Josiah Smith
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Josiah Miller Smith (1738 - 1803)

Lieutenant Josiah Miller Smith
Born in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 15 Jun 1760 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 65 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Lieutenant Josiah Smith served with Massachusetts during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Josiah Smith is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A106336.
  • "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" [1]


The will of Josiah Smith of Pembroke, gentleman was dated 10 January 1794 and proved on in Plymouth. He mentioned his wife Mary (executor), and his children, Albert Smith, Bowen Smith, Josiah Smith, Thomas Smith, Elisha Smith, Miller Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Ruth Barker Smith, and Mary Smith.[2]


  1. See Find-A-Grave memorial
  2. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1801-1813 vol 38-39 > image 184-185 of 544; State Archives, Boston.

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It's unlikely that a 36-year-old man with six children graduated from Harvard in 1774. I think there are two biographies conflated here.
posted by Wayne Tucker II
Yes it looks like his bio has been intermingled with facts from Josiah Smith son of John Smith

posted by M Cole
edited by M Cole

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