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Joseph Smith

Birthplace: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Smith, of Middletown and Elizabeth Smith
Husband of Lydia Smith, of Farmington and Joanna Loomis
Father of Joseph Smith, Jr.; Lydia Woodford; Jobanna Smith; Mary Porter; Elizabeth Cowles and 8 others
Brother of Jonathan Smith; Susanna SMITH; Jobanna Smith; Mehitable SMITH; Elizabeth Smith and 3 others

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About Joseph Smith, of Farmington


  1. BIRTH: "Middletown Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1651-1854," Barbour Collection (typescript, 1923; Conn. State Library, Hartford), 412 (FHL #002974).
  2. CHR: Farmington 1st Congregational Church recs, 1:45 (FHL #004241).
  3. MAR #1: No mar rec found. "Lydia Smith wife of Joseph" in full communion, 3 Aug 1684, Farmington 1st Congregational Church recs, 1:102-103.
  4. MAR #2: "Farmington Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1645-1850," Barbour Collection (typescript, 1927; Conn. State Library, Hartford), 150 (FHL #002970).
  5. DEATH: No death rec found. See the adm of estate of Joseph Smith of Farmington, 2 Sep 1718, inv 18 Sep 1718 acct and distribution 3 Mar 1718/9, Hartford District Probate, abstracted in Charles W. Manwaring, ed, DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS, 3 vols. (Hartford, 1904-1906), 2:433-34 (FHL #974.6 P2m). ~LDS ORDINANCES BEPS,2: IGI
  6. Torrey, New England Marriages. Page 686.
  7. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records: Hartford district, 1700-1792. Page 433-434. Page 292. "Smith, Joseph, Sen., Farmington. Invt. £309-09-09. Taken 18 September, 1718, by Thomas Bird and Daniel Judd. Court Record, Page 79—2 September, 1718: Adms. unto Joanna Smith, widow of the decd., and Isaac Cowles of Farmington. Page 98—3 March, 1718-19: Adms. account exhibited, allowed and accepted. Order to distribute the estate: To Joanna Smith, widow, dower for life and £31-07-08; to Joseph Smith, eldest son, £41-16-08; to Jobanna Smith, £10-18-04; to Lydia Woodford, to Mary Porter, to Joanna Porter, to Elizabeth Cowles, to Ruth Smith, to Susannah Smith, to Thankfull Smith, to Mercy Smith, to Esther Smith, and to Experience Smith, to each of them the sum or value of £21-18-04, which is their single parts of sd. estate. And this Court do appoint Thomas Bird, Joseph Hawley and Daniel Judd, of Farmington, distributors."


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Joseph Smith, of Farmington's Timeline

August 25, 1655
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
March 5, 1681
Age 25
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
August 18, 1684
Age 28
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
April 12, 1685
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford , Connecticut
January 30, 1686
Age 30
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
February 16, 1689
Age 33
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
October 15, 1692
Age 37
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
December 1, 1694
Age 39
Hartford, CT, USA