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  • Name Benjamin Smith 
    Born 1631  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Petition 1 Jan 1658  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He and others of Pawtuxet asked to be dismissed from the government of Massachusetts (under whose jurisdiction Pastuxet had been since 1642) and the petition was granted. 
    Court 17 Mar 1675  Paxtuxet, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Testified as to the corn mill at Paxtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnod and Samuel Reape, calling his age about forty-three years. 
    Letter 3j0 Jan 1690  Paxtuxet, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He and five other Assistants and the Deputy Governor sent a letter to their Majesties William and Mary congratulaing them on their accession to the throne, and informing them that since the deposition of Sir Edmund Andros, the former government under the charter had been re-assumed. It was also mentioned that Andros had been seized in Rhode Island on his flight from confinement to Massachusetts and that he had been returned to that colony on their demand.  
    WILL 13 Aug 1692  RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will proved Jan 21 1714. Exx Wife Lydia. To four sons, all undivided lands south side of Pawtuxet River. To eldest son Benjamin, all lands in Passounkit Neck. To second son Joseph land at Cowad. To third son William parcel of land near Cowad where dwelling house stands and piece of meadsow. To fourth son Simon, at decease of his mother, my dwelling house and home stall, orchards & fenced in ; he having half of house during life f his mother. To eldest daughter Lydia Fones L5. To second daughter Elizabeth Smith L5. To wife, rest of estate, goods and chattels. His wife after the signing of above will by her husband confirmed the disposition he made of lands south of Pawtuxet River to four sons, stating that said land was received by deed of gift from her father William Carpenter with the understanding that at her husband's decease it shoudl go to such as she might make heir of them. (The deed referred to from her father was dated 1666, Feb 21 nad her confirmation was date 1706 Feb 7  
    Died 13 Dec 1713  RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I42816  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-50 Smith Branch: Christopher Smith b c1593 ENG; d 1676 RI (2 Benjamin 3 Benjamin 4 Stephen)((YDNA-Kit*195)), Smith Branch: Christopher Smith b 1593 ENG > RI(2 Edward 3 Thomas 4 John)((YDNA-Kit*023)), Smith Branch: David Smith b c1784 RI m Polly Shedd((YDNA-Kit*578))
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    Father Christopher Smith,   b. c 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1676, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Notes 
    • Have seen the wife listed as Alice Honeychurch but not proven. " I am not aware of my Christopher Smith's wife's maiden name and have not even seen an attempt to give it. "- Kit 138195.
    Family ID F12189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Carpenter,   d. 1 Oct 1711 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Smith,   b. After 1661,   d. After 1705  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. William Smith,   b. 1664,   d. 1745  (Age 81 years)
     3. Simon Smith,   b. After 1661,   d. 1712  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +4. Benjamin Smith,   b. c 1661, Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 20:58:35 
    Family ID F15506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1631 - Providence, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - He and others of Pawtuxet asked to be dismissed from the government of Massachusetts (under whose jurisdiction Pastuxet had been since 1642) and the petition was granted. - 1 Jan 1658 - Providence, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Testified as to the corn mill at Paxtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnod and Samuel Reape, calling his age about forty-three years. - 17 Mar 1675 - Paxtuxet, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - He and five other Assistants and the Deputy Governor sent a letter to their Majesties William and Mary congratulaing them on their accession to the throne, and informing them that since the deposition of Sir Edmund Andros, the former government under the charter had been re-assumed. It was also mentioned that Andros had been seized in Rhode Island on his flight from confinement to Massachusetts and that he had been returned to that colony on their demand. - 3j0 Jan 1690 - Paxtuxet, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - Will proved Jan 21 1714. Exx Wife Lydia. To four sons, all undivided lands south side of Pawtuxet River. To eldest son Benjamin, all lands in Passounkit Neck. To second son Joseph land at Cowad. To third son William parcel of land near Cowad where dwelling house stands and piece of meadsow. To fourth son Simon, at decease of his mother, my dwelling house and home stall, orchards & fenced in ; he having half of house during life f his mother. To eldest daughter Lydia Fones L5. To second daughter Elizabeth Smith L5. To wife, rest of estate, goods and chattels. His wife after the signing of above will by her husband confirmed the disposition he made of lands south of Pawtuxet River to four sons, stating that said land was received by deed of gift from her father William Carpenter with the understanding that at her husband's decease it shoudl go to such as she might make heir of them. (The deed referred to from her father was dated 1666, Feb 21 nad her confirmation was date 1706 Feb 7 - 13 Aug 1692 - RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1713 - RI Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Petition of William Arnold to be dismissed from government of Massacnusetts - mentions Benjamin Smith
    Petition of William Arnold to be dismissed from government of Massacnusetts - mentions Benjamin Smith
    Collections of the Rhode Island Historic Society

  • Notes 
    • Is is assumed that Benjamin Smith was his son but the evidence is not as yet conclusive. It is noticeable that Benjamin Smith's land was adjoining to Thomas Smith's and that Benjamin had two grandchidren named Christopher. Edward Smith (son of Christopher) was witness to the will of Benjamin Smith and Edward was as careful to name a son Benjamin as he had been to give others the family name of Christopher and Thomas. In the Providence tax list of 1640, there were but two Smiths old enough to be enrolled, viz; the widow of John Smith (miller) and John Smith (mason) a later comer are acconnted for, leaving Benjamin Smith almone of his generation and there is little probability of his having been himself an emigrant. -Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island


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