Records of James Smith on Ancestry

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for James Smith and the Smith Genealogy

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Some Famous People called James Smith

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James Edward SmithWiki DetailSir James Edward Smith (2 December 1759 ? 17 March 1828) was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.
James Stephen SmithWiki DetailJames Stephen Smith, better known as Steve Smith (born April 30, 1963) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman.
James SmithWiki DetailJames Smith (September 17 1719 ? July 11 1806), was a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.
James SmithWiki DetailJames Smith VC (1871- 18 March 1946) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
James Alexander SmithWiki DetailJames Alexander Smith VC (5 January 1881-21 May 1968) was born in Workington, Cumberland.
James Dallas SmithWiki DetailJames Dallas Smith is a Canadian actor and musician.
James Leonard Brierley SmithWiki DetailProfessor James Leonard Brierley Smith (26 October 1897 ? 7 January 1968) was a South African ichthyologist.
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James Milton SmithWiki DetailJames Milton Smith (October 24, 1823 November 26, 1890) was a Confederate infantry colonel in the American Civil War, as well as a post-war Governor of Georgia.
James MacCallum SmithWiki DetailJames MacCallum Smith (26 April 1868 ? 6 August 1939) was an Australian politician, newspaper proprietor and stock breeder.
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