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Venture Smith
Original name: Broteer Furro
Birth: 1729
Death: Sep. 19, 1805
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA

Venture Smith was born to a West African prince, but he was captured and sold into slavery in America. Through his hard work, he was able to earn his freedom and that of his family. Subject of the book, "Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith". (bio by: David C. Nelson) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Marget Smith (1730 - 1809)*
 
 Children:
  Hannah Smith (1752 - 1778)*
  Solomon Smith (1756 - 1773)*
  Cuff Smith (1758 - ____)*
  Solomon Smith (1777 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the Memory
of Venture Smith an
African tho son of a
King he was kidnapped
& sold as a slave but by
his industry he acquired
Money to purchase his
Freedom who died Sept 19th
1805 in ye 77th Year of his
Age
 
Burial:
First Church Cemetery
East Haddam
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Aug 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6689846
Venture Smith
Added by: David C. Nelson
 
Venture Smith
Added by: David C. Nelson
 
Venture Smith
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