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Richard Smith UE, died 1835

Sidney Township

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Why I am interested in this man.
A number of researchers are trying to unscramble the Smiths in early Sidney Township and Richard has become part of the mix. Did this Richard Smith marry Elizabeth [Betsy] Lake? There is nothing difficult about the research presented given that a will and many petitions have survived. However the family story is a nice example of a loyalist starting out around Adolphustown and making his way to Sidney - a track well worn by others. Thanks to Mark Davenport for supplying birth, marriage, death [BMD] information for some of the children of Richard Smith and Peter Johnson for comments on the loyalist records.

Randy Saylor, July 2012

Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
  2. Did this Richard Smith marry Elizabeth [Betsy] Lake?
  3. Loyalist Records
  4. Land and other records
  5. Will
  6. Children as per will
  7. Nicholas Smith
  8. Hittabold [Smith] Martin
  9. Rhoda [Smith] Gilbert
  10. Sarah [Smith] Frederick
  11. Elizabeth Smith
  12. Mary [Smith] Place
  13. Samuel Smith
  14. Richard Smith Jr.
  15. John R Smith - is he aka Richard Smith?
  16. Richard Smith son of Claudius Smith?
  17. A second Richard Smith in Belleville

1. OVERVIEW
Only one Richard Smith is found in the early records of Sidney and Thurlow. There is a second Richard Smith in Upper Canada at the time but he is located near Cornwall and Kingston.

Richard Smith, eventually of Thurlow, is a loyalist most likely with Vanalstine's Associated Loyalists in Adolphustown. No petitions have been found for Richard and this is not unusual for an early Loyalist. He is named in the land books as receiving land as a Loyalist. Most of his children successfully petitioned for land grants as sons and daughters of a Loyalist. He dies before 1835 given that his will is probated in that year.

It appears that Richard Smith first received a 100 acre land grant in Adolphustown (lot 16, con 1). In 1790 the Land Board gave these early Loyalists a second grant and Richard received 200 acres (lot 1, con 5, Thurlow). He chose to settle on his Thurlow land. He is not shown in the Adolphustown census date from 1794 onward. In 1795 he is named in the Sidney Township Minute book which included Thurlow at that time.

A number of researchers think Richard Smith of Thurlow married Betsy Lake, daughter of Nicholas Lake. See the section below that discusses this possibility in detail. Richard's 1828 will states that his wife is named Elizabeth, that he lived on lot 12, con 5, Sidney, and ten children are named.

The 1824 petition of his daughter, Sarah, gives some detail of Richard's first land grant; "that he formerly resided in Township of Ernestown at that time cald or known by the name of vacant lands and that he drew 200 acres in Thurlow being lot 1, Con 5 and 100 acres in the New Castle District." This statement is partly supported by the fact that a Richard Smith received 100 acres in Adolphustown but not Ernestown. Probably, after 30 plus years, Sarah was not perfectly clear where the early grant had been and it is most likely that Richard's first grant was in Adolphustown.

About 1790 he is living on his Thurlow lot and in 1812 he sells this lot and buys lot 12, con 5 in Sidney where he spends his remaining 20 plus years.

Also, some researchers think that Richard Smith is the same man as John R Smith in the early record. This is still an open question.



2. DID THIS RICHARD SMITH marry ELIZABETH [BETSY] LAKE?
In 1797, Elizabeth Lake, daughter of Nicholas Lake, petitions as "Betsy Smith" but does not state the first name of her husband. The 1828 will of Richard Smith names his wife as Elizabeth. The eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth Smith is Nicholas Smith. Betsy Smith and Richard Smith are entered in Land Book C beside each other along with Nicholas Lake. These strongly suggest a connection in support of the assertion that Besty Lake married Richard Smith. Many on line lineages show this above couple as valid. Does anyone know of original documentation that supports this claim?

Are Richard and Elizabeth contemporaries? Elizabeth Lake is born in 1777 in Renesselaer Co., NY. Richard Smith is a UE Loyalist so would be born generally at least by 1765 and probably earlier. Nicholas Lake is granted Lot 36, Con 5, Sidney and Richard Smith is granted lot 1, con 5, Thurlow which is just a few farms away. Certainly Richard and Elizabeth were close neighbours.

The most compelling clue is the naming of the eldest son - but no solid conclusion can be made based on the evidence to date. Unless proven otherwise, I have accepted as probable that Betsy Lake married Richard Smith.

The one fly in the ointment is that in the 1784 Return for Adolphustown Richard Smith is shown with a woman. Presumably this would be a first wife and that fits if Betsy was a younger second wife.

PETITION 1797
Petition of Betsy Smith ... that she is the daughter of Nicholas Lake a UE Loyalist and prays for 200 acres of land
[signed] Nicholas Lake
for my daughter
Betsy Smith
York 6 Nov 1797
[fold]
recd 6 Nov 1797
read 11 Nov 97
Recommend for 200 acres
AW 13 Nov 1797
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V450a, S3/249, C-2807



3. LOYALIST RECORDS
There are two loyalist Richard Smiths. The Richard Smith who was in the King's Royal Reg't of NY settled in Onasbruck (Cornwall area) and is not the Richard Smith in question. Most probably, the Richard Smith who is the subject of this web page is the Associated Loyalist in the return below. He would have come with Vanalstine to Adolphustown and this matches the land grant where he received lot 16, con 1, Adolphustown. Thanks to Peter Johnson for finding this reference in Turner's book.

1784 LOYALIST RETURN - with VANALSTINE at ADOLPHUSTOWN
Richard Smith - one man and one woman.
Source: Haldimand Papers, British Library, Return of Disbanded Troops and settled in Township No. 4, (Cataraqui) mustered this 5th Oct 1784, Add MSS 21828, LAC, H-1655, B-168, p. 69, on line Heritage Canadiana, image 180. Also from Voyage of a Different Kind, The Associated Loyalists of Kingston and Adolphustown, Larry Turner, Mika Pub., 1984, p. 126.

UE LIST
Smith, Richard - M. District [Midland District - and the Richard Smith of this web page.]
Smith, Richard
- Osnabruck, R.R.N.Y. Muster Roll [The other Richard Smith.]
Source: The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884; the celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto and Niagara, with an appendix, containing a copy of the U.E. List, preserved in the Crown Lands Department at Toronto, 1885, Rose Pub, often called "The Rose List", p. 257

LOYALIST CLAIMS FOR LOSSES
There is no claim made by a Richard Smith.

PIONEER LIFE OF THE BAY OF QUINTE
There is an account of a Richard Smith in PLBQ [757-760] but it is not about the Richard being discussed here. Larry Turner, in his book mentioned above, erroneously confuses part of the account from PLBQ with the Richard Smith, Associated Loyalist in Adolphustown. [159].



4. LAND AND OTHER RECORDS

LAND GRANTS 1790 and 1800
1. Richard Smith, 1/2 lot 16, concession 1, Adolphustown, 100 acres [1790]
2. Richard Smith, 1/2 lot 16, concession 1, Adolphustown, 100 acres [c1800]
3. Richard Smith, Lot 1, Con 5, Thurlow, 200 acres [c1800]
Source for 1:  Land Records, Schedule Mecklenburg District, RG 01 AIV, Vol 9, pg 53, MS 400, r7
Source for 2 & 3: Land Records, Schedule, Midland District, c1800, free grant, RG 01 AIV, Vol 11, pg 53 & 121, MS 400, r7. See OLRI index on microfiche at AO.

1790 HEIR & DEVISEE [film H-1139, image 424]
On June 30, 1789, Richard had received a location certificate for Lot 1, Con. 5 Thurlow. 
On 17th September, 1790, Richard gave up his claim to half of Lot 16, Con. 1, Adolphustown.
He must have sold or given his right to Adolphustown to Conrad VanDusen. In looking at Location Certificates from 1784, there are many with 2 , 3 , and even 4 names on, so it was common. Richard and Conrad may have had no relation to each other, based on other Certificates I have seen. What is clear is that Richard was entitled to 500 acres. First, 100 in Adolphustown, then 200 in Thurlow. Lastly, his petition in June of 1797, asked for 200 acres. On the back of it, “200 acres to close all claims” was crossed out and replaced with “100 acres family lands” This land was in Clarke Township, Durham County, next door to the 200 acres his wife Betsey received.

That is the 300 acres my grandfather Nicholas settled on. Doug asks, what had Richard done to be entitled to 500 acres?
Source: email Doug Smith, Mar 2014

LAND GRANT BOOKS - Book C
Note: The four entries below are all together, one after the other, implying a family connection. Betsy and Phoebe are daughters of Nicholas Lake and Richard Smith is likely the husband of Betsy [Lake] Smith.
Nicholas Lake, praying for lands, as a loyalist for himself & family, for various services performed during the American War. Recommended for 750 acres to close all claims.
Betsy Smith, praying for lands as a Loyalist. Recommended for 200 acres as UE.
Richard Smith, praying for family lands. Recommended for 100 acres family lands.
Phoebe Lake, praying for lands as a Loyalist. Recommended for 200 acres as UE.
Source: Land Books, Book C, 11 Nov 1797, p. 234, C-101

LAND GRANT BOOKS - Quebec Book
Richard Smith, Abraham Smith, Samuel Smith and Thomas Smith all receive 100 acres each [1/2 of lots 21, 19, 22, 23 respectively] concession 1, 1st Township below Pitsburg [near Kingston]. The location tickets granted 1 Oct 1788. This Richard Smith is not the same man who settled in Thurlow and is the subject of this web page. There may be a connection between the four name men.

Michael Smith, Jacob Smith, Richard Smith all receive 200 acres each, [lots 20, 21, Con 2 in Sydney and lot 1, Con 5 in Thurlow respectively].
Source: Land Books, Quebec Book, 20 Jan 1790, pp. 165 and 166, C-100. See also Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 2138/9

SIDNEY MINUTE BOOK
2 March 1795, Richard Smith is elected to Road Master as recorded in the Sidney Minute Book. This is the only entry for him in the whole book. After 1795 Thurlow was established and he lived there till 1812. See the full text here.

SIGNEE PETITION 1798
Richard Smith is a signee along with 44 others in support of a John W Meyers mill site. Also signed by William and George Smith.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V446A, S misc, #69, C-2805

1807 PETITION
Richard Smith of the Town of Kingston is one of many inhabitants praying for more town lots to be opened up. This is most probably a different person from the Richard Smith of Sidney.
Source: RG5 A1, LAC, V6, 2479-81, 1807, C-4504

1812 SELLING THURLOW and BUYING IN SIDNEY
In 1812 Richard buys lot 12, con 5, Sidney for 100 and then a few months later sells his land grant at lot 1, con 5 Thurlow for 250. Probably he had improved the original grant and was now buying an unimproved lot.

Book C, #217, page 23, 3 Jun 1812 William Ketchison Sr. of Sydney Twp sells to Richard Smith,
Yeoman of Sidney, lot 12, concession 5, Sydney, 200 acres for 100. Witnesses are John McIntosh, Thurlow and Gilbert Harris, Sidney
Signed in the presence of Gilbert Harris and John Thompson.

Book C, #231, page 35, 22 Aug 1812 Richard Smith of Sydney Township sells to Charles Stuart of
Kingston, lot 1, concession 5, Thurlow, 114 3/4 acres 250 . Witnesses are John Ketcheson and John Longwell both of Sydney Township
Signed in the presence of John Longwell.
Source: Hastings County Copybook C, AO, from film GS4198 and also on GSU 197905.



5. WILL
WILL of Richard Smith
March 1828, Last will and testament of Richard Smith, Township of Sidney, first .. a decent Christian burial …, unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Smith the possession of the whole farm that I now live on during her widowhood, to my eldest son Nicholas Smith one yoke of oxen that he has received and 5 shillings to come, to Hilta Martin my oldest daughter two sheep, to my second oldest daughter Rhoda Gilbert two sheep, to my third daughter Sarah Frederick, one colt and two sheep that she has had, to my fourth daughter Elizabeth Smith one colt two sheep and one feather bed, to Polly Place [Polly Place is probably dau. Mary Smith] one cow and two sheep that she has received, to my daughter Mary Smith [sic - maybe should be Amy Smith] one cow two sheep bed and bedding, that she has received, to my daughter Nancy Smith one cow two sheep bed and bedding when she comes of age. To my son Samuel Smith west half lot 12, fifth concession Sidney that I now live on, to my son Richard Smith east half of lot 12 the farm that I now live on, that at the decease of my widow all the household furniture be divided equally between my two daughters Amy and Nancy and all the moveable farm property be divided equally between sons Samuel and Richard. Executors are Caleb Bonesteel and wife Elizabeth Smith. Witnesses John Finkle, David Colter, William Tuttle, all of Sidney, yeomen, registered, 17 Sept 1835

Source: Hastings County Land Registry Copybook, Book N, #3045, GSU197909



6. CHILDREN AS PER WILL
The birth order is stated for a few children and it appears that not all petitioned for land immediately after reaching the age of 21. The list below is an estimate of the birth order.
   1. Hilta [Hittabold] Martin, eldest daughter, petitions 18 Jan 1840
   2. Rhoda Gilbert, second oldest daughter, b. 1794, petitions 28 Dec 1822
   3. Sarah Frederick, third daughter, b.1798, m. Peter Frederick, petitions 27 Jan 1824
   4. Nicholas Smith, eldest son, b. 1802, petitions 27 Jan 1824
   5. Elizabeth Smith, fourth daughter, petitions 24 Apr 1833
   6. Mary Smith, daughter, b. 1804 m. Uriah Place, petitions 24 Jan 1824
   7. Samuel Smith, son, petitions 25 Jan 1833
   8. Nancy Smith, daughter, no petition as DUE found.
   9. Amy Smith, daughter, no petition as DUE found.
 10. Richard Smith, son, petitions 25 Jan 1837



7. HITTABOLD [SMITH] MARTIN
Bonny Campbell, reports that a land record exists for James Martin of Thurlow Tp naming his wife as Mehitable and Bonny believes that she is the Hittie or Hittabold Martin, daughter of Richard Smith. I will find out more about this record.
Source: email from Bonny Campbell, July 2012

1840 PETITION
14 Jan 1840, Hittabold Martin, of the Township of Tyendiaga, widow, is the daughter of Richard Smith, late of Sidney, yeoman, UE Loyalist. That she is married and has never received lands prays for 200 acres of waste lands .... Hittabold her X mark Martin

Oath before Robert R Perry, Sidney, Constable
William Ketcheson Esq, Chairman and Edmund Murnie, Esq, clerk of the Peace recognize that Hittabold Martin is the dau. of Richard Smith, late of Sidney, deceased, retained his duty during the late war [War 1812].

[fold]
In Council 6 Aug 1840, recommended, order issued 16 Aug 1840
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V365, M22/84, C-2219, on line image starts at 609

Hittabold Martin, widow, DUE, Tyendiaga, 06 Aug 1840, Bk U, p. 420, petition M84, C-106
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 1382



8. RHODA SMITH
Rhoda Smith married Stephen Gilbert, son of Samuel Birdsey Gilbert (1767 - 1814) and Susannah Rose. See section 6 of this web page on the Giberts.

BMD
Rhoda Smith (b.12 Oct 1794 - Foxboro, ON; d. 24 Aug 1889 - Sidney Twp.), sp: Stephen B Gilbert (b.13 Aug 1798 - USA; m. 11 Aug 1824; d. 8 Apr 1862)
Source: email from Mark Davenport, Dec 2007, citations not included.

1822 PETITION
28 Dec 1822, Sidney, petition of Rhoda, Thurlow, is the daughter of Richard Smith, Sidney, yeoman, a UE Loyalist, has attained the age of 21 years and is a single woman and has never received lands ...prays for 200 acres [signed] [signed] Rhoda Smith

29 Jany 1823, Adolphustown, Rhoda Smith maketh oath ..... before Alex Fisher Chairman
Elijah Ketchison, maketh oath that he was present .... before Alex Fisher Chairman
Alexander Fisher Esq, Chairman and Allan MacLean Esq, Clerk of the Peace certify that Rhoda Smith ... to be the daughter of Richard Smith who retained his Loyalty during the late War without suspicion of aiding or assisting the enemy and that he has done his duty in defense of the province ...

[fold] In Council 2 Apr 1823, Recommended, Order issued 12 Apr 1823
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V462, S13/134, C-2814, on line image starts at 363

Rhoda Smith, DUE, Sidney, 2 Apr 1823, Bk L, p. 390, petition S134, C-103 end
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 2138



9. SARAH [SMITH] FREDERICK
See this web page of the Frederick family.

BMD
Sarah Smith (b.1798-Sidney Twp. Hastings County ON; d. 22 Sep 1881 - Sidney Twp. Hastings County ON) sp: Peter Frederick.
Source: email from Mark Davenport, Dec 2007, citations not included.

1824 PETITION
27 January 1824, Court House in Adolphustown …. The petition of Nicholas Smith of Sydney  … is the daughter of Richard Smith of Sydney a UE Loyalist and that she is married to Peter Frederick and has never received any land …. and permit John ??? to be her agent .. [signed] Sarah her X mark Fredrick
Sarah Fredrick maketh oath …. [signed] Sarah her X mark Fredrick and Alex Fisher Chairman
Nicholas Smith maketh oath that he was present …. [signed] Nicholas his X mark Smith and Alex Fisher Chairman and Allan MacLean Clerk of the Peace
[83c] Petition of Sarah Frederick; Petitioners father not on the UE list; I do not find the petitioner has received any land, 3 April 1824; Gov’t House, 20 June 1825, referred to the Inspector General to report hereon for the information of the Executive Council, by Comman Edwd McMahon in absence of Major Hillier; Enquire respecting the petitioners father where he lived before he came to Sidney and if he was Snr or Junr Smith not Snr nor ?; York, July 6 1826, Dear Sir I examined the received faithfully or got the Inspector general to do it at his office and your wife’s father’s name could not? be found on the UE list. I am yours John Smyth, To Mr Peter Frederick, Sidney; In Council 3 April 1834, Recommended, John Strachan; Order issued 8 April 1834 [or 1836]
[83d] 12 March 1834, sworn at Sidney, before William Ketcheson, JP, Richard Smith of Sidney being duly sworn saith that he is the Richard Smith described in the certificate of Sarah Frederick and that he formerly resided in Township of Ernestown on at that time cald or known by the name of vacant lands and that he drew 200 acres in Thurlow being lot 1, Con 5 and 100 acres in the New Castle District being my coto [sic] of land as a UE Loyalist and also that the above named Sarah Frederick is his daughter and has not received any land [signed] Richard his X mark Smith and William Ketcheson JP
Source: Frederick, Sarah (Smith), Sydney, 1824, UCLP, F18/83, AO, C-1899

Sarah Frederick, DUE, 3 Apr 1834, Bk Q, p. 359, petition F83, C-105
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 795



10. NICHOLAS SMITH

BMD
Nicholas Smith (b. 1802 - Thurlow Twp., Hastings County, ON; d. 6 Nov 1870 - Clarke Twp. Durham Co.) sp: Mary Ann Gilmore (b. 1804 - Ireland; d. 8 Apr 1887 - Clarke Twp. Durham Co.)
Source: email from Mark Davenport, Dec 2007, citations not included.

1823 MARRIAGE
Nicholas, son of Richard Smith, farmer of Sidney, Batchelor, & Polly, daughter of Aaron Sharp, carpenter,of Sidney, Spinster, were married by publication of banns on Wednesday, 1st Oct 1823. Thos Campbell, Rector
Both signed with his or her mark
Present: Peter VanVolkenburgh
Benjamin Hazelton
Rhoda Smith, sister
Source: St Thomas Church Register, 7-B-1, held at Anglican Archives, Kingston, see personal file Belleville 5372-5609, image 79

1824 PETITION
27 January 1824, Court House in Adolphustown …. The petition of Nicholas Smith of Sydney  … is the son of Richard Smith of Sydney a UE Loyalist and that he has attained the age of twenty one, has never received land .... prays for 200 acres. [signed] Nicholas his X mark Smith
Nicholas Smith maketh oath …. [signed] Nicholas his X mark Smith and Alex Fisher Chairman
Nicholas Smith maketh oath that he was present …. [signed] Nicholas his X mark Smith, Alex Fisher, Peter J Frederick
[Nicholas Smith] is now of the township of Clarke, Newcastle District.
Received from the petitioner 11 Feb 1833, who says it has been mislaid till December last John Biekie
Petitioner says that at the time he made his mark to the above petition he has nearly lost his sight.

[184b]
11 Feb 1833, oath of allegiance before John Biekie

[184c]
In what corps did Richard Smith Serve? Was he resided in any other place than in the township of Sydney before 13 Dec 1832, John Biekie, Inspect Genl
In Council 21 Feb 1833
Recommended, John Strachan PC
Order issued 25 Feby 1833
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V467a, S17/184, C-2817, on line image at 653

Nicholas Smith, yeoman, SUE, Clarke Tp, 21 Feb 1833, Bk P, p. 429, petition S184, C-105
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 2136



11. ELIZABETH SMITH
1833 PETITION
24 Apr 1833, Adolphustown, petition of Elizabeth Smith, Thurlow, is the daughter of Richard Smith, Sidney, a UE Loyalist, and has never received lands ...prays for 200 acres [signed] Elizabeth her X mark Smith

Elizabeth Smith maketh oath ..... before Jno Macaulay Chairman
Gideon Turner, Sidney, maketh oath that he was present .... before Jno Macaulay Chairman
John Macaulay Esq, Chairman and James Nickalls Jr Esq, Clerk of the Peace certify that Elizabeth Smith ......

[fold] In Council 3 Mar 1836, Recommended, Order issued 11 Mar 1836
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V471, S19/117, C-2819, on line image starts at 298

Elizabeth Smith, Spinster, DUE, Sidney, 03 Mar 1836, Bk R, p. 302, petition S117, C-105 end
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 2122



12. MARY [SMITH] PLACE
EMAIL
    The Smith Family Cemetery in Clarke Twp has a stone marking the burial of Uriah Place as well as other family members including Nicholas Smith  and Mary Ann Gilmore. This property was granted in 1802 to Betsy Smith.
   There is a connection between the Smith family and the Sharrard family .  But like you we wish we could document it. All we have to go on was a snapshot that one family member had of Maria Sharrard and on the back it named her and said "niece of Nicholas Smith". Her mother was Jane Smith ....that we know but no Jane is named in Richard`s will. So ?????  I am unable to explain.
Source: email from Ruth Waite, Dec 2012

BMD
Mary Ann Smith (b. 1804 - Sidney Twp. Hastings County ON; d.17 Aug 1876 - Sidney Twp. Hastings County ON) sp: Uriah Place (b.1783; d. 29 Dec 1871)
Source: email from Mark Davenport, Dec 2007, citations not included.

1824 PETITION
27 Jan 1824, Adolphustown, petition of Mary Place, Sidney, is the daughter of Richard Smith, Sidney, a UE Loyalist, that she is married to Uriah? Place and has never received lands ...prays for 200 acres [signed] Mary Place

Mary Place maketh oath ..... before Alex Fisher Chairman
Peter J Frederick maketh oath that he was present .... before Alex Fisher Chairman
Alexander Fisher Esq Chairman and Allan MacLean Clerk of the Peace certify that Mary Place ......

[fold] In Council 23 June 1824, Recommended 200, DUE, Order issued 29 June 1824, Entered in Land Book M?, page 109
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V405, P14/21, C-2491, on line image starts at 1278

Mary Place, DUE, Sidney, 23 June 1824, Bk M, p. 109, petition P21, C-104
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 1848

JAMES KNOX - not the husband of the above Mary Smith
"It looks to me as if the Mary Smith, daughter of Richard Smith, is possibly the Mary Smith who married James Knox. I never did find a marriage record for James Knox and Mary Smith, bur their first child, Jacob Smith Knox was born in January 1829 and as Richard's will was written in March of 1828, and his daughter Mary was then unmarried it gives a very fine timeline. Still, it is a possibility!
"
Source: email Eric Bowler, June 2012


13. SAMUEL SMITH
Named in the will of Richard Smith. "To my son Samuel Smith west half lot 12, fifth concession Sidney that I now live on." He petitions 25 Jan 1833.



14. RICHARD SMITH JR
1837 PETITION
25 Jan 1837, Richard Smith of Sidney, son of Richard Smith UE of Sidney, has reached the age of 21 years, never received lands, prays for 200 acres, Richard his X mark Smith. Oath before James Nickalls C.P. and Isaac Fraser Esquire Chairman.  Silas Wise swears Richard Smith signed the petition and is 21 years of age.
[fold] In Council 1 June 1837, Recommended, Order issued, 6 June, 1837
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V472a, S20/187, C-2820, on line image 388

Richard Smith, SUE, Sidney, 1 Jun 1837, Bk S, p. 598, petition S187, C-106
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Books, OGS, 2007, 2122



15. NANCY AND AMY SMITH
Petitions have not been found for Nancy and Amy.

POSSIBLE AMY
Bethany Smith, sp: Simmons
Source: email from Mark Davenport, Dec 2007, citations not included.


16. JOHN R SMITH - is he aka Richard Smith?

EMAILS
I came across your info on the LAKE family re: Ernestown and Belleville.  I have felt that Richard Smith was not the full, correct name for Elizabeth Lake's husband.  In your listings of the early Belleville land transactions there appears the name John R Smith.   My great, great grandmothers wedding announcement mentions John R Smith as a witness. The children's names match our family names and some were married in St. Thomas Church I believe. I have wondered for quite a while if John R. Smith was the full name for Richard Smith, a long shot!!!!
Source: email Virginia Hannay, May 2012

1812 MILITIA
John R Smith and also a John Smith, Ammi Smith, Jacob Smith and Stephen H Smith are privates in Capt Gilbert Harris's Company in the Hastings Militia, July 1812. See section number 3.



17. Is Richard Smith the son of Claudius Smith of Orange, NY

"I have been looking over some of your information on Richard Smith, and have some new ideas to put forward. I have long wondered if Richard could be the son of Claudius Smith, the infamous Tory of Smith’s Clove, Orange, New York. All accounts say his son Richard went to Nova Scotia after the war. In looking at the Carleton Papers index, it mentions a Richard with wife and child, bound for Nova Scotia. Also on the same list are Phillip and Owen Roblin, stating Nova Scotia as their destination. However, we know these were Refugee Loyalists who came as a group to Adolphustown. It is interesting that the Roblins were from Smith’s Clove, and their name is associated with the Claudius Smith gang.  Even Peter Ruttan who brought them on his ship was from the same area. They all must have known  each other."
Source: email from Doug Smith, 15 Dec 2013



18. RICHARD SMITH of BELLEVILLE
There is a second Richard Smith in the area at this time. It appears he had sons Joseph, James and daughter Jane.

Richard Smith, a native of County Cork, Ireland, late of Belleville, aged seventy three years, died Tuesday 27 & was buried on Thursday 29 Jan 1829. Present Joseph Smith, James Smith
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Anglican Ch, Belleville, BMD's Jan 1828 - Apr 1836, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5636

William Beckett, bachelor & Mary daughter of the late Richard Smith, spinster both of the Ton of Belleville, married by licence, Tuesday 3 Oct 1829. Present: Joseph Smith, James Smith
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Anglican Ch, Belleville, BMD's Jan 1828 - Apr 1836, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5652

And here is another Richard Smith.
"There was another Richard Smith who was the son of Benjamin Smith of Northport near Picton.  They were Long Island NY and Mayflower descendants.  You will find some info on them in Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte. My Stephen H Smith is part of that family and in his death notice says that he was born in Long Island NY.  He was the son of Richard, I'm pretty sure and so was his sister Nancy Smith.

The obit in the Canadian Watchman, Kingston states that: 31 Dec. 1830  On 17th inst. Richard Smith, eldest son of Benjamin Smith, of Sophiasburgh, was drowned in attempting to cross the Bay, near the Big Island, on the ice. My mother in her notes says that Richard was in Demorestville.
Source: email Virginia Hannay, Nov 2013