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Vol I Page 286 and 744 does not list Alice as a child of this couple.
From "List of One Hundred and Fifteen Colonial Ancestors." Eighth in descent from Christopher Smith (...-1676). Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1655. Chosen sergeant at Providence, Rhode Island, 1655.
Need to get this book: CS71.S643 2003 Ancestry & descendants of Judge Rufus Biggs Smith 1854-1923: a descendant of Immigrant Christopher Smith of Providence, RI by Harrison Black
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial By William Richard Cutter Vol. 1 p 474
"A History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island" By Wilkins Updike, James MacSparran, 2nd edition, 1907 "Christopher Smith." Vol I p. 579
CHRISTOPHER, Providence, in the list of freem. there 1655, had d. Susanna wh. m. Lawrence Wilkinson; engag. for alleg. to Charles II. June 1668. In 1672, his w. was Alice; but what was her fam. name, or whether she were first, sec. or later w. is unkn.
"Christopher Smith, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was a native of England, whence he came to the American colonies at a date unknown. He is first of record in Providence on September 2, 1650, when he was taxed three shillings, fourpence. In 1655 he was admitted a freeman, and on April 27 of the same year served as juryman. On March 16, 1656, he was granted a share of meadow to be laid out beyond the meadow called World's End, in lieu of a share formerly laid out to him beyond Great Meadow and Pawtuxet Path. On July 27, 1658, he took up sixty acres and a share of meadow. On February 19, 1665, he drew Lot 65 in a division of lands. On June 1, 1667, he subscribed to the oath of allegiance. On August21, 1668, he and his wife, Alice, sold Asten Thomas twenty acres. On November 28, 1672, he and his wife sold to Shadrach Manton a parcel of lowland. Christopher Smith went to Newport at the outbreak of King Philip's War, and died there in June, 1676, as declared by the records of the Society of Friends, which call him an ancient Friend of Providence. The surname of his wife, Alice, is not known."
From the Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell:
Note: "ancient Friend" in Quaker terms is used to describe the first generation of Friends. Glossary of Quaker Terms and Phrases
Gravesite is unknown but said to be in Newport, Rhode Island. 
Officials from the Newport Historical Society state:
"Smith's burial is only known through the Friends records..." and ..."there is no physical evidence of it that I've been able to find."
"If Smith was buried in Newport, the two Friends burying grounds that he could have been interred in are Clifton/Golden Hill and Friends. He could also have been buried in the Common Ground or perhaps in the family burying ground of a friend. If he was a Quaker his grave was probably either unmarked or marked with a simple field stone."
"There is no day of the month in the Quaker records. His burial place is not known and there were no local stone cutters in Newport at that time."
He may have been a Seeker, but he later became a Quaker, and relocated to the religious freedom offered in Providence, Rhode Island. In August 1625, he was accused of adultery and removed from his church position in Stratford Upon Avon. My assumption is that the church wanted this free-thinker out of their church. This email from Bob Bearman in Stratford Upon Avon is the only documentation I have on this episode (Cooper-1 14:10, 10 June 2017 (EDT)):
At this hall the company, upon taking into consideration that Christopher Smith hath much wronged this company & disgraced them, not only by his heinous offence in committing adultery but also in that he hath refused to be censured by the judge of our peculiar jurisdiction, appealing to the court of Worcester thereby weakening our liberties of this borough, as we conceive it, contrary to his duty, wherefore they have removed him from the place of a principle burgess and service in this place and for that he standeth excommunicate and will not submit himself to the law. Council Book B, 7 September 1625.
From that email, "The ‘peculiar jurisdiction’ is a reference to the Stratford-upon-Avon church court, whose authority Smith refused to recognize. Instead he appealed to the bishop’s court at Worcester (Stratford was in the Worcester diocese). He had been chosen a capital burgess on 18 April 1623. Earlier he had been aletaster (1617) and then one of the constables (1618-19). He was also churchwarden, from 1623 to 1625."
Immigrant Ancestor of yDNA group NE18 father Christopher Smith (c1591 ENG-1676 Newport, Rhode Island) m Alice Gibbes on SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.
There are several Smiths that were members of the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the late 1500s. It is strictly a guess, but I wonder if William Smith that married Elizabeth Comton alis Symys on May 15, 1585 might be Christopher's parents. This guess is only based on timing of his birth c1591 and that Christopher named his first born William. More research needed. The registers of Stratford-on Avon, in the county of Warwick, page 12
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On 5 Jul 2018 at 01:26 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 7 Feb 2018 at 22:53 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 7 Feb 2018 at 18:20 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
On 7 Feb 2018 at 18:17 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
You can remove the PGM tag if you want, but we may need to add it back later.
On 7 Feb 2018 at 12:47 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 7 Feb 2018 at 12:44 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 7 Feb 2018 at 11:55 GMT Anne B wrote:
note to myself. If he isn't neither are his children.
On 11 Jun 2017 at 00:38 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 9 Jun 2017 at 16:04 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Thomas Smith's descendants are a different yDNA group (newest research), so together with the lack of baptism record, it is pretty clear that he was not a son of Christopher.
On 9 Jun 2017 at 13:20 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
Apparently he was married twice before? No names given, other childen need sourced. (still working through other sources)
Updated: See wife for children, may need to be vetted for other wives?
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