John 'the Miller' Smith, Jr.

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John 'the Miller' Smith, Jr.

Also Known As: "/Rock/"
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Providence, RI, USA
Death: Died in Providence, Providence, RI, USA
Place of Burial: His will was proven
Immediate Family:

Son of John "the Miller" Smith and Alice Smith
Husband of Sarah Arnold, of Dorchester
Father of Daniel Smith; Sarah Clemence; Alice Jenckes (Smith); Joseph Smith; Mary Fenner and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Manton

Occupation: Miller, 1676-his mill was burned down by indians.
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About John 'the Miller' Smith, Jr.

He carried on the operation of the mill inherited form his father in agreement with the town of Providence, RI.

1654, November 6- Ensign.

1661- Juryman.

1666-72: Deputy to the General Assembly of Rhode Island.

1672-76: Town Clerk.

1676, March 30- His house was burned by Indians. Tradition states the town records in his custody were saved by being thrown into the mill pond and later rescued.

1681/82, February 22- He made his will, which was proven 2 June 1682. Inventory valued at 90 pounds, 1 shilling, and 9 pence.

Sibling: Elizabeth.

John Smith was born in Providence RI, and baptized 1638. He was made Ensign November 6,1 654, juryman 1661, deputy 1666-72, and town clerk 1672-76. In 1682, his home was burned by Indians. The town records in his custody were saved by being thrown into the millpond and later rescued. He died in 1682. His father John Smith, born in 1595 in England, was one of 5 who joined Roger Williams to make the first settlement at Providence, RI.

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John 'the Miller' Smith, Jr.'s Timeline

February 6, 1642
Pawtucket, Providence, RI, USA
July 17, 1645
Age 3
Munsley, Herefordshire, Engl
Age 16
Providence, Providence, RI
Age 16
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 18
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Age 20
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 22
Probably Pawtucket, (Present Providence County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
- 1672
Age 23
Elected as Deputy
Age 24
Providence, Prov., RI
Age 27
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations