Richard, born probably in 1645, died about 1720, married (1)(?); married (2) Hannah Tooker.
Job, born probably in 1647, died about 1719, married Elizabeth Thompson.
Adam, born 1649, died 2 July 1726, married Elizabeth Browne.
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.
Samuel, born 1654, d. 2 Apr 1717, married Hannah Perring.
Daniel, born about 1656, married (1) Ruth Tooker; married (2) Mary Holton.
Deborah, born about 1658, d. 28 Mcli 1743, married William Lawrence, Jr.
Appearently Richard Smith used a large bull as other people of the time used horses; as a personal conveyance.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. 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."
1613 Myreshaw, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
abt 1640 Smithfield, Suffolk, NY, USA
1648 patentee Of Smithtown, Long Island, NY
07 MAR 1692 Smithtown, Suffolk, NY, USA
Immigrant of yDNA group NE50 Richard Smith-1208 (c1613 ENG-1692 NY) m Sarah Hammond-883. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.
↑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
Colket, Jr., Meredith B. 1912-. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe, 1607-1657, Revised Edition. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America : distributed by Founders Project, 1985. Text located at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society library. Page 289.
Thompson, Benjamin Franklin. History of Long Island, Page 302
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Richard by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
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.
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. :)
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 .