Smith Family Genealogy
From Genealogy: The Wells Family and Also the Smith Family, 1893
|1. Lt. Samuel Smith
b. 1602, d. 1680
b. 1602, d. 1684
Sailed from England on the Elizabeth of Ipswich, 30 April 1634. Moved from Wethersfield, Conn. to Hadley, Mass.
"The earliest ancestor whom we can trace of Sophia Smith was Lieut. Samuel Smith, who came with his wife Elizabeth and four children in 1636 when he was 32 years old from England .... He was one of the [Hadley] selectmen chosen on the 9th of November 1659 'to order all public occasions that concern the good of the country for the ensuing year.' ... [Hopkins Grammar School] was the first endowed school of the kind in Hampshire County, and Samuel Smith was chosen one of the first trustees. it afterward became Hopkins Academy and Sophia Smith was one of its pupils .... In the early records of the town [of Hadley], he is frequently chosen for the management of town affairs, where a person of integrity and sagacity seems to have been demanded."
|2a. John Smith (son of 1)
b. 1637, d. 1676
Slain by the Indians in Hatfield Meadow.
m. 1663 Mary Partridge
b. [?], d. 1683
2z. Chileab Smith (son of 1)
|3a. Joseph Smith (son of 2a)
b. 1670, d. 1752
m. 1696 Canada Waite
b. 1678, d. 1749
"[Canade Waite] was the child born in captivity to Benjamin Waite, the hero of the early days, who with Stephen Jennings made the perilous trip to Canada in the winter to ransom captives taken in the memorable attack on Hatfield, Sept. 19, 1677."
3z. Mary Smith (daughter of 2z)
|4a. Samuel Smith (son of 3a)
b. 1715, d. 1767
m. 1749 Mary Morton
b. 1727, d. 1807
"Sophia Smith remembered her grandmother [Mary Morton Smith] well. She used to say: 'I looked up to my grandmother with great love and reverence. She more than once put her hand on my head and said, "I want you should grow up and be a good woman and try to make the world better."
4z. Chileab Smith (son of 3z)
|5a. Joseph Smith (son of 4a)
b. 1758, d. 1836
m. 1789 Lois White
b. 1769, d. 1829
Joseph Smith lived on the Nathaniel Dickinson, Jr. allotment (Sophia Smith homestead).
5b. Oliver Smith (son of 4a)
5z. Jemima Smith (daugher of 4z)
|6a. Sophia Smith (daugher of 5a)
b. 27 August 1796
d. 12 June 1870
Founder of Smith College
Founder of Smith Academ
6b. Austin Smith (son of 5a)
6c. Joseph Smith (son of 5a)
6d. Elihu White (son of 5a)
6e. Harriet Smith (daughter of 5a)
6f. Miranda Smith (daugher of 5a)
6g. Louisa Smith (daughter of 5a)
6z. Jemima Shepard (daughter of 5z)
|7z. Mary Lyon (daughter of 6z)
b. 28 February 1797
d. 5 March 1849
Founder of Mount Holyoke Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College)