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John Smith

  • Birth 1745
  • Death 24 May 1835 Manchester Center, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Manchester Center, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
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  • Memorial ID 6697587

John's family likely came from England to the Rhode Island area. He shows up in the Quaker Hill, New York area, (The Oblong) as well as the Bull family. From there he moved with new wife Mary Bull, farming and raising a family near Manchester, Vermont. He was a Selectman, a Pathmaster, defended his community from the state of New York with the Green Mountain Boys, and a Revolutionary War veteran, notably involved in the Battle of Bennington.

"In the death of Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones, two aged patriots, the young have lost an example well worthy of imitation. Early in life the truths of Christianity were instilled into their minds, and at the same time they imbued those patriotic principles which induced them to espouse the case of liberty. These were the principles which were ever nourished in their bosoms until the frosts of so many tedious winters whitened their hoary heads to admonish them that their names must be transferred from the rolls of the Revolution and recorded with the vast catalogues of the dead. And now they have gone to join their relatives and friends that have long since gone before them and mouldered into dust. Thus fall the aged oaks that have withstood the blasts and storms of almost a century. But at last the all devouring tide of time with one slight convulsion has tumbled them down. And now those remains that were once so dear will be passed by the heedless stranger, only noticing with curiosity, the little mound that will be heaped over the ashes that was once well worthy by their good examples, of the gratitude and admiration of a grateful people."

Sons of the American Revolution # 164304


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John Smith, died May 21, 1835 in the 90 year of his age.

Gravesite Details JP installed crushed marble stone around the base to dry out the stone.
  • Created by: JP Smith
  • Added: 19 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6697587
  • JP Smith
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Smith (1745–24 May 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6697587, citing Factory Point Cemetery, Manchester Center, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by JP Smith (contributor 46547842) .