Lieutenant Samuel Smith

Male 1601 - 1680  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Samuel Smith 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Christened 06 Sep 1601  Burstall, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigrant 30 Apr 1634  Ipswich, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship: Elizabeth
    Arrived: July 1634
    Watertown,Massachusetts 
    Military Service 1663  Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colonial Militia 
    Died Dec 1680  Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to many sources Lt. Samuel Smith was born circa 1602 at
      England. This was based on his age shown on the ship's manifest at the
      time of his emigration from England.1,2,3 I believe Lt. Samuel Smith
      was baptized on 6 September 1601 at Burstall, Suffolk, England. I have
      gone through films of parish transcripts for the towns in the vicinity
      of Hadleigh and Whatfield (towns in which Lt. Samuel Smith was known
      to reside) and have found no other baptism for a Samuel which would
      fit Lt. Samuel Smith. Burstall is within three or four miles of both
      Whatfield and Hadleigh. I am fairly confident this is the baptism
      record of Lt. Samuel Smith. He was the son of John Smith and Mary. (A
      will of an Elizabeth Hayward of Elmsett [Archdeaconry of Sudbury
      wills, FHL Film No. 97086] dated 13 Jun 1635 and proved 27 Jul 1635
      leaves a bequest to "John Smith, Philip Smith and Nathanael Smith, the
      three sonnes of my sister Smith, late of Bramford, deceased". These
      three are brothers to the Samuel baptized at Burstall. Mary, wife of
      John Smith, died in 1626 and would have been deceased in 1635. Lt.
      Samuel Smith left England in 1634 and also would not have been in the
      area in 1635. Samuel Smith also named 3 of his children John, Mary and
      Philip. The Elizabeth Hayward will also refers to her brother, Philip
      Gardiner, making Mary, wife of John Smith, most likely a
      Gardiner.).4,5 He was the son of John Smith and Mary Gardiner.4
      Lt. Samuel Smith married Elizabeth Smith on 6 October 1624 at St.
      Margaret's Church, Whatfield, Suffolk, England.6,7 Lt. Samuel Smith
      and Elizabeth Smith emigrated on 30 April 1634 from Ipswich, Suffolk,
      England, on the ship "Elizabeth". The Master of ship was William
      Andrews.3,2,6,8,1 Lt. Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Smith arrived at
      Massachusetts, in July 1634.3,1 Lt. Samuel Smith was made a freeman in
      September 1634 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Circa
      1636 Lt. Samuel Smithwas residing at Wethersfield, Hartford County,
      Connecticut.9 He was named a Deputy between November 1637 and May 1656
      at Wethersfield, Connecticut.1 He was an assistant to the Connecticut
      Colony between March 1638 and April 1638 at Wethersfield,
      Connecticut.1 He was granted land in 1639 at Glastonbury, Hartford
      County, Connecticut; It was known at that time as Naubuc Farms and
      Nayaug Farms.10 On 28 December 1649 at Wethersfield, Connecticut, Lt.
      Samuel Smith and Richard Treat were chosen along with Nathaniel
      Dickinson by the town to seat men and women in the meeting house.1 Lt.
      Samuel Smith was a member of a Particular Court in February 1651 at
      Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1 On 28 March 1653 at
      Wethersfield, Connecticut, Lt. Samuel Smith was chosen to meet with a
      committee from Mattabeseck (Middletown) to fix the boundary line
      between the towns.1 He was a member of the Committee for War in May
      1653 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.1
      Lt. Samuel Smith signed a compact to remove to Hadley, Massachusetts.
      On 18 April 1659 at Goodman Ward's House, Hartford, Hartford County,
      Connecticut. Fifty-nine men signed the Compact. They agreed to remove
      themselves to the new settlement on the east side of the river from
      Northampton and to be dwelling there by the 39th (?) day of Sept.
      1660. Rev. John Russell, Jr. of Wethersfield was their spiritual
      leader and became their first minister at Hadley.1 In December 1660,
      Lt. Samuel Smith, along with Nathaniel Dickinson, Andrew Bacon, Andrew
      Warner and William Lewis, was selected as a townsman at Hadley,
      Hampshire County, Massachusetts. At that time the town was called
      Norwottuck plantation.1 On 31 December 1660 at Hadley, Massachusetts,
      Lt. Samuel Smith was chosen with Peter Tilton to lay out the lands for
      the settlers, place stakes at the "front and rear" of every lot and
      keep a record of them.1 He was appointed a Juror at the General Court
      in March 1661 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.1 He was
      Deputy to the General Court along with Andrew Bacon and William
      Westwood. On 22 May 1661 at Hadley, Massachusetts.1,11 On 16 December
      1661 at Hadley, Massachusetts, Lt. Samuel Smith was chosen as a rate
      maker (assessor), and also for a number of years afterwards.1 He was
      Deputy to the General Court between 1663 and 1668 at Hadley,
      Massachusetts.1 Between May 1663 and 1678 at Hadley, Massachusetts,
      Lt. Samuel Smith was approved as Lieutenant of the Hadley Trainband to
      serve under Cpt. John Pynchon of Springfield. He resigned in 1678
      because of his advanced age.1 On 14 January 1667 at Hadley,
      Massachusetts, Lt. Samuel Smith was a Trustee of the Hopkins Fund. He
      was chosen along with Rev. John Russell and Aaron Cooke in regards to
      a fund offered by Mr. John Davenport of New Haven and Mr. William
      Goodwin of Hadley, acting as trustees under the will of the late Mr.
      Edward Hopkins for the establishment of a grammar school in Hadley.
      The fund was divided between Hadley, Hartford and New Haven, CT, and
      Harvard University. Samuel was also chose with others to serve on a
      committee to select the land that would be used by the school.1
      In 1669 at Hadley, Massachusetts, Lt. Samuel Smith was an original
      member of the Hadley School Committee This was for 50 years which was
      in effect a life tenure assignment and given only to those who were
      the most trusted and highly respected in the town.1 He was Deputy to
      the General Court in 1671 at Hadley, Massachusetts.1 He was Deputy to
      the General Court in 1673 at Hadley, Massachusetts.1 He was an
      Associate of the County Court for Hampshire County at Hampshire
      County, Massachusetts, between 1678 and 1679
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    Father John Smith 
    Mother Mary Gardiner 
    Family ID F9256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1602,   d. 16 Mar 1684/1685, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1624  St. Margaret's Church, Whatfield, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Smith, Jr.,   b. 6 Oct 1625
    +2. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 28 Jan 1625/1626,   d. 1701, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Mary Smith,   b. 19 Oct 1628,   d. 16 Dec 1668  (Age 40 years)
     4. Philip Smith,   b. 25 Nov 1632,   d. 10 Jan 1684/1685  (Age 52 years)
     5. Chileab Smith,   b. 1635,   d. 7 Mar 1730/1731  (Age 96 years)
     6. John Smith,   b. 1635,   d. 30 May 1676, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Family ID F1186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 06 Sep 1601 - Burstall, Suffolk Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1624 - St. Margaret's Church, Whatfield, Suffolk Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrant - Ship: Elizabeth Arrived: July 1634 Watertown,Massachusetts - 30 Apr 1634 - Ipswich, Suffolk Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Colonial Militia - 1663 - Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1680 - Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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