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Timothy Smith (abt. 1758 - 1821)

Timothy Smith
Born about in Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 9 Oct 1783 in Tinmouth, Rutland, VT (performed by Rev. Obediah Noble)map
Father of and
Died in Tinmouth, Rutland, Vermont, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Mar 2013
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Brothers Elijah and John Owen moved to Poultney the summer of 1771, two of the earliest settlers. Nathaniel and James Smith arrived during the summer of 1777. These men may have been the fathers of Timothy Smith and Lydia Owen.

Served in Revolution from (enlisted in E. Haddam in 1777 and served until 1783.) CT. Had a brother named Jonathan.

Timothy S41164 CT service ‘’applied Rutland VT... in 1820 soldier was age 62, with wife Lydia age 59 & dau Sally age 32 at home’’
Jonathan S41171 Cont. service (VT) ‘’...applied 1829 Rutland VT, age 69...’’

1783, Oct 9 – Record of marriages performed by Rev. Obediah Noble: Timothy SMITH to Lydia OWEN (from LDS film 0944196 - Tinmouth, Rutland county, VT.)

Is this the same Timothy? Probably not, but a good story, nonetheless, "Lexington, April 25, 1775.

I Timothy Smith, of Lexington, in the county of Middlefex, and colony of Massachufetts-Bay, in New- England, being of lawful age, do testify and declare, that on the mornipg of the 19th of April inft. being on Lexington common as a fpectator, I faw a large body of regular troops marching up towards the Lexington company then difperfing, and likewife faw the regular "troops fire-on the Lexington company, before the latter fired a gun; I immediately ran, and a volly was difcharged af me which put me in imminent danger of loofing my life ; I foon returned to the common and faw eight of the Lexington men who were killed and lay bleeding at a confiderable diftance from each other; and feveral were wounded, and further faith not.

TIMOTHY SMITH." Vermont Pensioners, 1835

Information:County: Rutland Co.
Name: Timothy Smith
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 321 98
Description of service: Connecticut continental line
When placed on the pension roll: March 8, 1819
Commencement of pension: April 10, 1818
Age: 63
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Died August 17, 1821. [p.902]

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Secondary Re-Sources

United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [Vermont Section]. Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.

Earliest Known Ancestor of Timothy Smith m Lydia Owen line of Group 18 in DNA Project

FTDNA SmithConnections Northeastern Public Page

Died in Tinmouth or Middletown, Rutland, Vermont.


Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.

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