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Smith Family of New England

Generation No. 1

1.  EDWARD1 SMITH1,2,3

Child of EDWARD SMITH is:
2. i. ROBERT2 SMITH
 

Generation No. 2

2.  ROBERT2 SMITH (EDWARD1)10,11,12

Child of ROBERT SMITH is:
3. i. ROBERT3 SMITH, b. Bef. April 30, 1626, Boston, Lincolnshire, England - or 1623; d. August 30, 1693, (Rowley) Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  ROBERT3 SMITH (ROBERT2, EDWARD1)19,20,21,22 Baptism: April 30, 1626,  Kirton, Lincolnshire, England23,24,25,26, and died August 30, 1693 in (Rowley) Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts27,28,29,30.  He married MARY FRENCH31,32,33,34 March 26, 1656 in Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts35,36,37,38,39, daughter of THOMAS FRENCH and MARY SCUDAMORE.  She was born March 22, 1633/34 in of Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts (or b. 3/2 at Boston?)40,41, and died 171942,42,43,44.
1638;  Came over from England.  Apprentice to Mr. Whittingham?  For a time at Boston, then in Ipswich, and next to the part of Rowley that became Boxford.  Sold for 15 - 16 pounds to John Tuttle of Ipswich, MA.  (Arthur Neale family pages;  George Towne book)
1661;  Living in the part of Rowley that later became Boxford.  Probably the Robert Smith of Ipswich whose daughter Mary was b. in that town 10/28/1658.  His name appears infrequently in town records. (George Towne book)
1673;  One of six petitioners to the General Court praying that efforts of certain persons who were endeavoring to "free us from Topsfield and lay us to Rowley" be frustrated.   (George Towne book)
1678;  Took oath of allegiance.  (George Towne book)
1680;  On records at Rowley as the head of a family.  Owned 208 acres.  (George Towne book)
"Robert Smith arrived in Boston in 1638, just months after Anne Hutchinson's banishment to Rhode Island.  Only twelve years old, Robert had had no mature encounter with Laudian persecution or English Puritanism.  Without a family other than a brother, who soon disappeared, his early exposure to  Puritanism in New England came through the filter of either indentured servitude or an apprenticeship.  After working as a tailor in Boston for some years, he married Mary French of Ipswich in the mid 1650's and established himself in Boxford in 1661.  Mary was a member of the Topsfield church by 1684, but Robert Smith never joined the church.  By 1693, when he had his will drawn up as he lay dying, Robert Smith enjoyed substantial yeoman circumstances, leaving three hundred acres to three of his sons.  His son Samuel, Joseph, Smith's great-great grandfather, would move to neighboring Topsfield in 1693, where the family would remain for almost a century, before emigrating during the revolutionary years to New Hampshire and Vermont, and after the Cold Summer of 1816 to Palmyra in the Burned-over District of central New York.
  Two episodes dramatically set off the story of the Smiths in Essex Co.  In the spring of 1692, at the height of the Salem witchcraft trials, Samuel Smith testified to the occult powers of his aunt by marriage, Mary Easty, one of the three daughters of William Towne of Topsfield who were accused of witchcraft in 1692.  On the evidence of Samuel Smith, Margaret Reddington, and several of the "afflicted girls", Mary Towne Easty was hanged on 9/22/1692.  A century later in 1796, Samuel's grandson Asael Smith wrote a warm and friendly letter from Tunbridge, Vermont to Jacob Towne, Jr. in Topsfield, a great-great-great nephew of Mary Easty, thanking him "with joy and gratitude" for a recent letter and sending his regards to Jacob's parents.  A long saga of community turmoil and reconciliation stood between these two events.
  The Smiths and the Townes had been on very intimate terms during the 1680's.  Though the Smiths lived in Boxford, miles from the Townes in south Topsfield, all three marriages among Robert Smith's children in the 1680's were with members of the Towne family.  But these cordial relations were shattered in 1692 when Samuel Smith of Boxford appeared at the Salem court and testified at the trial of Mary Easty, the aunt of three of his brothers in law.  One night five years previously Smith had been "to Rude in discorse" at the Easty house, probably at the wedding supper for his sister Amy, and Mary Easty had warned him he "might Rue it hereafter".  Riding past a stone wall later that night he had "Received a little blow to my shoulder with I know not what and the stone wall rattled very much which affrighted me my horse was also affrighted vry much but I cannot give the reson of it."...  It goes on to discuss a rift in the Towne - Smith relationships after this and then "..."A family of artisans, the Smiths were exposed to the language and culture of the metallurgical tradition in their connections with these ironworking families (The Goulds)...In the decades following the Great Awakening, the Smiths would turn back to the network of the Towne family...the younger Smiths began to associate with families within the Towne orbit.  Two marriages between Smiths and Townes in 1760 mark the end of the feud.
The new Smith-Towne relationship seems to have been rooted in bonds forged in service in the provincial troops during the French and Indian War.  In 1757 and 1758 Samuel III served as a corporal in a company at Lake George (NY) that included two brothers of his future bride.  One of these Towne brothers would be killed in action and the other severely wounded in a failed assault on Ticonderoga; he was saved from scalping only because a friend pulled a felled tree over him before joining the retreat.  Corporal Samuel Smith III married the wounded man's sister Rebecca at the close of the war in 1760.  The new Smith -Towne friendship may explain how Samuel's brother Asael learned the cooper's trade.  Of the nine coopers in Topsfield known to have worked before Asael, eight were Townes or from families associated with the Townes...
  Most importantly, their new relationship with the Townes again brought the Smiths into contact with the metallurgical tradition.  Several families among the Towne connection owned and worked a mine of copper bearing ore in south Topsfield, and here another connection with alchemy and the Renaissance occult tradition can be established...
 Both Asael Smith and his son Joseph, the father of Joseph the prophet, would have spent their formative years under the spell cast by these copper lands.  Even if Asael had not learned coopering among the Towne orbit households of south Topsfield in the 1760's, he would have heard something of what was described in 1771 as "a certain shaft or Mine Hole which is commonly know by the name of Towne's Copper Mine".  Asael's son Joseph, with his sons would make his living a half century later digging wells; the Smith family knowledge of underground workings may well have begun at this "Mine Hole" in south Topsfield" (From The Refiner's Fire The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644 - 1844, by John L. Brooke)
He died intestate - 10/3/1698 son Samuel made administrator.  Inventory 189 pounds  (George Towne Genealogy; History of Boxford) 1638;  1680;  On records at Rowley as the head of a family.  Owned 208 acres.  (George Towne book)
Occupation: tailor49,50,51,52

Children of ROBERT SMITH and MARY FRENCH are:
 i. JOHN4 SMITH61,62. John and Phoebe were founders of the family branch at Topsfield, Massachusetts.
 ii. THOMAS SMITH63,64, b. Abt. 165765,65,66,67; d. February 25, 1725/2668,69; m. MARY ADAMS70,71.
4. iii. MARY SMITH, b. October 28, 1658, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1740, of Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
iii. EPHRAIM SMITH72,73, b. October 29, 1663, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts74,74,75,76; m. MARY RAMSDELL77,78, September 06, 169479,80; b. January 27, 1673/7481,81,82,83. Several children84,84,85,86
5. iv. SAMUEL SMITH, b. January 26, 1665/66, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6. vi. AMY SMITH, b. August 16, 1668, Rowley, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. February 22, 1756.
v. SARAH SMITH87,88, b. June 25, 1670, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts89,89,90,91; d. August 28, 1673, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts92,92,93,94.
 vi. NATHANIEL SMITH95,96, b. September 07, 1672, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts97,97,98,99; d. Bef. 1719?100,101. Medical Information: Invalid102
7. vii. JACOB SMITH, b. January 29, 1673/74, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts - or 1/26?; of Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
8. viii. MARIAH SMITH, b. December 18, 1677, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 17, 1738/39, Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
9. xi. PHEBE SMITH, b. August 26, 1661, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 14, 1739/40, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 
 

Generation No. 4

  4.  MARY4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1) was born October 28, 1658 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts106,106,107,108, and died Aft. 1740 of Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts109,110.  She married LIEUTENENT JOHN TOWNE111,112,113 February 02, 1679/80 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts114,114,115,116, son of JACOB TOWNE and CATHERINE SYMONDS.  He was born April 02, 1658 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts117,117,118,119, and died 1740 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts120. See Towne page for more information on this family.
 

5.  SAMUEL4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)103,104,105 was born January 26, 1665/66 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts106,106,107,108.  He married (1) PHEBE HOWE111,112 of Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts113,113,114,115.  He married (2) REBECCA CURTIS116,117,118.  She was born January 20, 1687/88121,122,123. Resided Boxford until about 1693 - 94 when he moved to Topsfield.  (History of Boxford, MA) 10/3/1698;  Made administrator of father's estate.  (History of Boxford) Ancestor of the Prophet Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion127,128

Children of SAMUEL SMITH and REBECCA CURTIS are:
10. i. MARY5 SMITH, b. 1711; d. 1747.
11. ii. ESQUIRE SAMUEL SMITH, b. January 26, 1713/14, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. November 14, 1785, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 

6.  AMY4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1) was born August 16, 1668 in Rowley, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died February 22, 1756.  She married JOSEPH TOWNE August 10, 1687 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of EDMUND TOWNE and MARY BROWNING.  He was born September 02, 1661 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died Bef. 1717 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 

7.  JACOB4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)129,130,131 was born January 29, 1673/74 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts - or 1/26?132,132,133,134, of Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts135,136.  He married REBECCA SYMONDS137,138,139, daughter of SAMUEL SYMONDS and ELIZABETH ANDREWS.  She was born May 31, 1679 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts140,141,142.

Children of JACOB SMITH and REBECCA SYMONDS are:
 i. REBECCA5 SMITH143,144, b. January 30, 1707/08, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts145,145,146,147; m. JOHN DORMAN148,149, January 28, 1729/30150,151.
 ii. JACOB SMITH152,153, b. October 20, 1709, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts154,154,155,156.
 iii. JOSEPH SMITH157,158, b. May 23, 1713, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts159,159,160,161.
 iv. KEZIAH SMITH162,163, b. April 30, 1716, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts164,164,165,166; m. JACOB BAKER167,168, August 05, 1736169,170.
 v. MOSES SMITH171,172, b. June 13, 1718, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts173,173,174,175.
 vi. RUTH SMITH176,177, b. September 21, 1721, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts178,178,179,180.
12. vii. NATHANIEL SMITH, b. August 05, 1724, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 

8.  MARIAH4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)181,182 was born December 18, 1677 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts183,183,184,185, and died January 17, 1738/39 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts186,186,187,188.  She married PETER SHUMWAY189,190 February 11, 1700/01 in Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts191,191,192,193.  He was born 1678194,195, and died 1751196,197. PETER SHUMWAY: John Shumway Homestead, Oxford, MA
A 50 a lot drawn by Peter Shumway, 1720.  2/12/1740, Peter Shumway to his son John, who settled there, building at the south end of the 50 a, which extended n to the w side of Town's pond; house in the field w of Turcott's, the original house was a little w of the present one, which was built by Josiah, son of John Shumway, although he never owned the place; 1793, John Shumway to Phineas Dana; 1794, Phineas Dana to William Phips, who resided here at the time of his decease; 5/30/1799, Abijah Craig, son-in-law of Phips, to Solomon Walker; 9/23/1825, Solomon Walker to Samuel C. Butler, who owned but a short time and sold to Otis Prince, who 10/10/1837, deeded to Alpheus Prince; David Prince, father of Otis and Alpheus, occupied; 10/31/1845, Alpheus Prince to Jasper Brown, whose heirs lived there for some time.   (History of Oxford page 344)
Ithiel T. Johnson residence, Oxford, MA
The home lot of Joshua Chandler, who 10/12/1721, conveyed to Peter Shumway, who came in on Chandler's rights; 5/12/1741, Peter Shumway to Jeremiah, his son, 1/2; 7/12/1755, Jeremiah Shumway to Isaac Larned, in exchange for another property; 4/8/1756, Isaac Larned to Capt. James Griffin, who d
there; 1/12/1771, executor of will of Griffin to Josiah Wolcott; 1/18/1771, Josiah Wolcott to William Watson; 1772, William Watson sold this with the tannery to Jonathan Gould of Woodstock; it later went with another lot to Hardy, Duncan, Jones, Goulding and Forbes; 1794, Forbes to William Phips, Esq., 1 a.  The next owner was probably Thomas Russell; title not found.  He d there and his son Josiah succeeded and occupied and d there 1867; 9/28/1867, heirs of Josiah Russell to Elijah Pratt, who d there 1881; 4/8/1882, Hannah J., widow of Elijah Pratt to Ithiel T. Johnson.  (History of Oxford page 345)

Children of MARIAH SMITH and PETER SHUMWAY are:
13. i. JOHN5 SHUMWAY.
14. ii. JEREMIAH SHUMWAY, b. March 1702/03, Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 

9.  PHEBE4 SMITH (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)309,310,311 was born August 26, 1661 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts312,312,312,312,313,314, and died January 14, 1739/40 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts315,315,315,315,316,317.  She married JACOB TOWNE318,319,320 June 24, 1684 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts321,321,321,322,323, son of JACOB TOWNE and CATHERINE SYMONDS.  He was born February 13, 1659/60 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts324,324,325,326, and died October 04, 1741 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts327,327,328,329.
 
 
 

Generation No. 5

10.  MARY5 SMITH (SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)198,199 was born 1711200,201, and died 1747202,203.  She married AMOS TOWNE204,205,206 May 30, 1732206, son of JOSEPH TOWNE and AMY SMITH.  He was born July 02, 1709 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts207,207,208,209, and died 1747 in Mt. Desert enroute to Annapolis, Nova Scotia209. See Towne family for more information on this family.
 

11.  ESQUIRE SAMUEL5 SMITH (SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)210,211,212 was born January 26, 1713/14 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts213,214,215, and died November 14, 1785 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts216,217,218.  He married PRISCILLA GOULD219,220,221 May 27, 1734 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts222,223,224, daughter of ZACCHEUS GOULD and ELIZABETH CURTIS.  She was born August 04, 1707 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts225,226,227, and died September 25, 1744 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts228,229,230. Will: March 3, 1767 Cause of Death: apoplexy

Children of SAMUEL SMITH and PRISCILLA GOULD are:
 i. SAMUEL6 SMITH231,232, b. October 28, 1737, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts233,234; m. REBECCA TOWNE235,236, January 02, 1760, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts237,238,239; b. June 09, 1737, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts240,241. Samuel Smith, Private Capt. Benjamin Gould's Co., Col. Wade's regt.: entered service July 6, 1780; discharged Oct 10, 1780. Regiment raised in Essex County to reinforce the Continental Army for 2 months. Roll dated Topsfield. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War, Vol. XIV, p. 537.)
15. ii. ASAEL SMITH, b. March 07, 1743/44, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. October 31, 1830, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
 iii. PRISCILLA SMITH, b. December 26, 1735, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. JACOB KIMBALL, July 15, 1756. Baptised: January 02, 1736/37, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  JACOB KIMBALL: Occupation: blacksmith
 iv. VASHTI SMITH, b. October 05, 1739, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) SOLOMON CURTIS, September 15, 1763; m. (2) JACOB HOBBS, July 13, 1767. Children of Jacob Hobbs and Vashti Smith are: Jacob Hobbs, born Bef. February 21, 1768.  Vashti Hobbs, born February 2, 1775 in Rindge, Chesire, NH; died February 14, 1836 in Ferrisburg, Addison, VT; married Solomon Kellogg Abt. 1794.
 v. SUSANNAH SMITH, b. June 24, 1742, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. ISAAC HOBBS, May 13, 1766. Children of Isaac Hobbs and Susannah Smith are: Priscilla Hobbs. Sarah Hobbs, born Abt. 1766 in Topsfield, MA. Elijah Hobbs, born Abt. 1768 in Topsfield, MA.
 Isaac Hobbs, born Abt. 1770 in Topsfield, MA. Elizabeth Hobbs, born January 16, 1773 in Topsfield, MA; died October 04, 1850 in Addison Co VT; married John Britell January 10, 1793 in Waltham, VT. Munson Hobbs, born Abt. 1775 in Topsfield, MA. Samuel Hobbs, born Abt. 1776 in Topsfield, MA. Susannah Hobbs, born Abt. 1778 in Topsfield, MA.  Humphrey Hobbs, born Abt. 1779 in Topsfield, MA.
 

12.  NATHANIEL5 SMITH (JACOB4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)242,243 was born August 05, 1724 in Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts244,244,245,246.  He married SARAH BURPEE247,248 May 23, 1751 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts249,250,251,252.  She was born of Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts253,253,254,255.

Children of NATHANIEL SMITH and SARAH BURPEE are:
 i. ANNA6 SMITH256,257, b. June 25, 1752, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. JACOB SMITH261,262, b. November 28, 1753, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 30, 1829.
 iii. MERIAM SMITH269,270, b. April 28, 1755, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. NATHANIEL SMITH274,275, b. December 30, 1756, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. MARY HOOD279,280, February 02, 1778.
 v. RUTH SMITH283,284, b. April 25, 1758, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. November 05, 1759, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 vi. SARAH SMITH291,292, b. August 28, 1759.
 vii. RUTH SMITH296,297, b. April 20, 1761.
 viii. EBENEZER SMITH301,302, b. January 09, 1763, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. REBECCA SMITH306,307, b. September 17, 1764, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 x. MOSES SMITH311,312, b. July 06, 1766, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 xi. HEPZIBAH SMITH316,317, b. April 09, 1768, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16. xii. JOSEPH SMITH, b. February 27, 1771, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. December 10, 1826.
 

13.  JOHN5 SHUMWAY (MARIAH4 SMITH, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)
John Shumway Homestead, Oxford, MA
A 50 a lot drawn by Peter Shumway, 1720.  2/12/1740, Peter Shumway to his son John, who settled there, building at the south end of the 50 a, which extended n to the w side of Town's pond; house in the field w of Turcott's, the original house was a little w of the present one, which was built by Josiah, son of John Shumway, although he never owned the place; 1793, John Shumway to Phineas Dana; 1794, Phineas Dana to William Phips, who resided here at the time of his decease; 5/30/1799, Abijah Craig, son-in-law of Phips, to Solomon Walker; 9/23/1825, Solomon Walker to Samuel C. Butler, who owned but a short time and sold to Otis Prince, who 10/10/1837, deeded to Alpheus Prince; David Prince, father of Otis and Alpheus, occupied; 10/31/1845, Alpheus Prince to Jasper Brown, whose heirs lived there for some time.   (History of Oxford page 344)

Child of JOHN SHUMWAY is:
 i. JOSIAH6 SHUMWAY322.
John Shumway Homestead, Oxford, MA
A 50 a lot drawn by Peter Shumway, 1720.  2/12/1740, Peter Shumway to his son John, who settled there, building at the south end of the 50 a, which extended n to the w side of Town's pond; house in the field w of Turcott's, the original house was a little w of the present one, which was built by Josiah, son of John Shumway, although he never owned the place; 1793, John Shumway to Phineas Dana; 1794, Phineas Dana to William Phips, who resided here at the time of his decease; 5/30/1799, Abijah Craig, son-in-law of Phips, to Solomon Walker; 9/23/1825, Solomon Walker to Samuel C. Butler, who owned but a short time and sold to Otis Prince, who 10/10/1837, deeded to Alpheus Prince; David Prince, father of Otis and Alpheus, occupied; 10/31/1845, Alpheus Prince to Jasper Brown, whose heirs lived there for some time.   (History of Oxford page 344)
 

14.  JEREMIAH5 SHUMWAY (MARIAH4 SMITH, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)323,324,325,326 was born March 1702/03 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts327,328,329.  He married EXPERIENCE LEARNED333,334,335, daughter of ISAAC LEARNED and SARAH HOWE.  She was born July 29, 1711 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts338,339,340 1747;  "By authority of the State, John Willson, Jeremiah Shumway, Samuel Eddy, Jonathan Pratt, and Duncan Campbell, committee to John Nichols 80 acres joining a lot sold 12 June, 1740, to Larned from Danforth land, for taxes for building the new Meeting-house."   (History of Oxford - page 774)
12/1/1752;  Drawing for choice of pews, choice being granted according to the individual sums paid toward the building fund;   Ebenezer Learned, No. 3, 52 pounds; Jonas Pratt on Samuel Eddy's right, No. 17, 39 pounds; Edward Davis, No. 2, 51 pounds; Isaac Larned, Jr., No. 10, 46 pounds; Dea. Jonathan Town, No., 12, 40 pounds; John Larned on Jeremiah Shumway's right, No. 16, 22 pounds;  Thomas Gleason, No. 23, 23 pounds; others.   (History of Oxford  - page 87)
Willard H. Eager residence, Oxford, MA
Was owned by Thomas Reed, son-in-law of Jeremiah Shumway, who d here; 7/11/1754, the executor of will of Reed to William Watson of Leicester, "including tan-yard"; same date, Jeremiah Shumway deeded same to same; 3/22/1789, William Watson, son of William, to Sylvanus Town, "excepting tan-yard, bark house and shop"; 3/22/1792, Sylvanus Town to Rev. Elias Dudley; 5/1/1799, Elias Dudley to Ebenezer Lillie, physician etc...   (History of Oxford page 344)
Ithiel T. Johnson residence, Oxford, MA
The home lot of Joshua Chandler, who 10/12/1721, conveyed to Peter Shumway, who came in on Chandler's rights; 5/12/1741, Peter Shumway to Jeremiah, his son, 1/2; 7/12/1755, Jeremiah Shumway to Isaac Larned, in exchange for another property; 4/8/1756, Isaac Larned to Capt. James Griffin, who d there; 1/12/1771, executor of will of Griffin to Josiah Wolcott; 1/18/1771, Josiah Wolcott to William Watson; 1772, William Watson sold this with the tannery to Jonathan Gould of Woodstock; it later went with another lot to Hardy, Duncan, Jones, Goulding and Forbes; 1794, Forbes to William Phips, Esq., 1 a.  The next owner was probably Thomas Russell; title not found.  He d there and his son Josiah succeeded and occupied and d there 1867; 9/28/1867, heirs of Josiah Russell to Elijah Pratt, who d there 1881; 4/8/1882, Hannah J., widow of Elijah Pratt to Ithiel T. Johnson.  (History of Oxford page 345)

Child of JEREMIAH SHUMWAY and EXPERIENCE LEARNED is:
 i. ISAAC6 SHUMWAY344,345,346, b. November 11, 1742, Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts347,348,349; d. October 02, 1822350,351,352; m. REBECCA GROW353,354,355, November 14, 1769356,357,358; b. November 19, 1751359,360,361.
 
 

Generation No. 6

15.  ASAEL6 SMITH (SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)436,437,438 was born March 07, 1743/44 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts439,440, and died October 31, 1830 in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York441,442,443.  He married MARY DUTY444,445,446 February 12, 1767 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts447,448,449, daughter of MOSES DUTY and MARY PALMER.  She was born October 11, 1743 in Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts450,451,452, and died May 27, 1836 in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio453,454,455.  Asael Smith was born in 1744, and served in the Revolutionary War along with his father. He was a religious man, firm in his opinions and outspoken, but not extremely impressed with sectarian religion. He married Mary Duty in 1767; their son Joseph (father of the Prophet) was born in 1771. Years before the events of the restoration now familiar to members of the Church, Asael Smith predicted that a prophet would be raised up in his family. Many years later, he received a copy of the Book of Mormon, and had "read it nearly through" before his death; he was firmly convinced that his prediction had come true in the person of his grandson, Joseph Smith Jr. Asael passed away in 1830 at the age of 86; according to Lucy Mack Smith, on his deathbed he "declared his full and firm belief in the everlasting gospel and also regretted that he was not baptized when Joseph his son was there, and acknowledged that the doctrine of Universalism which he had so long advocated was not true, for although he had lived by this religion fifty years, yet he now renounced it as insufficient to comfort him in death." Mary Duty Smith, Joseph's grandmother, also considered baptism, but was prevented by her eldest son Jesse, who was strongly opposed to the message of the restoration. In 1836, at the age of 93, she journeyed from New England to Kirtland to see her son and grandson and other family members.
Her son Joseph Smith Sr. had recently departed on a mission to nearby cities; during a short week of labors, he and his brother John performed or participated in 16 baptisms, and Father Smith conferred 95 patriarchal blessings. But with news of their mother's visit, they hurriedly returned to Kirtland. Mary Smith expressed great pleasure at seeing her family, including great-grandchildren she had never met. Soon they were joined by other family members; Joseph recorded that his own father, three of his brothers, and their mother met for "the first time for many years. It was a happy day, for we had long prayed to see our grandmother and uncles in the Church." Mary apparently planned to be baptized by her grandson, the Prophet, during her visit; and to receive a patriarchal blessing from her son. But she suddenly took ill, and passed away only 10 days after arriving in Kirtland. Joseph's record states: "On May 27, after a few days' visit with her children, which she enjoyed extremely well, my grandmother fell asleep without sickness, pain or regret. She breathed her last about sunset, and was buried in the burial ground near the Temple." (See History of the Church, 2:443; Roberts, Comprehensive History of the Church, 1:5ff; Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:719ff; McConkie, The Father of the Prophet, pp. 127-129) Military service: Revolutionay War
 MARY DUTY: Baptised: October 16, 1743, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Burial: in the burial ground near the Temple, Kirtland, Ohio

Children of ASAEL SMITH and MARY DUTY are:
 i. JESSE7 SMITH468, b. April 20, 1768, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts468; d. March 16, 1853, Stockholm, St Lawrence Co., New York468.
 ii. PRISCILLA SMITH468, b. October 21, 1769, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1867, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
19. iii. JOSEPH SMITH, b. July 12, 1771, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. September 14, 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.
 iv. ASAEL SMITH468, b. May 21, 1773, Windham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. July 21, 1848, Iowaville, Wapello Co., Iowa.
 v. MARY SMITH468, b. June 04, 1775, Windham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. May 24, 1844, Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire.
 vi. SAMUEL SMITH468, b. September 15, 1777, Windham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. April 01, 1830, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
20. vii. SILAS SMITH, b. October 01, 1779, Derryfield, New Hampshire; d. September 13, 1839, Pittsfield, Pike Co., Illinois.
 viii. JOHN SMITH468, b. July 16, 1781, Derryfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. May 23, 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
 ix. SUSANNAH SMITH468, b. May 18, 1783, Derryfield, New Hampshire; d. 1849.
 x. STEPHEN SMITH468, b. April 23, 1785, Derryfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. July 25, 1802, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 xi. SARAH SMITH468, b. May 16, 1789, Derryfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire; d. May 27, 1824, Derryfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
 

16.  JOSEPH6 SMITH (NATHANIEL5, JACOB4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)469,470 was born February 27, 1771 in Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts471,471,472,473, and died December 10, 1826474,474,475,476.  He married (1) HEPZIBAH CHAPMAN477,478 December 24, 1799479,480.  She died Bef. 1806481,481,482,483.  He married (2) KEZIAH GOULD484,485 December 17, 1805486,487.  She died August 23, 1842488,488,489,490.

Children of JOSEPH SMITH and HEPZIBAH CHAPMAN are:
 i. ELIZABETH CHAPMAN7 SMITH491,492, b. December 03, 1800.
 ii. CHARLES SMITH496,497, b. May 06, 1802

Children of JOSEPH SMITH and KEZIAH GOULD are:
 iii. RUTHY ANN7 SMITH501,502, b. November 04, 1806; m. HIRAM PERLEY.
 iv. NATHANIEL SMITH508,509, b. June 24, 1808; d. April 17, 1879, no children; m. MARTHA PEARCE516,517.
21. v. CALVIN SMITH, b. August 27, 1809; d. November 18, 1870.
 
 

Generation No. 7

19.  JOSEPH7 SMITH (ASAEL6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)686,687,688 was born July 12, 1771 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts689,690,691, and died September 14, 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois692,693,694.  He married LUCY MACK695,696,697 January 24, 1796 in Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont698,699, daughter of SOLOMON MACK and LYDIA GATES.  She was born July 08, 1776 in Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire700,701,702, and died May 14, 1856 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois703,704,705.

Children of JOSEPH SMITH and LUCY MACK are:
 i. SMITH8706,707,708, b. Abt. 1797, Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont; d. Abt. 1797.
 ii. ALVIN SMITH714,715,716, b. February 11, 1798, Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont; d. November 19, 1823, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.
 iii. HYRUM SMITH721,722,723, b. February 09, 1800, Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont; d. June 27, 1844, Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois.
 iv. SOPHRONIA SMITH728,729,730, b. May 16, 1803, Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont; d. August 28, 1876, Mcdonough Co., Illinois.
 v. JOSEPH SMITH735,736,737, b. December 23, 1805, Sharon, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. June 27, 1844, Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois; m. EMMA HALE742,743,744, January 18, 1827.
 vi. SAMUEL HARRISON SMITH754,755,756, b. March 13, 1808, Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont; d. July 30, 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.
 vii. EPHRAIM SMITH761,762,763, b. March 13, 1810, Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. March 24, 1810, Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont.
 viii. WILLIAM SMITH768,769,770, b. March 13, 1811, Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. November 13, 1893, Osterdock, Clayton Co., Iowa or 1894?.
 ix. CATHERINE SMITH775,776,777, b. July 28, 1812, Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire; d. February 01, 1900, Fountain Green, Illinois.
 x. DON CARLOS SMITH782,783,784, b. March 25, 1816, Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. August 07, 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.
 xi. LUCY SMITH789,790,791, b. July 18, 1821, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York - or Manchester, Ontario Co.,  NY; d. December 09, 1882, Near Colchester, Mcdonough Co., Illinois.

Early home of Joseph Smith family, Palmyra, New York




20.  SILAS7 SMITH (ASAEL6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)796,797,798 was born October 01, 1779 in Derryfield, New Hampshire799,800, and died September 13, 1839 in Pittsfield, Pike Co., Illinois801,802.  He married (1) RUTH STEVENS803,804,805 January 29, 1806806,807,808. He married (2) MARY AIKENS815,816,817 March 04, 1828 in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York818,819.  She was born August 13, 1797 in Barnard, Windsor Co., Vermont820,821, and died April 27, 1877 in Parowan, Iron Co., Utah822,823.

Children of SILAS SMITH and MARY AIKENS are:
 i. SILAS SANFORD8 SMITH824,825,826, b. October 26, 1830, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York827,828,829.
 ii. JOHN AIKENS SMITH833,834,835, b. July 06, 1832, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, NY836,837,838; d. November 27, 1838, Randolph, MO.
22. iii. JESSE NATHANIEL SMITH, b. December 02, 1834, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York; d. June 05, 1906, Snowflake, Navajo Co., Arizona.
 

21.  CALVIN7 SMITH (JOSEPH6, NATHANIEL5, JACOB4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)842,843 was born August 27, 1809844,844,845,846, and died November 18, 1870847,847,848,849.  He married ELIZABETH PEARCE850,851 1833851.

Children of CALVIN SMITH and ELIZABETH PEARCE are:
 i. ELIZABETH MATILDA8 SMITH852,853, b. April 07, 1834.
 ii. GEORGE CHEEVER SMITH857,858, b. March 17, 1836.
 iii. MARY PRISCILLA SMITH862,863, b. July 05, 1838.
 iv. JOSEPH H. H. SMITH867,868, b. March 03, 1841.
 v. WILLIAM ARTHUR SMITH872,873, b. December 18, 1844.
 vi. CHARLES L. SMITH877,878, b. July 02, 1846.
 vii. JOSEPHINE SMITH882,883.
 viii. BENJAMIN P. SMITH884,885, b. April 24, 1852.
 ix. WALTER SMITH889,890, b. October 19, 1855.
 
 

Generation No. 8

22.  JESSE NATHANIEL8 SMITH (SILAS7, ASAEL6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, EDWARD1)894,895,896 was born December 02, 1834 in Stockholm, St Lawrence Co., New York897,898, and died June 05, 1906 in Snowflake, Navajo Co., Arizona899,900.  He married JANET MAURETTA JOHNSON901,902,903 October 09, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah904,905.  She was born December 17, 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah906,907, and died May 21, 1933 in Snowflake, Navajo Co., Arizona908,909.

Children of JESSE SMITH and JANET JOHNSON are:
 i. SUSAN JANET9 SMITH910,911,912, b. September 15, 1868, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. December 15, 1960.
 ii. ELLEN MAURETTA SMITH919,920,921, b. September 20, 1871, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. August 01, 1872, Parowan, Iron, UT.
 iii. SARIAH ANNA SMITH928,929,930, b. February 21, 1873, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. December 26, 1922.
 iv. AGNES MAUD SMITH937,938,939, b. July 11, 1874, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. October 07, 1876, Parowan, Iron, UT.
 v. JULIA JOHNSON SMITH946,947,948, b. October 20, 1875, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. April 27, 1956.
 vi. PRISCILLA SMITH955,956,957, b. May 10, 1877, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. January 17, 1954.
 vii. EDITHA SMITH964,965,966, b. September 08, 1878, Parowan, Iron, UT; d. July 28, 1931.
 viii. LUCY SMITH973,974,975, b. June 24, 1880, Snowflake, Navajo, AZ; d. November 15, 1951.
 ix. MARGARET FIFE SMITH982,983,984, b. September 06, 1882, Snowflake, Navajo, AZ; d. March 28, 1969.
 x. RUTH SMITH991,992,993, b. March 17, 1884, Snowflake, Navajo, AZ; d. December 31, 1956.
 xi. ESTHER SMITH1000,1001,1002, b. October 26, 1887, Snowflake, Navajo Co., Arizona.
 xii. ELIAS SMITH1009,1010,1011, b. August 01, 1889, Snowflake, Navajo, AZ; d. December 23, 1961.
 xiii. LEAH SMITH, b. August 13, 1891, Snowflake, Navajo, AZ; d. February 17, 1976, Mesa, Maricopa, AZ.


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