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Giles Smith

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Death: December 1, 1669 (62-70)
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Smith and Annes Smith
Husband of Mary Wheeler; Mary Smith and Eunice Smith
Father of Anna Andrews; Ellen Godwin; Samuel Smith; John Smith; Elzur (Eluzai Or Elzur) Smith and 2 others

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About Giles Smith

Giles Smith was born in 1604 and died 1669. his name is on the Hartford Ct. Founders Monument. All Descents from then to to now are entitled to membership in the "FOUNDERS OF HARTFORD"


  1. Mary Wheeler in 1623. Mary was born about 1604 in Bedfordshire, England. She died after 1664 in CT .
  2. Eunice, widow of Jonathan Porter.


Biographical Summary:

Giles Smith, an inhabitant who received land "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot in 1639 was on Main St., on the corner of what is now Charter Oak St., a small lot cut off from the square occupied by George Wyllys. He sold 20 acres to Thomas Hosmer, March 6, 1642; Philip Davis bought his land and tenement. He was one of the earliest settlers at New London, but removed from there to Fairfield, where he was in 1651; died there, 1669; he left it second wife, Eunice, not the mother of his children, who had been widow of Jonathan Porter, of Huntington, Long Island.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 259. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Giles Smith's Timeline

Suffolk, England
Age 20
Essex, England
Age 31
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 33
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Province of Connecticut
Age 37
Hartford, Hartford, Conn
Age 38
Hartford, Hartford, Conn
October 22, 1644
Age 41
Springfield, Middlesex County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 25, 1649
Age 46
Hartford, Hartford, Conn