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Ann (Heald) Smith (1682 - 1724)

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Ann "Hannah, Annah" Smith formerly Heald aka Hale
Born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in New Haven, New Haven, CT Colony, British North Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2010
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Hannah / Ann ?

When the Families of Ancient New Haven was published in the 1920's, D L Jacobus, included the family of Gershom Hale. He acquired the family information from Charles R Hale, another noted genealogist. They included two daughters:[1]

  • Hannah, b. 10 Oct 1680, d. 13 Mar 1724 ae 43 ; m. Joseph Smith
  • Ann b. 5 Jan 1681/2

Thirty years later, Jacobus published Hale, House and Related Families[2] This contains a different scenario, one daughter.

  • Ann [Hannah] b. 5 Jan 1681/2, who married Joseph Smith etc.

Needless to say this causes some confusion.

  • An alternate date of 10 Oct 1676 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, given by the Family Data Collections and such compilations[3] is actually Hanna Held d/o John Held and Sarah born 10 Oct 1676.[4] Because of the similarity of dates, this may be where Hale made his mistake.
  • About 1681 was used by Jacobus in the Joseph Smith genealogy in Families of Ancient New Haven. This was based on her age at death, 43, given on her tombstone.[5]

Note ?: Are there any records that call her Hannah?


"Ann daughtr of Gershom Heald. born 5.11. 81[6] (5 Jan 1681/2)

Annah Hale married Ensign Joseph Smith on 30 Dec 1702 in New Haven, Connecticut. [7][1][2] Ann Smith died 13 Mar 1724, ae 43, in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,[1][2] where she is buried in the Old West Haven Green Cemetery[8][9][10]

Children of Hannah and Joseph born in New Haven:[1]

  1. Ann b. 11 Oct 1703[11] d 26 July 1788; m Japhet Benham
  2. Joseph b. 23 Jan 1705,[12] d 20 may 1776; m. Ester Ives.
  3. Peter b. 11 July 1708;[13][14] d. 1758; m Elizabeth Hale
  4. Esther, daughter of Ensign Joseph Smith, b. 16 Feb 1711;[15] d. 17 Oct 1725 ae 15
  5. Nathan b. 1 Mar 1713;[16] d. 12 Apr 1787; m (1) Rachel Painter; m. (2) Hannah Trowbridge
  6. David b. Mar 1717/8;[17] d 1742; m. Dinah Thomas
  7. Gidion b. July 1720;[18] d without issue 6 Dec 1776; considered incompetent
  8. Benjamin bp 22 Mar 1723/4 ; d 18 May 1792; m. Abigail Smith


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981[originally]Rome, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn., 1922-1932), vol 3, p 692. Section on Gershom Hale. Jacobus acknowledges someone else.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al., Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952) p. 263
  3. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
  4. Concord, Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850. Printed by the Town about 1891. p. 19
  5. Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. p. 1621
  6. Concord, Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850. Printed by the Town about 1891. p. 25
  7. Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917 Vol 1. p 91.
  8. Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.
  9. Find a grave designates this cemetery as in West Haven. The Hale Collection of Cemetery Transcriptions designates the location in Woodbridge.
  10. Photo of gravestone, but too dark to read. Find a grave 33518578. West Haven Green Cemetery. West Haven, Connecticut.
  11. Vital Records of New Haven p. 100
  12. Vital Records of New Haven p. 100
  13. Vital Records of New Haven p. 108
  14. Fam. of Anc. NH lists this as 11 Aug 1708.
  15. Vital Records of New Haven p. 114
  16. Vital Records of New Haven p. 120
  17. Vital Records of New Haven p. 147
  18. Vital Records of New Haven p. 147

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On 6 Jan 2018 at 12:52 GMT Anne B wrote:

After the merge please ask me to remove the ppp. Thank you.

On 4 Jan 2018 at 18:00 GMT Dorothy (Cook) Coakley wrote:

Hale-32 and Heald-5 appear to represent the same person because: Note: Death date for Heald-5 noted as probably fictional....appear to be same person who should have LNAB as Heald in conformation with parents, info about Hale-32 should be transferred to new Heald profile including marriage. Please research before merge if possible. Thanks! Dorothy C

On 13 Dec 2017 at 14:11 GMT Anne B wrote:

I discovered something new this morning. Ann and Hannah are the same person. I think I've explained it in the biography.

On 30 Mar 2016 at 16:59 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Hale-2865 and Hale-32 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, similar details

On 16 Jan 2015 at 12:03 GMT Gregory Rose wrote:

Hale-981 and Hale-32 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be the same based upon parents and dates

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