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Anning Smith, I

Birthplace: Marlborough, Ulster, New York
Death: Died in Marlborough, Ulster, New York
Place of Burial: Anning Smith Cemetery, Milton, Ulster County, New York
Immediate Family:

Husband of Eleanor Smith
Father of Eliphalet Smith; Sarah Sallie Ransom; Anning Smith, II and Eleaonor Gedney

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About Captain Anning Smith

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A104661

Anning Smith served as lieutenant of the Fourth Ulster county militia, Col. John Hardenburgh's regiment 1776. He was born in Jamaica, L. I.; died in Milton, N. Y. Also Nos. 7939, 15859, 21200.


Capt. ANNING SMITH was one of the first settlers of the town [Marlborough], and came from Long Island before the Revolutionary war. He located near the village of Milton, where his sons, Clark and L. Harrison Smith, still reside. The house which he occupied is situated less than a mile north of the village. It was built in 1770, and was a target for the British during Vaughan's expedition in 1777. The father of Capt. Anning Smith was Leonard, and had four sons, - Anning, Luff, Nehemiah L., and John. Capt. Anning Smith was an influential and prominent man. He purchased a tract of land, comprising about 1500 acres, a portion of which he sold to his brothers, who came and settled on adjoining farms. He performed active service in the Revolutionary war, and was present at the Fort Montgomery affray. He held important civil offices, was one of the first justices on the peace appointed by Governor George Clinton, and served in the State Legislature. His children were Nathan, Clark, Anning, Lewis, Eliphalet, Sarah, Phebe, Lydia, Ruth, Ellen, and Catharine. A. J. M. Smith, son of Lewis, resides in town. Eliphalet has a son, Lewis, who resides near the old place. Clark and L. Harrison Smith, sons of Anning, reside on the old homestead. Ellen married Dr. Wm. Gedney, and his son of the same name has been a practicing physician of the town for a great many years. A daughter of Dr. Gedney, the widow of James Southard, also resides in town.

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Captain Anning Smith's Timeline

December 25, 1742
Marlborough, Ulster, New York
Age 25
January 15, 1770
Age 27
New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States
January 29, 1785
Age 42
Milton, Ulster, New York
November 27, 1787
Age 44
October 30, 1802
Age 59
Marlborough, Ulster, New York
Anning Smith Cemetery, Milton, Ulster County, New York