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Ann Eliza Rowberry Smith Benson

April 16, 1820–November 15, 1895

Born at Bishop’s Frome, Herefordshire, England; daughter of Mary Parry and John Rowberry. Died at San Francisco. 1 (1.2)


  1. [1] “Mrs. Hannah Smith,” Patriarchal Blessings, 1833–2011 (closed to research), CHL. Church of England, Parish Church of Bishops-Frome (Herefordshire), Parish Registers for Bishops-Frome, 1564–1874, p. 19, #145, Ann Rowberry, May 7, 1820; from manuscripts in the Hereford County Record Office, Hereford, England; FHL microfilm 992635, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed May 2023), Anne Elizabeth Rowberry LNTN-TWZ. 1880 U.S. census, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, ED 177, p. 19C, Ann E. Benson, NARA. “Pre-1905 California Death Index, San Francisco County,” database, (, accessed May 2023), Ann Elizabeth R. Benson, Nov. 17, 1895. “Died,” San Francisco Call, Nov. 17, 1895, 13.