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Arthur Smith, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oldhaugh Warminchan, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, CT
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret Hart (Nash)
Father of John Smith; Mary Smith; Hannah Smith and Arthur Smith

Managed by: ANDREW JONATHAN SMITH
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About Arthur Smith, Sr.

The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 edited by James Hammond Trumbull


Arthur Smith, an original proprietor;his home lot in 1639 was on the highway now Elm St; fence viewer 1639; constable 1642. He was allowed Feb 16 1639-40 to have half of Thomas Alcock's lot which had been forfeited. Appointed with Thomas Woodford to attend upon the townsmen and to do any special services required by them, Feb 1639-40. He died 1655; inv Nov 29 L380. 2 6 His widow Margaret m (2) Sergt Joseph Nash of Hartford (3) Stephen Hart; d in Farniington March 1 1693. Childern:

1. John b ab 1643

2. Mary b Feb 1644 5

3. Hannah b 1649

4. Arthur bapt April 20 1651 m Sarah dau of Thomas Newell of Farmington d in Hartford about 1712

5. Elizabeth b ab 1653 m Thomas Thomson of Farmington.


Hinman says (p 73) that Arthur Smith was a soldier in the bloody battle with the Pequots at Mystic Fort in 1637 where he was severely wounded and was rescued from the flames of the fort by his brother soldiers.

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Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1639-1700 about Arthur Smith

Name: Arthur Smith

Location: Hartford

Date of Will: 29 Nov 1655

Page: 62-3

Full Text: Invt. œ380-02-06. Taken 29 November, 1655, by Thomas Bull, Gregory Wolterton, John Barnard and George Grave.Court Record, Page 79--1st Thursday in December, 1655: Invt. Exhibited. Page 63--15 June, 1665 (see Vol III, Page 34): Joseph Nash, having married the Widow Relict of Arthur Smith, applys for a Dist. of the Estate of ye sd. Arthur Smith, ordered by the Court:œ s dTo John Smith the Farm at Niantick, 80-00-00To ye 3 daughters to each of them, 35-00-00To Arthur, at the age of 21 years, 58-00-00Arthur eventually to have the real estate in Hartford.

Source: A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.1650 to 1663.



            
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Arthur Smith, Sr.'s Timeline

1588
1588
Oldhaugh Warminchan, Cheshire, England
1643
1643
Age 55
Hartford, CT
1644
1644
Age 56
Hartford, CT
1649
1649
Age 61
Hartford, CT
1651
April 20, 1651
Age 63
Hartford, Hartford, CT
1655
1655
Age 67
Hartford, Hartford, CT