Deborah Smith

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 11 Feb 1755 in Holliston, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Died: 1848

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"

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> [Smith]). See research notes for spelling details.

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 (Deborah 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 8

Comment: Source includes name (Deborah [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 8

Comment: Source includes date (11 of 2mo 1755), and location (Hollison [, 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: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes year (1848).

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father

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 Debrah [Smith] as a child of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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 Deborah Smith as a daughter 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 2,4,8

Comment: Source identifies Deborah [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 2,4,8

Comment: Source identifies Deborah [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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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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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Deborah. The History and Map of Danby, Vermont uses Debrah. [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

FOLLOWUP

Debrah married _____ Keith and they lived in Stillwater, New York. This is probably in Saratoga County, near her sister Lydia, but the text does not specify a county, and there are multiple Stillwater communities in New York. [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

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research 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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Sources

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