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Birthplace: Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
Death: Died in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Joseph Smith

A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith"

Susan Augusta Smith

Avery & Doten, Plymouth, 1895, p7


...It is difficult to find any record as to where this numerous family settled, except Joseph the

youngest, father of Thomas', born December 6th, 1667. He remained in Barnstable, and

minute- particulars as to his career are not given, except that it was an honorable one.

He filled all the important offices worth holding faithfully and well. He died and was

buried in Barnstable. In the bible of his son, Rev. Thomas Smith', occurs this quaint

record, in his own handwriting, now dim with age and almost illegible:

"My father died March 4th, 1746, it being on Saturday about Sun Setting in the 80th year

of his age, and was buried on Monday Our Fathers, where are they?"

Joseph Smith married Ann or Anna Fuller, April 29th, 1689. She was daughter of Lieut.

Samuel Fuller who was killed dt Rehoboth battle 1676 son of Capt. Matthew Fuller.

Of this marriage there were also thirteen children, tea of whom were sons. The ninth of these was Thomas' born February 6th, 1706. At the age of nineteen, 1725, he graduated at Harvard College, was ordained at 23, April 16th, 1729, over the church at Yarmouth, and at 28, August 29th, 1734, married Judith Miller, daughter of Josiah Miller, of Yarmouth. One of the wedding presents was a small black girl named Joan, eight years old. Her death and that of her daughter Margaret—or "Peg," as she was known in the family—are recorded in the family Bible, both lived to a great age and were faithful servants—slaves of course—as was the custom of the times. Old "Peg" my father remembered perfectly from one especial circumstance. One night when a small boy he came in tired with play and begged for baked beaus, his mother fearing to give them to him then, said: "Just one spoonful." He began to cry at what seemed so small a quantity, and said he would rather go without, but was immediately soothed by old Peg with "Hush ! hush ! child, you don't know what a spoonful is." And he found he didn't, as he saw the large quantity she conveyed to his plate, with one dip into the dish. When the time came for the freeing of the slaves in Massachusetts, those belonging to Rev. Thomas Smith', came to him with tears, begging to be kept, saying, "Don't send us away, Master, we want no home but this." They remained of course, loved and trusted servants. -------------------- Joseph Smith was born on 6 Dec 1667, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts and died on 4 Mar 1746, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts [1272]

Parents: son and 13th child of John Smith (1614-1710), millwright of Sandwich, Massachusetts; and Susannah Hinkley (1625 - 1667). She was the daughter of Samuel Hinckley (1589-1662) and Sarah Soule (1600-1656)


  1. on 29 Apr 1689, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts to Ann Fuller (1669 - 2 Jul 1722).

14 children of Ann Fuller and Joseph Smith:

  1. SUSANNA6 SMITH, b. Jan 12, 1689, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  2. JOSEPH SMITH, b. Oct 28, 1691, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  3. JAMES SMITH, b. Dec 18, 1693, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  4. ANNE SMITH, b. Nov 08, 1695, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  5. MATTHIAS SMITH, b. Jul 10, 1697, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. bef. Oct 21, 1768; m. HANNAH FULLER, Sep 03, 1730, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; b. Apr 01, 1711, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. aft. Apr 03, 1769, probably Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  6. EBENEZER SMITH, b. Mar 21, 1698, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. May 27, 1699.
  7. DANIEL SMITH, b. Apr 11, 1700, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  8. DAVID SMITH, b. May 24, 1702, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  9. ELIZABETH SMITH, b. Apr 19, 1704, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  10. THOMAS SMITH, b. Feb 06, 1705, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
  11. MARY SMITH, b. Dec 22, 1707, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. Sep 16, 1728.
  12. JEMIMA SMITH, b. Nov 09, 1709, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. Aug 10, 1752, East Haddam, Middlesex Co, CT.
  13. BENJAMIN SMITH, b. Dec 05, 1711, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. bef. 1746.
  14. EBENEZER SMITH, b. Sep 26, 1714, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA; d. bef. 1746.




  • [1273] "Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich"
  • Leonard & Norma Smith; Mayflower Descendant, 1901-1935
  • "Massachusetts Town, Probate & Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" CD-ROM
  • Broderbund Software, 1999
  • p45: (Barnstable) "John Smiths Children: his Son Joseph Born 6 of December 1667
  • Joseph Smith & Ann Fuller Married April 29 1689 (14 children are recorded from 1689 to 1714)
  • Ann ye Wife of ye Above Joseph Smith Departed this Live ye 2 July 1722"
  • "The Pioneers of Massachusetts"
  • Charles Henry Pope, Boston, MA, 1900 "Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s" CD-ROM
  •, 2000 p421: "ch. Samuel bapt. Oct 20, 1644, Sarah bapt. May 11, 1645, Ebenezer b. and d. 1646, Mary bapt. Nov. 21, 1649, Dorcas bapt. Aug. 18, 1650, John b. and d. 1651, Shubael bapt March 16, 1652-3, John b. Sept. 1656, Benjamin b. Jan. 7, 1658, Ichabod b. Jan. 7, 1660, Elizabeth b. Feb. 1662, Thomas b. Feb. 1664, Joseph b. Dec. 6, 1667."
  • "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" Otis, Amos Barnstable, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1888-90; p236
  • Lists all 13 children of John Smith with birthdates.
  • "A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith" Susan Augusta Smith Avery & Doten, Plymouth, 1895, p7
  • "It is difficult to find any record as to where this numerous family settled,
  • except Joseph, the youngest, father of Thomas, born December 6th, 1667...
  • He remained in Barnstable...In the bible of his son, Rev. Thomas Smith,
  • occurs this quaint record..."My father died March 4th, 1746, it being on
  • Saturday about Sun Setting in the 80th year of his age"...Joseph Smith
  • married Ann - or Anna - Fuller, April 29th, 1689...".
  • "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" James Savage Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, pp. 118-124
  • "New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001) "SMITH, Joseph (1667-) & Ann FULLER (1669-1722); 29 Apr 1689; Barnstable"
  • [1274] [S91] Grant Smith, Ottawa & Jannis Rogers, Winnipeg, Long Point Settle
  • [1272] [S88] The Smith Family History, a compendium prepared in the 1980s b
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Joseph Smith's Timeline

December 6, 1667
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
December 6, 1667
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
April 29, 1689
Age 21
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
January 12, 1690
Age 22
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
October 28, 1691
Age 23
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
December 18, 1693
Age 26
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
November 8, 1695
Age 27
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
July 10, 1697
Age 29
Barnstable, Barnstable County, MA
March 21, 1699
Age 31
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
April 11, 1700
Age 32
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA