Richard Smith

Richard Smith (1613 - 1692)

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Richard "Bull, Patentee" Smith
Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Smithfield, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Smithtown, Suffolk, New Yorkmap
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2010 | Last significant change: 21 Oct 2018
22:01: Anne B posted a message on the page for Richard Smith. [Thank Anne for this]
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Categories: English Immigrants to America | Smithtown, New York.


Contents

Caution!

Richard "Bull" Smith, the Long Island patentee, was NOT the same Richard Smith who went to Taunton, Massachusetts, then settled in Rhode Island.


Biography

Children of Richard and Sarah

  1. Jonathan, born about 1641, married Sarah Brewster.
  2. Elizabeth, born about 1643, died in 1712, married (1) Captain William Lawrence; married (2) Governor Philip Carteret; married (3) Colonel Richard Townley.
  3. Richard, born probably in 1645, died about 1720, married (1)(?); married (2) Hannah Tooker.
  4. Job, born probably in 1647, died about 1719, married Elizabeth Thompson.
  5. Adam, born 1649, died 2 July 1726, married Elizabeth Browne.
  6. Obadiah, born March 1651, d. 20 Aug 1680 unmarried. Obadiah Smith’s body was found in the narrows of the Nissequogue River 20 Aug 1680. The casue of his death was not determined.
  7. Samuel, born 1654, d. 2 Apr 1717, married Hannah Perring.
  8. Daniel, born about 1656, married (1) Ruth Tooker; married (2) Mary Holton.
  9. Deborah, born about 1658, d. 28 Mcli 1743, married William Lawrence, Jr.[1][2][3]

The Bull

Appearently Richard Smith used a large bull as other people of the time used horses; as a personal conveyance.[4]From this he was known as "The Bull Rider", or Richard "The Bull" Smith. And his family from that point forward were known as the "Bull" Smiths, as other Smith families in the area were known as the "Rock" Smiths, or the "Tangier" Smiths[5]. There was also a story (that some attributed as myth) that says "he made an agreement with the Indians that he could have all of the land which he could encircle in one day riding on the back of a bull."[6][7]

Name

Richard Smith

Birth

1613 Myreshaw, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Marriage

abt 1640 Smithfield, Suffolk, NY, USA

Occupation

1648 patentee Of Smithtown, Long Island, NY

Death

07 MAR 1692 Smithtown, Suffolk, NY, USA

DNA

Immigrant of yDNA group NE50 Richard Smith-1208 (c1613 ENG-1692 NY) m Sarah Hammond-883. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[8]

Name

Name: /SMITH/
Surname: SMITH

Sources

  1. History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time, The Town of Smithtown pp 304
  2. Source: Smith: p. 29,30
  3. http://longislandgenealogy.com/RichardSmith.pdf
  4. History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time, The Town of Smithtown pp 304 & 305
  5. History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time, The Town of Smithtown pp 305
  6. http://longislandgenealogy.com/bull.html
  7. http://longislandgenealogy.com/QuakerSmith.html
  8. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE50 Richard Smith.


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Images: 5
The Will of Richard Smith
The Will of Richard Smith

Richard Smith Image 2
Richard Smith Image 2

The Family of Richard Smith of Long Island pp 23
The Family of Richard Smith of Long Island pp 23

The Family of Richard Smith of Long Island pp 29
The Family of Richard Smith of Long Island pp 29

Richard Smith Image 5
Richard Smith Image 5

Collaboration

On 21 Oct 2018 at 22:01 GMT Anne B wrote:

Is there a source for these parents? I'm pretty sure he's not the son of the attached Richard. Richard of Wethersfield's son Richard married a Weed. I'm still trying to figure out Elizabeth. If you have any knowledge please see theG2G discussion

Ron you added the pages from the 1967 book. Did it have any information on his parents? I'm on the waiting list.

On 30 Jul 2018 at 01:40 GMT Tamara Flora wrote:

The riding of the bull to claim the land is the story Im familiar with. I think it was a challenge in response to the amount of land he wanted and he tricked the indians by using the bull instead of walking.  :)

On 11 Jul 2018 at 14:17 GMT Mark Hankins wrote:

Smith-1208 and Smith-6921 appear to represent the same person because: 6921 is just a stub. The need for a merge has become obvious with the merger of the spouse.

On 16 Aug 2016 at 18:34 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

There were 2 Richard Smiths conflated here. Richard "Bull" Smith, the Patentee, is not the Richard Smith who went to Rhode Island. I removed the Rhode Island info from this profile and added it to Smith-7477 .



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