Col. Oliver Smith

Is your surname Smith?

Research the Smith family

Col. Oliver Smith's Geni Profile

Records for Col. Oliver Smith

40,635,408 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Col. Oliver Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Poquonock Bridge, Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Smith Lake Cemetery, Poquonock Bridge, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Smith and Mary Smith
Husband of Mary Smith
Father of Edward Smith; Denison Smith and Nancy Ann Avery
Brother of Nathan Smith; Mary Swan; Dorothy Edgecomb; Jane Denison; Elizabeth Swan and 5 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all 16

Immediate Family

About Col. Oliver Smith

A merchant in the West Indies trade known for his role in the Revolutionary War. Oliver was promoted from captain to colonel August 30, 1775 while stationed at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut during the Revolutionary War.

According to family tradition, soon after the couple moved to Long Point in 1761, they built a house just south of Wall Street, probably on land Mary Denison had inherited from her brother. The house must have been moved to its present site north of Wall Street after March 15, 1812, when Nathaniel Miner Pendleton (1777-1848) sold the lot to David C. Smith (1782- 1883), a grandson of Oliver.

On October 27, 1770, Elihu Chesebrough III (1743- 1781) sold approximately seven acres between Grand and High Streets west of Main Street to the harbor to Colonel Oliver Smith.

____

Military Service: Revolutionary War Patriot, colonel stationed at Stonington, New London County, CT, USA . Oliver was promoted from captain to colonel August 30, 1775 while stat ioned at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut during the Revolutiona ry War.

view all

Col. Oliver Smith's Timeline

1739
April 27, 1739
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1759
April 5, 1759
Age 19
New London, New London, CT
1760
March 28, 1760
Age 20
1769
June 19, 1769
Age 30
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
1777
September 3, 1777
Age 38
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
1811
August 1, 1811
Age 72
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
????
Poquonock Bridge, New London County, Connecticut, United States