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Sylvanus Smith of Vermont-who are the parents

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  • Sylvanus Smith of Vermont-who are the parents

    Link to Sylvanus Smith
    Smith DNA Project has two members who descend from Sylvanus Smith b 1743 d 30 Dec 1812 Stowe, Jefferson Co, VT (later Lamoille County). Sylvanus is buried in the Old Yard Cemetery at Stowe, Lamoille Co VT. One of the members has not DNA tested, is tree only, and the other is a YDNA tester. He matches into Group GRP-R-M269-47 which is the Samuel Smith b c 1602 Hadleigh England group. That one's best match, although not perfect, is with a descendant of Ichabod Smith b 1674 Hampshire MA.

    What's missing is a source document to prove exactly who Sylvanus Smith parents are.

    Varying information that may or may not be correct.

    "History of Champaign County Ohio ... Vol 2 by Middleton says
    Thomas Smith was born in England about 1700 and crossed the Atlantic, setting at Hadley, Massachusetts between 1730 and 1740. He had four sons, Aaron, who was killed in the Revolutionary War, Stillman, Jesse, and Sylvanus. His son, Sylvanus Smith, was a native of Connecticut and was twice married, his second wife being Amy Sprague. Sylvanus served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, as ensign. .. More on this under Sylvanus on the Smith site.

    Several Ancient Puritans, Under Richards p 89 shows that Joel Richards married
    "Miriam Smith, born March 16, 1774 died Dec 19, 1806 daughter of Sylvanus S, Esq of Hartford, VT by wife Dina Fisk, dau of Nathan and Eleanor (Whitney) Fisk of Stonington ? and the granddaughter of Nathan and Rebecca (Stillman) Smith of Hadley."

    This shows the the first wife of Sylvanus Smith was Dina Fisk, but was the reference to *granddaughter) actually correct, ie, Nathan and Rebecca Stillman Smith of Hadley? Could that have been a mistake after putting in Nathan Fisk? Is it possible that this could actually be Samuel Smith m Rebecca Stillman? (Would fit with YDNA) If a Nathan Smith and Rebecca Stillman, does anyone have information on where that record is? Miriam Smith Richards became, after Joel Richards death in 1812, the second wife of Seth Savage

    DAR record for Sylvanus Smith

    Birth: CIRCA 1743

    Death: 12-30-1812 STOWE JEFFERSON CO VERMONT

    Service Source: GOODRICH, ROLLS OF THE SOLS IN THE REV WAR, 1775-1783, PP 330,583

    Service Description: 1) CAPT ABRAHAM SALISBURY, MILITIA 1780-1781

    On the DAR site, there are 3 listed Sylvanus Smiths.

    DAR Born ante 1749 Old Lyme Connecticut, death post 1782 Service 1 8th Co, 3rd Regt Mil (2nd wife Mary Shipman) On Smith DNA Project site here

    The second is Sylvanus Smith b 1740 Shirley Massachusetts, died 1830 Shirley Massachusetts Service 15th Regt Middlesex Co (wife Agnes Moore)

    and the third is Sylvanus Smith from Vermont