Eli Purkins SMART
Eli Purkins SMART was born on 17 January 1848 in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England and was baptised in the same place on 3 December 1848. At the age of 2, he came to New Zealand with the rest of his family on the Randolph in 1850. Later, he had a farm at Woodville.
He married Mary COGAN on 25 October 1872 at St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch. Mary was born about 1845.
They adopted two children, but it is believed they never had any of their own.
His brothers and sisters:
Edmund - born 18 September 1831