Jonathan SMITH, Sr.

Male 1663 - Abt 1737  (74 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Jonathan SMITH, Sr. was born 1663, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts (son of Lieut. Philip SMITH and Rebecca FOOTE); died Abt 1737, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Death: Between Oct and Nov 1737, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA

    Jonathan married Abigail KELLOGG 14 Nov 1688, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Joseph KELLOGG and Abigail TERRY) was born 09 Oct 1671, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died Aft 1742. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lieut. Philip SMITH was born Abt 1633, England (son of Samuel SMITH and Elizabeth ?); died 10 Jan 1685, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 19 Jan 1685, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming": He resided before 1659 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He resided after 1659 in Hadley, Hampshire Co. Massachusetts. He died from hideous Witchcraft according to Cotton Mather on 19 January 1685 in Hadley, Hamshire Co., Massachusetts. Philip was a deacon, representaative and justice of the county court. He was the leader of military affairs in Hadley after his father retired.

    Excerpt from "Genealogies of Hadley Families": Philip was one of the first men of his time, in the town of his adoption, a lieutentant, deacon, and representative, and died Jan. 10, 1685, "murdered with an hideous witchcraft, "according to Cotton Mather.

    Philip married Rebecca FOOTE 1657, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Nathaniel FOOTE and Elizabeth DEMING) was born 03 Sep 1634, England; died 06 Apr 1701, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rebecca FOOTE was born 03 Sep 1634, England (daughter of Nathaniel FOOTE and Elizabeth DEMING); died 06 Apr 1701, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Samuel SMITH, Sr. was born Jan 1658; died 28 Aug 1707, East Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    2. Child SMITH was born Abt 1660, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 22 Jan 1661.
    3. John SMITH, Sr. was born 18 Dec 1661, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 16 Apr 1727, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
    4. 1. Jonathan SMITH, Sr. was born 1663, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died Abt 1737, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Philip SMITH, Jr. was born 1665, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 25 Jan 1725, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Rebecca SMITH was born 1668, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 07 Oct 1750, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Nathaniel SMITH was born 1671, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; died 1740, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    8. Joseph SMITH, Sr. was born 1674, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 08 Sep 1736, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Ichabod SMITH was born 11 Apr 1676, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; died 06 Sep 1746.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel SMITH was born Abt 1602; died 1680.

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Genealogies of Hadley Families": Lieut. Samuel Smith, with wife Elizabeth and children, Samuel, age 9, Elizabeth, age 7, Mary, age 4, and Philip, age 1, saile fro New England, the last day of April, 1634, in the "Elizabeth" of Ipswich. He and his wife were each then called thirty two years of age. He came from Wethersfield, Ct., whre he was a leading man, to Hadley, where he held important ofices both in church and state. He is supposed to have died in 1680, age abt. 78. His inventory was taken January 17, 1681.

    Samuel — Elizabeth ?. Elizabeth was born Abt 1602; died 16 Mar 1686. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth ? was born Abt 1602; died 16 Mar 1686.
    Children:
    1. Samuel SMITH was born 08 Feb 1626, Hadleigh, England.
    2. Elizabeth SMITH was born Bef 28 Jan 1627, St. Mary the Virgin, Hadleigh, Suffolk Co., England; died Aft 05 Jan 1702, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    3. 2. Lieut. Philip SMITH was born Abt 1633, England; died 10 Jan 1685, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
    4. Chileab SMITH was born Abt 1635; died 07 Mar 1731.
    5. John SMITH was born 1638, Wethersfield, Hartford Co. Connecticut; died 30 May 1676, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Mary SMITH was born 1630; died 16 Dec 1668.

  3. 6.  Nathaniel FOOTE was born 21 Sep 1592, Colchester, England; died Bef 11 Dec 1644, Intestate; was buried , Wethersfield, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1593, England
    • Emigration: 1633
    • Death: 20 Nov 1644, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    • Fact: 20 Nov 1644, Inventory of estate taken.

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" by Ellwood Count Curtis:
    From all that we an learn Mr. Foote came from Shalford, in Colchester, England, and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. The first mention I find made of his name is in the Records of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, in 1633, when he took the oath of freeman.........
    Mr. Foote married in England, about the year 1615, to Elizabeth Deming, sister of Mr. John Deming, who was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and for many years one of the magistrates of the Colony of Connecticut, and one of the patentees named in its charter. His children were all born in England, except perhaps the youngest. Mr. Foote died in 1644, aged about 51 years, and was buried in the ancient burying ground in the rear of the Meeting House, where are gathered together the ashes of nine generations. He left behind him, surviving, a widow, two sons and five daughters. He left no will. At a Particular Court held at Harford, 20 November 1644, the following inventory of his property and distribution of his real estate were exhibited, and an order of court granting distribution of his estate and directing a distribution to be made, was passed.
    "An inventory of the good and lands of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, deceased, being truly taken and indifferently apprised by Richard Treat, Samuel Smith, and Nathaniel Dickinson. The estate was valued at over L380."

    Excerpt from "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines": Nathaniel, with his wife and probably six children, emigrated to New England where he became a freeman of Watertown, Massachusetts,on September 3, 1634, owned a homestead of sixteen acres and a two-acre marsh and was still a proprietor as late as 1642, but removed before that date to Wethersfield, Connecticut, probably with the first group of its settlers in 1634-6.
    In this new home he was the wealthiest man and the largest holder of the so-called "Adventurers' lands." He held a ten-acre home lot and gradually added various other tracts including the southern part of "Pennywise Island." In 1639 he laid out a road two rods wide which ran east from the Connecticut River "to the Wilderness" through his "3 mile lot." Farming was his occupation and, apparently, he established a good reputation as a stock raiser, or else he had superior breed of swine, for in May 1637, when the time "army" of ninety men under Captain John Mason was being provisioned to go against the Pequots, the Colonial authorities specified that "there shalbe 1 hogg provided att Wythersfield for the designe in hande, wch is conceiued to be Nathanial Footes.........."
    He acted as Representative to the General Court from 1641-4 and served the community in other useful capacities.
    This family, as a whole, had a large share in the tragedies of that early day for Philip Smith, husband o Rebecca Foote, was announced to have been "murdered with an hideous witchcraft"; among the members of the early generations, Nathaniel Foote had, (a), a daughter-in-law and two of her children taken captive by the Indians and another child killed; (b), a daughter and three of her children killed, while (c), her husband and two other children were made captives; and (d), two more of her children wounded; and Frances Foote lost two husbands by the Indians as well as one son-in-law killed and another, with four of his children, taken into captivity.
    Nathaniel, aged about fifty-one, died intestate before December 11, 1644.

    Nathaniel married Elizabeth DEMING Abt 1615, England. Elizabeth (daughter of John DEMING, Sr. and ? UNKNOWN) was born Abt 1595, Colchester, England; died 28 Jul 1683, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth DEMING was born Abt 1595, Colchester, England (daughter of John DEMING, Sr. and ? UNKNOWN); died 28 Jul 1683, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Will Proved: Between Aug and Sep 1683
    • Will: 16 Aug 1682

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth FOOTE was born 08 Sep 1616, Colchester, England; was christened Between 14 Jan 1617 and 1618, St. James, Colchester, County Essex, England; died 08 Sep 1700, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    2. Nathaniel FOOTE, Jr. was born Abt 1620, Colchester, England; died Jun 1655, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Mary FOOTE was born Abt 1623, England; died Aft Aug 1685, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    4. Lieut. Robert FOOTE was born 08 Dec 1627, England; died 1681, Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    5. Frances FOOTE was born 1629, East Berghoist, County Suffolk, England.
    6. Sarah FOOTE was born Abt 1632, England; died 1673, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    7. 3. Rebecca FOOTE was born 03 Sep 1634, England; died 06 Apr 1701, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  John DEMING, Sr. was born , England.

    Notes:

    Name:
    There is a difference of opinion as to the name of the father for Elizabeth and John Deming. The book "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming" by Ellwood Count Curtis, list Elizabeth's father's name as Richard. However, the book "Genealogy of the Descendants of John Deming of Wethersfield, Connecticut" lists John's father's name as John. Since the latter book gives reason for their conclusion, I am using the name of John.

    I have placed the "Sr" after his name to be able to distinguish him from his son.

    John — ? UNKNOWN. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  ? UNKNOWN
    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth DEMING was born Abt 1595, Colchester, England; died 28 Jul 1683, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    2. John DEMING was born , England; died Aft 1692.