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John Smith (abt. 1610 - 1677)

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John "of Prudence Island" Smith
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Prudence Island, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified 18 Jun 2019 | Created 19 Mar 2014
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Biography

John Smith and his wife Margaret (last name unknown) were the parents of Mercy Smith, wife of Benjamin Clarke of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The will of Daniel Smith of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, proved 15 July 1707, mentions his "sister Mercy Clarke, wife of Benjamin Clarke, of Kingstown."[1]

In "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex," Michael Wood identified Mercy Smith, first wife of Benjamin Clarke, as a daughter of John Smith and Margaret (last name unknown).[2] No specific source is cited for this identification; it may be derived from cited publications or manuscripts by Morrison, Glazier, or Eldridge.[3]

John Smith died before 24 October 1677, when Margaret Smith, his widow and executrix, recovered money in a lawsuit against John Paine.[4]

Had children:

  • JEREMIAH 'Dermot' (c1650-1720 RI) m. Mary Gereardy;
  • JOHN 'of Prudence Island' (__ -1730 RI) m. Phyllis Gereardy:
  • DANIEL (____ - d.post 1704) prob. Not married
  • Mercy, wife of Benjamin Clarke;
  • Hannah, wife of Joseph Case.

DNA

Immigrant Ancestor of yDNA group NE64 John Smith (c1619-1677 Prudence Island RI) m. Margaret Unknown. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[5]

Research Notes

John Smith. [6][7][8][9][10][11]

Born 5 January 1621 Hampton, Hampshire, England. [12][13][14][15]

Died 24 Oct 1677 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island [16][17]

Baptism: 29 Nov 1617. Longham, Norfolk, England. [18]

Marriage

Marriage: 1650 Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island [19]
Marriage: 1640 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Marriage: 29 Nov 1644 Kinfare, Staffordshire, England.
Marriage 1600 Watertown, MA. Marriage of MA. [20]
Marriage: 1614 Colchester, Essex, England. [21]
Marriage: 1597 Colchester, Essex, England.
Marriage: Watertown, MA.
Marriage: 1628 England
Marriage: WFT Est 1589-1627.
Marriage: 1604 Colchester, Essex, England.
Marriage: 1611, England.

Sources

  1. Morrison, George Austin. The “Clarke” Families of Rhode Island (New York: Press of the Evening Post Job Printing House, 1902), page 265. Accessed at http://digital.library.yale.edu/cdm/ref/collection/rebooks/id/101779
  2. Wood, Michael Johnson. "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex," part 3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 167, Apr 2013; Whole Number 666, page 155.
  3. Sources cited by Wood in footnote 223 on page 154 of cited publication: George Austin Morrison, The “Clarke” Families of Rhode Island (New York: Press of the Evening Post Job Printing House, 1902), page 265); Prentiss Glazier, “Clark–Clarke Families of Early Connecticut,” Register 128 (1974):22–27, at page 22; William H. Eldridge, “Benjamin Clarke 1663–1750 of Plainfield, Conn.,” unpaginated typescript (1932) in R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Dept. of NEHGS.
  4. Austin, John Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1887), page 183.
  5. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE64 John Smith.
  6. Source: #S1100309013
  7. Source: #S-904391116 Source number: 10205.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BFO
  8. Source: #S-904221956
  9. Source: #S1104206040 Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England
  10. Source: #S-904277187
  11. Source: #S-903584337 Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  12. Source: #S-904391116 Source number: 10205.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BFO
  13. Source: #S-904221956
  14. Source: #S1104206040 Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England
  15. Source: #S-904277187
  16. Source: #S-904221956
  17. Source: #S-903584337 Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  18. Source: #S1104206040 Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England
  19. Source: #S-903584337 Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  20. Source: #S-904391116 Source number: 23931.004; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 4
  21. Source: #S-903584337 Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700

See also:

  • Ancestry Family Tree, Ancestry Profile. User-contributed content, no sources cited. Data: John Smith, Birth 1610, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Death, 24 October 1677, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Son Jeremiah Smith, born 1648 in Portsmouth. Wife Margaret Smith, born 1619 in Kingston, Rhode Island and died on 12 June 1678 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. The same information is found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3M4C-SGT : accessed 2017-10-08), entry for John Smith. Submission ID MM4D-HK2, citing the Ancestry Family Tree. Note that the combinations of birth date and birth place given for John Smith and wife Margaret are impossible.
  • From Kristina's Lines - emails.
  • Source: S-903584337 Repository: #R-1274706077 U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Repository: R-1274706077 Ancestry.com
  • Source: S-904221956 Repository: #R-1274706077 Millennium File Heritage Consulting Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Source: S-904277187 Repository: #R-1274706077 Family Data Collection - Births Edmund West, comp. Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Source: S-904391116 Repository: #R-1274706077 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Source: S-904681126 Repository: #R-1274706077 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=42463438&pid=1466
  • Source: S1100309013 Repository: #R-1274706077 England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1104206040 Repository: #R-1274706077 Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.


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On 18 Jun 2019 at 16:53 GMT Perry Streeter wrote:

On 12 Jun 2019 at 09:25 GMT Sue Hall wrote:

Smith-125056 and Smith-60313 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same wife

On 8 Oct 2017 at 16:19 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Smith-125056 seems to be equated with this person, based on the name of wife (Margaret) and daughter Mercy married to Benjamin Clarke.

Note that the 1695 christening record cited here isn't consistent with birth in 1636 or having a child born in about 1650.

On 8 Oct 2017 at 16:16 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

The text in this profile regarding wife and children suggests to me that he is supposed to be the same person as Smith-60313.

In the absence of sources and with such slender evidence, let's not presume that we can merge profiles of men named John Smith.

John is 18 degrees from Cari Starosta, 17 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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