James Smith, of Oyster River

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James Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire
Death: Died in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire
Cause of death: "from over-exert. in going to join Capt. Floyd, 1690, against the Indians"
Immediate Family:

Son of James Smith's father and James Smith's mother
Husband of Sarah Smith
Father of John Smith; Sarah Harding; James Smith; Samuel Smith and Mary Freeman

Occupation: Innkeeper, tailor
Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About James Smith, of Oyster River

He was killed in King William's War in 1690.

notes

From History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with genealogical notes, by Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson. Published 1913 by Published by vote of the town in [Durham? N.H.] .  Volume 2. page 330

There was a George Smith, son of Thomas, who died in Ipswich in 1661 and another George Smith who died 15 Dec 1674. His will mentions wife, unnamed, and children, Thomas, Samuel, Sarah, Newman, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Joanna.

Not a shred of evidence has been found that George Smyth was the father of James Smith and Joseph Smith of Oyster River, nor that the two last were related at all.

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JAMES, Dover 1669, was perhaps s. of George of the same, m. Sarah, d. of John Davis, had John; James; Samuel; May or Mary; Sarah; and two, wh. d. young. He was an innholder, and d. from over-exert. in going to join Capt. Floyd, 1690, against the Ind. wh. not long after k. his wid. and s. Samuel. (Savage)

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children abt 1676-85: John, Sarah, James, Samuel, Mary

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James Smith, of Oyster River's Timeline

1651
August 22, 1651
Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire
1672
1672
Age 20
Dover, NH, USA
1676
1676
Age 24
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
1679
October 31, 1679
Age 28
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
1681
1681
Age 29
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
1683
1683
Age 31
Dover, Stratford , New Hampshire
1685
May 24, 1685
Age 33
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire
1690
1690
Age 38
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire