Hannah Smith

Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

July 23, 1925

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Local Citizens Trace Ancestry To Robert Bruce

Much has been said in the press of the country recently, regarding the fact that the infant son of Congressman Longworth, whose mother is a daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt, to the effect this young man can trace his genealogy back to the immortal Robert Bruce of Scotland.

The family of the late Mrs. H.J. Galt of Cartersville, likewise, may trace their ancestry back to the famous Scottish chieftain. Mrs. Galt’s mother was Mrs. Hannah Smith, and she died suddenly in Cartersville the latter part of August, 1898.  An account of her death published in the Cartersville News gave the following facts:

Mrs. Smith was born in the year 1812, in Glasgow, Scotland, and was the daughter of an industrious farmer.  She was married in 1834 to Andrew Bruce Smith, a moulder, who was a relative of Robert Bruce, the noted Scotch warrior.

Some years later, Mr. and Mrs. Smith sailed for Charleston, South Carolina.  Here they resided for ten years and ten removed in 1821 to this county, coming to what is now known as Cooper’s Iron Works.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian Church in the old country and she continued her membership in Charleston, having brought her letter with her, and from there to Cartersville.

Her husband died on June 17, 1877.  There were five children born to the couple in this country, three of whom survive and were present at the funeral.  They are Mrs. A.P. McClain of St. Louis, and Mrs. W.L. Anderson of Birmingham, and Mrs. H.J. Galt of this city.

[NOTES: Hannah Smith is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.]


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