Mary Ann Taft Barker
(1833-After 1910)


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Abraham Smedley

Mary Ann Taft Barker

  • Born: 29 Jan 1833, Sandiacre, Derbys 2 3
  • Marriage: Abraham Smedley in Jun 1855 in Birmingham (reg) 1
  • Died: After 1910, USA 4


She resided in 1871 in Taft's Yard, Sandiacre, Derbys. 5

She worked as a Keeping House in 1880 and resided at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 6

She resided in 1900 in Detroit Ward 6, Wayne, Michigan. 7 (with daughter Mollie (Eliza) and her husband William Dawe)

She resided in 1910 in Camden Ward 6, Camden, New Jersey. 8


Mary married Abraham Smedley, son of John Smedley and Hannah Stevenson, in Jun 1855 in Birmingham (reg).1 (Abraham Smedley was christened on 19 Feb 1833 in Sandiacre 9 and died between 1870 and 1880.)


1 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Marriages Jun 1855
BARKER Mary Ann Taft Birmingham 6d 223
SMEDLEY Abraham Birmingham 6d 223.

2 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

3 Georgina Lyons, Letter AD 15/1/1901 "your 64th birthday on the 29th inst.".

4 Georgina Lyons, Letters 1901 between Abraham Smedley and his aunt Mary Smedley.

5 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

6 Online Census and BMD,, 1880 USA federal Census. 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary A. Smedley
Home in 1880: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Mary A. Smedley 47
John H. Smedley 23
Edward T. Smedley 21
Mary Smedley 16
Melson Smedley 14
Fanny D. Smedley 12
Annie H. Smedley 10.

7 Online Census and BMD,, 1900 US Census.

8 Online Census and BMD,, 1910 USA Federal Census. 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary A Smedley
Age in 1910: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Home in 1910: Camden Ward 6, Camden, New Jersey
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Edward D Smedley 31
Mary A Smedley 69.

9 - Family Tree, Abraham SMEDLEY b: 19 FEB 1833 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
. This is trhe only reference to Abraham but the other family members from the source agreed.