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Thomas Smith (abt. 1697 - 1727)

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Thomas Smith
Born about in New Haven County, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1718 (to 17 Jan 1727) in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven County, Connecticut Colonymap
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2018 | Created 21 Jun 2011
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Thomas Smith, the son of Thomas Smith and Sarah Dow, died in 1727. He married Abigail Goodsell, the daughter of Thomas Goodsell and Sarah Hemingway. They had three sons, Thomas, David and Stephen.[1]

Thomas Smith died in 1727 at the age of 30.[2]


Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. William Waugh Smith, FTDNA kit #95454, and his 6th cousin once removed, Len Smith, FTDNA kit #216226, match at a Genetic Distance of 2 on 67 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Thomas Smith. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 7 generations is 91.73% and within the last 8 generations is 94.73%.

Descendant of yDNA group NE12 Thomas Smith (1634 - 1724) and Elizabeth Patterson. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[3]


  1. Donald Lines Jacobus, "Families of Ancient New Haven", Vol VII, pages 1645 & 1649-1650.
  2. Ricker Compilation of Vital Records, page 11822.
  3. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup R1b NE12 Thomas Smith.
  • "The Goodsell Family of Connecticut", P.Goodsell, 1986

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