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On page 88, in relation to the location of Col. Oliver 
Smith's Shipyard on the Mystic River, there seems to be 
equally good authority for believing that the yard was on 
the West'bank of the river, on rhe- point above Taylor's, 
called the " Halfway House,'' and nearly opposite the 
north end of Elm Grove Cemetry. 

oh Smith, b. L795, wasaSoldier, War of 1812. 


Morg \x G. Bulkley, now Governor of the Stateof Con- 
Qecticut, is a grandson of Avery Morgan, b. May 20, 1781. 

Simon Smith was Deacon 36 years, and Chorister 49 
years, at the "Stone Church," EastLynne, Conn. The choir 
being a famous one in that portion of the State. 


Albert S. Gallup, b. 1823; m. Jane A. Balch, Prov. R. 
[., June 5, I si.); 3 ch., b. Prov., all res. (1889), N. Y. City. 
Mr. Gallup is a prominent lawyer and was appointed Park 
( lommissioner in 1849. 


Joseph D.Smith was Lieut., Co. A. Coast Patrol, Groton, 
Conn . War 1812. 


Roy \i. C. Taft, Governor < L888), ol the State of Rhode 
[si and 

365 (see 181). 
Bdnah Vua.i ma- /<://,,//,, p.,7 Ruf us,* Simeon,* Isaac,* 
Nehemiah,* Nehemiafo), b. Rochester, N. Y., 
June '"• 1M1: "'• Feb. 21, 1878, Henry C. Munn ; res. 
N. Y. Ch. 
Elijah Smith Munn, b. Jan. 2, 1879. 
n.v Lester Munn, b. May 14. 1880. 

366 (see 177). 

George Fox 8 {Marcus L., 7 Russell, 6 Charles, 5 John," 
Nehemiah^ Nehepiiah , Nehemialv),\>. May 3,1856; m. 
Plainfield, 111.. Katie C. Spangler, Dec. 24, 1878 ; res. Day- 
tona, Fla. Ch. 

Carrie Louise, b. Nov. lo, 1879. 

Claudie Spangler, b. Feb. 22, 1882. 





For Mrs. Javed YV., read Mrs. Jared W. 
For San ford read Sand ford . 
For Baley read Bailey. 
For John Perine read Joseph Perine. 
For apprised read appraised. 
For Emigrants read Emigrant. 
Record 40. Read Rev. John Gano Wightman 
read also ch. by first wife, Anna, 102 (the oldest), 

Betsey 101 ; ch. second wife, Bridget 103, John 104, etc. 
147. For Corel read Covel. 
157. For Herbett read Herbert. 

169. Record of Thomas H. C. Allen date of second 
m. should be Aug. 5, 1879. 

170. For Edward Fanning Smith read Edmund, etc. 
For Gorshen read Goshen. 
Last line for d. 1839 read d. 


For March 3, 1857 read March 3, 1851. 
For Laomi read Lamoni. 

Record 273. Read Manufacturer of Cabinet 
Organs and Dealer in Pianos and Musical Merchandise. 
240. For Snow read Swan. 

256. Record 331. For Cau read Carr. 

257. For Averell read Howell. 
261 . For Frederick read Frederic. 

Index. For Smith, Javed W. read Jared W. 

Smith, Sara Augusta, for 345 read 245. 



List of illustrations . 4 

Introduction 5 

John, Neheraiah and Edward 6 

Statistical 7 

New and old style of dating 8 

Record system and abbreviations used 9 

The family name 13 

The family in England 16 

Smith and Bourne homesteads 19 

Frances M. Caulkins, and olden times 22 

John Smith and family 28 

The attempt to break his will in 1680 31 

Edward and a line of Smith descendants 47 

Nehemiah Smith and ten generations of descendants. . . 53 

Other Smith families, published and unpublished 267 

Index of names, referring to the number of the page. . . . 279 


Record No. 

1 II. Allen Smith 271 

•j Smith Homestead, Poquonoc — 

:: Smith Lake Cemetery 

I Smith I [omestead, Niantic 

5 Col. < Hiver Smith's house 27 

• ; Edward Smith 00 

7 Mrs. Phebe (Moore) (Smith) Denison, re. 24 60 

« " " se.M 60 

9 Fac Bimile signature of Nehemiah Smith, 2d 3 

10 Capt. Jesse D. Smith 68 

11 Mrs. Mary (Smith) Stanton 61 

12 L3 Mr. and Mrs. 1 >enison Smith 64 

M Denison Smith's house 64 

15 Deacon Nathan Smith 99 

L6 Job Cooledge Smith Ill 

17 Simon Smith 128 

1- William E. Smith 141 

19 20 Mr. and Mrs. J. Aborn Smith 148 

21 D. Smith 157 

22 Gov. James Y. Smith 158 

23 Orlando Smith 172 

--I Hon. Elijah F. Smith 1S1 

25 W. Brown Smith 229 

26 Nathan I). Smith 273 


From an earty desire to know something of the history of 
my ancestors, and with the knowledge that others, by their 
own direct line of descent, are equally interested, this volume 
has been compiled, in the hope that it will prove of interest, 
not only to those of the present time, but will preserve in 
durable form a record of the family that will be of value to 
future generations. Had a compilation been made a century 
ago and now brought down to date, the results would have been 
more satisfactory, for doubtless many items of interest are now 
irrevocably lost. That much more may now be gained by 
further research, not only in America, but more especially in 
England, hardly any one can more fully realize than the writer; 
but as genealogy is something that can be pursued almost 
indefinitely, and as publication has already been delayed far 
beyond the time originally intended, it has been deemed best 
to secure, beyond the possibility of loss, the data thus far 

The work was taken up as a pleasure, and the time for col- 
lecting the facts herein contained has been limited almost entirely 
to winter evenings and a few weeks' vacation in the summer. 
Many items hastily written may appear of small importance ; 
but they will be useful, in the absence of other knowledge, to 
identify the members of the family, and thereby to furnish 
something to the reader besides a mass of names and dates. 
In relation to the earliest families I have, as far as practicable, 
given the exact wording from the records, the quaintness of 

<; InIK<>M i TION. 

which materially aide in obtaining a proper idea of the times 

in which they were written. Qnless a man was prominently 
before the public in seme official capacity, it is a most difficult 
task to learn any thing of a biographical nature after all have 
passedaway thai could have remembered him. The few obituary 
notices that ma\ be found among tiles of old newspapers pub- 
lished previous to 1840, contain little else than a proper recog- 
nition of devotion to religious affairs. Of the early church, 
town and court records consulted, some are in a state of good 
preservation, and a Eewhave been copied for public use ; but of 
the larger portion, the early pages are almost invariably lost, 
and those which remain are hardly readable, from long-continued 
handling. In one case the ink used has eaten through the 
paper, leaving holes for words. Quite a number now date from 
some fire that swep! out of existence the original and only copy 
of the records previously made, bo that much that appears in 
this work as incomplete is mainly due to the absence of such 
records : especially is this true from the burning of New Lon- 
don by Adrnold, the fire at the Smith homestead, and the loss 
of the early records at Stratford, Conn., and Southold, L. I. 

< >f all the thousands of surnames, the name of Smith is the 
most difficult in the way of research, and something beyond 
ordinary carefulness was required to be constantly in mind in 
accepting the evidence of relationship. In avoiding the con- 
fusion occasioned by the records of members of other Smith 
families formerly residents of New London and vicinity, con- 
siderable knowledge has been gained of their lines of descend- 
ants, who at the present writing are not known to be related 
to our family. The.-e families and a lisl of published and 

unpublished Smith genealogies will be found at the end of 
this volume. 

Nehemiatl Smith and his brother John came to America 

about 250 years ago. Their nephew Edward came later, in 
L652. Nehemiah married and had a family of eight daughters 
and one s,,ii. A predominance of daughters in several of the 
early families has > ewhal lessened the labors of this com- 
pilation, although, as Ear as possible, the children of Smith 

Introduction. 7 

daughters are included. John married a widow with one 
child, but had no children of his own. It was at first intended 
to include the descendants of Edward. The want of time has 
alone prevented. According to the knowledge in the writers 
possession, the record would contain biographical sketches that 
would do honor to any family history. 


In relation to the 400 families recorded, appear many inter- 
esting facts worthy of special notice. The averages mentioned 
are not to be considered as complete, on account of the absence 
of necessary data, but, so far as obtained, it will be found that 
of the marriages previous to 1750, eighteen families show the 
average number of children to have been seven and one-half. 
Of those married between 1750 and 1800, forty-seven average 
five and one-half. Of those from 1 800 to 1850, 164 average four 
and three-fourths. Where there were two or more wives, each 
wife with her husband is considered as a separate family. 
Among those having a large number of children, sixteen had 
eight children each, eighteen had nine, nineteen had ten, eight 
had eleven, four had twelve, four had thirteen ; and Mary, 
wife of Col. Oliver Smith, had sixteen children, of whom 
eleven married and record sixty-three grandchildren to her, 
thirty-six children and grandchildren being living at the time 
of her death. Nathan Smith, born 1702, lived eighty-two 
years upon the farm on which he was born. His wife was 
eighteen years of age at the time of marriage ; they lived 
together sixty-one years; she died eighty-seven years of age, 
and it is said at that time she had 152 living descendants. As 
the marriages of the large number of grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren lead to so many different surnames, the writer 
has not found time to verify this tradition. Sufficient search- 
ing has, however, been made to show that it is not only pos- 
sible, but very probable. 

Capt. Jonathan Caulkins died in 1787, at the age of fifty- 
one. His thirteen children by his wife Lydia Smith were all 
living at that time with the exception of the youngest, who 

s [ntboduotion. 

had died two days before. Daniel Palmer had nine children 
by his liist wife, Margarel Smith: after her death he married 
a widow who had twelve children b y a former husband. Sarah 
Smith had nine children by three husbands, outlived her part- 
ners and died ;it the age of ninety-one. Deacon Nathan Smith 
had four wive.-, outlived them all and died aged eighty-nine. 
Mrs. Temperance Smith had twelve children, lost her husband 
and married a widower who had eight children living. Mrs. 
Elizabeth A. Smith had nine children ; she was married at the 
early age of fifteen. Mrs. Louisa Smith, married in 1846, had 
ten children; her husband died in L885, bul she and all her 
children, the youngest being twenty years of age, were living 
at thai time. 

Twenty-seven couples (and possibly more) lived together 
over fifty years, the average being over fifty-live years, that of 
the men being almost eighty, and that of the women seventy- 
nine years and live months. Six of the couples were living at 
the time of sending the family record ; with their full age 
credited the average would doubtless be over eighty. Most 
of them had large families. Abigail Smith was married at 
sixteen and had thirteen children. She and her husband lived 
together fifty-eight years, and died within four days of each 
other, both seventy-four years of age. Denison and Waity 
Smith were both eighteen at the time of their marriage; they 
had eleven children, and lived together sixty-live years, nearly 
all of the time in the same house. 

A special list of the military members of the family would 
-how not only a large number of volunteers in all the wars in 
the history of the country, hut this too with a proportionate 
share of officers of the higher ranks. 

Xiw wo Old Style of Dating. 
No attempt has been made to correct the difference between 
the Julian and Gregorian calendar-. The dates given are the 
Bame as found on tin- pablic records. It must, therefore, be 
borne in mind that Pope Gregory X 1 1 1. in older to make the 
calendar adopted 1»\ Julius Caesar more correct, ordered a new 

Introduction. 9 

one, in which ten days were omitted. October 5, 1582, became 
October 15. This new style was immediately adopted by all 
the Roman Catholic countries, but was not established by Eng- 
land until 1752. The delay made it necessary then to omit 
eleven days, September 3, 1752, becoming by law September 
14. Hence all dates between October 5, 1582, and 1700 inclu- 
sive, should have ten days, and all from 1701 to September 3, 
1752, inclusive, should have eleven days added to correspond 
with the present mode of reckoning. Another feature of the 
old or Julian style was that February was the twelfth month, 
and the new year commenced on March 25; the two modes of 
dating being both in use in Europe at the same time, it became 
established that all dates between January 1 and March 24, 
inclusive, should notice both years, as follows : 9th of First 
month, 1637-8, which interpreted and corrected to new or 
present style would be March 19, 1638. 

Record System and Abbreviations Used. 

The usual system of recording has been adopted ; those who 
are not familiar with family histories should notice that the 
index refers to the page on which a name and individual num- 
ber may be found, and that this number refers to the birth 
record when found at the left of the page, and to the family 
record when found in the middle of the page. By this 
arrangement it becomes easy to follow the line of ancestors or 
descendants. The earliest of our family in this country are 
classified as of the first generation, which is represented by 
Nehemiah Smith, 1st, and wife, their children being of the 
second generation, and so on down and including the tenth 
generation. In a family record, the names and figures within 
a parenthesis indicate the line of father, grandfather, great- 
grandfather, etc., and the number of the generation to which 
each belongs. 

By taking a memorandum of your own number and also of 

the one with whom you may wish to learn the degree of 

relationship, follow both back, taking a memorandum of each 

generation by the individual name and number until you find 


10 l\ n:"i>i « Ti.ix. 

where the ancestors tneel as brothers, then by an arrangement 
similar to the following it becomes simplified: 

[0 Nathan 12 Isaac brothers 

•_>- Oliver :>, 4 Simeon 1st cousins 

60 Edward *+ Rufus.. , 2d cousins 

111 William E 181 Elijah F 3d cousins 

The abbreviations are as follows: 

83. — Aged, 
b. — Born. 
hap. — Baptized. 
bur. — Place of burial. 
ch. — Child or children, 
d.— Died. 
dan. — Daughter. 
in. — Married, 
res. — Residence, past or present. 

It is not expected that others than members of the family 
will In- interested in a perusal of these pages, and to them I 
wi-h to say that in its present shape the compilation will form 
a basis for future efforts. And as no genealogy was ever pub- 
lished without at least a few errors, either typographical, or 
arising from imperfect data furnished by correspondents, or in 
copying from the public records, it is particularly desired that 
any one finding an opportunity to aid in making this record as 
correct and complete as possible, should not only consider it in 
the light of a momentary duty to communicate the facts to the 
compiler, but also do it with a realization that it would he a 
lasting tribute of kindly thoughtfulness to posterity. 

For Bpecial interest, valuable assistance and encouragement, 
I wish to make grateful acknowledgment to Mrs. Frances M. 
Stoddard, Mrs. .laved \V. Smith, Mrs. M. Schofield and 
Mi-- Elleu Q-eer; also to the late G-ov. James Y. Smith of 
Rhode [sland, the late Hon. Elijah F. Smith, Rochester, N. 
Y.. Judge Richard A. Wheeler, Stonington, Conn., J. Aboru 

Introduction. 11 

Smith, Boston, Mass., Charles J. Hoadley, Connecticut State 
librarian, Andrew B. Smith, Franklin, Conn., Wing R. Smith, 
Syracuse, N. T., and Sanford B. Smith, of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society. 

Neither am, I unmindful of courteous treatment from the 
custodians of the public records, the privilege of examining 
manuscripts left by Frances M. Caulkins, the historian of New 
London, Conn., or the intrinsic value of over one thousand let- 
ters received from the various branches of the family and 
others, without which this work could not have been woven 
together. Several of these letters were from members of the 
family eighty -five to ninety years of age ; one from Mr. 
Othniel Gager, ninety-three years of age, and town clerk of 
Norwich, was remarkable for its neat, fine appearance, and was 
as easily read as any received. 

With many regrets that the work of compiling had not fallen 
into more capable hands, the book is sent forth as a family 
affair, intended to stimulate a kindred interest through the fam- 
ily surname. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 1889. 


"And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-caiu, an instructor of every artificer in brass and 
iron." — Genesis iv: 22. 

" And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and Smiths a 
thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the King of Babylon 
brought captive to Babylon." — II Kings, xxiv : 16. 

" Behold, I have created the Smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and brought 
forth an instrument for his work." — Isaiah liv : It). 

" From whence came Smith, all be he knight or squire, 

But from the Smith that forgeth at the fire?" — Verstagen. 

As this work is not an encyclopedia of the numerous Smith 
families of America, but simply a genealogical record of one 
family entirely distinct from the others, a dissertation on the 
name is not called for. A few items of general interest may, 
however, be briefly alluded to : 

As defined in Webster's Dictionary, a Smith is "one who 
forges with the hammer ; one who works in metals ; as an iron- 
smith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like." By others the 
name is further defined as " He who smooths metal by smiting, 
he who smiteth," and referring to all branches of hammer work. 
Arthur in his derivations of family names says : " The term was 
originally applied to artificers in wood as well as metal, in fact 
to all mechanical workmen." And that the Smith must have 
united in his profession different branches of knowledge which 
are now practised separately, such as raising the ore, converting 
it into metal, etc. Ferguson, in his Teutonic name system, 
goes still further and claims that "anciently the term was not 
confined to iron work, but was applied to every thing which 

l i Tin. Famili Name. 

required 'amiting.'" Thus the poet was a "verse-smith" 
though lie bad only t«> "cudgel his brains." 

In tli.' old records the Dame generally appears as Smith. 
Smithe, Smeith or Smyth. It is one of the very oldest of sur- 
names, ami by some historians it is said to be the oldest of all, 
with possibly the exception of the name of King; during 
the last century it has occasionally been used as baptismal. 
Associated in ancient history with thousands of armorers and 
artisans, skilled in Smith-craft, the families in no way related 
to each other, it is easily understood how by generations 
increasing in the number of families the name now stands 
numerically the most illustrious in the world. 

The "mystery" of shaping armor and military weapons 
was handed down from father to son, and every king and chief 
in the olden times had a Smith. So great was the honor paid 
to them, that in Wales the King's Smith sat beside his Majesty 
at the table and had the right to drink of every wine brought 
into the banquet hall before even guests were served. A part of 
his duty wastoteach the young warriors how to use the weapons 
after they were made. Among the Highland clans the Smith 
ranked third in dignity to the chief. 

The proudest earldom in England is that of the Smiths, the 
real family surname of the Earl of Derby. 

In our own country the Smiths and other handicraft men of 
the Plymouth colony were prevented, by a law passed in 1626, 
from using their science for the benefit of strangers or foreign 
ers, without the consent of the Governor's Council, "the breach 
thereof to be punished at their discretion." The Smiths were 
also compelled by law to repair arms for any one in the colony. 

The writer of l < M v ( !ountry 'tis of Thee," was the Rev. Dr. 
Samuel Francis Smith of Newton Centre, Mass. In relation 
to this hymn the doctor writes from Boston, under date of 

February 17. L888. 

•• a number of volumes of German songs and music 
having been put. into my hand by the late Lowell Mason, with 

the requesl that I should translate such as I was impressed by, 

or write new BOngS adapted to the music, SO that he could use 

The Family Name. 15 

it in this country. One day turning over the leaves, I fell in 
with the music of ' God Save the King,' which pleased me, and 
on the impulse of the moment wrote the hymn now so well 
known. It was never designed by me for a national hymn, 
but the people took it up because they would. The hymn was 
written in February, 1832, and first brought into use at a 
Fourth of July celebration, in the Park Street Church, Boston, 
the same year." 

An interesting article on the name of Smith may be found 
in the " Patronimica Britannica," by Mark Antony Lower, M. 
A., London, 1860, p. 319, from which the following lines are 
taken : 

" In entering upon the illustration of this surname, I feel 
almost overcome with the magnitude of my subject. 

" Closely connected as it is with the personal identity of 
thousands upon thousands of my countrymen, enjoying as it 
does the proud pre-eminence of being the commonest of all 
English surnames, and associated as it must be with statistics, 
with anecdote, with archseology, with varieties of orthography, 
the name of Smith is a topic which requires no common hand- 
ling. Why, it demands a separate essay, a volume, to do it 
any thing like justice. Nay, I am not quite sure that a new 
science, to be designated Smithology, would not prove quite as 
instructive as many existing ologies, while it would have the 
merit of being perhaps more amusing; assuredly it would come 
home both to ' the business and bosoms ' of a vast section of 

" And I might go further afield and trace out the history of 
smith-craft from the days of Tubal-cain — expatiate upon the 
labours of Vulcan, of Icarus, of Wayland Smith, and of St. 
Dunstan — show how men lived in the Iron Age — bring in 
the classical Fabri, and Fabricii, the Schmidts of Germany, the 
Lefevres of France, the Fabbroni of Italy, and the Gowans of 
Scotland, as members of this mighty race — and deal largely in 
irony and 'smith's-work in general.' But space forbids, and I 
must be as brief as possible. 

"Let us first hammer out the archseology of the subject. 
The word smith, then, is A.-Sax., from smitan, to smite — origi- 
nally, ' any one who strikes or smites with a hammer, an 
artificer, a carpenter, smith, workman.' — Bosworth. 

"So general was the application of the word, that in the 
Saxon Chronicle we find the expression k mighty war-smits ' 

it; 'I'm Kwiii.y Name. 

applied )-> valorous soldiers, and the great enemy of mankind 
is called 'hell-smith,' though this phrase, being also applied to 
Vulcan, has probably a direct reference to 'smithery in the 
ih.m1.tii sense. < me who worked in iron was called ' ireu-smith,' 
:ui iron smith. In later times, Smith was applied more speci- 
fically to a worker in metals, while wryhta, Wright, was the 
name given to artificers in wood and other materials." 

Tin. Family in England. 

That our Smith ancestors were of English origin, there can 
I..' no reasonable donbt. It is true we do not know at the 
present time who was the father of John and Neheniiah, but 
we do know that their nephew Edward came from England 
where his father, their eldest brother and probable heir to the 
home estate, was then living. Neheniiah and his wife testify - 
ing in court, speak familiarly of ''Old England," and another 
witness alludes to John Smith's "losses and crosses in Old 

Only one copy of a family Coat of Arms has been found. It 
is traditional that this was painted ahout 1781, after a trip 
to England, hut it is a well-known fact that one or two men 
traveled through this country painting Arms for any customer 
whose name could he found in a work on heraldry. In this 
way many were imposed upon. As most of these fraudulent 
pictures have doubtless been carefully preserved to the present 
time, it is hardly sate to consider any Coat of Anns as an item 
in one's family history without knowing every generation con- 
necting back to the one to whom the Arms may have heen 
granted. With the faint hope that ill our own case the Arms 
might reveal a connecting link between the countries, consid- 
erable efforl has heen made with that end in view. 

The family indicated is said to trace hack to the lit. Rev- 
Dr. William Smith land even further), who was horn in the 
Parish of IV I ounty of Lancaster, about the year 1460. 

He was Bishop of Lincoln and Litchfield, and with Sir Richard 
Sutton, was the founder of Brazenose College, Oxford. His 
picture and a long account of bis life was published \>\ Ralph 
Chnrton, M. A.. Oxford, 1800. Bishop Smith died at his 

The Family Name. 17 

palace at Buckden, Jan. 2, 1513, and was buried in the nave 
of Lincoln Cathedral, near the great western door. According 
to family records in the Harley MS. Xo. 1439, College of Arms, 
C. 10 London, John Smith, who was twice mayor of Newcas- 
tle, County Stafford, and living in 1611, was a descendant of 
the fifth generation from the Bishop. He signs himself John 
Smyth, and to him was granted a crest, and the family arms 
recognized in 1561. This latter document is herewith given in 
full, not because of its possible relation to our family, but as an 
interesting paper in itself. 

College of Arms. Sir Gilbert Dethictfs Gifts, 162, fol. 219 
John Smyth of Newcastell under Line co. Stafford. 

To all and singuler as well nobles and gentlemen as others 
to whome these presents shall come I Gilbert Dethicke Knight 
ats Garter pryncypall Kinge of Amies sende greetinge in O r 
Lorde > , ffor as muche as auncyentlie from the beginninge the 
valiaunte and vertuous actes of excellent psonnes have been 
comended to the worlde and posterytie w tlie sundry monu- 
mentes and remembrances of theire good desertes, amonge the 
whiche the cheefeste and moste usuall hathe bene the bearinge 
of signes in shields called Armes w clie are evydent demonstra- 
cj'ones and tokennes of prowis and valoir diversely distributed 
aecordinge to the qualytie of eache partie demerytiuge y e same. 
And whereas therefore John Smy the of new castell under Lyme 
in the Countye of Staff, gent havinge of longe tyme been one 
of the bearers of these auncient arms to wytt Barrie of Sixe 
Ermyn and Gules, A Lyon rampante Crounde sable, and yet 
knowinge certaine of no creaste dulye appertayninge thereto, 
hath requested me the said Garter to assigne unto his saide 
Cote Armor suche Creaste or cognysaunce as he may lawfullie 
beare. In consvderacon whereof and for a further declaracon 
of the worthynes of the sayde John I the saide Garter have 
assigned him this Creaste or cognysaunce followynge, viz : on 
his wreathe Argent and gules A Tyger passannt Argent 
wounded on his shoulder geules Manteled Argent doubled 
geules, as in the margent depicted appearethe. Wh che sayde 
Armes and Creaste w ihe everye pte and parcell thereof I the 
sayde Garter do ratyfie confyrme and allowe unto the fore- 
sayde John and to his posterytie for ever. And he and they 
to have houlde use and injoye the same w th oute the lest imped- 
yment or interruption of anye other psonne or psonnes what- 

L8 The I ; \mm,v Name. 

soever, [n wytnes whereof 1 havesett hereunto my hande and 
es of myne offyce and Arums dated the xvii of decembre 
in the -1' yeare of theraigneof our most gratious Souveraigne 
Lady Elizabethe by the grace of God of Englande Ffraunce 
and Irelonde Qneene defender of the faithe, &c. Anno dni 

A genealogical history of a branch of the family remaining 
in England, from the time of Bishop Smith (1460) down to 
lM'i, may be found in John Ward's "Manorial History of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne," London, 1S43, published with the 
•• Borough of Stoke-upon -Trent." See also Burke's "Landed 
Gentry," vol. 2, page 1247, Smith of Elmhurst and Lineage, 
and the "Heraldry of Smith," by H. Sydney Grazebrook, 
London, 1870. 







Fourteen years after his arrival in America, Nehemiah 
Smith, then living at what is now New London, Conn., obtained 
a grant of land for a homestead on the other side of the river, 
at what is now known as Poqnonoc in the Township of Groton. 
This homestead, with the several additional grants, soon became 
a large farm, and was located about one mile north of Poqnonoc 
Village, on the east side and adjoining Poqnonoc Lake, or as it 
was then called " The Pond beyond Skull Plain," or " Smith's 
Pond," "Smith's Lake," &c. The land was selected, doubt- 
less, because of its richness and the ease with which it could be 
worked as compared with the hills and the rocky fields of that 
section. The first house was built by the first Nehemiah Smith 
soon after 1652 on the east side of the road, and was burned 
down during the Revolutionary war. The second house was 
built by his great grandson, Nathan Smith, over the same cellar 
and is still standing, although a new house was built a few 
years ago on the west side of the road, by the present owner, 
Jabez Smith. Among the neighbors of the elder Nehemiah 
were bis brother John and nephew Edward Smith, James Mor- 
gan, William Meades and James Avery. They all attended 
church at New London, as the first church in Groton was not 
started until 1702 or soon after, although from 1698 the New 
London church allowed its minister to preach in Groton every 
third Sunday during the winter months. Most of the old trees 
that surrounded the old house and lined the drive to the main 
road were destroyed by the terrible gale of September, 1815. 

20 The Smith and Bourne Eomesteads. 

Poqoonoc Lake is a very pretty sheet of clear spring water, 
quite deep and well supplied with fish. Smith Lake Cemetery, 
situated at its south-easl corner, was taken off from the Smith 
farm. A number of generations of the family arc buried here, 
although it is not the oldest burying ground in the town. 
BTehemiah Smith, the first, was buried at Norwich ; his Bon, 
Nchemiah second, and grandson, Nehemiah third, were buried 
at Poquonoc in the first or Morgan and Avery burying ground, 
which is situated a short distance from Poquonoc Bridge, on 
the north side of the main road to the New London Ferry, in 
the second held hack from the road. The gravestones were 
Btanding not far from the only entrance until the summer of 
l v ^s, when they were removed with the remains to Smith 
Lake Cemetery. The bones were found to be verj large in 
size, and in a state of good preservation, notwithstanding they 
had been underground 160 years. The family had all moved 
from Massachusetts to Connecticut by 1652, and remained in 
the section now known as New London County during the 
next 150 years. After that a few families removed to New- 
York. New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina. Ohio, and later 
to nearly all the Western States, with only a very lew families 
remaining in the South. 

Notwithstanding the migration of the family westward even 
to the Pacific coast, it is a pleasant reflection to realize that the 
two homesteads, Smith and Bourne, representing Nehemiah 
Smith and his wife, Sarann Bourne, of the first generation, have 
never passed in ownership out of their respective family names 
to this day. 

The Bourne family homestead at Riarshfield was granted to 
Thomas Bourne of England in I637,and has always been occu- 
pied by on,. ,,f the Bourne family, the title having descended 
from oldesl .-on to oldesl .-on. according to the old English law. 
John Bourne, a centenarian and soldier of tin- Revolution, was 
the longest resident. The presenl low double house was built 
about L800; the location is about a mile north of the Daniel 

Webster place, a mile from the shore of tin ean, and about a 

mile and a quarter east of the church. Thomas Bourne was 

The Smith and Bourne Homesteads. 21 

doubtless from Kent in England ; he died 1664, 83 years of 
age ; his wife died 1660, aged 70. For a record of the Bourne 
family see " Memorials of Marshfield, " p. 38, "History of 
Duxbury," by Windsor, p. 229, "N. E. His. & Gen. Bee.," 
Vol. XIV, p. 82, and "Genealogy of the Bourne family," by 


Frances M. Caulkins, who was born in New London, 1795, 
and died there, 1869, was a descendant of this family ; her 
paternal grandmother being Lydia Smith, of the fifth generation. 
Miss Caulkins wrote the histories of New London and Norwich, 
the former a work of 680 and the latter of over 700 pages. 
These, with other contributions to the History of New London 
county, represent many years of hard, conscientious work; for 
which, every genealogist writing of any of the old families of the 
county must ever feel grateful. 

The following, from the History of Norwich, will be read 
with interest, as illustrating a period of time in which the 
early generations lived that are represented in this work : 

* * " The first meeting-house stood near the south- 
wot cornei- of the Green, not far from dwellings of the 
minister and magistrate, and forming with them the three 
corners of a triangle. 

"It is not probable that this primitive church had either 
steeple, porch, or gallery. We may conjecture that a sun-dial 

Bt 1 near the door and perhaps a horse-block. Without doubt 

it was furnished with a pulpit, though no tasseled cushion sup- 
ported the open Bible. In all probability long benches were 
used instead of pews — the men sitting on the right hand of 
the minister and the women on the left, A choir of singers 
was then unknown; the deacon read off the lines, and the con- 
gregation followed in tuneful quavers. 

•• In L668 a small rate was collected to pay Samuel Lothrop 
1 for repairing and heightening the meeting-house.' Bui this 
first rough-hewn edifice could nol long Batisfy the demand- of 
the growing town. It was in use only twelve or fourteen years. 

Frances M. Cadlkins. 23 

" In 1673 the town contracted with John Elderkin to build 
forthwith a new meeting-house. The site fixed for it was the 
summit of the hill, towering over the Green, and looking east 
and west toward the two ends of the town-plot. The country 
was at this period in a disturbed condition. The atmosphere 
was dark with the shadows of approaching evil. On the western 
border of New England the Dutch had assumed a threatening 
attitude, and several of the larger Indian tribes appeared surly 
and vindictive. 

" In this posture of affairs, if a new meeting-house was to 
be built, the prudence and foresight of the managers would 
lead them to select for it an appropriate site. On this elevated 
platform it could not be easily surprised, and it might serve as 
a watch-tower, an arsenal, and a garrison-post, as well as a house 
of worship." 

■* * * •& * * * 

" Mr. James Fitch having provided nails for this meeting- 
house, to the value of £12, ' wherein his forwardness for the 
use and benefit of the town is owned and accepted,' liberty 
was granted him to take 200 acres of land, as a satisfaction for 
the same, viz.: ' 100 in the crotch between Quinebaug and 
Showtucket, and 100 as convenient as he can find it, on the 
other side of Showtucket river.' 

" The situation of this meeting-house was very imposing. 
Perched like a citadel upon its rocky height, with perpendicular 
ledges, or abrupt, stony declivities on either side, it presented 
a formidable and secure aspect, and was the centre of vision 
to both ends of the town. The difficulty of access was such as 
to require climbing, rather than walking. Without doubt the 
wayfarers often caught hold of shrubs by the path, to assist in 
pulling themselves up ; the aged people felt their way, planting 
the staff firmly at each step. 

"In winter it must have been a cheerless sanctuary, even 
when the approach was not obstructed by icy foot-paths and 
incumbent snows. Churches in those early days were always 
comfortless in cold or stormy weather. They had no apparatus 
for warming ; neither fire-place, stove, nor furnace. The women 
carried heated stones or bricks in their muffs, and the men put 
their feet into fur bags or moccasins, with which many of the 
seats were provided. At a later date, foot-stoves were used. 

"To this church, until all fear of the Indians had passed 
away, the men of the congregation were accustomed to repair 
with muskets upon their shoulders, which were not, however, 
carried into the house, but stacked without, and kept under 

l'I Frances M. Oaulkins. 

watch and guard by s< person conveniently stationed for that 

purpose. The regular soldiers or militia-men, wenl in last, and 
Bat near the door, to be ready in case of alarm. 

" Swords were customarily worn when in full dross, by per- 
sons both in a civil and military capacity. Hats were made 
with a broad brim and a Bteeple crown. Perhaps two or three 
at the church door reverently took off a -black beaverett,' 
though that was a costly article in those days, and considered 
quite magnificent. The poorer sort of people wore puff caps, 
knit from woolen yarn, often in gay colors and crowned with 
a heavy tassel. The coat was made with a long, straight body, 
falling below the knee, and with no collar, or a very low one, 
so thai the stock or neck-cloth of Bpotless linen, fastened behind 
with a silver buckle, was fully displayed. In warm weather it 
was not considered indecorous to go to meeting in one's shirt 
sleeves, or to take off the coat when there. 

" It is not probable that any one of the inhabitants 
assumed Mich a degree of state and dignity as to wear a ruff, 
though that article was in vogue among people of rank, as 
were also A conspicuous wrist-band with sleeve- 
buttons was more common. 

" It is uncertain whether the small clothes had then begun to 
'grow/ so as to reach below the knee, and to be fastened with 
knee-buckles or not. The earlier mode was to have them ter- 
minate above the knee and to be tied with ribbons. The com- 
mon land was made of dressed deer's leather. Petticoat trowsers 
of striped linsey-woolsey, the leg short and loose, were a cus- 
tomary article of every-day dress among the common people. 

•• Red woolen Btockings were much admired. The shoes were 
coarse, clumped, square-toed and adorned with enormous buckles, 
iny boots made their appearance, prodigious was the thump- 
ing as they passed up the aisles, for a pair of boots were then 
expected to last a man's life. The tops were short but very 
wide; formed, one might suppose, with a special adaptation to 
rainy weather — collecting the water as it fell, and holding an 
ample bath for the feel and ankles ! 

•■ WigB were not then common : it wasal a later day that hats 
were trimmed with gold lace and full powdered wigs were worn, 
and Bcarlel roquelaurs adorn a few distinguished characters. 
Long hair was getting into vogue. It was combed back from 
the forehead, and gathered behind into a did) or queue, wound 
with a black ribbon. A congregation of such men, in frugal, 
respectable attire, with their brave, manly brow-, fronting their 
minister, worshiping God upon the high rock thai overlooked 

Frances M. Caulkins. 25 

their settlement, must have been a solemn and majestic sight to 
superior beings. 

" But our great -grandmothers are also here : they come 
decently but not gaudily dressed. They have finery, but they 
leave it at borne on the Sabbath. The more respectable matrons 
have all a full dress of flowing brocade, embroidered stomachers, 
and hanging sleeves, but it is reserved for feasts and great civic 
occasions. They are dressed on the Sabbath, perhaps in short 
gowns and stuff petticoats, with white aprons of linen or 
muslin starched stiff. The gown sleeve is short and they wear 
mittens extending to the elbow, and leaving the fingers with a 
part of the thumb bare. The cloak was short, with a hood to 
cover the head, and was a riding-hood. The hood was thrown 
back in meeting and those who wore bonnets took them off. 
The matrons wore caps, and the young women had their hair 
curled or otherwise dressed. 

" The feminine attire, though in general plain and somewhat 
uncouth, was of a purer type than some of the fashions of later 
generations. It might even be called graceful and becoming 
in comparison with the short waist, the low neck, the high 
head cushion with its wings of lappets flaunting in the wind, 
and the huge calash of the next century. 

"Rank, birth and station were in high account, and customs 
of deference and precedency were carefully maintained. It is 
a fact not easily explained, that such stiff and stately notions 
should have been cherished in a community where there was so 
little disparity of wealth and comfort. 

" Mr. was a title of respect awarded only to those who held 
office in church or State, or were of the rank commonly called 
gentlemen. Mrs., Mistress, Dame, and Madam, were the femi- 
nine titles of honor, bestowed charily and only in accordance 
with family rank, saintly character, and venerable age. 

" The minister was simply Mr. The title of Reverend was 
seldom bestowed, except in such phrases as ' Our Reverend 
Pastor.' Church members almost invariably called each other 
brother and sister. Good man and Good wife were in common 
use. Goodey was sometimes heard. Gaffer and Gammer, old 
Saxon words of address to the aged, are not found on our rec- 
ords. Neighbor was a common adjunct. Parents were uni- 
formly called daddy and mammy, even by people of mature 

" The early houses of our country covered a large area, but 
they were seldom thought finished, and the upper rooms of 

26 Fbanoes M. Caii.kins. 

course were cold and comfortless. A snng, well-finished house, 
adapted to the family and circumstances of the owner, is an 
improvement of modem times. These old houses were gen- 
erally square, heavy buildings, with Btone chimneys that occu- 
pied a large space ill the centre. The posts and rafters were 

of great size and solidity, and in the rooms heavy beams stood 
out from the ceiling overhead, and projected like a low, narrow 
bench around the sides. 

" The floor was made of stout plank, with a trap door lead- 
ing to the cellar. A line of shelves in the kitchen performed 
the office of side-table and closet. The best apartment was 
used for a sleeping-room, and even the kitchen was often fur- 
nished with a bed. The ceilings were low, and the fire-place, 
running dee]) into the chimney, gaped like an open cavern. 
But when the heaped-np logs presented a front of glowing coals 
and upward-rushing flame, while storms were raging without, 
or the heavy snow obliterated the landscape, such a fountain of 
warmth not only quickened the blood, but cheered the heart, 
inspired gratitude, and promoted social festivity. Such scenes 
have made the fireside an expressive type of domestic happi- 
ness. Among articles of furniture distinctively belonging to 
old times, we may notice the high chest of drawers reaching 
nearly from floor to ceiling, and its multitude of drawers 
graded in size from a button-box almost to a trunk. 

" Whether any of the first settlers owned a clock or watch 
is unknown. Perhaps Mr. Fitch or Major Mason had this 
convenience; but in general, the only time-pieces must, have 
been the universal noon-mark in the window, and the dial in 
the garden — both useless when the sun was obscured. After 
a time, as wealth increased, the great house clock, with its 
radiant, moon-like face, made its appearance in a few houses. 
In the kitchen, the high wooden settle was never absent — 
now used as a screen, and now receding to the wall, to give 
full exhibition to that grand receptacle of cheering coals and 
flame, the wide-mouthed (ire place. 

"The kitchen was the principal silting room of the, family. 
Blocks in the chimney-corners were \\>r^\ for children's seats; 
the settle kept the air from the door; a tin candle-stick, with 
a long back, was suspended on a n;ii| user the mantel, and the 
walls were adorned with crook-necks, niches of bacon and veni- 
. raccoon and fox skins, and immense lobster claws. After- 
ward, as fears of the Indians died away, and weapons of war- 
tare were less used, occasionally a musket or an espontoon 
might be Been suspended transverse from beam to beam, and 

Frances M. Caulkins. 27 

bearing as trophies, reserved for winter use, strings of dried 
apples, chains of sausages, and hunches of red peppers. A 
small open recess for boohs was usually seen on one side of the 
fire-place, a little below the ceiling, where even the cleanest 
volumes soon acquired a dingy hue. Venerated were these 
books, for they came from the fatherland, and were mostly of 
that blessed Puritan stamp whose truths had inspired the 
owners with courage to leave the scenes of their nativity, to 
find a home in that distant and savage land. This little recess, 
displaying its few books, often appears in the back-ground of 
ancient portraits." 

JOHN SMITH, New London, Conn. 

John Smith was horn in England about 1609, and possibly 
came over with his brother Nehemiah in 163S. Ho first 
appears on the Boston Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 11, under 
date of 29th of 5 ino. 1039. The Council, on the part of the 
town, "granted a great lot to our brother John Smith, Taylor, 
at Muddy River for three beads." This lot would now fall 
within the limits of Brookline, Mass. Again, page 0, Boston 
Book of Possessions, may be found the following: "John 
Smith, his possessions within the limit of Boston, one house 
and garden, bounded with the street on the south, John Davies 
on the east. Major Edward Gi bones on the west, and the Cove 
on the north." [See map in this Book of Possessions.] This 
location in Boston would he at the corner west of Hanover 
Btreet, and north of Portland street. 

July 5, 1653, there was recorded a sale at Boston of land 
lying in Mystic, from William Wellman "inhabiting" at 
IV.piot, to John Smith, Naylor, of Boston. Mystic is now in 
the town of Groton, and Pequot, at thai time, included not only 
tin- presenl city of New London, but the town of Groton as 
well. The mistake of the Town Clerk in writing "Naylor " 
for "Taylor" has led to the erroneous alias of " Nailor Smith" 
in tlic works of Savage and Caulkins. He is occasionally 
recorded as "Taylor Smith" from the occupation he followed 
during his early years in Boston. 

He married about L640, Joanna , she being a widow 

with one child, named Elizabeth. He remained in Boston, in 

John Smith. 29 

all, about fourteen years. A short time previous to removing 
lie wrote to bis eldest brother in England, for his brother's 
eldest son, Edward, to come to this country and make his home 
with him. Edward came probably in the spring of 1652. 
Soon after his arrival John sent him to his uncle Nehemiah, 
then living on Long Island. John " being in a low condition 
in respect to his estate," Nehemiah gave him cattle and sheep, 
and kept them for him until both families moved to New Lon- 
don, where he further assisted him with money to build a 
house. John repaid his brother as he became able. 

July 5, 1653, "Nehemiah Smith's brother hath given him 
what land in the ox pasture is betwixt tny six acres next the 
rails, and Thomas Griffens' lot, provided it exceed not six 
acres." Also, "two hundred acres of upland next beyond the 
land given to his brother Smith beyond Skull Plain." He was 
granted a house lot at New London, August 9, 1653. This was 
a year after his brother's grant. The entry reads, " a home lot 
granted to Nehemiah Smith's brother," without mentioning 
his name. Jan. 24, 1653-4, Nehemiah Smith "hath also given 
him a hundred acres of upland joining to his brother's about 
Mystic Hill, his brother's two hundred acres which is half 
granted by the Pond, and half about Mystic Hill." Feb. 19, 
1651, " John Smith, brother to Nehemiah Smith, hath given 
him four acres of meadow where it can be found next to what 
is granted out." 

In March, 1658-9, the General Court of Hartford appointed 
him Commissioner of Customs for the Port of New London. 
He was the first regular custom house officer in the town, and 
probably in the Colouv. In May, 1660, the same Court granted 
New London to have an assistant and three commissioners 
with full power to try small cases. John was made one of the 
commissioners. He was also at one time grand juryman ; in 
1661, one of the townsmen ; in 1663, he was on a committee to 
hear and determine the differences betwixt the Indians of 
Niantic and the English respecting the burning of their fence, 
or any other complaints presented to them respecting the 

30 Johm Smith. 

In Jan., 1663-4, lie was on a committee relating to the 
minister of the First Church at Mew London "to goto Mr. 
Bnckley for the settling him among us." John and his wife 
were members of this church. He was a deacon, and in 1665, 
with Goodman Nichols received the church contributions, and 
in lt')6T, with others "to endeavor to settle Mr. Bradstreet in 
the work of the ministry." He was a member of the General 
Assembly L669. Sept. L6, L663, "John Smith hath given him 
one hundred acres of upland to his four acres of meadow, if may 
be where he can find four acres of the town not hindering former 
grants." Feb., 1666-7, "John Smith hath given him the two 
trees that stand in the street before his house for shade not to 
be cut down by any person." His residence was in New or 
Cape Ann street at that time, but it is possible that for a short 
time lie lived on his farm in Groton, although all of the farm 
owners of that section continued to reside for a number of 
years on the west side of the river on account of a constant 
tear of an uprising of the Indians. He lived in New London 
county twenty-four years, and the early and latter part of this 
time he resided in what is now the city of New London. 

After his death his nephew Edward claimed in court that 
his uncle had adopted him. The testimony reveals the fact 
that Edward was living on the east side of the river for some 
years previous to his uncle's death, possibly on the land owned 
by hia uncle and which Edward believed he was entitled to by 
inheritance, although Edward had land granted to him in 1604. 
This «'a>e occupied considerable time in the courts, and on 

ounl of its quaintness and general interest a separate chapter 
is devoted to it. The will was made in favor of his wife. John 
had no children of hi. own. He died Oct. E 1679, at least 
Bixty yeara of age, and probably several year. more. His wife 
died in 1687, aged about 73. 

Aiter the death of Joanna Smith, then a widow for the 

ond time, the estate was inherited by her daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of George Way, then living in Lyme. The maiden 
Dame ol Elizabeth does not appear on the records. The house 
and lot on Cape Ann street was deeded, in L695, to Samuel 

John Smith. 31 

Fosdick, by George and Thomas Way, children of George and 
Elizabeth Way. 

George married Susanna, daughter of Joseph Nest, and 
resided at West Farms, not far from Lake's Pond. He was 
ensign, and died February, 1716-17. As this was the time of 
the great enow, the funeral was delayed eleven or twelve days, 
and he was finally carried into town, March 7, by men on snow- 
shoes. [See History New London, pages 362-405.] 

Thomas Way resided at New London, married Ann, daughter 
of Andrew Lester, and had ten children, 1688-1711. In 1720 
they removed to East Haven, Conn., where he died, 1726. 

The Attempt to Bkeak the Will. 
In September, 1679, while John Smith was very sick at his 
home in New London, a will was made out according to his 
directions, in which he gave to his wife a life lease of his whole 
estate ; after her death, Thomas Way, her grandson, was to 
have several lots of land, including the Lester lot and the old 
house upon it, while nearly all the balance of the property was 
to be given to John, the son of his nephew Edward Smith. 
This document, however, he did not sign, but changed his 
mind and signed the will as probated April, 1680, by which 
the bulk of his estate was given outright to his wife. In the 
next month, the Court at Hartford, granted Edward the 
opportunity of making out his objections in the following 
Oct., which he did, and under date of Oct. 14, 1680, the Court 
decided that it 

" Doe see no cause nor reason to make any alteration of 
the Will of the said John Smith, from what was exhibited 
and proved in the Court at New London April last." 

The next May, Edward received permission to review the 
case at the General Court at Hartford. Oct. 13, 1681, 
there was the following decision : 

"This Court having heard what hath been by Edward Smith 
objected against the last Will and Testament of Mr. John 
Smith, of New London, why it should not stand with the pleas 
of the widow why it should stand, doe see no cause to make 

John Smith. 

any alteration therein, but doe establish what the County Court 
of New London hath done therein." 

Daniel ('lark was the attorney for Edward Smith, and 
William Pitkin for the widow, Joanna Smith. The record of 
the ra-e as finally disposed of may be found at Hartford, 
Conn.. Archives Private Controversies, Vol. 1, Docs. 254 to 281, 
from which the following papers and abstracts from deposi- 
tions are taken. 

ruder date of Sept. 24, Hi 79, or ten days before his 
death. John Smith signed the following will, which had been 
read to him several times. 

The Will. 

"I, John Smith, being in perfect understanding do for the 
avoiding of after trouble that might arise amongst my friends 
after my death and decease in this world, dispose of ye estate 
that God hath given me as followeth : 

•• Firsl : I give to mv wife my whole estate after ray debts 
are paid, excepting some legacies as namely: to George 
Chappell Jr. 1 give my best broadcloth coat with silk buttons 
and two shirts and one pair of stockings and shoes. 

"Second : 1 give to my cousin, Edward Smith, all the rest 
of my linen and woolen clothing and the best of my hats that 
never hath been worn, also I give to Edward, all dues and 
demands that are due from him to me, only excepting ye cattle 
which are in his hand that are my half, them 1 give to his 

••Third: J give with the consent of my wife, also unto 
Gabriel Harris, or his assign- my biggest hook of Mr. 
Heldersam's works after the death of my wife, to lu- his book. 

"Fourth: I give to my three overseers Mr. William 
Douglas Sr., Gabriel Harris and Joseph Coite, each of them 
lifn shillings apiece, after ye death of my wife. 

"Fifth: I make my wife sole Executrix to this my last 
Will, as witness mv hand. 

" Witness 

•• William I >oi olas. 

■• Jos] en Con i .'* 

John Smith. 33 

Edward's Objections. 

" Whereas, ray Aunt hath given me warning- of a Special 
Court by her procured to prove that which she calleth my 
uncle's Will, ray answer is, that the law of nature and the law 
of nations and common equity, doth enjoin a father to will 
and dispose the most considerable part of his estate and par- 
ticularly his lands, unto his child that these may not be alien- 
ated unto strangers unless the child hath disinherited himself 
by his undutifulness. 

' "But that I was by my uncle's engagement to me to be as 
his child, not only the nature of his action in sending and 
drawing me from ray father, his house, my other kindred, and 
other opportunities doth evidence it, but I shall prove by some 
testimonies in time convenient and likewise his approbation of 
my behavior towards him in his family, upon nine years 

" The Will of the deceased must express that which was his 
free consent and therefore called Will, and sometimes called 
his Testament, that is, the witness of his mind, and this being 
the description of a legal Will, hence, it follows that which 
my aunt calls my uncle's Will was not his legal Will. 

"For what his consent was respecting his dispose of his 
lands to my child, and other things to me and that this was 
his Will for many years and very nigh unto the time of his 
departure out of this world, and that which is called by my 
aunt to be his Will, was nothing but that which she by her 
disquieting of my uncle and taking advantage of his extreme 
pains and anguish in his sickness did divert him from his free 
consent and by force driving him to the contrary and what- 
ever reasons are mentioned for the alteration of his former 
Will, they are but coverts of her injurious behavior to blind 
those that will be deceived, by such devices, she having gained 
the opportunity by her disturbance, to make him say what she 
please, all these I shall in lit season prove, but as to this Court I 
had no legal warning and as to her suddenness and privacy in 
calling this Court it seemeth to me to be her device for the 
perverting of justice, and I do humbly desire this Court 
to take notice that 1 do declare against this Will mentioned 
by my aunt, to be unjust and illegal. 


The above was taken at Special Court, held at New London, 
April 12, 1680, by desire and approbation of William Leete, 

3 I John Smith. 

Esq., Governor of Connecticut, upon the motion of Joanna 
Smith, willow, of New London, before Captain John AJlyn, 
Captain James A.very, Mr. Daniel Witherell, and Captain 
Jamee Fitch, who were present to keep the said Court. 

William Douglas, Sr., Gabriel Han-is, and Joseph Coite tes- 
tified as having been witnesses to the signing of the will, and 
the widow "did accepl of the place and power of administra- 
trix or executrix as by affidavit of March 29, 1680." The will 
was ordered to be recorded with an inventory of the estate 
with this recommendation : 

" And whereas, it was testified by Gabriel Harris &c, that 
the said Mr. John Smith did desire that his wife would con- 
sider his relations when she dispose of the estate lie left her, 
or used words to this purpose we think meet to desire her that 
she would remember what her husband expressed as before, 
and when she shall come to make such disposal of her estate 
she would make known her respect to her late husband by a 
kind remembrance of her husband's kinsman, Edward Smith, 
by settling some part of her estate upon him." 

The First Draft of the Will. 

The first item of the unsigned will was as follows: "I give 
to my wife during her natural life my whole estate excepting 
Borne few legacies as namely, to George Chappell Jr., &c." 

The second item Is the same as in the will as probated. 

Third: "My will is that after the decease of my wife that 
Thomas Way shall have my fresh meadow in the woods which 
lie.- above the mill pond, and the grass plot called the 'hop 
yard 5 and the lot which was Lester's lot, together with the old 
house upon it." 

Fourth: " My Will is that after my wife's death and decease, 
that John Smyth, the son of cousin Edward Smyth shall have 
and enjoy forever my housing and land and meadow whatso- 
ever and wherever, excepting whal is specified, which I have 
given i'- Thomas Way, rav wife's grandchild." 

The fifth item is the same as the third in the will as probated. 

Sixth: "Also my Will is, thai Mr. William Douglas Sr., 
and Gabriel Hani-, and Joseph Coite, shall he my overseers 
that this my Will he performed ami they three shall have the 
produce of all my uplands, meadow ami orchard the first year 
after the death of my wife, as witness my hand." 

John SmithX^- -O 3fcOO_L 35 

In relation to the above, Gabriel Harris testified that : 

"Having written this Will, I did read it to him and he said 
it was according to his mind, and that he would set his hand 
to it, but at that time he was full of pain and said he would 
sign to it another time. And mentioning again that Mr. 
Douglas and goodman Coite and myself should be his overseers 
and said they twain should witness to this will, and that I 
should have the keeping of it. The next day as I take it, coining 
to see him, he asked me if I had told his wife of the Will, I 
told him No, that were a very unworthy part to tell his Will to 
her, or anybody else without his order, until time and place 
required it. Why ! saith he she knows all, and was troubled 
at it, and so was I, but how T she knew, I know not, without 
there was some secret listening, and goodwife Smith was much 
troubled, aud desired me to tell her what was done, and said 
she would know and have a copy also, but I waived it, and 
did not tell her. Then she said in the presence of her husband 
and me that her husband and I were juggling together and 
that he could not have got such a juggling person, not in all 
the town whereupon he said, Come, Come, mind not what she 
saith, this is my mind. So I left him at that time andsoon 
after I came again to see him, and he said to me, I think I 
mnst alter my Will, for you see what a doing she keeps, where- 
upon I said 1 thought it was very well already, for his wife's 
good as long as she lived and not to want anything. He said 
he had considered of it and was not willing to grieve his wife, 
for she had been a loving wife, and prudent in her place near 
forty years : though now, she was more childish. He said 
that his wife should see that he loved her and that the world 
should see that he loved her, wdiereupon I said I have said 
my mind, you know best what to do with your own. Yes, 
yes, I will 'alter my Will, I will leave all to her. But yet he 
said his desire was that his wife should consider his relations 
when please God to take her away by death. These words he 
spake to me all alone. Afterwards he spake the same in effect 
to Mr. Douglas and Joseph Coite, and me namely, that she 
should consider his relations at her death. I told him that I 
heard the greatest part of his estate came by his wife, I told 
him that I rather thought that the pewter and chests and bed 
and furniture, to wit: was near all. He answered and said, 
truly, little else." 

36 John Smith. 

Nehemiah and Ann Smith testifieth : 

"Thai aboul twenty-seven years ago, a man named Antony 
Waters lived with as upon Long Island; lie being minded to 
go for old England, we desired him to go to our brother, John 
Smith, who then lived at Boston ; and as afterward we were 
informed thai our brother John wrote to England for Edward 
Smyth, his eldesl brother's oldest son, to come and live with 
him, and as we always understood to make him his heir; and 
the aforesaid Antony Waters brought the said Edward Smith 
out of England to our brother John in Boston, as we under- 
stood; and Antony Waters brought Edward Smith tons upon 
Long [sland, and said that our brother John in Boston had 
sent him up till he himself came up, and when our brother 
came up, then Edward Smith lived with him ; and if at any 
time lie was with us, 'twas by our brother's order, and he had 
the pay, viz. : our brother, John Smith, who we did never at 
any lime hear say any thing to the contrary, hut that he would 
do by Edward Smith as his child/' 

Elizabeth P.liss. aged about fifty-six : 

"That John Smyth came to our house and asked me why 
we were unwilling that his kinsman should marry with our 
daughter. I answered, 1 did not know whether they would 
he in a way to live. He answered me, 'woman, he is as my 
child, and 1 will do by him as a child,' upon which we con- 
futed the match might go on/' 

Joseph Truman, aged about thirty-seven years, testifieth : 

"That being at goodman Smith's house in September, 1679, 
I asked him how he did, and he told me that his wife would 
he the deatli of him." 

Edward's Second Address to the Court. 

"October 1680. 
"To the Honored General Assembly now sitting in Hartford 
the humble address and declaration of Edward Smith sheweth, 
That Whereas il pleased this Honored Court to favour me so 
ho- ae to granl me at this session in October, a hearing of my 
reasons tha! I have to presenl againsl the settlemenl of my 
uncle John Smith's inheritance <>f housing and lands according 
to ;, Will exhibited and proved al New London, I do with all 
humility acknowledge your 1I«- -V condescension to my 

John Smith. 37 

request and briefly lay down my objections against the dona- 
tion according to ye tenor of that Will. 

" First : Because I and my children are the true genuine 
heirs to that inheritance, and that both by lineage descent and 
adoption and the pre-engagement of my uncle. To ye first I 
am the eldest son of the deceased's eldest brother and as so I 
am the next heir in law to ye inheritance of my uncle now 
deceased, he dying without issue and by the law of God 
directed to ye riders in Israel it should be established upon me. 

" Second : I am the adopted son of my uncle deceased. He 
sent for me from my father and friends for that end that I 
might be heir to his estate. And upon his desire and motion 
to my father in his letter, I chose rather to adventure my life 
upon the ocean than to accept of other tendries made to me by 
my aunt who desired my abode with her in England, who prof- 
fered to make me her heir if I would have lived with her. I 
was not chargeable to my uncle in my transportation, came to 
him plentifully clothed and about 15 years old : when I came 
to him I found him in a low condition, yet I was not discour- 
aged but was willing to rise and fall with him. He manifest- 
ing fatherlike affection to me and often declaring to me his 
resolution to make me his heir when he died : which he hath 
also occasionally declared to others as may be seen in the testi- 
monies that I shall present. I continued under his government 
nine years attending his order and occasions dutifully, faith- 
fully and laboriously, and through God's blessing was instru- 
mental to advantage his estate by subduing wilderness land and 
bringing it to be profitable. And my expectation of future 
enjoyment of the benefit of my labor was a spur to my diligence 
as well as my good respect to my uncle and aunt's welfare and 
my own comfort involved with theirs. Upon the account and 
under the respect of a child so accepted, so owned, I came to 
him and stayed with him, no other bond tied me to such a long 
and laborious service, but as we acknowledged one the other 
as a father and son. I humbly intreat this Honored Assembly 
to consider not only my uncle's promise and engagement to me 
.and my friends when he sent for me but his resolution in this 
matter grounded upon an equitable consideration of my desert 
as some of the evidences do hold forth in discourse with him 
about the dispose of his estate and this may be plainly under- 
stood that it was his determinate purpose (to be as good as his 
promise) almost to ye period of his natural life, as the first 
draft of his Will will demonstrate which when drawn and read 
to him, he acknowledged to be that which was the elicite act of 

38 John Smith. 

his will, had he not been overborne with the disturbed passion 
and injurious carriage of his wife when she came to under- 
stand how lie had disposed his estate in that draft as the testi- 
monies do import, so that what alteration was afterwards made 
in the second draft was not the free act of the deceased, but 
compelled thereto by disquietness of his wife. Further I 
humbly intreat this Honored Court to consider that had it not 
been that I satisfied myself with expectation of the reversion 
of this inheritance, I might in that nine years that I lived with 
him, I mig ht have acquired a trade and estate with God's 
blessing, on my industry that might have been more advan- 
tageous to me and mine than the reversion of this inheritance. 
•• I humbly intreat your Honors to consider that the personal 
estate left to ye relict besides the housing and lands amounts to 
abont half the estate inventoried which in the total is £383. 
I desire not to be prejudicial to my aunt's comfortable sub- 
sistence while she lives. And as I desire her welfare and have 
been instrumental according to my capacity to promote it 
whiles I lived with my uncle, so I hope this Honored Court will 
be pleased to consider my condition and order the return of the 
inheritance to me and my heirs according to ye real intent 
resolution and pre-engagement of my honored uncle and patron 
deceased, and so referring your Honors to ye examination of 
ye evidences, I humbly submit myself to God's good pleasures 
and this Honored Assemblies' determination. 

" And shall ever pray etc. 


The testimony of Richard Smith, aged about thirty-eight 
years, May, 1680, who saith : 

"That ten years since, he being at work with John Smith 
now deceased, and Goodman Nickalls as they sat down and 
smoked, the said John Smith said to (J. NTickalls ' who do you 
and I work for?' 'For our children' G. Kickalls replied, 
'yon have Hetty, you will giveher a good portion.' The said 
John Smith answered, 'No, truly [have bred her up well' 
and maintained her in victuals and clothing as well as any 
gprle in town,' and that y\' she matched to his mind he might 
give her a cow; and thai is the mosl this deponent said to ye 
said John Smith. There's your cousin Ned Smith atother 
side of ye river, I suppose yon will give your estate to him. 
'Aye' truly Baid the said John Smith, 'he best deserves it.' " 

John Smith. 39 

Deposition of Martha Mould, the wife of Hugh Mould, of 
New London, was in effect : 

" That she was well acquainted with the family, had attended 
them in sickness : that they always ' carried on to ye other with 
all due love and respect as husband and wife, and if that any 
words had passed between them in the last sickness wherein one 
being sick and sometimes testy and angry, and the other through 
age, weakness and want of sight, not able to do as formerly she 
could have done, she imputes that to both their distempers, 
and saw nothing but a christian carriage and demeanor was 
between them as could be expected from two such in their 
condition. That Edward did little else but tend a nock of 
sheep, and that goodman Smith, after Edward left him carried 
on his concerns of husbandry with great comfort with ye assist- 
ance of the grandchild Mehitable Way.' " 

Testimony of Richard Smith, aged sixty-four years, taken 

May 15, 16S0 : 

" That John Smith told him that he wrote over to his 
brother Smith in England, to send over Edward, his son, 
promising to his brother that he would make the said Edward, 
his child and heir. John Smith also informed the deponent in 
the reason why he chose this youth Edward Smith to be his 
heir namely, because his father was a very good man, and his 
mother a precious christian, and the youth himself, hopeful 
and like to make a good man, and so like to make a good use 
of his estate. Furthermore, John Smith added that his wife 
had been very earnest with him, to make one of her daughters 
children, his heir. But the said John Smith said he wholly 
declined it because his wife's daughter was a Quaker, and he 
said he could not abide the Quakers, and also that her husband 
did not please him. John Smith further added that he could 
not answer his wife's desire, for if he did, he could never fulfil 
his engagement to his brother, and he took it as a great token 
of his brother's love to him, in that he would part with his 
child and send him so many thousand miles to him, and he 
took notice of his kinsman Edward his love to him also, in 
that he would part with his father and come so many thousand 
miles to him, and therefore said he would make him his heir." 

James Morgan, Sr., aged seventy years, testified that John 
told him he intended to make Edward his heir. 

|n John Smith. 

The testimony of Thomas Crocker, aged about forty-eight 
years, who Baith : 

"Thai in discourse with John Smith (now deceased) some 
yeare since, being at work together, as they sat down his 
wife's granddaughter was coming with beer to them, the said 
John Smith said to this deponent: "Look yee-heres Hitty 
a coming this deponent said Aye, I suppose you will give 
her a good portion, ye said Smith replied that lie had brought 
her up well, and that if she matched to his liking lie might 
give her a cow. This deponent said there's Edward Smith 
atother side of ye river, I suppose you will give ye estate to 
him, Aye replied the said Smith, who should have it else, I 
sent for him from his friends to ye same purpose, and he hath 
been very true and faithful to me." 

Lydia Smith, aged thirty-three or thereabout, testifieth that 
her uncle John told her that he never did intend to make 
Mehitabel Way his heir, if she had lived. 

Richard and Dethiah Dartt and Lydia and Elizabeth Smith 
gave testimony intended to convey the impression that Joanna 
was (piitc indifferent in regard to the comfort and welfare of 
her husband during his sickness, and that the widow Bond was 
not permitted to make use of some linen from a chest that was 

Anne Lattemore of New London, a widow, had known the 
family fifteen years; had often been at the house "and in all 
her observations she could never observe any difference or dis- 
gust, one against the other;" that she was there watching 
in the time of his sickness, and that Joanna acted "with all 
tenderness and due respect as a wife could do, being in such a 
condition as she was, in being weak, aged and dark sighted." 

Ralph Parker, aged sixty years, and Susanna, his wife, said 
they " lived lovenly together." 

The foil. .win- appears to be a letter from Rev. Simon Brad- 

atreet, pastor of the First Church at New London, where John 

and Joanna Smith were members in "full c iiinion:" 

- Mr. Haras: 

"I have been desired to give my testimony with reference 
to the widow Smith iii regard of many aspersions casl upon her, 

John Smith. 41 

wherein as to many particulars, if not to all, 1 believe she is 
wronged and abused very highly. 

" These are to satisfy all concerned that for 13 years 
and more, being intimately acquainted with that family, I never 
observed more love and affection between any persons in that 
relation, and I doubt not but many scores in ye town can give 
ye same testimony. I well remember also, that some years 
since the widow Smith being very ill, that few expected her 
life, her husband with tears told me : ' Ah ! I shall lose a good 
wife ; she hath been a faithful, careful wife to me,' &c. 

"I would add, being desired (and I think there is reason for 
it) that I have often heard him say that all ye troubles of 
that nature he ever met with, was not so much, as what he 
had met with from his cousin Smith upon ye account of his 
daughter. When I was stripped to my shirt (said he) in ye 
civil war, I was not so much troubled and afflicted. This is as 
much as I see meet at present to express to those who may 
have use for it, and with my hand attest it." 


" October 13, 1680." 

Ensign Clement Miner declareth, and saith : 

" That he hath been several times in company with John 
Smith, deceased, when he the said Smith hath declared unto 
him, and sometimes with tears, that the unkindness of his 
cousin Edward Smith in relation to a daughter of his that he 
took from him had gone nearer his heart and been more afflic- 
tion to him than all the troubles and afflictions that he met 
with in all his losses and crosses in old England, and words at 
large to that effect, and further saith not." 

Robert Alen, aged sixty-four or thereabouts, said : 

"That John told him Edward was as his child, and at Mr. 
Foot's house in Boston told him that he had sent for his kins- 
man Edward Smith." 

Joseph Coite, of New London, testifieth : 

" That at the time John signed the Will he was in good and 
perfect memory and understanding and could then discourse in 
and about spiritual concernments as his own temporalis under- 
standingly, as I have heard him formerly, being more than 
ordinarily conversant with him as a good christian neighbor." 

42 John Smti a. 

The Widow's Defense. 

"To the Bonored General Assembly of the Colony of Con- 
necticut : 

"Joanna Smith, widow, oifereth her defense against the nn- 
ju8l impeachments laid in by Edward Smith against her late 
husband's lasl Will and Testament. It is no small disadvan- 
tage thai m\ adversary te allowed to trouble me and hath not 
in Court exhibited his articles or accusation against me that I 
mighl know what 1 am to answer to, but must only guess at it 
by the issue a former General Court made on this controversy 
if I mistake nor. viz: that the General Court having heard 
and considered Edward Smith'.- objections against mj' late hus- 
band's Will which was proved and ordered to be recorded and 
was recorded at the County Court he deceased in, the said 
General Court saw no cause to alter the same, which being 
done upon an oath of God that the General Court had taken 
on it, I hoped it had been the end of that question ; but since 
the Court is pleased to grant Edward Smith another hearing, I 
take the question to be as then, whether my husband's Will be 
a lawful Will, yea or no, and consequently whether it ought to 
stand or fall, and if that be not the question, I do desire his 
articles, and time to answer them at some other session, if the 
Court see cause. 

"Now that my husband's Will is a lawful Will and conse- 
quently ought to stand I will prove by showing that it is such 
a Will as answers the requirements of the law, which if so. 
then it is a lawful Will and ought to stand." * * * * 

The defense continues at some length to tell what are the 
requirements of the law, and how it has all been fulfilled in 
this case, and answers the objections of Edward Smith, as fol- 

"The first thing objected, is that my carriage was ill to my 
husband while he lived &c. 

"1st. [f my carriage were ill to my husband, yet that nulli- 
fies not the Will : if my husband would be kind' to the unkind 
and requite good for evil it's not for any other to overrule him 

" 2nd : Vet I have abundant testimony proving that my car- 
riage war- good. 

"old : My husband who best knew his own usage so declared 
of meat his end and rendered it a- the reason why he did as 

John Smith. 43 

he did in his "Will saying I had been a good wife and the 
world should know lie loved me and his testimony for me is 
more than all others against me in that respect. 

" 4th : His rewarding me as a loving wife is my witness 
against these calumnies and that reward, is it, that Edward 
Smith would pluck out of my hand, though given me by my 
dear husband. 

"Their second objection is that I forced him to make his 
Will as he did &c. I answer I forced him not otherwise than 
by loving and dutiful carriage, and if I used any persuasions, 
I had both reason for it, and broke no law in it : but as for 
an} 7 forcible compulsion called duress, I never used any nor 
could do at making the Will, for it's proved that lie gave 
instructions to the writer of it in my absence and signed it 
before three witnesses, after twice or thrice reading, and as for 
those speeches he uttered in anguish, he receded them all in his 
last testimony of me, that I was a loving wife and that the 
world by his Will which he spake of should know how he loved 

" Their third objection is that the Will was not lawfully 
proved vfec. 

" This I answer by the witnesses who deposed at Court that 
it was my husband's act etc., and the witnesses answering all 
interrogatories, the Court saw cause to put them to and order- 
ing the Will to be recorded, and it being since testified I hope 
is an answer to that can ill his discourses and the whole agita- 
tion prove him to be of good memory when he signed his Will, 
and I hope the Court had skill enough to know how to swear 
the witnesses, but nothing pleaseth Edward Smith that makes 
herein for me. 

" Their fourth objection is that my husband was so bound by 
pre-engagement to him having sent for him from England to 
make him his heir and saying he was his child and he would 
do for him as a child and that he intended to make him his 
heir and would make him his heir and had made a former 
Will to that purpose &c. 

" This being their grand objection, and heaping up many 
things, requires a distinct answer as followeth : 

" 1 do answer that the testimony of Robert Alen, James 
Morgan, Thomas Crocker, Elizabeth Bliss and Richard Smith, 
are all single testimonies and prove nothing at all lawfully and 
if they bring more such it is enough to say, they are but so 
many ones, and not two of them testifying to the same individ- 
ual speech it's no proof. Nehemiah and Anne Smith are joint 

I 1 John Smith. 

in saying that tlu\ never beard my husband say anything to 
the contrary bnl thai In* would make Edward Smith his heir, 
which needs no answer, for that he mighl nol Bay to the con- 
trary and yet never Bay it. Thai whal he Intended to do referred 
to a futureact thai he (lid not pass his estate to Edward also 
thai he made no such declaration to Edward; that all gifts of 
houses and lands must be in writing: that those that had titles 
to houses and lands, and were not in possession were to lose their 
claim it they sued it nol out by the last of November, 1668: 
that the law requires to see a grant under the hand of the 
grantor or a record and doth dash all other grants as bratts of 
confusion wherewith the world hath been too much troubled. 
A bare tongue conveyance and a mere memory record such as 
Edward now brings, the law apparently rejects as prostituting 
titles and estates of inheritance in houses and lands to rapine 
of traducers and contingencies of forgetful hearers: and the 
rashness of inconsiderate expressions whereby titles will be put 
almost to a lottery to the ruin of persons and families. A Will 
is a legal instrument and is not to be balanced without as legal 
a deed of gift." * * * * * * 

•• It's no wonder to hear of men altering their minds and it's 
grown to a proverb that the first dwd and the last Will are the 
best in law, nor yet were these sayings to and with Edward, 
but were mere cursory discourses with particular persons, if 
any such were. 

"Their tilth objection against the Will is that his deserts do 
merit a greater reward and therefore the Will ought not to stand. 
This objection is so incongruous with its self that it is a flat 
absurdity, tor merit may contract a debt, hut cannot compel in 
a Will: had he broughl an action of debt against me for any- 
thing Bince three years before the first of May last past, 1 must 
have answered it. hut these old services have longagobeen paid 
for or requited, if not, he should have demanded them before 
they were outlawed, but if desert be the case 1 hope the Court 
will consider thai as a wife I have been much longer in sub- 
jection t.» my husband than ever he was and have taken much 
more pain.- for him than he did." ' :: " * 

k< Hi- Bixth objection is that he is proper heir at law and there- 
fore oughl to have the estate. 

Bis uncle, my husband hath an own brother still living at 
Norwich, therefore Edward is not proper heir. 2nd. It's no 
entailed estate, my husband has disposed of. 3rd. I am heir 
to a pari b\ Will and therefore Edward is not sole heir at law. 

John Smith. 45 

Besides the foregoing answer I desire the Court to consider 
what the scripture saith, that if it be but a man's testament, no 
man disannulled! it nor addeth thereunto which contains both 
the Divine precept and practice among God's people. The 
38th Statute of King Henry 8th enableth Englishmen to make 
their W ills and thereby to dispose of their estates, destroying 
no Will but of such as are under 21 years, or the testator not 
being not of sound memory. Our own law grants the same 
ability even to excommunicates upon which grounds I assert 
my husband's Will to be good. Who shall make a persons 
Will, himself or others? If others, then a man is no owner: 
for power to dispose is co-essential to propriety." * * * 

"Lastly, it is declared and why he made his Will, namely to 
prevent trouble amongst his relations, and since he did it for 
that very end I desire his Will may stand as he left it, with- 
out alteration, none had more power than he of his own, none 
better knew my deserts and necessity than he : also he knew 
Edward's deserts and I think I may add hardly any one was 
more willing to do each of us justice in his distributions than 
he, and whatever his will and mind was formerly yet he could 
not be staked down to that, but as reason may sway him, he 
may vary from it and if a man say to-day he will make his 
Will thus, yet to-morrow he may make it otherwise if he please 
and this robs no man's purse though it may disappoint his 
expectation, else first Wills would like first deeds cut off all 
after ones whereas last- Wills take the place of all former ones. 
What my husband said to the several persons that have testi- 
fied can import at the worst no more than his present resolves 
and intentions concerning the future dispose of his estate (it 
was no present gift) which the law enabling him to make his 
last Will doth leave him at liberty to do, not binding him to 
his first purpose besides those single tests are no sufficient 
proof that he ever so said as they rehearse, and such as by the 
General Court already have been judged on as no reason why 
my husband's Will should be altered. 

"October Uth, 1681. " WM. PITKIN, 

" As Attorney to Joanna Smith, widow." 

The widow, in another document, wishes the Court to con- 
sider : 

; ' That I stand as a third person distinct from my deceased 
husband and Edward Smith, with a lawful conveyance of a 
part of my husband's estate in my hand which cannot be void 
by all those former acts which they pretend to be my husband's. 

I''. JoH» Smith. 

"He is worse than an infidel thai provides not for his own 
house. I was the proper house my husband had to provide 
for, flesh of hie flesh, and bone of hisbone, ami he could not with 
good conscience do Less than provide well for me. I brought 
an estate to him : I helped in getting the estate, the bare rents 
my liushaiid knew would not maintain me, who lie knew lie 
was to have blind and sickly and aged. If he did in former 
times say he would do more for Edward, and less for me, 
it is to he supposed that those purposes were upon his 
view of things as they stood when I was well aide to live 
by my chyrurgery, bul now I am blind and cannot see a 
wound much less dress it or make salves, also my husband 
expected better behavior from Edward: then after he found, 
and the providence of God altering my condition so much as 
from being a good help to others, that 1 was grown to beagreat 
burthen, gave my husband a just call to alter his former inten- 
tion.^ and to give me whatmight purchase me that respect and 
Bupply which the necessity of my condition called for, and 
which was his indispensable duty to provide for which he 
having done, if it must now be undone, then woe to poor 
widows when their husbands are dead, and under what doubts 
must all considerate, tender, conscionablc husbands live and 
die when they shall see an instance of one that did wdiat he 
could to provide for his widow, but it was frustrate the law 
would not maintain it. But I hope for better things from 
the prudence and justice of this Court, such as may make the 
widow's heart sing for joy &c. 


EDWARD SMITH, Groton, Conn. 

Edward Smith, born in England about 1637. came to Boston 
about 1652, be then being about fifteen years of age and 
" exceedingly well clothed." The names of his father and 
mother do not appear, but he is spoken of as a very good man, 
and she as a precious Christian. His father was the eldest 
brother of John and Nehemiah Smith, who had then been in 
America fourteen or fifteen years. John was residing in Boston 
and Nehemiah on Long Island. Antony Waters, a man living 
with the latter, made a trip to England and brought Edward 
with him to his uncle John, who had written for him. Just 
previous to Edward's arrival, John had lost most of his property 
"in ye Civil war," and he sent Edward with Waters, to his 
brother Nehemiah on Long Island. Within a very short time, 
both families moved to New London, and Edward made his 
home with his uncle John, for nine years. 

He was married June 7, 1663, to ElizabethBliss of Saybrook, 
she being seventeen years of age and a dan. of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth Bliss of Norwich, Conn. The following Feb. he received 
a grant of fifty acres in Groton in 1664. His ear mark for cattle 
was ' ; the right ear cropt, and the left ear slitt down and the 
upper part of it cutt away." 

June 1, 1666, "Edward Smith was to take goodman Meads 
place to gather in the town rate of £40." In Nov., 166S, his 
uncle Nehemiah " made over property by the Big Pond " to 
him. He was a member of the Assembly in 1669. In 1680 
and 1681, he contested the will of his uncle John, claiming 
that his uncle had promised his father by letter, and subse- 
quently acknowledged to others that he would make him his 
heir. [See the attempt to break the will.] 

The summer of 1689 w r as an exceptionally warm one, " the 



like having not been known in the memory of num." Prevalent 
at this time was a "distemper of sore throat and fever, which 
passed through nmst families and proved mortal with many." 
Edward, his wife and son John all died from it in less than one 
week. The son Obadiah and the seven daughters went to 
Norwich to live with relatives. 

Edward died July 14, 1689, aged about 52. 
Bis wife died July 10, 1689, aged 43, having been born 
Nov. 20, 1645. Ch. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1664; m. John Baley. 

Ann, b. Oct. 25, 1665 ; d. 1700 ; never married. 

Rebecca, b. Aug. 5, 1668. 

Sarah, b. Sep. 6, 1670 ; m. Richard Handy of Windham. 

Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1672. 

John, b. Dec. 28, 1674; d. July 8, 1689. 
2. Obadiah, b. Feb. 5, 1676-7. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 5, 1678. 



Obadiah 3 (Edward 1 ), b. Feb. 5, 1676-7; m. Feb. 8, 1700, 
Martha, dan. of Joshua Abell of Bozrah. He was sergeant and 
afterward captain, 1719, of the Trainband, and in 1704 con- 
Btable of Norwich. The history of Franklin, published in 
1869, says his house was where Edmund A. Allyn now resides 
on the road to Lebanon Hill. He was one of the petitioners 
for the organization of the new society in West Farms or 
Franklin as now known. He d. 1727. The widow m. 1730, 
a Mr. Buel. 

Here lies ye Body 
of Capt. Obadiah 
Smith who died 
May 1 17'.'? and 
in ye HO" 1 year of 
his age. 

Now Between 
These carv< <l stuns 
Rich Tressei Lies 
I >eer Smith liis bone -. 

Edward Smith. 49 


3. Joshua, b. Sep. 11, 1705. 
Daniel, b. Dec. 4, 1707. 
Martha, b. Nov. 26, 1710. 
John, b. Nov. 15, 1715. 

Abner, b. Sep. 22, 1722 ; d. Oct. 4, 1729. 
James, b. June 30, 1725 ; d. Oct. 1, 1729. 


Joshua 3 (Obadiah 2 , Edward 1 ), b. Sep. 11, 1705; m. Ednab 
Hazen, Oct. 21, 1724. Cb. 

Elizabeth, b. Sep. 30, 1725 ; d. Sep. 20, 1729. 

Obadiah, b. May 27, 1728 ; m. Jan. 5, 1753, Irene Backus, 
of Norwicb, dan. of Josiah and Love (Kingsbury) 
Backus; res. Franklin, Conn.; was deacon and died 
April 15, 1797 ; six children, Andrew, b. 1754 ; Ednah, 
Anna, Irene, Eunice and Martha. Andrew (b. 1754) 
had a son Backus, b. 1792, who had a son, Andrew B. 
Smith, b. 1818. He was postmaster at Franklin, Conn., 
for a number of years. Another son of Andrew was 
Christopher H., b. 1795, who had three ch., one son 
and two dans., Rhoda C, b. 1822 ; m. 1st, Richard H. 
Woodruff ; res. Niagara Falls, N. Y.; m. 2d, John 
Perine ; res. Doon, Ontario; shed. 1878; her sister, 
Sarai Ann, m. Mr. Perine, 1879 ; the son is Col. Chas. 
C. Smith, St, Paul, Minn. 

Abijah, b. Jan. 16, 1730-31. 

Elizabeth, b. April 12, 1733. 

Judah, b. Nov. 7, 1735 ; m. Sarah Rudd, Dec. 10, 1761 ; 
res. Norwich and Franklin ; ch. Elizabeth, Lucretia, 
Oliver, Simeon and Jabez. 

4. Joshua, b. April 1, 1738. 
Jacob, b. April 24, 1741. 


Joshua 4 (Joshua?, Obadiah 2 , Edward 1 ), b. April 1, 1738; 
m. Nov. 15, 1768, Hannah Bentley. He was a farmer and 


50 Descendants of 

carpenter, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He d. 
Oct. 6, 1806; said to have had a large family of children; 
res. Granville, N. Y. Ch. 

Elied, 1). Oct. 27, 1709 ; m. Betsey ; res. War- 

Baw, N. Y., had ch. Oliver, Hyde T., and Sarah, who 

in. 0. D. Foote. 

5. Joshua, b. June 21, 1774. 


Joshua' (Joshua*, Joshua 3 , Ohadiafi 1 , Edward'), b. June 
21, 1774; m. Elizabeth Hartshorne ; he d. March 20, 1813; 
res. Franklin, Conn. Ch. 

Hannah, b. . ; in. Alpens Kingsley, one ch., d. 

young; she d. May, 1824. 

6. Beriaii H., b. . 

Joshua, b. March 1, 1809; graduate Yale, 1833; mis- 
sionary to Cape Palmas, West Africa; res., 1853, at 
Newark, N. J. ; Episcopal minister; d. Aug. 19, 1865; 
never m. [See His. Franklin, p. 77.] 

Javed II., b. ; res. Rochester, 1ST. Y., ch. 

Maurice and Chas. E. ; both d. ; no ch. 


Bekiah II. 6 {Joshua", Joshua*, Joshua 3 , Obadiah*, Edward'), 
m. Jan. 11, 1829, Philena Morton of Deerfield, Mass.; removed 
to New York State, 1829; to Sweden, Monroe Co., N. Y., 
in 1836, and from 1839 to 1846 he was at Clarendon, Orleans 
Co., N. Y., and from there removed to Evansville, Putnam 
Co., 111., in 1847. Ch. 

Julia, b. Oct. 15, 1829; m. ; seven ch. 
Charles Eugene, b. April 29, 1832; m. Julia Wilson; 
res. Evansville, 111.; one ch., Julia. 

7. Edward, b. Sep. 17, 1836. 

Sarah Antonette, b. March 29, 1839 ; m. ; three ch. 
Chesteb M., b. Nov., 1846; m. March 16, 1873, Sarah, 

dau. of Thus, and Maria (Warren) Pethond; res. 

Beatrice, Gage Co., Neb. 

Edward Smith. 51 


Edward 7 (Beriah JI.% Joshua", Joshua\ Joshua?, Oba- 
diah% Edward 1 ), b. Sep. 17, 1836, at Sweden, Monroe Co., N. 
Y. ; m. Antoinnette Wardlaw ; res. Beatrice, Neb. Ch. 
Martha B. 
Frances M. 
8. Edward. 


N 1 A N T I C CONN.. 

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I'i]<>i(i-(,ni\ ure co. X. V 

Rev. NEHEMIAH SMITH, Norwich, Conn. 


Plymouth, Mass. 
Neheiniah Smith was born in England about 1605, came to 
America and made application to be admitted a freeman at 
Plymouth, March 6, 1637-8. John Derby, John Hewes 
and Giles Ricard also made application at this time and may 
have been fellow passengers with him during the voyage over. 
May 7 of the same year, Nehemiah, with others, " desired 
land towards the Six-Mile Brook." This was on the way to 
Nawascutte. March 5, 1638-9, with twenty others he 
" proposed to take up " his " freedom next court." 

Marshfield, Mass. 
He married Anne Bourne, of Marshfield, Jan. 21, 1639-40. 
She was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bourne, her full 
name being doubtless Sarah Ann, or Sarann Bourne. On the 
New Haven records his wife is recorded as Sarah ; her first 
child, born 1642, but it is not at all probable that he lost his 
first wife and married a second one in so short a time, and 
afterward married for the third time another Ann, with no 
mention of his frequent losses and marriages on the Plymouth 
and New Haven records. After leaving New Haven he lived 
one or two years on Long Island, and there his wife was surely 
named Ann, and, in fact, she is always alluded to as Ann ex- 
cept on the church records at New Haven. Martha, a sister of 
Ann Bourne, married John, a son of Gov. William Bradford. 

54 X KiiKMi.Mi Smith. 

Martlia Bradford and Ann Smith were living at Norwich at 
the same time. Nehemiah and his wife settled for a while in 
Marshfield or Greens Earbor, as it was then called, and he is 
believed to have been the first religions teacher at that place. 
In relation to this the following is from the records of Ply- 
month : 

" March 3d, 1639-40, whereas there is controversy betwix 
Greens Harbor and Duxborrow about the lands between the 
ficsh of Green- Harbor and the South River it is ordered and 
granted by the Court of Freeman to Mr. Edward Winslowe 
<fc the rest of the neighborhood of Greens Harbor, a coinpe- 
tant portion of uplands and meadow betwix the said rivers for 
a farm lor a minister and one other competent portion of land 
near nnto the said lot for the minister, either for Nehemiah 
Smyth or some other as the said inhabitants of Greens Harbor 
shall place in.' 1 

This location was probably the marsh and uplands formerly 
belonging to the first parish, and lies not far from the Webster 
farm north-west. May 5, 1640, he is on a committee of five 
to view all the meadows of Greens Harbor wdiich w^ere not 
granted forth and to measure them and to report to the Court. 

On April 23, 1641, Nehemiah Smith and Mrs. Bridget 
Fuller, a widow residing at New Field, entered into an agree- 
ment by which he was to keep her sheep on shares. Mrs. 
Fuller was to furnish four ewes, which he was to keep until 
the 23d June, 1643, each to have half of the wool annually and 
the increase to be divided at the expiration of the time. Mrs. 
Fuller one-half, and Nehemiah " thother " half, and the stock 
sent to Mrs. Fuller at " thend " of the term, there was also an 
agreement of a second term of years which was never entered 
upon, and most likely the first agreement was soon dissolved as 
the widow married Henry Sirkman the next September, and 
under date of Plymouth records June 1st, 1641, is the following : 

" Whereas there is an act against the selling of sheep out of 
the Colonies and that Nehemiah Smyth having some sheep is 

— 4 mo. 1040 — Marshfield. Geo. Barrel! is granted to have thai acre of 
ground at Spectackell Island, which was passed over to him by ^<>od man Smith. 

Nehemiah Smith. 55 

departing the collonies and would carry them away with him 
contrary to the said act, the Court doth order that the said 
Nehemiah Smyth shall bringe his sheepe to the towne of 
Plymouth the next second day at night or the morning follow- 
ing, and shall sell them to any person or persons that is 
disposed to buy them viz : his ewes at fourty shillings a piece, 
and the lambs at twenty shillings a piece, to bee payed in 
money or such commodities as the said Nehemiah shall like ; 
of and for the rest that are not bought he to be permitted to 
carry them with him whither he goes to dwell." 

Stratford, Conn. 
From Marshfield, Nehemiah Smith probably sailed with his 
w T ife direct to Stratford, taking his sheep with him. Certainly 
he was there in 1644. Unfortunately, the early town records 
are not complete. The first ecclesiastical society was organized 
1040, but all records previous to 1675 were destroyed by tire. 
New Haven, or Quinipiack as it was then known, had been 
settled by the Davenport and Eaton Company, in 1638, and 
the records of the first church are in a remarkably good con- 
dition. The original entries relating to the baptism of the 
children of Nehemiah and Sarah Smith may be found among 
the early pages of vol. 1 ; they mention the first three children, 
born 1642-4, all baptized 14th of the 10th mo., 1645, at New 
Haven, as of Stratford. This date modernized would be Dec. 
24, 1645. It is possible that at about this time he moved from 
Stratford to New Haven, but more probable that he continued 
to reside in Stratford for a longer time, but kept a flock of 
sheep on the west side of Oyster river, then in the jurisdic- 
tion of New Haven, which gave him the name of Shepherd 
Smith. It appears that he built at this place a sheep-pen on 
what was afterward called Shepherd's Hill, as early as the 
Spring of 1615. This now falls within the town of Milford 
and is located near the junction of Oyster river with the 

New Haven, Conn. 
The following interesting items relating to his life at New 
Haven are from the records of the General Court at that place : 

56 Niiikmiwi Smith. 

June 23, 164 I. " A motio made on the behalf of Goodma 
Smyth for a lotl by the sea side, beyond the West River, was 
taken into consideratio and referred to bro. Gibs, bro: Miles, 
bro : Ceely, bro: Clark and bro: Peck to see it' itl may stand 
with the convenience of the towne to granl Ltt." 

Oct. 21, L644. " Goodma Smyth of Stratfords desired thatt 
he may have 30 or 4o acres of upland and 10 acres of meadow 
granted him for the comfortable keeping of sheepe about the 
Oyster River whereupon itt was ordered that those who were 
intrusted in the townes occasions for disposeing of lotts, shall 
consider of the said ppositio and order itt as they see cause." 

June 10th, 1645, " W^hereassome have taken offence att the 
shepheards keeping his sheep and making a penne for them 
towards the Oyster River thinking they were wronged by itt, 
but the order of the Court the 21 of .October, 1644, being read 
itt appeared thatt nothing was done butt by order of Court." 

Oct. 2id, 1645. " Goodman Smith desired the Court to take 
some order that his land may be laved out. The Govennour 
wished the Court to consider whether they would confirm their 
former grant to the said Smith or revoke or alter it, but it was 
respited to further consideration because for the present he 
hath put off his sheep." 

1 December 8, 1645. " The Goernour propownded to the Court 
whether they would continue their former grant to Goodman 
Smith in refference to his sheepe, or such part of it as might 
bee conveynient for him and his famyly, wch occasioned a lardg 
debate, and sundry questions wen; put to Goodman Smith, 
both about the quantitye of ground he desired and keeping- 
sheep for the town's benefit. 

"Goodman Smith declared that he would not be content 
with five acres of meadow, nor would he be tyed to keep any 
sheepe but his owne, at wch the Court was offended because 
his promise to keep other men's sheepe was the grownd of their 
former grant. In conclusion, the former condition grant being 
voted, was by this Court revoked." 

August 16, 1646. "Nehemiah Smith's request was read, 

"' These are the propositions 1 thought meete in wrighting 
to propownd to yo'r worp's, upon which 1 desire land. 

"'First: thai I might have for myne owne propryety 20 
acres of upland and 1<> acres of meadow. 

""idly, tint I might have it upon that hill where I have 
made :i sheeps penne, of the south side of the hill of Mr. Mal- 
bons cove, because the Bheep may have the ayre of the sea in 

Nehemiah Smith. 57 

the summer time, lying four square by reason lesse chardge 
will fence it. 

" ' 3dly, also I desire when the sheepe doe returne, I may 
have 20 acres of upland and 10 acres of meadow, for w'hout 20 
acres of meadow I can doe noe good wth keeping the sheepe. 
Also that it may be the hithermost of the Oyster River, & yt 
I may cntt timber for fencing upon the common, by reason 
there is little besides walnut upon that land. 

" ' This being granted, I shall doe what I am able for the 
keeping the town's sheepe and the good of them. This I 
desire may be granted as speedyly as may bee, that I may pro- 
vide for them against they come. 

(Signed) " < NEHEMIAH SMITH.' 

" The above said request of Nehemiah Smith was granted to 
him according to his propositions in the close of his wrighteing 
if it be accepted. 

"It was ordered that the Surveyor should runne the lyne on 
this side of Mr. Davenport's farme, from the stone east & by 
south 120 gr. parrallell to the other. 

July 5, 1617. " It was now remembered that form' r orders 
were made for the incouradgement of the sheapheard but 
lately it is fownd that uppon some speeches that he hadd mett 
w'thall from some, he has entertayned thoughts to remove. 
Therefore it was desired that things might be so considered 
off, that the sheepe with himselfe might bee kept in this towne, 
for thereby much good may redound to the publicque. 

" Whereupon it was ordered that the necke, or so much of 
it as may be improved by the sheep, should from time to time 
be made use of as a sheep pasture, and to that purpose it was 
further ordered that every one who hath grownd in the neck 
should cleare his land, according to order from the Committee 
to be chosen to treate w'th Goodman Smith, & consederatiou 
was had also about a penn to keepe sheepe in, all wch w'th 
sundry other questions was committed by this gen' 11 Court 
unto those of the particular Court, joyning to them elder New- 
man, bro : Myles, Mr. Tnttle, Mr. Caffinch, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. 
Wackman, Wm. Preston, bro: Camfield and Goodman John- 
son as a committee unto whom all questions concerninge the 
sheep buisinese is referred." 

June 11, 1649. "after excusing Jno. Thomas k to goe cary 
some phisicke to one that was sicke.' The Governer acquainted 
the Court that the principal! ocasion of this Court was aboute 
Xehemiah Smith the Sheppard, whoe is willing if he niaye be 

58 Nehemiah Smith. 

accommodated heare to come hither & bring ye flock of sheepe 
with him, both them yt belonge to ye town e and his own allso, 
thonghe not willing to keepe the townes sheepe because of 
some weakness lie finds npon himselfe, but he shall sell some 
of his owne A: Keepe aboute '20 or 30 himselfe, and therefore 
propounds that he might have land wlier he formerly pro- 
pounded for it : that is, twenty ac'rs of upland at ye slieppards 
penn & LO ac'rs of meadow in Oyster meadow. 

"Aflfter much debate it was voted that he should have 20 
ac'rs of upland upon Bheppards hill and 10 acrs of meddowe in 
Oyster River meddow for his proprietie, and for the rest of his 
commonage he must fall under ye rules of a planter as other 
planters doe. 

May 6, 1650 "Nehemiah Smith having had 20 acres of 
land granted him by this Court, to be laid out for him on 
Sheppards hill, but by an error it is laid out in another place, 
which the Court witnessed against, but seing it islaide out, and 
some cost bestowed upon it the Court did now order for his 
incouragmt that he should have that 20 acres that is laide out 
for him. 

In the margin, "At a towne meeting ye 13th of May, 1650, 
it was voted yt yt clause in this order of keeping 20 or 30 
sheep should be of no force, but that he keepe what sheep he 
sees meete selling some to ye towne, and when ye towne sees 
cause to stint themselves in other catle, that then he be stinted 
also as other planters." 

" And order made by this Court 5th July, 1647, concerning 
the necke was read and confeirmed, and ye committee then 
chosen to consider of clearing ye necke for ye sheepe was 
desired to meete and consider what is needfull to be done for 
ye p'rsent against the sheepe come, and whereas Win. Preston, 
one of ye comittee is dead Henry Lendall was chosen in his 
roome." (The records of the Particular Court have been lost 
for 150 years or more.) 

July 1, 1651. " It is ordered that John Wood, nor any for 
Nehemiah Smith, meddle no more to break up or any way 
improve the land formerly granted for sheepe on the Westside, 
the grant being voyde and the land returned to the townes use 
and dispose." 

Long Island. 
In Oct.. L679, at Norwich, Nehemiah Smith aged about 
seventy-four, and Anna his wife aged Bixty-four or " there- 
about," testified in relation to an attempt to break his brother's 

Nehemiah Smith. 59 

will, that "about seven and twenty years ago they lived on 
Long Island." It would seem by this that the family was liv- 
ing somewhere on Long Island in 1652. Probably they moved 
there in the spring of 1651, as he was in New Haven until 
after May 13, 1650, since migrations were usually made as 
early as possible in the spring of the year, and John Wood 
was on Shepherd's Hill previous to July, 1651. A branch of 
the New Haven Church was established at Southold, Long 
Island, about 1640, and it may be supposed that this was the 
place where Nehemiah lived on Long Island. Unfortunately 
there are but few town records at Southold preserved previous 
to 1653, or of church records previous to 1715. He remained 
on Long Island one or two years and returned to Connecticut. 

New London, Conn. 
From an entry made August 29, 1652, on the Town Records 
of New London, or Pequot, as it was then known, we learn 
that " Goodman Smith that comes from Long Island, hath 8 
acres of upland given him for an house lot at the back of Good- 
man Kenny & Parkers house lots bounded with the highway 
that runs to the marshes given to Cape Ann men. Also he 
hath a grant of the next lot upon the general neck that falls to 
the town." 

This location is now within the limits of the city of New 
London, where the following items relative to his life in Groton 
may be found at the Town Clerk's office : 

" December 27, 1652, 20 acres of upland given him upon 
the plain upon the east of the pond in Scull plain." 

This was on the other side of the river at Smith Lake, 
Poquonoc, and since known as the location of the Smith 

"February, 1652-3, Goodman Smith the weaver hath given 
him next Goodman Waller what land is there left to be divided. 

" February 9, 1652-3. Nehemiah Smith hath given him 
150 acres of upland upon the plain joining to his 20 acres given 
him by the pond on Scull plain. 

60 . Neiikmiaii Smith. 

"Februare 9, 1652 3, Goodman Smith hath given him for 
his whole proportion of all divided lands 8 acres of upland 
more to be laid to his house lot, excepting swamps, &e. 

•• February 20th, L652 3 Nehemiah Smith hath given him a 
piece of meadow joining to Captain Denison's 50 acres — two 
or three acres, it' it be there. 

" February 25th, L652-3, he is on a committee to make the 
rate !_'»'><• tor the minister, John Elderkin. 

" December 23rd, 1653, goodman Smith, the weaver, two 
acres * :; " near high mountain. 

"January 24, L653-4, Nehemiah Smith hath given him a 
piece of plain land about fifteen acres lying on the eastward 
of his land given beyond Skull Plain. He hath also given him 
one hundred acres of upland joining to his brother's about 
Mistic Hill, his brother's two hundred acres which is half 
granted by the Pond and half about Mistic Bill. 

" Richard Houghton and ' Weaver' Smith one hundred acres 
each, above goodman Cheesbroughs. 

" February 11), 1 654, he hath given him live acres of meadow 
lying upwards upon Poquonnoc River, at Mistic, he hath given 
him tour acres 01 meadow. 

" He hath also given him two hundred acres of upland more 
or less upon the hills towards Poquonoc plains bounded on the 

west by land of goodman Burroughs and Thomas 

toward Poquonoc, bounded by the pond of water. Also more 
land January 4th, L653— 4. 

He continued to reside at New London, probably until after 
1655, owing to trouble with the Indians. He then moved to 
his farm at Smith Lake. Poquonoc, where he doubtless had 
been making improvements, building, etc., for several years. 

Norwjcii, Conn. 
Norwich was purchased of the Indian Chief Uncas and his 
sons, in dune, 1659. Nehemiah Smith was one of the original 
proprietors, and his home lot was laid out with the others, in 
Now. L659, with fifteen acres added in 1663. Whether he 
joined the company from Saybrook in 1660, and moved from 
Pequol to Norwich at that time does not definitely appear; but 
in L663 he is spoken of as " now of New Norridge." His was 
the largest tract of land of any possessed by any of the first set- 

Nehemiah Smith. 61 

tiers. His house stood about fifty-seven feet north of the 
oldest burying ground after it was enlarged and known as the 
Post and Gager burying ground located on the south side of 
the road which runs north-west and south-east. He was on the 
north side of the road with Hammer brook running; between 
his land and that of Thomas Howard on the north-west, while 
Samuel Hyde was his neighbor on the south-west, with a road 
between them. 

Forty-seven acres of upland meadow and pasture at the 
further end of the Yan tick — "abutting easterly on land of 
Jonathan Rogers on the Pine swamp and a brook " — was laid 
out April, 1601, and granted to him May, 1663. In April, 1661, 
there were four and a half acres of meadow laid out for him ; 
and again twenty-two acres on Forty-acre hill, abutting 
easterly on the brook near William Backus, laid out in May, 
1663. Also fifteen and a half acres of upland and meadow on 
Scotch cove, mostly on land of Thomas Bingham. This grant 
was laid out in May, 1663. 

The following was recorded at the Superior Court between 
June 6 and September 20, 1666 : 

"Nehehomyah Smith of Norwig declaring himself to be 
above sixty years in age, his brother John Smith declaring also 
the same, upon his earnest desire is freed from training, watch- 
ing and warding." 

Nov. 18, 1668 (New London Records) he made over some 
of the property by the Big pond, t;o Edward, his nephew. 
Five days later, he with Nathaniel Leneis apprised a stray horse 
at Norwich at £4 10s. May 2, 1673, he was granted seven 
acres of pasture and about this time he purchased five and a 
quarter acres at Yantic. June 12, 1684, Nehemiah and Ann 
Smith made over their homestead and other property to their 
son-in-law, Joshua Abell, stipulating only for maintenance dur- 
ing life, they being in an infirm and weakly state. 

He died about 1686, aged about 81 years. 

His wife, born about 1615, died after Jan. 12, 1681. 

They were both buried in the Post and Gager burying ground, 
in the oldest part, which was purchased by the town of Thomas 

62 I >ESC] NDANTS 01 

Posl in L661. Allot' the early residents were buried here and 
without gravestones to mark the identical places. The G-ager 
portion was added sometime after NTehemiah's death. A granite 
monument has been erected on the highest portion of the 
ground and contains his name with those of the other proprietors. 
The compiler has not been able to find any further record of 
his will than what is contained in the following from the records 
of the Superior Court : 

k> The last Will with an Inventory of the estate of Mr. 
Nehemiah Smith, Sr., of Norwich, being exhibited in Court, 
was proved and ordered to be recorded, and this Court grants 
power of administration unto the heir, Nehemiah Smith. 
This Court approves of the agreement drawn between the lega- 
tees, bearing date the 30th of June, 1686, and ordered it to be re- 
corded. The above was exhibited in a Court holden at New 
London, September 22nd, 1686." 

Unfortunately no copy of the inventory or agreement of 
legatees can be found, as the oldest book of wills belonging to 
the county was destroyed in the burning of the town of New 
London by the British in 1781. 

No pictures of the descendants of Nehemiah Smith earlier 
than of the sixth generation have been found. Surely, one of 
the emigrants himself would be most interesting to look at. 
Judging by later generations he was a man of full height and 
size generally, with a good constitution. Though spoken of as 
a minister he does not appear to have ever been permanently 
settled in that capacity. He doubtless always took an active 
interest in church affairs and may have occasionally officiated 
in the absence of the regular pastor. He came to America 
when he was about thirty-three years of age, and lived here nearly 
fifty years. He was among the earliest in the several new towns 
in which he resided, remaining the longest time at Norwich, in 
his old age, a period of about twenty-five years. He is occasion- 
ally spoken of as Mr. in deference to his being a minister, but 

more often as <i imaii. She). herd, or Weaver Smith. Ch. 

Sabah, b. about L642; bap. First Church, New Baven, 

Dec. 14, 1615; possibly same as Ann, Sarah Ann after 

her mother. 

Nehemiah Smith. 63 

Mary, b. about 1642 ; bap. New Haven, Dec. 14, 1645 
(may have been twin with Sarah) ; m. Samuel Raymond, 
a brother of Joshua, who m. her sister Elizabeth ; both 
were living in 1700 at Norwich, Conn.; left a large 
estate ; no eh. 

Hannah, b. about 1644; bap. New Haven, Dec. 14, 1645. 

Mercy, b. about 1645 ; bap. New Haven, Feb. 22, 1645-6. 
/ 2. Elizabeth, b. about 1645. 

3. Nehemiah, b. about 1646. 

Lydia, b. about 1647 ; Superior Court records Norwich ; 
May 8, 1680 ; "33 years of age or thereabouts." 

4. Ann, b. 

5. Mehitable, b. 

Elizabeth 2 (JYehemiah 1 ), b. at New Haven about 1645 ; 
bap. First Church, Feb. 22, 1645-6 ; m. Deacon Joshua Ray- 
mond, Dec. 10, 1659, she being about fifteen years of age. He 
was of New London, but a son of Richard and Judith " Ray- 
ment" of Salem, Mass. [See Gen. of the Raymond Families 
of New England, 1886, p. 5.] In the February previous to 
his marriage, Joshua removed to New London and purchased 
a house and lot, corner of Parade and Bank streets, which 
remained thereafter in the Raymond family for 150 years. In 
Feb., 1661-2, he was granted land south of the Fort on the 
water side. He is said to have been in Norwalk in 1664, and 
in October of the same year at Saybrook. In 1668 he with 
James Avery and Dan'l Wetherell advanced the £15 which 
the town had agreed to pay the Indian chief Uncas for certain 
lands in settlement of boundary claims. They were each in- 
demnified by the town with 200 acres of land. Mr. Raymond 
is believed to have been the second person who built on this 
Indian land at " Mohegan Fields." " The house stood in a 
commanding position on the west side of the road to Norwich, 
eight miles from New London." This homestead remained in 
possession of the family 175 years, and at one time included 
1,000 acres lying together about it. In 1672 a company of 

64 I )l.S( 'K.NDANTS oF 

forty horsemen was organized ; this was the first company of 
troopers in the county. Joshua Raymond was the cornetist, 
and is occasionally alluded to on the town records as Cornet 
Raymond, a title which was quite as familiar as that of captain 
or lieutenant. He was later made commissary, and in 1673 
one of the administrators to the estate of Robert Bartlett. 
Deacon Joshua Raymond was b. about 1039; d. April 24, 
1676; bur. New London. His wife Elizabeth was made 
administratrix of his estate on Block Island, 1676. Oct. 10, 
1678, the Genera] Assembly empowered the widow to "pass 
over" to Oliver Mau waring a house and land which her hus- 
band had bought for him, and for which he had received pay- 
ment, though he had not completed the transaction at the time 
of his death. Manwaring was his brother-in-law. The w T idow 
m. for her second husband George Dennis, Jan. 26, 10S1. He 
was from Long Island. He d. previous to 1708. She was 
living at the time of her father's d. in 1686. Ch. 
First husband : 

vX Joshua Raymond, b. Sep. 18, 1660; m. April 29, 10s:;, 
Mercy, dan. of James Sands of Block Island. It is this 
Mercy Raymond who held out her apron for Capt. Kidd 
to throw in handfulls of gold and jewels. [See Harper's 
Magazine, Dee., 1879; Kurd's His. New London, pp. 155 
and 571 ; Caulkins' His. New London, pp. 292, 343 and 
351 ; Descendants of Comfort Sands, by Prime, Ed. 18S6, 
and Raymond Genealogy, p. 6.] After Mr. Raymond's d. 
at Block Island in 17<»4, she with John Merritt purchased 
600 acres of land at Montville, Conn. In 1722 they gave 
two acres on Raymond Hill for a church. She d. May 3, 
1741, a3. 78; bur. Pine Neck. 
Elizabeth Raymond, b. May 24, 1662 ; in. Daniel Richards. 
Ann Raymond, b. May 12, L664. 

IlwNAii Raymond, b. Aug. 8, 166S ; m. Thomas Avery. 
Richard Raymond, 1>. April 7. 1670; d. Sep. 1, 1670. 
M.\i:v Raymond, b. March 12, 1071 2; m. Hon. John Chand- 
ler, Nov. In, 1692; res. New London and Woodstock, 
Conn. | See Chandler Gen., p. 44.] She d. April s, 1711. 

Nehemiah Smith. 65 

Experience Raymond, b. Jan. 20, 1673-4 ; d. June 25, 1689. 
Mehitable Raymond, b. Dec. 19, 1675 ; d. young. 
Second husband : 

Ebenezer Dennis, b. Oct. 23, 1682. 


Nehemiah 2 {Nehemiah 1 ). b. New Haven, Conn., 1646, was 
bap. Oct. 24, 1646, by the Rev. John Davenport, first pastor 
of the First Church. He moved with his father to the Poquo- 
noc farm, adjoining Smith lake, when he was about ten years 
of age. When he was seventeen, if not earlier, his father was 
living in Norwich, leaving him at the homestead farm. His 
uncle John and cousin Edward, who was then about twenty- 
four years of age, also lived near by. At twenty-three he m. 
Oct. 24, 1669, Lydia Winchester, a dau. of Alexander Win- 
chester of Roxbury, Mass. During this same year he was a 
member of the General Assembly at Hartford, which office he 
filled in several subsequent years. Both he and his wife were 
members in full communion of the First Church, New London, 
although one child was bap. at the First Church, Stonington. 
In 1673, he claimed the bounty of sixteen shillings each for 
five wolves that he had killed during the year. 

" Sep. 16, 1679, Mr. Nehemiah Smith and Ensign James 
Morgan, appearing in Court, and informing the Court of two 
oxen of about five years old and vantage, and one steer of four 
years old and a cow, have been taken up by them as strays, and 
have been in their custody about a twelve month, and that 
they have been cryed according to law in all places far and 
near, and no owner appearing, this Court Orders that the four 
year old steer be ordered to ye party es findeing and Keeping 
the Sayde Strayes for wintering and charges in Crying them 
and the other three Cattle to be aprized by Capt. James Avery 
and William Meades, and then to be Dispoased of by the 
County Treasurer for the Countys use and the foure yeare old 
Steers to be allsoe Aprized by the partyes above mentioned 
and A Record to be entered of the valuation of them in the 
Court Records under the hands of the Sd Aprizers and the 
markes of the Sd Cattle to be allsoe entered and recorded." 

66 Descendants ok 

In Sep.. L686, by his father's will, which reads, "To the 
heir Nehemiah Smith." Be received title to the Poquonoc 
farm, since known as the Smith homestead. 

Ee bought a large tract of land at Niantic, Conn., in 1691-2, 
of Joseph and Jonathan Bull, of Hartford. John Christophers 
also appears in the transaction. The first payment of twenty 
shillings was made Jan. 30, 1691-2. This land was known as 
the Soldiers land or Soldiers Reward, and was situated north 
of Black Point on Niantic bay, from Sargents' Head (probably 
Oswegatchie Hill or Walnut Hill) west to a fresh pond. 
North-west of this was a tract of 100 acres, secured to the 
Hammonassetts, and was called Obed land, from the name of 
their chief. The Soldier land having been laid out so as to 
include the Obed land, an exchange was effected by the 
General Court and 200 acres added to the grant on the north 
side as a compensation for the 100 relinquished, on the 
south. The Hammonassetts, however, sold their reservation 
to the proprietors of the grant, March 9, 1691-2. March 
12, 1692, Joseph and Jonathan Bull conveyed the Obed land 
and 700 acres north of it to Nehemiah Smith of Groton. 
Thomas Bradford, his brother-in-law, was a partner in the 
transaction. Partial payments wen- made during 1692-3-4 
varying from 61 14s. to £68 Ids. Oct, 21, 1701; Nehemiah 
Smith of New London, and Thomas Bradford of Lynn;, divided 
some of the property, Smith to have two-thirds of the meadow, 
north of Great creek, and Bradford one-third, or all south of 
the creek. 

The following from Col. Rec. of Conn., Vol. 12, p. 115, 
under date of Oct., 17<'»2, is in reference to a portion of this 
tract of land. The Joseph Smith referred to was doubtless his 
grandson, son of Samuel. 

"We the subscribers being mutually chosen by the tribe of 

Indians at Xehant ick in Lyme on the one part, and Edward 
Uhamplain, Joseph Smith &c., of said Lyme on the other part, 
to settle and determine a controversy subsisting between said 
parties respecting a piece of land lying in said Nehantick, 
commonly known by the name of The Upper Hundred Acres, 
and is part of a large tract of land formerly granted to Joseph 

Kehemiah Smith. 67 

and Jonathan Bull, of Hartford, and by them conveyed to 
Nehemiah Smith, Esq., of Groton, wherein said parties agree 
to be concluded as to ancient bounds of said tract by our judg- 
ment on the hounds mentioned in said Joseph and Jonathan 
Bull to said Nehemiah Smith and that the said land be then 
equally divided by ns for quantity and quality, which settle- 
ment when so made by us the parties agree to stand by and 
acquiesce in and shall put a final end to any further controversy 
respecting said lands, and having met at said Niantic on the 
8th day of April 1762. The parties being all present we 
viewed said lands aud heard all their talks and debates re- 
specting said lands, and agree to bound and divide the said 
lands as follows, viz: 

Beginning on the west side at the head of the creek at a 
spring about 1 rod northwestward of Indian Joseph's house, 
from thence east 31 d. south 120 rods a straight line across the 
neck to a point of rocks on Nehantick Bay. Said 100 acres 
lying on the north side of said line and bounded east on said 
Niantic Bay, north on said Champlain's land, and west on the 
brook which runs into the creek, which piece of land we 
divide between the parties by a straight line beginning at a 
cherry tree with stones about it, standing under the hill about 
30 rods west from Champlain's dwelling house and about 1 rod 
east of a gate and bars going into Black Point, thence running 
south 3 d. west liS rods to a heap of stones in the line above 
described which divides the upper from the middle hundred 
acres and is about eleven rods westward from the point of 
rocks above mentioned. The said Indians to have all the lands 
on the west side this line and the said Champlain &c, to have 
all the land on the east side of said line excepting and reserv- 
ing to the Indians the perpetual use of their burying place 
which is on that part of said tract to bury their dead. And 
whereas the highway down to Black Point is on the Indian 
part of land in this division we would signify that a proper 
allowance hath been made to them in this division therefor. 
All of which we have done according to our best judgment 
and skill, the rules of equity and justice and to the general 
satisfaction of the parties. 



Lyme, April 15, 1762. 

68 Descendants as 

In LG94, bo is alluded to on the records as Sergeant. .Inly 
11 of this year, it was decided to build anew meeting-house, 
and be was one of the committee chosen "to agree with work- 
men for building the house and managing the whole concern 
about it." In Oct., 1696, with Captain Mason and Samuel 
Chester, he is to "go on the lands belonging to the family of 
the Rogers in New London, and endeavor a right understand- 
ing of differences." May 13, L697, at Hartford Court of 
Elections may be found the following: "John Avery appoint- 
ed Captain of the trainband at New London on the east side of 
the river, and Nehemiah Smith to be their Ensign and to be 
Commissionated accordingly. These are commissionated." 
May 12, 1G9S, Ensign Nehemiah Smith is appointed a 
Justice for New London county, and also appointed with 
"the Worshipful Captain Samuel Mason and Captain Daniel 
Witherell," to look after the selectmen of Stonington or any of 
the towns in the county in relation to the highways. In 1706, 
he is a lieutenant. He was also a representative from New 
London, justice of the peace, justice of the quorum, etc. Oct. 
14, 1704-, his name is number 5 on a list of seventy-seven names 
to whom the patent of New London was granted by the 
General Assembly, by virtue of Letters-Patent granted by his 
Royal Majesty, Charles the Second of England, April 23, 

Oct. 11, 1705, he is a representative from New London 
at the General Assembly held at New Haven. Major-General 
Fit/ John Winthrop, Esq., Gov. In Dec. of this year, the 
fir-! town meeting in Groton was held. He appears as one of 
the selectmen. March 25, L703, the town of New London 
granted liberty to James Morgan, -lames A. very and Nehemiah 
Smith to lay out and sell 300 acres of land in Groton 
for the building of the first meeting-house. In a list of 
freemen dated Dec. 22, 1708, his is the iirst name. April 
26, 1709, he appeal's on the committee to settle boundaries 
between Norwich and Groton, and Groton and Preston, and 
afterward, Groton and Stonington. 

New Haven, Oct. 1<>, 1706, he with Captain James Mor- 

Nehemiah Smith. 69 

gan were appointed " to go to the eastern part of Stonington 
and to see how their difficulties is " in relation to boundary 
troubles, and he is also on another committee " to treat with 
Owaneco concerning the differences arising from his claim to 
land with full power to finally agree and report to the Gov- 

April 2, 1707, at Hartford, he is a representative from 
Groton and continues annually to 1716. 

In 1711, Gov. Saltonstall and Council at New Haven " Or- 
dered that the Treasurer do pay out of the Colony Treasury to 
Nehemiah Smith of Groton Esq., the sum of four pounds and 
one shilling money for satisfying what is due to him from the 
Colony for goods to our Indian soldiers which appears by his 
account this day laid before this Board, and now on file." 
May, 1713, he is allowed one pound two shilling and sixpence 
for attendance at the Assembly. March, 1714-15, he is on a 
committee " to make seats in gallery some time this year." 

In 1715, Mr. Justice Smith of Groton and Mr. Justice Pren- 
tiss of New London were appointed overseers of the Indians at 
Niantic. The Indians complained that some of their number 
had been induced by drink and other ways to allow the Eng- 
lishmen to inclose large pastures out of the land set off by the 
government for the improvement of the Indians. March 20, 
1715-6, he was on a committee in relation to the debts of the 
town. In 1716, he is spoken of as seventy years of age. He 
was the second town clerk of Groton, 1707 to 1718. In 1719, 
he was on several committees relating to schools, Indians, and 
laying out of land. 

His wife Lvdia died Oct. 24, 1723, in the seventy-eighth 
year of her age. Sep. 7, 1724, within one year after his 
marriage to Elizabeth Haynes, he promises her 100 pounds 
of current bills of Credit of New England, as a jointer 
dowry. They were married two days later. She was a widow, 
and by her will names the following daughters: Michel Williams, 
Cayiat Streat, Elizabeth Phillops, Anne Brown and Deborah 
Hains and "my loving son Josiah Hanes and my loving son 
Caleb Hains." 

7" Descendants of 

Nehemiah Smith died Aug. 8, 1727, in the eighty-first 
yearof bis age. II<- and his first wife were buried in the First 
graveyard at Poquonoc, G-roton, Conn., and both removed in 
1888 to Smith Lake Cemetery. The tombstone gives his age 
as in his eightieth year. As lie was born in New Haven, it is 
probable that they did not know the exact date of his birth. 
The New London town clerk recorded his death as follows : 
"August 8th, 1727, died in Groton, Mr. Justice Smith, an aged 
gentleman of about 80 years." Under date of July, 1735, or 
eight years after his death, Hempstead in his diary Bays: " Fin- 
ished gravestones for old Justice Smith, of Groton." Oh. 

Lydia, b. Oct. 29, 1670 ; bap. First Church, New London, 
Sep. 21, 1673. 

6. Nehemiah, b. Nov. 14, 1673. 

7. Samuel, b. June 2, 1676. 
Martha, b. Oct. 15, 1678. 

Daniel, b. Nov. 29, 1680 ; m. Elizabeth ■ ; res. 

Groton ; he d. previous to Probate inventory, Jan. 7, 
1729-30 ; she was administratrix, Dec. 24, 1730, and d. 
previous to Jan. 1, 1739-40, when her own estate was 
inventoried; no ch. mentioned. 

8. Margaret, bap. 1683. 

Joseph, bap. Nov. 7, 1686 ; First Church, Stonington. 


Ann 2 (JVehemiah 1 ), m. Thomas Bradford, a son of Major 
William and grandson of Gov. William Bradford who came 
in the "Mayflower" l''>2i>; res. New London and Norwich, 
Conn. He was a partner with his brother-in-law Nehemiah 2 
in the purchase of Indian land at Niantic ; he d. 1708 ; record 
of only one ch. has been found. 

Jereisiia Bradford, bap. Norwich, May 28, 1693; m. 
Bezekiah Newcomb, ;i large landholder at Lebanon, 
Conn.; she d. Nov. 5, 1739, re. 47 ; he had 2nd wf. 
and <!. Aug. 15, 1772, se. 79. [See interesting account 
of his lite, pp. 41-47, Gen. of the Newcomb Family, 
Ed. 1874.) 

Nehemiah Smith. 71 


Mehitable 3 (Nehemiah 1 ), m. Nov. 1, 1677, Joshua Abell, of 
Dedham, Mass. " He was Constable in 1682, and was frequently 
chosen Townsman." She d. March 14, 1684-5, and he m. his 
second wife Nov., 1685, Bethiah, dau. of John Eager ; she d. 
March 31, 1723, se. 63 ; he d. March 17, 1724-5, re. 75 or 76 : 
his estate was distributed the same year ; four daughters received 
$4,500 each ; there were six ch. by the second wife. Ch. 

First wife : • 

(No name), b. Jan. 1, 1678; d. Jan. 6, 1678. 
Nehemiah Abell, b. Jan. 15, 1679 ; d. Jan. 27, 1679. 
Anne Abell, b. April 2, 1681. 

Martha Abell, b. Feb. 13, 1682 ; m. Sergt. Obadiah Smith, 
Feb. 8, 1699-70. [See His. Franklin, Conn., p. 62.] 


Nehemiah 3 (Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Nov. 14, 1673 ; 
m. April 22, 1696, Dorothy Wheeler, a dan. of Isaac and 
Martha (Park) Wheeler and granddaughter of Thomas and 
Mary Wheeler. Soon after their marriage they both joined 
the First Church, New London. He was known as an honest 
and highly respected farmer, and appears on the town records 
as Nehemiah, Jr. He was townsman 1712-14. At the time 
of his death, which was a few years before that of his father, 
all of his twelve children were living except Dorothy. He was 
b. and always resided on the homestead farm near Smith lake, 
Poquonoc, Groton, Conn. He also owned land at " Nowa- 
yanck." This land, according to the original inventory of his 
estate, by an error in surveying comprised thirty acres more 
than actually existed. This error was afterward corrected 
and the land shows a valuation of about $12 an acre. By his 
will he gave £1648 2s. lOd. to the family, one-third to his 
wife, the balance equally among the eleven children, except to 
Nathan, the oldest son, who had received his full double share 
during his father's life-time. He d. Nov. 21, 1724, fifty-one 

72 Descend \nts of 

\ rears of age. 1 1 is wife, culled Dollie, was b. Dec. 6, 1079, and 
d. May 25, 1736. They were both buried near his father and 
mother in the first burying .-round at Poquonoc, and both 
removed to Smith Lake Cemetery, 18S8. Ch. 

Dorothy, b. Aug. 26, 1697; d. Jan. 4, 1697-8. 
Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1699. 
9. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1700. 

10. Nathan, b. Sep. 16, 1702. 

11. John, b. June 14, 1704. 

William, b. May 10, 1706; m. first, Halsey, and second, 
Avery; in 1731 he was guardian for his sister Sarah, 
giving bonds for £250 ; he d. Oct. 5, 1788, as. 82 ; 
bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. 

12. Isaac, b. Dec. 29, 1707. 
Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1709. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 24, 1712-13. 

13. Jabez, b. Feb. 7, 1714. 
Anna, b. Nov. 1, 1717. 

Sarah, b. July 14, 1719 ; living Dec. 30, 1731. 


Samuel 3 {Neheniiah", Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Conn., 
June 2, 1676, on the homestead farm, lie was bap. at the 
First Church, New London, one month later. The Probate 
Court records show that his wife's name was Elizabeth, and in 
all probability it was Elizabeth Ely. The limits of this work 
will not permit of a review of the traditional stories relating 
to his wife's name, eras to whether Elizabeth Ely was the 
wife of either Neheniiah Smith, the evidence that contradict 
them arc abundant. Samuel Smith received title from his 
father t<> a Large tracl of land at Niantir, June 23, 169S, and 
doubtless was married and located there previous to that date, 
aince hi- father had made the purchase several years previous, 
and was not living there himself. Samuel Smith d. about 
1732. His wife and oldest son Neheniiah appear as adminis- 
trators to the estate Sep. 1, L732. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 73 

14. Nehemiah, bap. 1701. 

15. Samuel, b. about 1696. 

16. Simon, b. about 1712. 

17. Joseph, b. 

18. Paul, b. about 1726. 

19. Daniel, b. 

20. Lydia, b. 

21. Elizabeth, b. 

Margaret, b. ; m. Ephraim Foote. 


Margaret 3 {Nehemiali% Nehemiah'), b. at the homestead ; 
was bap. 1683. She was m. by her father, a justice of 
the peace, to Daniel Palmer of Stonington, March 25, 1700. 
He was a son of Nehemiah and Hannah (Stanton) Palmer and 
grandson of Walter Palmer of the first gen. Hannah Stanton 
was a dau. of Thomas Stanton, the famous Indian interpreter- 
general to the United Colonies. Mrs. Smith d. June 4, 1727. 
He m. 2nd, the widow Mary (Avery) Denison, Jan. 30, 1730. 
She had twelve ch. by her first husband, Wm. Denison. [See 
Des. of George Denison, pp. 84 and 180.] Ch. 

Nehemiah # Palmer, b. April 9, 1702 ; m. Submit Palmer ; 
res. Stonington ; had ten ch. ; he d. July 25, 1762, se. 
60; shed. Jan. 29, 1793. 
Daniel Palmer, b. June 10, 1704 ; m. Mary Palmer, Jan. 
6, 1731; res. Yoluntown, Conn.; nine ch. ; he d. Aug. 
17, 1772. 

Samuel Palmer, b. April 1, 1707 ; in. ; had a son 

Samuel of Thompson, Conn. ; Samuel, Sr., d. Jan. 19, 
Nathan Palmer, b. Oct. 24, 1711; m. Phebe Billings, 
April 21, 1735 ; a physician ; had thirteen ch. ; res. Ston- 
ington ; d. March 28, 1795. 
Rufus Palmer, b. Oct. 7, 1713; m. Phebe Babcock, Feb. 

15, 1749. 
Huldah Palmer, b. Nov, 15, 1715 ; d. July 25, 1727. 

74 Descendants of 

Lydia Palmer, b. Aug. 16, 1718; d. June 25, 1727. 
Jameb Palmer, b. July 13, L720; m. Hannah Chesebrough, 

June 4, 1749; res. Stonington ; eight cli. ; d. June 20, 

R] BBCOA Palmer, b. April 13, 1726 ; m. Capt. Daniel Fish, 

Feb. 17, 1743; she d. July 12, 1786; he d. April 11, 

1788; res. Preston, Conn. 


Elizabeth 4 (Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah'), b. at 
Groton, Nov. 17, 1700; bap. First Church, New London, Dec. 
22, 1700 ; in. Dec. 13, 1719, James Avery, Jr. Ch. 

James Avery, b. July 27, 1724. 
Elizabeth Avery, b. Jan. 13, 1726. 


Nathan 4 (Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah", Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 16, 
1702, at the Smith homestead, Poquonoc. He was m. by 
Rev. Ebenezer Rossiter, of the First Church, Stonington, 
to Mary Denison, of Stonington, Dec. 5, 1723. She was a 
sister of his brother Isaac's wife and daughter of Deacon 
Daniel and Mary (Stanton) Denison. [See Des. of Geo. 
Den., p. 121.] At the age of twenty-two, less than a year 
after his marriage, his father died leaving him in charge of the 
homestead farm, which was then a very large one. About the 
time of the Revolutionary war, his house was burned down and 
with it many papers, books, etc., valuable in the way of family 
history. He soon rebuilt over the same cellar, and this dwell- 
ing is known as the second house and is still standing on the 
east side of the road near Smith Lake Cemetery. He held 
various public offices and d. Dec. 4, 1784, having spent his 
entire life of eighty-two years on the farm upon which he was 
born. He left a wife with whom he had lived happily sixty- 
one years. She d. Feb. 20, 1793, se. 87. Both were buried at 
Smith Lake Cemetery. [See Introduction, for statistical 
infurmatii.ii of lit r large number of descendants.] Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 75 

22. Nathan, b. Sep. 18, 1724. 

23. Mary, b. Oct. 1, 1726. 

24. Dorothy, b. April 18, 1729. 

25. Jane, b. Jan. 13, 1731-2. 

26. Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1736. 

27. Oliver, b. April 27, 1739. 

28. Gilbert, b. April 2, 1742. 

29. Hannah, b. July 19, 1745. 

30. Jabez, b. May 9, 1748. 

Sabria, b. , said to have m. Sanford Billings. 


John 4 {Nehemiah*, Nehemiali*, JVehe'm.iah 1 ), b. June 14, 
1704, at the Smith homestead, Poquonoc, was m. May 10, 
1727, by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter, to Temperance Holmes of 
Stonington, a dau. of Joshua and Fear (Storges) Holmes 
and great granddaughter of Robert Holmes of Stonington. They 
resided in Clroton, where their first five children are recorded, 
but removed to Colchester in 1736, and the remaining seven 
children are recorded in that place ; they both joined the 
church at Colchester, Nov. 19, 1738. 

He was captain of the Trainband 1749, and owned a large 
farm. They both joined the First Church of Stonington. He 
June 16, 1745, "by a recommendation by a church in 
Colchester," and she Jan. 19, 1746, " by a recommendation 
from ye Rev. Mr. Ephraim Little of Colchester." 

He d. Dec. 22, 1758, in the fifty -fifth year of his age, bur. 
in the oldest Poquonoc graveyard. His will appears on the 
probate records of Colchester and the inventory shows £3105. 
10. 5. 

His widow married James Treadway of Colchester, Dec. 10, 
1761. She was his second wife. He having also a large 
family of ch. of his own, eight of whom were living at the 
time of his death. His will was recorded Jan. 20, 1775, in 
favor of his wife and the ch. by his first wife, and also mentions 
a jointer and dowery made before his marriage with the widow 
of Capt. John Smith. Ch. 

76 Descendants of 

John, b. March 26, 1728; d. Aug. 17, 1752. 

Joshua, I). Jan. 31, 1729 ; in. Elizabeth Pomery, 

Jan. 11, 1750 ; res. Colchester; live ch., , b. Aug. 

29, 1750; d. Sep. 6, 1750; Elizabeth, b. April 12, 
1752 ; John, b. March 21, 1754 ; Mary, b. March 6, 
1750; Temperance, b. March 21, 1758. 

Sin bel, b. Sep. 27, 1731 ; d. May 19, 1730; bur. Old 
Cemetery, Colchester. 

31. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 30, 1733. 
David, b. Dec. 10, 1735 ; d. young. 

Shdbel, b. Dec. 7, 1737 ; m. Hannah Waterman of 
Norwich, June 11, 1760; his will recorded July 6, 
1761; his wife's bro. executor; the property be- 
queathed to his wife and mother and seven brothers 
and sisters ; no ch. mentioned. 

Caleb, b. Jan. 4, 1739 ; d. Dec. 22, 1740 ; bur. Col- 

32. Roswell, b. Feb. 19, 1741-2. ■ 
David, b. July 20, 1744 ; living in 1761. 
Temperance, b. Dec. 7, 1740. 

Olive, b. Feb. 12, 1753; probably m. at Colchester, 
April 21, 1768, James Treadway, Jr. ; he. d. July 2, 

33. Charles, b. March 9, 1749. 


Isaac* {Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, 
Dec. 29, 1707; m. Nov. 4, 1729, Esther, dau. of Deacon 
Daniel and Mary (Stanton) Denison, First Congl. Church, Ston- 
ington ; she was a sister of his brother Martin's wife; they 
were both members in full communion of the First Church, 
New London, April 15, 1731 ; he d. March 14, 1783, £e. 75 ; 
shed. Aug. 17, 1798, ee. 86; bur. oldest graveyard Poquonoc. 

Daniel, b. Dec. 1, 173<) ; m. ; a son and dau. lived 

near Rochester, N. Y. ; the dau. removed to Canada 

and d. there; he d. Oct. 2, 1753. 

Nehemiah Smith. 77 

Amos, b. Dec. 13, 1732; probably m. Susannah; res. 

Norwich, and had seven ch. Susannah, b. Oct. 9, 1757 ; 

Daniel, b. June 7, 1759; Isaac, b. June 10, 1762; 

Amos, b. April 20, 1764 ; Nathan, b. April 2, 1766; 

James, b. May 9, 1768 ; Jabez, b. Sep. 12, 1770. 
Esther, b. Aug. 9, 1734 ; d. Aug. 18, 1734. 
Hannah, b. Aug. 9, 1734; d. June 15, 1736. 

34. Simeon, b. June 9, 1738. 

Abigail, b. Feb. 15, 1740 ; d. Nov. 4, 1760. 

35. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1743. 

36. Lucy, b. Nov. 11, 1746. 

37. William, b. Oct. 26, 1749. 

Silas, b. April 18, 1752; d. April 18, 1762. 
Phebe, b. April 18, 1752; d. Oct. 28, 1760. 


Jabez 4 {Nehemiah* , JVehemiah 2 , Neherniah 1 ), b. Poquo- 
noc, Feb. 7, 1714; m. 1st, Desire Denison, of Westerly, R. I., 
Nov. 11, 1736, a dau. of Edward and Mercy Denison ; said to 
have d. in Groton, 1740 ; Colchester Church records : Desire, 
wife of Jabez Smith, d. Aug. 8, 1739, about twenty-six years 
of age ; he m. 2nd, May 26, 1742, Amy Avery, a sister of Rev. 
Park Avery of Groton. He was ensign first Company Train- 
band, Groton, 1748, and made lieut. 1749. Ch. 
First wife, Groton records : 

Desire, b. July 31, 1737. 

Priscilla, b. about 1740. 
Second wife, Groton records : 

Amy, b. Jan. 18, 1746-7. 

Eunice, b. Feb. 25, 1748-9. 

Jabez, b. Aug. 31, 1751 ; one dau. m. a Denison, and lived 
at Colerain, Mass. 

Anna, b. Dec. 4, 1754. 

John, b. April 11, 1757; d. Feb. 17, 1759. 

Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1759. 

John, b. April 10, 1762. 

Perez S., b. July 15, 1766 (possibly should be Percy Swan). 

7^ Descendants of 


Nehemiah 4 (Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), was bap. 
June 8, 1701. Bis wife's name Betty. He was a farmer 
at East Lyme, a prominent deacon in the first Baptist Church 
of Connecticut, and died 1769. His wife, six daughters and 
two son:- were living at that time. His wife died 1774-5, her 
will going to probate Jan. 21, 1775. 

The first Baptist Church in Connecticut was formed in 
Groton about 1705, and often spoken of as the Fort Hill Bap- 
tist Church. Elder Valentine Wightman, of North Kingston, 
was the first pastor. [See History of the Baptists by Backus, 
Vol. 2, p. 510; Benedict's History of the Baptists, Vol. 1, p. 
519; also Caulkins' History of New London, Ed. 1860, pp. 
436-439, from which the following is an extract: 

" Nehemiah Smith, who resided in the eastern part of Lyme, 
withdrew at an early period from the Fort Hill Church and 
set up meetings in his own house by which means Baptist 
principles became disseminated in the neighborhood. It is 
stated in Lenedict's History of the Baptists that Valentine 
Wightman preached in Lyme in 1727 and was 'challenged by 
the Rev. John Bulkley of Colchester to a public dispute with 
him upon Baptists and the support of gospel ministers, June 
7, 1727, which was first maintained in a verbal manner and 
afterwards kept up in writing.' This preaching was probably 
at Nehemiah Smith's. A church was soon gathered in the 
vicinity and Joshua Rogers (also from Fort Hill Church) was 
ordained elder at the house of Mr. Smith, Oct. 11, 1743. After 
officiating as pastor for ten or twelve years he fell into disre- 
pute and died by his own hands in 1750. The members of 
the church being few in number and scattered in point of resi- 
dence, joined other Baptist societies as they were formed, and 
this, the most ancient Baptist organization in Lyme, became 


A dan. ; living, 1709. 

GRACE, ; in. Abijah Beebe. 

Ei nii i , ; m. Jedediah Beckwith, Jr., of Lyme. 

Mollv, ; m. Oliver M an waring. 

Nehemiah Smith. 79 

Desire, ; m. John Manwaring. 

38. Lydia, b. ab. 1743 ; in. Jonathan Caulkins. 
Nehemiah, ; had a wife whose name was 

probaby Elizabeth ; they had a son Nehemiah. 

39. Jedediah, ; m. 1749 ; estate inventory, 1782. 


Samuel 4 (Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. East Lyme 
ab. 1G96; m. Mary; he d. June 18, 1737 — forty-two years 
of age ; bur. E. Lyme ; his wife died previous to her probate 
inventory, June 9, 1777. Ch. 

Lemuel, probably d. unmarried. Evidence January 9, 
1777, that he gave his property to his bro. Samuel. 

40. Samuel. 

Sarah, ; m. Isaac Tubbs ; may have been 

b. April 22, 1716, a son of Isaac and Martha Tubbs. 
Mehitable, ; m. Jonathan Gillet. 

Mart, ; m. Joseph Way. 

Lucretia, ; m. James Huntley. 

Anna, ; m. Daniel Miner. 


Simon 1 (SainueV, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah}), b. about 1712, 
at East Lyme, Conn.; m. Dorothy Beckwith ; he d. May 
28, 1760, ae. 48 ; shed. Oct. 12, 1787, 33. 68 ; bur. Stone Church 
graveyard, Niantic, Conn. Ch. 

41. Preserved, b. about 1743. 

42. Simon, b. about 1750. 


Elizabeth, ; d. 16 years of age. 

43. Stephen, b. about 1754. 

44. Joseph, b. about 1755. 

45. Elijah, b. about 1759-60. 




Joseph 4 {Samuel', Nehemiah' 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), h.^nst Lyme; 
in. Mercy Fargo, Nov. 2, 1775; he had a large farm at 
Niantic which included what was afterward known as Capt. 
Avery Smith's ice pond. Miss Caulkins says this Joseph Smith 
m. late in life ; that he had previously adopted a son of his 
brother Simon, who had been named after him, and had 
expected the estate, which, however, fell to Nehemiah Dodge 
and wife Lucy. Mr. Smith used to say pleasantly that he had 
been dodged, Joseph, Sr., d. Sep. 19, 1787. Probate £1094 
15s. 7d.; his widow m. James Turner. Only ch. of Joseph 

46. Lucy, b. Oct. 22, 1778. 


Paul 4 {Samuel?, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. and always 
lived on his father's farm ; m. Oct. 2, 1746, Mary, dau. of 
Hezekiah King, of Coventry, Conn.; she had come down to 
the salt water for her health and boarded with Paul's mother. 
He gave each of his sons a good farm ; he died Sep. 10, 1804 ; 
his wife died Dec. 10, 1805. Ch. 
Mary, b. Sep. 24, 1748. 

47. Freelove, b. 

48. Sarah, b. , 1758. (Called Sally.) 

49. King, b. Oct. 10, 1760. 

Lydia, b. Nov. 23, 1762; m. Abner Coles; res. Col- 
chester ; no ch. 

50. Bezekiah, b. July 24, 1765. 

Nancy, b. (possibly should be Mercy, and 

in. a Fargo.) 


Daniel 4 {Samuel*, Nehemiah', Nehemiah 1 ), b. on his 
father's farm at Niantic ; in. 1st, Lois Way, Oct. 16, 1751 ; m. 
2nd, Hannah Avery, Sep. 1, 1758, of Mohegan. She was a 
Bister of Jonathan and dau. of Abraham and Jane (Hill) Avery. 
[See Index.] He married 3rd, Sarah Buddington of Groton, 

Nehemiah Smith. 81 

Conn., Jan. 1, 1783. He was a fanner and manufacturer of 
furniture. He d. in the spring of 1800 ; bur. Presbyterian 
burial ground, East Lyme. Ch. 

First wife : 

Amy, b. Jan. 4, 1753 ; d. young. 

Lois, b. Jan. 1, 1755 ; m. William Browning; res. Wood- 
stock, Conn. ; descendants in Pa. 

Second wife : 

51. Daniel, b. July 20, 1759. 

Betsey, b. Feb. 11, 1761; m. Daniel Ayer; res. East 
Lyme ; no ch. 

52. Hannah, b. June 10, 1763. 

Eunice, b. May 1, 1765 ; never m. ; d. July 3, 1828, 
2d. 63. 

53. Simon, b. March 7, 1767. 
5L Ruama, b. Feb. 3, 1769. 

Nathan, b. Aug. 25, 1771 ; never m. ; d. March 21, 
1810, «. 69. 

No. ch. by third wife. 


Lydia 4 (Samuel 3 , NehemiaK' ', Jfehemiah 1 ), m. 1st, Elijah 
Beckwith ; m. 2nd, Elisha Miller; m. 3rd, Noah Lester. Ch. 

First husband : 

Elijah Beckwith, m. Sally, dan. of Noah Miller. 
Perry Beckwith, m. a Chapman of Saybrook. 

Second husband: 

Amasa Miller. 
Ezra Miller. 
Jeremiah Miller. 
Elisha Miller. 
Joseph Miller. 

No ch. by third husband. 

82 Descendants of 


Elizabeth* (Samuel*, Nehemiah'', Nehemiah 1 ), b. East 
Lyme ; m. John Fenner of Essex, Conn. He d. about 1738, 
and his widow in. Amaziah Bush ; res. Essex. Ch. 

First husband : 

Elizabeth Fenner. 

Sarah Fenner. 

John Fenner. 
Second husband : 

John Bush. 

Fenner Bush. 

Amaziah Bush, m. Jemima, dau. of J. Griswold of 
Westbrook, Conn.; she lived eight years after m. and 
had four ch., Elizabeth, John, Fenner and Jemima. 

Nathan 5 (Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. at Groton, Sep. 18, 1724 ; m. Betsey, dau. of Col. Robert 
Denison of Montville and his wife Deborah Griswold of Lyme ; 
he d. at Washington, Mass., March 13, 1810 ; ?e. 85 ; she b. 
Sep. 10, 1726, d. Feb. 14, 1813, ae. 86; both bur. in Smith 
Lake Cemetery, Poquonoc. Ch. 

Abigail, b. ; m. 1786, Rnfns Smith. [See 

record, 84.] 
Lucy, b. ; bap. July 24, 1748. 

Nathan, b. ; bap. April 22, 1750. 

Elizabeth, l>. ; bap. Oct. 6, 1751. 

Sarah, b. ; bap. May 16, 1756 ; m. 1772, 

William Smith. [See family record, No. 37.] 

57. Mary, b. May 12, 1757 ; bap. July 3, 1757. 

58. Lydia, b. , 1759 ; bap. June 17, 1759. 
Charlotte, b. ; bap. May 8, 1763 ; m. 1784, 

Major Simeon Smith. [See record, 83.] 
Phbbe, b. ; bap. Aug. 11, 1765. 

Denison, b. ; bap. July 15, 1769, 

Nehemiah Smith. 83 


Mary 5 (Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. at 
Groton, Oct. 1, 1726 ; m. Timothy Swan of Stonington, Dec. 
28, 1743. Oh. 

Mary Swan, b. Nov. 5, 1744. 
Ruth Swan, b. June 5, 1747. 
Lucy Swan, b. Jan. 17, 1749-50. 
Timothy Swan, b. July 15, 1752. 
Nathan Swan, b. Jan. 23, 1754. 
Elijah Swan, b. Dec. 26, 1755. 
Elias Swan, b. Jan. 31, 1758. 
Oliver Swan, b. Sep. 23, 1759. 
Eunice Swan, b. Aug. 20, 1762. 
Elizabeth Swan, b. July 25, 1764. 
David Swan, b. 
Cynthia Swan, b. , 1770. 


Dorothy 5 (Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. at Smith homestead, April L8, 1729 ; m. Deacon Samuel 
Edgcomb of Groton, May 7, 1752. He was probably son of 
Samuel of New London, a son of John the son of Nicholas 
Edgcomb of Plymouth, England. Deacon Edgcomb gave 
the land on which stands St. James' Church, New London. 
He d. Aug. 14, 1795, ae. 6:.; she d. Jan. 14, 1813, se. 83; both 
bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

Catharine Edgcomb, b. March 8, 1753 ; never m.; d. March 

14, 1849. 
Dorothy Edgcomb, b. Dec. 8, 1754; m. Joshua Williams of 

David Edgcomb, b. June 8, 1756; in. Desire Parks; res. 

Groton; d. April 8, 1826. 
Elizabeth Edgcomb, b. Jan. 15, 1758 ; m. Joshua Walworth ; 

res. Groton ; d. Jan. 10, 1821. 

8 I Descendants of 

Samuel Edgoomb, I). Feb. 28, 1760; in. Katy Williams, 

March 13, 17S8 — two ch. ; m. 2nd, Rachel D. Copp, Dee. 

LI, 1 7i>l —seven ch.; lied. Feb. 25, 1843. 
Gilbert Edgcomb, 1». March 3, 1762; m. twice; lived at 

Ledyard, Conn., and in N. Y. State; d. Oct. 5, 1847. 
Jabez Edgcomb, b. Oct. 6, 1763; m. Esther Morgan; res. 

Groton : d. May 18, 1843. 
Hannah Edgcomb, b. May 27, 1765; m. — — Grant; res. 

North Stonington ; d. Feb. 4, 1836. 
Thomas Edgcomij, b. Jan. 29, 1767; m. Morgan; d. 

Feb. 14, 1848. 
Asa Edgcomb, b. April 14, 1772; d. Sep. 4, 1774. 


Jane 6 (Nathan*, JVehemiah 3 , JV<shemiah\ JVehemiah 1 ), b. 
Groton, Jan. 13, 1731 ; m. Feb. 23, 1748, George, son of 
George and Lucy (Gallup) Denison. Lived on the old Denison 
homestead, Stonington, Conn. Ch. 

Lucy Denison, b. Feb. 9, 1750; m. Elisha Williams; large 

family of ch. 
George Dknisox, I*. Sep. 16,1753; in. 1784, Mrs. Abby 

Palmer, widow of David Palmer, who was killed at Fort 

Griswold, Sep. 6, 1781. 
Dorothy Denison, b. April 8, 1756; m. 1770 Daniel 

Denison ; she d. Feb. 22, 1803. [See Des. of George 

Denison, p. 122.] 
William Denison, b. April 8, 1756; m. Anna Slack. 
Oliver Denison, b. March 2, L758; in. Martha Williams. 
Nathan Dknison, b. April 8, 170<>; m. Thankful Dean; 

res. Colerain, Mass. 
Gilbert Dknison, b. Sep. 18, 1762; m. Dec. 24, 1784, 

Iluldah Palmer. 
Elisha Denison, l>. Oct. 12, 1764; d. during the Revolu- 
tion mi Jersey prison -hip. 
Dudley Deni><>n, b. July 25, 1767; m. 1795, Nancy 

Latimar; he was a physician, and d. Oct. 1, 17!>7; no ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 85 

Esther Denison, b. Nov. 16, 1769; m. Enoch Burrows; 

res. Mystic. 
Jane Denison, b. Sep. 16, 1772 ; d. re. 7. 


Elizabeth 5 (Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Groton, May 2, 1736 ; m. Joseph Swan of Stonington, Oct. 
17, 1756; shed. March. 10, 1761 ; he m. Jan. 28, 1762, Mary 
Minor, and had four ch., Adin, Elizabeth, Lois and Eunice. Ch. 
First wife : 

Elizabeth Swan, b. April 17, 1757. 

Joseph Swan, b. Dec. 3, 1758. 

Lucy Swan, b. March 10, 1760. * 


Oliver 5 (Nat/tan*, JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. April 27, 1739, at the Smith homestead, Poquonoc, in the 
first house, which was built about 1653. He m. April 5, 1759, 
Mary Denison, a dau. of John and Mary (Noyes) Denison, and a 
descendant of "William Denison of England, who came to 
America in 1631. [See Descendants of George Denison, p. 
180. | She was also a descendant of John Howland, a pas- 
senger on the Mayflower, 1620. Desire Howland, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, m. Captain John Gor- 
ham ; their dau. Mercy Gorham m. Geo. Denison, 2nd ; their 
son Edward Denison m. Mercy ; their son John Deni- 
son m. for his second wife Mary Noyes ; their dau. Mary 
Denison was bap. 1742, and m. as above. Mary Noyes was a 
dau. of Dr. James Noyes, and granddaughter of Gov. Sanford 
of Iihode Island. Mrs. Smith was the mother of sixteen 
children. Edward, the oldest, was b. in Groton, the others in 
Stonington, where they all appear on the baptismal records of 
the First Church. The family Bible, now in possession of 
Oliver D. Smith of Groton Bank, Conn., gives a complete 
record of the births of this remarkable family of children, eleven 
of whom married and had children, three d. between twenty 
and twenty-three years of age, and the other two died as infants. 

86 Descendants of 

Oliver Smith was a man fully six feet in height and well 
proportioned ; had dark eyes and a full head of grey hair. 
He stood naturally very straight, and in walking showed a 
military bearing, lie has been described by those who remem- 
ber him as a fine-looking man, affable and gentlemanly in his 
manner, and one who much enjoyed the entertaining of friends at 
his own home. Gen. Washington occasionally called upon him, 
and it is said that a son was named after the general, especially 
because he happened to be at the house soon after the child 
was born. The colonel was very fond of music and was him- 
self a violinist above the ordinary ability of amateurs. Those 
of his friends who could associate with him in gratifying a 
taste for music of a classical order, lived in other towns, and 
it was their custom to visit in turn together for several days 
at a time at their respective homes for the pleasure of con- 
certed instrumental music. It is said of the colonel that find- 
ing himself short of a supply of violin strings just previous to 
a gathering of this kind at his own house in Stonington, he 
rode on horseback to New Haven and back in great haste for 
no other purpose than to personally select a few strings. 

Early in the war of the Revolution and on Aug. 30, 1775, 
Oliver Smith was captain of a company stationed at Stonington, 
Long Point, when the British ship Rose, in command of Captain 
Wallace, bombarded the village. The principal injury inflicted 
was the wounding of Jonathan Weaver, Jr., "a music man in 
the company of Captain Oliver Smith," for which the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Hartford allowed Weaver the sum of £12 4s. 
and -id. Soon after this the captain was promoted to major, 
and Gen. Washington called for troops from New London and 
Stonington, to be sent to the camp near Boston. As this 
would leave the town without sufficient protection, Major 
Smith was, on Sep. 14, 1775, ordered to enlist fifty men for 
the defense of Stonington. In. the Session of the General 
Assembly of Feb. 23, 1776, the major urged that an additional 
Dumber might be enlisted. The company was finally aug- 
mented to ninety men, to be stationed at or near the fortifica- 
tion at Stonington. Nathan Palmer, Jr., was first lieut. 

Nehemiah Smith. 87 

John Belcher, second lieut., Clement Miner, ensign, and 
Nathaniel Miner, commissary " under Captain or Major Oliver 
Smith." On May 9, 1776, the Assembly ordered Major Smith 
to New London. July 2d of the same year, he was appointed 
lieut.-col. of the first regiment at New London, under Col. S. 
Mott, then organizing for service in the. north. July 3, 1776, 
" Nathan Palmer was appointed Captain of the company sta- 
tioned at Stonington in place of Col. Smith promoted," and 
" N. Shaw was ordered to deliver to the commanding officer at 
New London or to Col. Smith for the use of the fort at Ston- 
ington, 500 pounds of cannon powder." May 31, 1777, one- 
half of the militia at the forts of New London and Groton, and 
all of those at Stonington were ordered to be dismissed. In 
continuation of the story of the colonel's military life, the fol- 
lowing is from page 132 of llin man's War of the American 
Revolution : 

" By a letter dated Horse Neck, Nov. 2, 1777, it appears 
that a class of villians who were harbored at Westchester, N. 
Y., who had been accustomed the season previous of plunder- 
ing the unarmed inhabitants in the country, and had nearly 
ruined many respectable and wealthy families. Col. Smith 
with others formed a design to break up the banditti ; there- 
fore they detached 150 men under Lieut. Col. Smith of Col. 
Enos' regiment, with Captains Leavenworth and Ely, of Meigs' 
regiment, and Pettibone of Enos' (on the 29th of Oct. 1777) 
on the 30th of Oct. they arrive'! at Wright's Mills, eighteen 
miles from Westchester, and in the night marched to the place 
destined, and arrived there a little before daylight ; divided 
into three parties and surrounded most of the houses in the 
place, and made prisoners of six of the enemy's light horse- 
men, about 30 of the band of horse thieves and cow drivers, 
and six of the militia, took about 40 cattle and horses, and 
about 45 arms, and other articles of value; burnt three vessels 
laden with provisions for New York, and then returned to 
Horse Neck on the 1st of Nov. at 10 o'clock ; all of which was 
performed in about ten hours, including a march of 60 miles 
within about two miles of the enemy's works without any loss." 

Col. Oliver, as he was familiarly spoken of, moved from 
Groton to Stonington in the spring of 1761. He built his first 

88 Descendants of 

house, which is .-till standing, in the borough on the east side of 
Main street, betweeD Wall and Harmony streets. He carried 
on quite an extensive business in trading in the West Indies. 
He was a shipbuilder, his yard being located at Stonington 
Point, a short distance north of the breakwater. He also, at 
one lime, had a shipyard in another part of the town on the 
east bank of the Mystic river, just below Elm Grove Ceme- 
tery, where Barber's line walk is now located, and where the 
channel comes close to " Burnt Tree Point, 1 ' as it was formerly 
called. At that time he is also said to have lived at the point 
on the other side of the river, going back and forth in a small 
boat. He was a Stonington representative in the General As- 
sembly, 1780-1782. He owned a few slaves ; one of them was 
"Old Venture," who was born in Guinea, Africa, about 1729, 
and after having had several owners was bought by the colonel 
from Thomas Stanton, 2nd. Venture's Christian character and 
faithful services were highly appreciated by the colonel and his 
family. The following paper was signed in 1798 by several 
prominent men of Stonington, certifying that Venture was 
then a free negro, about sixty-nine years of age. 

* * * " that said Venture hath sustained the character 
of a faithful servant and that of a temperate, honest and indus- 
trious man and being eyer intent on obtaining his freedom, he 
was indulged by his masters after the ordinary labor on the 
days of his servitude to improve the nights in fishing and other 
enjoyments to his own emolument, in which time he procured 
so much money as to purchase his freedom from his late master, 
Colonel Oliver Smith; after which betook upon himself the 
name of Venture Smith, and has since his freedom purchased 
a negro woman called Meg, to whom he was previously mar- 
ried, and also his children who were slaves, and said Venture 
has since removed himself and family to the town of East 
Eaddem, in this State, where he hath purchased lands on 
which he hath built a house and there taken up his abode." 

Mrs. Mary I). Smith d. Sep. 17, 1800, in the fifty-ninth 
year of her age. She, as well as her husband, were members 
of the First Church, Stonington. lie married for his second 
wife Mary N r oyes Eggleston, who, after the colonel's death, 

Nehemiah Smith. 89 

married a Mr. An dross of Rhode Island. No children. Col. 
Oliver Smith d. Aug. 1, 1811, in the seventy-third year of his 
age. Family burial, Smith Lake Cemetery, Poquonoc, Groton, 
Conn. Ch. 

60. Edward, b. March 28, 1760. 

61. Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1761. 

62. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1763. 

63. Nathan, b. June 12, 1764. 

Oliver, b. April 29, 1766 ; m. Mary Shepard of North 
Carolina ; had at least four eh. ; John who visited in 
New London, when about twenty-one years of age- 
Ebenezer; Betsey m. a Smith ; Peggy in. a physician. 
At Greenville, N. C, is a gravestone to the memory 
of Oliver Smith, a native of Stonington ; d. 1807. 

John Fine, b. Jan. 5, 1768; d. in the West Indies; ie. 
about 20. 

64. Denison, b. June 19, 1769. 

Nathaniel, b. Feb. 28, 1771 ; d. in the south with yel- 
low fever ; ?e. about 23. 

Coddington, b. Dec. 31, 1773 ; m. a Miss Salter of 
Greenville, N. C. ; had a dan. and a son named Cod- 
dington, who d. young ; Mr. Smith d. about 1810- 
1820 ; his widow m. and removed to Tenn. 

George Washington, b. Jan. 16, 1776; never m. ; d. 
Nov. 14, 1796. 

65. Nancy Ann, b. Sep. 30, 1777. 
m. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1779. 

67. Fanny, b. Aug. 4, 1781. 

68. Jesse Denison,. b. Oct. 10, 1783. 
Ebenezer, b. , 1785 ; d. young. 
Son, b. , 1787; d. infant. 


Gilbert 5 {Nathati\ JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiatf, Nehemiati), 

b. Groton, April 2, 1742; m. Aug. 2, 1764, Eunice Denison 

of Stonington ; she d. Feb. 26, 1792, ae. 4S ; he m. 2nd, the 

widow Phebe (Denison) Chesebrough ; after his d. she m. Rev. 


90 Descendants of 

Silas Burrows [see Index] ; Mr. Smith d. April 7, 1814, re. 73 ; 
bur. with his first wife, Smith Lake Cem.; no ch. by second 
wife. Ch. 

69. Gilbert, b. Sep. 25, 1766. 

Eunice, b. Oct. 81, 1772 ; m. Joseph Smith. [See family 
record, No. 85.] 

71. Martha, b. May 24, 1776. 

72. Amos Denison, b. Nov. 14, 1778. 


Hannah 6 (Nathan*, Neherniah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Grotou, July 19, 1745 ; m. Thomas Avery, July 7, 1768 ; 
res. Stonington. Ch. 

Russell Avery, b. July 18, 1769. 

Gilbert Avery, b. Jan. 23, 1771 ; d. Jan. 30, 1772. 

Hannah Avery, b. Dec. 13, 1772. 

Gilbert Avery, b. Jan. 18, 1775. 

Anna Avery, b. Oct. 25, 1777. 

Sabria Avery, b. Sep. 10, 1779; m. Vine Stoddard [see 
record, 150], Jan. 11, 1801; d. Aug. 7, 1803. 

Thomas Avery, b. Jan. 1, 1782. 

Lucy Avery, b. July 3, 1784. 

Mary Avery, b. June 26, 1786. 

Samuel P. Avery, b. Nov. 9, 1793. 


Jabez 6 (Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. 
May 9, 1748, on the homestead farm, Poquonoc ; m. Waity 
Burrows of Mystic, dan. of John and Desire (Parker) Burrows, 
and a descendant in a direct Hue from Robert Burrows who 
settled by the Mystic river 1653. [See Burrows' Family Ed., 
1872, p. 18.] 

Jabez Smith was a man six feet in height, well proportioned, 
and possessed of great physical endurance. lie was strictly an 
honest man, in fact generoua in his dealings as well as kind 
and affectionate in disposition. While still a young man he 

Nehemiah Smith. 91 

joined the Second Baptist Church of Groton. then standing on 
Fort Hill. He was soon elected deacon and held the office as 
long as he lived, a period of nearly fifty years. He was an 
efficient officer of the church. He was liberal in his views and 
had independence of thought and was firm in his conviction as 
to what lie believed was right. In case of any difficulties arising 
in the church, he, above all others, was called upon to make 
peace. He was a representative in the General Assembly in 
1800, and a farmer all his life on the old homestead farm, 
having received title thereto from his father, April 7, 1783. 
He d. Nov. 10, 1S31, ae. S3. 

His wife was of medium size, fair complexion, with bright 
black eyes and handsome features. They lived a quiet, happy 
life together; she d. Sep. 17, 1S23, as. 71; both bur. Smith 
Lake Cemetery, Pocjuonoc, Groton, Conn. Ch. 

Waity, b. 1770; in. Denison Smith, 1788. [See family 
record, 64.] 


Nehemiah 5 {John*, JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Groton, Oct, 30, 1733, m. May 3, 175S, Abigail Avery 
of Groton. Her mother, Mrs. Thankful Avery, was m. at 
fifteen, was the mother of fifteen children, and lived to the age 
of 101 years. Four of her family were killed in the battle of 
Groton Heights, viz.: her husband, two sons, and a son-in-law 
by the name of Burrows. Mrs. Abigail Avery Smith was b. 
Dec. 12, 1737, d. Aug. 8, 1797, as. 59. He was a lieutenant 
and at the ae. of 63 m. for his second wife, Marion Holmes of 
Stonington, Dec. 12, 1799. 

He is said to have participated in the battle of Groton 
Heights, although his name does not appear on the list in the 
history of the battle of Groton Heights ; this list was 
compiled principally from the petitions for relief for loss of 
time while prisoners, or on account of wounds received, or for 
loss of goods, etc. But it is certain that Lieut. Smith was in 
the field at work on his farm when the news of the attack 
reached him and left at once for the scene of action, and was 

93 Descendants of 

among the volunteers who doubtless by their activity hastened 
the departure of Arnold. He died May 4, 1810, a\ 76. Ch. 
All by first wife : 

74. Abigail, b. Aug. 1<>, 1759. 

75. Sarah, b. Aug. 9, 1761. 

76. Anna, b. Dec. 8, 1765. 

77. Nehemiah, b. April 21, 1767. 

Temperance, b. Jan. 1, 1769; m. 1st, Park Ally n : in. 

2nd, Packer; she d. Feb. 6, 1859, se. 90; one 

ch., Marianne Allyn, who ra. Heed. 

Thankful, b. Jan. 1, 1769; d. Sep. 6, 1770. 

78. John, b. April 9, 1771. 

Thankful, b. Jan. 21, 1775 ; in. Ezra, son of Isaac Geer, 
farmer; res. Ledyard, Conn.; he b. Oct. 6, 1771 ; 
d. June 13, 1855 ; she d. July 1, 1S64-, a'. 89 ; no ch. 


Roswkll 5 {John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Colchester, Feb. 19, 1741-2; in. Abigail Holmes of Ston- 
ington, March 11, 1762; she b. Oct. IS, 1741, dan. of Joshua 
and Mary (Richardson) Holmes, and nieco of Temperance 
Holmes, the mother of Roswell Smith. Ch. 

Roswell, b. Nov. 24, 1778. 


Charles 6 (John 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemia/i 2 , NehemiaJt)), b. 
Colchester, March 19, 1749; m. Hannah Stewart, Oct. 13, 
1771 ; he d. May 17, 1802, >e. 53 ; she d. May 14, J 831, se. 75 ; 
both bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

79. Charles S., b. Oct. 30, 1772. 

80. Shubel, I*. Feb. 4, 177:.. 

81. Russell, 1>. May 3, 1777. 

82. Hannah, b. July 6, 1780. 


Simeon' {Isaac*, Nehemiah?, NehemiaK 1 , Nehemiah x ), b. 
Groton, June it, 1738; m. Jan. 7, 1762, Eunice Walworth, 

Nehemiah Smith. 93 

only dau. of William Walworth and his second wife Elizabeth 
Hinckley, and granddaughter of William and Mary (Seaton) 
Walworth, both of whom came from England, and m. at New 
London, 1090. This William 1st settled on Fischer's Island 
as farmer for Governor Winthrop, he was driven off by Captain 
Kidd, and settled in Groton, where he d. soon after. [See 
Hyde Gen., Vol. 2, p. 905.] 

Simeon Smith was the first deacon and one of the earliest 
members of the Second Baptist Church, in Groton, which office 
he filled for over fifty years. He had a farm of 100 acres at 
Noyank, and 150 acres of woodland on Candle wood Hill. 
He was representative in the General Assembly, 1793 and 
1799, and lived at Flanders north of Fort Hill. He d. April 
8, 1823, re. 84; his wife b. Jnne -1, 1743; d. May 18, 1823, re. 
80. Family bur. Lower Mvstic Cemetery, near Mystic river. 

83. Simeon, b. Oct. 14, 1762. 

84. Rufus, b. Jan. 9, 1765. 

85. Joseph, b. March 25, 1767. 

86. Esther, b. Nov. 21, 1769. 

87. Eunice, b. June 24, 1772. 

88. Charles, b. Feb. 24, 1775. 

89. Elijah, b. Nov. 16, 1776. 

90. Abigail, b. Jan. 27, 1779. 

91. Mary, b. June 1, 1781. 

92. Jabez, b. Aug. 25, 1783. 


Mary 6 (Isaac*, Nehemiah z , Nehemiah? , Nehemiah x ), b. 
Groton, Nov. 15, 1743; m. April 7, 1764, Rev. Silas Burrows 
of Groton, son of Amos and Mary (Rathburn) Burrows. 
They lived together fifty -two years ; she d. Oct. 6, 1816, re. 73 ; 
he m. 2nd, the widow Phebe (Denison) (Chesbrough) Smith. 
[See Index for other m. connections ; His. of the Burrows 
Family, Ed. 1872, p. 7, and Sprague's Annals, Vol. VI, p. 
106.] Ch. 

94 Descendants of 

Silas Burrows, b. March 14, 1765; d. L781. 

Daniel Bi brows, b. Oct. 28, L766 ; m. Mary Avery, Dec. 

16, L787; res. Middletown, Conn.; d. Groton, Jan. 23, 

1858, ee. 91 ; he a Methodist minister. 
Roswell Burrows, b. Sep. 2, 1768; m. Sarah Avery, Jan. 

28, 1790; d. Groton, 1837; he a Baptist minister. [See 

record, 84.] 
Enoch Burrows, b. July 28, 1770; m. 1st, Esther Denison, 

L791 ; in. 2nd, Hope Randall King. 
Jabez Burrows, b. April 13, 1772; m. Betsey Bell. 
Gilbert Burrows, b. May 10, 1774; d. 1775. 
Joshua Burrows, b. Jan. 10, 1779; lost at sea 1809. 
Mary Burrows, It. May 9, 17S2; m. Jedediah Randall, 

1799 ; d. Groton, May 25, 1871. 
Elizabeth Burrows, b. Aug. 1, 1784; d. 1785. 
Lucy Burrows, b. Dec. 5, 1786; d. 1791. 


Lucy 8 (Isaac 1 , Nehemiah?, JVehemiah 2 , Nehemiafc), b. 
( rroton, Nov. 11, 1746 ; m. Elisha Packer, son of Ichabod and 
Abigail (Eldridge) Packer. He was familiarly known as Doctor 
Elisha. He was b. 1747, and d. dan. 1, 1832, se. 85, at the 
Packer homestead at Mystic river; she d. Feb. 24, 1819, re. 
73; bur. old Packer burying ground ; both members of the 
Second Baptist Church. Ch. 

Phebe Packer, ; m. Joshua Packer. 

Asa Packer; ; d. unni. at St. Martins, W. I. 

Eldridge Packer, ; d. Charleston, S. C. 

Hannah Packer, ; in. Asa Park. 

Elisha Packer, ; m. Desire Packer; one son was 

the late Judge Asa Packer, a millionaire at Mauch 
Chunk, Pa. 

Daniel Packer, ; m. Mary Avery. 

Sally Packi b, ; m. Simeon Haley. 

Mai:y Backer, ; ni. Nathan Fish. 

Roswell Packer, ; m. Eli/a Fish. 

Nehemiah Smith. 95 


William 5 (Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Oct. 26, 1749 ; m. 1772, Sarah Smith, twin sister of Abby 
Smith who m. Rufus Smith ; Sarah, a dan. of Nathan and 
Elizabeth Smith. [See Index]. Re was a farmer, Mt. Archer, 
North Lyme; deacon of the Baptist Church; he d. Sep. 1, 
1841, as. 93 ; she d. July 14, 1831, se. 76. Oh. 

93. William, b. Jan. 22, 1775. 

Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1777 ; in. 1st, Capt. Ansyl Anderson ; 
m. 2nd, Dr. Mather; res. Lyme; shed. Aug. 11, 1831. 

94. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1779. 

95. Gurdon, b. Dec. 4, 1781. 

96. John D., b. Aug. 12, 1782. 

97. Edward, b. Aug. 24, 1784. 

98. Phebe, b. Aug. 20, 1786. 

99. Nathan, b. Nov. 12, 1788. 

Charlotte, b. Jan. 1, 1791 ; m. Gilbert Burrows, 1816, 
son of Rev. Daniel Burrows; res. Gibson, Pa.; she d. 
Sep. 5, 1861, se. 70 ; % no ch. 
Lucy, b. Feb. 14, 1793 ; m. Silas Burrows, 1817, son of 
Rev. Daniel Burrows ; res. Gibson, Pa. ; she d. Oct., 
1848, ae. 55 ; no ch. 
Almira, b. March 1, 1797; m. 1828, Deacon Elisha 
Tiffany ; res. Deep River, Conn. ; she adopted a niece, 

Almira Beckwith, m. Roberts. 

100. Ansyl, b. April 2, 1799. 


Lydia" (Nehemiah*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah', Nehemiah}), b. 
about 1713, at East Lyme, Conn.; m. April 24, 1764, Capt. 
Jonathan Caulkins, son of Thomas and Mary (Rogers) Caulk, 
ins. He d. Sept. 21, 1787, ae. 51. All of the thirteen 
children were living, except the youngest, which had died two 
days previous ; the widow m. Isaac Crocker ; she died 1813, 
*e. 70. This Jonathan and Lydia Smith Caulkins were the 
paternal grandparents of Miss Frances M. Caulkins, the 

96 Descendants of 

historian. The following, relating to them, was written by 
Mir-s Caulkins, and found among- her private papers. A portion 
of it is embodied in a memoir in the last edition of her history 
of Norwich, 1874 : 

" Captain Jonathan Caulkins was a soldier of the Revolution, 
resolute, brave and independent in thought and action. He 
was a Capt. in Col. Ely's Regiment of State troops raised by 
voluntary enlistment in Nov., 1776. He was stationed that 
winter in Providence, and returned in May, 1777, disbanding 
his company on the Parade at New London. In July, 1777, 
he again enlisted and joined with his regiment the Northern 
Army, participating in the labors and conflicts which terminated 
in the capture of Bnrgoyne. His company at the time of the 
surrender consisted of 100 men, a sturdy and fearless bod} 7 , 
choice yeomanry of New London County. An anecdote which 
Captain Caulkins himself related to his family will show that 
our brave militia at that time were but little acquainted with 
the strictness of military subordination and sometimes assumed 
the dangerous office of acting on their own responsibility. Capt. 
C. was sent by Gen. Arnold with a small party to intercept a 
company <>f stragglers from the British Army who were 
reported to beat a certain place. His orders were to go to 
that place, perform the duty and return. After starting lie 
fell in with a scout from whom he learned that the party of 
which lie was in pursuit had taken a different route from the 
one indicated in his orders. He changed his route, pursued 
their track, captured the whole party and brought them into 
camp. When he made his report to Arnold the latter was so 
exasperated with him for his disobedience of orders that he 
struck him with his sword. Captain C. restrained his anger and 
retired expecting next morning to be under an arrest. Instead 
of that Arnold made him a handsome apology. 

"Captain Caulkins was in no other conspicuous engagement 
during the war, but was more or less out every year, perform- 
ing in the whole 6 or 7 tours of arduous military duty. At 
home he had a wife and seven small children at the commence- 
ment of the contest, the children being increased to ten before 
the close : obtaining a laborious subsistence from a hard and 
unproductive farm. Lydia his wife was a, woman of great 
energy and discretion, in person tall and erect, her complexion 
fair, eyes brillianl and in all respects a handsome woman. 
Aiter lief husband's death she managed the farm wisely and 
retained it unimpaired lor her children. As a christian she 

Nehemiah Smith. 97 

was eminent for her gifts and graces, belonging to the Baptist 
persuasion and often it was said ' talking like a minister.' She 
was a seventh daughter and had in consequence a local reputa- 
tion as a doctress and was occasionally resorted to by persons 
from a considerable distance to touch for the King's Evil. In 
the cure of this disorder she had considerable success, but she 
by no means depended solely upon the superstitions stroking 
of the hand for efficiency but prescribed strict regimen, exer- 
cise with prudence and cleansing syrups and decoctions. She 
retained through life and until her last sickness the same un- 
bent majestic figure, the bright eye and even the bloom of her 
cheek. Her fair brow showed but just the slightest form of a 
wrinkle. The writer of this article has a vivid recollection of 
her as seen a certain position one morning some four or five 
years previous to her death. 

" A Baptist Elder with whom she was acquainted rode up to 
her door, which had no fence in front and she came to the 
threshold and stood conversing with him while he sat upon his 
horse near the large footstone. She stood erect but with one 
hand upon the side of the door and as she conversed earnestly 
her countenance was radiant and noble and her right hand was 
used for expressive though not violent gestures. She seemed 
an inspired being to the young admiring eyes that were fixed 
upon her. The minister grave, solemn and attentive appa- 
rently had some such feeling also. She had 911 a small cap but 
her ample hair with no mingling of gray overflowed and nearly 
concealed it in front, her sleeves were rolled up to her elbows 
as employed in her household affairs and displayed an arm still 
round and fair. On her neck was a linen kerchief pinned 
quaintly in front it was not entirely white but was plaided 
largely with a narrow stripe of blue, a long checked apron com- 
pleted her visible apparel. The friend passed along and she re- 
turned to her curds and cheese press which she had left in the 
rear of the house." Ch. 

Naroni Caulkins, b. Feb. 9, 1765 ; m. 1st, Ebenezer Dar- 

row, Jan. 1, 1786 ; m. 2nd, ¥111. Keeny. 
Jonathan Caulkins, b. July 10, 1766. 
Mary Caulkins, b. May 17, 1768 ; m. 1st, Elisha Stewart, 

1787 ; m. 2nd, William Keeny ; 111. 3rd, William Fox. 
Elizabeth Caulkins, b. Jan. 10, 1770 ; m. George Potter, 

Nov. 10, 1791. 
Joshua Caulkins, b. Jan. 19, 1772; m. Fanny Manwaring, 

1792 ; she was the mother of Frances M. Caulkins, the 

98 Descendants of 

historian. [See Memoir His. Norwich, Ed. 1874.] He 

d. 1795 ; widow m. Philemon Haven. [See Des. George 

Denison, p. 63.] 
Isaac Caulkins, b. Dec. 23, 1773. 
Eunice Caulkins, b. Sep. 17, 1775 ; in. James Haynes. 
Lydia Caulkins, b. Jan. 15, 1777; m. James Huntley ; res. 

Exeter, N. Y.; d. Aug. 14, 1865, se. 88. 
Nehemiah Caulkins, b. Oct. 13, 1778 ; never m.; d. Sep. 

10, 1798. 
Patience Caulkins, b. Sep. 9, 1780 ; m. 1st, Jansen Dar- 

row; m. 2nd, Daniel H. Caulkins. 
David Caulkins, b. Feb. 27, 1783. 
Sarah Caulkins, b. March 3, 1785 ; m. Gurdon Crocker, 

Nov. 19, 1807; they celebrated the sixtieth anniversary 

of their wedding at New London, Nov. 19, 1867 ; she d. 

Aug. 11, 1871, re. 85. 
Grace Caulkins, b. Feb. 11, 1787; d. Sep. 19, 1787. 


Jedkdiah 5 (Nehemiah*, Samuel 3 , NehemiaK-, JVehemiah 1 ), 
b. Lyme; m. Dec. 26, 1749, Hannah, dau. of Clement Leech 
of New London. He d. . The inventory of 

estate, taken Oct. 21, 1782, mentions his wife Hannah and 
son John as administrators. Ch. 

Joun, ; mentioned 1773 and 1782. 


Samuel 5 (Samuel*, Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , JVehemiah}), b. 

in what is now the town of East Lyme ; m. 1st, 

(possibly Chadwick) ; m. 2nd, Mary Wightman, a sister of Rev. 
John Wightman of Groton, dau. of Rev. Timothy and grand- 
dan, of Rev. Valentine Wightman ; res. Niantic ; he d. during 
the winter of 1799-1800; she d. Aug. 24, 1848; re. 93. Ch. 
First wife: 

101. Betsey. 

102. Anna. 

103. Bridget. 

Nehemiah Smith. 99 

Second wife : 

104. Jesse, b. Aug. 11, 1786. 

105. Samuel, b. April 17, 1790. 

William C, b. about 1792 ; in. in Troy, N. Y.; d. Sep. 

8, 1723, se. 31. 
Wightman, d. 1795 ; m. Eunice Tuman of Troy — no 

cli.; after his d. widow m. Jesse Lamb — two ch.; she 

m. 3rd, Frazer. 

106. John Gano, b. May 2, 1796. 

107. Lucinda, b. about 1787. 

Mary, ; m. James Gould of New York, 

a manufacturer of ladies' shoes. Ch. Marietta Gould, 
who m. in N. Y. 


Preserved 5 (Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. about 1740 ; m. Jonathan Avery, a brother of Hannah 
Avery. [See Index.] He was a son of Abraham and Jane (Hill) 
Avery of Montville, Conn. Previous to his m. he resided at 
Norwich, but moved to Montville, and in 1769 to East Lyme. 
He was b. Jan. 22, 1737 ; d. Feb. 7, 1805 ; she d. Feb. 9, 
1833, between 90 and 95 years of age ; both buried old Stone 
Churchyard, East Lyme. Ch. 

Abraham Avert, b. Sept. 12, 1764 ; m. Elizabeth Noyes of 

Lyme, Feb. 6, 1785; res. E. Lyme; he d. Oct. 4, 1834; 

she was b. 1766, a dau. of Moses and Mary (Ely) Noyes, 

and d. 1835. 


Simon 5 (Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
East Lyme about 1750; m. Lucretia Grant; he d. a young 
man. Ch. 

108. Benjamin, b. July 17, 1791. 


Stephen 5 (Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah x ), b. 
about 1754, at what is now East Lyme, Conn.; m. Feb. 4, 1781, 

100 . Descendants of 

Jemima Cooledge, dan. of a Baptist minister. Mr. Smith was 
a farmer and lived at Florence, Ohio. In old age they lived 
with their dau. Mrs. King. They were members of the Bap- 
tist Church, and lived a remarkably peaceful and happy life. 
Hed. April 28, 183S, se. 84; she d. April 24, 1838, ae. 80; 
bur. family ground, on the farm of Joseph King, Florence, 
Erie Co., Ohio. Ch. 

109. Eunice, b. July 11, 1782. 

110. Jemima, b. Aug. 6, 1784. 

111. Job Cooledge, b. April 1, 1786. 

Fanny, b. July 1, 1788 ; m. Paul Grant Smith. [See 

Stephen, b. ; d. in the South unm. 

Dorothy, b. ; in. Elias Derm of Huron, Ohio; 

she d. 1831, at Berlin, O. ; a son and three dau. d. 

young. Eliza Ann Denn m. 1845, Perry Heath, 

res. Huron. 


Joseph 5 (Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , JVehemiah 1 ), b. 
1755, East Lyme; m. Feb. 20, 1785, Lydia, dau. of John Tur- 
ner of New London. In 1799 he bought the Stewart farm of 
470 acres. He was at one time captain of a whaling ship. He 
d. Sep. 25, 1844, se. 89; she d. Oct. 26, 1824, re. 64. Ch. 
Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1886; called Betsey; m. at St. 
James' Church, New London, May 12, 1811, Lodowick 
Fosdick; shed. 1854; no ch. 
Sarah, b. May 12, 1793; called Sally; res. New London; 

d. 1876. 
Susan, b. March 24, 1795 ; called Sukey ; m. Nov. 9, 1840, 
Capt. Gilbert Potter of Wilmington, N. C; res. Sing 
Sing, N. Y.; d. 1874; no ch. 
Charles, 1». , 17!>8; d. 1799. 

Joseph, b. June 30, 1800; m. 1828, Eliza, dau. of Ebenezer 
Clark of New London; no ch.; she d. Feb., 1883 ; he 
living (1885). 

Nehemiah Smith. 101 


Elijah 5 {Simon*, Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. 
about 1760; m. April 10, 1788, Lydia, dan. of Jonathan Rogers 
of Old Lyme. He was a farmer; d. April 20, 1835, se. 75; 
she d. April 4, 1840, 83. 79 ; bur. old Stone Churchyard, 
Niantic, Conn. Ch. 

Lydia, b. Sep. 19, 1792; never m.; d. July 4, 1839. 

113. Elijah W., b. April 20, 1803. 


Lucy 5 {Joseph*, Samuel?, Neheiaiahr, Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
Niantic, Oct. 22, 1778 ; m. Rev. Nehemiah Dodge, son of John 
Dodge of New London, and his wife Lydia Rogers of Pom- 
fret, Conn. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in New 
London, afterward of the First Universalist Church ; late in 
life he resided in New York city. [See Tristian Dodge and 
Descendants, Ed. 1886, p. 138.] He d. June 4, 1843, ae. 72; 
she d. Sep. 25, 1868, ae. nearly 90 ; bur. New London. Ch. 

Nehemiah Dodge, b. 

Joseph Smith Dodge, b. Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 23, 1806; 
res. New York city ; m. Oct. 14, 1828, Julia A. Burgess; 
m. 2nd, April 22, 1852, Alania Burger. 

Mary Ann Dodge, m. John Woodward. 


Freelove 5 {Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. in 
what is now East Lyme ; in. Thomas Fitch, March 10, 1782 ; 
res. Montville, Conn.; she died Jan. 21, 1783 ; he in. for his 
second wife, Mary Allen, who d. Oct. 11, 1852, 83. 92 ; he died 
Sep. 1, 1855, 83. 95. 

u Thomas Fitch for a long period of years was one of the 
most successful men of the town. He was constantly active 
and achieved fame as one of the most daring speculators in 
Conn, at that time, pushing his commercial ventures into all 
the States of the Atlantic sea-board. He was a man of enter- 
prise and indomitable energy, a heavy trader in stock and 
wool, besides managing a very large farm." 

102 Descendants of 

Ch. First wife: 

William Fitch, 1). Jan. 3, 1783; ni. Nancy Latimer of 
Montville; res. Salem, Conn.; removed to Huron Co., 
Ohio, about 182G; he d. June 22, 1856, se. 73. 

Second wife: 

Sarah 5 (Paul*, Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. 1758, 
called Sally; m. about 1776, Joseph Smith of Montville. 
His father was killed in the French war and left a widow, two 
daughters and four sons besides Joseph. The widow lived 
with her son Joseph during the latter part of her life, about 
two and one-half miles north of the Niantic R. R. depot. He 
d. April 7, 1814, ae. 58 ; his wife d. April 14, 1814, se. 56. Ch. 
Mary Smith, b. Jan. 4, 1778, called Polly; m. Christopher 

Roxy Smith, b. May 9, 1780 ; m. Francis D arrow ; res. 

Waterford; d. Oct. 30, 1851; three ch. 
Freelove Smith, b. May 21, 1783 ; m. Richard Beckwith ; 

res. Waterford ; d. Aug. 13, 1836 ; eight ch. 
Sabin K. Smith, b. May 31, 1787 ; m. Joanna Beckwith 
about 1807; m. 2nd, Hannah D. Moore about 1832; 
res. New London ; d. 1862 ; nine ch. 
Javed Smith, 1). March 22, 1790; m. Hannah Harris; res. 
New London ; moved to Huron Co., Ohio, about 1830 ; 
d. there ; eight ch. 
John Smith, b. June 18, 1793 ; d. April, 1814. 
James Smith, b. June 18, 1793; m. Emiline Beach, June 3, 

1818; res. Waterford; d. June 25, 1864; seven ch. 
Anson Smith, 1). Aug. 31, 1795; m. Amy C. Beckwith of 
New London; he was largely interested in real estate at 

Nehemiah Smith. 103 

New London ; removed to Cleveland, Ohio. 1837 ; living 
(1885); eleven ch. 


King 5 (Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 
1, 1760 ; m. Sep. 3, 1784, Lucy Allen of Montville, Conn. ; 

she d. Jan. 11, 1815; he ra. 2nd, Youngs; he was a 

farmer at East Lyme, and member Congl. Church; d. Sep. 26, 
1825. Ch. 

First wife : 

Allen, b. Nov. 7, 1785 ; never m. ; lost at sea, May, 

Celinda, b. Nov. 4, 1787; never m. ; res. East Lyme 
and Waterford. 

114. Mercy, b. Nov. 2, 1789. 

115. Joseph Allen, b. July 3, 1792. 

116. Lucy Dodge, b. Aug. 4, 1797. 

Harriet, b. Aug. 17, 1799 ; m. Timothy Wightman, 
July, 1827 ; she was lost at sea, Oct. or Nov., 1829 ; 
no ch. 

117. Lorenzo King, b. Sep. 23, 1802. 

Charles Edwin, b. March 9, 1807 ; m. July 5, 1827, 
Mary Eliza Tubbs, sister of Dr. John Tubbs [see 
Index] ; res. East Lyme and Waterford, Conn.; d. 
Oct. 14, 1862 ; no ch. 
Second wife : 

Isaac P., b. 1818; d. 1819. 


Hezekiah 6 (Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
East Lyme, July 24, 1765 ; m. Oct. 14, 1787, Rebecca, dau. of 
Turner Miner of Waterford ; res. Hartford and New London, 
Conn. ; moved to Berlin Heights, Erie Co., Ohio, about 1816 ; 
farmer; he d. Oct. 1, 1827; she d. April 23, 1833; bur. 
family ground, Berlin, Ohio. Ch. 

118. Paul G., b. July 25, 1788. 

104 Descendants of 

Theodia, b. Dec. 1, 1789; ra. 1811, Benjamin Smith. 
[See 108.] 

120. Nancy, b. Nov. 11, 1791. 

121. Eebecca, b Sep. 21, 1793. 

122. Tuenee M., b. June 15, 1795. 

123. Nehemiah D., 1). Aug. 26, 1797. 

Martha S., b. Nov. 2, 1799; m. April 6, 1817, Win- 
thrup Hurlburt of Conn. ; no ch. 

124. Hezekiah, b. Oct. 21, 1801. 

Ann M., b. Aug. 29, 1803; never m. 

Henry K., b. Nov. 5, 1806; ra. Feb. 3, 1831, Clarissa, 

dau. of Samuel Carpenter of Bloomingville, Ohio ; 

he d. in B., Sep. 17, 1835 ; one ch., Newton, who d. 



Daniel 5 (Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah"', Nehemiah 1 ), b. 

July 20, 1759 ; ra. Aug. 31, 1786 ; Hannah, dau. of Eev. 

Timothy Wightman [see Index, a sister Mary Wightman] ; 

lie farmer at Niantic; d. April 7, 1809; she d. about 1847; 

bur. old Stone Churchyard, Niantic. Ch. 

Daniel, b. Feb. 4, 1788 ; m. Susan, dau. of Capt. 
Elisha Pelton of Marlboro, Conn.; res. Niantic, Conn., 
Onondaga, N. Y., and Racine, Wis., where he d. 
with title of Dr. ; four ch., one Ellen, never m. ; one 
Sophronia m. King; res. Beloit, Wis. 

125. Hannah, b. May 8, 1790. 

Mark Stoddard, b. June 27, 1792 ; d. young man ; 
never m. 

126. Avery, b. June 20, 1794. 

Timothy W., b. Sep. 18, 1796; res. East Haddam, 
Conn.; d. young man; never m. 

127. Roswell, b. Aug. 20. 1798. 

John Calvin, b. April 29, 1S01 ; d. Oct. 11, 1805. 

Eannah 8 (Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
June 1<>, 1763; m. April, 1808, David, son of Ezra and Abi- 

Nehemiah Smith. 105 

gail (Caverly) Strong. He was b. in Marlboro, Conn., June, 
1750, resided on the old homestead until 1794, then removed 
to East Hampton, a parish in Chatham, Conn. He was a 
weaver by trade, but a farmer and innkeeper the most of his 
life. Hannah Smith was bis second wife, he having m. 1773, 
Hannah Ackley, who d. Jan. 24, 1S08, re. 52; she was the 
mother of nineteen cb., eleven of whom d. in infancy. [See 
Strong Gen., Ed. 1871, Vol. II, p. 931.] He d. Nov. 28, 1825, 
re. 75; Mrs. Hannah Smith Strong d. Nov. 11, 1835, re. 72; 
no ch.; bur. Lake Cemetery, East Hampton, Conn. 


Simon 5 (Daniel 11 , Samuel* '; Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. in 
what is now East Lyme, Conn., March 7, 1767; grew up a 
farmer. In 1798 he was commissioned by Jonathan Trum- 
bull, captain of the Second Company, 33rd Conn. Reg. In 
1801, "In consideration of love and good-will," he received 
title to a farm from 1 his father. He m. in Oct., 1803, Mary 
Burr of Ludlow, Mass., a dan. of Jonathan Burr and his wife, 
who was a Miss Freeman of Middle H add am, Conn. Miss 
Burr was a descendant of .Benjamin Burr of Hartford, 1635. 
[See Burr Gen., p. 251.] Capt. Smith built the Stone Church 
with its marble floor, and also his house of stone; the latter is 
still standing; he d. April 22, 1851, re. 84; his wife, b. April 
6, 1782, d. March 14, 1858, re. 76 ; both bur. in the old Stone 
Church Cemetery, Niantic. Ch. 

128. Simon, b. Aug. 5, 1804. 

Freeman Burr, b. Jan. 12, 1806; never m. ; graduate 
of Yale College ; a physician ; lost at sea, Nov., 1829, 
on his way to Key West, where he expected to locate. 

129. Horace, b. Aug. 2t>, 1807. 

130. Mary, b. May 8, 1809. 

131. Daniel, b. Nov. 5, 1810. 

132. E L i,b. April 22, 1814. 

133. Benjamin Franklin, b. Aug. 15, 1817. 

134. William Henry, b. March 6, 1820. 


106 Descend an is ok 


Ruama* (Daniel*, Samuel 3 , NehemiaJ?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
East Lyme, Feb. 3, 1760 ; m. Nov., 1800, Lay Ayer of Lyme, 
son of John and Clarrissa (Lay) Ayer ; she d. Jan. 3, 1835 ; 
he d. Oct. 6, 1848 ; both bur. Congregational Church Ceme- 
tery, East Lyme, Conn. Ch. 

Daniel Smith Ayer, b. June 29, 1806; in. Jan. 20, 1831, 
Mrs. Taey Knight, dau. of Joseph Skinner of New 
London ; she d. July 1, 1841 ; he m. 2nd, Abby Ann, dau. 
of Seth Smith of Montville, Conn., Feb. 15, 1842 ; res. 
Liberty Hill ; he d. May 15, 1871 ; bur. Cedar Grove 
Cemetery, New London. 
Clarissa Smith Ayer, b. Oct, 25, 1808; m. Oct. 20, 1833, 
Enoch Francis Morgan; res. Waterford, Conn. 


Mary 8 (Nathan", JVainan 4 , JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah x ), b. Groton, May 12, 1757; m. 1783, Gamaliel, son of 
Gamaliel and Sarah (Hazen) Reynolds. [See His. of Strong 
Family, Ed. 1871, p. 1363.] He-b. May 20, 1754; d. June 
20,1836; shed. Aug. 29, 1847, a^. 90; both bur. Mt. Hope 
Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 

Abelard Reynolds, b. Oct. 2, 1785 ; in. at Pittsfield, Mass., 
Oct. 1, 1809, Lydia Strong, who was b. Sep. 23, 1785, and 
living June, 1886, nearly 100 years of age, with her son 
M. F. Reynolds, Rochester, N. Y.; Abelard Reynolds d. 
Dec. 28, 1878. 
Gamaliel Reynolds, b. , 1788; res. Windsor, Conn.; 

d. 1806. 
Eliza Reynolds, b. Jan. 19, 1790; m. July 22, 1813, 
Ebenezer Brown ; res. Rochester, N. Y.; d. Oct, 16, 1817 ; 
bur. Alt. Hope Cemetery. 
Fahriti s Reynolds, b. , 1794; res. Jacksonville, Fla.; 

d. 1869; bur. Mt, Hope Cemetery. 
Mary Reynolds, b. ,1796; m. Levi Brown; res. 

Rochester; d. 1877 ; bur. Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Kehemiah Smith. 107 

Albert Reynolds, b. Oct. 24, 1799; m. H. J. Butterfield, 
Oct. 18, 1S46; res. Lostant, 111.; living (June, 1886). 

Lydia 6 (Nathan\, JVathan 4 , JVehemiah 3 , JVehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Poqnonoc, Groton, Conn., 1759 ; bap. June 17, 
1759; ra. May 4, 1776, when 17 years of age, Capt. Wil- 
liam Avery Morgan, b. Poqnonoc, Nov. 24, 1754, a son of 
Capt. William and Temperance (Avery) Morgan ; they resided 
in Groton for over twenty years, then moved to that part of 
Salem now a portion of Colchester ; she d. Jan. 4, 1804, fe. 45 ; 
she was the mother of thirteen children, twelve of whom were 
living at the time of her death ; he m., on the 10th of the fol- 
lowing June, Sarah, dau. of Capt. Nathan Harris ; in March, 
1814, they removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he d. March 22, 
1842, ae. 87. [See Desc. of James Morgan, Ed. 1869, p. 80.] Ch. 
First wife : 

William Morgan, b. Nov. 22, 1777; m. 1802, Orra Pellet; 
res. Colchester and New London, Conn.; d. July 23, 1837. 
Griswold Morgan, b. March 3, 1779 ; d. at sea, se. 20. 
Avery Morgan, b. May 20, 1781 ; m. 1802, Jerusha Gar- 
diner; res. Bozrah, Colchester and Hartford; d. Oct. 
18, 1860. 
Jasper Morgan, b. Jan. 3, 1783 ; m. Catharine (Copp), 
widow of James Avery ; res. Groton and Bozrah, Conn., 
and Washington, Mass. ; he m. 2nd, Abigail Chaffee of 
Windsor, where he removed abt. 1820; he in. 3rd, Sarah 
McCauley Gillet. The late Gov. Edwin D. Morgan, who 
d. New York 1883, was a son by first wife. 
Lydia Morgan, b. Oct. 8, 1784; m. Henry Waterman ; res. 

Hartford ; d. July 6, 1858. 
Nathan Morgan, b. Oct. 10, 1786 ; m. 1808, Lydia Brewster ; 

res. Hartford; d. Jan. 21, 1837. 
Betsey Morgan, b. Dec. 18, 1788; ra. 1816, Archippus 

McCall ; res Lebanon ; d. Dec. 17, 1837. 
Denison Morgan, b. Oct. 29, 1790 ; m. 1815, Ursula Brain- 
ard ; res. Hartford ; d. May 7, 1855. 

L08 Descendants of 

Nancy Morgan, 1). July 16, 1792; m. 1811, Capt. Gurdon 

Waterman ; res. Hartford. 
Phebb Morgan, b. March 12, 170-1- ; in. 1816, Lyman Bacon ; 

in. 2nd, Noah L. Phelps in 1851. 
Lu< v Morgan, b. Feb. 3, 1796; m. 1816, William McCall. 
Rrbecca Morgan, b. April 1,1798; in. 1822, Hezekiah 

Brainard ; res. Hartford. 
Chaklottk Morgan, b. Dec. 28, 1801 ; m. 1S21, Stephen 

G. Johnson ; res. Colchester, Conn. 
Capt. Morgan had four other children by second wife. [See 
Morgan Genealogy.] 


Edward 6 (Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah z , Nchemiah 2 , Nehe- 
mia/< 1 ), b. March 28, 1760, in Groton, Conn. His father 
moved to Stonington when he was about one year of age. 
After the ordinary education he learned the trade of shipbuild- 
ing in his father's ship-yard. May 10, 1781, he was m. by 
Rev. Nathaniel Eells, of the First Congregational Church, to 
Elizabeth Grant of Stonington ; she was a dan. of Alexander 
Grant, a Scotchman, and Abigail Chesebrough, his wife, of 
Stonington. He purchased a very comfortable residence corner 
of Water and Wall streets, near where the Ocean Bank now 
stands, and soon afterward a store and wharf nearly opposite 
his house. In time he became a successful merchant and ship- 
builder. His business included not only a general stock of dry 
goods, groceries and hardware, but also ship chandlery and all 
accessaries for fitting out vessels for the long voyages made 
in those days. He also did considerable business in the way 
of shipping country produce to New York and other places. 
He became interested iii several vessels that made a good many 
trips to the West Indies, and in these ventures he was nearly 
always associated with Gen. William Williams and Judge 
Coddington Billings, settling up each voyage by itself. His 
ship-yard was the one from which his father retired a number 
of years previous to bis death, and was situated on Stonington 
Point, ju-t north of the breakwater. Mr. Smith was an active. 


Nehemiah Smith. 109 

industrious man and respected highly as a citizen. He took a 
deep interest in public affairs, was clerk of the Probate Court 
in 180S, notary public, justice of the peace, and representative 
in the General Assembly for a number of years. After a long 
sickness his wife Elizabeth d. Dec. 14, 1808, £e. 45 years. In 
Oct., 1809, he m.-the widow Phebe (Moore) Wickham, at that 
time residing at Mattituck, L. I. Some of his letters written 
to her during their engagement are not only line in compo- 
sition, but remarkable for good penmanship. It apparently 
required from six to nine days for a letter to go by post between 
Stonington, Conn., and Mattituck, L. I., at a cost of 17 to 25-J- 
cents. He d. June 25, 1811, se. 51 years. In a biographical 
sketch of the life of his second wife and her early efforts in 
organizing Sunday Schools, he is spoken of as " a gentleman 
of refined sensibility, cultivated manners and great affability. 
Hence he was much esteemed and beloved. He graced a high 
social and public rank." 

Mrs. Phebe M. (Wickham) (S^tith) Denison. 
The maiden name of the widow of Edward Smith was Phebe 
Moore of Southold, L. I. She was the vonno-est daughter of 
Dr. Micah Moore and his second wife, the widow Abigail 
(Hempstead) Ledyard. Phebe was half sister to John Led- 
yard, the noted traveler, and a direct descendant of Thomas 
Moore, who was born in England about 1615, and came to 
America previous to 1636. She was also a descendant of Rev. 
Christopher Youngs, vicar of Reydon, Suffolk county, Eng., 
and of the Hampton and Hempstead families, all early resi- 
dents on the east end of Long Island. Her mother formed the 
subject of a chapter in a series of articles published in the 
" Republican Watchman," of Greenport, L. I., entitled " Our 
Revolutionary Mothers;" but while she was one of the hero- 
ines, even to maintaining her position in her own house against 
the English soldiers, she was not less devoted to church affairs, 
and doubtless to her teachings may be ascribed Phebe's early 
interest in religious work. 

tlO .DEsckM'.wr*- Of 

Phebe Moore w&e bom Nov. 5, 1769; at the age of 10 
she joined the Strict Congregational Church of Aquebogue, 
L. I., and for a time taught in the district school. At the age 
of 22 she married Joseph Parker Wickham, a widower 
without children. He had a fine residence and estate in the 
parish of Mattituck, and was a prominent, wealthy lawyer. In 
1793, at the age of 24, Mrs. Phebe Wickham organized 
in her own house at Mattituck the first Sunday School on 
Long Island, being the second in America. Mr. Wickham 
died Jan. 1, 1806, and his widow set at liberty the slaves be- 
longing to her husband's estate. In 1809 she married Edward 
Smith as previously mentioned, and soon after started her sec- 
ond Sunday School at Stonington, which was the first in East- 
ern Connecticut. These meetings were held in her house, 
corner of Water and Wall streets, nearly opposite the site of 
the Eagle Hotel. This school was afterward connected with 
the First Congregational Church, which she joined March 3, 
1811. Shortly after Mr. Smith's death she returned to her 
native village, Southold, and there organized her third Sunday 
School in 1813 at the house of her brother-in-law, Captain 
Landon. She returned to Stonington previous to June, 1815, 
and married for her third husband Deacon Ebenezer Denison, 
Sep. 12, 1816. He was a widower with one son, living in 
Stonington. The next spring they moved to Mystic Bridge, 
and she there started her fourth Sunday School in 1817 in her 
own house, located where the Iloxie House now stands. The 
school was soon removed to the large sail loft owned by Charles 
Mallory, Esq., the father of the senior member of the firm of 
the Mallory line of steamers of New York city. It was the 
tirst religious institution in that vicinity, and large numbers 
came not only in carriages, but in boat-loads to attend the 
meetings. She died April 4, 1840. Her only child was Wil- 
liam E. Smith, born in Stonington, 1.811 ; died in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., ;c. ;;. years. 

She was kindly spoken of as Aunt Phebe Denison and in 
many respects was a remarkable woman and a true Christian. 
Her enthusiasm in religious work and her gift of language 

Nehemiah Smith. Ill 

qualified her to address an assemblage with as much freedom 
as any minister of the Gospel. She had the faculty of com- 
manding respect and esteem from every one. The children 
in the neighborhood grew up with a deep affection for her. 
She had much independence of character and refused an offer 
of marriage while she was yet single, and again when she was 
a widow, from a gentleman of wealth, for no other reason than 
that she did not believe he would be congenial in church 
matters. By her second marriage she relinquished a valuable 
interest in the Wickham estate. She had decided views on the. 
question of temperance, and the following characteristic con- 
versation with an unsteady traveler who had stopped at her 
door, is credited to her : 

" Madam, can you give me some cider ? " 

" We don't keep cider for the accommodation of travelers." 

" Well, can't you give me lodging for the night ? " 

"No, sir; we don't keep a public house.'' 

" But. madam, you may not know who I am, and the Bible 
says, forget not to entertain strangers, for thereby some have 
entertained angels unawares." 

" Very true, sir ; but angels don't ask for cider." 

At the age of 24, while she was Mrs. Wickham, and 
during the year she started her first Sunday School (1793), 
her portrait was painted by Mr. Earle, an English artist, at that 
time in this country under orders from the British government 
to depict on canvas the falls of Niagara. Again, in 1S35, at 
the age of 66, she sat for a portrait painted by Mr. Dorance. 
It is the face of the latter painting that has become familiar. 

The limits of this work will not permit of a more extended 
record of her interesting life. For additional facts, see the 
" Mystic Pioneer " (Conn.) of 1867, in which the Rev. Frederick 
Deuison, A. M., gives nearly thirty columns in seven chapters 
on the life and labors of Mrs. Phebe Denison. Also Wheeler's 
History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Ed. 
1875, pp. 102-106; "The Republican Watchman," Green- 
port, L. I., March 18, 1854; "The Long Island Traveler," 
May 20, 1875, and " The New York Observer," May 16, 1840, 
from which the following extracts are taken : 

112 Descendants of 

•• In person Mrs. Denison was interesting and dignified. Her 
mind was vigorous and discriminating and well stored with 
useful knowledge. Tn her social and domestic relations she was 
instructive and kind. She loved the society of her friends and 
here she possessed a remarkable faculty to render herself agree- 
able and useful." * " Under God she exerted 
a most delightful and elevating influence in the neighborhood in 

o p o 

which she resided. She was the first to go out and impress upon 
the minds of parents and children the importance of Sabbath 
School instruction. Her own doors were cheerfully thrown 
open for the admission of children and youth on the Sabbath, 
*and for many years she and her husband were almost con- 
stantly employed a part of each Sabbath in endeavoring to 
prepare the young for honor and usefulness here and for glory 
and blessedness hereafter." * * * "An 

intimate friend of Mrs. Denison's, one who loved her and 
who loved to be associated with her in well doing, says 
of her, she possessed in an eminent degree the ornament of a 
meek and quiet spirit. On her tongue was the law of kindness ; 
she loved the sanctuary and the ministers of Christ, assisting 
them all in her power by her influence and co-operation in every 
good word and work. The sick and afflicted in mind and body 
found in her a sympathizing helper and an able counsellor. She 
possessed a happy talent in introducing and maintaining re- 
ligious conversation in all companies, illustrating her remarks 
by pertinent, instructive anecdotes. But 

in the female prayer-meeting she shone with peculiar lustre. 
She loved to pray with and for others. Here she poured forth 
the holy affections of her heart for impenitent sinners — for 
the Church of Christ — for the ministers of every name — for 
the spread of the Everlasting Gospel — and here she formed 
friendships which we trust will be remembered in Heaven." 

Ch. first wife : 

135. David Chesebrougii, b. June 20, 1782. 
130. Alexandeb Grant, b. Sep. 1, 1783. 
137. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1785. 

Margaret, b. Aug. :;. 1787; d. Aug. 4, 1787. 

John Fink, b. June 2, 17S8 ; d. May 29, 1800. 

Abigail Chesebrough, b. Sep. 23, 1790; never m.; d. 
Piscataway, N. J., March 25, 1868. 

Ki.wauii, b. April, 1793; d. June 29, 1793. 
bis. Edwabd Ledi akd, b. June 29, 1794. 

1793 ae. 24 

1835 ae. 66 


Family record No. 60. 

Fac-slinile signature of Nehemlah Smith, 2 1 ??- 

Tow li Clerk, Groton Conn. 1707. Family record No. 3. 


Family record. No. 61. 



Nehemiah Smith. 113 

139. Mary, b. Oct. 7, 179- (probably 1796). 

140. John Denison, b. June 2, 1800. 

William Chesebrough, b. June 2, 1800 ; d. March 16, 
Ch. second wife : 

141. William Edward, b. June 2, 1811. 


Mary 6 (Oliver*, Nathan*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah?'), b. Stonington, Aug. 19, 1761 ; in.* March 18, 1781, 
Capt. Ebenezer, son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Billings) Stan- 
ton. He was of the fifth generation from Thomas Stanton, 1st ; 
Elizabeth Billings was of the fifth generation from William 
and Mary Billings, of what is now North Stonington. Capt. 
Stanton was a man of line sensibilities ; he owned his own 
vessel and engaged in the Mediterranean trade ; res. New 
London. She was a highly respected Christian lady, and 
familiarly known as " Aunt Stanton." She d. 1S50. Ch. 

Nathan Smith Stanton, b. Aug. 1, 1782; m. Elizabeth 
Smith. [See family record, 137. J 

Elisha Stanton, d. unmarried. 

Mary Stanton, b. Jan. 21, 1788 ; m. Frank Richards ; no 
ch. ; she m. 2nd, Frederick Geer ; no ch. 

Ebenezer Stanton, b. July 15, 1791 ; d. unmarried. 

Edward Stanton, b. May 10, 1793; m. Caroline Spencer; 
no ch. 


Elizabeth 6 (Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiatt), b. Stonington, Feb. 18, 1763; m. Nov. 21, 1784, 
Nathaniel, son of Gilbert Fanning. He was a sea captain, and 
second in command to Paul Jones. He d. Charleston, S. C> 
Sep. 30, 1805. The widow m. 2nd, Samuel Palmer of Ston- 
ington. She d. March 8, 1840. Only ch. 

Lavinia Fanning, b. Sep. 11, 1796 ; m. 1814, Nathan Smith. 
[See record, 144.] 

114: Descendants of 


Nathan 6 (Oliver*, Nathan*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah x ), b. in Stonington, Conn., June 12, 1764; m. June 
8, 1788, Mary Denison, b. Stonington, April 1(5, 1767 ; she was 
a dau. of Joseph and Mary (Babcock) Denison [see Descendants 
of George Denison, Ed. 1881, p. 92J ; lie was a sea captain, 
and at one time interested in shipbuilding at Stonington ; he 
resided in the borough ; on June 13, 1800, the dwelling caught 
fire and one of the boys, with a playmate, a son of Thomas 
Butler, w r ere burned to death; both were about 8 years of 
age ; Captain Nathan Smith d. May 23, 1845 ; said to have 
had thirteen children. Ch. 

Maky, b. June 12, 1790; d. June 14, 1790. 
Evelina, b. June 12, 1790 ; d. young. 
Nathan, b. Aug. 12, 1791; d. Aug. 27, 1792. 
Oliver, bap. April, 1797. 

Evelina, b. Dec. 13, 1798; never m.; d. April, 1866. 
142. Mary Denison, b. Sep. 3, 1801. 

Nathan Stanton, b. April 20, 1 803. 
Nelson, b. June 9, 1806; never m.; d. over 30 years 
of age. 


Denison 6 (Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah z , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. June 19, 1769, at Stonington, received a good ordi- 
nary education ; m. March 6, 1788, Waitv Smith of Poquo- 
noc, only child of Jabez and Waity (Burrows) Smith [see Index], 
both being 18 years of age; he started a store close to the 
old Smith homestead, but about 1792 moved into the vil- 
lage of Poquonoc and there for over forty years did a thriving 
business for those days; he was at one time quite largely 
engaged in the manufacture of linen cloth, putting out the tlax 
to families all over that section of the county, taking the cloth 
to New York and there exchanging it for such goods as he 
needed for his store, which included a general assortment of dry 
goods, groceries, hardware, etc.; he was a successful merchant 



























Nehemiah Smith. 115 

and would have accumulated a fortune bad lie been less gener- 
ous, for be was benevolent almost to a fault ; in 1794 be built the 
large house which stands near the bridge and never wanted for 
the comforts of home life, and neither did anyone else if he 
could help it ; he kept what was spoken of in those days as 
" open house ; " he had a large number of relatives and friends 
who were continually made welcome, and while he was very 
social in his nature he was not one who went away from home 
for enjoyment ; he was temperate in his habits and liberal in 
his religious views ; he was pleasing in his manner, very fond 
of children, and possessed a remarkable memory for names 
and events. 

He and his wife lived together over sixty-five years, nearly 
all of the time in the same house in Pocjuonoc. Notwith- 
standing the great amount of work and care necessarily con- 
nected with the raising of a large family and the entertaining 
so many friends, Mrs. Smith was favored with a most happy 
disposition and was beloved by all who had an opportunity of 
enjoying her acquaintance ; she d. Aug. 18, 1853, se. 83 ; he 
died Dec. 27, 1860, m. 91 ; family hurial Smith Lake Cemetery. 

143. Mary Denison, b. July 22, 1789. 
Jabez, b. May 22, 1791 ; d. Sep. 18, 1792. 

144. Nathan, b. March 31, 1793. 

Eliza Fanning, b. March 5, 1795 ; m. 1817, Joseph 

D. Smith. [See record, 183.] 
George Washington, b. April 4, 1797; d. Sep. 24, 


145. Sarah, b. May 24, 1800. 

146. Nathaniel Denison, b. Nov. 5, 1802. 

147. Frances Ann, b. Dec. 24, 1804. 

148. Joseph Aborn, b. Aug. 29, 1807. 
Oliver, b. Jan. 17, 1810 ; d. Dec. 17, 1810. 

149. Almira Watty, b. Aug. 4, 1812. 

110 Descendants of 


Nancy Ann 6 (Oliver", Nathan*, JVehemiah 3 , Nehemlah 2 , 
JVehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, Sop. '60, 1777; m. Gurdun, son of 
Ebenezer and Mary (Latham) Ledyard ; be d. at Demarara ; 

lie was a brother of her sister Fanny's husband and nephew of 
Col. William Ledyard ; she in. 2nd, Capt. Peter Avery, b. 
Poquonoc, 1704 ; he was a brother of her sister Sarah's hus- 
band ; she died about 1848. Oh. 
First husband : 
Eliza Ledyard, b. Sep. 5,1797; m. March 4, 1817, Ezra 

Daboll; res. Noank, Conn.; d. Sep. 30, 1859. 
Mary A. Ledyard, b. Nov. 17, 1800; m. Jan., 1823, 
Gilbert Williams ; res. Groton, Conn., and Syracuse, N. 
Y.; he died Jan., 183S ; she m. 2nd, Stephen White Cald- 
well, Feb. 2, 1848; res. Syracuse and Chicago; bed. 1880, 
she living at that time. 
Nathaniel Ledyard, b. ; m. Charlotte Norton ; 

res. Portage, Ohio. 

No eh. b}' second husband. 


Sarah 6 (Oliver 6 , Nathan*, JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , NeTie- 
miah 1 ), b. Stonington, Aug. .28, 1779, sometimes recorded Sarah 
Denison; in. Jonathan Clark, who d. Oct. 4, 1801, 83. 27; she 
m. 2nd, his brother John ; he d. July 13, 1819, ae. 37 ; she m. 
3rd, Capt. John Sands Avery, a brother of Capt. Peter Avery, 
her sister Nancy's husband, and son of Capt. John Avery; res. 
Groton; he d. Nov. 10, 1848, ee. 00; she d. March 14, 1871, 
ae. 91. Ch. 
First husband : 

Jonathan Gibson Clark, b. March 30, 1802; d. about 1802. 
Second husband : 

George Washington Clark, b. June 20,1804; never m.; 
res. Groton ; d. June 10, 1852. 

Descendants of 117 

Denison Smith Clark, b. Aug. 27, 1807; m. Matilda Dix, 

Feb. 17, 1831 ; res. Washington, D. 0. 
Jesse Denison Clark, b. Oct. 10, 1809; d. about 1803. 
Francis R. Clark, b. Oct. 13, 1811. 
James Madison Clark, b. May 21, 1814. 
Nancy Avery Clark, b. July 1, 1818; m. Thomas M. 

Bailey, April 17, 1838; res. Groton, Conn. 
Peter Avery Clark, b. July 1, 1818. 

Third husband : 

Sarah Sands Avery, b. Aug. 18, 1820; in. June 7, 1812, 
Robert A. Morgan; res. Groton Bank; he d. re. 66, hav- 
ing been one of the most successful merchants of New 
London Co. [See Descendants of James Morgan, Ed. 
1860, p. 164.] 


Fanny 6 (Oliver*, Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah\), b. Stonington, Aug. 4, 1781 ; m. Austin, son of Ebe- 
nezer and Mary (Latham) Ledyard. He was a brother of her 
sister Nancy's husband. She m. 2nd, James Elles of Harpers- 
field, N. Y., a widower with six eh. ; res. Groton, Conn. Cli. 

Nathaniel Ledyard, b. 1801 ; merchant, Mobile, Ala., 

where he d. 
Austin E. Ledyard, b. 1804 ; res. Mobile and Miss. 
William J. Ledyard, b. 1806; m. at Nashville, Tenn.; he 

was a merchant at Mobile for over fifty years. 
Hamilton Ledyard, b. 1810; never m. ; d. South America. 

No ch. by second husband. 


Jesse Denison 6 (Oliver 5 , Nathan\ Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, Conn., Oct. 10, 1783. His mother 
died when he was 17 years of age, and soon after her death he 
commenced a sea-faring life. In 1810 he left New York for 
the East Indies, as first officer on board a packet ship owned 
by Minturn and Champlaine. The ship was taken by the 

118 Descendants of 

Danes, and carried into G-ottenborg, kept sixteen months and 
then condemned. He next served as first officer on board the 
brig Comet, Capt. John Dennis, but while stopping at Kiel, 
Feb., 1813, he heard of the War of 1812, and resolved to take 
an active part in it. Accordingly he took charge of fifty men 
and traveled to Paris to join the " True Blooded Yankee,' 1 an 
American privateer owned by a Mr. Preble of Boston, at that 
time residing in Paris. She was manned with a crew of about 
200 men and carried sixteen guns ; about the time Capt. Smith 
arrived in Kiel the ship Integrity had been captured by the T. 
B. Y. and sent to Norway, and it is most likely that the prize 
crew that brought this ship into port were turned over to Capt. 
Smith, and are the men who traveled with him 1700 miles to 
join the T. B. Y. in France. His account with the owner of 
the privateer commences Aug., 1813, with the entry, by Cash 
received from Mr. Forbes in Copenhagen 4350 Danish dollars; 
he also received money at other places on his journey. The 
accounts of expenses for the fifty men were very carefully 
kept, and included such items as Cost of Exchange, Signing 
Passports and guide, Lodging, Coffee and Breakfast for all 
hands, post-wagons, two days' provisions, etc. 

The route taken was from Copenhagen by sail to Sonder- 
burg, then to Alton a, where they arrived Aug. 8, 1813 ; then 
by boat from Hamburg to Harburg, thence over land by wagons 
through the following places: Torshine, Rottenburg, Otters- 
burg, Bremen, Delmenhorst, Oldenburg, Burford, Grootsunder, 
Leer, Winshood, thence by boat across the Ems river and canal 
to Groningen and on to Strolos, Lammer, Amsterdam and 
Rotterdam, Antwerp and Paris. Here he joined the privateer, 
True Blooded Yankee, as prize master, Thomas Oxnard of 
Boston being captain. In alluding to this astonishing vessel, 
Coggeshall, in his History of American Privateers, says : "She 
had been thirty-seven days at sea, during which she captured 
twenty-seven vessels and made 270 prisoners, going into France 
with one cargo worth $400,000, some of the items being eigh- 
teen bales of Turkey carpets, 12,000 pounds of raw silk, 2,000 
swans' skins, &c." 

Nehemiah Smith. 119 

Capt. Smith, as prize master, carried one of the prizes into 
France, but while going in with the second one assigned to 
him he was captured by a British cruiser, and kept for a time 
by the officers, who told him if he would stay with them until 
the end of the war, he should fare as well as they did, but he 
chose to be sent to England. The old ship, Queen Charlotte, 
came with provisions, wood and water, and he went in her, but 
instead of being exchanged as he expected to be, w^as sent to 
Plymouth, England, and from there to Dartmoor prison. As 
he was yet a single man, and his father and mother were both 
dead, the first news that his family received of his imprison- 
ment was when his brother, Denison Smith, then a merchant 
at Groton, Conn., received the following letter, post-marked 
Boston, September 7, 1811: 

" Dartmoor, June 15, 1S11. 
" Dear Brother : — 

" I embrace the first opportunity of writing you, to 
inform you of my welfare since I left yon in America. 
After my ship was condemned in Norway, I shipped on board 

of a Brig bound to (torn out) via. Kiel, arrived safe in 

Kiel, but there heard of the War. I was discharged from the 
Brig, took charge of 50 men and joined the ' True Blooded 
Yankee ' in France as Prize Master. I made three safe cruises 
in her and went in safe in one of the prizes. On the last 
cruise took a rich prize and I was sent in her, but was captured 
by the Sea Horse Frigate on 22d March 1811 and brought to 
England, where I must remain until Peace or an exchange. 

" I have Prize money due to the amount of three thousand 
dollars, but do not expect to obtain it before my release ; it is 
I think in safe hands but yours would be preferable. 

" 1 cannot but recall to remembrance with pleasure the many 
happy scenes w r e have had together in Groton. I have hopes 
still of enjoying some more happy days together but when 
God knows. 1 have with great deal of sorrow received the 
news of the death of our respected father and beloved brother 
Edward. * I sincerely deplore their loss as our father was a 
kind and indulgent one; in Edward a beloved brother. I 
regret that 1 did not take a last farewell of them, but God's 
will be done. 

120 Descendants of 

"I hope you have enjoyed a good state of health and still 
enjoy it and beg leave to be, dear brother, sincerely and 


" Yours truly, 


"P. S.— Give my compliments to all of your family and the 
rest of our relations and give my best respects to Miss Allen if 
unmarried and you think proper. 

"J. D. S." 
" Direct 

" Dartmoor Prison, 

" Devonshire, England." 

On Oct. 14, 1814, he loaned a fellow prisoner a small 
sum of money. This note gives the names of John J. Fleming 
Henry Morse and James Taylor, who were doubtless also 
Americans and fellow prisoners. He was released in May, 
1S15, having made three unsuccessful attempts to escape. He 
arrived in New York during the next month. All efforts to 
obtain the prize money due him were fruitless, ('apt. Smith 
was married in St. James' Church, New London, July 26, 1815 
to Frances Taber Allen (the lady referred to in the letter), a 
daughter of Thomas and Amelia (Taber) Allen. On the 22nd 
of the following December he was in a rigging loft in New 
Y^ork, giving directions to his men, when just at dark he mistook 
the hatchway for the stairway and fell fifteen feet, striking on 
a hogshead of sugar. He was carried to the Marine hospital, 
remained insensible, or nearly so, for ten days, and was there 
seven weeks in all. His limbs never recovered their elasticity. 
He united with the Episcopal Church in 1816. In April, 1817, 
he left his home in New London for New York, and sailed from 
there to the Mediterranean sea, stopped at Leghorn and then 
went to Trieste, where the brig Wrangler, in which he sailed, 
was -old. lie took passage in the ship Benlap, Capt. Williams 
of Boston. On Nov. 4, 1S17, during a severe storm, he volun- 
teered to go aloft to assist in taking in sail ; every thing was icy 
and he fell and went overboard ; they made every ell'ort to save 
him, but in vain, as it was a very dark night and they could not 
see him. The ship was then off the western Azores islands. 

Nehemiah Smith. 121 

He was only 34 years of age, and was always spoken of as a 
generous, noble-spirited man. His wife was born at New Lon- 
don, March 21, 1787, and died at Boston, Mass., March 14, 
1877, lacking only one week of being 90 years of age. Only 

150. Frances Mary, b. July 30, 1816. 


Gilbert, Jr. 8 {Gilbert, Nathan*, Nehemiah z , jS 7 ehemiaK' ', 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 25, 1766; m. June 12, 1788, Prudence, 
daughter of Joseph and Prudence (Avery) Morgan ; res. 
Groton ; he d. Sep. 22, 1796 ; bur. Smith Lake Cemetery ; his 
widow in. Yine Stoddard [see Index] ; res. Salem, Conn.; had 
one son, Dr. Enoch Yihe Stoddard, b. 1804; res. New London; 
d. about 1871, and a dau. d. ae. 20 months. Mrs. Prudence 
Stoddard, b. April 16, 1768; d. April 19, 1865, se. 97. [See 
Des. James Morgan, Ed. 1869, p. 54.] Ch. 

151. Erastus Tenant, b. June 24, 1789. 

152. Gilbert Avery, b. Sep. 15, 1796. 


Martha 6 {Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, May 24, 1776; m. Oct. 9, 1796, Lieut. 
George Raymond of Montville, Conn., son of Dr. John and 
Elizabeth (Griswold) Raymond. He d. Jan. 24, 1852, ae. 84; 
she d. March 23, 1860, ae. 83 ; bur. Raymond homestead, 
Montville, Conn. Ch. 

Nancy Raymond, b. June 28, 1798; m. 1821, William 
Bradford Dolbeare ; res. Montville; d. Aug. 13, 1834; 
two ch. 

George Raymond, b. Jan. 19, 1801 ; m. April 4, 1821, Eliza 
Bliss Rogers; seven ch. ; she d. June 17, 1834 ; hem. 2nd, 
May, 1836, Eliza Peabody ; no ch.; she d. April 19, 1869, 
ae. 71; he m. 3rd, Sep. 25, 1870, Hannah Waterman of 
Bozrah, Conn., one son. 

122 Descendants of 

Eunice Bolles Raymond, b. Oct. 16, 1803; in. July 5, 
1829, William, son of William and Elizabeth (Manwaring) 

Elizabeth Gkiswold Raymond, b. Oct. 23, 1809 ; m. David 
R. Dolbeare, and d. Dec. 27, 1836, se. 27 ; no ch. 


Amos Denison 6 (Gilbert, Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 1 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Nov. 14, 1778 ; m. April 8, 1798, 
Priscilla, dau. of Francis and Mary (Leeds) Mitchell of Groton ; 
she was a descendant of Priscilla Mullens, the heroine of Long- 
fellow's poem " The Courtship of Miles Standish." She d. 
Dec. 20, 1866. He was a sea captain ; d. Feb. 28, 1826, se. 
47; bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

155. Eunice, b. Feb. 12, 1799. 

156. Francis, b. Aug. 19, 1800. 

157. Amos D., b. April 30, 1805. 

Mary A., b. Feb. 14, 1808 ; never m. ; d. July 2, 1870. 

158. James Y., b. Sep. 15, 1809. 

159. Priscilla, b. May 1, 1820. 


Abigail 6 (Nehemiah?, John*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Aug. 10, 1759 ; m. Jan. 27, 1782, Peleg, son of 
Sylvester Lewis of Groton. He b. July 15, 1754; d. Dec. 25, 
1792. She m. 2nd, July 10, 1806, Noah Bailey, who d. Dec. 
26, 1819. She d. Sep. 16, 1842 ; se. 83 ; bur. Starr Cemetery, 
Groton Bank. Ch. 

Abigail Lewis, b. May 3, 17S3 ; m. 1799, Eneas Morgan ; 
b. 1776; res. Ledyard, Conn.; he d. July 31, 1835; she 
d. April 16, 1865. 

Nancy Lewis, b. April 9, 1785 ; m. Isaac Bailey ; res. Led- 
yard ; d. Oct. 17, 1849. 

Sarah Lewis, b. June 15, 1787 ; m. Jan. 20, 1808, James 
L. Geer; res. Ledyard ; d. May 28, 1863 ; he b. Oct. 31, 
1783 ; d. March 4, 1872. 

Nehemiah Smith. 123 

Peleg Lewis, b. March 28, 1790 ; m. Jan. 28, 1821, the 

widow Lois Bellows of Lyme ; she b. Dec. 17, 1787 ; d. 

Dec. 1, 1873. 
James Lewis, b. Jan. 5, 1793 ; m. 1817, Emily Day ; res. 

New York city ; d. July 10, 1834 ; she b. Dec. S, 1803 ; 

d. May 26, 1832. 


Sarah 6 (Nehemiah b , John*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Aug. 9, 1761 ; m. Nathaniel Bellows ; res. Led- 
yard, District No. 6 ; she d. March 10, 1827, se. 65 ; bur. 
family lot on the homestead. Ch. 

Elizabeth Bellows, b. Aug. 16, 1794 ; m. Frederick Avery ; 
res. N. Y. State. 


Anna 6 (Nehetniah b , John*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Dec. 8, 1765 ; m. Oct. 5, 1786, Isaac Gallup of 
Ledyard, son of Benadam and Hannah (Avery) Gallup ; he 
was a captain in the Revolutionary war ; he b. 1743 ; d. Aug. 
3, 1814; she m. 2nd, Jan. 30, 1825, Seth Williams of Led- 
yard; he b. Jan., 1761; d. May 21, 1843; she d. Dec. 21, 
1848, se. 83 ; bur. old Gallup graveyard, Ledyard. Ch. 

Anna Gallup, b. Sep. 3, 1787 ; m. Jan. 11, 1810, Daniel 

Geer ; res. Lebanon ; d. Feb. 12, 1862. 
Isaac Gallup, b. Jan. 21, 1789; m. March 12, 1812, Pru- 
dence Geer ; res. Ledyard ; d. May 2, 1867. [See Index, 
Orlando Smith.] 
Russell Gallup, b. April 11, 1791 ; m. Hannah Morgan ; 

res. Ledyard ; d. Feb. 16, 1869. 
Sarah Gallup, b. Nov. 9, 1792; m. William McCall ; res. 

Lebanon ; d. Oct. 2, 1860. 
Jabesh Gallup, b. Aug. 23, 1794 ; m. Lucy Meech ; she d. 
Denver, Col. ; he m. 2nd, Louisa Avery, Sep. 21, 1843 ; 
res. Cleveland, O. ; he d. July 13, 1877. 
Avery Gallup, b. April 6, 1796 ; m. Melinda Bailey ; m. 
2nd, Mary Haley ; res. Ledyard ; d. Nov. 4, 1864. 

124 Descendants of 

Elias Gallup, b. April 14, 1798; m. Sep. 28, 1828, Fanny 
Dean ; res. Norwich, Conn. ; d. April 16, 1837. 

Ebastob Gallup, b. July 31, 1800; m. Eunice Williams; 
m. 2nd, Frances Sheffield, Aug. 27, 1846; res. Groton ; 
he. d. July 7, 1882. 

Shdbel Gallup, b. March 6, 1S02; m. Dec. 16, 1830, Sarah 
Maria Isham ; res. Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. 2nd, widow Fanny 
S. Church, 1869; res. Norwich ; d. May 23, 1882. 

Elihu Gallup, b. Dec. 12, 1803; m. 1833, Emily Clark; 
res. Norwich ; d. 1858. 


Nehemiah 6 {NehemiahP, John*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 21, 1767 ; m 1792, Abigail, dan. of Amos 
and Mary (Wright) Geer ; res. Preston, Conn., and Fleming, 
N. Y. He d. Preston, Aug. 13, 1803, se. 36; bur. Ledyard; 
she d. Dec. 2, 1856; bur. Norwalk, O. Ch. 

160. Abigail, b. May 10, 1793. 

Mary, b. April 21, 1795 ; d. Aug. S, 1795. 

161. Alfred, b. Aug. 31, 1796. 

162. Mary, b. May 4, 1800 ; sometimes called Maria. 


John 6 {Nehemiah b , John\ JVehe?niah 3 , JYehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. April 9, 1771 ; m. June 13, 1792, Martha Brown of 
Stonington ; she d. Feb. 6, 1838; bur. Salem; he m. 2nd, 
March 27, 1839, Abigail, dan. of Reuben Palmer of Colchester ; 
res. Groton, Salem and Colchester, Conn.; she d. Dec. 25, 
1874, se. 89; bur. Colchester; he d. April 3, 1856,03.85; 
bur. Salem. Ch. 

163. John, b. Feb. 1, 1794. 

164. Nancy, b. Aug. 11, 1796. 

Erastis, b. March 28, 1804; d. Stonington, Mav 1, 

165. Coddinoton, b. Aug. 20, 1805. 

Nehemiah Smith. 125 


Chakles Stewart" (Charles*, John 4 , JYehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 30, 1772; m. Jan. 26, 1792, Han- 
nah Williams, dau. of Capt. Adam Williams of North Ston- 

ington and his wife Lathrop of Norwich ; res. Groton 

and Waterford, Conn.; he d. May 10, 1810, se. 37. The inven- 
tory of his estate showed $14,282, comprising the home farm 
of 215 acres, Huntington farm, 135 acres, and the Durfey land, 
20 acres. His widow m. Elisha Way ; she d. March 26, 1860, 
se. 85; bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

166. Charles William, b. Jan. 18, 1793. 
Lathrop, b. 

Ellas, b. May 26, 1804; may have had wife Purdy, 
and d. 1822, North Stonington. 

167. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1795. 
Nancy, b. June 10, 1808. 


Shubel 6 (Charles', John 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Feb., 1775; m. April 17, 1796, Sarah, dau. of Ed- 
ward and Sarah (Douglass) Raymond of Waterford, Conn.; 
he had a large farm of 600 acres in Ledyard ; he did quite an 
extensive business shipping mules to the South, and West 
Indies; probate $16,768; he d. March 3, 1823, se. 48; she b. 
March 11, 1777; d. Sep. IS, 1865, &. 88; bur. Ledyard. Ch. 
Shubel Raymond, b. Sep. 14, 1797 ; never m.; d. Dec. 

3, 1820. 
Charles Edward, b. Nov. 17, 1799 ; d. Sep. 14, 1802. 
Sally Raymond, b. Feb. 3, 1802 ; d. unmarried. 
Charles Edward, b. Nov. 21, 1803; never in.; d. 
Dec. 23, 1S28. 

168. Hannah Emeline, b. Feb. 22, 1806. 

169. Leonard Christopher, b. June 6, 1808. 

170. Jared Whitfield, b. May 3, 1810. 

171. Harriet L., b. March 23, 1812. 

126 Descendants of 

172. Orlando, b. Feb. 9, 1814. 

173. Eliza A., b. April 4, 1810. 

174. Julia A., b. April 7, 1819. 


Russell 6 {Charles", John*, JVehemiah 3 , JVehemiah 2 , JVehe- 
miah 1 ), b. May 3, 1777 ; m. Lydia, dau. of Azariah and Asanet 
(Treadway) Wright of Colchester; he d. Jan., 1828; bur. 
Aurora, N. Y.; she d. Dec. 19, 1841, se. 56; bur. Smith Lake 
Cemetery, Poquonoc, Conn. Cli. all b. Centre Groton. 

175. Henry Wright, b. April 24, 1807. 

Russell Courtland, b. , 1812; never m.; d. 

Aug., 1860 or 1863, on a voyage from San Francisco to 

Panama; bur. Pacific ocean. 
Charles Stewart, b. , 1815; never m.; went 

South during the war of the Rebellion and not heard 

from since. 
Albert Oscar, b. ,1817; m.; res. Pa.; had 

one son. 
James Monroe, b. , 1818 ; a physician ; never 

in.; res. Plaquemine, La. 
Fanny, b. , 1819 ; d. Oct. 10, 1826, se. 7 ; bur. 

Smith Lake Cemetery. 

176. Gurdon Buckley, b. July 26, 1823. 

177. Marcus Lafayette, b. July 20, 1825. 


Hannah 9 (Charles 6 , John 4 , JVehemiah^, Nehemiah 2 y JVehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, July 6, 1780 ; m. Jan. 24, 1804, Daniel 
Avery of Groton. Ch. 

Hannah Emeline Avery, b. Feb. 11, 1806; d. March 11, 

Charles Smith Avery, b. Feb. 7, 1808. 
Ccrtis Lord Avery, b. June 1, 1810. 
Marvin Stewart Avery, b. April 22, 1812. 

Nehemiah Smith. 127 


Simeon 6 {Simeon 6 , Isaac 4 , JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, Oct. 14, 1762 ; m. May 13, 1784, Charlotte, 
dau. of Nathan and Elizabeth (Denison) Smith, a sister of the 
wife of his brother Rufus [see record, 22] ; she d. Jan. 26, 
1791, about 28 years of age ; he m. Sep. 11, 1792, for his sec- 
ond wife, Mary, dau. of William and Mary Avery of Ledyard ; 
she d. March 17, 1799 ; he d. at his home on Main street, New 
London, Oct. 13, 1848, sb. 86 years. [See History New Lon- 
don, p. 631.] 

The following is from the " New London Daily Chronicle." 

" Death of Majok Simeon Smith. 

" Our readers will see in the obituary record this morning 
the death of a man whose name and character deserve some- 
thing more than the mere passing announcement of his decease. 
Major Smith was one of our oldest and most estimatable citi- 
zens and the memory of such a man must not be permitted to 
fade into forgetfulness. He had lived long beyond the allotted 
period of life for had he lived another day he would have 
reached the venerable age of 86 and yet it seems but yesterday 
that we saw his erect and manly form in the street, with eye as 
bright and step almost as elastic as a man of fifty. His mind 
was as clear and his disposition as cheerful as the youngest of 
those around him. Within a few days of his death he might 
have been seen among the earliest in their morning calls at the 
post office, and as eager as the youngest of the company to see 
his newspaper and read the news. Indeed, his whole life has 
been one of great physical as well as mental activity. He hajd 
few superiors in all those qualities that mark a man of energy. 
A patriot and a good citizen, honest, intelligent, kind and 
courteous to all, he was at the same time a man of firm and 
decided character, with much of the milk of human kindness in 
his breast and gentle as a child in his general intercourse, there 
never was a time when it was safe to tamper with his temper. 
A truer patriot never lived and there was no moment of his life 
that he would not have fought for his country to the death, 
though holding no official station during the last War with 
Great Britain he was always first at the post of danger and 
foremost in the discharge of duty when the enemy threatened. 

1 -_ >s Descendants of 

When Decatur and his squadron were driven into this port and 
the whole British fleet was expected to follow he was instantly 
at the most exposed points urging forward all possible means 
for repelling the enemy, and if we were disposed to go into 
details, it would be quite easy to give instances of his devotion 
on that occasion which would at least equal any of the romantic 
accounts so widely circulated since. At Fort Trumbull he 
promptly offered his services and was assigned to a command 
as a volunteer. He was among the foremost of the gallant 
little band of eighteen who flew to Stonington upon the bom- 
bardment of that town, and there fought with an indomitable 
courage and skill that with two half dismounted 18 pounders 
drove off the whole squadron. 

" Major Smith held several offices of trust and responsibility 
in civil life and always discharged their duties with honor to 
himself and benefit to his constitutants. He had been a mem- 
ber of the State Legislature and for a long series of years high 
Sheriff of the County etc., preserving throughout a character 
unblemished by an improper act and unsullied by a suspicion. 

" To his family and friends it must be a source of great con- 
solation that he died without a struggle in full confidence of a 
blessed immortality." 

Ch. first wife : 

Charlotte, b. Groton, Feb. 24, 1785 ; d. July 14, 1800. 
Clarinda, b. Groton, Dec. 3, 1786 ; in. Oct. 4, 1812, 
Adam, son of David Frink of New London ; she d. 
Feb. 14, 1858, se. 71 ; he d. March 8, 1869, a?. 88. 
178. Henry Channing, b. Groton, May 26, 1789. 
Second wife : 

Mary Avery, b. New London, Oct. 15, 1794; m. Nov. 12, 
1837, Dr. Rowland Sears of Greenwich, Mass., son of 
Barnabus Sears of Northampton, Mass.; res. Whites- 
borough, N. Y. ; he b. Feb. 14, 1782; d. Dec. 26, 1837, 
re. 55; she d. Aug. 26, 1S78; no ch. 
Edwin, b. New London, June 25, 1796; d. Feb. 12, 1798. 
Eliza, b. New London, Nov. 1, 1798 ; d. Feb. 2, 1799. 

Rufus 6 {Simeon*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, Jan. 9, 1765; m. March 17, 1786, Abigail, 

Nehemiah Smith. 129 

sister to his brother Simeon's wife and dau. of Nathan and 
Elizabeth (Denisou) Smith. [See record, 22.] She d. Feb. 
19, 1835. He was a farmer, justice of the peace, in the 
Assembly 1804, and deacon 1811-1829; res. near the Tan 
Yard north of Poquonoc ; removed to New York State [see 
"Mystic Pioneer"] Dec. 22. 1866. Ch. 

179. Elias, b. Aug. 2, 1787. 

Carlton, b. March 20, 1789; d. April, 1879. 

180. Simeon, b. Sep. 6, 1790. 

181. Elijah Frederick, b. Dec. 13, 1792. 
Austin, b. March 2, 1795; d. March 1, 1798. 
Dau., b. April 15, 1797; d. May 3, 1797. 

Maria, b. May 11, 1798; m. 1818, Gilbert T. Smith. 
[See record, 184.] 

Rufus, b. Jan. 29, 1802; never m.; d. Rochester, N. 
Y., Dec. 9, 1858. 

Albert Gallatin, b. March 29, 1804 ; in. Julia Ann 
Burrows, May 12, 1830; no ch.; he was a mer- 
chant at Rochester, N. Y., where he d. March 29, 
1855; she a dau. of Rev. Roswell Burrows [see 
record, 35] ; res. Albion, N. Y. 

Abigail D., b. Aug. 15, 1806 ; m. Robert McCullum 
of Rochester, N. Y., March 14, 1828; she d. Sep., 
1831 ; no ch. 


Joseph 6 {Simeon*, Jsaaa*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, March 25, 1767; m, Eunice, dau. of Deacon 
Gilbert and Eunice (Denison) Smith. [See family record, No. 
28.] He d. Aug. 14, 1797, re. 30 ; his widow m. Joseph Burn- 
ham ; had two ch.: James, d. New Orleans, 1830, and William 
J., b. 1809, d. 1832 in New York; Mrs. Burnham d. Aug. 17, 
, re. 37. Ch. 

183. Joseph D., b. May 4, 1794. 

184. Gilbert T., b. about 1800, 


130 Descendants of 


Estheu" (Simeon 6 , lsaac\ Nehemiah 3 , Ne/iemiah 2 , Nelie- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, Nov. 21, 1769 ; m. March 15, 1789, Josliua 
Swan of Stonington ; she d. March 8, 1863, se. 93 ; he was a 
farmer; removed from Stonington to Lyme about 1S16. Ch. 
all b. Stonington. 

Esther Swan, b. Nov. 17, 1789; d. Sep. 7, 1790. 

Esther Swan, b. , 1791 ; d. Jan. 23, 1793. 

Joshua Swan, b. Oct. 19, 1793. 

Betsey Swan, b. Dec. 9, 1795. 

Joseph Swan, b. Feb. 20, 1798. 

Jabez Smith Swan, b. Feb. 23, 1800; m. Laura Griff en of 
East Haddam, Conn.; he d. Nov. 21, 1884, ?e. 84; he 
was familliarly known as Elder Swan, a famous Baptist 
preacher. [See New Loudon and New York papers for 
long account of his remarkable life.] 

William Henry Swan, b. May 2, 1802 ; d. July 12, 1803. 

William Henry Swan, b. Nov. 5, 1804; d. at sea. 

Charles Swan, b. April 12, 1807 ; d. at sea. 

Lucy Swan, b. May 15, 1810. 

Mary Esther Swan, b. Aug. 4, 1813. 


Eunice" (Simeon", Isaac\ Nehemiah\ Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah\ b. Groton, June 24, 1772; m. April 1, 1792, Daniel, 
son of Eleazer Williams of Stonington ; he d. May 29, 1824, 
ge. 57 ; she d. Aug. 31, 1860, se. 88 ; bur. Lower Mystic Cem- 
etery, Groton, Conn. Ch. 

Eunice Williams, b. Dec. 25, 1792; d. Oct. 12, 1801. 
Charles Smith Williams, b. Nov. 25, 1796; d. Jan. 17, 

Mary Smith Williams, b. March 5, 1804; never m. 
Charles Smith Williams, b. March 25, 1806; m. Jan. 6, 

1850, Lucy R. Swan. 

Nehemiah Smith. 131 

Charles 6 (Simeon", Isaac 11 , Nehemiah 3 , JVehemiah 2 , JSfehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, Feb. 24, 1775; m. March 11, 1801, Lois, 
dau. of John and Joanna (Mather) Parsons of Lyme, Conn.; 
Joanna was only dau. of Deacon Joseph and Joanna (Matson) 
Mather of Lyme, and granddau. of Timothy and Sarah 
Mather. Mrs. Lois Smith b. 1779; d. Aug. 24, 1819. He m. 
2nd. March 25, 1821, Phebe Parsons, a half-sister of his first 
wife; she was a direct descendant of Benjamin Parsons of 
Great Torrington, near Exeter, England, 1630. [See Hyde 
Gen., Vol. T, p. 181.] Mr. Smith learned the trade of saddler 
and harness-maker from his father ; was justice of the peace, 
became engaged in mercantile affairs and shipping before the 
war of 1812; resided at Lyme 1801-28, when he removed to 
Rochester, N. Y., where he continued as a merchant until his 
d., Jan. 17, 1840. Ch. 
First wife : 

185. Maey, b. Dec. 25, 1801. 

Fanny, b. May 10, 1804; m. Rev. Zenas Freeman 
May 26, 1828; res. Maynesborough, Va.; she d. 
April 20, 1838 ; no ch. 

Eunice B., b. Sep. 8, 1806; never m.; living (1885). 

186. Julia, b. Oct. 16, 1809. 

187. William Parsons, b. June 2, 1813. 
Second wife : 

Charles Henrt, b. May 17, 1822 ; m. Matilda Payton 
Reason ; res. Bergen, N. J.; shed, previous to his d., 
March 12, 1870; no ch. 

Louisa Parsons, b. Jan. 27, 1824. 


Elijah 8 (Simeon", Isaac 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
mia/i 1 ), b. Nov. 16, 1776 ; m. Mary, dau. of Starr and Mary 
(Morgan) Chester of Groton ; he d. July 19, 1803, se. 26. [See 
Index, Nicholas Chester.] Hon. Noyes Barber, b. Groton, 

132 Descendants of 

1780; in. 1 SO 1 , Catharine Burdidk of Charlestown, R. L; had 
five eh.; she d. December 4, 18l3, re. 33, and he in. Aug. 11, 
1814, Mary, widow of Elijah Smith ; had five eh.: Noyes C, 
Mary E., Julia M., John S. and Ellen; Mrs. Mary (Chester) 
(Smith) Barber d. Oct. 12, 1848, re. 6$; Mr. Barber died Jan. 
2, 1841, re. 63. [See Index, Erastus T. Smith and Elijah 
F. Smith.] Ch. 
Of Elijah Smith : 

Fanny D., d. infant. 

Mary, d. infant. 


Abigail 6 (Simeon 6 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah}),\). Jan. 27,1779; m. David H. Palmer of Groton ; 
moved, 1828, to East A. von, Livingston Co., N. Y.; he d. May 
23, 1854, re. 80; she d. April 3, 1859, re. 80. Ch. 

Charlotte Palmer, b. 1798 ; m. Waters, Dec, 1838; 

res. East Avon. 
Martha Palmer, b. 1800; m. Samuel Gallup; res. Knox, 

N. Y. 
Abigail Palmer, b. ; d. Dec. 31, 1881. 

Clarinda Palmer, b. 
Eunice Palmer, b 

Jabez Palmer, b. 1811 ; d. Sep. 13, 1837. 
Clarissa Palmer,!). 1813; m. Ebenezer Watson, Dec. 5, 

1838; res. East Avon. 
Henry Palmer, b. ; d. Jan. 2S, 1846. 

Gilbert Palmer, b. 1818; res. East Avon. 
Cauoline Palmer, b. 1823; m. Henry Wiand ; d. March 

3, 1859. 


Mary" (8imeon\ Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah x ), b. Groton, June 1, 1781 ; m. Feb. 14, 1802, Nicholas 
Chester, son of Starr and Mary (Morgan) Chester [see 
[ndex, Elijah Smith, and Des of James Morgan, Ed. 1869, 

Nehemiah Smith. 133 

p. 102]; res. Groton, Conn.; he b. 1780; d. 1828; she d. 
Aug. 25, 1861, se. 80. Oh. 

Benjamin Chester, b. Dec. 13, 1802; m. Caroline Morgan, 

Dec. 25, 1828 ; res. D wight, 111. 
Frances S. Chester, b. Aug. 1, 1S05 ; m. Thomas Chester, 

183(>; res. New London. 
Mary A. Chester, b. Aug. 10, 1808 ; m. Eldridge P. Ches- 
ter, April 13, 1831 ; m. 2nd, George Lester, Sep. 30, 1846 ; 

res. Gaines, N. Y. 
Eunice W. Chester, b. Dec. 25, 1810; m. 1831, William 

P. Morgan, a brother of Caroline; res. Gaines, Orleans 

Co., N. Y. 
Starr Chester, b. July 20, 1813 ; m. Lydia Schofield ; res. 

Gaines, N. Y. 
Andrew J. Chester, b. Aug. 4, 1815; m. Elizabeth W. 

Ball ; res. Albany, N. Y. 
Amanda M. Chester, b. Oct. 4, 1817 ; d. young. 
Charlotte S. Chester, b. Oct. 9, 1820 ; m. James M. 

Flagg ; res. Chicago, 111. 


Jabez 6 (Simeon", Isaac 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Groton, Conn., Aug. 25, 1783; m. Mary L. Walt- 
hall of Chesterfield, Va., July 14, 1810 ; res. Petersburg, Va. ; 
he d. Feb. 20, 1865 ; she d. April 15, 1859; bur. Blanford 
Cemetery. Ch. 

188. Clarinda Susan, b. April 25, 1811. 
Sarah Ann, b. July 6, 1813 ; d. July, 1814. 

189. Archibald Lawrence, b. May 25, 1815. 
Mary, b. April 30, 1817 ; d. July 21, 1819. 

Maria Louisa, b. March 24, 1819 ; m. Nov. 15, 1837, 

Thomas M. Buford; d. about 1856. 
Jabez Sidney, b. May 24, 1821 ; never m.; d. Jan. 

12, 1855. 
Rufus Simeon, b. Nov. 3, 1822 ; never m. ; d. 1866. 

134 Descendants of 

Mary E. Walthall, b. April 5, 1826 ; m. June 4, 
1S50, Henry C. Caruth Banker, Louisville, Ky. 

190. Joseph Walworth, b. May 24, 1828. 

Jennie, b. Oct. 13, 1830; m. July 10, 1849, Oscar 
Wilder; m. 2nd, Eugene Underwood, merchant, 
Louisville, Ky. 


William ( William 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah}), b. Lyme, Conn., Jan. 22, 1775; m. about. 1796, Abi- 
gail, dau. of James and Annis (Newton) Smith of Groton ; 
res. Gales Ferry, Ledyard, Conn., Brooklyn, Pa., and 
Moriches, Long Island, N. Y. ; he d. Oct., 1854, se. 79 ; she 
b. Sep. 4, 17S0; d. April 17, 1867, se. 86; bur. Centre 
Moriches. Ch. 

Washington G., b. Oct. 29, 1797 ; m. Emma Keeve ; 
res. Southold, N. Y. 

191. Eliza, b. Sep. 21,. 1799. 
Frederick, b. April 14, 1801. 
Eunice, b. Sep. 22, 1802; d. young. 

192. Eunice L., b. Dec. 25, 1804, 

193. Sarah M., b. Oct. 5, 1806. 

194. William, b. May 6, 180S. 

Henry S., b. May 26, 1810; m. Elizabeth Arcularous; 

res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Robert B. R., b. Sep. 2, 1813 ; m. Sophronia ; 

res. Moriches, N. Y. 
Maria K., b. Dec. 29, 1815 ; m. John Penny ; m. 2nd, 

John Rogers; res. Speonk, N. Y.; she d. Feb. 26, 

John K. C, b. Sep. 4, 1819; m. Esther Bishop; res. 

Moriches, N. Y. 


Elizabeth 6 ( WUliam 6 , Imac*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Conn., Dec. 1, 1779; m. 1805, 

Nehemiah Smith. 135 

Samuel Ely; he d. May 15, 1812; she d. March 13, 1869, se. 
89. Ch. 

Samuel Ely, b. , 1806. 

George E. Ely, b. , 1808; res. Lyme and Block 


Henry L. Ely, b. , 1810 ; in. Mary A. Strong, May 

15, 1822; res. Williamstown, Mass., and Clyde and Savan- 
nah, N. Y. 


Gurdon 6 ( \Villia?n 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Dec, 1781 ; m. Jan., 1801, Abby Vail, 
dau. of Grover and Esther (Vail) L'Hommedien of Norwich, 
Conn. ; he d. April 4, 1855, se. 73 ; she d. April 8, 1859. Ch. 

Gurdon L., b. Oct. 13, 1801; m. Mehitable Tribby; 
res. Essex, Conn.; two ch. : Estelle, d. N. Y., se. 20, and 
Abby m. in Mobile, Ala., H. L. Jeermigan. 

195. Harriet A., b. April 5, 1S03. 

196. Susan G., b. June 23, 1804. 

Fannie L., b. Nov. 30, 1805 ; d. infant. 

Giles L., b. Sep. 1, 1807 ; m. Mary Clark ; res. Pater- 
son, N. J. 

James J., b. Nov. 17, 1808 ; m. Dollie A. Newton ; four 
ch.: Newton ; a babe lost at the burning of a steam- 
boat on the Mississippi river; Esther, d. } 7 oung; Ella, 
d. young. 

197. William A., b. Aug. 13, 1810. 

Charles E., b. Oct. 27, 1812 ; never m. ; d. Aug. 7, 

1838 ; bur. at sea. 
Fanny, b. Nov. 20, 1813 ; d. infant. 

198. Eliza C, b. March 26, 1815. 

199. GeorCxE H., b. July 2, 1816. 

Edwin H., b. March 20, 1820 ; m. about 1845, Phileiia 
Whittemore of New London ; res. New York city ; 
no ch. ; he d. Dec. 25, 1884; she d. 

Abby L., b. July 14, 1821 ; d. infant. 

136 Descendants of 


John Denison 6 ( William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Aug. 12, 1782; in. about 1800, 
the widow Mrs. Grace (Billings) Williams of Stonington; res. 
Stonington, Conn., and Barrington and Stockbridge, Mass.; he 
d. Syracuse, Sep. 23, 1834 ; she b. Jan. 23, 1774 or '76 ; d. May 
25, I860; both bur. Syracuse, N. Y. Ch. 

Caroline E., b. Jime, 1803 ; d. March 18, 1804. 
Caroline Celia, b. Dec. 10, 1805; m. 1825, Capt. 

Francis Smith. [See record, 156.] 
Mary E., b. June 3, 1807 ; d. Syracuse, N. Y., 1834. 

201. John Williams, b. Oct. 26, 1808. 

202. Lucy A., b. Oct. 5, 1810. 

203. Charlotte Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1810. 

204. Frances Grace, b. Aug. 21, 1812. 

205. Matilda Avery, b. July 3, 1815. 

206. Denison B., b. Oct. 26, 1817. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. May 12, 1819 ; res. Toledo, O. 
Sarah J., b. Dec. 26, 1821 ; d. 1834. 


Edward 8 ( William*, Isaac 1 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Aug. 24, 1784; m. 1811, Anna, dan. 
of Nathan and Rebecca (Palmer) Stark of Lyme. He drowned 
Sep. 20, 1835, ;e. 51 years; she d. Sep. 1, 1864, at Deep River, 
Conn.; bur. Fountain Hill Cemetery. Ch. 

207. Rebecca Stark, b. 1812. 

Amy E., b. 1815; m. about 1835, William H. Wood; 

res. Columbia, Tenn. 
Daughter, b. ; d. young. 

James Monroe, b. 1819; went west, supposed to have 

been killed by the Indians. 
Anna, b. Dec. 6, 1830; res. Deep River; never in.; 

d. about 1885. 


Family record No. w. 

Photo-Gravure Co. N. Y 

Nehemiah Smith. * 137 


Phebe 6 ( William 6 , Isaac 4 , Wehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nelie- 
miah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Aug. 20, 1786; m. 1810, Allen W., 
son of Lemuel Griffen ; moved from Ohio to Hamburgh, Conn.; 
he d. Oct. 28, 1851 ; bur. Beckwith burying ground, East Had- 
dam ; she d. Jan. 27, 1864, 93. 77 ; bur. Hamburgh. Ch. 

Griffen, b. ; d. infant. 

Allen W. Griffen, b. April 27, 1813 ; m. Jan., 1839, Sarah 
E. Lord ; res. Hamburgh. 

Harriet N. Griffen, b. Sep., 1815; m. Frank W. Wilcox; 
res. Orange, N. J.; she d. Feb., 1884. 

Henry Griffen, b. July 6, 1819; m. Sarah Grasbeck; res. 

Phebe Griffen, b. Sep., 1821; m. Josiah Morgan; res. 


Nathan 6 ( William 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiald '; Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
mia/i 1 ), b. North Lyme, Nov. 12, 1788; m. 1810, Nancy 
Waterman of Salem; she d. July 2, 1824. Hem. 2nd, Han- 
nah, dau. of Abiel and Mary (Graves) Stark of North Lyme. 
After her d. he m. 3rd. Nancy, widow of Mathius Baker and 
dau. of Deacon Eliphlet Hillyard of East Haddam, Conn.; she 
d. Aug. 7, 1855, 83. 58. He m. 4th, Mary, dau. of Benadem 
and Cynthia (Fish) Gallup of Groton ; she d. March 10, 1875, 
83. 75. He was captain of a sloop for awhile, but a farmer most 
of his life at Salem, Conn.; he was a deacon of the Baptist 
Church, North Lyme, and d. March 26, 1876, se. 87. Ch. 
First wife : 

208. Sarah M., b. Aug. 6, 1814. 

209. Gilbert B., b. April 10, 1816. 

Nathan W., b. Jan. 6, 1818 ; m. Jan. 7, 1847, Adeline, 
dau. of Augustus and Betsey (Mills) Holley of 
Ancram, N. Y.; no ch.; he m. 2nd, Feb. 4, 1850, 
Esther, dau. of Peter and Sarah (Leake) Odell of 
Washington, N. Y.; res. Wassaic, N. Y.; no ch. 

138 Descendants of 

Nancy L., b. Aug. 12, 1819; m. March, 1857, Gorman, 
son of Jonathan and Sarah (Greene) Denison [see 
Des. George Denison, Ed. 1881, p. 38] ; he d. 1859; 
she d. Wassaic, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1874; no ch. 

210. John H., b. June 1, 1821. 

Second wife : 

211. Fitch C, b. Jan. 19, 1826. 

212. Henry S., b. May 20, 1828. 
No children by third and fourth wives. 


Ansyl" ( William", Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. North Lyme, Conn., April 1, 1799; m. Lucy, dan. of 
Capt. Lay and Mercy (Dee) Stanward of Saybrook ; he and 
his wife and three ch. moved in a two-horse wagon from Conn, 
to Ohio in 1812; remained in Ohio until 1855, then removed 
to Santa Clara, Cal., where he and his wife are both buried ; he 
was a very industrious, honest citizen, a member of the 
Methodist church, and d. April 25, 1875, se. 76 ; she b. April 
28, 1799, d. J une 22, 1874. Ch. 

Timothy Edwin, b. April 28, 1826, at Hebron, Conn.; 
in. March 24, 1857 ; res. East Oakland, Cal. 

213. Lucy Cornelia, b. July 5, 1828. 

William Lacy, b. Oct, 13, 1830, at Hope Valley ; d. 

March 14, 1835, Brooklyn, Ohio. 
Sou, b. June 24, 1834, at Brooklyn, Ohio; d. June 24, 


214. Sarah Frances, b. March 19, 1838, at Columbia, Ohio. 

215. Mary Emily, b. Oct. 4, 1840, at Columbia, Ohio. 


Betsey' (Samuel*, Samuel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn.; in. David Beebe ; after her d. he m. 
Mary, dau. of Deacon Samuel and Tabitha Lamb; Betsey and 
Mary wore own cousins ; their mothers, Mary and Tabitha Wight- 

Nehemiah Smith. 139 

man, were sisters of Hannah Wightman [see Index], wife of 
Daniel Smith. Ch. 
Of David Beebe : 

David Beebe, res. New London. 

Lucinda Beebe, m. Harris ; two ch. 

Betsey Beebe, m. Josiah Stewart ; three ch. 


Anna 6 {Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 )^ 
b. Niantic, Conn. ; m. Dec. 29, 1791, Jonathan Caulkins. Ch. 
Sally Caulkins, b. Dec. 30, 1792. 

Naomi Caulkins, b. June 26, 1794 ; m. Beckwith. 

Jonathan Caulkins, b. April 19, 1796 ; living (1886). 
Samuel Caulkins, b. March 31, 1798. 


Bridget 6 {Samuel 5 , Samuel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Niantic ; m. Peter Prentice. Ch. 
Gilbert Prentice. 
Watson Prentice. 
Thomas Prentice, m. in New York city abnnt 18-11 ; moved 

to New London, and returned to New York after 1859. 
Samuel Prentice. 

Nancy Prentice, 
Naomi Prentice, 
Sarah Prentice. 
Mary Prentice. 



Jesse 6 {Samuel 5 , Samuel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Aug. 11, 1786, in that part of New London, afterward 
Waterford, and now within the limits of the town of East 
Lyme. Soon after his father's death and when 15 years of 
age, he left school and home to live with his maternal uncle, 
Isaac Wightman, in Groton ; he assisted on the farm summers 
and worked in a cooper shop during the winter. This was at 

140 Descendants of 

a time when the business of shipping whab oil was an exten- 
sive one in New London. Oct. 9, L808, he m. Betsey Stark of 
Groton. She was a dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Frink) 
Stark. When only 10 years of age he was received into the 
Baptist Church in his native town, and while living in Groton 
connected himself with the First Baptist Church, then under 
the pastoral care of his uncle, John Gano Wightman. He 
maintained his fellowship with that church during the re- 
mainder of his life. He was accustomed to take an active part 
in religious meetings, and was often called upon to conduct 
meetings in private houses, school-rooms and in villages remote 
from places of stated worship. He occasionally officiated at 
funerals. To all these calls he responded readily and gratui- 
tously. He possessed an active and vigorous intellect, and was 
quick at repartee. In his manner he was courteous and affable, 
in his nature hopeful, trusting and confiding. 

Mr. Smith d. Dec. 21, 1844, re. 5S ; his wife b. Oct. 9, 
1786, d. Oct. 29, 1849, re. 63; family bur. First Baptist 
Church graveyard, Groton, Conn. Ch. 

216. Betsey Frances, b. East Lyme, Nov. 3, 1810. 

217. Charles Albert, b. North Groton, Nov. 25, 1812. 

218. Sandford Billings, b. North Groton, Sep. 8, 1816. 
Henry Edwin, b. North Groton, Nov. 3, 1820; d. 

Julia Abby, b. North Groton, June 23, 1823 ; in. Dec. 
13, 1871, Capt. Samuel A. Smith of Groton; he d.; 
she living New London (1886). 


Samuel 8 (Samuel", Samuel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nelie- 
miah 1 ), b. April 7, 1790 ; m. April 4, 1810, Sarah Minor of 
East Lyme. He lived on the homestead farm, Niantic, a few 
years; kept hotel at New London during the war of 1812; re- 
moved to Eochester, N. Y., about 1824, where he followed the 
business of grocer and accumulated considerable property ; he 
d. March 4, 1833 ; she d. March 5, 1858, re. 69 ; bur. Mt.Hope 
Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 141 

219. Isaac Wightman, b. Jan. 28, 1811. 

Sarah Miranda, b. May 7, 1812; b. Jan. 7, 1823. 
Samuel, b. March 10, 18 14; d. Mexican war. 

220. Ltdia Ann, b. March 20, 1816. 

221. Elizabeth Esther, b. Eeb. 18, 1820. 

Seldon Minor, d. April 1, 1823; d. Oct. 27, 1823. 
Cecelia Julia, b. Aug. 9, 1826 ; d. Aug. 29, 1827. 

222. Noyes Gillett, b. April 3, 1828. 


John Gano Wightman 8 (/Samuel", Samuel 4 -, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah, 2 Nehemiah 1 ), b. Waterford, May 2,1796; m. Sep. 16, 
1817, Desire, dan. of Uriah Downer of Bozrah, Conn.; res. 
Orangeville, N. Y.; he d. Nov. 21, lS3k) ; she b. Oct. 3, 1797, 
d. Sep. 6, 1871, se. 74. Ch., all b. Orangeville. 

223. Hannah D., b. Nov. 21, 1817. 

William C, b. May 30, 1821. [See family record, 

Orson H., b. Dec. 13, 1S24. [See family record, 362.] 
John G. W., b. Dec. 27, 1826; d. Jan. 6, 1827. 
James K., b. March 6, 1832. [See family record, 363.] 
Desire, b. March 3, 1835 ; d. March 8, 1835. 
Sarah M., b. Aug. 6, 1838 ; m. J. E. Blackmer, March 

15, 1860; res. Orangeville, N. Y. 


Lucinda 6 (Samuel", Samuel 4 ; Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. about 1787 ; m. Sylvanus Beckwith of Waterford ; 
late in life removed to New London ; he d. March, 1852, se. 
94 ; she d. Aug. 18, 1860, ae. 73. Ch. 

Nathan Beckwith, m. ; res. New London. 

Samuel Beckwith, m. Abby A. Gorton, Sep. 1, 1834 ; res. 
New London. 

Calvin Beckwith. 

Nelson Beckwith. 

Sylvanus Beckwith, res. Bridgeport, Conn. 

142 Descendants of 

Allen Beokwith, res. Bath, Me. 

Daughter, m. George Nichols; res. Savannah, Ga. 

Daughter, m. James Hay. 

Daughter, in. William Keeler. 

Lucinda Beokwith, m. Weed ; res. Norwich, Conn. 


Benjamin 8 (Simon*, Simon x , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. July 17, 1791, in East Lyme, Conn.; m. July 30, 
1811, Theodia Smith [see 50] of the same town. Their grand- 
fathers were brothers. She was born December 1, 1789. He 
was a carpenter and builder ; they moved to Milan, Ohio, and 
from there to Norwalk, where he built a large number of build- 
ings, including the Norwalk Seminary. About 1843, he bought 
an extensive farm at Lyme, Huron county, Ohio. About the 
age of 74, he gave up farming and spent the remaining years 
of his life with his youngest daughter in Milan. Mrs. Theodia 
Smith d. Jan. 3, 1872, 82 years of age; he d. Feb. 17, 
1872, 80 years of age. They were both members of the 
Presbyterian Church, and lived very happily together for over 
sixty years ; both bur. at Monroeville, Huron county, Ohio. 
Ch., all b. at Milan. 

Eliza K., b. May 30, 1812; m. Jan. 5, 1832, B. F. 

Cunningham ; res. Milan. 
Simon A., b. Aug. 1, 1814; m. Dec. 1, 1847, Elizabeth 

Murphy of Xenia, Erie Co., Ohio ; res. Monroeville, 

Ohio; he d. March 7, 1885; no ch. 
Hezektaii K., b. Oct. 18, 1816; m. Nov. 14, 1837, 

Hannah F. Smith ; res. Norwalk, Ohio. 

224. Benjamin P., b. March 18, 1819. 

Philo H., b. Nov. 12, 1821 ; d. Feb. 1(5, 1830. 

225. Theodia L., b. Jan. 5, 1824. 

Turner M., b. Jan. 6, 1827; d. June 1, 1844. 

226. Jane A., b. Aug. 28, 1829. 

227. Sarah A., b. Feb. 26, 1835. 

Nehemiah Smith. 143 


Eunice 6 (Stephen 5 , Simo?i 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , JVehe- 
miah 1 ), b. East Lyme, July 11, 1782; m. Kichard Caulkins; 
he was a farmer at Berlin, nine miles from Norwalk, Ohio ; d. 
about 1834; she d. March, 1842; bur. Family lot, Homestead 
farm, Berlin. Ch. 

Mary Caulkins, b. about 1805; m. 1824, Hezekiah Smith, 

Jr. [See 124.] 
Frances Caulkins, b. Feb. 28, 1807; m. Hosea H. Baxter; 

three ch. ; res. Huron, Ohio. [See Index, Julia Baxter.] 
Job Caulkins, b. , 1809; never m. 

Eunice Caulkins, b. April 4, 1811 ; m. 1830, George Gauff ; 

three ch. ; she d. Mt. Vernon, Ohio ; he m. 2nd, her sister 

Osman Caulkins, b. Jan., 1813 ; m. ; three ch. ; killed by 

lightning in Arkansas. 
Pember Caulkins, b. , 1815; m. Martha Mulrich ; four 

ch. ; d. 1870 in Indiana. 
Laura Caulkins, b. April 30, 1817; m. 1842, Geo. Gauff; 

no ch. ; res. Milan, Ohio. 
Stephen Caulkins, b. July 23, 1819 ; m. ; d. near Sandusky. 
Dolly Caulkins, b. July 13, 1825 ; never m. ; d. about 



Jemima 6 (Stephen 5 , Simon*, Samuel?, JVehe?niah 2 , Nehe- 
miah}), b. East Lyme, Aug. 6, 1784 ; m. Chester King of Ver- 
non, Conn. ; res. Florence, Ohio ; she d. Feb. 9, 1854, se. 69 ; 
he d. March 12, 1861, se. 77; bur. Berlin Heights, Ohio. Ch. 

Louise C. King, b. Dec. 10, 1814, in Vernon; d. Jan. 9, 

Chester C. King, b. Feb. 7, 1816, in Vernon; m. Catharine 

Hultz; res. Vermillion, Ohio. 
Hiram King, b. April 1, 1819, in Vernon ; m. Christena 

Rumsey ; res. Lansing, Mich. 

144 Descendants of 

Rosana E. King, b. April 28, 1821, in Florence, Ohio; m. 

John E. Fuller, Jan. 1, 1846; he d. Oct. 18, 1878, se. 62 ; 

widow in. David E. Morehouse, July 30, 1884 ; res. Nor- 

walk, Ohio. 
Stephen S. King, b. March 4, 1824; m. Mary A. Parker; 

res. Topeka, Kansas; he d. Nov. 28, 1858. 
Joseph King, b. Aug. 11, 1829; in. Malona Masters; res. 

Florence, Ohio. 
Charles King, b. March 18, 1831 ; m. Maggie Jackson ; 

res. Topeka, Kansas ; a physician ; d. March 5, 1869. 


Job Cooledge 6 (Stephen 5 , Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah}), b. East Lyme, April 1, 1786 ; ra. Esther, dau. of 
Jonathan Brown of Monroe Co., N. Y. ; she d. March, 1815 ; 
he in. 2nd, Elizabeth, dau. of William Austin of Ohio, she 
being 15 years of age; he was a lieut. in the Conn, militia; 
res. N. Vermillion, Ohio, Brighton, N. Y., Detroit, Mich., and 
Elyria, Ohio; he d. in Jersey City, N. J., July 17, 1875, se. 
89 ; bur. Cypress Hills Cemetery, East New York, Long 
Island. Ch. 
First wife, b. Brighton : 

Stephen, b. about 1807; never in.; d. Fulton, N. Y. , 

228. Cynthia, b. July 4, 1809. 

229. William Brown, b. March 2, 1815. 
Second wife, all b. at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio : 

230. Joseph Nottingham, b. Jan. 15, 1816. 

231. George Washington, b. July 8, 1818. 

232. Job Cooledge, b. Aug. 25, 1822. 
James, b. ; d. 

Jasper N., b. ; m. ; res. Whitehall, Mich. ; 

several ch., one, Chas. Ray, b. 1877. 

233. Caroline, b. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. [ngraham ; res. Dayton, 

W. T. 
Nancy, b. 
David, b. 


l'aliiil\ record No. 111. 

Photo-uravure • 'o. x. V 

Nehemiah Smith. 145 


Elijah Watkons 6 {Elijah 5 , Simon 4 , Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. East Lyme, April 20, 1803; m. Jan. 18, 1846, 
Louisa, dau. of Clement and Lydia (Beck with) Smith of Nian- 
tic ; he was a farmer ; d. Jan. 20, 1885, se. 81; his wife b. 
Sep. 19, 1823; living (1885). Ch., all b. at Niantic. 

Lydia, b. Dec. 27, 1846. 
234. Elizabeth Fosdick, b. Sep. 19, 1848. 

Joseph, b. Jan. 6, 1850 ; m. Dec. 2, 1880, Flora, dau. 

of Capt. John L. and Anna W. (Fage) Ward ; res. 

New London. 
Susan Potter, b. Dec. 2, 1851; m. July 28, 1884, 

Frank E., son of George Hale ; res. New London. 
Slth, b. Sep. 25, 1853. 
Eliza, b. Oct. 9, 1855. 
Gilbert, b. Feb. 21, 1858. 
Lincoln, b. May 5, 1860. 
Walter, b. Sep. 12, 1862. 
Hattie Modesta, b. April 27, 1865. 


Mercy 6 {King 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. Nov. 2, 1789; m. Aug. 11, 1811, Asa, son of Timothy 
Wightman of East Lyme ; he was captain of a coasting vessel 
for awhile, but most of his life a merchant ; res. Quaker Hill, 
three and one-half miles from New London ; he d. May 19, 
1836; she d. Dec. 13, 1872, z>. 83; bur. Waterford near Mont- 
ville line, New London, Conn. Ch. 

Allen Smith Wightman, b. Aug. 7, 1812; m. Nov. 28, 
1836, Eliza Hunt; res. Brooklyn, N. Y.; d. March 10, 
Lucy Ann Wightman, b. Dec. 31, 1814; num.; res. .Tiver- 
ton, R. I. 
Maria Louisa Wightman, b. Feb. 27,1817; m. June 1, 
1852, Austin F. Perkins, M. D.; res. East Lyme; she d. 
Feb. 4, 1868. 


Mary Ann Wigiitman, b. June 6, 1819; res. Waterford; 

never m.; d. Feb. 8, 1866. 
Asa \Yk.iiiman, b. -July 13, 1821 ; in. Feb., 1843, Adeline 

Darrow ; res. Waterford ; lie d. Dee. 31, 1858. 
Joseph Okson Wigiitman, b. Jan. 27, 1824; d. Aug. 21, 

Emeline Wigiitman, b. Nov. 14, 1826; m. Nov. 14, 1843, 

Rev. P. G. Wigiitman ; res. Tiverton, R. I. 


Joseph Allen (Kiny*, Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah), b. July 3, 1792 ; m. Mary, dau. of Ezra and Eunice 
(Church) Miller; res. Niantic; lie d. Dec. 30, 1823; she m. 
2nd, 1835, Lay Ay res, and d. Oct. 25, 1879. Ch. 

Joseph Alonzo, b. Jan. 15, 1820; m. July 1, 1849, Lucretia 
H., dau. of Crandall and Hannah (Harris) Sprague ; res. 
New London; she b. 1818; d. Dec. 8, 1882; no eh. 


Lucy Dodge 6 (King", Paul\ Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah}), b. Aug. 4, 1797; m. Oct. 13, 1823, Dr. John G., son 
of John and Elizabeth (Bush) Tubbs ; his sister, Mary E., 
in. her brother, Charles E. Smith. [See Index.] He was a 
graduate from Yale College as M. D. in 1820; practised in 
Tyre, X. V.. for fifty years, 1825-1875 ; he d. Jan. 2, 1883; 
bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.; she d. Oct. 20, 1863 ; 
bur. Tyre. Ch. 

Allen Tubus, b. July 17. 1824; m. May, 1852, the widow, 

Laura Turner; res. Tyre; he d. Aug. 30, 1872. 
Edwim Tubbs, b. April 30, 1826; res. Tyre, N. Y.; never in.; 

.1. N..v. 9, is 17. 
M. Elizabeth Tubbs, b. March 25, 1828; m. June 19, 

1875, Ain:i-;i Sessions ; res. Ionia, Mich. 
Francis EL Tubbs, b. Oct, 27,1833; m. Nov. 9, 1857, 
Julia II. Tubbs of East Lyme; res. Ionia, Mich. 

Nehemiah Smith. 147 


Lorenzo King" {King 6 , Paul*, Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Sep. 23, 1802; m. Jan., 1838, Sally Ann, dan. of 
Jonathan and Mary (Rogers) Smith of New London ; res. 
Niantic and New London; he d. Jan. 1, 1851; she d. 
June, 1855 ; bur. Cedar Grove Cemetery, Waterford, Conn. 

Harriet, b. July 6, 1837 ; res. New London. 

L. Corel, b. June 24, 1844; res. New London. 


Paul Grant 6 {Hezekiah*, Paul*, Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. July 15, 1788, in what is now East Lyme; m. March 
25, 1809, Fanny Smith of the same place, b. July 1, 1788, a 
dau. of Stephen and Jemima (Cooledge) Smith [see 23] ; he 
was a merchant at East Lyme, Conn., for a few years; he 
united with the Baptist Church about the age of 26, and soon 
after removed to Berlin, Huron county, Ohio, where religious 
meetings were regularly held in his house for some time pre- 
vious to the organization of a church ; after farming for a few 
years, he removed to Norwalk, Ohio ; he was highly esteemed 
as a citizen, and was for many years county clerk and recorder; 
he d. Nov. 18, 1856, sb. 68 ; his wife d. March 14, 1868, nearly 
80 years of age ; both bur. in Norwalk, Ohio. Ch. 

Fanny C, b. East Lyme, Dec. 22, 1809; never m. ; d. Oct. 
27, 1833. 

Julia M., b. East Lyme, July 25, 1812 ; never m. ; d. Aug. 
12, 1834. 

Laura, b. East Lyme, July 25, 1814; d. Jan. 19, 1816. 

Lauretta C, b. Berlin, March 3, 1817. [See record, 359.] 

Martha, b. Berlin, July 14, 1819; res. Rochester, N. Y. 

Mathew K., b. Berlin, Sep. 27, 1821 ; d. Sep. 28, 1821. 

Dorothy A., b. Berlin, Dec. 1, 1822. [See record, 360.] 

Phebe, b. Berlin, Jan. 21, 1825; d. June 24, 1825. 

, b. Berlin, Feb. 16, 1827 ; d. Feb. 16, 1827. 

148 Descendants of 

Samuel P., b. Norwalk, Dec. 29, 1829 ; never m. ; d. Feb. 
8, 1848; res. Norwalk. 


Nancy" (HeseHah 6 , Paul*, Samuel 7 ", Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiahy), 
b. Nov. 11, 1791; m. April 12, 1812, Zadock, son of Elder 
Darrow of Waterford ; he d. 1852, and she m. 2nd, Daniel Rey- 
nolds, who d. 1872; res. Orland, Ind., and Berlin, Ohio; she 
d. Aug. 6, 1870. Oh. 

Lemuel Darrow, m. Margaret Smith, of Scotch descent ; 

res. Stnrgis, Mich. 
Hezekiah Darrow, m. Jeanette Benschotten ; res. Cold- 
water, Mich. 
Rebecca Darrow, m. Robert Smith, of Scotch descent; d. 

Calvin Darrow, m. Mary Roberts ; res. Nebraska. 
Lyman Darrow, d. 1845. 
Martin Darrow, in. Daniels ; res. Milan, Ohio. 


Rebecca" (Hezekiah*, PauP, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah>), b. Sep. 21, 1793; m. March 20, 1820, Daniel, son of 
Aron Yan and Margaret (Hoffman) Benschotten of Sullivan 
county, N. Y. ; res. Berlin Heights, Ohio ; she d. Sep. 26, 
1877, ?e. 84; he d. Jan. 21, 1885, re. 87. Ch. 

William G. Benschotten, b. Feb. 12, 1S22; in. April 14, 

1844, Harriet Houghton ; res. Berlin, Ohio. 
Ann M. Benschotten, b. Aug. 23, 1823 ; m. Feb. 20, 1842, 

Henry Griff en Washburn ; res. Greenwich, Ohio. 
Leander Benschotten, b. May 26, 1827; m. May 18, 1848, 

Mary Thompson ; res. Denver, Col. 
Eliza Benschotten, b. Oct. 28, 1828 ; m. Jan. 1, 1851, R. 

N. Purdy; res. Orland, Ind.; she d. Sep. 14, 1867. 
George S. Benschotten, b. Feb. 9, 1S30 ; m. April, 1850, 
Chloe Knapp; res. Orland, Ind. 

Nehemiah Smith. 149 

Cokdelia V. Benschotten, b. Feb. 24, 1832; m. Jan. 1, 

1851, Francis O. Barry; res. Kent, Ohio. 
Daniel H. Benschotten, b. Jan 23, 1834; m. Jan. 1, 1857, 

Mary Hughes ; res. Shinrock, Ohio. 


Turner M. 6 (Hezekiah?, Paul*, Samuel 3 , JVehemiah 2 , JVehe- 
miah 1 ), b. June 15, 1795 ; m. June 3, 1816, Amy Wightman 
of New London ; res. Berlin Heights, Ohio ; she d. June 30, 
1863; he farmer, and d. March 21, 1869. Oh. 

Mary A., b. Nov. 29, 1817; d. April 5, 1826. 

235. Gurdon W., b. Nov. 13, 1819. 

236. Horace T., b. Jan. 12, 1822. 

237. Lucius B., b. May 27, 1824. 


Nehemiah Dodge 6 {Hezekiah", Paul*, Samuel 5 , JVehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, Aug. 26, 1797 ; m. Nov., 1818, 
Sally, dau. of Roswell Wood ; she d. and he m. Feb. 3, 1830, 
Olive Bailey of N. Y. State, dau. of Benjamin and Axie (Bar- 
ber) Bailey of Vermont. He was a master of several trades, 
and left Conn, when 21 years of age ; he went to Berlin, Ohio, 
thence to Indiana and afterward to Iowa ; about 1854, with 
his son Henry, he moved to Mich., where they remained a few 
years and returned to Laomi, Decatur Co., Iowa; he was captain 
of the Home Guards a number of years; he d. Feb. 7, 1880, 
ae. 82 ; Mrs. Olive B. Smith, b. March 27, 1808 ; d. Nov. 10, 
1870. Ch. 

First wife: 

238. Lucy Ann, b. May 22, 1822. 

238. Sally Angeline, b. Nov. 5, 1830. 

239. Francis King, b. 
Second wife : 

240. Christina Evaline, b. Nov. 19*, 1830. 

241. Henry Clinton, b. June 4, 1837. 

242. Lizzie P., b. April 16, 1840. 

243. Burton Guy, b. Dec. 19, 1849. 

150 Descendants of 


IIezekiah, Jr. 6 (JIezekiah b , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 . 
Zfehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 21, 1801; m. May 27, 1824, Mary, dau. 
of Richard and Eunice (Smith) Caulkihs [see record, 109] ; 
she d. June 18, 1837, ;c. 33; bur. family lot of Hezekiah, Sr.; 
he in. 2nd, Sep. 28, 1837, Manila Allen of Portage county, 
Ohio, a dau. of William and Phebe (Graves) Allen of Ver- 
mont : in 1841 he bought forty acres of land about three and 
one-half miles south of Orland, Ind., where he has been a 
farmer ever since; his farm at the present time (1886) is a 
very large one, and Mr. Smith still continues to take an active 
interest in its management. Ch. 
First wife : 

244. Ezra Allen, b. Dec. 7, 1825. 

245. Mathew King, b. July 3, 1830. 

246. Mark Stoddard, b. Sep. 17, 1832. 

247. Betsey Jane, b. July 25, 1835. 

248. Jerome Hezek*iah, b. June 12, 1837. 
Second wife : 

Asa, b. Nov. 5, 1838 ; d. Feb. 16, 1846. 

249. Alonzo, b. Nov. 7, 1841. 

250. Phebe Emeline, b. July 8, 1844. 

Wert Washington, b'. Oct. 4, 1853; m. March 19, 
1880, Estelle, dau. of Runion B. and Ellen (Comp- 
ton) Giles of Orland. 

Marshall Victor, b. May 6, 1856 ; d. Sep. 27, 1863. 


Hannah" (Daniel*, Daniel 4 , Samuel 3 , NehemiaK-, Nehe- 

miah\ b. May 8, 1790 ; in. June 22, 1807, John Ayer of 

Chesterfield, Conn.; she d. Oct. 16,1840; he d. Aug. 21, 

1869 ; bur. Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. 

Elizabeth Ayer, b' Oct. 1, 1808; m. Daniel Reed, Aug. 

16, 1831 ; res. Long Island; d. Feb. 12, 1851. 
John Calvin Ayer, b. Dec. 2, 1810; res. Long Island; d. 
Sep., 1854. 

Nehemiah Smith. 151 

Hannah S. Ayer, b. Jan. 11, 1814; res. New York; d. 

Oct. 8, 1844. 
Mary Ann Ayer, b. Oct. 21, 1S16; m. Philander Kimball, 

June 21, 1839; res. New Rochelle, N. Y. ; she d. Oct. 

30, 1871. 
Hester Sherman Ayer, b. June 3, 1820; res. Arlington, 

Lambert Sydam Ayer, b. March 30, 1823 ; res. Long 

Island; d. Jan. 16, 1862. 
Harriet Ayer, b. March 25, 1826 ; res. New York ; d # 

March 30, 1826. 
Mercy Ayer, b. Dec 29, 1828; res. New York; d. June 

17, 1829. 
Sarah Augusta Ayer, b. Jan. 20, 1830; res. New York; 

d. April 5, 1834. 


Avery 6 (Daniel 5 , Daniel*, Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. in that portion of Waterford, now East Lyme, June 20, 1794; 
m. 1824, Emeline H. Morgan of East Haddam, Conn., dan. of 
Capt. George Morgan of England, and his wife Anice Chap- 
man. [See Chapman Gen., p. 117.] A sister of Emeline m. 
Deacon Simon Smith. [See record, 128.] Avery Smith was 
captain of a vessel in the coasting trade. At the age of 37 he 
commanded a packet from New Orleans to Mobile by the way 
of Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne. About seven years later 
he retired from the water and devoted himself to farming at 
Niantic. For a number of years he had been associated with 
his brother Roswell in a small farm at the head of Niantic bay, 
and a short time previous to quitting the sea, they had pur- 
chased another farm which nearly surrounded a natural lake ; 
here, about 1841, they commenced the ice business, which 
proved so successful that five years later their storage house s 
had a capacity of 6,000 tons. In 1841, the first house in the 
village of Niantic was built on this land, and to Avery Smith is 
due the credit of having so arranged the deeds of property that 
the roads and buildings that have since been built should be in 

152 Descendants of 

straight lines and squares. No lots were sold except to parties 
who would put up houses that would be creditable to the place. 
Two churches, Methodist-Episcopal and Congregational, were 
built. lie took a lively interest in the growth of the village, 
and was instrumental in having the Shore Line R. R. pass 
through the place. 

In 1848, his brother Roswell died, leaving a widow and 
eight children, most of whom were quite young. He bought 
out his brother's interest in the real estate, and was as much 
devoted to the welfare of his brother's family as though they 
were his own. Captain Avery, as he was familiarly spoken 
of, d. Feb. 20, 1871. He was a true Christian and a member 
of the Congregational Church. In money matters, especially 
for the benefit of the church, or for the improvement of the 
village, he was more than liberal. In manner and disposition 
he was quiet and always had a kindly thought for those around 
him. No ch. 


Roswell 6 {Daniel 5 , Daniel* , Samuel?, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. Niantic, Aug. 20, 1798; m. Mary Chapman of 
Groton, her mother's maiden name Wightman ; res. Niantic; 
he was associated with his brother Avery in farming and the 
ice business [see record, 126] ; he d. 1848 ; his wife survived 
him and all the ch. except Valentine. Ch. 

Mark, d. 

Charlotte, d. 

Hannah, d. 

Rosalind, d. 

Mary Esther, d. 
251. Frederick. 

Valentine, res. Kindred, Cass Co., Dakota; m. ; two 
ch., Lottie and Avery. 

II klena, d. 

Timothy, d. 


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Kehemiah Smith. 153 


Simon 6 (Simon 5 , Daniel 4 ', Samuel 3 , JVehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), 
b. East Lyme, Aug. 5, 1S04 ; m. March 26, 1828, Mary Ann, 
dau. of Capt. George and Anice (Chapman) Morgan of East 
Haddam, Conn. ; Capt Morgan was from England [see rec- 
ord, 126 ; Chapman Gen., p. 117] ; Mr. Smith was a dea- 
con in the Congregational Church for many years ; a farmer all 
his life at the homestead, East Lyme, on Smith's Cove, Niantic 
river; he d. May 19, 1878; bur. old Stone churchyard; his 
widow living (Sep., 1885). Ch. 

Isaac Parsons, b. March 12, 1829 ; m. June 18, 1853, 

Emma Luyster of Middletown, N. J., where they 

res. ; he d. Nov. 11, 1859 ; no ch. 

252. Elizabeth Priscilla, b. June 14, 1831. 

253. Beriah Green, b. June 15, 1833. 

254. Sidney C, b. Oct. 31, 1835. 

255. Abby Matson, b. June 17, 1838. 

256. Adelaide Louisa, b. Jan. 10, 1841. 

257. George Simon, b. Oct. 23, 1843. 


Horace 6 (Simon 5 , Daniel*-, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. East Lyme, Conn., Aug. 26, 1807, and remained there 
until he was 21 years of age ; he then removed to Florida with 
a partner to establish a store at what is- now Whitesville ; after 
remaining at Whitesville for a few months they went witli a 
stock of goods to Orange Lake, Marion Co., Ela. Aug. 6, 
1S29, he m. Mrs. Obedience (Mizelle) Kelsey, a dan. of John 
Mizelle of that place. She was a widow 18 years of age, whose 
husband, a Mr. Kelsey of Brooklyn, N. Y., had died about a 
year after their marriage. She bad one son, De Witt Kelsey, 
b. May 16, 1828, who was adopted and Smith was added to 
his name. De Witt died April 26, 1837, near Jacksonville, at 
a place called Black Creek. Horace Smith was wounded in 
the Seminole war ; in 1837 he returned to his native town in 
Connecticut. His wife was b. May 29, 1809. She was an 

15-i Descendants of 

intelligent Christian lady; she was the mother of eleven sons 
and one daughter, and d. Sep. 23, 1873, a3. 64. Mr. Smith 
was living in 1885, at Fair Haven, Conn. Ch. 

258. Freeman Burr, b. Dec. 31, 1831. 

William Henry, b. March 17, 1833 ; d. Oet. 25, 1836. 

John, b. April 4, 1835 ; d. Aug. 22, 1836. 

Duncan Clinch, b. Feb. 28, 1838 ; he was captain of a 
Sound steamer for a number of years ; then missionary 
at the Mariners' Church, New York city ; afterward 
city missionary at Milwaukee, where he was ordained 
minister 1887. 

Ozias Budington, b. Jan. 24, 1840 ; in. Lavinia Watrous, 
a widow, of East Lyme. 

Horace, b. April 18, 1842; d. Feb. 9, 1843. 

Milton, b. June 21, 1844. 

259. Anna Elizabeth, b, May 23, 1S46. 

260. Benjamin Franklin, b. June 13, 1848. 
Harlan Page, b. Oct. 3, 1850; d. July 11, 1851. 
Newton Phineas, b. June, 6, 1852; m. , a dau. 

of Elias and Joanna Sanford of Meriden, Conn. ; 
2 ch. 


Mary 6 (Si?neon\ Daniel\ SaimteP, Nehemiali 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), 
b. East Lyme, May 8, 1S09 ; m. 1830, Charles Dire, son of 
Dire and Julia (Wood) Chatnplin of East Lyme; he at one 
time belonged to the Massachusetts militia ; res. Ludlow ; was 
a deacon of the Congregational Church, and a manufacturer of 
Bashes and blinds; he b. 1808; d. Jan. 10, 1853; she d. Aug. 
2, 1851 ; both bur. East Lyme. Ch. 

Charles Henry Champlin, b. April 9, 1831; m. 1857, 

Nellie Pratt; res. Darling, Wis.; lie d. Oct, 9, 1860. 
Eoraoe Smith Champlin, b. May 10, 1S34; m. 1862, 
Maggie Newcomb; res. Darlington, Wis ; he d. Jan., 
Julia Olive Champlin, b. July 31, 1S37 ; m. F. Burr 
Smith [see record, 258J ; she d. Nov. 19, 1882. 

Nehemiah Smith. 155 

Mary Emma Champlin, b. July 16, 1851 ; m. 1869, Ray 
Beebe of East Lyme ; res. Orlando, Fla. 


Daniel 6 (Simon*, Daniel 4 , Saimiel 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah 1 ), b. East Lyme, Nov. 5, 1810 ; m. Mary L. Champlin 
of the same town ; lie m. 2nd, about 1841, in Lima, Wis., 
Laura Cravath of Cortland, JST. Y.; be studied theology at 
East Windsor, and was pastor of the Congregational Cburcb 
at Wbitewater, Wis.; lie d. at Lima, April 5, 1881 ; bis widow, 
b. Oct. 10, 1805, d. March 7, 1SS2; bur. "Old Cemetery," 
Whitewater. Cb. 
First wife, d. young. 
Second wife : 

Henry M., b. Sep. 9, 1812; d. Jan. 11, 1863. 

Mary L., b. May 27, 1811; d. Oct. 20, 1865. 
, Caroline C, b.'Nov. 26, 1815 ; d. Dec. 13, 1862. 

These cb. were bur. Richmond, Walworth county, Wis. 


Eli 6 (Simon% Daniel 4 , /Samuel 3 , JVehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. 
East Lyme, April 22, 1811; m. Nov. 29, 1833, Cyrena, dau. 
of Jonathan and Annie (Taylor) Sykes of Ludlow, Mass. ; be 
a deacon in Congregational Cburcb, Niantic, Conn. Ch. 

261. Mary Annie, b. June 8, 1831. 

Caspar Wistar, b. Jan. 21, 1838 ; res. West Brook ; 

d. Jan. 21, 1838. 
Harriet Cyrena, b. Oct. 21, 1S39 ; never in.; d. Feb. 

26, 1877. 

262. Eli Taylor, b. April 13, 1812. 

263. Alva Sikes, b. Feb. 16, 1814. 
Laura Gridley, b. Oct. 19, 1816. 

Herbert Mayo, b. Dec. 16, 1819 ; d. Jan. 2, 1859. 


Benjamin Franklin 6 (Simon b , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah^), b. Aug. 15, 1817, in tbat part of Water- 

L56 Descendants of 

ford now East Lyme, Conn.; he graduated from Yale College 
as M. D., in 1839 ; July 19 of this year he in. Elizabeth Abby 
Caulkins of East Lyme, dau. of Elisha C. Caulkins and his 
wife Abigail Chapman. [See Chapman Family, Ed. 1854, p. 
107.] Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, b. Sep. 19, 1817; d. Aug. 14, 
1810, not quite 23 years of age; bur. Niantic, Conn.; no ch. 
The Doctor m. for his second wife, Julia Buckland of Chicopee 
Falls, Mass.; she d. Nov. 12, 1848, ae. 27 years. June 6, 1849, 
he m. Amy A. Thayer of Belchertown, Mass., dau. of Josiah 
and Lucinda (Potter) Thayer. [See Thayer Gen., Ed. 1884, 
p. 80; also, History Burr Family in America, Ed. 1878, p. 
250.] Mrs. Amy A. Smith, b. Sep. 13, 1823, living (1887) 
Chicago, 111. Dr. Benj. F. Smith d. Sep. 10, 1S65, as. 48. A 
short time after his death, Prof. W. S. Tyler, of Amherst 
College, in a private letter to a friend, thus writes : 

" Dr. Smith had all the best practice of this town and was 
consulted in difficult cases throughout this section and he pos- 
sessed to a rare degree not only the confidence but the love of 
the families in winch he practiced. He was probably the best 
read physician in Hampshire County. At the same time he 
had an almost intuitive diagnosis of diseases. Add to these 
general esteem, warm sympathies, gentle manners and Christian 
principles and you have a general idea of the Doctor. He was 
thought to be in this community just about a model physician. 
He wore himself out in unremitting exertions to minister to 
his patients and advance his profession and died in the very 
prime of his life and usefulness, simply because he would not 
and could not find rest till he found it in the grave. The 
largest church in town was filled with sympathizing friends at 
his funeral, and a mourning community followed his remains 
to their resting place." 

Ch. second wife : Emerson, b. July 10,1843; m. Susan ; 

res. Brooklyn, N. Y.; druggist since 1869 ; one ch.. 
a daughter, b. about 1878. 
Herbert M., b. 1845 ; d. July 13, 1848. 
Third wife: 

264. Grace II., b. June 1, 1850. 

Nehemiah Smith. 157 


William Henry 6 (Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. March 6, 1820 ; m. Nov. 10, 1840, Louisa P., 
dau. of Charles and Sibyl (Chapman) Stark ey of Essex, Conn, 
[see Chapman Gen., p. 220] ; res. Niantic, Conn. Ch. 

265. William H. H., b. Aug. 23, 1841. 

266. Elizabeth L., b. April 15, 1843. 

Frederick J., b. July 22, 1845 ; m. Aug. 4, 1868, Mar- 
garet E. Champlin ; res. Brooklyn, 1ST. Y. 

267. Julia P., b. Nov. 20, 1847. 

268. Mary J. G., b. Nov. 21, 1849. 

Herbett D., b. July 30, 1853 ; res. Valajo, Cal. 
EllaT., b. Feb. 6, 1857; m. Nov. 25, 1881, Henry 

P., son of George and Eliza (Perkins) Griswold ; res. 

Ivoryton, Conn. 
Alice C, b. Feb. 27, 1S59. 
Ida A., b. March 20, 1862. 
Herman W., b. Aug. 30, 1864. 


David Chesebrough 7 (Edward 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehe- 
miah 2 ', Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. June 20, 1782, at Stoning- 
ton ; received his education there and at Plainfield, Conn. ; 
m. Betsey D. Palmer, b. Sep. 8, 1785, at Stonington, a dau. 
of Nathaniel and Grace (Noyes) Palmer. [See Des. of Geo. 
Denison, Ed. 1881, p. 12.] 

They were both members of the First Congregational 
Church, and he was a deacon during the last ten years of , his 
life. He owned a good farm and at one time held the office of 
sheriff. The Connecticut " Observer" of Dec. 23, 1833, gave 
an account of his generosity, usefulnesss and devotion in church 
matters, a kindly tribute to his memory by his brother, Alex- 

Deacon David C. Smith d. Dec. 8, 1833, se. 51 ; Mrs. Betsey 
D. Smith d. Aug. 4, 1849, re. 64 ; family burial ground, Ston- 
ington. Only ch. 

269. Betsey, b. 1806. 

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Alexander Grant 7 (Edward 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah?, 
JSTehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 1. 17S3, at Stonington, re- 
ceived his early education in the borough and afterward con- 
tinued it at Plainfield, Conn., and all through life took a deep 
interest in school affairs. He was clerk of the Probate Court 
at Stonington, 1S09, holding the office nine years. He studied 
law with Judge Coddington Billings, kept store for some time, 
and had his law office over the store. He was very active in 
the defense of Stonington, Aug. 9, 10 and 11, 1814, when the 
British bombarded the village. The English fleet consisted of 
the ship " Pactotus," forty-four guns, the brig " Dispatch," 
twenty guns, the bomb ship " Terror," and the flag-ship 
"Ramillies," seventy-four guns, all under command of Com- 
modore Hardy. In relation to this historic time the following 
letter, written by Mr. Smith to his stepmother, will be read 
with interest. 

"Stonington Borough, Aug. 23, 1814. 
" Dear Mother : — 

"I ree'd yours of the 14th inst, and, though not sufficiently 
composed in mind amidst the noise and confusion of the 
soldiery yet here who occupy our streets and houses for bar- 
nicks, yet, from the anxiety you express to hear from me, I 
cannot refrain from attempting the performance of so pleasant 
a task, in ordinary, times and on ordinary occasions, as writing 
to you. 

" The scenes through which we passed during our late 
attack, the total derangement of every kind of business except 
that of the camp; the Joss and suffering of our neighbors 
driven from their homes unwilling to return to their shattered 
dwellings staying more properly than living ; the state of alarm 
and apprehension of these families who have returned ; com- 
plaints of the loss of their furniture, provisions and the like, 
lost and ruined by their flight and consternation unable to get 
them safely off and take care of them, and a thousand distresses 
which such scenes present which cannot he described : All con- 
spire to render recapitulation and recollection unpleasant: but 
I will endeavor to overcome all and become a faithful scribe. 

"On Tuesday about 4 o'clock in the afternoon we were 

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alarmed by the approach of two ships and a brig from the 
westward which came to anchor in onr harbor, — a sight 
astonishing to ns as no one ever apprehended such large vessels 
could or would venture into such shallow water, but such was 
the fact ; and the cry was, An attack ! An attack ! resounding 
through the village. Women and children directly on the 
move: Where shall we go? "What shall we do? The gentlemen 
assuming all the firmness possible, saying, Don't be frightened ; 
a flag no doubt will be sent when we shall know our fate, if 
our place is the object. But all would not do ; they were mov- 
ing in every direction ; directly two barges were sent out ahead 
of the ships sounding the channel into our harbor, when no 
doubt remained but our village was the object. A great force 
moving against us, in comparison with which we considered 
ourselves weak and unprotected in human view ; only two 
eighteen pounders and a four pounder mounted, and short of 
ammunition, and a small guard of militia on duty consisting of 
about forty men. 

"Finding the feebleness of our situation, the inquiry was, 
What shall be done? I suggested that an alarm must be given, 
and an express was forwarded to the Col. of our Regiment to 
assemble his troops, and one to New London. We can feel 
but we cannot describe such scenes. Amidst the consternation, 
a flag was discovered leaving one of the ships. The impropriety 
of suffering the barge to come on shore and discover our situa- 
tion was suggested. I immediately observed that the com- 
manding officer of the little detachment with two magistrates 
of the place ought to meet the flag and receive the communi- 
cation, and it was done. The flag was met with another from 
us very politely and took the communication and read it. An 
exact copy of the original in my hands is as follows : — 

" ' Not wishing to destroy the unoffending Inhabitants resid- 
ing in the Town of Stonington, one hour is granted them from 
the receipt of this to remove out of the Town. 
" T. M. Hardy, Capt. of 
" H. M. ship Ramillies.' 

"The whole populace waited with great anxiety on shore to 
hear the Communication. To so unexpected and short notice 
from Capt. Hardy, you can judge whether. some astonishment 
and surprise did not prevail. During this short hour every 
moment was employed in removing the aged and sick and such 
things as the inhabitants could get off by hand and otherwise, 
expecting, at the expiration of the hour, the conflagration of 
the village. What could not be got off was thrown out into 

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the fields of corn and other places, and thrown into the wells 
to save them. 

"Amidst such haste and consternation you will judge great 
damage must have been sustained. The moments I presume 
were never shorter, nor the clock oftener noticed than during 
that period. When the moments expired a solemn air per- 
vaded the countenances of many ; others were in the streets 
escaping, expecting immediate destruction, and others assem- 
bling the little force we had, were preparing for defence. 

"But the attack did not commence. Through the interposi- 
tion of Divine Providence (for to nothing else can it be attrib- 
uted) the enemy were withheld near three hours until the 
consternation was over and our arms nerved to sustain the 
threatened conflict and the trials that awaited us. 

"These (though a few) who were determined to act their 
part in the scene of danger collected what ammunition we had 
and the like and repaired to the little battery, and manned the 
guns above mentioned ; and others took their muskets and 
stationed themselves around the shores and places to give 
notice of the approach of the enemy should they attempt to 
land. I thought proper to station myself at a cannon with three 
others only — most of the time — and two of them strangers; 
our great war characters having most of them escaped. 

" The enemy commenced tiring about half past 8 o'clock in 
the evening from the Pactotus, the bomb ship ; which we 
immediately returned with an eighteen pounder. From the 
darkness, and the distance the ships were then from us, we did 
not expect to do them much damage, but our object was to 
keep up a fire through the night to deter the barges from land- 
ing. As soon as we commenced our fire a number of barges — 
we could not see how many — surrounded us on each side of the 
Point and opened a fire of congreve rockets and the like to set 
the Town on tire: the ships tiring bombs at the same time. 
These fiery engines struck some terror at first to persons being 
unacquainted with war and such terrible warlike instruments 
especially as nocturnal visitors. But we remained firm at our 
posts by divine assistance, and when by the light of the rockets 
streaming from the barges, we could see about their direction, 
we fired upon them. Considering how few there were to attend 
to the guns and watch the direction of the rockets that the 
buildings might not be caught in flames, I am astonished at our 
preservation through the night. But no doubt the animated 
lire, which we kept upon them and the guard which they prob- 
ably discovered led them to suppose that we had considerable 

Nehemiah Smith. 161 

force, and were thereby deterred from landing. The bomb 
shells and rockets which they threw seemed to have inscribed 
upon them, ' do my people no harm,' as they did move in com- 
parison to our expectations. 

" So we maintained our ground and saved the village through 
the first attack on Tuesday night. Toward morning the gun 
to which I was attached had but three cartridges left. Such is 
the deplorable situation of the sea coast in this war — having 
the spirit of defence but without the means. We could have 
murmured against our rulers, while they are invading others, 
leaving themselves to be invaded ! Shocking Policy ! but we 
had not time, Thank God. The enemy knew not our real 

" During the afflicting night reinforcements of volunteers and 
militia began to arrive, and the next morning, being Wednesday, 
we felt pretty strong against the enemy's landing, and also 
received a supply of ammunition. In the first attack not a 
man was hurt on our side — astonishing preservation ! 

"Wednesday the barges continued their firing of rockets, 
when we shifted one of the eighteen pounders on the end of 
the Point in plain view of the barges and within shot of them 
and began a lire on them ; and they retreated. Directly the 
brig — being about 8 o'clock in the morning — hauled in and 
anchored within musket shot of the battery and opened a fire. 
The eighteen pounder was immediately taken back to the bat- 
tery. With the others a brisk fire was kept up until our ammu- 
nition was again expended ; and being about to quit the battery, 
the cannon were spiked to prevent the enemy, if they landed 
under cover of their cannon, to make use of them against us. 
About one hour the brig kept up a constant fire into the vil- 
lage doing much damage to the houses ; and it was not in our 
power to return the fire. Our ammunition arrived from New 
London. Volunteers, amid the fire of cannon, shells and rock- 
ets, entered the battery again, drew off the cannon, cleared the 
vent, and returned them again, and commenced a truly ani- 
mated fire upon the brig and caused her to cut her cable and 
quit. Her anchor we have since taken up. 

"During the scene on Wednesday can you believe when I tell 
you not a life was lost by us, and but two wounded — who 
were a Mr. John Minor and Frederick Denison of Mystic. 
The fact astonishes us all when we consider it. Wednesday 
afternoon hostilities ceased and a flag went off from us. 

" Thursday resumed again. The damage done the buildings 
on the lower end of the village and in the range of the battery 


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is considerable, having a great many shot through them. The 
damage done b} 7 the tire of the brig was more than any other. 
Mrs. Waldron's, Elhannah Cobb's, Jabish Holmes', Nath'l 
Pendleton's, Capt. Swan's and Mr. Ash's are the most injured. 
Mr. Ash's is stove most entirely to pieces by the explosion of 
a bomb in it. The houses up town did not receive much 
damage from cannon shot. The bomb ship, tiring shells and 
carcasses of such amazing size and weight, whenever they hit a 
building, did much injury. The sheik are calculated to burst ; 
the carcasses to set on tire, being hollow and filled with com- 
position for the purpose, which cannot be put out without great 
exertion, for which purpose a company of firemen were on 
duty. I continued among them till fatigued. 

" The Kamillies opened her tremendous fire upon us Friday 
— when the danger was too great — which fire however did not 
last long, finding herself too far off to do damage in proportion 
to her fire. 

" The rockets are a curiosity ; so are the shells and carcasses; 
some of which we have preserved for inspection. The weight 
of some of the shells and carcasses are about two hundred 
pounds. One hit the house where I live and went through 
into the cellar; I dug it out nearly four feet in the ground ; it 
happened not to set fire; we judge it will weigh nearly two 
hundred. Our buildings considering their exposed situations 
are not much injured. To mention all the injuries done the 
houses and buildings 1 cannot at this time. 1 would say the 
general damage is much less than was expected as the total 
destruction of the village at first appeared inevitable. The old 
mansion house has stood it well ; it has received several shot 
through it, but it can be repaired for sixty or seventy dollars 

" We all have reason to rejoice that all is as well as it is. 
How long it will remain so I don't know. We are in a state of 
alarm, but hope we may have received our share for this war. 
From the prevalence of democracy here — and that of the 
worst kind— I have anticipated trouble; and besides, Capt. 
Hardy observed to our flag-gentlemen who were sent off to him 
that he had been informed we were concerned in torpedoes, 
against which he had a deadly hatred. 

" The communications which passed during the contest, you 
will see, in a pretty statement, in the Spectator, taken from the 
New London Paper, [f Capt. Eardy proceeded in this attack 
by orders from his superior officer, and his determination was 
to destroy the place, he has done himself no credit, for he has 

Nehemiah Smith. 163 

not accomplished bis object. He gave us credit in conversa- 
tion with one deputation who went on board of him, of making 
a brave and manly defense; such a one I presume as he did 
not expect. If Capt. Hardy made the attack upon us on account 
of Mrs. Stewart, he has done a most unjustifiable thing. 
Much is said however about the attack ; for myself I think it 
likely the war operations are assuming a different character 
generally. I should not be at all surprised to hear of attacks 
on other towns immediately. .Whatever may be the feeling of 
New England respecting the unnecessary war or of its manage- 
ment or prosecution. I think Capt. Hardy will be satisfied 
that we possess the spirit of defence if not offence. 

" I must close this long letter and refer you to Mr. Green's 
paper or the Spectator for other particulars. Rev. Ira Hart 
remained in the city and attended his duty as chaplain which 
was admirably well performed : his services were truly useful 
in animating the soldier. The country was surrounded with 
spectators to view the contest, which ended on Friday, the 
fourth day from the beginning. 

"We are all well and wish you to accept our best love, 
When we shall get all home again and settled I cannot tell. 
David has returned with his family, into the house, with just 
things enough to stay ; and Abby, John and myself returned 
into our dwelling the next day after the departure of the ships, 
making anything do to keep house with — as is the case with 
all our neighbors. Some will not return at all during the war, 
finding no security from trouble and alarm. 

" You must excuse my scribbling and haste as I have stolen 
the time to write this when I was expected to be at work in 
assisting to erect another little battery on the end of the Point 
where there are fifty men employed to-day. Adieu. 

" Thank God I yet remain to subscribe myself yours affec- 


" P. S. — Three funerals only of old people we had to attend 
during the contest; who probably died through fear, and pri- 
vation of necessaries for them. "A. G. S." 

Five years later, Sep. 1, 1819, Mr. Smith m. Nancy Smith 
of Stonington. She was a dau. of Col. Joseph Smith of Pres- 
ton, and his wife Hannah Hewitt. Col. Smith was a direct 
descendant of John Smith of North Stonington, who d. about 
1711. So far as known, the families were in no way related. 

164 Descendants of 

At the wedding there were a very large number of relatives 
and other invited guests, sixty of whom remained to supper. 
The next day Captain Lee came from New London in a large 
sail-boat with a party of friends, to bestow the customary con- 
gratulations. They brought with them a band of music, and 
the happy affair was long remembered. Mrs. Nancy Smith 
was b. March 19, 1794, and d. Aug. 5, 1820, 26 years of age. 
In the latter part of Dec, 1821, after attending court at 
Brooklyn, Conn., Mr. Smith visited friends in Pomfret, a few 
miles distant, and there made the acquaintance of Miss Hannah 
Stedman Chandler, whom he m. May 14, 1822. She was the 
dan. of Major John Wilkes and Mary (Stedman) Chandler. 
Miss Chandler was a direct descendant of William Chandler, 
who settled at Koxbury, Mass., in 1637. [See Chandler Gen., 
Ed. 1872, p. 623.] He joined the First Congregational Church 
at Stonington in Dec, 1822, and his wife soon after, by letter 
from the Congregational Church at Pomfret. She was the 
mother of all his children, and is described in the Chandler 
Genealogy as rather above medium size, and in her last days 
weighed 160 pounds. Her figure was erect and commanding, 
her face large, her features regular, eyes dark hazel, hair dark 
and skin clear, but inclined to brunette. 'She was well educated, 
and assisted in the choir Sundays, and performed her part in 
life well. Mrs. Hannah Chandler Smith d. Aug. 15, 1831, se. 
36 years. 

Mr. Smith again m. Dec 30, 1833, for his third wife, Mar- 
garetta Raborg of New York city, with whom he lived only 
two months, as he d. March 1, 1834, ?e. 50 years; having a 
short time previous been elected a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional Church; his widow d. June 26, 1871, se. 81; family 
burial, Stonington, Conn. Ch. 
All by second wife : 

James Alexander, b. Dec. 25, 1825 ; d. Sep. 6, 1826. 

Makv Chandler, b. Sep. 6,1826; res. Pomfret, Conn.; 
never in.; d. Nov. 19, 1853. 

Jane Denison, b. Sep. 4, 1828; d. Nov. 11, 1828. 
270. Edward Alkxander, b. Sep. 14, 1830. 

Nehemiah Smith. 165 


Elizabeth 7 (Edward*, Oliver 6 , Nathan*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah'), b. Stonington, Aug. 6, 1785; m. about 
1805, Capt. Nathan, son of Capt. Ebenezer and Mary (Smith) 
Stanton. [See record, 61.] She d. July 9, 1806, se. 20 ; he m. 
2nd, Mary Brown ; had one ch., d. infant. No ch. by first 


Edward Ledyard 7 (Edward", Oliver", Nathan 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah", Nehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, June 21), 1794. He 
attended the district school until the age of 13; he then went 
to sea with his uncle, Capt. Nathan Stanton, and was gone a 
year, after which he continued his education for a year at Col- 
chester; he then was employed in a store for three years. In 
June, 1812, he entered a store at Say brook and remained there 
until Oct., 1819, when he left for Alabama; he arrived in 
Mobile, Nov. 23, 1819, and soon became a cotton broker. He 
m. Jan. 26, 1831, the widow of Dr. Nathaniel Allen, her 
maiden name Martha Hellen Foster of Columbia, S. C; she 
was the dau. of a Presbyterian clergyman. He remained a 
merchant in the South fifty-four years, made a fortune and lost 
it, and always sustained a good moral and religious character; 
he d. Jan. 26, 1873, se. 79 ; his wife b. Jan. 12, 1795 ; d. May 
15, 1857 ; bur. Lot 21, Square 21, Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, 
Ala. No ch. 


Mary 7 (Edward*, Olivet, Nathan*, Nehemiah* , Nehemiah-, 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, Conn., Oct. 7, 179+ ; m. Nov. 25, 
1818, Joel Dunham of Piscataway, N. J., a son of Elijah and 
Elizabeth P. (Randolf) Dunham ; he was a farmer most of his 
life at his native village about two miles from New Brunswick ; 
he was known in a popular way as "Squire Dunham," and was 
a man highly respected for his honesty and integrity of char- 
acter ; he was often intrusted with the settlement of estates ; 
they both united with the Baptist Church; they lived very 

16*6 Descendants of 

happily together over sixty-one years ; he d. Dec. 13, 1879 ; 
bur. in the family lot in the church-yard a short distance from 
his house; she living (1889) in Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. 

Edward, b. April 15, 1821 ; d. same day. 

Elizabeth T., b. Sep. 22, 1825 ; in. James Merritt ; res. 
Piscataway, N. J., and Brooklyn, 1ST. Y.; four ch. 


John Denison 7 {Edward 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. in Stonington, June 2, 1800; was 
in. by Rev. Ira Hart, of First Congregational Church, Feb. 7, 
1822, to Maria Niles, youngest dan. of Capt. Lodowick and 
Elizabeth Niles ; he kept store most of his life, and was active 
in the defense of Stonington in 1814; she d. Dec. 18, 1S32, 
insane from the loss of all her children; he d. Jan., 1849, ae. 
48. Ch. 

Edward, b. April — , 1823; d. Dec. 3, 1825. 

Elizabeth M., b. Nov. — , 1825 ; d. June — , 1826. 

Betsey Ann, b. Jan. — , 1828; d. Nov. 3, 1828. 

Elizabeth Maria, b. Sep. 29, 1830; d. Nov. 1, 1830. 


William Edward 7 (Edward 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. .Tune 2, 1811, at Stonington, Conn., 
near where the Ocean Bank now stands ; his father and grand- 
father d. the year he was b. During the bombardment of 
Stonington by the English in Aug., 1814, he and his mother 
were living with relatives in Southold, L. I. A cannon-ball 
passed through their house at Stonington and lodged in the 
old brick oven. When about four years of age, his mother 
returned to Stonington, and a year later m. Deacon Ebenezer 
Denison. They soon removed from the borough to Mystic 
Bridge and located where the Hoxie House now stands, again 
removing in the spring of 1822 to the old Denison mansion at 
the head of Willow street. This house was torn down in 1883 ; 
the building in its oldest part is believed to have been not less 
than 210 years old. 

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RECORD N"? 141. 


Nehemiah Smith. 167 

After the usual schooling, which included one year at Mat- 
tituck, L. I., and one at Westerly, E,. I., he learned the trade 
of cabinet-making. As so many of his relatives were interested 
in shipping, he was induced to make a few trips at sea, but 
finding this nnsuited to his tastes, he visited his half-brother at 
Mobile, Ala., and became somewhat acquainted with the South. 
He located at Charleston, S. C, in Oct., 1832, taking a posi- 
tion as clerk in the old established house of S. & J. Dixon, 
wholesale grocers, 201 and 203 East Broadway. He remained 
with them about a year and spent the following winter in Key 
West. He returned North in the spring and m. Aug. 10, 
1834, Sophia Gallup of Candlewood Hill, Groton, Conn. She 
was a dan. of Benadam and Cynthia (Fish) Gallup, and a direct 
descendant of Capt. John Gallup who moved from Boston to 
New London Co. in 1651. During the next winter Mr. Smith 
returned to the South and opened a store of general mer- 
chandise at Apalachicola, Fla., his wife remaining with her 
parents. He had hardly become settled in business when he 
was suddenly called North on account of his wife's illness. 
She d. June 4, 1835, 23 years of age. Returning to his busi- 
ness interests in Apalachicola, he opened a branch store and 
trading place at Columbus. He m. for his second wife, Oct. 
22, 1840, Lydia Maryott, of Lisbon, Conn., a daughter of 
Henry, Jr., and Frances (Stanton) Maryott. Henry Maryott, 
Sr., was a son of Samuel Maryott, whose farm at Newport, R. 
I., included the rocky bluff and chasm now known as Purgatory. 
After one more year in the South he returned with his wife to 
Conn. In the spring of 1847 he moved from New London to 
Brooklyn, became interested in the manufacture of buttons, in 
Duane street, New York, and in 1849 commenced the business 
of wholesale provisions in Brooklyn near the old James Street 
market, where the bridge anchorage now stands. He removed 
to Fulton street near Fulton ferry in 1853, where he continued 
an active interest until the afternoon previous to his death, a 
period of thirty-seven years in the provision trade. 

He was a member of Plymouth Church, having always been 
a pewholder from the time Mr. Beecher became installed 

168 Descendants of 

pastor. He was also a member of the New York Produce 
Exchange from its earliest history, when it was known as the Corn 
Exchange. He was highly esteemed by the members and the 
trade generally for his honesty, and his genial, liberal qualities. 
He was very domestic in his habits and resided on Brooklyn 
Heights during the last thirty years of his life ; he d. Aug. 
13, 1886, 75 years of age ; family bur. Elm Grove Cemetery, 
Mystic Bridge, Conn. Ch. 

First wife : 

Sophia Gallup, b. Groton, Conn., June 3, 1835 ; res. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Second wife : 

Edward Moore, b. Jewett City, Conn., Jan. 1, 

1842 ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y.; sergt., Co. I, 56th N. Y. 

State Vol., 1863, war of the Rebellion. 
Robert Winfield, b. Jewett City, Aug. 16, 1845; d. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., June 20, 1847. 

271. Henry Allen, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1847. 

272. Chandler, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1851. 


Mary Denison 7 {Nathan*, Olivet, Nathan 41 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, Sep. 23, 1801 ; in. .Dec. 
13, 1820, Elisha, son of Elisha and Desire (Hallam) Faxon of 
Stonington; she d. Dec. 20, 1825, se. 24; he m. 2nd, Dec. 31, 
183S, the widow Maria L. (Smith) Woodbridge, a dau. of Capt. 
Joseph and Nancy (Ells) Smith of Stonington ; six ch. by 
second wife. [See His. Faxon Family, Ed. 1880, p. 215.] He 
was largely engaged in the whaling business at Stonington ; 
he d. July 22, 1858. Ch. 

Elisha Faxon, b. April 8, 1823; m. July 26, 1848, Sarah 
A., dau. of John and Lydia Forshew ; res. Hudson, N. Y. 

Nathan Smith Faxon, 1>. April 16, 1825; m. Jan. 3, 1850, 
Elizabeth Prescott. 

Nehemiah Smith. 169 


Mary Denison 7 {Denison*, Oliver 5 , Nathan 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, July 20, 1789; m. Sep. 
18, 1805, Lewis, son of Thomas and Amelia (Taber) Allen; 
res. Groton, Fisher's Island and New London. He b. May 2, 
1783; d. May 3, 1815 ; she d. Oct. 21, 1854, re. G5. Ch. 
Lewis Denison Allen, b. Groton, Aug. 10, 1806; m. July 
24, 1837, Lucretia Isham ; res. Washington, D. C. ; living 
Mary Smith Allen, b. Fisher's Island, July 7, 1808 ; m. 
May 9, 1832, Dr. Enoch V. Stoddard ; res. New London. 
[See Des. of James Morgan, Ed. 1869, p. 54.] 
Frances Elizabeth Allen, b. Fisher's Island, Jan. 21, 1811 ; 
m. May 9, 1832, A. Waldo Tucker; res. Lancaster, Pa.; 
living (1886). 
Harriet Amelia Allen, b. Groton, Sep. 25, 1813 ; m. Dec. 
21, 1841, Ansel C. Cady ; m. 2nd, Dec. 20, 1852, Thomas 
Perkins; res. Buffalo; living (1886). 
Sarah Ann Allen, b. Groton, May 4, 1817; m. Jan. 15, 
1849, Dr. Enoch V. Stoddard; res. New London; living 
Frederick Lee Allen, b. New London, May 20, 1820 ; m. 

June 4, 1849, Wait Harris Lippet; d. Feb. 27, 1872. 
Thomas H. C. Allen, b. New London, Sep. 21, 1822; m. 
June 1, 1852, Jennie D. Woodruff; three ch. ; he in. 2nd, 
July 7, 1853, Laura A. Rowe ; one ch. ; res. Cincinnati, 
Ohio; living (1889). 
Jane Celina Allen, b. New London, June 28, 1824 ; m. 
May 8, 1848, Worthington B. Button ; res. New York 
city ; living (1889). 
Eleanor Caroline Allen, b. New London, April 29, 1828 ; 
m. Sep. 13, 1847, William Mercer; res. New London; liv- 
ing (1886). 
Anna Maria Allen, b. New London, May 23, 1831 ; d. 
Sep. 11, 1832. 

170 Descendants of 


Nathan 7 (Deniso?i 6 , Olive?- 5 , Nathan^, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiahi), b. Groton, March 31, 1793 ; m. March 6, 
1814, Lavinia, dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Fan- 
ning of Stonington. He was a farmer at Poquonoc and d. 
April 4, 1851; she b. Sep. 11, 1796; d. Dec. 24, 1879, se. 83. 
[See record, 62.] Ch. 

273. Nathan Denison, b. Sep. 14, 1815. 

274. Betsey Fanning, b. Oct. 25, 1818. 

275. Jabez, b. March 1, 1821. 

276. Lavinia Malvina, b. Feb. 24, 1823. 

277. Nathaniel Fanning, b. Jan. 28, 1826. 

278. Jane Denison, b. Sep. 23, 1828. 

279. Edward Stanton, b. Nov. 29, 1830. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. March 7, 1833 ; d. Sep. 25, 

280. George Washington, b. Sep. 11, .1836. 

Edward Fanning, b. June 25, 1839 ; killed May 16, 
1864, at the assault on Drury's Bluff, Va., Company 
C, 21st Reg., Conn. Vol. 


Sarah 7 (De?iison i , Oliver 6 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah" 1 , 
Nehemiah}), b. Groton, May 24, 1800; m. Feb. 24, 1820, 
Coddington Billings Williams of Stonington; res. Lee, Mass., 
Palmyra, Salina and Syracuse, N. Y.; she d. April 17, 1854, 
se. 53 ; he b. May 12, 1796 ; d. Dec. 5, 1881. Ch. 

Coddington Smith Williams, b. Lee, Nov. 28, 1820; d. 

Cincinnati, Ohio, July 5, 1850. 
Sarah Billings Williams, b. Lee, March 29, 1823 ; m. Oct. 
15, 1840, Edward Barker Judson, pres. First Nat. Bank ; 
res. Syracuse ; three ch. 
Frances Elizabeth Williams, b. Palmyra, Jan. 26, 1825 ; 
m. Alonzo Blossom, May 31,1848; seven ch.; res. 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

Nehemiah Smith. 171 

Mary Denison Williams, b. Palmyra, Sep. 14, 1827; m. 

Sep. 14, 1853, B. Davis Noxen ; res. Syracuse. 
Almira Smith Williams, b. Salina, April 26, 1830 ; d. Aug. 

10, 1831. 
Almira Borodell Williams, b. Salina, July 25, 1832 ; m. 

Henry Yan Yleck, July 5, 1854 ; she d. at Jackson, Miss., 

Oct. 29, 1871 ; eight ch. 
Jane Augusta Williams, b. Salina, Oct. 15, 1835 ; m. Oct. 

25, 1859, Edward Jesup Wood ; res. Gorshen, Ind. ; 

three ch. 
Ellen Lavinia Williams, b. Salina, Nov. 29, 1837 ; m. 

July 29, 1857, James Sissou Gillespie; res. Binghamton, 

N. Y.; six ch. 
George Montgomery Williams, b. Salina^ March 16, 1840 ; 

m. June 22, 1864, Helen Risley Congdon ; res. Syracuse ; 

three ch. 


Nathaniel Denison 7 {Denison 6 , Oliver'', Nathan*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , NehemiaK', Nehemiah"), b. Groton, Nov. 5, 1802; m. 
June 17, 1827, Eliza, dau. of Capt. Jesse and Elizabeth (Avery) 
Williams of Groton. He was a merchant in New London; d. 
Feb. 19, 1837, as. 34; she d. Dec. 15, 1848, ve. 45 ; she was a 
granddau. of Lieut. Ebenezer Avery of Fort Griswold ; family 
bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 26, 1828; m. Joseph Wash- 
ington Smith, Sep. 7, 1847. [See record, 319.] 

281. Jesse Denison, b. April 18, 1830. 

282. William Burrows, b. Sep. 14, 1833. 

283. Nancy, b. Oct. 28, 1835. 


Frances Ann 7 [Denison 6 , Oliver*, Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah', Nehemiah'), b. Groton, Dec. 24, 1804 ; m. Oct. 18, 
1825, Luther, son of Jeduthan and Abigail (Brown) Tucker 
of Cummington, Mass.; she d. at Walworth, N. Y., April 14, 
1831, £e. 26; he m. 2nd, April 26, 1832, Almyra, dau. of 

172 Descendants of 

Elijah Kent of Walworth ; two ch., Luther K. and George P. 
Mr. Tucker d. Oct. 20, 1838, se. 39. Ch. 
First wife — b. Walworth : 

Frances Ann Tucker, b. Jan. 9, 1827 ; m. Philo J. Bacon 
of Oneida Co., N. Y., June 29, 1852; res. Lincoln, Neb. 

Luther D. Tucker, b. Sep. 6, 1828 ; d. Nov. 14, 1828. 


Joseph Aborn 7 (Deniso?i\ Oliver*, Nathan", JVehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah'), b. at Poquonoc, Groton, Conn., Aug. 
29, ISO 7. He attended the district school until the age of 14, 
continuing his education in New London. He assisted in his 
father's store and on the farm until the age of 17, when he 
became clerk in a clothing and grocery store in New London. 
The firm did a large 'business, one branch being the fitting out 
of whalemen, New London having about that time eighty ves- 
sels engaged in that trade. At 20 he was in business on his 
own account. His capital, though small at starting, became in 
a few years a most encouraging sum. He m. June 24, 1832, 
Sarah Augusta, dau. of Thomas and Sally (Eogers) Avery of 
Groton. Soon after his marriage he took a partner in business, 
and removed to the store in State street, where he had formerly 
been a clerk. In 1837 two other partners were taken, the firm 
name being J. A. Smith & Co. They had a branch store at 
Mystic. The firm dissolved in 1844, and Mr. Smith continued 
with a partner for three years, and later, in 1850, formed a 
new partnership with Captain Loring Cottrell. They engaged 
very extensively in buying old ships, which they broke up for 
the copper, iron, timber, etc. This venture proved very suc- 
cessful. Fourteen years later Mr. Smith retired from business, 
and removed in 1864 from New London to Boston, where he 
now resides. II is wife d. June 18, 1877, in the 65th year of 
her age, and in the 45th year of their married life. Ch. 

Mary Aborn, b. New London, Nov. 10, 1833; m. May 31, 

1864, Albert A. Dickerman of Stoughton, Mass.; res. 

Boston, Mass. 









Nehemiah Smith. 173 


Almira Waity 7 (Denison 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Aug. 4, 1812; m. July 
4, 1833, William T. Burrows of Groton ; res. Poquonoc, Conn.; 
he d. Dec. 20, 1858. Ch. 

Almira S. Burrows, b. March 7, 1838 ; m. Nov. 3, 1859, 

Albert B. Kingsley of Hopkinton, R. I. ; he d. Oct. 17, 

1870; she m. 2nd, May 10, 1874, Orin W. Beckwith; 

res. Poquonoc. 
William T. Burrows, b. March 11, 1840; m. Ella Mitchell 

of Groton; res. Poquonoc. 
Francis R. Burrows, b. Feb. 14, 1843; d. March 5, 1843. 
Fannie E. Burrows, b. Jan. 9, 1847; m. Feb. 12, 1866, 

Edward W. Cole of Rehoboth, Mass.; res. Taunton, Mass. 
Judson D. Burrows, b. Oct. 17, 1849; m. Nov. 16, 1869, 

Alice A. Colver of Centre Groton ; res. Poquonoc. 
Sarah A. Burrows, b. April 29, 1852; m. April 6, 1876, 

James H. Wells of Groton ; res. Poquonoc. 
Mary J. Burrows, b. Nov. 4, 1855 ; m. Sept. 27, 1876, 

Rev. Lemuel W. Frink; res. Preston, Conn. 


Frances Mary 7 (Jesse I).\ Oliver*, Nathan*, Neheiniah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, Conn., July 30, 
1816; m. at St. James' Church, Nov. 22, 1841, William Carey 
Bolles of Salem, Mass., son of Rev. Lucius and Lydia Bolles 
of Boston ; he b. March 8, 1814; d. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 23, 
1855, re. 41 ; she m. 2nd, Sep. 18, 1856, Prentice Samuel 
Stoddard of Syracuse, N. Y., son of Vine and Sabria (Avery) 
Stoddard [see record, 29] ; res. Roxbury, Boston, Mass.; he 
was b. June 20, 1803; d. Feb. 8, 1885. To her the compiler 
is indebted for his first memoranda relating to the lineage of 
the family. Only ch. 

Frances Amelia Bolles, b. July 27, 1844 ; m. at St. Paul's 
Church, Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1865, Rev. George Her- 
bert Patterson, LL. D., son of Rev. Albert C. and Juliet C. 

174 Descendants of 

Patterson ; he was for a number of years president De 
Veaux College, Suspension Bridge, Niagara, N. Y., now 
rector Berkley School, Providence, R. I.; she d. Oct. 16, 
1S87 ; eight ch. [See " The Churchman," Nov. 5, 1887.] 


Erastus Tenant 7 {Gilbert, Jr.% Gilbert*, Naihan\ Nehe- 
miafi\ Neheriiiah?, JVehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Conn., June 24, 
1789 ; m. the widow Mrs. Rebecca (Barber) Lester, Feb. 2, 
1812, a dau. of John Barber of Groton, and Elizabeth Deni- 
son, his wife, of Stonington. [See Des. of George Denison, 
Ed. 1881, p. 38.] John Barber was a son of Rev. Jonathan 
Barber of Groton. Miss Barber was b. March 6, 1789; she 
was a sister of Hon. Noyes Barber, who m. the widow of 
Elijah Smith. [See Index.] Mrs, Lester's dau., Emily M. Lester, 
m. the Hon. Elijah F. Smith of Rochester, N. Y. [See Index.] 

Mr. Smith resided in Preston Centre until about 1817, when 
he moved to Centre Groton, where with his brother he kept a 
large store for a number of years. He was clerk of the Pro- 
bate Court, Groton, 1818, and a representative in the General 
Assembly, 1825 and 1828; he was made justice of the peace 
in 1830, and a year or two later he removed to Rochester, N. Y. 
Mrs. Rebecca Smith d. Nov. 11, 1838, 49 years of age. He 
m. 2nd, Lucia Mills of West Hartford, Aug. 23, 1839; she 
was b. Sep., 1797, and d. in Rochester, N. Y., March 27, 1857, 
He m. for his third wife, Emily Perkins of Litchfield, Conn., 
April 23, 1862, a dau. of Elijah II. Perkins of Southburv, 
Conn., and his wife Julia Sophia Hill of Bethlehem, Conn.; 
she d. Oct. 14, 18 - ; he d. at Rochester, N. Y., Mav 14, 1863. 

All by first wife. 

284. Erastus Barber, b. Nov. 27, 1812. 

285. Frances Rebecca, b. March 13, 1815. 

Gilbert- Morgan, b. March 15, 1818, at Centre Gro- 
ton ; m. Aug. 7, 1830, Eliza R., dau. of Homer Ely of 
West Springfield, Mass.; res. South Hadley, Mass.; 
she d. July 31, 1882; no ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 175 

Prudence Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1820, at Centre Gro- 
ton ; m. April 19, 1842, Dr. H. W. Dean of Roches- 
ter, K Y.; she d. April 4, 1877; three ch., one, 
Wm. K. Dean, Roxbury, Mass. 

286. Byron, b. July 16, 1825. 

287. Henry Walworth, b. June 6, 1827. 

William Avery, b. Sep. 14, 1829, Centre Groton ; d. 

Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1833. 
Helen Frederica, b. April 6, 1833, Rochester; never 

m.; d. South Hadley, April 21, 1851. 


Gilbert A very 7 (Gilbert*, Gilbert, Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Conn., Sep. 15, 1796 ; m. 
1824, Elizabeth, dan. of Capt. Thomas Barber of Norwich, 
Conn.; she d. July 16, 1833, re. 29. He in. for his second wife 
Catharine Brewer Hayes, March 16, 1836, a dau. of Rev. Joel 
and Mary (Bliss) Hayes. Mr. Smith was for forty-five years a 
member of Hampton Lodge of F. & A. M., in Springfield, 
Mass.; he was a member of the church, and for a long time a 
resident of South Hadley; in his younger days he and his 
brother kept store at Centre Groton, Conn. ; he d. July 27, 
1869, 8e. 72; Mrs. Catharine B. Smith d. July 15, 1878, re. 81. 

Edwin B., b. 1824 ; d. 1850, re. 26. 

Anna E., b. 1828; d. Feb. 20, 1847, re. 19. 

Thomas, b. 1830; d. June 2, 1833, re. 2 years 7 months. 

Jane, b. 1833; d. Oct. 20, 1836, re. 3 years 6 months. 


Eunice 7 (Amos D. e , Gilbert, Nathan*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miali*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Feb. 12, 1799 ; m. April 26, 
1818, Hon. Albert Gallup of Albany, N. Y.; he b. Jan. 20, 
1796 ; d. Nov. 5, 1851 ; she d. Oct. 17, 1872. Ch. 

Gallup, b. ; d. infant. 

Caroline Gallup, b. Aug. 5, 1821, at Berne, N. Y.; m. 
May 14, 1851, Rev. Sylvan us Reed; four ch.; res. New 
York city. 

176 Descendants of 

Albert S. Gallup, b. Sep. 20, 1823, at Berne. 

Pwiscilla Gallup, b. June 21, 1828, at Berne; in. April 

13, 1852. George H. Whitney ; five ch. 
Lucy Gallup, b. May 11, 1832, at Albany, N. Y.; m. Henry 

D. Paine, Feb. 2, 185S ; one ch. 
Edwin C. Gallup, b. March 21, 1835, at Albany ; m. Anna 

B. Calket, Jan. 5, 1870; two ch. 
Eunice I. Gallup, b. Apr. 14, 1840. 
Francis W. Gallup, b. July 15, 1841 ; d. Sep. 17, 1842. 


Francis 7 {Amos Z>. 6 , Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
?niah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Aug. 19, 1800; m. March 
26, 1825, Caroline Celia, dan. of John D. and Grace B. (Wil- 
liams) Smith of Stonington. [See record, 96.] He was a sea 
captain, and in 1819 was one of the crew who went in the 
" Savannah," the first steam vessel to cross the Atlantic. [See 
Harper's Magazine, Feb., 1877, p. 342.] He d. June 20, 
1830; bur. at sea. His widow m. Feb. 2, 1835, William Yin- 
cent, son of John and Sarah (Minor) Daboll of Groton ; she d. 
Jan. 25, 1881 ; bur. Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R. I.; 
seven ch. by 2nd m. : Josephine, Floride, Franklin, Sarah, 
John, Grace and William S. Daboll. Ch. 

288. Helen Theresa, b. July 14, 1826. 

289. Francis Albert, b. Nov. 30, 1827. 

290. Amos Denison, b. June 12, 1829. 


Amos Denison 7 {Amos D. 6 , Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Groton, Conn., April 
30, 1805. At the age of 21, he went to Providence and 
became a clerk for James Aborn, then doing a very large 
business in the lumber trade. His younger brother James was 
also a clerk in the same office with him at that time. Nov. 7, 
1827, he m. Sarah A. Franklin of Providence, dau. of Henry 
P. and Hannah (Cooke) Franklin. A year or two later he was 
;i partner of John W. Aborn in the lumber business, with yards 




Nehemtah Smith. 177 

at the foot of Washington st. About 1830 he hired what was 
known as the " Button wood Privilege," in Johnston, and com- 
menced the manufacture of cotton goods in the small mill 
which had been built there a few years previous. In 1831, his 
partnership terminated with Mr. A born, and he transferred all 
his business energy to the cotton goods trade with his princi- 
pal office in Providence on South Water street, a place with 
which he was identified for over forty years. 

Mrs. Sarah A. Smith died Jan. 31, 1835, and he m. Sep. 8, 
1836, for his second wife Amy A. Mathewson of Cranston, R. 
I. She was a dau. of Obadiah Mathewson, and his wife, Susan 
Sprague, the latter a sister of Gov. Wm. Sprague, Sr., and 
aunt of the present (1885) Gov. Wm. Sprague. 

In 1843, he became associated with his brother James Y., 
under the firm name of A. D. & J. Y. Smith, which was 
changed in 1856 to A. D. & J. Y. Smith & Co. In 1862, Mr. 
James Y. Smith retired, the business being continued under 
the firm name of Amos D. Smith & Co., and included in their 
business interests the Franklin Manufacturing Co., which com- 
prised the Franklin and Merino mills in Johnston, the Providence 
Steam Milling Co., comprising the Dnrfee mill and steam mill 
of Providence, and the Groton Manufacturing Co., with mills 
at Woonsocket. Together these manufactories furnished em- 
ployment for over 10,000 people. 

Mr. Smith was for a long time connected with the Provi- 
dence Horse Guards, and in 1810 was a brigadier-general. He 
was for some time a member of the General Assembly and 
also of the City Council, a trustee of the sinking funds and of 
the Butler Hospital. He was president of the Providence Gas 
Co. from the time of its organization, treasurer of the Rhode 
Island Hospital, and president of the Bank of Commerce and 
of the People's Savings Bank, to all of whose interests he gave 
an honest, faithful service. 

Amos D. Smith d. Jan. 21, 1877, 71 years of age; family 
bur. Swan Point Cemetery. 

The following obituary notice appeared in the " Providence 
Journal" the day after his demise: 

178 Descendants of 

" Amos D. Smith so long and highly respected in this com- 
munity, died yesterday morning at his residence on Hope St. 
Mr. Smith lias been in failing health for more than a year, and 
his friends have sadly anticipated the fatal termination of his 
disease. Few men were better known among us in public or 
private life ; b. in Groton, Conn., he came to this City while lie 
was yet a boy, and has resided here more than fifty years. En- 
dowed by nature with a strong physical constitution and a mind 
remarkable for its vigorous activity and its clearness of judg- 
ment uniting to a capacity for hard work an unbending will and 
an unwearied perseverance, and governing himself and his aims 
by an honest and moral purpose, he achieved success in the very 
beginning of his career, and in the humble labors and the 
upright conduct of the boy, laid the foundations of his pros- 
perity and his character. Mr. Smith was about 70 years old. 
Until within a year or two he has been strong in body as in 
mind, and the day rarely passed that did not see him at his 
counting room or on the street. His commanding form, his 
genial face and his pleasant manners will be missed by many a 
friend who in his sense of loss will sadly turn his sympathy to 
those whose bereavement comes nearer to the heart and whose 
sorrows are mingled in the memory of affections as well as 

Ch. first wife : 

291. Hannah Cooke, b. Nov. 7, 1828. 

Sarah Burgers, b. April 9, 1830; d. Sep. 1, 1830. 

292. Henry James, b. Sep. 12, 1831. 

293. Francis Mitchel, b. May 13, 1833. 

Amos Denison, b. Jan. 7, 1835 ; m. April 16, 1861, 
Susan, dan. of Lawrence and Eliza Talbot Almy, of 
Providence, R. I. He was a partner with his brother 
Francis in the manufacture of cotton goods. One 
ch., a dan., b. June 11, 1869; d. an infant. 
Second wife : 

294. Charles Morris, 1). Dec. 17, 1838. 

William Sprague, b. Aug. 23, 1840 ; d. April 10, 1872. 
Brookhol8T Mathevvson, b. Dec. 31, 1842; d. Feb. 7, 

Brookholst Mahikwson, I). Nov. 19, 1844; d. June 

25, 1846. 

Nehemiah Smith. 179 

Annie Brown, b. Sep. 29, 1846. 
295. George Mathewson, b. Jan. 23, 1849. 

Hope Alden, b. Nov. 11, 1856; d. Jan. 28, 1858. 


James Young 7 {Amos Z>. 6 , Gilbert? Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 15, 1809, at Poquonoc, Groton, 
Conn. He received a common school education, and at the 
early age of 13, became employed in a grocery store in New 
London. He remained there tour years, and during the latter 
part of the time he was often intrusted with the entire charge 
of the business. At the age of 17, on the 26th of April, 1826, 
he removed to Providence and entered the office of James 
Aborn, the most extensive lumber dealer in the State of Rhode 
Island, at that time. When 21 years of age, he became a part- 
ner under the firm name of Aborn & Smith. Aug. 15, 
1835, he was married to Emily Brown of Providence. She 
was a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Waterman) Brown, and 
born Sep. 6, 1813. In 1838, Mr. Smith became inter- 
ested in the manufacture of cotton goods, in Willimantic, 
Conn., and Woonsocket, R. I. These enterprises proving suc- 
cessful he retired from the lumber business in 1843, and 
devoted all his business energy to manufacturing. 

The following is from an obituary notice, published in the 
"Providence Bulletin," the day after his death: 

" Possessed of a most vigorous constitution, re-enforced by 
the simplest habits of life, he accomplished for years in the 
prosecution of his business as a manufacturer the severest 
labors. The greater as well as the smaller affairs were sub- 
jected to his personal supervision. The details of the manu- 
facture at the mills were kept constantly under his eye, no less 
than the business of the counting room and of the market. 
Before the building of the Hartford railroad, he was accus- 
tomed to make regular journeys to Willimantic, a distance of 
forty-eight miles, by carriage, at night, in order not to incroach 
by travelling upon the business hours of the day, and in the 
same maimer, before the Worcester road was built, he kept up 
his personal supervision of the mills in which he was inter- 
ested at Woonsocket. 

ISO Descendants of 

"In addition to his own extensive business, it is doubtful if 
any man in the State has, during the last twenty-five years, 
been so completely the servant of the people or been appealed 
to more generally to till positions of trust or to give his advice 
and time to the private affairs of others. The trust and confi- 
dence of the public in his personal integrity and sound judg- 
ment was next to universal. While he accepted these trusts 
and evidences of confidence without hesitation, he was not 
neglectful of the duties of the least of them. An office to him 
was in no respect a sinecure. Whether he was called upon to 
act as a committee in building a bridge, a house for a charity, a 
church, a school-house, a city hall, or to serve as a referee in a pri- 
vate controversy, or as an appraiser of an estate, each and every 
duty, the smallest as well as the greatest, was conscientiously 
performed. No one among his fellows remembers when his 
seat has been vacant at the 'Board of Direction of the Union 
Bank, and at the last formal meeting of the Commissioners of 
the Dexter Donation, he was the only member except the 
Mayor who kept that almost obsolete duty in mind. 

u At the time of his decease he was the President of the 
Union Bank, and of two savings institutions, and was also the 
President of one, and a director in seven insurance companies. 
For several years he has been active in the Board of Direction 
of the Providence and Worcester Railroad, and at his death 
he was a valued member of no less than five commissions under 
the city government. To all these positions of trust he brought 
a sound judgment, a willing service and conscientious upright- 
ness of purpose. 

"Governor Smith served the city, as its Mayor, for the 
years 1855 and 1856 He was elected as the nominee of the 
citizens, in opposition to both the recognized political parties, 
and was tendered the office for a third term, but declined a re- 

"From 1S63 to 1865 inclusive, he served the State with 
ability, fidelity and patriotism as its Chief Magistrate. The 
period covered by this service was a very trying one, from the 
fact that it was the most gloomy period in the history of the 
civil war/' 

The "Providence Press '' of March 27,187(5, contains an 
editorial of nearly two and a half columns, written by the Rev. 
Mr. Dean, who enjoyed an intimate friendship with the gover- 
nor. The following is a portion of the article: 




Nehemiah Smith. 181 

•x- # # * "His judgment in purchasing material, in the 
making of contracts and sales has been conceded by our busi- 
ness men as superior, while his spirit of fair dealing and his 
interest in his employees has been a marked feature in the 
administration of his different mills. His superintendents and 
overseers have remained with him for long years, and many 
for life. There is honest and sincere mourning in all his 
manufactories to-day. 

" But not in this particular department alone did Gov. Smith 
excel. His investments and his gains brought him immediately 
into the field of finance, and in 1844, or over thirty years ago, 
he became a Director in the old Union Bank : in I860 its pres- 
ident, and in 1866 president of the Union Savings Bank, 
which offices he filled at the time of his death. In fact, offices 
requiring great financial ability were pressed upon him, so that 
for years he has been the president of one bank and two sav- 
ings banks, and one insurance company, and a director in seven 
other like institutions in this city. 

"The value of his services was long since known and 
appreciated by his fellow citizens, and the city laid upon him 
the duties of a Commissioner of its Sinking fund! of the Cove 
Land Commission, and later the chairmanship of the commis- 
sion to build our new City Hall. It is but a short year since 
he resigned the office of one of the Trustees of the R. I. 
Hospital, and but a month since he ceased to be a trustee of 
Swan Point Cemetery, because he could not give to these 
enterprises the time and care which in his judgment they re- 
quired at the hands of their trustees. 

"If to these we add the many and almost daily applications 
for business advice and help : the immense correspondence 
growing out of his large private business and his official relations, 
some approximate idea can be obtained of his busy life. Few 
men could carry it successfully, none can continuously. 

"The early political principles of Governor Smith were of 
the Jacksonian, or Democratic school. He was then what we 
should now term a conservative democrat. At the time of the 
Dorr war he was for ' law and order,' and took an active part 
in the suppression of that rebellion. He was repeatedly elected 
as one of the representatives of the city to the General As- 
sembly, serving the State in that capacity faithfully and to the 
satisfaction of his constituents. In 1855 he accepted the 
nomination of the citizens for the office of Mayor of Provi- 
dence — a nomination made in opposition to both the Whig and 
Democratic parties, and was elected over both his opponents, a 

182 Descendants op 

large majority testifying their confidence in the man and his 
ability to administer the affairs of the city correctly and 
economically. His administration was so marked a success, his 
suggestions so practical, the improvements so patent and so 
important, that he was re-elected in 1856, and but for his firm 
declination of further honor would have been again renominated 
and elected. He never ceased to take an active interest in all 
that conduced to the true prosperity of the city : ever jealous 
for its fair fame and its increasing moral and material pros- 

"In 1861 the Republican Convention of the State, with 
unwonted unanimity, tendered him the nomination for Gover- 
nor, but the war of the rebellion and the activity of Gov. 
Sprague in military affairs led to the latter's re-election. Sub- 
sequent to the election of Gov. Sprague to the Senate, or in 
the Spring of 1863, Gov. Smith was again nominated by the 
Republican party and was elected Governor by the largest 
majority given in the State, in a sharply contested election. In 
1864, he was re-nominated and elected over two opposing can- 
didates, and such was the confidence of his fellow citizens in 
his integrity and ability, that he was nominated for the third 
term, receiving a majority in every town and ward in the State. 

" The labors of Gov. Smith during this period were indeed 
herculean. The war was at its height. President Lincoln was 
following each call for troops with still larger calls, and drafts 
were ordered in every State. The demand of the government 
was continuous and imperative for men and money. Rhode 
[sland had made a proud and patriotic record, but the calls 
already made had taken off from her soil the major portion of 
its real fighting material, who, by their bravery and skill were 
winning a golden crown for the State. Gov. Smith believing 
that a draft, a forced supply of fighting material, would reflect 
discredit upon the State, turned his attention and energies to 
the raising of our quota for all calls in advance of the call 
itself. lb; was as successful in this as in all else which he 
undertook. We remember the deep anxiety which existed 
when the President issued an older for a draft for five hundred 
thousand men on the 24th of February, L864. On the 16th 
of March Gov. Smith issued a proclamation announcing that 
the quota of the State had been more than filled by voluntary 
enlistments. On the 18th of July of the same year another 
call for five hundred thousand men was made and the draft 
ordered in September, but, again this indefatigable executive 
issued his proclamation announcing that this quota had also 

Nehemiah Smith. 183 

been filled. On the 19th of December of the same year 
another requisition for three hundred thousand men was made, 
and on the 23rd of January following, Gov. Smith announced 
the quota of Rhode Island complete. The last announcement 
was followed by a communication from the War Department 
declaring the State still indebted to the government for men, 
although a large excess over all the calls had been provided and 
the Governor held the receipts of the government for the 
same. Governor Smith quietly took the train for Washing- 
ton, but received no encouragement from the Provost Marshal 
or Secretary of War. In an interview with President Lincoln 
the latter learned the personal character of Gov. Smith, tendered 
him every facility possible, gave prompt and direct orders to 
the War Department, and as far as possible aided the Governor 
in fulfilling his deep desire to preserve Rhode Island from the 
stigma of a draft. The system of assigning quotas had been 
changed by the War Department, or Provost Marshal General on 
the day after the announcement by the Governor that the quota 
of Rhode Island had been filled. This change made the quota 
from our State as large as it would have been upon a call for 
one million four hundred thousand men. It seemed to Gover- 
nor Smith and to others, an act of injustice to States like ours 
whose quotas were kept steadily filled in advance, but there 
never was even the suspicion of a cloud of disloyalty on the 
mind and heart of James Y. Smith. He was patriotic and 
loyal to the government in every fibre of his being. His offi- 
cial correspondence shows his protest against the injustice in- 
flicted upon the State, but the same pen that wrote the protest 
wrote the Message to the General Assembly, inviting the co- 
operation of that body in the work of meeting the full demands 
of the government. He was unceasing in his efforts until the 
last man demanded of the State, had responded to the roll call, 
and even then continued to send forward the recruits. * 

" Gov. Smith was a man of large benevolence, joined to a 
modesty, which was sensitive. He gave liberally and con- 
stantly. During the war and his incumbency of the guber- 
natorial office his benefactions were without stint or measure. 
Many is the soldier's family that has called him blessed : many 
the widows and orphans who will weep his departure. We 
had occasion during the war, to know something of his dis- 
tributions for sweet charity and mercy's sake, — something of 
the tax which poverty and daily want made upon his purse, and 
from our known intimacy ventured a modest remonstrance. 
We said : k Gov. Smith, we do not know how much you are 

184 Descendants of 

worth, but unless you have the wealth of an Astor at your com- 
mand, you should pass some of your charities over to other 
1 lands.'" Without offence, nay, studiously avoiding it, he 
thanked us and said, that he allowed no person to interfere with 
his personal charities, for these were matters with him of per- 
sonal duty and pleasure, adding : ' I love to give and am glad 
that in these times I have something to give.' 

" But not alone in gifts of money and its equivalent, was 
Gov. Smith a pattern for others. His assistance to the deserv- 
ing, in lines of business, in opening channels for their employ- 
ment, and in judicious advice, have been a power for success in 
life of many a man among us. His nature was sympathetic 
and to honest worth his sympathy and aid were extended with- 
out hesitation — and as continuously as they were needed. He 
was unselfish in his care for the interest and welfare of his 
friends, entering minutely and sympathetically into their cir- 
cumstances, their trials and their sorrows. He was a man 
remarkably prudent in speech when dealing with the character 
or reputation of others, keeping inviolate all secrets entrusted 
to him. To sum up the character of Gov. Smith, we should 
speak of him as a man of rare integrity, of great benevolence, 
of unusual frankness, of decided courage and marked positive- 
ness, of great sympathy, of real simplicity joined to the most 
sterling good sense, and of sensitive modesty in matters per- 
taining to himself. He was a rare type of the old New England 
business man and manhood, and much as we honor the living 
there are few among them who can fill his place. He was an 
honest man, a true representative of all the better and nobler 
elements of Rhode Island manhood, and as such posterity will 
do his memory honor." 

Gov. Smith was much interested in the compilation of this 
work, and it was the writer's privilege to receive from him a 
number of letters relating to his ancestors and the branches of 
the family collateral with his own ; but it was not until after 
several urgent requests for memoranda relating to his own life 
that he modestly sent about five lines, not one word of which 
referred to the fact that he had given over $100,000 toward 
the comfort of the soldiers and the sick and wounded, dur- 
ing the war, and a large amount afterward, in aid of the wid- 
ows and orphans. Gov. James Y. Smith d. March 20, 1S70, 
;i'. 66; family burial, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, 
R. I. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 185 

Thomas Brown, b. June 19, 1836 ; d. Sep. 19, 1840. 

296. Isabella Brown, b. Feb. 12, 1839. 

297. Emily Priscilla, b. Jan. 11, 1842. 


Priscilla 7 {Amos D.*, Gilbert, Nathan', Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, May 1, 1820 ; m. June 10, 
1841, Samuel Foster, b. Oct. 13, 1803, Dudley, Mass.; she d. 
March 24, 1867. Ch. 
All b. in Providence, R. I. 

Ella Mitchel Foster, b. July 21, 1842; ra. June 10, 1862, 

Edward H. Clarke. 
"Walter Smith Foster, b. July 12, 1844. 
Louis Tucker Foster, b. July 12, 1846 ; m. Nov. 20, 1872, 

Mary H. Nightingale of Providence. 
Frederic Leeds Foster, b. Jan. 27, 1849; m. March 2, 

1871, Maria M. Harris of Providence. 
James Herbert Foster, b. July 20, 1851. 
Clara Denison Foster, b. Nov. 17, 1853. 


Abigail 7 {Nehemiah 9 , Nehemiah", John*, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. May 10, 1793 ; m. 1809, when 16 years 
of age, Leonard Eager Curtis of Worcester, Mass.; they moved 
to Ohio, where he d. 1821, and was bur. in the family lot on the 
farm of Judge Phelps, Painsville, Ohio. The widow removed 
with her three children to Fleming, N. Y., where she m. May 
22, 1825, William, son of Noah and Sarah Gregory of Wilton, 
Conn.; they soon moved to Ohio, near the town of Norwalk, 
where he d. 1868; she d. Dec. 15, 1879; both bur. Bronson, 
Huron county, Ohio. Ch. 

James Curtis, b. 1812 ; m. 1836, Eveline Smith ; res. Perry, 
Wyoming county, N. Y.; d. 1839; no ch. 

Mary Curtis, b. 1814, called Polly ; m. 1835, V. R. Guth- 
rie ; res. Peru, Huron county, Ohio; d. 1841 ; three ch. 

1S6 Descendants of 

Alfred S. Curtis, b. Dec. 9, 1816; m. 1845, Elmira Wad- 
hams; she d.; he had 2nd and 3rd wife; res. Oneida, 
Knox county, 111.; lawyer and banker; living (1886). 

Edward S.Gregory, b. April 20,1828; m. 1850, Clara 
Baldwin ; professor (1886) Hudson College, Summit, Ohio. 

Lydia Gregory, b. April 13, 1830 ; m. 1855, Isaac Under- 
bill ; res. Norwalk, Ohio. 

Harmon Gregory, b. May 31, 1832; m. 1852, Julia Gilbert; 
res. McIIenry, 111. 


Alfred 7 (Nehemiah', Nehemiah", John\ Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 31, 1796 ; m. Lydia Johnson ; 
res. Fleming, !N\ Y.; he surveyor, teacher and merchant ; d. 
April 22, 1828. Ch. 
Edwin, d. young. 

Alfred Henry Clay, living (1886) Dayton, Ohio ; he was 
in the army, Co. H, 173rd N. Y. Vols., from Sep., 1862, 
until the close of the war ; two sons. 


Mary 7 {Nehemiah*, Nehemiah", John*, Nehem,iah% Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiafr), b. May 4, 1800; sometimes called Maria; 
m. Aug. 13, 1818, Harmon, son of Anion and Naomi Skid- 
more ; he d. Sep. 6, 1729; bur. Perry, Wyoming Co., N. Y.; 
the widow m. 2nd, Moseley Stoddard ; res. Mount Morris, N. 
Y., and (1886) Flint, Mich. Ch. 

Mary Ann Skidmore, b. Oct. 9, 1819 ; d. June 13, 1821. 
Mary Ann Skidmore, b. April 2,1824; m. Hiram Redfield; 

res. New York city. 
Franklin Skidmore, b. April 20, 1827 ; res. New Orleans, 

Julia Skidmore, b. May 13, 1829; m. June 21, 1848, Mar- 
tin Willey; res. Flint, Mich. 


John' (John 9 , Nehemiah\ John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiatt), b. Feb. 1, 1794; m. March 17, 1816, Hannah, dau. 

Nehemiah Smith. 187 

of Samuel and Mary (Holmes) Morgan of Colchester and Gro- 
ton [see Des. Jas. Morgan, Ed. 1869, p. 68] ; res. Stoning- 
ton, Salem and Colchester, Conn.; he d. Sep. 14, 1859, se. 65 ; 
she b. April 3, 1794; d. April 26, 1880, ae. 86; bur. Salem. 

Morgan, b. Dec. 20, 1816 ; d. Salem, Dec. 23, 1816. 
Mary, b. April 28, 1818 ; d. Salem, May 1, 1818. 
John, b. April 29, 1819; d. Salem, May 7, 1819. 

298. Erastus M., b. May 12, 1821. 

John Avery, b. April 24, 1825; m. a widow, Mrs. 

Mary L. Williams of Suffield, Conn., Nov. 23, 1864; 

res. Colchester ; no ch. 
Eliza Ann, b. May 11, 1827; d. April 4, 1842. 

299. Hannah Maria, b. June 5, 1830. 


Nancy' {John 6 , Nehemiah 6 , John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 11, 1796 ; m. 1816, Harry, son of Jonas 
Brown of Stoniugton and Salem ; he d. Oct. 11, 1825, se. 35; 
she m. 2nd, 1829, Joseph C, son of Chauncey Beckwith of 
Long Island; she d. April 23, 1856, se. 59 ; bur. Salem ; he d. 
April 9, 1854; res. and bur. Greenport, L. I. Ch. 

Henry S. Brown, b. Oct. 3, 1817; res. Colchester; d. 

March 29, 1852. 
Erastus C. Brown, b. June 13, 1819; m. 1847, Hannah M. 

Smith. [See Index.] 
Stephen A. Brown, b. Dec. 2.), 1821; m. Angeline Moore; 
res. Norwich, Conn. ; in. 2nd, Sarah Greenhood ; he d. 
June 13, 1874. 
Joseph Beckwith, b. Feb. 29, 1830 ; res. Greenport, L. I.; 

d. in the army, war of the Rebellion. 
Harriet D. Beckwith, b. April 8, 1838 ; d. July 22, 1838. 
Nancy M. Beckwith, b. April 8, 1838; d. Sep. 6, 1838. 


Coddington 7 {John 6 , Nehemiah b , John 4 , Nehemiah* , Nehe- 
miah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 20, 1805 ; m. Sep. 8, 1833, Eliza 

188 Descendants of 

Ann Stanton of Glastonbury, Conn. ; she d. Jan. 2, 1852 ; he 
m. 2nd, Sep. 21, 1852, Nancy Maria, dau. of Andrew Lathrop 
of Lebanon; he was a fanner; d. April 27, 1865; bur. 
Lebanon, Conn. Ch. 

300. Charles Coddington, b. Salem, Conn., July 11, 1837. 
Martha Eliza, b. Salem, Conn., Nov. 2, 1839 ; m. Jan. 

26, 1881, William C. Geer; res. Syracuse, N. Y.; d. 
July 4, 1883. 
Ann Maria, b. Salem, Conn., Jan. 21, 1843 ; m. 

March 23, 1860, William F. Geer; res. Syracuse, N. 

Y.; he d. Sep., 1883; she m. 2nd, Albert Foster; 

res. Albion, N . Y. 

301. Jeannette, b. Franklin, Conn., May 14, 1848. 


Charles W. 7 {Charles S.\ Charles*, John*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiahu, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Jan. 18, 1793 ; m. Oct. 
10, 1813, Mary M. Stanton of Stonington, Conn.; res. Water- 
ford, Conn. Ch. 

Charles Stewart, b. March 3, 1815. 

Betsey, b. May 8, 1819. 

Mary Esther, b. Feb. 12, 1823. 

George T., b. March 13, 1829. 

Curtis A., b. March 10, 1831. 


Elizabeth 7 {Charles S.\ Charles 6 , John*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
mia/i*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 6, 1795, called Betsey ; m. May 16, 
1811, Col. John W., son of Latham and Desire (Williams) 
Hull of Stonington ; shed. May 18, 1819 ; he b. Jan. 5, 1789 ; 
d. Feb. 28, 1878; res. Stonington, Conn. Ch. 

Eliza Smith Hull, b. May 22, 1812; m. John H. Brown- 
ing, Sep. 21, 1829 ; res. New York city ; she d. March 21, 
1875 ; five ch., one of them, J. Hull Browning, president 
Northern N. J. R. R. 

Nehemiah Smith. 189 

Eunice Billings Hull, b. May 10, 1814, m. March 23, 

1837, B. F. Browning; res. New York city; she d. Dec. 

18, 1841 ; one ch., d. young. 
John Pomekoy Hull, b. July 17, 1816; m. May 10, 1843, 

Hannah Argall ; res. New York city; he d. July 8, 1859; 

one ch. 


Hannah Emeline 7 (Shubel", Charles*, John 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Feb. 22, 1806; m. Feb. 11, 1833, 
Prentice B., son of David and Hope (Lord) Skinner of Marl- 
borough, Conn.; she d. June 11, 1870, ae. 64; res. and bur. 
Marlborough. Ch. 

Julia Emily Skinner, b. June 20, 1840 ; m. June 15, 1867, 
Edward W., son of Rev. Hiram Bell of W. Colchester; 
res. New York city. 


Leonard Christopher 7 {ShubeV, Charles 6 , John*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 6, 1808; m. Sep. 15, 1841, 
Harriet Newell, dan. of Rev. Timothy and Mary (Norton) 
Tuttle of Ledyard, Conn.; he d. Sep. 13, 1870; she living 
(1884). Ch. 

302. Mary Norton, b. Jan. 22, 1845. 

Harriet Raymond, b. May 8, 1849 ; d. May 12, 1851. 


Jared Whitfield 7 (ShubeF, Chai'les 1 ', John*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. May 3, 1810; m. Aug. 10, 1846, 
Sarah P. White of Belchertown, Mass., dau. of Benjamin E. 
White of Chester, Mass., and Sarah Weston, his wife, of Wil- 
lington, Conn.; res. Hartford; he was for many years con- 
nected with Colt's Armory ; he d. March 17, 1887. Ch. 

Clarence Devere, b. Aug. 10, 1S47; d. Feb. 7, 1853. 

Francis Raymond, b. Dec. 13, 1848 ; d. Jan. 8, 1849. 

l'.'o Descendants of 

Frank B., b. May 26, 1852 ; m. June 4, 1883, Sarah Amelia, 
dau. of Edward Kellogg of Colchester, Conn.; res. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Jennie Estelle, b. Aug. 24, 1857 ; d. Nov. 27, 1861. 


Harriet L.' {ShubeV, Charles 6 . John', Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah% Nehemiah 1 ), b. March 23, 1812; m. Dec. 9, 1830, 
Noyes P., son of Robert and Deborah (Dewey) Denison of 
Stonington; she d. March 30, 1846, Waterford, Conn.; bur. 
Cedar Grove Cemetery; he b. 1804; d. and bur. 1875 in 
Virginia. Ch. 

Notes P. Denison, m. Mary A. Minor, Feb. 17, 1861, a 
dau. of Capt. Minor of Groton ; res. Groton ; he d. July 
4, 1876 ; five ch. [See Des. Geo. Denison, p. 257.J 

Other ch. d. young. 


Orlando 7 (Shabel 6 , Charles*, John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Feb. 9, 1814; m. April 10, 1845, Emeline, dau. 
of Isaac and Prudence (Geer) Gallup of Ledyard. [See Index, 
Seth Williams.] She was a direct descendant of Capt. John 
Gallup. [See His. New London, p. 291, and Wheeler's His. 
First Congl. Church, Stonington, p. 299.] Mr. Smith was the 
owner of the valuable granite quarry in Westerly, R. I. He 
d. May 30, 1859. The business continued by the family under 
the name of the Smith Granite Co. The widow d. Dec. 30, 
1886, at Fletchers, N. C, the result of a railroad accident. Ch. 

303. Orlando Raymond, b. June 1, 1851. 

304. Sarah Almira, b. June 16, 1853. 
Julia Emeline, b. Feb. 16, 1855. 

Isaac Gallup, b. June 5, 1857; m. Jan. 1, 1885, IJar- 
riet Trumbull Hall of Pawcatuck, Conn., dau. of 
Horace R. and Sarah (Avery) Hall of Preston, Conn.- 
res. Westerly, R. I. 


Kauiily roc trd No. it.' 

['Uoto-tJi-avure ro. X. "> 

Nehemiah Smith. 191 


Eliza A. 7 (ShubeV, Charles*, John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 4, 1816; m. Sep. 4, 1830, James, son of 
William and Mary (Smith) Noble of Washington, Mass.; she d. 
Jan. 14, 1882; bur. Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford; he living 
(1885). Ch. 

Charles Smith Noble, b. Feb. 4, 1842; m. MaryN. Smith. 

[See record, 302.] 
Edward Raymond Noble, b. Aug. 10, 1844 ; d. March 2, 

Harriet Eliza Noble, b. Dec. 13, 1846 ; d. Feb. 6, 1852. 
Mary Kate Noble, b. March 24, 1849; d. Feb. 20, 1852. 
Emma Caroline Noble, b. March 1, 1853 ; m. Oct. 26, 1880, 
Rev. Geo. B. Adams of Northboro, Mass.; he d. Aug. 25, 
Edwin Augustus Noble, b. Oct. 23, 1855 ; d. May 29, 1860. 


Julia Abby 7 (ShubeV, Charles 6 , John 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah', Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 7, 1819; m. March 10, 1851, 
Henry H. Rogers 6 , son of Lester 6 , David 4 , Jonathan 3 , Jonathan 2 , 
James 1 . This James Rogers came to America 1635 and 
settled at New London ; he was a son of the eldest son of John 
Rogers the Martyr, whose Bible is now in the Theological 
Library of the Alfred University, New York. The Bible con- 
sisted of the New Testament and the Psalter and Litany of 
the State Church in the time of King Edward VI. 

Henry H. Rogers b. Jan. 21, 1806; he has always been in- 
terested in shipping, and for forty years captain of vessels of 
which he was the only owner ; res. New London. Ch. 

Edward Raymond Rogers, b. May 25, 1859 ; d. July 17, 


Henry Wright 7 (Russell*, Charles', John*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Centre Groton, Conn., April 24, 1807; 

192 Descei-.dants of 

m. April 7, 1832, Amanda Malvina, dan. of David and Esther 
(Latham) Woodbridge of Groton ; she b. Aug. 25, 1807; d. 
July 14, 1852, se. 44; slie was a direct descendant of John 
Woodbridge, b. England 1613, came to America 1634. [See 
The Woodbridge Record, Ed. 1883, p. 161.] He was a farmer 
at Salem, Conn., but removed to Williamstown, Mass.; he d. 
Ang. 25, 1843, se. 86; bur. Smith Lake Cemetery, Poquonoc, 
Conn. Ch. 

Frances Amanda, b. Jan. 27, 1833 ; res. New Brighton, N. 

Y.; never m.; d. March 11, 1869. 
Arabella, b. April 24, 1836; m. Feb. 24, 1858, Silas N., 

son of Silas and Marietta (Griffen) Havens of Lyme, 

Conn.; res. New Brighton, N. Y. 
Hannah Moore, b. March 12, 1841 ; res. Salem, Conn.; 

never m.; d. July 3, 1856. 


Gurdon Buckley 7 (HusseW, Charles*, John*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiali*, Nehemiah}), b. Centre Groton, Conn., July 26, 
1823 ; m. Sep. 10, 1843, Lucy G., dau. of Barnabas and Lucy 
(Gorham) Hallett of Barnstable, Mass.; she d. April 29, 1863 ; 
he m. 2nd, May 9, 1867, Maria Louisa, dau. of Thomas L. and 
Elizabeth C. (Holt) Fox of Waterford, Conn.; res. Stonington 
and Chicago; he d. Sep. 1, 1876 ; she d. Oct. 29, 1879 ; family 
bur. Rose Hill, Cook county, 111. Ch. 
First wife : 

Charles Minor, b. Stonington, Sep. 3, 1844; d. April 

27, 1846. 
Lucy Corcoran, b. Stonington, Jan. 22, 1849; res. 
305. Daniel Gurdon, b. Stonington, Oct. 16, 1854. 

Second wife : 

Charles James, b. Chicago, Jan. 7, 1873 ; res. Plain- 
field, 111. 

Nehemiah Smith. 193 


Marcus Lafayette 7 (Russell*, Charles*, John*, Nehemiah 3 , 
NehemiaK' ', Nehemiah 1 ), b. Centre Groton, July 20, 1825 ; m. 
June 12, 1853, Caroline, dan. of Thomas L. and Elizabeth C. 
(Holt) Fox of Waterford, Conn.; res. Plainfield, 111., and Day- 
ton, Volusia county, Fla., where Mr. Smith is the owner of a 
very valuable orange grove. Ch. 

306. Andrew Holt, b. May 10, 1854. 

George Fox, b. May 3, 1856 ; m. Catharine Spangler, 

Dec. 26, 1879 ; res. Daytona. 
Walter N. W., b. Dec. 2, 1870; d. Dec. 14, 1884. 


Henry Channino 7 (Simeon", Simeon*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , 
NehemiaK 1 , Nehemiah}), b. Groton, Conn., May 26, 1789; m. 
Dec. 16, 1825, Fanny Louise, dau. of John Arnold; she d. 
Jan. 8, 1833, ae. 35 ; he d. Oct. 31, 1865. Ch. 

307. Simeon, b. March 19, 1827. 

308. Ezra Chappell, b. Aug. 19, 1828. 

Henry Arnold, b. March 31, 1830; d. young. 
Fanny Louise, b. Nov. 22, 1832; never m.; d. Feb. 7, 


Elias 7 (Rufus", Simeon", Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah*, 
NehemiaK), b. Groton, Aug. 2, 1787; m. Nov. 21, 1811, Pru- 
dence, dau. of Nathan Crary of Stonington ; res. North Ston- 
ington and Groton ; he d. Oct. 29, 1822 ; she d. Jan., 1855. 

309. Henry Austin, b. Nov. 24, 1812. 

310. Frances Louisa, b. March 6, 1814. 

311. Ann Maria, b. April 5, 1816. 

Eussell Crary, b. June 30, 1818; d. Jan. 19, 1822. 
Prudence A., b. Nov. 11,1819; d. Aug. 9, 1845; 
never m. 

194 Descendants of 


Simeon 7 (Rufus 9 , Simeon*, Isaac*, Nehemiah\ Nehemiah*, 
JNehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Conn., Sep. 6, 1790; m. Nov. 20, 
1814, Clarissa, dan. of Daniel Meech of Stonington ; res. 
Groton, Conn., and Ponghkeepsie, 1ST. Y. ; he deacon Baptist 
Church since 1821; she b. Sep. 7, 1792; d. at North Parma. 
N. Y., April 22, 1865. Ch. 

312. James M., b. April 23, 1816. 

Anna R., b. July 31, 1818; m. Nov. 11, 1840, George 
H. Roberts, a very successful flour merchant New 
York city, a member of the Produce Exchange for 
many years; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; no ch. 

313. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 3, 1820. • 

314. Elias, b. Aug. 7, 1823. 

Clarissa M., b. Dec. 31, 1825; m. Sep. 10, 1868, 

Smith Horton ; res. Ponghkeepsie, N. Y. ; no ch. 
Lucy A., b. July 14, 1828; unm. 
Albert G., b. March 28, 1831 ; d. Feb. 20, 1832. 
Julia A., 1). Dec. IS, 1832; unm. 


Elijah Frederick 7 (Rufus*, Simeon", Isaac", Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah'', Nehemiah 1 ), b. in Groton, Conn., Dec. 13, 1792, 
went to live with relatives in Petersburgh, Va., when 13 years 
of age. In a few years he removed to New York city, 
where he became familiar with the wholesale grocery business 
in all its practical details. He m. Dec. 28, 1825, Emily Mal- 
vina Lester of Groton, dau. of Henry and Rebecca (Barber) 
Lester. [See Index, Erastus T. Smith.] In May, 182<'>, he 
removed to Rochester, X. Y., where he established a wholesale 
grocery business on the east side of Exchange street; subse- 
quently the firm name became E. F. & A. C Smith, Smith 
& Perkins, and finally in 1859, Smith, Perkins & Co., with a 
capital of half a million dollars. Soon after this, Mr. Smith 
retired from the active position he had held. 

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Nehemiah Smith. 195 

In 18-11, lie was elected major of the city, being the first 
mayor elected by the people, and the next year he was re-elected 
by an overwhelming majority. Prior to that time the mayor 
had been appointed by the Common Council. In 1841 he was 
elected trustee, of the Kochester Savings Bank, and for thirty- 
nine years he was in continuous service in this institution, 
seventeen years of the time as president, which office he held 
at the time of his death, Sep. 12, 1880, se. 87. His wife died 

The following is a portion of an obituary notice from the 
" Rochester Chronicle :" 

m * * Mr. Smith's life had been 

so interwoven with the history of Rochester for more than a 
half century that the announcement of his death carries with 
it a feeling of genuine sadness even to those who knew him 
only casually, or by reputation, while to those who enjoyed the 
privilege of his friendship or who were associated with him in 
public life the loss is that of a dear friend and a personal 
benefactor. With an integrity never shadowed by suspicion, a 
business ability so marked that the association of his name 
meant success to struggling enterprises, and personal qualities 
so genial that friendships were made unconsciously on every 
side, it was not strange that he was called to positions of public 
trust and honored with a respect that was all enduring. These 
were the qualities that commended him to his fellow citizens at 
large, but in the private walks of life he was endeared to his 
friends by traits of character rare as they were lovely. Pure 
in thought and purpose, quick to sympathize with the afflicted, 
unselfish to a marked degree, a friend once made was a friend 
forever, and they can be numbered by hundreds throughout 
the City. Many instances are related of his unostentatious 
charity, and in scores of humble homes made brighter for his 
coming there will be honest mourning for his death. His was 
a ripe old age, made glorious by duties well performed, and 
better praise cannot be given than the old epitaph truthfully 
uttered, the world is better for his living. * * 

He was one of the original Trustees of the House of Refuge 
and of the other offices held may be mentioned Trustee of the 
University of Rochester, Trustee of the City Orphan Asylum, 
connected with the old Tonawanda Road, and one of the direct- 
ors of the Genesee Yalley (now Erie) Railway, and a Director 
in the Rochester City Bank. Mr. Smith connected him- 

196 Descendants of 

self with the First Baptist Church when lie first came to the 
City and all his life remained a prominent and influential 
member, serving for many years as deacon and Trustee." Ch, 

Frederica V., b. Feb. 23, 1827; d. Oct. 5, 1831. 

315. Charles Frederick, b. Feb. 23, 1829. 

316. Henry Lester, b. Aug. 26, 1831. 

Julius W., b. Jan. 10, 1834 ; m. Feb. 9, 1873, Alma 

D., dau. of Henry and Anna E. (Williams) Wheeler ; 

res. Grand Rapids, Mich., and Washington Ter.; 

no ch. 
Frances Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1835; d. Sep. 13, 


317. Julia Emily, b. Aug. 13, 1838. 

Ednah Yirginia, b. June 10, 1841 ; res. Rochester. 
Lewis Augusta D., b. Nov. 29, 1S45 ; d. April 26, 


Joseph D. 7 (Joseph*, Simeon 6 , Isaac*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Lyme, Conn., May 4, 1794 ; m. Jan. 28, 1817, 
Eliza Fanning, dau. of Denison and Waity (Burrows) Smith 
of Poquonoc, Conn. [See record, 64.] He a merchant, New 
London; he d. April 2, 1840, se. 45; she d. May 2, 1852, se. 
57 ; bur. Smith Lake Cemetery. Ch. 

Two sons, b. Groton, Feb, 12, 1818; d. same day. 

318. Eliza Jane, b. Groton, April 16, 1819. 

319. Joseph Washington, b. Groton, April 30, 1821. 

320. Oliver Denison, b. Groton, June 26, 1825. 

321. Gilbert Tucker, b. New London, July 11, 1827. 

322. Frances Almira, b. Rochester, Aug. 30, 1831. 

323. Mary Louisa, b. New London, Aug. 23, 1835. 

324. Sarah M., b. New London, Nov. 6, 1837. 


Gilbert T 7 . (Josejyh*, Simeon'', Isaac*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miak 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. at Lyme about 1800 ; in. Feb. 23, 1818, 
Maria, dau. of Deacon Rnfus and Abigail (Smith) Smith of 
Groton. [See record, 84.] He d. Rochester, N. Y., July 22, 

Nehemiah Smith. 197 

1842, S3. 41; she m. 2nd, May 4, 1844, Henry W. Lang- 
worthy of Ballston Springs, N". Y.; no ch. 
Ch. of Gilbert T. Smith : 

325. Ellen M., b. Sep. 28, 1819. 

Clakinda F., b. May 9, 1822 ; d. May 10, 1823. 
Gilbert, b. May 7, 1824 ; d. July, 1832. 
Jane D., b. Nov. 7, 1827 ; in. Nov. 7, 1851, Eev. H. 
M. Bichardson ; res. Eochester, N. Y. ; d. May 13, 
1861 ; bur. Mt. Hope Cemetery ; no ch. 
Francis A., b. Dec. 24, 1830 ; d. July 15, 1847. 


Mart 7 (Charles 9 , Simeon 6 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 5 , Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Lyme, Conn., Dec. 25, 1801 ; m. Dec. 19, 
1820, Charles Williams, son of Eemsen and Susan (Matson) 
Wait of Lyme. [See Hyde Gen., p. 905.1 He was b. April 
18, 1789; she d. July 19, 1835. Ch. 
All b. Lyme, Conn.: 

Theodore Wait, b. Oct, 3, 1821 ; m. 1852, Sarah Wandall; 

d. Toledo, Ohio, March 22, 1870. 
Charles F. Wait, b. March 8,1824; m. 1850, Eunice 
Lovell of London, England ; he d. on passage to London, 
Sep. 29, 1858 ; widow and son res. London. 
Gilbert S. Wait, b. Jan. 29, 1886 ; res. Lyme. 
Albert S. Wait, b. May 15, 1828 ; m. 1855, Mary Hunt; 
d. New York, Oct. 9, 1864; widow and son res. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 
Mart L. Wait, b. Oct. 23, 1830 ; never m.; d. Lyme, Oct. 

17, 1852. 
Oliver C. Wait, b. May 29, 1833 ; m. 1856, Caroline Miles ; 

d. Geneseo, HI., May, 1874. 
Norman Wait, b. April 11, 1835; m.; res. Toledo, Ohio. 


Julia 7 (Charles 9 , Simeon'', Isaac*, Nehemiah*, JVehemiah'' ', 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Lyme, Oct. 16, 1S09 ; m. Eochester, N. Y., 

L98 Descendants of 

March 3, 1835, Alvin C. Bradley, b. July 22, 1810, at Tru- 
mansburghj N. Y. Ho was a graduate of Yale College, 1831 ; 
lawyer, New York city ; res. Castleton, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Charles L. Bradley, b. Loekport, N. Y., May 9, 1836. 

Julia S. Bradley, b. Loekport, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1838. 

William F. Bradley, b. Loekport, N. Y., March 3, 1840 ; 
d. Brooklyn, N. Y., April 19, 1847. 

Hiram G. Bradley, b. Loekport, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1841; d. 
Lyme, Aug. 21, 1842. 

Louisa S. Bradley, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1845. 

Ellen B. Bradley, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., March 24, 1849. 


William Parsons 7 {Charles*, Simeon 6 , Isaac*, JYe/iemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah\ Nehemiah 1 ), b. Lyme, June 2, 1813; m. Aug. 5, 
1839, Frances E., dau. of Jedediah and Mary (Burrows) Ran- 
dall of Groton ; res. Mystic River, Conn. ; he d. Sep. 22, 1868, 
se. 55. Ch. 

Charles Randall, b. Rochester, N. Y., Sep. 11, 1842; 
d. Mystic River, March 27, 1849. 
326. Walter Elwood, b. Rochester, K Y., Jan. 13, 1847. 
Mary Frances, b. Mystic River, Jan. 4, 1855. 

Clarinda Susan 7 (Jabez 6 , Simeo7v > , Isaac*, Nehemiah?, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiak 1 ), b. Petersburg, Va., April 25, 1811 ; 
m. July 22, 1830, Robert Chesley Edgerton of Baltimore, Md.; 
he d. March 25, 1852; she d. Feb. 22, 1869; bur. Blanford 
Cemetery, Petersburg, Ya. Ch. 

Laura R. Edgerton, b. Oct.—, 1831 ; d. Jan. 2, 1S34. 
Robert Lawrence Edgerton, b. July 22, 1833 ; m. 1880, 

Jennie Buckles ; res. Louisville, Ky. 
Jabez Smith Edgerton, b. Oct. 5, 1835. 
Mary Elizabeth Edgerton, b. Feb. — , 1838; d. Dec. 16, 

Nehemiah Smith. 199 

William Bridgewater Edgerton, b. July — , 1840; res. 
Petersburg, Va. ; d. at Elmira, N. Y., in 1864. 

Sue Melville Edgerton, b. Aug. — , 1842 ; m. 1861, Robert 
Boiling Freeman; res. Petersburg, Va. ; m. 2nd, 1867, 
Dr. D. W. Hand; res. St. Paul, Minn.; she d. Aug. — , 

Lou Clarinda Edgerton, b. Oct. 7, 1845 ; in. Oct. — , 1869, 
William Evelyn Cameron ; res. Petersburg, Va. 

James Chesley Edgerton, b. Dec. — , 1847; m. 1870, Jen- 
nie Lifter; res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

Richard Oscar Edgerton, b. Oct. 7, 1851 ; in. Bessie Stuart 
Hall, April 7, 1884 ; res. Petersburg, Va. 


Archibald Lawrence 7 (Jabes e , Simeon 6 , Isaac*, JSTehemiah*, 
Nehemiah*, Nehemiah'), b. Petersburg, Va., May 25, 1815; 
m. Sep. 30, 1846, Catharine P. Jones; res. Petersburg; he d. 
May 10, 1864 ; she living (1886) ; family bur. Blanford Ceme- 
tery. Ch. 

Walthall, b. June 14, 1848 ; d. Jan. 23, 1868. 

Emma V., b. June 6, 1850 ; m. Oct, 7, 1873, Dr. Henry C. 
Hand ; res. Petersburg. 

Nannie E., b. May 21, 1855 ; m. July 14, 1870, Robert T. 
Stone ; res. Petersburg. 

Mary B., b. April 3, 1858 ; d. Nov. 3, 1881. 


Joseph Walworth 7 (Jabez 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. May 24, 1828; m. Jan. 16, 1864, 
Mary Hicks of North Carolina; she d. 1864; bur. in N. C. ; 
he m. 2nd, Oct. 28, 1872, Judith, dau. of Rev. James A. and 

(Gregory) Riddick of Stony Creek, Va. ; he d. July, 

1879 ; bur. Blanford Cemetery. Ch. 

Jabez Sidney. 

James Walworth. 

200 Descendants of 


Eliza 7 ( William 6 , William 5 , Jsaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Ledyard, Conn., Sep. 15, 1817; m. Stephen, 
son of Jacob and Amy (Bailj) Perkins of Ledyard ; res. Led- 
yard until 1855, when they moved to Wisconsin, where he d. 
June 5, 1877 ; she d. Dee. 22, 1877 ; bur. Brandon Cemetery, 
Brandon, Wis. Ch. 

Eliza Ann Perkins, b. 1818 ; m. 1838, William Hempstead ; 

res. Norwich, Conn.; she d. 1862. 
Eunice Smith Perkins, b. 1821; m. 1846, Ralph Arthur; 

res. Brandon, Wis. 
Abigail Jane Perkins, b. 1826 ; d. 1834. 
Austin Lester Perkins, b. 1829 ; d. 1833. 
Abbie Perkins, b. 1835; m. George Perkins; res. Fon-du- 

Lac, Wisconsin ; she d. 1868. 
Stephen Francis Perkins, b. 1839 ; m. 1864, Lizzie Long ; 
res. Brandon ; he d. 1872. 


Eunice L.' {William*, William 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah), b. Dec. 25, 1804 ; m. March 15, 1830, Nel- 
son, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Strong) Terry of Moriches, 
N. Y.; res. Moriches; bed. Feb. 22, 1883; she living (1886). 
Elizabeth Terry, b. June 25, 1832; m. Sep. 26, 1849, 
Alfred Gregory ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y.; she d. May 30, 
Mary E. Terry, b. Dec. 2, 1833 ; m. Sep. 30, 1855, George 

T. Osborn; res. East Moriches. 
Henry S. Terry, b. Nov. 3, 1S35 ; m. Sep. 28, 1869, 

Caroline A. Yates ; res. Moriches, N. Y. 
George N. Terry, b. Feb. 6, 1837 ; res. New York city. 
William Terry, b. March 26, 1839; d. March 20, 1841. 
William Terry, b. March 26, 1841 ; m. May 28, 1873, 
Mary J. Dillon ; res. East Moriches. 

Nehemiah Smith. 201 

Emma Terry, b. July 15, 1843 ; m. May 19, 1862, Edwin 

Hawkins ; res. Centre Moriches. 
Amanda Terry, b. Dec. 27, 1815; d. Sep. 25, 1819. 
Gilbert Terry, b. June 26, 1S50 ; d. JS T ov. 11, 1872. 


Sarah M. 7 ( William 6 , William 5 , Isaac 1 ", Nehemiah? '; Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Moriches, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1806; m. 
1829, Joseph Brewster, son of Ebenezer and Ruth (Brewster) 
Jayne of Sraithtown, N. Y.; res. Smithtown until 1853; re- 
moved to Saint Charles, Minn.; she d. Sep., 1876; he d. May 
5, 1881 ; both bur. St. Charles. Ch. 

Austin Jayne, b. Sep. 2, 1831 ; m. Oct. 12, 1853, Elizabeth 
Armstrong ; res. Smithtown and Rockville Centre, Long 
Sarah Jayne, b. Aug. 21, 1831; d. Sep. 19, 1834. 
Maria S. Jayne, b. Nov. 19, 1835 ; m. March, 1851, Albert 
D. Randall ; m. 2nd, Jonas B. Stebbens in 1862 ; res. 
Smithtown, N. Y., and Utica, Minn. 

Juliette Jayne, b. Aug. 8, 1839; m. Stevens; res. 

Minnesota ; d. Sep. 20, 1863. 
Havens B. Jayne, b. Oct. 4, 1840; m. Nellie Pike; res. 

Minnesota; d. Jan. 29, 1873. 
Sidney Jayne, b. Aug. 1, 1845 ; d. Oct. 7, 1845. 
Rufus Jayne, b. Aug. 18, 1846; res. Minnesota; d. Feb. 

2, 1862. 
Augusta Jayne, b. June 6, 1849 ; d. June 20, 1853. 


William 7 ( William", William 6 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. May 6, 1808, at Gales Ferry, which is 
now in Ledyard, Conn.; he learned the trade of carriage-mak- 
ing at Sag Harbor, N. Y., and when of age he went to Sus- 
quehanna Co., Pa., where many of his relatives were living ; 
he m. July 4, 1830, Sarah Stroud, then residing in Pennsylva- 
nia, but formerly of Poquetannuck, which is situated a few 
miles from Gales Ferry ; they had been acquainted from child- 

202 Descendants of 

hood; she was a dan. of John and Fanny (Eldridge) Stroud; 
he engaged in carriage-making on his own account for a num- 
ber of years, kept a hotel a short time and for ten years lived 
on a farm at Bridgewater, situated about three miles south of 
Montrose, Pa., removing to Montrose in 1860, where he d. 
April 13, 1864; his wife was b. May 18, 1809, and d. Oct. 23, 
1879 ; both bur. in Montrose Cemetery ; Mr. Smith had a very 
quiet, retiring disposition and was very fond of his home and 
family ; both members of the Presbyterian Church. Ch. 

327. Nelson Terry, b. April 18, 1832. 

328. Charles Hyde, b. March 25, 1845. 


Harriet A. 7 (Gurdon 6 , William 6 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah'', Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 5, 1803 ; m. March 13, 1821, L. 
Buell, son of Levi and Lucy (Denison) Post of Essex, Conn.; 
he d. Oct. 25, 1839; bur. at Mobile, Ala.; widow removed to 
Essex, Conn., 1841, where she d. Sep. 1, 1884, se. 81 ; bur. 
Essex. Ch. 

Harriet S. Post, b. Feb. 13, 1823; m. Dec. 27, 1846, War- 
ren Waterman; res. Farmington, Conn.; he d. Dec. 15, 
1867; widow res. Thomaston, Conn. 
Maron H. Post, b. Oct. 26, 1824; d. Oct. 28, 1825. 
James B. Post, b. April 2, 1827; m. Dec. 27, 1856, Louisa 
Miller; res. Mobile, Ala.; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., April 7, 
Mary L. Post, b. May 6, 1829 ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Gurdon S. Post, b. Oct. 31, 1831 ; d. April 18, 1835. 
Emma B. Post, b. Jan. 2, 1840; m. Jan. 22, 1861, George 
B. Jones; res. New Haven, Conn. 


Susan G.' (Gurdon", William 6 , Isaac*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 23, 1S04; m. April 4, 1824, E. 
Denison, son of Levi and Lucy (Denison) Post; res. Essex, 
Conn. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 203 


Virginia, d. unm. 

Adelaide, m. Amos Lawrence ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Isabel, m. J. S. Hayden ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 


William A. 7 (Gurdon*, William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miak\ Nehemiah 1 ), b. Lyme, Conn., Aug. 13, 1810 ; tn. Sarah 
Hinson ; he d. Mobile, Ala., 1866 ; she living (1886) Augusta, 
Ga. Ch. 

Hinson H., res. Augusta, Ga. 

Mary, m. James F. Lyon; res. Charlotte, N. C. 

William G., d. Mobile. 


Eliza. C. 7 {Gurdon 6 , William 6 , Isaac \ Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. March 26, 1815 ; m. May 6, 1834, Sil- 
vester Munger of Guilford, Conn. Ch. 

Charles S. Munger, b. Oct. 28, 1835; m. Ellen H. Deni- 
son, July 25, 1861 ; res. Essex, Conn. 

Florence E. Munger, b. May 3, 1840 ; m. Sep. 19, 1865, 
Gustavus W. Pratt ; res. Essex. 

Sarah H. Munger, b. Feb. 11, 1842; res. Essex. 

Gurdon L. Munger, b. Sep. 9, 1845 ; m. Victoria G. Chap- 
pell, Aug. 20, 1872; res. Essex. 


George H. 7 {Gurdon*, William'', Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 2, 1816; m. June '2G, 1843, Anna 
Gordon of New London, dan. of George Gordon of New Lon- 
don and Nancy Whittemore of New York city; he d. Dec. 
30, 1871, at New York ; bur. Essex, Conn. Ch. 

George G., b. July 3, 1844 ; res. New York ; d. July 16, 

Georgiana M., b. Aug. 5, 1S48; m. Oct. 26, 1869, Daniel 
B. Hodssdon. 

2<»4 Descendants of 


John Williams 7 {John D.\ William*, Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah% Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 26, 1808; m. May 10, 1831, 
Elizabeth, dau. of William H. and Sarah (Foreman) Sabin of 
Onondaga. N. Y.; res. Dubuque, Iowa; she d. April 4, 1879; 
he d. July 19, 1879, ae. 70; bar. Linwood Cemetery. Ch. 

William Sabin, b. March, 1832; d. Aug., 1835. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1833 ; d. Feb., 1834. 

329. Elizabeth Sabin, b. Jan. 15, 1835. 
Mary Ann, b. April 2, 1838 ; d. 1839. 

330. Frances Sabin, b. April 2, 1840. 

331. Sarah Sabin, b. April 2, 1842. 

William Henry, b. June 25, 1844; d. July, 1844. 
Cecilia Sabin, b. Sep. 13, 1846; d. March 29, 1850. 
Harvey Billings, b. April 11, 1819; d. March 30, 


Lucy A. 7 {John D.% William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 5, 1810; m. June 11, 1835, Kev. 
Austin E., son of Nathaniel and Chloe (Eaton) Chubbuck of 
Ellington, Conn.; res. Elmira, N. Y.; he d. April 15, 1882; 
bur. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Ch. 

Charlotte Lucy Chubbuck, b. July 17, 1837. 

Elijah IIibbard Chubbuck, b. Dec. 2, 1843 ; d. Jan. 4, 

Manley Tucker Chubbuck, b. Sep. 10, 1846; m. S. Louisa 
Davis, Aug. 3, 1882; res. Elmira, N. Y. 


Charlotte Ann' {John D.\ William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah*, 
NehemiaK 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Oct. 5, 1810; m. Oct. 0, 1829, 
Leonard, son of Daniel and Mary (Avery) Burrows of Hebron, 
Conn.; lie b. July 2, 1807; d. Oct. 29, 186S ; she d. Nov. 19, 
1881 ; bur. Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 205 

Helen Elizabeth Burrows, b. May 16, 1832 ; d. March 17, 

Urbane Avery Burrows, b. Oct. 28, 1834 ; d. May 15, 1838. 
Wilbur F. Burrows, b. Feb. 27, 1837; m. Dec. 15, 1864, 

Ellen Hubbard; res. Middletown, Conn. 
Mary Grace Burrows, h. Feb. 2, 1839 ; m. June 17, 1871, 

James G. Dolbeare ; res. Norwich, Conn. 
William Henry Burrows, b. Oct. 18, 1840 ; ra. May 18, 

1863, E. Fannie, dan. of William Stroud ; m. 2nd, Amelia 

B. Southmayd, Oct. 29, 1870; he cashier Middletown 

Nat. Bank. 


Frances Grace 7 {John D.\ William'', Isaac*, Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah' , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 21, 1812; m. Aug. 23, 1832, 
Ralph, son of Elisha and Abigail (Porter) Tarbox of Hebron, 
Conn.; res. until 1845, Susquehanna Co., Pa. ; moved to St. 
Paul, Minn. Ch. 

Charles Smith Tarbox, b. June 4, 1833; m. 1859; d. April 

30, 1875. 
Arthur Denison Tarbox, b. May 3, 1836 ; killed at the 

battle of Jonesborough, Sep. 1, 1864. 
Jasper Billings Tarbox, b. Dec. 10, 1837; m. Emma 
Rogers, Dec, 1866 ; m. 2nd, Eva Lamprey, April 27, 
1884 ; res. St. Paul. 
Annette Matilda Tarbox, b. Aug. 19, 1842; m. Morris 
Merrill, Jan. 11, 1866 ; res. St. Paul. 


Matilda Avery 7 {John D. e , William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , 

Nehemiah", Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 3, 1815; m. Dec. 28, 1841, 

John, son of Daniel and Persis (Boggs) Hutchinson of Mar- 

cellus, N. Y. ; he wholesale confectioner, Chicago, 111. Ch. 

Harriet Matilda Hutchinson, b. Sep. 7, 1842 ; m. B. H. 

Badger, Dec. 14, 1863 ; res. Chicago. 
Sophia Smith Hutchinson, b. Dec. 19, 1849; m. Horace H. 
Badger, June 10, 1874 ; res. Chicago. 

206 Descendants of 


Denison B. 7 (John D. 6 , William?, Isaac*, Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , NehemialO), b. Oct. 26, 1817; m. July 11, 1843, Mary 
Sophia (Spencer) Hunt of Maumee, Ohio; he sec. Toledo 
(Ohio) Produce Exchange (1S85). Ch. 

Mary Grace, b. Jan. 27, 1845 ; in. April 3, 1867, Ralph W. 

Baker, sec. Duluth Board of Trade; lie a son of James 

Whipple and Arethusa Dewey (Berry) Baker; no ch. 
Frank, b. March 10, 1849; d. Toledo, May 24, 1879. 
Julia Elliot, b. June 20, 1851. [See record, 361.] 
Denison' Billings, b. March 17, 1854; m. March 17, 1885, 

Clara M., dan. of Charles Darwin and Marinda (Minor) 

Coleman ; res. Duluth, Minn. 
Virginia, b. Feb. 22, 1856 ; m. James J., son of David, Jr., 

and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Robinson of Wooster, Ohio ; res. 

Toledo, Ohio, and Wichita, Kansas. 


Rebecca 7 (Edward^ William 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , N~ehemiah x ), b. Lyme, Conn., 1812; m. 1830, John W., 
son of Dr. Samuel and Sarah (Smith) Mather of North Lyme; 
he d. 1840 ; she m. 2nd, 1845, Charles Beman of Saybrook, 
Conn. ; Mr. Mather was killed at the battle of Newberne, 
March, 1862 ; she res. (1885) East Haddam, formerly at Deep 
River, Conn. Ch. 

All by first husband : 

Alonzo S. Mather, b. Nov. 14, 1831 ; in. 1853, Matilda B. 

Brockway; res. Norwich, Conn.; she d. June 22, 1885. 
John R. Mather, b. Oct. 25, 1834; m. Hannah Hoadley ; 

res. Deep River; m. 2nd, Judith South worth, who d. 

Aug. 10, 1884. 
Sarah A. Mather,!). June 21, 1838; m. Richard Peck; 

res. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. 1839. 

Nehemiah Smith. 207 


Sarah Matilda 7 (Nathan 6 , William 5 . Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 6, 1814; m. at Lyme, Conn., 
April 30, 1835, Columbus, son of Ezra and Esther (Edgerton) 
Reed of South Amenia, N. T. ; res. "Wassaic and Araenia, N. 
Y. ; she d. June 2, 1848; he d. Jan. 31, 1856; bur. South 
Amenia Cemetery. Ch. 

Alfred Burroughs Reed, b. March 8, 1836; m. Emma 
Sherman ; res. Dover, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

Frederick Smith Reed, b. March 17, 1837; d. May 16, 
* 1837. 

Charlotte Louisa Reed, b. Oct. 14, 1842 ; d. Aug. 7, 1845. 

Nathan Waterman Reed, b. Jan. 9, 1844; m. Emma 
Hurlburt, April 7, 1872; res. Waterbury, Conn. 

Fitch Dana Reed, b. June 7, 1848 ; m. Erretta Yail, Sep. 
20, 1876; res. New London, Conn., and Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Gilbert B. 7 (Nathan 6 , William 7 ', Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemdah 1 ), b. April 10, 1816 ; m. July 4, 1S39, Jane 
Amelia, dau. of Deacon Stephen and Mary (Torry) Smith of 
Williamstown, Mass; she d. Sep. 12, 1854; he m. 2nd, Oct. 2, 
1861, Martha M., dau. of Stephen and Electa ("Whipple) Mer- 
chant of Schodack, N. Y. ; she d. Sep. 15, 1864 ; he m. 3rd, 
Esther C, widow of Dr. G. F. Johnson and dau. of Edward 
and Tadice D. (Martin) Edwards of Corinth, N. Y. Ch. 

First wife : 

Gilbert Waterman, b. July 4, 1849 ; m. July 4, 1873, 
Catharine Baker; res. Rotterdam, N. Y.; ch. Carrie 
Louisa, b. Feb. 14, 1875 ; Etta Belle, b. March, 1884. 

Second wife: 

Stephen Merchant, b. Nov. 11, 1863 ; res. Stillwater, N. Y. 

208 Descendants of 


John II. 7 {Nathan", William*, Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 1, 1821; m. June 1, 1847, Maria, 
dau. of Myron Reed of Amenia, N. Y.; carriage builder, Was- 
saic, N. Y. Ch. 

332. Nathan, b. April 21, 1848. 

Sarah M., b. Sep. 11, 1849 ; in. June 26, 1879, Charles, 
son of Pliilo S. Hoyt of Banbury, Conn., and his 
wife Laura J. Barlow of Carinel, N. Y.; no ch.; res. 

333. Myron, b. May 12, 1851. 
Belinda, b. April 11, 1855. 

334. Esther M., b. Sep. 22, 1856. 

Edwin D., b. Jan. 18, 1859; res. Newark, N. J. 
John H., b. March 18, 1863; res. Wassaic, N. Y. 


Fitch C. 7 (Natha?i\ William 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. North Lyme, Conn., Jan. 19, 1826 ; m. 
March 26, 1849, Lois C, dau. of Jared Watrous of Lyme ; he 
farmer Black Hall, Conn. Ch. 

Jared W., b. Feb. 2, 1850. 

Hannah A., b. Feb. 4, 1852 ; d. Jan. 6, 1859. 

335. Nathan H., b. July 21, 1854. 
Hattie L., b. Sep. 16, 1856. 

Herbert F., b. Sep. 16, 1856; d. Dec. 6, 1856. 
Herbert G., b. Sep. 6, 1858. 
Jennie G., b. April 26, 1860. 


Henry S. 7 {Nathan\ William*, Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. May 20, 1828 ; in. Jan. 25, 1850, Laura 
A., dau. of Andrew ami Laura (Chester) Stark of East Had- 
dam, Conn.; res. Waterford, Conn.; ho a deacon North Lyme 
Baptist Church; his father and grandfather were also deacons 

Nehemiah Smith. 209 

in the same church. Ch. by adoption a dan. of his nephew, 
Alfred B. Reed, of Dover Plain, K Y. 
Laura B. Smith, b. Jan. 2, 1872. 


Lucy Cornelia 7 {Ansyl 6 , William", Isaac*, Nehemiah?, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Hebron, Conn., July 5, 1828; m. 
Sep. 5, 1848, at Brooklyn, Ohio, Dr. James H. Williamson of 
Richmond, Ind.; res. Ithaca, Ohio; she d. Sep. 8, 1850. Ch. 

Atoka Olial Williamson, b. Aug. 14, 1849. 


Sarah Frances 7 {AnsyV, William 6 , Isaac", Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Columbia, Ohio, March 19, 1838; 
m. July 3, 1856, at Santa Clara, Cal., Joseph Francis, son of 
John and Martha (Greenwood) Gosbey of Nova Scotia; he 
merchant Santa Clara. Ch. 

Carrie Luella Gosbey, b. Aug. 15, 1857; m. Rev. John 
Jeffry Martin, June 12, 1884; res. Auburn, Cal. 

Perley Frank Gosbey, b. May 15, 1859; prof, of mathe- 
matics and Latin at the San Jose High School. 

Hattie Yerna Gosbey, b. Sep. 1, 1865 ; d. Jan. 14, 1867. 

Herbert Austin Gosbey, b. May 10, 1868 ; d. June 19, 

Stella May Gosbey, b. April 24, 1869. 

Joseph Stanley Gosbey, b. March 16, 1874. 


Mary Emily 7 {AnsyV, William 6 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehe- 
miah*, JVehemiah 1 ), b. Columbia, Ohio, Sep. 3, 1840; m. May 
22, 1862, Cornelius D. Brooke of Centre Cross, Va., son of 
Lewis and Elizabeth (Blake) Brooke; he farmer and fruit 
grower, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Co., Cal. Ch. 

William Ansyl Brooke, b. May 17, 1864. 

Luoik Vernie Brooke, b. Feb. 1, 1S67; d. Feb. 10, 1867. 

Lucy Alice Brooke, b. Feb. 2, 1868. 

210 Descendants of 

Clara Virginia Brooke, b. Aug. 22, 1870. 
Morris Brooke, b. March 16, 1872. 
Koy Latney Brooke, b. Dec. 19, 1878. 


Betsey Frances 7 {Jesse*, Samuel", Samuel*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah\ Nehemiatt), b. East Lyme, Nov. 3, 1810; m. Jan. 5, 
1832, Austin Ledyard Gray of Ledyard ; he was a wheelwright 
and carriage-maker by trade, previous to his m. ; he with rela- 
tives were pioneer settlers in the town of Norway, N. Y., and 
engaged in the lumber trade; he d. Feb. 21, 1875 ; she d. Nov. 
7, 1875. Ch. 
.All b. Ledyard : 

Lydia Elizabeth Gray, b. Aug. 7, 1837; m. April 5, 1864, 

Austin Benham of New London ; two ch. 
Julia Frances Gray, b. June 2, 1840 ; m. 1868, Daniel W. 

Strong Chesterfield of Montville ; one son. 
Sarah Jane Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1842; m. Oct. 11,1876, 

Erastus Gilbert ; res. New London ; no ch. 
Austin Ledyard Gray, b. Aug. 17, 1849; res. Ledyard 

John Minor Gray, b. Oct. 6, 1852; m. June 12, 1875, 
Flora Ida Peckham ; res. Ledyard Centre ; two ch. 


Charles Albert 7 (Jesse", SamueV, Samuel*, Samuel 3 , JYehe- 
miah\ Nehemiah 1 ), b. North Groton, Conn., Nov. 25, 1812 ; 
m. March 30, 1842, Amanda, dau. of Moses Colverof Groton ; 
she b. Sep. 17, 1814 ; d. Groton, March 3, 1857 ; he m. 2nd, 
Betsey A., widow of Charles Heath, Sep. 7, 1851 ; he farmer 
living (1886) Centre Groton. Ch. 

First wife: 
Moses Jones, b. Ledyard, Feb., 1843; d. Sep. 30, 1849. 

Second wife: 

Jane, b. Groton, April 11, 1855; m.; had son Jesse, b. 

Groton, May 2, 1876 ; she d. March 24, 1883. 
Sidney A., b. Groton, Nov. 11, 1859. 

Nehemiah Smith. 211 


Sandford Billings 7 {Jesse 5 , Samuel 5 , /Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton Ferry, Conn., Sep. 8, 1816. 
In early youth he removed with his parents to North Groton 
(now Ledyard) where he followed the usual course of summer 
agriculture and winter schooling. In 1835, at the age of 19, 
having for some time been in the employ of a veteran school 
teacher, and having become competent himself to teach, he took 
charge of a large school which his tutor resigned in his favor, 
and thereafter followed the occupation of school teaching for 
fully thirty years. In 1838 the present school district system 
was established and Mr. Smith took charge of one of the 
schools in New London, and later was for nearly twenty years 
principal of one of the grammar schools of that city. 

He m. Nov. 14, 1840, Anna Richmond Walker of Bristol, 
R. I. She was a dau. of Capt. Gilbert Walker. [See Gen. of 
Old Colony Walkers.] In 1858 he removed to the town of 
Smithfield, R. I. He lived on a small farm which he had 
previously purchased, but continued teaching until the autumn 
of 1865. In 1875, after a few years previously spent in travel- 
ing for a publishing firm, he located at Providence where, 
during the past six years, he has been assistant librarian of the 
R. I. Hist. Soc. Oh. 

336. Mary Helen, b. Ledyard, Oct. 9, 1843. 


Isaac Wightman 7 (Samuel*, Samuel*, Samuel*, Samuel*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah}), b. New London county, Conn., Jan. 
28, 1811. The following is taken from an obituary notice in a 
Rochester newspaper : 

" He removed with his parents from New London to 
Rochester, N. Y., in 1S24 and in a few years commenced the 
study of law in the office of Vincent Mathews; he afterward 
removed to New Orleans where he commenced the practice of 
law which he followed with much ability and success. He m. 
Urilda Breedlove, April 20, 1840. About 1841 his health fail- 

212 Descendants of 

ing lie was obliged to relinquish his law practice and visit 
Europe for the benefit of his health. lie returned after a 
pilgrimage of about two years somewhat renewed in strength, 
and resumed the practice of his profession, but was finally 
obliged to abandon it altogether. 

"At the next succeeding election he was selected as the 
Whig candidate to represent one of the districts of that city in 
the State Legislature and elected by a very flattering majority, 
which post of honor he filled with such acceptance to his con- 
stituents as to be almost unanimously re-elected a second time. 
He was a very warm friend of the lamented Taylor and being 
in the Legislature at the close of the Mexican War moved a 
resolution which was passed to present the hero with a sword 
from the Legislature of Louisiana as a mark of their apprecia- 
tion of his worth and services. 

"He died in Pisa, Italy, June 28, 1860. Mr. Smith was a 
young man of fine abilities as a lawyer and statesman and 
much esteemed and respected in whatever circle he moved. 
He was warmly devoted to his friends and was very much 
attached to his widowed mother, who deeply feels this bereave- 
ment. He leaves a wife and three children whose devotion to 
a husband and father prompted them to forget the sacrifices of 
such an undertaking and accompany him on his pilgrimage 
and were by his bed side to administer consolation in his dying 
hours. They are left in a strange country among strangers 
but the God of the faithful will be theirs to watch over them 
and return them to their friends in safety. He leaves a large 
circle of friends in this City and vicinity to mourn his early 
death. His body has been embalmed and will be brought to 
his native land for final interment." 

"Widow and three ch. res. New Orleans, La. ; one named 
Florence, m. John Rodd, a merchant at Kew Orleans ; 
have a large family of ch. 


Ltdia Ann 7 {Samuel*, Samuel 6 , Sa?nuel*, Samuel 5 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. March 20, 1816; m. Oct. 31,1836, John 
Hubbard, son of John Graves of Walpole, N. II.; both living 
(1887) Rochester, N. Y., over 80 years of age. Ch. b. Rochester. 

John Wigiitman Graves, b. March 25, 1838; m. Louise 

Nehemiah Smith. 213 

George William Graves, b. April 20, 1845; m. Cora Car- 

Elizabeth Esther 7 (Samuel 6 , Samuel b , /Samuel*, Samuel*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Quaker Hill near New London, 
Feb. 18, 1820; in. April 17, 1838, George Thomas, son of 
George and Mary Ann (Hawkins) Frost. He is a native of 
Bampton, Oxfordshire, England ; came to America when 11 
years of age and learned the printer's trade, which profession 
he has followed ever since, and is at the present time one of 
the oldest of the craft in Rochester, N. Y., where all his ch. 
were b. Ch. 

Alcesta Flora Frost, b. Jan. 23, 1839; m. Robert Nevins ; 

res. Providence, R. I. 
George Washington Frost, b. June 11, 1810; d. Aug. 7, 

Charles William Frost, b. Sep. 22, 1811 ; m. Martha Post; 

res. Providence, R. I. 
George Samuel Frost, b. Dec. 31, 1812; d. Nov. 21, 1811. 
Theodore Carr Frost, b. Dec. 20, 1811; in. Josephine 

Everetts ; res. Carthage, Ohio. 
George Breedlove Frost, b. Aug. 27, 1818; m. Alnette 

Moore Lawrence; res. Carthage, Ohio. 
Eugene Evarts Frost, b. Jan. 10, 1855; m. Amelia Mary 
Hall; res. Rochester, N. Y. 


Notes Gillett 7 (Samuel*, Samuel 5 , Samuel*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Rochester, N. Y., April 3, 182S ; 
m. Sep. 19, 1848, Sarah Babcock of Penheld, N. Y.; she d. 
26 years of age, having been killed by a sky rocket, July 4, 
1857 ; res. Chicago ; two ch. 

Wightman, b. ; m.; has two ch. 

George Notes, b. 1854; m.; d. Baltimore, 1886; left widow 
and one ch. 

214 Descendants of 


Hannah D. 7 {John G. U'. 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel*, Samuel 3 , 
NeJiemiah 2 , Nehemiah l ),\>. Orangeville, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1817; 
m. Maxwell Thorp of Groveland, N". Y.; res. Kansas; she d. 
April 30, 1850. Ch. 

Adelbert Thorp, b. Groveland, Sep. 13, 1843. 
Nelson B. Thorp, b. Mt. Morris, Aug. 30, 1846. 
Montravillk M., b. Mt. Morris, Dec. 9, 1S49. 


Benjamin P. 7 (Benjamin*, Simon", Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah?, NehemiaJi)\ b. March 18, 1819, at Darien, Ga. His 
early boyhood was spent in Milan, Ohio. He studied law and 
was admitted to the bar at Norwalk. He m. June 1, 1843, 
Mary Jennings of Dan b my, Conn., a dau. of Samuel and Har- 
riet (Shore) Jennings. He removed to Napoleon and thence 
to Carey, Ohio, from which he was in 1850 a delegate to the 
Ohio Constitutional Convention. He removed to the old 
homestead, Lyme, Huron Co., and from there to Norwalk 
where he was judge of probate ; thence he went to Bellevue 
where he practiced law and filled various offices until 1869 ; he 
was clerk of the several courts of the county, and during his 
incumbency of six years all bore witness to his unblemished 
character as a public officer and private citizen. He was one 
of the most esteemed members of the Huron county bar, a 
true Christian, and was distinguished for his probity and genial 
qualities; he died March 9, 1876; family burial Woodlawn 
Cemetery. Ch. 

Emma E., b. March 20, 1844; d. Oct. 6, 1846. 

Harriet S., b. Dec. 10, 1845. 

Vankik E., b. Aug. 9, 1849; d. Aug. 13, 1849. 

Horace J., b. Dec. 10, 1852; d. Nov. 13, 1854. 

Thbodia A., b. April 1, 1856. 

Carrie E., b. April 4, 1858; m. May 13, 1880, Charles F. 
Stewart; res. Hillsdale, Mich. 

Nehemiah Smith. 215 

Daughter, b. July 25, 1S60 ; d. July 26, 1860. 
Kirkwood, b. July 14, 1862; res. Norwalk, Ohio. 


Theodia L. 7 {Benjamin*, Simon b , Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiati), b. Milan, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1824; m. April 2, 
1844, Ohauncey Lewis, son of Chauncey and Dorcas (Mander- 
ville) Cook of Adams, N. Y.; she d. Oct. 15, 1871; res. North 
Monroeville, Ohio; bur. Monroeville Cemetery. Ch. 

Frances Manderville Cook, b. Sep. 15, 1845; m. Dec. 17, 
1865, Charles H. Williams; res. Monroeville, Ohio. 


Jane A. 7 {Benjamin*, Simon", Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah? , 
NehemioM), b. Aug. 28, 1829; m. Feb. 22, 1848, Nathan T., 
son of Daniel and Rachel (Logan) Stratton of Norwalk, Ohio ; 
res. Brockway Centre, Mich. ; she d. Aug. 4, 1884 ; bur. Mid- 
land city, Mich. Ch. 

Frank W. Stratton, b. Feb. 13, 1849; m. Hattie Caswell, 

May, 1872; res. Portage, Wood Co., Ohio. 
Sarah J. Stratton, b. July 13, 1852 ; d. Feb. 26, 1853. 
Charlie Y. Stratton, b. Feb. 7, 1854 ; d. Oct. 20, 1856. 
Fannie L. Stratton, b. Sep. 5, 1856; d. Oct. 17, 1858. 
Benjamin P. Stratton, b. Aug. 18, 1858; m. Hattie J. 

Avery, March 11, 1800 ; res. Portage, Ohio. 
John W. Stratton, b. Aug. 5, 1861 ; m. Anna Ayres, Aug. 

4, 1883; res. Brockway Centre. 
Hattie J. Stratton, b. Dec. 6, 1863 ; m. Harry A. Higgins, 

March 14, 1883 ; res. Brockway Centre. 
Nellie T. Stratton, b. May 2, 1866; m. Frank A. Gris- 

wold, Aug. 4, 1883; res. Brockway Centre. 
Bert S. Stratton, b. Feb. 6, 1869; res. Milford, Mich. 
Leroy Y. Stratton, b. March 28, 1871; res. Brockway 


216 Descendants of 

Sarah A. 7 {Benjamin?, Simon", Simon*, Satnuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Milan, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1835; m. Sep. 
20, 1853, John W., son of Amasa and Sarah (Burt) Newton of 
Oswego, N. Y.; ho d. Dec. 4, 1868; bur. Monroeville Ceme- 
tery, Huron Co., Ohio; widow m. Jan. 18, 1871, H. C. Strong 
of Huron, son of Samuel and Sally (Northrop) Strong. Ch. all 
b. Milan, Ohio. 

Catharine J. Newton, b. Oct. 14, 1854; d. Sep. 15, 1857. 

John B. Newton, b. Dec. 29, 1856; d. Sep. 18, 1857. 

William H. Newton, b. Dec. 29, 1856; m. Nov. 19, 1879, 
Kittie L. Saunders; res. Enterprise, Ohio. 

Mary E. Newton, b. Nov. 18, 1858 ; m. Frank J. Symes, 
Dec. 6, 1876 ; res. Bancroft, Shiawassee, Mich. 

Jennie L. Newton, b. Jan. 21, 1861. 

.1 1 ssie T. Newton, b. Jan. 21, 1861; m. Joseph Howard, 
Jan. 17, 1883; res. Medoc, Jasper Co., Mo. 

Walter B. Newton, b. April 26, 186S; res. Enterprise, 

Arthur D. Strong, b. June 29, 1873. 

Benjamin C. Strong, b. Oct. 20, 1877. 


Cynthia 7 {Job C.\ Stephen", Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah*, 
NehemiaV), b. Brighton, N. Y., July 4, 1809; m. Jan. 13, 
L831, Jedediah Austin of Vermillion, Ohio, a brother of her 
father's second wife and son of William Austin ; he d. Dec. 5, 
1840; bur. Sliarloe Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio; widow m. 
June 10, 1841, George W., sou of John and Martha A. 
(Craigg) Williams of Pittsburgh, Pa.; lie d. March 1, 1854; 
bnr. Macedonia Cemetery, Maledon, Ohio; widow res. (1885) 
Totten, Darke Co., Ohio. Ch. 

Esther B. Austin, b. June 12, 1833; m. Feb. 11, 1855, 
Samuel Redmon ; res. Chickasaw, Ohio ; d. Feb. 15, 1881. 

Caroline K. Austin, b. Jan. 10,1837; m. Feb. 17, 1855 ; 
res. Fort Recovery, Ohio; ten ch. 



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Nehemiah Smith. 217 

George W. Austin, b. Feb. 12, 1840; m. Jane Money, 

March 10, 1857 ; res. Winchester, Jay Co., Ind.; d. Jan. 

20, 1867. 
Martha A. Williams, b. Feb. 13, 1842 ; m. Nov. 14, 1861 ; 

res. Houston, Ohio. 
Job W. Williams, b. Dec. 8, 1843 ; m. Sep. 27, 1806, Sarah 

Griffis ; res Houston, Ohio ; d. June 12, 1880. 
Thomas J; Williams, b. June 13, 1846; missing after the 

battle of Atlanta, 1864. 
Cynthia M. Williams, b. Oct. 9, 1849 ; m. Oct. 14, 1872, 

Andrew Saunders; res. Houston, Ohio; d. Feb. 14, 1874. 


William Brown 7 (Job C. 6 , Stephen*, Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Brighton, N. Y., March 2, 1815; m. 
Dec. 5, 1839, Lucy Yeomans of Greene county, N. Y., a 
dau. of Gilbert Yeomans of Walworth, IS"-. Y. ; she d. with- 
out ch. ; bur. Palmyra, N. Y. ; he m. 2nd, March 29, 1843, 
Augusta Maria, dau. of Silas and Keziah (Hallock) Boardman 
of South Westerlo, N. Y. ; res. Syracuse, N. Y. ; Mr. Smith is 
senior in the very successful firm of Smiths, Powell & Lamb, 
whose valuable nurseries and live-stock farms are among the 
largest in the east. Ch. 

337. Lucy Caroline, b. Jan. 13, 1844. 

338. Wing Russell, b. March 9, 1850. 
Julia, b. June 7, 1852 ; d. July 21, 1862. 

339. William Judson, b. Aug. 31, 1855. 


Joseph Nottingham 7 {Job C. c ', Stephen*, Simon*, Samuel*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Jan. 15, 1816; m. Nov. 16, 1S39, 
Lydia, dau. of Joseph Smith Condit of Orange, N. J. ; she d. 

-; he m. 2nd, ; no ch. ; she d. Aug. 30, 1859, ae. 

42 ; bur. Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio ; he d. 
Feb. 13, 1S85, ae. 69 ; bur. Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; res. Mansfield, Ohio. ' Ch. 

218 Descendants of 

All by first wife : 

340. Eleanor, b. July 10, 1841. 

Cornelia, b. , 1843 ; d. July 18, 1859, re. 16. 

341. Nancy Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1845. 

342. Aseneth, b. Sep. 8, 1846. 

Josephine Mary, b. ; ra. Albert S. Roe, Sep. 

30, 1885; res. New York city. 


George Washington A. 7 {Job C. 6 , Stephen 5 , Simon\ 
Samuel*, JVehemiah 2 , JSfehemiah^), b. East Lyme, Conn., July 
8, 1818; m. Aug. 17, 1848, Sarah Jane, dau. of Hugh Watts 
of Pa. ; res. Spencerville, Ind. Ch. 

Job Cooledge, b. May 1, 1850; m. Carrie Kensey, Oct. 3, 
1883 ; res. Spencerville. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1852; m. Oct. 9, 1883, 
Edward Packer ; res. Waterloo, Ind. 

Maria, b. July 23, 1855 ; d. Oct. 9, 1855. 

Sabin Ames, b. Sep. 24, 1S56 ; d. Aug. 17, 1868. 

William Brown, b. Jan. 27, I860; d. March 9, 1864. 

Celia Stelle, b. Feb. 27, 1863 ; d. March 1, 1864. 

Caroline Eliza, b. Feb. 27, 1863. 

George Grant, b. Aug. 15, 1866. 

Laura May, b. May 1, 1870. 


Job Cooledge 7 {Job 0.\ Stephen', Simon*, Sa?nuel 3 , Nehe- 
vtiah 2 , Nehemiah}),h. Brownhelm, Ohio, Aug. 25, 18^2; in. 
Aug. 6, 1843, Phebe, dan. of Jacob and Mary Wilson of Ohio; 
she d. Oct. 28,1854; ho ni. 2nd, Aug. 21, 1865, Sarah M. 

Saterlee, widow of Voluey Saterl >f Branch Co., Mich.; res. 

Ka>r Portland, Oregon. Ch. 

343. George W., b. Sep. 2, 1S44. 

Mary E., b. July 4, 1846; d. July ::. 1847. 

344. Caroline, b. June 1, 1848. 

345. Charles, b. July 18, 1850. 

Nehemiah Smith. 219 


Caroline 7 (Job C.\ Stephen", Simon*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah*, 

Nehemiah 1 ), m. Thomas, son of Joseph and Abigail (Fay) 

Atkinson ; she d. March 17, 1883; res. Vermillion, Ohio. Ch. 

Abbie Atkinson, b. 1842; m. William Roland of Vermil- 

lion; she d. 1871. 
Jaspek W. Atkinson, b. March 4, 1848 ; m. Ang. 22, 1869, 

Mary J. Hann of Dundee, Mich., a dan. of John and 

Roxana (Wright) Hann ; res. Sebewaing, Mich.; three ch.; 

two living Bay City, Mich. 
Josephine H. Atkinson, b. 1851 ; d. 1864. 


Elizabeth Fosdick 7 (Elijah W. e , Elijah 6 , Simon*, Samuel?, 
Nehemiah' , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., Sep. 19, 1848 ; m. 
June 9, 1874, William, son of Nehemiah and Mary (Manwar- 
ing) Haynes of Niantic ; res. Niantic. Ch. 

Effie Smith Haynes, b. April 26, 1875. 

Annie Fosdick Haynes, b. Sep. 6, 1876. 


Guedon W. 7 (Turner M.\ Bezekiah 6 , Paul*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Nov. 13, 1819, in Berlin, Ohio ; 
after a good education he taught school and read law for seven 
years ; was then admitted to the bar and practiced about four 
years ; he m. Maria B. Pebbles, Sep. 13, 1846 ; in 1S49 he 
moved to California, where he became interested in mining for 
two years, and then to Minnesota, where for more than ten 
years he again practiced law ; in 1S63 he crossed the plains to 
Montana and spent six years in hunting and trapping; he 
located in Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado, in 1870, engaged 
in farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of tine horses; 
he has a farm of 240 acres under high cultivation about two 
miles from Silver Cliff, where he now resides. No ch. 

220 Descendants of 


Horace T. 7 (Turner M.\ Hezekiah\ Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Berlin Heights, Erie Co., Ohio, Jan. 12, 
1822; in. Oct. 16, 1854, Susan E., dan. of Stephen and Susan 
(Blair) Johnson of Amherst; fanner in his native town. Ch. 

Alice Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1855. 

Fremont Charles, b. Aug. 26, 1857. 

Gurdon William, b. Nov. 11, 1859. 

Lucius Horace, b. Nov. 11, 1862. 

Norton Turner, b. Feb. 17, 1868. 


Lucius B. 7 [Turner M.% Hezekiah", Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah\ Nehemiah 1 ), b. Berlin Heights, Ohio, May 27, 1824; 
graduated at the Cleveland Medical College in 1847, and com- 
menced the practice of medicine-in his native town. He m. 
Dec. 17, 1849, Frances L., dau. of Simon Barrett of Milan, 
Ohio. The " Polk County Press " of June 2, 1866, contained 
over a column relating to his life, from which the following is 
taken : 

* * * " In 1853, he removed to Taylor's Falls and by 
his skill and noble manly qualities, soon gained a large prac- 
tice and hosts of friends. In the fall of 1862, he was appointed 
by the Governor of Minnesota, First Assistant Surgeon of the 
7th Minnesota Volunteers. He served with his Regiment 
through the Indian campaigns of the Northwest under Gen. 
Sibley, and was promoted to Surgeon in the summer of 1863. 
He accompanied his Regiment South in the fall of the same 
year, and served for some time under Gen. Rosecrans at St. 
Louis. His Regiment was finally attached to Gen. A. T. 
Smith's command, and soon became actively engaged in the 
memorable Mississippi campaign. But Surgeon Smith was 
not permitted to see its close; on the 13th day of July, 1864, 
while preparing for the battle of Tupello, he with a portion of 
his Regiment was ambushed by a party of rebels. At the first 
lire of the rebels he was shot through the neck and instantly 
killed. lb' was given a soldier's burial near the place where 
he fell. In the latter part of May, 1866, he was removed to 
the Cemetery at Taylor's Falls, where the last solemn rites 

Nehemiah Smith. 221 

were witnessed by a large number of the citizens of the Upper 
St. Croix Valley. After the masonic funeral service, the mili- 
tary fired salute over the grave. 

" As a man. Dr. Smith stood high in the estimation of all 
who*knew him. He was a Christian gentleman, a warm- 
hearted friend, and a loving and faithful husband and father. 
As a citizen he was public spirited. As a physician, skillful 
and attentive. 

" He was deaf to the calls of interest even in the course of 
his profession, and whenever he beheld an indigent object 
which claimed his healing skill he administered it without 
even the hope of any other reward than that which resulted 
from the reflection of having so far promoted the happiness of 
his fellow man. As a mason he was a true and faithful 
brother, ever willing to extend the hand of charity and to 
whisper good counsel. Asa soldier, he was brave and true, 
always doing his duty nobly and well." 


346. Mary Frances, b. July 21, 1852. 

Louis Barrett, b. Nov. 29, 1854; d. Feb. 15, 1859. 
Charles Lucius, b. March 28, 1860 ; veterinary sur- 
geon, Denver, Col. 


Lucy Ann 7 , Sallie Angeline 7 {Nehemiah D.°, Hezekiah*, 
Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ) ; Lucy A. b. May 
22, 1822; m. Nov. 14, 1838, Daniel Minkler of Jay, Essex 
county, N. Y., son of John and Asenath (Call) Minkler of 
Grand Isle, Vermont; she d. June 28, 1855, and he m. Nov. 
6, 1855, her sister Sallie A., b. Nov. 5, 1830; res. Vermillion 
and Goodsell, Erie county, Ohio. Ch. 

First wife : 

Eliza A. Minkler, b. June 23, 1840; m. Nov. 12, 1859, 
W. L. Driver; res. Townsend, Huron county, Ohio. 

Olive M. Minkler, b. Sep. 23, 1842; m. Sep. 22, 1858, 
Thomas Lee ; res. Florence, Erie county, Ohio. 

Nehemiah D. Minkler, b. May 21, 1846; m. Emma Park- 
hurst, April 5, 1878; res. Fremont, Sandusky county, 

222 Descendants of 

Clara E. Minkler, 1). Aug. 23, 1850; m. Sep. 24, 1874, 
Willis Routson ; res. Lorain, Ohio. 
Second wife : 

Frances A. Minkler, b. Sep. 1, 1857; in Sidney Simons, 
Sep. 1, 1874; res. Townsend, Ohio. 


Francis King 7 {Nehemiah D.\ Hezehiah\ Paul 4 , Samuel 5 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), m. Feb. 7, 1844, Elizabeth J. Mink- 
ler, at Vermillion, Ohio; she d. Dec. 28, 1859; he m. 2nd, 
Cornelia J. Craig, at Coffin's Grove, Delaware county, Iowa, 
Feb. 22, 1865 ; res. Manchester and Mason ville, Iowa. Ch. 

First wife : 

Emma, in. J. Brown ; three ch. 

, m. a Baptist minister, probably Rev. J. D. Martin. 

, d. about 6 years of age. 

Second wife : r« . 

Bertie, d. *e. 6. 

Ada, living (1886). 


Christiana Eveline 7 {Nehemiah D.\ Hezekiah*, Paul*, 
Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Nov. 19, 1830; in. Feb. 
1, 1855, Dr. S. B., son of Jesse Carpender of Rutland, Vt.; 
he d. 1862; bur. Castalia, Ohio; the widow m. Levi Carkins 
of New York State; res. Goodsell, Erie county, Ohio. Ch. 

First husband : 

Ida D. Carpender, b. Dec. 12, 1855; m. Sep. 7, 1876, 

Orlando Minkler; res. Vermillion, Ohio. 
Simeon P. Carpender, b. April 7, 1859 ; m. Dec. 22, 1880, 

Julia Fuller; res. Laomi, Iowa. 

Second husband : . 

Kni ii<: M. Carkins, b. Sep. 1, 1867. 
Herbert E. Carkins, b. Aug. 13, 1869. 

Nehemiah Smith. 223 


Henry Clinton 7 {Nehemiah D. 6 , TIezekiah b , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 4, 1837 : m. Feb. 7, 1858, 
Phebe Elliott of Erie Co., Ohio; he a farmer until 1855; then 
of the firm of Hopkins & Smith, manufacturers of agricultural 
implements, Laomi, Iowa. Ch. 

Hattie I., b. April 25, 1859; m. Nov. 27, 1880, Lester J. 

Barr; res. Laomi; ch. Vernie E., b. 1881, and Velvia A., 

b. 1883. 
Fannie L., b. Aug. 4, 1863; m. March 4, 1880, J. Allen 

Hopkins of St. Jose, Cab, son of William and Elizabeth 

Ann (Horner) Hopkins of Hornerstown, N. J.; ch. Clara 

P. b. 1881. 


Lizzie P. 7 {Nehemiah P. 6 , Hezekiah 5 , Paul*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 16, 1840; m. July 13, 1861, Fred 
D., son of George R. and Lucy (De Lano) Bosworth of Ver- 
mont ; res. Sandusky, Ohio. Ch. 

Florence O. Bosworth, b. Aug. 29, 1863; m. May 16, 
1883, William E. Myers; res. New Hampton, Iowa. 


Burton Guy'' {Nehemiah P. 6 , Hezekia/f, Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Berlin, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1849 ; m. 
Dec. 19, 1881, Lela M., dan. of Robert A. and Melinda 
Caroline (Clintsman) Fleming of Columbus, Wis., and pre- 
viously New York State; res. New Hampton, Iowa; senior 
member of the banking-house of Smith & Darrow ; a large 
owner of real estate, including a very valuable farm of 1,400 
acres. Ch. 

Burton Aubrey, b. Oct. 26, 1882. 
Lloyd Fleming, b. July 30, 1884. 

224 Descendants of 


Ezra Allen 7 (Hezekiah*, Hesektahi, Paid 4 , Samuel*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Orland, hid., Dec. 7, 1825; m. March 
11, 1847, Harriet Mellissa, dan. of Theophilu.s and Ilhoeda 
(Randall) Sanders of Cayuga, N. Y.; res. Orland; lie d. Dec. 
30, 1887. Ch. 

Mellissa Eveline, b. June 13, 1818 ; d. June 12, 1856. 
347. Asa Alpiionso, b. Oct. 26, 1854. 

Mary Rosinda, b. May 13, 1858. 

Lincoln Ezra, b. Feb. 22, 1860. 

William Norton, b. April 1, 1864. 

Theda M., b. Feb. 6, 1867. 


Matthew King 7 (HezeJaah*, Hesekiah b , Paul\ Samuel?, 
Nehemialb, Nehemiah'), b. July 3, 1830, on Huron Prairie, 
Erie county, Ohio; his opportunities for attending school 
were limited, but he worked days and studied and read at home 
by lamp-light; he attended the high school in Orland, Ind., a 
part of two season*, teaching district schools during the winter; 
he m. Hannah Barnard, Dec. 25, 1854, accepted a situation in 
a drygoods and drug store and shortly after became a partner ; 
in the spring of 1855 he sold a small farm and his interest in 
the business and went to Topeka, Kan., where he immediately 
purchased a claim before the land bad been surveyed, bought 
four yoke of oxen and a plow and commenced breaking prairie, 
and planting corn ; during the next year (1856) his wife died; 
in the same year he built a mercantile house for which the 
town association gave him an original interest in the town ; the 
Free State Legislature held its first session in this building ; he 
m. June !♦, 185S, for his second wife Almeda M. Caswell, dan. 
of C. <i. Caswell of Quincy, Mich.; he continued as a mer- 
chant in Topeka until 18<!S when he moved to Springfield, 
Mo., where In; had invested in land adjoining the city, and 
commenced the manufacture of woolen ^oods ; in lbT2 his 

Nehemiah Smith. 225 

large mills were destroyed by a cyclone, scattering a fine stock 
of wool in all directions ; this was a heavy loss, but he 
immediately repaired the damage and continued to do an ex- 
tensive business until October, 1881, when owing to his failing 
health he removed to Los Angeles, Cal., having disposed of his 
business and property in Springfield ; he bought a beautiful 
home and had determined to spend the balance of his days in 
Los Angeles, hoping to regain his lost health, but overwork 
and a too close application to business had thoroughly wrecked 
his constitution and left but little on which to build new life 
and strength ; his health gradually failed, and in the spring of 
1882, hoping to receive better medical attendance, he went to 
San Francisco, where he d. June 3, 1S82; he was bur. Ever- 
green Cemetery, Los Angeles, Cal., where his widow has 
erected a beautiful monument to his memory. Ch. 

Lena Leata, b. Feb. 9, 1860; m. Jan. 7, 1885, Richard C. 
Shaw ; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Jessie Fremont, b. Nov. 22, 1861. 

Mart Lizzie, b. Feb. 5, 1865. 

Geacie Jennie, b. July 8, 1872. 


Mark Stoddard 7 {TIezekiah*, UezeJciah 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 17, 1832; m. Nov. 11, 1858, 
the widow Delia A. (Smith) McQueen, b. 1832, near St. 
Thomas, Canada West, a dau. of Samuel Smith of New Jer- 
sey, and his wife Mabel Brown of Vermont ; Samuel was a son 
of Othaniel Smith, whose parents came from England ; Delia 
A. m. 1847, Daniel McQueen, who d. 1851; no ch.; Mark S. 
Smith was a farmer at Orland, Ind. ; he d. June 28, 1860 ; no 
ch. ; his widow m. William Smilie Thompson, June 24, 1861 ; 
res. Orland ; no ch. 


Betsey Jane 7 (Hezekiah 6 , Hezekiah 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 25, 1835; m. Nov. 12, 1854, 

226 Descendants of 

Charles, son of William and Mary (Breed) Wilder of Orland, 
Ind. ; she d. Nov. 13, 1857 ; he d. Nov., 1883 ; res. Orland. Ch. 
Dexter E. Wilder, b. Dec. 7, 1856 ; res. Orland, Ind. 


Jerome Hezekiah 7 (Hezekiah 6 , Hezekiah 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), \>. Jmie 12, 1837; m. Feb. 3, 1861, 
Fanny Chase of Kansas; she d. Jan. 3, 1862; no ch. ; he m. 
2nd, Jan. 25, 1863, Julia, dau. of Hosea Horton and Frances 
(Canlkins) Baxter of Vermillion, Ohio. [See 109.] Farmer; 
res. Orland and Brushy Prairie, Lagrange Co., Ind. ; he d. Jan. 
6, 1873 ; bur. Orland. Ch. 
Second wife : 

Clarence Chester, b. Jan. 1, 1864; res. Glendire, Montana 

Minnie Mat, b. Oct. 2, 1866; res. Norwalk, Ohio. 

Maud Marilla, b. March 21, 1873 ; res. Rome City, Ind. 


Alonzo 7 (Hezekiah 6 , Hezekiah 5 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Nov. 7, 1841; m. March 30, 1878, Ada, dau. 
of John S. and Mary E. (Graves) Miller of Orland ; res. Orland, 
Ind. Ch. 

Grace, b. Oct. 24, 1880. 

Harry, b. April 3, 1883 ; d. Jan. 19, 1884. 


Phebk Emeline 7 {Hezekiah*, Hezekiah 6 , Paul 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 8, 1*44; in. May 3, 1868, 
Jerome E., son of Edson D. and Clarrissa L. (Hemp) Murray 
of Steuben Co., Ind. ; res. Dawson, Dakota. Ch. 

Edson II. Murray, b. Jamestown, Ind., June 6, 1872. 

Marilla Murray, b. Millgroye, Ind., Feb. 18, 1880. 

Rose W. Murray, b. Fisher, Dakota, Oct. 21, 1882. 

Kehbmiah Smith. 227 


Frederick 7 (Roswell*, Daniel'', Daniel 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. East Lyme ; m. Sep. 20, 1864, Lucretia, 
dan. of Seldeii and Satira (Manwaring) Cook of East Lyme ; 
she d. Dec. 25, 1872 ; lie d. Sep. 29, 1874; bur. Niantic, Conn. 

Selden Avery, b. May — , 1866 ; d. Sep. 6, 1866. 

Flora Mandane, b. Nov. 20, 1867; res. Niantic, Conn. 


Elizabeth Priscilla 7 (/Simon 6 , Simon 6 , Daniel 4 , Samuel 3 , 
NehemiaK", JYehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., June 14, 1831 ; m. 
Oct. 10, 1854, Joseph D., son of Joseph and Alice (Durfey) 
Latham of East Lyme, Conn. He was a merchant, and d. 
Norwich, Conn., Oct. 21, 1862. Ch. 
Born Niantic. 

Herman Nelson Latham, b. Oct. 13, 1855 ; d. Dec. 9, 

Frank Herbert Latham, b. May 23, 1860 ; res. Crystal 

River, Hernando county, Fla. 
Joseph William Latham, b. Jan. 26,1862; res. Bozrah- 
ville, Conn. 


Beriah Greene 7 (Simon*, Simon 6 , Daniel 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , JYehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, June 15,1833; in. Dec. 1, 
1857, Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Calvin and Fanny (Minor) Spen- 
cer of East Lyme, Conn.; merchant, Putnam, Conn., since 
1884; formerly resided at Norwich. Ch. 

Fannie Ellen, b. Aug. 27, 1859; m. Jan. 8, 1884, Charles 
James Satchel ; res. Norwich, Conn. 

Calvin Edward, b. Sep. 1, 1861. 

George Arthur, b. Sep. 8, 1863. 

Frank Walter, b. May 16, 1870; d. Aug. 31, 1887. 

Jane Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1872. 

228 Descendants of 


Sidney C\ (Simon*, Simon 6 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , JVehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah}), b. Niantic, Conn., Oct. 31, 1835; m. Oct. 16, 
1861, Frances Elizabeth, dau. of Job and Fanny Chappell 
(Tinker) Tnbbs of East Lyme, Conn.; res. Niantic. Ch. 

Fanny Emma, b. Niantic, Aug. 24, 1862. 

Charles Isaac, b. Niantic, Jan. 8, 1864. 

Mary Gridley, b. Norwich, June 22, 1868. 

Albert Arthur, b. Norwich, Dec. 5, 1871. 

Hattib Eipley, b. Norwich, Sep. 24, 1875. 


Abby Matson 7 (Simon*, Simon 6 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , JVehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., June 17, 1838 ; m. Nov. 
17, 1863, Socrates, son of Nathan and Betsey S. (Hill) Schol- 
field of Montville, Conn.; res. Providence, E. I. Ch. 

Bessie Marian Scholfield, b. June 5, 1865. 

Herbert Scholfield, b. Aug. 4, 1872. 


Adelaide Louisa 7 (Simon*, Simon 6 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., Jan. 10, 1841 ; m. Oct. 
16, 1866, Edwin P., son of Nathan P. and Lydia (Durfey) 
Avery of Norwich, Conn.; he connected with the Nonotnck 
Silk Co., Florence, Mass. Ch. 

Nathan P. Avery, b. May 13, 1869. 

S. Louisa Avery, b. June 18, 1873. 


George Simon 7 (Simon*, Simon , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., Oct. 23, 1843; in. April 
7, 1869, Lizzie L. Loornis, b. Vernon, Conn., Feb. 7, 1848; 
res. Norwich, Conn. Ch. 

George Henry, b. Oct. 8, 1870 ; d. June 22, 1875. 
Alice May, b. Dec. 29, 1873. 
Theodore Simon, b. Nov. 17, 1876. 
Isaac Bromley, b. Nov. 17, 1881. 

Nehemiah Smith. 229 


Freeman Burr 7 {Horace 6 , Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah*), b. Wacahootie, Alachua county, Florida, 
Dec. 31, 1831. When six years of age he removed with his 
father to Conn. After a common education, at the age of 16 
he went to sea. At 18 he shipped for San Francisco, Cal., 
stopping at Rio de Janeiro. From here the vessel was thirty 
days reaching the Straits of Magellan, in which they remained 
forty-three days. He arrived in San Francisco in time to see 
the first wharf built at that port. He became interested in the 
surface mines near Sonora, and remained there about one year, 
when he sailed for Boston with Capt, Holmes, in the ship 
Raritan. After a few trips to Georges Banks he became cap- 
tain of one of the finest vessels in the fishing trade connected 
with Fulton Market, New York. Dec. 21, 1860, he m. Olive 
Champlin of Ludlow, Mass., a dan. of Charles Dire and Mary 
(Smith) Champlin of East Lyme, Conn. [See record, 130.] 
In May, 1878, they removed to New Haven, Conn., taking 
with them letters to the First Congregational Church. His 
wife was b. July 31, 1837, and d.'Nov. 19, 1S82 ; bur. lot 638 
Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. She had no children, but 
adopted a daughter who at the time was only two weeks of age. 
She is now a highly-educated lady and a teacher in Rolins" Col- 
lege at Winter Park, four miles from Orlando, Florida. Mr. 
Smith removed to the latter place in May, 1886, and was 
elected a deacon of the Congregational Church, 1887. No eh. 


Anna Elizabeth 7 (//omce 6 , Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , JVehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. East Lyme, Conn., May 23, 1816 : m. 
Dec. 6, 1869, Charles P., son of Albert B. and Eliza (Dunbar) 
Sturtevant; res. East Lyme. Ch. 

Blanche Mizelle Sturtevant, b. Sep. 10, 1870. 

Mabel Seymour Sturtevant, b. July 9, 1872. 

Albert Burr Sturtevant, b. May 23, is 74. 

Eliza Faith Sturtevant, b. Aug. 19, 18S5. 

230 Descendants of 


Benjamin Franklin 7 (Horace?, Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. June 13, 1848; m. Oct. 12, 1871, 
Jennie Elizabeth, dan. of William and Adeline (Haynes) 
Rogers of East Lyme, Conn.; res. New Haven, Conn. Ch. 

Newton Franklin, b. Sep. 12, 1872. 

Agnes Lillian, b. July 31, 1882. 


Mary Annie 7 (Eli 6 , Simon 6 , Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., June 8, 1S34; m. Nov. 26, 
1858, Spencer, son of Joshua and Taey (Beckwith) Howard 
of Watcrford, Conn.; lied. July 27, 1877; bur. East Lyme; 
widow m. 2nd, Mathew, son of Peter and Bathsheba (Dodge) 
Mnrdock of Westbrook, Conn.; res. Waterford. Ch. 

Cyrena Smith Howard, b. Aug. 17, 1859. 

Frank Mayo Howard, b. Sep. 8, 1861. 

Herbert Spencer Howard, b. Dec. 29, 1864; m. Carrie 
Braman, Jan. 1, 1885 ; res. Broad Brooks, Conn. 

Myron Champlin Howard, b. Aug. 6, 1869. 


Eli Taylor 7 (Eli 9 , Simon 1 ', Daniel*, Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah}), b. Niantic, Conn., April 13, 1812; m. Jan. 10, 
1872, Sarah Maria, dan. of William Bates and Emily (Clark) 
Wood ; res. East Lyme, Conn. Ch. 

Casper Wistak, b. April 28, 1873. 

Mary Emily, b. Sep. 22, 1878. 

Esther Cyrena, b. July 27, 1881. 


Alva Sikls 7 (Eli*, Simon b , Daniel 1 , Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , 
Nehemiah 1 ), b. Feb. IQ, 1811; m. Oct. 5, 1881, Mary Adda 
Miller of Ludlow, Mass., dan. of Leonard and Rebecca (Wal- 
ker) Miller of Belchertown, Mass.; res. Niantic,' Conn. Ch. 

William Taylor, b. Nov. 18, 1882. 

Nehemiah Smith. 231 


Grace H. 7 {Benjamin*, Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Amherst, Mass., June 1, 1850 ; m. Nov. 
23, 1870, Luther W. Bodman of Northampton, Mass., son of 
Luther and Philena (Hawks) Bodman ; res. at Bement, 111., 
until Dec, 1879, when they removed to Baltimore, Md., and 
from there to Chicago, 111., Jan., 1881, where he is a merchant 
in the grain trade ; he is a member of the Chicago Board of 
Trade and represented in the N. Y. Produce Exchange. Ch. 

Marjorie May Bodman, b. Nov. 16, 1872. 

Edward Whitney Bodman, b. Sep. 5, 1879. 

Luther Franklin Bodman, b. July 5, 1S83. 


William H. H. 7 ( William H. e , Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., Aug. 23,1811 ; m. 
Oct. 9, 1865, Maria B., dau. of William H. and Maria L. (But- 
ler) Allyn of Hartford, Conn.; res. Washington, D. C; chief 
clerk (1885) Bureau of Steam Engineering, Navy Dep. Ch. 

Charles Sidney, b. July 21, 1867. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1871. 


Elizabeth L. 7 ( William fl. e , Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, April 15, 1813 ; m. Jan. 
12, 1879, William, son of William and Abiah (Douglass) Gor- 
ton of Waterford, Conn.; res. Waterford. Ch. 

Mary Elizabeth Gorton, b. Nov. 18, 1879. 

Alfred Carl Gorton, b. April 27, 1881. 

Grace Louise Gorton, b. Sep. 28, 1882. 

Emily Wilhelmina Gorton, b. July 25, 1881. 


Julia P. 7 ( William II. 6 , Simon 5 , Daniel*, Samuel*, Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Niantic, Conn., Nov. 20, 1817; m. Oct. 

232 Descendants of 

8, 1871, Frank Albert Harris of Niantic, b. April 16, 1847, 
son of Albert, Harris of Salem, Conn., and Eliza C. Williams, 
his wife [see James Harris and his Desc, Ed. 1878, p. 120] ; 
res. Niantic; she d. April 21, 1875. Ch. 
Frank Albert Harris, b. Dec. 6, 1873. 


Mary Jane Grey 7 (William*, Simon 5 , Daniel 4 , Samuel*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah), b. Niantic, Nov. 21, 1849; m. Oct. 
20, 1872, Charles E., son of Alanson and Elizabeth (Squire) 
Beckwith of New London, Conn. ; res. N. L. Ch. 

Charles Herman Beckwith, b. Aug. 7, 1873. 


Betsey 8 (David CJ, Edward*, Oliver', Natliari, Nehe- 
miah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, 1806; m. April 
23, 1827, Charles P., son of Ephraim Williams; she d. Sep. 
12, 1860, ae. 54; he m. 2nd, Georgia P. Babcock, June 11, 
1861; two ch.; Georgia, b. June 31, 1863; m. April 14, 1885, 
George H. Warren, Jr., and Charles P. Williams b. June 15, 
1866 ; res. New York city ; Mr. Williams was a res. of Stoning- 
ton, Conn., where he was a prominent and highly esteemed 
citizen ; he d. Oct. 28, 1879, re. 75 years. Ch. 
Of Betsey Smith Williams: 

Bessik S. Williams, b. Sep. 9, 1833 ; m. Oct. 20, 1862, E. 
L. Sherman; res. Riverside, Cook county, 111. 

Mart B. Williams, b. Sep. 20, 1835; m. Nov. 15, 1855, 
Coddington Billings; res. New York city. 

Charles P. Williams, b. Nov. 6, 1841 ; d. Nov. 30, 1861. 


Edward Alexander 8 (Alexander G?, Edward*, Olivet, 
Nathan 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Stonington, 
Conn., Sep. 14, 1830. His mother died when he was about 
one year old, and liis father two years later. His guardian was 
an nncle-in-law, Dr., with whom he went to live at Pom- 

Nehemiah Smith. 233 

fret, Conn. He attended the district scheol and afterward the 
academy on Woodstock Hill, a few miles distant, and later the 
Leicester Academy in Worcester Co., Mass. He studied medi- 
cine and became assistant physician in the State Lunatic Hos- 
pital at Worcester, the head physician being his uncle, Dr. 
George Chandler. He remained here about eight years, when 
a position was offered him as assistant physician in the State 
Hospital for the Insane at Philadelphia, which position he 
accepted, he then being about 26 years of age. Six years later 
he resigned and became one of the surgeons at the United 
States Militar} r Hospital in Philadelphia ; this was during the 
war of the Rebellion ; Dec. 10, 1863, he married Rebecca Miller 
Welch of Philadelphia, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Thomas) Welch. After a number of years of private practice 
in which the doctor was very successful, he retired, and moved 
to New York city. Ch. 

Elizabeth Welsh, b. Philadelphia, June 26, 1865. 

Josephine Chandler, b. Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1866. 


Henry Allen 8 ( William E.\ Edward?, Olive?' 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 
10, 1847 ; m. Sep. 5, 1871, Sarah Augusta, dau. of Frederick 
Wolcott and Susan De Forest (Squires) Benedict of Danbury, 
Conn.; she was b. 1847, a direct descendant of Thomas Bene- 
dict from England 1638. [See " Genealogy " of the Benedicts 
in America, Ed. 1870, p. 395.] He has always been a res. of 
Brooklyn with the exception of April, 1876, to Dec, 1878, 
when they res. at Woodstock, Conn.; engaged in the trade of 
wholesale provisions at Brooklyn since he was fourteen years 
of age ; for sixteen years a member of the New York Produce 
Exchange where for four years he has been a member of the 
trade committee on provisions. The compiler of this work. 

Oliver Benedict, b. Brooklyn, Aug. 26, 1875 ; d. Dec. 21, 
1887, se. 12 years. 
30 * 

234 Descendants of 


Chandler 8 ( William E.\ Edward 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Brooklyn, N. T., Nov. 22, 
1851 ; m. Dec. 5, 1871, Almeda Childs Asliby of Mystic River, 
Conn., a dan. of Capt, George Washington and Sally Ann 
(Sawyer) Asliby. Capt. Asliby was a son of George, the son 
of Edward Asliby ; Sally A. Sawyer was a dan. of William. 
the son of Moses Sawyer, Jr., who came from Yorkshire, 
England, and settled on Shelter Island and removed during the 
Revolutionary war to Mason's Island, Conn. He was for a 
number of years engaged in the business of wholesale provisions 
at Brooklyn, but in 1870 became interested in the manufac- 
ture of packing boxes at Mystic Bridge ; res. Mystic River, 
Conn. Ch. 

Josephine Almeda, b. Mystic River, Conn., April 18, 1875. 


Nathan Denison 8 {Nathan 1 , Denison 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Poquonoc, Conn., Sep. 
14, 1815; in. Sep. 12, 1841, Mary Abby, b. 1820, a dan. of 
Elisha and Caroline Morgan. [See Des. of James Morgan, Ed. 
1869, p. 112.] He is senior in the old established firm of 
Nathan D. Smith & Son, manufacturers of pianos and organs, 
New London, Conn. Ch. 

348. Adriana, b. June 27, 1844. 

349. Frederick Morgan, b. Aug. 27, 1847. 

350. Aborn Fanning, b. April 10, 1849. 


Betsey Fanning 8 (Nathan'', Denison 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan* , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Conn., Oct. 
25, 1818 ; m. May 20, 1839, George L., son of Nathan and Betsey 
Daboll, and grandson of Mi-. Daboll, whose arithmetics and 
almanacs are so well known; the latter was first published in 



Nehemiah Smith. 235 

1772 and has been continued to the present time; George L. 
Daboll d. July 17, 1887 ; res. Centre Groton, Conn. Ch. 
Frances Elizabeth Daboll, b. Aug. 20, 1840; m. Kalf 

Baily ; six ch. 
George Whitefield Daboll, b. July 21, 1845 ; m. Julia 
Daboll ; two ch. 


Jabez 8 {Nathan 1 , Denison", Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah" 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Poquonoc, Conn., March 1, 1821 ; 
m. Oct. 1, 1853, Ellen M., dau. of John Enos of Ledyard ; he 
a fanner at the Smith homestead. [See Introduction, Smith 
and Bourne Homesteads.] Ch. 

Emma W., b. July 24, 1854; m. Sep. 18, 1884, William A. 

Mabelle L., b. Aug. IS, 1862. 


Lavinia Malvina 8 {Nathan'', Denison*, Oliver*", Nathan*, 
Neh,emiah z , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Conn.? 
Feb. 24, 1823; m. Jan. 1, 1846, Sanford A., son of Sanford 
and Lavinia (Avery) Morgan [see Des. of James Morgan, Ed. 
1S69, p. 212] ; res. Remington, Ind., and Poquonoc, Conn.; 
she d. Oct. 14, 1855, se. 33 ; he m. 2nd, Emily Edgcomb, Nov. 
12, 1856. Ch. 
First wife : 

Lavinia Morgan, b. June 29, 1849; d. Oct. 1, 1857. 

Frank S. Morgan, b. Jan. 19, 1851. 

Cornelia Morgan, b. Jan. 2,1854; m. March 16, 1S75, 
Parish B. Lyon of Braintree, Vt. 


Na'ihaniel Fanning 8 {Nathan 7 , Denison e , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Jan. -28, 
1826 ; m. May 12, 1856, Mary Abbie, dau. of Elias and Sarah 
(Morgan) Loomis of Salem, Conn, [see Des. James Morgan, 

-''»•' Descendants of 

Ed. 1869, p. 101] ; she was b. April 2, 1835 ; d. Sep. 25, 
1866, se. 31; he m. 2nd, Dec. 22, 1869, Caroline Augusta 
Ingersoll of Lee, Mass., dan. of Aster and Eliza Ingersoll ; res. 
Groton and West Meriden, Conn. Ch. 

First wife : 

Elvia Fanning, b. Groton, Sep. 17, 1857; m. Jan. 18, 

1881, L. F. Griswold of Meriden. 
Sarah Leora, b. Groton, April 26, 1859 ; d. July 26, 1859. 

Jane Denison 8 (Nathan 1 , Denison*, Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Sep. 23, 
1828; m. Jan. 12, 1862, Edward, son of Joseph and Sarah 
(Tucker) Nichols of Stonington, Conn.; fanner, Waterford, 
Conn. Ch. 

Frank E. Nichols, b. Oct. 16, 1S63; d. May 3, 1864. 
Lavinia Nichols, b. Jan. 28, 1865 ; m. Charles Crocker, 

April 28, 1885; res. Waterford. 
Elmer F. Nichols, b. May 26, 1868; d. Sep. 16, 1868. 
Adell Nichols, b. Aug. 24, 1869 ; d. Oct. 31, 1870. 
Lillian Nichols, b. Aug. 16, 1871. 


Edward Stanton 8 (Nathan 1 , Denison 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah*, JVehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Nov. 29, 
1830; m. Jan. 1, 1861, Zida Maria Nettleton of Durham, 
Conn.; res. West Meriden, Conn. Ch. 

Etta Luella, b. June 4, 1871. 


George Washington 8 (Nathan 1 , Denison*, Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Sep. 11, 
1836; m. March 19, 1861, Jane, dan. of John and Jerusha 
Lathrop (Bates) Crandall of Groton, Conn.; res. Poquonoc 
Bridge, Conn. Ch. 

Minnie Belle, b. July 25, 1866. 

Nehemiah Smith. 237 


Jesse Denison 8 {Nathaniel D.\ Denison 6 , Oliver 5 , Nathan 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poqnonoc, April 18, 
1830; m. Ledyard, April 20, 1851, Mary Jane, dau. of Elisha 
Stoddard; res. Groton, Meriden and New London, Conn.; she 
d. 1886. Ch. 

Mary Isabella, b. Groton, Feb. 25, 1852. 

Eliza Caroline, b. Groton, Dec. 4, 1854. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. Groton, Dec. 7, 1856. 

Eunice Fish, b. Meriden, Dec. 20, 1857; d. Sep. 11, 1868. 

Nathaniel Denison, b. Meriden, Nov. 15, 1859 ; d. Aug. 5, 

Charles Denison, b. Meriden, April 7. 1863 ; d. June 21, 

Jennie Denison, b. Meriden, Aug. 8, 1865; d. Aug. 28, 

Geneva Teresa, b. Meriden, Sep. 5, 1867. 


William Burrows 8 {Nathaniel D.\ Denison*, Oliver 5 , 
Nathan*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiak\ Nehemiah 1 ), .h. Poqnonoc, 
Sep. 14, 1833; m. Sep. 1, 1855, Lucretia, dau. of Asabel Har- 
vey of Meriden, Conn. ; merchant, New London ; formerly 
res. at Meriden. Ch. 

William Edward, b. Meriden, July 31, 1857. 

Florence Lucretia, b. Meriden, Oct. 8, 1865. 

Rosa Eliza, b. Meriden, Nov. 19, 1867. 


Nancy 8 {Nathaniel I). 7 , Denison 6 , Olivei*, Nathan 4 , Nehe- 
miah 7 ', NehemiaK 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, Oct, 28, 1835 ; 
m. Oct. 25, 1855, Thomas Latham of Noank, Conn. Ch. 

Lovetta Latham, b. Sep. 27, 1857. 

Henry L. Latham, b. Aug. 4, 1860. 

Nathaniel S. Latham, b. July 19, 1866. 

Hannah Latham, b. July 1, 1873. 

23S Descendants of 


Eeastds Barber 8 (Erastus 7'. 7 , Gilbert 6 , Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, 
X> hernial?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 }, b. Preston Centre, 
Groton, Conn., Nov. 27, 1812; ni. April 23, 1835, Margaretta 
Case, dan. of Dr. John B. Henry of Rochester, and Hannah 
Case, his wife, of Philadelphia. When about 27 years of age he 
removed to Hopkinsville, Ky., where lie engaged in mercantile 
business for a short time and afterward started and was editor 
of the "People's Press," the first Democratic paper in south- 
western Kentucky. In the fall of 1S47 he entered the volun- 
teer service and received his commission as commissary and 
member of General Win. A. Butler's staff, with the rank of 
major. After reaching the city of Mexico, a senior officer was 
given his position on General Butler's staff, and he was trans- 
ferred to the staff of General Patterson. On his return while 
waiting at Vera Cruz his clerk was taken with what proved to 
be yellow fever, and died while crossing the Gulf of Mexico. 
Mr. Smith, who had promised the parents of the clerk to take 
care of him if he became ill, did so, and contracted the yellow 
fever himself; when the vessel reached New Orleans he was 
carried to the St. Charles Hotel, where he died July 11, 1848. 
Buried Smithland Point, Coupee county, La. Ch. 

351. Frances C, b. Rochester, N. Y., May 9, 1836. 


Frances Rkbkcca 8 (Erastus T. 7 , Gilbert 6 , Gilbert, Nathan*, 
Nehemialc-, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Preston Centre, March 
13, 1815; m. March 13, 1834, Isaac, son of Isaac and Mary 
(Armstrong) Lyon; res. Rush, N. Y.; removed to Rochester, 
X. V.. where he was a merchant; he d. there Oct. 26, 1839, as. 
36; bur. Mount Hope Cemetery; the widow m. 2nd, Nov. 17, 
1840, Wells Southworth of West SpringfieH, Mass.. son of Dr. 
Abiah and Beziah (Boltwood) Southworth of Pelhara, Mass.; 
Bhe d. March 5, 1S44-; he was afterward a paper manufacturer 
at New Haven, Conn., where he d. June 29, 18S2. Ch. 

Nehemiah Smith. 239 

Nelson E. Lyon, b. Wetumpka, Ala., Jan. 10, 1S38 ; m. 
Feb. 15, 1S65, Lncinda B. Davis of Lambertsville, N. J.; 
he a merchant at Ludlowville, N. Y. 


Byron 8 {Erastus 77, Gilbert 6 , Gilbert 5 , Nathan 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 

Nehemiah 2 , Nehemialt}), b. Centre Groton, July 16, 1S25; in. 

Oct. 20, 1847, Nancy, dau. of Justus and Eliza M. (Marshall) 

Dwight of Belchertown, Mass. ; res. South Hadley, Mass. Ch. 

Rebecca Frances, b. April 2G, 1852. 

352. Erastus Gilbert, b. April 30, 1855. 

Henry Walworth 8 {Erastus T.\ Gilbert, Gilbert, 
Nathan*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Centre 
Groton, June 6, 1827 ; m. April 14, 1864, Mary A., dau. of 
Edward and Mary A. (Dwight) Hooker of South Hadley, 
Mass.; he served in the war of the Rebellion ; d. Evansville, 
Ind., Dec. 2, 1873. Ch. 

Edward Hooker, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sep. 12, 1866 ; 

res. South Hadley. 
Francis C. D., b. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 19, 1870 ; res. 
South Hadley. 

Helen Theresa 8 {Francis 1 , Amos D.% Gilbert, Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., 
July 14, 1826; ra. Aug. 13, 1845, Edwin, son of Gershoni and 
Lois (Eddy) Turner of Nassau, N. Y. ; res. Providence, R. I. 

Caroline Smith Turner, b. Aug. 30, 1846 ; m. Oct. 12, 

1870, James Barton Niver ; res. Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Lois Eddy Turner, b. May. 18, 1848; m. Nov. 14, 1S76, 

Nelson Race; res. Providence, R. I. 
Franklin Turner, b. .May 31, L852 ; d. March 17, 1858. 
Isabelle Turner, b. May 20, 1860; d. June 19, 1872. 
Annie Frances, b. Oct. 14, 1863 ; d. Dec. 21, 1864. 

2 tO Descendants of 


Francis Albert" (Francis 1 , Amos J).\ Gilherf, JVathan*, 
Nehemiah?, JVehemiah 2 , JYehemiati), b. Providence, R. I., 
Nov. 30, 1S27 ; in. Dec. 9, 1853, Rebecca M. Logee; res. Provi- 
dence; lie d. Feb. 29, 1862, from the effects of a wound re- 
ceived at the battle. of Bull Run. Ch. 

James Francis, b. Sep. 12, 1854; d. March 15, 1859. 

Grace, b. Sep. 27, 1855. 

Helen Theressa, b Sep. 5, 1857. 

Minie, b. July 18, 1859. 

Francks Alden, b. Aug. 9, 1861 ; d. Aug. 27, 1862. 


y Amos Denison 8 (Francis 1 , Amos D.\ Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah*, Nehemiatf, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., 
June 12, 1829; m. Feb. 25, 1852, Harriet Phebe, dan. of 
Richard and Phebe N. Ross of Dover, N. H.; she b. Feb. 3, 
1830 ; d. Nov. 28, 186S ; b. Snow Point Cemetery, Providence ; 
x< ne m - ^ 1R 1' A-P 1 ^ 12, 1870, Kate Richmond, dan. of George 
W. and Mary B. Jackson of Providence. Amos D. Smith & 
Son, managers of agency of the Mass. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 
Philadelphia; all ch. b. Providence. Ch. 
First wife : . «» 

O George Albert, b. Nov. 10, 1857. S*7Vv* A Vv4 * *° ™ 

Edwin Denison, b. July 28, 1859; d. July 15, 1861. fiW^ ^'^ 
Harriet Ross, b. Aug. 22, 1863. £v*\r. A ' 

Frederic Foster, b. Sep. 4, 1866; d. March 25, 1872. w 

Caroline Cecelia, b. Nov. 4, 1868 ; d. Jan. 18, 1872. * 

Second wife : 

Maude Denison, b. Feb. 8, 1873; d. Feb. 8, 1873. *' 

*** Bertha, b. April 1, 1875. <&Ju{ ,f"4/7-*' Ji 


Hannah Cooke 8 {A mos D.\ Amos D.\ GUhertf, Nathan*^ 
Nehemiah*, Neliemiatt, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., 

lutMA^l Klo-ifoJ i %tv*A** Rwuti (fa*a+J \ 


Nehemiah Smith. 241 

Nov. 7, 1828 ; ra. Nov. 7, 1849, Edward A., son of Simon 
Henry and Caroline Cornelia (Aborn) Greene of Providence ; 
res. Providence. Ch. 

Henry Franklin Greene, b. Aug. 9, 1850 ; d. Dec. 27, 

Sarah Franklin Greene, b. Oct. 2, 1853. 
Edward Aborn Greene, b. Nov. 10, 1856. 
Charles Eogers Greene^. Oct. 21, 1858; d. July 30, 

Charles William Greene, b. March 18, 1861. 
Anna Mitchel Greene, b. Jan. 1, 1864; d. Dec. 19, 1870. 
Amos Denison Greene, b. May 24, 1869 ; d. Nov. 16, 1869. 

Henry James 8 (Amos D.\ Amos D.\ Gilbert 5 , Nathan 4, , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah" 1 , Nehemiati}, b. Providence, Sep. 12, 
1831; m. Nov. 30, 1857, Eliza Greene Harris of Centreville, 
R. I., dau. of Dr. Stephen and Maria Manten Harris, both of 
Johnston, R. I.; res. Providence ; she d. Newport, R. I., May 
18, 18S3. Ch. 

Maria Manten, b. Nov. 3, 1859; m. Sep. 28, 1882, Clement 
Newhall Williams ; res. Philadelphia. 

Eliza Harris, b. June 20, 1864. 

Sarah Franklin, b. Jan. 2, 1868. 

Florence, b. Oct. 27, 1871. 


Francis Mitchel 8 (Amos D. 1 , Amos D.% Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah^), b. Providence, R. I., 
May 13, 1S33 ; in. Jan. 3,1856, Caroline Imogene, dau. of 
George W. and Caroline M. (Branch) Rhodes of Providence; 
he with his brother Amos D. are owners of the Whitestone 
Mills, Providence, R. I.; manufacturers of cotton goods, making 
specialties of fancy goods; they also do an extensive commis- 
sion business under the firm name of Smith Bros. Ch. 

Imogene Rhodes, b. June 18, 1867. 

Francis Mitchel, b. Jam 16, 1871. 

242 Descendants of 


Charles Morris 8 (Amos D. 7 , Amos D.\ Gilbert', Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemia/i 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., Dec. 
IT, 1S3S ; in. Oct. 31, 1861, Sarah Elizabeth Burgess of Provi- 
dence, dan. of Judge Walter S. and Eleanor (Burrill) Burgess. 
Mr. Smith has always been interested in the manufacture of 
cotton goods, having large interests in the Groton Manufactur- 
ing Co., Franklin Manufacturing Co., Providence Steam and 
Dexter Mills, and now (1885) president of the Eagle Mills, 
Woonsocket, R. I. ; res. Providence. Ch. 

Eleanor Amey, b. July 9, 1862 ; d. Sep., 1863. 

Charles Morris, b. June 28, 1863. 

Walter Burgess, b. Sep. 30, 1866. 

William Mathewson, b. June 11, 1873; d. Feb. 7, 1881. 


George Mathewson 8 (Amos D?, Amos D?, Gilbert*, 
Nathan 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, JVehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, 
Jan. 23, 1849; m. Oct. 31, 1876, Mary Elizabeth, dan. of 
Royal C. and Mary F. (Armington) Taft of Providence ; he 
manufacturer of cotton goods, treas. Eagle Mills, Woonsocket, 
R. I. [see record of his bro. Charles] ; res. Providence, R. I. 

Hope, b. May 10, 1879. 

Brockholst Mathewson, b. Oct. 17, 1881. 


Isabelle Brown 8 (Amos Y. 7 , Amos D}, Gilbert, Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., Feb. 
12, 1839; m. April 24, 1864, Col. Charles A. Nichols of Haverhill, 
Mass., son of Moses and Abigail Bailey (Osgood) Nichols. He 
was a graduate of Yale College, after which he studied law at 
Harvard. lie was a member of the firm of Miller, Peef & 
Nichols, and attained an honorable and successful position in 
his profession. In 1866, he removed to Providence, and 

Nehemiaii Smith. 243 

became a partner with his father-in-law, Gov. James Y. Smith, 
in the manufacture of cotton goods. Mr. Nichols soon became 
identified with Rhode Island interests and institutions. He 
was representative in the General Assembly, and was actively 
engaged in the direction of a number of banks and insurance 
companies. He was a man of culture and refinement, of 

ability and great integrity of character. He died . 

Ch. " 

Isabelle Brown Smith Nichols, b. March 29, 1865. 
James Young Smith Nichols, b. May 1, 1867. 
Edith Nichols, b. June 3, 1876. 


Emily Priscilla 8 {James Y.\ Amos D.\ Gilbert 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiaii 2 , Nehemiaii 1 ), b. Providence, R. I., 
Jan. 11, 1842 ; m. Oct. 6, 1869, Gen. Horatio Rogers of Prov- 
idence, son of Horatio and Susan (Curtis) Rogers ; he was 
attorney-general when his father-in-law was governor of the 
State ; he was manager of the Smithville Mfg. Co. of Provi- 
dence, and largely interested in the manufacture of cotton 
goods until 1886 when the mills were sold; living (1889) 
Providence, R. I. Ch. 

Emily Priscilla Smith Rogers, b. Dec. 19, 1S70. 


Erastus M. 8 (John 7 , John", Nehemialv', John 4 , Nehemiaii 7 ', 
JVeheviiah 2 , Nehemiah},, b. May 12, 1821; m. July 24, 1842, 
Harriet A. Thomas of Colchester, Conn.; res. Colchester; he 
d. July 16, 1854. Ch. 

353. Harriet Ellen, b. Oct. 22, 1851. 


Hannah Maria 8 (John 1 , John , Nehemialv', John 4 , Nehe- 
miaii?, Nehemiaii, Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 5, 1830; m. June 6, 
1847, Erastus C, son of Harry and Nancy (Smith) Brown <»t* 
Stonington [see record, No. 164] ; res. Colchester. Ch. 

l'14 Descendants of 

Lafayette W. Brown, b. Dec. 26, 184S. 
Erastus A. W. Brown, b. July 27, 1853. 
Eliza E. Brown, b. Sep. 15, 1854. 
Harriet E. Brown, b. June 6, 1857. 
Sarah J. Brown, b. July 14, 1860. 
Albert A. Brown, b. Jan. 28, 1868. 


Charles Coddington 8 [Coddington\ John 6 , Nehemiah 5 , 
John*, JVehe?niah z , NehemiaJi 2 , JVehemiah 1 ), b. Salem, Conn., 
July 11, 1837; rn. Sep. 8, 1869, Sarah Ann, dau. of Nelson 
Stark of Lebanon, Conn.; she d. Sep. 14, 1871; hem. 2nd, 
Nov. 9, 1876, Jessie Fremont, dan. of Henry L. and Elizabeth 
(Clock) Hale of Elbridge, N. Y.; he merchant at Elbridge. 

Harrie Stratton, b. June 16, 1885; d. Aug. 4, 1886. 


Je annette 8 (Coddington 7 , John 6 , JVehemiah 5 , John 4 , JVehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Franklin, Conn., May 14, 
1848; m. Jan. 21, 1868, William C. Geer ; she d. Sep. 4, 1876 ; 
res. Syracuse, N. T. Ch. 

Harriet Elizabeth Geer. 

Mary Jane Geer. 


Mary Norton 8 {Leonard C.\ ShuheV, Charles 6 , John*, JVehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiali 1 , JVehemiah 1 ), b. Ledyard, Jan. 22, 1845; 
m. Oct. 17, 1867, Charles Smith Noble of Hartford, son of 
James and Eli/a A. (Smith) Noble [see record, 173 J ; she d. 
Aug. 20, L879; bur. Ledyard, Conn. Ch. 

Charles Leonard Noble, b. May 7, 1870. 

Habbiet Eliza Noble, b. March 3, 1872. 

Edward James Noble, b. July 30, 1875. 

Mary Emily Noble, b. Aug. 10, 1879. 

Nehemiah Smith. 245 


Orlando Raymond* (Orlando 7 . ShubeV, Charles 5 , John", 
JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Westerly, R. I., June 
1, 1851 ; m. June 18, 1872, Sara A. P. Chapman of Westerly, 
dan. of William Robinson and Sally Ann (Hiscox) Chapman ; 
she d. Sep. 8, 1874 ; he m. 2nd, Julia A. Chapman, Dec. 28, 
1875, a sister of his first wife [see record, 304J ; res. Westerly ; 
he interested in the Smith Granite Co. Ch. 
First wife : 

Anna Raymond, b. Oct. 2, 1873 ; d. 
Second wife : 

Orlando Raymond, b. Feb. 1, 1877. 
Sara Augusta, b. Dec. 28, 1879. 
Julia Grace, b. Dec. 23, 1881. 
Emeline Gallup, b. Feb. 28, 1883. 
Martha, b. 


Sarah Almira. 8 (Orlando 1 , Shubel*, Charles 5 , John 4 , JVehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Neheyniah 1 ), b. Westerly, R. I., June 16, 
1853; m. Otis P. Chapman of Westerly, son of William Rob- 
inson and Sally Ann (Hiscox) Chapman [see record, 303] ; res. 
Westerly. Ch. 

Otis P. Chapman, b. June 15, 1875. 
William R. Chapman, b. Nov. 22, 1881. 


Daniel Gurdon 8 (Gurdon B.\ .Russell 6 , Charles", John*, 
JVehemiah 3 , Nehemiah* , JVehemiah 1 ), b. Stonington, Oct. 16, 
1854; in. April 30, 1879, Bessie Lane, dan. of George A. and 
Marv (Clark) Stackhouse of St. John, 1ST. B.; res. Plainlirld, 
111. " Ch. 

Walter Gurdon, b. June 6, 1882. 

246 Descendants of 


Andrew Holt 8 (Marcus L.\ Russell 6 , Charles*, John 4 , 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , NehemiaU), b. May 10, 1854; m. 
April 14, 1881, Kate Burrell of Plainfield, dan. of John and 
Caroline (Calegrove) Burrell ; res. Plainfield, 111. Ch. 

Caroline, b. 


Simeon 8 (Henry 6V, Simeon 6 , Simeon*, Isaac 4 , Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), h. March 19, 1827; m. Oct. 31, 1854, 
Georgina, dan. of Robert and Nancy (Hempstead) Holt ; res. 
New London ; he d. Dec. 1, 1871, ?e. 44 ; she b. July 10, 1831 ; 
d. Feb. 23, 1879. Ch. 

Fannie Louisa, b. April 30, 1856. 

Alice Holt, b. Feb. 23, 1859. 

Mary Sears, b. Jan. 1, 1861. < 

Henry Channing, b. Nov. 9, 1866 ; d. Dec. 6, 1866. 


Ezra Ciiappell 8 (Henry C.\ Simeon'', Simeon b , Isaac*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah" 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 19,1828; in. 
Nov. 20, 1855, Ann, dan. of Richard and Eliza Grant (Wheat) 
Coffin, all of New London; he d. June 10, 1881; she b. 
March 22, 1831 ; living New London (L885). Ch. 

Clara Frink, b. May 5, 1857. 

Maey Ella, b. Jan. 13, 1859. (Called Nellie M.) 


Henry Austin 8 (Elias 1 , Rufvs 6 , Simeon', Isaac 4 , Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Nov. 24, 1812; m. Aug. 
14, 1843, Lucy, dan. of Amos and Susan (Moore) Peabody of 
Angelica, X. Y. ; res. Leavenworth, Kan., where he d. Sep. 
16, L865; widow res. Deleware City, Kan. Ch. 

Josephine, b. June 12, 1844. 

James 1'.. b. Sep. 25, 1845; d. April 25, 1849. 

Nehemiah Smith. 247 

Henry C, b. Aug. 5, 1847; m. Sarah E. Wright, Aug. 2, 

1873 ; res. Dele ware, Kan. 
Edwin F., b. April 21, 1850. 
Richard E. P., b. Jan. 28, 1852. 
Susie M., b. April 8, 1860. 
Charles E., b. Jan. 16, 1862. 
William T., b. April 25, 1864. 
Sarah E., b. April 25, 1864. 


Frances Louisa 8 [Ellas 7 , Liufus* 1 , Simeon?, Isaac 4 , Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 4 ), b. March 6, 1814, at Grace, 
Monroe county, jST. Y.; m. Feb. 17, 1835, William T., son of 
John Smith of Ballston Springs, N. Y. ; res. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Oliver C. Smit^, b. July 29, 1836 ; d. July 12, 1841. 
Henry A. Smith, b. July 20, 1838; m. Lydia D wight of 

Chicago, Nov., 1865. 
Albert B. Smith, b. March 25, 1840 ; in. Sep. 10, 1863. 
George E. Smith, b. Oct. 25, 1841. 
Franklin W. Smith, b. Dec. 16, 1843; m. May, 1S67, 

Louisa Moore. 
Frances M. Smith, b. Dec. 16, 1843 ; m. Sep. 27, 1865, 

Henry A. Sherman ; res. Chicago. 
Charles A. Smith, b. Oct. 24, 1S46 ; m. Sep., 1869, Ida 

Belle Rose. 
Louisa M. Smith, b. Sep. 29, 1852 ; d. Aug. 2, 1853. 


Ann Maria 8 (Ellas', Eufus 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah?, 
Nehemiah 7 ; Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 5, 1816; m. March 7, 1836, 
Silas Boardman of Westerlo, N. Y., a brother of Augusta 
Maria Boardman [see Index] and son of Silas and Kesiali (Hal- 
lock) Boardman ; he a nurseryman, Brighton, N. Y. ; he was 
b. March 18, 1800 ; living (1885) ; she d. Feb. 14, 1866. Ch. 

248 Descendants of 

Emily Boakdman, 1). Dec. 29, 1836. 

John IF. Boakdman, b. Jul}* 7, 1839 ; m. Annie Rathbone, 

Feb. 3, 1820. 
Silas S. Boakdman, b. March 11, 1841. 
Lucy T. Boakdman, b. Feb. 8, 1845. 

William P. Boakdman, b. March 15, 1853 ; d. Jan. 26, 1872. 
Julius W. Boakdman, b. April 26, 1856. 

James M. 8 {Simeon 1 , liufus*, Simeon b , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
JVehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. April 23, 1816 ; m. March 9, 1854, 
Amanda M., dan. of Benjamin and Caroline (Morgan) Chester 
[see Descendants of James Morgan, Ed. 1809, p. 102J ; she b. 
July 18, 1831 ; d. June 19, 1866; he m. 2nd, June 27, 1871, 
Octavia D., dau. of Barri and Eliza (Huskall) Burnham; res. 
D wight, 111.; she d. Oct. 12, 1880. Ch. 
First wife : • 

354. Chester Amos, b. Dec. 22, 1854. 

Carrie Estella, b. June 18, 1859; d. Oct. 18, 1859. 
Carrie Ella, b. Feb. 22, 1862. 
Nellie, b. Oct. 6, 1S64; d. Feb. 8, 1867. 
Second wife : 

Frederick Leslie, b. Jan. 11, 1874. 


Elizabeth 8 [Simeon 1 , Rufiis 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah 3 , 

Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Nov. 3, 1820 ; m. Oct. 2, 1839, 

Ira Foote, b. March 26, 1816; res. Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 

Henry Foote, b. Jan. 29, 1841; m. Sep. 29, 1864, Mary, 

dau. of Christopher Lester of Groton, Conn.; res. Rochester. 

Eajbriet E. Foote, b. July 26, 1842; d. March 27, 1843. 

Harriet A. Foote, b. January 5, 1S44 ; m. Aug. 28, 1864, 

Eugene, son of Christopher Lester; res. Albion, Mich. 
Viola Foote, b. Dec. 3, 1S46 ; m. Dec. 31, 1868, Decatur 

Goodenough ; res. Albion, N. Y. 
Ada Ellen Foote, b. Sep. 25, 1851. 

Nehemiah Smith. 249 


Elias 8 {Simeon 1 , Rufus\ Simeon 5 , Isaac*, Nehemiah?, Nehe- 
miah 2 , NehemiaK), b. Aug. 7, 1823 ; m. March 30, 1852, 
Juliet, dan. of Ruf us Childs ; res. Rochester, K. Y. Ch. 

Frank R., b. Feb. 17, 1854. 

Jesse J., b. Jan. 31, 1856 ; d. Feb. 17, 1857. 

George R., b. May 23, 1859. 


Charles Frederick 8 {Elijah F. 1 , Ruf us*, Simeon 5 , Isaac", 
Nekemialfi, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Rochester, N. Y., 
Feb. 23, 1829; received his education at the Rochester High 
School and at the Westfield Academy, Mass. In 1849 when 
'20 years of age and during the "gold fever" he visited Cali- 
fornia. He remained there about a year and returned to his 
native city. He m. Oct. 31, 1850, Sarah G., dau. of Dr. 
Moses and Sarah (Gardner) Long. In 1852 he entered the 
wholesale grocery house of Smith & Perkins, the business of 
which had been established by his father in 1826. In 1859 
his father retired from the linn, and the subject of this sketch, 
then 30 years of age, became senior member of this very suc- 
cessful firm; he continued to take an active interest in the 
direction and management of the business until a few weeks 
previous to his death. At a meeting of the wholesale grocers 
of Rochester the following action was taken : 

" The wholesale grocers of the City desire unitedly to express 
their sincere regret at the death of Charles F. Smith so long 
and honorably connected with the trade, and recognized by 
each of us as a gentleman of honor and strict integrity of 
character, and who has for many years contributed to the gr< >wth 
and prosperity of the business of our city. We shall miss him 
in his uniform gentlemanly and courteous bearing." 

At a special meeting of the trustees of the Rochester Savings 
Bank, of which he had been a member of the board for twenty 
years, the following minute was adopted : 

250 Descendants of 

" Mr. Sinitli was one of our oldest trustees. His term of 
service in connection with that of his father dates nearly 
from the organization of the Bank. For upwards of twenty 
years he has rendered this institution a faithful service which 
his associates can especially appreciate and the loss of which 
they will deeply deplore. His judgment was sound. His in- 
tegrity of purpose was beyond all question. To a mind sin- 
gularly capable of seeing what was just he added a will and 
resolution that never swerved from the line of duty. To know 
what was right was with him to do what was right. While 
true to his friends and generous to those who differed with 
him, he was faithful to every trust and obligation which 
his position imposed. He was courteous, kind, frank and 
liberal, full of sympathy and consideration for others, and his 
personal relation to members of this Board was at all times and 
under all circumstances of the most genial and pleasant charac- 
ter. He commanded and deserved both our confidence and 

He was one of the directors of the old Rochester and State 
Line Railway Company. He was one of the largest stock- 
holders in the Union Bank, and for a number of years a vestry- 
man of St. Luke's Church. He d. May 31, 1888. Oh. 

Millie Theodora, b. Jan. 22, 1860 ; d. Rome, Italy, March 
14, 1874. 

Charles Walter, b. April 8, 1862 ; res. Rochester. 

Lester Boardman, b. Jan. 2, 1867 ; res. Rochester. 


Henry Lester 8 {Elijah F. 7 , Ihifus 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , JVehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 26, 1831 ; m. Nov. 
10, 1858, Sarah Angeline, dan. of William and Caroline Lovel 
(Perkins) Barry ; res. Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 

Frederick Lester, b. Nov. 18, 1857. 

Kate Waydell, b. Aug. 12, 1864. 

Elizabeth Dean, b. Jan. 30, 1871; d. Sep. 28, 1871. 

Cuarles Perkins, b. March 4, 1872; d. Aug. 12, 1872. 

Nehemiah Smith. 251 


Julia Emily 8 {Elijah F.\ Rufus\ Simeon 6 , Isaac*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 13, 183S ; in. Dec. 24, 
1S67, Herve D., son of Rev. Andrew and Laura M. (Barnes) 
Wilkins ; res. Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 

Ednah Smith Wilkins, b. Jan. 16, 1869. 

Herve Lester Wilkins, b. Sep. 25, 1872. 

Grace Eugenia Wilkins, b. Nov. 16, 1874. 


Eliza Jane 3 (Joseph D.\ Joseph 6 , Simeon* Isaac*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah'), b. Groton, Conn., April 16, 
1819; m. July 23, 1845, C. Orrin, son of Caleb Burrows; res. 
Poquonoc, Conn. Ch. 

Francis A. Burrows, b. June 5, 1847; d. Aug. 5, 1847. 

Adela E. Burrows, b. May 21, 1849 ; d. Sep. 11, 1849. 

Julia E. Burrows, b. June 29, 1851; in. June 26, 1871, 
Earle B. Kenyon ; res. New Haven. 

Frank S. Burrows, b. March 19, 1853. 

Charles L. Burrows, b. June 7, 1855. 

William Burrows, b. June 27, 1858; d. Sep. 18, 1858. 


Joseph Washington 8 (Joseph D. 7 , Joseph 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Groton, Conn., April 
30, 1821; m. Sep 7, 1847, Sarah Elizabeth, dan. of Nathaniel 
D. and Eliza (Williams) Smith [see record, 146]; adopted 
when an infant; a dan. of Orlando Middleton ; Lottie Elizabeth 
Smith who lived with the family until her death, Aug. 8, 1881, 
as. 20 ; she m. Aug.. 1879, Leonard W. Dart of New London ; 
Mr. Smith a merchant at New London ; no ch. 


Oliver Denison 8 (Joseph DJ, Joseph , Simeon 5 , Isaac*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Groton, Conn., June 

252 Descendants of 

26, 1825; m. July 20, 1850, Mercy A., dau. of Paul and 
Celinda (Comstock) Rogers of Waterford ; merchant ; res. New 
London, Waterville, Waterford and Groton Bank, Conn. Ch. 
All b. New London: 

Gilbert Denison, b. Sep. 9, 1851 ; d. Sep. 9, 1851. 

355. Emma Augusta, b. Jau. 10, 1853. 

356. Ella Hurlbert, b. Dec. 9, 1854. 

357. Joseph Aborx, b. March 28, 1860. 

358. Ida Celinda, b. March 5, 1864. 


Gilbert Tucker 8 {Joseph D. 7 , Joseph", Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiahr, Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, July 11, 
1827; in. May 22, 1854, Emma Matilda, dau. of Deacon 
Charles F. and Louisa A. (Rogers) Starr of Groton ; he was a 
physician at Somerville, Mass.; after a divorce he m. Mary 
Howard from the South ; he was one of the first to enlist in 
the war of the Rebellion in the Tenth Conn. Reg.; he became 
acquainted with Miss Howard and returned after the war and 
m. her; he d. June 25, 1884, se. 56; his widow m. Pal- 
mer ; res. Poquonoc, Conn. Ch. 
First wife: 

Charles, hi.; res. Kansas City. 

Aborn, m. ; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Second wife : 

Walter, b. about 1876. 
Gilbert Denison, b. about 1883. 


Frances Almira 8 {Joseph D.\ Joseph 6 , Simeon*, Isaac 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , NehemiaK\ Nehemiah 1 ), b. Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 
30, 1831; in. Oct. 1, 1850, John Summersfield Heath, son of 
Reuben and Betsey Heath; she in. 2nd, Oct. 3, 1863, Thomas 
Wilson, a graduate of Oxford University, England, and son of 
Dr. William Wilson, physician and surgeon to the Queen ; 

Nehemiah Smith. 253 

Mr. Wilson d. Aug., 1864, in the war of the Rebellion, a 
member of the Fourteenth Conn. Reg.; his widow in. 3rd, 
April 5, 1860, Marvin Almon, son of Marvin and Anna (New- 
ton) Smith; res Uncasville, Conn. Ch. 

George Reuben Heath, b. Dec. 30, 1851. 

Denison Smith Heath, b. Sep. 10, 1854; d. Oct. 1, 1854. 

Joseph Washington Heath, b. Jan. 6, 1859. 

No ch. by Mr. Wilson. 

Wallace Almon Smith, b. Nov. 24, 1868. 

Marvin Elliott Smith, b. Dec. 20, 1872. 


Mary Louisa 8 {Joseph D.\ Joseph 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, Aug. 23, 
1835 ; m. Nov. 23, 1855, Albert H. Alexander of East Had- 
dam, son of Livingston Alexander of Preston, and his wife 
Jerusha Burnham of Colchester, Conn.; res. Poquonoc, where 
all the ch. were b.; she d. Nov. 8, 1805 ; family removed to 
Willington Green — East Had dam, Conn. Ch. 

Henry Alexander, b. April 2/1857; d. Oct. 12, 1805. 

Mary Augusta Alexander, b. June 2, 1860. 

Arthur Denison Alexander, b. Nov. 1, 1863. 

Lewis Olmstead Alexander, b. Nov. 1, 1865. 


Sarah M. 8 (Joseph D.\ Joseph 9 , Simeon", Isaac*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , JYehemiah 1 ), b. New London, Nov. 6, 1837 ; 
m. Nov. 17, 1861, Joseph, son of Joseph and Sarah (Tucker) 
Nichols; res. Waterford and New London. Ch. 

Joseph Clark Nichols, b. Oct. 16, 1866; res. New London. 


Ellen M. s (Gilbert 1 , Joseph 6 , Simeon , Isaac 1 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Rochester, N. Y., Sep. 28, 1819 ; 
m. Oct. 11, 1838, M. J. Ellis of Burlington, N. J., son of John 

254 Descendants of 

and Jane (Ilubbs) Ellis; she d. Aug. 20, 1840 ; bur. Mt. Hope 
Cemetery, Rochester; he d. July 8, 1877; bur. Detroit, Mich. 

Ellen M. Ellis, b. Aug. 20, 1840; m. Dr. T. Cleland, Oct. 
26, 1867 ; res. New York city. 


Walter Elwood 8 ( William P.", Charles 6 , Simeon 5 , Isaac 4 , 
Neliemiah?, Nehemiahr, JVehemiak 1 ), b. Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 
13, 1847; m. Sep. 16, 1869, Mary A. Burrows of Albion, N. 
Y., dau. of Charles and Jannette A. (Fowler) Burrows ; he 
resided at Mystic River, Conn., during his childhood and school 
davs; at 18 he removed to Albion and became a clerk in the 
banking house of Roswell & Lorenzo Burrows and m. a grand- 
dau. of the senior member of the firm ; he afterward had charge 
of the mining and railroad business at and near Richmond, Va.; 
over-attention to work injured his health so that ho returned 
to Albion, where he d. Feb. II, 5 1884, se. 37; he was a mem- 
ber of the church and highly respected socially. Ch. 

Edward B., b. Aug. 18, 1874. 
Stewart A., b. Jan. 4, 1876. 
Jeannette, b. Oct. 10, 1878. 


Nelson Terry 8 ( William' 1 , William 6 , William 5 , Isaac*, 
Nehemia/v', NeJtemiahr, Neherniah 1 ), b. Montrose, April 18, 
1832; m. Aug. 7, 1857, Adelaide, dau. of Martin and Belinda 
Newman of Lanesboro, Pa ; lie was for a time a farmer; he 
was in the army under Gen. Grant at the time of the surrender 
of Gen. Lee ; he is now (1887) street commissioner, Montrose, 
Pa. Ch. 

Fanny, b. Sep. 9, 1858; d. May 2, 1864. 

Marcus J,., b. Nov. 25, 1861. 

Eva Ann ik, b. Dec. 22, 1872. 

Sarah 13., b. July 19, 1875. 

Nehemiah Smith. 255 


Charles Hyde 8 ( William 1 , William 6 , William. 5 , Isaac 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Montrose, Pa,, March 
25, 1S45 ; m. March 2, 1868, Nettie Cornelia, dan. of Orris S. 
and Cornelia Beebeof Jessnp, Pa.; he remained on his father's 
farm at Bridgewater, about three miles south of Montrose, 
until the age of 15; soon after this he taught school two 
terms ; he was in the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania at the time 
of the battle of Gettysburg; afterward he joined the United 
States navy ; he was in the North and South Atlantic squad- 
ron, and was at the battle of Fort Fisher ; he engaged in the 
insurance business in I860 and continues it at the present time 
at Binghamton, N. Y., to which city he removed in 1886. 

Alonzo Beebe, b. Jan. 10, 1869; d. Nov. 15, 1870. 

Fanny Stroud, b. Jan. 22, 1872. 

William Orixe, b. March 13, 1875. 


Elizabeth Sabin" {John W.\ John D. 6 , William', Isaac*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Perrysburg, Ohio, 
Jan. 15, 1835 ; m. Oct. 9, 1854, William, son of William H. 
and Almira (Bachelor) Sessions of Warren, Mass.; she m. 2nd, 
James Plaister, Oct., 1871 ; he was from England, and in the 
insurance business, Dubuque, Iowa ; she d. Sep. 3, 1873 ; bur. 
Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. Ch. 

William Sessions, b. Parkersburg, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1855 ; d. 
March 11, 1857. 

Fannie B. Sessions, b. Dubuque, April, 1857; m. William 
Westphal, May 25, 1876 ; four ch.; res. Dubuque, Iowa. 


Frances Sabin 8 (John W.\ John D.\ William", Isaac*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 1 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Perrysburg, Ohio, 
April 2, 1840 ; m. Jan. 3, 1860, Noble C. Kyder of Danbury, 

256 Descendants of 

Conn., son of John and Ann (Eoberts) Ryder; he is of the 
firm of Carr, Ryder & Wheeler, manufacturers of doors, 
sashes, blinds, etc., Dubuque, Iowa, where all the ch. were b. 

Frederick Smith Ryder, b. May 24, 1801 ; d. Feb. 5, 1865. 
Anna Roberts Ryder, b. Dec. 23, 1863. 
Belle Roberts Ryder, b. Aug. 16, 1871. 


Sarah Sabln 8 {John IF". 7 , John D.% William 5 , Isaac 4 , 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah}), b. Miami, Ohio, Jan. 15, 
1835; in. Dec. 21, 1862, William Wyatt, son of Silas T. and 
Susan L. Cau of Elmira, N. Y.; res. Dubuque, Iowa, where 
all the ch. were b. Ch. 

Jessie Sabin Cau, b. Jan. 3, 1861 ; d. Aug. 2, 1865. 

James Trowbridge Cau, b. Oct. 29, 1869 ; res. Dubuque. 

Harvey Lawrence Cau, b. Feb. 28, 1873; d. Sep. 13, 1873. 


Nathan 8 {John II. \ Nathan 6 , William 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , 
Nehemiah', Nehemiah 1 ), b. Wassaic, N. Y., April 1, 1S4S; m. 
Sep. 18, 1872, Josephine L., dau. of William and Patty (Pres- 
ton) Hufcutt of Dover, N. Y.; she d. Sep. 30, 1875; he m. 
2nd, March 27, 1877, Sarah C, dau. of Caleb and Caroline 
(Clark) Barrett of Northeast, Dutchess county, N. Y.; res. 
Amenia Union, N. Y. Ch. 
First wife : 

Josephine L. E., b. Sep. 29, 1875. 
Second wife : 

Dau., b. April 24, 1879; d. siime day. 

Carrie Clark, b. Feb. 18, 1880 ; d. Feb. 5, 1882. 


Myron 8 {John IV, Nathan 6 , William 5 , Isaac 4 , Nehemiah*, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Wassaic, N. Y., April 21, IS tS ; 

Nehemiah Smith. 257 

m. Feb. 18, 1S75, Mary E., dan. of Henry and Mary Ii. 
(Arnold) Tripp of Washington, N. Y. Ch. 

Howard A., b. Nov. 13, 1876; d. Jan. 23, 1878. 

Edna Louisa, b. Jan. 16, 1878. 


Esther M. 8 (John II. 1 , Nathan'', William 6 , Isaac*, Nehe- 
miah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Sep. 12, 1856; m. Jan. 18, 
1882, William S., son of Daniel Tripp of Washington, N. Y., 
and Mary Elizabeth Seely, his wife, of Stanford, N. Y.; res. 
Mfflbrook, N. Y.; she d. April 18, 1884. Ch. 

Esther M. Tripp, b. April 16, 1884. 


Nathan H. 8 (Fitch C.\ Nathan 6 , William b , Isaac*, Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Old Lyme, Conn., July 21, 
1854 ; m. Feb. 24, 1885, Annie Bailey of Middletown, Conn. 

Warren H., b. Nov. 19, 1885. 

Tracy W., b. July 15, 1887. 


Mary Hellen s (Sandford B.\ Jesse 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel*, 
Samuel*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Ledyard, Oct. 9, 1813 ; 
m. at Lincoln, E. I., May 18, 1869, George Abel, son of Albert 
Holbrook of Providence, R. T. [See Hopkins and Holbrook 
Gen.] He is of the firm of A. & C. W. Holbrook, manufac- 
turers of raw-hide goods, belting, etc., Providence, R. I. Oh., 
b. Providence. 

Sarah Hellen Holbrook, b. Dec. 27, 1876. 

Helen Wescot Holbrook, b. Sep. 16, 1879. 


Lucy Caroline 8 ( William B. 1 , Job 0.\ Stephen*, Simon*, 
Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Jan. 13, 1844; m. June 
25, 1868, Edward Alexander, son of Averell and Sarah (Beatty) 

258 Descendants of 

Powell of Springboro, Pa.; he is of the firm of Smiths, 
Powell & Lamb, Syracuse, N. Y. Ch. 

Robert Smith Powell, b. Nov. 27, 1871 ; d. May 5, 1874 ; 
bur. Oak wood Cemetery. 

Edward Alexander Powell, b. Aug. 16, 1879. 


Wing Russell 8 ( William B.\ Job O. 6 , Stephen 5 , Simon*, 
SamueV, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. March 9, 1850 ; in. Dec. 
21, 1881, Mary Abigail, dau. of Payn and Hannah (Munro) 
Bigelow of Bald wins ville, N. Y. He is of the firm of Smiths, 
Powell & Lamb, Syracuse, N. Y., Lakeside stock farm and 
Syracuse nurseries. Ch. 

Hannah Munro, b. Dec. S, 1882. 

Esther Augusta, b. Aug. 28, 1885. 


William Judson 8 ( William B.\ Job C.\ Stephen 5 , Simon 4 , 
Samuel?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah^), b. Aug. 31, 1855 ; in. April 
20, 1882, Laura, dau. of Hon. James and Frances (Terry) 
Geddes, of Fair Mount, N. Y. He is of the firm of Smiths, 
Powell & Lamb, Syracuse, N. Y. Ch. 

William Brown, b. Jan. 11, 1883. 


Eleanor 8 (Joseph N.\ Job C.\ Stephen 5 , Simon 4 , Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 10, 1841; m. April 5, 1866, 
Edward, son of Daniel and Susan P. (Smith) Whiting of New 
York city ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. 

Grace Lillian Whiting, b. April 5, 1867. 

Laura Belle Whiting, b. March 29, 1869 ; d. June 5, 

Edward Nottingham Whiting, b. March 22, 1872. 

Herbert Condit Whiting, b. March 9, 1874. 

Nehemiah Smith. 259 


Nancy Elizabeth 8 {Joseph N.\ Job C.\ Stephen 5 , Simon*, 
Samuel 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 11, 1845 ; ra. May 
19, 1875, Thomas L., son of Lewis and Hannah Thomas; res. 
Dunellen, N. J. Oh. 

Lewis Smith Thomas, b. Feb. 26, 1876. 

Joseph Simeon Thomas, b. Oct. 30, 1877. 

Margaret Cornelia Thomas, b. Aug. — , 1879 ; d. Dec. 
25, 1880. 

Thomas L. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1881. 

Nancy Elizabeth Thomas, b. Jan. 11, 1883. 


Aseneth 8 {Joseph N.\ Job C.% Stephen 5 , Simon*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. Sep. 8, 1846; m. Feb. 13, 1866, 
Henry A., son of Samuel and Harriet A. (Inman) Estes of 
Woonsocket, R. I.; res. High Bridge, N. J. Ch. 

Cornelia Estes, b. Jan. 16, 1869. 

A son, b. Jan. 16, 1S69 ; d. Jan. 19, 1869. 

Clarence Henry Estes, b. Aug. 22, 1871. 

Oliver Christy Estes, b. Feb. 5, 1S74; d. March 5, 1874. 

Olive H. Estes, b. Aug. 12, 1883. 


George W. 8 {Job C.\Job C.\ Stephen", Simon*, SamueP, 
Nehemiah', Nehemiah l ),"b. Sep. 2,1844; m. March 20, 1872, 
Viola B., dau. of S. B. Bennett of Pattine, 111.; res. Lebanon, 
Oregon. Ch. 

Charles V., b. June 17, 1873. 

Bertie C, b. March 22, 1875. 

Phebe A., b. April 5, 1878. 


Caroline 8 (Job C.\ Job 0. e , Stephen 5 , Simon*, S.nnueP, 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. June 1, 1848; m. March 27, L865, 

260 Descendants of 

AlcincouSj son of David and Lydia Buchanan of Hillenburg, 
Ohio ; res. La Center, W. T. Ch. 

David Buchanan, b. Dec. 29, 1S65. 

Charles Oscak Buchanan, b. Nov. 27, 1867. 

Homer Buchanan, b. Nov. 5, 1869 ; d. May 27, 1871. 

Flora Elsie Buchanan, b. Nov. 4, 1871. 

Ivy Irene Buchanan, b. Sep. 15, 1873; d. Feb. 2, 1876. 

Carrie Essie Buchanan, b. June 16, 1878. 


Charles 8 {Job 0.\ Job C.\ Stephen 5 , Simon*, Samuel 3 , 
NehemiaK 1 , JYehemiah 1 ), b. July 18, 1850 ; in. Feb. 18, 1875, 
Bertie M., dan. of H S. and M. A. Harris of Leominster, 
Mass.; res. Dayton, W. T. Ch. 

George J., b. Nov. 23, 1875. 

Pearl P., b. June 12, 1877. 

Daisy C, b. Aug. 11, 1880. 

Kaymond H., b. Nov. 20, 1883. 


Mart Frances 8 {Lucius B.~, Turner M.\ Hezehiah", 
Paul*, Samuel 3 , JVehemiah', Nehemiah 1 ), b. July 21, 1852; 
m. Sep. 5, 1871, John W., son of William A. and Rebecca 
(Waters) Passmore ; res. East Paw Paw, De Kalb county, 
111.; he (1. Silver Cliff, Col., Juno 25, 1880. Ch. 

Charles Lucius Passmore, b. Sep. 14, 1872. 

Ellis Whiting Passmore, I). Jan. 5, 1875. 

Frances Waters Passmore, b. July 22, 1877. 

Joan Winifred Passmore, b. June 14, 1880. 


Asa Alphonso 8 {Ezra A. 7 , Uezekiali ', Hezehlah\ Paul*, 
Samuel z , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Orland, Ind., Oct. 26, 
1854; m. 1877. Mary Clarissa, dau. of John II. and Supremia 
D. (Holstead) Gatehouse of Clear Lake, Steuben county, Ind.; 

Nehemiah Smith. 2»il 

he moved in 1881, from Indiana to Sherman, Isabella county, 
Mich., where be purchased a farm and now resides. Ch. 

Lluellyn L., b. March 25, 1878. 

Emma Evaline, b. March 15, 1880. 

Thepa Madge, b. Aug. 27, 1882. 

Eva Rozinda, b. May 4, 1884. 


Adriana 9 {Nathan D.% Nathan 1 , Denison*, Oliver 5 , Nathan*, 
Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, June 27, 
1844; m. July 28, 1S71, Daniel S., son of Daniel Sheldon and 
Sophia (Peck) Marsh of Penn Yan, Yates county, N. Y.; res. 
Chicago, 111. Ch. 

Cora Adriana Marsh, b. June 18, 1872. 

Daniel Sheldon Marsh, b. Sep. 28, 1876. 


Frederick Morgan 9 (Nathan D. 8 , Nathan 1 , Venison*, 
Oliver 5 , Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Aug. 
27, 1847; in. April 15, 1S73, Annie, dan. of Capt. Henry W. 
and Lucy A. Holt; res. New London; pianos and organs, N. 
D. Smith & Sons. Ch. 

Nathan Holt, b. Jan. 25, 1874. 

Frederic Morgan, b. March 14, 1S75. 

Richard Kimball, b. Nov. 5, 1876. 

Child, b. Oct. 14, 1878; d. same day. 

Henrv Holt, b. Feb. 19, 1881. 

Lucy Bishop, b. July 18, 1883. 


Aborn Fanning 9 (Nathan D. s , Nathan 1 , Denison', 01' 

Nathan*, Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Poquonoc, 
April 10, 1849; m. Sep. 16, 1SS2, Nellie Darrow, dan. of Capt. 
Charles Edwin and Sarah Elizabeth (Jeffery) Allen ; res. New 
London; pianos and organs, N. D. Smith & Suns. Ch. 

262 Descendants of 

Charles Allen, b. June 14, 1883. 
Audrey Morgan, b. July 22, 1S85. 
Margery, b. April 29, 1888. 


Frances C.° {Erastus B?, Erastus T?, Gilbert 6 , Gilbert*, 
Nathan*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah?), b. Rochester, 
N. Y., May 9, 1836; m. Oct. 10, 1859, Alexander McVean, 
b. Wheatland, N. Y., April 27, 1834, son of Duncan McVean 
of Sterling, Scotland, and Christina MdSTaughton, his wife, 
of Wheatland. He a number of years treasurer of Monroe 
county, N. Y.; res. Rochester. Ch. 

Henry Dean McVean, b. April 27, 1861. 

Margareta Christina McVean, b. January 26, 1864. 

Mary Reynolds McVean, b. Feb. 14, 1872 ; d. May 23, 


Erastus Gilbert 9 {Byron?, Erastus TJ, Gilbert*, Gilbert?, 
Nathan?, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. April 30, 
1855, at South Hadley, Mass.; m. Dec. 26, 1SS3, Elizabeth 
Maria Mayher, eldest daughter of John and Eleanor Jane 
(Sprague) Mayher, of Easthampton, Mass. After taking a 
diploma from the South Hadley High School, he received the 
degrees of B. A. and M. A. from Amherst College and the 
degrees of M. A. and Ph. D. from the Ihiiversity of Gottin- 
gen, Germany. He is a member of the Chemical Societies at 
Berlin and Loudon. In 1885, he was Prof, of Chemistry and 
Mineralogy, Beloit College ; now (1888) mayor of Beloit, Wis. 

Gilbert Morgan, b. Beloit, Jan. 6, 1885. 


Harriet Ellen 9 (Erastus Jl?, John 7 , John 6 , NehemiaJv', 
John*, Nehemiah*, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Colchester, 
Conn.. Oct. 22, 1851 ; m. May 23, 1871, William Sherman, son 

Nehemiah Smith. 263 

of Jonathan and Frances H. (Worthington) Bigelow of Col- 
chester; she d. Oct. 4, 1879. Ch. 

Harriet May Bigelow, b. Colchester, Nov. 6, 1873. 


Chester Amos 9 {James M 8 , Simeon 1 , Rufus 6 , Simeon 5 , 
Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Dec. 22, 1854; 
m. Dec. 29, 1881, Martha L. Johnston. Ch. 

Harold Chester, b. April 10, 1881. 


Emma Augusta 9 {Oliver D 8 , Joseph DJ, Joseph 6 , Simeon 5 , 
Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, 
Jan. 10, 1853; m. Sep. 20, 1873, Eugene A., son of Samuel 
Nichols of Wolcott, and his wife Charlotte M. Wells of Utica, 
N. Y. ; res. Wolcott, Conn., where all the ch. were b. Ch. 

Ella Celinda Nichols, b. Feb. 9, 1880; d. Oct. 20, 1881. 

Emma Eliza Nichols, b. Jan. 19, 1876. 

George Eugene Nichols, b. Feb. 12, 1878. 

Joseph Aborn Nichols, b. Nov. 17, 1881. 


Ella Hurlburt 9 {Oliver D. 8 , Joseph D. 7 , Joseph 6 , Simeon 5 , 
Isaac 4 , Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, 
Dec. 9, 1854 ; m. Henry Poppe of Waterbury, Conn., son of 
Peter W. Poppe and Dorathea Behrene, his wife, of Webster, 
Germany; res. Waterbury. Ch. 

Irving Henry Poppe, b. March 5, 1882. 

Olive Dorathea Poppe, b. June 13, 1883. 


Joseph Aborn 9 {Oliver D. 8 , Joseph D. 1 , Joseph 6 , Simeon 5 , 
Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah}), b. New London, 
March 28, 1860; m. Oct. 25, 1S82, Fannie C. Potter of New 

264 Descendants of 

London, dau. of Oscar and Delia (Lewis) Potter of Stonington ; 
drug store, Groton Bank, Conn. Ch. 
Ethel Rebecca, b. Aug. 8, 1883. 


Ida Celinda 9 {Oliver D. s , Joseph I). 1 , Joseph 6 , Simeon*, 
Isaac 4 , Nehemiah 3 , Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. New London, 
March 5, 1864; m. Ernest O., son of Orange W. and Mary E. 
(Allen) Bradley of Waterbury, Conn. ; res. Waterbury and 
Groton Bank, Conn. Ch. 

Harry Allen Bradley, b. Sep. 11, 1883. 

359 (see 118). 
Lauretta Cooledge 7 {Paul G. 6 , HezeMah 5 , Paul*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Berlin, Ohio, March 3, 1817; m. 
April 3, 1838, Charles A., son of Zebediah and Clarissa A. 
(Johnson) Morse of Gorham, N. Y.; res. Rochester, 1ST. Y. ; 
both living (1886). [See record, No. 118.] Ch. 

Horace J. Morse, b. Dec. 30, 1838; m. 1862, Fanny E. 

Trask ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Fanny L. Morse, b. March 25, 1841 ; d. Aug. 2, 1841. 
Martha L. Morse,!). Aug. 5,1842; m. 1S63, Robert J. 

Kimball; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Harriet C. Morse, b. Jan. 15, 1845 ; m. IS 74, Rev. W. II. 

Rewnelsor; res. Rochester. Morse, b. July 16, 1847; d. May 1, 1848. 
Alice J. Morse, b. Nov. 3, 1849; d. Aug. 1, 1851. 
George II. Morse, b. June 25, 1852 ; m. 1880, Adele Mcin- 
tosh ; res. Rochester. 
Frances L. Morse, b. Jan. 5, 1855 ; in. 1880, Henry S. 
Howland, Jr. ; res. West Toronto, Ont. 

300 (see 1 1 H). 

Dorotht Almenia 7 {Paul G. 6 , Ifezekiah 5 , Paul*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah^), b. Berlin, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1822; in. 

Nehemiah Smith. 265 

March 23, 1843, Rev. Roswell N. Henderson ; res. Berlin ; she 
d. Feb. 28, 1850 ; bur. Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio. 

Fanny Henderson, b. June 17, 1846; m. Jan. 16, 1867, 
Walter E. Bell of Sandusky, Ohio; res. Norwalk, Ohio; 
three ch. 

Ella Almenia Henderson, b. May 3, 1848 ; m. Nov. 1, 
1871, Nathan Perry ; res. Georgetown, Conn. 

361 (see 206). 

Julia Elliot 8 {Denison BJ, John D. 6 , William 5 , Isaac*, 
Nehemiah?, Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Toledo, Ohio, June 
20, 1851 ; m. May'24, 1877, Col. George E. Welles, b. July 3, 
1840, Cleveland, Ohio, son of Woolsey Welles, LL. D., and 
Zilpa L. Henderson, his wife; he entered the army during the 
war of the Rebellion in April, 1861, as first lieutenant; was 
mustered out four years later on July 10, 1865, as colonel 
(brevet brig. -general) 68th Ohio vet. vol. infantry; now 
engaged in grain com. business, Toledo, Ohio. Ch. 

William Buel Welles, b. March 30, 1878. 

George Denison Welles, b. Nov. 21, 1881. 

362 (see 106). 

Orson H. 7 {John G. TF. 6 , Samuel 5 , Samuel 4 , Samuel 3 , Nehe- 
miah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Orangeville, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1S24; m. 
May 17, 184S, Janet Armstrong of Warsaw, N. Y\, dau. of 
Gnrdon and Rachel (Lee) Armstrong; she d. Feb. 26, 1888, se. 
Q6', bur. cemetery at Commerce; he remained in his native 
town until March, 1855 ; he then removed to Commerce, Oak- 
land Co., Mich., where he has since resided on the same farm 
thirty-three years ; he has been commissioner of highways three 
years and justice of the peace twelve years; he is a deacon in 
the Free Will Baptist Church, where his wife was also a mem- 
ber. Ch. 

George Whitman, b. March 27, 1850 ; m. Ida J. Donald- 
son, May 21, -1879 ; lawyer ; res. Pontiac, Mich. 

266 Descendants of Nehemiah Smith. 

Frances Desire, b. June 30. 1853; m. Herbert D. Ann- 
strong, Dec. 19, 1878 ; res. Jackson, Mich. 

363 (see 10G). 

James R. 7 {John G. W. e , Samuel 6 , Samuel', Samuel*, Nehe- 
miah*, Nehemiah 1 ), b. Orangeville, N. Y., March 6, 1832 ; m. 
Marcli 2, 1852, Lois M. Cook of Warsaw, N. Y., a dau. of 
Ezekiel and Lucinda (White) Cook ; res. Warsaw. Ch. 

J. Frank, b. Oct. 26, 1854 ; res. Warsaw, K Y. 

364 (see 106). . 

William C. 7 {John G. W. 6 , Samuel 6 , Samuel*, Samuel 3 , 
Nehemiah 2 , Nehemiah 1 ), b. Orangeville, N. Y., May 30, 1821 ; 
m. April, 184"), Altnira Webster of Stephentown, N. Y.; she 
d. Sep. 12, 1858 ; he m. 2nd, Helen M. Tanner of Attica, 
N. Y., Jan. 1, 1860, a dau. of Captain William Tanner and 
his wife Yallonia Richards ; res. Orangeville and Attica, N. Y., 
and Prairie City, Grant county, Oregon. Ch. 
First wife : 

Fannie Rosaltha, b. Jan. 30, 1845; m. Godfrey Grosvenor; 
res. Tekamah, Neb. 

William Rudel, b. Aug. 12, 1848. 

Joun Gano W., b. Sep. 18, 1851 ; d. Oct. 30, 1858. 
Second wife: 

Hattie Yallonia, b. Dec. 7, 1860 ; d. Dec. 13, 1860. 

Frankie Helen, b. March 1, 1862; m. John D. Sutherland, 
Sep. 27, 1880 ; res. Canyon City, Oregon ; she d. May 24, 

Frederick Tanner, b. Oct. 30, 1877. 


Richard Smith 1 from Martin's Vineyard, who settled in 

Lyme about 1652 ; m. Joanna , whose maiden name was 

in all probability Quarles. Eichard 2 . Francis 3 . Benjamin 4 . 
Joseph 5 . Joseph 6 ; m. Mary Watson ; Joseph 7 ; m. Lucy Har- 
ris. Nelson H. 8 Walter 9 ; res. Le Boy, N. Y. 

Richard Smith 1 of Lyme, m. March 4, 1669, Bathsheba, 
dau. of James Rogers ; this Richard d. about 1682. James 2 , 
bap. 1674; d. Groton, 1751. Samuel 3 , b. about 1709. Bar- 
tholomew 1 , b. 1763. Joseph 5 , of Colchester, b. 1794. Josephine*; 
res. Salem, Conn. 

Jonathan Smith 1 of Groton ; m. Deborah . Jonathan-; 

d. 1706. Joseph 3 ; in. Zuriah Breed; he d. 1735. Joseph 1 . 
b. 1766. Abel 5 , b. 17S5 ; m. Lydia Palmer. Benjamin A. 6 
Welcome A. 7 , Norwich, Conn. 

John Smith 1 of North Stonington, d. about 1741. Daniel-. 
Joseph 3 , b. 1729. Joseph 4 , b. 1755. Joseph 5 , b. 17S4, Ston- 
ington. Emma A. 6 , Mystic, Conn. 

William Smith 1 of England ; res. Groton or Preston. 
Moses 2 , b. 1756. Henry 3 , b. Groton about 1802. A dau. 1 ; 
m. Elizur Smith; res. Lee, Mass. 

268 Other Smith Families of New London. 

William Smith 1 , b. 1742; in. 1772, Mary Moore; res. 
Lyme. Capt. William M. 2 , b. 1782. IJenry 3 ; res. Salem. 
Alice C. 4 ; m. Chas. A. Williams; res. Salem, Conn. 

Samuel C. Smith 1 of New Hampshire ; res. Waterford, 
Conn. Capt. Denison B. 2 ; res. Groton. Latham A. 3 and 
other ch., Smith Lake Cemetery. 

Joseph Smith 2 of Montville. His father 1 was killed in the 
French war at Quebec. Joseph 2 , d. 1814. Sabin K. 3 , b. 1787, 
New London. Sabin 4 , b. 1819; res. Chicago, 111. Susan P. 5 , 
m. Richard Campbell, 1874 ; res. Independence, Iowa. 


While there are many instances where brief accounts of early 
Smith families may be found in genealogies bearing other 
names in historical magazines as well as in some town histories, 
the following lists of published and unpublished histories in the 
name of Smith in America is as complete as the compiler has 
been able to learn : 

Life of Kev. William Smith, with Family Genealogy, by 
Horace W. Smith ; 2 vols. Phila., 1879. 

The Burlington Smiths of New Jersey, by R. Morris Smith ; 
300 pages. Phila., 1877. 

Genealogy of William Smith of Bucks County, Pa., by Jonah 
B. Smith ; 113 pages. Newton, Pa., 1883. 

Family Register of the Descendants of Nathaniel Smith, Jr. 
Utica, N. Y., 1849. Traces to Rev. Henry Smith of Weath- 
ersfield ; by Harvey D. Smith ; 44 pages. 

Genealogy of the Family of William Smith of Petersborough, 
N. H., compiled by Messrs. Leonard & Smith, 1852. Traces 
to Robert Smith who came to America 1736 ; 24 pages. 

Smith Family Records, tracing to Gilbert Smith, born at 
Stonington, Conn., 1756. New York, 1870; Melania Bough- 
ton Smith ; 19 pages. 

Genealogical Sketch of the Family of Rev. Worthington 
Smith of St. Albans, Yt. ; 16 pages. Chicago, 1878. 

In course of preparation — Histories of the Smith Families 
of Long Island, from the Earliest Times, by the late Samuel 

270 Published and Unpublished Smith Genealogies. 

A. Smith, and continued by Mrs. Ruth N. Smith, Patcliogue, 
K Y. 

In course of preparation — Family Records of the Descend- 
ants of James Smith, 1648, of Woolwich, Maine, by H. D. 
Smith, Norway, Me. 

Private Record of the Descendants of John Smith, born 
Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 29, 1654, by the late William Jones, 
Chelsea, Mass. 

Private Record of the Descendants of Richard Smith, Ips- 
wich, Mass., 1639-40, by J. Emory Hoar, Brookline, Mass. 

Private Record of the Descendants of John Smith; res. 
Hartford, Conn., 1726 ; 1,500 names; by A. D. Smith, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 













Abell, Anna(b. 16S1) 71 
Abell, Martha, 48, 71 
Abell, Joshua, 48, 61, 71 
A born, Caroline C. 241 
Aborn, James, 176, 179 
A born, John W. 176 
Ackeley, Hannah, 105 
Adams, Geo. B. (Rev.) 191 
Adams, Pygam, 67 
Alexander, Albert H. 253 
Alexander, Arthur D. 253 
Alexander, Henry, 253 
Alexander, Mary A. 253 
Alexander, Lewis O. 253 
Alexander, Livingston, 253 
Allen, Anna M. 169 
Allen, Charles E. (Capt.) 261 
Allen, Eleanor C. 169 
Allen, Frances E. 169 
Allen, Frances Taber, 120 
Allen, Frederick L. 169 
Allen, Harriet A. 169 
Allen, Jane C. 169 
Allen, Lewis, 169 
Allen, Lewis D. 169 

Allen, Lucy, 103 
Allen, Manila, 150 
Allen, Mary, 101 
Allen, Mary E. 264 
Allen, Mary 8. 169 
Allen, Nathaniel (M. D.) L65 
Allen, Nellie D. 261 
Allen, Robert, 43 
Allen, Sarah A. 169 
Allen, Thomas, 120, 169 
Allen, Thomas H. C. 169 
Allen, William, 150 
Allyn, Edmund A. -is 
Allyn, Maria B. 231 
Allyn, Marianne, 92 
Allvn, John, 34 
Allyn, Park, 92 
Allyn, William II. 23] 
Almy, Lawrence, 178 
Almv, Susan, 178 
Anderson, Ansyl, 95 
Andross, 89 

Arcularous, Elizabeth, 134 
Argall, Hannah. 189 
Armington, Mary F. 2 I- 


Index of Names 

Armstrong, Elizabeth, 201 
Armstrong, Ghirdon, 265 
Armstrong, Herbert D. 2G6 
Armstrong, Janet, 265 
Armstrong, Mary, 238 
Arnold, Fanny L. 193 
Arnold, Mary H. 257 
Arnold, John, 193 
Arthur, Ralph, 200 

Ash, , 162 

Ashby, Almeda C. 234 
Ashby, Edward, 234 
Ashby, George, 234 
Ashby, George W. (Capt.) 

Atkinson, Abbie, 219 
Atkinson, Jasper W. 219 
Atkinson, Joseph, 219 
Atkinson, Josephine H. 219 
Atkinson, Thomas, 219 
Austin, Caroline E. 216 
Austin, Elizabeth, 144 
Austin, Esther B. 216 
Austin, George W. 217 
Austin, Jedediah, 216 
Austin, William, 144, 216 
Avery, 72 
Avery, Abigail, 91 
Avery, Abraham, 80, 99, 99 
Avery, Amy, 77 
Avery, Anna, 90 
Avery, Curtis L. 126 
Avery, Charles S. 126 
Avery, Daniel, 126 
Avery, Ebenezer (Lieut.) 171 
Avery, Edwin P. 228 
•Avery, Elizabeth, 74, 171 
Avery, Frederick, 123 
Avery, Gilbert, 90 
Aver'v, Hannah, 80, 90, 99, 

Avery, Hannah E. 126 
Avery, II attic J. 215 

Avery, James, 19, 34, 63, 65, 

68, 74, 74, 107 
Avery, Jane (Mrs.) 80 
Avery, Jonathan, 80, 99 
Avery, John, 68, 116 
Avery, John Sands (Capt.) 116 
Avery, Lavinia, 235 
Avery, Louisa, 123 
Avery, Lucy, 90 
Averv, Marvin S. 126 
Avery, Mary, 73, 90, 94, 94, 

127, 204 ' 
Avery, Nathan P. 228, 228 
Avery, Park (Rev.) 77 
Avery, Peter (Capt.) 116, 116 
Avery, Prudence, 121 
Avery, Russell, 90 
Avery, Sabria, 90, 173 
Avery, Samuel P. 90 
Avery, Sarah, 94, 190 
Avery, Sarah A. 172 
Avery, Sarah Sands, 117 
Avery, S. Louisa, 228 
Avery, Temperance, 107 
Averv, Thankful (Mrs.) 91 
Avery, Thomas, 90, 90, 172 
Avery, William, 127 
Ayer, Clarrissa S. 106 
Ayer, Daniel, 81 
Ayer, Daniel S. 106 
Ayer, Elizabeth, 150 
Ayer, Hannah S. 151 
Ayer, Harriet. 151 
A ver, Hester S. 151 
Ayer, John, 106, 150 
Ayer, John C. 150 
Ayer, Lambert S. 151 
Ayer, Lay, 106 
Ayer, Mary A. 151 
Ayer, Mercy, 151 
Ayer, Sarah A. 151 
Ayres, Anna, 215 
Ayres, Lay, 146 

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Babcock, Georgia P. 232 
Babcock, Sarah, 114, 213 
Babcock, Phebe, 73 
Bachelor, Almira, 255 
Bacon, Lyman, 10S 
Backus, Irene, 49 
Backus, Josiah, 49 
Backus, Love K. (Mrs.) 49 
Backus, William, 61 
Bacon, Fhilo J. 172 
Badger, B. H. 205 
Badger, Horace H. 205 
Bailey, Amy, 200 
Bailey, Annie, 257 
Bailey, Benjamin, 149 
Bailey, Isaac, 122 
Bailey, John, 48 
Bailey, Melinda, 123 
Bailey, Noah, 122 
Bailey, Olive, 149 
Bailey, Ralf, 235 
Bailey, Thomas M. 117 
Baker, Catharine, 207 
Baker, James W. 206 
Baker, Mathius, 137 
Baker, Nancy (Mrs.) 137 
Baker, Ralph W. 206 
Baldwin, Clara, 186 
Ball, Elizabeth W. 133 
Barber, Axie, 149 
Barber, Elizabeth, 175 
Barber, Ellen, 132 
Barber, John, 174 
Barber, John S. 132 
Barber. Jonathan (Rev.) 174 
Barber, Julia M. 132 
Barber, Mary E. 132 
Barber. Noyes (Hon.) 131, 174 
Barber, Noyes C. 132 
Barber, Rebecca, 174, 194 
Barber, Thomas (Capt.) 175 

Barlow, Laura J. 208 
Barnard, Hannah, 224 
Barnes, Laura M. 251 
Barr, Lester J. 223 
Barrett, Caleb, 256 
Barrett, Frances L. 220 
Barrett, Sarah C. 256 
Barrett, Simon, 220 
Barry, Francis O. 149 
Barry, Sarah A. 250 
Barry, William, 250 
Bartlett, Robert, 64 
Bates, Jerusha L. 236 
Baxter, Hosea H. 143, 226 
Baxter, Julia, 143, 226 
Beach, Emiline, 102 
Beatty, Sarah, 257 
Beckwith, Alanson, 232 
Beckwith, Allen, 142 
Beckwith, Almira, 95 
Beckwith, Amy C. 102 
Beckwith, Calvin, 141 
Beckwith, Charles E. 232 
Beckwith, Charles H. 232 
Beckwith, Chauncey, 187 
Beckwith, Dorothy, 79 
Beckwith, Elijah, 81 
Beckwith, Jedediah, 7 s 
Beckwith, Joanna, 102 
Beckwith, Joseph, 187 
Beckwith, Joseph C. l s 7 
Beckwith, Harriet D. 187 
Beckwith, Lueinda, 111* 
Beckwith, Lydia, 145 
Beckwith, Nancy M. l s 7 
Beckwith, Nathan, 141 
Beckwith, Nelson, 141 
Beckwith, Orin W. 17:'. 
Beckwith, Perry, 81 
Beckwith, Richard, 102 
Beckwith, Samuel, 141 


Index of Names 

Beckwith, Sylvanus, 141, 141 
Beck with, Tacy, 230 
Beehe, Abijah, 78 
Beebe, Betsey, 139 
Beebe, Cornelia, v i55 
Beebe, David, 138, 139 
Beebe, Lucinda, 139 
Beebe, Nettie 0. 255 
Beebe, Orris S. 255 
Beebe, Ray, 155 
Bebrene, Dorathea, 263 
Belcher, John, 87 
Bell, Betsey, 94 
Bell, Edward W. 189 
Bell, Hiram (Rev.) 189 
Bell, Walter E. 265 
Bellows, Elizabeth, 123 
Bellows, Lois, 123 
Bellows, Nathaniel, 123 
Beman, Charles, 206 
Benedict, Frederick W. 233 
Benedict, Sarah Augusta, 233 
Benham, Austin, 210 
Bennett, Viola B. 259 
Bennett, S. B. 259 
Benschotten, Ann M. 148 
Benschotten, Aaron Van, 148 
Benschotten, Cordelia V. 149 
Benschotten, Daniel, 148 
Benschotten, Daniel H. 149 
Benschotten, Eliza, 148 
Benschotten, George S. 148 
Benschotten, Jeanette, 148 
Benschotten, Leander, 148 
Benschotten, William G. 148 
Bentley, Hannah, 49 
Berry Arethusa D. 206 
Bigelow, Harriet M. 263 
Bigelow, Jonathan, 2(>3 
Bigelow, Mary A. 258 
Bigelow, Payne, 258 
Bigelow, William S. 262 
Billings, Coddington, 108, 158, 

Billings, Elizabeth, 113 
Billings, Grace, 136 
Billings, Mary (Mrs.) 113 
Billings, Phebe, 73 
Billings, William, 113 
Bishop, Esther, 134 
Black mer, J. E. 141 
Blair, Susan, 220 
Blake, Elizabeth, 209 
Bliss, Elizabeth, 36, 43, 47 
Bliss, Mary, 175 
Bliss, Thomas, 47 
Blossom, Alonzo, 170 
Boardman, Augusta M. 217, 

Boardman, Emily, 248 
Boardman, John H. 248 
Boardman, Lucy T. 248 
Boardman, Silas, 217, 247 
Boardman, Silas S. 248 
Boardman, William P. 248 
Bodman, Edward W. 231 
Bodman, Marjorie M. 231 
Bodman, Luther, 231 
Bodman, Luther F. 231 
Bodman, Luther W. 231 
Boggs, Persis, 205 
Bolles, Frances A. 17.'! 
Bolles, Lucius (Rev.) 173 
Bolles, Lydia (Mrs.) 173 
Bolles, William C. 1 73 
Boltwood, Heziah, 238 
Bosworth, Florence O. 223 
Bosworth, Fred. D. 223 
Bosworth, George R. 223 
Bonghton, Melania, 269 
Bourne, Ann, 53 
Bourne, Elizabeth (Mrs.) 53 
Bourne, John, 20 
Bourne, Martha, 53 
Bourne, Sarah, 53 
Bourne, Thomas, 53 
Bradford, Jerusha (bap. L693) 


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Bradford, John, 53 
Bradford, Thomas, 66. 70 
Bradford, William (Gov.) 53, 

Bradford, William (Major; 70 
Bradley, Alvin C. 198 ' 
Bradley, Charles L. 198 
Bradley, Ernest O. 204: 
Bradley, Henry A. 264 
Bradley, Hiram G. 198 
Bradley, Julia S. 198 
Bradley, Louisa S. 19S 
Bradley, Orange W. 26-4 
Bradley, William F. 19S 
Bradstreet, Simon (Rev.) 41 
Brainard, Hezekiah, 108 
Braman, Carrie, 230 
Branch, Caroline M. 241 
Breed, Mary, 226 
Breed, Zuriah, 267 
Brewster, Lydia, 107 
Brewster, Ruth, 201 
Brock way, Matilda B. 206 
Brooke, Clara V. 210 
Brooke Cornelius D. 209 
Brooke, Lewis, 209 
Brooke, Lucy A. 209 
Brooke, Lucie V. 209 
Brooke, Morris, 210 
Brooke, Roy L. 210 
Brooke, William A. 209 
Brown, Abigail, 171 
Brown, Anne, 69 
Brown, Albert A. 244 
Brown, Ebenezer, 106 
Brown, Eliza E. 244 
Brown, Emily, 179 
Brown, Erastus A. W. 244 
Brown, Erastus C. 187, 243 
Brown, Esther, 144 
Brown, Harry, 187, 243 
Brown, Henry S. 187 
Brown, Jonathan, 144 
Brown, Martha, 124 

Brown, Mary, 165 
Brown, Harriet E. 244 
Brown, J. 222 
Brown, Jonas, 187 
Brown, Lafayette W. 244 
Brown, Levi, 106 
Brown, Mabel, 225 
Brown, Sarah J. 244 
Brown, Stephen A. 187 
Brown, Thomas, 179 
Browning, B. F. 189 
Browning, J. Hull, 188 
Browning, John H. 188 
Browning, William, 81 
Buchanan, Alcincous, 26u 
Buchanan, Carrie E. 260 
Buchanan, Charles O. 260 
Buchanan, David, 260, 260 
Buchanan, Flora E. 260 
Buchanan, Homer, 260 
Buchanan, Ivy Irene, 260 
Buchanan, Lydia (Mrs.) 260 
Buckland, Julia, 156 
Buckles, Jennie, 198 
Buddington, Sarah, 80 
Buford, Thomas M. 133 
Bulkley, John (Rev.) 7S 
Bull, Johnathan, 66 
Bull, Joseph, 66 
Burdick, Catharine, 132 
Burger, Alania, KM 
Burgess, Julia A. KM 
Burgess, Sarah E. 242 
Burgess, Walter S. 242 
Burnham, Barri, 248 
Burnham. James, 129 
Burnham, Jerusha, 253 
Burnham. Joseph, 129 
Burnham, Octavia 1 >. 248 
Burnham, William J. L29 
Burr, Ben jamin, 1 M "> 
Burr, Mary. 105 
Burr, Jonathan, L05 
Burrell, John, 246 


Index of Names 

Burrell, Kate, 246 
Burrill, Eleanor, 242 
Burroughs, 60 
Burrows, Adela E. 251 
Burrows, Almira S. 173 
Burrows, Amos, 93 
Burrows, C. Orrin, 251 
Burrows, Caleb, 251 
Burrows, Charles, 254 
Burrows, Charles L. 251 
Burrows, Daniel, 94, 204 
Burrows, Daniel (Rev.) 95, 95 
Burrows, Desire P. (Mrs.) 90 
Burrows, Elizabeth, 94 
Burrows, Enoch, 85, 94 
Burrows, Fannie E. 173 
Burrows, Francis A. 251 
Burrows, Francis R. 173 
Burrows, Frank S. 251 
Burrows, Gilbert, 94, 95 
Burrows, Helen E. 205 
Burrows, Jabez, 94 
Burrows, John, 90 
Burrows, Joshua, 94 
Burrows, Judson D. 173 
Burrows, Julia A. 129 
Burrows, Julia E. 251 
Burrows, Leonard, 204 
Burrows, Lorenzo, 254 

Burrows, Lucy, 94 
Burrows, Mary, 94, 19S 
Burrows, Mary A. 254 
Burrows, Mary G. 205 
Burrows, Mary J. 173 
Burrows, Mary R. (Mrs.) 93 
Burrows, Robert, 90 
Bui-rows, Roswell (Rev.) 94, 

Burrows, Roswell, 326 
Burrows, Sarah A. 173 
Burrows, Silas, 94, 95 
Burrows, Silas (Rev.) 90, 93 
Burrows, Urbane A. 205 
Burrows, Waty, 90, 114, 196 
Burrows, Wilbur F. 205 
Burrows, William, 251 
Burrows, William H. 205 
Burrows, William T. 173, 173 
Burt, Sarah, 216 
Bush, Amaziah, 82, 82 
Bush, Elizabeth, 82, 146 
Bush, Fenner, 82 
Bush, Jemima, 82, 82 
Bush, John, 82 
Butler, Maria L. 231 
Butler, William A. (Gen.) 238 
Butterfield, II. J. 107 
Button, Worthington B. 169 


Cad well, Stephen W. 116 
Cady, Ansel C. 169 
Calegrove, Caroline, 216 
Calket, Anna B. 176 
Call, Asenath, 221 
Cameron, William E. 199 
Campbell, Richard, 268 
Oarkins, Herbert E. 222 
Carkins, Kittie M. 222 
Carkins, Levi, 222 
Carpender, Ma D. 222 
Carpender, Jessie, 222 

Carpender, S. B. (Dr.) 222 
Carpender, Simeon P. 222 
Carpenter, Clarissa, 104 
Carpenter, Cora, 213 
Carpenter, Samuel, 104 
Carr, 256 

Caruth, Henry C. 134 
Case, Hannah, 23S 
Caswell, Almeda M. 224 
Caswell, C. G. 224 
Caswell, Battie, 215 
Can, Harvey L. 256 

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Can, James T. 256 
Can, Jessie S. 256 
Can, Silas T. 256 
Can, Susan L. (Mrs.) 256 
Can. William W. 256 
Canlkins, Daniel H. 98 
Caulkins, David, 98 
Canlkins, Dolly, 143 
Caulkins, Elisha C. 156 
Caulkins, Elizabeth, 97 
Caulkins, Elizabeth A. 156 
Caulkins, Eunice, 98, 143 
Caulkins, Frances, 143, 226 
Caulkins, Frances M. 22, 95, 97 
Caulkins, Grace, 98 
Caulkins, Isaac, 98 
Caulkins, Job, 143 
Caulkins, Jonathan, 139, 139 
Caulkins, Jonathan (Capt.) 95 
Caulkins, Jonathan, Jr. 97 
Caulkins, Joshua, 97 
Caulkins, Laura, 143 
Caulkins, Lydia, 98 
Caulkins, Mary, 97, 143, 150 
Caulkins, Naomi, 97, 139 
Caulkins, Nehemiah, 9S 
Caulkins, Osman, 143 
Caulkins, Patience, 98 
Caulkins, Pember, 143 
Caulkins, Richard, 143, 150 
Caulkins, Sally, 139 
Caulkins, Samuel, 139 
Caulkins, Sarah, 98 
Caulkins, Stephen, 143 
Caulkins, Thomas, 95 
Caverly, Abigail, 105 
Chaffee, Abigail, 107 
Champlain, Edward, 66, 67 
Champlaine, 117 
Champlin, Charles D. 154, 229 
Champlin, Charles II. 154 
Champlin, Dire, 154 
Champlin, Horace S. 154 
Champlin, Julia O. 154 

Champlin, Mary E. 155 
Champlin, Mary L. 155 
Champlin, Mvran, 230 
Champlin, Olive, 229 
Chandler, George (M. D.) 233 
Chandler, Hannah S. 164 
Chandler, John (Hon.) 64 
Chandler, William (1637) 164 
Chapman, 81 
Chapman, Abigail, 156 
Chapman, Anice, 151, 153 
Chapman, Julia A. 245 
Chapman, Mary. 152 
Chapman, Otis, 245 
Chapman, Otis P. 245 
Chapman, Sara A. P. 245 
Chapman, Sibyl, 157 
Chapman, William R. 245, 245, 

Chappell, George, Jr. 34 
Chappell, Yictoria G. 203 
Chase, Fanny, 226 
Chesebrough, Abigail, 108 
Chesebrough, Hannah, 74 
Chesebrough. Phebe D. 89, 93 
Chester, Amanda M. 133, 248 
Chester, Andrew J. 133 
Chester, Benjamin, 133, 248 
Chester, Charlotte S. 133 
Chester, Eldridge P. 133 
Chester, Eunice W. 133 
Chester, Frances S. 133 
Chester, Laura, 208 
Chester, Mary, 131 
Chester, Mary A. 133 
Chester, Samuel, 68 
Chester, Starr, 131, 132, 133 
Chester, Thomas, 133 
Childs, Juliet, 249 
Childs, Rufus, 249 
( Jhristopheres, John, 66 
Chubbuck, Austin E.(Kev.)204 
Chubbuck, Charlotte I.. 204 
Chubbuck, Elijah H. 204 


Index of Names 

Clmbbuck, Manley T. 204 
Chubbnck, Nathaniel, 204 
Church, Eunice, 146 
Church, Fanny 8. 124 
Clark, Caroline, 25G 
Clark, Daniel, 32 
Clark, Denison S. 117 
Clark, Ebenezer, ICO 
Clark, Eliza, 100 
» Clark, Emily, 230 
Clark, Francis R. 117 
Clark, George W. 116 
Clark, James M. 117 
Clark, Jesse D. 117 
Clark, John, 116 
Clark, Jonathan, 116 
Clark, Jonathan G. 116 
Clark, Mary, 245 
Clark, Nancy Avery, 117 
Clark, Peter Avery, 117 
Clarke, Edward H. 189 
Cleland, T. (M. D.) 254 
Clintsman, Melinda C. 223 
Clock, Elizabeth, 244 
Coffin, Ann, 246 
Coffin, Richard, 246 
Coggeshall, 118 
Coite, Joseph, 32, '34, 41 
Cole, Edward W. 173 
Coleman, Charles D. 206 
Coleman, Clara M. 206 
Colver, Alice A. 173 
Colver, Amanda, 21<> 

Colver, Moses, 210 
Compton, Ellen, 150 
Comstock, Celinda, 252 
Condit, Joseph S. 217 
Condit, Lydia, 217 
Congdon, Helen R. 171 
Cook, Chauncey, 215 
Cook, Chauncey L. 215 
Cook, Ezekiel, 266 
Cook, Frances M. 215 
Cook, Lois M. 266 
Cook, Lucretia, 227 
Cook, Selden, 227 
Cooke, Hannah, 176 
Cooledge, Jemima, 100, 147 
Copp, Catharine, 1<>7 
Craig, Cornelia J. 222 
Craigg, Martha A. 216 
Crandall, Jane, 236 
Crandall, John, 236 
Crary, Nathan, 193 
Crary, Prudence, 193 
Cravath, Laura, 155 
Crocker, Charles, 236 
Crocker, Gurdon, 98 
Crocker, Isaac, 95 
Crocker, Thomas, 43 
Cunningham, B. F. 142 
Curtis, "Alfred S. 186 
Curtis, James, 185 
Curtis, Leonard E. 185 
Curtis, Mary, 185 
Curtis, Polly, 185 


Daboll, Betsey, 234 
Daboll, Ezra, 1 L6 
Dal. oil, Frances E. 235 
Daboll, George L. 234 
Daboll, George W. 235 
Daboll, Grace, 1 76 
Daboll, John, 176, L76 
1 )aboll, Josephine, 176 

Daboll, Julia, 235 
Daboll, Nathan, 234 
Daboll, Sarah, 170 
Daboll, William S. 176 
Daboll, William V. 176 
Daniels, 14>S 
Darrow. 223 
Darrow, Adeline, 146 

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Darrow, Calvin, 148 
Darrow, Ebenezer, 97 
Darrow, Francis, 102 
Darrow, Hezekiah, 148 
Darrow, Janson, 98 
Darrow, Lemuel, 14S 
Darrow, Lyman, 118 
Darrow, Martin, 118 
Darrow, Rebecca, 118 
Darrow, Zadock, 148 
Dart, Leonard W. 251 
Dartt, Dethiah, 40 
Dartt, Richard, 40 
Davis, Lucinda B. 239 
Davis, S. Louisa, 204 
Day, Emily, 123 
De Lano, Lucy, 233 
Dean (Rev.) 180 
Dean, Fanny, 124 
Dean, H. W. (M. D:) 175 
Dean, Thankful, 84 
Dean, William K. 151 
Dee, Mercy, 138 
Denison, Abbv (Palmer) (Mrs.) 

Denison, Anna S. (Mrs.) 84 
Denison, Betsey, 82 
Denison, Daniel, 74, 76, 84 
Denison, Deborah (Mrs.) 82 
Denison, Desire, 76 
Denison, Dorothy, 84 
Denison, Dudley (M. D.) 84 
Denison, Ebenezer, 110, 166 
Denison, Edward. 77 
Denison, Elisha, 84 
Denison, Elizabeth, 127, 129, 

Denison, Ellen H. 203 
Denison, Esther, 76, 85, 94 
Denison, Eunice, 89, 129 
Denison, Frederick, 111, 161 
Denison, George, 84, 84, 84, 85 
Denison, Gilbert, 84 
Denison, Gorman, 138 

Denison, Jane, 85 
Denison, Jonathan, 138 
Denison, John, 85 
Denison, Joseph, 114 
Denison, Lucy, 84, 202, 202 
Denison, Lucy G. (Mrs.) 84 
Denison, Mary, 74, 77,85, 114 
Denison, Mary A. (widow) 73 
Denison, Mary N. 85 
Denison, Martha W. (Mrs.) 84 
Denison, Mercy (Mrs.) 77 
Denison, Mercy, 85 
Denison, Nancy L. (Mrs.) 84 
Denison, Nathan, 84 
Denison, Noyes P. 190, 190 
Denison, Oliver, 84 
Denison, Phebe, 89, 93 
Denison, Phebe (Mrs.) 109 
Denison, Robert (Col.) 82 
Denison, Robert, 190 
Denison, Thankful D. (Mrs.) 

Denison, William, 73, 84, 85 
Denn, Elias, LOO 
Denn, Eliza A. 100 
Dennis, Ebenezer, 65 
Dennis, George, 64 
Derby, John, 53 
I )ewey, Deborah, 19u 
Dickerman, Albert A. 1 7l ; 
Dillon, Mary J. 200 
Dix, Matilda, 117 
Dixon, S. & J. 167 
Dodge, Bathsheba, 230 
1 >odge, John, 101 
1 >odge, Joseph S. 101 
Dodge, .Mary A. L0J 
Dodge, Nehemiah, 80 
I >odge, Nehemiah, Jr. 101 
Dodge, Nehemiah I Rev.) L0J 
Dolbeare, David II. 122 
1 >olbeare, James Gr. 205 
Dolbeare, William B. 121 
Donaldson, Ida J. 265 


Index of Na.mes 

Dorance, 111 

Douglas, William, 32, 34, 35 
Douglass, Abiah, 231 
Douglass, Sarah, 125 
Downer, Desire, 141 
Downer, Uriah, 141 
Driver, W. L. 221 
Dunbar, Eliza, 229 
Dunham, Edward, 166 
Dunham, Elijah, 165 

Dunham, Elizabeth T. 166 
Dunham, Joel, 165 
Durfee, 17T 
Durfey, 125 
Durfey, Alice, 227 
Durphey, Lydia, 228 
D wight, Justus, 239 
D wight, Lydia, 247 
Dwight, Mary A. 239 
Dwight, Nancy, 239 


Eaton, CI 
Eddy, Lo 

loe, 204 
s, 239 
Asa, 84 
Catharine, 83 
David, 83 
Dorothy, 83 
Elizabeth, 83 
Emily, 235 
Gilbert, 84 
Hannah, 84 
Jabez, 84 
John, 84 
Nicholas, 83 
Samuel, 83, 83, 84 
Thomas, 83 
Esther, 207 
Jabez S. 198 
James C. 199 
Laura It, 19S 
Lou C. 199 
Mary E. 198 
Robert C. 198 
Robert L. 198 
Richard O. 199 
SneM. 199 
William B. 199 
Ed winds, Edward, 207 
Edwards, Esther C. 207 
Eells, Nancy, 168 

Eells, Nathaniel (Rev.) 108 
Eggleston, Mary Noyes, 88 
Eldridge, Abigail, 94 
Eldridge, Fanny, 202 
Elles, James, 117 
Elliott, Phebe. 223 
Ellis, Ellen M. 254 
Ellis, John, 253 
Ellis, M. J. 253 

Ely, (Col.) 96 

Ely, (Capt.) 87 

Ely, Eliza R. 174 
Ely, Elizabeth, 72 
Ely, George E. 135 
El'v, Ilenrv L. 135 
Ely, Homer, 174 
Ely, Mary, 99 
Ely, Samuel, 135, 135 

Enos, (Col.) 87 

Enos, Ellen M. 235 
Enos, John, 235 
Estes, Clarence H. 259 
EBtes, Cornellia, 259 
Estes, Henry A. 259 
Estes, Oliver C. 259 
Estes, Olive H. 259 
Estes, Samuel, 259 
Everetts, .Josephine, 213 

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Fage, Anna W. 145 
Fanning, Edward, 170 
Fanning, Gilbert, 113 
Fanning, Lavinia, 170 
Fanning, Nathaniel, 113, 170 
Fargo, Mercy, 80 
Faxon, Elislia, 168, 168, 168 
Faxon, Nathan S. 168 
Fay, Abigail, 219 
Fenner, Elizabeth, S2 
Fenner, John, 82, 82 
Fenner, Sarah, 82 
Fish, Cinthia, 137, 167 
Fish, Eliza, 94 
Fish, Nathan, 94 
Fitch, Daniel (Capt.) 74 
Fitch, James, 34, 102 
Fitch, John, 102 
Fitch, Mary, 102 
Fitch, Nancy, 102 
Fitch, Thomas, 101, 102 
Fitch, William, 102 
Flagg, James M. 133 
Fleming, John J. 120 
Fleming, Lela M. 223 
Fleming, Robert A. 223 

Foot, ,41 

Foote, Ada E. 248 
Foote, Harriet A. 248 
Foote, Harriet E. 248 
Foote, Henry, 248 
Foote, Ira, 248 
Foote, O. D. 50 
Foote, Viola, 24S 
Forbes, US 
Foreman, Sarah, 204 
Forshew, John, 168 
Forshew, Lydia (Mrs.) 168 

Forshew, Sarah A. 168 
Fosdick, Lodewick, 100 
Foster, Albert, 188 
Foster, Clara D. 185 
Foster, Ella M. 1 85 
Foster, Frederic L. 185 
Foster, James H. 185 
Foster, Lonis T. 185 
Foster. Martha H. 165 
Foster, Samuel, 185 
Foster, Walter S. 185 
Fowler, Jeannette A. 254 
Fox, Caroline, 193 
Fox, Maria L. 192 
Fox, Thomas L. 192, 193 
Fox, William, 97 
Franklin, Henry P. 176 
Franklin, Sarah A. 176 
Frazer, 99 

Freeman, , 105 

Freeman, Robert. B. 199 
Freeman, Zenas (Rev.) 131 
Frink, Adam, 128 
Frink, David, 12S 
Frink, Elizabeth, 140 
Frink, Lemuel W. 173 
Frost, Alcesta F. 213 
Frost, Charles W. 213 
Frost, Eugene E. 213 
Frost, George, 213 
Frost,' George B. 213 
Frost, George S. 21.'! 
Frost, George T. 213 
Frost, George W. 213 
Frost, Theodore C. 213 
Fuller, Bridget. 5 I 
Fuller, Julia'. 222 
Fuller, John E. 144 



Index of Names 


Gager, 61. 

( rager, Bethiah, 71 

Gager, John, 71 

Gager, Othniel, 11 

Gallup, Albert (Hon.) 175 

Gallup, Albert 8. 176 

Gallup, Anna, 123 

Gallup, Avery, 123 

Gallup, Benadam, 123, 137, 

Gallup. Caroline, 175 
Gallup, Edwin <J. 176 
Gallup, Emeline, 190 
Gallup, Elias, 124 
Gallup, Elihn, 124 
Gallup, Eraatus, 124 
Gallup, Eunice I. 176 
Gallup, Francis W. 176 
Gallup, Isaac, 123, 123, 190 
Gallup, Jabesh, 123 
Gallup, John (Capt.) 190 
Gallup, Lucy, 84, 176 
Gallup, Mary, 137 
Gallup, Priscilla, 176 
Gallup, Russell, 123 
Gallup, Samuel, 132 
Gallup, Sarah, 123 
Gallup, Shubel, 124 
Gallup, Sophia, 167 
Gardiner, Jerusha, 107 
Gardner, Sarah, 249 
Gatehouse, John H. 260 
Gatehouse, Mary C. 260 
Gauff, George, 143, 143 
I mi Ides, James, 258 
Geddes, Laura, 258 
Geer, Abigail, 124 
Geer, Amos, 124 
( ieer, Daniel, 123 
Geer, Ezra, 92 
Geer, Frederick, 1 1 3 

Geer, Harriet E. 244 
Geer, Isaac, 92 
Geer, James L. 122 
Geer, Mary J. 244 
Geer, Prudence, 123, 190 
Geer, William C. 188, 244 
Geer, William F. 188 
Gibones, Edward (Major) 28 
Gilbert, Erastus, 210 
Gilbert, Julia, 186 
Giles, Estelle, 150 
Giles, Runion, 150 
Gillespie, James S. 171 
Gillet, Jonathan, 79 
Gillet, Sarah McC. 107 
Goodenough, Decatur, 248 
Gordon, Anna, 203 
Gordon, George, 203 
Gorham, John (Capt.) 85 
Gorham, Lucy, 192 
Gorham, Mercy, 85 
Gorton, Abby A. 141 
Gorton, Emily W. 231 
Gorton, Grace L. 231 
Gorton, Mary E. 231 
Gorton, William, 231, 231 
Gosbey, Carrie L. 209 
Gosbey, Herbert A. 209 
Goshev, Hattie V. 209 
Gosbey, John, 209 
Gosbey, Joseph F. 209 
Gosbey. Joseph S. 209 
Gosbey, Perley F. 209 
Gosbey, Stella M. 209 
Gould, James, 99 
Gould, Marietta, 99 
Graham, William A. 235 
Grant, Alexander, 108 
Grant, Elizabeth, 108 
Grant, Lucretia, 99 
Grasbeck, Sarah, 137 

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Graves, George W. 213 
Graves, John^ 212, 212 
Graves, John W. 212 
Graves, Louise (Mrs.) 212 
Graves, Mary, 137 
Graves, Mary E. 226 
Graves, Phebe, 150 
Gray, Austin L. 210, 210 
Gray, John M. 210 
Gray, Julia F. 210 
Gray, Lydia E. 210 
Gray, Sarah J. 210 
Greene, Amos D. 241 
Greene, Anna M. 241 
Greene, Charles R. 241 
Greene, Charles W. 241 
Greene, Edward A. 241, 241 
Greene, Henry F. 241 
Greene, Sarah, 138 
Greene, Sarah F. 241 
Greene, Simon H. 241 
Greenhood, Sarah, 187 
Greenwood, Martha, 209 
Gregory, 199 

Gregory, Edward S. 186 
Gregory, Harmon, 186 
Gregory, Lydia, 186 
Gregory, Noah, 185 
Gregory, Sarah (Mrs.) 185 
Gregory, William, 185 
Griffen, Allen W. 137, 137 
Griff en, Harriet N. 137 
Griffen, Henrv, 137 
Griffen, Marietta, 192 
Griffen, Laura, 130 
Griffen, Lemuel, 137 
Griffen, Phebe, 137 
Griffens, Thomas. 29 
Griffis, Sarah, 217 
Griswold, Deborah, 82 
Griswold, Elizabeth, 121 
Griswold, Frank A. 215 
Griswold, George, 157 
Griswold, J. 82 
Griswold, L. F. 236 
Grosvenor, Godfrey, 364 
Guthrie, V. R. 185 


Hale, Frank E. 145 
Hale, George, 145 
Hale, Henry L. 244 
Hale, Jessie F. 244 
Haley, Mary, 123 
Haley, Simeon, 94 
Hall, Amelia M. 213 
Hall, Bessie S. 199 
Hall, Harriet T. 190 
Hall, Horace R. 190 
Hallett, Barnabas, 192 
Hallett, Lucy G. (Mrs.) 192 
Hallock, Keziah, 217 
Hallom, Desire, 168 
Halsey, 72 
Hains, Caleb, 69 

Plains, Deborah, 69 

Hampton, 109 

Hand, Henrv C. (M. D.) 199 

Hand, D. W. (M. D.) 199 

Handy, Richard, 48 

Hanes, Josiah, 69 

Hann. Mary J. 21 'J 

Nairn, John, 219 

Harris, Albert, 232 

Harris, Bertie M. 260 

Harris, Eliza G. 241 

Harris, Frank A. 232, 232 

Harris, Gabriel, 32, 32, 34, 

Harris, Hannah, L02, 146 
| Harris, H. S. 260 


Index of Names 

Harris, Lucy, 267 
Harris, M. A. (Mrs.) 260 
Harris, Maria M. 185 
Harris, Nathan. (Capt.) 107 
Harris, Sarah, 107 
Harris, Stephen (M. D.) 241 
Hart, Ira (Rev.) 163, 166 
Hartshorne, Elizabeth, 50 
Harvey, Asahel, 237 
Harvey, Lncretia, 237 
Haven, Philemon, 98 
Havens, Silas, 192 
Havens, Silas N. 192 
Hawkins, Edwin, 201 
Hawkins, Mary A. 213 
Hawks, Philena, 231 
Hay, James, 142 
Hayden, J. S. 203 
Hayes, Catharine B. 175 
Hayes, Joel (Rev.) 175 
Haynes, Adeline, 230 
Haynes, Annie F. 219 
Haynes, Effie S. 219 
Haynes, Elizabeth, 69 
Haynes, James, 98 
Haynes, Nehemiah, 219 
Haynes, William, 219 
Hazen, Sarah, 106 
Heath, Betsey (Mrs.) 252 
Heath, Betsey A. (Mrs.) 210 
Heath, Charles, 210 
Heath, Denison S. 253 
Heath, George R. 253 
Heath, John S. 253 
Heath, Joseph W. 253 
Heath, Perry, 100 
Heath, Reuben, 253 
Hemp, Clarrissa L. 226 
Hempstead, Abigail, 109 
Hempstead, Nancy, 246 
Hempstead, Stephen, 67 
Hempstead, William, 200 
Henderson, Ella A. 265 
Henderson, Fanny, 265 

Henderson, Roswell N. (Rev.) 

Henderson, Zilpa L. 2<>."> 
Henry, John B. (M. D.) 238 
Henry, Mirgaretta C. (Mrs.) 

Hewes, John, 53 
Hewitt, Hannah, lb3 
Hicks, Mary, 199 
Higgins, Harry A. 215 
Hill, Betsey S. 228 
Hill, Jane, 80, 99 
Hill, Julia S. 174 
Ililiyard, Eliphlet, 137 
Hiliyard, Nancy, 137 
Hinckley, Elizabeth, 93 
Hinson, Sarah, 203 
Hiscox, Sally A. 245, 245 
Hoadley, Hannah, 206 
Hoar, J. Einorv, 270 
Hodgsdon, Daniel B. 203 
Hoffman, Margaret, 148 
Holbrook, Albert, 257 
Hoi brook, George A. 257 
Holbrook, Helen W. 257 
Holbrook, Sarah H. 257 
Holley, Adeline, 137 
Holley, Augustus, 137 

Holmes, (Capt.) 229 

Holmes, Abigail, 92 
Holmes, Joshua, 75, 92 
Holmes, Marion, 9L 
Holmes, Mary, 187 
Holmes, Mary R. (Mrs.) 92 
Holmes, Robert, 75 
Holmes, Temperance, 75, 92 
Holstead, Supremia D. 260 

Holt, (M. D.) 232 

Holt, Annie, 261 

Holt, Elizabeth C. 192, 192 

Holt, Gteorgina, 246 

Holt, Ilenrv W. (Capt.) 261 

Holt, Lucy A. (Mrs.) 261 

Holt, Robert, 246 

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Homer, .Elizabeth A. 223 
Hooker, Edward, 239 
Hooker, Mary A. 239 
Hopkins, J. Allen, 223 
Hopkins, William, 223 
Horton, Smith, 194 
Houghton, Richard, 60 
Houghton, Harriet, 148 
Howard, Cyrena S. 230 
Howard, Frank M. 230 
Howard, Herbert S. 230 
Howard, Joseph, 216 
Howard, Joshua, 230 
Howard, Mary, 252 
Howard, Spencer, 230 
Howland, Desire, 85 
Howland, Elizabeth T.(Mrs.) 85 
Howland, John, 85 
Howland, Henry S. 264 
Hoyt, Charles, 208 
Hoyt, Philo S. 208 

Hubbard, Ellen, 205 
Ilubbs, Jane, 254 
Hufcutt, Josephine L. 256 
Ilufcutt, William, 256 
Hughes, Mary, 149 
Hull, Eliza S. 188 
Hull, Eunice B. 189 
Hull, John P. 1 89 
Hull, John W. (Col.) 188 
Hull, Latham, 188 
Hultz, Catharine, 143 
Hunt, Mary. 197 
Hunt, Mary S. (Mrs.) 206 
Huntley, James, 79, 98 
Hurlburt, Emma, 2' '7 
Hurlburt, Winthrop, 104 
Huskall, Eliza, 248 
Hutchinson, Daniel, 2(>5 
Hutchinson, Harriet M. 205 
Hutchinson, John, 205 
Hutchinson, Sophia S. 205 

Ingersoll, Asher, 236 
Ingersoll, Caroline A. 236 
Ingersoll, Eliza (Mrs.) 236 
Ingraham, 144 

Jnman, Harriet A. 259 
I sham, Lucretia, 169 
Isham, Sarah M. 124 

Jackson, George W. 240 
Jackson, Kate R. 240 
Jackson, Maggie, 144 
Jackson, Mary B. (Mrs.) 240 
Jacobs, Elizabeth, 206 
Jayne, Augusta, 20 1 
Jayne, Austin, 201 
Jayne, Ebenezer, 201 
Jayne, Havens B. 201 
Jayne, Joseph B. 201 
Jayne, Juliette, 201 

Jayne, Maria S. 201 
Jayne, Rufus, 201 
Jayne, Sarah, 2d I 
Jayne, Sidney. 2(»1 
Jeermigan, II. L. 135 
Jeffery, Sarah E. 261 
Jennings, Mary, 211 
Jennings, Samuel, 211 
Johnson, Clarissa A. 26 ! 
.1,. In, Mm, Esther C. (Mrs.) 207 
Johnson," G. E. (M. D.) 207 


Index of Names 

Johnson, Lydia, 186 
Johnson, Stephen, 220 
Johnson, Stephen G. 108 
.Johnson, Susan E. 220 
Johnson, Martha L. 263 
Jones, Catharine P. 199 

Jones, George B. 202 
Jones, Pauf(Capt.) 113 
Jones, William, 270 
Joseph (Indian) 67 
Judson, Edward B. 170 


Keeler, William, 142 
Kellogg, Edward, 190 
Kellogg, Sarah A. 190 
Kelsey, DeWitt, 153 
Kelsey, Obediance (Mrs.) 153 
Keeny, William, 97, 97 
Kenny, 59 
Kensey, Carrie, 218 
Kent, Almyra, 171 
Kent, Elijah, 172 
Kenyon, Earle B. '251 

Kidd, (Capt.) 64, 93 

Kimball, Philander, 151 
Kimble, Robert J. 264 
King, 104 
King, Charles (Dr.) 144 

King, Chester, 143 
King, Chester C. 143 
King, Joseph, 100, 144 
King, Hezekiah, 80 
King, Hiram, 143 
King, Hope R. 94 
King, Louise C. 143 
King, Mary, 80 
King, Rosana E. 144 
King, Stephen S. 144 
Kingsbury, Love, 49 
Kingsley, Albert B. 173 
Kingsley, Atpens, 50 
Knapp, Chloe, 148 
Knight, Tacy (Mrs.) 106 


Lamb, Jesse, 99 
Lamb, Mary, 138 
Lamb, Samuel, 138 
Lamprey, Eva, 205 
Land on, 110 

Langworthy, Henry W. 196 
Latham, Esther, 192 
Latham, Frank II. 227 
Latham, Joseph, 227 
Latham, Joseph D. 227 
Latham, Joseph W. 227 
La1 bam, Hannah, 237 
Latham, Herman N. 227 
Latham, Henry L. 237 
Latham, Lovetta, 237 

Latham, Mary, 116, 117 
Latham, Nathaniel S. 237, 237 
Latham, Thomas, 237 
Lathrop, 125 
Lathrop, Andrew, 188 
Lathrop, Nancy M. 188 
Latimer, Nancy, 84, 102 
Lattemore, Anne, 40 
Lawrence, Alnette M. 213 
Lav, Clarissa, 106 
Leake, Sarah, 137 

Leavenworth, (Capt.) 87 

Ledyard, Abigail II. (Mrs.)109 
Ledyard, Austin, 117 
Ledyard, Austin E. 117 

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Ledyard, Ebenezer, 116, 117 
Ledyard, Eliza, 116 
Ledyard, Gnrdon, 116 
Ledyard, Hamilton, 117 
Ledyard, John, 109 
Ledyard, Mary A. 116 
Ledyard, Nathaniel, 116, 117 
Ledyard, William (Col.) 116 
Ledyard, William J. 117 

Lee, (Capt.) 164 

Lee, Rachel, 265 

Lee, Thomas, 221 

Leech, Clement, 98 

Leech, Hannah, 98 

Leeds, Mary. 122 

Leete, William (Gov.) 33 

Lester, Ann, 31 

Lester, Andrew, 31 

Lester, Christopher, 248, 248 

Lester, Emily M. 174, 194 

Lester, Eugene, 248 

Lester, George, 133 

Lester, Henry, 194 

Lester, Mary, 248 

Lester, Noah, 81 

Lester, Rebecca B. (Mrs.) 174 

Lewis, Abigail, 122 

Lewis, Delia, 264 
Lewis, James, 123 
Lewis, Nancy, 122 
Lewis, Peleg, 122, 123 
Lewis, Sarah, 122 
Lewis, Sylvester, 122 
Lifter, Jennie, 199 
Lippet, Wait H. 169 
Little, Ephriain (Rev.) 75 
Logan, Rachel, 215 
Logee, Rebecca M. 240 
Long, Lizzie, 200 
Long, Moses (M. D.) 249 
Long, Sarah G. (Mrs.) 249 
Loomis, Elias, 235 
Loomis, Lizzie L. 228 
Loomis, Mary Abbie, 235 
Lord, Hope, 189 
Lord, Sarah E. 137 
Lovell, Eunice, 197 
Luyster, Emma, 153 
Lyon, Isaac, 238, 238 
Lyon, James F. 203 
Lvon, Nelson E. 239 
Lyon, Parish B. 235 
L'Hommedieu, Abbv V. 135 
L'Hommedieu, Grover, 135 


Mallory, Charles, 110 

Manderville, Dorcas, 215 

Manten, Maria, 241 

Man waring, Elizabeth, 122 

Man waring, Fanny, 97 

Man waring, John, 79 

Man waring, Mary, 219 

Manwaring, Oliver, 64, 78 

Manwaring, Satira, 227 

Marsh, Cora A. 261 

Marsh, Daniel S. 261, 261, 

Marshall, Eliza M. 239 

Martin, J. D. (Rev.) 222 
Martin, John J. (Rev.) 209 
Martin, Tad ice D. 207 
Marvott, Henry, 167, 1»'»7 
Maryott, Lydia, 1 ♦ "» 7 
Maryott, Samuel, 1<'>7 
Mason, Samuel (Capt. ) 68 
Masters, Malona, 144 

Mather, (M. D.) 95 

Mather, Aionzo S. 206 
Mather, Joanna, 131. L31 
Mather, John R. 206 
Mather, John W. 206 


Indkx of Names 

Mather, Joseph, 131 
Mather, Samuel (M. D.) 206 
Mather, Sarah A. 206 
Mather, Timothy, 131 
Mathews, Vincent, 211 
Mathewson, Amy A. 177 
Mathewson, Obadiah, 177 
Matson, Ebenezer, 132 
Matson, Joanna, 131 
Matson, Snsan, 197 
Mayher, Elizabeth M. 262 
Mayher, John, 
Maynard, Christopher, 102 
McCall, Archippns, 107 
McCall, William, 108, 123 
McCullum, Robert, 129 
Mcintosh, Adele, 264 
McNaughton, Christina, 262 
McQueen, Daniel, 225 
McQueen, Delia A. (Mrs.) 225 
McVean, Alexander, 262 
McVean, Henry D. 262 
McVean, Margareta C. 262 
McVean, Mary R. L'62 
Meades, William, 19, 65 
Meech, Clarissa, 194 
Meech, Daniel, 194 
Meech, Lucy, 123 

Meigs, (Col.) 87 

Mercer, William, 169 
Merchant, Martha M. 207 
Merchant, Stephen, 207 
Merrill, Morris, 205 
Merrittj -lames, 16(5 
Men-it t, John, 64 
Middleton, Orlando, 251 
Miles, Caroline, 197 
Miller, Ada, 226 
Miller, Amasa, 81 
Miller, Elisha, 81, 81 
Miller, Ezra, 81, 146 
Miller, Jeremiah, 81 
Miller, John S. 226 
Miller, Leonard, 230 

Miller, Louisa, 202 
Miller, Mary, 146 
Miller, Mary A. 230 
Miller, JNoah, 81 
Miller, Sally, 81 
Mills, Betsey, 137 
Mills, Lucia, 174 
Minkler, Clara E. 222 
Minkler, Daniel, 221 
Minkler, Eliza A. 221 
Minkler, Elizabeth J. 222 
Minkler, Frances A. 222 
Minkler, John. 221 
Minkler, Nehemiah D. 221 
Minkler, Olive M. 221 
Minkler, Orlando, 222 

Minor, (Capt.) 190 

Minor, Clement, 41, 87 
Minor, Fanny. 227 
Minor, John, 161 
Minor, Marinda, 206 
Minor, Mary, 85 
Minor, Mary A. 190 
Minor, Nathaniel, S7 
Minor, Sarah, 156 
Minor, Turner, 103 
Minturn, 117 
Mitchell, Ella, 173 
Mitchel, Francis, 122 
Mitchell, Priscilla, 122 
Mizelle, John, 153 
Mizelle, Obedience, 153 
Money, Jane, 217 
Moore, Angeline, 187 
Moore, Hannah D. 102 
Moore, Louisa, 247 
Moore, Mary, 'J 6 8 
Moore, Micah (M. D.) 109 
Moore, Phebe, 109 
Moore, Susan, 246 
Moore, Thomas (b. ir, 15) 109 
Morehouse, David E. 144 
Morgan, Avery, 1<>7 
Morgan, Betsey, 107 

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Morgan . 


Caroline, 133, 133, 

Caroline (Mrs.) 234 
Charlotte, 108 
Cornelia, 235 
Denison, 107 
Edwin D. (Gov.) 107 
Elisba, 234 
Emeline H. 151 
Eneas, 122 
Frank S. 235 
George (Capt.) 151, 

Grisvvold, 107 
Hannah, 123, 186 
James, 19, 39, 65 
Jasper, 107 
Joseph, 121 
Josiali, 137 
Lavinia, 235 
Lucy, 1U8 
Lvdia, 107 
Mary, 131, 132 
Mary A. 234 
Mary Ann, 153 
Nancy, 108 
Nathan, 107 
Phebe, 108 
Prudence, 121 
Rebecca, 108 
Robert. A. 117 
Samuel, 187 
Sanford, 235 
San ford A. 235 
Sarah, 235 

Morgan, William, 107, 107 
Morgan, William A. 107 
Morgan, William P. 133 
Morse, Alice J. 264 
Morse, Charles, 264 
Morse, Charles A. 264 
Morse, Fanny L. 264 
Morse, Frances L. 264 
Morse, George R. 264 
Morse, Harriet C. 264 
Morse, Henry, 120 
Morse, Horace J. 264 
Morse, Martha L. 264 
Morse, Zebediah, 264 
Morton, Philena, 50 
Mott, S. (Col.) 87 
Mould, Hugh, 39 
Mould, Martha, 39 
Mullens, Priscilla, 122 
Mulrich, Martha, 143 
M linger, Charles S. 203 
Munger, Florence, E. 203 
Munger, G-urdon L. 203 
Munger, Sarah 11. .03 
Munger, Silvester, 203 
Munro, Hannah, 258 
Murdock, Mathew, 230 
Murdock, Peter, 230 
Murphy, Elizabeth, 142 
Murray, Edson D. 226 
Murray, Edson II. 226 
Murray, Jerome E. 226 
Murray, Marilla, 226 
Murray, Rose W. 226 
Myers; William E. 233 

Nest, Joseph, 31 
Nest, Susanna, 31 
Nettleton, Zida M. 236 
Nevins, Robert, 213 
Newcomb, Ilezekiah, 7<» 


Newcomb, Maggie, 154 

Newman, Adelaide. 25 I 

Newman, Belinda (Mrs.) 254 
Newman, Martin, 254 
Newton, Amasa, 216 


Index of Names 

Newton, Anna, 253 
Newton, Aunis, 134 
Newton, Catharine J. 216 
Newton, Jennie L. 216 
Newton, Jessie T. 216 
Newton, John B. 216 
Newton, John W. 216 
New tun, Mary E. 216 
Newton, Walter B. 216 
Newton, William H. 216 
Nichols, Adell, 236 
Nichols, Charles A. (Col.) 242 
Nichols, Edith, 243 
Nichols, Edward, 236 
Nichols, Ella C. 263 
Nichols, Elmer F. 236 
Nichols, Emma E. 263 
Nichols, Eugene A. 263 
Nichols, Frank E. 236 
Nichols, G. 38 
Nichols, George, 142 
Nichols, George E. 263 
Nichols, Isabelle B. S. 243 
Nichols, James Y. S. 243 
Nichols, Joseph, 236, 253, 253 
Nichols, Joseph A. 263 
Nichols, Joseph C. 253 
Nichols, Lavinia, 236 

Nichols, Lillian, 236 
Nichols, Moses, 242 
Nichols, Samuel, 263 
Nightingale, Mary H. 185 
Niles, Elizabeth (Mrs.) 166 
Niles, Lodowick, 166 
Niles, Maria, 166 
Niver, James B. 239 
Noble, Charles L. 244 
Noble, Charles S. 191, 244 
Noble, Edward J. 244 
Noble, Edward K. 191 
Noble, Edwin A. 191 
Noble, Emma C. 191 
Noble, Harriet E. 191, 244 
Noble, James, 191, 244 
Noble, Mary E. 244 
Noble, Mary K. 191 
Noble, William, 191 
Northrop, Sally, 216 
Norton, Charlotte, 116 
Norton, Mary, 189 
Noxen, B. Davis, 171 
Noyes, Elizabeth, 99 
Noyes, Grace, 157 
Noyes, Mary (Mrs.) 99 
Noyes, Moses, 99 

Obed (Indian) 66 
Odell, Esther, 137 
Odell, Peter, 137 
Osborn, George T. 200 


Osgood, Abigail B. 242 
Owaneco (Indian) 69 
Oxnard, Thomas, 118 

Packer, 92 
Packer, Asa, 94 
Pucker, Asa (Judge; 94 
Packer, Daniel, 94 
Packer, Desire, 94 

Packer, Edward, 218 
Packer, Eld ridge, 94 
Packer, Elisha, 94 
Packer, Hannah, 94 
Packer, Ichabod, 94 

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Packer, Joshua, 94 
Packer, Mary, 94 
Packer, Phebe, 94 
Packer, Roswell, 94 
Packer, Sally, 04 
Paine, Henry D. 176 
Palmer, 252' 

Palmer, Abigail, 124, 132 
Palmer, Abby (Widow) 84 
Palmer, Betsey D. 157 
Palmer, Caroline, 132 
Palmer, Charlotte, 132 
Palmer, Clarinda, 132 
Palmer, Clarissa, 132 
Palmer, Daniel, 73, 73 
Palmer, David, 84 
Palmer, David H. 132 
Palmer, Eunice, 132 
Palmer, Gilbert, 132 
Palmer, Henry, 132, 132 
Palmer, Huldah, 73, 84 
Palmer, Jebez, 132 
Palmer, James, 74 
Palmer, Lydia, 74, 267 
Palmer, Martha, 132 
Palmer, Mary, 73 
Palmer, Nathan, 73, 87 
Palmer, Nathaniel, 157 
Palmer, Nehemiab, 73, 73 
Palmer, Rebecca, 74, 136 
Palmer, Reuben, 124 
Palmer, Rufus, 73 
Palmer, Samuel, 73, 113 
Palmer, Submit, 73 
Park, Asa, 94 
Park, Martha, 71 
Parker, 59 
Parker, Desire, 00 
Parker, Mary A. 144 
Parker, Ralf, 40 
Parkhurst, Emma, 221 
Parsons, Benjamin, 131 
Parsons, John, 131 
Parsons, Lois, 131 

Parsons, Phebe, 131 
Passmore, Charles L. 260 
Passmore, Ellis W. 260 
Passmore, Frances W. 260 
Passmore, Joan W. 260 
Passmore, John W. 260 
Passmore, William A. 260 
Patterson (Gen.) 238 
Patterson, Albert C. (Rev.) 173 
Patterson, George II. (Rev.) 

Patterson, Juliet C. (Mrs.) 17.°. 
Peabodv, Amos, 246 
Peabody, Eliza, 121 
Peabody, Lucy, 246 
Pebbles, Maria B. 210 
Peek, Richard, 206 
Peck, Sophia, 261 
Peckharn, Flora I. 210 
Peef, 242 
Pellet, Orra, 107 
Pelton, Elisha, 104 
Pelton, Susan, 104 
Pendleton, Nathaniel, 162 
Penny, John, 134 
Perkins, 104 
Perkins, Abbie, 200 
Perkins, Abigail J. 200 
Perkins, Austin F. (M. D.) 

Perkins, Austin I, 200 
Perkins, Caroline L. 250 
Perkins, Eliza, 157 
Perkins, Eliza A. 200 
Perkins, Elijah EL 174 
Perkins, Emily, 174 
Perkins, Eunice S. 200 
Perkins. George, 200 
Perkins, Jacob, ^><> 
Perkins, Stephen, 200 
Perkins, Stephen V. 200 
Perkins, Thomas, 169 
Perry, Nathan. 265 
Pethond, Maria (Warren) 50 


Index of Namks 

Pethond, Sarah, 50 
Pethond, Thomas, 50 
Pettibone (Capt.) 87 
Phelps (Judge) 185 
Phelps, Noah, 108 
Phillops, Elizabeth, 69 
Pike, Nellie, 201 
Pitkin, William, 32 
Pomery, Elizabeth, 76 
Poppe,' Henry, 263 
Poppe, Irving H. 263 
Poppe, Olive D. 263 
Poppe, Peter W. 263 
Porter, Abigail, 205 
Post, Adelaide, 203 
Post, E. Denison, 203 
Post, Ellen, 203 
Post, Emma B. 202 
Post, Gurdon S. 202 
Post, Harriet S. 202 
Post, Isabel, 203 
Post, James B. 202 
Post, L. Buell, 202 
Post, Levi, 202, 202 
Post, Martha, 213 
Post, Mary L. 202 
Post, Mason H. 202 

Post, Thomas, 61 
Post, Virginia, 203 
Potter, Fannie C. 263 
Potter, George, 97 
Potter, Gilbert, \o<) 
Potter, Lucinda, 156 
Potter, Oscar, 264 
Powell, Averell, 257 
Powell, Edward A. 257, 25 J 
Powell, Kobert S. 258 
Plaister, James, 255 
Pratt, Gustavus W. 203 
Pratt, Nellie, 154 
Preble, I IS 

Prentiss, (Judge) 69 

Prentice, Gilbert, 139 
Prentice, Mary, 139 
Prentice, Nancy, 139 
Prentice, Naomi, 139 
Prentice, Peter, 139 
Prentice, Samuel, 139 
Prentice, Sarah, 139 
Prentice, Thomas, 139 
Prentice, Watson, 139 
Prescott, Elizabeth, 168 
Preston, Patty, 256 
Purdy, R. N. 148 

Quarles, Joanna, 267 

Raborg, Margaretta, 164 
Race, Nelson, 239 
Randall, Albert D. 201 
Randall, Frances E. 198 
Randall, Jedediah, 94, 198 
Randall, Rhoeda, 224 
Randolf, Elizabeth F. 165 
Rath burn, Mary, 93 
Raymond, Ann, 64 
Raymond, Edward, 125 



Raymond, Elizabeth, 64 
Raymond, Elizabeth G. 122 
Raymond, Experience, 65 
Raymond, George, 121, 121 
Raymond, Hannah, 64 
Raymond, John (M. D.) 121 
Raymond, Joshua, 63, 63, 64, 

Raymond, Judith, 63 
Raymond, Mary, 64 

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Raymond, Mehitable, 65 
Raymond, Nancy, 121 
Raymond, Richard, 64 
Raymond, Samuel, 63 
Raymond, Sarah, 125 
Raymond, William, 122 
Reason. Matilda P. 131 
Redfield, Hiram, 186 
Redmon, Samuel, 216 
Reed, Alfred B. 207, 209 
Reed, Charlotte, L. 207 
Reed. Columbus, 207 
Reed, Daniel, 150 
Reed, Ezra, 207 
Reed, Fitch D. 207 
Reed, Frederick S. 207 
Reed, Maria, 208 
Reed, Myron, 208 
Reed, Nathan W. 207 
Reed, Sylvanus (Rev.) 175 
Reeve, Emma, 134 
Rewnelsor, W. H. (Rev.) 264 
Reynolds, Abelard, 106 
Reynolds, Albert, 107 
Reynolds, Daniel, 148 
Reynolds, Eliza, 106 
Reynolds, Fabritus, 106 
Reynolds, Gamaliel, 106, 106 
Reynolds, M. F. 106 
Reynolds, Mary, 106 
Rhodes, Caroline I. 241 
Rhodes, George W. 241 
Ricard, Giles, 53 
Richards, Frank, 113 
Richards, Mary, 92 
Richards, Vallonia, 266 
Richardson, II. M. (Rev.) 197 
Riddick, James A. (Rev.) 199 
Riddick, Judith, 199 
Roberts, Almira B. (Mrs.) 95 
Roberts, Ann, 256 
Roberts, George II. 194 

Roberts, Mary, 148 
Robinson, David, Jr. 206 
Robinson, James J. 2<>6 
Rodd, John, 212 
Roe, Albert S. 218 
Rogers, Bathsheba, 267 
Rogers, David, 191 
Rogers, Edward R. 191 
Rogers, Emily P. S. 243 
Rogers, Emma. 205 
Rogers, Eliza B. 121 
Rogers, Henry II. 191 
Rogers, Horatio (Gen.) 243 
Rogers, James, 191, 267 
Rogers, Jennie E. 230 
Rogers, John, 134 
Rogers, John (The Martyr) 191 
Rogers, Jonathan, 101, 191 
Rogers, Lydia, 101, 101 
Rogers, Mary, 95 
Rogers, Mercy A. 252 
Rogers, Lester, 191 
Rogers, Louisa A. 252 
Roo-ers, Paul, 252 
Rogers, Sally, 1 72 
Rogers, William, 230 
Roland, William, 219 
Rose, Ida Belle, 247 

Rosecrans, (Gen.) 220 

Ross, Harriet P. 240 
Ross, Phebe N. 240 
Ross, Richard. 240 
Rossiter, Ehenezer(Rev.i , I. 71 
Routson, Willis, 222 
Rowe, Laura A. lti!» 
Rudd, Sarah, 49 
Rumsev, Christena, 1 1" 
Ryder, Anna R. 256 
Rvdcr, Belle R. 256 
Ryder, Frederick S. '256 
Ryder, John, 256 
Ryder, Noble ( '. 255 


Index of Names 


Sabin, Elizabeth, 204 
Sabin, William H. 204 
Salter, 89 

Saltonstall, (Gov.) 09 

Sanders, Harriet M. 224 
Sanders, Theophilus, 224 
Sands, James, 64 
Sands, Mercy, 64 

San ford, (Gov.) 85 

Sanford, Elias, 154 
Sanford, Joanna, 154 
Satehell, Charles J. 227 
Saterlee, Sarah M. 218 
Saunders, Andrew, 217 
Saunders, Kittie L. 216 
Sawyer, Moses, Jr. 234 
Sawyer, Sally A. 234 
Sawyer, William, 234 
Schofield, Lydia, 133 
Scholfield, Bessie M. 228 
Scholfield, Herbert, 228 
Scholfield, Nathan, 228 
Scholfield, Socrates, 228 
Sears, Barnabus, 128 
Sears, Rowland (Dr.) 128 
Seaton, Mary, 93 
Seely, Mary E. 257 
Sessions, Amasa, 146 
Sessions, Fannie B. 255 
Sessions, William, 255, 255 
Sessions, William II. 255 
Shaw, N. 87 
Shaw, Richard 0. 225 
Sheffield, Frances, 124 
Shepard, Mary, 89 
Sherman, E. L. 232 
Sherman, Emma, 207 
Shore, Harriet, 214 

Sibley, (Gen.) 220 

Sikes, Cyrena, L55 
Sikes, Jonathan, 155 

Simons, Sidney, 222 
Sirkman, Henry, 54 
Skidmore, Anion, 186 
Skidmore, Franklin, 186 
Skidmore, Harmon, 186 
Skidmore, Julia, 186 
Skidmore, Mary A. 186, 186 
Skidmore, Naomi (Mrs.) 186 
Skinner, David, 189 
Skinner, Joseph, 106 
Skinner, Julia E. 189 
Skinner, Prentice B. 189 
Slack, Anna, 84 
Smith, A. T. (Gen.) 220 
Smith, Abby, 95, 135 
Smith, Abby Ann, 106 
Smith, Abbv L. 228 
Smith, Abby M. 228 
Smith, Abel, 267 
Smith, Abigail, 77, 82, 122, 

128, 132, 134, 185, 196 
Smith, Abigail C. 112 
Smith, Abigail 1). 129 
Smith, Abijah, 49 
Smith, Abner, 49 
Smith, Aborn, 252 
Smith, Aborn F. 261 
Smith, Ada, 222 
Smith, Adelaide L. 228 
Smith, Adriana, 2<*>l 
Smith, Agnes L. 230 
Smith, Albert A. 228 
Smith, Albert B. 247 
Smith, Albert G. 129, 180 
Smith, Albert O. 126 
Smith, Alexander G. 158 
Smith, Alfred, L86 
Smith, Alfred H. C. 186 
Smith, Alice C. 157, 268 
Smith, Alice EL 246 
Smith, Alice M. 220, 228 

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Smith, Allen (1785-1807) 103 
Smith, Almira, 95 
Smith, Almira W. 173 
Smith, Alonzo, 226 
Smith, Alonzo B. 255 
Smith, Alva S. 230 
Smith, Amos, 77, 77 
Smith, Amos D. 122, 176, 176, 

240, 2-11 
Smith, Amy, 77 
Smith, Amy E. 130 
Smith, Andrew (b. 1754) 49 
Smith, Andrew B. (b. 1818)49 
Smith, Andrew H. 246 
Smith, Ann, 48, 70 
Smith, Ann M. 104, 247 
Smith, Ann Maria, 188 
Smith, Anna, 49, 72, 77, 79, 

123, 136, 139 
Smith, Anna E. 175, 229 
Smith, Anna R. 194, 245 
Smith, Annie B. 179 
Smith, Anson, 102 
Smith, Ansvl, 13S 
Smith, Arabella, 192 
Smith, Archibald L. 199 
Smith, Asa, 150 
Smith, Asa A. 260 
Smith, Aseneth, 259 
Smith, Audrey M. 262 
Smith, Austin, 129 
Smith, Avery, 151, 152 
Smith, Backus, 49 
Smith, Bartholomew, 267 
Smith, Belinda, 20S 
Smith, Benjamin, 103, 142. 267 
Smith, Benjamin F. 136, 155, 

170, 230 
Smith, Benjamin P. 214 
Smith, Beriah G. 227 
Smith, Beriah H. 50 
Smith, Bertie, 222 
Smith, Bertie C. 259 
Smith, Bertha, 240 

Smith, Betsey, 81, 89, 100, 138, 

188, 188, 232 
Smith, Betsey A. 166 
Smith, Betsey F. 210, 234 
Smith, Betsey J. 225 
Smith, Bridget, 139 
Smith. Brockholst M. 178,242 
Smith, Burton A. 223 
Smith, Burton G. 223 
Smith, Byron, 239 
Smith, Calvin E. 227 
Smith, Carlton, 129 
Smith, Caroline, 219, 246. 259 
Smith, Caroline C. 136, 155, 

176, 240 
Smith. Caroline E. 136, 218 
Smith, Carrie C. 256 
Smith. Carrie E. 214 
Smith, Carrie Ella, 248 
Smith, Carrie Estella, 248 
Smith, Carrie L. 207 
Smith, Caspar W. 155. 230 
Smith, Cecelia J. 141 
Smith. Cecelia S. 204 
Smith. Celia, 51 
Smith. Celia S. 218 
Smith, Celinda, 103 
Smith, Chandler, 234 
Smith. Charles, 252, 260 
Smith, Charles (b. 1749) 92 
Smith. Charles( 1775-1840) 131 
Smith, Charles (b. 179S) 100 
Smith, diaries A. 210, l'47 
Smith. Charles Allen. 262 
Smith, Charles C. 244 
Smith, Charles D. 237 
Smith, Charles E. 50, L25j L25, 

146. 247 
Smith. Charles Edwin, L03 
Smith, Charles Eugene, 50 
Smith. Charles F. 249 
Smith. Charles II. 131, 255 
Smith, Charles I. 228 
Smith. Charles J. 192 


Index of Nam is 


tli, Charles L. (M. I).) 221 
th, Charles M. 192, 242, 



th, Charles P. 250 

th, Charles R. 198 

th, Charles S. 126, 188,231 

th, Charles S. (1772-1810) 


Smith, Charles V. 259 
Smith, Charles W. 188, 250 
Smith, Charlotte, 95, 128, 152 
Smith, Charlotte (bap. 1763) 

Smith, Charlotte (1785-1800) 

Smith, Charlotte A. 204 
Smith, Chester A. 263 
Smith, Chester M. 50 
Smith, Christiana E. 222 
Smith, Clara F. 246 
Smith, Clarence C. 226 
Smith, Clarence D. 189 
Smith, Clarinda, 128 
Smith, Clarinda F. 197 
Smith, Clarinda S. 198 
Smith, Clarissa M. 194 ' 
Smith, Clement, 145 
Smith, Coddington, 89, 187 
Smith, Cornelia, 218 
Smith, Cynthia, 216 
Smith, Curtis A. 188 
Smith, Daisy C. 260 
Smith, Dan i"el, 79, 80, 81, 104, 

155, 267 
Smith, Daniel (b. 1680) 70 
Smith, Daniel (b. 1707) 49 
Smith, Daniel (b. 1730) 76 
Smith, Daniel (b. 1759) 77 
Smith, Daniel (b. 1788) 104 
Smith, Daniel (4. 245 
Smith, David, 144 
Smith, David (b. 1744) 76 
Smith, David C. 157 
Smith, Delia'A. 225 













































Denison, 114, 119, 196 
Denison (b. 1769) 82 
Denison B. 206, 206 
Denison B. (Capt.) 268 
Desire, 77, 79, 141 
Dorothy, 83, 100 
Dorothy A. 147, 264 
Duncan C. 154 
Ebenezer, 89, 89 
Ednah L. 257 
Ednah V. 196 
Edward, 47, 108, 112, 

Edward A (M. D.) 232 
Edward B. 254 
Edward H. 239 
Edward L. 165 
Edward M. 168 
Edward S. 236 
Edwin, 128, 186 
Edwin B. 175 
Edwin D. 208, 240 
Edwin F. 247 
Edwin II. 135 
Eleanor, 258 
Eleanor Amey, 242 
Eli, 155 
Eli T. 230 
Elias, 125, 193,249 
Elied, 50 
Elijah, 101, 131, 132, 

Elijah F. 174 

Elijah F. (Hon.) 194 

Elijah W. 145 

Ella II. 263 

Ella T. 157 

Ellen. 104 

Ellen M. 253 

Eliza, 128, 145, 200 

Eliza A. 187, 191, 244 

Eliza C. 203, 237 

Eliza F. 115, 196 

Eliza Harris, 241 

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Smith, Eliza J. 251 

Smith, Eliza R. 142 

Smith, Elizabeth, 85, 113,113, 
134, 144, 165, 188, 248 

Smith, Elizabeth (dan. of Ju- 
dah) 49 

Smith, Elizabeth (b. 1645) 63 

Smith, Elizabeth (b. 1664) 48 

Smith, Elizabeth (b. 1700) 74 

Smith, Elizabeth (b. 1733) 49 

Smith, Elizabeth(bap. 1751) 82 
Elizabeth (b. 1752) 76 
Elizabeth (b. 1786) 100 
Elizabeth (Mrs.) (Fen- 
ner & Bush) 82 

Smith, Elizabeth D. 250 
Elizabeth E. 213 
Elizabeth F. 219 
Elizabeth L. 231 
Elizabeth M. 166, 166 
Elizabeth P. 227 

Smith, Elizabeth S. 255 

Smith. Elizabeth W. 233 

Smith, Eliznr, 267 

Smith, El via F. 236 

Smith, Emiline, 185 

Smith, Emeline Gr. 245 

Smith, Emily P. 297 

Smith, Emma, 222 

Smith. Emma A. 263, 267 

Smith, Emma E. 214 

Smith, Emma V. 199 

Smith, Emma W. 235 

Smith, Emma Evaline, 261 

Smith, Erastus, 124 

Smith, Erastus B. 238 

Smith, Erastus G. 262 

Smith, Erastus M. 243 

Smith, Erastus T. 132, 171, 

Smith, Estelle, 135 

Smith, Esther, 130 

Smith, Esther A. 258 

Smith, Esther C. 230 






Esther M. 257 
Ethel Rebecca, 264 
Etta B. 207 
Etta L. 236 

Eunice, 49, 77, 78, 90, 
130, 150, 175 
Eunice (b. 1765) 81 
Eunice (1782-1842) 143 
Eunice (1802 d. young) 

Eunice B. 131 

Eunice F. 237 

Eunice L. 200 

Eva A. 254 

Eva R. 201 

Evelina, 114, 114 

Ezra A. 224 

Ezra C. 246 

F. Burr, 154 

Fanny. 100, 131, 147, 

Fannv (b. 1781) 117 
Fanny (1819-1826) 126 
Fannv C. 147 
Fannv D. 132 
Fann'ie E. 227, 228 
Fannie R. 364 
Fanny L. 135, 193,223, 

Fanny S. 255 
Fitdi ('. 208 
Flora M. 227 
Florence, 212. 241 
Florence L. 237 
Frances A. 172, 197 
Frances Alden, 240 
Frances Almira, 252 
Franco ( '. 262 
Frances D, 266 
Frances F. L96 
Frances < F 205 
Frances K. 222 
France- F. -_'47 
Prances M. 51, 173, 247 


Index of Names 





Frances R. 238 
Frances S. 255 
Francis, 176, 267 
Francis (Capt.) 136 
Francis A. 102, 240 
Francis C. D. 239 
Francis M. 241, 241 
Francis R. 189 
Frank, 206 
Frank B. 190 
Frank R. 249 
Frank W. 227 
Frankie Helen, 364 
Franklin E. 156 
Franklin W. 247 
Frederick, 134, 227 
Frederick F. 240 
Frederick J. 157 
Frederick L. 248, 250 
Frederick M. 261, 261 
Frederick T. 364 
Frederica V. 196 
Freelove, 101, 102, 102 
Freeman B. 229 
Freeman Burr (M. D.) 

Fremont C. 220 
Geneva T. 237 
George A. 227, 240 
George E. 247 
George F. 193 
George G. 203, 218 
George H. 203, 228 
George M. 242 
George N. 213 
George R. 249 
George S. 228 
George T. 188 
George W. 89, 115, 
259, 265 

George W. A. 218 
Georgiana M. 203 
Gilbert, 89, 121, 129, 

Smith, Gilbert (b. 1756) 269 
Smith, Gilbert A. 175 
Smith, Gilbert B. 207 
Smith, Gilbert D. 252, 252 
Smith, Gilbert M. 174, 262 
Smith, Gilbert T. 129, 196, 252 
Smith, Gilbert W. 2<i7 
Smith. Grace, 78, 226, 240 
Smith, Grace H. 231 
Smith, Gracie J. 225 
Smith, Gurdon, 135 
Smith, Gurdon B. 192 
Smith, Gurdon L. 135 
Smith, Gurdon, W. 220 
Smith, H. Allen, 233 
Smith, H. D. 270 
Smith, Hannah, 90, 104, L26, 

150 152 
Smith, Hannah (b. 1644) 63 
Smith, Hannah (b. 1678) 48 
Smith, Hannah (b. 1699) 72 
Smith, Hannah (m. Kingsley) 

Smith, Hannah A. 208 
Smith, Hannah C. 240 
Smith, Hannah D. 214 
Smith, Hannah E. 189 
Smith, Hannah F. 142 
Smith, Hannah M. 187, 192, 

243, 258 
Smith, Harold C. 263 
Smith, Harriet, 103, 147 
Smith, Harriet A. 202 
Smith, Harriet C. 155 
Smith, Harriet E. 262 
Smith, Harriet L. 190 
Smith, Harriet R. 189, 240 
Smith, Harriet S. 214 
Smith, Harlan P. 154 
Smith. ELarrie S. 244 
Smith, Harry, 226 
Smith, Harvey B. 204 
Smith, Harvey I >. 269 
Smith, Hattie I. 223 

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Smith, Hattie L. 208 
Smith, Hattie M. 145 
Smith, Hattie R. 228 
Smith, Hattie V. 364 
Smith, Helen F. 175 
Smith, Helen T. 239, 240 
Smith, Helena, 152 
Smith, Henry (Salem, Conn.) 

Smith, Henry (Rev.) 269 
Smith, Henrv (b. 1802) 267 
Smith, Henry A. 193, 246,247 
Smith, Henrv C. 193, 223, 246, 

Smith, Henry E. 140 
Smith, Henry H. 261 
Smith, Henry J. 241 
Smith, Henry K. 104 
Smith, Henry L. 250 
Smith, Henrv M. 155 
Smith, Henry S. 134, 208 
Smith, Henry W. 191, 239 
Smith, Herbert H. 157 
Smith, Herbert F. 208 
Smith, Herbert Gr. 20S 
Smith, Herbert M. 155, 156 
Smith, Herman W. 157 
Smith, Hezekiah, 103, 104 
Smith, Hezekiah, Jr. 143, 150 
Smith, Hezekiah K. 142 
Smith, Ilinsun H. 203 
Smith, Hope, 242 
Smith, Hope A. 179 
Smith, Horace, 153, 154 
Smith, Horace J. 214 
Smith, Horace T. 220 
Smith, Horace W. 269 
Smith, Howard A. 257 
Smith, Hyde T. 50 
Smith, Ida A. 157 
Smith, Ida C. 264 
Smith, Imogene R. 241 
Smith, Irene, 49 
Smith, Isaac, 76 




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Isaac B. 228 

Isaac G. 190 

Isaac P. 103, 153 

Isaac W. 211 

Isabelle B. 242 

J. A born, 172 

J. Frank, 266 

Jabez, 19, 77, 77, 115, 

Jabez (b. 1748) HO 
Jabez (1783-1865) 133 
Jabez (son of Jiulah) 

Jabez S. 133, 199 
Jacob, 49 

James, 77, 13-1, 144 
James (1048) 270 
James (1674-1751) 267 
James (1793-1864) 102 
James A. 164 
James F. 240 
James M. 136, 24s 
James M. (M. D.) 126 
James P. 246 
James K. 266 
James W. L99 
James V. (Gov.) 177, 

Jane, 175, 210 
Jane (b. 1731) 84 
Jane A. 207, 215 
Jane D. 104, 197, 236 
Jane E. 227 
Jasper N. N I 

Javed, 102 
Javed II. 50 
Javed W. L89, 208 
Jeaunette, 244, 254 
Jedediah, 98 
Jemima. 1 I-". 
Jennie, 134 
Jennie I >. '2-'>~ 
Jennie E. 1'."' 
Jennie (i. 208 


Index of Names 

Smith, Jerome H. 226 
Smith, Jesse, 139, 210 
Smith, Jesse D. 117, 237 
Smith, Jesse J. 249 
Smith, Jessie F. 225 
Smith, Joanna, 28, 46 
Smith, Job C. 144, 218, 218 
Smith, John, 186 
Smith, John (b. 1654) 270 
Smith, John (b. 1704) 75 
Smith, John (b. 1715) 49 
Smith, John (b. 1728) 76 
Smith, John (d. 1741) 267 
Smith, John (d. ab. 1741) 163 
Smith, John (b. 1754) 76 
Smith, John (b. 1762) 77 
Smith, John (1771-1856) 124 
Smith, John (1794-1859) 186 
Smith, John (1793-1814) 102 
Smith, John (1835-1836) 154 
Smith, John (Ballston Springs, 

N. Y.) 247 
Smith, John (son of Oliver, 

Jr.) 89 
Smith, John A. 187 
Smith, John Calvin, 104 
Smith, John D. 136, 166, 176 
Smith, John Fine, 89, 112 
Smith, John G. W. 141, 141, 

Smith, John H. 208, 208 
Smith, John K. C. 134 
Smith, John W. 204 
Smith, Jonah B. 269 
Smith, Jonathan, 147,267,267 
Smith, Joseph (Capt.) 168 
Smith, Joseph (Col.) 163 
Smith, Joseph (Lyme) 267,267 
Smith, Joseph (Montville) 268 
Smith, Joseph (bap. 1086, Ston- 

ington) 70 
Smith, Joseph (b. 1729) 267 
Smith, Joseph (d. 1735) 207 
Smith, Joseph (b. 1755) 100 





S 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 , 

Joseph (1762) 66 
Joseph (b. 1766) 267 
Joseph (1767-1797) 

Joseph (m. 1775) 80 
Joseph (m. ab. 1776) 


(b. 1784) 267 
(b. 1794) 266 
(b. 1800) 100 
(d. 1814) 268 
(b. 1850) 145 
A. 146, 146 
Aborn, 263 
D. 115, 196 
N. 217 
W. 171, 199, 

Josephine, 246 
Josephine A. 234 
Josephine C. 233 
Josephine L. E. 256 
Josephine M. 218 
Joshua (b. 1705) 49 
Joshua (b. 1738) 49 
Joshua (b. 1774) 50 
Joshua (b. 1809) 50 
Joshua (b. l£29) 76 
Judah, 49 
Julia, 50, 197, 217 
Julia A. 140, 191, L94 
Julia E. 190, 206, 251 

Julia G. 245 
Julia M. 147 
Julia P. 231 
Julius W. 196 
Kate W. 250 
Kin- 103 
Kirkwood, 215 
L. Covel, 147 
Latham A. 268 
Lathrop, 125 
Laura, 147 

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Laura B. 209 
Laura G. 155 
Laura M. 218 
Lauretta C. 147, 264 
Lavinia F. 113 
Lavinia M. 235 
Lemuel, 79 
Lena L. 225 
Leonard C. 189 
Lester B. 250 
Lewis A. 196 
Lincoln, 145 
Lincoln E. 224 
Lizzie P. 223 
Llewellyn L. 261 
Lloyd F. 223 
Lois, 81 
Louis B. 220 
Louisa, 145 
Louisa M. 247 
Louisa P. 131 
Lottie, 152 
Lottie E. 251 
Lucinda. 141 
Lucius B. (M. D.) 220 
Lucius H. 220 
Lucretia, 49, 79 
Lucy, 82, 94, 101 
Lucy (b. 1793) 95 
Lucy A. 194, 204, 221 
Lucy II 261 
Lucv C. 192. 209, 257 
Lucy D. 116 
Lucv K. 117 
Lydia, si, 145 
Lydia (b. 1647) 63 
Lydia (b. 1670) T« > 
Lydia (b. 1712 13) 72 
Lydia (b. 171-"- 95 
Lydia (b. 1759) 107 
Lydia (b. 1762) so 
Lydia (b. 1792) 101 
Lydia A. 212 
Mabelle L. 235 








Marcus L. 193, 254 
Margaret, 73, 73, 60, 

Maria, 129, 186, 196, 

Maria K. 134 
Maria L. 168 
Maria M. 241 
Mark, 157 
Mark S. 225 
Mark Stoddard, 104 
Marshall V. 150 
Martha, 49, 121, 14 7 
Martini (b. 1678) 70 
Martha (b. 1710)49 
Martha (b. 1799) 104 
Martha B. 51 
Martha E. 188 
Marvin, 253 
Marvin A. 253 
Marvin E. 253 
Mary (b, 1642) 63 
Mary (b. 1672) 48 
Mar'v (b. 17<'!) i 72 
Mary (b. 1748) 80 
Mary (b. 1756) 76 
Mary mi. Burrows) '*■'> 
Mary tin. Champlin) 

Mary (m. ( 'hotel 1 ) 132 
Mary (m. I Mmham i L65 
Mary (m. Gould) '."•• 
Mary (m. Lyon) 2".". 
Mary i m. Maynard i 

Mary (m. Noble) L91 
Mary i m. Reynolds) 

Mary (m. Lsl Skidmore, 
Stoddard) I s ''' 
Mary (m. Stanton) 1 13 
Mary (ra. Swan) 83 
Mary fm. Wait) 197 
Man (m. W&] \ 7'.' 


Index of Names 

Smith Mary (widow of Elijah) 

Smith, Mary A. 122, 149,204, 

Smith, Mary Aborn, 172 
Smith, Mary Avery, 128 
Smith, Mary B. 199 
Smith, Mary C. 164 
Smith, Mary D. 168, 169 - 
Smith, Mary E. 136, 152, 188, 

209, 218, 218, 230, 231 
Smith, Marv Ella, 246 
Smith, Mary E. W. 134 
Smith, Mary F. 198, 260 
Smith, Mary G. 206, 228 
Smith, Mary Helen, 257 
Smith, Mary I. 237 
Smith, Mary J. G. 232 
Smith, Mary L. 133, 155, 225, 

Smith, Mary N. 191, 244 
Smith, Mary R. 224 
Smith, Mary S. 246 
Smith, Mathew K. 147, 224 
Smith, Matilda A. 205 
Smith, Maude D. 240 
Smith, Maud M. 226 
Smith, Mehitable, 48, 71, 79 
Smith, Melissa E. 224 
Smith, Mercy, <'>•'!, 145 
Smith, Millie T. 250 
Smith, Milton, 15-1 
Smith, Minnie, 240 
Smith, Minnie 15. 236 
Smith, Minnie M. 226 
Smith, Molly, 78 
Smith, Morgan, 187 
Smith, Moses, 267 
Smith, Moses .J. 210 
Smith, Myron, 256 
Smith, Nancy, SO, 125, I 11, 

148, L64, l'sT. 237, 243 
Smith, Nancy A. 1 l»i 
Smith, Nancy E. 259 

Smith, Nancy L. 138 
Smith, Nannie E. 199 
Smith, Nathan, 79, 113, 127, 

129, 256 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1702) 74 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1724) 82 
Smith, Nathan (bap. 1750) 82 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1764) 114 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1766) 77 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1771) 81 
Smith, Nathan (1788-1876) 137 
Smith, Nathan (b. 1791) 114 
Smith, Nathan (1793-1851) 170 
Smith, Nathan D. 234 
Smith, Nathan H. 257, 261 
Smith, Nathan S. 114 
Smith, Nathan W. 137 
Smith, Nathaniel, 89, 269 
Smith, Nathaniel D. 171, 237, 

Smith, Nathaniel F. 235 
Smith, Nehemiah (b. 1605) 53 
Smith, Nehemiah (b. 1646) 65 
Smith, Nehemiah (b. 1696)71 
Smith, Nehemiah (bp. 1701) 78 
Smith. Nehemiah (b. 1733) 91 
Smith, Nehemiah (b. 1767) 124 
Smith, Nehemiah D. 149 
Smith. Nellie. 24S 
Smith, Nellie M. 246 
Smith, Nelson, 114 
Smith, Nelson T. 254 
Smith, Newton F. 230 
Smith, Newton P. 154 
Smith, Norton T. 220 
Smith, Noyes G. 213 
Smith, Ohadiah, 48, 48, 49 
Smith, Olive, 7*1 
Smith, Oliver, 49, 85, 114, 115 
Smith, Oliver (Col.) 85 
Smith, Oliver B. 233 
Smith, Oliver C. 247 
Smith, Oliver 1). 251 
Smith, Orlando, 123, 190 

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th, Orlando R. 245, 245 

th, Orson H. 265 

th, Othaniel, 225 

th, Ozias B. 154 

th, Paul, 79, 80 

th, Paul G. 147 

th, Paul Grant, 100 

th, Pearl P. 260 

th, Peggy, 89 

th, Percy Swan, 77 

th, Perez S. 77 

th, Phebe, 82, 137, 147 

th, Phebe A. 259 

th, Phebe (D. C. Mrs.) 93 

th, Phebe E. 226 

th, Phebe M. (Mrs.) 109 

th, Philo H. 142 

th, Polly (b. 1778) 102 

th, Preserved, 99 

th, Priscilla, 77, 185 

th, Prudence A. 193 

th, Prudence E. 175 

th, Prudv (Mrs.) 125 

th, R. Morris, 269 

th, Raymond H. 260 

th, Rebecca, 148, 206 

th, Rebecca F. 239 

th, Richard, 266, 266 

th, Richard (Ipswich, 1640) 


th, Richard (16S0) 39 
th, Richard K. 261 
th, Richard R. P. 247 
th, Robert, 148, 269 
th, Robert B. R. 134 
th, Robert W. 168 
th, Rosa E. 237 
th, Rosalind. 152 
th, Roswell, 92, 92, 151, 152 
th, Roxy, 102 
tli, Ruama, 106 
th,Rufus,95, 1 27, 128, 129, 


th, Rufus S. 133 

Smith, Russell, 126 

Smith, Russell C. 126, 193 

Smith, Ruth N. (Mrs.) 270 

Smith, S. Josephine, 267 

Smith, Sabin(b 1819) 102,268 

Smith, Sabin A. 218 

Smith, Sabin K. 102, 268 

Smith, Sabria, 75 

Smith, Sallie A. 221 

Smith, Sally, 100, 102 

Smith, Sall'v A. 147 

Smith, Sally R. 125 

Smith, Samuel, 225 

Smith, Samuel (b. 1676) 72 

Smith, Samuel (b. ab. 1696) 79 

Smith, Samuel (b. 1709) 267 

Smith, Samuel (1790-1833) 140 

Smith, Samuel (d. 1799-80) 98 

Smith, Samuel (b. 1814) 111 

Smith, Samuel A. (L. I.) 269 

Smith, Samuel (Capt.) 14" 

Smith, Samuel 0. 268 

Smith, Samuel F. (Rev. Dr.) 14 

Smith, Samuel P. lis 

Smith, Sandford B. 211 

Smith, Sara Augusta, 345 

Smith, Sarah, 206 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith. Sarah 

Smith. Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

Smith, Sarah 

(b. 1642) 62 
,1.. L670) 4s 
(b. 171'.'- 72 
i hap. L756) 82, "95 
(b. L758) L02 
ib. L761) 12:; 
mi. L772) 95 
ib. 1777) 95 
(b. 1779) 116 
ib. 17!':: i in" 
I 1800- L854) 17" 
(m. Foote) 50 
(m. Tubbfi 

A. 133, 216 
Ahnira. '_' t5 
Antonette, 50 

B. 17s 254 


Index of Names 









Sarah Denison, 116 
Sarah E. 171, 204, 247 
Sarah Elizabeth, 237, 

Sarah F. 200, 241 
Sarah J. 136 
Sarah L. 236 
Sarah M. 141, 141, 201, 
208, 253 
Sarah S. 256 
Selden A. 227 
Seldcm M. 141 
Seth, 106, 145 
Sh ubel, 76, 125 
Shubel R. 125 
Sidney A. 210 
Sidney C. 228 
Simeon, 49, 127, 194, 

Simeon (b. 1738) 92 
Simeon (1762-1848) 

Simeon (son of Judah) 

Simon, 151 

Simon (1). ab. 1712) 79 
Simon (b. 1750) 99 
Simon (b. 1767) 105 
Simon A. 142 
Sophia G. 168 
Sophronia, 104 
Stephen, 99, 100, 144, 

Stephen M. 207 
Stewart A. 254 
Snkey, 100 
Susan, 100 
Susan G. 202 
Susan P. 145, 258, 268 
Susie M. 247 
Temperance, 7*'., 76, 92 
Theda M. 224, 261 
Theodia, L04, 142 
Theodia A. 214 




Smith r 



Theodia L. 215 
Theodore S. 228 
Thankful, 92 
Thomas, 173 
Thomas B. 185 
Timothy, 152 
Timothy E. 138 
Timothy W. 104 
Tracy W. 257 
Turner M. 142, 149 
Vaneie E. 214 
Virginia, 206 
Valentine, 152 
Waty, 1 14 
Wallace A. 253 
Walter, 145, 267 
Walter B. 242 
Walter E. 254 
Walter G. 245 
Walter N. W. 193 
Walthall, 199 
Warren H. 257 
Washington G. 134 
Welcome A. 267 
Wert W. 150 
Wightman, 99, 213 
William, 201 
William (Rev.) 269 
William (b. 1706) 72 
William (b. 1742) 268 
William (b. 1749) 95 
William (m. 1772) 82, 

William (1775-1854) 

William (of England) 

William (N. II.) 269 
William (Pa.) 269 
William A. 175, 203 
William B. 217, 218, 

William C. 99,113,141 
William E. 166, 237 

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Smith, William G. 203 
Smith, William H. 154, 157, 

Smith, William H. H. 231 
Smith, William J. 258 
Smith, William L. 138 
Smith, William M. (Capt.) 242, 

Smith, William N. 224 
Smith, William O. 255 
Smith, William P. 198 
Smith, William R. 364 
Smith, William S. 178, 204 
Smith, William T. 230, 247 
Smith, Wing R. 258 
Smith, Worthington (Rev.)269 
Southmayd, Amelia B. 205 
Southworth, Abiah (M. D.) 238 
Southworth, Judith, 206 
Southworth, Wells, 238 
Spangler, Catharine, 193 
Spencer, Calvin, 227 
Spencer, Caroline, 113 
Spencer, Elizabeth J. 227 
Spencer, Mary S. 206 

Sprague, -(Gov.) 179 

Sprague, Crandall, 146 
Sprague, Eleanor J. 262 
Sprague, Lucretia H. 146 
Sprague, Susan, 177 
Sprague, William (Gov.) 177 
Squire, Elizabeth, 232 
Squires, Susan DeForest, 233 
Stackhouse, Bessie L. 245 
Stackhouse, George A. 245 
Standish, Miles, 122 
Stanton, Ebenezer (Capt.) 113, 

Stanton, Ebenezer, 113 
Stanton, Edward, 113 
Stanton, Elisha, 113 
Stanton, Eliza A. 1S7 
Stanton, Frances, 167 
Stanton, Hannah, 73 

Stanton, Mary, 74, 76, 113 
Stanton, Mary M. 188 
Stanton, Nathan, 113 
Stanton, Nathan (Capt.) 165, 

Stanton, Nathan S. 113 
Stanton, Thomas, 73 
Stanward, Lay, 138 
Stanward, Lucy, 138 
Stark, Abiel, 137 
Stark, Andrew, 208 
Stark, Anna, 136 
Stark, Betsey, 140 
Stark, Daniel, 140 
Stark, Hannah, 137 
Stark, Laura A. 208 
Stark, Nathan, 136 
Stark, Nelson, 244 
Stark, Sarah A. 244 
Starkey, Charles, 157 
Starker, Louisa P. 157 
Starr, Charles F. 252 
Starr, Emma M. 252 
Stebbens, Jonas B. 201 
Stevens, 201 
Stewart. Chs. F. 214 
Stewart. Elisha, 97 
Stewart, Hannah, 92 
Stewart, Joshua, 139 
Stoddard, Elisha, 237 
Stoddard, Enoch V. (M. D.) 

121, 169, 169 
Stoddard, Mary J. 237 
Stoddard, Moseley, 1S6 
Stoddard. Prentice S. 173 
Stoddard. Vine. '.»«», 121, 173 
Stone, Robert T. 199 
Stratton, Benjamin I*. 215 
Stratton, Berl S. 215 
Stratton. Charles Y. 215 
Stratton. Daniel, 215 
Stratton. Fannie L. 215 
Stratton, Frank \V. 215 
Stratton, Hattie J. 215 


Index of Names 

Stratton, John W. 215 
Stratton, Leroy Y. 215 
Stratton, Nathan T. 215 
Stratton, Nellie T. 215 
Stratton, Sarah J. 215 
Streat, Cayiat, 69 
Strong, Arthur D. 216 
Strong, Benjamin C. 216 
Strong, Daniel W. 210 
Strong, David, 104 
Strong, Elizabeth, 200 
Strong, Ezra, 104 
Strong, H. C. 216 
Strong, Lydia, 106 
Strong, Mary, 135 
Strong, Samuel, 216 
Stroud, E. Fannie, 205 
Stroud, John, 201 
Stroud, Sarah, 201 
Stroud, William, 205 
Sturges, Fear, 75 
Sturtevant, Albert B. 229 
Sturtevant, Blanche M. 229 
Sturtevant, Charles P. 229 
Sturtevant, Eliza F. 229 
Sturtevant, Mabel S. 229 
Sutherland, John D. 364 

Swan, (Capt.) 162 

Swan, Adin, 85 
Swan, Betsey, 130 

Swan, Charles, 13o 

Swan, Cynthia, 83 

Swan, David, 83 

Swan, Elias, 83 

Swan, Elijah, 83 

Swan, Elizabeth, 83, 85, 85 

Swan, Esther, 85, 85 

Swan, Eunice, 83, 85 

Swan, Jabez S. (Rev.) 130 

Swan, Joseph, 85, 85, 130 

Swan, Joshua, 130, 130 

Swan, Lois, 85 

Swan, Lucy, 83, 85, 130, 130 

Swan, Lucy R. 130 

Swan, Mary, 83 

Swan, Mary E. 130 

Swan, Mary M. 85 

Swan, Nathan, 83 

Swan, Oliver, 83 

Swan, Ruth, 83 

Swan, Timothy, 83, 83 

Swan, William, 130 

Swan, William II. 130 

Synies, Frank J. 216 


Taber, Amelia, 120, 169 
Taft, Mary E. 242 
Taft, Royal C. 242 
Talbot, Eliza, 178 
Tanner, Helen, 364 
Tanner, William, 364 
Tarbox, Annette M. 205 
Tarbox, Arthur D. 205 
Tarbox, Charles S. 205 
Tarbox, Elisha, 205 
Tarbox, Jasper B. 205 
Tarbox, Ralph, 205 
Taylor, Annie, 155 

Taylor, James, 120 
Terry, Amanda, 201 
Terry, Elizabeth, 200 
Terry, Emma, 201 
Terry, Frances, 258 
Terry, George N. 200 
Terry, Gilbert, 20 1 
Terry, Henry S. 200, 200 
Terry, Mary E. 200 
Terry, Nelson, 200 
Terry, Samuel, 200 
Terry, William, 200, 200 
Thayer, Amy A. 156 

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Thayer, Josiah, 156 
Thomas, Elizabeth, 233 
Thomas, Hannah (Mrs.) 259 
Thomas, Harriet A. 243 
Thomas, Joseph S. 259 
Thomas, Lewis S. 259, 259 
Thomas, Nancy E. 259 
Thomas, Margaret C. 259 
Thomas, Thomas L. 259, 259 
Thompson. Mary. 14S 
Thompson, William S. 225 
Thorp, Adelbert. 214 
Thorp, Maxwell, 214 
Thorp, Montraville M. 214 
Tiffany, Elisha, 95 
Tinker, Fanny C. 228 
Torry, Mary, '207 
Trask, Fannie E. 264 
Tread way, Asanet, 126 
Tread way, James, 75 
Treadwav, James, Jr. 75 
Tribby, Mehitable, 135 
Tripp, Daniel, '257 
Tripp, Esther M. 257 
Tripp, Henry, 257 
Tripp, Mary E. 257 
Tripp, William S. 257 
Truman, Joseph, 36 
Trumbull, Jonathan (Gov.) 105 
Tubbs, Allen, 146 
Tubbs, Edwin, 146 
Tubbs, Frances E 228 

Tubbs, Frances II. 146 
Tubbs, Isaac, 79 
Tubbs, Job, 228 
Tubbs, John, 146 
Tubbs. John (M. D.) 103 
Tubbs, John G. (M. D.) L46 
Tubbs, Julia 11. 146 
Tubbs, M. Elizabeth, 146 
Tubbs, Mary E. 146 
Tubbs, Mary Eliza, 103 
Tucker, A. Waldo. L69 
Tucker, Frances A. 172 
Tucker, George P. 172 
Tucker, Jeduthan, 171 
Tucker, Luther, 171 
Tucker, Luther D. 172 
Tucker, Luther K. 172 
Tucker, Sarah, 253, 336 
Tuman. Eunice, 99 
Turner, Annie F. 239 
Turner, Caroline S. 239 
Turner, Edwin. 239 
Turner, Franklin. 239 
Turner, Gershom, 239 
Turner. Isabelle, 239 
Turner. John, 100 
Turner, Laura (Mrs.) 14(i 
Turner. Lois E. 239 
Turner. Lvdia. 100 
Tuttle. Harriet X. L89 
Tuttle, Timothy (Rev.) 189 
Tyler, W. S. 156 

Uncas, (Indian) 60, 63 

Underbill, Isaac, 186 


Inderw 1. Eugene, L34 

Vail, Erretta, 207 
Tail, Esther, 135 


Van Vleck. Henrj ,171 


Index of Names 


Wadams, Elmira, 186 
Wait, Albert S. 197 
Wait, Charles F. 197 
Wait, Charles W. 197 
Wait, Mary L. 197 
Wait, Norman. 197 
Wait, Oliver C. 197 
Wait, Remsen, 197 
Wait, Richard, 67 
Wait, Theodore, 197 

Waldron, (Mrs.) 162 

Walker, Anna R. 211 
Walker, Rebecca, 230 
Waller, 59 

Walthall, Mary L. 133 
Walworth, Eunice, 93 
Walworth, Mary S. 93 
Walworth, William, 93, 93 
Wandall, Sarah, 197 
Ward, Flora, 145 
Ward, John L. 145 
Wardlaw, Antoinnette, 51 
Warren, George II., Jr. 232 
Warren, Maria, 50 
Washburn, Henry G. 148 

Washington (Gen'l) 86, 86 

Waterman, Gurdon (Capt.) 108 
Waterman, Hannah, 76, 121 
Waterman, Henry, 107 
Waterman, Mary', 179 
Waterman, Nancy, 137 
Waterman, Warren, 202 
Waters, Rebecca, 260 
Watrons, Javed. 208 
Watrons, Lavinia, 154 
Watrons, Lois C. 208 
Watson, Mary, 267 
Watts, Hugh, 218 
Watts, Sarah J. 218 
Way, Elisha, 125 
Way, Elizabeth, 30, 31 

Way, George, 30 
Way, Joseph, 79 
Way, Lois, 80 
Wayi Thomas, 31 
Webster, Almira, 141 
Weed, 142 

Welch, Rebecca M. 233 
Welch, Samuel. 233 
Welles, George D. 265 
Welles, George E. (Col.) 265 
Welles, William B. 265 
Welles, Woolsev, 265 
Wells, Charlotte M. 263 
Wells, James H. 173 
Weston, Sarah, 189 
Westphael, William, 255 
Wetherell, Daniel, 34, 63, 68 
Wheat, Eliza G. 246 
Wheeler, 256 
W heeler, Alma D. 196 
Wheeler, Dorothy, 71 
Wheeler, Henry,' 196 
Wheeler, Isaac, 71 
Wheeler, Thomas, 71 
Whipple. Electa, 207 
White, Benjamin E. 189 
White. Lucinda, 266 
White. Sarah P. 189 
Whiting, Daniel. 258 
Whiting, Edward, 258 
Whiting, Edward N. 258 
Whiting, Grace L. 258 
Whiting, Herbert C. 258 
Whiting, Laura B. 258 
Whitney, George II. 176 
Whittemore, Nancy, 203 
Whittemore, Philena, 135 
Wiand, Henry, 132 
Wickham, Joseph P. 110 
Wickham, Phebe M. (Mrs.)llO 
Wightman, L52 

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Wightman, Allen S. 145 
Wightman, Amy, 145, 145, 149 
Wightman, Emeline, 145 
Wightman, Hannah, 104, 139 
Wightman, Isaac, 139 
Wightman, John (Rev.) 98 
Wightman, John G. 14U 
Wightman, Joseph O. 146 
Wightman, Lncv A. 145 
Wightman, Mary, 98, 104, 139 
Wightman, Mary A. 145 
Wightman, Maria L. 145 
Wightman. P. G. (Rev) 140 
Wightman, Tabitha, 138 
Wightman, Timothy, 103, 145 
Wightman, Timothy (Rev.) 98 

Wightman, Valentine, 78 
Wightman, Valentine (Rev.) 




leox, Frank W. 137 
lder, Charles, 220 
kler, Dexter E. 226 
lder, Oscar, 134 
lder, William, 226 
lkins, Andrew (Rev.) 251 
lkins, Ednah S. 251 
lkins, Grace E. 251 
lkins, Herve D. 251 
lkins, Herve L. 251 
lley, Martin, 1S6 
lliams, - - (Capt.) 120 

lliams, Adam, 125 
lliams, Almira B. 171 
lliams, Almira S. 171 
lliams, Anna E. 196 
lliams, Bessie S. 232 
lliams, Charles A. 268 
lliams. Charles H. 215 
lliams, Charles P. 232, 232, 
Williams, Charles S. 130, 130 
Williams, Clement N. 241 
Williams, Coddington B. 17" 

Williams, Coddington S. 170 
Williams, Cynthia M. 217 
Williams, Daniel, 130 
Williams, Desire, 188 
Williams, Eleazer, 130 
Williams, Elisha, 84 
Williams, Eliza. 171, 251 
Williams, Eliza C. 232 
Williams, Ellen L. 171 
Williams, Ephrann, 232 
Williams, Eunice, 124, 130 
Williams, Frances E. 17<» 
Williams, George M. 171 
Williams, George W. 217 
Williams, Georgia, 232 
Williams. Gilbert, 116 
Williams, Grace B. 176 
Williams. Grace B. (Mrs.) 136 
Williams, Hannah, 125 
Williams, Jane A. 171 
Williams, Jesse (Capt.) 171 
Williams, Job W. 217 
Williams, John, 216 
Williams, Martha, 84 
Williams. Martha A. 217 
William.-. Marv 15. 232 
Williams, Marv D. 171 
Williams. Marv I.. (Mrs.) 187 
Williams, MarV S. 130 
Williams. Michel, 69 
Williams, Sarah 1'.. 170 
Williams, Seth, 123 
Williams, Thomas -I. 217 
Williams, William ((ion.) 108 
Williamson, Ayora ( >. 209 
Williamson, James II. I Mrs.) 

Wilson, Jacob, 218 
Wilson, Julia, 50 
Wils«»n. Marv (Mrs.) 218 
Wilson, Phebe, 218 
Wilson, Thomas, 252 
Wilson, William (M. !>.» 5 
Winchester, Alexander, 65 


Index of Names Buffering to Page. 

Winchester, Lydia, 65 
Winthrop, Fitz John (Gov.) 

68, 93 
Wood, Edward J. 171 
Wood, John (1651) 59 
Wood, Jnlia, 154 
Wood, Eoswell, 149 
Wood, Sally, 149 
Wood, Sarah M. 230 
Wood, William B. 230 
Wood, William H. 136 
Woodbridge, Amanda M. 192 

Woodbridge, David, 192 
Woodbridge, Maria L. (Mrs.) 

Woodruff, Jennie D. 168 
Woodward, John, 101 
Wortliington, Frances II. 263 
Wright, Azariah, 126 
Wright, Lydia, 126 
Wright, Mary, 124 
Wright, Koxana, 219 
Wright, Sarah E. 247 


Yates, Caroline A. 200 
Yeomans, Gilbert, 217 
Yeomans, Lucy, 217 

Youngs, 103 
Youngs, Christopher