William Smith
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William Stephens Smith (1755 - 1816)

Lt Col William Stephens Smith
Born in Suffolk County, Long Island, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 Jun 1786 in London, Englandmap
Died in Lebanon, Madison County, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Dec 2008
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Lt Col William Smith participated in the American Revolution
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William Smith is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-293384
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-camp


Revolutionary War Army soldier, aide-de-camp to General John Sullivan in 1776. Smith fought in the Battle of Long Island, was wounded at Harlem Heights, fought at the Battle of White Plains, was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the Battle of Trenton, and fought at the Battle of Monmouth and Newport. He was on the staff of General Lafayette in 1780 and 1781, became an adjutant in the Corps of Light Infantry then transferred to the staff of General George Washington.

Born in Suffolk County on Long Island. Son of John & Margaret (Stephens) Smith.[1] John Smith was a wealthy New York City merchant. John & Margaret had many sons and daughters.

U.S. Marshal for New York, responsible for the 1790 census in New York. [2]

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 17th District (4 March 1813 - 3 March 1815)

Earliest Known Ancestor Thomas Smith d 1689 MA m Sarah Boylston


  1. Dictionary of American biography by American Council of Learned Societies, Published 1943. Vol 17 page 368
  2. U. S. Census Bureau, "Who Conducted the First Census in 1790?" (https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2020/03/who-conducted-the-first-census-1790.html : 19 Aug 2021)

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