- From History of the Town of Wentworth, NH
Simeon Smiths' List of Heads of Families, compiled about 1850, who have died in town (no dates)
Smith, Benjamin and wife
Smith, Edwards first wife
Smith, Isaac, 77 and wife 93
Smith, Joseph and wife
Smith, Simeon and wife
Men who went from Wentworth into the Army 1775-1782
Settlement of Wentworth began in 1770
Simeon Smith, a native of Kensington NH located on Clifford Hill on the upper East Side in either 1772 or 1773 settling on the farm owned in after years by Rawson Clifford and still later by Van Merrill. Smith received the title to his land from the proprietors of Warren and supposed he was a citizen of that town, holding town office there.
Warren Smith his son born Oct 26 1773 received his name on account of being born in Warren, which he was not. When the town lines were resurveyed, Smith found his farm was really in Wentworth; according to the Warren History, Simeon Smith served in the Revolutionary Army, being stationed on the northern frontier or the Upper Coos region.
About the year 1775 the first settlement was made on Ellsworth Hill by Joseph Smith who located upon the farm lately (1857) occupired by Oliver Ellsworth. Joseph's son Benjamin went into the army in 1780 from Wentworth "as a soldier for the town" and served on the northern frontier; evidently a man was drafted from the town at the time young Smith went to war.
p 44. Joseph Smith a selectman july 1779
p 45 1781 "pd Benja Smith, a soldier for the town, 3 pounds, 15 shillings, no pence,"
p 45 "Paid Simon Smith for carrying Margaret Lemay to Rumsey selectmen, 9 shillings"
p 47 "The Warren line up to 1784 was supposed to come very near Martin's brook on the East Side, all settlers on the north side of that brook supposed they were in Warren but after the line was established, Peter Stevens,Simeon Smith, Joseph Kimball and Lemuel Kezer passed from Warren to the jurisdiction of Wentworth, together with most of their lands.
p 49 First Tax List April 1783
Joseph Smith (no other Smiths mentioned)
p 70 (July 1812) The following Wentworth men served in Captain Mahurin's company, enlistments being for six months. ... Benjamin Smith Jr private
p 84 It seems a pity to close this rambling account without mention of the town's first historian. This was Simeon Smith, son of Simeon Smith, the pioneeer,usually known from his occupation as "Tailor" Smith. He was a little fidgety man who was for many years the chief authority on all matters pertaining to the history of the town and its people. At his death in 1858 he was the oldest man who was born in town.
p 95 Justices of the peace of 1851 "Thomas J Smith
p 103 1861 6th Regiment - Albert C Smith 12th NH Regiment Edward S Smith (died in the army, of disease)
p 108 Towrads the close of the war several of the older men, whose terms of service had expired, reenlisted - Albert Smith (1864)
p 110- Byron Smith, a native of Ofrod served in Co F 4th NH enlisting August 22 1861. smith was sentenced in June 1863 to two years in prison and dishonorably discharged from the army . soldiers born in Wentworth but who went from other places into the army. Their miliary service is credited to other town in the official records. Benjamin Smith 17th Inf USA , Luther Smith 5th NH Vols
p 115. Thomas J Smith Esq who represented the town in the legislature for five years 1861-65 and served as state senator in 1867-68 removed before 1870 to Dover NH where he followed his profession. It is a source of much regret to find the town was not longer attractice to men of the caliber of Judge Sargent and Lawyer Thomas J Smith.
p 149 Raymond C Smith entered service (WWI) June 30 1918