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John Smith

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  • Name John Smith 
    Born 6 Jun 1752  Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DAR Ancestor # John Smith

    b June 6 1752 Londonderry NH

    d June 5 1826 Henniker NH

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    DAR A105866 
    Died 5 Jun 1826  Henniker,Merrimack Co,NH,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt John Smith -death Merrimack NH
    Lt John Smith -death Merrimack NH
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    Person ID I10198 
    American Revolutionary WarDAR Ancestor #: A105866
    Smith American Revolutionary War Patriot Report
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    Smith Branch: John Smith b 1752 NH m Lucy Whitman 2. William M Smith 3. John 4 Horace B( ), Smith Branch: John Smith b 1752 NH m Lucy Whitman 2. William M Smith 3. Sophronia (Kit# 9390****/ )
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    Family Lucy Whitman,   b. 8 Oct 1758,   d. 4 Sep 1848  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1780 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Smith,   b. 16 Apr 1781,   d. 26 Jul 1789  (Age 8 years)
     2. Jane Smith,   b. 28 Dec 1782,   d. 8 Apr 1794  (Age 11 years)
     3. Lucy Smith,   b. 31 Jan 1784
     4. David Smith,   b. 27 Aug 1786
     5. John Smith,   b. 23 Feb 1788,   d. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 24 May 1790, Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1881, Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Martha Smith,   b. 25 Mar 1792
     8. Edward Smith,   b. 3 Jun 1794
     9. Sarah Smith,   b. 5 Apr 1796,   d. 21 Nov 1797  (Age 1 years)
    +10. William M Smith,   b. 1798,   d. 1875  (Age 77 years)
     11. David Smith,   b. Jan 1800,   d. 11 Sep 1800  (Age ~ 0 years)
     12. Samuel Smith,   b. 1802, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Mary Smith,   b. 1804
    Documents
    John Smith-Lucy Whitman
    John Smith-Lucy Whitman
    History of the town of Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, from the date of the Canada grant by the province of Massachusetts, in 1735, to 1880; with a genealogical register of the families of Henniker

    by
    Cogswell, Leander W. (Leander Winslow), b. 1825

    Pp 734-735
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    Family ID F4007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1752 - Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1826 - Henniker,Merrimack Co,NH,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • . He was Scots-Irish as documented in Henniker history. Born in Londonderry, Rockingham, NH in 1752, his family was among a group of Scots-Irish who migrated there early in the 18th century. This group was DENIED settlement in most of New England, only allowed the frontiers where Native Americans threatened.

      Notably, the Scots-Irish were champion warriors in the Revolution as many had been pushed to frontiers where Native Americans threatened. A great example is well documented. Growing up in Londonderry was John Stark who became a General in the Revolutionary War. As a young man, he was captured by the Native Americans and held hostage for some years, thus learning crafty war strategies. John Smith fought under Stark at Bennington.

      Yeoman John Smith was orphaned and fostered by a gentleman by the name of Thomas Wallace who gave him land in Henniker NH and made him executor and recipient in his will. Since Wallace was unmarried, I believe he must have fostered Smith from his adolescence or teen years. Thus, I presume that Smith was orphaned in the 1760's. Thus all the Smith's listed in Londonderry in the "census" of 1776 cannot be John's parents and would seem unlikely to be uncles as they might have taken care of him when his parents died.
      -Mary Gilchrist mjrgdmg@gmail.com