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Subject: Re: Ebenezer SMITH family - Ashford, Windham Co
Author: TKEC
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Classification: Query
Surnames: SMITH, ELDREDGE


Descendants of Ebenezer Smith


First Generation

1. Ebenezer Smith-[12781] (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), son of Samuel Smith-[34772] and
Zipporah Morse-[33438], was born on 12 Aug 1741 in Ashford, Windham Co.,
Connecticut (3, 4, 5) and died in 1791 in CT, at age 50 (3, 4, 5).

General Notes: The earnest words and warnings of Colonel Dyer, then in
London with opportunity of judging the aims and temper of the British
Government, made a deep impression upon the citizens of Windham. "If the
Colonists," he wrote, "do not now unite, they may bid farewell to liberty,
bum their charters, and make their boast of thraldom." A still more potent
stimulus was found in the pervading influence of Putnam, Durkee, and other
popular military leaders, men of mettle and experience, quick to apprehend
the exigency and most effective in appeal to popular sympathy. Windham
County's appreciation of the importance and solemnity of the crisis was
shown in the character of the men sent to share in the deliberations of
the General Assembly. Her shire-town sent its senior minister, Rev.
Ebenezer Devotion, together with the venerable Nathaniel Wales, and in the
following session, Hezekiah Manning, and men of years and approved
judgment were selected by all the towns, viz.:- Pomfret-Samuel Dresser,
Samuel Craft. Canterbury-Captain Jabez Fitch, Captain Daniel Tyler.
Plainfield-James Bradford, Isaac Coit. Killingly-Briant Brown, Ebenezer
Larned. Woodstock-Nehemiah Lyon, EBENEZER SMITH. Voluntown-John Gordon,
Moses Kinney. Ashford-Amos Babcock, Jedidiah Fay. Lebanon-Captain Joshua
West, William Williams. In spite of petitions and remonstrances from
America, and earnest protestations from her friends in Parliament, the
British government persisted in its purpose, and on March 22, 1765, the
famous Stamp Act received the sanction of the King.

-From History of Windham County Vol I.

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Those sturdy fathers and patriots who had taken so bold a stand in the
beginning of the great struggle carried the towns onward. Solid as their
own granite rocks they stood in unbroken phalanx, manfully bearing the
heavy financial burden, and faithfully fulfilling social and political
obligations. Ebenezer Smith of Woodstock, called to attend a special
session of the General Assembly in winter when the roads were
snow-blocked, walked the whole distance to Hartford on snow-shoes rather
than fail of attendance, and there were scores of men in that and other
towns equally ready to perform any patriotic service in the same
self-sacrificing and conscientious spirit-men who had pledged their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor to the patriot cause, who sent their
sons to the front and went themselves in any extremity, who held up the
hands of Trumbull, and made Connecticut a tower of strength throughout the
war.

-From History of Windham County, Vol II
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A town meeting was held June 26, when it was agreed to offer a bounty of
forty shillings per month. Colonel McClellan, Captain Daniel Lyon, and Mr.
Ebenezer Smith were appointed a committee to confer with the several
militia companies then convened and had no difficulty in procuring the
requisite number of soldiers; and even at the succeeding call it was
reported that they could get their men and double the number wanted at the
price voted. Windham offered £20 money, equal to wheat at five shillings a
bushel. In December, she offered £12 in silver money as a bounty for the
first year and £9 silver for each succeeding year. Plainfield offered £100
to any five men who would enlist for three years; and generous bounties
promised by other towns procured recruits without resort to drafting.
Requisitions for corn, wheat, beef and clothing were promptly met by all
the towns. The raids upon New Haven, Fairfield and Danbury, the frequent
alarms of invasion upon New London and Rhode Island, exposed the militia
to continual call and repeated service, and even while gathering these
quotas for the general army, a sudden summons hurried a large force to
Rhode Island.

-From History of Windham County
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Ebenezer married Martha Eldredge-[39810] (3, 4, 5) [MRIN:13525], daughter of
Jesse Eldredge Sr.-[39621] and Abigail Freeman Smith-[39620], <1768> in
(3, 5).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F i. Martha Smith-[33402] (2) was born on 16 Aug 1767 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 3 F ii. Abigail Smith-[33401] (2) was born on 28 Apr 1770 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 4 M iii. Ebenezer Smith-[33400] (2) was born on 16 Aug 1772 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 5 F iv. Chloe Smith-[33399] (2) was born on 19 Apr 1774 in Ashford,
Windham, CT.
+ 6 F v. Anna Smith-[33398] (2) was born on 11 Oct 1776 in Ashford,
Windham, CT.
+ 7 M vi. Jonathan Trumbull Smith-[33395] (2, 6) was born on 29 Nov
1781 in Ashford, Windham, CT and died on 9 Mar 1862 in
Constableville, Lewis, NY, at age 80.
+ 8 M vii. George Washington Smith-[33394] (2, 6) was born on 29 Nov
1781 in Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 9 M viii. Nathaniel Green Smith-[33391] (2, 7) was born on 29 Nov
1781 in Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 10 F ix. Mary Smith-[33388] (2) was born on 17 Oct 1784 in Ashford,
Windham, CT.
+ 11 F x. Jerusha Smith-[33387] (2) was born on 22 Mar 1787 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 12 F xi. Ascenath Smith-[33386] (2) was born on 19 Sep 1789 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.
+ 13 M xii. Elisha Smith-[33385] (2) was born on 24 Jul 1791 in
Ashford, Windham, CT.

Second Generation (Children)

2. Martha Smith-[33402] (2) was born on 16 Aug 1767 in Ashford, Windham, CT.


3. Abigail Smith-[33401] (2) was born on 28 Apr 1770 in Ashford, Windham, CT.


4. Ebenezer Smith-[33400] (2) was born on 16 Aug 1772 in Ashford, Windham,
CT.

5. Chloe Smith-[33399] (2) was born on 19 Apr 1774 in Ashford, Windham, CT.

Chloe married Jonathan Walton-[30640] [MRIN:29071] on 22 Feb 1796 in CT.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 F i. Henrietta Walton-[30639] was born on 2 Aug 1796 in Tolland,
CT.
+ 15 M ii. Jarvis Walton-[30638] was born on 7 Oct 1797 in Tolland, CT.

+ 16 F iii. Fastina Walton-[30637] was born on 13 Apr 1799 in Tolland,
CT.
+ 17 M iv. Sidney Walton-[30636] was born on 15 Feb 1801 in Tolland,
CT.
+ 18 F v. Sophronia Walton-[30635] was born on 30 May 1806 in Tolland,
CT.
+ 19 M vi. Jonathan Trumbull Walton Esq.-[30634] was born on 26 Mar
1808 in Tolland, CT and died on 27 Jan 1872 in Lapeer, MI.,
at age 63.

6. Anna Smith-[33398] (2) was born on 11 Oct 1776 in Ashford, Windham, CT.

7. Jonathan Trumbull Smith-[33395] (2, 6) was born on 29 Nov 1781 in Ashford,
Windham, CT and died on 9 Mar 1862 in Constableville, Lewis, NY, at age
80.

Jonathan married Betsey E. Lyman-[33393] [MRIN:11820] WFT Est 1803-1833.

8. George Washington Smith-[33394] (2, 6) was born on 29 Nov 1781 in Ashford,
Windham, CT.

9. Nathaniel Green Smith-[33391] (2, 7) was born on 29 Nov 1781 in Ashford,
Windham, CT.

Research Notes: SMITH, GREEN
State: VT Year: 1830
County: Addison County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Monkton Page: 238
Database: VT 1830 Federal Census Index

(VERY Possibly Nathaniel Green Smith who went by Green Smith)

Database: Connecticut Census, 1790-1890


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November 8, 2002
10:19 PM


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SMITH, GREEN
State: CT Year: 1820
County: New Haven County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Cheshire Page: 238
Database: CT 1820 Federal Census Index

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SMITH, GREEN
State: CT Year: 1830
County: New Haven County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Cheshire Page: 097
Database: CT 1830 Federal Census Index



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SMITH, GREEN
State: CT Year: 1840
County: New Haven County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Cheshire Page: 199
Database: CT 1840 Federal Census Index




Nathaniel married Irene Martin-[24767] [MRIN:33123558].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M i. Ebenezer Trumbull Smith-[24755] was born on 2 Aug 1816 in
Bridgewater, VT.

10. Mary Smith-[33388] (2) was born on 17 Oct 1784 in Ashford, Windham, CT.

11. Jerusha Smith-[33387] (2) was born on 22 Mar 1787 in Ashford, Windham,
CT.

12. Ascenath Smith-[33386] (2) was born on 19 Sep 1789 in Ashford, Windham,
CT. Another name for Ascenath was Asenath Smith.

13. Elisha Smith-[33385] (2) was born on 24 Jul 1791 in Ashford, Windham, CT.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)

14. Henrietta Walton-[30639] was born on 2 Aug 1796 in Tolland, CT.

15. Jarvis Walton-[30638] was born on 7 Oct 1797 in Tolland, CT.

16. Fastina Walton-[30637] was born on 13 Apr 1799 in Tolland, CT.

17. Sidney Walton-[30636] was born on 15 Feb 1801 in Tolland, CT.

18. Sophronia Walton-[30635] was born on 30 May 1806 in Tolland, CT.

19. Jonathan Trumbull Walton Esq.-[30634] was born on 26 Mar 1808 in Tolland,
CT and died on 27 Jan 1872 in Lapeer, MI., at age 63.

General Notes: I spent 14 years looking for information about J.T. (as
I've come to call him) I knew he had come from NY to Shelby, then on Nov.
29, 1837 he bought land in Attica. That land was then a wilderness, they
settled a farm known as "Homestead", Section 34, Lapeer Co., Mich. Anna
died of Apoplexy. His second wife was a sister of Senator J. Manwaring of
Lapeer. According to"Pioneer Families and History of Lapeer Co.", on April
3, 1837 Jonathan was a Justice of the Peace. When Attica Twp was organized
1842, J.T. served as a school inspector. J.T. and Anna are buried at the
entrance to South Attica Cemetery-by Cindie Wade







20. Ebenezer Trumbull Smith-[24755] was born on 2 Aug 1816 in Bridgewater, VT.


Ebenezer married Phoebe Foy-[24686] [MRIN:33123559] on 8 Nov 1846 in
Ashford/Westford Conn.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 21 F i. Elvira May Smith-[24586] was born on 30 Dec 1856 in Webster,
Massachusetts.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)

21. Elvira May Smith-[24586] was born on 30 Dec 1856 in Webster,
Massachusetts.

Elvira married Louis Fremont Lougee-[24571] [MRIN:33123560] on 26 Nov 1881 in
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 F i. Olive May Lougee-[24354] (2, 5, 8, 9) was born on 27 Oct
1883 (2, 5, 9) and died on 9 Jan 1956 in Neck Road, Old
Lyme, New London Co., Conn, at age 72 (5, 9).

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Sources

1. Maloney, James H., Ancestors of Amos Smith thru 12 generations,
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3. Volume 11, Tree 1599 - Family Tree Maker File (v11t1599.ftw). Surety: 3
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