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Joel Smith (1757 - 1813)

Joel Smith
Born in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 1784 in Canaan, Litchfield, CTmap
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Died in East Poultney Cem, East Poultney, Rutland, Vermontmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Mar 2013
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Died in an epidemic along with his son Sanford.

"The History of Rutland, Vermont 1761-1861" by Dawn D. Hance states on page 394 concerning the battle of Bennington, "John Smith of West Rutland and his four eldest sons, Daniel, John, Joel and Silas, also participated in the battle. Daniel Smith's widow, Sarah, stated in Pension testimony that he was assigned to guard the prisoners and often told her that: . . . the meeting house in which the prisoners were confined was so crowded, that as to be in danger of breaking and that the prisoners from this fact, became alarmed and attempted to escape from the windows and that numbers were shot. . ."


Descendant of yDNA group NE18 brother William Smith (c1617 ENG-1670 CT) m Elizabeth Stanley on SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[1]


  1. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith.

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Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.Cooper-1 19:46, 8 November 2015 (EST)

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Rejected matches › Joel Smith (1756-bef.1828)

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