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Mary (French) Smith (1635)

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Mary Smith formerly French
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Sister of and
Wife of — married 26 Mar 1656 in Boxford, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Mar 2011
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Likely the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Unknown) French. [1]

Marriage and Children

Robert Smith married in 1656/7 to Mary French (bpt Boston 2 March 1633/4), daughter of Thomas French.[2] [3]


  1. Thomas Smith
  2. Mary Smith, b 1658; mar John Towne
  3. Phebe Smith, b 1661; mar Jacob Towne
  4. Ephraim Smith, b 1663; mar Mary Ramsdell
  5. Samuel Smith, b 1666; mar Rebecca Curtis
  6. Amye Smith, b 1668; mar Joseph Towne
  7. Sarah Smith, b 1670, d 1673
  8. Nathaniel Smith, b 1664; mar Rebecca Symonds
  9. Mariah Smith, b 1667; mar Peter Shumway


  1. The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society, Volume 13. Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1909. Page 153.
  2. Davis, Walter Goodwin, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname of the sixteen multi-ancestor compedia] (Volume 3, Page 323) Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996).
  3. Anderson, Robert C., "Thomas French" Featured Name. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Vol 1-3, Page 705) (Online database accessed 12 Jan 2016:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  4. Doliber, Donald, A., "It Happened in Essex County: A Yankee Mormon." The Essex Genealogist. (Vol 3, Page 63) (Online database accessed 13 Jan. 2016., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)

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