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Benjamin Smith

Birthplace: Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Death: September 12, 1822 (68)
Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Windsor, Windsor, VT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Smith; Benjamin Smith and Abigail Smith
Husband of Lois Smith and Lois Smith
Father of Addison Smith; Addison Smith; Asa Smith; Narcissa Lee; Jehosaba Smith and 7 others
Brother of Esther Alexander; Elizabeth Ashley; Matthew Smith; Asa Smith; Abigail Smith and 1 other

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About Pvt. Benjamin Smith

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A104734


Benjamin was born in Pomfret, CT to Benjamin Smith and Abigail Sprague.

Benjamin Smith, like his father Benjamin, fought in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in Pomfret. As a private, he served in Capt Moseley Co in 1775, then re-enlisted in 1776 and served in Capt Brown's company. Both were under Col. Durkee's Regiment of Connecticut troops. He was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Mass, Harlem, NY and Trenton, NJ. He was honorably discharged Jan 1, 1777 in Pennsylvania, opposite Trenton. (His Ancestor # on the DAR database is A104734)

After the war, he married Lois Chase in Cornish, NH on 9 Dec 1779 and very shortly they moved to Bethel. Their first child, Asa, was the first white child born in Bethel. They had 11 more children, all born in Bethel.

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Pvt. Benjamin Smith's Timeline

December 6, 1753
Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
September 6, 1780
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States
July 31, 1782
April 17, 1784
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States
April 17, 1784
Bethel, Vermont, United States
January 15, 1786
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States
September 29, 1787
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States
January 14, 1791
Bethel, Windsor, VT, United States