About John Smith
Date of birth (1740) is questionable •~• son's DOB is fixed. Could John have been that young? Others report DOB in the 1730s
"John Smith married first Mary, daughter of Judge William Smith,
second Margaret . His children were Mary, wife of Richard
Bancker; Colonel William S., born 1755; Sarah, wife of Charles Adams, son of (?),John,"(?) bom 1761; Margaret and Belinda, wife of Matthew Clarkson. source: http://archive.org/stream/cu31924029771726/cu31924029771726_djvu.txt
Colonel William S. Smith was a distinguished officer in the army of the Revolution. He married Abigail, daughter of President John Adams, and has many descendants. He owned at one time the greater part of what is now Washington Square, New York.
The house " on the south side of Queen Street in Hanover Square, where William Smith lived, is now No. 136 Pearl street. New York. If it was sold it was purchased by his son John, who lived there. His widow, Margaret Smith, sold it to Hugh Stocker. "
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(will) John, daughter Ann, and Peter Van Brugh Living- ston " merchant " executors. Dated Feb. 19, 1752. Proved May 13, 1752. Witnesses. Tho. Grigg Robert Henry Charles Johnson Liber 18. P. 109