Simon Smith

Simon Smith (1628 - 1688)

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Simon "Simeon, Symon" Smith
Born in Stratford on Avon, Warwick, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1 Oct 1656 in Hartford, Hartford, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 2 Apr 2020 | Created 13 Sep 2010
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Simon Smith was born in Warwickshire, England.

"SIMON, Hartford, br. of Christopher of Northampton, adm. freem. 1677, may be the same who in 1646 was fined for a misdemeanor probably then a youth, perhaps servant of William Gibbins. Hinman, 236, says he was one of the 28 original settlers of Haddam, and had son Simon, (but tho. he copiously tells of the descendant to fourth generation the only date in his paragraph is 1830, when one of the daughters vol. 4, p. 134 aged 93, leaves 250 descendants.) Still it is true, that he lived at Haddam, in 1684 called himself 56 yrs. old; and Dr. Field thinks he had sons; Benjamin, Simon, Joseph, and John." Savage

m. Elizabeth Bateman and they possibly had 4 sons: Simon 1658 in CT, John b. 1660 in CT, Joseph b. c. 1662 in CT, and Benjamin b. 1664 in CT d. 1763 (m. unknown #1 and m. Hannah Benton. Benjamin and Hannah had 5 sons.)

"In June, 1646, he is first mentioned as living at Hartford, CT. for he then got into a scrape with some other lads by breaking into William Gibbons's house and drinking wine. He was an apprentice, for on August 21 following "Symon Smith is to stand bound for his good behavior, until the next Court and his Mris undertaks he shall then appeare." Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd By Dwight Brainerd, Donald Lines Jacobus, 1948

The Smith Family book calls him Simeon and has a death date 19 Nov 1687.

Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), Charles W. Manwaring, Hartford, 1902, Vol 1, p 508 - Simon SMITH, Haddam. Will dated 11 Nov 1687. I Simon SMITH senior of Haddam, being aged and being sensabell of my mortalyty, and at This time being visited with sickness, doe give my body to the dust in hopes of a Glorias reserecktion, & my Spirit to God that gave it. Do make this my Last will & Testament, being sound in meamorie: I give to my Loveing Wife The use of my dwelling houss and two rowes of Apples Trees in my orchard, she takeing her choyes, and five poundes per yeare during her Widowhood, to be paid by my sonns according to their proportions That they shall have of my Estate, and one Cowe to be kept yearly by my Sones, and fowr Shepe to be kept yearly for heruse, and fowr poundes in good marchantabell Corney, Rie & Indian, to be paid her the next spring, and as much of the houeshould stores as she hath need of. I give to my sonn John my Lott by his in the Comon fild, and five pounds our of my Estate as it shall be inventoried. I give to my son Simon my upper Lott, and my swamp on the east side of the great iver, and my Lott in the equall devishon, and all my right at Machamoodas. I give to my daughter Elizabeth eaighten pounds, and to my daughter Susanah Sixten pounds, and to my daughter Mary Sixten pounds. And my Will is that my two Lottes in the upper medow be left for part of their portions. And if any of my Sonnes will take the above said Lotes as they shall be inventoried, and pay my daughters, they shall have Liberty; and the rest of their portions shall be paide out of my Estate as it shall be inventoried. And if their be any over pluss, it shall be equally disposed of amongest them. Also my Will is that my sonn Benjamin be my Executor to se This my Will full filed. ??Simon SMITH ??Test: George GATES, John BOYLE. ??Hartford, 8 Mar 1687-8: At a Court of Common please thereheld, George Gates & John BAYLEY, upon their Corporate oathes, Testified that Simon SMITH in their prsence signed and declared the above written to be his Last will & Testament, and that he was of good memory when he did the same.[1]

His Will is dated 11 November, 1687. Hartford, 8 March, 1687-8. At a Court of Common pleas there held, George Gates & John Bayley, upon their Corporate oathes, Testified that Simon Smith in their presence signed and declared the above written to be his Last will & Testament, and that he was of good memory when he did the same.


Immigrant Ancestor of yDNA group NE18 brother Simon Smith-2080 (c1628 ENG-1688 CT) m Elizabeth Bateman-609. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[2]


  1. Connecticut: Early Probate Records Vol 1 page 508-9
  2. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith-27264 (imm. from Stratford-Upon-Avon). Via Kits #148280 and #269516


Thank you to Lynda Clark, Michael Spencer and Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile. This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.

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