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Jonathan Smith (abt. 1647 - abt. 1706)

Lieut. Jonathan Smith
Born about in Hempstead, New Netherlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married about 1673 in Hempstead, Long Island, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Long Island City, Queens, New York, British Colonial Americamap
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Jonathan Smith was a New Netherland settler.
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This person is a member of the "Rock" Smith family of Long Island


Jonathan Smith was named as a son in his father John Smith's will probated 3 April 1706 Hempstead. He was to have land in/at called Rockaway and Cow Neck.[1]

Jonathan Smith married about 1673 to Grace Mott, daughter of Adam Mott. They had eight known children:[1]

  • Thomas
  • Jonathan Jr
  • Adam
  • John
  • Gershom
  • James
  • Benjamin
  • Mary

He was a Lieutenant in the King's service, had a commission signed and sealed by Richard Earl, of Belmont, The Commission is still in the possession of one of his descendants who bears the name of Rock Smith, and lives on the farm that he owned and occupied at Merrick, L. I. The old house has been moved back from the road and is kept as an heirloom. [2]

Jonathan Smith inventoried his father-in-law's estate April 1690: "Inventory of estate of ADAM MOTT, taken by Jonathan Smith, Sr., and Jonathan Smith, Jr., Hempstead, April 5, 1690. Total amount, ยค182. Jacob Leisler, Esq., Lieutenant-Governor, Commander in Chief, etc. To all to whom these presents shall come, know ye that at the Court of Sessions in Queens Co., held April 8 , the will of ADAM MOTT was proved. The same is confirmed and Letters of Administration are granted to his widow Elizabeth Mott , May 12, 1690." [3]

Jonathan's will of March 6, 1724, does not leave bequests to his sons but provides for the care of a daughter Mary who was evidently an invalid.[1]


  1. โ†‘ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smith, Valentine William.The Rock Smith Family to the Tenth Generation. Jamaica, NY: Queens Borough Public Library, 1937. Page 16.
  2. โ†‘
  3. โ†‘ Descendants of Adam Mott of Hempstead, LI, NY. By Edw. Doubleday Haris. New York, 189? (8p.)

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