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John Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bryant's Puddle, Affpuddle, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Smith and Joan Smith
Husband of Susannah Smith
Father of Samuel Smith; Ebenezer Smith; Mary Dunham (Smith, 1647-1697); Dorcas Smith; Shubael Smith, Sr. and 7 others
Brother of Anne Hathorne; Hannah Smith; Tumsen Smith; Ichabod Smith and Ebenezer Smith

Occupation: Reverend/Minister, Millwright, Reverend
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About John Smith

Rev. John Smith was born 1 March 1614 in Powerstock, Dorset County, England [1] and died 2 October 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

According to "The Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, MA" by Mrs. Jerome R Holway, Hyannis, MA 1908, Rev John Smith is buried under a large tablestone near the grave of Elder John Chipman. The inscribed inset plate was lost before an 1875 cemetery survey. (Findagrave)

Parents: Thomas Smith b: ABT 1594 in Brinspittal, Dorsetshire, England and Joan Doan b: in Ipswick, Brinspiddle, Dorsetshire, England.

Married

  1. on 1 June 13, 1643 in Barnstable, Massachusetts to [1] to Susannah Hinckley. She was born 06 November 1625 in Tenterton, Kent, England, daughter of Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soule, and was the sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley.

8 children of Rev John Smith and Susannah Hinckley include:

  1. Has Children Samuel Smith b: APR 1644 in Barnstable, MA
  2. Sarah Smith b: ABT 1645
  3. Ebenezer Smith b: 22 NOV 1646
  4. Mary Smith b: 21 NOV 1647
  5. Dorcas Smith b: 18 AUG 1650 in NJ
  6. John Smith b: 22 FEB 1652 in Barnstable, MA
  7. Shubael Smith b: 13 MAR 1653 in Barnstable, MA
  8. John Smith b: SEP 1656

Oldest House on Cape Cod

The Hoxie House, overlooking Shawme Pond in Sandwich, MA. - the oldest house on Cape Cod was built in 1675 for Reverend John Smith, his wife Susanna and their 13 children. In 1676 John moved back to New England and became 'teaching elder' of the church in Sandwich. John's name was added as a freeman to the Sandwich list in 1676. In 1688, at his own request his pastorate at Sandwich terminated, being then aged 74. He apparently lived to be over 90 years old and died about 1711. (Much of this is taken from "Colonial Families of America," Vol. III, pages 248-252.)."

Notes

  1. Immigration: probably between 1630 and 1631 Aboard the "White Angel" from Kent [1630 according to "Colonial Clergy and Churches of New England".]
  2. John Smith is on the list of the "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Mass." in 1644
  3. From "Barnstable Families": SMITH. Rev. John Smith, dissident minister, was born in England about 1614. He was an early settler and Deputy of Barnstable, but left town after a controversy with Rev. Lothrop. Among his sins was pleading tolerance of Quakers, but this brought him back to the church in Sandwich 1673-89. He married the sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley.
  4. In Barnstable, MA records 1
  5. Joined the church 1
  6. Moved to Woodbridge, NJ with Samuel, Shubal, Ichabod, Thomas and Dorcas 1
  7. According to "The Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, MA" by Mrs. Jerome R Holway, Hyannis, MA 1908, Rev John Smith is buried under a large tablestone near the grave of Elder John Chipman. The inscribed inset plate was lost before an 1875 cemetery survey. (Findagrave)
  8. In deposition made 1651 he said he was only son of Thomas Smith.
  9. He preached in Barnstable 1640-1673; Sandwich 1673-1689. [Preston 259f]
  10. Ancestor of Barack Obama via son Samuel.

Pedigree

The one line I have also seen backwards is:

  • Rev. John Smith & Susannah Hinckley

Thomas Smith b. March 1, 1573 in Ipswick, Brinspittal, Dorset, England m. Joan Doan d/o Schobaek/Shubel children listed as John, Hannah & Tumsen

  • John Smith b. 1551 - Jane Martyn
  • Thomas Smith b. 1510 d. 1580 m. Susan Ward b. 1528 *
  • Robert Smith b. 1475 Nettlestead, Suffolk, England d. 1561 m. Dorthy Akeland d/o John and Margaret (Radcliff)
  • Robert Smith and Margaret Wyssett

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Photo of Powerstock, Dorset, England.

Discussion

  • The various theories advanced are that he (Rev. John Smith of Barnstable) is descended from Justice Robert Smith of England, and has not been proven as yet either.
  • It is said that father was Thomas of Brinspittell, Dorsetshire, Eng. and and siblings: Hannah and Tumsen.
  • GSMD's Mayflower Families - 5 generation books; Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith and his Descendants 1707 - 1895 S. A. Smith

John SMITH

  • OCCUPATION: Millwright
  • BIRTH: 11 Mar 1614, Powerstock, Dorsetshire, England [1202]
  • EMIGRATION: ABT 1630, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
  • DEATH: 22 Oct 1710, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [1203] [1204]
  • BURIAL: Old Town Cmtry., Sandwich, MA [1205]

A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith"

  • Susan Augusta Smith
  • Avery & Doten, Plymouth, 1895, p7
  • SMITH MEMORIAL. THOMAS SMITH.

THE immigrant ancestor of Thomas Smith' was John Smith' of course. That name seems to have been the common starting point of most of the Smith families, but while the John Smiths were legion we will have none of them.

Our John Smith' was "Rev. John" of Barnstable and Sandwich.

A valuable letter


... written some years ago by Amos Otis, the Historian of the Cape, states that Rev. John Smith' came to New England in the ship "White Angel." Just when he arrived I have so far been unable to learn, but this spirit did spread its wings and fly to these bleak shores, and carried in its bosom sometime our ancestor. We know him to have been at Barnstable in 1640, although he must have come to this country several years previous to that time, for by a deposition of his taken in the settlement of some probate matters quoted in Freeman's History of Cape Cod, it appears he was son of Thomas Smith, of Brinspittae, about five miles from Dorchester, in Dorsetshire, was then "February 8th, 1651, in Barnstable, only son and heir, supposeth his age to be 37, it being next May 21 years since he came out of England," and that his sisters Hannah and Tumson. then living in England. It would seem therefrom, that he was born in 1614, and came to New England in 1630. Although Mr. Otis stated him to be from Kent.

In 1640 he joined the church at Barnstable, and in a few years became brother-in-law to Gov. Thomas Hinckley, by marrying his sister Susannah. In the diary of Rev. Mr. Lothrop occurs, it is said, this entry. "1642 John Smith' and Susannah Hinckley contracted at sister Hinckley's house." One can easily imagine the quaint guests at the betrothal feast, if in such frugal times feasting was allowed.

He seems always to have been prominent in the most important affairs of the Colony, was representative in 1656-7 and in 1659 was, with Isaac Robinson, and others, "permitted" to attend Quaker meetings, and try to convince them of the error of their wayjS, and report. Instead of attempting to convert them, he himself became convinced of their sincerity and goodness, and that the best way "to deal with them, was to let them alone." This for a time placed him rather under a cloud as regarded government influences, but he did not suffer as others did.

John Smith ' owned a large farm in Barnstable adjoining that of Gov. Hinckley, which afterwards passed into the Otis family and was the birthplace of James Otis the Revolutionary patriot. John Smith' was also at one time proprietor of "Auchter Kull" now Perth Amboy, N. J. He preached first in Barnstable then in Long Island and New Jersey. He began his pastorate in Sandwich in 1676 pnd resigned in 1688.

[Note. In 1674 a grant of lands at Pinguine Hole River was made to Mr. Smith teacher of the Church at Sandwich. He died in Sandwich in 169- in extreme old age and was buried in Barnstahle. In 1HU1 lie was succeeded in his pastorate at Sandwich by Rev. Roland Cotton.]

Of the Hinckley family, from whom came Susannah, John Smith's wife, one finds nothing but what is good said of them. In Freeman's Cape Cod is found this, "Sam Hinckley was a dissenter. He was honest, industrious and prudent, qualities which have been handed down to the present time." He also says: "The Hinckleys are zealous in the advocacy of whatever opinions they adopt, and I never knew one who was dishonest, lazy or imprudent. "Samuel Hinckley owned one of the best farms in West Barnstable, afterwards owned by Levi L. Goodspeed."

John Smith and Susannah his wife had thirteen children, nine of whom were sons. 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?"

RECORD:

  • 1. George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol 4 pg. 460-2, CS 61.M22/1966. "
    • The origin of this branch of the Smith family was in Dorsertshire, England...
    • Rev. John Smith was one of the most interesting characters in Plymouth Colony history, where he appeared as a settler of Barstable, 1630, in a deposition given by himself in 1651, he alleged that he was the son of Thomas Smith of Brinspittell, an old village just a few miles from Dorchester, England, and that he was born there in 1614, and came to New England in 1630...
    • Rev. John Smith was made freeman at Barnstable, 1640; he joined the first church of Barnstable, 13th October, 1640...
    • In 1643 he was a member of Lieut. Thomas Dinnock's Company, of Militia at Barnstable; Deputy to general Court, 1656-7, Called of the "Church of Puritians" he asked for a repeal of the "Law against Quakers" in 1659. In 1657 he obtained official permit to frequent Quaker meetings...
    • Settled Woodbridge about 1670, recieving a grant of 512 acres there. In the "association Agreement" he is called "John Smith of Barnsaple" in New Jersey records he was not a "pastor". In the records he always appears as "John Smith, the mill-wright"...
    • At one time he was proprietor of "Auchter Kull" near Perth Amboy...
    • He was the leading man of Woodbridge, if comparisons are justified. He aided in building the church and supporting the minister;
      • was constable in 1669;
      • member of New Jersey Assembly;
      • Town Clerk; moderator, 1671;
      • assisstant, 1670-1;
      • again member of New Jersey assembly;
      • 1671-2 Justice.
    • However old Associations of Barnstable evidently called him, for he returned and in 1675 he was there again and made pastor of the church of Sandwich. In 1688 at his own request his pastorate terminated being then aged 74.
    • In the church records appears as entry "Mr. John Smith died 2d October 171_" (last figure obliterated, but probably 1710) ie. aged 96.
    • The proof that Rev. John Smith of Barnstable and Sandwich and John Smith of Woodbridge were one and the same lies in deed of exchange dated 26th Feb. 1677 of his property in Woodbridge for other, with Nathaniel Fitz Randolph of Barnstable, and in the deed he is called both "John Smith of Sandwich" and "John Smith, millwright"

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  • 2. Charles Edward Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts (3 Vols. General History, 1911; Town Annals, 1911; Family Genealogy, 1925), Vol.. 2 pg. 448-9.
    • "Rev John Smith the ancestor of the second Smith line on the Vineyard was a resident of Barnstable before 1643; adm. Chr 6 Oct 1644; freeman 5 Jun 1651; served as Deputy of the Genral Court, appt. to attend meetings of the Quakers and near their defence and reported in their favor. Withdrew from the communion of the church for conscientious reasons and was "declared noe member for that reason only" but restored later; preached occasionally at Barnstable.
    • In Sept. 1661, he led in organizing a church which a counsel refused to approve accepted call to be pastor at Sandwich and served there 1673 to 1689.
    • He married 13 Jun. 1643 Susannah Hinckley, the d/o Samuel Hinckley; and the sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley of Plymouth Colony. By whom he had the following children:
      • 1. Samuel b. Apr 1644;
      • 2. Sarah b. May 1645;
      • 3. Ebenezer b. 22 Nov. 1646 d.y.;
      • 4. Mary b. 21 Nov. 1648;
      • 5. Dorcas b. 18 Aug 1650 m. Ephraim Andross of Woodbridge, N.J.;
      • 6. John b. 22 Feb. 1652 d.y.;
      • 7. Shubal b. 13 Mar 1653/4; John b. Sep 1856;
      • 8. Benjamin b. 7 Jan 1658;
      • 9. Ichabod b. 7 Jan 1660 res. Woodbridge, N.J.;
      • 10. Elizabeth b. Feb 1662;
      • 11. Thomas b. Feb. 1644;
      • 12. Joseph b. 6 Dec. 1667."
  • 3. Belle Preston, Bassett - Preston Ancestors (1930), pg. 259-63; 348-9.
  • 4. Charles N. Sinnett, Hinckley Family History (1919 Fertile, Mn.).
  • 5. Martha (Mrs. James E.) Mc Court, American Descendants of Rev. John Smith who married Susanna Hinckely, 13 Jun. 1643, The, pp. 1-2, Martha (Mrs. James E.) Mc Court, 9505 S. E. 13th St., Vancouver, Wa. 98669-3632.
    • "She has marked in the margins that the birth date given for him is that of Elder John Chipman."
  • 6. Olive M. Searle and Doris E. Hanson, Detriot Society for Genealogical Research Magazine (Summer 1959 Pt. 1 Fall 1959 Pt. 2).
    • " Rev. John Smith the only son and heir of Thomas Smith of Brinspittale, near Dorchester, Eng. probably born there 1614 and died in extreme old age at Sandwich, Ma .married at Barnstable, Ma. 13 June 1643 Susanna Hinckley d/o Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soule, etc." COMMENT: Need to find the articles.
  • 7. Charles Edward Banks, Charles Edward Banks Manuscript, Vol 21.
    • "John Smith was recorded Jan 5, 1643 as one of the citizens of Barnstable in Plymouth Colony, which was colonized from Scituate, and he joined the church of Barnstable _____ 13, 1644.
    • He married Susannah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Hinckley of Scituate and Barnstable, who came in 1634 from Tenterdon, Kent, Eng. in the Hercles with four children. Susannah, born about 1620 was one of these and Thomas, afterward governor of Plymouth colony was another. The date of marriage is not given, but was sometime in 1643. The record in Parson Lothrop's journal is this: "Contraction John Smith and Susannah Hinckley contracted at our Syster Hinckley's house, p. me. I:Lo; Contraction was marriage and I:Lo: was John Lothrop. Susanne, wife of John Smith joyned June 13, 1652" is the record of her admission to the church. Children...
    • Of his life in Barnstable we know very very little. He was propounded for freemanship in the colony June 6, 1649 and admitted June 6, 1654. He signed a verdict as a member of the jury March 15, 1657. His house is referred to in a public document Feb 5 1660-1.
    • He was one of the deputies of the court June 3, 1656, and was one of the commission appointed to bear the defense of the Quakers from charges brought against them, and to attend their meetings and report. But his judgement was one of charity and patience and he favored the repeal of the laws which had been passed against them. It was ordered June 7, 1659 "Whereas some have desired, and others thinke meet to pmitt soue psons to frequent the Quaker metings, to endeavor to reduce them from the error of theire wayes, the court considering the premises doe pmitt John Smith of Barnstable, Isaacke Robinson, John Chipman and John Cooke of Plymouth, or any two of them, to attend the said meetings for the ends aforesaid att any time betwixt this court and the next October Court."..
    • The following extracts from the records of the church (now the West Church, Barnstable) show a very little of the disturbance. The date is defective, but adjacent entires make it clear that it was 1666. "John Smith, being a member of the Church of Christ in Barnstable professing his communion to be [****] and that he could not upon the account of conscience hold comunion wh the church desires that he might peacefully depart from it. the sayd John Smith not being charged wth hersey nor morrall scandall the church agreed to give this aswere following unpon the 13 day of the 10th m: Anno 1666: For as much as Brother Smith doth declare that he cannot hold communion wth the Church of Christ in Barnstable of whch he is a member and that upon the account of his conscience the church doe declare that they doe concieve his neglect of communion will be his sin. Yet hoping that the Lord will give more light to him or to them. they are content to waite upon the Lord and beare with him. though he cannot hold communion at present with them until the Lord shall shew them what theyre duty is. In the meantime looking upon him as a member and resolving to seek the lord in his behalfe and so doe whatever duty belongs to brethern. An iin case at last Brother Smith cannot come to a satisfaction but will leave the church the church doe conceive at present that it will be theyre duty to declare him a non member of them and that they are free from church relation to him."
    • We learn that after this John Smith and others seceded and formed a new church in Barnstable, but it was disfellowshipped by a council June 4, 1662 A final vote of the church was summary: John Smith, formerly a member of the church of Barnstable, was declared noe member of the church the 23d day of the 4th month and [1667] wch was don upon the account of his refusing to hold comunion with the church because of his being different in opinion from them."[Another hand added, dubtless at a very early period as the chirography shews.] "but since his return, from New York received unto the church againe."
    • Regarding this the town records of Sandwich have the following important entry: "The 7 of August 1673. The town hath given unto John Smith ten akers of land for his own proper inheritance forever - provided hee com and continue with us to dispense the word amongst us. But if anything shoul fall contrary, by death or otherwise unexpected, and should dispoe of the ten akers of land to sale, the town to hav the refusal of it, and allsoe land for his use in the common according as is provided for other neighbors and accordin to the town order, ten akers. Allsoe James Skiffe and Edond Freeman and Thomas Tobey is to lay out this land." We have reason to believe that he immediately entered upon his pastorate, for the court voted. "June 1, 1673, Mr. John Smith, the teacher of God's word in the towne of Sandwich, and Mr. John Holmes, teacher of the Church of Christ at Duxburrow shall have lands at Pingume hole, that is to say the land of Charles the Indiana to be equally divided bewteen tnem, they purchasing it of the Indians."
    • The court records show that "Mr. John Smith, the teacher of God's word at Sandwich," was the subject of perverse and factious opposition in July, 1678; but he continued in his work.
    • He spent the rest of his life in Sandwich. After 15 years of pastoral service he asked to be dismmissed and a council which was called gave him release the following year, 1689, as we learn from Rev. N. Fessenden.
    • In 1694, when Rev. Rowland Cotton was ordained, and the church records were "begun anew after long neglect, we fiind the first name is the list of members is that of "Rev. John Smith", showing the high respect in which the ex-pastor was held.
    • I have found no record of his death.
    • Two very interesting questions arises respecting this good man:
      • 1st - Was he a minister of the Church of England before coming to this shore, one of those who, like Lothrop, his pastor in Sandwich and Barnstable had been "silenced" for nonconformity? If so where was he educated, settled and what was his history on that side of the ocean?
      • 2d - When was he recognized or set apart as a minister in this country, and where are the records of the council which ordained him in the congregational fellowship?
    • The records of some Massachsuetts church probably contain some allusion to him which will aid in the solution of the latter question. The former must be answered by search in England. It is probable that he came hither from London or from the county of Kent as did most of the Scituate pioneers; his marriage to the daughter of Mr. Hinckley does not prove that they had been from the same section, though it may suggest it...."
  • 8. C. F. Swift, Revised by, Genealogical Notes of Barnstable, Massachusetts Families (1979 Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, Maryland), Vol. 2 pg. 236-7. Being a reprint of the Otis Amos Papers Orginally published in The Barnstable Patriot, Barnstable, Mass. Vol. 1 - 1989 Vol. 2 1890 F.B. & F. P. Goss Publishers & Printers.
    • "Although this name is somewhat numerous, there is no occasion for making it, in consequence, the subject of levity. The first of the name in New England, has most certainly, stamped his individuality upon the topography and history of the country. He added to the fame of an adventurer, that of a scholar and an observer of current events. And he also seems to have been a gentleman and a man of affairs.
    • It is easy enough to see that he name was derived from the occupation. A smith was a valiant worker on metals, and was thus in the social scale, superior to the villeins or other adherents of the lords of the soil. In time the number increased and became influential.
    • The John Smith of Barnstable was here in 1640; it would have been strange if there had been no John Smith at hand at that date. He was a member of the first familis of Barnstable, having, in 1640, joined the church and was a brother-in-law of Gov. Thomas Hinckley, having married his sister Susannah. His children were:...
    • Large families being the rule in those days, the Smith posterity does not seem to be disproportionate to the times.
    • In 1659, John Smith of Barnstable was, with Isaac Robinson and others permitted to visit the Quaker meetings and report his observations thereon. Like Robinson, he was of the opinion that the best way to deal with the quakers was to let them alone; not persecute, not antagonize them. He did not receive such harsh treatment as Cudworth and Robinson, but was for a time under the cloud of the government influence.
    • In consulting the records of the towns and the genealogical dictionaries the writer finds the genealogies of the Smiths and especially the John Smiths beyond his power to unravel and leaving this matter here at the first generation of the Barnstable Smiths, declines the task of further untangling the highly respectable but somewhat confused genealogical pedigrees. He may, in conclusion, he premitted to say, that the Barnstable smiths have ever proved themselves good citizens, and have very seldom been convicted of offences against the laws of the country of which so many of them are citizens.
    • There seemed to be an undue tendency among our ancestors which their descendants have not yet outgrown to name their sons John; no doubt out of a feeling of admiration for the first great Smith of American history. This commendable phase of hero worship has been the great perplexity and embarrassment of genealogists in all future times. When we try to untangle the mystery of the Smith family the Johns are so numerous that it is difficult - yea. Imppossible - to decide which Smith is involved in the investigation."
  • 9. American Genealogist (The), Jan/Apr 1985. "The Reverened John Smith and Elder John Chipman of Sandwich A Confusion in Orgins By Russell A. Lovell Jr. Sandwich Archives and Historical Center. - -
    • For well over a century, scholars have believed that the Rev. John Smith of Sandwich, Ma. was a son of Thomas Smith of "Brinspittell" [i.i. the hamlet of Bryantspuddle, parish of Affpuddle, co. Dorset., England, because of what seemed to be excellent evidence presented by Frederick Freeman in his History of Cape Cod, 2 vols. (Boston 1860-2), hereafter Freeman, 2:80-81. Unfortunately, Freeman gave Smith an orgin identical to that which he provided Elder John Chipman of Sandwich (2:164-8). Two brief corrections have appeared before: a footnote to a memoir in NEHGR 31:437 and a reference by Mrs. Arlene M. Skehan to the earlier note (The Essex Genealogist 2:129). Because this err has been so widley repeated and believed, we are setting out in this artice the full evidence that Freeman was correct about Chipman's orgin and that Smith's is unknown.
    • There are many attractive parallels beween the careers of the Rev. John Smith and Elder John Chipman. Both were immigrants to Plymouth Colony in the 1630's, settled in Barnstable in the early 1640's, became a freeman in 1643, and were respected community and religoius leaders...
    • The Plymouth colony authorities in 1659 thought enough of Smith and Chipman as church members and supporters of the government to name them to the committee (along with Deacon John Cooke of Plymouth and Isaac Robinson, son of John Robinson, the Leyden pastor) to attend the meetings of the Quakers at Sandwich and "to endeavor to reduce them from the error of theirs wayes" (PCR 11:124). The findings of this committee are not on record, but several writers have stated that its members opposed persecution of the Quakers...
    • Chipman became a Ruling Elder of the Barnstable church in 1670, and Smith became in 1661 the minister of a new congeration that the council refused to approve (Pope p. 431; Freeman 3:183, 167-8; Trayser p. 36,38); he thereafter moved to Long Island and New Jersey, where he remained for several years.
    • After Smith's return to Cape Cod in 1672 (Trayser p. 38), he was invited to restore the First Church of Sandwich to life again after a lapse of some twenty years without a minister. It has been said that Smith was accepteable because he had never persecuted Quakers (Rev. Nathan H. Chamberlain, quoted in Ambrose Pratt, Celebration of Sandwich and Bourne 1889 (Falmouth Ma 1890) p. 51-2; also a family paper by John S. Smith (1851/2-1930) of Sandwich in the Sandwich Archives).
    • The first entries in the Sandwich Town Meeting Records about Smith are (transcript at the Sandwich Archives, 1 [1630/1-1692]:37).: August 7, 1673 The Town has given unto John Smith ten acres of land...provided he come and continue with us to dispense the word amongst us. Sep. 2, 1673 The town...did appoint and empower Richard Bourne and James Skiff to lay out what lands they shall think necessary...for the use of the Ministry. Smith was minister at Sandwich from 1673 to 1689; in 1679,
    • Chipman removed to Sandwich and spent the rest of his life there, to the regret of his Barnstable church (Otis I:13); it may be that friendship and loyalty to Smith influenced Chipman's move. There are no records of the Sandwich church from Smith's ministry, although there is evidence from Quaker records which will be described later...
    • We first discovered the identity problem suggested in the title when we noticed that both Chipman and Smith came from Byrantspuddle, a village in the parish of Affpuddle in Dorsetshire. How nice, we thought, that these colleagues were also boyhood friends. In reading the details of their origins, however, we realized that their backgrounds were not merely similar, but identical. There was first published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1856 a declaration from John Chipman; its date appears in the Register as 8 Feb 1631 and Chipman's place of orgin as "Brinspittoec" (NEHGR 4:23-4). Another version appeared in Otis (1:153-5), with the date transcribed as 8 Feb. 1637[/8]. In it Chipman stated that he was the "Only son & heir of Mr. Thomas Chipman late deceased at Brinspittal" about five miles fron Dorchester, co, Dorset, that he (John Chipman; had rights to land in possession of a kinsman, Mr. Christopher Debe, that he "Desires his love be presented to his sisters Hannor (sic) and Tamson and to hear particularly from them if living." and that sd John Chipman supposeth his age to be about thirty seven years; it being next May twenty & one year since he come (sic) out of England." Freeman (2:1645 fn) dates the declaration as 1632 and concludes that John Chipman was "doubtless the son of Thomas of Brinsfiltae (sic), near Dorchester, Eng."
    • Freeman's account of the orgin of the John Smith appears in 2:80fn: Our attention has been called by J. Wingate Thornson, Esg., of Boston - one of the most keen-sighted and accurate historical observers of the day - to: deposition taken for probate, which may be supposed to settle the question in respect to the orgin and date of birth of this venersole Sandwich minister. It appears from this document, that the father of Rev. Mr. S. and Thomas Smith of Brinspittae (sic), about 5 m. from Forchester in Dorsershire. The deposition is that of the son himself "John now Feb 8, 1631 (sic) in Barnstable, New Plymouth Colony. The sd. John, only son and heir, supposeth his age about 37, if being, mext May 21 yrs. since he came out of England." He i.e. the sd. John, "had sisters in England viz. Hannah and Tumson (sic). The parallel between the two accounts is deadly. We might accept similar backgrounds for Smith and Chipman; we cannot accept identical...
    • The Sandwich Archives office has searched for more information on John Smith. Besides the town meeting records of 1673 quoted earlier, Plymouth Colony Records in 1675 and 1678 refer to Mr. Smith as "Teacher of the church of Christ at Sandwich" (PCR 5:172, 238, 264). The term teacher referes to one who preached and admitted members but who usually was to one who preached and admitted members but who usually was not ordained. Smith's late start in preaching in Barnstable and his rejection by a council there in 1662 suggest that his formal religious education in England may not have been extensive. Unexpected detail on his leaky meetinghouse and his extreme difficulties in raising financial support from his parishioners in Sandwich is contained in a petition to Plymouth Courts dated 4 June 1678 from church members who Slamed Quakers for influencing town voters; the Quakers wrote the text of this petition and their lengthy rebuttal into their Man's monthly meeting records; kept 1672-1683 by Edward Perry, clerk (Records at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; microfilm and typescript at Sandwich Archives)...."
  • 10. Ambrose M. Shotwell, Annals of Our Colonial Ancestors and Descendants - Our Quaker Forefathers (1895/7), CS/71/S559/1897.
  • 11. Charles Edward Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts (3 Vols. General History, 1911; Town Annals, 1911; Family Genealogy, 1925), Vol. 1 Pg. 109.
    • "Rev. John Smith went to New Jersey with his family and acquired property there. Mrs. Jershua (Mayhew) Wing of Sandwich went there also with her husband and resided at Shrewsbury in that province. This affords a probable association of the Smith and Mayhew families about the time of marriage. It is further to be noted that Rev. John Smith's son, Shubal Smith the elder brother of Benjamin Smith, came to the vineyard later in life and spent the rest his days there from 1713 to 1734."
  • 12. R. A. Lowell Jr., Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town (1984), Pg. 128.
    • "Rev. John Smith (ca. 1614-1710) married Susanna Hinckley of Barnstable and had thirteen children. He attempted to form a seperate church in Barnstable in 1662, but an ecclesiastical council ruled against him and he removed, first to Long Island, then to New Jersey where he met many Quaker migrants from Sandwich and elsewhere in 1673 where he was personally known and was invited to reorganize the established church. After the long 20 year gap following the depature of Leveridge. He was able to bridge the different Sandwich factions because he was known to have opposed the persecution of the Quakers.
    • Three of his younger sons settled in Sandwich, the others living in Barnstable or New Jersey (Martha's Vineyard). His first house was the little saltbox on Water Street which remained in his family to 1857. After retiring from the ministery here, in 1689, he lived in a colonial house on Dock Lane near the present church street, which remained in his family until sold for glass worker's use in the 1820's. Many Sandwich families intermarried ...."
    • COMMENT: Has his dates as c 1614 - 1710 should probably be b. c. 1620 d. c. 1710.
  • 13. Caroline Lewis Kardell and Russell A. Lovall Jr., Vital Records of Sandwich, Ma. to 1885, 3 Vols, 1996. "No mention of Rev. John Smith dying or being buried in Sandwich."
  • 14. Martha (James E.) McCourt, Additions and Corrections to The American Descendants of Rev. John Smith, married Susanna Hinckley, 13 Jun 1643, Pg. 1.
    • "Russell A. Lovell Jr. writes: I should prefer circa 1620 for his birth. He surely died in Sandwich as discussed in Freeman's "History of Cape Cod Vol. 2 Pg. 80. The page of the orginal vital records was damaged when Freemand read it in the 1850's and it was missing entirely later, so that the only current known evidience of his death is Freeman's reading "Oct 2, 171?.
    • He was probably buried in our Old Town Cemetery like Elder John Chipman but no marker was recorded as of an 1875 survey, although there are 3 tablestones from the incsribed tablets have been pried out and lost."
  • 15. Charles Edward Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts (3 Vols. General History, 1911; Town Annals, 1911; Family Genealogy, 1925), Vol. 3 pg. 448.
    • "Rev. John Smith, the ancestor of the second Smith line on the Vineyard was a resident of Barnstable before 1643; adm. chr. 6 Oct. 1644; freeman 5 June 1651; served as Deputy to the General Court; app. to attend meetings of the Quakers and hear their defence and reported in their favor. Withdrew from the communion of the church for conscientious reasons; "was declared noe member for that reason only" but restored later; preached occasionally at Barnstable. In Sept. 1661, he led in organizing a church which a council refused to approve. Accepted call to be pastor at Sandwich and served there 1673-89. He married 13 Jun 1643 Susanna Hinckley, dau. of Samuel and sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley of Plymouth Colony..."
  • 16. Family Tree Maker World Family Tree: European Origins, Vol. 1, 1997, CD #802 V802_01, Tree #265, 300, 958, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • COMMENTS: This CD has been selected from World Family Tree Volumes 1 - 12.
    • "265 THOMAS SMITH was born Abt. 1690 in Of Brinspittae, Dor., England.
    • He married UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1592
    • Children are:
      • 1. JOHN SMITH b. 1614, Brinspittell, England (Near Dorchester d. October 02, 1710 Sandwich, MA.;
      • 2. HANNAH SMITH b. Abt. 1616 England d. Aft. 1651;
      • 3. TUMSEN SMITH b. Abt. 1618 England d. Aft. 1651 ------>
    • JOHN SMITH was born 1614 in Brinspittell, England Near Dorchester and died October 02, 1710 in Sandwich, MA. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. daughter of SAMUEL HINKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1625 in Tenterden, Kent, Eng. and died November 06, 1625 in Tenterden., Kent, Eng. Children are:
      • 1.. SAMUEL SMITH b. October 20, 1644 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. October 20, 1644 Barnstable, MA.;
      • 2. SARAH SMITH b. May 11, 1645 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
      • 3. JOHN SMITH b. 1646 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
      • 4. EBENEZER SMITH b. November 22, 1646 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. December 1646 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.;
      • 5. MARY SMITH b. November 21, 1649 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. m. JOHN DUNHAM March 01, 1678/79 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
      • 6. DORCAS SMITH b. August 18, 1650 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA m. EPHRAIM ANDREWS November 16, 1671; JOHN SMITH b. February 26, 1651/52 Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts d. Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.;
      • 7. SHUBAEL SMITH b. March 13, 1653/54 Chilmark, Dukes, MA d. April 05, 1733 Chilmark, Dukes, MA m. (1) m. (2) UNKNOWN m. (3) MARY SWIFT February 06, 1676/77 m. (4) ABIGAIL SKIFFE December 03, 1684 Chilmark, Dukes, MA; m. (5) ANNE SAMSON October 12, 1725;
      • 6. JOHN SMITH b. September 1656 Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; BENJAMIN SMITH b. January 07, 1657/58 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. d. July 04, 1720 Mass m. JEDIAH MAYHEW 1684;
      • 7. ICHABOD SMITH b. January 07, 1659/60 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. 1722, Woodbridge, MA m. (1) HANNAH ANDREWS (ANDROSS) ? m. (2) HANNAH CANDROSS; ELIZABETH SMITH b. February 1662/63 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
      • 8. THOMAS SMITH b. February 06, 1663/64 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. December 09, 1700 Sandwich, MA m. (1) ABIGAIL SMITH m. (2) ABIGAIL SKIFFE m. (3) ABIGAIL SKIFFE 1688 m. (4) SARAH ADAMSE BROUWER September 23, 1692;
      • 9. JOSEPH SMITH b. December 06, 1667 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA m. (1) ANNE FULLER m. (2) ANN FULLER April 20, 1689 Middlessex Barnstable, Mass. - - - - 300
    • THOMAS SMITH was born in Bryan's Puddle, Dorsetshire, England. BASSETT-PRESTON ANCESTORS p. 259 by Belle Preston, Children are:
      • 1. HANNAH SMITH b. England d. Aft. 1651;
      • 2. TUMSEN SMITH b. England d. Aft. 1651;
      • 3. REV. JOHN SMITH b. March 11, 1613/14 Bryan's Puddle, Dorset, England d. October 02, 1710 Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.----->
    • REV. JOHN SMITH was born March 11, 1613/14 in Bryan's Puddle, Dorset, England and died October 02, 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOULE. She was born November 06, 1625 in Tenterden, Kent, England Christened: November 06, 1625, England and died in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA (?). Came from England to America in 1630 ship and port of entry unknown. THE HISTORY OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Vol III p. 448 by Charles E. Banks. BASSETT-PRESTON ANCESTORS p. 259 by Belle Preston, Children are:
      • 1. SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA Christened: October 20, 1644 d. Aft. 1692. He married (1) Esther --- who died in 1690. He married in 1692 Elizabeth;
      • 2. SARAH SMITH b. Abt 1645 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA Christened: May 11, 1645 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA Married John Chadwick, Jr. in 1669;
      • 3. EBENEZER SMITH b. November 22, 1646 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. December 1646 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.;
      • 4. MARY SMITH b. November 21, 1647 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA Married John Dunham in 1680;
      • 5. DORCAS SMITH b. August 18, 1650 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA Married Ephraim Andross in NJ.;
      • 6. JOHN SMITH b. February 22, 1651/52 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. February 22, 1651/52 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. burial: February 24, 1651/52;
      • 7. SHUBAEL SMITH b. November 13, 1653 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. April 24, 1734 Chilmark, MA. married (1) Mary Swift on 2/8/1678 who died 3/6/1689. He married (2) Lydia Skiff who died 6/9/1718 in Chilmark. He married (3) Ann Sampson;
      • 8. JOHN SMITH b. September 1656 Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma.;
      • 9. BENJAMIN SMITH I b. January 07, 1657/58 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. July 04, 1720.;
      • 10. ICHABOD SMITH b. January 07, 1660/61 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. 1722. Married Hannah --- in NJ.;
      • 11. ELIZABETH SMITH b. February 1662/63 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
      • 12. THOMAS SMITH b. February 1664/65 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. 1700. Before 1688 he married Abigail Skiff who died in 1715;
      • 13. JOSEPH SMITH b. December 06, 1667 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. 1746. Married Ann Fuller in 1689. - - - -
    • 968 REV. JOHN SMITH. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY she was born November 06, 1625 Children are:
      • 1. SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 MA; SARAH SMITH b. May 1645 MA;
      • 2. EBENEZER SMITH b. November 22, 1646 MA;
      • 3. MARY SMITH b. November 21, 1647 MA;
      • 4. DORCAS SMITH b. August 18, 1650 MA m. EPHRAIM ANDROSS;
      • 5. JOHN SMITH b. February 22, 1651/52 MA;
      • 6. SHUBAEL SMITH b. March 13, 1653/54 MA d. April 05, 1734 m. (1) MARY SWIFT February 06, 1677/78 b. April 07, 1659 d. March 05, 1681/82 m. (2) ABIGAIL SKIFF 1684 b. May 02, 1666 d. June 07, 1718 m. (3) ANNE SAMSON October 12, 1725 b. Abt 1704;
      • 7. BENJAMIN SMITH b. January 07, 1657/58 Barnstable, MA d. July 04, 1720 MA.;
      • 8. ICHABOD SMITH b. January 07, 1659/60 MA d. 1722.;
      • 9. ELIZABETH SMITH b. February 1661/62 A;
      • 10. THOMAS SMITH b. February 06, 1663/64 MA d. December 09, 1700;
      • 11. JOSEPH SMITH b. December 06, 1667 MA."
  • 17. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #701 V701_01 Tree #1921, 1060,5671, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "1921 JOHN SMITH. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 in Barnstable, MA, daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1625 in Tenterden, Kent, Eng Christening: November 06, 1625, Tenterden, Kent, England - - - -
    • 1060 JOHN SMITH . He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY child is:
      • SHUBAL SR. SMITH b. March 13, 1653/54 Barnstable, MA d. April 05, 1734 Chilmark, MA. - - - -
    • 5671 JOHN SMITH was born Abt. 1620 . He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH ???. She was born Abt. 1620 in England."
  • 18. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #702 V702_01 ?Tree #2803?. 5619, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "2803 JOHN1 SMITH. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. CHR: November 06, 1625, Tenterden, Kent, England - - - -
    • 5619 REV JOHN SMITH was born 1614 in Dorsetshire, England and died October 02, 1710. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643, daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1625 in (Christened) Tenterden, Kent, England and died 1667 in Barnstable, MA. Child is:
      • SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 Barnstable, MA d. December 16, 1719 - - - -
    • 5352 REV. JOHN SMITH was born Abt. 1634. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOULE. Came to America in 1630 served in the Colonial War. child is: SARAH SMITH b. Abt. 1654." COMMENT: #5332.
  • 19. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #703 V703_01 Tree #6122, 6325, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "6122 THOMAS SMITH child is: JOHN SMITH b. 1614 Brinspittell, England d. 1710.---->
    • 6122 JOHN SMITH was born 1614 in Brinspittell, England and died 1710. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH. She was born November 06, 1625 in Kent, England.child is:
      • SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 Barnstable, Mass d. 1719 Woodbridge, NJ. - - - -
    • 6325 JOHN SMITH was born in Massachusetts. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 in Massachusetts daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1625 in Tenterden, England and died in Massachusetts."
  • 20. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #704 V704_01 Tree #724, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "724 JOHN SMITH. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY. Child is:
      • SHUBAL SR SMITH, b. March 13, 1653/54 Barnstable, MA d. April 7205, 1734 Chilmark, MA."
  • 21. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #705 V705_01 Tree #3351, 3426, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "3351 JOHN SMITH was born 1630 in England and died October 02, 1710. He married SUSANNA HINCKLEY Child is: THOMAS SMITH b. February 1663/64 Sandwich, Massachusetts d. December 09, 1700. - - - -
    • 3426 JOHN SMITH was born 1614. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born in Kent, ENGLAND Children are:
      • 1. SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 m. (1) ESTHER DUNHAM m. (2) ELIZABETH PIERCE;
      • 2. SARAH SMITH b. May 1645 m. JOHN CHADWICK 1669;
      • 3. EBENEZER SMITH b. November 22, 1646 d. December 1646.;
      • 4. MARY SMITH b. November 21, 1647 m. JOHN DUNHAM III, March 01, 1679/80 b. 1648 d. 1696.;
      • 5. DORCAS SMITH b. August 18, 1650 d. August 12, 1688 m. EPHRAIM ANDROS November 10, 1671 d. Abt. 1680;
      • 6. JOHN SMITH, JR. b. February 22, 1651/52 d. February 24, 1651/52.;
      • 7. SHUBAEL SMITH b. March 13, 1653/54 d. 1734 m. (1) MARY SWIFT February 08, 1677/78 b. 1659 d. 1682 m. (2) ABIGAIL SKIFFE 1684; b. 1666 d. 1718 m. (3) ANNE SAMPSON October 25, 1725;
      • 8. JOHN SMITH b. September 1656;
      • 9. BENJAMIN SMITH b. January 07, 1657/58 d. July 04, 1720 m. JEDIDIAH MAYHEW Aft. June 16, 1684 b. 1656 d. 1736.;
      • 10. ICHABOD SMITH b. January 07, 1660/61 d. 1722 m. HANNAH Barnstable, Massachusetts;
      • 11. ELIZABETH SMITH b. February 1662/63;
      • 12. THOMAS SMITH b. May 02, 1664 d. December 09, 1700 Sandwich, Massachusetts m. ABIGAIL SKIFFE d. 1715.;
      • 13. JOSEPH SMITH b. December 06, 1667 m. ANNE FULLER b. 1679 - - - -
    • 343/348 JOHN SMITH was born 1616 in BRINSPITTELL, ENGLAND and died 1710. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY June 12, 1643 in MASSACHUSETTS daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1623 in KENT, ENGLAND and died Bet. 1649 - 1719 in MASSACHUSETTS. Child is:
      • SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644 BARNSTABLE, MA d. 1719 WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - - - -
    • 3844 JOHN SMITH He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 in Barnstable, MA daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE - - - -
    • 2733 JOHN SMITH, REV.. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born Bef. 1634 in England,." COMMENT: Tree #3844, 343, 2733.
  • 22. Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree, CD #706 V706_01 Tree #3874,1970, Broderbund Blue Banner Division; The Learning Company Inc., 1700 Progress Drive ; P. O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, www.Genealogy.com.
    • "3874 JOHN SMITH. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY Children are:
      • 1. SAMUEL SMITH b. April 1644;
      • 2. SARAH SMITH b. May 1645;
      • 3. EBENEZER SMITH b. November 22, 1646 d. 1646.;
      • 4. MARY SMITH b. November 1647;
      • 5. JOHN SMITH b. February 22, 1651/52 d. February 1651/52;
      • 6. SHUBAEL SMITH b. March 13, 1653/54 d. April 05, 1734;
      • 7. JOHN SMITH b. September 1656;
      • 8. BENJAMIN SMITH b. January 1658/59 d. July 04, 1720;
      • 9. ICHABOD SMITH, b. January 07, 1659/60 d. 1722;
      • 10. ELIZABETH SMITH b. February 1661/62;
      • 11. THOMAS SMITH b. February 06, 1663/64 d. December 09, 1700;
      • 12. JOSEPH SMITH b. December 06, 1667;
      • 13. DOREAS SMITH m. EPHRAIM ANDROS - - - -
    • 1970 JOHN SMITH. He married SUSANNAH HINCKLEY June 13, 1643 in Barnstable, MA daughter of SAMUEL HINCKLEY and SARAH SOOLE. She was born November 06, 1625 in Tenterden, Kent, England."
  • 23. Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England. "
    • JOHN SMITH, Barnstable 1640, join. the ch. 13 Oct. 1644, and his w. Susanna d. of the first Samuel Hinckley, join. 13 June 1652; but whether she was mo. of all the ch. is not cert. but he had
      • 1. Samuel, b. Apr. bapt. 20 Oct. 1644;
      • 2. Sarah, bapt. 11 May 1645;
      • 3. Ebenezer, 22 Nov. 1646, d. next mo.;
      • 4. Mary, 21 Nov. 1647;
      • 5. Dorcas, 18 Aug. 1650;
      • 6. John, 22 Feb. 1652; bur. in two days;
      • 6. Shubael, 13 Mar. 1653;
      • 7. John, again, b. Sept. 1656;
      • 8. Benjamin, Jan. 1659;
      • 9. Ichabod, Jan. 1661;
      • 10. Elizabeth Feb. 1663;
      • 11. Thomas, Feb. 1665; and
      • 12. Joseph, 6 Dec. 1667;
    • was rep. 1656 and 7.
    • In 1659 being allow. by the Ct. to hear what the Quakers could say in their defence, was wise eno. with Isaac Robinson, s. of blessed John of Leyden, to advise repeal of the laws against them.
    • He rem. to New York, but contin. there not long; was min. at Sandwich, and d. aft. 1690."

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"Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich"

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Leonard & Norma Smith; Mayflower Descendant, 1901-1935

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"Massachusetts Town, Probate & Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" CD-ROM Broderbund Software, 1999 p136: "Died...Mr. John Smith, Oct. 22d (1710)"

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"Genealogical Research in England: Hinckley Entries in the Registers of St. Mildred's Church, Tenterden, 1544-1638" Elizabeth French NEHGR v65 p315 (Oct 1911) (Other Hinckley data is included, along with a summary genealogy.) p318: "(Susannah Hinckley) m. abt. 13 Jun 1643, Rev. John Smith and had issue."

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"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" James Savage Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, pp. 118-124

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"New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)

  • "SMITH, Rev.? John & Susannah HINCKLEY; 13 Jun 1643; Barnstable"

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"American Marriage Records Before 1699" Clemens, William Montgomery. Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926. "John SMITH & Susanna Hinkley, 1642, Barnstable, MA"

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"Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" Otis, Amos Barnstable, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1888-90; p236

  • Lists all 13 children with birthdates, but concludes: "When we try to untangle the mystery of the Smith family the Johns are so numerous that it is difficult - yea, impossible - to decide which Smith is involved in the investigation."

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There is one or two who are trying to place Mariah Smith was born 28 FEB 1663/64 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. She married Joseph Collins

John SMITH . He married Martha COLLEY W

Child of John SMITH and Martha COLLEY

  • 2 i. Mariah (Moriah) SMITH was born WFT Est. 1638-1667, and died WFT Est. 1689-1755. She married Joseph COLLINS 15 OCT 1684 in Lynn, Middlesex, MA, son of Henry COLLINS and Ann RIALL. He was born 1642 in Lynn, Essex, MA, and died 2 NOV 1724 in Lynn, Essex, MA.

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The various theories advanced are that he (Rev. John Smith of Barnstable) is descended from Justice Robert Smith of England, and has not been proven as yet either.

It is said that father was Thomas of Brinspittell, Dorsetshire, Eng. and and siblings: Hannah and Tumsen.

GSMD's Mayflower Families - 5 generation books; Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith and his Descendants 1707 - 1895 S. A. Smith

John SMITH

  • OCCUPATION: Millwright
  • BIRTH: 11 Mar 1614, Powerstock, Dorsetshire, England [1202]
  • EMIGRATION: ABT 1630, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
  • DEATH: 22 Oct 1710, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [1203] [1204]
  • BURIAL: Old Town Cmtry., Sandwich, MA [1205]

A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith"

  • Susan Augusta Smith
  • Avery & Doten, Plymouth, 1895, p7
  • SMITH MEMORIAL. THOMAS SMITH.

THE immigrant ancestor of Thomas Smith' was John Smith' of course. That name seems to have been the common starting point of most of the Smith families, but while the John Smiths were legion we will have none of them.

Our John Smith' was "Rev. John" of Barnstable and Sandwich.

A valuable letter written some years ago by Amos Otis, the Historian of the Cape, states that Rev. John Smith' came to New England in the ship "White Angel." Just when he arrived I have so far been unable to learn, but this spirit did spread its wings and fly to these bleak shores, and carried in its bosom sometime our ancestor. We know him to have been at

Barnstable in 1640, although he must have come to this country several years previous to 

that time, for by a deposition of his taken in the settlement of some probate matters quoted in Freeman's History of Cape Cod, it appears he was son of Thomas Smith, of

Brinspittae, about five miles from Dorchester, in Dorsetshire, was then "February 8th, 

1651, in Barnstable, only son and heir, supposeth his age to be 37, it being next May 21 years since he came out of England," and that his sisters Hannah and Tumson. then living in England. It would seem therefrom, that he was born in 1614, and came to New England in 1630. Although Mr. Otis stated him to be from Kent.

In 1640 he joined the church at Barnstable, and in a few years became brother-in-law to Gov. Thomas Hinckley, by marrying his sister Susannah. In the diary of Rev. Mr. Lothrop occurs, it is said, this entry. "1642 John Smith' and Susannah Hinckley contracted at sister Hinckley's house." One can easily imagine the quaint guests at the betrothal feast,

if in such frugal times feasting was allowed.

He seems always to have been prominent in the most important affairs of the Colony, was representative in 1656-7 and in 1659 was, with Isaac Robinson, and others, "permitted" to attend Quaker meetings, and try to convince them of the error of their wayjS, and report. Instead of attempting to convert them, he himself became convinced of their sincerity and goodness, and that the best way "to deal with them, was to let them alone." This for a time placed him rather under a cloud as regarded government influences, but he did not suffer as others did.

John Smith ' owned a large farm in Barnstable adjoining that of Gov. Hinckley, which a fterwards passed into the Otis family and was the birthplace of James Otis the Revolutionary patriot. John Smith' was also at one time proprietor of "Auchter Kull" now Perth Amboy, N. J. He preached first in Barnstable then in Long Island and New Jersey. He began his pastorate in Sandwich in 1676 pnd resigned in 1688.

[Note. In 1674 a grant of lands at Pinguine Hole River was made to Mr. Smith teacher of the Church at Sandwich. He died in Sandwich in 169- in extreme old age and was buried in Barnstahle. In 1HU1 lie was succeeded in his pastorate at Sandwich by Rev. Roland Cotton.]

Of the Hinckley family, from whom came Susannah, John Smith's wife, one finds nothing but what is good said of them. In Freeman's Cape Cod is found this, "Sam Hinckley was a dissenter. He was honest, industrious and prudent, qualities which have been handed down to the present time." He also says: "The Hinckleys are zealous in the advocacy of whatever

opinions they adopt, and I never knew one who was dishonest, lazy or imprudent. "Samuel 

Hinckley owned one of the best farms in West Barnstable, afterwards owned by Levi L. Goodspeed."

John Smith and Susannah his wife had thirteen children, nine of whom were sons. 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?"

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The Pioneers of Massachusetts" Charles Henry Pope, Boston, MA, 1900 "Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s" CD-ROM Genealogy.com, 2000 p421:

  • "SMITH, Rev. John, yeoman,
  • minister, Barnstable, abt. 1643.
  • Adm. chh. Oct. 6, 1644;
  • prop. frm. 6 June, 1649,
  • frm. 5 June, 1651.
  • Juryman; deputy. App. to attend meetings of the Quakers and hear their defense. Reported in their favor. Withdrew from the communion of the church for conscientious reasons; was "declared noe member for that reason only," but restored later.
  • Preached occasionally at Bar. In Sept. 1661, he led in organizing a church which a council refused to approve. [MS. in Mass. Hist. Coll., quoted by Felt.]
  • Was called to be pastor at Sandwich. Accepted, and served them from 1673 till 1689.
  • Res. at Sand, in 1694.
  • Sold house and lands in Bar. 21 Oct. 1667, for £ 150.
  • He m. about June 13, 1643, Susanna, dau. of Samuel Hinckley; ch.
    • 1. Samuel bapt. Oct 20, 1644,
    • 2. Sarah bapt. May 11, 1645,
    • 3. Ebenezer b. and d. 1646,
    • 4. Mary bapt. Nov. 21, 1649,
    • 5. Dorcas bapt. Aug. 38, 1650,
    • 6. John b. and d. 1651,
    • 7. Shubael bapt March 16, 1652-3,
    • 8. John b. Sept. 1656,
    • 9. Benjamin b. Jan. 7, 1658,
    • 10. Ichabod b. Jan. 7, 1660,
    • 11. Elizabeth b. Feb. 1662,
    • 12. Thomas b. Feb. 1664,
    • 13. Joseph b. Dec. 6, 1667."

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"Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich"

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Leonard & Norma Smith; Mayflower Descendant, 1901-1935

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"Massachusetts Town, Probate & Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" CD-ROM Broderbund Software, 1999 p136:

  • "Died...Mr. John Smith, Oct. 22d (1710)"

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"Genealogical Research in England: Hinckley Entries in the Registers of St. Mildred's Church, Tenterden, 1544-1638" Elizabeth French NEHGR v65 p315 (Oct 1911) (Other Hinckley data is included, along with a summary genealogy.) p318: "(Susannah Hinckley) m. abt. 13 Jun 1643, Rev. John Smith and had issue."

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"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" James Savage Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, pp. 118-124

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"New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)

  • "SMITH, Rev.? John & Susannah HINCKLEY; 13 Jun 1643; Barnstable"

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"American Marriage Records Before 1699" Clemens, William Montgomery. Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926. "John SMITH & Susanna Hinkley, 1642, Barnstable, MA"

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Descendants

 

7. John Smith (Thomas Smith4, John Smith3, Thomas Smith2, Robert Smith1) was born 1614 in Bryant's-Puddle, Affpuddle, Dorsetshire, England, and died 16 OCT 1672 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He was buried in Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He married Susannah Hinckley 16 JUN 1653 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel Hinkley (Hinckley) and Sarah Soole. She was born 1625, and died 6 NOV 1675 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. She was buried in Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

   

Children of John Smith and Susannah Hinckley are

  • 1.:+ 8 i. Mariah Smith was born 28 FEB 1663/64 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 2. 9 ii. Elisabeth Smith was born in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 1732.
  • 3. 10 iii. Sarah Smith was born 11 MAY 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1988.
  • 4. 11 iv. Shubael Smith was born 13 NOV 1653 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, and died 5 APR 1733 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts.
  • 5. 12 v. John Smith was born 29 OCT 1654 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 24 APR 1736 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
  • 6. + 13 vi. Benjamin Smith was born 7 JAN 1657/58 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 4 JUL 1720 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts.
  • 7. 14 vii. William Smith was born 28 APR 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 12 NOV 1676.
  • 8. 15 viii. Thomas Smith was born 7 JUN 1661 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 2 DEC 1726.
  • 9. 16 ix. Job Smith was born 1663 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
  • 10. 17 x. Ruth Smith was born 6 OCT 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 11. 18 xi. Mary Smith was born 11 JUN 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 24 JUN 1739 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 12. 19 xii. Prudence Smith was born 11 JUN 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

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7. John Smith (Thomas Smith4, John Smith3, Thomas Smith2, Robert Smith1) was born 1614 in Bryant's-Puddle, Affpuddle, Dorsetshire, England, and died 16 OCT 1672 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He was buried in Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He married Susannah Hinckley 16 JUN 1653 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel Hinkley (Hinckley) and Sarah Soole. She was born 1625, and died 6 NOV 1675 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. She was buried in Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

   

Children of John Smith and Susannah Hinckley are

  • 1. + 8 i. Mariah Smith was born 28 FEB 1663/64 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 2. 9 ii. Elisabeth Smith was born in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 1732.
  • 3. 10 iii. Sarah Smith was born 11 MAY 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1988.
  • 4. 11 iv. Shubael Smith was born 13 NOV 1653 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, and died 5 APR 1733 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts.
  • 5. 12 v. John Smith was born 29 OCT 1654 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 24 APR 1736 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
  • 6. + 13 vi. Benjamin Smith was born 7 JAN 1657/58 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 4 JUL 1720 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts.
  • 7. 14 vii. William Smith was born 28 APR 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 12 NOV 1676.
  • 8. 15 viii. Thomas Smith was born 7 JUN 1661 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 2 DEC 1726.
  • 9. 16 ix. Job Smith was born 1663 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
  • 10. 17 x. Ruth Smith was born 6 OCT 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 11. 18 xi. Mary Smith was born 11 JUN 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 24 JUN 1739 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 12. 19 xii. Prudence Smith was born 11 JUN 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 6

8. Mariah Smith (John Smith5, Thomas Smith4, John Smith3, Thomas Smith2, Robert Smith1) was born 28 FEB 1663/64 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. She married Joseph Collins 15 OCT 1684 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, son of Henry Collins and Ann Riall. He was born BET 1642 AND 1643 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 4 FEB 1733/34. He was buried 4 FEB 1733/34 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

   

Children of Mariah Smith and Joseph Collins are:

  • 1. + 20 i. Ezekiel Collins was born 17 FEB 1697/98 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, and died in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 2. 21 ii. Ruth Collins was born 26 OCT 1685 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 3. 22 iii. Mary Collins was born 16 JAN 1686/87 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 4. 23 iv. William Collins was born 14 JAN 1688/89 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 18 MAY 1767 in Old Burying Ground, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 5. 24 v. Elizabeth Collins was born 23 DEC 1692 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 6. 25 vi. Joseph Collins was born 26 MAR 1695 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, and died 1757 in Near, Middleton, Massachusetts.
  • 7. 26 vii. Martha Collins was born 1 APR 1700 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • 8. 27 viii. Ebenezer Collins was born 1702.
  • 9. 28 ix. Daniel Collins was born 1704.

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3. John SMITH (Joan DOAN2, Schobaek DOAN1) was born 1614 in PowerstockDORSET,Near Dorchester,England, and died 2 OCT 1719 in Sandwich,Barnstable,Massachusetts. He married Susannah HINCKLEY 13 JUN 1643 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel HINKLEY and Sarah SOULE. She was born 6 NOV 1625 in Tenterden,Kent,England.  
   

Children of John SMITH and Susannah HINCKLEY are:

  • 1. 6 i. Samuel SMITH was born APR 1644 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable County,Massachusetts, and died 20 OCT in Barnstable,Barnstable County,Massachusetts. He married Esther DUNHAM ABT 1680 in Woodridge,,Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1657 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 14 AUG 1689 in Woodridge,Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth PIERCE 8 JUN 1691 in Woodridge,,Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1657 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable County,Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1688.
  • 2. 7 ii. Sarah SMITH was born ABT 1645 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1688. She married John CHADWICK 1669 in . He was born ABT 1641 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts.
  • 3. 8 iii. Ebenezer SMITH was born 22 NOV 1646 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, and died DEC 1646 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts.
  • 4. + 9 iv. Mary SMITH was born 21 NOV 1647 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts, and died ABT 1697.
  • 5. 10 v. Dorcas SMITH was born 18 AUG 1650 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts. She married Ephraim ANDREWS 16 NOV 1671 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts. He was born ABT 1650 in Of Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1688.
  • 6. 11 vi. John SMITH was born 22 FEB 1652 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, and died 22 FEB 1652 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts.
  • 7. + 12 vii. Shubael SMITH was born 13 MAR 1653 in Barnstable,Barnstable County,Massachusetts, and died 1734 in Chilmark,Dukes County,Massachusetts.
  • 8. 13 viii. John SMITH was born SEP 1656 in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts, and died 5 NOV 1688. He married Mary TUCKER 28 OCT 1685 in . She was born ABT 1660 in Of Barnstable

Footnotes

  1. SUSANNA HINCKLEY, bp. Tenterden, Kent, 6 November 1625 [NEHGR 65:315]; m. by 1644 John Smith (on an unknown date, "John Smith & Susannah Hinckley contracted at our sister Hinckleye's house [in Barnstable]" [NEHGR 10:39]; eldest known child b. Barnstable [blank] April 1644 [MD 12:154]).
  2. "The American Descendants of Rev. John Smith" states that they were married June 13, 1643.
  3. She was sister to the first Governor of the Colony Thomas Hinckley. She joined the Church June 13, 1652. ["American Descendants of Rev. John Smith"; Martha's Vineyard Historical Society]
  4. "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" Otis, Amos Barnstable, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1888-90; p236 Lists all 13 children with birthdates, but concludes: "When we try to untangle the mystery of the Smith family the Johns are so numerous that it is difficult - yea, impossible - to decide which Smith is involved in the investigation."

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Sources

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Rev. John Smith's Timeline

1614
March 11, 1614
Bryant's Puddle, Affpuddle, Dorset, England
1630
1630
Age 15
1630
Age 15
1643
June 13, 1643
Age 29
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1644
October 20, 1644
Age 30
Apr./20 Oct 1644Barnstable,Barnstable, Massachusetts
1646
November 22, 1646
Age 32
Barnstable, barnstable, Massachusetts
1647
November 21, 1647
Age 33
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1650
August 18, 1650
Age 36
1653
March 13, 1653
Age 39
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1656
September 1656
Age 42
barnstable, Barnstable, Massachussetts