Honora McKeogh (McHugh) was born in County Galway, Ireland. At some stage, she married Jeremiah "Darby" Smith in Ireland before emigrating with him to Australia in 1841. Her occupation was listed as laundress on the immigration record.
She and Darby had 9 children, all of whom were born in Carcoar, New South Wales -
- Margaret M Smith, 1842–1916
- Bridget Smith, 1842–1933
- John Joseph Smith, 1846–1922
- Mary Jane Smith, 1847–
- Thomas Joseph Smith, 1849–1926
- Honorah Smith, 1852–
- Annie Mary Smith, 1853–1916
- Jeremiah E Smith, 1854–1859
- James Joseph Smith, 1858–1938
Honora passed away from influenza on 4 November 1891.