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William Smith (abt. 1617 - abt. 1670)

William Smith
Born about in Stratford on Avon, Warwick, Englandmap
Husband of — married 16 Aug 1644 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticutmap
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Died about in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 20 Jul 2020
16:41: Kitty (Cooper) Smith edited the Biography for William Smith (abt.1617-abt.1670). [Thank Kitty for this]
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William Smith was born in Warwickshire, England.
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William Smith migrated from England to New England.
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"WILLIAM, Wethersfield 1644, br. of Christopher of Northampton, where probably he did not seat himself until ten or a dozen yrs. later, but must have been here at Wethersfield with William, or at Hartford with the other brothers, Joseph, and Simon, and sister Mary Partridge. William married 16 Aug. 1644, Elizabeth Standley, perhaps daughter of Timothy. William made clerk of the military company. next yr.; perhaps was of Middletown 1649, for there are recorded births of his first six children though probably the first two were born at Wethersfield viz. Jonathan, 20 Jan. 1647; Jobanah, 2 Jan. 1649; Susanna, 20 Mar. 1651; Elizabeth and Mehitable, twins 20 May 1653; and Joseph,25 Aug. 1655. Removed to Farmington soon after, joining the church and brother Joseph to baptism 15 Mar. 1657. In Farmington, they had Benjamin, bapt. prob. 11 (not 14, as in Geneal. Reg. XI. 325) Apr. 1658; William, b. Apr. 1661;and Samuel, May1664; was in the list of freem. 1669, and d. early next yr. His widow Elizabeth d. 1678, and three of the nine ch. d. in the interval, viz. Elizabeth William, and Jobanah, wh. was a soldier in Capt. Newberry's Philip's war, k. by the Ind. Three of his s. Jonathan, Joseph, and Samuel, liv. at F. but nothing is known of their condition." Savage

m. Elizabeth Standley = 6 Sons, 3 ds Jonathan (1647 CT- ___) m. Mary Bird, Rachel Steele, Sarah___ Jobhannah (1649 CT - killed by Indians Joseph (1655 CT - ___) m. Lydia _____ & Joanna Loomis Benjamin (1658 CT - 1738 MA) m.Ruth Loomis & Hannah Benedict Lomis William (1661 CT - pre 1678) Samuel (1664 CT - 1725 CT) m. Ruth Porter = 3 Sons?

May have arrived around 1632 in New England on the ship "William and Mary" with siblings: Christopher, Simon, Joseph and Mary. Source:

Name: William Smith, Birth: March 23, 1617 (Christening), Stratford on Avon, Warwick, England (Colonial Conn. Records, Vol. 1) Emigration: In Wethersfield by 1644(SAV); in Middletown before November 1652(FFS); to Farmington after November 1656.(FFS) Death: January 1669, Farmington, Conn.(SAV) Occupation & Public Service: On November 8, 1652, William Smith was elected one of the Townsmen "for the south sid the rever." He was also Deputy to the General Court, and served as the first Recorder or Town Clerk, an office he held until about November 1656.(FFS) Marriage: m. Elizabeth Stanley, August 16, 1644, Hartford, Conn. (b. about 1621, Kent, England; d. 1674, Farmington, Conn.) (Hartford Vital Records, Vol. D, pg. 21) Children: 9 children between 1646-1664.


14 DEC 1669


one of the four brothers (William, Christopher of Northampton, Simon & Joseph) and sister Mary




Immigrant Ancestor of yDNA group NE18 brother William Smith-2055 (c1617 ENG-1670 CT) m Elizabeth Stanley-109. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[1]


  1. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith-27264 (imm. from Stratford-Upon-Avon). Via Kits #148054, #B3602, & N29145

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Smith-99112 and Smith-2055 appear to represent the same person because: They have the same wife. Please merge Smith-99112 into Smith-2055. Thank you!
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith

William is 11 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 19 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.