Nathan Smith

Last updated 22 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 8 May 1753 in Bellingham, Norfolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Died: 17 May 1824 in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Father: Caleb Smith (1720 – 1797)

Mother: Deborah Chickering (1722 – 1818)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb", "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan, Smith).

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

census-us-1790-vt-rutland-danby-243: 1790 U.S. Census, Vermont, Rutland County, Danby, pages 243-244; 1790 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Vermont > Rutland > Danby" image 2; citing "First Census of the United States, 1790, NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 12 (of 12), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 0568152]"

Additional detail for reference: Page 243, col 2, line 3

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

estate-proved-nathan-smith-1824: Proved will for Nathan Smith (1824); Vermont, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2021) “> Rutland > Probate Records, Vol 10-11, 1816-1825" images 595-596; citing “Probate Records (Rutland District, Vermont); Vermont, pages 556-559”

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entry 7

Comment: Source includes name (Nathan Smith).

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birth

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes age (71). Using his age and his death year of 1824 gives an approximate birth year of 1753.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entry 7

Comment: Source includes date (8 of 5mo 1753), and location (Bellingham [, Massachusetts]).

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death

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes year (1824) and implied location (Danby, Rutland County, Vermont).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Deaths page, left side, entry 8

Comment: Source includes date (17 of 5mo 1824) and location (Dan [presumably this is intended to mean Danby).

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father

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source identifies Natahn Smith as a son of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entries 2,4,7

Comment: Source identifies Nathan Smith as a child of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source identifies Nathan [Smith] as a child of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entries 3,4,7

Comment: Source identifies Nathan Smith as a child of Deborah Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth Rogers (1767 – 1817)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source notes that Nathan Smith married Elizabeth [Rogers].

estate-proved-nathan-smith-1824: Proved will for Nathan Smith (1824); Vermont, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2021) “> Rutland > Probate Records, Vol 10-11, 1816-1825" images 595-596; citing “Probate Records (Rutland District, Vermont); Vermont, pages 556-559”

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Wing Rogers) as the wife of Nathan Smith.

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Child: Barak Smith (1787 – 1868)

Child: Mercy Smith (1789 – ?)

Child: Augustus Smith (1792 – ?)

Child: Daniel Smith (1794 – 1830)

Child: Friend Rogers Smith (1796 – ?)

Child: Ruth Smith (1799 – ?)

Child: Catherine Smith (1802 – ?)

Child: Lydia Smith (1804 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Christening: 30 Apr 1758 at Medway, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source includes date (Apr. 30, 1758) and location ([Medway, Massachusetts]).

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Attributes

Residence: Aug 1790 at Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Residence: 1799 at Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Religion: (Quaker)

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1790-vt-rutland-danby-243: 1790 U.S. Census, Vermont, Rutland County, Danby, pages 243-244; 1790 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Vermont > Rutland > Danby" image 2; citing "First Census of the United States, 1790, NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 12 (of 12), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 0568152]"

Additional detail for reference: Page 243, col 2, line 3

Comment: Source includes official census date (2 August 1790) and location (Danby, Rutland County, Vermont).

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes year (1799) and location ("in town" [Danby, Rutland County, Vermont]).

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes religion ("member of the Quaker society").

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Nathan may have been born 8 May 1753, in Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusets, and married Elizabeth about either 1779 or 1785.

One of Nathan's daughters may have married Benjamin Boyce. [story-by-the-old-mill-stream]

He may have died 17 May 1824.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

story-by-the-old-mill-stream: Carlotta Wood and Nora Johnson Brown, “By The Old Mill Stream,” transcribed by <private>; unrecorded source; citing “unrecorded publisher, 21 Feb 1934”

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