Col. Oliver Smith (c.1739 - 1811)

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Birthplace: Poquonock Bridge, Groton, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Groton, New London Co., CT
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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.

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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.

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Col. Oliver Smith's Timeline

1739
April 27, 1739
Groton, New London Co., CT
1759
April 5, 1759
Age 19
New London, New London, CT
1760
March 28, 1760
Age 20
1777
September 3, 1777
Age 38
Groton, New London, CT, USA
1811
August 1, 1811
Age 72
Groton, New London Co., CT
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Poquonock Bridge, New London, CT, USA