Law Bulletin: Rosehannah Smith vs. The Manhattan Life Ins Co. (1881)