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Dr Amos Smith

Dr Amos Smith

Birth
Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Oct 1807 (aged 59)
Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 90004692 · View Source
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"Amos the fifth child of Solomon Smith and Susanna Snow. He was a few months less than four when his parents reached Sandisfield. He was a very bright man, for besides working a large farm, he found time to study medicine and became a physician of more than local renown. He served much time during the War of the Revolution. He was a private in Capt. Jacob Brown's Co.; Colonel John Fuller's Regiment., which responded to the "first alarm" of April 19, 1775. Amos also was at Valley Forge during the bitter winter of 1777/78. His name appears frequently on the register of soldiers and sailors from Massachusetts. As a physician he was frequently called into consultation and to perform surgical operations." Dr. Dwight Smith, Ralph Smyth of Hingham and Eastham, Mass., 1913.

Amos was on Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 Jan 1777 to 31 Dec 1780. He was on descriptive list, when 13th Massachusetts Regiment [6th Continental Army] disbanded, dated West Point, 25 Jan 1781.

Amos had four children with his first wife, whose name is unknown: Trysphinia, Amos, Hannah and Amariah. Trysphinia, Amos and Amariah all died young.
Amos married second Christiana Phelps, daughter of David and Margaret (Colton) Phelps on 29 Jul 1783 in Sandisfield. They had ten children: Christiana, Amariah, Sylvester, Erastus, Cynthia, Clarissa, Harvey, Sally, Ira and Daniel.


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  • Created by: Wayne Andrews
  • Added: 12 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90004692
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Amos Smith (23 Oct 1747–6 Oct 1807), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90004692, citing Roberts Cemetery, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Wayne Andrews (contributor 47086496) .