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Deborah Smith (Parkhurst)

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 08, 1676 (56)
Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Parkhurst; George Parkhurst; Phebe Parkhurst and Phebe Leete
Wife of John Smith, of Martha's Vineyard
Mother of Deborah Batchelder; Lt. John ("The Cooper") Smith; Philip Smith; Capt. Samuel Smith, of Edgartown and Abigail Covell
Sister of Mary Carter; Geordge Parkhurst; Phebe Parkhurst; John Parkhurst; Abigail Parkhurst and 14 others
Half sister of Sarah Alger; Benjamin Parkhurst; Daniel Parkhurst; Joshua Parkhurst and Caleb Parkhurst

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About Deborah Smith

'Deborah Parkhurst

Born in England on 1603

to George Parkhurst and Phebe Leete.

Deborah married John Smith and had 2 children.

She passed away on 1662 in Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.

Family Members


George Parkhurst 1585-1655

Phebe Leete 1586-1644


John Smith 1614-1674


Deborah Smith 1640-1676

Abigail Smith 1653-1749

(See also John SMITH's parents: John * Bland SMITH (1572-1668) and Isabella * DRAKE (1579-1639) John SMITH's siblings: Isabell SMITH (1602- ), Thomas D * SMITH (1605-1693), Abraham SMITH (1607- ), Daniel SMITH (1609- ), Annabella SMITH (1613- ), Francis SMITH (1620- ) and Mary SMITH (1623- ) Deborah PARKHURST's parents: George * PARKHURST (1589-1675) and Phebe * LEETE (1585-1645) Deborah PARKHURST's siblings: Phebe PARKHURST (1612-1700), Mary PARKHURST (1614-1687), Samuel PARKHURST (1617- ), Deborah PARKHURST (1619-1667), John PARKHURST (1623- ), Abigail PARKHURST (1625-1676) and Elizabeth PARKHURST (1628-1657)

'Family of John * SMITH and Deborah * PARKHURST


John * SMITH (1621-1687)


'Deborah * PARKHURST (1619-1675)

Children: John SMITH (1640-1708)

Deborah * SMITH (1642-1675)

Philip SMITH (1650-1708)

Samuel SMITH (1661-1737)

Abigail SMITH (1663- )

Marriage 10 Jun 1643 Watertown, Middlesex, MA, US1,2

Husband: John * SMITH

John * SMITH

Name: John * SMITH3

Sex: Male

Father: John * Bland SMITH (1572-1668)

Mother: Isabella * DRAKE (1579-1639)

Birth 5 Jan 1621 Hampton, Hampshire, England4

Christening 17 May 1623 (age 2)

Watertown, Suffolk, MA, US

Immigration 1635 (age 13-14) from England

Boston, Suffolk, MA, US

Death 13 Oct 1687 (age 66) Edgartown, Dukes, MA5,6,7

Burial Revolutionary War Cemetary

Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, US

Wife: Deborah * PARKHURST

Name: Deborah * PARKHURST

Sex: Female

Father: George * PARKHURST (1589-1675)

Mother: Phebe * LEETE (1585-1645) Birth 1 Aug 1619 Ipswich, Suffolk, England Death 8 Mar 1675 (age 55) Edgartown, Dukes, MA Child 1: John SMITH Name: John SMITH Sex: Male Birth 1640 Edgartown, Dukes, MA Death 3 Dec 1708 (age 67-68) Hampton, Rockingham, NH, US Child 2: Deborah * SMITH

Spouse: Nathaniel * BATCHELDER Name: Deborah * SMITH Sex: Female Spouse: Nathaniel * BATCHELDER (1630-1709) Birth 1642 Death 8 Mar 1675 (age 32-33) Hampton, Rockingham, NH, US8 Child 3: Philip SMITH Name: Philip SMITH Sex: Male Birth 1650 Edgartown, Dukes, MA Death 2 Dec 1708 (age 57-58) Edgartown, Dukes, MA Child 4: Samuel SMITH Name: Samuel SMITH Sex: Male Birth 1661 Edgartown, Dukes, MA Death 5 Jan 1737 (age 75-76) Edgartown, Dukes, MA Child 5: Abigail SMITH Name: Abigail SMITH Sex: Female Birth 1663 Note on Husband: John * SMITH Random Notes - In No Order - For Research Purposes - Unproven

Was in Hampton early in the later half of the 17th century. In 1674 John conveyed to Stephen Hussey his property on Nantucket, bequeathed him by his father, "John Smith, of the Vineyard, deceased." He lived on Martha's Vinyard, Mass. before he came to Hampton. Originally had a birth date of 1644, which is incorrect I believe. The LDS says he died in Nantucket, Mass. The LDS church also has a record of him being married to Sarah Hunt. This is questionable and think it might be the same Sarah as married his father, John Smith. Don't know. Maybe he did marry a Sarah Hunt.

The LDS church has several death dates for John Smith. One is 10 June 1643 and the other is 13 Oct 1687. I also question his marriage to Joanah (Bland) (Smith) Wannerton. and did not add in his marriage to Isabel Smith who was born in 1595, and by whom the LDS church said he had Isabel, and Anabel, who were born before he was. Impossible.

The LDS church has him married to Isabel Smith before he was born. I believe she goes to another John Smith. I originally had him married to a Huldad Hussey, but I changed that. His son, John Smith, married her according to the "History of Martha's Vinyard", p. 441. +++++++++++++++++++++ Hampton, about 1640; wife Deborah, a near relation and legatee of Mrs. Ruth Dalton. Removed to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. His daughter Deborah married Nathaniel Bacheller; his son John, cooper, of Hamp, sold to his brother in law Stephen Hussey, 9 June 167, one half of all the lands belonging to him on the island of Nantucket, "as owned by my father John Smith late of the Vineyard deceased". He made will 14 Feb 1670; bequeathed his land on Nantucket to sons John and Samuel, who were to pay to their sisters Deborah and Abigail 5 pounds apiece; all his land at "Martin's Vineyard" to son Philip, not then in good health; wife Deborah executrix; friends Mr. Thomas Mayhew and Thomas Macy overseers.

The book "History of Martha's Vinyard" said he was the ancestor of one Smith family on the Island. No relationship to the other (Smith's) is known. He first settled at Watertown 1634, where he married Deborah Parkhurt. He removed to Hampton, N.H. 1644 and to Edgartown 1653. He died about 1670 and his wife Deborah was appointed executrix of his will which was dated 14 Feb 1670. Have a copy of his will. Found in the History of Martha's Vinyard, Annals of Edgartown.

Originally had a marriage date of 1643, but the book the "Annals of Meredith, New Hampshire" has a marriage date of 1634. It also has a date of his will as February 14, 1670, which is different.. Could there be two John Smiths who married Deborah Parkhurst? This book has him born at Dorking, England. He was mentioned in the iformation of "Company of the Plough" of London. which was formed in 1630 which was of a religious nature, and their leader was Stephen Batchelder. Their plans were to come to America, but did not get away until 1632, and after arriving in American they made several attempts to plant their colony, with rather indifferent success in several places, but the original settlement was at Hampton, New Hampshire during nine years of trials. John Smith, with others, first settled at Hampton, but shortly afterward he and Christopher Hussey removed to Marthas Vineyard, and all later references to him is referred to as John Smith of Nantucket or John Smith of Martha's Vineyard. He was one of the heads of sixteen families named John Smith who settled in Massachusetts prior to 1650

John Smith, circa 1638 married Deborah Parkhurst who was born about 1615 in England. John first sewttled at Watertown, Ma where he married Deborah's Aunt Ruth (Leete) Daultyon, wife of Timothy Dalton, then lived. The earliest record found at Edgartown, Ma relating to John is dated 6 Jiune 1654 when he was chosen as one of the magistrate's assistants. He was part of the Edgartown train band in 1662, and his name is mention in the town records in 1660. 1663, and 1664, either as drawing lots in the various division of the common land, or in other minor connections. After that he is believed to have moved to Nantucket to spend his decling years. His house lot was on Tower Hill, just north of the cemetery and was willed to his son Phillip. From "George Parkhurst Increasings for nine generations, vol. 1, by Peter G. Parkhurst, c1996.

From the Herbert S Noyes family Tree and owner bmoynihan44 - found on Anceswtrycom Dec 2012:

Will of John Smith:

John died bef 16 Jun 1674 in Martha’s Vineyard.Will: I John Smith of Martin's Vineyard, being in perfect health and Soundness Both in body and Minde, doe make my Last Will and Testament this 14th day of Febua: in the year: 1670: as followeth:

Imprimis: I Give unto my two sonnes John and Samuell all my lands on the Iland of Nantuckett wth all privelledges thereto belonging to be equally devided between them: they paying to their two sisters Deborah and Abigaill unto either of them five pounds to be payed within one year after their Entrance and Possession thereof.

Item: I give unto my sonne phillip my land and house at Martin's Vineyard with all priviledges belonging to the aforesaid land, to be his after the decease of his mother, and in the mean time after my decease my will is that the said Phillip my sonne shall injoy two thirds of the said lands and privelledges. The true intent and meaning of this my Gift unto my sonne phillip is this: because the wise disposing hand of God hath ordered that my said Sonne at present is impotent in his understanding: that his weakness shall not alienate the lands from my families: therefore my will is that the lands and priviledges as aforementioned shall be thus disposed: Namely: if he said phillip shall Marrie and have issue: then the lands are Given to him and his heirs for Ever: but if the said phillip shall dy without issue, then it shall at his decease fall to the next heir in the family: and farther I Give to my sonne phillip what drawing cattle are in being on the land or living aforesaid at my decease, with carts, plowes and all furniture belonging to the teame, and also two Cowes: and liberty to dwell in the house all the time of his Mothers life.

Ite: I mak Deborah my wife whole Executor of this my last will, and I desire and appoint my Loving Friends Mr. Thomas Mayhew and Isaac Robinson at the Vineyard & Mr Edward Starbuck and Thomas Macy of Nantuckett overseers of this my last will and testament: and in case one or m of these friends dy or leave the country and their places vacant, then the Survivors or Remainers shall have liberty to chuse others to supply, and are desired so to doe: for the confirmation hereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand the day & year above written.

John Smith Witnesses Thomas Macy Junr Sarah Macy Mary Starbuck. [Dukes Deeds, I, 348.]Their children include:

Deborah Smith (ca 1635-8 Mar 1674/5)

Lieut. John Smith (ca 1646-2 Dec 1708)

Philip Smith (ca 1650-bef 1713)

Samuel Smith (ca 1661-5 Jan 1737/8)

Abigail Smith (ca 1662-)


1 "Family Data Collection - Marriages". 2 "US and International Marriage Records, 1550-1900" (on-line, Yates Publishing, Provo, UT). 3 Charles Henry Pope, "The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623-1660". 4 Edmund West, "Family Data Collection - Births" (Provo, UT 2001). 5 Edmund West, "Family Data Collection - Death" (Generations Network, Inc 2001). 6 Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" (NEHGS). 7 "MA Town and Vital Records 1620-1988 Record". 8 "NH Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949".

 John Smith (1616 - 1674) Married June 10, 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 


# [ GEORGE-1 PARKHURST SELECTED DESCENDANTS] 15 MAY 1997 Prepared by: Peter George Parkhurst

She died on Marthas Vineyard.

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Deborah Smith's Timeline

August 1, 1619
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
August 1, 1619
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
August 1, 1619
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
August 1, 1619
St. Margaret, Suffolk, England, Uk
August 1, 1619
St. Margaret, Suffolk, England, Uk
Age 25
Dukes County, MA, United States
February 7, 1648
Age 28
Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 41
Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts