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Smith Family Genealogy

From Genealogy: The Wells Family and Also the Smith Family, 1893 

1. Lt. Samuel Smith 
b. 1602, d. 1680 
m. Elizabeth 
b. 1602, d. 1684 

6 children.

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." 
-- Unsigned and undated history

2a. John Smith (son of 1) 
b. 1637, d. 1676 
Slain by the Indians in Hatfield Meadow. 
m. 1663 Mary Partridge 
b. [?], d. 1683 

5 children.

2z. Chileab Smith (son of 1) 
b. 1635, d. 1731 
m. 1661 Hannah Hitchcock 
b. [?], d. 1733

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." 
-- Daily Hampshire Gazette, 22 October 1972

10 children.

3z. Mary Smith (daughter of 2z) 
b. 1681, d. [?] 
m. 1697 Preserved Smith 
b. [?], d. [?]

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." 
-- Rev. John M. Greene, An Address at the Centennial of the Birth of Sophia Smith, 27 May 1896

7 children.

4z. Chileab Smith (son of 3z) 
b. 1708, d. 1800 
m. 1732 Sarah Moody 
b. 1702, d. 1789

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).

7 children.

5b. Oliver Smith (son of 4a) 
b. 20 January1766 
d. 20 December 1845 
Founder of Smith Charities

5z. Jemima Smith (daugher of 4z) 
b. 1740, d. 1828 
m. 1764 Isaac Shepard 
b. 1733, d. 1802

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) 
b. 8 October 1790 
d. 8 March 1861 
His estate of $450,000 was bequeathed to sister Sophia.

6c. Joseph Smith (son of 5a) 
b. 1792, d. 1861 
m. 1823 Hannah Wells 
b. 1795, d. 1879

6d. Elihu White (son of 5a) 
b. 1794, d. 1829 

6e. Harriet Smith (daughter of 5a) 
b. 1800, d. 1859 

6f. Miranda Smith (daugher of 5a) 
b. 1803, d. 1831 

6g. Louisa Smith (daughter of 5a) 
b. 1805, d. 1828 

6z. Jemima Shepard (daughter of 5z) 
b. 1765, d. [?] 
m. 1784 Aaron Lyon, Jr. 
b. [?], d. 1802

7z. Mary Lyon (daughter of 6z) 
b. 28 February 1797 
d. 5 March 1849 
Founder of Mount Holyoke Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College)