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Benjamin Smith was the son of Thomas Smith and Sarah Howe. He married Mary Russell, the daughter of John Russell and Mary Forbes. They had 4 children: Mary, John, Benjamin, and Alling.
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Quentin Smith, FTDNA kit #28849, and his 7th cousin, Julien Arsene Smith, FTDNA kit #435792, match at a Genetic Distance of 9 on 111 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Thomas Smith. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 8 generations is 28.78%.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Benjamin by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: