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Mary (Huntley) Smith (bef. 1660)

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Mary "Marah" Smith formerly Huntley
Born before in Roxbury, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married 26 Oct 1685 in Lyme, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Profile last modified 26 Nov 2018 | Created 7 May 2013
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Mary Huntley, daughter of John and Jane Huntley, was baptized at Roxbury, Massachusetts on 3 December 1660.[1]

Virgil Huntley identifies her as the "Mary" or "Marah" who married John Smith, son of Richard and Joanna (Quarles) Smith, at Lyme, Connecticut,.[2][3] John Smith died at Lyme on 16 Sep. 1736 at age 81.[1] They settled in Lyme, Connecticut, on land granted to them in 1702 near "4 Mile Stream," a south-flowing stream in the western part of what later became the town of East Lyme.[4]

Nine children were born to the marriage:[4][5]

  1. Martha Smith. born 8 August 1686.[6] She married Isaac Tubbs before 1710.[7]
  2. Ruth Smith; married first on 23 October 1718 to Edward Robbins, who died 5 Dec. 1731; second to John Lay (born 25 March 1783), son of John "the Elder" and Sarah Lay.[7]
  3. Samuel Smith; born about 1695; known as "Sergeant Samuel"; died 18 June 1737 in 42nd year (according to his gravestone).[7]
  4. Josiah Smith, born about 1696; married Rhoda; died 21 May 1769, ae. 73 (gravestone).[7]
  5. Jeremiah[8] or Jemima[9] Smith; Jemima was married on 19 November 1721 to Samuel Tinker, Jr.[7]
  6. Quarles Smith; had a deed from his father on 17 June 1722, married Mary _____, had issue.[7]
  7. Joseph Smith, born circa 1700; died 29 April 1725 ae. 25 (gravestone); had land from father 31 Aug. 1724.[7]
  8. John Smith, Jr.; had a deed from his father on 12 January 1725; died by 1730 (administration on his estate occurred on 10 March 1729/30). [7]
  9. Elizabeth Smith; married first to Daniel Smith on 17 December 1726; married second to Jonathan Reed on 14 March 1733/4.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Virgil W. Huntley. John Huntley, Immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut 1647-1977 and some of his Descendants. Author: Books I, II, III. 1978, 1993, 1996. Vol. 1. p. 7. Material from the books used with written permission of the author. Collection of Phil Smith.
  2. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Lyme, page 185: SMITH, John m. Marah [ ], Oct. 26, 1685.
  3. Jacobus indicated that this woman's last name is unknown. Virgil Huntley qualifies his statement about this marriage with the word "perhaps" (Huntley, page 7).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Smith, page 3
  5. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, [Lyme, pages 184-188, lists all of these except for John Jr., identifying them as children of John & Marah; all of these entries are undated except for the birthdate for Martha.
  6. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Lyme, page 187.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Jacobus, Donald Lines. "Richard Smith of Lyme,' The American Genealogist, v. 25 (1949), pages 140-143. Part of the "Smith Number", vol. 25, No. 98, April 1949. (Pages 65-144).
  8. Son Jeremiah, per Smith and the Barbour Collection
  9. Daughter Jemima, per Jacobus


  • Thank you to Steven Tibbetts for creating WikiTree profile Huntley-701 through the import of tibbetts_2013-05-04.ged on May 4, 2013.

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