About Grace Smith (Mott)
The following is from "The John Rock Smith Family", by Valentine W.
Smith, Jamaica, L.I., 1937: from Bunker's Long Island Genealogies": from
"Adam and Anne Mott", by Thomas C. Cornell, Yonkers, 1890: from "The
Genealogy of John Carman", by Henry Alanson Tredwell, Brooklyn, 1945:
from "The Genealogy of the Rev. R. Denton", by George D.A. Coombes,
Rockville Center, N.Y., 1936: and from the New York Genealogical &
Biographical Record, Vol 77, page 132. These all differ considerably.
Jonathan Smith's birth date is not known, but it must have been
before 1650: his will was dated March 6/1724. He was a farmer and a sur-
veyor. He received three military commissions, dated 1690, 1697 and 1698,
as a Lieutenant in the King's service, signed and sealed by Richard, Earl
of Belmont, still in the possession of his descendants, who lived on the
farm he owned at Merrick, L.I. The old house has been moved back from the
road and kept as an heirloom.
Jonathan married in 1671, Grace Mott, born about 1653, daughter
of Adam and his first wife Jane (Hewlett) Mott, see subject 282, page 3.
His children as below, are taken from the N.Y. Gen & Biog Record, Vol 77,
page 132, and may not be in proper order as the sons are given after the
daughters, and all their birth dates are not given.
1. Jane Smith. She married Lucas Eldert, baptized December 25/1677, son
of Lucassen Stevense and Styntje (Janse) Eldert of Jamaica, L.I. see
"The Bergen Family", by T.G. Bergen, Albany, N.Y., 1876, for the
2/1. Eldert Eldert, baptized October 27/1704.
2/2. Jannetje Eldert, baptized May 15/1712.
2/3. Grace Eldert.
2. Grace Smith. Born 1678. She married, perhaps, Joshua Carman, born
1674, died after 1742, a farmer at Cow Neck, L.I., son of John and
Hannah (---) Carman, see subject 268, p 5, for which see their issue
and further particulars: this is from Tredwell's Carman genealogy.
3. Martha Smith. she married Johannes Eldert, baptized December 26/1681,
died before 1714, son of Lucassen Stevense and Styntje (Janse) Eldert
of Jamaica, L.I,
2/1. Son, baptized April 10/1705.
2/2. Johannes Eldert, baptized April 14/1707.
2/3. Grace Eldert.
4. Mary Smith. No data, except that her father's will called her an
invalid and left a trust fund of œ146.8.0 for her.
5. Jonathan Smith. Born about 1673-4, died about 1748. His will, dated
May l7/1746, proved September 13/1748, called his wife Elizabeth, no
surname given: she is supposed to have been an Ellison, Platt, or
Plant. See subject 70 for issue and further particulars.
6. Adam Smith. Date of birth unknown: he died intestate on October
29/1730. Thomas Whitehead was appointed administrator of his estate,
but as Thomas died, Adam's widow, Rachel was appointed administratrix
on December 28/1733. He married Rachel Eldert, daughter of Lucassen
Stevense and Styntje (Jense) Eldert.
2/1. Lucretia Smith, baptized April 10/1711.
7.John Smith. Date of birth unknown: his will, dated Hempstead, L.I.,
July 12/1732, proved April 3/1733, mentioned his wife Isabell --.
Subject 140. p2
Issue:- (from his will)
2/1. Elias Smith.
2/2. Benjamin Smith.
2/3. Silas Smith.
2/4. Amos Smith.
2/5. Hannah Smith.
2/6. Abigail Smith.
2/7. Phebe Smith.
2/8. Susannah Smith.
8. Gershom Smith. Date of birth unknown: will dated September 8/1735,
proved October 10/1735, gave his wife (name not mentioned) all his
lands: to son Gershom 100 acres of land: to son Thomas half his home-
stead and meadows. His wife was named Mary ---.
Issue:- (from his will)
2/1. Thomas Smith.
2/2. Gershom Smith.
2/3. Elizabeth Smith.
2/4. Martha Smith, born September 30/1709, died in 1759. She married,
1st, on May 27/1728, Samuel Mott, born 1707, died February 15/1736,
son of Joseph and Miriam Mott, see subject 282, page 3. She married
2nd about 1738, John Hicks, born December 25/1711, died 1789, son of
Jacob and Hannah (Carpenter) Hicks, see subject 266, page 4.
2/5. Uriah Smith.
2/6. Israel Smith.
2/7. Sarah Smith.
2/8. Jane Smith.
9. James Smith. No data.
10. Benjamin Smith. Dates of birth and death unknown. He married, 1st,
in 1718, Charity Treadwell, born 1700, died 1729, daughter of Captain
Thomas and Hannah (Denton) Tredwell, and had six children. He married,
2nd, Amy Spragg and had four children. Another genealogy says he
married, 2nd, in 173-, Elizabeth (Cornell) Denton, who died in 1743,
daughter of William and Elizabeth (Smith) Denton, and widow of James
Denton and they had one daughter. Benjamin Smith was also reported
to have married, 3rd, in 1737, Amy Hedger, widow of Robert Betts, whose
will was dated September 30/1733, proved November 1/1733, in which he
left to his wife Amy œ25, his brown horse, a sadle and a bed, and said
his children by Amy were Augistine and Sarah, and that his wife Amy was
then pregnant. I have not been able to straighten out these several
Grace Smith's Timeline
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States
Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States