Birth: 1690 in Woodbridge, New Jersey
Death: October 2, 1786 in Middlesex, New Jersey 
Sarah's marriage to Benjamin Smith was "permitted" by the Woodbridge Meeting, June 19 1712. The Archivists of Quaker Marriage records were helpful by indicating that the "permitting" probably on average would be at least one week prior to the actual marriage ceremony. I can't say with certainty where Sarah's residence was prior to marriage. Benjamin Smith would have had a residence in NJ in proximity to Woodbridge, Amboy, Plainfield, Rahway.
Sarah's mother would not have been alive at time of marriage. We did find this one Quaker record placing younger Sarah with her mother and older sister Elizabeth, at the time Elizabeth gave birth.
Sarah had a key position in the Shotwell family tree. She was a daughter of John Shotwell Sr. and with her husband played a key role in the Quaker Woodbridge community. Sarah and Benjamin are direct ancestors of of Ambrose Shotwell, thru their grandson Samuel Pound b 1745, and their great grandson Hugh b 1773 in Plainfield. Sarah was living while Hugh was a young boy in the community.
Benjamin Smith was a man of public esteem in Woodbridge, held several civil offices and was at one time Justice. He adhered to the Quakers and was the appointed overseer, Nov 1728, successor to John Laing. Then after his death was succeeded by Jacob Thorne.
He served until 1715 as a private in Capt. John Moore's Company of Col. Thomas Farmars' Regiment of New Jersey Militia. He left a Will dated 5th Nov 1731, proved 6 June 1732.[cordell 20020723.FTW]
Children of Benjamin and Sarah:
Binkley-335 23:55, 4 July 2016 (EDT) Ancestry DNA Match to desendant of Sarah Shotwell Smith. See others listed on DNA section of profile.
id=QLpRAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA125&lpg=PA125&dq=%22Benjamin+Smith%22+%22Sarah+Shotwell%22&source=bl&ots=IsT1LWhrbi&sig=NklFK5vMBgZJwt5azU22oiIkEhs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cgc9UqjoK6iiyAGMy4F4&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=%22Benjamin%20Smith%22%20%22Sarah%20Shotwell%22&f=false Annals of Our Colonial Ancestors and Their Descendants], by Ambrose Milton Shotwell; page 125. See Also:
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