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Mary "Molly" Bull Smith
Birth: Jan. 17, 1748
Quaker Hill
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1847
Manchester Center
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Mary was born after her parents Issac and Rebecca Browning, moved from Rhode Island to the Friends Oblong Monthly Meeting in Dutchess County, New York. She married John Smith about 1769 and they began farming and raising a family of 10 near Manchester, Vermont.

DIED- In Manchester, on the 16th [January,1847], inst., Molly Smith, aged 100 years, and four days. Mrs. S. was one of the mothers of the Revolution, one of whom several anecdotes respecting those trying scenes are told. At the period of the Revolution, she resided at the north part of the county. The tory band which made their quarters at Arlington, (from hatred to her husband who was in the camp at Bennington,) sought to destroy their dwelling. She packed her goods, and secreted herself and children among the ledges and rocks in a neighboring wood, and watched the movement of her enemies, and in the night she left and came with her children to Bennington, a distance of some 20 miles, and gave notice to the army of the works of the tories. The Vermont Gazette, 26 Jan 1847.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Bull (1708 - 1789)
  Rebecca Browning Bull (1710 - 1790)
 
 Spouse:
  John Smith (1745 - 1835)
 
 Children:
  Nathan Smith (1771 - 1827)*
  Sarah Smith Shattuck (1775 - 1838)*
  Silas Smith (1781 - 1864)*
  Lucy Smith (1787 - 1858)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Bull Washburn (1743 - 1813)*
  Isaac Bull (1746 - 1837)*
  Mary Bull Smith (1748 - 1847)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mary, wife of John Smith, died Jan 16, 1847, age 99yrs & 4ds.
 
Note: This type of stone is soft & constantly wet. We dug out some sod and clay then threw down some crushed stone to let the soil breathe.
 
Burial:
Factory Point Cemetery
Manchester Center
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
Plot:
 
Created by: JP Smith
Record added: Aug 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6697586
Mary Molly <i>Bull</i> Smith
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Mary Molly <i>Bull</i> Smith
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Mary Molly <i>Bull</i> Smith
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