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William Smith, of Middletown

Birthplace: Stratford on Avon, Warwick , England
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Smith
Father of Jonathan Smith; Susanna SMITH; Elizabeth SMITH; Jobanna Smith; Mehitable SMITH and 4 others

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About William Smith, of Middletown

William Smith (1650) / Elizabeth (Stanley) Smith

Name: William Smith

Birth: March 23, 1617 (Christening), Stratford on Avon, Warwick, England (Colonial Conn. Records, Vol. 1)

Emigration: In Wethersfield by 1644(SAV); in Middletown before November 1652(FFS); to Farmington after November 1656.(FFS)

Death: January 1669, Farmington, Conn.(SAV)

Occupation & Public Service: On November 8, 1652, William Smith was elected one of the Townsmen "for the south sid the rever." He was also Deputy to the General Court, and served as the first Recorder or Town Clerk, an office he held until about November 1656.(FFS)

Marriage: m. Elizabeth Stanley, August 16, 1644, Hartford, Conn. (b. about 1621, Kent, England; d. 1674, Farmington, Conn.) (Hartford Vital Records, Vol. D, pg. 21)

Children: 9 children between 1646-1664.(MVR, BCVR, Descendants of Joseph Loomis/Loomis, 1875/1908, and Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin/Starr, 1915) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


  1. Society of Middletown, First Settlers


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William Smith, of Middletown's Timeline

March 23, 1617
Stratford on Avon, Warwick , England
June 20, 1646
Age 29
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
January 20, 1648
Age 30
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
March 20, 1650
Age 32
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
May 20, 1653
Age 36
May 20, 1653
Age 36
August 25, 1655
Age 38
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
April 1656
Age 39
April 1661
Age 44
May 1664
Age 47
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)