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John Smith

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Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: North Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Smith, Jr. and Mary Smith
Husband of Susanna Smith and Susanna Chesley
Father of Margaret Parish; Elizabeth Burnham; Daniel Smith; Ephraim Smith; Josiah Smith and 5 others
Brother of Daniel Smith, III; Grace Smith; Elizabeth Pierce; Abigail Smith; Sarah Smith and 3 others

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About Capt. John Smith

In 1730 the Assembly confirmed John Smith as Lieutenant of the Second Company of train Bands.

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WILL OF JOHN SMITH (No. 5 Smith Family).

In the name of God, Amen the fourth day of March, 1729-30.

I, John Smith of North Stonington, in ye County of New London, being very weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God for it. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, Doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say. First of all I Recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that is, and my body I Recommend to ye earth to be burled at ye discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at ye general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by ye mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly Estates wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with all here in this life, I give and dispose of ye same in ye following manner and form:

Imprimis. 1 give and bequeath unto Susannah my dearly beloved wife ye east end of my dwelling house, half my barn and ye one half of all my housings, with all my moveables excepting sixty pounds thereof (and what my estate is in debt) during the time she continue my widow, but if she marries again then to have but one third part of ye moveables above sd. during her natural life and then to be divided equally amongst my three daughters or their heirs. I give unto my loving son Daniel my homestead with all the buildings thereupon excepting as above given, he paying unto my son Josiah, 80 pounds money within two years after my death and five shillings to my son Ephraim. I give unto my loving son Ephraim, 5 shillings money to be paid by my Executors which together with what I have formerly given him is to ye full of his portion. I give unto my loving son Josiah 80 pounds money to be paid by my Executors within two years after my death which together with what I have already given him is ye full of his portion out of my estate. My loving daughter Lucie deceased I gave formerly unto her ye full of her portion out of my estate. I give unto my loving daughter Margaret, one third part of my moveables given to my loving wife above after she has done with them as abovesd. with what I have formerly given her is ye full of her portion out of my estate.

I give unto my loving daughter Ester the value of thirty pounds, money, out of my moveable estate and one third part of moveables given to my loving wife after she hath done with them as abovesd.

I give unto my loving daughter Susannah the value of thirty pounds money out of my moveable estate and one third part of my moveables given above to my loving wife after she hath done with them as abovesd. I likewise make and ordain my dearly beloved wife Susannah my Executrix and my loving son Daniel, Executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly revoke and disanul all and every other former Testament, wills, and bequests by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written.

JOHN SMITH.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by ye sd John Smith to be his last will and testament in presence of us witnesses. THEOPHILUS BALDWIN, SAMUEL PRENTICE, ABIGAIL PRENTICE. New London, Co., Stonington, May ye 31st A. D. 1739.

HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, by Richard Anson Wheeler, New London, CT, 1900, p. 726-7

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Capt. John Smith's Timeline

1646
February 27, 1646
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1672
July 13, 1672
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 13, 1672
July 13, 1672
Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1695
1695
Age 22
Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA
1697
August 1, 1697
Age 25
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
1698
June 29, 1698
Age 25
Newton, Middlesex, MA
1700
1700
Age 27
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
1704
October 5, 1704
Age 32
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1707
May 27, 1707
Age 34
Preston, CT