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  • Name John Smith 
    Born 01 Feb 1697  Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1784  Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I1013  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father John Smith,   b. 16 May 1665, Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1723, Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Root,   b. 22 Sep 1667, Westfield,Hampden County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1724, Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith,   b. 05 May 1703, Wethersfield, Hartford County,Connecticut,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1778, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Israel Smith,   b. 02 Apr 1739, Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1811, Bainbridge,Chenango County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Ruth Smith,   b. 1726, South Hadley,Hampshire,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1728, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Timothy Smith,   b. 1729, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benjamin Smith,   b. 1732, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, New Salem,Franklin County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Titus Smith,   b. 1734, South hadley,Hampshire,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807  (Age 73 years)
    +7. Seth Smith,   b. 21 Aug 1736, Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1820, Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Lucy Smith,   b. 1741, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2014 Help 
    Family ID F483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Feb 1697 - Hadley ,Hampshire County,Massachusetts,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1784 - Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


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      Deacon John Smith
      BIRTH 1 Feb 1697
      Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
      DEATH 1784 (aged 86–87)
      Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
      BURIAL Unknown
      MEMORIAL ID 58653530 · View Source

      MEMORIAL
      PHOTOS 0
      FLOWERS 1
      Chloe Smith Hayes, a granddaughter of Deacon John and Elizabeth Smith, left a diary, the original of which is in the Rutherford B. Hayes Library, Fremont, Ohio. Under date "Brattleboro, Oct. 3, 1840", she wrote:

      "My grandfather by my father's side was Deacon John Smith. His native place was Hadley. When Deerfield was destroyed by the Indians, he (Deacon John) was seven years old. In the morning saw the smoke of the buildings that they had left burning....when he was married he went to South Hadley (later Granby) when it was a wilderness. He was an eminent Christian, and sustained that character, to the day of his death. I have heard him say, when he was converted it was a very dull time...After this was Whitefield's time. He used to speak of the great stir there was through New England - the first and second stir (it was not then called a revival, but a stir).
      ...My grandfather did not marry 'till after he was thirty years old. He said his Uncle from Wethersfield in CT (Benjamin Smith) visited him at his Father's, and slept with him. In the night he told him he had a daughter that would make him a good wife, and so it proved; he married his cousin Elizabeth Smith."
      Deacon John Smith owned land in Hadley and was living there in 1731. He was Townsman, Deacon in various churches as they were constructed, and an active citizen in every way. He moved to Brattleboro with his son Israel in 1774, as recorded by Chloe in her Diary:
      "My Father moved here from South Hadley when I was in my twelfth year. My grandfather and grandmother belonged to the family."
      On 6 Feb. 1778 Deacon John Smith was in Granby and while there he signed his will. It was accepted for probate in Brattleboro in Nov. 1784. It mentioned his seven children and his son-in-law, John Ayre to whom he gave "the Right of Land in the 2000 acre Division", presumably in Granby. Four days later he executed a deed, conveying certain Granby lands to four of his children (Timothy, Ruth Ayres, son-in-law Phineahs Smith, husband of Elizabeth who "belong to Granby", and Seth and Israel "belonging to Brattleboro"). Sons Benjamin and Titus, who had remained loyal to the Crown and lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, were not named in the deed and only in a token way in the will.
      Both Deacon John Smith and Elizabeth were buried near the Hayes Mansion in West Brattleboro
      Source: Findagrave


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