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SMITH, Samuel Sr.

SMITH, Samuel Sr.

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  • Name SMITH, Samuel 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 26 Jan 1666  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 6 Apr 1672  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1748  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jul 1748  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 27 Jun 1879  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _TAG Reviewed on FS 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I19464  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father SMITH, Robert Jr.   Additional Information on SMITH, Robert Jr. - I19483,   b. 6 Jun 1624, Groten, Boxford, Colchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1695, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother FRENCH, Mary ,   b. 2 Mar 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1684, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1656  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 15 Mar 1656 ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 25 May 1985, PROVO.
    Family ID F6351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 DOW, Phebe ,   b. 1673, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Jan 1694  Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F7882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 CURTIS, Rebecca ,   b. 20 Jan 1687, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1707  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 25 Jan 1707 ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 11 Aug 1897
    Children 
     1. SMITH, Phebe ,   b. 8 Jan 1708, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. SMITH, Mary ,   b. 14 Aug 1711, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1785, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. SMITH, Captain Samuel T. Jr. ,   b. 26 Jan 1714, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1785, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. SMITH, Rebecca ,   b. 1 Oct 1715, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1794, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. SMITH, Elizabeth ,   b. 8 Jul 1718, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. SMITH, Hephzibah ,   b. 12 May 1722, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1774, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     7. SMITH, Robert ,   b. 25 Apr 1724, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1795, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. SMITH, Susanna ,   b. 2 May 1726, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1741, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     9. SMITH, Hannah ,   b. 5 Apr 1729, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1764, Essex, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. SMITH, John ,   b. 13 Apr 1738, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1760, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F3196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1666 - Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 6 Apr 1672 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1694 - Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1707 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1748 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jul 1748 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWAC - 27 Jun 1879 - SGEOR Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Samuel Smith Sr. Home
    Samuel Smith Sr. Home
    Joseph F. Smith visit to Samuel Smith's Home in Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1905
    AMBROSE SHURTZ
    Asael Smith family bible transcription page by George A. Smith
    More legible page than Asael's handwriting. Asael does NOT state grandfather Robert came from Kirton England. Aunt Alice added that note after 1940's research gave a tentative ID to the John Whittingham Robert migrated with as Jn Whittingham of Boston Lincolnshire, neighbor to Robert Smith in Kirton ENG. Be CAREFUL DNA doesn't match Smiths in Kirton.

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Seek Ye Earnestly - pg 174 Robert landed in Boston and a few years later moved to Rowley and purchased one hundred eight acres of land in that part which later became the township of Boxford. He married Mary French, daughter of Thomas and Mary French. They were the parents of ten children. Samuel, son of Robert, was born January 26, 1666. He married Rebecca, daughter of John Curtis and moved to Topsfield and there became an influential member of the community and was highly respected, holding several positions of trust. He was the father of nine children. His son, Samuel, was born January 26, 1714, and became one of the most influential citizens of Massachusetts. The greater part of his life was spent in the service of the people. In the stormy days of the American Revolution he cast his lot with the Colonial forces. From 1760 to the year 1783, he was constantly in the service of his country. He was a member of the General Court, or House of Representatives, for four terms. He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress at Concord, in 1774 and again in 1775, and he bore arms during the Revolution. He married Priscilla, daughter of Zacheus Gould. His wife died shortly after the birth of their son Asael. Samuel married again, the cousin of his first wife, also named Priscilla. At his death in November, 1785, the Salem Gazette spoke of him in these words: Died-At Topsfield, on Monday, the 13th instant, Samuel Smith, esquire. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared both in public and private, will render the memory of him ever precious. For a number of years he represented the town in the General Court, where he was esteemed a man of integrity and uprightness. His usefulness among those with whom he was more immediately conversant was eminent. He was a sincere friend to the liberties of his country, and a strenuous advocate for the doctrines of Christianity. The memory of the just be blessed. BIRTH: Also shown as Born Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. DEATH: Also shown as Died 12 Jul 1748

  • Sources 
    1. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 456301, downloaded 16 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 27 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1395834 for batch 8421302, sheet 47, downloaded 27 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).