Categories: Smith Name Study.
His will was dated 13 Jun 1689, inventory taken 20 Feb 1690 and the will proved 6 Mar 1690.. Based on this, I assume he died around January or February, 1690.
(We now know that Joseph was not the youngest of the brothers and there were more than four brothers. See ) Youngest of the four brothers: Christopher, William, Simon & Joseph who "removed from Bristol, England" (according to A Genealogy of the Smith Family. Compiled by Rev. Theophilus Smith, Published by Fred N. Smith, Castile, New York, 1878. Pages 1 & 3, Pages 4 & 5, Pages 6 & 7, and Page 8.)
Lydia Huit and Lydia Wright are often confused. They married different men named Joseph Smith in different towns. Lydia Huit m Joe of Hartford. Lydia Wright m Joe of Wethersfield.
It is easy to see how these Smith families got confused. On page 2349 of Families of MA, there is a good article about a Richard Smith family, but even this fine reference has these Smiths mixed up. It is only with yDNA testing that we have been able to unscramble some of the mis-connections.
On page 2349 of Families of MA, the Richard Smith line incorrectly goes to Sergeant Joseph, son of Joseph and Lydia Wright, when yDNA has shown us that Sergeant Joseph was the son of Joseph Smith and Lydia Huit (or Hewett) Smith of Hartford. I am looking for more published records to support this. I expect that the two family lines will look like this:
1 Richard Smith (b___ poss Beccles, Suff. Co. ENG - dpost 1669 Wethersfield CT) m Rebecca Buswell/ Boswell/ Bushwell = 3 Sons (his 3 Sons were Immigrants as well)
-2 Richard Smith (c1617 ENG - 1690 CT) m Mary Weed = 3 Sons
-2 Susannah Smith
-2 Anne Smith
-2 Joseph Smith (c1629 ENG - 1673 CT) m Lydia Wright = 3 Sons
-2 Mary Smith
-2 Abigail Smith
-2 Jonathan Smith (c1635 ENG-post 1711)m Hannah Adams &Martha Bushnell = 6 Sons
The other family has Joseph that was one of the four Smith brothers that came to New England around 1635 with their sister Mary and possibly their Uncle Arther. Their 8 descendant yDNA tests match and confirm brothers William, Simon and Joseph.
1 William Smith (c1615 ENG -pre Jan 1670 CT) m Elizabeth Standley (3 YDNA tests)
1 Simon Smith (c1619 ENG - 1688 CT) m Elizabeth Bateman (2 YDNA tests)
1 Joseph Smith (c1630 ENG – 1690 CT) m Lydia Huit = 7 Sons (5 YDNA tests)
-2 Joseph Smith (1657-1733) m Rebecca Dickinson = 5 Sons
-2 Samuel Smith (1658-1660) infant NO poss. yDNA
-2 Ephraim Smith (1659 -1751) m Rachel Cole = 3 Sons
-2 Lydia Smith
-2 Simon Smith (1662-post 1715) m Hannah Bliss Haley = 3 Sons
-2 Nathaniel Smith (1664-1711) m Ester Dickinson = 3 Sons
-2 Lydia Smith
-2 Susannah Smith
-2 Mary Smith
-2 Martha Smith
-2 Benjamin Smith (1671-1689) age 18 NO poss. yDNA
-2 Elizabeth Smith
-2 Sarah Smith
-2 Edward Smith (1677 –1726) m Mercy Mowatt
-2 Mercy Smith
SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, group Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith.
Lydia Huit was the daughter of Rev. Ephraim Huit of England, then Windsor, CT. They were Puritans and left England primarily because of religious persecution.
This Joseph was the brother of Christopher of Northampton. He was freem. 1667, and made his will 13 June 1689, and d. Jan. 1690. His wid. liv. 21 yrs. aft. Joseph, mainly lived in Hartford CT -- but he helped to settle Hadley MA just up the CT River. Joseph went back to Hartford CT and died there in 1690.
His father may have been Christopher Smith b. abt 1591 in Stratford on Avon, Warwick, England; and his mother may have been Alice Gibes b abt 1595. They were married May 1, 1616 in Stratford on Avon Warwick, England. Another source said he removed from Bristol in ENG to Hartford, CT.
He was one of the twenty-four persons who petitioned the General Court of Massachusetts, in May 1653, for liberty to "plant, possess and inhabit Nonotucke." As all but one of the petitioners were living under the jurisdiction of Connecticut it was supplemented by another petition signed by Dea. Samuel Chapín, John Pynchon and Elizur Holyoke of Springfield. These petitions were acted upon favorably and Nonotucke (Northampton), was bought from the Indians the following September. Joseph Smith, however, did not remove to Northampton, but his brother Christopher was one of the early settlers there.
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On 1 Jun 2015 at 03:09 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
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