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NameWilliam SMEAD
Birthabt 1630, England
Immigration1635, Dorchester aboard the Dorset
Deathbef Feb 1704, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [1002,]
FatherWilliam? Smead (~1600-<1636)
MotherJudith Stoughton (ch. 1599-1639)
Marriage31 Oct 1658 [500]
SpouseElizabeth Lawrence
Birth15 Sep 1635, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA [1001]
Death29 Feb 1704, Deerfield Massacre, Franklin, MA [212]
BurialOld Burying Ground, Deerfield, MA [228]
FatherThomas Lawrence (~1600-1655)
MotherElizabeth Bates (~1610-1679)
1 FElizabeth Smead
Birth20 May 1662, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [629]
SpouseSamuel James
Marriage23 Feb 1680/1, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
Birth18 Feb 1664/5, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
Death27 Jan 1719, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [212]
Marriage30 Apr 1689, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [212]
Birth2 Jan 1667, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
DeathMar 1704, March to Quebec following Deerfield Massacre [1002,]
Marriage9 Jan 1687, Northampton, Hampshire, MA
4 MWilliam Smead (Died young)
Birth18 Jul 1668, Deerfield, Franklin Co, MA [629]
Death18 Sep 1675, Bloody Brook, Hadley, MA [629]
5 MSamuel Smead
Birth27 May 1669, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
Death1 Jan 1730/1, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [212]
SpouseMary Price
6 MJohn Smead
Birth27 Aug 1673, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
7 MEbenezer Smead
Birth9 May 1675, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [500]
Death19 Dec 1753, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [228]
BurialOld Burying Ground, Deerfield, MA
SpouseEsther Caitlin
Birth13 May 1677, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [500]
Death29 Feb 1704, Deerfield Massacre, Franklin, MA [228]
9 FWaitstill Smead
Birth5 Mar 1679, Northampton, Hampshire, MA [205]
Death29 Feb 1704, Deerfield Massacre, Franklin, MA [629]
SpouseEbenezer Warner
Marriage5 Jan 1698/9, Deerfield, Franklin, MA [212]
Notes for William SMEAD
Came with his widowed mother to New England. Her brother lived nearby, but when she died several years later, he became the ward of a man named John Pope.[ [629]] In Pope’s 1646 will, he is called “my little boy” and left Pope’s looms provided he was willing to dwell with Pope’s wife after his “time was out” and that he learn the trade. (NEHGR 7:229)

William evidently died before Feb 1704, but his widow, three of his daughters, at least 5 grandchildren, plus one of his daughters-in-law died in the Deerfield Massacre. His son Ebenezer's wife lost her father and four of her siblings. The massacre was an attack by French and Indians on the town that killed dozens of villagers. Over 100 of the survivors were marched north to Quebec, where they stayed in captivity for over 2 years.

Savage's: WILLIAM, Dorchester, prob. one of the ch. b. in Eng. of wid. Judith Smead, sis. of Israel Stoughton, wh. had join. the ch. a. 1636, and on whose est. he was appoint. 1639, to admin. acc. her will, for the good of them, was tak. to be brot. up by John Pope, wh. in his will, call. him little boy, gave his looms and tackling of them, to the val. of £3. provid. he would live with his w. aft. his time was out, and willing to learn his trade. This was in 1646. he m. 31 Dec. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Lawrence, and was freem. 1680, at Northampton, whither he rem. a. 1660, had William; Elizabeth b. 20 May 1663; Judith, 18 Feb. 1665; Mehitable, 2 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 27 May 1669; John, 27 Aug. 1671, d. soon; John, again, 1673; Ebenezer, bapt. 9 May 1675; Thankful, 13 May 1677; and Wditstill, a d. b. 15 Mar. 1679. He rem. a. 1684 to Deerfield, and there d. but the time is not kn. His wid. with sev. of the same name, ch. or gr. ch. were slain by the French and Ind. 29 Feb. 1704. The first ch. William, b. prob. at D. was k. 18 Sept. 1675, with the flower of Essex under Capt. Lothrop at Bloody Brook; but Samuel, John, and Ebenezer had fams. at D. and the name has been well perpet.
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