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SMITH, John

SMITH, John

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  • Name SMITH, John 
    Born 20 Nov 1655  Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1692  Darmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Mar 1692  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 15 Mar 1922  [1
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    Person ID I28115  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2019 

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    Family ID F28934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOWLAND, Deborah ,   b. 1651, Rocky Nook, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1665, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1672  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F10061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Birth: 1619 Death: Mar. 15, 1692 Dartmouth Bristol County Massachusetts, USA The primary background regarding John Smith of the Town of Plymouth and later Dartmouth, Mass. was first published in 1898 by Melatiah Everett Dwight in "An Account of Some of the Descendants of Richard Kirby of Sandwich Massachusetts," with reference to John O. Austin's "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families." Included in Dwight's book is a genealogy of "Lieut. John Smith, Jr.", based on a manuscript by H.H.H. (Humphrey Henry Howland) Crapo Smith, a son-in-law of one of John Smith's descendants. Unfortunately, the portion concerning John Smith contains more errors of substance and required corrections to dates than this memorial can encompass. The principle errors regarding "Lieut. John Smith, Jr." are that as a Quaker he never was a Lieut., and he was not knowingly the son of a John Smith. He was called John Smith, Jr. at Plymouth only because he was the younger of two John Smiths that resided at Plymouth for many years, and both Mr. Crapo Smith and Melatiah Dwight badly confused them. He was called John junior only in the records of the Town of Plymouth, Mass., but when he resettled at Dartmouth, Mass. he was known simply as John Smith. Who John Smith's parents were is unknown. He d. testate at Dartmouth, Mass. on the "15th, 1st month (March), 1692, in (his) 74th y.", latter shorthand for "in the 74th y. of his age" (DVRs). This record indicates he died Ætatis 74, and 73 years old, b. on or after Mar. 15, 1618/19. He is purportedly interred at what is now known as the private Smith Family Burying Ground located behind a private residence in South Dartmouth, Mass. But, in the 1600s as Quakers frowned on erecting gravestones as symbols of personal vanity, no actual gravestone marks his internment. There are gravestones of Smith descendant family at this burial ground, but they are 5 generations later when Quakers were permitted to erect small plain gravestones with minimal personal detail. Peter Rounds' brief summary of John's will, dated June 8, 1691, proved Nov. 12, 1692, contains a material error. The subsequent estate record follows: • Wife Ruhamah. Six sons: Judah, Gershom, Eliazer, Hezekiah, Deliverance Smith & one son not named [i.e., youngest son Eliashib]. Daus. Hassadiah wife of Jonathan Russell, Mehitabel wife of John Russell, Hannah Smith, Sarah Smith & Deborah Smith. Grand children: James son of my son Eliazer Smith, James Russell son of Jonathan Russell & Mic[hael] son of my son Hezekiah Smith. Seth Pope & my brother-in-law Recompense Carby [Kirby], Execs. (sic) Witns.: Benjamin Howland & Vallentine Hudelston. [Bristol County PR 1:55]. NOTE: the actual will names son Deliverance and wife Ruhamah as co-executors; Pope and Kirby as overseers, who both later refused to serve. Pope was a prominent Congregationalist. By the time John Smith's will was probated, brother-in-law Recompense Kirby, a Quaker, had already or soon moved to Quaker dominated Burlington County in the then Province of West Jersey. • Receipts for legacies from the Estate of John Smith, dated Jan. 10, 1693/4, by daughter Hassadiah Russell & husb. Jonathan Russell, by dau. Mehittabell & husb. John Russell and by daus. Hannah Smith & Sarah Smith. [Ibid, 1:161/2]. • An acct. [final] of Deliverance Smith, Exec. of the Estate of John Smith of Dartmouth, dated Dec. 1, 1696, was filed of record [based on the estate inventory filed in 1693]. Mentions wife Ruhamah, son Deliverance Smith, daus. Hassadiah wife of Jonathan Russell, Mehitabel wife of John Russell, Hannah Smith, Sarah Smith & Deborah Smith (latter under age). [Ibid, 1:161/2]. John Smith was twice married. He m. 1) Jan. 4, 1648/9 at Plymouth, Mass., Deborah Howland, dau. of Arthur Howland and his wife Margaret, the former widow Reed. The date of Deborah's birth is unknown, but she is presumed to have been b. either at Plymouth or Marshfield, Mass. and was at least 18 year...

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    1. [S763] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      JOHN SMITH; Male; Birth: 09 MAR 1647 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; Baptism: 20 MAY 1975 OGDEN; Endowment: 09 JUL 1975 OGDEN; Sealing to Parents: 10 SEP 1975 OGDEN; THOMAS SMITH /; Father: THOMAS SMITH; C500321 1640 - 1849 0823653 Film NONE; Sheet: 00
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      Search performed using PAF Insight on 20 Sep 2004

    2. [S763] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      John SMITH; Male; Birth: < 1647>

      Search performed using PAF Insight on 20 Sep 2004