This is quite exciting. It does indeed seem clear that we are direct relations. Your grandfather, David Smith, was my father's (Joseph Eaglesham) half-brother. I am a late child, born in 1949 when my father was 47-years-old. I have three sisters and one brother, all considerably older than I am. From your note I gather that it is uncertain who was the father of the brothers James and David --if Frank Smith died in 1889. My family never knew anything about David but we knew James as Uncle Jimmy, who was a baker in Glasgow most of his life. Jimmy was also fairly highly decorated in WW1, awarded a Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), I think it was. He carried dispatches to the front, a very dangerous job, and was wounded (a bullet went right through his shoulder). He showed me when I visited him in 1968 !
Also, it looks like my grandmother Annie (your great-grandmother) was quite a strong woman. She had children by at least two men, maybe there is a third as well that we don't know of - between Frank and Samuel :-) You mentioned birth and death certificates. Would you be willing to photocopy these and send them on? My whole family here would be thrilled for more information. We are all in Ontario, Canada, btw. There's much more to say, but I would really like to correspond directly through our personal email addresses. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers, Lindsay George Eaglesham
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