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Oliver Smith

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Birthplace: Poquonock Bridge, Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Smith and Mary Smith
Husband of Mary Noyes Smith
Father of Edward Smith; Denison Smith; Nancy Ann Avery and Sally Denison Avery
Brother of Nathan Smith; Mary Swan; Dorothy Edgecomb; Jane Denison; Elizabeth Swan and 5 others

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About Colonel Oliver Smith

A merchant in the West Indies trade known for his role in the Revolutionary War. Oliver was promoted from captain to colonel August 30, 1775 while stationed at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut during the Revolutionary War.

According to family tradition, soon after the couple moved to Long Point in 1761, they built a house just south of Wall Street, probably on land Mary Denison had inherited from her brother. The house must have been moved to its present site north of Wall Street after March 15, 1812, when Nathaniel Miner Pendleton (1777-1848) sold the lot to David C. Smith (1782- 1883), a grandson of Oliver.

On October 27, 1770, Elihu Chesebrough III (1743- 1781) sold approximately seven acres between Grand and High Streets west of Main Street to the harbor to Colonel Oliver Smith.


Military Service: Revolutionary War Patriot, colonel stationed at Stonington, New London County, CT, USA . Oliver was promoted from captain to colonel August 30, 1775 while stat ioned at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut during the Revolutiona ry War.

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Colonel Oliver Smith's Timeline

1739
April 27, 1739
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1760
March 28, 1760
Age 20
1769
June 19, 1769
Age 30
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
1777
September 3, 1777
Age 38
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
1779
August 28, 1779
Age 40
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1811
August 1, 1811
Age 72
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States