Mary Smith (Root) (1665 - 1724)

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Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
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About Mary Smith (Root)

John Smith, son of John Smith and Mary Partridge, was born on 15 May 1665 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died on 20 Jan 1723 at age 57. John married Mary Root, daughter of John Root and Mary Ashley, on 23 Feb 1887 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Mary was born on 22 Sep 1667 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts and died on 20 Jan 1724 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts at age 56. They had eight children: Baby Boy, Mary, Abigail, Mercy, John, Rachel, Hezekiah, and Noah.

Baby Boy Smith was born in 1688 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in 1688 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Mary Smith was born on 7 May 1689 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in 1771 in Northampton, Hampden, Massachusetts at age 82.

Abigail Smith was born on 26 Oct 1691 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Mercy Smith was born on 3 Jul 1694 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died on 10 Jan 1784 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts at age 89.

John Smith was born on 1 Feb 1697 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in 1784 in Berwick, York, Maine at age 87.

Rachel Smith was born on 4 Aug 1699 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died on 20 Sep 1724 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts at age 25.

Hezekiah Smith was born on 21 Dec 1702 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in 1790 at age 88.

Noah Smith was born on 16 May 1707 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts and died in 1767 at age 60.

John Smith was only eleven years old and the eldest of five children when his father was killed by the Indians at Hatfield on 30 May 1676 during King Philip's War. He was known as "Orphan John" to distinguish him among his many relatives of the same name.

In 1687 he and his cousin Samuel Smith, son of Philip, were living on the Lieutenant Samuel Smith lot in Hadley. In 1699 when Spruce Swamp was laid out for 22 persons, four people, one of which was Orphan John Smith, owned nearly all of it. He is also listed in 1703 as the owner of one of the larger wood lots, probably about 75 acres, lying between Brookfield Road and Mill River. The record also shows Orphan John taking up land south of Mt. Holyoke (South Hadley) when that part of Hadley was divided and allotted in 1720.

These records suggest that Orphan John Smith was a substantial person. In 1702 he is recorded as being a Townsman (Selectman) in Hadley. He held this post again four more years.

The Wethersfield records tell of John Smith of Hadley and his brother Benjamin owning land in Wethersfield and of John disposing of his land there to Thomas Dickinson in 1710.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~heathsmith/smith/...

Source of information: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~heathsmith/smith/ancestors_gen3.htm Walter G. Ashworth 1st cousin to John Smith 7x removed.

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Mary Smith's Timeline

1665
May 15, 1665
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1687
February 23, 1687
Age 21
Westfield, , Hampshire, Ma
1687
Age 21
Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
1688
1688
Age 22
Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
1689
May 7, 1689
Age 23
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1691
October 26, 1691
Age 26
Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
1694
July 3, 1694
Age 29
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
1697
1697
Age 31
Hadley, MA, USA
1699
August 4, 1699
Age 34
Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
1702
December 21, 1702
Age 37