"U.S. Congressman. Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard College in 1774, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in law in Boston. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representives (1789-90) served in the Massachusetts State Senate (1792-94, 1797) and was Massachusetts State Treasurer in 1797. In 1801, he was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh-Congress, serving until 1803. He died of smallpox at age 65 in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith" 
Find A Grave, database and images, memorial page for Josiah Smith (26 Feb 1738–4 Apr 1803), Find A Grave: Memorial #7505920, citing Center Cemetery, Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Smith, Susan Augusta. "A Memorial Of Reverend Thomas Smith: Second Minister Of Pembroke, Massachusetts, And His Descendants." Plymouth: Avery & Doten, 1895; Whitefish MT: Kessinger, 2010. pp. 19-21. ISBN 9781165903955
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