First wife of Henry Smith (Cornish)

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Smith (Cornish)

Birthplace: Norwich, Norfork, England
Death: 1630 (23-24)
Suffolk, Livingston, New York, United States
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Wife of Rev. Henry Smith of Wethersfield

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About First wife of Henry Smith (Cornish)

Seen as child of Thomas Cornish, Sr.

Concerning his Wife

"There was published at Hartford in 1856, under the title Genealogical Notes by the late Nathaniel Goodwin, for many years Judge of Probate for Hartford, a work which contains the earliest published account of Rev. Henry Smith and his descendants. Judge Goodwin concluded from the terms of Rev. Henry Smith’s will that Smith must have had a wife before his wife Dorothy, who was the mother of the four younger children, born in Wethersfield, since his older daughters were in 1648 married and themselves had children. This opinion has been generally accepted by later writers. We venture to disagree. It is evident that Rev. Henry Smith was in 1636 in the prime of life and not more than thirty-five years of age. His wife, Dorothy, doubtless some years younger than he, could have been the mother of all of his children and we so place them. …"[2]

Brainard, Homer Worthington. The Reverend Henry Smith of Wethersfield. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jul 1933) 10:7-12. TAG 10:7-12 goes into much greater detail about the various theories of Henry's origins, but concluding that a definitive identification of his origins remains elusive.

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First wife of Henry Smith (Cornish)'s Timeline

December 24, 1606
Norwich, Norfork, England
Age 23
Suffolk, Livingston, New York, United States