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Jonathan Smith

Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1776 (aged 70–71)
Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 100499550 · View Source
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Jonathan Smith, the son of Ebenezer Smith and Sarah Huxley, was born 1 Aug 1705 in Suffield, CT. He was married first, (Int[entions] in Colchester) 28 Dec 1727, to Susannah Johnson, daughter of John3 Johnson and Mary Ramsey [Susannah Johnson’s siblings had several given names that also appear in the Jonathan Smith family: Mary, Eunice 1st, Eunice 2nd, John, David, Elijah, Elizabeth, Elisha]. Jonathan and Susannah Smith removed to Judea Parish and were included in chronological order, but not date given, as among the earliest members of the Judea Parish Church. First mention of Jonathan was in the Dec 1747 records of the church. He married second 9 Oct 1753 in Judea Parish to Ann Hurd, daughter of Zadoc Hurd and Esther Curtis. He married third, prior to April, 1764, to Mrs. Esther (Davis) Slade (first wife of William Slade, Jr.). (April, 1764 is the date in which William Slade, Sr. received judgment against Jonathan and Esther Smith, as executors of the will of William Slade, Jr. for 1,000 pounds at the County Court in Hartford, CT.) This is not the same Esther as found in the Woodbury, CT marriage of a Jonathan Smith and Esther Bristol on 25 Dec 1765.
Jonathan Smith’s will was dated 7 Nov 1775 and filed April 1776. Esther, relict of Jonathan Smith, died 26 Apr 1799 at the age of 79 years and buried in Clarendon Flats [VT].The will of Jonathan Smith of Woodbury, County of Litchfield [CT] dated 7 Nov 1775 is abstracted: “To my wife Esther…household goods, except all such household goods as were brought to me by my second wife [i.e. Ann Hurd]; to my son Elihu my old house and barn…and also my rights in the Publick Library in Bethlehem…; my son Charles Smith…; my daughter Abiah Durkee…; my daughter Susannah Clark…; my son Elisha Smith…; my daughter Eunice Smith…; to my sons Elihu and Elisha all my right in the Susquehannah Purchase…; I also give to my said daughter Eunice all the household goods brought to me by her mother (viz.) my second wife before mentioned [i.e. Ann Hurd]…; my son Elihu to be sole Executor. Witnesses: William Slade, Ebenezer Clark, Increase Mosely. Filed April 1776. [The Susquehannah Purchase is that part of present day Pennsylvania that was claimed by the colony of CT at that time.]

Children by Susannah Smith, all born in Suffield, CT:
1. Martin Smith (1728-c1804) m. Rhoda Weeks.
2. possibly Elijah Smith (1730- ) nothing further known.
3. Charles Smith (1731-1804) m. Bersheba Bartholomew.
4. Abiah Smith (1733- ) m. Thomas Durkee
5. Susanna(h) (1736-) m. (1) Jedediah Clark, Sr. (2) Cephas Smith (her 1st cousin).
6. Elihu Smith () m. (H)onor Slade.
7. "Constitution" Jonathan Smith (1741- ) m. Esther Bristol.
8. Elisha Smith, (1743-)
Children by Ann Hurd, born in Woodbury, CT:
9. Elisha Smith (1754- ) nothing further known.
10. Eunice Smith (1758- ) nothing further known.

Susannah Johnson Smith and Ann Hurd Smith are also presumed to be buried in the Judea Cemetery.
Esther Davis Slade Smith moved with her daughter, (H)onor Slade Smith, to Clarendon, VT and is buried in the Clarendon Flats Cemetery.

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Gravesite Details Jonathan Smith is presumed to be buried in this cemetery, although no headstone currently exists for him or his first two wives.




  • Created by: Roger Petersen
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100499550
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Smith (1 Aug 1705–1776), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100499550, citing Old Judea Cemetery, Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Roger Petersen (contributor 47285560) .