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Elihu Smead, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1788
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 17, 1875
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Elihu Smead and Eunice ____ Smead. This is according to his death record. The only possible candidate for his father is Elihu Smead (1765-1840). But this Elihu married Mercy Bardwell in 1787. And they later had another child named Elihu in 1796. A descendant relates that his parents are Elihu Smead and Eunice Brooks, and that the likely scenario is that Elihu Jr was an illegitimate child, born to Eunice shortly after Elihu Sr had married another woman. Indeed, Eunice never married, and is buried next to Elihu and her sister Tamor Brooks Upton, wife of Nathaniel Upton.

Elihu was "adopted" by Daniel Smith and Catherine (Bardwell) Smith of Belchertown,MA. Elihu eventually inherited the land in Charlemont from his uncle, Nathaniel Upton. He even named one of his children after Nathaniel, and the Smith name is found among the children as well.

He married Judith Hatch on Feb 12,1812.

Children: infant son, Sidney Smith Smead, Deborah Turner Smead, Catherine Bardwell Smead, Nathaniel Upton Smead, infant son, Nancy Maria Smead Crosby, John Hatch Smead, and Edward Payson Smead.

Family links: 
  Elihu Smead (1765 - 1840)
  Eunice Brooks (1761 - 1846)
  Judith Hatch Smead (1789 - 1875)
  Infant Son Smead (1813 - 1813)*
  Sidney Smith Smead (1814 - 1887)*
  Deborah Turner Smead (1816 - 1825)*
  Catherine Bardwell Smead (1818 - 1852)*
  Nathaniel Upton Smead (1819 - 1821)*
  Infant Son Smead (1823 - 1823)*
  Nancy Maria Smead Crosby (1827 - 1905)*
  John Hatch Smead (1829 - 1906)*
  Edward Payson Smead (1832 - 1835)*
  Elihu Smead (1788 - 1875)
  Polly Smead (1790 - 1803)**
  Sophia Smead (1794 - 1803)**
  Elihu Smead (1797 - 1814)**
  Mercy Bardwell Smead Fiske (1798 - 1890)**
  Ralph Smead (1800 - 1803)**
  Louisa Smead (1802 - 1803)**
  Polly Smead (1804 - 1807)**
  Sophia Louisa Smead (1806 - 1810)**
  Edward Smead (1815 - 1846)**
  Mary E Smead Wells (1818 - 1893)**
  Chancey Smead (1820 - 1822)**
*Calculated relationship
Leavitt Cemetery
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Nov 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61511484
Elihu Smead, Jr
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Elihu Smead, Jr
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- Kevin Avery
 Added: Nov. 12, 2010

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