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Shubel Smith Sr. (1769 - 1838)

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Shubel "Shubal, Shubael" Smith Sr.
Born in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Darien, Genesee, New York, United Statesmap
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Shubal (Shubael etc) Smith was born 17 Mar 1769 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut to Lieutenant Seth Smith and Sarah Tyler.[1] and [2] page 573. Shubal had a brother Moses and sister Sabra[2] so not surprisingly he named 2 of his children the same.

Shubal and Mary Parish (Parrish) were married 22 Nov 1789 in Randolph, Orange County, Vermont when she was just 16.[3]

They appear about 10 miles from Randolph in the 1800 Brookfield, Orange County VT census[4] under "Shubiel Smith".

The couple appears again in Brookfield on the 1810 census on the top entry on the page indexed as "Sherbal Smith".[5]

There was also a Shubal Smith appearing in New London, CT at this time so it's possible that they lived in CT but their children's later census and other records indicate they were born in Vermont.

They likely appeared in Pembroke, Genesee, NY on the 1820 census although it is possible that this was Shubal Jr.[6]

Mary and Shubal were possibly the older couple who appeared on the 1830 census in Pembroke, Genesee County, NY living with their son Jacob Kimball Smith (likely named in honor of Mary's maternal grandmother, Hannah Kimball).[7]

The Smith, Goodall and Amidon families all moved from Vermont to Genesee County, NY and on to Genesee and Macomb Counties, Michigan in the 1830s and 1840s. This second migration was likely due at least partly to the anti-Mason movement in western NY at that time; several of the family members were Masons and were listed as such in obituaries and civic directories.

Shubal died 19 Oct 1838 in Darien (split off from South Pembroke in the late 1830s) Genesee Co, NY and is buried at Broadway Road Cemetery in Darien, NY with a photo of his headstone available at FindAGrave.[8]

Widow Mary is likely the woman age 50-59 still living with Jacob K. Smith in Darien in the 1840 census.[9]

She died 12 May 1852 in Darien, Genesee and is buried at the Broadway Road cemetery in Darien, NY. Her FindAGrave headstone photo includes her exact age. The inscription reads "Smith Mary, w/o Shubal, d. May 12, 1852; age 77y 11m 12d"



  1. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Stonington Vital Records 1658-1854
  2. 2.0 2.1 History of the town of Stonington, New London, CT] By Richard Anson Wheeler
  3. New England Parish families; descendants of John Parish of Groton, Mass, and Preston, Conn.
  4. United States Census, 1800
  5. United States Census, 1810
  6. United States Census, 1820
  7. United States Census, 1830
  8. FindAGrave for Shubal Smith
  9. United States Census, 1840


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