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Prudence Smith Priest

Written on back of photo -

Mrs N Priest, age 70

Prudence was born about 1795, Staffordshire, England, the daughter of blacksmith, James Smith. 

Prudence married Noah Priest and they emigrated to NS as Noahs was employed with the General Mining Association, Albion Mines. They eventually took up farming at Central Caribou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

Prudence and Noah had at least 5 children: Caleb, Joshua, John, Phoebe, and Anne who married William Morrell. Caleb, Joshua and John were originally trained as blacksmiths. Their daughter, Phoebe married James Dobson, and their daughter Charlotte married Samuel Little of Pictou.

Noah died 25 November 1851 at the age of 62.  His obituary stated he was well known as a long resident at Albion Mine, and much respected for his general character.

Prudence died on the 7th of December 1868 at the age of 73.


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