Simon Smith (c.1628 - 1687) MP

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Birthplace: Probably , England
Death: Died in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Occupation: Original proprietor, Haddam, Connecticut
Managed by: Mary Morrissey Ross
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About Simon Smith

The first settlers of Haddam, Connecticut were twenty-eight men and their families from Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor:

.... Simon & Elizabeth (Wells) Smith ....

Children of Simon Smith and Elizabeth are:

  1. JOHN2 SMITH, b. 1660, Hartford, Hartford, CT; d. July 12, 1712, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
  2. ELIZABETH SMITH, b. 1662, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. October 10, 1750.
  3. JOSEPH SMITH, d. 1693, Barbados, West Indies.
  4. BENJAMIN SMITH, b. 1665; d. 1764; m. (1) ELIZABETH WELLS; m. (2) HANNAH BENTON.
  5. MARY SMITH.
  6. SIMON SMITH, d. 1746; m. ALICE.
  7. SUSANNAH SMITH, b. 1669; d. 1742.

notes

  • Boston Transcript, 6 April 1926, #2215

Elizabeth Ely, widow of Capt. William Ely, July 29, 1748, deeded to her sister Mary, widow of Ebenezer Parker, lands inherited from her father, Simon Smith, deceased. (Haddam Land Records, Vol. 5, folio 23.) Other similar deeds simply gave us a superfluous wealth of evidence. One we will refer to, since it throws light on the date of death of Elizabeth Ely. Her sister Mary Parker, Sept. 22, 1750, deeded to her son Abner an interest in land she had bought from her sister Elizabeth Ely of Lyme, lately deceased and also lands formerly belonging to her father, Simon Smith of Haddam.

  • From Probate Records, Volume V, 1687 To 1695, On File, (Not found on Record.)

Smith, Simon, Haddam. Will dated 11 November, 1687: I Simon Smith senior of Haddam, being aged and being sensabell of myu maotalyty, and at This time being visited with sickness, doe give my body to the dust in hopes of a Glorias reserecktion, and my Spirit to God that gave it. Doe make this my Last will and Testament, being sound in meamorie: I give to my Loveing Wife The use of my dwelling houss and two rowes of Apples Trees in my horchard, she takeing her choyes, and five poundes per yeare during her Widowhood, to be paid by my sonns according to their proportions That they shall have of my Es'ate, and one Cowe to be kept yearly by my Sonns, and fowr Shepe to be kept yearly for her use, and fowr poundes in good marchantabell Corne, Rie and Indian, to be paid her the next spring, and as much of the househould stores as she hath need of. I give to my sonn john my Lott by his in the Comon fild, and five pounds out of my Estate as it shall be inventoried. I give to my son Simon my upper Lott in the upper meadow. I give to my son Joseph my Cow, meadow Lott, and my swamp on the east side of the great River, and my Lott in the equall deuishon, and all my right at Machamoodas. I give to my Sonn Benjamin my hows and barn and all my homested, and my meadow Lott in the hom medow, swamp and upland. I give to my daughter Elizabeth eaighten pounds, and to my daughter Susannah Sixten pounds, and to my daughter Mary Sixten pounds. And my Will is that my two Lottes in the upper medow be left for part of their portions. And if any of my Sonnes will take the above said Lotes as they shall be inventoried, and pay my daughters, they shall have Liberty; and the rest of their portions shall be paide out of my Estate as it shall be inventoried. And if their be any over pluss, it shall be equally disposed of amongest them. Also my Will is that my sonn benjamin be my Executor to se This my Will Full filed.

Hartford, 8 March, 1687-8: At a Court of Common pleas there held, George Gates & John Bayley, upon their Corporate oathes, Testified that Simon Smith in their prsence signed and declared the above written to be his Last will & Testament, and that he was of good memory when he did the same.

Sources 

  • [S86] The Ely ancestry : lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, Vanderpoel, George B, (Calumet Press, New York, 1902).
  • Ancestral File #: 2LQG-7P
  • Haddam Historical Society

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Simon Smith, of Haddam's Timeline

1628
1628
England
1658
1658
Age 30
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
1658
Age 30
1660
1660
Age 32
Lyme, New London, Connecticut
1660
Age 32
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
1661
1661
Age 33
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
1664
1664
Age 36
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
1668
1668
Age 40
Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut
1680
1680
Age 52
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
1687
November 9, 1687
Age 59
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut