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Rev. Dr. William Hooker Smith

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Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Death: Died in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Smith, Immigrant and Mehitable Smith
Husband of Margery Smith and Sarah Smith
Father of Susanna Gay; Esther Gaylord; Sarah Sutton (Smith) and James Smith
Brother of John Smith; Mary Smith; Susannah Tallmage; Elizabeth Smith; Anne Smith and 6 others

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About Rev. Dr. William Hooker Smith

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Birth: Mar. 23, 1725 Guilford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Death: Jul. 17, 1815 Tunkhannock Wyoming County Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. Dr. William Hooker Smith, a Presbyterian minister and a doctor, was son of Rev. John Smith & Mehitable Hooker. A Rev War surgeon, William enlisted in 3rd Co, 1st Rgmt of CT, May 1775 in Wyoming Valley, PA; and under General Schuyler marched to NY for the campaign on lakes Champlain and George. He left 3rd Company Dec 1775, and in 1776 enlisted in the 10th Continental Rgmt of CT under Col. Parsons. Commissioned Captain of the 24th Rgmt of CT (Westmoreland Rgmt) in 1777, and on 27 May 1778 was commissioned surgeon. William served as surgeon to the militia under Col. Dennison at Forty Fort from 1778-1779, and participated in the Battle of Wyoming. Congress, by a special act in 1836, gave Dr. Smith's heirs $2,400 for the services he rendered during the Rev. War.

Dr. Smith, with the help of his son-in-law James Sutton, founded an iron works in the Lackawanna Valley which led to Old Forge being named for him.

He married Sarah Browne in 1743, d/o Jonathan Browne & Deborah Mead, in Rye, Westchester Co. NY. She died near Forty Fort, Luzerne Co. PA, 12 June 1778, just weeks before the Battle of Wyoming.

He married Margery Kellogg, 22 Nov 1779.

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Rev. Dr. William Hooker Smith's Timeline

1725
March 23, 1725
Guilford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
1747
June 17, 1747
Age 22
Rye, Westchester, New York
1757
May 1, 1757
Age 32
White Plains, Westchester, NY
1778
1778
Age 52
PA, USA
1782
March 22, 1782
Age 56
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
1815
July 17, 1815
Age 90
Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States