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Eleazer Smith
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1654
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1733
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Eleazer Smith, 2nd s. and 3rd child of John Smith by his father's 1st wife Deborah Howland, b. of record Apr. 20, 1654 at Plymouth, Mass. He d. testate at Dartmouth, Mass. betw. Apr. 15, 1729, the date of his will, and July 4, 1733, the date his estate inventory was taken.

On Aug. 12, 1680 of record at Dartmouth, Mass., Eleazer m. Ruth Sprague, dau. of John Sprague (Francis,1 of the 1623 Little Ann) and Ruth Bassett (William,1 of the 1621 Fortune), b. Feb. 12, 1658/9 at Marshfield, Mass. She d. at Dartmouth, Mass. after July 17, 1733, the date Ruth was acknowledged as the sole executrix of the the will of her husband, the other named executor in the will, their son John, "now being in the Province of Pensilvana."

Eleazer Smith and Ruth Sprague had seven child of record at Dartmouth. In the original town book there is no notation that the birth entries were from the Dartmouth Friends records. However, the printed Dartmouth vital record version of the children's births are annotated from the the Dartmouth Friends records:

i. John Smith, b. June 23, 1681, d. 10mo, 6, 1766 [Oct. 6] at Little Britain Twp., Lancaster County, Penn.; m. 1) 3mo, 5 1706 [May 5, 1706] Ann Pusey, dau. of Caleb Pusey and Ann Stone, b. 1mo, 12 1684 [Mar 12, 1684/5] at Chester County, Penn. He m. 2) 6mo, 6 1728 [Aug. 6, 1728] Dorothy Windle, who survived her husband. One child of the first marriage and five children of the 2nd marriage.

ii. Eliphal Smith, b. May 28, 1683, d. aft. Apr 30, 1733; m. 1) at Dartmouth Oct. 16, 1705 as his 2nd wife, Edward Perry, s. Edward Perry and Mary Freeman, b. circa 1673 at Sandwich, Mass.; m. 2) Nov. 1, 1728 under auspices of the Falmouth, Mass. MM, Stephen Harper.

iii. Thomas Smith, b. May 19, 1685, was living May 19, 1745; m. an unodentified Jane, by whom he had two children recorded at Dartmouth.

iv. Rebecca Smith, b. June 21, 1688; is not included in her father's will of Apr. 15, 1729.

v. James Smith, b. Feb. 8, 1689/90; is not included in his father's will of Apr. 15, 1729.

vi. Desire Smith, b. Dec. 13, 1692; is not included in her father's will of Apr. 15, 1729.

vii. James Smith, b. Oct. 26, 1696; is included in his father's will of Apr. 15, 1729, but no further record uncovered.

Eleazer's abstracted and [annotated] Bristol County, Mass. probate records follow:

Inventory of Est. of Eleazer Smith of Dartmouth, dated 4 July 1733, presented by Ruth Smith, widow & Exec. Apprs: John Akin, James Howland & [hidden]. [BC PR, 7:581/2/3].
Will of Eleazer Smith of Dartmouth, Yeoman, "Being Grown into years and under Decay of Body," dated 15 Apr. 1729, probated 17 July 1733. Wife Ruth. Sons: John (eldest), Thomas & Joseph Smith. Only [surviving] dau. Eliphal Harper. Grson. David Smith. Kinswoman Hopestill Sa[hidden]. Witns: Henry Howland, John Shepperd & Samuel Sprauge [sic..Sprague]. [Ibid. 7:579/80/1].
Order to Ruth Smith, widow & Exec. of Est. of Eleazer Smith of Dart., the other Exec., son John Smith, now being in the "Province of Pensilvana," dated 17 July 1733. [ibid. 7:579].

It is assumed both Eleazer and wife Ruth are interred with his parents at the Smith Family Burial Ground at Darmouth.
Family links: 
  John Smith (1619 - 1692)
  Deborah Howland Smith (1630 - 1666)
  John Smith (1681 - 1766)*
  Eleazer Smith (1654 - 1733)
  Deliverance Smith (1678 - 1729)**
  Hannah Smith Shearman (1681 - 1744)**
*Calculated relationship
As Eleazer was a member of the Dartmouth, Mass. Society of Friends, he has no gravestone.
Smith Family Cemetery
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Don Blauvelt
Record added: Sep 21, 2013
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Eleazer Smith
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Blessings to my ancestral Uncle Eleazer-continue to Rest in Peace!
- Carol Gammon
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- Marjorie Crews
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