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"David Smith was born in 1772, in Rhode Island, of Mayflower ancestry, as father often told us.  He was living in Eastchester, N.Y. as early as 1810, where he became an extensive landowner.  He bought an old and famous Tavern, on Feb. 25, 1820, which he conducted until his death, on Aug 5, 1849, in his 77th year. The Inn or Tavern was first erected in 1679, when on January 24th of that year the first owner was licensed to conduct a Tavern, on the Old Boston Post Road, which led from New York to Boston.  According to history "this Tavern acquired the reputation of being the best table set between New York and Boston, when owned by David and his wife, Agnes Smith."  Father spoke especially of the fine cheese and quince jam which were served.  In 1824 General Lafayette was entertained by David and Agnes, while on his way from New York to Boston.  Father had the candle stick which Lafayette used and I have given it to the Lafayette Collection in the New York Historical Society Museum in N.Y. City.  It is often on special exhibition there, in a large glass show case.  From 1818 until 1849 David Smith held office as Commissioner of Highways and Poundmaster.  Due to his age when married to Agnes Hall he may have been married previously in Rhode Island, tho I never heard of this being true.  Am working on his ancestry.  Know his father was Joseph Smith."



David Smith; Excerpt from Letter by Mabel Boyce Spell Letter from Mabel Boyce Spell to her cousin, Blanche Storey.

Mabel was a genealogist who lived in New York City. David Smith was her GG Grandfather.


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