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Ambrose Smith
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1794
Amenia
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1879
Fayetteville
Onondaga County
New York, USA

L Bertrand Smith published the following biography for Ambrose Smith (his grandfather) in his classic Genealogy "Jesse Smith, His Ancestors And Decendants", published in 1909.

Ambrose Smith, son of James P. Smith and Ursula Adams, was born in Amenia, N.Y., January 20, 1794. He married first, Mary Mead, daughter of Job Mead and Ruth Hibbard, September 11, 1817. She was born in Amenia , N.Y. on October 4, 1795, and died in Dewitt, N.Y., April 10, 1844. He married, second, Sarah Mead, sister of his first wife, on November 20, 1844. She was born January 3, 1794, and died Feb. 16, 1871, in Dewitt, N.Y.

His early life was spent on a farm in Northeast, Dutchess County, N.Y. On September 10, 1814, he enlisted for the war of 1812 in Captain Henry Perlee's company of Col. Belknap's 1st Regiment of N.Y. Militia. He was stationed in what is now Central Park, in New York, and his stories of guarding wagon trains from the Battery to Central Park over a corduroy road, and of the small value of the land on which central park is located, are remembered by the writer.

He removed to Onondaga County, N.Y., where he settled on the Clark Farm, east of Fayetteville, in 1829. In 1835, he purchased the old homestead, west of Fayetteville, where he lived until he removed to his residence on Genesee Street, Fayetteville, where he died.

He was a consistant member of the Baptist Church during his life. He was the director of the Fayetteville National Bank for many years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Phillips Smith (1764 - 1818)
  Ursula Adams Smith (1764 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Mead Smith (1795 - 1844)*
  Sarah Mead Smith (1794 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  James Henry Smith (1820 - 1906)*
  Ambrose Edward Smith (1821 - 1900)*
  Mary A Smith Knapp (1823 - 1900)*
  Electa Reynolds Smith Munro (1825 - 1894)*
  Ursula Smith (1831 - 1862)*
  Charles Hiram Smith (1833 - 1834)*
  Platt Hiram Smith (1836 - 1911)*
  Howard Malcolm Smith (1841 - 1924)*
 
 Sibling:
  Jesse Smith (1789 - 1864)*
  Ambrose Smith (1794 - 1879)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fayetteville Cemetery
Fayetteville
Onondaga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Walt E. Smith
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38982199
Ambrose Smith
Added by: Walt E. Smith
 
Ambrose Smith
Added by: Walt E. Smith
 
Ambrose Smith
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- Cyndi
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
 
 
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