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Rachel Marvin

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: 1687 (37)
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT
Place of Burial: Norwalk, Fairfield Co, CT
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Matthew Marvin, Sr and Alice Marvin
Wife of Samuel Smith, of Norwalk
Mother of Rachel Benedict; Sarah Bates; Nehemiah Smith; Samuel Smith; Lydia Lockwood and 1 other
Sister of Lydia Marvin and Samuel Marvin
Half sister of Elizabeth Marvin; Rep. Matthew Marvin, Jr.; Marie Bushnell-Adgate-Benedict (Marvin); Sarah Curtis; Hannah Seymour and 10 others

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About Rachel Marvin

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Rachel Marvin Name: Rachel Marvin Gender: Female Birth Place: CT Birth Year: 1649 Spouse Name: Samuel Smith Spouse Birth Place: CT Spouse Birth Year: 1645 Marriage Year: 1670 Number Pages: 1

Source Citation: Source number: 8217.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BFO.

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

Rachel Marvin (Matthew Marvin , Edward A. Mervyn Marvin , Reinold Rynalde Marven , John , Thomas Merveyn ) was born on 30 Dec 1649 in Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut. She was christened on 30 Dec 1649 in Norwalk,Fairfield,Connecticut. She died in 1687.

[Notes] Rachel married Samuel Smith in 1670 in ,Norwalk,Fairfield,CT. Samuel was born about 1645 in of,Norwalk,Fairfield,CT. He died before 3 Dec 1745 in Norwalk,Fairfield,CT.

They had the following children:

 187 F i Rachel Smith was born about 1672/1673 in ,Norwalk,,CT.  
       Rachel married Thomas Benedict.  

+ 188 F ii Lydia Smith

 189 M iii Samuel Smith was born about 1684. He died on 25 Jan 1764 in ,Ridgefield,,CT.  
       Samuel married Sarah Whitney on 13 Jun 1711. Sarah was born about 1685. She died on 22 Oct 1720 in ,Ridgefield,,CT.  

+ 190 M iv Nehemiah Smith

 191 F v Ruth Smith. 
       Ruth married Jonah Keeler on 5 Nov 1713. Jonah was born in 1690 in ,Norwalk. He died on 24 May 1767 in ,Ridgefield.  
 192 F vi Hannah Smith. 
 193 F vii Sarah Smith died before 8 May 1730.  

She was born in December 1649 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut and was baptized there 30 December 1649.(2:251; 5:388; 9: ) Per "Matthew Marvin and his Second Wife, Widow Alice Bouton", by William T.R. Marvin, A.M., in The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, volume 51, 1897 , page 333: "IV. That by her second marriage to Matthew Marvin, Alice became the mother of his youngest child, Rachel, who married Samuel Smith, baptized Sunday, Dec. 30, 1649, at Hartford, and probably of Samuel, baptized Sunday, Feb. 6, 1648, at Hartford, who is supposed to have died young, no further reference to him having been discovered. I mention that between this Samuel and Abigail who was born about 1636, we should place Rebecca who married John Clarke, of Farmington, and had John, Matthew, Elizabeth, Rebecca and probably others; Mr. W.S. Porter also mentions a "Lidia," but I have been unable to learn on what authority. These dates may help us approximate the date of marriage of Matthew and Alice."

The family resided in Hartford on the corner of Village, now Pleasant, and Front streets, the lot facing east. (4:251; 6: )

About 1670, likely in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Rachel Marvin married Samuel Smith . Samuel was born about 1645, likely in Jamaica, Long Island, New York, son of William Smith and Magdalene Hill. On 6 September 1670 Magdalen Olmstead of Norwalk, late wife of William Smith of Jamaica, deceased, gave her housing in Jamaica to her sons Wait Smith and Samuel. Samuel Smith assigned his share to "my brother Wait Smith". Jacobus says that Samuel was apparently the youngest son, and accompanied his mother to Norwalk at the time of, or shortly after, her second marriage.

Rachel and Samuel had at least 7 children, all born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut: (2:251; 4: ; 5:388)

.1 RACHEL (SMITH) BENEDICT about 1672-1737 .2 LYDIA (SMITH) LOCKWOOD about 1673-1730+ .3 SARAH (SMITH) BATES about 1674-1727 .4 HANNAH (SMITH) ? about 1677-1730+ .5 SAMUEL about 1680-1764 .6 NEHEMIAH about 1683-1757 .7 RUTH (SMITH) KEELER about 1685-1754

The family lived in what was then Norwalk in the Colony of Connecticut. In 1731 the Connecticut's colonial legislature established Canaan Parish as a religious entity in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford. Because Canaan Parish was not planned as a town, New Canaan, when incorporated in 1801, found itself without a central common, a main street or a town hall.

Samuel Smith owned a parcel of land in "Indian Field". In 1673 his lands and accommodations were valued at 70 pounds. The will of Richard Olmstead was dated 30 September 1684. It included a bequest to Samuel Smith of "the bed that was my last wife's". Rachel's father, Matthew Marvin, on 20 August 1674 gave them half of his home lot and orchard in Norwalk.

Samuel Smith was a man of many activities in Norwalk: 1674 he was made a Freeman 1679 he was Town Treasurer 1690, he represented Norwalk in the Legislature. 1702 he was a Selectman.

Rachel died about 1687 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

About 1700 Samuel settled on "Smith's Ridge" which was named for him. "Smith Ridge and the Fifth School District", by John G Pennypacker and New Canaan HistoricalSociety: Samuel Smith was a grantee of land in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut on 7 March 1700. The land in this portion of New Canaan was purchased from the Indians just over 300 years ago by one Capt. Patrick "for the usual miscellaneous hardwares"; Patrick promptly turned his purchase over to the newly formed town of Norwalk as part of its vast common lands. The first distribution of these lands in the Country Club neighborhood was that which gave Smith Ridge its name -- a series of grants beginning in the 1690s to Samuel Smith, Samuel Smith Jr and Samuel Smith's son in law Thomas Benedict. The Benedict share fell to Thomas' two sons, Thomas Jr. and Samuel. Samuel ... received a tract on the east side of Smith Ridge Road including the present (1947) Williams, Carey and Veissi land. Thomas Jr's share consisted of what is now the easterly 60 acres of the Country Club property and, with additional land in the west which he later acquired, passed to his son Nehemiah. Nehemiah Benedict acquired still more land and probably owned substantially all of the present Country Club and Fairway Corp. property.... He built a house which is not improbably the very one which is part of the present club house; he was living there at the time of Drummond's Visitation in 1772....Samuel Benedict, meanwhile, had likewise extended his holdings to the west.... The building of a satisfactory second 9 holes was thus made possible by bringing together under club ownership the lands of the two Benedicts, uncle and nephew, whose farms adjoined over two centuries ago. The westerly 10 acres of this 20, on which the new 13th and 15th holes are located, was sold by Samuel Benedict in 1756 to his son Daniel, whose story has a tragic ending. The Ridge takes its name from Samuel Smith, who with his son Samuel Jr and his son in law Thomas Benedict, had a number of grants on and near the lower half of this ridge.... [T]he first record of these particular grants was dated March 7, 1699, and refers to "a parcell of land arable, lyeing on a ridge of land above Canoe Hill."

Samuel Smith of Norwalk died sometime after 8 May 1730, likely in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The will of Samuel Smith of Norwalk was dated 8 May 1730 and mentions sons Samuel, Nehemiah; daughter Rachel; children of daughter Sarah; daughters Lydia, Hannah and Ruth. The will was proved 18 November 1745 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


   Author: Clark M Leonard
   Title: The Leonards and Related Families; 1993 (revised 2011)
   Publication: Name: unpublished, available;
       Name: Clark M Leonard
   _PAREN: Y
   Family chapters available

----------------------------- Birth: 1649 Hartford Hartford County Connecticut, USA Death: 1687 Norwalk Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

The daughter of my ancestors, MATTHEW & ALICE (KELLOGG) MARVIN, was baptized on Dec. 30, 1649. She was the wife of Samuel Smith.

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 Matthew Marvin (1600 - ____)
 Alice Bouton Marvin (____ - 1680)

 Samuel Smith (1649 - 1745)

 Rachel Smith Benedict (1673 - 1737)*
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Burial: East Norwalk Historical Cemetery Norwalk Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

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Rachel Marvin's Timeline

December 30, 1649
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
December 30, 1649
Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut
December 30, 1649
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
December 30, 1649
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
December 30, 1649
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
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Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States