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Rev John Smith

Dorset, England
Death 2 Oct 1710 (aged 96)
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 57700744 · View Source
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Resident of Barnstable before 1643; admitted to the Church 10-13-1644; freeman 6-5-1651; served as Deputy to the General Court; attended of the Quakers to hear their defense and reported in their favor. Withdrew from the communion of the Church for conscientious reasons; was declared "not a member for that reason only" but restored later. He preached occasionally at Barnstable. In Sept. 1661 was minister of a Separatist church which was closed by a council which met 6-4-1662. He moved to Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey, was ordained in Sandwich in 1675, then accepted a call to be pastor at Sandwich and served there 1673-1689. He was a member of Lieutenant Dimock's military Co. in Barnstable, 1643, Rep. to the General Court, Plymouth Colony, 1656-1657.

1671-1672 member of N.J. Assembly
1672- Assistant Judge of Woodbridge Township, N.J.
1675-Pastor, Barnstable, Barnstable, N.J.
1669-Constable of Woodbridge, N.J.
1653- Arbitor with R. Dennis to negotiate with the Indians

Immigration: probably between 1630 and 1631 Aboard the "White Angel" from Kent [1630 according to "Colonial Clergy and Churches of New England".]

John Smith is on the list of the "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Mass." in 1644
From "Barnstable Families": SMITH. Rev. John Smith, dissident minister, was born in England about 1614. He was an early settler and Deputy of Barnstable, but left town after a controversy with Rev. Lothrop. Among his sins was pleading tolerance of Quakers, but this brought him back to the church in Sandwich 1673-89. He married the sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley.

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Gravesite Details According to "The Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, MA" by Mrs. Jerome R Holway, Hyannis, MA 1908, Rev John Smith is buried under a large tablestone near the grave of Elder John Chipman. The inscribed inset plate was lost before an 1875 cemetery survey.




  • Maintained by: Linda
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57700744
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Smith (11 Mar 1614–2 Oct 1710), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57700744, citing Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 46913026) .