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Ephraim Smith (1663 - 1732)

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Ephraim Smith
Born in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 6 Sep 1694 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
Profile last modified 20 Sep 2019 | Created 4 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Sep 2019
22:10: Kitty (Cooper) Smith added Ephraim Smith (abt.1698-bef.1786) as child for Ephraim Smith (1663-1732). [Thank Kitty for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Ephraim was born to Robert and Mary French Smith in Topsfield on 29 Oct 1663.[1]

Ephraim Smith married Mary Ramsdell ("both of Boxford") in Topsfield on 6 Sep 1694.[2]

Ephraim and Mary Ramsdell Smith settled in Boxford, where they had, born in Boxford,[3] baptized until 1708 in Topsfield:[4]

  • Mary, bp. 1 Sep 1695
  • Elizabeth, b. 1 Mar 169_, bp. 11 Apr 1697
  • Hannah, b. 1 Mar 169_, bp. 11 Apr 1697
  • Ephraim, b. 30 Jan 169_,say 1699
  • Ledy/Lydia, b. 8 Sep [16__], ??, m. Jonathan Gould, int. 3 May 1730
  • Priscilla, b. 14 Aug 1702, , bo. 20 Sep 1702m. Robert Greg/Grey, int. 12 Dec 1731, m. Robert Grage, 30 Mar 1738 (??)
  • Hephsibah, b. 25 Mar 170_, bp. 11 June 1704
  • John, b. 18 Nov 170_, bp. Nov, 1706, died 26 May 1729
  • Sarah, bp. Nov, 1708
  • Nathan, bp. 1 July 1710, m. Rebecca Bixby at Haverhill, 26 Aug 1737
  • Daniel, bp. 31 Aug 1712
  • Abijah, bp. 24 Oct 1714, m. Lydia Rogers, 22 July 1740

Before two profiles were merged the death date for Ephraim was 1-15-1739. Not sure if 1732 or 1739 is correct.


  1. Essex, Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, p. 95
  2. Essex, Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, pp. 187 & 199
  3. Essex, Vital Records of Boxford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Births, pp. 87-88; Marriages pp. 199-200. Several birth years unreadable on original, estimated based on baptisms
  4. Essex, Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, pp. 095 as to baptisms, p. 249 as to deaths

  • "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Ephraim Smith, 29 Oct 1663; citing Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, 51; FHL microfilm 877,468.
  • Anderson, M. A. S. (1929). Ancestry and posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale: With little sketches of their immigrant ancestors, all of whom came to America between the years 1620 and 1685, and settled in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Independence, Mo: Herald Pub. House. p.54

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On 8 Jun 2019 at 17:33 GMT Jay Ingalls wrote:

Looking for more info on Rachel A. Smith b. abt 1764 in Connecticut, died about 1850 in Gainesville, Wyoming, New York, USA; married Joseph Emerson.

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