Joseph SMITH

Male 1687 - 1755  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph SMITH was born 1687, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Daniel SMITH and Hannah KNAPP); died 12 Mar 1755, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Joseph married Mary CORNELL 07 Dec 1708, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Mary was born Abt 1687; died Aft 1755. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Hannah SMITH was born 14 Jul 1721, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Jan 1735/6, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Mary SMITH was born Between 17 Mar 1712 and 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 17 Aug 1757, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. John SMITH was born Abt 1729; died Between 09 Jan 1735 and 1736, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Joseph SMITH was born 24 Nov 1711, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 12 Mar 1745 and 1746, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Isaac SMITH was born Between 06 Jan 1727 and 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 25 Jan 1735 and 1736, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Sarah SMITH was born Between 10 Feb 1718 and 1719, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 17 Jan 1735 and 1736, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Daniel SMITH was born 24 Apr 1725, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1755.
    8. Amos SMITH was born 17 Oct 1716, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1765, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Abigail SMITH was born Abt 1730; died Between 18 Jan 1735 and 1736, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Daniel SMITH was born abt. 1648, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Henry SMITH and Hannah UNKNOWN); died 03 Mar 1739/40, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Daniel Smith had the second highest real estate valuation on the Stamford Grand List of January, 1701, being a total of 148 pounds, second only to Jonas Weed Sr. This was several years after his father's death, and much of his estate probably came from being Henry Smith's eldest son. Some of his family relationships appear in the land records: his son Moses in 1730; his son Ezra of Greenwich in 1730; his sons Jabez deceased, Joseph and Caleb; and his grandsons Jabez, Joshua and Josiah (sons of the first Jabez), all in 1733.

    He also held land in Greenwich over the period from before 1713 until at least the 1720's. He gave rights in Greenwich to his son Daniel in 1706, to his son nathan in 1722, and a parcel of land in Greenwich to his son Benjamin, also in 1722.

    In the distribution of his estate at Stamford in 1740, his living children were named as: Benjamin, Ezra, Moses, Joseph, Daniel, Caleb, Nathan, Ruth, wife of James June, Hannah (husband not named), the wife of Daniel Lockwood Jr. (unnamed), and Sarah (husband not named). In addition, reference was made to the children of a deceased son, Jabez.

    Daniel married Hannah KNAPP Abt 1679, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of Joshua KNAPP and Hannah CLOSE) was born 26 Mar 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Mar 1721, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah KNAPP was born 26 Mar 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Joshua KNAPP and Hannah CLOSE); died 29 Mar 1721, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Joshua SMITH was born Abt 1679, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 19 Dec 1706, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Daniel SMITH, Jr. was born Abt 1680, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 20 Dec 1755 and 4 May 1756, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Sarah SMITH was born Abt 1683, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 12 Mar 1736 and 1737, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. 1. Joseph SMITH was born 1687, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Mar 1755, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Jabez SMITH was born 1691, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1716, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Caleb SMITH was born Abt 1690, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 1740, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Nathan SMITH was born Abt 1695, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 20 Mar 1743/44.
    8. Benjamin SMITH was born Abt 1698, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1765, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Mary SMITH was born Abt 1699, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died 28 May 1741, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    10. Hannah SMITH was born Abt 1701, Stamford, Fairfield County,Connecticut; died Bef 8 Oct 1740.
    11. Moses SMITH was born 12 Jan 1702/03, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; died Aft 1740, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    12. Ezra SMITH was born 24 Nov 1705, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1761 and 1777, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    13. Ruth SMITH was born 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1762.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry SMITH was born , England (son of Thomas SMITH); died 05 Jul 1687, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Henry Smith was among the first group of settlers that came from Wethersfield to Stamford in 1641. It has been claimed that he was the "son of Thomas Smith of st.Mary Adermanbury England," adn was born in 1619 but this origin is not yet considered proven. "The History of Ancient Wethersfield" claims that he was the son of a Samuel Smith, but without further explanation. Robert Louer (author "The Smith Families of Stamford, Connecticut") has described these and other theories of the Henry Smith origin in more detail that will not be repeated here. Henry Smith died at Stamford, probably shortly after he made his will there on 4 July 1687.

    The name of his first wife ha been given as Hannah ?, but not proven, perhaps an assumption based on the name of their oldest daughter. Sometime after the death of Francis Andrews at Fairfield 1662, he married (2) Ann/Anna (?) Andrews, widow of Francis Andrews. On 21 January 1664, Henry Smith confirmed a prenuptial agreement with his wife that discussed legacies in he former husband's will to three of her youngest children, Rebecca, Ruth and Abraham. She actually had a total of 10 children with her first husband, namely Hanna, Elizabeth,John, Thomas, Mary, Ether, Rebecca, Jeremiah, Abraham and Ruth. Ann's death was recorded at Stamford "the second week of June 1685".

    "The lands of Henery Smith" in Stamford were entered in the town records on 26 March 1650, and included a houe and home lot of 1 1/2 acres bounded by Edward Jessup (N), common land (S), a highway (W), and the lands of Jeffrey Ferris and Thomas Hyatt on the East (E). Other lands recorded at the time were 5 acres + 3 acres of upland in the North Field, and 3 acres of meadow in the South Field. At a later time, 3 additional acres of upland in the North Field wrwe recorded on this same page of the town records as having been purchased from Edmund Lockwood in 1653.

    The General Court (Assembly) of Connecticut granted Henry Smith 80 acres of land on 11 May 1671 "upon the acco' of his seruice at the Pequit warre." The town of residence was not noted, but we assume this was our Henry Smith of Stamford.

    The will of "Hennery Smith" (who made his H mark in a feeble hand) was dated 4 July 1687 and witnessed by Joseph Garnsey and Abraham Ambler at Stamford. His son John Smith and his grandson John Knapp jointly received "my house and housing and home lott," to be equally divided. His grandson John Knapp was to pay all just debts and funeral charges. "All the other of my estate" was given to his daughter Hannah Lawrence, "expecting ye other of my children to be satisfied with what they have already received: my estate being so small."

    Henry married Hannah UNKNOWN Bef 1642. Hannah was born Abt 1612, England; died Bef 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah UNKNOWN was born Abt 1612, England; died Bef 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Hannah SMITH was born Abt 1640, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; died Jun 1685.
    2. Samuel SMITH was born , Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; died 1658.
    3. 2. Daniel SMITH was born abt. 1648, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Mar 1739/40, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Rebecca SMITH was born 1653, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John SMITH was born Abt 1656, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Nov 1711, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Mary SMITH was born 1658, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Abigail SMITH was born , Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Joshua KNAPP was born 05 Jan 1634/35, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (son of Nicholas KNAPP and Elinor LOCKWOOD); died Bef 27 Oct 1684, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Joshua married Hannah CLOSE 09 Jun 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of John CLOSE and Elizabeth ?) was born 1632; died 06 Oct 1694, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hannah CLOSE was born 1632 (daughter of John CLOSE and Elizabeth ?); died 06 Oct 1694, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah KNAPP was born 26 Mar 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Mar 1721, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Joshua KNAPP was born Abt 1662, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 1750, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Joseph KNAPP was born 1664, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 12 Dec 1723, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Ruth Rebecca KNAPP was born 1666, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1736, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Timothy KNAPP was born 1668, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1737, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Benjamin KNAPP was born 1673, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1716, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Caleb KNAPP was born Jun 1677, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1750, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Jonathan KNAPP was born 1679, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died , Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas SMITH was born Abt 1587, London.
    Children:
    1. 4. Henry SMITH was born , England; died 05 Jul 1687, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  2. 12.  Nicholas KNAPP was born 16 May 1592, Wells-Next-Sea, Wells, Norfolk, England (son of John KNAPP and Martha BLOIS); died 16 Apr 1670, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Nicholas Knapp was in Watertown, Massachusetts by 1 March 1630/31, when he was fined for sellin some "water of noe worth nor value" as a cure for scurvy. Since this was wintertime when no ships made the Atlantic voyage, it is likely that he had arrived well before this time, perhaps during the summer of 1630. Anderson estimates that he was born by about 1606, based on the estimated date of his marriage. He died at Stamford between 15 and 27 April 1669/70, the dates of his will and his inventory. The family name was generally spelled KNAP until about 1800....

    His first wife and mother of his children, who died in Stamford on 16th day, 6th month (16 August) 1658, was named Eleanor (?). He married (2) at Stamford on 9 March 1658/59 Unica (?) (Buxton) (Brown), widow of Clement Buxton and Peter Brown. Since she was not mentioned in his will, she is presumed to have died before 1670.

    The standard 'KNAPP GENEALOGY" is full of error and must be used with caution. It does, however, contain some interesting historical and biographical information, including a list of the lands of Nicholas Knapp in Watertown, and a complete transcription of his will. He appears to have left Watertown about May 1646, since he sold all the land he had received from the town there to Bryan Pendleton on the 6th day 3rd month 1646, and another acre of meadow (purchased separately in 1645) to Edward Garfield on the same date. According to one Stamford historian, he was briefly in Rye, New York, and nearby Greenwich before arriving in Stamford about 1649.

    For some unknown reason, the Stamford Town Records do not contain a complete listing of the lands of Nicholas Knapp as they do for many other early residents. He is, however, mentioned regularly as an adjoining landholder in many of the other residents' summaries. the Town Records do contain an interesting purchase on 26 September 1651 by "nickels Knape" of Elias Bailey's house and home lot of 1 1/2 acre, purchased earlier by Bailey from John Coe, and adjacent to land already in Knapp's possession. Both Bailey and Coe left Stamford for Long Island, along with many other Stamford people.

    Nicholas Knapp and his stepson Clement Buxton, son of his second wife Eunice, "the aforesayd Nichlas Knap haveing by and with the mariage of ye Widdow Busxton administrered upon ye estate of Clement Buxton, deceased" made an agreement on 8 March 1666/67 and recorded 31 January 1667/68, the young man having reached his majority, that he (Buxton) would receive title to his father's house and property in return for granting Knapp and his wife the life use of the house and 1/2 of the barn and home lot. On the following day (March 1666/67) Nicholas Knapp added an additional detail to the agreement in which he gave "unto Clement Buxton a beding in ye house wch I now am resedent in and what conveniancy I can conveniantly acommodate him with all for stoedge (storage) of what necisary things he have to put in so that it may be understood I grant him this priveledge as long as I shall live in the house. This my agreement made 9th March 1666.

    Then, within a year on 19 October 1668, Nicholas Knap purchased the house and 1 1/2 acre homelot of Daniel Simpkins of Stamford for the price of "two oxen and one cow in hand resived & for full satisfaction." This homelot was between the homelots of Richard Scofield on the south and Thomas Lawrence on the north and bounded by the highway on the east and the mill lot on the west.

    His will was dated at Stamford on 15 April (2nd Month) 1670, probated 21 October 1670, and named his children Moses, Timothy, Caleb, Joshua, Sarah Disbrowe, Hanna, Lidea, and Ruth. Sarah Buxton and Eunice Buxton are called daughters in law, and are left property out of the effects of their father Clement Buxton. His son Joshua Knapp was named executor and the will was witnessed by John Weed and Eleazer Slason. The inventory was taken 27 April 1669/70 by John Holly and Clement Buxton, and filed 31 October 1670.

    Nicholas — Elinor LOCKWOOD. Elinor (daughter of Edmund LOCKWOOD and Alice COWPER) was born Oct 1609, St. Mary Parish-Bures, Co. Suffolk, England; died 16 Aug 1658, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connnecticut. [Group Sheet]


  3. 13.  Elinor LOCKWOOD was born Oct 1609, St. Mary Parish-Bures, Co. Suffolk, England (daughter of Edmund LOCKWOOD and Alice COWPER); died 16 Aug 1658, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connnecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Lockwood family.com - DESCENDANTS OF ELINOR LOCKWOOD -

    States the following regarding Elinor:

    Arrived on Arbella with Edmund and Robert, as did Nicholas Knapp. She may have previously been married to a "Disbrow."
    The Genealogy of Nicholas Knapp by Dr. A.A. Knapp says that Elinor is the daughter of Edmund Lockwood, sister to Robert and Edmund. The Knapp genealogies also list Elinor as daughter of Edmund, sister to Robert and Edmund.

    Another Knapp says:
    From Frederick Harry Knapp on January 5, 1999: "ELINOR, CALLED 'LOCKWOOD', 'DISBROW', & 'WATERBURY'

    "Elinor, first wife of Nicholas Knapp of Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts and Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, has been called "Lockwood', "Disbrow" and at times, "Waterbury", in older genealogies. No known record supports such claims!

    EXTANT RECORDS IDENTIFY HER AS 'ELINOR' ONLY, AND ANCESTRY UNKNOWN. Her origin and ancestry remain unknown, though no doubt her origin was England. Many early publications state she was born at Combs, Co. Suffolk, England, though do so without benefit of supporting evidence. At best we can say 'she was (of) England."

    Please see LOCKWOOD FAMILY.com website for more arguments on the known last name of Elinor. As of this writing 2012, I am leaving the last name of Elinor as UNKNOWN.

    Children:
    1. Jonathan KNAPP was born Nov 1631, Watertown, Massachusetts; died 27 Dec 1631, Watertown, Massachusetts.
    2. Timothy KNAPP was born 14 Dec 1632, Watertown, Massachusetts; died Bef 1685, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.
    3. 6. Joshua KNAPP was born 05 Jan 1634/35, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 27 Oct 1684, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Caleb KNAPP was born 20 Jan 1636/37, Watertown, Massachusetts; died 12 Dec 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Sarah KNAPP was born 05 Jan 1638/39, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachsutts; died 1681, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.
    6. Ruth KNAPP was born 06 Jan 1640/41, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Aft 1702, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Hannah KNAPP was born 06 Mar 1642/43, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 11 Dec 1694, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Moses KNAPP was born 6 Aug 1645, Watertown, Massachusetts; died 1756, Peekskill, New York.
    9. Lydia KNAPP was born 08 Jun 1647, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 09 Dec 1716, Stratford, Fairfield Co.,Connecticut.

  4. 14.  John CLOSE was born Abt 1600, England; died Abt 1653, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    John married Elizabeth ? Abt 1633, England. Elizabeth was born Abt 1604, England; died 04 Sep 1656, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  5. 15.  Elizabeth ? was born Abt 1604, England; died 04 Sep 1656, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Joseph CLOSE died Bef 1660.
    2. 7. Hannah CLOSE was born 1632; died 06 Oct 1694, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Thomas CLOSE was born Abt 1636, County York, England; died 1709, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    4. Mary CLOSE was born 12 Apr 1650; died 07 Apr 1714, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.