Caleb Smith

Last updated 22 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 15 May 1720

Died: 23 Jan 1797 in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

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"

Comment: Source includes name (Caleb 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 (Caleb 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 2

Comment: Source includes name (Caleb 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 2

Comment: Source includes name (Caleb Smith).

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birth

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 2

Comment: Source includes date (15 of 5mo 1720).

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death

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 2

Comment: Source includes date (23 of 1mo 1797) and location (Danby, Vt.)

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Deborah Chickering (1722 – 1818)

Married: 1778

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: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes year (1778).

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 2,3

Comment: Source identifies Deborah Smith as the wife of Caleb Smith.

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Child: Ebenezer Smith (1749 – 1826)

Child: Asa Smith (1751 – 1837)

Child: Nathan Smith (1753 – 1824)

Child: Barak Smith (1755 – 1828)

Child: Deborah Smith (1755 – 1848)

Child: Lydia Smith (1757 – 1837)

Child: Rhoda Smith (1761 – 1850)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

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

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

Religion: (Quaker)

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 258 (PDF page 267), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes location (Uxbridge Mass.).

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 258 (PDF page 267), "Smith, Caleb"

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

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 2

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 258-259 (PDF page 267-268), "Smith, Nathan"

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

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General Notes and Anecdotes

When Caleb moved to Vermont, he built a house and began a farm in the dense wilderness near Danby (Rutland County). [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

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"

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

All of Caleb Smith's children (that are known to this database) were baptized in Medway, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (The town is currently located in Norfolk County.) What is unexpected is that all of them were baptized 30 Apr 1758, except for Rhoda, who was baptized on 30 May 1762. Had the family just moved from Uxbridge in 1758, and did Caleb now feel the need to baptize everyone in their new church? [book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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)

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