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SMEDES, Rev. Bennett

Bennett Smedes was the son of St. Mary’s founder, Rev. Aldert Smedes.  This photo is from the 1917 yearbook of St. Mary’s school.


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SMEDES, Rev. Aldert (1810-1877)

Picture of Reverend Aldert Smedes from the 1909 St. Mary’s Yearbook. Rev. Smedes founded the school in 1842.


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St. Mary’s Yearbooks Online

St. Mary’s School, founded in 1842, by Rev. Aldert Smedes, is Raleigh’s oldest continually operating educational institution and the oldest school for girls in the State [1-3].   Many of the … Continue Reading →