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Dorothy Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Wife of Rev. Henry Smith
Mother of John Smith; Mary Hale; Daughter Smith; Preserved Smith, Sr.; Samuel Smith and 4 others

Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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Immediate Family

About Dorothy Smith

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sam/hsmith/henry.html

After Henry's death, Dorothy married John Russell as his second wife. John was baptized at Cretingham, Suffolk, England, February 26, 1597/8 and died at Hadley, MA, May 8, 1680, aged 83. Dorothy removed to Hadley with her new husband and there made her will in 1682. It was proved on December 22, 1694. It disposes a decent estate to her son Samuel (executor), daughter Dorothy Hall, and daughter Mary Smith. The last was her son Samuel's wife, and she evidently made her home with Samuel after John Russell's death.

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Dorothy -

  • b. England;
  • d. 1694, Hadley, MA; will dated Feb. 16, 1681/2.
  • Married second in 1649 John RUSSELL (b. Feb. 26, 1597, Suffolk, England; d. May 8, 1680, Hadley, MA), father of Rev. John RUSSELL, successor to Rev. SMITH at Wethersfield, CT, and first minister at Hadley, MA about 1659.

Dorothy's surname is sometimes given as COTTON, without substantive evidence (which would be welcome). It may be that the COTTON surname is based on a bequest in the 1652 will of Rev. John COTTON to "my cousin Henery Smith." However, Rev. Henry SMITH was deceased at the time of the will, and the bequest was for "diet, lodging and apparel so long as he serve my wife, and £20" - certainly not intended for Rev. Henry SMITH.

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Dorothy Smith's Timeline

1603
1603
Probably Norwich, Norfolk, England
1603
Cretingham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1611
1611
Age 8
Cretingham,Suffolk,England
1611
Age 8
Cretingham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1611
Age 8
Cretingham, Suffolk, England
1611
Age 8
Cretingham, Suffolk, England
1623
1623
Age 20
England
1628
October 9, 1628
Age 25
Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
1637
January 27, 1637
Age 34
Norwich, Norfolk, England
1638
January 27, 1638
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut