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James Smith (abt. 1735 - bef. 1781)

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MAJ James Smith
Born about in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Camden District Jail British POW Stockade, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified 15 Feb 2019 | Created 8 May 2012
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MAJ James Smith participated in the American Revolution

DAR Ancestor #A105663


James was born about 1735. He passed away in 1781.

Occupation Between 1770 and 1775 Salisbury, NC Presiding Justice, Court of Pleas & Quarter Session, Rowan County Occupation 1776 Appointed Major of Salisbury District Occupation 1777 Member, House of Commons Military Service 1780 Captured at his home, where he had been furloughed after battlefield injury


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On 19 Oct 2018 at 05:36 GMT Winston Dibb-Smith wrote:

Smith-169971 and Smith-28667 appear to represent the same person because: I'm almost certain these are the same person. Their fathers, wives, and children are identical with a few minor differences

James is 14 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 25 degrees from John Lennon and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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