Peter Smith of Chatham, Columbia Co., NY, probably was the son of Jonathan and Jean (Lewis) Smith who married Dec. 10,1741,at Lyme,CT (see town records,vol.1,p.13),their children being: Sarah,b.Oct.6,174-; Esther,b.Feb.14,174-; Peter,b.Dec.26,174-; and Luce,b.Mar.3,174-. Peter had sons named Jonithan and Lewis by first wife.
Buried at Coventar Cem., Kortright, Delaware Co.,NY, are: Abigail Smith, age?,d. Aug.?,"Consort of Peter"; Mary Smith, 81 yrs.,d.Oct.23,1823,"Wife of Peter"; and Peter Smith, 100 yrs.,d.Jan.16.1843, according to abandoned cemetery listing under Delaware Co.(usgenweb). Peter must have married Mary after Abigail died in Aug.1820.
Peter's first wife must have been a sister to Thomas Bathrick, first husband of Peter's second wife, Abigail Cleveland. In Francis B. Trowbridge's Champion Genealogy (p.133), Peter's stepson, John Bathrick, was born in South Lyme,CT, Apr.2,1783, the son of Thomas Bathrick. Abigail must have moved to Chatham, Columbia Co.,NY, by 1787 to marry Peter. In the New London Co.,CT,area, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (vol.78,year 1924,p.252) notes burial in the Lyme area of Thomas "Barthrick" (d.May 26, 1791 in 87th yr.) and his wife Susannah (Champion)(1725-1821)(see Champion Gen.,p.35) and a son, Martin "Barthrick" (1751-1829) and his wife. The "Ba(r)th(e)rick" surname also appeared in the Cambridge and Charlestown, MASS, area in the 1690's and 18th century.
My g.g.g.g. grandfather, Noah Smith (1769-1822),b.probably at Chatham, Columbia Co.,NY, and d. in Hamilton Co.,OH, probably was the son of Peter Smith and his first wife (nee Bathrick). Noah and family left Kortright, Delaware Co.,NY, with other families (probably the James and Abigail [Bathrick] Harris family)for Cincinnati, OH, arriving there by Oct.1812 by flatboat down the Ohio River. Noah married Anna Tinker (1776-c1847), daughter of Samuel Tinker III (1752-1838)(line of descent from Samuel II,Samuel I,Amos,John,Robert) and Lucy Moore, daughter of Asa (line of descent from John,Abel,Miles). Noah and Anna Smith's children were: Martin (1795-c1839,my ancestor), Nancy (1799-1810), Samuel T. (1801-1890), Sylvester (1803-1881), Orrin (1806-1881), Lucinda (1810-1827), David (1813-died young?), and Hiram (1815-1816).
Samuel T. and Orrin Smith were steamboat captains on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, sometimes in competition with Abigail (Bathrick) Harris' eldest son, Captain Daniel Smith Harris (1808-1893). Martin and Orrin Smith settled in Galena, ILL.,in early 1820's, working lead mines, joined by the Harris family. Orrin founded Winona, MINN.,in 1852, by establishing a steamboat landing there. Samuel T. Smith settled in 1852 in LaCrosse, WIS., where he later died.
Peter Smith's stepson, John Bathrick (1783-1856), married Susannah Champion (1783-1871), sister of Elizabeth Champion (1781-1831), who married Elisha Tinker (1775-1819), brother of Noah Smith's wife. Another Tinker sibling, Lucy Tinker (c1791-1852), married another Champion relative, Seabury (1785-1861). The Champions and Tinkers were of Lyme, CT, where Peter Smith and the Bathricks were probably born.
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