Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Tea Merchant, 1851, Tranmere, CHS.
• Occupation: Tea Merchant, 1861, West Ham, ESS.
• Occupation: Tea Merchant, 1871, Woodford, ESS.
• Occupation: Magistrate Merchant, 1881, Woodford, ESS.
• Will: £149,038 (£16,000,000+ today), 1884, Woodford, ESS.
Smith married Sarah Mason Jun Q 1841 in West Ward District, WES. (Sarah Mason was born on an unknown date and died before 1851.)
Smith next married Jane Lister, daughter of Joseph Jackson Lister F.R.S. and Isabella Harris, Mar Q 1858 in West Ham District, ESS. (Jane Lister was born on 30 Mar 1832 in Upton, ESS and died on 31 Jan 1920.)