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Benjamin Smith (abt. 1706 - abt. 1799)

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Benjamin Smith
Born about in New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 2 Dec 1742 in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USAmap
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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.[1]


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%.

Descendant of yDNA group NE12 Thomas Smith (1634 - 1724) and Elizabeth Patterson. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[2]


  1. Donald Lines Jacobus, "Families of Ancient New Haven", Vol VII, pages 1646 & 1653 (Smith Family).
  2. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup R1b NE12 Thomas Smith.

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