Robert Smith

 MARRIED Jane Elder (1819-1885) in 1850 at Parramatta, NSW.
 CHILDREN   Sydney H Smith (1855-)
 Oscar E Smith (1857-1858)
 Leslie Rowling Smith (1859-1933)
 Mary Ann Smith (1862-1938)
 James Smith (1864-)
 Frances Smith (1866-)
 Clara Smith (1869-)

Jane Elder second daughter of James and Mary Elder née Smith married a Robert Smith in 1850 at St John’s, Parramatta and lived at Carcoar where 5 of her 6 children were born — three died as infants Sydney, Oscar and Elizabeth. Three survived: Leslie Rowling Smith, Mary Ann Smith and James Smith (James was born at Shoalhaven and died at Windsor.)

Mary Ann Smith married George Kalachoff who was an emigrant from Russia who arrived in Port Jackson on 24 March 1880 and married Mary Ann Smith at Wallsend in 1883. They had 8 children, all born in Sydney. In the early 1900s they moved to Ballina and lived in River St. The children are Mary Elizabeth Jane, George (died age 4), Anastasia, Mildred, Speradon, another male child called George and Wera. The eldest daughter Mary Elizabeth Jane Kalachoff married an emigrant from Syria, Khalil Abdulla Koorey on 10 Jan 1904 at Surry Hills and they had 8 children Wera Anastasia, Jaleelah Violet Julie, Khalil Abdulla, George Michael, Mary Levatia Molly, Olga Adeline, Helena Petrova. Khalil was naturalised on the 28th October 1896 in Sydney. The only other source material other than about 20 photos I have is George Kalachoff wins a gold medallion as the Champion Billiard Player in Ballina in 1908 and it is stolen from a hotel in Sydney where he was staying in 1920 and reported in the Police Gazettes.

— Margaret Hardwick

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