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John Smith, of Salem

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Goodale
Father of Elizabeth Horrell Sturdevant; Mary Smith; John Smith, Il; Sarah Clark, of Salem; Abraham Smith and 1 other

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About John Smith, of Salem

  • A juicy little "scandal" involving Zechariah's wife, Elizabeth and his sister Elizabeth's husband, John Smith must have kept the gossips armed for a while. Apparently, brother John couldn't keep his hands to himself and had quite an eye for the ladies. Elizabeth let slip to a few of her friends that brother John had made some inappropriate advances to her and, then as now, apparently, a secret has no value unless shared! When brother John learned through the grapevine that his sister-in-law was saying less than complimentary things about him, he sued her for slander in the Salem Quarterly Court of 1672. One of the Goodell's defenses was that slandering brother John wouldn't be easy! From the looks of the court records, the whole neighborhood got involved and Smith was found guilty of a countercharge filed by Elizabeth Goodell. He was fined and sentenced to be whipped, though this latter punishment was remitted when his friends promised to pay his fines.

Married:

  1. 1666 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Goodell b: ABT 1649 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

Children

  1. Abraham Smith b: ABT 1668 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
  2. John Smith b: 28 AUG 1670 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
  3. Sarah Smith b: ABT 1667 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
  4. Mary Smith b: ABT 1669 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
  5. Elizabeth Smith b: ABT 1671 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
  6. Elizabeth Smith b: 08 AUG 1672 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

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-------------------- A juicy little "scandal" involving Zechariah's wife, Elizabeth and his sister Elizabeth's husband, John Smith must have kept the gossips armed for a while. Apparently, brother John couldn't keep his hands to himself and had quite an eye for the ladies. Elizabeth let slip to a few of her friends that brother John had made some inappropriate advances to her and, then as now, apparently, a secret has no value unless shared! When brother John learned through the grapevine that his sister-in-law was saying less than complimentary things about him, he sued her for slander in the Salem Quarterly Court of 1672. One of the Goodell's defenses was that slandering brother John wouldn't be easy! From the looks of the court records, the whole neighborhood got involved and Smith was found guilty of a countercharge filed by Elizabeth Goodell. He was fined and sentenced to be whipped, though this latter punishment was remitted when his friends promised to pay his fines. Married:

1666 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Goodell b: ABT 1649 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Children

Abraham Smith b: ABT 1668 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts John Smith b: 28 AUG 1670 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Sarah Smith b: ABT 1667 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Mary Smith b: ABT 1669 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Elizabeth Smith b: ABT 1671 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Elizabeth Smith b: 08 AUG 1672 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Links

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clcaldwell&id=I00808 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gungazo&id=I03436 http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/e/n/g/Matthew-P-English/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0284.html

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John Smith, of Salem's Timeline

1623
1623
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1656
1656
Age 33
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut
1658
1658
Age 35
Salem, Essex, MA
1658
Age 35
Salem, Essex, MA
1660
October 20, 1660
Age 37
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1662
March 5, 1662
Age 39
Plymouth, Massachusetts
1666
1666
Age 43
Salem, Essex, MA
1667
1667
Age 44
Salem, Essex, MA
1672
May 6, 1672
Age 49
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1676
February 1676
Age 49
Salem, Plymouth, MA