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  • Name Samuel Smith 
    Born 1720  Parsipanny,Morris County,New Jersey,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Website Link Bridport, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    https://vermontgenealogy.wordpress.com/2007/02/10/history-of-the-town-of-bridport/

    See History of the Town of Bridport, Vermont 
    Died 11 Nov 1798  Bridport,Addison County,Vermont,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Town Line Cemetery, Bridport, Addison County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I21377  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-181 Smith Branch: William Corea Smith b 1823 VT (Kit# 3348**** ), Smith Branch: Luther C Smith b 1815 VT m Emma Osborne 2 Charles (Kit# 7920****/ )Smith Branch: Luther C Smith b 1815 VT m Emma Osborne 2 Charles (Kit# 7920****/ ), Smith Branch: Luther C Smith b 1815 VT m Emma Osborne x (Kit# 8545****/ ), Smith Branch: William Smith b 1515 Eng.; descendants in NY & NJ m Susan Tucker( )
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    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 

    Father Richard Smith,   b. 1691, Newton,Long Island Co,NY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1763, Hanover,Morris Co,NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Fizrandolph,   b. 14 Apr 1691, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1691, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years) 
    Family ID F7912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Allen,   b. 1726, Hanover,Morris Co,NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1800, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Betsey Smith,   b. 1742,   d. 1791  (Age 49 years)
    +2. Asher Smith,   b. 4 Dec 1744, Parsippany,Morris County,New Jersey,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1804, Panton,Addison County,Vermont,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Rhoda Smith,   b. 1747, Parsippany,Morris Co,NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1839, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Chloe Smith,   b. 1749, NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1842, Cayuga Co,NY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +5. Nathan Smith,   b. 16 Apr 1752, Parsippany,Morris Co,NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1835, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Marshall Smith,   b. 1757, NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1815, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,UsA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Salome Smith,   b. 1759,   d. 1834  (Age 75 years)
    +8. Jacob Smith,   b. 1765, NJ,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1852, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Hannah Smith,   b. 17 Oct 1769,   d. 29 Aug 1847, Bridport,Addison Co,VT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F7922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Seward P Smith, of Samuel Smith and Hannah Smtih of New Jersey to Bridport, Addison County, Vermont
    Seward P Smith, of Samuel Smith and Hannah Smtih of New Jersey to Bridport, Addison County, Vermont
    Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the ...
    By Hiram Carleton

  • Notes 
    • The second permanent settler was Samuel Smith. In the autumn of 1770 he started from New Jersey with his family and effects in a “Jersey wagon,” drawn by a yoke of oxen. This conveyance they used until they arrived at Skenesboro (now Whitehall, N. Y.), where they disposed of the land-conveyance and took passage in a bateau. Journeying down the lake until they reached the township of Panton, they landed and located upon the land subsequently owned by Nathan Spaulding, November 9, 1770. Here they remained until 1773, when they removed to Bridport.

      Not long after Mr. Smith and his family took up their residence here, such uncertainty, disquietude and unsafely arose among the settlers, in consequence of the quarrel between the government of the province of New York and the people of the “Grants,” and especially upon the reception of the news of the approach of Burgoyne’s army, in 1777, that most of the families in the town, especially those who had settled on or near the shore of the lake, left their homes and moved to more quiet localities. A few remained, however, and among the number was the family of Mr. Smith. Although frequently annoyed by the impertinent demands and hostile demonstrations of the “York State men,” they succeeded in maintaining full possession of their domicile, living in peaceful and friendly relations with the Indians, who frequently visited the settlement, until a short time previous to Carleton’s raid in 1778. On receipt of the news of the approach of that irregular and destructive band, Mr. Smith’s family, with the exception of Nathan and Marshall, after selecting what articles could be best carried on their backs and in their arms, the bundles being apportioned according to the age and strength of each, left their home and started through the forest to the stockade forts at Pittsford, in Rutland county. Nathan and Marshall remained for the purpose of securing, if possible, and secreting the fall crops which were then on the ground. The family left in September, though the hostile party did not actually arrive until the 1st of November. On the 4th of that month Nathan and Marshall, with a man by the name of Ward, were captured and taken to Quebec, while improvements and buildings erected in the settlement were destroyed by fire, one dwelling only in town escaping the general disaster. After a weary period of nineteen months’ imprisonment in Canada, the young men succeeded in making their escape, and, after being once recaptured, finally reached the forts at Pittsford. On their long journey thither they stopped one night in Bridport, staying in the abandoned house of Asa Hemenway, the only one that had escaped the ravages of the enemy. Nathan spent some three years in the neighborhood of Tinmouth, and in the spring of 1784 married Mrs. Wait Trask, formerly Miss Wait Allen, and immediately came on and settled upon the farm in Bridport, where he died about fifty years after. Soon after Nathan settled here he invited his father and mother to reside with him, where they remained during their life, the death of the former occurring on the 11th of November, 1798, aged seventy-eight years; and the latter on December 22, 1800, aged seventy-four years.

      On the day that Mr. Smith took up his residence in Bridport, November 25, 1773, occurred the first marriage in the township, that of Philip Stone, the early settler, to a Miss Ward, of Addison, whose parents had recently moved into that town from Dover, N. Y. Miss Ward was a brave woman, even if viewed in the light of those heroic times, as was more than once evinced in the following few years of danger and trial. It seems that all the settlers’ families did not suffer the same as that of Mr. Smith from malicious mischief at the hands of predatory bands of savages, and among the unfortunate ones was that of Mr. Stone. At one time Mrs. Stone discovered one of these plundering parties “creeping up the bank towards the house, just in season to throw some things which she knew they would be sure to carry off, if found, out of a back window into the yard, and, concealing some valuables in her bosom, sat down to carding before they came prowling in. The Indians, not satisfied with what they found on the premises, drew near Mrs. Stone, who had been sitting during the visitation with her children around her, carding all the while, apparently as unconcerned as though surrounded by friends, instead of Indians and thieves. One young savage, suspecting she had some things concealed about her person, attempted to run his hand into her bosom, whereupon she so dexterously cuffed him in the face with the teeth-side of her card, that he quickly recoiled from the invasion. Another young Indian flourished his tomahawk over her head; but an old Indian, struck with admiration at the coolness and bravery of the woman, laughing in derision at the defeat of his companion, ejaculated heartily, ‘Good squaw! good squaw!’ when he interfered and led off the predatory party, and Mrs. Stone kept quietly carding on, until quite sure they had made good their departure.”

      History of the Town of Bridport https://vermontgenealogy.wordpress.com/2007/02/10/history-of-the-town-of-bridport/

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