Dorothy Smith (1696-1781)

Updated 23 November 2013

This is the ancestry of my 7th Great Grandmother Dorothy SMITH, beginning with her Great Grandfather the Reverend Henry SMITH from England.

First Generation in America

1. Henry SMITH, born around 1594, in England, probably in Norwich in Norfolk County. He had two wives.

Children of Henry SMITH and his first wife are:

i. Phillipa SMITH, born about 1622, England
ii. Mary SMITH, born about 1624, England
iii. Perigrin SMITH, born about 1627 in Norwich, Norfolk, England
iv. Rebecca SMITH, born about 1631 in Norwich, Norfolk, England

He second wife was Dorothy.

Children of Henry SMITH and Dorothy are:

v. Dorothy SMITH, born about 1633 in Norwich, Norfolk, England
vi. Preserved SMITH, born about 1637, he was lost at sea.
2. vii. Samuel SMITH, born 27 Jan 1639 in Wethersfield, Connecticut; m. Mary ENSIGN.
viii. Joanna SMITH, born 25 Dec 1641
ix. Noah SMITH, born 25 Feb 1643
x. Elizabeth SMITH, born 25 Aug 1648, died young.

Second Generation

2. Samuel SMITH, (Henry 1), was born 27 Jan 1639 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. He married Mary ENSIGN, daughter of James ENSIGN and Sarah, about 1662, (probably at Hartford, CT). He died 10 Sep 1703 at Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Children of Samuel SMITH and Mary ENSIGN:
Samuel SMITH
Ebenezer SMITH, born 1668 in Massachusetts; m. Sarah HUXLEY

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(Reverend) Henry SMITH and (1) (miss) CORNISH and (2) Dorothy COTTON HUSBAND: [F4274]. (Reverend) Henry SMITH. [PC M2-13]

There is much speculation about his parents and place of birth. He was born (1588-S4)(about 1599-S6,S7,S13)(about 1600-S4,S6,S7,S13) in (Norwich, Norfolk-S4,S6,S7, S13)(Blaby, Leicestershire-S7, S8), England

He is most often said to be the son of Erasmus SMITH and (miss) BYDD. (S8). However, according to the will of Erasmus, Henry died before his father, who died in 1616. Since Reverend Henry Smith died in 1648, the son of Erasmus must be a different Henry than Reverend Henry.

He is also said to be a son of Ambrose SMITH, the brother of Erasmus SMITH. In my investigations of this line, the timing is all wrong, and so far, I have seen nothing of substance to prove it. Ambrose is usually said to have died in 1584, and Henry to have been born after this.

Other speculations make him the son of SMITHs of London. [See this link for a study of various Henry Smiths]

An unpublished Hinman manuscript in the Library of Massachusetts Hististorical Society gives “near Norwich” as the place of his birth. {S8, S9}.

“One record which has come to us, on what authority we know not, that Mr. Smith was born at Blaby, Leicestershire, England. If so he was a fellow townsman of Mr. Leonard Chester, and possibly his rector, or pastor.” {S8}.

An apparently weak point in this (the Smith family) pedigree is the long period (153 yrs., i. e., from birth of John, 1495, to the death of the grandson, Rev. Henry, 1638) to be covered by ony two lives — those of Erasmus and Henry — unless the names Erastus and Erasmus, represent two men. {S8}.

Henry SMITH married (1) (miss) CORNISH about 1610 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, but it is not clear if this is the Reverend Henry Smith. {S4}. What is clear is that Reverend Henry Smith married (1) (unknown) and had 4 children by his first wife.(S4,S6, S8). [If this date of 1610 is correct, then he would have to been born in 1588. On the other hand, it is unlikely that he was married before his education. RAM]. Source 15 says he married Dorothy Cotton in 1619 in Norfolk, England. Could this have been when he married miss CORNISH?

He may be the Henry Smith at matriculated at Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge in 1617. {S4, S9}.

There is also a Henry Smith who received his BA from King’s college (A Fellow of Kings) at Cambridge University in 1619-1620. {S2, S4}.

He may also be the Henry Smith who received his AB from Magdalene College in Cambridge in 1621-1622; and his AM in 1625. {S4}.

Of note is the work Smith’s Examination of Usury, Smith, Henry, 1550?-1591. A sermon preached in the city of London, by the learned and reverend divine Henry Smith. reprinted in Boston, in 1751. {S17}.

The following is a portion of an email from Rosemary and David Gardiner, who are preparing an article on the Regicide for the new Dictionary of National Biography. “We believe [the regicide] may have been a collateral of Henry Smith of Wethersfield as the regicide is thought to have had a son Erastus (IGI). I have done extensive research on the family tree of Erasmus Smith, husband of Margaret Cecil, and have a copy of his will. He did indeed have a son Henry who predeceased him and this Henry was one of the leading Puritan preachers of his time. He makes no mention of another Henry in his will. I think it more likely that your Henry Smith [of Wethersfield, MA] is descended from Ambrose who bought Withcote or Withcock from his nephew Roger, the son of Erasmus.” {S8}.

Concerning the possibility of finding information on the SMITH family in the University of Cambridge records, Sean Blanchflower of Cambridge writes: “The Henry Smith who attended Magdalene at those dates has no record of having been to Sidney Sussex College, but I’ll give you the records for the one at Magdalene College. He was ordained deacon and then priest in 1623, and after that nothing is known for sure. He is probably the same Henry Smith who emigrated to New England to escape persecution from Archbishop Laud, in 1636-7. He settled in Watertowne near Boston, then in Weathersfield.” {S8}.

Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Deputy Keeper, Cambridge University Archives, writes: “According to Venn’s Alumni Cantabrigienses there was one Henry Smith, born in Leicestershire, who was admitted to Sidney Sussex College as a pensioner (i.e. an ordinary, fee-paying student) on 28 June 1617, about whom nothing else is known, and another who matriculated as a sizar (a poor student) from Magdalene in Easter Term 1618, was B.A. 1621/2 and M.A. 1623. Ordained deacon and priest at Peterborough on successive days, 7 and 8 June 1623. This one Venn tentatively identifies with the man who emigrated to New England to escape Laudian persecution in 1636/7 and who died in 1648. {S8}.

Unfortunately it does not appear that either college has any information about the parentage of either. The man admitted at Sidney in 1617 seems not to have matriculated at that time, so it is possible that they are indeed one and the same chap, and that he moved from Sidney to Magdalene, and elevated himself from a sizar to a pensioner at the same time. A man coming to Cambridge in 1617 was probably born within two or three years of 1600, so it is a little hard to see how he might have fitted into the Cecil family.” [Note that a birth year of 1600 would change the traditional 1588 birth year of Rev. Henry SMITH, but would be consistent with his family structure.] {S8}.

A Reverend Henry SMITH was ordained by the Bishop of Peterborough, England on 8 June 1623. {S4}.

He married Dorothy COTTON [F4275] {S4} (about 1635-S4)(about 1632-1633-S13) in England. {S4}.

He arrived in New England about 1636-1637 with his second wife and young children. (S4).

He may have settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts. (S4).

Samuel SMITH [our direct ancestor], a son of Rev. Henry, said in a letter [see below] of 1 January 1699 (old style) that his father arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts from England in 1636 or 1637, although others say he arrived in Charlestown first, and then removed to Watertown. Rev. Henry died in 1648 when Samuel was about 10 years old. Samuel’s letter describing his father was written when Samuel was 61, and he starts this letter to his son Ichabod by remarking that he was at so tender an age when Rev. Henry died, that he had only a little of the information Ichabod had requested. {S8}.

He moved to Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut by 1637; and was the first settled pastor there. {S4}.

In 1641, after [Peter] Prudden, [Roger] Sherman and [Richard] Denton had, one after another, ministered to the people, and had each passed away to more quiet fields of labor, Wethersfield, for the first time, became possessed of a settled minister in the person of the Rev. Henry Smith, who is described as ‘a gentleman of good family,’ and one who, ‘as the patriarch of one of the best sustained and accomplished families in New England, is entitled to our regard as a gentleman of uncommon culture, refinement and firmness.’ With his wife and several small children, he is supposed to have arrived [in Wethersfield ]in 1639, if not earlier — probably from Charlestown, Mass., where he had arrived in 1637, from England. {S8}.

At the time of Rev. Henry’s tenure in the pulpit at Wethersfield CT, accusations of witchcraft were popular. {S8}.

He presided at the trial of Mary Johnson of Wethersfield, who was condemned as a witch. She was indicted by a jury December 7, 1648 at Hartford, Connecticut, and was apparently executed June 6, 1650. {S8}.

The following is a portion of a letter written by Henry’s son Samuel to his son, and provides a portrait of the minister. However, the statement about first settling at Watertown is not supported by any contemporary evidence: {S4}.

Hadley, Massachusetts Colony, Jan. ye Firste, 1698/99
My Dear & Dutiful Son:
I was of so tender an Age at the Death of my beloved Father, that I am possessed of but little of the Information for which you seek.

My Revered Father was an ordained Minister of ye Gospelle, educate at Cambridge in England, & came to yis Land by reason of Ye Great Persecution by which ye infamous Archbiship Laud and ye Black Tom Tyrante (as Mr. Russell was always wont to call ye Earl of Strafforde) die cause ye reign of his Majestie, Charles ye First, to loose favor in ye sight of ye people of England. My Father & Mother came over in 1636/37, firste to Watertown which is neare Boston, & after a yeare or two to Weathersfield on ye great River, where he became ye firste settled Pastor. Concerning of ye earlie days I can remember but little save Hardship. My Parents had broughte both Men Servants & Maid Servants from England, but ye Maids tarried not but till they got married, ye wch was shortly, for there was great scarcity of Women in ye Colonies. Ye men did abide better. Onne of em had married onne of my Mother’s Maids & they did come with us to Weathersfield, to our grate Comforte for some years, untill they had manny littel onnes of theire Owne. I do well remember ye Face & Figure of my Honoured Father. He was 5 foote, 10 inches talle & spare of builde, tho not leane. He was an Active as ye Red Skin Men & sinewy. His delighte was in sportes of strengthe, & withe his owne Hands he did helpe to reare bothe our owne House & ye Firste Meetinge House of Weathersfield, wherein he preacht yeares too fewe. He was well Featured & Fresh favoured with faire Skin & longe curling Hair (as neare all of us have had) with a merrie eye & swete smilinge Mouthe, tho he coulde frowne sternlie eno’ when need was. {S4, S16}.

My mother & sister did each of em kill more yan one of ye gray Howlers [wolves] & once my oldest sister shot a Beare yt came too neare ye house. He was agood fatte onne & keept us all in meate for a good while. I guess one of her Daughters has got ye skinne. As most of ye Weathersfield settlers did come afoot throu ye Wilderness & brought with em such things only as they did most neede at ye firste ye other things was sent round from Boston in Vessels to come up the River to us. Some of the shippes did come safe to our Weathersfield, but many were lost in a grate storm. Amongst em was onne which held alle our beste things. A good many yeares later, long after my Father had died of the grate fever & my mother had married Mr. Russell & moved to Hadley, it was found yt some of out things had been saved & keept in ye fort which is by ye River’s Mouthe, & they was brought to us. Most of em was spoilt with Sea water and Moulde especially ye Bookes & ye plate. Of this there was no grate store, only ye Tankard, which I have, and some spoones, divided amongst my sisters, which was alle so black it was long before any could come to its owne colour agen, & Mr. Russell did opine yt had it not been so it might not have founde usage, but he was sometimes a little shorte of ye Charity which thinketh no Evil, at ye least I was wont to think so when his Hand was to heavy on my Shoulders & I remembered ye sweetnesse & ye Charity of my firste Farther.” {S4, S16}.

Samuel continues:

Ye firste Meeting House was solid mayde to withstande ye wicked onsaults of ye Red Skins. Its Foundations was laide in ye feare of ye Lord, but its Walls was truly laide in ye feare of ye Indians for many & grate was ye Terrors of em. I do minde me yt alle ye able-bodyed Men did work thereat & ye old and feeble did watch in turns to espie if any Salvages was in hidinge neare & every Man keept his Musket nighe to his hande. I do not myself remember any of ye Attacks mayde by large bodeys of Indians whilst we did remayne in Weathersfield, but did oftimes hear of em. Several Families wch did live back a ways from ye River was either Murderdt or Captivated in my Boyhood & we all did live in constant feare of ye like. My father ever declardt there would not be so much to feare iff ye Red-Skins was treated with such mixture of Justice & Authority as they cld understand, but iff he was living now he must see that wee can do naught but fight em & that right heavily. {S8}.

After ye Red Skins ye grate Terror of our lives at Weathersfield & for many yeares after we had moved to Hadley to live was ye Wolves. Catamounts were bad eno’ & so was ye Beares, but it was ye Wolves yt was ye worst. The noyse of theyre howlings was eno’ to curdle ye bloode of ye stoutest & I have never seen ye man yt did not shiver at ye sounde of a Packe of em. What with ye way we hated em & ye goode money yt was offered for theyre Heads we do not heare em now so much, but when I do I feel again ye younge Hatred rising in my Blood & it is not a Sin because God mayde em to be hated. My Mother & Sister did each of em Kill more yan one of ye gray Howlers & once my oldest Sister shot a Beare yt came too neare ye House. He was a good Fatte onne & keept us all in meate for a good while. I guess one of her Daughters has got ye skinne. {S8}.

As most of ye Weathersfield settlers did come afoot throu ye Wilderness & brought with em such Things only as they did nost neede at ye firste, ye other Things was sent round from Boston in Vessels to come up the River to us. Some of the shippes did come safe to Weathersfield, but many were lost in a grate storm. Amongst em was onne wch held alle our Beste Things. A good many Yeares later, long after my Father had died of the grate Fever & my Mother had married Mr. Russell & moved to Hadley it was found yt some of our Things had been saved & keept in ye Forst wch is by ye River’s Mouthe [Saybrook], & they was brought to us. Most of em was spoilt with Sea water and Moulde especially ye Bookes [Footnote by Juliana: ‘My Father [Mr. Russell] hath one of these books — The Vision of Piers Plowman. It is so ruinated with damp and mould yt no one can read ye whole of it’] & ye Plate. If this there was no grate store, only ye Tankard, wch I have, and some Spoones, divided amongst my Sisters, wch was alle so black it was long before any could come to its owne colour agen, [& Mr. Russell did opine yt had not been so it might not have founde us agen, but he was sometimes a little shorte of ye Charity wch thinketh no Evil, at ye least I was wont to think so when his Hand was too heavy on my Shoulders & I remembered ye sweetnesse & ye Charity of my firste Father …] {S8}.

The Rev. Henry had more difficulties than those connected with house-building, Indians and bears, mentioned in his son’s letter. There were unhappy souls in his church and congregation, and from the start he was a victim of unfounded suspicions and bitter accusations. Chief among his harassers was Clement Chaplin (Chaplin this time, not Chapin), who seems to have come to Wethersfield in 1636, before Rev. Henry, and was the “ruling elder” of the church when Rev. Henry took over. He held the office of Colonial Treasurer for the town. He appears to have been a cantankerous person. For example, he quarreled with the Town Recorder, Matthew Mitchell, in 1640, and by way of the General Court compelled Matthew to apologize to him publicly (over what, I don’t know).{S8}.

In 1643, the General Court appointed a committee to look into the discontent at the church in Wethersfield. In April the committee suggested that Rev. Henry resign as pastor “if yt may be done according to God.” Rev. Henry apparently declined the invitation. In July, the Court requested that the charges be put in writing. In November, the Court announced that most of the charges against Rev. Henry were mistakes. They furthermore fined Clement Chaplin 10 pounds “for divulging and setting his hand to a paper called a declaration, tending to the defamation of Mr. Smith.” Also fined various amounts were Francis Norton and John Goodridge for signing Chaplin’s declaration, Mr. Plum for “preferring a roll of grievances against Mr. Smith, and failing of proof in the prosecution thereof,” and Robert Rose for joining with Mr. Plum.[5] According to Savage, Francis Norton left no children, and there is no record of Clement Chaplin having left any either. Norton mentions a cousin John, by which he meant his nephew, and Chaplin’s wife went back to England after Clement died, no children mentioned. {S8}.

Helen Evertson Smith summed up the Rev. Henry this way in 1900: {S8}.

While the rule in New England pastorates was that the pastor was literally as well as figuratively the head of an obedient flock, which paid him all due deference, and followed his lead as sheep follow the piping of the shepherd, the pastors who successively essayed the charge of the church in Wethersfield were the unfortunate exceptions. In no sense could Mr. Smith have found his new pastorate a bed of roses. Besides the privations and hardships common to all pioneer pastors, there seems to have been a strong and most unusual element of turbulence in the membership of this wilderness church, for two preceding ministers had tried and failed to unite the members of the congregation sufficiently to secure a settlement, and the trouble did not immediately cease upon Mr. Smith’s installation. Previous to or about the time of his settlement in Wethersfield the most prominent of the insurgents, under advice of the Rev. John Davenport and others, had removed to Stamford; yet the restless spirits who were left found enough to say against Mr. Smith’s ministry during the next few years. There is evidence tending to show that he may have been too liberal in his construction of doctrinal views, and inclined to too great charity in matters of personal conduct, to suit the more rigid among the townsmen. In at least one instance matters went so far that the pastor was brought before the General Court on charges the nature of which is not now apparent; but it is recorded that fines which for that day were very heavy were laid upon certain individuals “for preferring a list of grievances against Mr. Smith and failing to prove in the prosecution thereof.” From references to this, which appear in manuscript of about a century after this date, referring to this trial as a thing still remembered, it would seem that Mr. Smith was opposed to severity in church discipline, and also to the importation into the Connecticut Colony of the bribe to hypocrisy which was offered by the law restricting to church-members the right of suffrage in town as well as church matters; and that he also preferred to believe an accused man to be innocent untiol he was proved guilty, and even then did not believe in proceeding to extremities until after every gentle means had been tried in vain. {S8}.

One cause of animadversion is said to have been that Mr. Smith had advocated the separation of a wife from a drunken husband who had frightfully abused her and her children. This seems to have been thought by some members of the congregation to indicate great laxity of moral principle on the part of the pastor; but evidently the majority of the people were with him on these and other disputed points, and so were his friends, Mr. Thomas Hooker, the beloved pastor of the church at Hartford, and Mr. Warham of Windsor. Another complaint against Mr. Smith was that he refused to listen to those who brought him reports concerning alleged infractions of church discipline, on the ground that many of these things were matters which lay solely between a man and his Maker. In the end Mr. Smith carried the church with him, and when he died, in 1648, he was sincerely mourned even by those who at one time had “despitefully used” him. {S8}.

Mr. Smith is said to have been “a scholarly man of gentle birth and breeding, a persuasive preacher and a loyal friend.” {S8}.

Henry Stiles intriguingly remarks that Clement Chaplin, Rev. Henry’s chief calumniator. “was quite a large land-holder, and both he and Mr. Smith had lands allotted to them, on both sides of the River, in the general distribution of 1639.” This brings to mind the extended debate among historians on the relationship between the spirituality and economic ambitions of Puritans, both in Old and New England. Did Clement by any chance have in mind getting hold of Henry’s land if Smith could be drummed out of Wethersfield? {S8}.

Rev. Smith appears to have left us no written sermons, nor theological disquisitions. It appears that he was primarily a pastor, not seriously interested in doctrinal disputation or scholarly elucidations of Puritan beliefs. {S8}.

His will was written on 8 May 1648. {S4, S8}.

He died on 9 AUG 1648 at (Glastonbury-S14)(Wethersfield-S4,S6, S8,S13), Hartford County, Connecticut; His will was probated and he was buried in 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.(S6).

WIFE (1):
(miss) CORNISH.
CHILDREN of Henry SMITH [F4274] and his first wife, (miss) CORNISH:

1. Philippa SMITH. Born about 1622, England; d. by 1687. Married 1640 Deacon John BIRDSEY (d. Apr. 4, 1690, Stratford, CT). They were admitted to church at Milford Aug. 23, 1640, and dismissed to church at Stratford Mar. 19, 1649. John married second in 1688 Alice, widow of Henry TOMLINSON. Children of Philippa and John: John married Phebe WILCOXSON; and Johanna married Deacon Timothy WILCOXSON. Philippa died about 1687, probably in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

2. Mary SMITH. Born about 1624 in Norwich, England. She married Samuel HALE (bap. Jul. 15, 1615, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; d. Jan. 13, 1710/1, Stratford, CT), son of (John and Martha HALE)(Thomas HALE and Joan KIRBY-S7) about 1642-1643 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Mary died 19 JAN 1712 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

3. Peregrine SMITH. Born about 1627-1628 in (Norwich-S14), England. He died (before 1648)(before 20 APR 1649-S7)(on 20 APR 1649-S14), probably at Wethersfield, Connecticut. He did not marry.

4. Rebecca SMITH. Born about 1631 in England. She married (1) Samuel SMITH (b. about 1625, England), son of Lt. Samuel and Elizabeth (SMITH) SMITH of Wethersfield and Hadley. Divorced while Samuel was in VA. Rebecca married (2) Nathaniel BOWMAN (d. 1707, Wethersfield, CT) in 1669. No children.

WIFE (2):
[F4275]. Dorothy (COTTON-S4)(COTTEN-S7). [PC M2-13]

Dorothy’s surname is sometimes given as COTTON, but no evidence is given. Source 14 says she is the daughter of John COTTON, but again, no evidence is given. Source 15 says she is the daughter of Roland COTTON and Mary HURLBERT, without evidence. It is probable that the COTTON surname is based on a bequest in the 1652 will of Rev. John COTTON, son of Rowland COTTON, to “my cousin Henery Smith.” However, Rev. Henry SMITH was deceased at the time of the will, and the bequest was for “diet, lodging and apparel so long as he serve my wife, and £20” – certainly not intended for Rev. Henry SMITH.-S?).

Source 13 calls her widow Cotton. {S13}.

Born (about 1603-S6)(in 1604-S14)(in 1611-S6,S7) in England. She was of Norwich, Norfolk, England. (S6). She was christened in 1611 in Cretingham, Suffolk, England. (S6).

She married (1) (Rev.) Henry SMITH [F4274] (about 1632-1633-S6,S7)(about 1635) in England.

She married (2) John RUSSELL in (1649-S4,S7). At that time they moved to Hadley, Massachusetts. This was also the year that the town of Hadley was founded. A dissenting Connecticut congregation under the leadership of Reverend. John Russell founded Hadley as an agricultural community on the east bank of the Connecticut River in 1659. John Russell was born in 1597. He settled in Glazier. {S4}.

Her husband John died on 8 MAY 1680 in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Her will was dated 16 FEB 1681-1682. It mentioned her son Samuel Hale and daughter Mary Smith, wife of her son Samuel.

She died (on 8 May 1680-S13,S14)(in 1694-S16) in (Hadley, Massachusetts-S16)(Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connectiuct-S7)(Weathersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut-S6,S13,S14). Dorothy was apparently living with son Samuel at her death.(S5).

CHILDREN of Henry SMITH [F4274] and Dorothy [F4275]:

5. [F2137]. Dorothy SMITH. [PC M2-13]. Born (about 1633)(about 1636-S4.S6) (at Norwich, Norfolk-S?)(in England-S4). She married (1) John BLACKMAN [F2136]. She married (2) Francis HALL [F2138]. on 21 OCT 1665. She married (3) Mark St. JOHN. She married (4) (Deacon) Isaac MOORE. She died on 17 April 1706 at Farmington, Hartford county, Connecticut. {S6}.

6. Preserved SMITH. Born about 1637 at Norwich, Norfolk, England. He died at sea enroute to Connecticut. (S6,S7).

7. Samuel SMITH. Born 27 JAN 1639 at (Wethersfield-S4)(Glastonbury-S7), Hartford County, Connecticut. Lived at Northampton, MA 1666-1680, then moved to Hadley, MA to care for widowed mother. Included in the letter referring to his father was the following reference to his stepfather, John Russell: “he was sometimes a little short of ye Charity which thinketh no Evil, at ye least I was wont to think so when his Hand was too heavy on my Shoulders & I remembered ye sweetnesse & ye Charity of my firste Father, but on ye whole said he was a Goode Man & did well by my Mother & her children & no doubt we did often try his wit & temper.” He married Mary ENSIGN, daughter of James ENSIGN and Sarah, about 1662, (probably at Hartford, CT)(at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts-S7). He died 10 SEP 1703 at Hadley, Massachusetts.

8. Joanna SMITH. Born on 25 DEC 1641 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. She married Philip RUSSELL (her step-brother and son of (Reverend) John RUSSELL) on 4 FEB 1664 at Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. They had one daughter, also named Joanna, born 31 OCT 1664. Joanna, the mother, died 28 DEC 1664 at Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; and was buried 29 DEC 1664. Joanna, the daughter, also died in DEC 1664 and they were buried together on 29 DEC. Philip married (2) Elizabeth TERRY (bap. Jan. 4, 1642; slain by Indians Sep. 19, 1677), daughter of Stephen TERRY, on 10 JAN 1665 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA; and (3) Mary CHURCH (b. 1656; d. May 1, 1743), daughter of Edward CHURCH, on 25 DEC 1679 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.

9. Noah SMITH. Born 25 FEB 1643-1644 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Noah died 8 May 1648 at 4 years of age.

10. Elizabeth SMITH. Born 25 AUG 1648 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Died young.


[S1]. Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families. compiled by S. V. Talcot. 1883. Albany:Weed, Parsons, & Co. pg.670-671.

[S2]. Hale, House and Related Families. Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. 1978. Baltimore:Genealogical Publishing Co. page 730.

[S3]. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut. by William Richard Cutter, et al. 1911. Vol.4:2061. New York:Lewis Historical Publishing Co.

[S4]. Stephen M. Lawson’s and and and


[S6]. Mark and Sandra Pilling Genealogy.

[S7]. The Andrews Family Lines.


[S9]. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, Volume II – Genealogies and Biographies, by Dr. Henry R. Stiles (1904)

[S10]. Unpublished Hinman Manuscript in the Library of Massachusetts Historical Society.

[S11]. Burke. Landed Gentry, p. 1459.

[S12]. Heraldic Visitation, Co. Leicester, Morland’s Hist. of Leicester


[S14]. Woodall/Hartzog Family. Steve Woodall.

[S15]. Burnham, Bean, Willard & Barton genealogy.

[S16]. Crocker ~ Ashley genealogy. Tracy Crocker. QUOTES as sources: a) Jacobus, Donald Lines, American Genealogist New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Greene, David L.;Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1989, Tracy A. Crocker, Hawai`i State Library, L2022, xerox copies, (SRC) Edited by: Donald Lines Jacobus vol 9-11 and 12-41. b) Jacobus, Donald Lines and Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hale, House and Related Families; mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, (1978) Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Beverly McGuire, L1547.

[S17]. Referenced in Internet Shakespeare Editions.


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