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John Smith (1733 - 1804)

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John Smith
Born in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and
Husband of — married in Griswold, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Preston, New London, Connecticut, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jun 2013
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John Smith was born 5 April 1733 to Daniel Smith and Thankful Billings in Stonington, Connecticut.[1]

He married Hannah Tyler on 28 Oct 1756 at First Congregational Church of Griswold,[2] also recorded in Stonington.[3]

He was likely the Lieut. John Smith under whom Bliss Corning testified that he served, Bliss later became his son-in-law by his daughter Lucinda.

John died 30 May 1804, recorded in Norwich,[4] but his probate record styled him "Capt. John Smith of Preston."[5]

A list of children is given in an aside by Hinman in the context of a Corning genealogy -- not all have been confirmed by contemporaneous records:[6]

  • Nathan Smith, b. 10 Jan 1757[7][8]
  • Richard Smith, b. 1 Jan 1759[9]
  • Elisha Smith, b. 21 Nov 1760
  • Benjamin Smith, b. 16 Sep 1763[10]
  • Lucinda Smith, b. 6 May 1765[10]
  • Erastus Smith, b. 20 May 1767
  • Clarissa Smith, b. 2 Feb 1772


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), John Smith, 05 Apr 1733; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997", database, FamilySearch ( : 17 March 2018), John Smith and Hannah Tyler, 1756.
  3. Coralynn Brown, transcriber, "Stonington, New London Co., CT, Vital Records from Barbour, 1668-1852 - S,", Jane Devlin, 2014 (
  4. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), John Smith, 30 May 1804; citing Norwich, Connecticut, reference ; FHL microfilm 3,248.
  5. Probate record of Capt. John Smith, administration bond, 1804. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts. (
  6. Hinman, R R. A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, Where From, Business, &c., As Far As Is Found on Record. Hartford: Case, Tiffany, 1852, p. 715 (
  7. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Nathan Smith, 10 Jan 1757; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  8. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Nathan Smith, 1843; Burial, Granby, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States of America, West Street Cemetery; citing record ID 124300329, Find a Grave,
  9. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Richard Smith, 01 Jan 1759; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Benjamin and Lucinda are confirmed circumstantially by Benjamin's will and by her children's names, which bear an uncanny resemblance to her siblings' and her mother's.

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